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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Maddux Mows Down Sliding Dodgers

ATLANTA -- Greg Maddux allowed one run and eight hits in his first complete game of the season and Ryan Klesko's two-run homer capped a three-run fourth inning as the Atlanta Braves handed the Los Angeles Dodgers their fourth straight loss 4-1.


Maddux (3-1) did not walk a batter and struck out seven en route to his 71st complete game and 29th with the Braves. He threw 108 pitches, 79 for strikes, and got 17 ground-ball outs.


Maddux, winner of an unprecedented four straight Cy Young Awards, has allowed seven runs and 24 hits over his last four starts, covering 33 innings.


The Braves snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the fourth inning off starter Tom Candiotti (1-2).


Klesko's ninth home run of the season tied him with Detroit's Cecil Fielder and Florida's Gary Sheffield for the league lead, and tied a club record of nine homers in April, set by Dale Murphy in 1979.


Expos 8, Cardinals 0. In Montreal, Rheal Cormier pitched a three-hitter for his first major-league shutout and Henry Rodriguez homered twice for the second straight game as the Expos defeated St. Louis for their fourth straight victory.


Cormier (1-1) struck out nine without a walk and allowed just two fly balls in his seventh career complete game.


Rodriguez collected his third career two-homer game. He has seven homers.


Blue Jays 16, Mariners 7. In Seattle, Joe Carter had a grand slam and five RBIs, and Ed Sprague had two homers and five RBIs as Toronto outslugged Seattle.


There were seven homers in the game, three by Toronto.


The Blue Jays won three of four games in Seattle, which had swept a three-game series in Toronto earlier this month. The Blue Jays outscored the Mariners 34-21 in Seattle.


Carter, who had three homers and nine RBIs in the series, connected for his fifth homer of the season off Tim Davis. Carter's eighth career grand slam came after the Blue Jays scored three runs on Charlie O'Brien's groundout and a two-run pinch single by Domingo Cedeno.


White Sox 12, Rangers 4. In Arlington, Texas, Harold Baines and Robin Ventura hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning and Ventura added a solo homer in the eighth as Chicago halted Texas' five-game winning streak.





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