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Around the Major leagues

2013-08-19T00:00:00Z Around the Major leaguesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
August 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

National League

• Phillies 3, Dodgers 2: In Philadelphia, Carlos Ruiz had four hits, and Philadelphia benefited from two ninth-inning errors by shortstop Hanley Ramirez that gave interim manager Ryne Sandberg his first victory and ended Los Angeles' 10-game winning streak.

Sandberg took over when Charlie Manuel was fired on Friday. The Phillies, shut out by the Dodgers in each of Sandberg's first two games, snapped a four-game skid and won for the fifth time in 26 games.

• Reds 9, Brewers 1: In Milwaukee, Homer Bailey allowed one run and three hits in eight innings for Cincinnati. Bailey won his third straight decision.

• Braves 2, Nationals 1: In Atlanta, Julio Teheran pitched around trouble through six scoreless innings, and a tired Atlanta bullpen held on in the win.

The Braves won two of three in the series and stretched their NL East lead over the second-place Nationals to 15 1/2Ω games.

• Marlins 6, Giants 5: In Miami, Jeff Mathis hit an early home run, then lined a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning that bounced off San Francisco center fielder Andres Torres.

• Cardinals 6, Cubs 1: In Chicago, St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright struck out 11 and allowed one run through seven innings, and Jon Jay drove in four runs with a homer and double for the Cardinals.

• Padres 4, Mets 3: In San Diego, Will Venable hit a leadoff homer, his team-high 17th, in the ninth inning for San Diego.

American League

• Tigers 6, Royals 3: In Detroit, Miguel Cabrera hit his 40th home run and had an RBI single to help Max Scherzer become baseball's first 18-game winner this season.

The reigning Triple Crown winner became the third player since 1921 to have at least 40 homers and 120 RBIs while batting .350 or better through 116 games, joining Babe Ruth and Jimmie Foxx, according to STATS.

• Rays 2, Blue Jays 1, 10 innings: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run in the 10th inning forTampa Bay. Lobaton sent a 2-1 pitch from Brad Lincoln (1-2) into the right-field seats. Lobaton had a game-ending triple in the ninth on Friday.

• Mariners 4, Rangers 3: In Arlington, Texas, Kyle Seager hit an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning for Seattle. The Mariners took two of three from AL West-leading Texas.

• Athletics 7, Indians 3: In Oakland, Calif., Chris Young and Alberto Callaspo homered in the fifth inning of Oakland's win.

Jed Lowrie, batting leadoff for only the third time this season, had two hits and scored twice for Oakland. Josh Donaldson drove in three runs for the A's, who pulled within a half-game of AL West-leading Texas.

• Astros 7, Angels 5: In Anaheim, Calif., Matt Dominguez hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Houston won back-to-back series for the first time in nearly two months.

• White Sox 5, Twins 2: In Minneapolis, Alexei Ramirez homered and had three RBIs, and Hector Santiago won for the first time since June 21 for the White Sox.

Interleague

• Orioles 7, Rockies 2: In Baltimore, Chris Davis went 4 for 5 with his major league-leading 45th home run, Adam Jones had two-run shot among his three hits for Baltimore.

Scott Feldman (3-3) pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first win in nearly a month.

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