- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg was removed from a no-hit bid after 6 2/3 innings, and Ramon Cabrera singled against Matt Belisle leading off the eighth for Cincinnati’s first hit in the Washington Nationals’ 12-1 rout of the Reds on Sunday.

Activated from the disabled list before the game after missing two starts due to an upper back strain, Strasburg (11-0) threw 109 pitches, five shy of his season high. Strasburg has won a franchise-record 14 straight decisions and is the first NL starter to begin a season 11-0 since San Diego’s Andy Hawkins in 1985.

Danny Espinosa homered twice, including his second grand slam in four games, and Wilson Ramos, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon hit solo homers.

John Lamb (1-5) allowed eight runs, eight hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings. Cincinnati has lost 10 of 12.

MARLINS 5, BRAVES 2

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in two runs, Adam Conley pitched six strong innings and Miami beat Atlanta in a game played on a U.S. Army post.

Christian Yelich also finished with two RBIs. He and Realmuto had run-scoring singles during a two-run fifth.

Martin Prado added an RBI single in the seventh to help the wild card-contending Marlins earn a split of the four-game series and win the first regular-season game - in any sport - held at an active military installation.

This game was played at a ballpark built from scratch in less than four months at the sprawling Army post that’s home to 55,000 service members, including the famed paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Conley (5-5) allowed four hits in the Marlins’ best outing by a starter in a week. In Miami’s previous five games, each starter allowed at least four earned runs and none finished the sixth.

Matt Wisler (3-8) had six strikeouts for the Braves, giving him 15 in his last two starts, but he allowed three earned runs in six-plus innings.

METS 14, CUBS 3

NEW YORK (AP) - Wilmer Flores went 6 for 6 with two of New York’s five home runs, and New York romped to a four-game sweep.

Jon Lester (9-4) gave up eight runs and nine hits in 1 1/3 innings, the shortest of his 301 career starts over 11 major league seasons.

Curtis Granderson homered immediately in his return to the starting lineup, and New York also got long balls from Rene Rivera and pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson while setting season highs for runs and hits (22) in support of Noah Syndergaard (9-3).

After sweeping four games from Chicago in the NL Championship Series last October, the Mets outscored the Cubs 32-11 in winning their first four matchups this year.

BLUE JAYS 17, INDIANS 1

TORONTO (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki had three hits on his bobblehead day, including a three-run homer, and Russell Martin homered and drove in five runs.

Toronto scored its most runs since beating Tampa Bay 17-11 on Aug. 7, 2010, and the Blue Jays matched their season high with 18 hits.

Cleveland lost its second straight following a franchise-record 14-game winning streak. Catcher Chris Gimenez pitched two innings for the Indians, becoming the third position player to take the mound this series.

J.A. Happ (11-3) won his fifth straight start, striking out a season-high 11 while allowing one run and five hits in seven innings.

Corey Kluber (8-8) gave up five runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings, his second-shortest outing this season.

RED SOX 10, ANGELS 5

BOSTON (AP) - Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon hit two-run doubles as Boston scored seven runs with two outs in the fifth.

A day after Boston lost 21-2 and allowed 22 hits, Sean O’Sullivan (2-0) held the Angels scoreless into the sixth and allowed two runs and four hits in five innings.

Matt Shoemaker (3-9) gave up five runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings. Yunel Escobar had four hits and two RBIs for the Angels, who have lost 11 of 13.

TIGERS 5, RAYS 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Justin Upton snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-run double, Ian Kinsler added his 200th homer and Detroit won its sixth straight.

Bruce Rondon (2-0) retired the only two batters he faced, bailing starter Mike Pelfrey out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh to get the victory. Matt Andriese (6-2) was the loser.

PHILLIES 7, ROYALS 2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer, Vince Velasquez (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits innings.

Cody Asche and Maikel Franco also went deep to help the Phillies win two of three against the defending World Series champions.

Royals starter Yordano Ventura (6-6) exited in the third inning after spraining his right ankle running the bases following his second career hit.

