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August 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies’ lead in the NL East is one game over Atlanta following the Braves’ 6-3 loss at Washington. Gio Gonzalez allowed one run and six hits over seven innings for his first win since May 28, helping the Nats pull within 5 ½ games of the NL East lead. Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN’) and Daniel Murphy each had two hits and an RBI as the Nationals gained a split of the four-game series.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s stunning 8-4 loss to San Diego leaves the Brewers two games behind the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs. The Brewers carried a 4-2 lead into the ninth before the Padres scored six times, highlighted by Hunter Renfroe’s grand slam. Franmil Reyes added a solo homer after Renfroe went deep for the fourth straight game.

DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-5 win at Colorado puts L.A. in a first-place tie with Arizona in the NL West, 3 ½ games ahead of the Rockies. The game was tied 5-5 in the ninth until Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered. Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson and Max Muncy also went deep for the Dodgers, who trailed 5-3 following Chris Ianetta’s (eye-ah-NEH’-tuhz) two-run blast in the seventh.

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees picked up their fourth consecutive win to pull within eight games of the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox. Neil Walker hit two of the Yankees’ five home runs and Giancarlo Stanton added his 27th round-tripper as the Yanks downed Texas, 5-3. Mookie Betts hit for the cycle and J.D. Martinez slammed his major league-leading 35th home run, but the Red Sox dropped an 8-5 decision to the Blue Jays in Toronto.

HOUSTON (AP) — Mitch Haniger, Denard Span and Jean Segura homered off Justin Verlander while the Seattle Mariners built a 6-0 lead over the first two innings of an 8-6 victory at Houston. James Paxton pitched into the sixth inning and helped the Mariners get within 2 ½ games of Oakland for the second AL wild-card berth. Marwin Gonzalez and Tyler White drove in two runs apiece for the Astros, whose lead in the AL West is 4 ½ games over Oakland.

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