Orioles 3, Yankees 2 (10 innings)
Nick Hundley lined a single to center with one out in the bottom of
the 10th inning to score Manny Machado, giving the Baltimore Orioles
a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees.
Machado started the rally in the 10th with a lead-off double and one
out later, Hundley lined his single to center that easily scored
Machado to give American League East-leading Baltimore its ninth win
in the last 11 games.
The Yankees had led 2-0 after solo homers to Brian Roberts and Kelly
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Cubs 5, Braves 4
Justin Ruggiano's single with two outs in the ninth inning drove
home rookie Arismendy Alcantara from second base as the Chicago Cubs
beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4.
Alcantara singled with two outs and stole second before Ruggiano's
game-winning base hit to left field.
The Cubs led 4-3 in the ninth before Braves catcher Christian
Bethancourt scored right fielder Jason Heyward from third for a 4-4
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Mets 7, Marlins 1
David Wright tied a career high with four hits and he and Lucas Duda
each blasted two-run homers to lead the New York Mets to a 7-1 win
over the Miami Marlins.
Wright, the Mets third baseman, singled in the first, third and
seventh and homered in the fifth as he collected four hits for the
Center fielder Juan Lagares had three hits for the Mets, including a
sixth-inning RBI single. Shortstop Ruben Tejada had an RBI single.
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Phillies 6, Nationals 2
Jimmy Rollins homered twice and drove in three runs as the
Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 6-2.
Left fielder Domonic Brown also doubled in two runs for
Philadelphia, which won its fifth straight.
Rollins, the shortstop, hit a two-run homer in the third off
Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann (6-5) and a solo shot in the
seventh off reliever Craig Stammen, giving him 11 homers this
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Reds 6, Pirates 5
Center fielder Billy Hamilton had three hits and second baseman
Ramon Santiago drove in two runs as the Cincinnati Reds rallied from
a four-run deficit to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5.
Catcher Devin Mesoraco homered for Cincinnati (50-43), which beat
Pittsburgh for the eighth time in 11 meetings this season, coming
back from 5-1 after six innings.
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and center fielder
Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot for the Pirates (48-45).
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Indians 7, White Sox 4
Nick Swisher and David Murphy homered and Corey Kluber pitched six
innings to get the win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago
White Sox 7-4.
After scoring three runs in the fifth inning to take a 6-4 lead,
Cleveland added an insurance run in the seventh.
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Angels 3, Rangers 0
All-Star center fielder Mike Trout drilled a home run and starting
pitcher Garrett Richards went seven shutout innings as the streaking
Los Angeles Angels handled the Texas Rangers 3-0.
The Angels (55-37) have won eight-of-nine and 17-of-21, and own the
best record in baseball (24-9) since June 6 while the misery just
keeps dragging on for the Rangers (38-55), who have the worst record
in the majors.
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Blue Jays 8, Rays 5
Steve Tolleson's two-run single in the ninth inning helped the
Toronto Blue Jays momentarily stop their freefall in the American
League East standings with an 8-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tolleson, inserted at second base as a replacement for injured
starter Munenori Kawasaki, flicked a Grant Balfour pitch down the
right-field line, scoring designated hitter Dan Johnson and
shortstop Jose Reyes for a 7-5 lead before first baseman Jose
Bautista added an RBI single.
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Tigers 2, Royals 1
Anibal Sanchez outdueled Danny Duffy, and the Detroit Tigers took
their second straight game in the four-game series between the top
two teams in the American League Central, beating Kansas City 2-1 to
move 6 1/2 games in front of the Royals.
Duffy (5-9) gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits in six-plus
innings while Sanchez (6-3) did not get a lot of offensive support,
but it was enough as he gave up one run on eight hits through seven
The Royals had opportunities throughout the game with at least one
hit in every inning.
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Red Sox 8, Astros 3
David Ortiz delivered a bases-clearing double to cap a five-run
sixth inning as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston Astros 8-3.
Ortiz struck his blow off Astros left-hander Darin Downs, driving
home right fielder Brock Holt, catcher Christian Vazquez and
shortstop Stephen Drew.
Boston (42-51) recorded seven extra-base hits, including a pair of
triples as both Ortiz and Vazquez finished with three RBIs apiece.
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Rockies 6, Twins 2
The Colorado Rockies won their third straight game, beating the
Minnesota Twins 6-2.
The Rockies (40-53) jumped on Twins (42-50) starting pitcher Kris
Johnson (0-1) and scored five runs in three innings.
The bulk of the Rockies' early damage came on two-run homers by
center fielder Drew Stubbs in the first and shortstop Troy
Tulowitzki in the third.
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Mariners 3, Athletics 2
Felix Hernandez kept up his streak of impressive starts while
beating the American League West-leading Oakland Athletics 3-2.
Hernandez gave up two runs in the top of the first inning but
bounced back to throw seven consecutive scoreless innings before
closer Fernando Rodney survived a tense ninth for his AL-best 27th
save of the season.
Hernandez (11-2) allowed two runs and six hits while striking out
nine in the eight-inning performance.
Back-to-back two-out doubles by Seattle center fielder James Jones
and second baseman Robinson Cano pushed across the go-ahead run in
the bottom of the sixth inning after the Mariners (50-43) rallied
from the early 2-0 deficit.
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Giants 5, Diamondbacks 0
Right-hander Tim Lincecum ran his streak of consecutive dominant
starts to four, shutting out the Arizona Diamondbacks on three hits
in seven innings in the San Francisco Giants' 5-0 win.
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval had three hits, including his 11th home
run of the season, and three RBIs, highlighting a 10-hit attack.
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Cardinals 7, Brewers 6
The St Louis Cardinals overcame a six-run deficit after two innings
to rally for a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in a comeback
win fueled by four home runs, including a solo shot by left fielder
Matt Holliday in the ninth.
Holliday finished with three hits, as did shortstop Johnny Peralta,
who hit his team-leading 14th home run of the season in the sixth.
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Padres 6, Dodgers 3
Shortstop Alexi Amarista homered as the San Diego Padres defeated
the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3.
Left fielder Carlos Quentin, mired in an 8-for-80 funk entering the
game, went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs as the Padres (41-52)
halted a three-game skid.
The Dodgers (52-43) fell into a first-place tie with the San
Francisco Giants in the National League West. (Compiled by Ben
Everill; Editing by John O'Brien)
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