Dodgers con­tinue win­ning ways over Mar­lins

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MI­AMI — Yasiel Puig hit his sec­ond homer of the game with two outs in the ninth in­ning Fri­day night, and the three-run shot helped the Los An­ge­les Dodgers beat the Mi­ami Mar­lins 6-4 for their sev­enth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory.

Corey Sea­ger also home­red for the Dodgers (62-29), who were one strike from de­feat three times be­fore win­ning for the 27th time in the past 31 games.

The Mar­lins led 4-3 when Joc Ped­er­son sin­gled on a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth against A.J. Ramos (24). Ped­er­son moved up on a wild pitch, Yas­mani Gran­dal walked on a 3-2 pitch, and both run­ners ad­vanced on an­other wild pitch.

• Red Sox 5, Yan­kees 4 — At Bos­ton: Aroldis Chap­man walked home the win­ning run with­out get­ting an out in the ninth in­ning, hand­ing Bos­ton a vic­tory over New York.

Chap­man (2-1) gave up two runs in the ninth for his third blown save. New York en­tered tied for the ma­jor league lead with 17 blown saves.

• Cubs 9, Ori­oles 8 — At Bal­ti­more: Ad­di­son Rus­sell hit a go-ahead solo homer in the ninth in­ning and Chicago edged Bal­ti­more af­ter squan­der­ing an eight-run lead.

Mark Trumbo tied the game at 8 with a two-run homer off Koji Ue­hara (3-4) in the eighth. Rus­sell re­sponded when he hit a first­pitch fast­ball from Brad Brach (2-2) over the left field fence.

• Astros 10, Twins 5 — At Hous­ton: Brian McCann hit a three-run homer to cap an eight-run sec­ond in­ning, Mar­win Gon­za­lez had a solo shot and Hous­ton opened the sec­ond half of the sea­son with a win over Min­nesota.

Gon­za­lez, Alex Breg­man, Ge­orge Springer, Josh Red­dick and Car­los Cor­rea each had an RBI to chase starter Jose Ber­rios (8-3). McCann, who struck out to start the sec­ond in­ning, greeted Phil Hughes with his homer.

• Brew­ers 9, Phillies 6 — At Mil­wau­kee: Ryan Braun hit a grand slam off the score­board in cen­ter field and Orlando Ar­cia added a three-run shot dur­ing an eight-run sec­ond in­ning, help­ing Mil­wau­kee beat Philadel­phia.

Nick Pivetta (2-5) struck out his first four bat­ters be­fore the Brew­ers got on top of his fast­ball in the sec­ond. Ar­cia hit his ninth home run, and Braun crushed the first pitch for his sixth ca­reer grand slam, most in fran­chise his­tory.

• Braves 4, Diamondbacks 3 — At At­lanta: Fred­die Free­man and At­lanta topped base­ball’s come­back kings at their own game, scor­ing two runs in the eighth in­ning to beat Ari­zona.

The Diamondbacks lead the ma­jors with 29 come­from-be­hind wins and were in po­si­tion for No. 30 when Chris Owings scored the tiebreak­ing run on a wild pitch in the eighth.

• Pi­rates 5, Car­di­nals 2 — At Pitts­burgh: Josh Bell hit a three-run homer off Se­ung Hwan Oh with one out in the ninth in­ning to give Pitts­burgh a dra­matic win over St. Louis.

Adam Fra­zier led off the bot­tom of the ninth with a dou­ble and Oh in­ten­tion­ally walked An­drew McCutchen with one out. Bell, a rookie, stepped in and sent a pitch from Oh (1-5) into the seats in left field for the first gameend­ing hit of his ca­reer. The Pi­rates have won six of seven.

• Mets 14, Rockies 2 — At New York: Ja­cob deGrom came out deal­ing once again, strik­ing out 11 and win­ning his sixth straight start as New York be­gan what could be a last-chance home­s­tand by rout­ing Colorado.

Michael Con­forto and T.J. Rivera home­red, Yoe­nis Ce­s­pedes got four hits and deGrom con­trib­uted two sin­gles for the Mets, who trail Colorado by 9 1/2 games for the sec­ond NL wild card.

• Na­tion­als 5, Reds 0 — At Cincin­nati: Gio Gon­za­lez pitched four-hit ball into the ninth in­ning, and Bryce Harper ex­tended his mid-July tear with a pair of homers to lead Wash­ing­ton over Cincin­nati.

Gon­za­lez (8-4) snapped his streak of three straight tough-luck losses. He al­lowed a dou­ble and three in­field sin­gles be­fore leav­ing with one out in the ninth af­ter his 113th pitch. Matt Al­bers gave up three sin­gles, and Matt Grace es­caped the bases-loaded threat for his first save.

• Blue Jays 7, Tigers 2 — At Detroit: Aaron Sanchez pitched six strong in­nings for his first win of the sea­son as Toronto beat Detroit.

Steve Pearce and Jose Bautista home­red for the Blue Jays, who won the opener of a 10-game road trip.

• Mariners 4, White Sox 2 — At Chicago: Robin­son Cano hit a three-run drive on his first swing since connecting for the win­ning homer in the All-Star Game, help­ing James Pax­ton and Seat­tle beat Chicago.

Jean Se­gura added two hits and scored twice as the Mariners started a six-game trip with their third vic­tory in four games. Pax­ton (8-3) struck out nine while pitch­ing six ef­fec­tive in­nings in his third straight win.

• Rangers 5, Roy­als 3 — At Kansas City, Mo.: Adrian Bel­tre hit a three-run homer, pinch-hit­ter Mike Napoli had a go-ahead, two-run shot and Texas ral­lied to de­feat Kansas City.

Mar­tin Perez (5-6) al­lowed eight hits and a walk over seven in­nings, but kept all that traf­fic to just three runs. Two of those came in the sec­ond, when Al­cides Es­co­bar home­red.

• Rays 2, An­gels 1 in 10 in­nings — At Ana­heim: Mike Trout went 1 for 5 in his re­turn from a 39-game in­jury ab­sence, and Brad Miller had an RBI dou­ble in the 10th in­ning of the Tampa Bay Rays’ vic­tory over the Los An­ge­les An­gels.

Trout looked healthy in his first game since May 28, when he tore a lig­a­ment in his left thumb slid­ing head­first into sec­ond base. In his come­back game from the first sig­nif­i­cant in­jury of his ca­reer , the two-time AL MVP sin­gled in the third in­ning and promptly stole sec­ond — again slid­ing head­first, as he promised.

JOHN J. KIM/TRIBUNE NEWS SER­VICE

White Sox short­stop Tim An­der­son (7) winds up for the throw to first base as Mariners right fielder Mitch Haniger (17) is forced out at sec­ond on Fri­day in Chicago. The Mariners won, 4-2.

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