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Indians place Nick Swisher on the disabled list

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From beat writer Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer

The move clears a spot on the active 25-man roster for top shortstop prospect Francisco Lindor, who is joining the Indians on Sunday. Swisher, who underwent surgery on both of his knees last August, is batting just .198/.261/.297 in 111 plate appearances this season. He’ll probably be out longer than 15 days.

Albert Pujols hit his 538th career home run

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Albert Pujols slugged the 538th home run of his career Saturday evening in Anaheim …

That was the 18th jack of the season for Pujols, who passed Mickey Mantle last week and is now just 10 round-trippers away from Mike Schmidt on the all-time career home run leaderboard.

Video: Joey Votto made an incredible play at first base

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In case you missed this wonderful play that Joey Votto made Saturday night at Wrigley Field …

Votto also homered in the game, but the Reds wound up losing 4-3 to the host Cubbies.

Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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Russell Martin’s go-ahead home run in the top of the 11th inning Saturday in Boston gave the Blue Jays a 5-4 win over the Red Sox. It was the 10th victory in a row for Toronto, and the club is now just one game back of the Yankees and Rays in the American League East standings.

Martin also had a tie-breaking, bases-loaded triple Friday in the Jays’ 13-10 defeat of the Red Sox. The 32-year-old catcher boasts an .873 OPS, 10 home runs, and 32 RBI in 54 games this season. Not a terrible way to spend $82 million.

Your box scores AP recaps from Saturday …

Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 4 (11 innings)

Twins 7, Rangers 11

Phillies 3, Pirates 4

Indians 5, Tigers 4

Nationals 7, Brewers 2

Mariners 8, Astros 1

Braves 5, Mets 3 (11 innings)

Royals 2, Cardinals 3

Rockies 1, Marlins 4

White Sox 4, Rays 5

Yankees 4, Orioles 9

Reds 3, Cubs 4

Diamondbacks 4, Giants 2

Athletics 0, Angels 1

Dodgers 1, Padres 2

Settling the Score: Wednesday’s results

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Blue Jays right-hander Scott Copeland was terrific in his first major league start Wednesday afternoon against the Marlins, firing seven innings of one-run ball in a 7-2 win at Rogers Centre in Toronto. The 27-year-old former 21st-round pick walked none, whiffed four, and scattered six hits over his seven frames. Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, and Russell Martin each went 2-for-4 and combined for five RBI.

It’s the eighth straight victory for the Jays, who are now just three games back of the first-place Yankees in the American League East standings. Copeland was sent to Triple-A Buffalo after the game, but he should get another shot soon.

Wednesday’s matinee assignment was only meant to be a spot start for Copeland.

Your box scores and AP recaps from Wednesday …

Phillies 2, Reds 5

Marlins 2, Blue Jays 7

Nationals 5, Yankees 4 (11 innings)

Cardinals 4, Rockies 2

Red Sox 2, Orioles 5

Brewers 0, Pirates 2

Padres 1, Braves 4

Angels 2, Rays 4

Giants 8, Mets 5

Mariners 9, Indians 3

Cubs 12, Tigers 3

Royals 7, Twins 2

Astros 1, White Sox 4

Rangers 4, Athletics 5

Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 6