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  • Slumping Reds fall in the 15th
    Nick Ahmed’s RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long.
  • Ahmed sends Dbacks over Reds in 15 innings
    CINCINNATI — Nick Ahmed's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night and kept their franchise perfect when games go really long.
  • Wada earns 1st MLB win as Cubs beat Rockies
    CHICAGO — Tsuyoshi Wada earned his first big league win, pitching seven strong innings Monday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Colorado Rockies 4-1.Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs to back Wada (1-1).
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Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday.

Donaldson’s 3-run HR in 9th lifts A’s over Tigers

OAKLAND, Calif. – Josh Donaldson hit a game-ending, three-run homer off Joe Nathan with one out in the ninth inning and Scott Kazmir pitched his first complete game in nearly eight years as the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Anibal Sanchez was in command, allowing only two hits as he took a shutout bid into the ninth inning before Oakland rallied to hand the Tigers their eighth loss in 10 games.

Coco Crisp got it started with one out when he hit an opposite-field double just inside the third-base line that ended Sanchez’s night after 111 pitches.

John Jaso greeted Nathan with a single off third baseman Nick Castellanos’ glove before Donaldson hit a towering drive into the left-field seats for his second career walk-off homer. He also did it on April 12, 2013, against the Tigers.

Nathan (2-1) blew his fourth save in 16 chances.

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