NEW YORK — Yu Darvish fit right in with the steamrolling Dodgers, striking out 10 over seven innings of three-hit ball during his Los Angeles debut to pitch the top team in the majors past the New York Mets 6-0 on Friday night.

Chris Taylor hit a leadoff homer against Jacob deGrom, and Mets nemesis Chase Utley added a two-run shot as Los Angeles improved baseball’s best record to 77-32 with its 11th victory in 12 games. Yasiel Puig also went deep for the Dodgers, who have outscored New York 42-11 in winning all five meetings this season.

On the best extended roll by a National League team since World War II, the Dodgers are 42-7 since June 7 – a stretch unequaled in franchise history.

They have won 22 of 25 since July 4, with all three losses coming against Atlanta.

In his first start since being acquired from Texas for three prospects just before Monday’s trade deadline, Darvish (1-0) only made the Dodgers look even better.

With his confident teammates behind him, the four-time All-Star snapped a five-game losing streak and won for the first time in nine outings since June 12 at Houston.

REDS 3, CARDINALS 2: Joey Votto drove home a pair of runs with a double and a single, and Asher Wojciechowski went five innings in his return to the rotation, leading host Cincinnati over St. Louis.

The Reds have won all five games against St. Louis at Great American Ball Park this season. They lead 8-3 in their season series.

BRAVES 5, MARLINS 3: R.A. Dickey won for the first time in seven starts, Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer and host Atlanta overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s two home runs to beat Miami.

Stanton hit his 34th and 35th homers, tying Yankees slugger Aaron Judge for the most in the majors, to give the Marlins a 3-1 lead in the sixth. Markakis took Adam Conley (4-4) deep in the bottom half of the inning to make it 4-3.

NATIONALS 4, CUBS 2: Daniel Murphy hit two home runs to back Tanner Roark, and Washington won the opener of a series in Chicago between division leaders.

Roark (9-7) didn’t allow a run until Javier Baez chased him with a two-run homer with one out in the seventh.

Roark allowed five hits while improving to 3-1 in his past four starts.


INDIANS 7, YANKEES 2: Trevor Bauer won his third straight start, Jaime Garcia was chased in the fifth inning of his Yankees debut and Cleveland won big at home, extending New York’s losing streak to four.

Bauer (10-8) allowed one run in seven innings, on Todd Frazier’s fifth-inning home run.

TIGERS 5, ORIOLES 2: Justin Upton hit a grand slam in the eighth inning to back a strong pitching performance by Justin Verlander, and Detroit won at Baltimore for its fourth straight victory.

Jim Adduci also homered for the Tigers, who have won 6 of 7 despite unloading three stars before the non-waiver trade deadline.


BREWERS 2, RAYS 0: Brandon Woodruff allowed seven hits in 61/3 innings of his major league debut, and Orlando Arcia homered and scored both runs as Milwaukee won at Tampa Bay.