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Rangers 6, Indians 4
Texas ace Yu Darvish didn't have his shut-em-down best, but for once
the Rangers' bats picked him up with designated hitter Michael
Choice belting the go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the
seventh as the Rangers snapped Cleveland's six-game winning streak
with a 6-4 win.
Darvish struck out eight and gave up four runs but didn't return to
the game after getting out of the top of the seventh in a 4-4 tie.
Texas added a run in the bottom of the eighth when shortstop Elvis
Andrus scored on an Adrian Beltre sacrifice fly to center. Second
baseman Rougned Odor smacked a two-run home as part of the Rangers'
four-run second inning for a 4-0 lead.
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Tigers 6, Red Sox 2
Ian Kinsler and Torii Hunter hit back-to-back home runs with two
outs in the fifth inning and Drew Smyly pitched five-hit ball for
six innings to help the Detroit Tigers snap a season-worst five-game
losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez greeted reliever Chris
Capuano with his 14th home run of the season to lead off the eighth
inning, making it 5-2. Catcher Bryan Holiday tripled and scored on
center fielder Austin Jackson's seventh sacrifice fly of the season
for a 6-2 lead.
Smyly (3-4) gave up two runs (one unearned), walked one and struck
out four. The Red Sox have lost four straight.
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Cubs 5, Marlins 3 (13 innings)
Anthony Rizzo clubbed a walk-off home run as the Chicago Cubs beat
the Miami Marlins 5-3 in 13 innings at Wrigley Field. Rizzo's homer
to right field, his 12th home run of the season, drove in Junior
Lake and was his second go-ahead blast in two days.
The victory was a season-high fourth straight for the Cubs. The
Marlins' four-game winning streak ended. Cubs starter Jason Hammel
pitched seven scoreless innings but ended up with no decision after
reliever Hector Rondon let the lead slip away with three
Hammel allowed six hits while striking out eight and walking just
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Pirates 15, Brewers 5
Catcher Russell Martin had three hits and four RBIs and Andrew
McCutchen and Jordy Mercer both homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates
took out their frustrations on the Milwaukee Brewers and starting
pitcher Kyle Lohse in a 15-5 rout.
Martin's three-run double keyed an eight-run sixth inning that put
the Pirates ahead 13-3. Pittsburgh sent 13 batters to the plate in
an inning that also included two RBI singles by Jose Tabata and two
bases-loaded walks by Brewers reliever Tyler Thornburg.
Lohse (7-2) had won seven consecutive decisions, the longest active
streak in the major leagues, but was rocked for eight runs and nine
hits in five-plus innings.
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Blue Jays 3, Cardinals 1
Brett Lawrie and Jose Bautista each homered to back a strong effort
from Marcus Stroman, sending the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-1 victory
over the St. Louis Cardinals.
It was Toronto's sixth consecutive win, 15th in its last 17
contests, and marked the first time the club has started off the
month of June with a 5-0 record since 1988.
Bautista extended his hitting streak to 12 games and launched his
15th homer of the season in the third inning to tie the game at 1-1,
while Lawrie gave the Blue Jays (37-24) a 2-1 lead with a solo shot
of his own in the fifth.
Stroman (3-0) won his second consecutive start and punched out a
career-high seven batters to send the Cardinals (31-31) to their
eighth loss over the last 10 games.
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Phillies 8, Reds 0
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins homered and left-hander Cole Hamels
continued his mastery of the Cincinnati Reds with eight shutout
innings, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-0 victory.
Philadelphia (25-34) snapped a six-game losing streak and Cincinnati
(27-32) extended its skid to three games.
The Reds, who haven't scored a run in their last 17 innings, were no
match for Hamels, who allowed five hits with two walks and seven
Hamels (2-3) improved to 9-0 in 13 career starts against the Reds.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 3-for-3 with a sacrifice
fly and reached base four times.
Left fielder Domonic Brown went 1-for-4 with a double, sacrifice fly
and three RBIs. Center fielder John Mayberry Jr. continued his hot
hitting by adding an RBI single.
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Rays 4, Mariners 0
The Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-game losing streak with a 4-0 win
over the Seattle Mariners.
Bedard threw six scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking
one. He and the Rays' relief corps combined for 14 strikeouts,
giving Tampa Bay a club-record sixth straight game in which its
pitchers have struck out at least 10 batters.
The Rays racked up 10 hits, forcing Mariners starter Chris Young to
leave after five innings.
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A's 4, Orioles 3 (11)
Stephen Vogt drove in John Jaso with a pinch-hit single in the top
of the 11th inning to give the Oakland A's a 4-3 victory over the
Jaso started the winning rally with a pinch-hit double off Evan Meek
(0-2) leading off the 11th. Jaso went to third one out later when
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy booted a grounder off the bat of
designated hitter Alberto Callaspo.
Vogt, who was pinch-hitting for Kyle Blanks, then singled to left to
bring in Jaso from second and snap the 3-3 tie.
The Orioles rallied from an early 2-0 deficit and take a 3-2 lead
before the A's tied it in the eighth on an RBI double by left
fielder Yoenis Cespedes.
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Yankees 4, Royals 2
Rookie right-hander Chase Whitley pitched a strong seven innings and
catcher Brian McMann drove in three runs as the New York Yankees
topped the Kansas City Royals 4-2.
Whitley (1-0), who had not pitched beyond the fifth inning in his
first four starts, limited the Royals to five hits and two runs to
claim his first major league victory.
McCann hit a bases-clearing double in the third to put the Yankees
up 4-1. (Editing by Ben Everill)
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