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Dodgers top Giants 1-0, take 3-game lead

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Turner and the Dodgers aren't thinking cruise control just yet.

Rich Hill pitched six dominant innings in his first start with Los Angeles and Turner hit his 24th homer, lifting the Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles has a three-game lead over the Giants atop the NL West after winning in back-to-back nights facing Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto.


Fernandez, Marlins end Royals' run at 9

MIAMI (AP) When Jose Fernandez threw his final pitch of the night, he pulled up in pain, rubbed his right knee and limped to the dugout.

He still looked better than his opponent.


Hendricks helps Cubs sweep Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Kyle Hendricks has another weapon, although it's not a pitch.

It was on display when the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 to complete a three-game sweep on Wednesday.


Britton's streak ends as O's edge Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) An attempted comeback forced Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton into a game that shouldn't have required him. Not long after, his perfect run ended.

Britton's remarkable streak of 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run ended before he shut down a ninth-inning rally to help the Orioles hold off the Washington Nationals for a 10-8 victory Wednesday night.


Ortiz hits 30th HR but BoSox fall in 11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The latest memorable night for David Ortiz ended badly for the Boston Red Sox.

Ortiz became the oldest player ever to hit 30 homers in a season, but the Tampa Bay Rays came back from a three-run deficit to beat Boston 4-3 in 11 innings Wednesday night and prevent the Red Sox from taking sole possession of first place in the AL East.


Darvish homers, Rangers beat Reds 6-5

CINCINNATI (AP) One trip around the bases has Yu Darvish thinking more like a hitter.

Darvish connected for only the second homer by a Rangers pitcher, and Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning Wednesday night for a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their two-game interleague series.


Cabrera's 4 hits, Upton's HR lift Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Miguel Cabrera has been just what the Detroit Tigers expect in the middle of the order. Justin Upton is getting back to the player they hoped would deepen their lineup.

Cabrera had four hits, including his 28th home run, and Upton added a three-run homer as Detroit beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night.


Cardinals hit 3 HRs off deGrom, rip Mets

ST. LOUIS (AP) Randal Grichuk and the St. Louis Cardinals love when Carlos Martinez pitches.

Martinez allowed one run over eight innings and Grichuk, Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty all homered off Mets starter Jacob deGrom, powering the Cardinals past New York 8-1 on Wednesday night.


D-backs give prez Hall 8-year extension

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed with team president and chief executive officer Derrick Hall on an eight-year contract extension.

Hall said Wednesday there have been discussions about the extension for several months. He said he is "thrilled" to have it completed because, as he put it, "this is home" and there's nowhere else he'd rather be.


Pujols passes McGwire with 584th HR

TORONTO (AP) Albert Pujols had a productive night at the plate and passed a former teammate on the all-time home run list, helping the Angels to a rare road win.

Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on baseball's all-time list by hitting his 584th home run, Matt Shoemaker pitched six shutout innings and Los Angeles snapped an 11-game road losing streak by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Wednesday.

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