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  • Straily, surging A's edge Pirates

  • PITTSBURGH — Dan Straily pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer and the Athletics beat the Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday.
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  • PITTSBURGH — Dan Straily pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Brandon Moss hit a two-run homer and the Athletics beat the Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday.
    Straily (6-2) struck out seven and walked three in 6 1-3 innings for his second straight strong outing. Grant Balfour worked the ninth to remain perfect in 24 save chances this season. The A's have won 10 of 13.
    Gerrit Cole (4-2) lost his second consecutive decision despite working seven innings for the first time in his four-week major league career. Cole allowed five hits, struck out four and walked two. After the start was delayed 1 hour, 42 minutes, Pedro Alvarez hit his 23rd home run but Pittsburgh matched a season high with its fourth straight loss.
    Cardinals 9, Astros 5
    At St. Louis, Adam Wainwright earned his 12th win to tie for the NL lead, pitching seven scoreless innings, and Matt Holliday hit his team-high 13th homer to lead the Cardinals to a win over the Astros.
    Matt Carpenter had three hits and drove in three runs for St. Louis, which has won four in a row and five of six.
    Cubs 7, Angels 2
    At Chicago, Alfonso Soriano hit two of the Cubs' season high five home runs and Travis Wood earned his first win in nearly six weeks in a victory over Los Angeles.
    Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney also homered for Chicago.
    National League
    Mets 10, Giants 6
    At San Francisco, Marlon Byrd's two-out grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Mets beat the Giants for their third consecutive win.
    A day after needing 16 innings to top the Giants in a game that ended at 12:42 a.m., the Mets squandered leads of 3-2 and 5-3 but held off the slumping World Series champions by scoring five times against their bullpen.
    Braves 6, Marlins 4
    At Miami, Justin Upton homered, doubled twice and scored three runs to help the Atlanta Braves earn their 27th comeback victory.
    The Braves, who lead the NL in come-from-behind wins, overcame deficits of 3-1 and 4-3.
    Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 1
    At Phoenix, Ricky Nolasco gave up four hits over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and surging Los Angeles beat the Diamondbacks for its 14th victory in 17 games.
    Nolasco (6-8), acquired Saturday in a trade with the Miami Marlins, also doubled and singled, driving in a run and scoring another.
    Phillies 4, Nationals 2
    At Philadelphia, Cole Hamels threw eight sharp innings, Michael Young hit a two-run double and Philadelphia beat Washington for its third straight win.
    Hamels (4-11) allowed one run and six hits to win consecutive starts for the first time this season. The Phillies have won six of their past eight games.
    Brewers 2, Reds 0
    At Milwaukee, Wily Peralta tossed a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Logan Schafer hit his first homer, a two-run shot that lifted Milwaukee to a victory over Cincinnati.
    Peralta (6-9), whose start was pushed back from Sunday to give his aching left hamstring a couple extra days of rest, struck out six and walked four for his first complete game.
    Padres 2, Rockies 1
    At San Diego, Eric Stults pitched a four-hitter, Alexi Amarista drove in two runs and the Padres snapped their 10-game losing streak with a win over the Rockies.
    Stults (7-7) struck out five and walked three in the complete game, supporting his cause with two hits. He took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when Josh Rutledge legged out an infield hit on a grounder to shortstop. He lost his shutout in the ninth when he gave up a one-out double to Wilin Rosario and a two-out RBI single to pinch-hitter Nolan Arenado.
    American League
    Rangers 8, Orioles 4
    At Baltimore, Adrian Beltre went 4 for 4 with two homers and a season-high five RBIs to help the surging Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles.
    Beltre hit a solo shot in the second inning and a three-run drive in the fifth, both off Zach Britton (2-3). Beltre has six home runs in his last six games and is batting .488 (21 for 43) during an 11-game hitting streak that began on June 28.
    White Sox 11, Tigers 4
    At Detroit, Alex Rios tied an American League record with six hits in a nine-inning game and Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth to lift Chicago over Detroit.
    Dayan Vicideo's second homer of the game helped the White Sox score seven runs in the eighth, and they added three more in the ninth to surpass a season high for scoring.
    Red Sox 11, Mariners 8
    At Seattle, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a tiebreaking homer, Shane Victorino slugged the last of Boston's five long balls and the Red Sox snapped a three-game skid with a win over Seattle.
    Boston rallied from an early 5-1 deficit, using two-run homers from Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli along with Bradley's solo shot to come back against the Mariners. Pedroia and Napoli homered in the third inning and Bradley gave Boston the lead in the fifth against Blake Beavan (0-2).
    Royals 3, Yankees 1
    At New York, James Shields wiggled out of early trouble and got home run help from Billy Butler and David Lough as Kansas City sent New York to its third straight loss.
    Center fielder Lorenzo Cain contributed four nifty catches, defensive replacement Elliot Johnson ranged a long way for a grounder and Kansas City backed Shields (4-6) with a pair of double plays.
    Indians 3, Blue Jays 0
    At Cleveland, Ubaldo Jimenez and three relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout as Cleveland defeated Toronto.
    Jimenez (7-4) dodged constant trouble in six innings, allowing five hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
    Rays 4, Twins 1
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Chris Archer pitched six strong innings, and Matt Joyce and Kelly Johnson drove in two runs apiece to help surging Tampa Bay extend its winning streak to a season-best six games with a victory over sputtering Minnesota.
    Archer (3-3) limited the Twins to an unearned run and three hits to outpitch fellow rookie Kyle Gibson (1-2), who was done in by one bad inning in his third career start for Minnesota.
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