Seth Maness came into the game in a tight spot and got some big outs for St. Louis Cardinals. Maness got three straight outs after coming in with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to help the Cardinals hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Thursday night. Steve Cishek started the inning and walked the bases loaded before being replaced by Maness, who struck out David Peralta and Welington Castillo and got Jake Lamb to roll out to first to end what could have been a big inning for Arizona.

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(Adds late games) Aug 26 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Wednesday: – - – - Astros 6, Yankees 2 Right-hander Collin McHugh pitched 6-1/3 innings while designated hitter Evan Gattis homered twice as the Houston Astros scored four times in the fifth inning during a 6-2 victory over the New York Yankees. McHugh held the Yankees to five hits, struck out eight and walked two. …

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John Lackey pitches to get balls in play, allowing his defense to do the work for him. Lackey pitched seven strong innings and St. Louis’ defense was stellar behind him, leading the Cardinals to a 3-1 victory over the Diamondbacks. ”We played great defense for sure today,” said Lackey, who allowed a run and seven hits and struck out four.

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PHOENIX (AP) — – Jaime Garcia knew when he came to the plate to bat in the first inning that it looked like another good night for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals batted around in a four-run first and went on to rout the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on Tuesday night. ”It’s a good feeling when you have to get up to hit in the first inning,” Garcia said.

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David Wright’s return sparked a home run derby. Wright hit a long homer on his first major league swing in 133 days, Wilmer Flores went deep twice and the New York Mets set a franchise record with eight long balls in a 16-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Lagares, Travis d’Arnaud, Daniel Murphy and Michael Cuddyer also connected for the NL East leaders, who extended their cushion to a season-best 5 1/2 games over second-place Washington.

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Lance Lynn kept finding himself in trouble – some of it his fault, some of it the fielders behind him. The right-hander wriggled his way out of it each time with a double play, including one big one with the bases loaded and Arizona’s best hitter at the plate. Lynn pitched six effective innings with the help of four double plays – one with Paul Goldschmidt up and the bases loaded – to lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday night.

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Ron Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to his old position as third base coach for the Oakland Athletics on Monday after the club dismissed Mike Gallego. Oakland headed into the opener of a three-game series at Seattle on Monday night with the worst record in the American League at 54-71 following three straight years in the playoffs. The 63-year-old Washington spent 11 seasons as an A’s coach before becoming manager of the Rangers in 2007 and leading Texas to a pair of AL pennants in 2010-11.

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Earlier in the week, Chase Anderson thought he’d be pitching for Triple-A Reno on Sunday. Instead, he wound up looking like an ace for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anderson threw shutout ball into the seventh inning and the Diamondbacks sent the Cincinnati Reds to their ninth straight loss, 4-0.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks placed right-hander Jeremy Hellickson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled righty Chase Anderson from Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

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Paul Goldschmidt couldn’t identify a particular reason for his home run drought. Goldschmidt hit a pair of two-run homers, Ender Inciarte homered and drove in three runs and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on for an 11-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. Goldschmidt, who hadn’t homered since July 27, had the seventh multihomer game of his career and finished with four hits and three runs.

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