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Choice and Odor HRs lead Rangers over Astros 13-6

Houston Astros' Brett Oberholtzer delivers a pitch against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Richard Carson)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros didn’t have much to say about their lopsided loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday night other than that they’d like to forget about it as soon as possible.

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Koehler no pleased with no-decision against Braves

Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton swings to hit a single to score teammates Jason Heyward and Emilio Bonifacio in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — With Miami’s playoff hopes getting slimmer, Tom Koehler was frustrated that he didn’t pitch well enough to beat the Atlanta Braves.

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Plouffe hits historic HR in Twins’ 9-1 loss to O’s

Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe, left, rounds the bases past Baltimore Orioles third baseman Jimmy Paredes after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Trevor Plouffe probably won’t ever be revered as one of the Minnesota Twins’ iconic sluggers, yet he will always be able to look back on one historic swing that earned him a place in the team record book.

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Davis slam carries Orioles past Twins 9-1

Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis (19) watches his grand slam in front of Minnesota Twins catcher Eric Fryer in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith suspended by NFL

In this Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif. Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, from the league said Smith had violated the NFL’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have been preparing for months to play on without Aldon Smith over an extended period.

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