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Baseball roundup: Braves better Nationals

  • Atlanta Braves' Johan Camargo, right, and Ozzie Albies celebrate after Camargo batted Albies in on a two-run home run in the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. watches his solo home run in front of Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes and umpire Bill Miller in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann, left, and relief pitcher Luke Jackson celebrate after closing out a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

  • Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson, right, throws to first base for a double play after forcing out Washington Nationals' Adam Eaton at second on Anthony Rendon's ground ball to end the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Washington. Atlanta won 4-3. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


The Associated Press
Sunday, June 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — Johan Camargo had a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals, 4-3, on Sunday to win their fifth straight series.

Overcoming an injury to standout rookie starting pitcher Mike Soroka, the Braves used the long ball and their bullpen to win the deciding matchup of a three-game set between NL East rivals.

Camargo connected off Tanner Rainey (1-2) after Ozzie Albies drew a one-out walk, and Atlanta held on for its seventh victory in 10 extra-inning games this season.

Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. also went deep for the first-place Braves.

Astros 9, Yankees 4

NEW YORK — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff homer, rookie Yordan Alvarez connected again and Houston ended its first seven-game skid in four years.

New York had won eight straight but was stopped by ace Justin Verlander (10-3) and a quartet of homers, including a grand slam from Tyler White.

Indians 8, Tigers 3

CLEVELAND — Bobby Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance and Cleveland completed a three-game sweep.

Bradley went 1-for-3 with one run and a walk. The 23-year-old first baseman also made a running over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory, delighting the home fans who eagerly awaited his debut.

Marlins 6, Phillies 4

PHILADELPHIA — Jordan Yamamoto won for the third time in three career starts, Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson hit consecutive homers, and Miami handed Philadelphia its seventh straight loss.

JT Riddle homered, doubled and drove in two for Miami, which swept three games in Philadelphia for the first time since August 2009. The Marlins outhit the Phillies, 16-4.

Brewers 7, Reds 5

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Woodruff struck out a career-high 12, Travis Shaw homered and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.

Woodruff (9-2) cruised through the first five innings, allowed Joey Votto’s three-run homer in the sixth and struck out two to finish the seventh. Milwaukee improved to 13-1 in the right-hander’s 17 starts this season.

Cubs 5, Mets 3

CHICAGO — Javier Baez hit the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Cubs overcame another home run by Pete Alonso to beat New York.

Alonso hit his 27th home run, breaking the Mets’ record for most by a rookie in an entire season set by Darryl Strawberry in 1983.

Royals 6, Twins 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hunter Dozier hit a three-run shot during a five-run third inning, Homer Bailey was stingy again pitching into the sixth and Kansas City beat Minnesota.

Alex Gordon had two RBIs and Nicky Lopez also drove in a run, helping the Royals forge a split of the four-game series on a soggy, overcast afternoon at Kauffman Stadium.

Rangers 7, White Sox 4

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tim Federowicz and Danny Santana hit two-out, two-run homers in the second inning and Shawn Kelley shut down a late Chicago rally with his first four-out save in three years to lead Texas.

Pirates 11, Padres 10 (11)

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman walked with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to cap a four-run rally as Pittsburgh finished a three-game sweep.

The Pirates rallied from three-run deficits in the ninth and 11th innings to win their fifth straight.

Rays 8, Athletics 2

OAKLAND, Calif. — Travis d’Arnaud drove in three runs and hit a two-run homer, Austin Meadows hit a three-run double, and Tampa Bay earned a split of the four-game series.

Ryan Yarbrough (6-3) followed Rays opener Ryne Stanek to pitch six innings. The lefty allowed one run on five hits and struck out three.

Mariners 13, Orioles 3

SEATTLE — J.P. Crawford had a career-high four hits and drove in four, Yusei Kikuchi had his best outing in a month, and Seattle took advantage of an eight-run third inning.

Diamondbacks 3, Giants 2 (10)

PHOENIX — Tim Locastro’s single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning ended Arizona’s season-high six-game losing streak.

Dodgers 6, Rockies 3

LOS ANGELES — Hours after being called up from the minors, Will Smith connected for a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lead Los Angeles.