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  • A's hold off late Yankees rally

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris homered and drove in four runs and Bartolo Colon pitched six scoreless innings to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
    Coco Crisp led off the game for Oakland with a homer off CC Sabathia (6-5) before Norris and Colon (8-2) took over to lead the A's to their eighth win in 11 games.
    Sabathia allowed six runs and eight hits in six innings in his homecoming start in front of many fans that came from his hometown of nearby Vallejo to watch him pitch.
    The A's did get some bad news when star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had to leave the game after the second inning with tightness in his left hamstring. He is day to day. Cespedes appeared to hurt himself running out a groundout in the first inning.
    Blue Jays 7, White Sox 5,10 innings
    At Chicago, Jose Bautista hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning and Rajai Davis scored on a wild pitch in the 10th to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a win.
    Tigers 3, Royals 2
    At Kansas City, Mo., Max Scherzer won his ninth straight decision, and the Tigers beat Kansas City to snap the Royals' six-game winning streak.
    Scherzer became the first Tigers starter to begin the season 9-0 since Vern Kennedy in 1938 by pitching seven sharp innings.
    Indians 5, Rangers 2
    At Arlington, Texas, Corey Kluber allowed one run over eight innings and the Indians beat the Rangers to snap an eight-game losing streak.
    The Indians also ended a 12-game road losing streak.
    Orioles 3, Angels 2
    At Baltimore, Miguel Gonzalez allowed one run over eight innings and Nick Markakis hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the seventh inning as the Orioles beat the Angels.
    Rays 8, Red Sox 3
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Joyce hit one of three homers off Jon Lester to help the Rays beat the AL East-leading Red Sox.
    Desmond Jennings homered twice, while Evan Longoria also went deep for the Rays. Roberto Hernandez (4-6) allowed three runs and seven hits over seven-plus innings.
    Mariners 4, Astros 0
    At Seattle, Aaron Harang pitched a two-hitter for his second shoutout of the season, leading the Mariners to a victory over the Astros.
    Harang (3-6) struck out a season-high 10, the 12th time in his career he had 10 Ks with no walks. It was his 15th career complete game and eighth shutout. He also beat San Diego 9-0 on May 27.
    Harang allowed a two-out infield single to deep short by J.D. Martinez in the second inning. He then retired 16 of the next 17 batters. The only Astros batter to reach during that span was Brandon Barnes on a sixth-inning error.
    National League
    Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3
    At Los Angeles, in a game highlighted by a heated brawl in the seventh inning that involved both players and coaches, Tim Federowicz hit a go-ahead three-run double in the eighth inning to help the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
    Arizona starter Ian Kennedy, manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward, along with Dodgers star rookie Yasiel Puig and hitting coach Mark McGwire were ejected after the prolonged bench-clearing scuffle.
    Kennedy hit Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke with a pitch, a retaliation throw that triggered the fracas that nearly spilled into the stands.
    An inning earlier, Greinke hit Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero in the back and both teams came charging onto the field but it broke up quickly with no punches thrown. That was payback for Kennedy hitting Puig. The ball deflected off his shoulder and struck Puig on the nose.
    Pirates 8, Giants 2
    At Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the seventh inning of his major league debut and hit a two-run single in his first at-bat, leading the Pirates to a victory over the Giants in front of a festive crowd.
    The top pick in the 2011 draft, Cole allowed two runs and seven hits in 61/3 innings after being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day. He began his highly touted career with a three-pitch strikeout — all 96-mph fastballs — of Gregor Blanco and struck out two overall. He did not walk a batter.
    Pedro Alvarez went 3 for 3 with a home run to back Cole. Starling Marte also homered and Andrew McCutchen and Russell Martin had two hits each.
    Cardinals 9, Mets 2
    At New York, Michael Wacha recovered from a wild start to earn his first major league win and Allen Craig hit a three-run homer for the Cardinals in a victory over the staggering Mets.
    Marlins 5, Brewers 4
    At Miami, Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer since coming off the disabled list, a two-run drive with two outs in the eighth inning that lifted the Marlins to a victory over the Brewers.
    Reds 12, Cubs 2
    At Chicago, Xavier Paul hit a three-run home run, Joey Votto added a two-run shot and the Reds roughed up Matt Garza and the Cubs.
    Zack Cozart also added a three-run shot in the eighth and Todd Frazier hit a solo home run in the second inning for the Reds.
    Rockies 8, Nationals 3
    At Denver, Jhoulys Chacin won for the first time since April, Tyler Colvin homered twice and drove in four runs, and the Rockies beat the Nationals.
    Carlos Gonzalez also hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in Colorado's five-run fifth inning.
    Padres 3, Braves 2
    At San Diego, Andrew Cashner outdueled Tim Hudson, Chase Headley homered and the Padres beat the Braves for the second straight game.
    Interleague
    Twins 3, Phillies 2
    At Minneapolis, Justin Morneau hit the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to cap a three-hit night and carry the Twins to a win over the Phillies.
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