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Kenta Maeda's strikeouts have Dodgers in striking distance

Kenta Maeda balled his right hand into a fist and hopped off the mound. A scream escaped his lungs after he executed his 97th pitch of the evening, a well-placed changeup that resulted in his 10th strikeout, ended the top of the sixth inning and erased a threat from the Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 Los Angeles Dodgers victory. Maeda skipped into his dugout as the crowd at Dodger Stadium rose to salute him.

Royals, Jason Hammel beat Cardinals for his first win of 2018

Royals' starting pitcher Jason Hammel threw seven innings and allowed one run while yielding nine hits in a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. It was his first win since September 2017.
Maria Torres