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  • Cespedes powers A's to blowout win over Angels

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Yoenis Cespedes finished a single shy of the cycle and threw out two runners at the plate, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Saturday.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Yoenis Cespedes finished a single shy of the cycle and threw out two runners at the plate, powering the Oakland Athletics past the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Saturday.
    Cespedes doubled in the fourth, hit a two-run triple in the seventh and a three-run homer in the eighth. He matched a career-high with five RBIs to help Oakland stretch its lead to 31/2; games over the Angels in the AL West.
    Collin Cowgill's three-run homer off Tommy Milone in the fourth accounted for all of the Angels' runs. The A's tagged Tyler Skaggs (4-3) with four runs and five hits in six-plus innings.
    Fernando Rodriguez (1-0) tossed one scoreless inning for the win.
    Mariners 3, Tigers 2
    At Seattle, Willie Bloomquist delivered a pair of two-out RBI singles to help lift the Mariners to a victory over the Tigers.
    Chris Young allowed two runs and three hits over six innings to improve to 5-2 on the year. After allowing the first two runners to reach base in the ninth inning, Fernando Rondey picked up his 14th save of the season.
    Yankees 3, Twins 1
    At New York, Masahiro Tanaka shut down Joe Mauer and the other Minnesota hitters while lowering his AL-leading ERA to 2.06, and Brian McCann lined a go-ahead double in the eighth inning that sent the New York Yankees over the Twins.
    Tanaka (8-1) permitted only an unearned run in eight innings. The heralded rookie from Japan gave up four singles, just two leaving the infield.
    Orioles 4, Astros 1
    At Houston, Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 20th home run and drove in three runs to back a solid start by Chris Tillman, and the Orioles snapped a four-game skid with a win over the Astros.
    Blue Jays 12, Royals 2
    At Toronto, Juan Francisco had three hits and four RBIs, Marcus Stroman won his first career start and the Blue Jays used a seven-run first inning to rout the Royals.
    Red Sox 7, Rays 1
    At Boston, Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings in his first big league start in nearly three years, Brock Holt hit his first career homer and the Red Sox won their sixth straight with a victory over the Rays.
    The teams kept it clean a day after having their second benches-clearing scrum in less than a week.
    National League
    Cardinals 2, Giants 0
    At St. Louis, Michael Wacha worked six innings of three-hit ball in his fifth rain-delayed start of the season and Oscar Taveras homered in his second career at-bat for the Cardinals in a victory over the Giants.
    Yusmeiro Petit (3-3) gave up two hits in six innings for the Giants, but one of them was Taveras' 418-foot drive in the fifth. Petit subbed for injured Matt Cain, placed on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, for the second straight start.
    The Cardinals have piled up 6 hours, 30 minutes of idle time in Wacha's starts, with delays of 51 and 47 minutes Saturday. The total includes a 61-minute weather delay before the first pitch against the Yankees his last start for a storm that failed to materialize, and the Cardinals lost in 12 innings.
    Mets 5, Phillies 4
    At Philadelphia, David Wright had an RBI single with two outs in the 14th inning, leading the New York Mets to a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second straight marathon game between the teams.
    New York needed 5 hours, 32 minutes to win this one after losing to the Phillies 6-5 in a 14-inning game Friday night that took 5:23 to complete.
    Braves 9, Marlins 5
    At Miami, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each drove in a pair of runs to help lead the Braves to a win over the Marlins.
    Ervin Santana (5-2) won for the first time since May 10 against the Cubs as he allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He struck out four.
    Cubs 8, Brewers 0
    At Milwaukee, Anthony Rizzo hit two two-run homers and Jason Hammel tossed seven strong innings, lifting the Cubs over the Brewers.
    Both of Rizzo's homers came on full-count pitches and went deep to right, the second one into the second deck to give the Cubs a four-run lead in the sixth.
    Dodgers 12, Pirates 2
    At Los Angeles, Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Dodgers to a rout of the Pirates.
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-2) breezed to his third straight victory, allowing two runs and 10 hits with four strikeouts and no walks.
    Reds 5, Diamondbacks 0
    At Phoenix, Johnny Cueto pitched effectively into the eighth inning and the Reds gave him some rare run support in a win over the Diamondbacks.
    The Diamondbacks lost centerfielder A.J. Pollock to a broken right hand after he was hit swinging at a pitch by Cueto in the eighth inning.
    Interleague
    Nationals 10, Rangers 2
    At Washington, Anthony Rendon went 4 for 5 and hit one of four Washington home runs, and Doug Fister allowed four hits in six innings as the Nationals routed the Rangers.
    Indians 7, Rockies 6
    At Cleveland, Mike Aviles hit a three-run homer in the second and added the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help the Indians beat the Rockies.
    Padres 4, White Sox 2
    At Chicago, Will Venable had a season-high four hits and drove in two runs to help the Padres beat the White Sox.
    Tyson Ross (6-4) limited the White Sox to two runs — one earned — on five hits in six innings, and Huston Street remained perfect in 17 save chances this season.
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