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WASHINGTON (AP) Heading toward the plate after the 500th homer of this career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him.

He was pleased by the outpouring of support. He also had a message.

"I was pretty emotional running the bases and when I ... looked at all these guys coming out, it was hard," Pujols said. "But I just told them, `We've got a game to win.'"

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Fernandez Ks 14 Braves, Marlins win 1-0

ATLANTA (AP) Jose Fernandez gave credit to his catcher and even claimed he had "a lucky game."

The Braves weren't buying it.

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Maldonado banned 5, Gomez 3 for brawl

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder Travis Snider received a two-game penalty, with catcher Russell Martin also missing one game.

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Wainwright dominates Mets but hurts knee

NEW YORK (AP) The only thing that stopped Adam Wainwright from throwing his second straight shutout was a hyperextended right knee.

The perennial Cy Young Award contender tossed seven neat innings before leaving with an injury Tuesday night, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets.

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Ellsbury lifts Yankees in Fenway return

BOSTON (AP) Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win.

He did it for the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday night.

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Reds' Cueto 3-hits Pirates again

PITTSBURGH (AP) Johnny Cueto hasn't forgotten about his mini-meltdown against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL wild-card game last fall.

He certainly didn't expect the long-suffering fans in Pittsburgh to hit the erase button either.

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Price Ks 12, goes distance to beat Twins

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) David Price overcame two homers and getting hit in his protective cup by a lin1er in the fourth inning to throw hs first complete game of the season.

Price allowed six hits, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night.

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Rangers score twice in 9th to beat A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Michael Choice acknowledged it was an extra special victory. Playing against his former team, and leading off for the first time with his new squad, Choice had to smile.

Choice singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Tuesday night.

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Cabrera homers as Tigers beat White Sox

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander could sense Miguel Cabrera was on the verge of breaking out of his slump - even before the Detroit slugger's home run.

"You like to see results, but he really did take some great swings yesterday and that was just a precursor to today," Verlander said Tuesday night. "Hopefully that gets him jump-started."

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McHugh strikes out 12, Astros beat M's

SEATTLE (AP) Collin McHugh didn't know he was starting Tuesday until late the night before. When he took the mound, he surprised just about everyone with his performance.

McHugh struck out a career-high 12 in his season debut to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-2 win against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, extending Seattle's losing streak to eight games.

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