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UNDATED (AP) — Clayton Kershaw followed his first career no-hitter with another gem as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 2-0 shutout in Kansas City.
Kershaw's bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to toss back-to-back no-hitters ended when Eric Hosmer hit a one-out single in the bottom of the first. The lefty scattered six hits over eight innings to help the Dodgers bounce back from Monday's loss to the Royals.
Justin Turner led off the game with a triple before scoring the winning run on an RBI grounder by Adrian Gonzalez. Andre Ethier (EE'-thee-ur) added a run-scoring single in the ninth.
The Royals wasted a nice outing by Danny Duffy, who allowed just a run and four hits in six innings.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Ian Kinsler homered in the first at-bat of his return to Texas and J.D. Martinez had a tiebreaking two-run shot in Detroit's 8-2 win over the Rangers. Kinsler finished with three RBIs as the Tigers earned their fourth straight win while handing the Rangers their season-worst sixth consecutive loss.
— Travis d'Arnaud hit a three-run homer, Curtis Granderson added a two-run blast and Chris Young delivered a pair of solo shots as the New York Mets ripped Oakland 10-1. Bartolo Colon silenced his former team, allowing only a first-inning run and four hits over eight frames to win his sixth straight decision.
— The Angels downed Minnesota 8-6 in Anaheim as Mike Trout belted a two-run homer and scored twice. Josh Hamilton and Kyle Kendrick each added two hits and two RBIs to help Los Angeles pick up its fourth straight win.
— Seattle has a five-game winning streak after Kyle Seager delivered a three-run homer and an RBI double in an 8-2 trouncing of Boston. The Mariners' bullpen worked 4 2/3 shutout innings after starter Erasmo Ramirez struggled.
— Toronto coughed up a 6-0 lead before third baseman Yangervis Solarte (yahn-JUR'-vihs soh-LAHR'-tay) threw away a grounder in the bottom of the ninth, allowing the winning run to score as the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-6. Dioner (dee-AH'-nur) Navarro slammed a three-run homer and Colby Rasmus added a two-run single before homers by Derek Jeter and Brian Roberts ignited the Yankees' comeback.
— The White Sox's five-game skid is over after Gordon Beckham hit a solo homer and Alejandro De Aza (day AH'-zah) added two RBIs in Chicago's 4-2 triumph at Baltimore. Jose Quintana looked good for seven innings, holding the Orioles to a run and six hits while striking out eight.
— Justin Morneau had a big night in Colorado's 10-5 rout of St. Louis, going 3-for-5 with six RBIs. Morneau hit a three-run homer and Drew Stubbs added a solo shot as the Rockies ended a seven-game losing streak.
— The Padres were 7-2 winners over the Giants in San Diego as Alexei Amarista had three this and three RBIs. Jesse Hahn struck out eight while limiting San Francisco to two runs and four hits in six innings.
— Jake Arrieta took a perfect game into the seventh inning and Anthony Rizzo hit a tiebreaking solo homer as the Cubs topped Cincinnati 7-3 in Chicago. Arrieta is 3-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last five starts.
— Russell Martin smacked a solo homer and Andrew McCutchen drove in two runs to lead Pittsburgh's offense in a 6-5 win at Tampa Bay, the Pirates' fourth consecutive victory. Jeff Locke gave up three runs over 7 1/3 innings for his first win of the year.
— B.J. and Justin Upton both homered to lead Atlanta past Houston 3-2. It was the fourth time the brothers have homered in the same game as teammates, tying a major league record.
— Washington beat Milwaukee 4-2 on Ryan Zimmerman's two-run blast in the 16th inning. The Brewers led 2-1 until Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') smacked a solo homer in the eighth.
— Philadelphia was a 7-4 winner against Miami as Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer and Cody Asche (ASH'-ee) poked a two-run double. David Buchanan gave up two runs in five innings for the win.
— Aaron Hill's run-scoring single in the bottom of the 14th capped his two-RBI night and completed Arizona's 9-8 win over Cleveland. Carlos Santana put the Indians ahead with a two-run homer in the 11th, but David Peralta (peh-RAHL'-tah) homered before the Diamondbacks tied it on Ender Inciarte's (EHN'-dehr ihn-see-AHR'-tayz) fourth hit of the game, an RBI single in the bottom half.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Grady Sizemore is getting another chance to continue his major league career.
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed the three-time All-Star to a minor league contract. Sizemore was hitting .216 with 10 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 15 RBIs when he was released by the Red Sox last week.
Also in the majors:
— New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran has shut down his throwing program after feeling tightness in his right forearm on Sunday. Beltran has been limited to designated hitter duty since coming off the disabled list June 5 after missing 21 games with a bone spur in his elbow.
— The Royals have activated left-hander Bruce Chen from the 60-day disabled list and sent him to the bullpen in a long relief role. Chen began the season in the Kansas City rotation before landing on the DL with a bulging disk in his back. The team also optioned reliever Tim Collins to Triple-A Omaha and designated fellow left-hander Donnie Joseph for assignment.
— Travis d'Arnaud has been recalled by the New York Mets, while fellow catcher Taylor Teagarden was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. D'Arnaud hit .436 with eight doubles, six homers and 16 RBIs in 15 games with Las Vegas after being demoted on June 7.