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DETROIT (AP) Tigers star David Price allowed nine consecutive hits to the New York Yankees in the third inning before being pulled Wednesday night, a stunning outing for the left-hander who had thrown a one-hitter in his previous start.

The Yankees scored eight runs in the inning, all charged to Price. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York's leadoff hitter, was also batting first in the third - so the Yankees went all the way through their batting order, with each batter adding a hit before reliever Blaine Hardy replaced Price and retired the first man he faced.

According to STATS, Price was the first pitcher who allowed nine straight hits in a game since Houston's Bob Forsch gave up nine against Cincinnati on Aug. 3, 1989.

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Royals' Yost implores fans to show up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium.

Yost briefly mentioned the attendance in his postgame remarks, and expanded on his thoughts when he was asked a follow-up question about so many empty seats during a pennant race.

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Davis homers again, Bucs beat Wainwright

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ike Davis wasn't able to play meaningful late-season games during his time with the New York Mets. He's making the most of his chance with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"It's the first time he's been involved in games that have this kind of significance this late in the season," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday after Davis' long home run keyed a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. "He's showing up to the ballpark ready contribute any way he can."

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Rays' Smyly overpowers Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Drew Smyly allowed two hits over seven innings in his second straight overpowering performance, and the Tampa Bay Rays jumped to an early lead against rookie Kevin Gausman in a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.

Evan Longoria had three hits for the Rays, who won for only the fourth time in 11 games. Tampa Bay scored all its runs in the first two innings and Smyly (9-10) made the margin stand.

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Odor's slam leads Rangers over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Three months into his major league career, Rougned Odor became the youngest player to hit a big league grand slam since Jose Reyes in 2003.

Odor homered off Erasmo Ramirez in the third inning to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners.

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Cubs' Soler homers in 1st career at-bat

CINCINNATI (AP) Outfielder Jorge Soler homered in his first big league at-bat on Wednesday night off Cincinnati's Mat Latos, a noteworthy debut for the Cubs' 22-year-old prospect.

Soler connected on a 2-1 pitch from Latos in the second inning, hitting the ball onto the netting above the Reds bullpen in center field. He's the first Cubs player to homer in his first at-bat in the majors since Starlin Castro connected off Homer Bailey in Cincinnati on May 7, 2010.

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Valencia's 3-run pinch HR lifts Jays

TORONTO (AP) Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia had a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Boston Red Sox 5-2 Wednesday night.

Jose Bautista homered for the second straight night, a two-run drive in the first that helped the Blue Jays improve to 7-16 in August.

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Royals make room for RHP Hendriks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals optioned reliever Aaron Crow to Double-A Northwest Arkansas to open up a roster spot for right-hander Liam Hendriks to make a spot start Wednesday night against Minnesota.

Hendriks was called up from Triple-A Omaha to start in place of Yordano Ventura, whose turn was skipped in the rotation so that he can rest his sore lower back.

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Giants C Sanchez likely out for season

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco Giants backup catcher Hector Sanchez is expected to miss the remainder of the season while recovering from a second concussion this year.

Sanchez returned Wednesday to AT&T Park after an examination by concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh and was instructed to rest for three weeks. That timeline put his return in doubt, and manager Bruce Bochy all but ruled out Sanchez's return in 2014.

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Rockies place LHP Logan, C Rosario on DL

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Colorado Rockies placed left-hander Boone Logan and catcher Wilin Rosario on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

Logan, on the disabled list for the third time this season, has left elbow inflammation for the second time and Rosario is nursing an inflamed left wrist.

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