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MLB:

BBA--RANGERS-RED SOX

BOSTON — Andrew Benintendi bolstered his All-Star credentials with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in his final game before fan votes are tallied, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to eight games. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of RBI doubles and Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run triple as Boston scored five runs in the third and won for the 15th time in 18 games. By Doug Alden. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BBA--ATHLETICS-ASTROS

HOUSTON — Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer and Khris Davis added three RBIs as the Oakland Athletics jumped on Lance McCullers Jr. early and cruised to an 8-3 win over the Houston Astros. Davis, who extended his career-best hitting streak to 13 games, put the A's up 2-0 with a double in a three-run first. Pinder made it 6-0 when he connected off McCullers for his ninth homer in the fourth. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 960 words, photos.

ASTROS-GILES

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have optioned reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A Fresno, a night after he appeared to curse at manager A.J. Hinch when he lifted him from the game. Despite Tuesday night's incident, the Astros insisted that the move was about baseball and not the right-hander's behavior. SENT: 570 words, photos.

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