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June 13, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — No-hitter or not, Mike Soroka knew the Braves would be cautious and not let him overexert his right shoulder. Soroka did not allow a hit until the seventh inning, Freddie Freeman homered and drove in both runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling New York Mets 2-0.

PHOENIX (AP) — Jordy Mercer homered and had three RBIs, Jameson Taillon pitched seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Pirates blew a five-run lead in the opener and were knocked for 13 runs in the second game.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Sale took a two-hitter into the seventh inning before being ejected for yelling at an umpire, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the skidding Baltimore Orioles with a 5-1 victory. It was the second career ejection for Sale, the other coming in April 2015 when he was with the White Sox.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duffy saved his best for last. Duffy’s ground ball found a hole between third and short with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday and drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered and Jhoulys Chacin combined with three relievers on a six-hitter to give the Milwaukee Brewers their second straight shutout of the Chicago Cubs, 1-0. Chacin allowed four hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking four to win his sixth consecutive decision.

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