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Kershaw wins 11th as Dodgers' run hits 9

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LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing some interesting versatility during their nine-game winning streak. They can either power past a team or walk over them.

On Saturday night, the surging Dodgers hit a home run for the 16th consecutive game, while also walking 10 times on the way to a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Clayton Kershaw (11-2) overcame a challenging first inning to hold the Rockies without a run for his six innings and Joc Pederson provided a solo home run as the Dodgers won for the 15th time in 16 games.

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Jays closer Osuna reveals anxiety issue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he is out of sorts mentally, feeling "anxious" and "weird." And that is why he was unavailable to pitch Friday.

"I really don't know how to explain it. ... I feel like I'm lost a little bit right now," he said before Saturday's game against Kansas City.

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Royals' Vargas bests Jays for 11th win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jason Vargas missed most of last season after having elbow surgery in 2015. This year he is a candidate to be the AL All-Star Game starter.

Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday.

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Dozier's HR in 8th gets Twins by Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) The Minnesota Twins aren't planning to go away in the AL Central.

Brian Dozier hit a leadoff homer off closer Cody Allen to break an eighth-inning tie and Minnesota defeated the Cleveland Indians for the second straight day, 4-2 on Saturday.

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O's hold Rays to less than 5, win 8-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles' long run of mound misery is over.

Dylan Bundy helped Baltimore avoid a dubious pitching record, throwing seven solid innings as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Saturday.

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McCullers, Astros cool off Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Lance McCullers felt really good about his first game back off the disabled list - although it took him a while to get used to it.

The Astros right-hander pitched into the sixth inning, Josh Reddick homered and Brian McCann added a three-run double to lift Houston to a 5-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.

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A's Olson, Brugman, Barreto hit 1st HRs

CHICAGO (AP) The Oakland Athletics got a glimpse of their future on a day when the Chicago White Sox paid tribute to their past.

Matt Olson hit his first two major league home runs, Jaycob Brugman and Franklin Barreto also launched their first career shots and the A's routed the White Sox 10-2 on Saturday.

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Bibens-Dirkx pitches Texas past Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) A dozen years of minor league bus rides paid off with a day in the sun at Yankee Stadium for Austin Bibens-Dirkx.

The 32-year-old rookie with a last name right off the Scrabble board pitched seven dazzling innings Saturday, sending the Texas Rangers to an 8-1 victory over New York .

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Padres rally, extend Tigers' slide to 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres are having fun despite a losing record. Comeback wins like the one against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night are a big reason for the positive vibes.

Pinch-hitter Hector Sanchez slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning, powering the Padres to a 7-3 victory Saturday night and sending the Tigers to their eighth consecutive loss.

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