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  • Athletics salvage split of twin bill with Mariners

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Fill-in starter Drew Pomeranz pitched five scoreless innings for his second win in his past 20 starts and the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split of a doubleheader by beating Seattle in Game 2, 2-0 on Wednesday.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Fill-in starter Drew Pomeranz pitched five scoreless innings for his second win in his past 20 starts and the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split of a doubleheader by beating Seattle in Game 2, 2-0 on Wednesday.
    In the opener, the Mariners overcame a shaky start from ace Felix Hernandez to win 6-4 on Justin Smoak's two-out single in the 10th inning.
    Yoenis Cespedes homered as the A's snap a six-game home losing streak.
    Pomeranz (2-1) was sharp in his first major league start since last July, allowing two hits and no walks. Jim Johnson got his second save and first since losing the closer's job a month ago.
    Erasmo Ramirez (1-4) was called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day to make the start.
    In the first game, Yoervis Medina (2-1) stranded two runners in the ninth for the win, and Fernando Rodney pitched the 10th for his ninth save in 10 chances. Ryan Cook (0-1) took the loss.
    Tigers 3, Astros 2
    At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers won their eighth straight game.
    The Astros lost their fifth in a row.
    Orioles 4, Rays 3
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Adam Jones hit a pair of solo homers and Jonathan Schoop launched a tiebreaking, two-run shot that sent the Baltimore Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays.
    Indians 4, Twins 3
    At Cleveland, Mike Aviles' two-out single in the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins.
    John Axford (1-3), who had allowed game-winning home runs in his previous two outings, survived a shaky ninth.
    Yankees 9, Angels 2
    At Anaheim, Calif., Derek Jeter ended a home run drought of 161 at-bats in his final regular-season game against the Angels, and the Yankees kept Hector Santiago winless.
    Vidal Nuno (1-0) allowed a run and four hits in 61/3 innings, struck out three and retired 14 of his last 15 batters. The left-hander's only other victory in seven big league starts was May 13 of last season, when he pitched five scoreless innings of three-hit ball at Cleveland in a 7-0 decision.
    National League
    Pirates 4, Giants 3
    At Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole won for the first time in nearly a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco.
    Cole (3-2) outpitched Tim Lincecum (2-2) for the second time in his 11-month major league career, allowing three runs and seven hits in eight innings with seven strikeouts and a walk.
    Fill-in closer Mark Melancon worked a perfect ninth for his second save in three chances.
    Cardinals 7, Braves 1
    At Atlanta, Adam Wainwright pitched eight strong innings, Matt Holliday drove in three runs and Peter Bourjos homered to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Atlanta Braves.
    Wainwright (6-2) helped himself, leading off the third with a double and coming around to score. Holliday broke it open with a two-out, two-run single in the fourth.
    Marlins 1, Mets 0
    At Miami, Marcell Ozuna hit a sacrifice fly with one out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets.
    Nationals 3, Dodgers 2
    At Washington, Stephen Strasburg recovered from another rough first inning to pitch into the eighth, Wilson Ramos produced a go-ahead sacrifice fly in his first game since opening day, and the Washington Nationals edged the Los Angeles Dodgers.
    Rafael Soriano threw a perfect ninth for his seventh save in seven chances.
    Diamondbacks 3, Brewers 2
    At Milwaukee, Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer for the second straight game to back Bronson Arroyo and lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Milwaukee Brewers.
    Goldschmidt hit his seventh homer after Martin Prado led off the third with a single. Goldschmidt went 7 for 15 in a three-game-series.
    Interleague
    White Sox 8, Cubs 3
    At Chicago, Gordon Beckham homered for the second straight night and Paul Konerko had a big three-run double, leading the White Sox to a victory over the sliding Cubs.
    Jose Abreu collected three more hits as the White Sox roughed up Travis Wood on their way to their fourth straight win, extending their season-best streak.
    Blue Jays 10, Phillies 0
    At Toronto, Mark Buehrle became the first six-game winner in the majors, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Philadelphia for the seventh straight time.
    Red Sox 4, Reds 3
    At Boston, Will Middlebrooks hit an RBI single with the bases loaded, capping a two-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Boston Red Sox over Cincinnati Reds for a sweep of the two-game interleague series.
    David Ortiz and Mike Napoli also drove in runs for the World Series champion Red Sox, who reached .500 for the first time since the fourth game of the season.
    Rockies 9, Rangers 2
    At Arlington, Texas, Nolan Arenado had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, matching Colorado's team record, and the Rockies had their third lopsided victory over Texas in as many nights.
    Arenado's two-run double in the first inning put the Rockies ahead to stay and equaled teammate Michael Cuddyer's record streak from last season.
    Royals 8, Padres 0
    At San Diego, James Shields scattered seven hits over seven innings, Eric Hosmer drove in a season-high four runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Diego Padres.
    The Royals scored three times in the first and that was plenty for Shields (4-3). He struck out four, walked two and threw 118 pitches.
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