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  • Yankees blow by Red Sox

  • NEW YORK — Vidal Nuno rebounded from two awful starts to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.
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  • NEW YORK — Vidal Nuno rebounded from two awful starts to pitch two-hit ball into the sixth inning, Kelly Johnson and Brett Gardner hit consecutive homers, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.
    Brian McCann added a two-run homer for New York, which has won six of the eight meetings with Boston this season.
    In his first at-bat as a 40-year-old, Derek Jeter fisted a single to right field with one out in the first. His birthday was on Thursday, the Yankees' final day off before playing 17 straight going into the All-Star break.
    After Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, Jeter scored on Mark Teixeira's sacrifice fly off Brandon Workman (1-1) for the early lead. The Yankees captain also singled in the fourth for hit No. 3,390 and went 2 for 4 in New York's second win in six games.
    Mariners 3, Indians 2
    At Seattle, Endy Chavez homered for the first time in more than a year and Chris Young and five relievers held Cleveland in check.
    Chavez singled and scored in the first inning, then ended the night for Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer with a solo home run into the right-field seats with one out in the seventh. It was Chavez's first homer since May 30, 2013, at San Diego, a span of 265 plate appearances.
    Kyle Seager had two hits, including an RBI single, to continue his hot hitting at home. Brad Miller also added an RBI single as Seattle won for the sixth time in seven games.
    Seager is hitting .613 in his past eight home games.
    National League
    Reds 6, Giants 2
    At San Francisco, Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce drove in two runs apiece to power Cincinnati.
    Johnny Cueto (8-5) pitched a three-hitter and the Reds won their third straight and sixth of seven overall.
    Cueto walked two and struck out three, allowing both runs and raising his majors-leading ERA from 1.86 to 1.88.
    Aroldis Chapman got the final two outs for his 16th save in 17 chances.
    The NL West-leading Giants lost for the 13th time in 17 games. Their once commanding lead has dwindled to two after losing for the 10th time in 12 home games.
    Cardinals 3, Dodgers 1
    At Los Angeles, Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking two-run double and Yadier Molina homered for St. Louis.
    Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez couldn't make it out of the fifth inning despite the two-run lead. Manager Mike Matheny pulled him after a one-out single by Dee Gordon and a walk to Yasiel Puig, but Seth Maness (3-2) retired Adrian Gonzalez on a double-play grounder.
    Diamondbacks 2, Padres 1
    At San Diego, Arizona's Brandon McCarthy went seven innings and won for just the second time this season for Arizona.
    McCarthy (2-10) limited San Diego to one run and six hits. He struck out seven with no walks as he beat the Padres for the second time this season and fourth in five career decisions.
    Addison Reed pitched the ninth inning for his 18th save in 21 chances.
    The Padres, who were no-hit by the Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants in their last game, were again challenged offensively.
    Tyson Ross (6-8) took the loss as the Padres continued a disturbing trend. In Ross' last five starts the Padres have scored one run.
    Interleague
    Athletics 9, Marlins 5
    At Miami, Coco Crisp scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning on a replay reversal, and Oakland bounced back after blowing a four-run lead.
    Josh Reddick's two-out RBI triple tied the game in the eighth, and the Athletics scored four times in the ninth off Marlins closer Steve Cishek (4-3).
    Crisp singled to start the ninth and took second on Alberto Callaspo's single. When Yoenis Cespedes followed with a single, right fielder Giancarlo Stanton made a strong throw home, and Crisp was ruled out at the plate.
    After a review that took 31/2; minutes, the called was overturned, giving the A's a 6-5 lead. Josh Donaldson hit a sacrifice fly for his third RBI, and Stephen Vogt and Reddick followed with run-scoring singles.
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