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Dodgers defeat Braves to record fifth straight win

AP, LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Justin Turner slides into home plate to score the winning run in the 10th inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday.

Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY

MAJOR LEAGUES

Matt Kemp singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 13 batters as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday for their season-best fifth straight victory.

Kemp scored the Dodgers’ first two runs of the game, including his 11th homer leading off the second inning.

Pinch-hitter Justin Turner singled to open the 10th inning and took second on a wild pitch by David Hale (3-3). Kemp followed with the winning single to left.

San Francisco reliever Jean Machi took advantage of a huge base-running blunder by Pittsburgh, tagging out two runners who wandered away on the same play as the Giants beat the Pirates 7-5 to end a six-game losing streak.

San Francisco stopped a losing streak that matched its longest of the season and avoided the club’s first winless homestand of at least seven games in the 15-year history of AT&T Park.

In Cleveland, Ohio, Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, outdueling Felix Hernandez to lead the Indians over the Seattle Mariners 2-0.

Kluber (11-6) gave up three singles, struck out eight and walked none.

In Chicago, Brandon Barnes hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning as the Colorado Rockies beat the Cubs 6-4.

Colorado loaded the bases with two walks and Michael McKenry’s third hit of the game, before Barnes singled with one out against Wesley Wright (0-2). Drew Stubbs then scored off a wild pitch, helping the Rockies stop a three-game slide.

The National League Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 after Yovani Gallardo gave up just four hits in seven innings and Martin Maldonado equaled a career high with four RBIs.

Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman allowed three hits over seven innings and Adam Jones homered as the Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 for their seventh win in nine games.

In other games, Dallas Keuchel pitched a four-hitter and Robbie Grossman homered to cap a six-run first inning as the Houston Astros downed the Oakland Athletics 8-1, the Detroit Tigers downed the Chicago White Sox 7-2, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1, the Texas Rangers edged the New York Yankees 3-2 and the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins 4-3.

Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start as the New York Mets trounced the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2, the Arizona Diamondbacks edged the Cincinnati Reds 5-4, the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 and the San Diego Padres were overwhelming 12-1 winners over the St Louis Cardinals.

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