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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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Co-founder of Mr. Coffee company dies in Ohio at age 91

- Associated Press

Vincent Marotta, one of the co-founders of the iconic Mr. Coffee brand that helped revolutionize how Americans make their morning brew, died Saturday at his home in suburban Cleveland. He was 91.

Kansas City Royals' Greg Holland pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, in Toronto. (Jon Blacker/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Contending teams can never have too many relievers

- Associated Press

The Kansas City Royals made it look all so easy in 2014. With their bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland, the Royals were almost unbeatable when they had the lead in the seventh inning or later.

New York Mets Yoenis Cespedes, (52), greets New York Mets Lucas Duda at the plate after scoring on Duda's third-inning, two-run home run during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in New York, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets hit 3 homers in 5 pitches to sweep Nationals, 5-2

- Associated Press

As the clock ticked past 11 p.m. and "Moondance" by Van Morrison practically wafted through the ballpark, young children ran around the bases as part of a family-friendly promotion normally reserved for Sunday afternoons.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer and Martin Perez allowed only two hits to earn his first win in his comeback from Tommy John surgery as the Texas Rangers edged the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Andre Ethier, left, runs to first as hits a solo home run while Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Joe Smith watches during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Ethier's 2 HRs help Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 in 10

- Associated Press

Andre Ethier always wanted to be the guy who made the game-winning 3-pointer or catch the game-winning touchdown pass in the end zone as time expired. In baseball, his only chance at sudden death is a walkoff home run - which he has done six times in his major league career.

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, Kent Schaffer, a special prosecutor, told the New York Times that Paxton has been indicted on felony charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before taking over as the state's top law enforcement officer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

GOP doesn't rush to defend indicted Texas attorney general

- Associated Press

New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton's defense.

Oakland Athletics' Sam Fuld celebrates as he scores the game winning run in the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.  The A's won, 2-1. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings, 2-1

- Associated Press

Mark Canha hit a two-out double in the 10th inning to drive in Sam Fuld and lift the Oakland Athletics to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton follows through on his swing, hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Hamilton homers, Perez wins as Rangers edge Giants 2-1

Associated Press

Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez followed a nightmarish performance in which he failed to get an out in the second inning with a dream outing in which he nearly shut out the world champion San Francisco Giants.

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton follows through on his swing, hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Giants fall short in 2-1 loss to Rangers

Associated Press

The San Francisco Giants nearly added to their impressive collection of two-out rallies Sunday after being held to only one hit through eight innings.