Madison Bumgarner made sure the San Francisco Giants finished their long and strange series with Chicago Cubs on a winning note. Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings and Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer as the San Francisco Giants topped the Chicago Cubs for a 5-3 victory on Thursday night. ”He’s as mentally tough as you get,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy about his young pitcher. ”He’s got a knack for making pitches when he has to.” Pablo Sandoval added three hits and two RBIs as the Giants rebounded from a 2-1 loss earlier in the day in the resumption of their suspended game in the series opener.

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(Reuters) – All-Star slugger Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano headline a Major League Baseball squad that will take on the Japan national team in a five-game series, MLB said on Thursday. The Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones and Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig have also been confirmed for the series that will be played from Nov. 12-18 with games in Osaka, Tokyo and Sapporo. Texas Rangers skipper Ron Washington, who led his team to back-to-back American League pennants in 2010 and 2011, will manage the team. …

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It wasn’t long ago that the New York Yankees were focused on first place in the AL East. The struggling Yankees try to avoid being swept at home by the Houston Astros on Thursday. After beating Toronto on July 25 for their seventh win in eight games, the Yankees were second in the East and three games behind Baltimore. While the Orioles have been one of baseball’s hottest teams since then, New York (63-61) has gone 9-13 to fall a season-high 9 1/2 off the pace.

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If you need saves off the waiver wire, you’ll need to hope for injuries – and then be there with the right guy.

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- – - Brewers 6, Blue Jays 1 Mike Fiers struck out six and the Milwaukee Brewers got two doubles each from first baseman Jonathan Lucroy and third baseman Aramis Ramirez in a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Fiers went seven innings and held the Blue Jays to a run on two hits and a walk, while retiring his final 18 batters in order. The Brewers won their fifth straight to stay 2 1/2 games clear at the top of the National League Central. Toronto fell to 64-62 with the loss.

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Miguel Gonzalez is biding his time in the minors while the Baltimore Orioles finalize their plans for his next stop. The team is expected to recall Gonzalez at some point this week to join either the bullpen or rotation, but manager Buck Showalter isn’t revealing much about the plan. Gonzalez threw a 75-pitch simulated game Monday during an off day for Double-A Bowie to stay ready. Gonzalez, 30, was caught in a roster crunch Aug. 9 when right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez came off the 15-day disabled list to rejoin the rotation.

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DENVER — Drew Stubbs’ three-run homer capped the Rockies’ five-run ninth inning, and Colorado rallied for a stunning 10-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader at Coors Field.

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Matthew Pouliot goes through all 30 teams looking for September callups in this week’s Strike Zone.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians recalled right-hander Danny Salazar from Triple-A to start their series finale against the Baltimore Orioles.

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