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WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam off Max Scherzer during a five-run third inning and Jaime Garcia quieted the Washington Nationals lineup as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-2 on Friday night.

Coming off consecutive ineffective starts, Garcia (4-4) held Washington to two runs and seven hits over seven innings.

Scherzer (5-4) allowed two earned runs in each of his previous three starts including his 20-strikeout gem on May 11 in a victory over Detroit. That version didn't show early against St. Louis. He walked four batters and allowed five runs, all by the third inning.

Danny Espinosa's second home run in as many games broke up Garcia's shutout bid in the fifth. Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 after hitting the go-ahead home run in Washington's 2-1 series-opening win Thursday.

Greg Garcia homered for St. Louis.

METS 6, DODGERS 5

NEW YORK (AP) - Curtis Granderson homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give New York the victory.

Chase Utley, who was booed all night in his return to Citi Field, hit a tying three-run double off Jeurys Familia with two outs in a four-run ninth inning for the Dodgers.

New York took a 3-0 lead in the first against Julio Urias and chased the 19-year-old after 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut.

But in a non-save situation, Familia (2-0) failed to hold a 5-1 lead.

New York moved back into the NL East lead, by percentage points over Washington.

ROYALS 7, WHITE SOX 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs as Kansas City rallied.

The White Sox used five pitchers in the Royals' four-run seventh with Matt Albers (1-4) taking the loss. The inning included Brett Eibner's double, his first major league hit, and Whit Merrifield's two-run single.

Royals starter Danny Duffy retired the first 16 batters he faced on 59 pitches before giving up five runs on his next 17 pitches.

Peter Moylan (2-0) picked up the victory with a scoreless seventh.

ANGELS 7, ASTROS 2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout had a three-run double and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in a big third inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros.

The home run was the 570th of Pujols' career, moving him past Rafael Palmeiro and alone into 12th on baseball's all-time list. Pujols is now three behind Harmon Killebrew for 11th.

Matt Shoemaker (3-5) struck out 11 without walking a batter, holding the Astros to seven hits, all singles. He left after allowing two hits with one out in the ninth. Cam Bedrosian gave up a two-run single to Colin Moran.

Right-hander Matt Fiers (3-3) took the loss.

PIRATES 9, RANGERS 1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings, ending the Texas left-hander's career-best winning streak at 12 games in Pittsburgh's interleague victory.

Andrew McCutchen had one of four home runs for the Pirates, who won their fifth straight and spoiled Jeff Banister's first game against the organization he spent his first 29 years in pro baseball with before becoming Texas manager last season.

Hamels (5-1) gave up eight hits and six runs - five earned - in 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since the start before throwing a no-hitter in his final appearance for Philadelphia last July 25. He came to the Rangers in a trading deadline deal six days later.

Niese (5-2) threw five shutout innings before Adrian Beltre's leadoff homer in the sixth.

BLUE JAYS 7, RED SOX 5

TORONTO (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit two home runs and drove in five runs as Toronto snapped a five-game home losing streak.

The reigning AL MVP was 4 for 5, starting the scoring with a first-inning solo shot, and then providing the winning margin with a two-run drive, his 13th of the year in the eighth.

Justin Smoak added a solo shot in the fifth inning. Joe Biagini (2-1) got four outs and Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his 11th save.

Koji Uehara (2-2) worked the eighth inning for the Red Sox, allowing Ezequiel Carrera - starting for the suspended Jose Bautista - to reach on a bunt before surrendering the home run to Donaldson.

CUBS 6, PHILLIES 2

CHICAGO (AP) - Jorge Soler, David Ross and Kris Bryant hit long home runs to back Jon Lester and lead Chicago to a victory on a rainy afternoon.

The big drives helped the Cubs win their third straight after dropping eight of 12, and they came before two late delays - for 56 minutes in the top of the seventh inning and for 37 minutes at the start of the ninth.

Soler broke a 1-1 tie with his shot halfway up the video board in left leading off the fourth. Ross added a three-run homer off the Nuveen sign beyond the left-field bleachers in the inning to give the Cubs a 5-1 lead, and Bryant chased Adam Morgan (1-3) with a towering shot to start the fifth.

Lester (5-3) rebounded from his shortest start of the season by giving up two runs - one earned - and six hits while pitching into the seventh.

BRAVES 4, MARLINS 2

ATLANTA (AP) - Nick Markakis hit a tie-breaking, two-run single off third baseman Martin Prado's glove with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning to give Atlanta a rare home win.

The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to only 3-20 in home games. They began the day tied with Minnesota for the majors' worst record.

