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18 Aug 2014 10:24 GMT | Sport
Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle to highlight Colorado's doubleheader sweep of Cincinnati with a 10-5 win.
Cuddyer doubled in the eighth innings, where the Rockies scored five runs, to complete the feat.
The Rockies beat the Reds 10-9 in the earlier game.
Elsewhere, pinch-hitter Scott Hairston had an RBI sacrifice fly in the last of the 11th against reliever Brandon Cumpton as the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to sweep the three-game series.
The hit scored right fielder Jayson Werth, who led off the 11th with a double off the wall in left and went to third on a ground-out.
Catcher Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in five runs, leading the Milwaukee Brewers to a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory.
Carlos Gomez hit his 20th home run as the Brewers (70-55) handed the Dodgers their first three-game sweep of the season.
Royals 12, Twins 6
Rangers 3, Angels 2
Giants 5, Phillies 2
Cardinals 7, Padres 6
Mariners 8, Tigers 1
Orioles 4, Indians 1
Yankees 4, Rays 2
Astros 8, Red Sox 1
Marlins 10, Diamondbacks 3
Cubs 2, Mets 1
Rockies 10, Reds 9 (first game)
White Sox 7, Blue Jays 5
Braves 4, As 3
Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 14 batters in Detroit's MLB win over Pittsburgh with Dodgers also sealing a win.
Left-hander pitches fourth career-shutout, Stephen Vogt hits two-run homer as the As beat the Twin 3-0 in the MLB.
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