Angels 13, Cubs 2: Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected, and Los Angeles went deep a season-high five times in a rout of Chicago.
Marlins 6, Braves 2: Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run double to end a 10-game RBI drought, and Miami broke a five-game losing streak by beating Atlanta.
Reds 6, Brewers 2: Mike Leake scattered four hits over 81/3 innings and Brandon Phillips had three RBIs, lifting Cincinnati to a win over Milwaukee, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Mets: Right-hander Matt Harvey will skip his scheduled start Saturday against the Pirates, making it even more likely he could start the All-Star game.
A-Rod: Alex Rodriguez says he'll have a day off from his injury rehab assignment Friday -- leaving him free for a possible meeting with Major League Baseball investigators. The Yankees third baseman is scheduled for the interview as part of baseball's probe of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, which is accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
Rangers: Right-hander Yu Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will miss the All-Star game next week. Darvish has a mild strain in his upper back.
Darren Daulton: Former Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with brain cancer. A statement released by Philadelphia radio station 97.5 The Fanatic says Daulton has glioblastoma. The American Brain Tumor Association calls that form of cancer "highly malignant."
John Rocker: John Rocker told a Cleveland radio station this week that performance-enhancing drugs made Major League Baseball "more entertaining" during the Steroids Era. Rocker told WKRK-FM: "Honestly, and this may go against what some people think from an ethical standpoint, I think it was the better game."
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS