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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Volquez sharp as Royals blank Yanks

•KANSAS CITY 6, NEW YORK 0: Edinson Volquez pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs and the Royals rudely welcomed Chris Capuano back to the big leagues with a victory over the Yankees in Kansas City, Mo. Volquez struck out five without issuing a walk. He never allowed a leadoff man on base, and only one Yankee reached second. Capuano, back from a quadriceps strain, gave up four runs on four hits and two walks in three-plus innings.

•CHICAGO 7, OAKLAND 3: Avisal Garcia hit a two-run homer, Alexei Ramirez had two hits and two RBI, and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings to help the White Sox beat the Athletics for their first series sweep in Oakland in 18 years. Chicago won its sixth in a row and reached .500 for the first time this season.

•TEXAS 5, CLEVELAND 1: Mitch Moreland had a two-run homer after an earlier hit off the top of the wall as the Rangers beat the Indians in Arlington, Texas, to avert a three-game sweep.

•SEATTLE 5, BOSTON 0: James Paxton stretched his scoreless streak to a career-best 20 innings, and the Mariners defeated the Red Sox in Seattle.

•BALTIMORE 3, LOS ANGELES 0: Mike Wright took a three-hitter into the eighth inning of his major league debut, and the host Orioles ended the Angels' five-game winning streak.

•HOUSTON 4, TORONTO 2: Collin McHugh pitched seven strong innings and Luis Valbuena and Colby Rasmus each homered, leading the Astros over the Blue Jays in Houston.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Giants hang on to beat Reds

•SAN FRANCISCO 9, CINCINNATI 8: Brandon Belt homered for the third time in three games, Nori Aoki drove in three runs and the Giants beat the Reds after nearly wasting a five-run lead.

•PITTSBURGH 3, CHICAGO 0: A.J. Burnett worked around five walks while pitching seven innings, and the Pirates stopped a four-game losing streak by beating the Cubs in Chicago.

•PHILADELPHIA 6, ARIZONA 0: Sean O'Sullivan won a big-league game for the first time in more than four years, staying in after he was hit on the throat by a throw from his own catcher, and the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks in Philadelphia for their first five-game winning streak since last summer.

NEW YORK 5, MILWAUKEE 1: Prized pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard earned his first major league as the Mets beat the Brewers in New York. Syndergaard gave up one single over five innings.

•WASHINGTON 10, SAN DIEGO 5: Stephen Strasburg rebounded from a rough start to beat his hometown Padres for the fourth consecutive time, and Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa hit three-run homers to power the visiting Nationals to a victory.

•LOS ANGELES 1, COLORADO 0: Mike Bolsinger pitched three-hit ball for six innings and Yasmani Grandal singled home the only run for the host Dodgers.

INTERLEAGUE

Wong, Lynn power Cardinals

ST. LOUIS 2, DETROIT 1: Kolten Wong hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and Lance Lynn got his fifth career RBI to back his dominant pitching as the Cardinals beat the Tigers in St. Louis to avert a three-game sweep. Miguel Cabrera's RBI double in the first was the only damage against Lynn in 7 ⅓ innings.

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