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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays are on quite a roll.

Price won his sixth start in a row, Evan Longoria hit a three-run double, and the Rays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the Boston Red Sox 6-4 on Friday night.

"A little bit of the swagger is back," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said.

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Puig has 3 triples as Dodgers rip Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yasiel Puig was excited for his first start of the season in center field because it gave him more room to run and show off his unbelievable athleticism.

Instead, Puig's performance will be remembered for what he did with his bat and on the bases.

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Yankees push home streak over Jays to 17

NEW YORK (AP) Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August.

Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a wide smile and offer a fist bump.

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Abreu's MLB-best 30th HR lifts White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Chicago manager Robin Ventura is no longer surprised when Jose Abreu hits a long home run or does something else spectacular.

Abreu hit his major league-leading 30th homer and drove in three runs, leading the White Sox past the Minnesota Twins 9-5 on Friday night.

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Angels survive Smyly's 11 Ks, top Tigers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) For the first five innings, the Los Angeles Angels barely had a chance against Detroit's Drew Smyly.

After that, the Angels put together just enough offense and more than enough quality relief pitching to secure another gritty win.

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Davis HR lifts O's, King Felix ties mark

SEATTLE (AP) After leading the majors with 53 homers and 138 RBIs last year, Chris Davis has struggled to follow up his huge season at the plate.

He picked a good time for a flashback Friday night.

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Nats send Reds to seventh straight loss

CINCINNATI (AP) Tanner Roark won the final spot in Washington's rotation during spring training. Halfway through the season, he's the Nationals' top winner.

Roark allowed only three singles over seven innings on Friday night, and Denard Span matched Cincinnati's hit total with his four singles, leading the Nationals to a 4-1 victory that extended their surge and the Reds' slump.

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Giants purchase contract of 2B Uggla

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Dan Uggla needed a fresh start. The San Francisco Giants needed a healthy second baseman who could step in and produce.

Both are hoping they can solve each other's problem.

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Mets score 3 off K-Rod, end Brewers' run

MILWAUKEE (AP) Friday will rank as one of the best days in the career of New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda.

The first baseman hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Mets to a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Cubs rally as Cards lose fourth straight

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs don't have the look of a team more interested in draft position than on-field success.

One day after the Central Division cellar-dwellers couldn't have looked worse in a 13-3 embarrassment against the lowly San Diego Padres, they showed some grit in a come-from-behind, 7-6 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, who suffered their fourth consecutive loss on Friday.

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