DODGERS WIN TO SPLIT FREEWAY SERIES
ANAHEIM — Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 to become the majors’ first 12-game winner, Joc Pederson hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged a split of the Freeway Series with a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Kershaw (12-2) yielded three hits and one unearned run over seven dominant innings, posting his fifth double-digit strikeout total of the season. He got ample support from the homer-happy NL leaders, who have won 18 of 21.
After Yasiel Puig and Chase Utley homered in the fifth inning, Pederson’s sixth-inning shot off J.C. Ramirez (7-6) gave the Dodgers 50 homers in June, breaking the 135-year-old franchise’s record for homers in a calendar month, set in 1953.
Kole Calhoun had a late RBI single for the Angels.
The local derby got some added spice when both benches and bullpens emptied in the eighth after Dodgers reliever Brandon Morrow hit Yunel Escobar with a fastball in the shoulder.
• Padres 6, Braves 0 — At San Diego: Rookie Dinelson Lamet allowed four hits over seven innings, and Wil Myers and Hunter Renfroe hit tworun homers as San Diego beat Atlanta.
Lamet (3-2), in his seventh career start, was stellar as he spotted his mid-90s fastball and was able to get the Braves to chase his latebreaking slider. He struck out eight and walked one.
Jaime Garcia (2-6) lasted six innings, surrendering six runs and seven hits. He had six strikeouts with three walks.
• Cubs 5, Nationals 4 — At Washington: Nationals shortstop and leadoff hitter Trea Turner broke his right wrist when hit by a 96 mph fastball from the Chicago Cubs’ Pedro Strop in the seventh inning of Washington’s loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Turner stole two bases, giving him seven in the fourgame series and 35 this season. He is batting .279 with seven homers and 32 RBIs after finishing second in voting for 2016 NL Rookie of the Year.
Jon Jay hit a go-ahead tworun double during a threerun ninth-inning rally against Blake Treinen (0-2)
• Indians 5, Rangers 1 — At Cleveland: Corey Kluber (7-2) allowed three hits and struck out 12 in eight innings, tying a franchise record held by Bob Feller with four consecutive games with double-digit strikeouts.
Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall had a two-run double in a three-run sixth inning as the Indians beat the Rangers for the sixth time in seven meetings this season.
Andrew Cashner (3-7) was struck on the right elbow by a broken bat in the sixth inning and was removed a batter later. The Rangers said he sustained a bruise and Xrays were negative.
• Tigers 7, Royals 3 — At Detroit: Michael Fulmer (7-6) came within one out of a shutout, but Ramon Torres and Jorge Bonifacio singled, then Drew Butera drove them in with a double.
Justin Upton, Ian Kinsler and Andrew Romine homered off Jakob Junis (2-2).
• Cardinals 10, Diamondbacks 4 — At Phoenix: Randal Grichuk hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning and drove in five runs.
Arizona led 3-2 with two outs in the seventh when pinch-hitter Luke Voit doubled off Ruby De La Rosa (01). Matt Carpenter was intentionally walked, and Grichuk sent a 1-2 slider into the leftfield seats.
• Orioles 2, Blue Jays 0 — At Toronto: Ubaldo Jimenez (3-3) pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, and Jonathan Schoop had two hits and sacrifice fly as Baltimore has won consecutive road series after going more than two months without one.
Caleb Joseph, a late add to the lineup in place of injured catcher Welington Castillo, hit an RBI single off J.A. Happ (2-5), who allowed eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.
• Pirates 4, Rays 0 — At Pittsburgh: Jameson Taillon scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, Gregory Polanco and John Jaso hit solo home runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
Taillon (4-2) walked two and struck out four in his longest outing since returning from a battle with testicular cancer earlier this month, lowering his ERA to 2.97 despite allowing at least one base runner in six of the seven innings he worked. Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 with an RBI single. The 2013 National League MVP is hitting .397 since June 1.
• Red Sox 6, Twins 3 — At Boston: David Price won for the second time in three starts, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez hit solo home runs, and Boston rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Minnesota.
Tzu-Wei Lin singled and tripled for his first multihit game. Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and an RBI.
• Brewers 11, Reds 3 — At Cincinnati: Ryan Braun started Milwaukee’s sixhomer barrage, hitting the first of three off Homer Bailey, and the Brewers beat Cincinnati, salvaging the final game of their series.
The NL Central leaders hit six homers for the first time since 2007, when they also did it in Cincinnati. Jonathan Villar connected twice as Milwaukee matched its season high for runs. Jesus Aguilar had a three-run homer among his three hits.
• Mets 6, Marlins 3 — Jay Bruce had a pair of RBI hits and scored twice, and New York took the rubber game of its series against Miami to finish 5-5 on a road trip that started badly.
Seth Lugo (3-1), making his fourth start of the year, allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings. Addison Reed, New York’s fourth pitcher, pitched around a leadoff single in the ninth to earn his 12th save.
The Dodgers' Logan Forsythe is safe at second after the throw to Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa, top, is off the mark on Thursday in Anaheim.