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  • Giants edge rival Dodgers, move into first in NL West

  • SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday and into first place in the NL West.
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  • SAN FRANCISCO — Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the rival Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday and into first place in the NL West.
    The struggling Sandoval came through after reliever J.P. Howell (1-1) intentionally walked Hunter Pence with two outs. Sandoval, who entered batting just .164, grounded into center field to score Joaquin Arias from second. Jean Machi (3-0) pitched out of a bases-loaded jam earlier in the seventh for the win.
    Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2
    At Phoenix, Dillon Gee (1-0) retired his first 14 batters and allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings as the Mets completed a three-game sweep.
    Arizona finished an 0-6 homestand in which it led at the end of just one inning and dropped to 1-11 in home games, including a pair of losses in Australia that started the season. At 4-14, the Diamondbacks are off to their worst 18-game start.
    Brewers 5, Cardinals 1
    At Milwaukee, Wily Peralta (2-0) allowed one run and six hits in 61/3 innings as Milwaukee avoided a series sweep.
    Milwaukee, which entered the series with a nine-game winning streak, had one run and six hits in losing the first two games to St. Louis.
    Cardinals starter Joe Kelly (1-1) gave up an unearned run and three hits in four innings. He left in the middle of the fourth inning with left hamstring tightness after trying to beat out a bunt attempt in the top half.
    American League
    Rangers 3, Mariners 2
    At Arlington, Texas, Leonys Martin had a game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning as the Texas Rangers scored two unearned runs in a two-out rally against Fernando Rodney (0-1), beating the Seattle Mariners in a game that started as a battle of aces.
    Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out nine and had retired 10 in a row before Martin's leadoff triple in the eighth ended the big right-hander's night. Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for the Rangers.
    Pedro Figueroa (1-0) worked a perfect ninth for his first major league victory.
    Royals 6, Astros 4, 11 innings
    At Houston, Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th to lift the Kansas City Royals over the Houston Astros.
    Moustakas has been off to a tough start this season and was hitting .098 before his solo shot to the seats in right field off Jerome Williams (0-1) to lead off the 11th.
    Jarrod Dyson singled and added an insurance run on a fielder's choice.
    Ashland native Jeremy Guthrie started on the mound for Kansas City. He took a no decision after giving up six hits and four runs in six innings
    Red Sox 6, White Sox 4,14 innings
    At Chicago, Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes.
    With the score tied at 4 after 13 innings, the White Sox ran out of pitchers after Daniel Webb threw 59 pitches in three innings, so manager Robin Ventura turned to Garcia (0-1) to start the 14th. Garcia is the first White Sox position player to take the mound since Casper Wells pitched a scoreless inning last June.
    Garcia retired the first two batters, but then walked Daniel Nava and Jonathan Herrera, and Bradley followed with his big hit. Chris Capuano (1-0) pitched 22/3 innings of scoreless relief to get the win. Burke Badenhop got the final out for his first save of the season.
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