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Braves release Bautista after 12 games

Atlanta Braves' Jose Bautista hitss a double during his first at-bat for the team during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Friday, May 4, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista a month after picking up the veteran slugger and will make Johan Camargo their starting third baseman.

General manager Alex Anthopolous said the team made the decision Saturday before Camargo drove in two runs in an 8-1 win over Miami. Camargo, a switch-hitter, will play every day.

The 37-year-old Bautista hit .143 with two homers and five RBIs in 12 games with the Braves after having his contract purchased from Triple-A Gwinnett. The six-time All-Star struck out 12 times in 35 at-bats.

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Martinez hits 2 HRs as Red Sox blank O's

BOSTON (AP) J.D. Martinez hit two vastly different drives for his first multihomer game with Boston, powering Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Martinez drove in three runs, and Andrew Benintendi had a two-run homer among his three hits as the Red Sox won three of four in the series to improve to 6-1 against Baltimore this season.

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Austin, Gray lead scorching Yanks by KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tyler Austin hit a pair of two-run homers, Sonny Gray pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Sunday to win eight consecutive series for the first time since 1998.

Miguel Andujar and Austin Romine added back-to-back homers in the ninth for the Yankees, who have won 14 of their last 15 against the AL Central.

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Dodgers power by Nats to complete sweep

WASHINGTON (AP) Kike Hernandez and Yasiel Puig each hit two-run homers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Hernandez's blast off Stephen Strasburg in the fifth inning put the Dodgers up 3-2. Yasmani Grandal also homered off Strasburg (5-4), who allowed three runs and five hits over 6 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

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Rosario's 2 HRs help Mets sweep Arizona

NEW YORK (AP) All over baseball, rookies are making quite an impression - Shohei Ohtani, Ronald Acuna Jr., Gleyber Torres and more.

On Sunday, the New York Mets and their fans saw a glimpse of what Amed Rosario might bring someday.

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Darvish beats Reds for first win as Cub

CINCINNATI (AP) Yu Darvish recovered from a shaky start to earn his first win with the Cubs, and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three home runs Sunday in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Schwarber launched a two-run drive, and Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist each had a solo shot to help the Cubs take three of four in the series. Darvish (1-3) went six innings and allowed only two hits, both in the first, during his eighth start since signing a $126 million, six-year contract with Chicago last offseason.

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A's rip Jays to cap rare 4-game sweep

TORONTO (AP) Daniel Mengden allowed two hits over seven shutout innings to win his second straight start and lead the Oakland Athletics over the Toronto Blue Jays 9-2 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Marcus Semien hit a two-run home run and had three RBIs, and Matt Chapman had three hits and a walk as Oakland swept a four-game road series for the first time since September 2016 at Kansas City.

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Rays to start Romo 2nd straight day

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo played 11 seasons before making his first major league start.

Not even 24 hours later, Romo will make his second.

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Lopez goes 8 as White Sox blank Rangers

CHICAGO (AP) Reynaldo Lopez allowed only two hits in a career-high eight innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Sunday for their first home series win this season.

Lopez (1-3) struck out eight and walked two in his first victory since Sept. 22 against Kansas City. The 24-year-old right-hander has been Chicago's best starter this year, but has been hurt by poor run support.

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