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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Prince Fielder hit two of Texas' season-high five homers and drove in five runs and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 14-3 on Wednesday night to increase their AL West lead.

Fielder's RBI single in the first put the Rangers ahead to stay. The slugger pulled both of his homers into the second deck in right field, leading off the third and then capping an 11-pitch at-bat in the sixth with a three-run shot that made it 12-1.

Mike Napoli, Rougned Odor and Bobby Wilson also homered to help Texas (78-67) win its third straight game in the series. The Rangers, who took over first place with a 6-5 victory Tuesday night, lead Houston by 1 1/2 games going into the series finale Thursday.

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Martin Perez (3-5) gave up one run over seven innings while allowing 10 base runners - nine hits and a walk. The left-hander struck out three. Dallas Keuchel (17-8) was the loser.


ATLANTA (AP) - David Price allowed one run in seven innings, Russell Martin hit a homer and drove in four runs, and Toronto beat Shelby Miller and Atlanta to protect its AL East lead.

Price (16-5) gave up six hits and had nine strikeouts. He improved to 7-1 since coming to Toronto in a trade with Detroit, and lowered his ERA to 2.42.

The Blue Jays stayed three games ahead of second-place New York.

Toronto had 12 hits as it returned to its customary high-scoring pace after managing only a combined two runs in two straight losses. Martin hit a two-run double in the four-run first and added a two-run homer off Ryan Kelly in the ninth.

Miller (5-15) didn't make it through the fourth inning. He is winless in 22 straight starts, the longest streak for any pitcher in a season he was an All-Star. The right-hander has lost 14 consecutive decisions since his last win on May 17.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Prized rookie Luis Severino rebounded from his worst start, Greg Bird homered and drove in two runs, and New York beat Tampa Bay.

Severino (4-3) allowed one run and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. The right-hander gave up a career-high six earned runs over 2 1-3 innings in an 11-5 loss Friday to Toronto.

After Bird had a second-inning RBI double, Chase Headley put the Yankees up 2-0 with a run-scoring single in the sixth. Bird, also a rookie, made it 3-1 on his ninth-inning shot.

Justin Wilson, Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, who pitched the ninth for his 34th save, combined for 3 1-3 scoreless innings for New York.

Chris Archer (12-12) was the loser.


NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Conley slowed New York's pursuit of the National League East title with a career-high seven innings for streaking Miami.

Facing a makeshift lineup of all right-handers, Conley (4-1) allowed three hits and struck out six as Miami beat New York for a second straight night to secure its fifth straight series win - matching a franchise record set in 2003 for most consecutive series won in one season.

Martin Prado and J.T. Realmuto homered off Bartolo Colon (14-12).

New York's lead over Washington was cut to 7 1/2 games.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jayson Werth hit two homers, Bryce Harper also went deep and Gio Gonzalez tied his career high with 12 strikeouts in Washington's victory over Philadelphia.

Werth and Harper each had four home runs in the three-game sweep that extended the Nationals' winning streak to four. Gonzalez (11-7) allowed two runs on five hits with a pair of walks in seven innings.

Darin Ruf homered for Philadelphia. The Phillies have dropped seven of 10.

Alec Asher (0-4) was tagged for four runs on seven hits in five innings.


BALTIMORE (AP) - Dustin Pedroia homered twice and had a season-high five RBIs to back a dominant pitching performance by rookie Henry Owens in Boston's victory over Baltimore.

David Ortiz also went deep for the last-place Red Sox, his 35th homer of the season and 501st overall.

Owens (3-2) gave up six hits over 7 2-3 shutout innings. The 23-year-old lefty struck out four, walked none and reduced his ERA from 5.25 to 4.33.

Pedroia hit a two-run drive off Mike Wright (2-5) in the third and a three-run shot against Jorge Rondon in the fourth to stake Boston to a 9-0 lead.


CLEVELAND (AP) - Francisco Lindor was 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs to lead Cleveland past Kansas City.

Lindor had a solo homer in the first for his 100th hit since being called up from the minors June 14, added a two-run single in the second and an RBI single in the fourth.

Danny Salazar (13-8) took a three-hit shutout into the seventh before Mike Moustakas started the inning with a home run. The right-hander allowed one run and struck out six in seven innings.

Danny Duffy (7-8) allowed four runs in 2 1-3 innings for the Royals. They have dropped nine of 12.