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POSTED June 16, 2012 2:22 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Curtis Granderson drove in three runs, Phil Hughes pitched six innings to win his fourth straight start and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 on Friday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

Both teams entered with six-game winning streaks and leading their divisions.



DODGERS 7, WHITE SOX 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Loney scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Matt Thornton in the eighth inning, and the Dodgers won the opener of the interleague series between division leaders.



CUBS 3, RED SOX 0


CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Dempster pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, and the Cubs held on to beat team president Theo Epstein’s former club.



ROCKIES 12, TIGERS 4, 10 INNINGS


DETROIT (AP) — Wilin Rosario hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the 10th and the Rockies went on to score a franchise-record eight runs in an extra inning while snapping an eight-game losing streak.



RAYS 11, MARLINS 0


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, helping Tampa Bay snap a three-game losing streak.



ROYALS 3, CARDINALS 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Moustakas cut down Tyler Greene at the plate to end the game, capping a wild ninth inning and preserving the Royals’ victory.



RANGERS 6, ASTROS 2


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish matched his major league high with 11 strikeouts over eight innings, leading Texas to the victory.



DIAMONDBACKS 5, ANGELS 0


ANAHEIM (AP) — Trevor Cahill pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Aaron Hill hit a three-run homer for Arizona.



BREWERS 5, TWINS 3


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martin Maldonado’s tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning off Matt Capps pushed the Brewers into the lead, and John Axford bounced back from consecutive blown saves to preserve the advantage.



INDIANS 2, PIRATES 0

CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Masterson pitched seven effective innings to help the Indians snap a three-game losing streak.



BLUE JAYS 3, PHILLIES 0


TORONTO (AP) — Rookie right-hander Drew Hutchison left in the first inning with a sore elbow but five Toronto relievers combined on a five-hitter to snap a three-game losing streak.



BRAVES 4, ORIOLES 2

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons made amends for his first career error by hitting a two-run, go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and Atlanta ended Baltimore’s five-game winning streak.



NATIONAL LEAGUE

REDS 7, METS 3


NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce hit an inside-the-park homer that left Jason Bay with yet another injury and the Reds beat the Mets to give Bronson Arroyo his first victory in 5½ weeks.

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