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  • Brewers rough up Zito, drop Giants

  • MILWAUKEE — Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as Milwaukee used an eight-run third inning to beat Barry Zito and San Francisco 10-8 on Tuesday.
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  • MILWAUKEE — Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam, and Carlos Gomez and Norichika Aoki also homered as Milwaukee used an eight-run third inning to beat Barry Zito and San Francisco 10-8 on Tuesday.
    Betancourt's fifth career slam highlighted the seven-hit inning that chased Zito, who hadn't lost since Aug. 2 against the New York Mets. Rickie Weeks doubled home two runs and Jonathan Lucroy added a two-run single as the Brewers sent 12 batters to the plate. Zito faced 11 of them.
    Zito (2-1) had opened the season with consecutive scoreless seven-inning outings. He lasted only 22/3 innings this time and his spotless ERA ballooned to 4.86. Dating to last season, the Giants had won the previous 13 regular-season games started by Zito.
    Gomez's home run off the foul pole in left snapped Zito's scoreless streak to start the season at 152/3 innings. Zito is 0-5 in eight starts at Miller Park and has never lasted more than 52/3 innings.
    Brandon Kintzler (2-0) got the win in relief. Jim Henderson pitched the ninth for his second save.
    Ryan Braun struck out four times.
    Marlins 8, Nationals 2
    At Miami, Adeiny Hechavarria ended Miami's nine-game home run drought with a three-run shot against Washington.
    Rockies 8-9, Mets 4-8
    At Denver, Jordan Pacheco singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning and Colorado rallied from a six-run deficit to sweep a frigid doubleheader from New York.
    In the opener, Carlos Gonzalez homered and Todd Helton hit a go-ahead single as the Rockies won a game that was delayed 2 hours as 8 inches of snow was removed from the field.
    Phillies 0, Reds 0,9th inning, suspended
    At Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Cincinnati managed only two singles apiece, staying scoreless until their game was suspended because of heavy rain in the middle of the ninth inning.
    The game will be picked up at the same point today at 2:30 p.m., before the teams play the finale of their series no earlier than 4:10 p.m.
    Padres 9, Dodgers 2
    At Los Angeles, Jason Marquis pitched three-hit ball over 72/3 innings for his first win of the season and Alexi Amarista tied a career high with four RBIs, leading San Diego over Los Angeles.
    Red Sox 7, Indians 2
    At Cleveland, Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in Boston's seven-run second inning and the Red Sox, playing with heavy hearts one day after the deadly bombings back home, beat the Cleveland Indians.
    Boston's players were already en route to Cleveland when they learned of the explosions near the Boston Marathon's finish line that killed three and injured more than 170. The Red Sox were hoping to bring some relief to those affected by the tragedy, and they may have while winning their fourth straight.
    Helped by five walks, the Red Sox scored seven runs in the second off Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2) and gave Felix Doubront (1-0) all the support he needed.
    Orioles 5, Rays 4
    At Baltimore, Matt Wieters homered, Nate McLouth scored twice, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the struggling Tampa Bay Rays despite allowing three home runs.
    The Orioles let a four-run cushion dwindle to 5-4 in the eighth, but held on for their fifth straight home win over the Rays, dating to last year.
    White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3
    At Toronto, Dayan Viciedo doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays.
    Paul Konerko hit a game-tying homer and scored three runs as the White Sox won for just the second time in eight games. Matt Lindstrom (1-0) got one out for the win and Addison Reed finished for his fifth save in as many opportunities.
    Twins 8, Angels 6
    At Minneapolis, Joe Mauer had another four hits and three RBIs to lead the Minnesota Twins past the Los Angeles Angels.
    Mauer sprayed four singles into the Target Field outfield, making him 8 for 10 in the series through two games and raising his average to .386. Brian Dozier added two hits and two RBIs in his first career game batting leadoff for the Twins.
    Athletics 4, Astros 3
    At Oakland, Calif., Josh Donaldson's eighth-inning triple drove in Josh Reddick for the winning run and Oakland Athletics overcame starter A.J. Griffin's early struggles for a victory over the Houston Astros.
    Reddick drew a two-out walk off reliever Rhiner Cruz (0-1) and took off for second just before Donaldson's hit down the right-field line landed just fair. Houston outfielder Rick Ankiel made a diving attempt, but came up short as Reddick raced around the bases.
    Tigers 6, Mariners 2
    At Seattle, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and drove in Detroit's first four runs, and the Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners.
    Cabrera's homer came with two outs in the fifth inning off Seattle starter Aaron Harang (0-1) and was his second of the season. Cabrera drove a pitch off the edge of the plate out to right-center field to give the Tigers a 3-2 lead. Cabrera also had RBIs in the first and seventh innings. Austin Jackson scored twice, giving him 19 runs scored in just 13 games.
    Braves 6, Royals 3
    At Atlanta, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Dan Uggla homered in the eighth inning, and Juan Francisco hit a pair of solo shots earlier in the game to help the Atlanta Braves win their 10th straight.
    Ashland native Jeremy Guthrie pitched seven innings for Kansas City, giving up two runs and five hits while striking out six.
    Rangers 4, Cubs 2
    At Chicago, Derek Holland pitched seven shutout innings, Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer and Craig Gentry made a diving catch for the final out to preserve Texas' over Chicago on a 39-degree night at Wrigley Field.
    Yankees 4, Diamondbacks 2
    At New York, Robinson Cano paid tribute to Jackie Robinson in fitting fashion by hitting a three-run homer, and the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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