Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Major League Baseball Today ; Greinke, L.A. Win Battle of Aces

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Major League Baseball Today ; Greinke, L.A. Win Battle of Aces

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WASHINGTON - Zack Greinke extended his scoreless streak to 43 2/ 3 innings, striking a season-high 11 through the eighth and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Washington Nationals 5-0 Sunday. Greinke's string is the longest in the majors since Orel Hershiser set the major league record of 59 shutout innings in 1988 with the Dodgers.

Brewers 6, Pirates 1

MILWAUKEE - Rookie Taylor Jungmann pitched seven strong innings, Khris Davis hit a two-run double and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for a sweep.

Jungmann (5-1), added to the Brewers' roster in early June, won his third straight decision. He gave up one run and five hits.

Indians 5, Reds 3

CINCINNATI - Yan Gomes drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Cincinnati Reds.

Cleveland scored its first four runs on walks, and Jason Kipnis added a sacrifice fly in the 11th.

Phillies 8, Marlins 7

PHILADELPHIA - Jeff Francoeur's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to an victory over the Miami Marlins.

Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis also homered for the Phillies on a hot, muggy afternoon that felt much warmer than the game-time temperate of 93 degrees.

Astros 10, Rangers 0

HOUSTON - Astros ace Dallas Keuchel struck out a career-high 13 in seven scoreless innings, leading Houston over the Texas Rangers.

Keuchel (12-4), the starting pitcher for the American League in the All-Star Game last Tuesday night, retired 18 straight batters during one stretch.

Blue Jays 4, Rays 0

TORONTO - Marco Estrada pitched eight shutout innings to outduel Chris Archer, Chris Colabello and Jose Bautista each hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Blue Jays snapped a streak of four straight series losses.

Royals 4, White Sox 1

CHICAGO - Danny Duffy took a shutout into the ninth inning in the longest outing of his career, and the surging Kansas City Royals beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox. …

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