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Mets' Dickey becomes first 15-game winner in National League

NEW YORK — R.A. Dickey pitched a complete game for his NL-leading 15th win, stopping Jose Reyes' 26-game hitting streak and helping New York end its nine-game home losing skid with a 6-1 win over Miami on Thursday.

Dickey (15-3) gave up five hits, struck out 10 and walked none.

Reyes went 0-for-4 against the All-Star knuckleballer, twice stranding runners on third base. His hitting streak was the longest of his career and the best in the majors this season.

Andres Torres homered, tripled and doubled, and drove in the go-ahead run after Reyes lost a popup in the sun.

Torres homered off Josh Johnson (7-8) in the sixth and got an RBI triple in the eighth.

Torres' double in the fourth made it 2-1 and came two outs after David Wright's shallow fly to left hit off Reyes' upper body and skittered away for a double.

Josh Thole hit two RBI singles and Wright added another for the Mets, who scored four runs with two outs in winning at home for the first time since July 7.

Justin Ruggiano homered to tie it 1-all in the fourth.

Johnson allowed eight hits and three runs in six innings.

Cardinals 3, Giants 1

At St. Louis, Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings and St. Louis bounced back from a blowout to beat San Francisco.

Carlos Beltran hit his 27th homer for the Cardinals, who were trounced by the Giants 15-0 the previous night. St. Louis has won seven of its last 10.

Wainwright (10-10) allowed one run and five hits, striking out seven and walking three. He has given up two earned runs or fewer in his last five starts.

Jason Motte pitched the ninth for his 25th save.

Beltran, who leads the NL with 80 RBIs, hit a two-run homer off Madison Bumgarner (12-7) in the first.

Diamondbacks 6, Pirates 3

At Pittsburgh, Jason Kubel homered twice and Joe Saunders pitched seven effective innings for Arizona.

Both of Kubel's home runs followed hits by Aaron Hill. Wil Nieves hit a two-run homer in his Diamondbacks debut.

Nationals 5, Astros 0

At Houston, Michael Morse homered twice and Jordan Zimmermann matched his career high with 11 strikeouts as Washington completed a four-game sweep.

Morse drove in three runs and extended his hitting streak to a career-best 18 games, the longest active streak in the majors after Miami's Jose Reyes was stopped at 26 games earlier in the day.

Zimmermann (9-6) pitched six innings of three-hit ball before Michael Gonzalez, Sean Burnett and Drew Storen completed the five-hitter, Washington's seventh shutout this season.

Cubs 5, Reds 3

At Chicago, Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and Chicago snapped an eight-game losing streak on a rain-soaked night.

With the score tied at 3, Reds reliever Sean Marshall (4-4) walked Anthony Rizzo. Just as the skies cleared up, Soriano cracked a two-run shot to center field off Logan Ondrusek.

Yankees 4, Tigers 3

At Detroit, Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez hit solo home runs on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning to put New York ahead, and the Yankees held on to beat Detroit.

Rafael Soriano escaped a first-and-third, no-outs jam in the ninth for his 27th save in 29 chances.

Clay Rapada (3-0) got the last two outs with one on in the seventh inning.

Rays 7, Blue Jays 1

At St. Petersburg, Fla., Matt Moore pitched six innings and Jose Lobaton drove in three runs as Tampa Bay completed the three-game sweep.

Tampa Bay has won 16 straight series against Toronto at Tropicana Field. The Rays have won six of eight overall while the Blue Jays have lost 15 of 19.

Indians 5, Red Sox 3

At Cleveland, Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a season-high 10 for his first win in more than a month and Cleveland handed Boston its seventh loss in nine games.

Jimenez (9-11) allowed three runs over six innings as Cleveland won its second straight after losing 11 in a row. He had been 0-4 with an 8.41 ERA in five starts since beating Tampa Bay on July 7.

Royals 8, Orioles 2

At Baltimore, Billy Butler came within a single of hitting for the cycle, and Kansas City ended Baltimore's five-game winning streak.

Butler homered in a four-run first inning, doubled in the third and tripled in the fifth. He struck out in the seventh and again in the ninth.