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Lance Lynn, Matt Holliday push Cardinals past Indians

Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and Matt Holliday had four RBIs, including a three-run homer, to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the host Cleveland Indians, 8-3, last night. Lynn held Cleveland to four hits and struck out nine. He received plenty of help from his offense, which scored all of its runs with two outs. Holliday had an RBI single in the fifth inning and put the game away in the eighth with his three-run blast off Scott Atchison.

White Sox 4, Brewers 2: Chris Sale struck out 11 in eight solid innings in his return from suspension. Chicago ended a seven-game road losing streak despite another modest offensive effort.

A's 9, Red Sox 2: Josh Reddick had four hits with a homer and three RBIs and Stephen Vogt also homered to help host Oakland snap a six-game losing streak. Justin Masterson failed to make it out of the third inning. He allowed six runs and six hits in 21/3 innings.

Blue Jays 10, Orioles 2: Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and drove in three runs, Mark Buehrle threw six innings of four-hit ball for visiting Toronto. Encarnacion tied the game with a solo shot in the sixth inning and capped a four-run seventh inning with another.

Tigers 2, Twins 1: Ian Kinsler's RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted host Detroit. Anthony Gose hit a one-out double off Ryan Pressly, and Kinsler followed with a flare that dropped into shallow centerfield. Angel Nesbitt pitched the 10th for his first career win.

Royals 7, Rangers 6: Alex Gordon homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning for visiting Kansas City. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas also homered for the AL Central leaders.

Reds 4, Braves 3: Devin Mesoraco doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning for host Cincinnati. The Reds snapped a three-game losing streak. The Braves let a 3-2 lead slip away in the seventh with the help of Mike Foltynewicz's throwing error.

Pirates 7, Phillies 2: A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings in his return to Philadelphia and Andrew McCutchen homered for Pittsburgh's fourth consecutive win. Burnett gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits.

Giants 8, Astros 1: Chris Heston's first career complete game was a two-hitter and he struck out 10 for visiting San Francisco. Matt Duffy had three hits and drove in five runs for the Giants. -- AP


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