Michael Morse hit a tying two-run homer off John Axford in the ninth inning and delivered a two-run double in the 11th as the Washington Nationals beat the Brewers, 11-10, yesterday in Milwaukee. "It seemed like it was a boxing match," Morse said. "It kept going back and forth, back and forth.'' Tyler Clippard allowed a solo homer to Corey Hart in the bottom of the 11th but earned his 20th save in 22 chances. The Nats scored four in the eighth to tie it at 7.
Dodgers 4, Giants 0: Clayton Kershaw (8-6) pitched a five-hitter as visiting Los Angeles (56-47) completed a three-game sweep of San Francisco (55-46). The Dodgers outscored the Giants 19-3 and didn't give up a run in the final 20 innings.
Cubs 4, Cardinals 2: Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning for host Chicago. Carlos Beltran hit his 23rd homer for St. Louis.
Astros 9, Pirates 5: Host Houston ended its losing streak at 12 behind three hits and three RBIs from Marwin Gonzalez.
Marlins 5, Padres 4: Watched by scouts from about a dozen teams, Josh Johnson walked six, but host Miami rallied from a two-run deficit and beat San Diego in 10 innings.
Orioles 6, Athletics 1: Rookie Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 and Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer as host Baltimore avoided a three-game sweep.
Rangers 2, White Sox 0: Scott Feldman (5-6) pitched eight innings and outdueled Gavin Floyd (8-9) as host Texas avoided a sweep. David Murphy had three hits, including a double.
Rays 2, Angels 0: Zack Greinke gave up an RBI single to Matt Joyce in the sixth and threw a run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh in his debut for host Los Angeles.
Tigers 4, Blue Jays 1: Jhonny Peralta drove in four runs with two homers and Doug Fister (5-7) pitched eight innings for visiting Detroit.
Twins 5, Indians 1: Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer for host Minnesota. -- AP