Dodgers Acquire Chase Utley After Loss to A’s


The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the host Oakland Athletics, 5-2, on Wednesday night but then traded for the six-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley, reuniting him with Jimmy Rollins, his double-play partner for 12 seasons with Philadelphia.

Rollins’s two-run homer in the third inning was not enough for the Dodgers, who were swept in the two-game interleague series. Oakland’s Jesse Chavez struck out six batters over eight innings to win for just the second time in six starts.

Billy Burns hit a tying double for the A’s in the sixth and scored the go-ahead run on Danny Valencia’s double-play grounder two batters later.

The Dodgers acquired Utley from the Phillies for the Class AAA outfielder Darnell Sweeney and the Class A right-hander John Richy.

Utley did not play in Philadelphia’s win over Toronto, but he received a standing ovation afterward and tipped his cap to the home crowd.

PHILLIES 7, BLUE JAYS 4 The rookie Aaron Altherr homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Adam Morgan pitched seven strong innings to lead Philadelphia to a victory over visiting Toronto.

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Texas’ Mike Napoli after hitting the second of three home runs in consecutive at-bats in the seventh inning against Seattle.

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RANGERS 7, MARINERS 2 Derek Holland won in his return from the disabled list, and Texas hit home runs in three straight at-bats in the seventh inning as the Rangers beat visiting Seattle.

Holland gave up eight hits, struck out six and walked none over six and a third innings. Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each had three R.B.I., and they hit homers sandwiched around Mike Napoli’s 446-foot blast to center off Joe Beimel.

CARDINALS 4, GIANTS 3 Yadier Molina’s 100th career home run broke a tie in the bottom of the eighth inning, and host St. Louis beat San Francisco.

Molina also had a run-scoring single in the first, and the rookie Stephen Piscotty homered in the third for the Cardinals.

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RED SOX 6, INDIANS 4 David Ortiz hit his 492nd career home run, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Hanigan homered on consecutive pitches, and Joe Kelly went six strong innings to lead host Boston past Cleveland.

PIRATES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 1 J. A. Happ allowed two hits in six shutout innings, and host Pittsburgh made quick work of Arizona. Happ (5-7), acquired at the trading deadline from Seattle, struck out three and walked two to earn his first National League win in more than three years.

BREWERS 8, MARLINS 7 Ryan Braun hit his 252nd career home run, becoming the Brewers’ career leader, and Khris Davis had two homers to help Milwaukee avoid a sweep against visiting Miami.

Braun connected with a 2-1 pitch from the former Brewers starter Chris Narveson to lead off the sixth, a home run that broke a tie with the Hall of Famer Robin Yount on Milwaukee’s career list.

PADRES 3, BRAVES 2 Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs as host San Diego edged Atlanta to complete a three-game sweep.



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