Pirates can't overcome D-backs' HR barrage
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jeff Locke had handcuffed the Arizona Diamondbacks before, holding them to two runs in eight innings on July 1. And after three innings, he was rolling again....

Marte, Hill lift Diamondbacks past Pirates, 7-4

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday night....

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DETROIT (AP) -- Moises Sierra had four hits, and Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton added three apiece to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday....

Braves fall to Dodgers 2-1 in 3-game sweep

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out of town with three straight losses to the first-place Dodgers....

Correia pitches well before Twins bullpen falters

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kevin Correia gave the Minnesota Twins a quality start after pitching poorly in his previous two outings....

Dodgers beat Braves 2-1 on Kershaw's 9-hitter

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep....

Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals' clubhouse mood was somber after a 6-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins....

Orioles fall to Angels in 13 innings, 1-0

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Buck Showalter really couldn't have asked for a better performance from his pitchers against the Los Angeles Angels. It was his lineup that really struggled, managing just five hits in 13 innings....

Astros blow late lead in 6-5 loss to Blue Jays

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HOUSTON (AP) -- Playing with a trade-depleted roster, Houston had a chance to cool off streaking Toronto. The bullpen just couldn't shut the door on the powerful Blue Jays....

Pujols' RBI in 13th lifts Angels over Orioles 1-0

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- A frustrating night for Albert Pujols had a delightful ending....


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