Rays 2, Brewers 1
Rookie right-hander Jake Odorizzi delivered another strong outing as
the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Milwaukee
The 24-year-old had outdueled Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in his
previous start and on Monday outlasted Brewers veteran Kyle Lohse,
allowing one run and three hits over seven innings.
James Loney hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to lift Tampa
Bay (52-54) to their 10th win in their last 11 games, continuing a
surge back into playoff contention.
The Rays moved to within seven games of the idle AL East-leading
The Brewers (59-48), who lead the NL Central, are on a tough
six-game road trip against Tampa Bay and St Louis.
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Marlins 7, Nationals 6
Scoring four runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Miami Marlins
earned a walk-off win over the Washington Nationals.
With two outs in the ninth, Miami (52-53) second baseman Jeff Baker
singled to deep left off lefty reliever Jerry Blevins and the
Marlins recorded their eighth win in nine games.
Washington (57-46) led 6-0 with two outs in the seventh inning but
let it get away. The Nationals' lead over the Atlanta Braves in the
National League East is down to a half-game.
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Braves 2, Padres 0
Evan Gattis homered leading off the seventh inning to break up a
scoreless duel between Ervin Santana and San Diego fill-in starter
Jason Lane, and the Braves defeated the Padres 2-0.
Santana (10-6) allowed five hits in eight innings, walked none and
matched his career high with 11 strikeouts.
Atlanta (58-48) pulled to within a half-game of Washington in the NL
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Astros 7, A's 3
Brett Oberholtzer tossed a solid outing and the Houston Astros
backed him with four home runs in a win over the Major League-best
Oberholtzer (3-7) surrendered three runs over 6 2/3 innings and
retired seven consecutive batters before Athletics shortstop Jed
Lowrie chased him with a two-out triple to left field in the seventh
The Astros (43-63) snapped a five-game losing streak while the
Athletics (65-40) failed to match the franchise record of 66 wins
through 105 games set in 1971 and matched four years later.
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Blue Jays 14, Red Sox 1
Melky Cabrera homered from each side of the plate and drove in five
runs, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey baffled Boston for seven innings and
the Toronto Blue Jays posted a win over the fading Red Sox.
Second baseman Ryan Goins had four hits and drove in four runs for
the Blue Jays (57-50), who broke it open with a nine-run sixth
AL East cellar dwellers Boston (48-58) lost for the sixth time in
seven games after winning five straight.
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Pirates 5, Giants 0
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Vance Worley took an early cushion and
ran with it, pitching his first career shutout in a wire-to-wire victory
over the San Francisco Giants.
Josh Harrison walked and scored in a four-run first inning, then homered
in the second, highlighting a seven-hit Pirates attack that produced a
second consecutive win and a seventh in 10 games since the All-Star
The defeat dropped the Giants (57-49) into a tie with the St. Louis
Cardinals (56-48) for the second National League wild-card spot, with
the Pirates (56-49) now just a half-game behind.
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Rangers 4, Yankees 2
J.P. Arencibia's two-run single keyed the Texas Rangers' decisive
four-run fifth that made a winner out of right-hander Yu Darvish in a
victory over the New York Yankees.
Darvish (10-6) struck out eight while giving up two runs on nine hits
and one walk over seven innings for the Rangers (42-64), who won for
only the fifth time in July.
Derek Jeter went 3-for-4 and passed Boston Hall of Famer Carl
Yastrzemski for seventh on the all-time hits list.
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Mets 7, Phillies 1
Travis d'Arnaud collected three hits and three RBIs, and Bartolo Colon
turned in another solid start as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia
Colon (10-8) allowed just one run on 10 hits in 7 2/3 innings and the
Mets (51-55) earned their fifth win in seven games.
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Cubs 4, Rockies 1
Tsuyoshi Wada pitched seven strong innings in his third career start to
help the Cubs snap a two-game losing streak with a victory over the
Wada allowed one run while Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with two runs
batted in for the Cubs.
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Diamondbacks 2, Reds 1 (15 innings)
Nick Ahmed's single drove home Martin Prado with the go-ahead run in the
15th inning, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the
Catcher Devin Mesoraco hit his 17th home run for Cincinnati (52-53), who
lost for the ninth time in 10 games since the All-Star break. (Editing
by Peter Rutherford)
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