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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 banned 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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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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Rangers turn rare triple play in win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jurickson Profar started an especially rare triple play and homered to help the Texas Rangers rally from an early five-run deficit for an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Rougned Odor singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth after an out call that would have ended the inning was reversed. Nomar Mazara went deep in his return from the disabled list, and Joey Gallo also homered for the Rangers.

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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) Logan Forsythe had a career-high five hits and Jorge Polanco drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins outslugged the Detroit Tigers 15-8 on Thursday night.

The teams combined for seven homers, with Polanco's three-run shot accounting for one of three by the Twins. Miguel Sano and Ehire Adrianza also went deep for Minnesota, which broke the game open with a seven-run sixth inning.

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Cubs' Darvish to make rehab start Sunday

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with a minor league team to be determined.

Signed to a $126-million, six-year contract as a free agent in February, Darvish last pitched for the Cubs on May 20 and is 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA in eight starts. He has been sidelined with right triceps tendinitis and an impingement in his right shoulder.

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