Orioles 9, Rays 1
Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis hit consecutive homers in
the fifth inning as Baltimore banged out five homers to ease past
the Tampa Bay Rays and record a first victory in four contests.
Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce started the onslaught with
back-to-back homers in the third inning.
It was more than enough offensive support for Orioles (74-55)
starter Chris Tillman (11-5), who allowed one unearned run on three
hits in seven innings.
Tampa Bay fell to 64-67.
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A's 8, Astros 2
Josh Donaldson capped a three-hit night with a critical two-run
double in the ninth inning of the Oakland Athletics' win over the
The Athletics (77-53) scored five runs in the ninth, extending to a
comfortable margin after the Astros (55-77) pulled close in the
Donaldson finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a stolen base, with
his double off Astros right-hander Jose Veras extending the lead to
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Phillies 3, Nationals 2
A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings and struck out 12 batters
to snap a personal six-game losing streak as the Philadelphia
Phillies beat the Washington Nationals.
Third baseman Cody Asche and catcher Carlos Ruiz homered for
Philadelphia, who won for the fourth time in five games.
Washington (75-55) had won 12-of-13 games entering the night and
still hold a 7 1/2-game lead in the National League East.
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Yankees 8, Royals 1
Shortstop Derek Jeter collected two RBIs in his final regular-season
game at Kauffman Stadium and right-hander Michael Pineda pitched
into the seventh inning as the New York Yankees drubbed the Kansas
The Yankees (68-61) have won five straight, matching their longest
winning streak of the season.
Kansas City (72-58) had their lead atop the American League Central
trimmed to just 1 1/2 games.
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Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)
Yoenis Cespedes singled with two outs in the 10th inning to score
the go-ahead run as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue
Jays, snapping an eight-game losing streak.
Boston was on the verge of snapping its skid before blowing a 3-0
lead in the ninth inning. A two-run double by designated hitter
Edwin Encarnacion against Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (6-4) capped
Toronto's three-run rally.
Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz held the Blue Jays (66-65) to four
hits, two walks and three runs while striking out four in 8 1/3
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Brewers 10, Padres 1
Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit solo homers and combined for six
hits and four RBIs as the National League Central-leading Brewers
opened a nine-game road trip with a big win over the San Diego
Right-hander Kyle Lohse (12-7) allowed one run on four hits and four
walks over six innings to beat the Padres for the second time this
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Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a double and his 14th homer, driving in three
runs and scoring two. Braun finished 3-for-4 with his 17th homer and two
With the win, Milwaukee (73-58) kept a 1 1/2-game lead in the division.
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Rangers 2, Mariners 0
Texas starter Miles Mikolas cooled down the red-hot Seattle Mariners
bats with eight shutout innings to lead the Rangers to a win.
Mikolas gave up just three hits over a career-high eight innings to earn
his first win since July 21.
The Mariners (71-59) were held to four hits while seeing their slim AL
wild-card lead over idle Detroit narrow to 1/2 a game.
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Marlins 7, Angels 1
Los Angeles left-hander Wade LeBlanc, pitching in place of injured
Garrett Richards, lasted just 3 1/3 innings as the Miami Marlins sank
Richards, the Angels' best pitcher this season, got hurt last week in
Boston and the Marlins took advantage of his absence with 11 hits.
Coupled with Oakland's win over the Houston Astros, the Angels fell into
a first-place tie with the A's in the American League West. Both teams
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Rockies 3, Giants 2
Left-hander Tyler Matzek snapped a five-game losing streak with the
benefit of three double-plays, pitching the Colorado Rockies to a
victory over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a four-game
First baseman Justin Morneau and left fielder Corey Dickerson drove in
runs with sacrifice flies and the eventual difference-making run scored
on a balk by Giants starter Jake Peavy, as the Rockies won for the
fourth consecutive time this season at AT&T Park.
The loss dropped the Giants (68-62) five games behind the Los Angeles
Dodgers (74-58) atop the National League West.
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Cardinals 3, Pirates 2
Matt Holliday's two-run single capped a seventh-inning rally and John
Lackey pitched one-run ball over seven innings to lift the St Louis
Cardinals to a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cardinals (71-59) got their ninth win in 12 games and allowed them
to stay within 1 1/2 games of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Lackey (2-1) allowed seven hits while walking one and striking out
three. He has given up two earned runs or less in four of his five
starts since being acquired July 31 from the Boston Red Sox in a trade.
(Compiled by Jahmal Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)
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