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  • Cain exits early with injury in Giants' victory

  • DENVER — Hunter Pence hit one of San Francisco's three solo homers and reliever Yusmeiro Petit threw three sharp innings after starter Matt Cain left with a strained right hamstring in the Giants' 5-1 win over Colorado on Wednesday.
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  • DENVER — Hunter Pence hit one of San Francisco's three solo homers and reliever Yusmeiro Petit threw three sharp innings after starter Matt Cain left with a strained right hamstring in the Giants' 5-1 win over Colorado on Wednesday.
    Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford also connected for the NL West-leading Giants, who won at Coors Field for just the fifth time in 15 games dating back to last season.
    Cain didn't allow a hit through three innings, before giving way to Petit (3-1). He and four other relievers limited the best offensive team in the majors to just five hits.
    Jhoulys Chacin (0-3) worked 52/3 innings and allowed three runs, including a homer to Pence in the fourth and another to Sandoval two innings later.
    Reds 2, Nationals 1
    At Washington, Alfredo Simon settled down after a rough start and came back after a 61-minute rain delay to win his sixth game, allowing one run over seven innings in Cincinnati's win.
    Simon gave up a leadoff homer to Denard Span in the first, worked out of a jam in the second, then allowed only three more baserunners as the Reds finished a road trip by taking two of three from Washington.
    Brewers 6, Braves 1
    At Atlanta, Mark Reynolds hit a first-inning grand slam, Kyle Lohse combined with Francisco Rodriguez on a five-hitter and the Brewers ended a four-game losing streak.
    Carlos Gomez added a two-run homer in the fourth for Milwaukee.
    Marlins 14, Phillies 5
    At Miami, Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help power Miami.
    Christian Yelich, Garrett Jones, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each drove in two runs for the Marlins, who have the best home record (18-6) in baseball.
    Dodgers 4, Mets 3
    At New York, Adrian Gonzalez homered for the third straight game, Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back shots for Los Angeles.
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-2) came off the disabled list and pitched the Dodgers to their 11th victory in 12 meetings with the Mets dating to July 1, 2012.
    Cardinals 3, Diamondbacks 2,12 innings
    At St. Louis, Arizona shortstop Chris Owings threw wildly to the plate on a bases-loaded grounder in the 12th inning, allowing Matt Holliday to score the winning run for St. Louis.
    The Cardinals cut down the go-ahead run at the plate in the 10th on Daniel Descalso's perfect relay throw from down the left field line to nail Ender Inciarte trying to score from first on Paul Goldschmidt's two-out double.
    American League
    Athletics 3, Rays 2
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Brandon Moss hit a solo homer for Oakland's only hit and the Athletics took advantage of the sloppy Rays.
    Oakland scored twice on two errors and a pair of walks in the second inning, helping the A's win for the first time since at least 1914 while getting only one hit, according to the team.
    Rangers 4, Mariners 3
    At Arlington, Texas, Nick Tepesch won for the first time in more than 10 months, Shin-Soo Choo hit a tie-breaking home run, and Texas defeated Seattle.
    Choo led off the fifth with his homer into the bullpen in left-center. Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning for his eighth save.
    Tepesch (1-0) went 61/3 innings for his first win since last July 5. He allowed five hits and two walks.
    Royals 3, White Sox 1
    At Kansas City, Mo., Jeremy Guthrie, Wade Davis and Greg Holland combined on a four-hitter and Kansas City rallied in the eighth inning to avoid being swept in a three-game series.
    The White Sox had scored 14 runs and hit five home runs in the first two games.
    Guthrie, who is winless in seven starts since an April 9 victory over Tampa Bay, left after seven innings with the score 1-1. He gave up three hits, walked two and struck out two.
    Indians 11, Tigers 10, 13 innings
    At Cleveland, Asdrubal Cabrera scored on Al Alburquerque bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a win over Detroit.
    Alex Avila's two-out homer in the top of the inning put Detroit ahead, but the Indians scored twice for their second walk-off win in the three-game sweep.
    Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 4
    At Boston, Edwin Encarnacion had two homers for the second straight game, and Toronto sent the Red Sox to their sixth consecutive loss.
    Encarnacion has seven homers in his last six games. He is the first Toronto player to have four multi-homer games in a month, and the first major-leaguer to do so since Troy Tulowitzki in September of 2010.
    Angels 2, Astros 1
    At Anaheim, Calif., Jered Weaver pitched a two-hitter for his first complete game in nearly two years and Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth for Los Angeles.
    Weaver (5-3) went the distance for the 12th time in 241 career starts and first time since Aug. 6, 2012, when he beat the Athletics 4-0 with a four-hitter.
    Interleague
    Yankees 4, Cubs 2, 13 innings
    At Chicago, Brendan Ryan scored on a wild pitch before John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and New York beat the Cubs after Chicago wasted another dominant start by Jeff Samardzija.
    Pirates 9, Orioles 8
    At Pittsburgh, Tony Sanchez's tiebreaking single scored Starling Marte in the bottom of the seventh inning to put Pittsburgh ahead to stay.
    Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 4 with an RBI and his first two extra-base hits in more than two weeks for Pittsburgh, which won for only the third time in its past nine games. Marte and Ike Davis had three hits and two RBIs apiece for the Pirates.
    Twins 2, Padres 0
    At San Diego, Phil Hughes threw seven shutout innings and Trevor Plouffe homered for Minnesota.
    Padres starter Tyson Ross (5-4) nearly matched Hughes, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out eight.
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