Orioles 7, Nationals 3
Caleb Joseph had two hits and three RBIs and J.J. Hardy had a
season-high four hits and scored twice as the Baltimore Orioles beat
the Washington Nationals in the last of four regular-season games
between the two nearby rivals.
Number eight hitter Joseph, a catcher who hit a homer in the second
inning, had a two-run single in the eighth against reliever Craig
Stammen to give the Orioles a 7-3 lead.
Hardy, a shortstop batting sixth, entered the game with just seven
hits in his last 34 at bats.
The game was a makeup of a July 8 rainout.
The Orioles (63-48) won three of four games this year against the
Nationals (60-50), who have lost five of their last eight overall.
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Yankees 2, Tigers 1
Brandon McCarthy continued his resurgence by winning his fourth
straight start as the New York Yankees opened a four-game series
with a victory over the Detroit Tigers.
McCarthy (4-0) also improved to 5-0 over his last six starts after
winning one of his first 16 starts with Arizona. He lowered his
earned-run average as a Yankee to 2.08 after allowing an unearned
run and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann had RBIs for the Yankees (58-53).
Detroit (61-48) starter Max Scherzer (13-4) tossed seven innings in
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Indians 7, Reds 1
Corey Kluber made another outstanding start, and Lonnie Chisenhall
and Yan Gomes homered to lead the Cleveland Indians to a win over
the Cincinnati Reds.
The Indians (57-55) earned their fourth win in a row. The Reds
(56-56) dropped back to the .500 mark.
Kluber (12-6), who did not allow an earned run while tossing
complete games in each of his previous two starts, allowed one run
on six hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings.
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Giants 4, Mets 3
Pablo Sandoval's RBI ground-rule double with two outs in the ninth
snapped a tie and lifted the San Francisco Giants to a win.
The Giants (61-51) took three of four in the weekend wraparound
series to maintain their grip on the first National League wild
card. The Mets (53-59) suffered their first series loss at home
since June 10-12 against Milwaukee.
Sandoval finished the day 3-for-5 with three RBIs.
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A's 3, Rays 2 (10 innings)
Derek Norris hit a bases-loaded walk-off single with two outs in the
bottom of the 10th inning to propel the Oakland A's to a 3-2 victory
over the Tampa Bay Rays.
A's shortstop Jed Lowrie went 3-for-4 with an RBI double, and second
baseman Eric Sogard went 2-for-2 and scored a run.
Oakland (68-43) remains a game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels in the
American League West as they snapped Tampa Bay's (54-58)
franchise-record-tying, eight-game road winning streak.
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Angels 5, Dodgers 0
Right-hander Garrett Richards pitched a five-hit shutout to lead the Los
Angeles Angels to victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Richards (12-4) conceded only two walks and the victory enabled the
Angels to remain one game behind the first-place Oakland Athletics in
the American League West.
The first-place Dodgers fell to 63-50.
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White Sox 5, Rangers 3 (7 innings)
Tyler Flowers went 3-for-3, drove in three runs and scored twice in
Chicago's victory against the Texas Rangers, finishing a double short of
hitting for the cycle in a rain-shortened game that lasted seven
The White Sox (55-58) won for the first time in three games while the
Rangers (43-69), who own the worst record in the majors, dropped their
fourth straight. (Compiled by Jahmal Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)
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