Thu, Jul 11, 2013 - Page 19 News List

Beltre leads Rangers over Orioles 8-4

GOOD NIGHT’S WORK:Adrian Beltre hit two homers and five RBIs, while Justin Upton homered, doubled twice and scored three runs to lift the Braves over Miami


Nolasco (6-8), acquired on Saturday in a trade with the Miami Marlins, also doubled and singled, driving in a run and scoring another.

Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs for Los Angeles, but Hanley Ramirez went zero-for-four, snapping his 19-game hitting streak.

Ian Kennedy (3-5), facing the Dodgers for the first time since serving a 10-game suspension for his role in a bench-clearing brawl a month ago in Los Angeles, allowed six runs, five earned and nine hits in 5-2/3 innings.

He hit Ramirez with a pitch in the first inning.

The Dodgers pulled within 2.5 games of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Phillies 4, Nationals 2

‧ Brewers 2, Reds 0

‧ Mets 10, Giants 6

‧ Padres 2, Rockies 1

In interleague play, it was:

‧ Cubs 7, Angels 2

‧ Athletics 2, Pirates 1

‧ Cardinals 9, Astros 5

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