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The Dodgers im­proved to 44-7 in their past 51 games and to 79-32 over­all with an 8-0 rout of the Mets, who were held to one hit — a third-in­ning sin­gle by Travis d’Ar­naud . ... Jeff Sa­mardz­ija pitched into the sev­enth in­ning to win his third con­sec­u­tive start as the Giants beat the Di­a­mond­backs 6-3. … Max Ke­pler, Brian Dozier and Ed­die Rosario home­red to help the Twins dig out of a five-run hole and beat the Rangers 6-5. … Bruce Maxwell’s tworun sin­gle com­pleted a dra­matic five-run, two-out come­back in the eighth in­ning, and the Ath­let­ics stunned the An­gels 11-10. … Steven Souza Jr. home­red off Mil­wau­kee re­liever Jacob Barnes lead­ing off the ninth in­ning, lift­ing the Rays to a 2-1 win over the Brew­ers. … Luis Sev­erino over­pow­ered Cleve­land’s lineup into the sev­enth in­ning, Ja­coby Ells­bury hit a three-run triple and rookie slug­ger Aaron Judge ham­mered a three-run homer, send­ing the Yan­kees to a 8-1 win over the In­di­ans. … Jose Martinez hit his first grand slam dur­ing the Car­di­nals’ nine-run fourth in­ning, and St. Louis over­came Adam Wain­wright’s rough re­turn from the dis­abled list, beat­ing the Reds 13-4. … Chris Young hit two homers, in­clud­ing a tiebreak­ing three-run shot af­ter the bat­ter be­fore him was walked in­ten­tion­ally, lift­ing the Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the White Sox. … Jonathan Schoop, Chris Davis and Trey Mancini home­red in suc­ces­sion dur­ing a four-run first in­ning that sent the Ori­oles past the Tigers 12-3. … Jose Urena pitched six strong in­nings, Mar­cell Ozuna hit a three-run homer and the Mar­lins avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-1 vic­tory over the Braves. … Sean Ro­driquez home­red in the 12th in­ning to give the Pi­rates a 5-4 win over the Padres. … Juan Cen­teno hit an RBI sin­gle with two outs that capped a four-run rally in the ninth in­ning, lift­ing the Astros over the Blue Jays 7-6. … Rookie Jakob Ju­nis pitched eight sharp in­nings as the Roy­als routed the Mariners 9-1 to split their dou­ble­header. Nel­son Cruz home­red twice and drove in four runs as the Mariners held off the Roy­als 8-7 in the first game.

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