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Kansas City Tops Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl, right, hands the ball to manager Derek Shelton as he comes out of a baseball game during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller pitched his first major league shutout, tossing a five-hitter as the Kansas City Royals won their sixth in a row by beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0 on Sunday.

Keller (4-2) was in total command, allowing only three hits until the ninth inning.

CUBS 12

BREWERS 0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Alec Mills cruised through baseball’s second no-hitter this season in just the 15th start of his major league career, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers.

ANGELS 5

ROCKIES 3

DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols tied Willie Mays for fifth place on the career homer list with No. 660, a two-run shot in the eighth inning off Carlos Estevez (1-3) that overcame a 3-2 deficit.

PADRES 6, GIANTS 0

PADRES 3, GIANTS 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Clevinger pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout to open a doubleheader forced because of a false positive COVID-19 test.

BRAVES 8

NATIONALS 4

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Duvall and Ozzie Albies hit two-run homers in the sixth as Atlanta overcame a 4-2 deficit against Max Scherzer (4-3).

YANKEES 3

ORIOLES 1

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres had a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning for his first career pinch hit, and New York (26-21) completed a four-game sweep that opened a 5 1/2-game lead over the Orioles (20-26) for the AL’s eighth and final playoff spot.

BLUE JAYS 7, METS 4

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a home run completely out of Sahlen Field and Hyun Jin Ryu (4-1) made the early lead stand up, winning his fourth straight decision by allowing one run in six innings.

RED SOX 6, RAYS 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Christian Vazquez and Christian Arroyo homered as last-place Boston gained a four-game split against Tampa Bay, which has lost four of six.

MARLINS 2, PHILLIES 1, 1ST GAME

MARLINS 8, PHILLIES 1, 2ND GAME

MIAMI (AP) — Braxton Garrett (1-0) allowed three hits over five innings to win his major league debut, and Miami completed a doubleheader sweep to leapfrog Philadelphia for second place in the NL East.

TWINS 7, INDIANS 5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson also connected as Minnesota completed a weekend sweep and won for the 10th time in 12 games.

WHITE SOX 5, TIGERS 2

CHICAGO (AP) –Eloy Jimenez homered, Yoan Moncada had three hits and Chicago won its fourth straight overall and ninth in a row against Detroit.

REDS 10, CARDINALS 5

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew Miller loaded the bases by hitting pinch-hitter Aristides Aquino with a pitch, followed with a tying four-pitch walk to Freddy Galvis and threw a wild pitch that put Cincinnati ahead in a three-run seventh inning.

RANGERS 6, ATHLETICS 3

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn (6-2) struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings retired 17 straight after the first two batters reached. Rougned Odor hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and last-place Texas gained a four-game split.

MARINERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 3

PHOENIX (AP) — Donovan Walton had three RBIs, and Seattle took two of three.

DODGERS 8, ASTROS 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor and AJ Pollock homered, leading the Dodgers to the victory.

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