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Pirates can’t overcome D-backs’ HR barrage

PHOENIX (AP) — Jeff Locke had handcuffed the Arizona Diamondbacks before, holding them to two runs in eight innings on July 1. And after three innings, he was rolling again.

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Marte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4

Arizona Diamondbacks' Andy Marte celebrates his two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Andy Marte had not been in the major leagues since 2010, nearly a four-year span that included one year out of the game and time in the independent leagues.

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Braves fall to Dodgers 2-1 in 3-game sweep

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers.

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Dodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw’s 9-hitter

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw would have welcomed a little help from the umpires in the ninth inning, if only to end the game a bit sooner. When he didn’t get it, the Dodgers’ ace finished off the Braves on his own.

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Correia pitches well before Twins bullpen falters

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kevin Correia throws in the first inning during a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo.  (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Correia gave the Minnesota Twins a quality start after pitching poorly in his previous two outings.

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