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Braves lose 8-4 to streaking Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, bottom, safely takes third base after hitting a triple as Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson watches during the fifth inning of a baseball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tommy La Stella put together his second straight three-hit game and fourth since making his major league debut in late May. Freddie Freeman broke out of his slump, too. Their offense just wasn’t enough to keep Atlanta’s winning streak going.

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Tokyo Gov. defends call to review Olympic plans

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe has defended his call for a review of the venue plan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, even if it threatens the proposal of having almost all the facilities close to the Athlete’s Village.

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Kemp’s 2 homers help Dodgers beat Braves 8-4

Los Angeles Dodgers' Matt Kemp watches the flight of his second two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp is making a case for himself, regardless of where he’s playing the rest of the season.

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Cubs beat Rockies in 16 innings, 4-3

Chicago Cubs' John Baker, left, scores the game winning run off a sacrifice fly by Starlin Castro, as the ball gets past Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario (20) during the 16th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Chicago. The Cubs' won 4-3. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

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Walks get to Lynn in 6th inning of 3-1 loss

St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong is congratulated at the dugout after driving in a run against the San Diego Padres with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — St. Louis’ Lance Lynn didn’t walk a batter until he put the first two San Diego Padres he faced in the sixth inning on base that way.

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