Marlins Bully Braves
Atlanta — Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami’s rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Donovan Solano had a career-high four hits and also reached on a walk as Miami took its second straight win over Atlanta to open the four-game series. Christian Erich had two hits and scored three runs.
Turner (3-6), making his first start since June 11, gave up four hits in five innings. He loaded the bases but allowed only one run in the first inning. The other run he gave up came on Justin Upton’s third-inning homer.
Steve Cashel pitched around Chris Johnson’s leadoff single in the ninth to earn his 23rd save.
Pinch-runner Jordan Schafer was caught stealing before Cashel struck out André ton Simmons and pinch-hitter Ryan Demit.
Minor (3-6) was rocked in his shortest start of the season, giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks in three-plus innings.
Miami led 6-2 before its bullpen gave up three runs in the eighth, including Jason Heyward’s two-run single. Heyward drove in three runs with two hits.
The Braves began the night one game behind first-place Washington in the NL East.
Pirates 12, Dodgers 7
Pittsburgh — Gregory Polanco broke out of a slump with a solo home run and a tiebreaking two-run single, lifting Pittsburgh to a victory over Los Angeles.
Polanco, hitting just .133 in his previous 11 games, smacked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth to put Pittsburgh in front for good.
Neil Walker went 2 for 4 with his 15th homer and three RBIs. Ike Davis finished with three hits, including his sixth home run.
Vance Worley (3-1) overcame some shaky defense behind him to win for the first time in nearly a month.
Cubs 6, Padres 0
Chicago — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings in his return from the minor leagues, leading Chicago to a victory over San Diego that snapped the Cubs’ five-game losing streak.
Rizzo staked Hendricks to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer. Four innings later, rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Blaine Boyer for a 5-0 lead. Rizzo became the first National League player to reach 25 homers this season, his career high. He hit 23 homers in 160 games last season.
Brewers 4, Reds 3
Milwaukee — Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give Milwaukee a victory over Cincinnati.
It was Lucroy’s second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His first was last season off closer Aroldis Chapman and this one was off Sam LeCure.
Francisco Rodriguez (4-3) pitched the ninth to earn the victory.
Indians 8, Twins 2
Minneapolis — Carlos Santana homered among his season high-tying four hits and Danny Salazar won in his first start in more than two months as Cleveland beat Minnesota.
Cleveland won for the fourth time in six games since the All-Star break. Minnesota has lost four of five.
Santana hit a no-doubt solo shot to right field in the fifth to put the Indians up 4-1. He also had two doubles and a bunt single to beat a defensive shift. Nick Swisher had his first three-hit game of the year for Cleveland.
Closer Cody Allen struck out pinch-hitter Chris Parmelee with a runner on third in a two-run game in the eighth inning before Cleveland scored four times in the ninth to negate a save opportunity when Carlos Carrasco pitched the ninth.
Minnesota’s Brian Dozier had three hits, including his career-high 19th home run in the seventh inning.