Aoki delivers winning HR

Kyodo, AP

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.

Fukudome injured


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.