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Dodgers 6, Cardinals 0
Clayton Kershaw struck out 13 in a five-hit shutout and Andre Ethier
hit a three-run homer to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a romp over
the St. Louis Cardinals.
The win allowed the Dodgers (47-37) to catch the San Francisco
Giants for first place in the National League West.
Mariners 3, Indians 0
Felix Hernandez continued his string of dominant starts while
Robinson Cano hit a sixth-inning home run to lead the Mariners to
Hernandez threw eight shutout innings for Seattle before turning the
game over to closer Fernando Rodney.
Hernandez (10-2) struck out nine and walked three while throwing 107
Reds 4, Giants 0
Homer Bailey flirted with his third career no-hitter but settled for
his fourth career shutout as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San
Bailey (8-4) allowed just three hits, struck out seven and walked
one, pitching his sixth career complete game.
Rays 12, Orioles 7
Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce tied a franchise record with five hits,
including two of his team's five home runs, as the Rays beat the
Right fielder Kevin Kiermaier, second baseman Logan Forsythe and
shortstop Ben Zobrist also homered for Tampa Bay.
Manny Machado, who might have played his last game before serving a
suspension for throwing his bat on June 8, got his seventh home run
for the Orioles before Ryan Flaherty hit a three-run homer off the
bench for Baltimore in the ninth.
Royals 5, Angels 4
Second baseman Omar Infante singled home left fielder Alex Gordon
with the winning run in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals
defeated the Los Angeles Angels.
Royals' right fielder Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5, including three
doubles, and drove in two runs.
The Angels made it 4-4 in the sixth on shortstop Erick Aybar's solo
shot into the right-field bullpen.
Braves 3, Phillies 2
The Atlanta Braves gave starter Aaron Harang just enough support to
Harang (7-6) worked in and out of trouble for seven innings while
Braves' center fielder B.J. Upton drove in two runs with a triple in
the second before Atlanta added a third run in the fourth.
Rockies 10, Brewers 4
Three hits from Troy Tulowitzki and a two-run homer by Charlie
Culberson helped Colorado to an easy win over the Brewers.
Milwaukee committed two costly errors and mustered just four hits
against Colorado Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
Athletics 4, Marlins 3
Nate Freiman, who was just called up from the minor leagues, drilled
a three-run homer in the sixth inning to lead the Oakland Athletics
to a win over the Miami Marlins.
The A's (51-30), who have won 11 of their past 14 games, have the
best record in the majors and will next meet American League
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Twins 3, Rangers 2
Designated hitter Kendrys Morales drove in the game-winning run with
a double in the ninth for the Minnesota Twins, who snapped a
five-game losing streak with a victory over the Texas Rangers.
Minnesota 20-year-old shortstop Jorge Polanco, making his first
major league start, had a double and RBI, and first baseman Joe
Mauer extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a run-scoring
single in the Twins' two-run third.
White Sox 4, Blue Jays 0
Left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven scoreless innings helping
the Chicago White Sox to a win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
A third-inning RBI by Chicago designated hitter Jose Abreu and a
fourth-inning solo home run from right fielder Moises Sierra was all
the offense Quintana needed.
Toronto's Mark Buehrle (10-5), went eight innings, allowing two
earned runs on six hits while striking out five and walking two.
Astros 6, Tigers 4
After blowing a one-run lead the previous two games, the Houston
Astros held on for a win over the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers scored twice in the eighth inning to cut the deficit to
one but the Astros responded in the bottom of the eighth when first
baseman Jon Singleton delivered a two-out single to center off
left-hander Blaine Hardy.
Pirates 5, Mets 2
The Pittsburgh Pirates were only able to record hits in three
innings but took advantage of their opportunities to beat the New
Third baseman Pedro Alvarez hit his 13th home run of the season and
drove in three runs while Edinson Volquez pitched six shutout
Padres 2, Diamondbacks 1
Starter Odrisamer Despaigne held the Arizona Diamondbacks to one run
over 6-2/3 innings and the San Diego Padres scored twice in the
fourth to achieve the victory.
Red Sox 8, Yankees 5
David Ortiz belted his 450th career home run and drove in three runs
as the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees.
Ortiz achieved the milestone in the third inning, a long, three-run
shot off New York right-hander Chase Whitley (3-2).
The Boston designated hitter became the 37th player to hit 450 home
Dustin Pedroia also drove in three runs for Boston.
Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran hit solo home runs for the Yankees.
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