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NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.
Jose Reyes dashed home to score the tying run in the eighth on a dangerous collision at the plate. Two innings later, Cespedes, who sat out Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia after his nagging right quadriceps flared up, launched a no-doubt drive to left-center on a 1-1 pitch from Nick Wittgren (4-3).
The Mets pulled even with Miami for second place in the NL East. With its seventh victory in nine games, New York remained 2 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the league’s second wild card.
Rookie left-hander Josh Smoker (1-0) struck out two in a perfect inning for his first major league win.
CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stephen Piscotty scored on a throwing error in the ninth inning after Carlos Martinez struck out a career-high 13, leading the St. Louis past Milwaukee.
With two on and nobody out in the ninth, Yadier Molina dropped down a bunt. Reliever Tyler Thornburg (5-5) threw to third base for a force out, but Jonathan Villar’s throw to first was wild, allowing Piscotty to score.
After Martinez held Milwaukee to one run over six innings, the Brewers scored four runs in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead. St. Louis tied it in the eighth on a two-run homer by Randal Grichuk off Corey Knebel.
Seung Hwan Oh pitched a perfect ninth for his 14th save. Miguel Socolovich (1-0) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up his first win.
Jedd Gyorko and Kolten Wong each hit solo home runs for the Cardinals.
INDIANS 1, TWINS 0, 10 INNINGS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis’ 10th-inning single scored Chris Gimenez as Cleveland handed Minnesota its 11th straight loss.
Kipnis lined a 1-0 pitch from Brandon Kintzler (0-1) with one out to left-center to finally break up the scoreless game.
Abraham Almonte pushed a bunt past Kintzler and beat the throw to first to start the inning. Gimenez fouled off two bunt attempts before poking a single through the right side with Almonte moving to second.
Third baseman Miguel Sano fielded Rajai Davis’ slow roller. Third base umpire Ron Kupla ruled Sano tagged Almonte and the call was upheld after a Cleveland challenge.
Kipnis then hit the second pitch from Kinztler for the game-winner.
Zach McAllister (3-2) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the 10th, retiring Max Kepler on a fly ball to end the inning.
TIGERS 4, WHITE SOX 3
DETROIT (AP) — Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Detroit.
Justin Upton also went deep for the Tigers, who pulled within a game of Baltimore for the American League’s second wild card.
Detroit trailed 3-2 after a solo homer in the seventh by Chicago’s Tyler Saladino, but Saltalamacchia’s towering drive to right-center off Nate Jones (5-3) put the Tigers ahead.
Justin Wilson (4-4) got the win in relief, and Francisco Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth for his 37th save in 40 chances.
Saladino drove in all three Chicago runs. James Shields allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.
RED SOX 9, RAYS 4
BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello had a simple answer to why he can’t think about his current success.
He knows there are a lot more important things he’s helping the Boston Red Sox chase.
Porcello became the majors’ first 18-game winner and the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 13-0 in Fenway Park, going seven solid innings in Boston’s 9-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
“When you look at the standings we’re still chasing so there’s nothing to be complacent about. You still have to gain ground on Toronto. We’re not in first place right now,” the right-hander said. “That’s how I kind of view it. I don’t look at it as a personal level: ‘I’m doing well so I can relax.’ We’re still fighting so we can get where we have to be.”
Mookie Betts hit his 30th homer, a solo shot, and drove in two runs for the Red Sox, who hold the AL’s first wild-card spot but had lost four of five.
Brock Holt had three hits and drove in two runs, Travis Shaw had three hits and Chris Young added a tiebreaking two-run double for Boston.
The Rays, buried in last in the AL East, have lost three of four.
Porcello (18-3) allowed three runs and six hits, striking out seven without issuing a walk to become the first Boston pitcher since Dave “Boo” Ferriss finished 13-0 at home in 1946 to start a season by winning his initial 13 decisions in Fenway.
“Rick has been a model of consistency,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.
Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia missed the game after a death in the family, but he’s expected back Tuesday.
Matt Andriese (6-6) took the loss, giving up a season-high seven runs in four-plus innings. Evan Longoria had two sacrifice flies for the Rays, who split a four-game series against the Red Sox at home last week.
“I just wasn’t at my best, so it’s kind of what happens when you leave some elevated pitches up there,” Andriese said of facing the majors’ top scoring team. “It’s a good hitting lineup and they made me pay.”
The game was tied 2-2 after three innings before Boston took charge with three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.
“Really impressed with the offense that they came right back and got two quick runs to tie it back up,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “But after that Porcello seemed to kick it in gear and they kind of had Matt’s number a little bit.”
Young lined his two-run double past third baseman Longoria, moving the Red Sox ahead 4-2. Longoria seemed to mistime the speed of the liner, raising his glove a bit late. Holt added an RBI double.
