Rays 1, Tigers 0
Detroit Tigers left-hander David Price gave up only one hit in eight
innings but still lost to the former Tampa Bay Rays in his return to
his former home.
Price, the former Cy Young winner who spent his first seven seasons
with Tampa Bay, faced the Rays for the first time since he was
traded to Detroit July 31 in a three-team deal with Seattle.
He received a standing ovation before the game, but was outdueled by
Tampa Bay's next ace Alex Cobb.
Cobb tossed seven shutout innings, scattering two hits, to help the
Rays halt a four-game losing streak.
Rookie outfielder Brandon Guyer knocked in the only run of the game
with a triple in the first. It was the only hit off Price, who
struck out nine and retired 23 straight Rays to end his 100-pitch
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Nationals 1, Diamondbacks 0
Denard Span scored on a throwing error by Arizona third baseman
Jordan Pacheco with one out in the ninth inning as the Washington
Nationals beat the Diamondbacks for their 10th win a row.
The Nationals tied a franchise record for consecutive wins set in
2005. Six of the last seven victories have been won by one run and
Washington has five walk-off wins in the last six games.
Washington also matched the longest winning streak in the majors
this season. Kansas City has also won 10 in a row.
The National League East-leading Nationals (73-53) climbed a
season-high 20 games above .500 and Arizona (53-75) fell to a
season-worst 22 games below .500. The Diamondbacks have lost six in
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Yankees 3, Astros 0
Brandon McCarthy continued his resurgence by pitching a four-hit
shutout as the New York Yankees salvaged the finale of a three-game
series with a victory over the Houston Astros in a game that lasted
barely two hours.
McCarthy improved to 5-2 with a 1.90 ERA in eight starts since being
acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 6.
Switch-hitting third baseman Chase Headley had a two-run double and
right fielder Ichiro Suzuki lifted a sacrifice fly for the Yankees,
who won for the third time in 10 games and ended a four-game home
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Twins 4, Indians 1
Trevor Plouffe's two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning
was the difference as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland
The victory salvaged the final game of a three-game set for
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Cubs 2, Giants 1 (first game)
The San Francisco Giants got the chance to complete a previously
halted game from two days earlier, but they lost anyway.
The Chicago Cubs, declared winners before San Francisco's protest
was upheld, hung on for victory despite being no-hit in the four
innings they batted during the resumption of play.
The Cubs led 2-0 when play was stopped Tuesday, and they initially
were awarded a victory before Major League Baseball sided with the
Giants and ordered the game to be completed.
After being shut out by Tsuyoshi Wada for five innings Tuesday, the
Giants pushed across a run in their first time at-bat Thursday, but
that was the only run they scored.
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Giants 5, Cubs 3 (second game)
Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval combined for seven hits and three RBIs,
and the San Francisco Giants bounced back from a loss in a suspended
game completed earlier for a win over the Chicago Cubs.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner shook off a shaky beginning to toss
seven solid innings. Bumgarner (14-9) allowed three runs on seven hits
with 12 strikeouts. All of the runs came in the first inning.
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Braves 8, Reds 0
Julio Teheran pitched six shutout innings and the Atlanta Braves beat
the slumping Cincinnati Reds.
Atlanta (67-61) won for the sixth time in seven games to remain seven
games behind the first-place Washington Nationals in the National League
Cincinnati (61-67) has lost six straight and is 10-23 since the All-Star
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Angels 2, Red Sox 0
Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker flirted with a no-hitter and the Los
Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox.
Shoemaker, who is more important to the Angels with the loss of Garrett
Richards for the season, hit the first batter of the game, and then
retired 20 in a row before third baseman Will Middlebrooks doubled with
two outs in the seventh.
Shoemaker (12-4) allowed only the one hit in 7 2/3 innings. He threw a
career-high 116 pitches, walked one and struck out nine.
The win completed the Angels' second four-game sweep at Fenway Park (the
other was in 1962) and increased the team's lead in the American League
West to two games over the idle Oakland Athletics.
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Dodgers 2, Padres 1
Justin Turner's two-run homer in the eighth inning lifted the Los
Angeles Dodgers to a win over the San Diego Padres.
Dodger starter Clayton Kershaw prevailed in a pitchers' duel with San
Diego's Tyson Ross. Kershaw no-hit the Padres until Ross lined a single
to left-center with two outs in the sixth. Until then, Kershaw had
retired 12 in a row.
Kershaw (15-3) gave up a run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and two
walks in eight innings. He joins Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, St. Louis'
Adam Wainwright and Milwaukee's Wily Peralta as the only 15-game winners
in the majors this season. (Editing by Andrew Both)
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