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Pirates extend winning streak to nine

AP, PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

Josh Hamilton doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and scored on shortstop Jake Elmore’s overthrow.

C.J. Wilson (8-5) won his fourth straight start for the Angels, who swept three-game series at Detroit and Houston for their first undefeated road trip of at least six games since 2002.

Gio Gonzalez pitched seven shutout innings and Ian Desmond homered off a backup catcher as the Washington Nationals trounced the New York Mets 13-2.

Adam LaRoche homered and Desmond and Denard Span had RBI doubles in a four-run second to spoil Mets rookie Zack Wheeler’s home debut.

Jeff Mathis hit a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Miami Marlins past San Diego 6-2.

Justin Masterson pitched his MLB-leading third shutout of the season as the Cleveland Indians beat the White Sox 4-0 to complete their first four-game sweep in Chicago since 1948.

David Lough hit three doubles and the tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning that led the Kansas City Royals over Minnesota 9-8.

The Chicago Cubs built an early six-run lead and held on to defeat Seattle 7-6, Tampa Bay beat Detroit 3-1 and Oakland topped St Louis 7-5.

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