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Rivera’s three-run homer gets Dodgers the win


Juan Rivera of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a game-winning three-run homer in the eighth inning on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.

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Juan Rivera hit a three-run home run against his old team as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat their city rivals 5-2 in interleague play on Tuesday, ending the Angels’ 10-game road winning streak.

Andre Ethier celebrated a new US$85 million Dodgers contract by hitting his 500th career RBI in the eighth inning. That came after an umpire called Dee Gordon safe on a two-out stolen base. Replays appeared to show he was in fact out.

Dodgers reliever Jamey Wright (3-2) pitched a perfect eighth inning for the victory. Kenley Jansen retired the side in order in the ninth to earn the save.

Angels starter Jerome Williams (6-4) gave up five runs in 7 2-3 innings. The Angels failed to tie the club record for consecutive road wins, set in 1988.


In Baltimore, Brian Roberts returned from a 13-month layoff to get three hits and an RBI, and Baltimore homered three times in a victory against Pittsburgh.

Roberts went 3 for 4 with a sacrifice fly. Playing in the majors for the first time since sustaining a concussion, Baltimore’s longtime leadoff hitter received a standing ovation in the first inning before lining a single up the middle.

The two-time All-Star second baseman also singled in the fourth and eighth.

Orioles starter Chen Wei-yin (6-2) of Taiwan allowed four runs in 6-1/3 innings. He improved to 4-0 at Camden Yards.

The Pirates’ four-game winning streak ended and they fell out of a first-place tie with Cincinnati in the National League Central.

Pittsburgh starter Brad Lincoln (3-2) gave up four runs in 4-1/3 innings.


In Toronto, Bryce Harper homered off the restaurant in center field to help Washington edge Toronto.

Harper posted his second straight three-hit game, finishing 3 for 4.

Danny Espinosa added a two-run blast for the Nationals, who have won five in a row.

The Blue Jays lost for the fifth time in six games and dropped to 31-31. Toronto has not been below .500 this season.

Washington’s Wang Chien-ming (2-2) earned his first victory as a starter this season in his third attempt, allowing four hits in five innings while striking out five.

Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez (3-6) allowed four runs in seven innings. His winless streak extended to six starts.

In other interleague play, it was:

‧ Yankees 6, Braves 4

‧ Mets 11, Rays 2

‧ Rangers 9, Diamondbacks 1

‧ Reds 7, Indians 1

‧ White Sox 6, Cardinals 1

‧ Red Sox 2, Marlins 1

‧ Giants 6, Astros 3

‧ Twins 11, Phillies 7

‧ Royals 2, Brewers 1

‧ Athletics 8, Rockies 5

‧ Cubs 4, Tigers 3

‧ Padres 5, Mariners 4

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