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MLB

  • Kemp, Dodgers beat Cubs
    CHICAGO — Matt Kemp homered and had four RBIs, Yasiel Puig scored a career-high four times and the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers used six pitchers to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Sunday.
  • Aoki, Guthrie, Royals avoid sweep, beat Tigers
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nori Aoki hit a two-run triple, helping Jeremy Guthrie and the Kansas City Royals hold their AL wild-card spot by beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Sunday.
  • Tigers backup saves the day
    A rarely used backup infielder who never even got into the game made the play of the day for the Detroit Tigers. From the dugout, Hernan Perez spotted that a Kansas City runner failed to tag up.
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Heisey hits 2 homers to lead Reds past Pirates

PITTSBURGH – Chris Heisey hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning, and Johnny Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Sunday.

Heisey’s solo drive with one out in the ninth off Jared Hughes (6-5) helped the Reds avoid getting swept at PNC Park. Heisey began the day with just five homers in 229 at-bats this year.

Cueto (16-8) gave up a home run to Josh Harrison on his first pitch of the game. Jordy Mercer homered off Cueto in the second for a 2-0 lead.

Cueto wound up pitching eight innings and tied Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for the major league lead in victories.

Aroldis Chapman struck two in a perfect ninth for his 29th save.

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