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  • Dodgers roll in Kershaw's return

  • WASHINGTON — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings in his first outing since opening day, and Hanley Ramirez and Drew Butera homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 8-3 on Tuesday.
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  • WASHINGTON — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven shutout innings in his first outing since opening day, and Hanley Ramirez and Drew Butera homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 8-3 on Tuesday.
    Kershaw (2-0) was stubborn in his return after missing 32 games, allowing nine hits but striking out nine without a walk.
    The two-time NL Cy Young winner had been on the disabled list for the first time in his career, sidelined by a strained back muscle after winning March 22 in the major league opener in Australia.
    The Dodgers kept outfielder Yasiel Puig out for the second straight game since he crashed into an outfield wall in the ninth inning Sunday at Miami.
    Pirates 2, Giants 1
    At Pittsburgh, Starling Marte was called out, then ruled safe on a replay review with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over San Francisco and ending the Giants' six-game winning streak.
    It was 1-all when Marte tripled off the right-field wall against Tim Hudson. Marte slid into third, got up and bolted home when the relay from second baseman Ehire Adrianza skipped by third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
    Sandoval recovered to throw home and plate umpire Quinn Wolcott initially ruled Marte was tagged by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey. A brief review showed Marte's right hand touched the plate before Posey tagged his chest.
    Hudson (4-2) allowed two runs on five hits in 82/3 innings, striking out five and walking one.
    Marlins 3, Mets 0
    At Miami, Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Marlins won again at home, beating the Mets.
    Miami improved to a major league-best 16-5 at Marlins Park, and is 7-1 on its current homestand with one game left. They clinched the series and have won seven of their eight home series — the Marlins are 2-10 on the road.
    Braves 2, Cardinals 1
    At Atlanta, Justin Upton homered and scored the tiebreaking run on Chris Johnson's eighth-inning single, and the Braves beat the Cardinals to end their seven-game skid.
    Diamondbacks 7, Brewers 5
    At Milwaukee, Aaron Hill hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning after Miguel Montero had a tying single, rallying the Diamondbacks past the Brewers.
    Evan Marshall (1-0) pitched 11/3 innings of scoreless relief in his major league debut for the victory. Addison Reed pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his ninth save in 10 opportunities.
    American League
    Mariners 8, Athletics 3
    At Oakland, Calif., rookie Roenis Elias struck out six while pitching into the seventh to win consecutive starts for the first time, Justin Smoak drove in three runs and the Mariners beat the Athletics for their season-best fourth straight victory.
    Smoak hit an RBI double and Dustin Ackley an RBI single in the first to back Elias (3-2), who followed up a 10-strikeout gem at Yankee Stadium his last time out with another impressive start.
    The Mariners jumped on Jesse Chavez (2-1) to take a quick first-inning lead for the second straight game against the A's — and Seattle scored all three of its first-inning runs with two outs on the way to its ninth win in 11 games overall.
    Tigers 11, Astros 4
    At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera homered for his first of four hits and four RBIs, Robbie Ray gave up one run in his debut and the Detroit Tigers routed the Houston Astros for their season-high seventh straight win.
    Indians 4, Twins 2
    At Cleveland, Josh Tomlin earned his first major league win since 2012, pitching into the seventh inning and leading the Indians past the Twins.
    Tomlin (1-0) allowed one run and four hits in 62/3 innings. He was called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game after missing most of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
    Orioles 5, Rays 3
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Ryan Flaherty and Nick Markakis both drove in a run after a power outage in the eighth inning and the Orioles beat the Rays.
    Yankees 4, Angels 3
    At Anaheim, Calif., Brian Roberts hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning, and the Yankees beat the Angels 4-3 for just their second victory in seven games.
    Roberts had an early RBI single before he connected with two outs against Ernesto Frieri (0-3), putting his first homer with his new club into the elevated right field stands at Angel Stadium.
    Interleague
    Red Sox 4, Reds 3, 12 innings
    At Boston, Grady Sizemore lined one off the Green Monster to score the game-winning run in the 12th inning and the Red Sox beat the Reds.
    It was the longest game between the two teams since the Red Sox won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series on Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning homer.
    Blue Jays 6, Phillies 5,10 innings
    At Philadelphia, Juan Francisco's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning lifted the Blue Jays to a win over the Phillies.
    Cody Asche hit a game-tying grand slam in the sixth to help the Phillies rally from a 5-0 deficit, but they were swept in a two-game portion of a four-game, home-and-home interleague series.
    White Sox 5, Cubs 1
    At Chicago, Gordon Beckham's tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning helped the White Sox beat the rival Cubs.
    Royals 3, Padres 1, 11 innings
    At San Diego, Alex Gordon singled in the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning and pinch-hitter Billy Butler followed with an RBI double for the Royals, who beat San Diego to snap their season-high five-game losing streak.
    Ashland native Jeremy Guthrie gave up four hits and one run for the Royals.
    Rockies 12, Rangers 1
    At Denver, Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorado's season-high 21 hits and Nolan Arenado made several slick plays at third base on a night he extended his hitting streak to 26 games as the Rockies routed the Rangers.
    It's the third time in Gonzalez's career he's had five hits in a game. Arenado waited until his final at-bat in the seventh to extend his streak, lacing an RBI double that hit just inside the left-field line.
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