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Cubs' Bryant out after being hit in head

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CLEVELAND (AP) Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is out of the lineup against the Cleveland Indians two days after being hit on the head by a pitch.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said before Tuesday night's game that the 2016 National League MVP has a cut above his left eye but no concussion after being hit Sunday by Colorado's German Marquez.

"I think he's fine, but getting hit in the head is a pretty traumatic experience," Maddon said. "Fortunately, it never happened to me, but it happened to him."

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Royals take C Perez, OF Gordon off DL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Salvador Perez carried his own suitcase up the stairs when he arrived home from a stint at Triple-A Omaha, never once thinking about how perilous the trek was the last time he tried it.

The Royals' All-Star catcher was toting his bags up the stairs after returning from spring training last month when he slipped awkwardly on a step. He wound up straining ligaments in his left knee and has spent nearly a month on the disabled list.

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Rays-Orioles 27th postponement of 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) The AL East matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain.

Bad weather was expected deep into Tuesday night, so the game was called two hours before the scheduled first pitch.

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No-no part of solid start for A's Manaea

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Sean Manaea's father is from American Samoa, where he grew up playing cricket and rugby and didn't really know anything about baseball.

The younger Manaea was born in Indiana, loved baseball from an early age and blossomed into a hard-throwing 6-foot-5 lefty who in his last start for the Oakland Athletics threw a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox .

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White Sox put OF Garcia on 10-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Avisail Garcia on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.

Garcia was hurt Monday night while running out a grounder in the second inning of a 10-4 victory over Seattle. He attempted to pull up a few steps short of first base then fell. He was assisted off the field and left the game.

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Orioles claim INF Peterson off waivers

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have claimed utility infielder Jace Peterson after he was placed on waivers by the New York Yankees.

Peterson, a left-handed hitter, is expected to report Wednesday.

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Farquhar progressing after brain surgery

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night's game against Houston.

Farquhar, a married father of three children, remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team announced Monday the 31-year-old right-hander is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few weeks.

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Red-hot Andujar helps Yanks pound Twins

NEW YORK (AP) For rookies Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres and most everyone else swinging a bat for the New York Yankees, this was an extra special evening.

Andujar homered and doubled to extend his barrage of extra-base blows, Torres got his first major league hit and the Yankees hammered the Minnesota Twins 14-1 Monday night.

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Overturned call helps Angels cool Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia called Martin Maldonado the star of the game on the defensive side.

Maldonado threw out Yuli Gurriel at third base to end the game after an original safe call was reversed on replay, giving the Angels a big 2-0 win Monday night over a division rival that ended the Houston Astros' six-game winning streak.

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