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The Associated Press

MIAMI - Nick Martinez allowed two runs in six innings in his homecoming, Alex Rios drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers roughed up Miami starter Nathan Eovaldi on the way to a 5-4 win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

Leonys Martin had three hits for Texas, which led 5-0 after two innings.

Martinez (3-9) allowed six hits and threw 62 of his 96 pitches for strikes. He was born in nearby Hialeah and pitched at Belen Jesuit Prep, about 12 miles from Marlins Park.

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1

Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philadelphia 8-1 at Little League World Series
John Kekis, The Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.

Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and its star pitcher 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.

Blue Jays oppose Creighton's bid to trademark logo

Toronto Blue Jays opposing Creighton University's application to trademark its Bluejays logo
The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. - The Toronto Blue Jays are contesting Creighton University's use of a new logo, saying the depiction of the school's "Bluejay" too closely resembles the logo of the major league baseball team.

The Blue Jays filed a notice of opposition this month with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, opposing the university's application for a trademark.

Creighton's new logo debuted in September 2013, coinciding with the school's move from the Missouri Valley Conference to the Big East.

Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

Giants win MLB protest, rain-shortened game at Wrigley Field to resume Thursday
The Associated Press

CHICAGO - The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.

MLB executive Joe Torre ruled on Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field that was called after 4 1-2 innings. The Cubs were declared the winners by a 2-0 score.

Bautista, Blue Jays end Brewers' 5-game win streak

Bautista, Blue Jays outslug Brewers 9-5 to end Milwaukee's 5-game winning streak
Genaro C. Armas, The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - The Toronto Blue Jays are heading home with a sense of relief.

Outslugging one of the best teams in the National League can ease the sting of a 2-6 road trip.

Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and Toronto snapped the Milwaukee Brewers' five-game winning streak with a 9-5 victory Wednesday.

It's time to start chipping away again in the AL East after falling a season-high nine games out of first entering the day.

Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

Rhode Island Little League coach says inspiring speech to team after loss was spontaneous
The Associated Press

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.

Players on David Belisle's team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night's 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win

Fiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win
Rich Rovito, The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - Fresh off another stellar outing, Mike Fiers first wanted to talk about a rough patch early in the game and offer credit to his defence.

"I think early on I was a little erratic around the strike zone and then I pulled it together later on," said Fiers, who won his third consecutive start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 9 as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Tuesday. "My defence came through. There were a lot of great plays."

Scoring change alters history for Jeter, Wagner

MLB official scoring change alters history for Derek Jeter and Honus Wagner
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.

Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana with an error on the play.

Orioles get injunction in dispute with Nationals

Judge extends injunction preventing MLB from forcing Orioles to pay Nationals higher payments
The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Baltimore Orioles earned a victory in court in their dispute with the Washington Nationals over annual broadcast payments.

A New York Supreme Court judge on Monday granted an extension in the injunction preventing Major League Baseball from forcing the Orioles to pay the Nationals higher payments from their joint ownership in the network that televises the teams' games.

Actor Jon Hamm honoured to get Cardinals bobblehead

"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm honoured to get his own Cardinals bobblehead
R.B. Fallstrom, The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Jon Hamm joked that the bobble head the St. Louis Cardinals honoured him with was "probably repurposed" from a Matt Carpenter model.

"It's great, it's fantastic. It's amazing how many people I've had ask me to get them one," Hamm said before throwing the first pitch Monday night for the Cardinals' game against the Cincinnati Reds. "That was the weird thing — aunts and uncles and friends of all stripes, so I'll probably need about 40 of them."

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