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LOS ANGELES — Kyle Farmer’s two-run dou­ble in the 11th in­ning in his first ma­jor league at-bat lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to their eighth straight win, 3-2 over the San Francisco Gi­ants on Sun­day night.

Corey Sea­ger dou­bled down the right­field line with one out for his third hit of the game and Justin Turner was walked in­ten­tion­ally. Farmer then lined a 3-2 pitch from Luis Suarez (0-1) down the right-field line, scor­ing both run­ners for the Dodgers’ 31st come­back vic­tory.

Joe Panik had given the Gi­ants a 2-1 lead in the top of the in­ning with a sin­gle up the mid­dle through a drawn-in in­field that scored Kelby Tom­lin­son from third.

The Dodgers won for the 39th time in 45 games, and com­pleted their 14th sweep this sea­son. Los Angeles turned a fran­chise-record six dou­ble plays as they im­proved to 26-3 at home since June 7.

Pe­dro Baez (3-1) got the last two outs in the top of the 11th.


MIL­WAU­KEE — Vic­tor Cara­tini hit his first ca­reer home run, a solo shot that broke a tie in the sev­enth and backed John Lackey’s solid six-in­ning start to help Chicago beat Mil­wau­kee.

Cara­tini home­red to straight­away cen­ter off a 1-2 fast­ball from Zach Davies (12-5) with one out in the sev­enth for a 3-2 lead, de­light­ing the bevy of Cubs fans who made the trek north from Chicago. The Cubs took two of three games in an im­por­tant se­ries at Miller Park.

With the non-waiver trade dead­line loom­ing Mon­day, the Cubs in­creased their lead in the Na­tional League Cen­tral over the sec­ond-place Brew­ers to 2 1/2 games.

Lackey (8-9) struck out seven and al­lowed five hits over six in­nings, in­clud­ing Domingo San­tana’s game-ty­ing, two-run homer in the sixth that just landed be­yond out­fielder Ja­son Hey­ward’s out­stretched glove in the right-field cor­ner.


DETROIT — Justin Ver­lan­der pitched six score­less in­nings in what could be his last start with Detroit.

Justin Up­ton matched a ca­reer best with six RBIs for the Tigers, who handed the Astros their first backto-back losses since June 12-13.

Up­ton had four hits, in­clud­ing a sev­enth-in­ning grand slam, and scored twice.

In his last start be­fore Mon­day’s trade

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