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Kershaw tosses three-hitter

MILWAUKEE (AP) ― Clayton Kershaw scattered three singles in his second complete game of the year and Matt Kemp hit his first home run since April 24, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday night.

Ryan Braun managed a pair of singles and Yuniesky Betancourt also singled for the only hits off Kershaw (5-2). The lefty struck out five and walked one.

Andre Ethier homered and tripled for the last-place Dodgers before being ejected by plate umpire Dan Bellino for arguing a called third strike in the eighth inning.

The victory was a respite for Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. He addressed speculation before the game on whether he would be fired this week, insisting he didn’t feel as if he was about to be replaced.

Yovani Gallardo (3-4) gave up three runs, including two homers, in six innings. The right-hander lost his third consecutive start and the reeling Brewers have dropped 15 of 18 games.

With the Dodgers’ bullpen giving up 12 runs while Los Angeles was swept in a three-game weekend series at Atlanta,

Bruce, Reds edge Mets as Cueto returns

NEW YORK (AP) ― Things weren’t going well for Johnny Cueto in his return from the disabled list, so he had a conversation ― with himself.

That’s all it took.

Cueto responded to the pep talk by striking out six of his last seven batters, then Jay Bruce helped make him a winner by hitting a tiebreaking home run that carried the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.

Atlanta 5, Minnesota 1

Cleveland 10, Seattle 8

Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 5

NY Yankees 6, Baltimore 4

Miami 5, Philadelphia 1

Oakland 9, Texas 2

Chicago White Sox 6, Boston 4

Houston 6, Kansas City 5

Arizona 5, Colorado 1

San Diego 4, St. Louis 2

San Francisco 8, Washington 0