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Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Athletics win big with shades of Gray

The Athletics locked up reliever Sean Doolittle with a contract extension Friday afternoon, just hours before prized prospect Sonny Gray showed once again that he also has the makings of a franchise cornerstone.

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Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

Twins unable to solve Royals bullpen in 5-4 loss

Right fielder Chris Colabello misjudged a fly ball. Third baseman Trevor Plouffe never saw a liner hit at him. And catcher Josmil Pinto made the most glaring mistake when he threw the ball into left field for an error during a double steal.

Royals blank Twins, 5-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo.-The Minnesota Twins woke up on Friday with a team on-base percentage of .353, tops in all of baseball. Drawing 12 walks in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday helped, but the Twins' offense in the early season has defied expectations.

Recap: Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati

Welington Castillo, Darwin Barney and Mike Olt all homered as the Chicago Cubs broke out of a scoring slump in an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field.

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Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.

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Nationals star Bryce Harper was pulled by first-year manager Matt Williams after failing to run out a grounder in Washington's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Pirates C Stewart comes off DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list Saturday and optioned catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis.