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David Ortiz celebrated two milestones on one hit as the Boston Red Sox survived two very close calls on Friday night.
 
If you're a baseball fan outside of Taiwan, chances are you've never heard of Wang Po Jung (王柏融). If you have, you probably only know him as the "bat-flipping maniac" as Deadspin recently dubbed him. While he does have one of the finest bat flips in all of baseball, he's also one of the best young position players that this small island nation has ever produced. He's a superstar in the making and a name that baseball fans around the world need to know.
 
A dominant performance from Carlos Carrasco gave the Cleveland Indians their longest winning streak in Major League Baseball in nearly 65 years.
 
Phillies beat Arizona 9-8 in 10 innings for sweep
Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin wasn't sure what to say after a wild game that included 32 hits, 17 runs, great plays and bizarre sequences.
 
Reyes cheered in 1st minor league since rejoining Mets
Jose Reyes was a big hit with fans in his return to New York. The longtime Mets star received a warm welcome from the crowd and played errorless defense at a new position Sunday in his first minor league game since rejoining the organization.
 
Marlins come from behind to down Cubs
Miami's Justin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton each drove in three runs to power the Marlins to a come-from-behind 9-6 win against the stumbling Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
 
Red Sox snatch 8-7 win at Texas with late rally
Boston's Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer with two out in the ninth inning before Dustin Pedroia scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch as the Red Sox won 8-7 at Texas on Friday in a clash of American League contenders.
 
Cardinals defeat Cubs with 7-2 victory, make it 8 consecutive road wins
St. Louis batters pounced on Chicago's bullpen after Cubs ace Jake Arrieta departed, and recorded a 7-2 victory on Wednesday that extended the Cardinals winning streak on the road to eight straight; their longest such sequence in 34 years.
 
No comeback at Citi Field as Royals lose to Mets
Back in the ballpark where they celebrated a championship last November, the Kansas City Royals were beaten 2-1 by the New York Mets on Tuesday night in a World Series rematch at Citi Field.
 
Giants' 8-game streak ends with 1-0 loss to Pirates
The San Francisco Giants' eight-game winning streak ended in improbable fashion. Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Madison Bumgarner and the Giants 1-0 on Monday night.
 
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