SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Cuddyer came off the disabled list to help lead the Colorado Rockies past the San Francisco Giants for the fourth time in a 5-0 shutout last night. Cuddyer homered and hit a two-run double after coming off the disabled list. D.J. LeMahieu added an RBI single as the Rockies beat 2-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum for the second time in a week.
HOUSTON (AP) - Chris Young connected on a three-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros. Young, who grew up in Houston, had a career .418 hitter at Minute Maid Park last night with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 19 games. The A's trailed 5-3 before closer Jose Veras walked 2 of the first three batters of the inning to set the table for Young.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lance Lynn pitched two-hit ball over six innings, and David Freese and Allen Craig each homered and drove in three runs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 for their third consecutive win. The last-place Dodgers' fifth loss last night came a few hours after team president Stan Kasten said manager Don Mattingly was not in immediate danger of being fired.
PHOENIX (AP) - Brandon McCarthy pitched seven effective innings for his second straight win and Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run double, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. Arizona managed two hits over the first six innings against Eric Stults in last night's game before breaking it open in the seventh. Everth Cabrera led off the eighth inning with a homer off David Hernandez for the Padres, who have lost three straight.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Trout had his 21st multi-hit game and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 last night, extending their winning streak to six games. Trout had two hits, stole his 11th base and scored two runs, including one on a wild pitch. Mark Trumbo extended his hitting streak to nine games with a RBI-single.
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