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Indians rout Tigers 12-2, push run to 7

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CLEVELAND (AP) Edwin Encarnacion hit an eighth-inning grand slam, helping the Cleveland Indians rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2 on Sunday for their season-high seventh straight win.

Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis also connected for Cleveland, which outscored Detroit 26-3 in the three-game sweep. Ramirez finished with three hits, extending his streak of reaching base to 31 consecutive games.

Adam Plutko (4-1) pitched six innings of two-run ball, becoming the second rookie starter to beat the Tigers in the series. Shane Bieber pitched seven innings in Friday night's 12-0 win.

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Sale Ks 13 in 7, Red Sox blank Mariners

BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale struck out 13 over seven dazzling innings, Mitch Moreland hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox won the weekend and season series over the Seattle Mariners with a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Sale (7-4) gave up four hits, walked one and ended his day by striking out Mike Zunino swinging on a 100-mph fastball. Joe Kelly and Matt Barnes each pitched an inning to complete the four-hit shutout.

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Reds score 7 in 7th to sweep 4 from Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) Pitcher Mike Lorenzen connected for a pinch-hit homer to begin Cincinnati's comeback and Jesse Winker added a pinch-hit three-run homer in a big seventh that sent the Reds over the Chicago Cubs 8-6 on Sunday.

Lorenzen's homer was the third of his career and second in two games by a Reds pitcher. Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam on Saturday - the first by a Reds pitcher since 1959.

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Yankees' Tanaka throws bullpen session

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka has cleared a key hurdle in his rehab program for strained right and left hamstrings, throwing 26 pitches in his first bullpen session.

Tanaka, sidelined since getting hurt June 8 while running the bases in a game, threw before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay.

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Braves place closer Vizcaino on DL

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have placed closer Arodys Vizcaino on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

The decision on Vizcaino was made before Sunday's game against Baltimore after the right-hander had been unavailable to pitch in the first two games of the series due to shoulder soreness. The move was made retroactive to Thursday.

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Kemp hits slam, Dodgers' run vs. Mets 11

NEW YORK (AP) Clayton Kershaw felt strong - if not quite effective - in his return from the disabled list.

That was good enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers. They had muscle to spare against the New York Mets.

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Rangers top Twins for 7th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Beltre has helped the Texas Rangers win a lot of games over the years. On Saturday, he found a surprising way to spark his team to its seventh straight victory.

Beltre and Robinson Chirinos homered to help Yovani Gallardo win for the first time since last July as the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Saturday.

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Molina's 2 HRs help Cards edge Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Yadier Molina's defense and longevity might earn him a ticket to the Hall of Fame. Suddenly the veteran St. Louis Cardinals catcher is on a home-run tear.

He homered twice to back a strong start by Miles Mikolas and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.

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Franco 4 for 4 as Phillies defeat Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) Nicked in the first inning, Aaron Nola figured he'd be fine if could find his form.

He did, and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage.

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