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New York Mets' Lucas Duda is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting his second home run of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in the seventh inning at Citi Field on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Lucas Duda hits two home runs as Mets defeat Nationals

- Associated Press

Duda hit a home run in the fourth inning and another in the seventh as the Mets climbed to within one game of the Nationals in the National League East with a 3-2 victory at Citi Field.

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Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre (29) is congratulated by Josh Hamilton after scoring on a Mitch Moreland single against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

Beltre has 3rd career cycle for Rangers

Associated Press

Adrian Beltre had his third career cycle Monday night, becoming the first major league player since the 1930s to accomplish that feat.

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Godley (52) throws during the second inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Godley's fine start continues, D'backs beat Nats 6-4

- Associated Press

Rookie Zack Godley pitched six scoreless innings to continue a stellar start to his career, and the Arizona Diamondbacks homered four times in a 6-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.

Bryant returns to Cubs' lineup

Associated Press

Rookie third baseman Kris Bryant was back in the Chicago Cubs' lineup on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, a day after leaving a win at Milwaukee when he felt woozy following a headfirst slide into second base.

In this Aug. 2, 2015 photo, Liberal Bee-Jays teammates and staff gather after their game Sunday to remember Kaiser Carlile, their 9-year-old bat boy who died during a National Baseball Congress World Series baseball game in Wichita, Kan. The boy was hit in the head by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday. A league spokesman says Kaiser was wearing a helmet, which is mandatory. (Taylor Eldridge/The Wichita Eagle via AP) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old's death

- Associated Press

The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.

White Sox recall OF Trayce Thompson

Associated Press

The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte before Monday night's game with the Tampa Bay Rays.

In this Aug. 1, 2015,  photo, bat boy Kaiser Carlile, 9, gets ready for a National Baseball Congress World Series baseball game between the Liberal Bee Jays and San?Diego Waves outside the dugout in Wichita, Kan. Kaiser, who was wearing a helmet, was accidentally hit in the head during the game by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle. He died on Sunday. (Earl Watt/Leader & Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Coach, teammates fondly remember Kansas batboy who died

Associated Press

Members of a semi-pro Kansas baseball team say the 9-year-old batboy who died after being accidentally hit by a follow-through swing was energetic and hard-working, and had a nearly constant smile.

Pirates' Burnett hopes to pitch again this season

Associated Press

Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is hopeful of pitching again this season after an MRI on his pitching elbow revealed a strained flexor tendon rather than a torn ligament.

1B/OF Michael Morse joins Pirates 3 days after trade

Associated Press

First baseman/outfielder Michael Morse has joined the Pittsburgh Pirates before their game against the Chicago Cubs, three days after being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a trade.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price throws against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Monday, Aug.  3, 2015. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)

Price dominant in Toronto debut, Jays beat Twins 5-1

- Associated Press

David Price struck out 11 over eight innings to win his Blue Jays debut, Josh Donaldson hit a tiebreaking home run and Toronto beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders.