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DENVER (AP) Ichiro Suzuki grounded out in his first try at 3,000 hits and the Miami Marlins, despite a 504-foot home run by Giancarlo Stanton, lost to the Colorado Rockies 12-6 on Saturday night.

Suzuki had a pinch-hit infield single in the eighth inning for No. 2,999 and stayed in the game to play right field. In the ninth, with many in the crowd at Coors Field standing, Suzuki hit a comebacker to Scott Oberg. The 6-foot-2 pitcher reached high to get the ball before it went up the middle and, after dropping the transfer, quickly gathered it to barely throw out the speedy Suzuki. The 42-year-old Japanese star will become the 30th player in major league history to reach 3,000 with his next hit.

Stanton's 23rd homer was the longest in the major leagues this season and the longest in Coors Field history. Stanton connected in the fifth on an 89 mph changeup from Chad Bettis (10-6), sending a drive into the seats in left-center field for a 3-2 lead. Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza held the record for the longest homer at Coors, hitting a 496-footer in 1997 when he was with Los Angeles.

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Suzuki batted for the All-Star Home Run Derby champion in the eighth.

Charlie Blackmon homered among his four hits and drove in four runs for the Rockies, and rookie David Dahl had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

Andrew Cashner (4-8) was the loser.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Jake Arrieta pitched eight innings of three-hit ball to get his first victory in over a month, leading Chicago past Oakland.

Arrieta (13-5) was 0-3 in his previous five starts and 1-4 since ending a 20-decision winning streak June 22. He struck out four and walked one on 108 pitches.

The NL Central-leading Cubs have won five straight and 16 of 22. The A's have lost seven of eight.

Ben Zobrist's two-out two-run single off former A's teammate Sonny Gray broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third. Gray (5-11) left after five innings with soreness in his right forearm. He allowed two runs on five hits. Zobrist and Addison Russell had two hits each for the Cubs.


DETROIT (AP) - J.D. Martinez threw Jay Bruce out at the plate on the final play of the game, enabling Detroit to hold off New York.

New York trailed 6-1 before rallying with two runs each in the fifth and seventh. With men on first and second and two out in the ninth, Travis d'Arnaud poked a single into right field. Martinez charged the ball, and his one-hop throw home was in time to get Bruce.

Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs for the Tigers. They have won 10 of 11 and trail AL Central-leading Cleveland by two games.

Detroit's Matt Boyd (3-2) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings, and New York's Logan Verrett (3-7) yielded six runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Martinez's throw gave Francisco Rodriguez his 32nd save.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newly promoted Ross Stripling and the Dodgers bullpen combined on a five-hitter, leading Los Angeles over Boston.

Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and drove in a run. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz played first base for the first time this season and made two nice catches, but the veteran designated hitter went 0 for 3.

Stripling (3-3) pitched five innings after being called up from the minors when pitcher Bud Norris was put on the disabled list. Making his first start for the Dodgers since May 19, he gave up hits to the first two Boston batters. Stripling allowed four hits and a walk, striking out four.

Grant Dayton followed with two scoreless innings and Joe Blanton worked the eighth. Kenley Jansen closed for his National League-leading 33rd save. Eduardo Rodriguez (2-5) was the loser.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Eduardo Nunez got four hits, including two triples and a double off Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg, and San Francisco beat Washington.

Brandon Belt homered, doubled and singled to help the Giants end Washington's four-game winning streak in a matchup of NL division leaders.

Matt Cain (4-6) won his third straight start, pitching five shutout innings and scattering five hits. Last Sunday, he threw five no-hit innings to beat the Nationals at home.

Strasburg (15-2) was trying to become the first pitcher with 16 wins this season. Instead, he lasted only 4 2/3 innings in his shortest outing this year, giving up four runs and eight hits.


CHICAGO (AP) - Omar Navarez's foul ball turned into a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning after a replay challenge, and Chicago beat Chris Tillman and Baltimore.

