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  • A's rally in ninth to down Astros

  • HOUSTON — Slumping Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning to lift Oakland past Houston 7-4 on Tuesday.
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  • HOUSTON — Slumping Brandon Moss hit a go-ahead single during a six-run rally in the ninth inning to lift Oakland past Houston 7-4 on Tuesday.
    Josh Reddick homered for the AL West-leading A's and Yoenis Cespedes had three hits, including two doubles.
    Oakland trailed 4-1 in the ninth before pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo had a two-run single off closer Chad Qualls (1-2).
    After Houston couldn't turn a potential game-ending double play on John Jaso's grounder, Jed Lowrie walked and Cespedes tied it with a single.
    Moss ended an 0-for-14 rut with an RBI single off Tony Sipp and then Josh Donaldson hit a two-run double off Jose Veras.
    Evan Scribner (1-0) got the win and Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
    Pirates 3, Giants 1
    At San Francisco, Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants.
    Josh Harrison hit a leadoff home run in the first inning and Travis Snider added a two-run shot in the second for the Pirates, who moved within one game of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.
    A former minor league prospect for the Giants, Liriano (3-7) gave up a home run to Mike Morse but was otherwise stellar while leading the surging Pirates to their eighth win in 11 games. The left-hander allowed four hits, walked one and retired 18 of the final 21 hitters he faced.
    San Francisco lost its sixth straight, matching its longest skid of the season.
    Orioles 7, Angels 6
    At Baltimore, Manny Machado homered off Cory Rasmus leading off the 12th inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
    Machado hit a 1-2 breaking ball from Rasmus (2-1) into the seats in left field to end the back-and-forth duel between AL contenders.
    Yankees 12, Rangers 11
    At Arlington, Texas, Brett Gardner had four hits to go with a tremendous sliding catch and New York overcame J.P. Arencibia's seven RBIs for Texas.
    Gardner had a leadoff homer and two doubles, and he reached base twice in a seven-run sixth that put the Yankees ahead to stay.
    Twins 2, Royals 1
    At Kansas City, Mo., Kyle Gibson bounced back for a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and Minnesota held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals.
    Marlins 3, Nationals 0
    At Miami, Henderson Alvarez outpitched Stephen Stasburg and surging Miami won its sixth straight.
    Giancarlo Stanton drove in two runs as the Marlins won for the ninth time in 10 games and evened their record at 53-53.
    White Sox 11, Tigers 4
    At Detroit, Jose Abreu and Adam Dunn hit consecutive home runs during a seven-run seventh inning that sent Chicago past Detroit.
    The White Sox sent 12 hitters to the plate in the seventh and broke the game open against Anibal Sanchez (7-5) and Joakim Soria. Alexei Ramirez added a three-run double in the inning.
    Mariners 5, Indians 2
    At Cleveland, Hisashi Iwakuma kept his road record spotless since last July, pitching seven strong innings to lead Seattle.
    Iwakuma (9-5) improved to 9-0 in his last 14 road starts, the second-longest such streak in club history. He is 5-0 outside Seattle this season.
    Dustin Ackley hit a two-run double in Seattle's four-run fourth against Trevor Bauer (4-6). Mike Zunino homered in the fifth for the Mariners, one of six teams scrapping for the AL's second wild-card spot.
    The Indians are 5-7 since the All-Star break and are trying to decide whether to be active before Thursday's trade deadline.
    Blue Jays 4, Red Sox 2
    At Boston, Marcus Stroman had his second solid start against Boston in five days and Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer to lead Toronto.
    Anthony Gose had a tiebreaking two-run double for the Blue Jays, who won for the ninth time in 11 games and improved to 9-3 against the Red Sox this season.
    Rays 5, Brewers 1
    At St. Petersburg, Fla., Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs to help Tampa Bay gets its 11th win in 12 games.
    Zobrist hit his ninth home run in the sixth inning for the only run off Milwaukee starter Matt Garza. Zobrist's double in the eighth off reliever Will Smith (1-3) put the Rays ahead for the first time. Pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe followed with another RBI double and the Rays went on to a four-run inning.
    Phillies 6, Mets 0
    At New York, Cole Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some run support when Chase Utley hit a grand slam to lead Philadelphia.
    Reds 3, Diamondbacks 0
    At Cincinnati, Mike Leake pitched into the eighth inning and singled home a run for Cincinnati.
    The Reds won for only the second time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The offense has been the biggest problem, scoring only 20 runs — by far the fewest in the majors over that span.
    Cubs 4, Rockies 3, 16 innings
    At Chicago, Catcher John Baker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning after pitching a scoreless top half, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies.
    Baker scored on Starlin Castro's fly to end game that lasted 6 hours, 27 minute, a record for longest game by time for both teams.
    Dodgers 8, Braves 4
    At Los Angeles, Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves for their fourth straight win.
    The Dodgers trailed twice in their first meeting with the Braves since eliminating them in a National League division series last season.
    Padres 3, Cardinals 1
    At San Diego, Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals.
    Ross, a first-time All-Star, won his third straight start by holding St. Louis to one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out seven, including fanning the side in his last inning. It was the eighth time Ross (10-10) went six-plus innings and allowed two or fewer runs, the second-longest such streak in the majors.
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