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Yadier Molina of the Cardinals is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the second inning Saturday against the San Francisco Giants. Scott Kane/Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — Dakota Hudson and a quartet of relievers combined to help the St. Louis Cardinals stop San Francisco’s six-game winning streak, blanking the Giants 4-0 on Saturday.

The Cardinals pitched their sixth shutout of the season. The Los Angeles Angels began the day with a major league-leading seven shutouts.

Yadier Molina doubled, singled and scored a run. He opened the second with a double off the top of the right-center field wall for his 2,128th career hit, moving him past Mike Piazza for sixth most among catchers.

St. Louis led 1-0 in the fifth when the Giants put runners at first and third with two outs. Molina threw out Joc Pederson trying to steal second to end the inning.

Tommy Edman homered as the Cardinals won for the second time in seven games. St. Louis has homered in 10 straight games.

Hudson (3-2) worked around five hits and two walks in five innings. Génesis Cabrera, Andre Pallante, Ryan Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos teamed up to pitch the final four innings.


BRAVES 6, PADRES 5: Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Riley hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted Atlanta to a win at home.

The Braves tagged reliever Steven Wilson (3-1) for Ozzie Albies’ RBI single, Ozuna’s two-run homer and Riley’s go-ahead hit.

The game appeared to turn in San Diego’s favor in top of the eighth when first baseman Matt Olson misplayed Trent Grisham’s grounder for a two-base error with one out. Grisham advanced on Will Smith’s wild pitch and scored on Jorge Alfaro’s single to tie it at 2.

After Jake Cronenworth doubled, Jurickson Profar drew a walk to set the stage for Braves closer Kenley Jansen (2-0) to face Manny Machado with the bases loaded. Machado hit a grounder to Riley at third base, but his throw to second sailed into shallow center field for an error that allowed two runs to score.

San Diego added another run on Eric Hosmer’s RBI forceout to make it 5-2.

Padres starter Sean Manaea struck out 12 in seven innings. Every Atlanta batter except for Albies whiffed against Manaea.


Braves starter Charlie Morton gave up one run and two hits in six innings and struck out nine. He was in command early, retiring nine of the first 10 batters with six strikeouts.

PIRATES 3, REDS 1: Zach Thompson took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Daniel Vogelbach homered to lead Pittsburgh to a win at home.

Brandon Drury broke up the no-hit bid by lining a clean single to right field with two outs.

That was the only hit allowed by Thompson (2-3) in six innings. He had three walks and three strikeouts while throwing 76 pitches and combining with Wil Crowe, Chris Stratton and David Bednar on a four-hitter that ended the Reds’ three-game winning streak.

MARLINS 9, BREWERS 3: Jesús Aguilar, Jorge Soler and Brian Anderson homered, and Miami won at home.

Marlins starter Trevor Rogers pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Rogers (2-4) allowed five hits, struck out eight and hit a batter.



ATHLETICS 4, ANGELS 3: Luis Barrera hit a three-run homer – the first of his career – in the bottom of the ninth inning and Oakland snapped a seven-game home losing streak in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

The A’s trailed 3-1 with two outs in the ninth before rallying against closer Raisel Iglesias (1-1).

Ramon Laureano doubled and Christian Bethancourt walked before Barrera launched his drive into the right-field seats in his 17th career at-bat.

BLUE JAYS 5, RAYS 1: Teoscar Hernandez and Danny Jansen homered in the eighth inning and visiting Toronto ended a five-game skid.

Hernandez, who missed three weeks because of a sore left oblique, hit his second homer of the season. Jansen, who was activated Saturday after being sidelined for more than a month because of a strained left oblique, hit his third homer in only his ninth at-bat this year.


Both homers came off Ryan Thompson (1-2), who also gave up singles to Santiago Espinal and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the decisive four-run inning.

TIGERS 3, ORIOLES 0: Detroit starter Michael Pineda exited early after being hit in the hand by a line drive and the bullpen did the rest, teaming on a four-hitter to beat visiting Baltimore.

Eric Haase and Willi Castro homered for the Tigers, who clinched their first series win at home this season. The Detroit defense also contributed, turning four double plays.

Pineda retired all four hitters he faced, but the righty had to leave after Ramon Urias’ liner hit him in the pitching hand in the second inning. Wily Peralta replaced him, with the game delayed to give him time to warm up.

Peralta (1-0) set down eight batters and four more relievers finished. Gregory Soto pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

Bruce Zimmermann (2-2) allowed two earned runs in six-plus innings.



TRADE: The Houston Astros acquired utilityman Mauricio Dubón in a trade with the San Francisco Giants.

Dubón, 27, is batting .239 with two homers and eight RBI in 21 games this season. The former Boston Red Sox prospect and Portland Sea Dogs player has big league experience at second base, third base, shortstop and center field.

The Giants received minor league catcher Michael Papierski, who was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.

MARINERS: Seattle reliever Erik Swanson was placed on the 15-day injured list because of right elbow inflammation, leaving the team without one of its top arms in the bullpen.

Swanson has a 1.29 ERA over 13 appearances, with 21 strikeouts and only one walk in 14 innings.

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