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    Todd Frazier follows through on his single in the 10th inning, which gave the Reds a victory over the Dodgers.
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    Todd Frazier follows through on his single in the 10th inning, which gave the Reds a victory over the Dodgers.

    Billy Hamilton stole second in the 10th inning to set up Todd Frazier’s game-winning single, helping the Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-3, on Saturday in Cincinnati.

    Ryan Ludwick opened the Cincinnati 10th with a walk against Brian Wilson (1-1). Reds manager Dusty Baker then went to the dynamic Hamilton, and the speedy prospect took second as catcher A.J. Ellis dropped the ball while taking it out of his glove.

    Hamilton, 22, who set a professional record with 155 steals in the minors last season, has yet to make a plate appearance in the majors, but is 4 for 4 on steal attempts since he was promoted on Monday.


    Frazier followed with a line single to right to give Cincinnati five wins in its last six games. J.J. Hoover (4-5) got three outs for the victory. Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer for NL West-leading Los Angeles. Adrian Gonzalez went 4 for 5.

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    Orioles 4, White Sox 3 — Matt Wieters hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give host Baltimore a victory over Chicago.

    Henry Urrutia started the winning rally with a one-out infield single against Addison Reed (5-3). Pinch runner Chris Dickerson went to third on Nick Markakis’s single. Reed struck out Nate McLouth, but Markakis stole second and both runners scored on Wieters’s single to right field.

    Mariners 6, Rays 2 — James Paxton (1-0) threw six strong innings allowing just one earned run in his major league debut, Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales homered, and Seattle sent Tampa Bay to its seventh loss in nine games on a West Coast swing.

    The Rays saw their lead in the AL wild-card race reduced to one game over Cleveland and Baltimore.


    Athletics 2, Astros 1 — Dan Straily (9-7) pitched seven scoreless innings to help host Oakland edge Houston. Yoenis Cespedes and Jed Lowrie homered as the A’s won for the seventh time in nine games.

    Royals 4, Tigers 3 — Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer off Justin Verlander (12-11) as host Kansas City beat Detroit. Wade Davis (7-10) got the win on his 28th birthday.

    Indians 9, Mets 4 — Asdrubal Cabrera hit a three-run homer and Nick Swisher had a solo shot as host Cleveland beat New York.

    Corey Kluber (8-5), pitching for the first time since Aug. 5 because of a sprained right middle finger, allowed two runs in five-plus innings.

    Cardinals 5, Pirates 0 — Adam Wainwright (16-9) bounced back from back-to-back sub-par outings with seven shutout innings and David Freese homered to lead host St. Louis over Pittsburgh.


    Phillies 6, Braves 5 — Freddy Galvis hit a game-ending homer with one out in the ninth to lift Philadelphia over Atlanta.

    The Braves trailed, 5-3, in the ninth, but Andrelton Simmons hit a two-out, two-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon (5-1), who blew his seventh save in 32 opportunities.

    Angels 8, Rangers 3 — In Anaheim, Calif., Garrett Richards (6-6) pitched seven effective innings, and Los Angeles parlayed three errors and a mammoth home run by Mark Trumbo into five early runs against Derek Holland (9-8) to beat Texas.

    Nationals 9, Marlins 2 — Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs, powering visiting Washington over Miami. Tanner Roark (5-0) pitched six scoreless innings for the win.

    Padres 2, Rockies 1 — Rookie Jedd Gyorko hit a go-ahead homer leading off the eighth to give host San Diego a win over Colorado.

    Blue Jays 11, Twins 2 — Adam Lind hit a pair of three-run homers and J.A. Happ (4-5) snapped a three-game losing streak, leading Toronto to a rout in Minneapolis.

    Diamondbacks 2, Giants 1 — Brandon McCarthy (4-9) pitched eight strong innings and Paul Goldschmidt had three hits to lift Arizona over host San Francisco.

    Brewers 5, Cubs 3 — Logan Schafer hit a three-run triple and Johnny Hellweg (1-3) pitched six innings for his first major league victory in visiting Milwaukee’s victory over Chicago.