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D'backs complete sweep of Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Patrick Corbin pitched two-hit ball over six innings following his promotion from the minors Wednesday, and the Arizona Diamondbacks got home runs from Miguel Montero and newcomer Chris Johnson in a 4-0 victory that completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Montero had an RBI single in the second against rookie Stephen Fife (0-1) and made it 4-0 in the eighth with a two-run shot off Randy Choate. The Diamondbacks outscored Los Angeles 19-4 in their first three-game sweep at Chavez Ravine since August 2007.

Corbin (3-4) struck out five in his sixth major league start. The Dodgers' only hits were a two-out single by Matt Kemp in the first inning and a two-out single by Fife in the second.

Mets 2, Giants 1

At San Francisco, Jonathon Niese scattered three hits over seven innings and Ruben Tejada homered for the first time in almost two years and singled twice, leading the Mets past the Giants.

All San Francisco could squeeze out of Niese (8-5) was a two-out homer by Buster Posey in the sixth. Niese struck out five and walked two to outlast ace Matt Cain (10-4) and spoil Hunter Pence's debut in San Francisco.

The new Giants right fielder finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Cain gave up seven hits and three walks and never looked in rhythm. He struck out five in five innings to match his shortest start of the season.

Reds 6, Padres 4

At Cincinnati, Ryan Ludwick homered and drove in four runs for the second consecutive game, and Cincinnati kept rolling along with a win over San Diego.

Ludwick drove in the go-ahead run twice to lead the Reds (63-41) to their 19th victory in 22 games.

Zack Cozart also homered and Bronson Arroyo (7-6) pitched six innings to earn his third straight win.

Pirates 8, Cubs 4

At Chicago, Michael McKenry and Starling Marte homered to back a strong start by Jeff Karstens in Pittsburgh's victory over Chicago.

Garrett Jones added two hits and drove in three runs after entering in the eighth as a pinch-hitter. Andrew McCutchen chipped in with two hits and scored three times, and the Pirates pulled away late.

Phillies 3, Nationals 2

At Washington, Jimmy Rollins hit two solo homers, Nate Schierholtz connected in his Philadelphia debut and the Phillies received a sharp pitching performance from Vance Worley against Washington.

Brewers 13, Astros 4

At Milwaukee, Ryan Braun hit his NL-leading 29th homer and Milwaukee connected four times to finish a three-game sweep of sloppy Houston.

Marlins 4, Braves 2

At Atlanta, Miami broke out for three runs in the first inning against Ben Sheets after scoring just three total in two losses to Atlanta, and the Marlins ended the Braves' seven-game winning streak.

Carlos Lee, Greg Dobbs and Bryan Petersen had consecutive run-scoring singles in the first for the Marlins.

Cardinals 9, Rockies 6

At Denver, Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five runs and St. Louis beat the Rockies on a rain-soaked night.

Yadier Molina had three hits and Jake Westbrook (10-8) pitched six innings to get the win.

Josh Rutledge homered and Tyler Colvin had two triples among his three hits for the Rockies, who have lost five straight and seven in a row at home.

Mariners 5, Blue Jays 3

At Seattle, John Jaso hit the go-ahead single in the sixth inning and Blake Beavan's 72/3 strong innings led the Mariners to their seventh consecutive victory.

Beavan (7-6) gave up three runs and seven hits. He threw 82 pitches and struck out four. He is undefeated (4-0) since being recalled from Triple-A Tacoma July 17. Toronto starter Carlos Villanueva (6-1) threw six innings, allowed seven hits, four earned runs and struck out six.

Rays 4, Athletics 1

At Oakland, Calif., Alex Cobb shut down Oakland for seven innings and Carlos Pena homered to help the Tampa Bay Rays complete a successful nine-game road trip by beating the Athletics.

Pena, who drove in five runs in the series, hit an RBI double in the sixth inning and a solo homer in the eighth. Jeff Keppinger scored twice and Matt Joyce and Ryan Roberts also drove in runs for the Rays, who won three straight series on one trip for the fourth time in franchise history.

Rangers 11, Angels 10, 10 inn.

At Arlington, Texas, Elvis Andrus had a game-ending two-run single in the 10th inning, and the Rangers rallied from six runs down to beat the Angels.

Albert Pujols connected twice for his second straight multihomer game. His second homer, a two-run shot in the 10th, was one of four long balls hit between the two teams in the last two innings. Texas' Ian Kinsler homered in the bottom of the ninth to tie it 7-all.

Yankees 12, Orioles 3

At New York, Robinson Cano hit a grand slam in a seven-run third inning, and New York sent Zach Britton to another shellacking at Yankee Stadium in a rout of the Orioles that stopped a four-game losing streak.

Derek Jeter had three hits and three RBIs on a rainy afternoon and Joba Chamberlain returned from elbow and ankle injuries that had sidelined him since June 5 last season.

White Sox 3, Twins 2

At Minneapolis, Jake Peavy struck out eight over eight smooth innings, Alejandro De Aza gave Chicago the lead in the eighth with an infield single off Scott Diamond's leg, and the White Sox beat the Twins.

Peavy (9-7) allowed five hits and walked two. One of the runs he gave up was unearned.

Royals 5, Indians 2

At Kansas City, Mo., Luis Mendoza pitched into the eighth inning, Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson stroked two hits each and drove in a run and the Royals beat Cleveland.

Tigers 7, Red Sox 5

At Boston, Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder homered on consecutive pitches to cap a five-run fifth inning, and Detroit beat the Red Sox to avoid a three-game sweep.

Delmon Young added a solo homer for Detroit.