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Atlanta's Jones, Anderson stop Red Sox sweep

Boston Red Sox' Kevin Youkilis reacts after being forced back to first base against the Atlanta Braves on a fielder's choice off the bat of Red Sox' D...

Boston Red Sox' Kevin Youkilis reacts after being forced back to first base against the Atlanta Braves on a fielder's choice off the bat of Red Sox' D...

At Atlanta, homers by Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson carried the Atlanta Braves past Boston 2-1 on Sunday, preventing a Red Sox sweep.
Pitching dominated the weekend series, with the teams combining for only nine runs in three games.
Rookie Tommy Hanson threw six scoreless innings, limiting Boston to two hits on another sweltering day at Turner Field and extending his scoreless streak to 20 innings.
Jones hit his first homer since June 8, the defending NL batting champion's average slipping from .335 to .289 during his slide.
Tigers 4, Astros 3: At Houston, Brandon Inge hit a two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning as the Tigers averted a sweep against the Astros.
Kaz Matsui's RBI double off Edwin Jackson in the seventh gave Houston a 3-2 lead.
Tim Byrdak retired two batters in relief of Russ Ortiz in the eighth and Valverde (0-2) started the ninth, looking for his seventh save. Placido Polanco and Miguel Cabrera each flied out before Valverde walked Marcus Thames.
Inge then drove a 1-0 pitch over the left-field wall for his 18th home run. Royals 3, Pirates 2: At Pittsburgh, Kansas City Royals kept the Pirates from sweeping an interleague series for the first time since 2001.
David DeJesus hit a solo homer off Charlie Morton (0-1) and drove in two runs to support Zack Greinke (10-3), who gave up seven hits in 6 1-3 innings ahead of the 59-minute rain delay.
Rays 5, Marlins 2: At St. Petersburg, Florida, David Price allowed one run over 6 1-3 innings as the Rays beat the Marlins to complete a three-game sweep.
Price gave up two hits, five walks and had four strikeouts. The first overall pick in the 2007 amateur draft was coming off a pair of losses in which the left-hander was touched for 15 runs and 17 hits in 11 1-3 innings.
B.J. Upton homered for the Rays, who have won five in a row.
Reds 8, Indians 1: At Cleveland, Brandon Phillips celebrated his 28th birthday by leading the Reds over his former team.
Phillips broke out of a 1-for-16 slump with three hits, three runs and three RBIs as the Reds took two of three from their Ohio rivals to move back to .500 overall. Ramon Hernandez also had three hits and three RBIs for Cincinnati.
Phillies 5, Blue Jays 4: At Toronto, Chase Utley hit a two-run triple as the Phillies held on to edge the Blue Jays.
Chan Ho Park pitched two perfect innings before the Blue Jays threatened in the eighth against Ryan Madson. A single, an error and a two-out intentional walk loaded the bases for pinch-hitter Russ Adams, who popped out.
Nationals 5, Orioles 3: At Baltimore, John Lannan took a four-hitter into the eighth inning and Adam Dunn hit a colossal home run as the Nationals defeated the Orioles to avoid a three-game sweep.
Willie Harris also homered for the Nationals, and Josh Willingham had three hits and scored twice.
White Sox 6, Cubs 0: At Chicago, John Danks pitched seven shutout innings and Chris Getz stole home against Carlos Zambrano as the Chicago White Sox got another run on a bases-loaded infield fly rule to beat the Cubs.
Danks (6-6) allowed four hits and reliever Scott Linebrink completed the shutout as the White Sox won two of three before sellout crowds at U.S. Cellular Field. The teams split two games at Wrigley Field last week and still have a makeup game to play from a rainout in that earlier series.
In other games: Twins 6, Cardinals 2; Mariners 4, Dodgers 2; Rockies 3, Athletics 1; Angels 12, Diamondbacks 8; Padres 2, Rangers 0; Giants 7, Brewers 0


Updated : 2021-03-08 03:56 GMT+08:00