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Baseball Capsules
August 8, 2014, 1:50 am

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Hyun-Jin Ryu yielded two hits over seven dominant innings, Hanley Ramirez had a two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the Freeway Series with their third straight win, 7-0 over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

Angel Stadium was filled with its biggest crowd in 16 years, but the blue-clad fans had all the fun as the Dodgers won the Freeway Series for the first time since 2006.

Ryu (13-5) was brilliant in his fourth victory in five starts, striking out four and allowing just two runners to reach third base.

Adrian Gonzalez added a late two-run single for the NL-leading Dodgers (66-50), who thoroughly shut down their Southern California neighbors.

The Angels (67-47) managed just two runs on eight hits in the final 24 innings of the series, falling three games behind Oakland atop the overall major league standings.

C.J. Wilson (8-8) had another rough outing in his second start back from the disabled list. He yielded six hits and four walks in his fifth straight winless start, throwing just 54 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

ATHLETICS 3, TWINS 0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading Oakland to the win.

The All-Star left-hander struck out eight, walked two and only allowed two runners past first base in his 11th career complete game.

Lester (12-7) was making second start since being acquired at the trade deadline as part of the blockbuster deal that sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to Boston.

Stephen Vogt homered to help Oakland become the first team in the majors to reach 70 wins.

Minnesota's Yohan Pino (1-4) allowed three runs in 5 2-3 innings.

YANKEES 1, TIGERS 0

NEW YORK (AP) - Shane Greene capped a series of fine starting pitching, working into the ninth inning and then watching closer David Robertson finish the Yankees' victory.

Robertson relieved after Ian Kinsler led off the ninth with a single, and he walked Victor Martinez. Robertson came back to induce pinch-hitter Miguel Cabrera to bounce into a double play and got Don Kelly to line out to shortstop with a runner on third for his 31st save and New York's fifth win in six games.

Stephen Drew's RBI double was the only extra-base hit in a game dominated by Greene and fellow 25-year-old starter Rick Porcello.

Greene (3-1) gave up five hits while pitching into the ninth inning for the first time in his career. Porcello (13-6) gave up nine hits in seven innings.

ORIOLES 2, BLUE JAYS 1

TORONTO (AP) - Caleb Joseph homered for the fourth consecutive game, Miguel Gonzalez won for the first time in three starts and the Orioles won for the fourth time in five games.

The Orioles lead the AL East by five games over Toronto and the New York Yankees. It was the AL-best 35th road victory for Baltimore, which has won six consecutive series, extending a season-best streak.

Gonzalez (6-6) allowed four hits in six innings, including Anthony Gose's leadoff homer in the fifth. The right-hander improved to 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his last seven starts.

Zach Britton pitched the ninth for his 24th save in 27 chances.

Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ (8-6) struck out a career-high 12 in a season-best eight innings. He allowed two runs and five hits.

BREWERS 3, GIANTS 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wily Peralta became the majors' first 14-game winner, earning his fifth straight victory for Milwaukee.

Peralta (14-6) struck out a career-high nine in 6 2-3 innings. He gave up one run and seven hits while improving to 10-1 with a 4.06 ERA in his last 12 starts.

Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 34th save.

Jake Peavy (0-3) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings for San Francisco. The veteran right-hander is 0-12 in 18 outings since winning at Toronto while with Boston on April 25.

Milwaukee jumped in front with two runs in the sixth. Khris Davis doubled in Aramis Ramirez, and Mark Reynolds had a sacrifice fly.

CARDINALS 5, RED SOX 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings for his 14th win, matching Milwaukee's Wily Peralta for the major league lead, and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice for St. Louis.

Jhonny Peralta's two-run double keyed a three-run first off Brandon Workman (1-5) and Wong had his first multihomer game. The Cardinals took two of three from their stripped-down opponents, who beat them in the World Series last fall but are in last place in the AL East.

Wainwright (14-6) allowed two runs and seven hits. Pat Neshek got three outs for his third save.

Mike Napoli and Christian Vasquez each drove in a run for Boston in the third.

NATIONALS 5, METS 3, 13 INNINGS

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bryce Harper's two-run homer in the 13th inning lifted Washington to a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East.

