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Cardinals remain extra special, top Pirates in 14th inning

Kolten Wong homered in the 14th inning and host St. Louis beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in extra innings for the third straight time, 3-2, yesterday. The Cardinals posted three extra-inning wins in a row for the first time since July 2006, when they twice beat Houston before the All-Star break and then won at Dodger Stadium when play resumed. The NL Central leaders are a major league-best 18-6.

Dodgers 1, Diamondbacks 0: Yasmani Grandal threw out a runner at the plate after an errant pitch in the top of the 13th inning, then homered leading off the bottom half to lead Los Angeles to its fourth straight win.

Phillies 6, Marlins 2: Ryan Howard had a pair of RBI hits and rookie Severino Gonzalez earned his first career victory as visiting Philadelphia broke a five-game losing streak.

Braves 5, Reds 0: Julio Teheran gave up just three singles in six sharp innings and host Atlanta earned a four-game split.

Padres 8, Rockies 6: Light-hitting Jedd Gyorko drove a two-run homer an estimated 438 feet and Justin Upton and Derek Norris also hit two-run shots as host San Diego finished off a three-game sweep.

Brewers 5, Cubs 2: Aramis Ramirez homered and broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run single as visiting Milwaukee won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Orioles 4, Rays 2: Adam Jones got four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, for the win in a series shifted from Camden Yards because of the civil unrest in Baltimore.

Tigers 6, Royals 4: Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer as visiting Detroit salvaged a split of the four-game series.

Indians 10, Blue Jays 7: Pinch hitter Ryan Raburn's tiebreaking, two-run double capped a six-run fifth for host Cleveland.

Twins 13, White Sox 3: Trevor Plouffe hit his first grand slam in the majors as host Minnesota completed a four-game sweep.

A's 7, Rangers 1: Stephen Vogt homered twice and Sonny Gray took a shutout into the seventh for visiting Oakland.

Giants 5, Angels 0: Tim Lincecum pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and host San Francisco earned a three-game sweep. -- AP

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