Giants 7, Nationals 1
Right-hander Tim Hudson won his seventh consecutive home start this
season, limiting the Washington Nationals to six hits in seven
innings in the San Francisco Giants' big win.
Avoiding their first sweep of the year and first-ever in a four-game
series at AT&T Park, the Giants had three hits apiece from right
fielder Hunter Pence and first baseman Michael Morse in a 13-hit
attack against three Nationals pitchers.
Washington (35-30) had won the first three games of the series,
outscoring the Giants (43-24) 17-5.
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Reds 4, Dodgers 1
Third baseman Todd Frazier homered and Alfredo Simon allowed one run
in eight innings, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a victory over the
Los Angeles Dodgers in the finale of a four-game series.
Cincinnati (31-34) earned a split in the four-game series to finish
5-5 on the 10-game homestand.
Los Angeles (35-33) went 4-3 on the road trip, dropping their Major
League-best road mark to 22-14.
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Brewers 5, Mets 1 (13 innings)
Jonathan Lucroy's two-run homer the 13th inning snapped a tie, and
the Milwaukee Brewers went on to post a win over the New York Mets.
Milwaukee right fielder Ryan Braun, who was hitless in his first
five at-bats, beat out an infield single to lead off the 13th
against right-hander Carlos Torres (2-4). Two pitches later, Lucroy
- also 0-for-5 to that point - hammered a Torres offering deep into
the left field seats.
Milwaukee (40-27) completed an eight-game road trip at 5-3 and
increased its lead in the NL Central to 5 1/2 games over idle the St
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Orioles 4, Blue Jays 2
Delmon Young's two-run homer in the first inning gave starter Kevin
Gausman all the support he needed, and the right-hander threw six
strong innings to help the Baltimore Orioles to a victory over the
Toronto Blue Jays.
Young's homer off Toronto (39-29) starter Mark Buehrle gave the
Orioles (34-31) a 2-0 lead just two batters in, and Baltimore never
trailed. For the eighth game in a row, Toronto's opponent scored
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Red Sox 5, Indians 2
The struggling Boston Red Sox, just home from a 2-7 road trip,
opened a seven-game homestand with a victory over the Cleveland
Left-hander Jon Lester levelled his record at 7-7 with 7 2/3 innings
of solid work, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer (his 15th) and third
baseman Brock Holt stroked a two-run double for the Red Sox (30-36).
Boston rebounded from scoring just one run while losing two of three
at Baltimore before coming home.
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Tigers 4, White Sox 0
Max Scherzer outdueled Chris Sale in a great pitching matchup,
giving the Detroit Tigers a much needed victory.
Scherzer led the Tigers to a win over the Chicago White Sox by
throwing the first complete game of his career. Detroit salvaged the
finale of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field between the
American League Central rivals.
Chicago (33-34) had a chance to pull within 1 1/2 games of
first-place Detroit (34-28) in the division standings after taking
the first two games of the series, but Scherzer put a halt to that
with his best outing of the season.
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Pirates 4, Cubs 0
Hot-hitting Andrew McCutchen had a pair of doubles and Edinson
Volquez combined with two relievers on a seven-hit shutout as the
Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs in a game delayed twice by
McCutchen continued his torrid June by going 2-for-4 to stretch his
hitting streak to eight games. The center fielder is batting .429 in
11 games this month with nine doubles, six home runs and 14 RBIs.
Volquez (4-5) scattered seven hits while walking two and striking
out five. He improved his career against the Cubs to 7-0.
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Phillies 7, Padres 3
Reid Brignac delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double with two outs in
the sixth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a win and
three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres.
First baseman John Mayberry Jr's three-run homer in the seventh gave
the Phillies (28-36) a comfortable five-run cushion. Mayberry also
had two doubles.
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Rockies 10, Braves 3
Jhoulys Chacin earned his first win of the season in a game that
featured our ejections in the last two innings.
After the Rockies took an 8-0 lead with a five-run seventh, Braves
reliever David Carpenter hit left fielder Corey Dickerson with an
eighth-inning pitch. Both Carpenter and Rockies manager Walt Weiss
Rockies reliever Nick Masset and bench coach Tom Runnells were
tossed in the ninth after Masset hit Braves catcher Evan Gattis with
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Yankees 6, Mariners 3
Derek Jeter finished off a remarkable final series in Seattle by
going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, leading the Yankees to a
win over the Mariners.
New York (34-31) completed its first three-game sweep of the season
without trailing for a single inning.
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Astros 5, Diamondbacks 4 (10 innings)
Chris Carter belted his second career walk-off home run, drilling a
leadoff shot into the left-field seats in the 10th inning to give
the Houston Astros a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Astros (31-37) won three of four games against the Diamondbacks
(29-40) in the home-and-home, interleague series. (Editing by Jahmal
Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)
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