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Baseball roundup: Rodriguez hits milestone slam

Published: Tuesday, June 12 2012 11:51 p.m. MDT

PADRES 5, MARINERS 4: At Seattle,Clayton Richards pitched seven strong innings, Everth Cabrera had an RBI triple in a four-run sixth and the Padres held off a late rally by the Mariners.

National League

GIANTS 6, ASTROS 3: At San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner had a season-high 12 strikeouts and hit his first major league home run to lead the Giants to a victory over the Astros.

Clemens' fate in hands of jury

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Roger Clemens' fate is in the hands of a jury that will decide if the former pitcher lied about performance-enhancing substances.

The panel of eight women and four men began deliberations Tuesday after a day of closing arguments in the ninth week of the trial.

Clemens is charged with lying when he told Congress in 2008 that he never used steroids and human growth hormone.

The trial's key witness was Clemens' longtime strength coach. Brian McNamee spent a week on the stand and said he injected Clemens with both steroids and HGH.

Clemens' lawyers spent much of the trial attacking McNamee's credibility and did so again during their final statements to the jury.

The prosecution conceded in its closing that McNamee is a "flawed man."

DODGERS SIGN ETHIER TO NEW DEAL: The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Andre Ethier to an $85 million, five-year deal through 2017 on Tuesday, keeping him and Matt Kemp together in the middle of the lineup.

It's the team's first major move under a new ownership group that includes former Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson.

The new deal includes salaries of $13.5 million for next year, $15.5 million for 2014, $18 million each for 2015 and 2016 and $17.5 million for 2017.

GIANTS HAVE NO PLANS TO REST LINCECUM: The Giants have no plans to rest struggling right-hander Tim Lincecum or send him to the bullpen to work out his problems.

The two-time NL Cy Young award winner is winless over his last eight starts. Lincecum has a 6.00 ERA that is the highest on San Francisco's staff.

Lincecum has lost five straight decisions and is 2-7 this season after Texas tagged him Sunday.

Lincecum's next scheduled start is Saturday in Seattle, where he lives in the offseason.

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