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Uggla spearheads Marlins drubbing

Atlanta's Dan Uggla hit a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Marlins.
Atlanta's Dan Uggla hit a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Marlins. MCT

Braves 11, Marlins 0: Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help Atlanta beat Miami.

Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in the ninth estimated at 432 feet. That sent a thud reverberating throughout the ballpark and increased the Louisville native's homer total to 10 this season and 200 for his career. Uggla also doubled and scored before hitting a two-run single to finish with four hits and five RBI, both season highs.

Dodgers 2, Phillies 1: Elian Herrera hit a two-run double off winless Cliff Lee in the eighth inning and Los Angeles beat Philadelphia on the road. Lee (0-3) took a two-hitter into the eighth and was a strike away from getting out of trouble before Herrera hit a 2-2 pitch off the left-field wall to put the Dodgers ahead.

Cubs 10, Brewers 0: Ryan Dempster earned his first win since last August, throwing seven innings of three-hit ball as Chicago beat host Milwaukee. Coming into Tuesday's game, Dempster (1-3) had gone 18 straight starts without a victory — a streak dating to Aug. 16 of last season.

American League

Orioles 8, Red Sox 6 (10): Ronny Paulino ended a hitless night with an RBI single in the 10th inning to drive in the go-ahead run and Baltimore hung on for a win over host Boston. The Orioles recovered from Jim Johnson's first blown save opportunity of the season when Jarrod Saltalammachia hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie it 6-all and force extra innings.

Indians 4, Tigers 2: Ubaldo Jimenez pitched impressively into the seventh inning and Cleveland hit three run-scoring triples off rookie Drew Smyly in a victory over host Detroit. Jimenez (6-4) allowed a run and five hits in 62⁄3 innings, striking out four and walking only one.

Yankees 7, Rays 0: Russell Martin hit a grand slam to put a stop to the Yankees' struggles with the bases loaded and Andy Pettitte was dominant again at home, leading New York to a victory over Tampa Bay. Nick Swisher hit an RBI double after Raul Ibanez was walked intentionally and the Yankees treated Rays starter James Shields to another drubbing in the Bronx. Pettitte (3-2) pitched two-hit ball for 71⁄3 innings, striking out 10.

Royals 1, Twins 0: Bruce Chen outdueled Francisco Liriano to make a lone run scored in the second inning stand up, giving Kansas City a home victory over Minnesota. Chen (5-5) allowed four hits without a walk to win.

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