After the Rays cut it to 5-3, Betts lined a run-scoring double into the left-field corner. He scored on Shaw’s infield hit.
Betts homered over the Green Monster, hitting a billboard with the ball bouncing onto the field.
NATIONALS 4, PHILLIES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tanner Roark threw seven impressive innings, Jayson Werth hit a solo homer and Washington beat Philadelphia.
Roark (14-7) allowed four singles and struck out five. Marc Rzepczynski tossed a perfect eighth and Mark Melancon finished off the four-hitter.
Phillies rookie Jake Thompson (1-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings. It was the longest and best of his five career starts.
Werth lined a solo shot to left in the first against his former team.
Bryce Harper raced home from first on Anthony Rendon’s single to left-center to make it 2-0 in the first. Clint Robinson and Trea Turner had RBI singles off Frank Herrmann in the ninth.
CUBS 8, PIRATES 7, 13 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Montero hit a game-ending RBI single in the 13th inning, and Chicago rallied for a wild win over Pittsburgh.
Dexter Fowler, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo set the stage for Montero’s clutch swing with consecutive RBI singles against Jeff Locke (9-8), plating the tying run. After Ben Zobrist was walked intentionally, Montero lined a clean single into left field.
Rob Zastryzny (1-0) got his first major league win despite allowing Josh Harrison’s sacrifice fly in the top half of the inning. Jorge Soler and Willson Contreras homered for the Cubs, and Javier Baez collected four hits.
Pittsburgh had won eight straight road games. It fell 1 1/2 games back of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.
BLUE JAYS 5, ORIOLES 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit his fourth homer in two days and Jose Bautista also went deep in support of Marco Estrada, leading Toronto past Baltimore.
The Blue Jays lead the third-place Orioles by four games in the AL East. Baltimore has lost four out of five and is clinging to the second wild card.
Donaldson hit a solo homer in the fourth to tie it 1-1. The AL MVP had three homers in a 9-6 win over Minnesota on Sunday.
Estrada (8-6) allowed one run and four hits with four strikeouts over seven-plus innings. The Blue Jays have won three of his four starts against the Orioles this year.
J.J. Hardy provided Baltimore’s only run with his eighth homer in the third.
Baltimore left-hander Wade Miley (8-11) allowed three runs and five hits while tying a season high with nine strikeouts over seven innings.
ROYALS 8, YANKEES 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Dillon Gee kept the Royals’ momentum going with six sharp innings, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run homer and Kansas City beat the New York Yankees.
Gee (6-7) allowed only four hits and a run in the latest impressive start by the Royals’ staff, helping the reigning World Series champions win for the 18th time in 22 games.
Lorenzo Cain, Kendrys Morales and Alex Gordon drove in runs off Michael Pineda (6-11) during a five-hit salvo in the first inning. Pineda then retired 15 straight before getting into a two-on, no-outs jam in the seventh that led to Escobar’s homer off reliever Blake Parker.
Starlin Castro drove in two runs for the Yankees, the second in a four-run eighth inning that forced Kansas City manager Ned Yost to summon fill-in closer Kelvin Herrera.
RANGERS 6, MARINERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings and Carlos Beltran homered among three hits, helping Texas beat Seattle.
The American League-leading Rangers won the first of six straight games at home against the two teams chasing them in the AL West and dropped the Mariners into third place, a game behind Houston and 9 1/2 back of Texas.
Darvish (5-3) easily outpitched fellow Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma for his third straight win, leaving to a standing ovation with a 6-1 lead in the seventh after throwing 110 pitches, the most since his return from Tommy John surgery.
Sam Dyson struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 30th save, giving Texas 13 strikeouts.
Iwakuma (14-10) lost his third straight start while matching his shortest outing of the season at three innings.
ASTROS 6, ATHLETICS 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve homered, Joe Musgrove and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as Houston beat Oakland.
Musgrove (2-2) struck out seven, walked three and allowed three hits over 5 1/3 innings, and then Luke Gregerson, Pat Neshek and Brad Peacock closed things out. Musgrove had allowed 13 runs over his last two starts.
Houston closed within two games of the second AL wild card with the win and Baltimore’s loss.
A’s starter Sean Manaea (5-9) left after 3 1/3 innings with a right rhomboid strain.
Altuve hit his second homer in two games to lead off the sixth and extend Houston’s lead to 3-0.
Alex Bregman hit a two-run single and Carlos Correa had an RBI single as part of a three-run seventh.
ROCKIES 8, DODGERS 1
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray pitched six scoreless innings, Nick Hundley hit a two-run homer and the Colorado beat NL West-leading Los Angeles.
Gray (9-6) surrendered four hits and struck out eight in a crisp performance for his first win since Aug. 2. He was helped out by centerfielder Charlie Blackmon, who made a sliding catch in the fifth to thwart a big inning.
