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Braves could repeat their 1973 feat: Three players with 40 homers

Not even the 1927 New York Yankees, despite a lineup famously known as “Murderers’ Row,” had three players with 40 or more home runs. They had two, Babe Ruth with 60 and Lou Gehrig with 47, but no one else with more than 18. In fact, only three teams in MLB history have had three 40-homer hitters in the same season: the 1973 Atlanta Braves, the 1996 Colorado Rockies and the 1997 Rockies. Now the 2019 Braves are challenging to join the list.

MLB capsules: Jonathan Villar hits record-setting HR, O’s beat Dodgers 7-3

Jonathan Villar hit a tiebreaking, record-setting three-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to end a six-game losing streak. Villar’s drive was the 6,106th in the majors this season, breaking the previous mark of 6,105 in 2017.

Brewers: No update yet on Christian Yelich’s broken kneecap

The Milwaukee Brewers say there’s no update yet on Christian Yelich’s broken right kneecap. Yelich was back in Milwaukee on Wednesday for further tests, a day after the reigning NL MVP was hurt when he fouled a ball off himself during a game in Miami.

Home runs by Kyle Lewis, Kyle Seager fuel Mariners’ 4-3 win

A Kyle provided the Mariners with their first run on a night when few were expected with his first homer in his first major-league game. Another Kyle provide the game-winning runs with the 197th homer of his MLB career in his 1,244th big-league game.

MLB roundup: Dodgers beat Orioles 7-3, clinch 7th straight NL West title

BALTIMORE – The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched their seventh consecutive NL West title in fitting fashion, using two home runs by Corey Seager and a masterful pitching performance by Walker Buehler to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-3 on Tuesday night. After the final out, the first team to clinch a playoff spot this season gathered at the mound for a subdued celebration that included a wardrobe change for a pending champagne celebration in the clubhouse.

Twins end CF Byron Buxton’s season with shoulder injury

The Minnesota Twins have placed center fielder Byron Buxton and his ailing left shoulder on the 60-day injured list, ending his season and leaving the American League Central leaders without their best defensive player for the rest of the pennant race and beyond.