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Chen stars as Orioles defeat A’s 3-0

VICTORIOUS:After the Orioles took the lead, Taiwan’s Chen Wei-yin yielded only a walk in the seventh and eighth innings before giving way to closer Jim Johnson

Staff writer, with CNA and AP, PHOENIX, Colorado

Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez was ejected in the first inning for hitting a batter with a pitch, and manager Clint Hurdles was also ejected when he came out to argue the point. The Pirates’ hitting coach Jay Bell followed them in the fifth for arguing after a Pittsburgh batter was hit by Lynn for the second time.

Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez set a team record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game with 17, leading the Tigers to a 10-0 win over Atlanta.

He had a mathematical chance of tying the major league mark of 20 when he was pulled after eight innings and 121 pitches.

Sanchez (3-1) took off his hat as he was leaving the field following the top of the eighth, acknowledging a huge ovation at Comerica Park after he struck out Dan Uggla, his final hitter.

Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann was terrific in his second complete game of the season, guiding the Nationals to a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Zimmermann (4-1) allowed only one hit and one walk while improving to 3-0 with a 1.36 ERA in five career games against Cincinnati. He needed only 91 pitches to record his third career complete game.

It was the first time the Reds managed just one hit in consecutive games since July 1900, against Brooklyn, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau that the team provided.

Texas’ rookie pitcher Justin Grimm won his second consecutive start and was helped by Adrian Beltre’s homer as the Rangers beat Minnesota 4-3 and notched their seventh win in eight games.

Grimm (2-0) followed up his career-best nine-strikeout effort against Seattle by shutting out Minnesota for seven innings, allowing no walks.

Boston’s David Ross cleared the Green Monster twice with solo home runs as the Red Sox downed the Houston Astros 7-3.

Ryan Dempster struck out 10 for the Red Sox.

Los Angeles’ Adrian Gonzalez drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a two-out double in the seventh inning, lifting the Dodgers to a 7-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

New York’s David Phelps struck out a career-high nine in four innings while replacement catcher Chris Stewart threw out two baserunners to quash potential rallies as the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4.

Philadelphia’s Kyle Kendrick pitched the best game of his career, shutting out the New York Mets and securing a 4-0 win.

San Diego’s Andrew Cashner pitched six effective innings and contributed a big hit at the plate as well, helping the Padres to a 2-1 win over San Francisco.

Chicago’s Jake Peavy pitched well into the seventh and the White Sox batters supported him with three homers to rally from a three-run deficit and beat Tampa Bay 5-4.

Los Angeles’ Hank Conger and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run homers while pitcher C.J. Wilson worked out of a pair of bases-loaded jams to help give the Angels a 6-3 victory over Seattle.

Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo had two home runs and four RBIs to power the Cubs to a 4-2 victory over Miami.

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