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MLB roundup: Brewers top Pirates for 9th straight win

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AMERICAN LEAGUE: 
Yankees 3, Red Sox 2

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the host New York Yankees beat Boston on Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay.

Blue Jays 11, Orioles 3

Mark Buehrle allowed one run over seven innings to win his third straight start, and the Toronto Blue Jays hit three home runs and had a season-high 17 hits in a victory over the host Baltimore Orioles.

Twins 4, Royals 3

Pitcher Wade Davis made a wild flip home on a comebacker in the eighth inning and the host Minnesota Twins rallied past the Kansas City Royals for a three-game sweep.

Rangers 1, Astros 0

Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings, Donnie Murphy had a sacrifice fly and the host Texas Rangers got a series-clinching victory over the Houston Astros.

Perez (2-0) scattered five hits and walked three.

Athletics 3, Mariners 0

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer that broke a scoreless tie in the eighth inning, lifting the visiting Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: 
Brewers 4, Pirates 1

The Milwaukee Brewers won their ninth in a row, with Kyle Lohse coming within one out of a complete game in a win over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates.

At 10-2, the Brewers are off to their best start since going 13-0 to start the 1987 season.

Braves 10, Nationals 2

Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the host Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals.

The Braves have won five of six against the Nationals this year.

Phillies 4, Marlins 3

Chase Utley extended his hot start with the tiebreaking homer among three hits, sparking the host Philadelphia Phillies to a victory over the Miami Marlins for a three-game sweep.

Utley raised his average to .500 through 10 games, with three home runs and 10 RBI.

Cardinals 6, Cubs 4

Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the host St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs.

The Cardinals took two of three from the Cubs. Chicago has lost three of four overall.

Giants 5, Rockies 4

Brandon Crawford led off the 10th inning with a splash homer to give the host San Francisco Giants a victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Pablo Sandoval homered for the Giants.

Dodgers 8, Diamondbacks 6

Adrian Gonzalez homered for the fourth consecutive game and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete a three-game sweep.

Gonzalez’s three-run shot off Trevor Cahill (0-4) in the third inning gave him 10 RBI in the series.

INTERLEAGUE: 
Reds 12, Rays 4

Chris Heisey hit his first grand slam and Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in career high-tying four runs as the host Cincinnati Reds took advantage of Tampa Bay’s depleted pitching staff for a victory.

Angels 14, Mets 2

Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Los Angeles Angels’ rout of the New York Mets in the decisive game of their interleague series.

Padres 5, Tigers 1

Tyson Ross outdueled AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, and Jedd Gyorko and Xavier Nady homered as the host San Diego Padres beat the Detroit Tigers to take two of three.


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