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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Gray, A's stay hot with sweep

• OAKLAND 6, TEXAS 3: Sonny Gray won his fifth consecutive start at Texas, Josh Reddick drove in three runs and the Athletics completed a three-game series sweep of the Rangers on Thursday. Gray (9-3) struck out seven and walked one over six innings, improving to 5-0 with a 0.96 ERA in his five road starts vs. Texas. Oakland has won nine of its past 11 games.

• HOUSTON 4, NEW YORK 0: Dallas Keuchel pitched his second shutout of the season, escaping a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning as the host Astros beat the Yankees. Keuchel (9-3) gave up only six singles and lowered his ERA to 2.17.

• BALTIMORE 8, BOSTON 6: Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer during a six-run fourth inning that carried the Orioles over the host Red Sox. J.J. Hardy added a two-run double against rookie Eduardo Rodriguez, who lasted only 3⅔ innings.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mets halt seven-game slide

• NEW YORK 2, MILWAUKEE 0: Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the Mets beat the host Brewers on Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011. Wilmer Flores hit a go-ahead double off Michael Blazek (4-2) in the sixth for the Mets (37-37), who avoided falling two games below .500 for the first time this year. New York completed a 1-7 trip during which it was outscored 31-11 and hit .177. DeGrom (8-5) struck out seven and walked none in the eighth consecutive start in which he has given up two earned runs or fewer.

• SAN FRANCISCO 13, SAN DIEGO 8: The host Giants hit four triples in a game for the first time in 55 years, including a pair by Brandon Belt in a victory over the Padres. Brandon Crawford and Matt Duffy also tripled for San Francisco, which had not tripled four times in a game since Sept. 15, 1960, when Willie Mays hit three of them and Eddie Bressoud had one at Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium.

• WASHINGTON 7, ATLANTA 0: Doug Fister gave up four hits over seven innings in another superb outing by a Washington starter, and the host Nationals defeated the Braves for their sixth consecutive victory.

• LOS ANGELES 4, CHICAGO 0: Jon Lester's winless streak stretched to seven starts when he lasted four innings in his shortest outing in more than three years, and the Dodgers beat the host Cubs for a four-game split.

• COLORADO 6, ARIZONA 4: Troy Tulowitzki started a five-run eighth inning with his first career pinch-hit home run, and the host Rockies rallied to beat the Diamondbacks.

• ST. LOUIS 5, MIAMI 1: Lance Lynn came off the disabled list to pitch six shutout innings, and the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the host Marlins.

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