Red Sox 1, Orioles 0
Boston right-hander Brandon Workman allowed just one hit over 6 2/3
innings and Mike Napoli knocked in the game's only run with a single
in the third as the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles.
Workman struck out four with just one walk for the Red Sox (29-35)
in the longest outing of his career. It was his first win since July
Baltimore (32-31) starter Chris Tillman (5-3) allowed just one run
on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks over six
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Cardinals 1, Rays 0
Adam Wainwright became the first National League pitcher to win nine
games this season, and the St. Louis Cardinals sent the Tampa Bay
Rays to their third straight shutout loss.
Wainwright (9-3) was hardly dominating, allowing seven hits and two
walks in seven innings, while Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi surrendered
a run in 7 1/3 innings.
St. Louis (34-31) won by shutout for the third consecutive game.
Tampa Bay (24-42) lost its 14th of 15, the Rays' worst 15-game
stretch in seven seasons.
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Mets 6, Brewers 2
Taylor Teagarden returned to the Major Leagues in impressive fashion
when the New York Mets' catcher hit a sixth-inning grand slam to
blow open a close game and lift the Mets to a win over the Milwaukee
Teagarden was called up from the minor leagues and making his first
appearance since last August.
The Mets (29-35) snapped a six-game losing streak, while the Brewers
(38-27) fell to 3-3 on their current eight-game road trip.
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Twins 4, Blue Jays 0
Brian Dozier hit a first-inning homer for the second game in a row
and Kevin Correia pitched six shutout innings as the Minnesota Twins
defeated the Toronto Blue Jays.
It was the third time in the past four games that the Blue Jays, who
lead the American League East, have been shut out.
The victory by the Twins (30-33) evened the three-game series, with
the rubber match to be played Wednesday afternoon.
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Cubs 7, Pirates 3
Anthony Rizzo stole the spotlight from Gregory Polanco with three
extra-base hits, three runs scored and three RBIs to lead the
Chicago Cubs to a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Chicago first baseman hit his 13th home run of the season and
Polanco, the Pirates (30-34) highly touted right fielder, went
1-for-5 with a strikeout in his Major League debut.
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Royals 9, Indians 5
Left-hander Jason Vargas pitched strong into the eighth inning,
while first baseman Eric Hosmer homered and drove in three runs as
the Kansas City Royals cooled off the Cleveland Indians.
Vargas (6-2) held the Indians (33-32) scoreless until two out in the
eighth, when they scored three runs with two outs. Second baseman
Jason Kipnis' two-run double finished Vargas' evening.
Kansas City improved to 32-32.
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Phillies 5, Padres 2
A.J. Burnett pitched 7 1/3 strong innings and Marlon Byrd drove in
four runs as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres.
Byrd, the right fielder, hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning
to snap a 1-1 tie. He also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in
the sixth, as the Phillies (26-36) won for just the second time in
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Diamondbacks 4, Astros 1
Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had two hits, including his
13th home run, and right-hander Bronson Arroyo gave up one run in
seven innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros.
Third baseman Mark Prado tripled and scored on Aaron Hill's
sacrifice fly as Arizona scored twice in the seventh inning off
right-hander Josh Fields (1-3 plus) to break a tie at 1.
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