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Locke down: Pirates edge Indians 1-0 behind Jeff Locke

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke delivers during the third inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians in Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lack of efficiency with his pitches was the reason Jeff Locke failed to get past the fifth inning in his previous two starts despite giving up a combined three runs.

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Pain in the neck: Astros lose 6-1 to Red Sox, streak snapped

Houston Astros' Collin McHugh leaves a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning in Boston, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Pablo Sandoval made a running catch of a foul pop and began tumbling over the railing into the Houston dugout when pitcher Vincent Velasquez reached out to help brace his fall.

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Tigers’ Cabrera on DL for 1st time, out 6 weeks

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera grabs his left leg after a steal attempt during the fourth inning as Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Reyes looks on during a baseball game Friday, July 3, 2015, in Detroit. Cabrera left the game with a strained left calf. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera will be sidelined with a left calf injury for at least six weeks after the Tigers placed the AL batting leader on the disabled list for the first time in his career.

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Teixeira’s double sparks Yanks to 3-2 walk-off win over Rays

New York Yankees' Jose Pirela (38) slides safely into home plate for the winning run ahead of the tag from Tampa Bay Rays catcher Curt Casali during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in New York. Pirela scored on an errant throw to first on a bunt by Ramon Flores. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira turned on a 94 mph fastball from Brad Boxberger and hit a sharp grounder between the diving bodies of James Loney, positioned just off first base, and second baseman Jake Elmore, about 15 feet from the foul line, in short right field.

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Dickey struggles against Tigers as Blue Jays fall 8-3

Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price delivers against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — R.A. Dickey knew he was in trouble by the third pitch of Saturday’s game.

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