The Nationals take that margin over the reeling second-place Braves into a three-game series that opens Friday at Atlanta. The Braves were off Thursday after an 0-8 road trip against the Dodgers, Padres and Mariners.

Harper's shot to left against Carlos Torres (5-5) was only the fourth homer of an injury-plagued season for the 2012 NL Rookie of the Year.

The teams used a total of 15 pitchers, eight by New York.

Washington's Craig Stammen (2-4) gave up one hit in three innings for the win.

MARINERS 13, WHITE SOX 3

SEATTLE (AP) - Roenis Elias took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, and Dustin Ackley led a potent Seattle offense with a home run and four RBIs.

Elias (9-9) allowed only one walk before Conor Gillaspie hit a one-out double in the fifth. The rookie stranded Gillaspie, but left the game after giving up a two-run home run to Dayan Viciedo with two outs in the sixth.

Ackley gave the Mariners an early lead with a solo home run, and Endy Chavez, Robinson Cano, and Kyle Seager each hit a two-run shot.

Scott Carroll (4-7) pitched five-plus innings for Chicago, allowing seven runs and seven hits.

ROYALS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2

PHOENIX (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City's first complete game this season, and the Royals completed a three-game interleague sweep.

Guthrie (8-9) allowed seven hits, struck out four and walked none in his eighth career complete game.

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer for the Royals, who have won four in a row and 12 of 15 to pull within 2 1/2 games of first-place Detroit in the AL Central.

Vidal Nuno (2-8) lasted just four innings for Arizona, allowing five runs and seven hits.

PIRATES 7, MARLINS 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Edinson Volquez pitched one-hit ball for seven innings for the Pirates, and rookie Gregory Polanco drove in four runs.

Marlins reliever Dan Jennings was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Jordy Mercer in the seventh. Manager Mike Redmond said Jennings had his eyes open and was responding to questions as he was taken to a hospital.

Jennings momentarily stumbled before going to his knees after the play. He stood up to get in a cart and held up a hand to acknowledge the crowd as he was driven off the field.

Volquez (9-7) didn't allow a hit until the fifth, when Donovan Solano singled with one out.

Rookie Brian Flynn (0-1) was chased before he got an out in the fifth.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 27th homer of the season, a two-run drive in the Miami ninth.

REDS 4, INDIANS 0

CINCINNATI (AP) - Homer Bailey pitched seven innings to end his losing streak against Cleveland, and Billy Hamilton had an RBI triple and scored a run Thursday night, leading the Reds to the victory.

The Reds won three of four in the annual series, splitting two games in Cleveland and sweeping a pair at Great American Ball Park.

Bailey (9-5) had lost his last three starts against the Indians. After pitching out of trouble in the first, he settled in and allowed four hits while fanning eight. He also singled and scored.

Hamilton had a hand in two of the four runs off left-hander T.J. House (1-3), who made his 11th career start. House gave up eight hits while pitching into the seventh and remained winless on the road, falling to 0-3 in seven games.

CUBS 6, ROCKIES 2

DENVER (AP) - Javier Baez hit two more homers and drove in four runs, leading the Cubs to the win.

Baez also had an RBI single, and fellow rookie Kyle Hendricks (3-1) pitched a career-high eight innings after the start of the game was delayed 39 minutes because of rain.

The 21-year-old Baez also homered in his debut Tuesday, hitting a game-deciding shot in the 12th inning on the day he was promoted from the minors.

Justin Morneau and Wilin Rosario had two hits apiece for the Rockies (45-69), who have lost six of seven. Rookie Yohan Flande (0-4) gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings.

The Cubs (49-64) closed out a six-game trip by taking two of three in the series between last-place teams.

PHILLIES 6, ASTROS 5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard hit a grand slam, capping the Phillies' five-run rally in the eighth inning.

Chris Carter hit two homers and drove in four runs for Houston, which lost its eighth straight in Philadelphia.

Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere each had two hits as the Phillies completed a three-game sweep.

Mario Hollands (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings and Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his 27th save in 30 chances.

Howard connected with two outs on a full-count pitch from Tony Sipp (2-2).

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