DJ LeMahieu had a two-run double in a five-run seventh that turned a pitching duel into a rout.
Kenta Maeda (13-8) was electric once again at Coors Field — except for a hanging slider to Hundley in the fourth. The right-hander with the quirky delivery allowed four hits over five innings. Maeda has a 2.12 ERA in three starts at the hitter friendly park.
ANGELS 9, REDS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each hit one of the Angels’ five home runs in a win over Cincinnati.
Trout went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs, joining Alex Rodriguez as one of two players to score 100 runs five times before his age-25 season.
Pujols hit his 586th homer, tying Frank Robinson for ninth on the career list.
Kole Calhoun was a triple short of the cycle, and C.J. Cron homered among his three hits for the Angels.
Matt Shoemaker (9-13) allowed two runs and seven hits over seven innings. After giving up a two-run homer to Joey Votto in the first, Shoemaker settled in to win his third straight decision.
Dan Straily (10-7) allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night.
Moore’s try ended on his 133rd and final pitch — he missed most of the last two seasons after Tommy John surgery. He was immediately pulled after Seager’s hit plopped onto the grass in shallow right field.
Giants center fielder Denard Span sprinted for two outstanding catches, including a leadoff grab in the ninth, to give Moore a chance.
Moore earned his first win for the Giants since they got him in a trade with Tampa Bay on Aug. 1.
Moore nearly gave San Francisco a major league record five straight years with a no-hitter. And he almost became the first Giants pitcher to no-hit the archrival Dodgers since 1915, when New York’s Rube Marquard stopped Brooklyn.
NATIONALS 4, ORIOLES 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer allowed two hits over eight innings, Bryce Harper had a two-run double and Washington avoided a four-game home-and-home sweep.
Scherzer (14-7) struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. He retired 12 straight after Adam Jones’ fourth-inning double and 21 of 22 before Mark Trumbo’s leadoff single in the eighth.
Jayson Werth’s solo home run staked Washington to a 1-0 lead. Daniel Murphy’s RBI double in the eighth came before Harper’s second hit helped the Nationals pull away.
The Nationals had lost four straight including three in a row to the Orioles, who won twice in Baltimore before the teams shifted to Washington.
Ubaldo Jimenez (5-11) allowed one run and five hits over six innings.
Trumbo stole second base with two outs in the eighth, but J.J. Hardy flied out to deep center field on Scherzer’s 95th and final pitch. Mark Melancon allowed one hit in the ninth.
METS 10, CARDINALS 6
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright lost his glove trying to tag out Yoenis Cespedes and lost the game, too, when Alejandro De Aza homered and drove in five runs for New York.
Seth Lugo (1-2) pitched five scoreless innings for his first big league win. The Mets took two of three to win their first series at Busch Stadium since 2008.
Brandon Moss hit two home runs for the Cardinals and Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty also connected.
The Mets led 3-0 in the fifth when Wainwright (9-8) and Cespedes were involved in a bizarre play.
Cespedes tried to go from first to third on a bloop single by James Loney. When several Cardinals chased the ball, Wainwright covered third base. Cespedes slid and his cleat pinned Wainwright’s glove to the bag — he would’ve been out, but when Wainwright pulled away his hand, the mitt stayed stuck under Cespedes’ foot. Because Wainwright didn’t control the ball, Cespedes was called safe in a ruling upheld by replay. Moments later, De Aza hit a three-run homer to make it 7-0.
BRAVES 3, DIAMONDBACKS 1
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Wisler, called up from Triple-A in time to start for Atlanta, didn’t allow Arizona a hit for six innings.
The 23-year-old Wisler (5-11) allowed a run and two hits with four strikeouts and three walks in eight innings. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth inning for his 12th save.
Paul Goldschmidt broke up Wisler’s no-hit bid with a leadoff single in the seventh. Goldschmidt scored on Chris Owings’ groundout.
Robbie Ray (7-12) was the loser.
ANGELS 6, BLUE JAYS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Albert Pujols reached the 100-RBI mark for the 13th time, the fifth player in history to achieve the feat, Mike Trout had three hits and drove in four runs, and Los Angeles beat Toronto.
Jered Weaver pitched 5 2/3 innings to snap a three-start losing streak and help the Angels win consecutive games for the first time since Aug. 2-3.
The Angels also prevented J.A. Happ from becoming the first 18-game winner in the majors. After winning 11 straight decisions, Happ (17-4) suffered his first lost since June 10 at Detroit. He allowed four runs and six hits in five innings.
One day after his 584th home run moved him past Mark McGwire into sole possession of 10th place on the career list, Pujols joined Jimmie Foxx, Lou Gehrig, Alex Rodriguez and Babe Ruth as the only players with 100 or more RBIs in 13 seasons.
