Around the Major leagues

2013-07-22T00:00:00Z Around the Major leagues Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2013 12:00 am

National League

• Dodgers 9, Nationals 2: In Washington, Matt Kemp returned to the lineup with a home run and a double in the same inning Sunday, and the Dodgers completed a sweep of Washington a win that kept them a half-game behind first-place Arizona in the NL West.

Activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, Kemp led off the second with a homer and then doubled home Andre Ethier in a seven-run inning against Jordan Zimmermann (12-5), quickly turning a much-anticipated matchup of All-Star aces into a rout.

• Pirates 3, Reds 2: In Cincinnati, Jeff Locke allowed only an infield single through six innings and Pittsburgh beat Homer Bailey to salvage the final game of its series with Cincinnati.

• Mets 5, Phillies 0: In New York, Matt Harvey struck out 10 in seven overpowering innings, and David Wright and Juan Lagares each hit a home run upheld by video review.

• Cardinals 3, Padres 2: In St. Louis, Adam Wainwright worked eight sharp innings for his National League-leading 13th win and Allen Craig ended the game with a leaping catch at the left-field wall.

• Brewers 1, Marlins 0, 13 innings: In Milwaukee, Caleb Gindl hit his first career home run in the bottom of the 13th inning and Milwaukee shut out punchless Miami for the third consecutive game.

• Rockies 4, Cubs 3: In Denver, Tyler Chatwood pitched six solid innings, Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead single and Colorado won the three-game series.

American League

• Athletics 6, Angels 0: In Anaheim, Calif., Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his third shutout this season and center fielder Coco Crisp robbed Albert Pujols of a home run. Eric Sogard hit a two-run homer to back Colon (13-3), who struck out five and walked one.

Eric Sogard hit a two-run homer to back Colon (13-3), who struck out five and walked one. The 40-year-old right-hander, making his first start since returning from his third All-Star game, tied Max Scherzer and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in wins while reducing his ERA to 2.52.

• Rays 4, Blue Jays 3: In Toronto, Luke Scott and Kelly Johnson hit back-to-back home runs, Evan Longoria also went deep and the Rays survived a late scare to complete a three-game sweep.

The surging Rays have won 13 of their past 14 games and 20 of their past 24.

• Orioles 4, Rangers 2: In Arlington, Texas, Chris Tillman pitched into the ninth inning in his return from the All-Star game, and Baltimore swept a three-game series between 2012 playoff teams.

• Tigers 4, Royals 1: In Kansas City, Mo., Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks homered as Detroit avoided being swept.

• Indians 7, Twins 1: In Minneapolis, Justin Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple and Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep.

• Mariners 12, Astros 5: In Houston, Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle's big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled to their season-best sixth straight victory.

Interleague

• White Sox 3, Braves 1: In Chicago, left fielder Casper Wells robbed Reed Johnson of a home run in the eighth inning to help the White Sox beat Atlanta 3-1.

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