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Yan­kees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka will miss his sched­uled start Mon­day against the Blue Jays be­cause of what man­ager Joe Gi­rardi called a slight lower right fore­arm strain. Gi­rardi said Tanaka won’t throw for five days but could start again be­fore the reg­u­lar sea­son ends. “I feel like this is just a lit­tle nick,” Gi­rardi said. “I’m not go­ing to make too much out of this. I don’t think this is a huge thing.” Tanaka, who has won seven straight de­ci­sions, is 14-4 with an Amer­i­can League­lead­ing 3.07 ERA.

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto had an MRI on Wed­nes­day that con­firmed a Grade 1 groin strain, which forced him out of his start in the sixth in­ning Tues­day. He is ques­tion­able for his next start, al­though man­ager Bruce Bochy hasn’t ruled him out for the Giants’ next series.

Twins: 2B Brian Dozier hit his 42nd homer in a 9-2 loss to the Tigers in the first game of a dou­ble­header. The home run was Dozier’s 40th while play­ing as a sec­ond base­man, a new AL record. Dozier be­came only the fourth player in his­tory to reach 40 homers in a sea­son while play­ing sec­ond base, join­ing Rogers Hornsby (42), Davey John­son (42) and Ryne Sand­berg (40).

Red Sox: LHP David Price won his eighth straight de­ci­sion as the Red Sox com­pleted a four-game sweep of the Ori­oles with a 5-3 vic­tory. Han­ley Ramirez hit his 29th homer to send the Red Sox to their eighth straight win over an AL East foe, their long­est such run since 1990. Bos­ton has won13 of its last 16 games to open a 51⁄ game lead over the Blue Jays.

Rangers: The Rangers re­port­edly signed in­fielder Yanio Perez to a $1.1 mil­lion deal. Perez, 21, be­came el­i­gi­ble to sign in May af­ter leav­ing Cuba last sum­mer.

Na­tion­als: The Na­tion­als re­port­edly of­fered CWil­son Ramos a con­tract ex­ten­sion “dur­ing the be­gin­ning of the sea­son” but the par­ties have not spo­ken in some time, ac­cord­ing to The of­fer was for three years at around $30 mil­lion. Ramos is el­i­gi­ble for free agency af­ter the sea­son.

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