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GIANTS 10, BRAVES 4

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hunter Pence, Michael Morse and Brandon Crawford homered to power the San Francisco Giants past Atlanta.

Gregor Blanco stole three bases and scored three runs as the Giants continued to dominate the matchup of NL division leaders. San Francisco finished 5-1 against Atlanta this season.

Madison Bumgarner (5-3) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings.

Julio Teheran (2-3) lasted only 3 1-3 innings. He gave up five runs and seven hits in his second loss to the Giants this season.

Pence finished with four hits and three RBIs, Crawford collected three hits and three RBIs and Morse connected for his team-leading ninth home run.

NATIONALS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 1

PHOENIX (AP) — Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore each lined two-run singles in the ninth inning to break open a close game, helping the Washington Nationals beat Arizona.

Nationals starter Doug Fister was locked into a pitcher's duel with Brandon McCarthy before Washington pulled away.

Jayson Werth homered and Tyler Clippard (4-3) tossed one scoreless inning for Washington. Brad Ziegler (0-1) had pitched 18 1-3 straight scoreless innings.

ANGELS 3, PHILLIES 0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Garrett Richards allowed five hits over seven innings and the Angels swept the two-game series.

Mike Trout, who grew up in nearby Millville, New Jersey, went 1 for 4 with a triple, walk and stolen base.

Richards (4-0) struck out eight, had no walks and lowered his ERA to 2.42. Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect eighth and Joe Smith finished off the five-hitter for his fifth save in seven tries.

A.J. Burnett (2-3) labored through five innings, allowing three runs and seven hits. He struck out six and walked five.

The Angels have won five of six to move a season-high three games above .500. Philadelphia has lost three straight and seven of nine to fall a season-worst four games under .500.

YANKEES 4, METS 0

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