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Hellickson leads Rays over Red Sox

Jeremy Hellickson pitched six solid innings, Luke Scott had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, and the host Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston, 2-1, last night, snapping the Red Sox's five-game winning streak.

Hellickson (4-0) allowed one run and five hits en route to winning a career-best sixth consecutive decision, dating to Sept. 4. The righthander struck out six and walked two.

"Hellickson's changeup made that fastball look like it's a 100 [mph]," Boston manager Bobby Valentine said.

Tampa Bay second baseman Will Rhymes left in the eighth inning after being hit by a pitch near his right elbow. While standing at first base he gestured that he wanted to come out of the game, took a couple of steps and collapsed into the arms of first base coach George Hendrick. Trainers worked on Rhymes in the coach's box before he was assisted to a utility cart and left the field.

"He got kind of rubber-legged right there," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "That stuff hurts. I know it's in the arm, but that can definitely take your breath away."

The Rays said Rhymes briefly fainted, but that he is fine, remained at the ballpark for X-rays on his arm and was not taken a hospital.

Indians 9, Mariners 3: Ubaldo Jimenez (4-3) overcame a shaky start to get the win and host Cleveland pounded out a season-best five doubles.

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez (3-3) gave up 10 hits and six earned runs in only 3 2/3 innings.

Twins 11, Tigers 7: Jamey Carroll hit a two-run double in the sixth to give visiting Minnesota the lead, and the Twins outlasted sloppy Detroit, which made four errors in the first three innings.

Rangers 4, Athletics 1: Yu Darvish (6-1) pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and Adrian Beltre had a two-run homer to help host Texas.

Marlins 8, Braves 4: Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and possibly saved two runs with a diving catch for visiting Miami, which moved three games over .500 for the first time this season.

Phillies 9, Cubs 2: Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning and Hector Luna hit his first career grand slam for visiting Philadelphia.

Nationals 7, Pirates 4: Adam LaRoche broke open a tight game with a three-run double for his 1,000th career hit after homering for No. 999, and Gio Gonzalez (5-1) took over the NL strikeout lead from teammate Stephen Strasburg by fanning 10 in seven innings for host Washington.

Padres 4, Dodgers 2: Chase Headley homered, doubled and drove in three runs for host San Diego. -- AP


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