RANGERS 6, MARLINS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas • Yu Darvish pitched his first complete game in the majors, Shin-Soo Choo broke a long hitless streak with a three-run double and the Texas Rangers denied Miami’s bid for a record interleague winning streak, beating the Marlins 6-0 on Wednesday night.
Darvish (7-2) struck out the side in the eighth to end a streak of one baserunner in each of the first seven innings for the Marlins. The Japanese ace finished his 73rd career start with his 10th strikeout, getting Garrett Jones swinging to complete a six-hitter.
The Marlins had to settle for tying the New York Yankees (2003-04) and Tampa Bay (2004) for the longest interleague winning streak at 13 games. It was Miami’s first interleague loss since Aug. 12 at Kansas City.
Jacob Turner (2-4) was the loser.
REDS 5, DODGERS 0
CINCINNATI • Johnny Cueto matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in six innings, and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce — the missing core of Cincinnati’s batting order much of the season — each drove in runs, leading the Reds past Los Angeles.
Cueto (6-5) followed his shortest start of the season with one of his most dominating. He gave up three singles and didn’t walk a batter, leaving after his 112th pitch. Cueto lasted only five innings during an 8-0 loss to Philadelphia on Friday night.
Jonathan Broxton escaped a bases-loaded, one-out threat in the seventh by getting Hanley Ramirez to ground into a double play.
Votto doubled home a pair of runs off Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3), who had won his last four starts.
ORIOLES 6, RED SOX 0
BALTIMORE • Wei-Yin Chen allowed four hits over seven innings, Chris Davis homered and Baltimore beat struggling Boston at soggy Camden Yards.
Nick Hundley had two hits and an RBI for the Orioles, who yielded only one run in winning two of three from the defending World Series champions.
Chen (7-2) did not return after rain delayed the game for 1 hour, 38 minutes in the middle of the seventh. The Taiwanese left-hander had a season-high seven strikeouts, walked none and was aided by three double plays.
Rubby De La Rosa (1-2) needed only 15 pitches to dig himself and the Red Sox a 3-0 hole. Steve Pearce walked and scored on a double by Adam Jones before Davis went deep.
RAYS 6, CARDINALS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. • Desmond Jennings had a two-run single in a four-run fourth inning and Tampa Bay snapped a club-record 31-inning scoring drought in a victory over St. Louis.
Tampa Bay won for just the second time in 16 games after having been shut out in its previous three contests. The Rays had scored 35 runs over the previous 15 games.Next Page >
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