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  • A's complete road sweep of Rangers with easy victory

  • ARLINGTON, Texas — Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, Eric Sogard matched his season total with three RBIs and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a 12-1 rout on Wednesday of the sloppy Texas Rangers.
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  • ARLINGTON, Texas — Jesse Chavez allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, Eric Sogard matched his season total with three RBIs and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep with a 12-1 rout on Wednesday of the sloppy Texas Rangers.
    Yoenis Cespedes had two doubles, scored twice and drove in two runs for the A's, who scored 10 runs combined in the third and fourth innings to answer a three-game sweep by the Rangers in Oakland last week.
    The Rangers matched a season high with four errors, including one of two by shortstop Elvis Andrus on what could have been an inning-ending double play in Oakland's seven-run third.
    Chavez (2-0) walked one and struck out eight, allowing only Prince Fielder's soft line-drive single to right-center field in the first inning.
    Robbie Ross (1-2) gave up 11 hits and 10 runs in 31/3 innings.
    Angels 7, Indians 1
    At Anaheim, Calif., C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, Hank Conger hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Zach McAllister, and the Los Angeles Angels beat Cleveland to send the Indians to their sixth straight loss.
    Wilson (4-2) struck out eight, walked one and retired his last 18 batters after a leadoff double in the third by No. 9 hitter Elliot Johnson.
    McAllister (3-2) threw 101 pitches over 41/3 innings and was charged with five runs, four hits and four walks.
    Royals 4, Blue Jays 2
    At Kansas City, Mo., Alcides Escobar delivered a two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Kansas City Royals held on for a tense victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
    Eric Hosmer drove in the other two runs for the Royals, whose bullpen blew a 2-0 lead for young starter Yordano Ventura before holding on to beat Toronto with a late rally for the second straight night.
    Tigers 5, White Sox 1
    At Chicago, Max Scherzer threw six scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox to finish a two-game sweep.
    Scherzer (3-1) won his third straight start, allowing four hits while striking out seven to become the first pitcher in team history with at least seven strikeouts in each of his first six starts.
    He also became the first in the majors to do it since Tim Lincecum began the 2010 season with at least six strikeouts in his first seven starts.
    National League
    Giants 3, Padres 2
    At San Francisco, Tim Hudson and Sergio Romo combined on a five-hitter and the Giants beat the Padres.
    Hudson (4-1) struck out six and didn't walk a batter for the fourth time in five starts this season.
    The three-time All-Star was one pitch from recording his first shutout in nearly two years before Yasmani Grandal's two-out home run in the ninth.
    Brandon Hicks homered and Michael Morse drove in his team-leading 20th RBI for the Giants, who finished 5-1 on their homestand.
    Cardinals 9, Brewers 3
    At St. Louis, Allen Craig homered on a four-hit day that included three RBIs, and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers.
    Jon Jay had three hits and a walk his first four trips to the plate. The Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep by the team with the best record in the major leagues.
    Shelby Miller (3-2) worked around homers to Mark Reynolds and Carlos Gomez, allowing three runs and six hits in six-plus innings.
    Marlins 9, Braves 3
    At Miami, Nathan Eovaldi pitched seven innings and the Marlins scored nine runs off NL ERA leader Aaron Harang to beat the Braves.
    Harang (3-2) gave up 10 hits in 42/3 innings, and his ERA rose from 0.85 to 2.97. The Marlins tied a season high with 15 hits, including seven for extra bases.
    Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer, and Christian Yelich added his first home run of the year.
    Cubs 9, Reds 4
    At Cincinnati, Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs and Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer, rallying the Cubs over the Reds.
    Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Cubs, who have won two of three following a four-game losing streak.
    Brayan Pena hit a solo homer for the Reds, who have lost four of five.
    D'backs 5, Rockies 4, 10 innings
    At Phoenix, Miguel Montero hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning after Martin Prado hit a two-run single in the ninth, helping the Diamondbacks end a four-game losing streak with a win over the Rockies.
    Colorado led 4-0 after three innings behind Carlos Gonzalez's two-run homer and pitcher Jordan Lyles' leadoff shot in the third.
    Arizona cut into the lead on Paul Goldschmidt's solo homer in the eighth inning. The Diamondbacks then loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth against Rex Brothers, and Prado tied it at 4 with a two-run single up the middle.
    Interleague
    Dodgers 6, Twins 4
    At Minneapolis, Zack Greinke pitched six strong innings, Juan Uribe had two RBIs and the Dodgers earned their 10,000th win in franchise history, beating the Twins.
    Greinke (5-0) struck out six and didn't allow an earned run through drizzling rain and temperatures that dipped into the 30s.
    With the bases loaded and the Twins trailing 5-1 in the seventh, reliever Chris Withrow got Trevor Plouffe to pop out to shortstop on a 3-0 pitch to end the threat.
    Nationals 7, Astros 0
    At Houston, Anthony Rendon finished a triple shy of the cycle and had four hits, Jordan Zimmermann pitched smoothly into the seventh inning and the Nationals beat the Astros.
    Rendon connected for a two-run double in a four-run fourth and added a solo home run in the sixth. The Houston native added a double in the first and a single in the third but flew out to left in the eighth.
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