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Trout has HR, 5 hits as Angels rip Yanks

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NEW YORK (AP) Saturday night, center stage, under the Yankee Stadium spotlight. And the best player in baseball put on quite a show.

Mike Trout homered and doubled three times during his first five-hit game in the majors as the Los Angeles Angels quickly recovered from a rocky start in rolling to an 11-4 victory over the New York Yankees.

"It's awesome. Preparation, working on timing, and nice payoff tonight," Trout said. "I was just getting pitches where I like it and I wasn't missing."


Pedroia returns as Red Sox beat Braves

BOSTON (AP) All those long rehab days finally paid off Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia.

The 2008 AL MVP made his season debut Saturday after October knee surgery, helping the Red Sox rally for an 8-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves.


Nola flirts with no-no as Phils top Jays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Another stellar performance from their ace and a big homer from their best pinch-hitter have lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to heights they haven't reached in seven years.

Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Nick Williams hit his third pinch-hit homer of the year in the eighth and the Phillies moved into first in the NL East Saturday with a 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.


Tribe hit 4 HRs, end Astros' 5-game run

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Indians' beleaguered bullpen suffered another jolt when Andrew Miller went on the disabled list Saturday.

A few hours later. the relievers played a major role in an 8-6 win over the Houston Astros.


Cubs place Darvish on DL due to triceps

CHICAGO (AP) Just when it looked as though Yu Darvish might be rounding back into form, the Cubs right-hander suffered another setback.

Chicago manager Joe Maddon hopes it won't be a major one.


Zunino's HR gets Mariners by Twins in 12

SEATTLE (AP) After seeing long fly balls to center field die on the warning track as the night progressed, Mike Zunino knew if he got a chance at one swing to end it, he was going to do all he could to not hit it to center.

"I tried to hit smart one time," Zunino joked.


Gennett has 5 hits as Reds beat Rockies

DENVER (AP) Scooter Gennett capped his big day at the plate with a game-saving play in the field for the Cincinnati Reds.

Gennett tied a career high with five hits, including a solo homer, and then made a diving catch in the ninth to preserve the Reds' 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.


Flaherty sharp again as Cards beat Bucs

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jack Flaherty's first win in the big leagues sent a message that the St. Louis Cardinals rookie wants to be a part of his team's recalibrated rotation. His second victory was just as impressive for an entirely different reason.

The swing-and-miss stuff that overwhelmed Philadelphia last weekend gone, the 22-year-old instead worked six efficient innings to lift the Cardinals by the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Saturday.


Reynolds HR in 9th lifts Nats by Marlins

MIAMI (AP) When Bryce Harper struck out in the first inning, he stomped back to the dugout and took three swings at the bat rack , shattering his bat and producing a trio of angry thuds that reverberated in the stands.

The Washington Nationals' mood didn't improve much until the eighth, when Wilmer Difo hit a game-tying homer off the foul pole, and they rallied to beat the Miami Marlins for the 10th consecutive time Saturday, 4-1.

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