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MLB roundup — Aug. 7

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Wednesday’s American League results

Mariners 9, Blue Jays 7 — Humberto Quintero’s two-run homer highlighted a six-run fifth inning, and the host Seattle Mariners rallied for a victory over Toronto on Wednesday to spoil the return of Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ. Presented with a 7-2 lead by the third inning, Happ couldn’t deny the fifth-inning rally, leaving with the bases loaded and no outs.

Royals 5, Twins 2 — The Kansas City bullpen picked up starter Danny Duffy when he labored in his return from Tommy John surgery, keeping the visiting Minnesota Twins guessing and sending the Royals to a victory and series win. Duffy struck out seven in 3⅔ innings in his first outing since May 2012.

Red Sox 7, Astros 5 — Stephen Drew hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to rally the visiting Boston Red Sox to a victory over the Houston Astros. David Ortiz had four hits and Jonny Gomes also hit a home run for the Red Sox, who have won seven of their last nine games.

Wednesday’s National League results

Mets 5, Rockies 0 — Matt Harvey bounced back from a rare loss with his first career shutout and the Mets top position prospect Wilmer Flores drove in his first big league runs with a three-run double, leading the host New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies. Harvey (9-3) gave up four hits.

Cubs 5, Phillies 2 — Donnie Murphy hit a tie-breaking three-run shot in the ninth inning for his second homer of the game, lifting the visiting Chicago Cubs to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Murphy drove a 3-1 pitch from Justin De Fratus deep into the left field seats for his third homer in two games. He also had a solo shot in the third.

Pirates 4, Marlins 2 — Charlie Morton retired his final 11 batters over seven strong innings and the host Pittsburgh Pirates maintained the best record in the majors with a victory over the Miami Marlins. Morton (4-3) shook off a shaky beginning to beat Miami for the second time in an 11-day span.

Braves 6, Nationals 3 — Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning in the Atlanta Braves’ sweep-capping win over the host Washington Nationals. Upton also homered, and Kris Medlen (9-10) allowed three runs and three hits over seven innings as the Braves won their 13th straight.

Dodgers 13, Cardinals 4 — Carl Crawford’s line-drive double off Shelby Miller’s right elbow ended the St. Louis Cardinals starter’s night after just two pitches and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers punished the rookie’s replacements, too, in a victory. Andre Ethier and Skip Schumaker each had three hits and a season-best four RBI and Crawford had a season-best four hits and a walk.

Wednesday’s interleague results

Reds 6, Athletics 5 — Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer and threw out a runner at the plate, helping the host Cincinnati Reds beat Bartolo Colon and the Oakland Athletics. Corky Miller added two run-scoring doubles for Cincinnati.

Orioles 10, Padres 3 — Chris Davis hit his major league-best 41st homer in Baltimore’s four-run eighth inning, helping the visiting Orioles beat the San Diego Padres. Davis belted a tie-breaking three-run shot into the bleachers in right-center on the first pitch from Colt Hynes. Brian Roberts tacked on a sacrifice fly.

— Associated Press


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