MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki went 3-for-5 Thursday with two solo home runs, including the game-winner in extra innings, to lead his team to a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Aoki broke up Chicago right-hander Matt Garza’s perfect game in the fourth inning by driving a fastball over the right field fence.
In the bottom of the 10th, Aoki was the only batter. He crushed a game-ending, 146-kph fastball from Cubs right-hander Casey Coleman over the fence.
“It was a fat pitch, so I went for it,” Aoki said. “The result was great. Any walk-off win is a great moment. “
Dodgers 8, Phillies 3
In Philadelphia, Aaron Harang got his 100th career victory as Los Angeles overcame a two-run, sixth-inning deficit.
Pirates 5, Reds 4 (10)
In Cincinnati, Michael McKenry drove in the first earned run allowed by Aroldis Chapman with an RBI double in the 10th.
Braves 8, Marlins 2
In Miami, Jason Heyward hit two solo homers to center for Atlanta in a win over Miami.
Mets 3, Nationals 1
In Washington, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (9-1) tossed four-hit ball for scoreless 7⅓ innings and extended the longest shutout streak of his career to 24⅔ innings.
Giants 8, Padres 3
In San Diego, Matt Cain (7-2) struck out nine in seven innings, allowing three runs — none earned — and seven hits to win his sixth straight start.
Cardinals 14, Astros 2
In Houston, David Freese hit a grand slam and a two-run homer for St. Louis.
Athletics 7, Rangers 1
In Arlington, Texas, Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish (7-4) suffered his fourth loss of the season, giving up six earned runs and walking six over 5⅓ innings.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 0
In Boston, Clay Buchholz pitched a four-hitter for his third career shutout.
Rays 7, Yankees 3
In New York, David Price (8-3) struck out eight over five scrappy innings to become the AL leader in wins.
White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3
In Chicago, Orlando Hudson singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth.
Tigers 7, Indians 5
In Detroit, Miguel Cabrera homered, Brennan Boesch broke out of a slump with a pair of hits and Casey Crosby earned his first major league win.
The Chicago White Sox placed veteran outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, who’s batting .171 in 24 games, on the 15-game disabled list Thursday due to pain in his rib muscles.