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  • Beckett, Dodgers edge Cardinals

  • LOS ANGELES — Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered an RBI single in the eighth inning off Adam Wainwright, and Los Angeles edged St. Louis 1-0 on Thursday in their first meeting since last year's NL championship series.
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  • LOS ANGELES — Pinch-hitter Justin Turner delivered an RBI single in the eighth inning off Adam Wainwright, and Los Angeles edged St. Louis 1-0 on Thursday in their first meeting since last year's NL championship series.
    Josh Beckett pitched seven sharp innings in a tight duel with Wainwright, who held the Dodgers hitless through five. Left fielder Matt Kemp threw out a Cardinals runner at the plate in the seventh.
    Juan Uribe, just off the disabled list after missing 34 games with a right hamstring strain, led off the eighth with a single and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Drew Butera before rookie Miguel Rojas' infield single put runners at the corners.
    Turner, batting for reliever Brian Wilson, came through with his 20th RBI of the season.
    Wilson (1-2) pitched a perfect inning and Kenley Jansen got three outs for his 24th save.
    Wainwright (10-4) took a hard-luck loss. He gave up five hits while going the distance for the 19th time in 201 regular-season starts.
    Reds 3, Giants 1
    At San Francisco, Brandon Phillips homered among his three hits and scored twice in his return to the lineup, leading Mike Leake and Cincinnati over San Francisco.
    Leake (6-6) allowed four hits in eight innings. He had a career-high 12 strikeouts and walked one, which was intentional. Aroldis Chapman worked the ninth for his 15th save in 16 chances.
    Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier each added two hits for the Reds, who have won five of six. Bruce doubled in the seventh and has an extra-base hit in each of his last seven games, the longest streak by a Reds player since Dave Parker did it in eight straight in 1986.
    Adam Duvall homered in his major league debut for the Giants, who lost for the 12th time in 16 games. Ryan Vogelsong (5-4) allowed one run and five hits over six innings one day after teammate Tim Lincecum threw a no-hitter against San Diego.
    Brewers 7, Rockies 4
    At Milwaukee, Rickie Weeks had three hits, including a leadoff home run, and Wily Peralta won his fifth consecutive start as Milwaukee defeated Colorado.
    Weeks homered on the first pitch from Christian Friedrich (0-2). Aramis Ramirez added a two-run shot later in the inning.
    Phillies 5, Marlins 3, 14 innings
    At Philadelphia, Chase Utley hit a two-run homer in the 14th inning to lift Philadelphia over Miami.
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna homered for the Marlins, who managed only two hits from the ninth inning on.
    Pirates 5, Mets 2
    At Pittsburgh, hot-hitting rookie Gregory Polanco homered and drove in four runs, and resurgent right-hander Vance Worley pitched Pittsburgh past New York.
    Cubs 5, Nationals 3
    At Chicago, Justin Ruggiano's two-out, two-run double broke a tie in the seventh inning and sent Chicago to a victory over Washington.
    Starlin Castro had two RBIs and Anthony Rizzo went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a run. The Cubs had dropped four of five.
    American League
    Angels 6, Twins 4
    At Anaheim, Calif., Mike Trout and Albert Pujols drove in two runs apiece, Jered Weaver pitched seven strong innings, and the Los Angeles Angels completed a perfect homestand.
    Pujols had three hits and Josh Hamilton drove in a run to help the Angels win their sixth straight and move a season-best 11 games over .500 (44-33). Trout had two doubles, including a two-run drive down the left-field line in the seventh.
    Tigers 6, Rangers 0
    At Arlington, Texas, Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout and 10th victory this season as Detroit beat skidding Texas to win its seventh consecutive game.
    Miguel Cabrera had four hits and Austin Jackson hit a two-run single for the AL Central leaders, who completed a three-game sweep.
    Blue Jays 7, White Sox 0
    At Toronto, Adam Lind had three hits and three RBIs, and J.A. Happ pitched a season-high 72/3 innings in Toronto's shutout of Chicago.
    Interleague
    Astros 6, Braves 1
    At Houston, Matt Dominguez broke out of a slump with a three-run homer and rookie George Springer also went deep to back seven strong innings by Jarred Cosart in Houston's victory over Atlanta.
    Dominguez helped the Astros avoid a series sweep, snapping an 0-for-23 skid with his two-out shot to left-center off Mike Minor (2-5) that made it 5-1 in the fifth.
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