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Around the Major leagues

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

National League

• Padres 3, Braves 2: In San Diego, Andrew Cashner outdueled Tim Hudson and Chase Headley homered for San Diego. Cashner (5-3) pitched a career-high eight innings.

• Pirates 8, Giants 2: In Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat to lead Pittsburgh. Cole, the top pick in the 2011 draft, allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

• Cardinals 9, Mets 2: In New York, Michael Wacha recovered from a wild start to earn his first major league win and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer for St. Louis. Matt Holliday had three hits as the NL Central leaders took full advantage of a crucial error by new Mets first baseman Daniel Murphy.

• Marlins 5, Brewers 4: In Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer since coming off the disabled list, a two-run drive with two outs in the eighth, for Miami.

• Reds 12, Cubs 2: In Chicago, Xavier Paul hit a three-run homer and Joey Votto added a two-run shot as Cincinnati roughed up Matt Garza and the Cubs. Tony Cingrani (3-0), filling in for Johnny Cueto, pitched seven strong innings.

• Rockies 8, Nationals 3: In Denver, Jhoulys Chacin won for the first time since April and Tyler Colvin homered twice and drove in four runs for Colorado. Carlos Gonzalez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in Colorado's five-run fifth inning.

American League

• Mariners 4, Astros 0: In Seattle, Aaron Harang pitched a two-hitter for his second shutout of the season, leading Seattle. Harang (3-6) struck out a season-high 10, the 12th time in his career he had 10 Ks with no walks. It was his 15th career complete game and eighth shutout.

• Rays 8, Red Sox 3: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Joyce hit one of three homers off Jon Lester to help Tampa Bay beat AL East-leading Boston. Joyce, one day after being hit by a pitch that sparked a bench-clearing scrum, put the Rays up 7-3 on a two-run shot in the fifth that ended Lester's night.

• Orioles 3, Angels 2: In Baltimore, Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over eight innings and Nick Markakis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh for the Orioles. The Angels lost their fourth in a row despite a home run by Mike Trout that traveled an estimated 448 feet.

• Indians 5, Rangers 2: In Arlington, Texas, Corey Kluber allowed one run over eight innings as Cleveland snapped an eight-game losing streak. Mark Reynolds had an RBI single in the fourth that put Cleveland ahead to stay.

• Tigers 3, Royals 2: In Kansas City, Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision as Detroit snapped the Royals' six-game winning streak. Scherzer became the first Tigers starter to begin the season 9-0 since Vern Kennedy in 1938.

• Blue Jays 7, White Sox 5: In Chicago, Jose Bautista hit a game-tying home run in the ninth and Rajai Davis scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to lead Toronto. Chien-Ming Wang made his first start of the season after signing with the injury-riddled Blue Jays.

• A's 6, Yankees 4: In Oakland, Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Athletics. C.C. Sabathia allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings.

Interleague

• Twins 3, Phillies 2: In Minneapolis, Justin Morneau hit a go-ahead single in the eighth to cap a three-hit night and carry Minnesota.

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