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Best of MLB: Chris Sale Strikes Out 12 as Red Sox Top Rays

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    Best of MLB: Chris Sale strikes out 12 as Red Sox top Rays

    BOSTON -- Chris Sale struck out 12 while pitching seven solid innings and Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

    It was Sale's seventh straight start with double-digit strikeouts. The 6-foot-6 left-hander allowed three runs and two hits, both homers.

    Betts also doubled in a run in Boston's four-run fifth inning. Jackie Bradley Jr. had two hits, including his first double of the season, and Deven Marrero drove in two runs, helping the Red Sox to their 14th win in their last 19 games against the Rays.

    Kevin Kiermaier and Logan Morrison homered for Tampa Bay, which has dropped seven of 11 (see full recap).

    Brewers score 8 runs in 5th, crush Mets
    MILWAUKEE -- Travis Shaw capped Milwaukee's eight-run fifth inning with a three-run homer, helping the Brewers beat the New York Mets 11-4 on Saturday night.

    Milwaukee sent 11 batters to the plate in its highest-scoring inning of the season. Orlando Arcia had a two-run single and Jesus Aguilar drove in two runs with a double before Shaw connected for his eighth homer.

    Neil Walker homered for New York, which has dropped three in a row. Robert Gsellman (2-3) was charged with six runs, five earned, and nine hits in four-plus innings.

    Shaw finished with three hits and four RBIs. Jonathan Villar added two hits and two RBIs for the Brewers, who have won five of six.

    Milwaukee right-hander Zach Davies (4-2) got the win despite allowing four runs and seven hits in five innings.

    Gsellman was pulled after the first four batters reached in the fifth. Hansel Robles then came in and was charged with four runs and four hits while recording three outs.

    Entering the game, Robles had tossed a career-high 14 straight scoreless innings dating to April 13 (see full recap).

    Teheran pitches Braves past Marlins in 3-1 win
    MIAMI -- Julio Teheran allowed three hits over six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night.

    Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in a run, Darby Swanson also drove in a run, and Matt Kemp extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in the eighth for the Braves.

    Teheran (3-3) beat the Marlins for the first time in seven starts. He struck out four and walked two while throwing 94 pitches.

    Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save in eight chances.

    Justin Bour homered for the Marlins have lost five straight and 14 of their last 17 dropping to last place in the NL East behind the Braves (see full recap).

    Wood strikes out 10, Dodgers blank Rockies
    DENVER -- Alex Wood struck out 10 in six innings and drove in a run with a well-placed bunt on a squeeze play, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies 4-0 on Saturday night.

    Brett Eibner supplied additional offense with his first home run of the season and Austin Barnes and Justin Turner added RBI doubles for the Dodgers, who won their 100th game at Coors Field, the most by any visiting club.

    Wood (4-0) fanned at least one batter in five of his six innings and struck out the side in the third en route to reversing a dismal history at Coors, where he had gone 0-2 with an 11.25 ERA in four previous starts.

    He has 21 strikeouts in his last two starts, fanning a season-high 11 last time out in beating the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

    The Rockies, shut out at home for the second time this season, had five hits off Wood, all singles. They had no better luck against relievers Josh Fields, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen, who combined to throw three innings of two-hit ball (see full recap).