AROUND THE HORN

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Dodgers: LHP Clay­ton Ker­shaw pitched five nearly per­fect in­nings be­fore 3B Justin Turner hit an RBI dou­ble off re­liever Dellin Be­tances in the ninth as the Dodgers beat the Yankees 2-0 Wed­nes­day night. Ker­shaw gave up one hit with­out a walk while pitch­ing through two rain de­lays in his first ca­reer start at Yan­kee Sta­dium. Ken­ley Jan­son earned his 44th save for the Dodgers, who in­creased their lead over the Gi­ants in the Na­tional League West to five games.

Ori­oles: OF Mark Trumbo hit his ma­jor-league-lead­ing 42nd home run, RHP Kevin Gaus­man out­pitched RHP Rick Por­cello over eight in­nings and the Ori­oles pulled within a game of the Amer­i­can League East-lead­ing Red Sox with a 1-0 vic­tory. Re­liever Zach Brit­ton closed for his 43rd save as the Ori­oles be­came the first team to beat Por­cello at Fen­way Park this sea­son.

Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabr­era’s homer broke a sev­enth-in­ning tie and the Tigers ral­lied for a 9-6 vic­tory that brought them within a game of the Blue Jays for the AL’s sec­ond wild-card spot. 2B Ian Kinsler had four hits, fall­ing a homer short of the cy­cle, and drove in three runs while scor­ing two. Re­liever Fran­cisco Ro­driguez earned his 42nd save.

Rays: RHP Alex Cobb threw 62⁄ in­nings of two-hit ball to win for the first time in al­most two years, OFs Kevin Kier­maier and Corey Dick­er­son hit two-run homers, and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 8-1. Dick­er­son had three hits and four RBIs as the Rays won for the sixth time in eight games at Rogers Cen­tre. Reign­ing Amer­i­can League MVP Josh Don­ald­son sat out his third straight game for the Jays and was sched­uled to get an MRI on his sore right hip.

Na­tion­als: RHP Tan­ner Roark threw seven score­less in­nings and C Wil­son Ramos home­red in the sev­enth in­ning for the game’s only run as the Na­tion­als beat the Mets 1-0. Roark al­lowed three hits while strik­ing out seven and re­liever Mark Me­lan­con got his 42nd save for the Na­tion­als.

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