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  • Giants' Pagan hits inside-the-park homer to seal win

  • SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan became the first San Francisco player to end a game with an inside-the-park homer, connecting with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday to give the Giants a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
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  • SAN FRANCISCO — Angel Pagan became the first San Francisco player to end a game with an inside-the-park homer, connecting with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday to give the Giants a thrilling 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
    Troy Tulowitzki homered leading off the 10th to put the Rockies ahead 5-4, but Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) walked Brandon Crawford to open the bottom half.
    Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed before Pagan sent a long drive that hit the base of the oddly angled wall in right-center and bounced high over the head of right fielder Michael Cuddyer. The speedy Pagan raced around the bases and slid home ahead of the relay.
    The last major leaguer to hit an inside-the-park home run that ended a game was Rey Sanchez for Tampa Bay on June 11, 2004 — also in a 10-inning victory over Colorado, according to STATS.
    The previous Giants player to do it was Hall of Famer Bill Terry on Aug. 24, 1931, when the club was in New York. His drive beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1, STATS said.
    It was Betancourt's first blown save in 11 chances this season.
    Buster Posey had three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who ended a four-game slide against the Rockies. Sergio Romo (3-2) gave up Tulowitzki's 10th homer.
    Reds 5, Cubs 2
    At Cincinnati, Todd Frazier drove in a pair of runs with a sacrifice fly and a single, and Cincinnati used another big inning to beat Chicago for its fifth straight victory.
    The Reds have won 13 of 16, surging to a season-high 13 games over .500 at 31-18. It's their best start since 1995, when they reached the NL championship series.
    Pirates 5, Brewers 2
    At Milwaukee, Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, Andrew McCutchen also went deep and Jeff Locke pitched six shutout innings to lead Pittsburgh over Milwaukee.
    Braves 7-6, Mets 5-0
    At New York, light-hitting pitcher Mike Minor homered for his first two RBIs in the majors and struck out 10 as Atlanta posted its second win in a matter of hours, beating New York for its eighth straight victory.
    Earlier, Dan Uggla hit a go-ahead single in the 10th inning and the Braves won in the resumption of a game suspended because of rain Friday night after eight innings with the score tied at 5.
    Phillies 5, Nationals 3
    At Washington, Michael Young scored the go-ahead run from first base on a single in the eighth inning, and Domonic Brown homered and hit an RBI double as Philadelphia beat Washington.
    Dodgers 5, Cardinals 3
    At Los Angeles, Adrian Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs, Mark Ellis lined a go-ahead double in the sixth inning and Los Angeles snapped St. Louis' three-game winning streak.
    Padres 10, Diamondbacks 4
    At Phoenix, Everth Cabrera matched his career high with four RBIs, two coming on his second home run in two nights, and the Padres beat the Diamondbacks.
    American League
    Rangers 5, Mariners 2
    At Seattle, Nelson Cruz hit his 12th homer of the season, David Murphy drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers roughed up Seattle ace Felix Hernandez and handed the Mariners their eighth straight loss.
    Derek Holland continued to pitch well in Seattle, easily getting the better of the matchup against Hernandez. Holland (4-2) went 62/3 innings, striking out a season-high 10, allowing no earned runs and winning for the first time since May 8 after a pair of no decisions.
    Hernandez (5-4) was trying to rebound from a poor outing in his last start at Cleveland, but continued to leave pitches up in the strike zone and Texas took advantage. Murphy's two-out double in the second gave Texas a 3-0 lead and Cruz added his solo homer — also with two outs — in the fifth inning.
    Athletics 11, Astros 5
    At Houston, Josh Donaldson homered and had four hits to power Oakland past Houston.
    Chris Young added three hits and drove in two runs as the Athletics pounded out a season-high 18 hits. Every Oakland batter drove in at least one run. Donaldson and Brandon Moss hit back-to-back homers for the A's, who improved to 8-0 this season against the Astros.
    Red Sox 7, Indians 4
    At Boston, pinch-hitter Mike Carp drove in the tying run with an eighth-inning double and then scored on a double by Dustin Pedroia as the Boston Red Sox rallied for a win.
    The Red Sox scored four times off reliever Vinnie Pestano (1-1), who took over with Cleveland leading 4-3 in the eighth.
    Orioles 6, Blue Jays 5
    At Toronto, Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer and Adam Jones added a solo shot to help the Orioles beat R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays.
    Angels 7, Royals 0
    At Kansas City, Mo., Josh Hamilton and Hank Conger homered to back Billy Buckner's first major league win since 2009, and the Angels beat the Royals for their seventh straight victory.
    Conger's opposite-field shot leading off the sixth inning was the first hit off Jeremy Guthrie (5-3), who dropped his third consecutive outing after going a Royals-record 18 starts in a row without a loss.
    Yankees 4, Rays 3, 11 innings
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Lyle Overbay homered with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Yankees rallied late to beat the Rays.
    Overbay drilled a 1-0 pitch from Josh Lueke (0-2) into the right field seats to give New York the lead.
    Twins 3, Tigers 2
    At Detroit, Joe Mauer homered and had three hits, helping the Twins snap a 10-game losing streak with a victory over the Tigers.
    Interleague
    White Sox 2, Marlins 1
    At Chicago, Conor Gillaspie hit a run-scoring single in the ninth inning to lift Chicago over Miami.
    Derek Dietrich homered in the top of the ninth to spoil Jake Peavy's shutout bid.
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