Found July 24, 2012 on Fox Sports Arizona:
By Eric Luchetti and Jase Bandelow 1 Rangers 57-38 1 Mike Napoli continued to wreak havoc against his former team, the Angels, hitting .455 with two home runs over the weekend. That, however, translated to only one win for the Rangers. 2 Yankees 58-38 -1 A four-game sweep at the hands of the Athletics dampened the excitement from a sweep of the Blue Jays earlier in the week. 3 Reds 56-40 3 The Reds polished off an 8-2 homestand with a sweep of the Brewers but snapped a streak of 74 consecutive games with a home run at Great American Ballpark. 4 Nationals 56-39 -1 An oblique tear will send Ian Desmond, the Nationals leader in batting average and home runs, to the disabled list and create a hole in the lineup. 5 Pirates 54-41 2 For only the second time in the Pirates 126-year history, the Bucs have two players, Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez, with 20-plus home runs through the first 100 games of a season. 6 Giants 54-42 3 Quality pitching, includin...

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