Ian Krol (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning and Arodys Vizcaino pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.

Only an overturned call kept the eighth inning alive and made the decisive at-bat by Markakis possible.

His liner off David Phelps (3-3) was initially ruled an error on Prado before it was changed to a hit.

BREWERS 9, REDS 5

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Aaron Hill hit two solo homers, Jonathan Lucroy added a solo shot and drove in three runs, and Milwaukee outslugged Cincinnati, handing the Reds their 11th straight loss.

The Brewers chipped away at an early three-run deficit before surging ahead with a four-run fourth. Hill homered to left off John Lamb (0-3) to lead off the inning, and Lucroy capped the scoring with an RBI ground-rule double.

Hill's second homer came in the fifth off reliever Dayan Diaz for a three-run lead.

Hill and Jonathan Villar both had three hits, two runs and two RBIs to support starter Zach Davies (2-3).

YANKEES 4, RAYS 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings for New York.

Rodriguez returned Thursday after missing three weeks with a strained right hamstring. His sixth homer of the season and 693rd overall came off Chris Archer during a three-run sixth.

Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his career-best unbeaten streak to 11 consecutive starts, dating to last season.

Kirby Yates allowed Steve Pearce's two-out solo homer in the ninth before Aroldis Chapman got the final out.

Carlos Beltran homered in the eighth for the Yankees.

Archer (3-6) allowed four runs - one earned - and four hits in eight innings for the Rays.

ORIOLES 6, INDIANS 4

CLEVELAND (AP) - Chris Davis' RBI double broke a seventh-inning tie, Manny Machado went 4 for 5 and Baltimore Orioles ended a four-game losing streak.

Mark Trumbo followed Davis' clutch hit with a two-run homer, his AL-leading 15th of the season, and a lineup tweak by Orioles manager Buck Showalter woke up a slumbering offense that scored nine runs in its losing streak.

Dylan Bundy (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings for his first major league win. Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth for 13th save.

Cleveland scored in the second, fourth and fifth to tie the game, but Machado doubled off Zach McAllister (2-2).

ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 2

DENVER (AP) - Tyler Chatwood threw seven masterful innings, Charlie Blackmon had one of Colorado's three run-scoring doubles and the Rockies beat San Francisco to end the Giants' 10-game winning streak against NL West teams.

It was San Francisco's longest streak versus the division since capturing 10 straight in August 1982.

Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story had RBI doubles in a game that was delayed 42 minutes at the start by weather.

San Francisco starter Matt Cain left in the second inning with a strained right hamstring. He was replaced by Albert Suarez (1-1), who took a grounder off the left leg in the third but stayed in the game.

Chatwood (6-3) found success at Coors Field after being so dominant on the road. He scattered four hits, walked none and allowed one unearned run.

PADRES 10, DIAMONDBACKS 3

PHOENIX (AP) - Yangervis Solarte homered from both sides of the plate and the San Diego Padres used 18 hits to rout the Arizona Diamondbacks and snap a four-game losing streak.

Matt Kemp and Derek Norris each hit a home run and drove in three, and Wil Myers added an RBI double for the Padres, who won for just the third time in their past 11 games.

Christian Friedrich (1-1) threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits with five strikeouts and a walk for San Diego.

Arizona starter Robbie Ray (2-4) lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and nine hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Brandon Drury and Jake Lamb homered for Arizona, which has dropped four straight.

TIGERS 4, ATHLETICS 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Nick Castellanos homered and Cameron Maybin doubled in a run, giving rookie Michael Fulmer more than enough support in the Detroit Tigers' victory over the Oakland Athletics.

James McCann and J.D. Martinez also drove in runs for the Tigers, who have won nine of 11. Ian Kinsler was a home run shy of the cycle.

Fulmer (4-1) retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced, with Khris Davis' single with two outs in the second inning the only smudge of an otherwise dominating performance. He gave up three hits over 7 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out three.

A's starter Sean Manaea (1-3) gave up three runs on nine hits in six-plus innings.

TWINS 7, MARINERS 2

SEATTLE (AP) - Robbie Grossman's bases-loaded double keyed a five-run third inning and Pat Dean pitched effectively for seven innings for his first major league victory to pace the Minnesota Twins past the Seattle Mariners.

Dean (1-1) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight and walked none in his second start and fourth appearance since being called up May 11.

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (4-4), who entered with a 2.21 ERA, was tagged for six runs on eight hits in six innings.

Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer each had solo homers for the Twins, while Franklin Gutierrez homered for Seattle in the first inning.

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