Car­di­nals whip Dodgers 3-1; Per­alta homers

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Car­los Mart i nez wiped away tears dur­ing a pregame trib­ute to late team­mate Os­car Tav­eras, then al­lowed just one hit through seven score­less innings to lead the St. Louis Car­di­nals over the Los An­ge­les Dodgers 3- 1 on Sun­day.

Jhonny Per­alta home­red and drove in all three runs for the Car­di­nals.

On the one- year an­niver­sary of Tav­eras’ ma­jor league de­but, his fam­ily was on the field to honor him. Tav­eras and his girl­friend were killed in a car ac­ci­dent in his na­tive Do­mini­can Repub­lic in Oc­to­ber.

Martinez was close friends with Tav­eras, and is wear­ing the out­fielder’s No. 18 this sea­son.

Martinez ( 5- 2) struck out eight and ex­tended his score­less- in­ning streak to 20 1- 3.

Rookie Joc Ped­er­son hit 13th homer in the eighth.

Min­nesota slug­ger Trevor Plouffe hit a two- run homer and Torii Hunter had a go- ahead dou­ble in the sev­enth in­ning as the Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6- 5.

Ryan Pressly ( 3- 1) got two outs for the win as the Twins over­came an early in­jury to starter Ricky No­lasco to win two of three in the se­ries. A sore right an­kle ended No­lasco’s bid for a sixth straight victory in the sec­ond in­ning.

The Blue Jays led 5- 4 in the sev­enth af­ter Josh Don­ald­son’s 15th homer, but a throw­ing er­ror by short­stop Jose Reyes al­lowed Aaron Hicks to reach safely in the bot­tom half against Roberto Osuna ( 1- 2). One out later, Brian Dozier sin­gled and then Hunter launched a two- run

his dou­ble over Chris head in left field.

In Mil­wau­kee, Martin Mal­don­ado home­red with one out in the bot­tom of the 17th in­ning as the Brew­ers out­lasted the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs 7- 6 to end a seven- game los­ing streak.

The catcher hit the first pitch from re­liever Vi­dal Nuno ( 0- 1) over the wall in cen­ter field to start a well- earned cel­e­bra­tion. Mal­don­ado slid into home as his tired but giddy team­mates sur­rounded the plate.

The Cleve­land In­di­ans downed the Seat­tle Mariners 6- 3 af­ter Michael Brant­ley drew a bases­loaded walk in the 12th in­ning from re­liever Do­minic Leone.

The In­di­ans outhit Seat­tle 18- 5, and took ad­van­tage of Leone’s con­trol trou­ble to win.

John Danks earned his first shutout of the sea­son to help the Chicago White Sox de­feat

Co­la­bello’s the Hous­ton Astros 6- 0, while Steve Souza Jr. home­red for the third time in three games as the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles 9- 5.

In other games, David Ross hit an RBI sin­gle with one out in the 11th in­ning to lift the Chicago Cubs over the Kansas City Roy­als 2- 1, the New York Mets edged the Mimia Mar­lins 4- 3, the Colorado Rock­ies downed the Philadel­phia Phillies 4- 1 and the At­lanta Braves de­feated the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants 7- 5.

The Texas Rangers earned a late 4- 3 win over the Bos­ton Red Sox, the Oak­land Ath­let­ics blanked the New York Yan­kees 3- 0, the Cincin­nati Reds trounced the Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als 8- 2 , the Los An­ge­les An­gels downed the Detroit Tigers 4- 2 and the San Diego Padres were 7- 1 win­ners over the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates.

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