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Diamondbacks 4, Nationals 0: Ashland native Brandon Webb threw his eighth career shutout, Pikeville native Mark Reynolds homered twice and the host Diamondbacks snapped a five-game losing streak with a victory over Washington on Saturday night.

Webb (10-2) scattered six singles in his second complete game of the year and 14th of his career. He struck out eight in a crisp 1:52 outing, the shortest game in Chase Field history.

Reynolds hit solo shots off Jason Bergmann (1-2) in the second and the seventh for his 10th and 11th homers. Reynolds also made a sprawling over-the-shoulder catch to rob Dmitri Young of a hit in the ninth.

Webb had lost back-to-back starts after winning his first nine. He needed only seven pitches — all of them strikes — to retire the Nationals in the first. The Nationals put a man in scoring position only three times.

American League

Mariners 5, Tigers 0: Felix Hernandez allowed just two hits in seven innings, and Kenji Johjima likely scored the most unusual run of his career with a steal of home in the host Mariners victory over Detroit. Johjima doubled to open the fourth inning and went to third on Jeremy Reed's groundout, before Seattle Manager John McLaren gave Miguel Cairo the signal for a squeeze. Johjima took off for home and Justin Verlander's pitch bounced in front of the plate, giving Cairo no chance to lay down a bunt. The ball bounced off the chest protector of catcher Ivan Rodriguez and a few feet in front of the plate, and Johjima awkwardly tumbled around Rodriguez to score. Hernandez (3-5) struck out seven and snapped his own five-game losing streak.

Yankees 7, Twins 6 (12): Bobby Abreu gave the visiting Yankees another big hit, breaking a 12th-inning tie with a one-out single in a victory over Minnesota. Juan Rincon (2-2) gave up singles to Johnny Damon and slumping Derek Jeter before Abreu — who had three hits and four runs the night before — came through with his floater into shallow center field.

Rays 2, White Sox 0: Scott Kazmir won his fifth straight start, allowing three hits in seven innings of AL East-leading Tampa Bay's home victory over the White Sox. The 2007 AL strikeout champion set a Rays record for wins in a month, improving to 5-1 since spending all of April on the disabled list with a left elbow strain that also sidelined him for all but a few days of spring training.

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