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Vogelsong pitches San Francisco to 5-2 victory over Texas

SAN FRANCISCO -- Ryan Vogelsong pitched a season-high 7-2/3 innings and won his fifth straight decision, and Nate Schierholtz hit an RBI triple as the San Francisco Giants bounced back from their first shutout of the season to beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Saturday.

Ryan Theriot added an RBI single off Scott Feldman (0-5) while helping Vogelsong (5-2) run his unbeaten streak to seven outings since losing May 3 against Miami.

Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval also hit an RBI single in his first game since May 2, pumping his right fist as he ran it out in the seventh.

Mike Napoli and Mitch Moreland homered for the Rangers, who have lost three of four. Moreland's pinch-hit drive landed in McCovey Cove.

Angels 11, Rockies 5 At Denver, Albert Pujols homered and singled to drive in four runs and Mike Trout had three hits, including a two-run single, as Los Angeles earned its eighth straight road win.

Torii Hunter had three singles and scored three times to help the Angels to their longest road winning streak since taking eight straight from July 18-Aug. 2, 2009. Dan Haren (4-6) pitched 5-1/3 innings to get the victory.

The Rockies hit five home runs, two by Tyler Colvin, but lost their fourth straight overall and fell to 0-5 this season in interleague play.

Dodgers 8, Mariners 3 At Seattle, Jerry Hairston Jr. had a career-best five RBIs and Clayton Kershaw struck out a season-high 12 batters as the Dodgers rebounded from Friday's no-hit loss.

Hairston had three of the Dodgers' 14 hits, putting Los Angeles ahead with a three-run homer in the first against Jason Vargas (7-5). He added RBI doubles in the third and in eighth.

Kershaw (5-3), the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings.

Yankees 4, Mets 2 At New York, Mark Teixeira hit a go-ahead home run and Phil Hughes won his third straight decision, sending the Yankees to the victory over the Mets.

Curtis Granderson also connected for the surging Yankees (33-25), who have won seven of nine to move a season-high eight games over .500.

With runners at the corners in the ninth inning, Rafael Soriano retired pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin on a routine fly to end it. Soriano earned his ninth save.

David Wright hit a long homer and Omar Quintanilla went deep for the first time since 2008, but the scuffling Mets lost for the fifth time in six games. Dillon Gee (4-4) gave up three runs in seven innings.

Diamondbacks 8, Athletics 3 At Phoenix, Miguel Montero hit his second career grand slam as Arizona extended its winning streak to four games.

Trevor Cahill outpitched the Athletics' Jarrod Parker (2-3) in a matchup of starters traded for each other last offseason. Jason Kubel had a pair of RBI singles, Justin Upton doubled in a run and Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 16 games for the Diamondbacks, who have scored 33 runs in their four-game streak.

Cahill (4-5) gave up two runs and seven hits in 7-1/3 innings. He had a season-high seven strikeouts and walked three.

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