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Kennedy wins 17th, D-backs top Padres

RED-HOT:Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy topped the National League with the 6-1 win, while Tampa’s David Price struck out 14 in seven innings against the Blue Jays

Reuters and AP, PHOENIX, Arizona

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Rockies 7, Dodgers 6

‧ Cardinals 7, Pirates 4

‧ Astros 4, Giants 3, 11 inns

AMERICAN LEAGUE

AP, TORONTO

David Price struck out a franchise-record 14 in seven dominant innings, Desmond Jennings hit a pair of solo home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-0 on Sunday.

Price (12-11) broke the team mark for strikeouts shared by Scott Kazmir and James Shields.

Relievers Brandon Gomes and Cesar Ramos each struck out two.

Jennings homered on the first pitch of the game from Brandon Morrow (9-9) and got a career-high four hits. He drove in three runs, scored three, drew a walk and also stole a base from the leadoff spot.

Sean Rodriguez added a two-run homer and Matt Joyce doubled twice during a six-run ninth as the Rays improved to an AL-best 20-9 since July 28.

Orioles 2, Yankees 0, first game

Yankees 8, Orioles 3, second game

In Baltimore, Maryland, Curtis Granderson homered twice to take the major league lead with 38, rookie Ivan Nova won his 10th straight decision and New York split a day-night doubleheader with Baltimore.

Granderson hit a three-run drive in the third inning and a solo shot in the seventh. He moved past Jose Bautista, who has 37 homers, and assumed the major league lead in RBIs with 107.

Nova (14-4) gave up three runs and seven hits in seven-plus innings, striking out seven and walking two. The right-hander has won seven straight starts and is 10-0 in 11 outings since June 3.

Brian Matusz (1-7) allowed six runs and six hits — including three home runs — in 5-1/3 innings. Adam Jones had two RBIs for the Orioles, whose six-game winning streak ended.

In the first game, Rookie Zach Britton (8-9) allowed four hits over seven innings, and Baltimore extended their winning streak to a -season-high six games.

The Orioles had not won six in a row since April 2008.

The game was scoreless until the seventh, when Nick Markakis doubled and Vladimir Guerrero singled.

Twins 11, Tigers 4

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, Luke Hughes hit two home runs to help the Minnesota Twins take out their hitting frustration on Brad Penny and the Detroit Tigers, ending a seven-game losing streak.

Hughes drove in five runs for the first time in his career, backing Brian Duensing (9-13) and sparking the Twins to just their fourth win against the Tigers in their last 19 meetings.

Rangers 9, Angels 5

In Arlington, Texas, Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with a long two-run homer and the tiebreaking RBI single for AL West-leading Texas. Hamilton’s homer in the third off Jered Weaver tied the game at 4-4, and his single in the seventh put the Rangers ahead 6-5.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ White Sox 9, Mariners 3

‧ Royals 2, Indians 1

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