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Arrieta wins 16th straight decision

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CHICAGO (AP) Jake Arrieta's bid for a second straight no-hitter was dashed on his fifth pitch. His Wrigley Field scoreless streak ended at 52 2/3 innings.

Oh, and he won his 16th consecutive decision, the longest streak in the major leagues in a decade.

"I was a little flat today," the NL Cy Young Award winner said Thursday after leading the Chicago Cubs over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2.


Machado's slam, 5 RBIs get O's by ChiSox

BALTIMORE (AP) Manny Machado had a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the White Sox 10-2 Thursday night and stopping Chicago's six-game winning streak.

Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo hit consecutive third-inning homers for the Orioles, whose 8-1 record at Camden Yards is the best home mark in the major leagues.


Braves beat Red Sox to end 8-game slide

BOSTON (AP) The Atlanta Braves ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Thursday night as Nick Markakis had three singles, a double and three RBIs.

Mallex Smith doubled twice and had an RBI single for the Braves, a big league-worst 5-17. Atlanta won for the first time since April 19 and avoided being swept by the Red Sox in the interleague series, which included two games in each city.


Gose, Sanchez lift Tigers over A's

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez thinks he is getting closer to finding the mechanics that deserted him last year.

The 2013 ERA champion had a 4.99 ERA last season and was at 7.00 through four starts this year. Despite control problems, he was good enough to beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Thursday.


Phillies score 3 in 9th, sweep Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) So much for the Washington Nationals' hot start.

Cameron Rupp hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Jonathan Papelbon in a three-run ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Nationals 3-0 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.


Oblique lands Angels closer Street on DL

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels closer Huston Street has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle.

The Angels announced the move Thursday.


Cubs C Montero headed to DL due to back

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero is headed to the 15-day disabled list with lower back tightness.

Catcher Tim Federowicz was traveling from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday to take Montero's roster spot.


ChiSox's Robertson on bereavement list

BALTIMORE (AP) Chicago White Sox closer David Robertson will miss at least three games after being placed on the bereavement list before Thursday's series opener at Baltimore because of the death of his father-in-law.

Robertson leads the AL with eight saves. He has an 0.87 ERA with 13 strikeouts and a .152 (5-33) opponents' batting average.


Brewers 2B Gennett on DL due to oblique

CHICAGO (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have placed second baseman Scooter Gennett on the 15-day disabled list with right oblique tightness.

The Brewers replaced him on the 25-man roster Thursday by calling up infielder Hernan Perez from Triple-A Colorado Springs and moving right-hander Matt Garza to the 60-day disabled list.


Rockies get break with postponement

DENVER (AP) One less game in April for Trevor Story. One less opportunity to match - maybe even break - a rookie homer record for the month.

The game between Colorado and Pittsburgh on Thursday was postponed because of rain and snow. And while Story wasn't in the starting lineup, the Rockies shortstop could've entered as a pinch hitter and he certainly does have the flair for the dramatic these days.