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Yanks homer in 27th straight to tie mark

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NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees' most recent power feat qualifies as "obscure" to manager Aaron Boone. Just not unexpected.

Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched New York's home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night. Hicks and Stanton each hit three-run drives, and New York matched the mark set by Alex Rodriguez and the 2002 Texas Rangers.

"Nothing surprises me that they do," Boone said about his club, which set a major league record last year with 267 homers. "I wouldn't set out to predict they're going to break that one. That's kind of an obscure one. But now that it's happened, with our group, does it surprise me? No."

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Contreras sparks Cubs' win over Braves

CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras wasn't happy with a called second strike in the second inning. He took his displeasure out on the next pitch, hitting it out of the park.

Contreras homered and had three RBIs, Jon Lester pitched five-hit ball through six innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Monday in a chippy matchup of NL division leaders.

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Mets fine Callaway, Vargas for spat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mickey Callaway needed two news conferences to issue one apology.

After the New York Mets fined their manager and pitcher Jason Vargas for their expletive-filled confrontation with a reporter following a weekend loss, Callaway stopped short of saying he was sorry for the incident during his first meeting with the media on Monday.

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D-backs strike late to end Dodgers' run

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona made sure there wouldn't be any late heroics in a fourth straight game by the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

Instead, it was the Diamondbacks who came up big.

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Phils power past Mets to end 7-game skid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies busted out of their slump in a big way.

Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead two-run homer, Rhys Hoskins, Jean Segura and Jay Bruce also went deep and the Phillies beat the New York Mets 13-7 Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

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Orioles sign top overall pick Rutschman

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have signed the top overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, catcher Adley Rutschman of Oregon State.

The 21-year-old Rutschman, a switch-hitter, batted .411 with 17 home runs as a junior for the Beavers this year. He won the Golden Spikes Award, which recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the United States.

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BoSox rally for walk-off win over ChiSox

BOSTON (AP) Marco Hernandez is starting to see two years of pain finally bring him some moments of joy.

Hernandez beat out an infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Monday night.

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Dahl, Gray lead Rockies past Giants 2-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Colorado Rockies put a forgettable weekend at Dodger Stadium behind them and started fresh.

David Dahl hit a two-run homer in the third that held up for Jon Gray, and the Rockies snapped a three-game skid by beating the San Francisco Giants 2-0 on Monday night.

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Kipnis HR in 10th puts Tribe over Royals

CLEVELAND (AP) Jason Kipnis spun as he approached home plate and deftly avoided being soaked with ice water by teammate Francisco Lindor.

Right now, Kipnis and the Indians are making all the right moves.

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