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NATIONAL LEAGUE

Strasburg stays strong since return

• WASHINGTON 8, SAN DIEGO 3: Stephen Strasburg allowed two hits over six innings, Ryan Zimmerman hit a grand slam and the host Nationals beat the Padres for their third straight victory. Strasburg (8-6) struck out seven and walked one. The righthander retired the final 15 batters he faced.

• NEW YORK 6, PHILADELPHIA 5: Michael Cuddyer hit a go-ahead two-run, pinch-hit single in the sixth inning and Noah Snydergaard finally won on the road as the Mets beat the Phillies for their fifth straight victory. Yoenis Cespedes homered for the Mets, who have won 17 of their last 23 to remain 5 games up on the Nationals in the NL East.

• COLORADO 5, ATLANTA 1: Chad Bettis pitched five solid innings in his return from the disabled list and the Rockies scored four unearned runs, taking advantage of three errors by Atlanta third baseman Adonis Garcia in a victory over the host Braves. Bettis (6-4) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out four in his first big league start since July 18. He was coming back from right elbow inflammation.

• LOS ANGELES 5, CINCINNATI 1: Alex Wood took a shutout into the sixth inning, and Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins each hit two-run home runs as the visiting Dodgers snapped their five-game losing streak. Rollins also doubled and scored while the NL West-leading Dodgers matched their run total from their previous four games combined.

• MIAMI 5, PITTSBURGH 2: Major league batting leader Dee Gordon tied a career high with four stolen bases, had two infield hits and scored twice, helping the host Marlins beat the Pirates. Miami's Brad Hand (4-3) pitched into the ninth inning.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Angels, Pujols go wild in Detroit

• LOS ANGELES 8, DETROIT 7: Albert Pujols homered and the Angels scored three times on wild pitches in a victory over the host Tigers. Jered Weaver (6-9) picked up the win, despite allowing six runs on seven hits in 5 ⅔ innings. Weaver struck out one batter and didn't issue a walk. Huston Street got the final four outs for his 30th save.

INTERLEAGUE

• CLEVELAND 11, MILWAUKEE 6: Josh Tomlin shook off three home runs and lasted six innings to win his season debut at home and Michael Brantley homered twice, leading the host Indians to a win over the Brewers. Tomlin (2-1) allowed solo homers in the first and second innings before retiring 12 straight until the sixth, when Ryan Braun hit a two-run shot.

NOTES

•Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish says he has had no pain since he started throwing after Tommy John ligament replacement surgery during spring training. The native of Japan started his program last week, with light throws from 45 feet off flat ground three different days. Darvish, who had surgery March 17, said he's following the program prescribed by the team.

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