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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Ventura fans career-high 11

• KANSAS CITY 5, BALTIMORE 3: Yordano Ventura struck out a career-high 11 in just six innings for the host Royals to improve to 5-0 in his past seven starts. Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones was hurt in the first inning when he came up short of tracking down a fly ball. The All-Star bounced off the wall and onto the warning track, where he lay for several minutes before eventually finishing the inning. Jones left the game with whiplash, though X-rays on his neck and wrist came back negative. He will be evaluated again when the Orioles get to Texas on Friday.

• TEXAS 4, TORONTO 1: The host Rangers ended the Blue Jays' five-game winning streak, and Yovani Gallardo became the fourth native of Mexico to win 100 games, joining Fernando Valenzuela (173), Esteban Loaiza (126) and Ismael Valdez (104).

• CHICAGO 4, SEATTLE 2: Carlos Rodon took a shutout into the seventh inning and Adam Eaton had three hits and scored three runs for the host White Sox.

• LOS ANGELES 2, DETROIT 0: Matt Shoemaker, who grew up 30 miles south of the Motor City, threw one-hit ball into the eighth inning for the visiting Angels.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mets win seventh in a row

• NEW YORK 9, PHILADELPHIA 5 (13): Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading the visiting Mets to their seventh straight victory.

• LOS ANGELES 1, CINCINNATI 0: Zack Greinke and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the NL West leaders completed a three-game sweep of the Reds. Greinke (14-3) lowered his major league-best ERA to 1.61, giving up four hits over seven innings. The Reds went 1-9 on their homestand and have lost 12 of their past 13 games.

• ST. LOUIS 5, ARIZONA 3: Brandon Moss broke a 3-3 tie with a two-run homer in the fifth inning for the visiting Cardinals. Carlos Martinez went six innings for his 13th victory.

• WASHINGTON 4, SAN DIEGO 2: Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman homered, and starter Joe Ross allowed only a bunt single in six innings for the host Nationals.

• PITTSBURGH 2, MIAMI 1: Gerrit Cole (15-7) ended the longest winless drought of his career, and Pedro Alvarez homered for the visiting Pirates.

NOTES

Cubs acquire reliever Rodney

•The Cubs acquired struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for cash Thursday. The 38-year-old Rodney had been designated for assignment by Seattle last Sunday. Rodney was 5-5 and had gone 16-for-22 in save chances this season.

•A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Phillies game Thursday night, hours after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred was at the stadium and spoke about increasing fan safety. Manfred said there was a chance that extra safety nets could be put up around the majors as early as next season.

Associated Press