TWINS 5, RANGERS 4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cole Hamels (9-2) was knocked out in the fifth inning of his shortest start this season and lost for the first time since May 27 as last-place Minnesota beat first-place Texas for the second consecutive day.

Hamels allowed five runs and 10 hits while walking three, leaving after walking his first two batters in the fifth. Hamels had won a Rangers record nine consecutive road decisions.

Brian Dozier drove in two runs and scored a pair to back Kyle Gibson (2-5), who won his second straight start after going winless in his first seven. Brandon Kintzler pitched around Robinson Chirinos’ two-out double in the ninth for his fourth save.

WHITE SOX 4, ASTROS 1

HOUSTON (AP) - Jose Quintana (6-8) allowed one run and two hits - including George Springer’s homer - in seven innings for his first win since May 8. He had been 0-7 with a 4.58 ERA in his last nine starts.

Jose Abrey hit a go-ahead single in the third off Collin McHugh (5-6), who gave up two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings and remained winless since May 30.

Chicago pitchers retired 18 straight batters entering the ninth, when David Robertson allowed a single and walk before striking out rookie A.J. Reed for his 23rd save.

CARDINALS 9, BREWERS 8

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Stephen Piscotty’s second grand slam of the season propelled St. Louis to a rain-interrupted weekend sweep.

Brandon Moss had a go-ahead double in a two-run fifth, and rookie Aledmys Diaz hit his 11th homer.

Michael Wacha (5-7) allowed two runs and nine hits and escaped his fifth and final inning when Aaron Hill grounded into a double play on a 3-1 count with the bases loaded. Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run double in a four-run ninth, and the go-ahead run was at first when Seung Hwan Oh struck out pinch-hitter Martin Maldonado for his second save.

Chase Anderson (4-9) has lost three straight starts, allowing 15 earned runs in 10 2/3 innings and was pulled after his fifth walk, with one out in the fifth. Jacob Barnes gave up Moss’ RBI double for the lead and Jhonny Peralta’s sacrifice fly.

MARINERS 9, ORIOLES 4

SEATTLE (AP) - Seth Smith hit his first career grand slam, homering for the fourth straight game as Seattle completed a four-game sweep of the AL East leaders in which the Mariners had 31 runs and 47 hits, including 23 for extra bases.

Hisashi Iwakuma (8-6) allowed four runs and 10 hits in six-plus innings. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-8) gave up six runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings.

YANKEES 6, PADRES 3

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Mark Teixeira hit his 400th and 401st home runs, Didi Gregorius also connected and Chad Green got his first big league victory as New York avoided a three-game sweep.

Green (1-1), a 25-year-old right-hander, held San Diego to one run and three hits in six innings, struck out eight and walked none. The rookie was recalled earlier Sunday from Triple-A.

Andrew Cashner (3-6) came off the disabled list earlier in the day and allowed two runs - one earned - and six hits in six innings.

DODGERS 4, ROCKIES 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Back from Tommy John surgery, Brandon McCarthy (1-0) allowed a pair of singles over five scoreless innings and struck out eight in his first start in 14 months.

Trace Thompson and Yasmani Grandal homered for the Dodgers, who won their ninth straight home game and completed a three-game sweep. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 24th save.

Jon Gray (5-4) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.

PIRATES 6, ATHLETICS 3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Adam Frazier tripled in the tying run against Daniel Mengden (1-4) in the sixth, then scored on Erik Kratz’s infield single

David Friese hit a two-run homer and Gregory Polanco added two RBIs as the Pirates completed the three-game sweep in their first visit to the Oakland Coliseum since 2010.

Francisco Liriano (5-8) pitched five innings to win for the first time since May 24, and four relievers combined to retire the final 12 batters, with Mark Melancon getting three outs for his 24th save.

GIANTS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4

PHOENIX (AP) - Pinch-hitter Ramiro Pena hit a tiebreaking double off Enrique Burgos (0-1) in the 11th after Jarrett Parker’s leadoff walk.

Josh Osich (1-1) pitched a scoreless 10th, and Santiago Casilla got his 19th save, stranding the potential tying run at third when

Welington Castillo grounded out and pinch-hitter Peter O’Brien struck out.

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