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[May 16, 2014]  May 15 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League Baseball games.

Yankees 1, Mets 0

Alfonso Soriano's RBI double with two outs in the seventh inning snapped a scoreless tie, and four New York Yankees pitchers combined on a three-hitter for a narrow win over the New York Mets.

It was the second consecutive shutout for the Yankees (21-19). Chase Whitley, who was making his Major League debut, allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four in 4 2/3 innings.

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Twins 4, Red Sox 3 (10 innings)

Aaron Hicks' sharp single to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Kurt Suzuki from second and lifted the Minnesota Twins to a win against the Boston Red Sox.

Hicks, who entered the day hitting .167, picked up Twins closer Glen Perkins, who allowed two runs to Boston (20-20) in the top of the ninth in blowing his second save of the season.

Perkins blown save spoiled another great start by Minnesota (19-20) righty Phil Hughes, who tossed six innings and allowed one run.

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Brewers 4, Pirates 3

Khris Davis hit a two-run, walk-off single in the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh took a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning thanks to home runs by catcher Tony Sanchez and first baseman Gaby Sanchez and strong showing by left-hander Wandy Rodriguez in his first start since coming off the disabled list.

Milwaukee improved to 26-15.

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Cardinals 5, Cubs 3

Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and helped his cause with a two-run single in a four-run second as the Cardinals collected a win over the Chicago Cubs.

The St. Louis (21-20) right-hander Wacha (3-3) scattered seven hits and yielded two runs while walking none and fanning five against the Cubs (13-26) for his first win since April 13.

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Reds 5, Padres 0 (first game)

Brandon Phillips clubbed a three-run home run and Johnny Cueto allowed just three hits in his fourth complete-game shutout, second this season, as the Cincinnati Reds eased to victory over the San Diego Padres in the first game of a doubleheader.

The right-handed Cueto (4-2) lowered his Major-League leading earned run average to 1.25 with two walks and eight strikeouts.

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Padres 6, Reds 1 (second game)

Rene Rivera hit a two-run home run, Everth Cabrera and Yonder Alonso added solo shots, and Tyson Ross allowed one run in seven innings, lifting the San Diego Padres to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the nightcap of a doubleheader.

Ross held Cincinnati (18-21) to three hits for San Diego (20-22), which earned its first series victory on the road this season.

Ross (5-3) gave up one run on three hits with five walks and eight strikeouts over his 101 pitches.

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Blue Jays 4, Indians 2

Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Juan Francisco hit a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians.

Encarnacion hit a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run bomb in the fifth for Toronto (21-21) to up his total to eight this year.

A night after recording a season-high 15 runs and 22 hits, the Indians (19-22) were subdued.

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Orioles 2, Royals 1

Wei-Yin Chen and four Baltimore relievers combined to shut down the Kansas City Royals, and the Orioles earned a win to end a four-game losing streak.

Chen (5-2) limited the Royals (20-20) to one run on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings before turning over the lead to the bullpen.

Baltimore improved to 21-18.

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Giants 6, Marlins 4

The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the fifth inning and rallied past the Miami Marlins in the opener of a four-game series.

San Francisco first baseman Michael Morse drove in three runs with a home run and two singles, and catcher Buster Posey provided a lead-flipping, two-run double as the Giants (27-15) won for the eighth time in their last 10 home games.

Right-hander Matt Cain (1-3) snapped an 11-game winless streak dating back to last season.

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Angels 6, Rays 5

Mike Trout's three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Los Angeles Angels to a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays (18-24) got a home run from left fielder Brandon Guyer, his first since May 12, 2012, which also happened to be the last Major League game he played before this season. Injuries caused him to miss the rest of 2012 and all of 2013.

The Angels improved to 22-18. (Editing by John O'Brien/Nick Mulvenney)

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