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BOSTON (AP) Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.

Now, he won't need one for a while.

A day after being caught using pine tar on the mound, the New York Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games by the commissioner's office on Thursday.

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Reds' Simon accused of sexual assault

(AP) -- A woman who said Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon sexually assaulted her in a Washington hotel a year ago when the team was in town to play the Nationals is suing the player for $15 million.

The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed the civil lawsuit Thursday in D.C. Superior Court. The suit says she met Simon at a nightclub and went with him by cab to the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel where, she claims, he forced sex upon her.

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Solarte has 4 RBIs, Yanks top BoSox 14-5

BOSTON (AP) CC Sabathia provided a lift for the New York Yankees depleted rotation.

First, Ivan Nova decided to have season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Then Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for using pine tar.

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Donaldson homers twice, A's rout Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Jed Lowrie had plenty to say about the Houston Astros after he was hit by a pitch that led to the ejection of Paul Clemens in Oakland's 10-1 win on Thursday night.

The Astros were swept by the A's in a three-game series in Oakland last week and there still seemed to be some animosity between the teams from an 11-3 loss in the first game of that series.

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Ruiz, Byrd help Phillies beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking two-run double off Brian Wilson in the ninth inning, Marlon Byrd drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Thursday night.

Adrian Gonzalez - whose fielding error in the fifth led to two runs - had tied the game 3-all in the seventh before Philadelphia scored four in the ninth.

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Yankees lose Nova to Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has decided to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament.

The operation is scheduled for next Tuesday by Dr. James Andrews.

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Cruz extends RBI streak, Orioles win

TORONTO (AP) Adam Jones called Baltimore's lineup "scary" after back-to-back double digit outbursts against Toronto.

The Blue Jays pitching staff wouldn't disagree with that assessment.

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Mets hand Cards' Lynn first April loss

NEW YORK (AP) Daisuke Matsuzaka pinched his eyelids, clenched his teeth and thought back. He couldn't remember all the details of the first save of his professional career.

After 123 starts during seven seasons in Major League Baseball, the 33-year-old right-hander was turned into a reliever by the New York Mets when they brought him up from the minor leagues on April 16. Eight days later, manager Terry Collins took a chance - a roll of the Dice-K? - and Matsuzaka responded with a perfect ninth inning Thursday to cap a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Cabrera, Scherzer lift Tigers by ChiSox

DETROIT (AP) There's little doubt that Miguel Cabrera is one of the best hitters in baseball. And often, it's his massive home runs that fans, players and managers remember.

Thursday, though, he delivered in a different way.

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Tribe's Kluber Ks 11 in 4-hitter for win

CLEVELAND (AP) Corey Kluber stayed stone-faced, maintaining the same stoic look in the clubhouse that he had for nine innings on the mound.

Only when prodded by an Indians teammate did Kluber crack.

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