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  • Pence has career night in Giants' rout of Dodgers

  • LOS ANGELES — Hunter Pence's grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped San Francisco romp past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 19-3 on Saturday.
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  • LOS ANGELES — Hunter Pence's grand slam and career-high seven RBIs helped San Francisco romp past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 19-3 on Saturday.
    The 19 runs were the most Los Angeles has ever given up at Dodger Stadium.
    The Dodgers' magic number for clinching the NL West remained at four.
    The last time the Los Angeles allowed 19 runs at home was on Sept. 12, 1961, when Philadelphia won 19-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in a game started by none other than Sandy Koufax. Dodger Stadium opened the next season.
    Brandon Belt also homered and set career highs with five hits and six RBIs during the Giants' 22-hit attack.
    Tim Lincecum (10-13) won his fourth consecutive decision. He also singled twice and scored two runs.
    Ricky Nolasco (13-10) was charged with seven runs on seven hits and three walks in 11/3 innings.
    Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 2
    At Phoenix, Wade Miley took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Gerardo Parra doubled twice and drove in three runs.
    Reds 7, Brewers 3
    At Milwaukee, Joey Votto and Shin-Soo Choo each hit two-run homers, and the Cincinnati Reds kept pace in the NL Central race with a win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
    Pirates 2, Cubs 1
    At Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and got home run help from Marlon Byrd and Jose Tabata, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Chicago Cubs.
    The Pirates have won five of six and tied St. Louis for the NL Central lead.
    Braves 2, Padres 1
    At Atlanta, Kris Medlen allowed four hits over 71/3 scoreless innings to win his fourth straight start, leading the Atlanta Braves over San Diego.
    Phillies 5, Nationals 4
    At Washington, Carlos Ruiz had two doubles and three RBIs, John Mayberry homered and the Philadelphia Phillies ended Washington's seven-game winning streak.
    Marlins 3-1, Mets 0-3
    At New York, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in seven innings for his first major league win in more than a year, and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins for a doubleheader split.
    American League
    Athletics 1, Rangers 0
    At Arlington, Texas, Bartolo Colon scattered seven hits over eight impressive innings for the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, who stretched their division lead over Texas to 51/2; games with a victory over the Rangers and Yu Darvish.
    The A's won for the seventh time in eight games, and clinched the key division series by beating Texas twice in less than 24 hours.
    Colon (16-6) struck out seven and lowered what is already his career-best ERA to 2.73.
    Rays 7, Twins 0
    At Minneapolis, Matt Moore and five relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays held their wild-card lead, defeating Minnesota on a rainy night.
    Desmond Jennings hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Rays stayed 11/2; games ahead of Cleveland for the second AL wild-card spot.
    Royals 1, Tigers 0
    At Detroit, Prince Fielder was thrown out at home plate to end the game, preserving Ervin Santana's impressive outing and leading the Royals to a victory over the Tigers.
    Eric Hosmer had an RBI triple in the first for the Royals. He was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a grounder to third base.
    Santana (9-9) won for the first time since Aug. 4, outpitching Doug Fister (12-9).
    Indians 8, White Sox 1
    At Chicago, Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 81/3 strong innings and Asdrubal Cabrera and Lonnie Chisenhall homered to lead Cleveland to a victory over the White Sox on Saturday night that helped the Indians keep pace in the AL wild-card race.
    Red Sox 5, Yankees 1
    At Boston, Jon Lester pitched eight dominant innings, and the AL East-leading Red Sox dealt the Yankees' wild-card hopes another blow.
    Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino each had two hits as the surging Red Sox won for the 16th time in 19 games and beat the Yankees for the fifth time in six meetings in just over a week.
    New York is three games behind Tampa Bay for the second wild-card slot.
    Blue Jays 4, Orioles 3
    At Toronto, Colby Rasmus hit a two-run home run, Jeremy Jefress won for the first time in more than two years and the Jays handed the slumping Orioles their fifth loss in seven games.
    Angels 6, Astros 2
    At Houston, Jered Weaver pitched six solid innings, Chris Iannetta homered and the Angels stopped Houston's four-game winning streak.
    Interleague
    Mariners 4, Cardinals 1
    At St. Louis, rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, dropping St. Louis into a tie for the NL Central lead.
    The Cardinals mustered only three hits, including Matt Carpenter's league-leading 50th double.
    Paxton (2-0) gave up a pair of singles. Danny Farquhar got his 14th save.
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