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Kim helps Baltimore defeat New York

TRIPLE SEAGER:Corey Seager hit three solo home runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers to help them beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2, while the Blue Jays overcame the Red Sox


The Baltimore Orioles’ Kim Hyun-soo and first-base coach Wayne Kirby bump fists during their game against the New York Yankees in Baltimore, Maryland, on Friday.

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South Korea’s Kim Hyun-soo and teammate Mark Trumbo had three hits apiece, while Chris Davis homered to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night.

After the Yankees used three home runs to build a 5-2 lead, Baltimore turned it around against Nathan Eovaldi and the New York bullpen. The Orioles scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull even, then used two singles and a run-scoring groundout by Manny Machado to go ahead in the seventh.

Kim scored a run in the sixth, set up the tiebreaking tally in the seventh and lifting his batting average to .391, earning high praise from Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

“He’s been right in the middle of just about everything for us, it seems,” Showalter said.

Mychal Givens (5-0) pitched 1-1/3 innings of relief, while Zach Britton worked the ninth for his 16th save.

Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez and Austin Romine homered for the Yankees, who have lost seven of 10.

South Korea’s Kang Jung-ho got a home run, but could not stop Pittsburgh losing 9-2 at home to the Los Angeles Angels and pitcher Jered Weaver.

Weaver (5-4) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked one over six innings. He gave up consecutive homers to Starling Marte and Jung leading off the second, but did not concede another run. Weaver had been 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA in his previous six starts.

Cole Calhoun, Johnny Giavotella, Yunel Escobar, Mike Trout, Carlos Perez and Shane Robinson each had two of the Angels’ 14 hits. Los Angeles scored in each of the first four innings.

The Dodgers’ Corey Seager hit three solo homers, the second driving in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, to help Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 at home.

In Boston, Toronto’s R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning as the Blue Jays stopped Xander Bogaerts’ 26-game hitting streak, beating the Red Sox 5-2.

In other games, the Chicago Cubs scored five times with two outs in the eighth to beat Arizona 6-0 at home, Cincinnati beat visiting Washington 7-2, the New York Mets drew within two games of the Nationals by winning 6-2 against Miami, while Cleveland beat World Series champions Kansas City 6-1 at home.

The Padres won 4-0 over Colorado, Texas beat Seattle 7-3 at home, Philadelphia beat visiting Milwaukee 6-3, Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox 10-3 at home, Houston cruised past visiting Oakland 12-2, San Francisco won 5-1 in St Louis, and Tampa Bay won 4-2 at Minneapolis.

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