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    Surging Dodgers too much for Jake Peavy in Giants debut

    Jake Peavy lasted six innings in his return to the National League, although his Giants lost to the Dodgers, 4-3. (Ben Margo/Associated Press)
    Ben Margo/Associated Press
    Jake Peavy lasted six innings in his return to the National League, although his Giants lost to the Dodgers, 4-3.

    Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple off Jake Peavy in his Giants debut as the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep with a 4-3 victory Sunday night in San Francisco.

    Peavy threw a pair of wild pitches in the fifth as the Dodgers went ahead on Hanley Ramirez’s RBI single ahead of Crawford’s triple to the corner in right field.

    Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5) improved to 4-1 in five outings at AT&T Park, where, in one dominant weekend, the Dodgers made quite a statement to take over the NL West’s top spot.


    Matt Kemp singled twice and the Dodgers leave the Bay Area with a 1½-game division lead after outscoring the Giants, 17-4. The Giants lost for the 19th time in their last 25 home games.

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    Buster Posey hit a solo home run in the fifth for San Francisco’s first extra-base hit since Hunter Pence doubled in the ninth inning Wednesday at Philadelphia — the Giants’ first three-game stretch without an extra-base hit since May 30-June 1, 2002.

    Ryu struck out seven in six innings and improved to 8-2 in 11 road starts. Kenley Jansen followed scoreless innings by J.P. Howell and Brian Wilson for his 30th save.

    Peavy (0-1) pitched a day after being traded from the Red Sox for a pair of minor league pitchers, reuniting him with former manager Bruce Bochy. Peavy pitched for Bochy and the Padres in the playoffs in 2005-06.

    Bochy stuck with the righthander to get through the sixth after he allowed a leadoff walk to Juan Uribe. Peavy allowed six hits and four runs — three earned — struck out five and walked two in six innings.


    Peavy dropped to 14-3 with a 2.28 ERA in 26 starts against Los Angeles.

    Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4 — Toronto slugger Jose Bautista stole second base without a throw with two outs in the ninth inning and scored when Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single, lifting the Blue Jays in New York.

    Angels 2, Tigers 1 — David Freese hit a tiebreaking homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning as host Los Angeles won its third straight.

    Erick Aybar scored from second base on Rick Porcello’s poor pickoff throw in the fifth for the Angels, who improved the majors’ second-best record to 63-41 in the finale of a 10-game homestand.

    Hector Santiago and three relievers combined on a three-hitter. Joe Smith (4-0) pitched the eighth, and Huston Street finished for his third save since he was acquired from San Diego.


    Athletics 9, Rangers 3 — John Jaso had a run-scoring single during Oakland’s five-run second inning and added a two-run double in the fifth as the A’s won in Arlington, Texas.

    Scott Kazmir (12-3) moved into a tie for the American League lead in wins while allowing seven hits in five innings.

    Orioles 3, Mariners 2 — Manny Machado lifted a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th for Baltimore at Safeco Field.

    Twins 4, White Sox 3 — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning as host Minnesota beat Chicago to win for just the 11th time in its last 30 games.

    Indians 10, Royals 3 — Carlos Santana hit a pair of two-run homers, giving him six homers in six games, as visiting Cleveland ended Kansas City’s five-game winning streak.

    Cardinals 1, Cubs 0 — Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer as St. Louis took two of three in Chicago.

    Nationals 4, Reds 2 — Doug Fister allowed just three hits with one walk — he has walked more than one batter in just three of his last 17 starts dating to last season — and five strikeouts in seven shutout innings as Washington won in Cincinnati.

    Phillies 4, Diamondbacks 2 — Ryan Howard homered in his second game since a three-game benching and scored the go-ahead run on an overturned call at the plate in host Philadelphia’s victory.

    Mets 2, Brewers 0 — Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the sixth, his third homer in four days, to propel visiting New York.

    Braves 8, Padres 3 — Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs as host Atlanta scored six runs in the third inning to bury San Diego.

    Pirates 7, Rockies 5 — Josh Harrison had four hits, including an eighth-inning homer that broke a 5-5 tie, as Pittsburgh won in Denver.

    Marlins 4, Astros 2 — Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead visiting Miami over Houston to complete a three game sweep. Miami has won seven of eight following a six-game skid.