Major League roundup
ST. LOUIS ó John Smoltz struck out six and allowed one run in six innings in his first home start for St. Louis, and Albert Pujols hit his 41st homer leading off the bottom of the ninth for a 3-2 victory over Washington.
Pujols homered off Jason Bergmann (2-4) for his eighth career walkoff shot. Smoltz struggled only in the third, allowing two hits and a sacrifice fly.
Reds 4, Dodgers 2
CINCINNATI ó Homer Bailey gave the best performance of his career, holding the NL’s top team scoreless for eight innings.
Phillies 4, Braves 2
PHILADELPHIA ó Ryan Howard homered twice during a perfect 3-for-3 night at the plate, and Jamie Moyer pitched effectively in relief of Pedro Martinez for Philadelphia.
Cubs 5, Mets 2
CHICAGO ó Alfonso Soriano made up for several miscues in the outfield with a tie-breaking three-run homer in the eighth.
Brewers 8, Pirates 6
MILWAUKEE ó Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun and Jason Bourgeois homered.
Padres 9, Marlins 5
MIAMI ó Will Venable had two RBI singles and Kyle Blanks added a two-run homer in San Diego’s six-run second inning.
Yankees 5, White Sox 2 (10)
NEW YORK ó Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning.
Derek Jeter hit his second leadoff homer this week and Johnny Damon also connected.
Red Sox 6, Blue Jays 5
BOSTON ó J.D. Drew had two hits, including an eighth-inning double that put David Ortiz in position to score the tiebreaking run, and Boston rallied from two deficits.
The Blue Jays led 3-0 and 5-3 on two more home runs off Red Sox starter Josh Beckett ó that makes 12 homers in his last four starts.
Tigers 6, Rays 2
DETROIT ó Brandon Inge homered and scored twice for Detroit.
After the game, the Rays announced they traded two-time All-Star Scott Kazmir to the Los Angeles Angels for left-hander Alex Torres and infielder Matt Sweeney.
Twins 3, Rangers 2
MINNEAPOLIS ó Rookie Brian Duensing struck out eight in seven innings in his third career start to lead Minnesota. Duensing (2-1) allowed three hits and walked one for the Twins, who have won eight of their last 10.
Orioles 13, Indians 4
BALTIMOREó Rookie Matt Wieters had three hits and a career-high four RBIs, and Nick Markakis and Felix Pie homered
Luke Scott scored three runs for the Orioles.