With the bases loaded and nobody out, Navarez hit a pop to shallow left off Mychal Givens. Third baseman Manny Machado tried to make an over-the-shoulder catch, but the ball dropped and umpire Mike Winters immediately ruled it foul. Replays showed the ball hit the foul line. Pinch-runner J.B. Shuck was awarded home and Navarez got a single.

Nate Jones (5-2) got four outs, and David Robertson worked the ninth for his 27th save.

Tillman (14-4) allowed two singles to lead off the seventh before he was lifted.

Adam Eaton hit a solo homer in the eighth, and Tyler Saldino also homered for the White Sox.


NEW YORK (AP) - Corey Kluber put Cleveland's rotation back on track, Andrew Miller earned a save against the team that traded him last weekend and the Indians beat New York.

Mike Napoli, Jason Kipnis and Rajai Davis homered to help the AL Central leaders recover from an early two-run deficit. Kluber (11-8) struck out eight in eight innings of five-hit ball, beating CC Sabathia (6-9) in a matchup of pitchers who won the AL Cy Young Award with Cleveland.

Miller closed with a one-hit ninth for his first save with Cleveland. The lanky left-hander, acquired Sunday in a blockbuster trade, entered to a warm ovation at Yankee Stadium and fanned two batters following a leadoff single. Miller's first nine saves this year came with the Yankees.


PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched seven innings to win his first start with Pittsburgh, Homer Bailey struggled in his second start since having Tommy John surgery and the Pirates beat Cincinnati.

Nova (8-6) was acquired from the New York Yankees on Monday and gave up three runs and six hits with five strikeouts and no walks. He allowed Brandon Phillips' two solo homers.

Starling Marte welcomed reliever Josh Smith with a two-run single in the fourth to give the Pirates a 5-2 lead. Marte and Josh Harrison each had two hits.

Tony Watson pitched a perfect ninth for his second save in three chances since All-Star closer Mark Melancon was traded to Washington. Bailey (1-1) took the loss.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Danny Duffy outpitched Aaron Sanchez, stopping the Toronto ace's 10-game winning streak and leading Kansas City past the Blue Jays.

Duffy (8-1), who struck out a team-record 16 and permitted just one hit over eight innings at Tampa Bay in his previous start, won his seventh straight decision. He held Toronto to two runs and five hits over 6 2-3 innings. Kelvin Herrera worked a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

Sanchez (11-2) hadn't lost since April 22. He allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings.

Devon Travis led off the game with a home run for the second straight night. He also had an RBI single in the fifth.


HOUSTON (AP) - Jonathan Lucroy homered twice, Carlos Beltran had a tiebreaking single and three hits and Texas beat Houston.

The first-place Rangers improved to 10-2 against the Astros this season and pulled 6 1/2 games ahead of Houston in the AL West.

Beltran singled to left off Chris Devenski (0-3) in the seventh to score Shin-Soo Choo and make it 2-1. Beltran left after the inning with a left quad contusion. Lucroy hit his second home run in the eighth off Tony Sipp for his seventh career multihomer game and first this season.

Keone Kela (2-1) pitched a perfect sixth inning, and Sam Dyson got his 24th save.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia hit three-run home runs and Atlanta got enough from Roberto Hernandez in his first start of the season to beat St. Louis.

The 35-year-old Hernandez (1-0), who previously pitched under the name Fausto Carmona, was the 14th starting pitcher used by the Braves this season, one off the franchise record in 1975. He allowed three runs in five-plus innings in his first start since last July with Houston.

Carlos Martinez (10-7) surrendered a season-worst seven runs, and his six earned runs matched his season worst. Ender Inciarte and Matt Kemp each had two-run homers during a six-run ninth. Inciarte had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Evan Longoria, Bobby Wilson and Logan Forsythe homered to back starter Chris Archer in Tampa Bay's victory over Minnesota.

Archer (6-15) won for the third time in his last 15 starts. He allowed one run and three hits in six innings and struck out seven to regain the American League lead with 168.

Alex Colome got the final two outs for his 27th save after the Twins rallied for two runs in the ninth. Longoria and Wilson homered off Minnesota starter Jose Berrios (2-2).