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Pedro Severino is greeted by teammates after hitting grand slam Thursday, propelling the Orioles to a 13-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Terrance Williams/Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A day after ending a 19-game losing streak, the major league-worst Baltimore Orioles handled Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels again, getting a grand slam and six RBI from Pedro Severino in a 13-1 victory on Thursday.

Ohtani led off the game with a homer, his MLB-leading 41st, but that was the only highlight for the Angels, who have lost five of six.

Baltimore won two games in a row for the first time since July 30-31 and took its first series since a three-game sweep of Washington from July 23-25.

Keegan Akin (1-8) picked up his second career win, allowing one run and three hits with six strikeouts and two walks over season-high seven innings. Baltimore had lost its last 12 games when Akin appeared as a starter or out of the bullpen.

The Orioles led 3-1 in the fifth when Severino hammered reliever Jake Petricka’s first pitch into the center-field bullpen. It was the second career grand slam for Severino and third for the team this season.

WHITE SOX 10, BLUE JAYS 7: Luis Robert hit a two-run homer, Carlos Rodon won in his return from the injured list and Chicago won at Toronto.


Jose Abreu, Cesar Hernandez and Eloy Jimenez each hit solo shots as the White Sox earned a split in the four-game series.

Rodon (10-5) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. Activated off the injured list before the game, Rodon hadn’t pitched since Aug. 7 because of a sore shoulder.

Craig Kimbrel finished for his first save with the White Sox.

Marcus Semien hit two home runs for the Blue Jays.

REDS 5, BREWERS 1: Jonathan India hit a three-run homer, Nick Castellanos also went deep and Cincinnati avoided a three-game sweep in Milwaukee.

Sonny Gray allowed three hits in six scoreless innings for the Reds, who still trail the Brewers by 8 1/2 games in the NL Central. Cincinnati does hold the second NL wild-card spot.


GIANTS 3, METS 2: Kris Bryant launched an early two-run homer, pinch-hitter Darin Ruf broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single and visiting San Francisco beat plummeting New York for a three-game sweep.

PIRATES 11, CARDINALS 7: Gregory Polanco turned boos into cheers with the decisive two-run double during an eight-run seventh inning, and Pittsburgh rallied for a win at home.

Polanco’s double put the Pirates ahead for good at 9-7 and was one of six straight hits off reliever Genesis Cabrera.

The Cardinals led 7-1 midway through the third inning.

Polanco has been booed regularly at PNC Park recently. He entered Thursday hitting .205 and made a pivotal error in a loss to Arizona on Wednesday night.

The highest-paid player on the team with an $11.6 million salary, Polanco was placed on waivers last weekend but went unclaimed.


INDIANS 10, RANGERS 6: Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run homer into the second deck in right field to highlight a four-run first inning and Cleveland won at home.

MARLINS 7, NATIONALS 5: Jorge Alfaro homered and singled, rookie Bryan De La Cruz had three hits, and Miami beat visiting Washington.


DODGERS 5, PADRES 3: AJ Pollock led off the 16th inning with a two-run homer and streaking Los Angeles won at San Diego in by far the longest major league game since pandemic rules were implemented last year.

No game had lasted longer than 13 innings since MLB began putting an automatic runner on second base to start extra innings before the shortened 2020 season. This one started at 10:10 p.m. Eastern time and ended at 3:59 a.m.

Pollock’s 16th homer of the season came off rookie reliever Daniel Camarena (0-1), the ninth Padres pitcher. The Dodgers used 10 pitchers, including winner Corey Knebel (4-0) and Shane Greene, who worked the 16th for his first save.

Pinch-hitter Billy McKinney and Trea Turner gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead with consecutive RBI singles in the 15th.

Fernando Tatis Jr. tied it with a two-run homer to right field off Knebel in the bottom half, his NL-leading 35th.

Tatis’ home run was just the fourth hit for the Padres and their first since the fifth inning.

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