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Fri Jun 23 201711:14MLB roundup: Homer-happy Dodgers win seventh straight
LOS ANGELES -- The homer-happy Los Angeles Dodgers blasted three more Thursday night and ran their winning streak to a season-high seven games as they finished a four-game sweep of the New York Mets, 6-3. Justin Turner, Enrique Hernandez and Joc Pederson all homered for Los Angeles. It was the 14th straight game that the Dodgers have hit a home run, tying a franchise record set last season. Los Angeles hit 15 home runs and scored 36 runs in the series against the injury-depleted New York pitching staff. The Dodgers moved 1 1/2 games ahead of Colorado and Arizona in the National League West.Los Angeles' Hyun-Jin Ryu went five innings, allowing home runs to Curtis Granderson and Travis d'Arnaud. The Dodgers needed five relievers to close it out. Kenley Jansen got four outs for his 16th save of the season.Cubs 11, Marlins 1MIAMI -- Former Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta turned in a vintage all-around performance and Kris Bryant crushed a three-run homer to lead Chicago over Miami.It was Bryant's 16th homer of the season, and it propelled Chicago to its fourth win in their past five games. Arrieta (7-5) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings and was 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI, helping spark two rallies.Wilson Contreras hit a two-run homer, and Addison Russell and Ian Happ each went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Cubs. Chicago's Mark Zagunis made his major league debut and got an RBI in his first at-bat, grounding out to shortstop. He finished 0-for-5.Mariners 9, Tigers 6SEATTLE -- Andrew Moore pitched seven strong innings in his major league debut and Robinson Cano hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in six runs as Seattle won its fifth straight game.Moore, a 23-year-old right-hander who was a second-round draft pick out of Oregon State in 2015, allowed three runs on six hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four. Cano hit a two-run shot in the third inning and added his slam in the seventh.Miguel Cabrera and Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, which suffered its season-high sixth consecutive defeat and was swept in a four-game series by the Mariners for only the second time. The other occurred in 1998 at Tiger Stadium.Indians 6, Orioles 3BALTIMORE -- Austin Jackson had three hits with three RBIs and Erik Gonzalez homered as Cleveland defeated Baltimore for the third time in their four-game series.The Indians have won eight of their past nine games and outscored the Orioles 28-10 in the series. Baltimore has allowed at least five runs in 19 consecutive games -- one shy of the major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies.Mike Clevinger (3-3) got his first victory in five starts. He allowed two runs on six hits, with four strikeouts and four walks, over five innings.Angels 10, Yankees 5NEW YORK -- Albert Pujols began a big comeback with a third-inning RBI single and delivered the go-ahead hit with a seventh-inning RBI single as Los Angeles routed reeling New York.The Angels trailed 5-1 in the second inning but scored the final nine runs to win the rubber game of a three-game series with the Yankees, who have lost eight of nine. Cameron Maybin hit a leadoff homer and scored three runs for Los Angeles.Starlin Castro had an RBI single in the first inning for the Yankees. Brett Gardner hit into a run-scoring groundout in the second before rookie Aaron Judge launched his major-league-leading 25th homer, a three-run shot for New York.White Sox 9, Twins 0MINNEAPOLIS -- Matt Davidson had three hits, including a towering home run, while Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier each supplied first-inning, two-run homers following a lengthy rain delay as Chicago routed Minnesota.Jose Quintana (4-8) enjoyed the run support to win his second straight start as the White Sox snapped a three-game losing streak. Davidson, who hit his team-leading 17th home run, is second to Judge among American League rookies.Twins starter Nik Turley (0-2) got only two outs in his third major league start, allowing five runs on six hits. Turley, who owns a 16.39 ERA in his three career appearances, was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game.Braves 12, Giants 11ATLANTA -- Lane Adams' pinch-hit home run -- his first in the major leagues -- sparked an eight-run fifth inning that carried Atlanta past San Francisco.The Braves also counted homers from Nick Markakis, Matt Adams and Brandon Phillips. Markakis had four of the team's 16 hits as Atlanta took three of four games in the series and won for the seventh time in the last 10 contests.The Giants made it interesting in the ninth inning against closer Jim Johnson. San Francisco scored twice and had runners on first and second when Hunter Pence grounded out to end the game. Johnson earned his 14th save.Rangers 11, Blue Jays 4ARLINGTON, Texas -- Carlos Gomez went deep twice to power a home run barrage by Texas in its victory over Toronto.Gomez, Mike Napoli and Robinson Chirinos each homered off Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman (7-4), who lost for the first time in six road decisions this season. Gomez added another homer, a two-run shot, in the eighth to finish with five RBIs.Rangers starter Martin Perez (4-6) wasn't sharp but enjoyed plenty of offensive support. He worked six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on nine hits, improving to 4-0 this season when backed by at least three runs.Astros 12, Athletics 9OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez hit three-run homers in the second inning and rookie David Paulino pitched 5 1/3 solid innings to help Houston complete a four-game sweep of Oakland.The Astros defeated the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum for the 10th straight time and have won 15 of the past 16 games overall against the Athletics. Houston recorded its seventh series sweep of the season and fifth on the road.Former Oakland player Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and a solo homer, his seventh home run of the season, for the Astros. He also walked and scored four runs, matching his career high.Brewers 4, Pirates 2MILWAUKEE -- Eric Sogard had two doubles, scored a pair of runs and prevented a run with a defensive gem in the eighth inning as Milwaukee earned a split of their four-game series against Pittsburgh.Sogard missed all of the 2016 season recovering from knee surgery but has been red-hot since the Brewers called him up in early May. He is batting .366 with a .985 OPS.Travis Shaw had two doubles and a home run, and Milwaukee tagged Pirates starter Ian Nova (7-5) for four runs on 11 hits and two walks over seven innings. Chase Anderson (6-2) went six innings and allowed two runs on two hits while striking out seven.Diamondbacks 10, Rockies 3DENVER -- Chris Owings and Paul Goldschmidt hit three-run homers as Arizona beat Colorado in the rubber match of their three-game series.Arizona starter Zack Godley (3-1) gave up two hits in the first inning, including Charlie Blackmon's 24th career leadoff homer and second this season, but then retired 13 straight batters. Godley also singled home a run in the eighth inning for his second career RBI in 45 at-bats.The Diamondbacks have won nine of their past 10 games.Phillies 5, Cardinals 1PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Nola had one of his best efforts of the season, striking out a season-high eight batters and allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings to help Philadelphia snap a five-game losing streak.Freddy Galvis and Tommy Joseph hit a home runs for the Phillies. Joseph went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.Paul DeJong homered for the Cardinals, who fell to 13-3 against the National League East this season.
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