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Around the Major leagues

2013-06-30T00:00:00Z Around the Major leaguesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

National League

• Dodgers 4, Phillies 3: In Los Angeles, A.J. Ellis hit an RBI single in the ninth inning, and Hanley Ramirez hit a tape-measure, three-run homer in the first against Cliff Lee.

Philadelphia's Chase Utley homered in his first two career at-bats against Hyun-Jin Ryu. But the Dodgers won for the seventh time in eight games, bouncing back from a 16-1 loss Friday that was the franchise's most lopsided at home since 1947, during Jackie Robinson's rookie season.

• Pirates 2, Brewers 1: In Pittsburgh, Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones homered, and Francisco Liriano pitched six strong innings as surging Pittsburgh won its eighth straight and sent Milwaukee to its fifth straight loss.

Alvarez hit his 20th home run with one out in the second inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games and help the Pirates to their longest winning streak since 2004. Pittsburgh (50-30) has the best record in the majors.

• Mets 5, Nationals 1: In New York, Dillon Gee beat Washington for the third time this season, and New York scored the go-ahead run when third baseman Ryan Zimmerman and shortstop Ian Desmond made errors on the same play.

• Marlins 7, Padres 1: In Miami, Jacob Turner pitched a seven-hitter for his first complete game in 19 career starts.

The complete game was the first for the Marlins this year.

American League

• Orioles 11, Yankees 3: In Baltimore, Chris Davis homered twice to raise his major-league-leading total to 30, and Baltimore handed New York its fourth straight loss.

Davis hit a three-run drive in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the sixth, his third multihomer game of the season. The five RBIs gave him 79, second-most in the big leagues, two behind Detroit's Miguel Cabrera.

• Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 2: In Houston, Jose Bautista hit a pair of long homers over the Green Monster, starting with the 200th of his career and following with a tiebreaking, two-run drive off Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning.

After Shane Victorino's two-run single against Steve Delabar tied the score in the seventh, Bautista followed Jose Reyes' leadoff single in the eighth with a drive off Tazawa that went off the base of a light-tower in left-center.

• Indians 4, White Sox 3: In Chicago, Nick Swisher singled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning, and Cleveland beat the White Sox for the third time in less than 24 hours. The Indians swept a doubleheader Friday.

• Twins 6, Royals 2: In Minneapolis, Kyle Gibson pitched six solid innings in his major-league debut, and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Twins beat the Royals.

• Angels 7, Astros 2: In Houston, Joe Blanton pitched seven sharp innings, and Howie Kendrick and Chris Iannetta both homered to give the Angels their fifth straight win.

• Rays 4, Tigers 3: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Yunel Escobar had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Interleague

• Cardinals 7, Athletics 1: In Oakland, Calif., Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter to become the NL's second 11-game winner - joining Washington's Jordan Zimmerman - and Matt Adams had his first two-homer game.

• Reds 6, Rangers 4: In Arlington, Texas, Devin Mesoraco hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and Cincinnati snapped a three-game losing streak.

• Cubs 5, Mariners 3: In Seattle, Nate Schierholtz opened the 11th inning with a drag bunt single, and Alfonso Soriano followed with a two-run homer.

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