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Snyder homers, adds six RBIs in Rangers’ slugfest

AP, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

Michael Young of the Texas Rangers hits a home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning of their game at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, on Monday.

Photo: AFP

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Texas first baseman Brandon Snyder homered and had a career-high six RBIs against his former team as the Rangers beat Baltimore 14-3 on Monday to end the Orioles’ five-game winning streak.

Snyder, the Orioles’ top draft choice in 2005, hit a two-run single in the second inning, a three-run drive in the sixth and an RBI single during a seven-run ninth.

Texas starter Matt Harrison (4-2) gave up six hits, but only one walk, in seven innings.

Orioles starter Brian Matusz (1-4) yielded seven runs in five-plus innings, leaving Baltimore in a 7-0 hole in the sixth.

Monday’s other results:

‧ Indians 8, White Son 6, Game 1

‧ Indians 3, White Sox 2, Game 2

‧ Mariners 3, Tigers 2

‧ Red Sox 11, Royals 5

‧ Angels 8, Twins 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AP, LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles’ Ted Lilly outpitched Barry Zito through six innings as the Dodgers marked their first home game since changing ownership by beating the San Francisco Giants 9-1 on Monday.

Lilly (4-0) allowed one run, walked two and struck out six.

The Dodgers tacked on five runs in the eighth against an injury-depleted bullpen that was further hurt by the announcement of Guillermo Mota’s 100-game suspension for a second drug violation.

Zito (1-1) gave up eight hits in six innings.

CARDINALS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 6

In Phoenix, Arizona, Lance Lynn pitched five scoreless innings to become the majors’ first six-game winner, leading St Louis to victory.

Rafael Furcal smacked the 30th lead-off home run of his career for St Louis, the first of five homers for the Cardinals.

Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday hit consecutive homers to open the third off Joe Saunders (2-2). Allen Craig and David Freese homered to start the seventh after Arizona had scored six times in the sixth to cut the lead to 7-6.

Saunders allowed seven runs in just 3-1/3 innings.

Monday’s other results:

‧ Cubs 5, Braves 1

‧ Mets 5, Phillies 2

‧ Marlins 4, Astros 0

‧ Reds 6, Brewers 1

‧ Padres 3, Rockies 2

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