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This Date In Baseball

1870 — Monmouth Park in New Jersey opened with a five-day race meet.

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Giants lose 5th straight, 5-0 to Pirates

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner wipes his face in the first inning of a baseball against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, July 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After getting swept in a three-game home series to the Los Angeles Dodgers to fall out of first place in the NL West, the San Francisco Giants turned to their hottest pitcher to help wash away their woes.

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Worley tosses 4-hitter, Pirates beat Giants 5-0

Pittsburgh Pirates' Vance Worley works against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento native Vance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career.

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Carter leads Astros homer-happy win over Athletics

Houston Astros' Chris Carter hits a three-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston. The Astros' Jose Altuve and Enrique Hernandez scored on Carter's homer. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

HOUSTON (AP) — It all fell apart for Oakland starter Jesse Chavez in a very brief span.

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Darvish 8 Ks as Rangers beat Jeter, Yankees 4-2

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish of Japan works against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 28, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish could only smile after Brett Gardner homered off of him for the third time in a week.

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