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August 8, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout and Wilmer Flores had a three-run double as the New York Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 on Wednesday.

Harvey (9-3) struck out six and walked none in his 33rd career start. He pitched nine innings of one-hit ball on May 7 but New York lost in 10.

Not this time. Flores helped make sure of that.

Filling in for injured David Wright, Flores cleared the bases in the eighth against Manny Corpas. Omar Quintanilla and John Buck each had RBI singles off Jhoulys Chacin (10-6), who lost for just the third time in his last 11 starts. Flores got his first big league hit and scored on Quintanilla’s hit in the second inning.

The Rockies played without All-Star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez for the second straight night and lost for the eighth time in nine games on their 10-game road trip.

Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday’s game with a sprained right middle finger.

INTERLEAGUE

REDS 6, ATHLETICS 5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer and threw out a runner at the plate, helping the Reds get the win.

Corky Miller added two run-scoring doubles for Cincinnati, which won consecutive games for the first time since July 24 in San Francisco and July 25 in Los Angeles. Bruce also had a run-scoring grounder in the first.

Oakland scored as many runs as it had in its previous three games, but still lost for the sixth time in seven games.

A’s right-hander Bartolo Colon (14-4) allowed five runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings in his shortest outing of the season.

Homer Bailey (7-10) won his second straight start despite allowing nine hits and five runs in 5 1-3 innings. Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth for his 27th save.

ORIOLES 10, PADRES 3

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Davis hit his major league-best 41st homer in Baltimore’s four-run eighth inning.

Davis belted a tiebreaking three-run shot into the bleachers in right-center on the first pitch from Colt Hynes. Brian Roberts tacked on a sacrifice fly, and the Orioles then broke it open with three more runs in the ninth.

Luke Gregerson (5-6) allowed singles to Manny Machado and Adam Jones before Davis went deep, giving him a majors-best 106 RBIs.

Jedd Gyorko hit a tying three-run homer in the sixth for San Diego, which has dropped three of four.

The Orioles’ scoring outburst handed a win to Francisco Rodriguez (1-0), who struck out two in a perfect seventh inning.

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