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Seattle Mariners end the Cubs hot streak


Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki stands in the dugout after grounding out in their game against the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday.

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Ichiro Suzuki homered twice, John Jaso hit a tiebreaking double in the 12th inning and the Seattle Mariners ended Chicago’s nine-game winning streak by beating the White Sox 10-8 on Saturday.

Jesus Montero led off the 10th with a double against Addison Reed (0-1). One out later, Jaso drove in pinch-runner Munenori Kawasaki. Chone Figgins followed with an RBI single.

Tom Wilhelmsen (2-1) pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit, for the victory. Hisashi Iwakuma earned his second save by pitching the 12th, retiring Adam Dunn on a grounder with a runner on second to end it.

Michael Saunders homered and had four of Seattle’s 15 hits.

Chicago’s Dayan Viciedo tied the game with a two-out solo homer in the eighth off Stephen Pryor — the eighth home run of the game, four by each team.

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 4

In Toronto, Felix Doubront won for the fifth time in six starts, Nick Punto homered and Boston beat the Blue Jays.

Punto fell a triple shy of the cycle and drove in two runs to lead Boston to their 10th win in 14 games. Daniel Nava also had two RBIs as the Red Sox (28-25) moved a season-high three games above .500.

Doubront (6-2) allowed three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 6-1/3 innings.

Jose Bautista and Jeff Mathis each hit solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who have lost seven of 10.

Kyle Drabek (4-6) allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits in 6-2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four.

In other NL play, it was:

‧ Athletics 9, Royals 3

‧ Orioles 2, Rays 1

‧ Twins 7, Indians 4

‧ Tigers 4, Yankees 3

‧ Angels 3, Rangers 2



Matt Cain pitched into the ninth inning on the way to winning his fifth straight start and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday.

Aubrey Huff drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game at one in the sixth, then San Francisco went ahead on an RBI fielder’s choice by Joaquin Arias on which Huff broke up a would-be double play.

David DeJesus homered, but it was not enough to help the Cubs avoid their ninth straight road loss. It is Chicago’s longest slide away from Wrigley Field since also dropping nine in a row from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10, 2006.

Mets 5, Cardinals 0

In New York, R.A. Dickey followed up Johan Santana’s no-hitter by shutting out St Louis, David Wright homered and the Mets beat the Cardinals.

Dickey (8-1) gave up seven hits, struck out nine and walked none in his third career shutout — first this season. The Mets scored three runs in the second, on a mishandled grounder and two run-scoring groundouts to win for the sixth time in eight games.

Carlos Beltran had a clean double against Dickey in the second inning — a day after he hit a shot down the line that looked fair, but was ruled foul against Santana. The Cardinals have lost four straight and seven of nine.

In other NL play, it was:

‧ Marlins 5, Phillies 4

‧ Nationals 2, Braves 0

‧ Dodgers 6, Rockies 2

‧ Diamondbacks 4, Padres 2

‧ Brewers 5, Pirates 1

‧ Reds 12, Astros 9

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