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Sale seeks 1st win, opens DH vs. Tigers

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As heavy rains pounded the Boston area on Monday, the postponement of the Red Sox's opener of a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers seemed a sure thing.

That didn't prevent Chris Sale from getting his work in, though.

The left-hander, scheduled to start Monday night, instead played catch under the cover of the concourses of Fenway Park to stay fresh. His next shot at his first win of the season will now be Tuesday in the first end of a day-night doubleheader between the Red Sox and Tigers.

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Red Sox RHP Eovaldi to miss 6 weeks

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi had surgery Tuesday to remove a loose body in his right elbow.

The arthroscopic procedure was performed by Yankees head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Boston said Eovaldi is expected to return to pitching within six weeks.

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Irate Harper tossed as Mets top Phillies

NEW YORK (AP) Muttering on his way back to the dugout, it was clear Bryce Harper was miffed.

Moments later, the fans who had been heckling him at Citi Field saw just how mad he really was.

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Arenado hits 1K mark, Rockies win again

DENVER (AP) No. 1,000 was nothing new for Nolan Arenado.

Arenado hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 Monday night.

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Urshela's hit get Yanks by Angels in 14

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to get the out at first.

Out of every improbability in this epic opener of the Yankees' West Coast trip, the identity of their offensive hero was right up there with the weirdest.

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Rays rally past Royals, snap 4-game skid

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Mike Zunino's first home run for the Tampa Bay Rays was one to remember.

The veteran catcher was reinstated from the paternity list, three days after the birth of his first child, and hit a two-run shot that helped the AL East leaders stop a season-high four-game skid with a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

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Rockies place Freeland on injured list

DENVER (AP) Colorado Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

Freeland pitched two-hit ball over six scoreless innings Thursday is a 6-2 win over Philadelphia. The 25-year-old's outing was cut short after 86 pitches because of the blister.

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Yanks cut LHP Gonzalez, sign INF Miller

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Gio Gonzalez was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees.

The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9 million in performance bonuses: $300,000 for each start through 30.

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Polanco leads surging Twins by Astros

HOUSTON (AP) After Jorge Polanco's start to the season, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli is running out of things to say about his young shortstop.

Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead Minnesota to its fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

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