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Matt Kemp of the L.A. Dodgers scores the game's only run in the fifth inning of Saturday's game against the Angels. Losing pitcher Jered Weaver, left, who didn't allow a base hit, looks on.

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers became the fifth team in modern major league history to win a game in which they didn't get a hit, defeating the Angels 1-0 on Saturday night.

The Angels' Jered Weaver pitched six hitless innings before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter, then Jose Arredondo pitched the next two innings. Since the Dodgers didn't have to bat in the ninth, the game doesn't qualify as a no-hitter.

It was only the fifth such game since 1900, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Dodgers' Chad Billingsley scattered three hits over seven innings, then Jonathan Broxton and Takashi Saito shut out the Angels the last two innings.

Weaver was victimized by his own fielding error with one out in the fifth inning that allowed Matt Kemp to reach first and eventually come around to score on a stolen base, an error and Blake DeWitt's sacrifice fly.

Kemp's spinning squibber rolled to the right of the mound and Weaver rushed toward first base to grab the ball, but bobbled it. The ruling on whether it was a hit or an error was a close one, since Weaver would have had to field the ball cleanly — and first baseman Casey Kotchman was off the bag. But official scorer Don Hartack ruled it an error.

Kemp stole second and continued to third on catcher Jeff Mathis' throwing error, then scored on Blake DeWitt's sacrifice fly. The run was unearned.

Weaver (7-8) struck out six, walked three and hit a batter in his six innings. Chone Figgins pinch-hit for him in the seventh with two outs and a runner on second, but grounded out.

Billingsley (7-7) struck out seven and walked three.


WHITE SOX 6, CUBS 5: At Chicago, Carlos Quentin hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the bottom of the seventh, closer Bobby Jenks escaped a ninth-inning jam and the White Sox made it two straight over the Cubs. Derrek Lee was 5-for-5 with three RBIs for the Cubs, who've lost seven of 11. Jermaine Dye and Alexei Ramirez also homered for the White Sox. Matt Thornton (4-1), the third of five White Sox relievers, pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings for the win.

YANKEES 3, METS 2: At New York, Andy Pettitte outpitched Johan Santana for his sixth straight win, leading the Yankees past the Mets at rainy Shea Stadium. Robinson Cano delivered a key RBI single off Santana (7-7). Pettitte (9-5) improved to 6-0 with a 3.54 ERA in eight outings since May 17.

BLUE JAYS 9, BRAVES 5: At Toronto, Vernon Wells homered and drove in three runs to help Toronto beat Atlanta. Rod Barajas hit a solo homer and Joe Inglett had two RBIs for Toronto, which got a solid effort from John Parrish in his first start since 2004. Mark Teixeira hit his 16th homer and Gregor Blanco had a career-high four hits for the Braves.

BREWERS 5, TWINS 1: At Minneapolis, Manny Parra allowed two hits in seven innings to win his sixth straight start and Milwaukee beat Minnesota to end the Twins' 10-game winning streak. Parra (8-2), who has seven wins in his last eight starts dating to May 20, struck out six.

TIGERS 7, ROCKIES 6: At Detroit, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double in the bottom of the ninth and Detroit overcame Todd Jones' blown save to beat Colorado and improve to .500 for the first time this season. It was the Tigers' 14th win in 17 games. Colorado lost its sixth straight game.

ASTROS 11, RED SOX 10: At Houston, Lance Berkman atoned for three strikeouts with a two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Astros over Boston. Mark Loretta hit a three-run homer and Carlos Lee added a solo shot and a two-run double for the Astros. Doug Brocail (3-3) got two outs for the victory. Jose Valverde picked up his 20th save.

REDS 5, INDIANS 0: At Cleveland, Johnny Cueto won for the first time in four starts for Cincinnati, combining with four relievers to shut out Cleveland. Cueto (6-8) won for the first time since June 6 at Florida. The rookie right-hander gave up five hits, walked three and hit two batters in 6 1/3 innings.

CARDINALS 5, ROYALS 1: At Kansas City, Mo., Rick Ankiel hit a two-run homer to help rookie Mitchell Boggs remain unbeaten and St. Louis snapped Kansas City's six-game winning streak. Boggs (3-0) allowed only four hits and one run in six innings. The Cardinals, who beat the Royals for the first time in five games, are 4-0 in the six starts the 24-year-old right-hander has made since being called up on June 6 from Triple-A Memphis.

PHILLIES 8, RANGERS 6: At Arlington, Texas, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each hit 400-foot homers in the third inning and Philadelphia held on against Texas. Both homers came off Vicente Padilla (10-4), who was denied by his former team of matching the American League lead for victories. Cole Hamels (8-5) struck out eight over seven innings for the NL East-leading Phillies.

ORIOLES 9, NATIONALS 1: At Washington, Luke Scott and Ramon Hernandez homered, Adam Jones matched his career high with four hits, and the Orioles cruised past the Nationals in a game interrupted by rain for 63 minutes Garrett Olson (6-3) allowed one run, six hits and three walks in five innings for the Orioles.

GIANTS 1, ATHLETICS 0: At Oakland, Calif., Tim Lincecum outpitched Justin Duchscherer in a fine matchup between two likely All-Stars, Randy Winn drove in the only run of the game and the Giants snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Athletics. Lincecum (9-1) struck out 11 for his third game with 10 or more Ks this year and the fifth of his career. Brian Wilson worked the ninth for his NL-leading 22nd save in 24 opportunities.

PIRATES 4, RAYS 3 (13 INNINGS): At Pittsburgh, Jason Bay homered off Jason Hammel (3-3) with two outs in the 13th inning to give the Pirates a victory over Tampa Bay. John Van Benschoten (1-2), who was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis before the game, pitched a scoreless inning of relief to pick up the victory.

MARINERS 4, PADRES 2: At San Diego, Carlos Silva won for the first time in 13 starts spanning nearly 2 1/2 months and Seattle beat former teammate Cha Seung Baek. Adrian Beltre had three hits and two RBIs for the Mariners, who won for the fourth time in five games but still have the worst record in the majors, 30-50.

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DIAMONDBACKS 6, MARLINS 2: At Miami, Brandon Webb returned to his All-Star form, Chris Young had three RBIs and Arizona beat Florida for the first time in five tries this season. Webb (12-4), the 2006 Cy Young Award winner, struck out eight and gave up two runs in six innings for the Diamondbacks, who ended a three-game skid. Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla, who began Saturday leading the majors with 23 home runs, left the game in the fourth because of a left ankle sprain.