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  • Indians pull off marathon sweep

  • CHICAGO — Nick Swisher hit a solo homer to cap a four-run ninth inning against Addison Reed Friday night, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox for a sweep of the longest doubleheader by time for two nine-inning games.
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  • CHICAGO — Nick Swisher hit a solo homer to cap a four-run ninth inning against Addison Reed Friday night, lifting the Cleveland Indians to a 9-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox for a sweep of the longest doubleheader by time for two nine-inning games.
    After pounding Chicago 19-10 in the opener in a game that lasted 4 hours, 2 minutes, the Indians came through in the end to take a nightcap that ran 3:51.
    The 7:53 total made it the longest doubleheader with two nine-inning games on record.
    Reed (3-1) entered with an 8-5 lead in the ninth but quickly ran into trouble, blowing his fourth save in 25 chances.
    He started the inning by giving up three straight singles to Ryan Raburn, pinch-hitter Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Bourn to make it a two-run game. He then threw a wild pitch to pinch-hitter Jason Giambi, allowing Cabrera to score.
    Jason Kipnis then tied it with a sacrifice fly to center field, driving in Bourn, and Swisher drilled a long homer to right with two outs on a 3-2 pitch to put Cleveland ahead.
    That made a winner of Matt Langwell (1-0), who got his first career win even though he allowed two runs in the eighth.
    In the opener, Jason Kipnis reached base six times and scored four runs, while Ryan Raburn homered and drove in four.
    Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 5
    At Boston, Jonny Gomes broke a tie with a seventh-inning single and Boston beat the Toronto after squandering a five-run lead night.
    The Red Sox had 15 hits, giving them at least 10 for the sixth time in seven games.
    Orioles 4, Yankees 3
    At Baltimore, Nate McLouth hit a tiebreaking homer off CC Sabathia in the seventh inning, Manny Machado had two RBIs and Baltimore rallied to beat the Yankees.
    Orioles rookie Kevin Gausman (1-3) earned his first major league victory, allowing three hits over 41/3 innings as part of a relief crew that blanked the Yankees over the final six innings.
    Royals 9, Twins 3
    At Minneapolis, Eric Hosmer hit two of Kansas City's season-high four home runs and James Shields pitched six strong innings for his 90th win to lead the Royals.
    Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas also homered for Kansas City.
    Angels 4, Astros 2
    At Houston, pinch-runner Peter Bourjos scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning on an error and Erick Aybar added a two-run single in the ninth to help the Angels beat the Astros.
    Hank Conger doubled off Paul Clemens (4-3) to start the eighth. Conger was replaced by Bourjos before Aybar drew a walk. Bourjos took third on a fly out by J.B. Shuck. Shortstop Ronny Cedeno's error on the play, when he bounced the ball trying to pick off Aybar at second, allowed Bourjos to dash home just ahead of the throw.
    National League
    Braves 3, Diamondbacks 0
    At Atlanta, Julio Teheran pitched six strong innings, Andrelton Simmons homered and Atlanta beat the Arizona.
    The Braves, who have won three of four and lead second-place Washington by 51/2; games in the NL East, retired former All-Star third baseman Chipper Jones' number before the game.
    Padres 9, Marlins 2
    At Miami, Will Venable drove in three runs and saved one with a diving catch in right field to help San Diego beat Ricky Nolasco and Miami.
    Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer for the Padres and had three of their 15 hits. Edinson Volquez (6-6) gave up two runs in six innings for the Padres, who have outscored Miami 20-3 this season while winning all four games.
    Nationals 6, Mets 4
    At New York, Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and Washington rallied late after a dominant Matt Harvey departed.
    Harvey struck out 11 and left with the Mets leading 4-1 after seven innings.
    Ryan Zimmerman lined a three-run double with two outs in the eighth that made it 4-all. The Mets used four relievers in the inning, and still couldn't protect the lead.
    Pirates 10, Brewers 3
    At Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start to become the first Pirates pitcher to win his first four career starts in more than a century and Starling Marte missed getting cycle a few feet short of a home run in a win over Milwaukee.
    Cole (4-0) gave up three runs in the first inning but no more as he made it through six innings, allowing eight hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Nick Maddox started 4-0 in his first four starts in 1907.
    Rockies 4, Giants 1
    At Denver, Michael Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and Colorado beat slumping San Francisco.
    Wilin Rosario also went deep and Jordan Pacheco had three hits for the Rockies, who moved within three games of Arizona in the NL West.
    Chacin (7-3) earned his fourth straight win with another standout performance.
    Buster Posey homered among his three hits for the Giants, who have lost five straight and seven of their last eight.
    Phillies 16, Dodgers 1
    At Los Angeles, Delmon Young had a career-high six RBIs, helping John Lannan breeze to his first victory with Philadelphia, and the Phillies got homers from Michael Young and John Mayberry, snapping Los Angeles' season-best, six-game winning streak.
    Interleague
    Rangers 4, Reds 0
    At Arlington, Texas, Martin Perez pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning and AL West-leading Texas handed Cincinnati its third straight loss and sixth in the last seven.
    Athletics 6, Cardinals 1
    At Oakland, Calif., Bartolo Colon tossed eight innings of one-run ball to win his eighth straight start, powering Oakland past the St. Louis.
    Colon (11-2) controlled the game with an efficient fastball the way he has so many others this season, burnishing his All-Star credentials and confounding critics who question how the 40-year-old continues to dominate. He allowed six hits, struck out five and walked one to match Max Scherzer of Detroit for the most wins in the AL this season.
    Mariners 5, Cubs 4
    At Seattle, Mike Zunino hit a game-ending single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Seattle over the Chicago Cubs.
    Michael Saunders and Raul Ibanez led off the 10th with back-to-back walks before Blake Parker (0-1) was relieved by Shawn Camp. Jason Bay advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt, and Justin Smoak was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Zunino then worked the count full before singling up the middle.
    Yoervis Medina (3-2) pitched the 10th to earn the win. Oliver Perez struck out the side in the ninth, his 12 consecutive scoreless inning pitched.
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