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June 16, 2013

Davis homers again, O’s beat Sox

ARLINGTON, Texas — Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 23rd home run, Nick Markakis had four hits and scored three runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Sunday.

Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and drove in a run for the Orioles, who took three of four from first-place Boston to move within 1½ games of the AL East lead. Baltimore has won six straight series over the Red Sox.

Davis gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead in the third inning with his 100th career homer and seventh in 10 games against Boston. Davis doubled in a run in the fifth to give him 60 RBIs.

Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run homer for the Red Sox.

Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez (5-2) took a two-hitter and a 5-0 lead into the seventh. He allowed three runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings to improve to 3-0 against Boston.

Pirates 6, Dodgers 3

PITTSBURGH — Rookie Gerrit Cole won again, getting home run help from Pedro Alvarez and pitching the Pirates past the Dodgers.

Cole (2-0) allowed three runs on seven hits and no walks in 5 2-3 innings. The top pick from the 2011 draft won in his big league debut last week.

Alvarez snapped a 2-all tie when he connected off Zack Greinke (3-2) for a three-run homer in the fifth. Alvarez leads the Pirates with 15 homers.

The Pirates won for the sixth time in their last nine game. Alex Presley had three hits for the Pirates, including a home run, and Garrett Jones added a two-run single.

Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig got three hits and raised his batting average to .479 in his first 48 at-bats in the majors.

Indians 2, Nationals 0

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber pitched eight shutout innings as the Indians spoiled Stephen Strasburg’s return from the disabled list.

Kluber (5-4) escaped three big jams to win for the first time in 11 career starts at Progressive Field. He gave up seven hits, struck out eight and didn't walk a batter.

Strasburg (3-6) held the Indians to one run and one hit in five innings.He struck out four and walked four.

Making his first start since May 31 when he strained a muscle in his back, the right-hander struck out four, walked four and threw 82 pitches.

 

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