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Martinez hits 3 HRs, BoSox push run to 6

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BALTIMORE (AP) J.D. Martinez caught up in a hurry.

Martinez came off the COVID-19 list and hit three home runs, powering the Boston Red Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 Sunday for their sixth straight win.

Martinez struck out in the first inning and quickly made some adjustments.

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Dodgers, Kershaw sweep Nats, Scherzer

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer have won three Cy Young Awards and one World Series ring apiece since their spectacular careers both began in 2008. Entering this season, they even had exactly 175 victories each.

Kershaw has nudged slightly ahead of his friendly rival in that last category, thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers' superb start to the season - and one fortunate break in the outfield Sunday when these two veteran aces went head to head.

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Padres sweep Rangers but lose Morejon

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Trent Grisham and Manny Machado homered, Craig Stammen led a parade of six effective San Diego relievers after starter Adrian Morejon left early with an injury, and the Padres beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Grisham pulled a 1-0 fastball into the right-field stands off Mike Foltynewicz (0-2), who had retired the first nine batters. Machado hammered a 2-2 changeup off Ian Kennedy deep down the left-field line leading off the ninth.

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Mets' Stroman unhappy he started in rain

NEW YORK (AP) New Mets owner, same old dysfunction.

Marcus Stroman criticized New York for starting Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins in a steady rain. Stroman's outing lasted just nine pitches before play was stopped, and the game was suspended after a wait of 2 hours, 10 minutes, to be continued as part of a day-night doubleheader on Aug. 31.

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Odor's 1st Yankees hit stops Rays' sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Rougned Odor is looking ahead, not to the past.

The newest addition to the New York Yankees wants to help his new team be successful. It didn't take him long to contribute to a win.

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DeSclafani sharp as Giants sweep Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Anthony DeSclafani and three relievers combined to scatter eight hits and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

DeSclafani (1-0) struck out eight and gave up six hits in six innings. The right-hander pitched with runners on base nearly every inning but repeatedly worked his way out of trouble and lowered his ERA to 0.82.

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Gregorius' 4 RBIs help Phils edge Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia's four-run fourth inning and had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to help the Phillies snap the Atlanta Braves' four-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Sunday night.

Alec Bohm doubled off Braves closer Will Smith to begin the ninth, advanced to third on a bunt and scored to make it 7-6 on Gregorius' fly to shallow left. Marcell Ozuna's throw bounced twice before Bohm was initially called safe - even though it appeared he didn't get his foot on the plate against catcher Travis d'Arnaud's tag attempt.

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Indians complete 3-game sweep of Tigers

CLEVELAND (AP) Logan Allen knows that if he or any of the Indians other starters get into any trouble, help is just a phone call away.

Cleveland's bullpen has been stellar.

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Garcia homers again, Brewers beat Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) Avisail Garcia homered for the second day in a row, Travis Shaw and Manny Pina also connected and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-3 on Sunday.

Garcia, who homered and drove in five runs in a 9-5 win Saturday, and Shaw hit early drives that helped the Brewers build a 7-0 lead in the second inning.

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