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Dodgers pad lead as Kershaw gets 14th...Astros crush Jays...Brewers top Yanks...Nats thump Braves



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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw is the majors' first 14-game winner of the season after needing just 99 pitches to toss a six-hitter in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 26th win in 30 games, 5-2 over Kansas City. Kershaw struck out 13 and walked none in setting a team record for most wins at the break. Justin Turner homered twice and had three RBIs as Los Angeles improved to a major league-best 61-29, giving the Dodgers a 7 ½-game lead over Arizona in the NL West.

TORONTO (AP) — The Houston Astros ripped the Blue Jays, 19-1 in Toronto as Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs. Fellow All-Star Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay), Yuli Gurriel (YOO'-lee GUR'-ee-el) and Evan Gattis also homered to help Brad Peacock improve to 7-1. Peacock scattered five hits over six shutout innings as the Astros improved to 60-29, good for a 16 ½-game lead in the AL West.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers enter the All-Star break leading the NL Central by 5 ½ games over St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs after Travis Shaw and Stephen Vogt (voht) homered in a 5-3 win over the Yankees in New York. Shaw unloaded a three-run blast in the top of the first, one inning before Vogt hit a solo shot. Chase Headley had a go-ahead, three-run homer taken away by replay in the sixth inning, keeping the Yankees 3 ½ games behind the AL East-leading Red Sox.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Wieters (WEE'-turz) drove in three runs and the Washington Nationals earned a four-game split by clobbering the Braves, 10-5. Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') each had two hits and RBIs for Washington, which leads the NL East by 9 ½ games over Atlanta. Nats manager Dusty Baker said starter Joe Ross left the game due to triceps tenderness after surrendering three runs over 3 1/3 innings.

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians still lead the AL Central by 2 ½ games over Minnesota after both teams lost on Sunday. Alex Presley hit a tiebreaking, two-run double and Michael Fulmer pitched into the seventh inning of Detroit's 5-3 win at Cleveland. The Orioles were 11-5 winners at Minnesota as Adam Jones homered twice and collected five RBIs to lead Baltimore's 15-hit attack.

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