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Kluber posts 5th career shutout
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 21 - 06 - 2017

Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter for his fifth career shutout and Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana homered as Cleveland overpowered the Baltimore Orioles 12-0 Monday night for its season-high sixth straight victory.
Santana and Austin Jackson had three RBIs apiece for the AL Central leaders, whose recent surge has lifted them to a season-best six games over .500 (37-31).
Cleveland batted around in the fourth and fifth innings and sent eight men to the plate in a three-run sixth that made it 11-0. Cleveland banged out a season-high 10 extra-base hits, including seven doubles.
Kluber (6-2) struck out 11 and walked none in his 12th career complete game and second shutout this season. The right-hander scattered three singles and struck out the side in the ninth.
Baltimore starter Dylan Bundy (7-6) allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings. The Orioles have dropped nine of 12 and yielded at least five runs in 16 straight games.
Dodgers 10, Mets 6: Clayton Kershaw tied a career-high by allowing four homers but became the National League's first 10-game winner as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 10-6.
Kershaw improved to 10-2 despite allowing six runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out 10 but the Dodgers provided enough offense.
Rookie Cody Bellinger homered twice and drove in four runs. He became the fastest player to hit 21 homers in major league history, doing so in just 51 games.
Justin Turner and Chris Taylor also homered as Los Angeles won for the 10th time in 11 games.
Jose Reyes homered twice, Gavin Cecchini hit his first career homer and Jay Bruce hit a solo shot off Kershaw.
Marlins 8, Nationals 7: Marcell Ozuna hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and Miami rallied from a 6-0 deficit to beat Washington
Ozuna helped the Marlins pull off their biggest comeback of the season when he singled to deep center field of Enny Romero.
Justin Bour hit a grand slam during a six-run third against Taylor Roark, and Giancarlo Stanton hit the game-tying solo homer in the seventh against Jacob Turner.
Bryce Harper hit a two-run homer and Anthony Rendon hit a solo shot for the Nationals.
Royals 4, Red Sox 2: Whit Merrifield and Lorenzo Cain delivered RBI singles in the seventh inning and Kansas City continued its surge by beating Boston.
Eric Hosmer homered and Jason Hammel pitched seven strong innings as Kansas City won for the eighth time in 10 games.
Jackie Bradley Jr. homered for the Red Sox.
Cubs 3, Padres 2: Javier Baez scored the go-ahead run on a fielding error by Jose Pirela in the seventh inning and Chicago edged San Diego.
Anthony Rizzo extended his career-high hitting streak to 13 games and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs.
Pirela and Yangervis Solarte homered off Jon Lester, who allowed two runs and five hits in six innings.
Pirates 8, Brewers 1: Andrew McCutchen hit his 13th homer and drove in three runs as Pittsburgh routed Milwaukee.
Gerrit Cole allowed one run and three hits in seven innings while Adam Frazier drove in two runs for Pittsburgh.
Travis Shaw homered for Milwaukee and Matt Garza allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Braves 9, Giants 0: Matt Adams hit his 10th homer for Atlanta in a rout of San Francisco, which dropped its seventh straight game.
Adams added an RBI single and has 27 RBIs in 28 games since being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals on May 21. R.A. Dickey allowed three hits in seven innings while pinch hitter Danny Santana hit a three-run homer.
San Francisco's Johnny Cueto allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings.
Reds 7, Rays 3: Jesse Winker hit the tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth and Cincinnati snapped a nine-game losing streak by beating Tampa Bay.
Winker snapped a 3-3 tie after being called up from the minors earlier in the day. Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer and scored the go-ahead run on Winkler's hit.
Steven Souza Jr. and Daniel Robertson homered for Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays 7, Rangers 6: Josh Donaldson hit the game-tying single and Kendrys Morales hit the tiebreaking single with one out in the ninth inning as Toronto rallied by Texas.
Astros 4, Athletics 1: Jake Marisnick, George Springer and Derek Fisher homered and Houston beat Oakland.
Mariners 6, Tigers 2: Mike Zunino hit a pair of two-run homers and Seattle beat Detroit. — Agencies


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