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White Sox snap Cubs’ winning streak

AP, CHICAGO

The Chicago White Sox’s Chris Sale pitches against the Chicago Cubs in their MLB game at US Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois, on Sunday.

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Chris Sale matched a career high of 15 strikeouts while pitching seven scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox snapped the crosstown Cubs’ nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory on Sunday.

Sale (11-7) allowed one hit — Dexter Fowler’s one-out single in the sixth.

The Cubs were trying for their first double-digit win streak since they won 12 straight in 2001, but Dan Haren (8-8) allowed homers to Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez in 4-2/3 innings.

David Robertson gave up Jorge Soler’s two-out homer in the ninth before finishing for his 24th save in 30 chances.

GIANTS 5, NATIONALS 0

Madison Bumgarner homered and doubled, struck out 14 and pitched a three-hitter as San Francisco handed Washington their sixth straight loss.

Hunter Pence also homered as the playoff-contending Giants finished off a four-game sweep. Washington matched their longest skid of the season and fell below .500.

Bumgarner (14-6) held the Nats hitless into the fifth inning. The World Series Most Valuable Player matched his career high for strikeouts while pitching his first shutout of the year.

Bumgarner hit his fourth homer this season and 10th overall.

Joe Ross (3-5) took the loss.

ROYALS 4, ANGELS 3

Kendrys Morales had an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Royals over the Angels.

Ben Zobrist singled with one out in the 10th, the Royals’ first hit since Eric Hosmer’s RBI single in the first inning. After Hosmer walked, Morales singled against Trevor Gott (2-1) as Kansas City improved to 7-2 in extra-inning games.

Kelvin Herrera (4-2) pitched a perfect 10th to pick up the victory.

Kole Calhoun homered in the eighth off Wade Davis to put the Angels up 3-2.

However, Angels closer Huston Street could not hold the lead in the ninth. He walked the bases loaded before Alex Rios’ sacrifice fly scored Hosmer to tie the game. Mike Trout made a diving catch of Paulo Orlando’s scorcher to right-center for the third out to preserve the tie.

In other games, it was:

‧ Astros 6, Tigers 5

‧ Pirates 8, Mets 1

‧ Dodgers 2, Reds 1

‧ Orioles 18, Athletics 2

‧ Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1

‧ Braves 2, Diamondbacks 1

‧ Marlins 6, Cardinals 4

‧ Mariners 10, Red Sox 8

‧ Brewers 6, Phillies 1

‧ Rangers 5, Rays 3

‧ Twins 4, Indians 1

‧ Rockies 4, Padres 0

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