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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Brewers Hit 18, Humiliate Tigers, 20-7

MILWAUKEE -- A glance at the scoreboard might have made fans think they were at a football game as the Milwaukee Brewers handed the Detroit Tigers a humiliating 20-7 thumping Tuesday.


Jose Valentin went 4-for-6 with a homer and two RBIs and Greg Vaughn added a grand slam in Milwaukee's 18-hit assault.


Vaughn's big blast gave the Brewers a 9-2 lead in the fourth. It was his 28th homer and raised his RBI total to 88.


John Jaha smacked his 19th homer with a man on base in the seventh and Matt Mieske homered in the eighth for the Brewers.


Jeff D'Amico (2-2), at 20 the youngest player in the major leagues, evened his record with five strong innings. He allowed two runs and four hits, walking one and striking out five.


Tigers starter and loser Brian Williams (2-7) was tagged for seven runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings.


"The pitching was absolutely terrible," said Tigers catcher Brad Ausmus, who joined the team earlier this season. "Really, it's a joke."


Yankees 9, Red Sox 5. In Boston, Darryl Strawberry's fifth-inning double snapped a tie and Jimmy Key won his fifth consecutive decision as the New York Yankees notched a 9-5 victory over the Red Sox, who had their six-game winning streak halted.


Rookie Matt Howard had an RBI single in a four-run second inning for New York and added a two-run single in the eighth to give the Yanks an 8-4 cushion as they rebuilt their lead over Baltimore in the East to 10 games.


Key (7-6) allowed four runs, four hits and four walks in five innings. Boston starter Roger Clemens (4-9) was tagged for six runs and seven hits in six innings.


Blue Jays 6, Orioles 0. In Baltimore, Juan Guzman tossed a five-hitter for his first shutout of the season and Sandy Martinez and Ed Sprague hit two-run doubles to lead the Toronto to a blanking of the Orioles.


Guzman (9-6) did not walk a batter and struck out four for his second career shutout. He has won three straight starts and five of his last six. Baltimore's Mike Mussina (11-7) was roughed up for five runs and 12 hits.


Joe Carter went 4-for-5 for the Blue Jays, who banged out eight doubles, one shy of the club record.


Indians 10, Royals 4. In Kansas City, Eddie Murray drove in four runs and Jack McDowell allowed three runs over seven innings as the Cleveland Indians routed the Royals.


Albert Belle smacked his 31st homer to move into a tie with Baltimore's Brady Anderson and Oakland's Mark McGwire for the major-league lead. Carlos Baerga also drove in three runs for Cleveland, which won for the fifth time in seven games.


McDowell (8-6) gave up six hits. Chris Haney (8-7) had his personal four-game winning streak end, getting tagged for seven runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings.


Mets 6, Phillies 3. In New York, Bernard Gilkey homered and drove in three runs to help Mark Clark to his sixth consecutive victory as the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies.


Clark (10-6) allowed three runs on nine hits to raise his record to 9-1 in his last 12 starts. John Franco allowed a pair of hits in the ninth but hung on for his 20th save.


Gilkey had a two-run triple in the first inning and added his 17th homer in the eighth off Curt Schilling (3-4).


Schilling went the distance for Philadelphia, surrendering six runs and five hits.


Braves 3, Expos 2. In Atlanta, Chipper Jones lined a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Braves to victory over the Montreal Expos.


Javy Lopez had a two-run double in the eighth to give the Braves a 2-1 lead, but Mike Lansing's RBI single in the top of the ninth off Braves' closer Mark Wohlers tied the game.


With the bases loaded and none out, Jones lined his first pitch from reliever Tim Scott (3-5) past the drawn-in outfield for the game-winning run as Atlanta pushed its lead over second-place Montreal in the East to nine games.


Despite blowing a save chance, Wohlers got the win.


Pirates 10, Cubs 5. In Chicago, Jeff King and Mark Johnson homered and Denny Neagle won his third straight start as the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded the Cubs to snap a four-game losing streak.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)