DODGERS WIN TO SPLIT FREE­WAY SE­RIES

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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.

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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.

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