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  • Chavez solid as A's blank Giants

  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
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  • OAKLAND, Calif. — Jesse Chavez matched a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings, and three relievers pitched scoreless ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
    Alberto Callaspo hit a two-run double, and three others drove in a run to power the A's in front of an announced sellout crowd of 36,067 festive fans.
    The Coliseum had a colorful sprinkling of green and gold from Oakland revelers mixed with the orange and black of San Francisco supporters for the Bay Bridge Series opener.
    Chavez (7-5) allowed four hits and two walks to help extend the A's record to a major-league best 56-33. Fernando Abad, Dan Otero and Ryan Cook shut down San Francisco the final three innings.
    Ryan Vogelsong (5-6) lost his third straight start for the Giants, who had just five hits.
    Orioles 8, Nationals 2
    At Washington, Chris Davis snapped a lengthy slump with a tiebreaking homer in the 11th inning, part of a six-run uprising that carried Baltimore.
    Manny Machado had a career-high five hits, including a homer in the 11th, and Nelson Cruz hit his 28th home run to help the AL East-leading Orioles earn their seventh win in eight games.
    Mets 4, Braves 3, 11 inn.
    At New York, Ruben Tejada singled home the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning after Curtis Granderson hit a tying homer in the eighth as the Mets beat Atlanta.
    David Wright went deep early, Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI double and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched seven shutout innings for the Mets, who have won three of four.
    Yankees 5, Indians 3
    At Cleveland, Shane Greene allowed two runs in six innings for his first major league win and All-Star Dellin Betances earned his first career save to help New York beat Cleveland.
    Greene (1-0) didn't allow a hit until former Yankee Nick Swisher's two-out homer in the fifth. The 25-year-old right-hander, called up from Triple-A Las Vegas, was pressed into service after scheduled starter Vidal Nuno was traded to Arizona for right-hander Brandon McCarthy on Sunday.
    Reds 9, Cubs 3
    At Cincinnati, Jay Bruce played first base for the first time since high school and committed an error that let in a run, but later homered to help Cincinnati rally for the win in the opener of a five-game series.
    Billy Hamilton drove in a career-high four runs with a single and a bases-loaded triple.
    White Sox 4, Red Sox 0
    At Boston, Scott Carroll pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-hit ball, and Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer to lead Chicago.
    Making the eighth — and best — start of his career, Carroll (3-5) walked two and struck out five while shutting down the defending World Series champions. Adam Dunn hit a solo homer in the second inning and doubled and scored on Viciedo's home run in the fourth.
    Royals 6, Rays 0
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Kansas City's James Shields sparkled in his return to Tropicana Field, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 over seven innings.
    Phillies 3, Brewers 2
    At Milwaukee, Chase Utley hit a two-run homer, and Cole Hamels allowed one earned run over 6 2/3 innings for his first victory in a month as Philadelphia edged Milwaukee.
    Hamels (3-5) allowed two runs and seven hits, striking out seven and walking two for his first victory since June 6 — a span of six starts. Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances.
    Astros 12, Rangers 7
    At Arlington, Texas, Jon Singleton homered among three hits and drove in four runs, Marwin Gonzalez had a bases-loaded triple and Houston snapped a seven-game skid.
    Cardinals 2, Pirates 0
    At St. Louis, Matt Adams hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift St. Louis past Pittsburgh.
    Matt Carpenter walked to lead off the ninth and Matt Holliday flied out. Adams then hit his 10th homer on an 0-1 pitch from Justin Wilson (2-1) for his first career game-winning homer. It was the Cardinals' first game-winning homer since Skip Schumaker connected against the Kansas City Royals on June 19, 2011.
    Diamondbacks 9, Marlins 1
    At Phoenix, David Peralta drove in three runs and Miguel Montero knocked in two to lead Arizona.
    The Diamondbacks jumped on Tom Koehler (6-7) early, scoring five runs in the second inning and three more in the fourth.
    Padres 6, Rockies 1
    At Denver, Ian Kennedy pitched seven sharp innings, Rene Rivera hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the sixth and San Diego beat Colorado.
    Chase Headley added four hits for the Padres, including a two-run triple in the seventh inning to break open a close game.
    Mariners 2, Twins 0
    At Seattle, Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings, Mike Zunino and Michael Saunders hit solo home runs as Seattle beat Minnesota.
    Iwakuma (7-4) has not allowed an earned run to the Twins in five career starts, which spans 33 2/3 innings.
    Angels 5, Blue Jays 2
    At Anaheim, Calif., Albert Pujols, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar each had run-scoring hits in the fifth inning and five relievers helped fill in for an injured Jered Weaver, leading Los Angeles.
    The Angels extended their home winning streak to 11 games, one shy of the franchise record set in 1967 — their second season in Anaheim.
    Weaver departed after two perfect innings and 24 pitches because of tightness in his lower back.
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