Dodgers 2, Royals 0
Right-hander Clayton Kershaw lost his no-hitter early, but pitched
another gem as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Kansas City Royals
Kershaw (8-2), the 2013 National League Cy Young award winner, won
his fifth straight start, departing after eight scoreless innings,
allowing seven singles, walking one and striking out eight, while
throwing a season-high 108 pitches.
In his past five starts, Kershaw has yielded 21 hits and four runs
in 37 innings for a 0.97 ERA.
The Dodgers added a run in the ninth when Andre Ethier's pinch
single to center scored first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who led off
the inning with a walk and moved to second on catcher A.J. Ellis'
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Mets 10, A's 1
Chris Young hit two of the Mets' four homers and New York remained
red-hot at the plate with a 10-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics.
The Mets (36-41) earned their third win in a row and their fifth
victory in six games.
Right fielder Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer in the second,
and Young, the Mets' center fielder, followed three pitches later
with his first blast of the night.
Catcher Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run shot in the third off
Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir to extend the lead to 7-1.
Young homered again in the fifth. The four homers tied a season high
for the Mets.
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Blue Jays 7, Yankees 6
The Toronto Blue Jays blew a six-run lead, but came back to defeat
the New York Yankees 7-6 on a throwing error in the bottom of the
Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, whose error in the seventh allowed
the Yankees to tie the game, led off the ninth with a double against
Adam Warren (1-4).
Left fielder Melky Cabrera put down a bunt and third baseman
Yangervis Solarte threw wildly to first to allow Reyes to score from
The Blue Jays led 6-0 after five innings with catcher Dioner Navarro
hitting a three-run homer in the fourth and center fielder Colby
Rasmus a two-run single in the fifth.
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Pirates 6, Rays 5
Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke stifled the Tampa Bay Rays for
seven innings and the Pirates outfield again did most of the
offensive damage as Pittsburgh beat the Rays 6-5.
The Pirates have a winning record for the first time since
mid-April, while the Tampa Bay Rays retained the worst record in the
majors for the 21st straight day.
Pittsburgh lead-off hitter and right fielder Gregory Polanco went
1-for-2 with a run and a stolen base. No. 2 hitter and left fielder
Starling Marte was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI, and center fielder
and third hitter Andrew McCutchen knocked in two runs.
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Phillies 7, Marlins 4
Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer and Cody Asche doubled home two runs
as the Philadelphia Phillies broke out of their home hitting slump
with a 7-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Shortstop Jimmy Rollins had two hits and reached base four times for
the Phillies, who ended a three-game losing streak.
Byrd keyed a three-run first with his homer, his 13th of the season,
and Asche highlighted a three-run sixth with his double as
Philadelphia moved 7-2 ahead.
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White Sox 4, Orioles 2
Second baseman Gordon Beckham homered, left fielder Alejandro De Aza
drove in two runs and Jose Quintana threw seven solid innings to
help the Chicago White Sox snap their five-game losing streak with a
4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Quintana (4-7) scored his first win in five starts. He gave up one
run on six hits along with eight strikeouts and three walks as the
White Sox (36-42) ended Baltimore's three-game winning streak.
The left-hander had to work his way out of trouble, but the Orioles
(40-36) could not come up with clutch hits for the second straight
night. They went just 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
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Braves 3, Astros 2
Right-hander Aaron Harang rebounded from a rough start by limiting
the Houston Astros to two runs over six solid innings before his
bullpen protected a one-run lead down the stretch of the Atlanta
Braves' 3-2 interleague victory.
Right-handers Anthony Varvaro and Jordan Walden each logged a
scoreless inning in advance of Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, who
recorded his 22nd save by working around a one-out error by second
baseman Ramiro Pena in the ninth.
The Astros (33-45) stranded 10 baserunners total, seven after
clawing to within one run in the fourth.
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Tigers 8, Rangers 2
A pair of home runs powered the streaking Detroit Tigers past the
Texas Rangers 8-2. The Tigers rode long balls from second baseman
Ian Kinsler and right fielder J.D. Martinez.
The Tigers took a 3-1 lead in the seventh on a two-run shot to
center from Martinez. The second homer of the day off Texas starter
Colby Lewis (5-5) proved to be the difference, but Detroit was not
The Tigers scored three more in the inning, as the five-run outburst
made a winner out of Detroit starter Drew Smyly, who improved to
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Nationals 4, Brewers 2 (16 innings)
Ryan Zimmerman went 3-for-7 and hit a two-run home run in the 16th
inning, giving the Washington Nationals a 4-2 victory over the
In the top of the 16th, first baseman Adam LaRoche hit a one-out
single off Mike Fiers, the sixth Brewers reliever of the night.
Zimmerman, Washington's left fielder, followed with a two-run shot
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Diamondbacks 9, Indians 8 (14 innings)
Second baseman Aaron Hill singled home the winning run in the bottom
of the 14th inning to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 9-8 victory
over the Cleveland Indians.
Hill's ball landed near the warning track in left-center field in a
game that tied for the longest in Chase Field history, five hours
and 32 minutes.
First baseman Carlos Santana capped a four-hit night with a two-run
homer off right-hander Randall Delgado to give Cleveland an 8-6 lead
in the top of the 11th inning. Santana reached base six times,
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Cubs 7, Reds 3
Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta threw six perfect innings and
ended up allowing three hits over seven innings as the Chicago Cubs
beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3.
The 28-year-old Arrieta struck out nine and walked none before
departing after seven innings.
Reds leadoff batter Billy Hamilton broke up Arrieta's bid for
baseball history in the seventh with a leadoff single as Cincinnati
put up three hits and scored twice in the inning.
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Rockies 10, Cardinals 5
Justin Morneau led the Rockies to a 10-5 win over the St Louis
Cardinals, ending the Rockies' seven-game losing streak. Morneau,
the Rockies first baseman, went 3-for-5 with a home run and six
He hit a three-run homer off left-hander Nick Greenwood (1-1) in the
fourth that gave the Rockies a 6-4 lead and singled home two runs in
the seventh off left-hander Sam Freeman to boost Colorado's lead to
The defeat might have been costly to the Cardinals. Starting pitcher
Shelby Miller had to leave the game after 2 2/3 innings due to back
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Padres 7, Giants 2
The San Diego Padres dominated the San Francisco Giants in cruising
to a 7-2 victory.
The Padres ran up the score against Giants starter Tim Hudson with
six runs, despite ranking last in the majors in several offensive
categories, by a wide margin, including runs scored.
The Giants, who have lost 11 of 14, are now just three games in
front of the Dodgers at the top of the NL West.
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Angels 8, Twins 6
Two-run singles by Josh Hamilton and Howie Kendrick in a five-run
first inning got them started, but the Los Angeles Angels needed a
two-run home run by Mike Trout in the second inning to give them an
8-6 win over the Minnesota Twins.
The win was the Angels' fourth in a row and ended the Twins' win
streak at four.
The Angels did most of their damage in the first two innings,
failing to score again until they pushed across a run in the eighth
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Mariners 8, Red Sox 2
Home runs by Kyle Seager and Mike Zunino helped the red-hot Seattle
Mariners win their fifth game in a row, as the Mariners rocked
Boston Red Sox starter Jake Peavy on the way to an 8-2 win.
The Mariners (42-36) had 10 hits while hammering Boston (35-43) for
the second night in a row.
Seager, Seattle's third baseman, went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, while
leadoff hitter and right fielder Endy Chavez included a run-scoring
triple among his three hits. (Editing by John O'Brien)
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