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  • Dodgers stay hot, win 13th straight on road

  • CHICAGO — Chris Capuano scattered six hits over 61/3 innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a team record with their 13th straight road win, 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
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  • CHICAGO — Chris Capuano scattered six hits over 61/3 innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a team record with their 13th straight road win, 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
    The Dodgers, who haven't lost on the road since July 6 in San Francisco, eclipsed the 1924 mark set by the Brooklyn Robins.
    Carl Crawford broke open a 1-0 game by driving in two runs with a single in the sixth inning. Jerry Hairston Jr. singled in the first run in the third for NL West-leading Los Angeles, which is 13-2 since the All-Star break and has won 30 of its last 37 overall.
    Capuano (4-6) came up with his second straight strong start and third in his last four. He struck out five and walked only one before four Dodgers relievers closed it out.
    Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 16th save in 19 chances.
    Jeff Samardzija (6-10) allowed three runs over six innings in Chicago's third straight loss. He gave up seven hits, five walks and hit a batter. He also had nine strikeouts.
    Pirates 5, Rockies 2
    At Pittsburgh, Francisco Liriano worked seven strong innings, and Jose Tabata homered and drove in two runs to lead Pittsburgh over Colorado.
    Liriano (12-4) allowed only two hits to offset his five walks and had six strikeouts. The left-hander improved to 7-1 with a 1.65 ERA in his last eight starts for the NL Central leaders.
    Reds 8, Cardinals 3
    At Cincinnati, Devin Mesoraco drove in three runs with a pair of homers, and Cincinnati finally broke out against a St. Louis team that has held the Reds down all season.
    Braves 5, Phillies 4, 12 innings
    At Philadelphia, Dan Uggla had a tiebreaking RBI grounder in the 12th, the Atlanta bullpen pitched 52/3 scoreless innings and the Braves beat Philadelphia for their ninth straight win.
    Nationals 3, Brewers 0
    At Milwaukee, Dan Haren pitched seven strong innings, and Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos hit home runs to lead Washington to a win over Milwaukee.
    American League
    Tigers 3, White Sox 0
    At Detroit, Max Scherzer took a shutout into the eighth inning before being pulled, and the Detroit right-hander became baseball's first 16-game winner when the Tigers held on for a victory over the punchless Chicago White Sox.
    Mariners 8, Orioles 4
    At Baltimore, Michael Saunders homered twice and drove in five runs, Erasmo Ramirez retired 18 of the first 20 batters he faced and Seattle beat Baltimore to end a four-game losing streak.
    Saunders hit a three-run drive in the fifth and added a clinching two-run shot in the ninth. It was his fifth career two-homer game, the second this season.
    Justin Smoak homered and went 3 for 3 with two walks for the Mariners.
    Athletics 4, Rangers 2
    At Oakland, Calif., Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run to help first-place Oakland end Texas' winning streak at five games and regain some ground in the AL West.
    Matt Garza (7-2) lost for the first time since June 11 and the Rangers lost ground on the division leader for the first time in nearly a week, falling 31/2 games back.
    Jed Lowrie and Eric Sogard also drove in runs for the A's, who ended a three-game losing streak.
    Jarrod Parker (7-6) gave up two runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out six.
    Angels 7, Blue Jays 3
    At Anaheim, Calif., Jered Weaver pitched into the eighth to win his third straight decision and Kole Calhoun hit his second big league homer as Los Angeles Angels beat Toronto.
    Twins 6, Astros 4
    At Minneapolis, Ryan Doumit hit the go-ahead single in the seventh inning and Minnesota's bullpen pitched six scoreless innings as the Twins beat Houston.
    Interleague
    Rays 2, Giants 1, 10 innings
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Wil Myers had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting Tampa Bay to a victory over San Francisco.
    Desmond Jennings drew a leadoff walk in the 10th off Jean Machi (2-1) and stole second. Ben Zobrist was intentionally walked and Evan Longoria walked to load the bases on four pitches before Myers won it on his liner that went over the left fielder's head.
    Closer Fernando Rodney (4-2) allowed two hits during a scoreless 10th for the win. The game featured a matchup of Cy Young winners David Price and Tim Lincecum, and both were outstanding. Price allowed one run over nine innings, while Lincecum gave up one run in seven frames.
    Red Sox 5, Diamondbacks 2
    At Boston, Jake Peavy allowed four hits in seven-plus innings to beat Arizona and win his first start since coming to Boston at the trade deadline.
    Peavy (8-5) struck out seven and walked two, giving up Paul Goldschmidt's homer in the fourth and leaving with a 3-1 lead after a leadoff single in the eighth. He walked slowly from the mound as the crowd rose to a standing ovation, tipping his cap to the fans on his way to the dugout.
    Yankees 3, Padres 0
    At San Diego, Curtis Granderson hit a two-run home run, his first since coming off the disabled list, and Ivan Nova dominated through seven impressive innings as New York beat San Diego.
    Royals 4, Mets 3, 12 innings
    At New York, pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell homered deep into the left-field seats leading off the 12th inning, and Kansas City overcame a late blown lead to beat New York.
    Indians 4, Marlins 3
    At Miami, Michael Bourn had three of Cleveland's six stolen bases and scored three times to help the Indians earn their ninth victory in the past 10 games with a win over Miami.
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