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Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's MLB baseball games

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Aug 19 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League baseball games.

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Brewers 6, Blue Jays 1

Mike Fiers struck out six and the Milwaukee Brewers got two doubles each from first baseman Jonathan Lucroy and third baseman Aramis Ramirez in a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Fiers went seven innings and held the Blue Jays to a run on two hits and a walk, while retiring his final 18 batters in order.

The Brewers won their fifth straight to stay 2 1/2 games clear at the top of the National League Central.

Toronto fell to 64-62 with the loss.

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Cardinals 5, Reds 4

Jon Jay was hit by a first-pitch fastball with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to bring in the winning run for St Louis.

The Cardinals (68-57) fell behind 4-1 in the top of the sixth inning but rallied to win dramatically.

The Reds (61-65) lost for the fourth straight game and for the ninth time in 11 contests.

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Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 1

Stephen Strasburg allowed just one run in eight innings and Ian Desmond had three hits and four RBIs as the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for their eighth straight win.

Nationals erupted for six runs in the third, including a bases loaded double by second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera that made it 6-1.

Washington (71-53) remained six games ahead of the Atlanta Braves.

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Orioles 5, White Sox 1

Pitcher Chris Tillman, who has not taken a loss since July 12, went eight innings and allowed just one run to lead first-place Baltimore to the win.

Center fielder Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with an RBI and third baseman Chris Davis went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs to lead the way offensively for the Orioles (72-52).

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Tigers 8, Rays 6 (11 innings)

The Detroit Tigers scored three runs in the 11th inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays and keep pace in the American League Wild Card chase.

Ian Kinsler scored on a bases-loaded walk, and the Tigers added another on a wild pitch and a sacrifice-fly.

Detroit (67-56) remained tied with Seattle for the second American League wild card. Tampa Bay dropped to 61-64 in losing its third straight.

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Angels 4, Red Sox 3

Chris Iannetta hit a tie-breaking double off Boston closer Koji Uehara in the ninth inning to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a win over the Boston Red Sox.

Los Angeles (74-50) scored three runs in the third but did not record another hit until their rally in the ninth.

Mike Trout had an RBI triple for the Angels, who have won six of their last seven games to take sole possession of first place in the American League West.

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Mariners 5, Phillies 2

Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight shutout innings to win his third consecutive start as the Seattle Mariners beat the Philadelphia Phillies.

Third baseman Kyle Seager hit a solo homer and catcher Mike Zunino added a two-run single for the Mariners (68-57), who won for the 11th time in 14 games.

Iwakuma (12-6) allowed four hits and struck out 11 while extending his scoreless innings streak to 17 2/3.

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Braves 11, Pirates 3

Aaron Harang pitched into the ninth inning for his first win in five weeks, and Justin Upton hit a three-run home run and drove in five runs as the streaking Atlanta Braves routed the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates.

Harang (10-7) helped the Braves (66-60) win their fifth straight game and send the Pirates (64-62) to their seventh consecutive loss.

Harang allowed three runs as he won for the first time since July 10.

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Royals 7, Rockies 4

Omar Infante banged out three doubles and had four RBIs to lead the first-place Kansas City Royals past Colorado.

Pitcher James Shield (12-6) allowed just two runs over six innings for the Royals, who have won 21 of their last 26.

The last-place Rockies are 49-76.

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Astros 7, Yankees 4

Chris Carter hit a three-run home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Houston Astros to a victory over the New York Yankees.

It was Carter's 30th home run and the American League Player of the week's 17th since July 1, the most in the majors.

The Yankees fell to 63-60 with the loss.

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Marlins 4, Rangers 3

Giancarlo Stanton hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to lead the Miami Marlins to a win over the Texas Rangers.

Miami (63-62) won its third game in a row and rose above .500 for the first time since June 20.

Texas (48-77) has the worst record in the majors and is just 9-42 since June 17.

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Indians 7, Twins 5

The Cleveland Indians overcame an early five-run deficit in a 7-5 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Cleveland allowed five runs in the first inning but chipped away at Minnesota's advantage until finally taking the lead with a three-run sixth inning.

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Dodgers 8, Padres 6

Carl Crawford homered and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat the San Diego Padres.

Crawford, who went 3-for-3, scored three runs and stole a base, drilled a two-run shot off Padres reliever Alex Torres in the seventh inning to help the Dodgers (71-56) end a three-game losing streak.

The Padres (58-66) lost for the eighth time in their past 11 meetings with Los Angeles.

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Athletics 6, Mets 2

Left-hander Scott Kazmir pitched six strong innings for his career-high 14th victory, Josh Reddick launched a two-run homer, and Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded triple as the Oakland Athletics snapped their season-high five-game losing streak.

The A's (74-51) remained a half game behind thr Los Angeles Angels in the American League West and six games ahead of Detroit and Seattle for the top spot in the wild-card race.

Kazmir (14-5) allowed just one run and four hits. (Compiled by Jahmal Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)

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