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Reds 8, Cubs 2

Reds 8, Cubs 2: Zack Cozart and Jay Bruce blasted home runs and Homer Bailey picked up his first win of the season as visiting Cincinnati claimed the rubber match of a three-game series against Chicago. Bailey (1-1) lasted past the fifth inning for the first time in four starts this year, allowing six hits and striking out eight over six scoreless frames. Cozart knocked in three runs and joined Devin Mesoraco with three hits apiece for the Reds, who have won 17 of their last 19 games at Wrigley Field.

Brewers 3, Pirates 2 (14)

Brewers 3, Pirates 2 (14): Khris Davis launched a 14th-inning home run - his first of the year - to lift Milwaukee to an eventful 3-2 road win.

Marlins 3, Mariners 2

(Updated: CHANGE to Cishek has converted 32 straight in NOTEBOOK) Marlins 3, Mariners 2: Adeiny Hechavarria hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie and host Miami held on to finish off the three-game sweep.

Mets 4, Braves 3 (14)

Mets 4, Braves 3 (14): Curtis Granderson’s sacrifice fly scored Kirk Nieuwenhuis with the game-winner as host New York salvaged the final game of a weekend set. Granderson, hitless in his last 16 at-bats, lofted a fly ball into left-center field with one out, and Nieuwenhuis – who walked off Gus Schlosser (0-1) leading off the 14th – easily beat Justin Upton’s throw to the plate. David Wright extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a 4-for-6 performance and Lucas Duda added two hits for New York.

Athletics 4, Astros 1

Athletics 4, Astros 1: Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs and Jesse Chavez pitched six solid innings as Oakland finished a three-game sweep of visiting Houston. Donaldson went 3-for-4 and Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard added two hits apiece for the Athletics. Chavez (1-0) continued his successful conversion from relief work, holding the Astros to one run and four hits while striking out six to record his fourth straight quality start to being the season.

Twins 8, Royals 3

(Updated: RECASTS second sentence of second graph) Twins 8, Royals 3: Trevor Plouffe recorded a triple, two doubles and knocked in a pair of runs as visiting Minnesota ended Kansas City’s five-game winning streak while savaging the finale of a three-game series.

Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1

Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 1: Yasiel Puig belted a three-run homer and Josh Beckett threw five scoreless innings as Los Angeles took the rubber game of the three-game series against visiting Arizona.

Nationals 3, Cardinals 2

Nationals 3, Cardinals 2: Denard Span lifted a walk-off sacrifice fly to left in the bottom of the ninth inning to plate Danny Espinosa as Washington earned a four-game split at home against St. Louis.

Tigers run past Angels

Tigers run past Angels DETROIT -- It is no mirage. That is indeed the traditionally elephant-footed Detroit Tigers running relatively wild on the bases. The threat of the steal Sunday contributed to four Los Angeles errors -- a kid league-like three on one play -- and both of Detroit's runs in the Tigers' 2-1 victory over the Angels.

Yankees salvage series split with Rays

Yankees salvage series split with Rays ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- For all the runs New York allowed the previous two nights, for all the stellar pitching on both sides in Sunday's game, the winning run in the Yankees' 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays came on a bases-loaded, 12th-inning walk by rookie shortstop Dean Anna. Anna came into the game with a .136 average.
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