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  • Boston rally halts losing streak at 10 games

  • ATLANTA — David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox ended their 10-game losing streak, rallying from a five-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 Monday.
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  • ATLANTA — David Ortiz homered and drove in four runs as the Boston Red Sox ended their 10-game losing streak, rallying from a five-run deficit to defeat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 Monday.
    The defending World Series champions trailed 6-1 after the fourth inning of the interleague matchup, with starter Clay Buchholz walking a career-high eight in only three-plus innings.
    But Ortiz tied it by hitting a three-run homer off Ervin Santana in the fifth. With Red Sox fans at Turner Field chanting "Papi! Papi!" the World Series MVP then gave Boston the lead with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Ian Thomas (1-2) in the seventh.
    National League
    Cubs 8, Giants 4
    At San Francisco, Jeff Samardzija struck out a season-high 10 for his first win since last August, snapping a 16-start winless streak for Chicago.
    American League
    Mariners 5, Angels 1
    At Seattle, Chris Young pitched shutout ball until Albert Pujols homered in the seventh inning and Robinson Cano had three hits and two RBIs to raise his average to .332.
    Athletics 10, Tigers 0
    At Oakland, Calif., Kyle Blanks homered in his home debut at the Coliseum and Derek Norris capped Oakland's five-homer day with a grand slam and the Athletics snapped a season-long four-game losing streak with a win over Detroit.
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