• St. Louis Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko, right, rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run off San Diego Padres starting pitcher Colin Rea, left, during the fourth inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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  • Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run off Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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  • St. Louis Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz, right, is tagged out by San Diego Padres shortstop Alexei Ramirez while trying to steal second during the seventh inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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