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AMERICAN LEAGUE: LA Angels stretch AL West lead

MAJOR LEAGUES While the Angels downed the Rays 4-2 on Wednesday, a walk-off grand slam by Dan Uggla gave the Marlins a 6-2 win over the Phillies


The Los Angeles Dodgers Kuo Hong-chih of Taiwan pitches in the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres in San Diego, California, on Wednesday. The Padres won 4-1.


The Los Angeles Angels stretched their lead atop the American League West with a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

Gary Matthews Jr and Vladimir Guerrero homered and Maicer Izturis hit a go-ahead single for the Angels, who snapped the six-game winning streak of Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir.

Kazmir allowed three runs and three walks in six-and-two-third innings.

Red Sox 6, Orioles 3

In Boston, pitcher Bartolo Colon got the 150th victory of his career with six strong innings as Boston downed Baltimore.

Colon allowed just one run, reaching his milestone five days after his only loss of the season.

Against the Orioles, Colon was staked to a 5-0 lead after just one inning. Colon struck out seven and walked only one.

Athletics 8, Yankees 4

In Oakland, California, the home team roughed up New York pitcher Darrell Rasner early to set up a win.

Jack Cust drove in three runs for the Athletics, including a two-run single in the six-run third inning that put the hosts in front for good.

Tigers 5, White Sox 1

In Detroit, Justin Verlander pitched a four-hitter for his third career complete game, steering Detroit past Chicago.

Twins 8, Indians 5

In Cleveland, Minnesota snapped its six-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland.

Mariners 2, Blue Jays 1

In Toronto, Raul Ibanez singled home the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning as Seattle edged Toronto.

Rangers 11, Royals 5

In Kansas City, Missouri, David Murphy hit two home runs, including his first career grand slam, driving in a career-high five runs as Texas downed Kansas City.



Dan Uggla hit a game-ending grand slam in the ninth inning to give Florida a 6-2 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday in a showdown of the National League East’s two leading teams.

With one out in the ninth and bases loaded, second baseman Uggla crunched his 19th homer of the season.

It was just the second game-ending grand slam in Marlins history after Bobby Bonilla managed the feat in 1997.

Padres 4, Dodgers 1

In San Diego, starting pitcher Randy Wolf combined with two relievers on a five-hitter as San Diego downed Los Angeles.

Wolf had his fifth straight outing where he allowed two runs or fewer.

Rookie Edgar Gonzalez hit his first major league home run in the first inning, and Khalil Greene also hit a solo homer for the Padres, who won for the fifth time in six games.

Cubs 7, Braves 2

In Chicago, Ryan Dempster pitched his first complete game in almost five years to guide Chicago to a win over Atlanta.

The Cubs’ win was tarnished by an injury to leadoff hitter Alfonso Soriano, who was struck by a pitch that broke his left hand, putting him out of action for an estimated six weeks.

Dempster struck out 11 batters to improve to 8-0 at Wrigley Field this season.

Cardinals 10, Reds 0

In Cincinatti, St. Louis’ Braden Looper pitched his first career shutout as the Cardinals routed Cincinatti.

Rick Ankiel, Jason LaRue and Ryan Ludwick all homered for the Cards, who won their fourth straight.

The Reds got only two runners into scoring position against Looper, who went nine innings for the first time in his 44 career starts.

In other games it was:

• Brewers 10, Astros 6

• Mets 5, D’backs 3, 13 innings

• Pirates 3, Nationals 1

• Rockies 1, Giants 0

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