Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

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[May 11, 2017]  May 10 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games:

Nationals 7, Orioles 6

With one out in the ninth inning, Matt Wieters hit a two-run single off former teammate Brad Brach as the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 on Wednesday night.

The winner was Matt Albers (2-0), who pitched a perfect ninth with three strikeouts, and Brach (0-1) took the loss. The win snapped a three-game slide and stopped Baltimore's winning streak at six.

The Orioles' Mark Trumbo (two hits) slammed his fourth homer and Manny Machado hit his ninth -- a solo shot in the seventh off Blake Treinen -- to give Baltimore a 6-2 lead.

Washington's Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run shot in the eighth off Alec Asher to pull the Nationals within 6-4. Jayson Werth led off the ninth with a solo homer to make it 6-5.

Blue Jays 8, Indians 7

Ryan Goins singled in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning as Toronto defeated Cleveland.

By taking the rubber match of the three-game set, the Blue Jays have won two straight series for the first time this season. Jose Bautista had a three-run homer and Ezequiel Carrera hit a two-run blast for Toronto. Goins finished with three hits and two RBIs.

Jason Kipnis and Brandon Guyer each had three RBIs for the Indians. Cleveland went 4-5 on its nine-game trip.

Dodgers 5, Pirates 2

Kenta Maeda took a shutout into the ninth inning and rookie Cody Bellinger homered as Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh.

Maeda (3-2) delivered a solid outing to help the Dodgers capture a season-high fifth straight win. Los Angeles won for the 10th time in the past 12 games while the Pirates lost their fourth in a row.

After serving up a leadoff double to Josh Harrison to open the game, Maeda retired 17 of the next 18 batters. Maeda gave up two runs on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks in 8 1/3 innings.

Brewers 7, Red Sox 4

Keon Broxton recorded two of Milwaukee's 13 hits and scored twice in a victory over Boston.

Brewers starter Chase Anderson gave up nine hits and a walk but held the Red Sox to two runs while striking out four in 4 2/3 innings.

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s second home run of the season was the bright spot for Boston, which stranded nine and went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox got 4 1/3 innings from Kyle Kendrick (1-1), who was charged with six runs.

Cardinals 7, Marlins 5

Dexter Fowler delivered the go-ahead, pinch-hit RBI for the second game in a row as St. Louis defeated Miami.

With the Marlins leading 4-3 in the sixth, Fowler stroked a two-run triple to left-center field. Fowler then scored on a sacrifice fly by Kolten Wong to give St. Louis a 6-4 lead en route to its sixth straight victory and ninth in a row on the road.

Justin Bour hit a three-run homer for Miami, which is 3-12 in its past 15 games. The Marlins have dropped five straight series, but this is the first time all season that they have been swept in three games.

Diamondbacks 7, Tigers 1

Nick Ahmed, Yasmany Tomas and Brandon Drury homered, and A.J. Pollock had two hits and two RBIs as Arizona snapped a three-game slide.

Ahmed homered in a two-run third inning, and Pollock's two-out, two-run single made it 4-1 in the sixth. Tomas hit a two-run homer and Drury followed with a solo shot in the seventh.

Diamondbacks right-hander Zack Godley (1-0), who was recalled from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day to make his second spot start of the season, gave up one run and four hits in seven innings. He got 14 ground-ball outs, including three double plays.

Rays 12, Royals 1

Chris Archer threw eight shutout innings in his best outing of the season and Tampa Bay halted a three-game losing streak.

Archer (3-1) struck out 11 batters for the second straight start and got his first career win against the Royals, coming in with an 0-4 mark in five starts.

The Rays reset their season high for runs and came up with 16 hits, including 13 against starter Jason Hammel (1-4). He pitched seven innings to help an overworked bullpen.

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Giants 6, Mets 5

Christian Arroyo's three-run double snapped a ninth-inning tie as San Francisco ended a five-game losing streak.

The Giants had lost the last 133 games in which they were behind after eight innings. New York lost for only the fourth time in 12 games.

San Francisco trailed 3-2 before five straight batters reached base with one out against Mets closer Jeurys Familia (1-1). Hunter Pence's single drove in the tying run; and, after a walk to Buster Posey loaded the bases, Arroyo cleared the bases with a double.

Astros 4, Braves 2

Carlos Correa stroked a two-out, two-run double in a three-run fifth inning as Houston recorded its major-league-leading 15th comeback victory.

After the double, Yuli Gurriel brought home Correa with his single to center field as the Astros completed the two-game sweep.

Atlanta has lost six straight games. Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia smacked solo home runs off Houston's Joe Musgrove in the fourth inning to erase a 1-0 deficit.

Rockies 3, Cubs 0

Rookie German Marquez held Chicago hitless until the seventh inning and drove in his first two career runs with his first major league hit as Colorado won the rubber match of the three-game series.

Marquez allowed three hits in a career-high eight innings. He issued one walk and tied a career high with eight strikeouts while throwing 69 of his 99 pitches for strikes.

Closer Greg Holland retired the side in order in the ninth and earned his 14th save in as many chances.

Mariners 11, Phillies 6

Carlos Ruiz delivered a three-run double during a five-run seventh inning that helped Seattle reach .500 for the first time this season.

Robinson Cano (4-for-5, home run, three RBIs) and rookie Ben Gamel (2-for-4, two walks, two runs) led the Mariners, who collected 16 hits for the second game in a row.

The Phillies lost for the seventh time in eight games. Since ripping off six consecutive wins to improve to 11-9 on April 27, they are 2-10.

Athletics 3, Angels 1

Andrew Triggs (5-2) allowed three hits in six innings and Chad Pinder slugged a two-run homer for Oakland, which has won five of its last six games.

Pinder's shot to right off Los Angeles starter Jesse Chavez in the fifth inning erased a 1-0 deficit. Chavez, making his first start against his former team, allowed three hits and two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

The Angels' lineup was softened by the absence of sluggers Mike Trout, who sat out his fifth straight game with a tight left hamstring, and Albert Pujols, who had the day game off after a night game.

Rangers 4, Padres 3

Texas took advantage of San Diego miscues, with three runs coming on a wild pitch, a balk and an error.

With the score tied at 3 in the seventh inning, Padres second baseman Yangervis Solarte threw wild to first on Elvis Andrus' grounder, allowing Delino DeShields to score the go-ahead run.

That made a winner of Jeremy Jeffress (1-2), who worked a scoreless seventh in relief of Texas starter Yu Darvish. Matt Bush closed out San Diego in the ninth for his second save, working around a two-out double by striking out Cory Spangenberg.

Twins-White Sox, ppd.

The game between Minnesota and Chicago was postponed because of rain.

It will be made up on Aug. 21 as part of a doubleheader.

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