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Urena banned 6 games for hitting Acuna

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NEW YORK (AP) Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves with a pitch.

Major League Baseball announced the penalties Thursday, a day after Urena hit Acuna on the left arm with his first pitch in the Marlins' 5-2 loss in Atlanta. The 20-year-old Acuna went into the game having homered in five straight games, including four homers in the three games against Miami - three of them leading off.

The 25-year-old Urena, from the Dominican Republic, is 3-12 with a 4.74 ERA in 24 starts. Unless appealed, the suspension is scheduled to begin Friday at Washington.

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Puig suspended 2 for brawl with Giants

NEW YORK (AP) Los Angeles outfielder Yasiel Puig has been suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident against San Francisco.

Major League Baseball announced the sanctions Thursday, two days after the Cuban player took a swing at Giants catch Nick Hundley in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 home loss. Hundley also was fined.

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Acuna streak ends, Rockies rally in 9th

ATLANTA (AP) The Colorado Rockies took care of a couple of streaks.

First, they found a way to keep Braves rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. from hitting one over the fence.

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Rangers turn rare triple play in win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Triple plays are rare enough to begin with. Jurickson Profar and the Texas Rangers turned one that was especially unusual Thursday night.

In fact, it had been more than a century since there was another one like it in the majors.

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Phils rebound after Mets win opener 24-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rhys Hoskins erased an ugly start with one big swing.

Hoskins hit a three-run homer, Scott Kingery had a solo shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Thursday night to split their doubleheader.

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Buchholz 5-hits Padres as D-backs win

SAN DIEGO (AP) For a player who was without a job in April, Clay Buchholz is performing like a mainstay.

Buchholz pitched a five-hitter, David Peralta hit a three-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

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Lester bounces back as Cubs top Bucs 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jon Lester wasn't overly excited about winning for the first time in just over a month.

However, Cubs manager Joe Maddon couldn't have been happier with his performance.

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Rays hold on, take series from Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) As he jogged from the bullpen, Tampa Bay rookie left-hander Adam Kolarek reminded himself that he's pitched out of bases-loaded, no-out situations before.

In the minors, at least.

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Forsythe's 5 hits help Twins win 15-8

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) All that Logan Forsythe has done since arriving in Minnesota is get hits.

The veteran infielder joined the Twins at the beginning of August in a trade that sent popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Thursday night was Forsythe's 14th game in a Minnesota uniform, and arguably his best.

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