Washington beat Atlanta 6-4 and essentially put to rest any thought that there is still a serious race for the National League East title, opening a nine-game divisional lead and also damaging the Braves' wild-card ambitions.

Washington's Adam LaRoche singled in a run in a four-run first innings and added another RBI single in the second.

Elsewhere, Detroit won 4-2 at home against Kansas City, with the key moment coming in the fifth inning as Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam.

San Diego arrested a six-game losing skid by winning 6-3 at the Dodgers, with Andrew Cashner pitching seven strong innings to win for the first time since mid-April.

Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco homered and drove in three runs to lead the Reds to a 9-5 win against St. Louis, ending a six-game run of defeats.

Baltimore's Alejandro De Aza hit two homers and Adam Jones added another to power the Orioles past Boston 4-1.

Other results:

Oakland 11-2 Chicago White Sox

Miami 6-3 Milwaukee.

LA Angels 9-3 Texas 

Tampa Bay 4-3 New York Yankees

Philadelphia 4-2 Pittsburgh

Toronto 9-2 Cubs

San Francicso 4-1 Arizona

Minnesota 4-3 Cleveland

NY Mets 2-0 Colorado

Source: AP