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A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

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PHOENIX (AP) — David Peralta, A.J. Pollock and Jake Lamb hit back-to-back-to-back home runs for Arizona to start the first inning Friday night against Washington star Max Scherzer, the first time the Diamondbacks have started a game with three straight homers.

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

  • By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Yankees made an early push for playoff run Tuesday night, acquiring infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects.

  • By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit's star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore back.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte insists he still isn't sure exactly how the banned steroid that cost the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder an 80-game suspension got into his system. All set to return Tuesday night, he stressed he did not inject himself with Nandrolone but understands he was "ca…

  • By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong homered against the New York Mets for the fourth straight game and Adam Wainwright hit an RBI double while winning his fourth consecutive start, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 victory Monday night.