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Mets trade candidate Wheeler lands on IL

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NEW YORK (AP) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline.

New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to be activated July 22.

Wheeler last started July 7 and the Mets said Monday the injury was discovered following the All-Star break. Steven Matz will replace Wheeler for Tuesday's series opener at Minnesota.


Rays try to put dent in Yankees' lead

For the next four nights, the Tampa Bay Rays can directly control their deficit to the New York Yankees.

The Rays hope to start tightening the American League East race Monday night when they visit the Yankees for the start of a four-game series at Yankee Stadium between the top two teams in the division.


Surging Braves visit struggling Brewers

Two teams headed full speed in opposite directions open a three-game series Monday night when the red-hot Atlanta Braves visit the Milwaukee Brewers.

The series is a rematch of a three-game set in Atlanta in May in which the host Braves won twice.


Cubs roll into home series against Reds

The Chicago Cubs look like a different team since returning from the All-Star break.

Manager Joe Maddon has a simple explanation for that.


Trout nursing injury, Angels host Astros

When the Los Angeles Angels play the Houston Astros on Monday night in the opener of a four-game set in Anaheim, Calif., the biggest question is how much Mike Trout will be in center field during the series.

Trout, the two-time American League MVP, left Sunday's 6-3 victory against Seattle after two innings with right calf tightness. The Angels listed him as day-to-day.


Dodgers top Red Sox in 12 to win series

BOSTON (AP) The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3.

Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of last year's pennant winners.


Phillies top Nats on Franco's walkoff HR

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Maikel Franco got exactly the pitch he wanted, and he didn't miss it.

Franco homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.


Santana helps Tribe avoid sweep to Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) With the AL Central in danger of slipping away for the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Santana delivered.

Santana, coming off his first career All-Star appearance, hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the Indians avoided a sweep with a 4-3 win over the first-place Minnesota Twins on Sunday.


Wainwright sharp, Cardinals beat Greinke

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright made the most of a couple of extra days of rest.

Paul Goldschmidt homered, Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday.

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