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Braves stun Marlins with 6-run 9th

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ATLANTA (AP) Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around.

"Yeah, I mean who doesn't?" Swanson said. "I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we wouldn't have been in that situation if the whole team didn't pick each other up that whole inning."

Swanson's two-run single capped a six-run ninth, and the NL-leading Braves rallied to stun the Miami Marlins 10-9 on Sunday.


Martinez hits 2 HRs as Red Sox blank O's

BOSTON (AP) J.D. Martinez took plenty of ribbing in the dugout after slicing a short home run inside the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park.

A few innings later, he showed his teammates some serious power.


Ohtani fans 9 as Angels snap skid at 5

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani left the mound to a standing ovation after his longest, deepest start for the Los Angeles Angels. He doffed his cap with a weary right arm, acknowledging the roars for the latest milestone in his remarkable rookie season.

The Angels already knew Ohtani had a prodigious talent. He also showed a wealth of tenacity while beating the Tampa Bay Rays.


Austin, Gray lead scorching Yanks by KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The New York Yankees rightfully lamented a miserable week filled with rainouts, broken planes and a patchwork schedule that forced right-hander Sonny Gray to pitch on eight days' rest.

Well, that last bit turned out to be a good thing.


McCullers, McCann lead Astros by Indians

HOUSTON (AP) Lance McCullers finally found his curveball - and the results were devastating for the Cleveland Indians.

McCullers allowed one hit over seven innings and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win Sunday night.


Cards' Flaherty Ks 13 Phils for 1st win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Even after such an impressive outing, Jack Flaherty just wanted to talk about his hitting.

Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win and Tyler O'Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Sunday.


Darvish beats Reds for first win as Cub

CINCINNATI (AP) More than seven weeks into the season, Yu Darvish finally has his first win for the Chicago Cubs.

Darvish recovered from a shaky start and Kyle Schwarber hit one of Chicago's three home runs Sunday in a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.


M's rally in 9th, stun Tigers in 11

SEATTLE (AP) Once Francisco Liriano was finished, the Seattle Mariners finally got started.

Mitch Haniger kept Seattle alive with a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning and Jean Segura's RBI single in the 11th gave the Mariners a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Mariners improved to 3-0 in extra-inning games this season.


Belt's 3-run HR helps Giants top Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Belt is going back to basics this year, and it's paying off for the San Francisco Giants' slugger.

"The main thing, just sticking with my approach, my strike zone," Belt said. "When I get a pitch in my zone I'm doing something with it."

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