Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning Wednesday at Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw yielded four hits over seven masterful innings, Justin Turner homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended their three-game losing streak with an 8-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Kershaw (4-2) racked up eight strikeouts with one walk while never allowing Cincinnati to get a runner to third base in his first win over the Reds since 2016. The lefty ace stepped up when the Dodgers desperately needed a strong start, preventing their first four-game losing streak since 2018 and allowing them to finish a 2-5 homestand.

Matt Beaty drove in two runs with a pinch single on his 28th birthday during a six-run eighth inning, and Chris Taylor had an RBI triple and scored two runs as the defending World Series champions won for just the third time in 10 games.

Nick Senzel matched his career high with four hits for the Reds, who wrapped up a 2-4 trip after taking 2 of 3 at Chavez Ravine. Senzel got three of Cincinnati’s four singles off Kershaw, but the Reds were shut out for the fourth time this season.

Sonny Gray (0-2) pitched four-hit ball into the sixth, striking out 11 – the most by any pitcher against the Dodgers this year. Gray yielded four hits and three walks, but left trailing 2-0.

MARLINS 6, BREWERS 2: Jesus Aguilar homered for the fifth time in his last six games, leading Miami at Milwaukee.

Aguilar’s tie-breaking three-run shot off Eric Yardley with two outs in the fourth inning put Miami ahead for good as the Marlins won the three-game series. The Brewers are 9-3 on the road but just 5-7 at home this season.

BRAVES 10, CUBS 0: Marcell Ozuna homered in a four-run first inning, Huascar Ynoa pitched 5 1/3 strong innings and Atlanta went deep five times to beat visiting Chicago for its third straight victory.

Ynoa added his first career homer in the fourth as Atlanta shut out the Cubs for the second straight night. Chicago has lost five in a row.

Freddie Freeman went 4 for 5 and hit his seventh homer in the sixth.


TWINS 10, INDIANS 2: Byron Buxton homered on Logan Allen’s second pitch and went 5 for 5, Mitch Garver hit two homers and visiting Minnesota connected six times to end a four-game losing streak.

Buxton’s eighth homer triggered a three-homer barrage in the first off Allen (1-4), who allowed six home runs in a 12-batter span over two starts.

Buxton added two doubles and two singles, getting five hits in a game for the first time and pushing his average to .438.

Not long after Buxton returned to the dugout in the first, Josh Donaldson hit a 425-foot homer. Allen walked Nelson Cruz and surrendered Jorge Polanco’s 426-foot homer into the left-field bleachers to give the Twins a 4-0 lead after 14 pitches.

J.A. Happ (2-0) took advantage of all the run support. The left-hander, who carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against Pittsburgh in his previous start, allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings.

RAYS 2, ATHLETICS 0: Tyler Glasnow struck out 10 in seven innings as Tampa Bay won at home.

Glasnow (3-1) gave up five hits and two walks, dealing the Athletics their third loss in four games after a 13-game winning streak.

Diego Castillo got the final two outs to earn his sixth save in eight chances.

Mike Zunino’s fifth home run broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning. The Rays made it 2-0 after Oakland starter Cole Irvin’s only walk and back-to-back singles by Randy Arozarena and Miguel Margot.

YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 0: Domingo German won his second straight start, combining with Michael King on a four-hitter, and New York won at Baltimore.

Mike Ford put the Yankees ahead in the second inning with his second home run in 16 at-bats this season, an opposite-field drive to left, and cleanup hitter Gio Urshela made it 5-0 with a three-run homer in the four-run third.

Four innings after making a baserunning blunder, Clint Frazier hit his first home run in 69 plate appearances this season, capping the scoring in the eighth with a drive off Tyler Wells.

New York has won 5 of 7 .

German (2-2), who missed the 2020 season while serving a domestic violence suspension, beat Cleveland on April 22 for his first victory in 587 days and won his second straight start, lowering his ERA to 4.05.

He allowed three hits and a walk in seven innings with six strikeouts. German didn’t yield a hit until Ryan Mountcastle’s infield single with two outs in the fifth and didn’t allow a runner to reach second until two outs in the seventh, a threat ended when he struck out Mountcastle.


NATIONALS 8, JAYS 2: Erick Fedde went six strong innings, Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer as visiting Washington spoiled George Springer’s debut with Toronto.

Fedde (2-2) allowed one run and two hits, including a fifth-inning solo homer by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three.

Springer, who signed a team-record $150 million, six-year deal this offseason, went 0 for 4. The World Series MVP when Houston won its first title in 2017 missed time in spring training and the start of the season because of a strained oblique and later due to a right quadriceps strain.

ROYALS 9, PIRATES 6: Jorge Soler had two doubles among his three hits and drove in three runs to lead Kansas City to a win at Pittsburgh, improving the Royals’ record to a major league-best 15-8.

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