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L.A. dodges sweep, beats Milwaukee Brewers

MILWAUKEE — Matt Kemp hit his seventh home run of the season and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday.

Andre Ethier and Juan Rivera added RBI singles while Jerry Hairston Jr. made two big late-inning defensive plays for the Dodgers.

Aaron Harang (1-1) went six innings and Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth, his sixth save in seven opportunities this season.

Brewers starter Randy Wolf (0-2) went six innings. Milwaukee star Ryan Braun was 0 for 11 in the series.

MARLINS 5, CUBS 3: At Miami, Greg Dobbs hit a two-run double and the Miami Marlins' strong bullpen finished off a three-game sweep of the Cubs.

ASTROS 11, NATIONALS 4: At Washington, the Houston Astros set a franchise record by hitting three triples in a five-run first inning, backing starter Bud Norris with a season-high 17 hits.

REDS 6, CARDINALS 3: At St. Louis, Brandon Phillips homered for his first RBI of the season and Drew Stubbs homered for his first extra-base hit as the Reds backed soft-tossing Bronson Arroyo's eight innings.

Brandon Phillips, Ryan Ludwick and Drew Stubbs homered. The Reds had connected just once in their previous nine games and began the day with a .211 batting average.

The Reds picked on Adam Wainwright (0-3), a 20-game winner in 2010 coming off reconstructive elbow surgery that sidelined him all of 2011. Wainwright is winless in his first three decisions for the first time in his career.

PHILLIES 2, PADRES 0: At San Diego, Vance Worley struck out a career-high 11 in seven innings and combined with two relievers on a four-hitter.

The Phillies have beaten the Padres 12 straight times at Petco Park dating to 2008. Overall, the Phillies are 23-4 at the ballpark since it opened in 2004. Dating back to Qualcomm Stadium, the Phillies have won 25 of 29 in San Diego.

BRAVES 10, DIAMONDBACKS 2: At Phoenix, Freddie Freeman hit a pair of two-run home runs and drove in five runs, and Mike Minor pitched a career-high eight innings for Atlanta.

The Braves scored three runs in the sixth and eighth innings, highlighted by a two-run single by Juan Francisco in the sixth and Martin Prado's eighth-inning, two-run double. Freeman has 10 RBIs in his past three games.

American League

ORIOLES 5, WHITE SOX 3: At Chicago, Jason Hammel struck out 10 and closer Jim Johnson fanned Alex Rios with the bases loaded.

YANKEES 7, TWINS 6: At New York, Curtis Granderson hit three home runs in the first four innings and matched a career high with five hits. Granderson homered in each of his first three at-bats, driving in four runs, and helped Phil Hughes (1-2) overcome a four-run first inning.

RANGERS 10, TIGERS 3: At Detroit, Yu Darvish pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning for the Rangers and Mike Napoli homered for the fourth straight game.

The Rangers beat the Tigers in six games in last year's AL championship series, winning the clincher 15-5. This one wasn't much closer, with Texas scoring five runs in the eighth and finishing with 19 hits.

RAYS 9, BLUE JAYS 4: At Toronto, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and came within a triple of the cycle, Desmond Jennings added a solo shot and the Tampa Bay Rays ended a 10-game road trip with a win.

INDIANS 2, MARINERS 1: At Seattle, Jack Hannahan hit a two-run single in the ninth inning off closer Brandon League and the Cleveland Indians rallied.

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez struck out 12 and walked one. He allowed five hits, three in the eighth inning, but ended up with a no-decision.

ATHLETICS 4, ANGELS 2: At Anaheim, Calif., Oakland took a 4-0 lead in the fourth inning and held on to give Tommy Milone (2-1) the win.

Albert Pujols connected for three doubles and scored a run in the losing effort.

Hall of Fame offers Moyer internship

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Jamie Moyer might have a new gig coming — if he ever stops pitching, that is.

After hearing the 49-year-old Rockies lefty acknowledge he's not up on baseball history, the Hall of Fame offered him an internship to study in Cooperstown.

In making the announcement Thursday, the Hall said there's "an even more hands-on position awaiting the ageless wonder, if he ever chooses to retire."

The soft-tossing Moyer on Tuesday night became the oldest pitcher in major league history to win a game when he led Colorado past San Diego.

The Hall's 2012 class for the 10-week internship program features 15 students from across the country.

The Hall is getting Moyer's cap and glove from the historic win.

ANGELS INK AYBAR TO 4-YEAR DEAL: Gold Glove shortstop Erick Aybar has signed a four-year, $35 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, keeping him with his only major league club through 2016.

Aybar signed the deal Thursday, passing on the chance to try free agency this winter.

The switch-hitting leadoff man posted career highs of 10 homers, 59 RBIs and 30 stolen bases last season while winning his first Gold Glove.

Aybar says he considered waiting until the offseason, but the speedy Dominican veteran believes the Angels have always been fair to him since he signed with the organization as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He also relishes the chance to hit in front of Albert Pujols for at least five more years.

Aybar will get a $1 million signing bonus.