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Rick Porcello pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2014, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Friday night.

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Reds blank Padres, 6-0

SAN DIEGO-The San Diego Padres' push to extend their home run streak to a National League-record 26 games took a serious hit two batters into Friday's game. Of greater concern in a 6-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, naturally, is the hit that Alex Dickerson took while tracking Zack Cozart's first-inning triple into the left-center alley, the 26-year-old Poway native upended by a sliding Travis Jankowski on a drive that eluded both outfielders.

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Dodgers bail out bullpen with a late power surge

LOS ANGELES-The seventh inning of Friday's Los Angeles Dodgers game against Arizona contained enough twists to underscore the growing concern about the team's bullpen, and enough turns to remind why this club continues to surge toward a playoff spot.

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The start of the deal?

LOS ANGELES-Venturing down a path that could lead to Yasiel Puig's departure from Los Angeles, the Dodgers have continued to show interest in acquiring Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce before Monday's trade deadline, according to people familiar with the situation who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks.

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Red Sox top Angels, 6-2

ANAHEIM, Calif.-Tim Lincecum thinks his velocity has hurt him. Angels Manager Mike Scioscia thinks the 32-year-old right-hander has had another issue.

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WATCH: Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on Hall of Fame speech, baseball legacy

Seattle Mariners legend Ken Griffey Jr. discusses his legacy following his speech Sunday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
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WATCH: Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on Hall of Fame speech, baseball legacy 8:53

WATCH: Ken Griffey Jr. reflects on Hall of Fame speech, baseball legacy

VIDEO: Ken Griffey Jr. says idea to turn hat backward wasn't his 0:50

VIDEO: Ken Griffey Jr. says idea to turn hat backward wasn't his

WATCH: MLB peers offer Ken Griffey Jr. advice for Hall-of-Fame speech 2:36

WATCH: MLB peers offer Ken Griffey Jr. advice for Hall-of-Fame speech

VIDEO: Ken Griffey Jr. hints he'll advocate Edgar Martinez in Hall of Fame speech 0:24

VIDEO: Ken Griffey Jr. hints he'll advocate Edgar Martinez in Hall of Fame speech