Baseball - Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

May 8 (Sports Direct) - Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games


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Indians 4, Athletics 3

Nick Swisher and Carlos Santana delivered solo home runs to give hosts Cleveland the lead in the sixth inning and the Indians won for the ninth time in their last 10 games in controversial fashion.

With two outs in the ninth inning, Oakland's Adam Rosales hit a ball off Chris Perez which replays clearly showed hit a railing beyond the left-center field fence. Umpires upheld a double instead of a home run as Athletics manager Bob Melvin argued vehemently and was ejected.

Perez followed by hitting Eric Sogard and walking John Jaso before retiring Seth Smith for his fifth save - and second in two nights.

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Orioles 5, Royals 3

J.J. Hardy hit an early two-run homer and hosts Baltimore took advantage of three Kansas City errors in one inning to win their fourth straight.

Baltimore's Manny Machado singled in a run in the bottom of the fifth where the Royals committed two throwing errors on a double steal that allowed Nate McLouth to score. Machado later scored from third on a wild pitch by Mendoza to make it 5-1.

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Padres 1, Marlins 0

Yonder Alonso delivered a sixth-inning sacrifice fly and Jason Marquis dominated through eight innings as San Diego held off visiting Miami to complete a three-game sweep.

Marquis (4-2) allowed five hits and struck out three before handing it off to Huston Street, who worked the ninth for his eighth save and a fourth straight Padres win.

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Cardinals 5, Cubs 4

Jon Jay drove in two, including the go-ahead run in the eighth, as visiting St. Louis earned a two-game split with rivals Chicago.

Carlos Beltran added three hits and two RBIs and Matt Carpenter scored twice for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight. Jake Westbrook entered with the lowest ERA in the majors at 1.07, but was reached for four runs (three earned) and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings before handing it off to the bullpen.

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Braves 7, Reds 2

Dan Uggla recorded his first multi-homer game in nearly a year and Juan Francisco delivered his first career grand slam as visiting Atlanta took two of three from Cincinnati.

Uggla's first two-homer game since June 5, 2012 came in support of Mike Minor (4-2), who allowed one run on four hits. Andrelton Simmons had a career-high four hits for the Braves.

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Mariners 2, Pirates 1

Jesus Montero belted a go-ahead solo homer and Felix Hernandez pitched eight strong innings as visiting Seattle earned a split of the two-game series.

Hernandez (5-2) one run and struck out five to win his fourth consecutive start. Montero's homer in the seventh snapped a 1-1 tie.

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Giants 4, Phillies 3 (10)

Andres Torres delivered a game-winning RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning as San Francisco avoided a series sweep.

Philadelphia rallied for two runs on a Chase Utley single and a Delmon Young sacrifice fly in the ninth to wipe out a 3-1 deficit against Giants closer Sergio Romo.

The Giants rally made a winner of Javier Lopez (1-0), who retired the side in the 10th.

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