Justin Verlander Prevails in Pitchers’ Duel as Tigers Beat the Dodgers

Justin Verlander and Kenta Maeda took no-hitters into the sixth inning on Sunday, but only Verlander kept an outstanding performance going as the Detroit Tigers trounced the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1, at Comerica Park.

Verlander (9-8) allowed a home run to Curtis Granderson in the sixth. But after his no-hit bid ended, the Tigers scored four runs in the bottom of the inning against the right-hander Maeda (11-5). Maeda retired the first 15 Detroit batters before allowing five hits in the sixth.

Verlander yielded only two hits while striking out nine and walking one in eight innings.

The Tigers halted a six-game skid and ended the Dodgers’ six-game winning streak.

PIRATES TOP CARDINALS AT WILLIAMSPORT Josh Bell homered and drove in four runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 in the Little League Classic, the first major league game in Williamsport, Pa.

The teams played at renovated Bowman Field, a minor league ballpark five miles from where the Little League World Series is taking place. Sitting in the front rows were admiring Little Leaguers who got to mingle with the big league stars earlier in the day, part of a Major League Baseball initiative to celebrate youth baseball.

After the final out, the Pirates shook hands on the field as usual following a victory. And then — in a nod to Little League tradition — both teams lined up at home plate and shook hands with each other, throwing in some hugs and high-fives to finish off a feel-good day.

Adam Frazier homered for the second straight game, and Andrew McCutchen added an R.B.I. grounder for the Pirates, who were the “home” team and won their second in a row to split the four-game series.

AROUND THE MAJORS The Chicago Cubs scored three runs in the 10th inning to beat visiting Toronto and cap a sweep of the Blue Jays. Eddie Rosario hit a grand slam in a nine-run first inning, and host Minnesota routed the Arizona Diamondbacks, 12-5, to complete a three-game sweep. Cheslor Cuthbert homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals subdued the Cleveland Indians, 7-4, to avoid a three-game sweep at home.

UMPIRES END PROTEST Major League Baseball umpires ended their protest of what they called “abusive player behavior” after Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union’s governing board. Most umpires wore white wristbands during Saturday’s games after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended over a verbal tirade aimed at the umpire Angel Hernandez.