CARSON, Calif. — Keith Thurman had an unenviable act to follow when Lucas Matthysse and John Molina Jr. put on a bloody 11-round slugfest right before he stepped in the same ring with Julio Diaz. Although Thurman couldnt match Matthysses pyrotechnics, the rising welterweight still managed a big finish. Thurman remained unbeaten Saturday night, stopping Diaz after three rounds when Diazs corner threw in the towel due to an injured rib. Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs), nicknamed “One-Time” for his one-punch knockout power, retained his WBA interim welterweight title. He floored Diaz in the second round before delivering the body shot that led Diaz to quit on his stool on a chilly night before the usual energized crowd at the outdoor ring south of Los Angeles. Although he had a short night, Thurman still demonstrated his formidable skill and power in his seventh fight in less than two years. “Hes a warrior, but he just couldnt take the punishment,” Thurman said about Diaz. “No one knows the power of One-Time until they step in the ring with One-Time. We did the work in the gym. How did you think I was able to look this good?” A left to the temple dropped Diaz, although he stayed on his unsteady feet for a moment before taking a knee and getting up to beat the count. Thurman remembered the punch that evidently injured Diazs rib, but thought Diaz (40-10-1) had partially blocked it. “We were able to put that pain and that hurt on him like were supposed to,” Thurman said. The main event was an anticlimax after a tenacious performance by Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs), who overcame two early knockdowns and stopped Molina early in the 11th round of the Argentine 140-pound stars dynamite return to the ring. Matthysse knocked down the bleeding Molina in each of the final three rounds, culminating in a decisive combination. Matthysse hadnt fought since injuring his eye and losing a decision to 140-pound champion Danny Garcia last September, but he was right back in destructive form. “It did take me a few rounds to get going, but I was able to take control of the fight,” Matthysse said. “The knockdowns threw me off a little, but I was able to get my punches in.” That defeat interrupted the rapid rise of the hard-punching Argentine known as “The Machine,” and he returned with what many expected to be a simple fight against Molina (27-4), a Los Angeles-area fighter who infamously got knocked out in the first round of a title shot in 2012. But Molina showed he was no pushover from the opening round, knocking back Matthysse with a big right hand. Another chopping right out of a clinch in the second round sent Matthysse to his knees on just his second career knockdown. Although Matthysse controlled long stretches of the bout with his jab and power, he went down again late in the fifth after winning much of the round, dropping to his knees on a punch to the top of his head. Matthysse immediately indicated the punch was illegal in the back of his head, but referee Pat Russell ruled it a knockdown. “I thought I was going to get him out of there early, but he got it together,” Molina said. “Theres a reason hes the No. 1 guy in the division. I took his shot all the way through, and I didnt feel it until the end.” Despite a cut near his left eye, Matthysse kept using his jab and power against Molina, who had a large cut on the left side of his head. Matthysse then knocked down Molina late in the eighth round with a left hand and a possible push before punishing him throughout the ninth. Matthysse dropped Molina again in the 10th round with a combination on the ropes. 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Jones hit his 100th career home run and drove in four runs as the Pirates beat St. Louis 5-0 on Friday night to move into a tie with the Cardinals for the lead in the NL Central. “Big game, big series,” Jones said. “I made some adjustments and took it into the game and I felt good. I felt aggressive and strong and it was nice to be able to contribute to the win.” A pep talk from outfielder Marlon Byrd helped. The veteran, acquired by the Pirates in a trade with the New York Mets on Tuesday, pulled Jones aside and delivered some advice culled from 12 years of bouncing through seven big league cities. “He came up to me and said youre a guy who can hit 30-40 home runs,” Jones said. “He started talking to me about hitting and the few things he mentioned to me just made a lot of sense.” Hard to argue with the results. Jones finished with three hits while matching his entire RBI total for the month in one night. Russell Martin added his 12th homer of the season for Pittsburgh. Jose Tabata and Neil Walker got two hits as the Pirates moved within four victories of their first winning season in 21 years. Francisco Liriano (15-6) allowed just two hits over eight innings, walking two and striking out six to reach the 15-win plateau for the first time in his eight-year career. The left-hander struggled in his previous start last weekend in San Francisco but bounced back with one of his most dominant performances of the season. Liriano credited his resilience on a newfound maturity that allows him to move on quickly following a rough night. “Whatever is done is done, nothing you can do about it, just focus on the next start,” Liriano said. Having an early lead to work with certainly helped. Jones came in hitting just .119 in August but broke out against St. Louis starter Shelby Miller (12-9). Jones hit a two-run double in the first inning to give Pittsburgh the lead, added a moon shot to the seats in right field off Miller in the fourth and followed it up with an RBI single in the fifth. “Garrett put in a lot of work and it paid off big time for us,” Hurdle said.dddddddddddd The Cardinals came in surging after they erased a four-game deficit earlier this month. St. Louis arrived at PNC Park with a one-game lead and a chance to create some breathing room over Pittsburgh and Cincinnati heading into September. Instead, things tightened up after Miller again struggled to get outs against the Pirates. The rookie right-hander is in the midst of a breakout season but fell to 0-4 versus Pittsburgh, though his hitters havent done him any favours. The Cardinals have produced just one run in Millers four starts against the Pirates. Miller lasted just 4 1-3 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out three. He struggled with his command, twice walking Liriano – who came in hitting just .075 – on four pitches. “I made some mistakes with some pitches and they put good swings on them,” Miller said. “At the end of the day, they were better than us. I was just battling all night. It wasnt a good night.” It certainly was for Liriano, who is in the midst of a mid-career revival with the Pirates. The 2006 All-Star pitched a complete game in a 5-1 win at St. Louis two weeks ago and was even sharper in front of a packed PNC Park that is still getting used to being in the thick of a pennant race. The Cardinals managed only one runner in the last six innings, and no one got past second base in the entire game. “Theyre waiting for him to make a mistake out of over the plate but hes not making many mistakes then you dont have too many options,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. “We hit some balls hard but not enough of them in a row then we gave him the lead and that made it even tougher for us.” NOTES: Pittsburgh All-Star closer Jason Grilli will pitch one inning for Double-A Altoona on Saturday as he continues his rehab from a strained flexor tendon in his right forearm. 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