- Associated Press - Sunday, June 15, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Adams homered for the third straight game, all with his father in attendance, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Washington 5-2 Sunday for a sweep.

Adams gave St. Louis a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a two-run shot on an 0-2 pitch, his sixth homer of the season. His dad, Jamie, had been visiting from Pennsylvania on Father’s Day weekend.

Adams has homered in all three games since coming off the disabled list with a torn calf muscle.

Jaime Garcia (3-0) pitched seven innings, allowing five hits and a run. Trevor Rosenthal got the final out for his 20th save.

Doug Fister (5-2) had his five-start winning streak snapped.


BALTIMORE (AP) - J.A. Happ pitched into the seventh inning, Dioner Navarro had three hits and two RBIs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore for a four-game split.

Edwin Encarnacion also had three hits for the Blue Jays, who had totaled 15 runs in losing six of their previous eight games.

The AL East leaders take a 4 1/2-game lead into a three-game series at Yankee Stadium starting Tuesday night. Ace Masahiro Tanaka starts the opener for New York.

Adam Jones homered and Nelson Cruz had three hits and his major league-leading 56th RBI for the Orioles.

Happ (6-3) gave up one run, seven hits and no walks in six-plus innings. Casey Janssen got four outs for his 12th save.

Chris Tillman (5-4) is 0-4 with a 2.78 ERA at home and 5-0 with a 6.33 ERA on the road.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Justin Morneau hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, and Colorado came back to sweep a three-game series from San Francisco.

Morneau’s pinch hit highlighted a four-run rally for the Rockies, who scored in the ninth in each of the first two games of the series for the win.

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