RANGERS 9, INDIANS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed only two singles over eight innings for his 14th victory, Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat with Texas and the AL-best Rangers beat Clevelandin the opener of a four-game series matching division leaders.
Hamels (14-4) retired 19 straight batters after Francisco Lindor’s two-out single to left in the first. The only other baserunner for the Indians was Carlos Santana after a leadoff hit in the eighth, though he was stranded at second after advancing on a passed ball.
Adrian Beltre and Rougned Odor also homered for the Rangers (75-53).
Josh Tomlin (11-8) lost his fifth consecutive start in August.
ROYALS 5, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Alcides Escobar homered and drove in two runs to lead surging Kansas City past Miami.
Salvador Perez and Kendrys Morales also drove in runs. The defending champion Royals have won 15 of 18 to pull within four games of the second AL wild card spot.
Edison Volquez (10-10) pitched five innings and allowed two runs, both unearned, and three hits.
The Royals’ bullpen, which has been a successful formula for the reigning two-time AL pennant winners, pitched four scoreless innings to push its franchise-record scoreless streak to 38 2/3 innings — the best in the majors since 2002-03 when San Francisco tossed 39 1/3 straight.
Kelvin Herrera pitched the ninth for his ninth save in 11 chances.
Tom Koehler (9-9) was the loser.
PIRATES 3, BREWERS 2, 10 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and a pair of RBI singles, including the tiebreaker in the 10th inning, and Pittsburgh beat Milwaukee to stop a nine-game skid at Miller Park.
McCutchen has 44 RBIs in 56 career games at Miller Park, his highest total at any opposing park.
McCutchen homered into the second tier of seats in left field off Wily Peralta in the first for his 18th home run of the season. He then hit an RBI single that beat the shift in the third.
Pinch-hitter John Jaso blooped a single off Carlos Torres (2-3), advanced on a sacrifice, took third on a ground out and scored on McCutchen’s liner through the right side of the infield.
Antonio Bastardo (2-0) picked up the win in relief, and Tony Watson pitched a scoreless 10th for his eighth save.
RAYS 2, RED SOX 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Boston slugger David Ortiz to give Tampa Bay a four-game split.
After Tyler Sturdevant struck out Hanley Ramirez and Jackie Bradley Jr. to begin the ninth, Romero was summoned. Romero sent Ortiz to the ground with a high-and-tight 1-2 fastball, then got him to look at strike three. A day earlier, the 40-year-old Ortiz reached 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. Ortiz was rested for the final day of an 11-game road trip that saw Boston go 7-4. The Red Sox, who began the day tied with Toronto for the AL East lead, lost the final two games of the series.
Mikie Mahtook ended a stretch of 34 hitless at-bats with a go-ahead double in the seventh off Drew Pomeranz (10-10). Jake Odorizzi (9-5) improved to 6-0 in eight starts since the All-Star break. He gave up one run and five hits in seven innings.
WHITE SOX 7, MARINERS 6
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier tied it with an RBI single in the seventh inning and lifted Chicago past Seattle with a line drive down the left-field line in the ninth.
Adam Eaton led off the ninth with a bloop single off Nick Vincent (3-4) and went to second on Tim Anderson’s sacrifice. Jose Abreu was walked intentionally before Frazier’s liner over third scored Eaton, leading to a pileup of players behind the pitcher’s mound.
David Robertson (4-2) worked around a walk and two incidents of fans running on the field in the ninth that delayed play for several minutes.
Robinson Cano hit his 29th home run and the Mariners wasted a solid return off the disabled list by James Paxton in their third straight loss.
TIGERS 8, TWINS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James McCann had a three-run homer and finished with four hits, Daniel Norris pitched into the seventh inning and Detroit completed a sweep for Minnesota’s seventh straight loss.
The Tigers are 10-2 against the Twins this year. They have won eight in a row at Target Field.
Norris (2-2) struck out five in 6 1/3 innings, allowing six hits without a walk in his longest and strongest start this season. He took a shutout in the sixth, surrendering RBI singles by Robbie Grossman and Eduardo Escobar over his last two innings.
Francisco Rodriguez struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 35th save. Jose Berrios (2-4) was the loser.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill pitched six dominant innings in his first start with Los Angeles and Justin Turner hit his 24th homer, lifting the Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Wednesday night.
Los Angeles has a three-game lead over the Giants atop the NL West.
Turner homered in the fourth for the first hit against starter Johnny Cueto. Turner has 20 homers since June 10.
Hill (1-0) was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger when the Dodgers acquired him from the Oakland Athletics on Aug. 1 along with outfielder Josh Reddick. He allowed five hits and struck out three while throwing 81 pitches.
Cueto (14-4) allowed a run and four hits over six innings, and San Francisco has lost eight of 10.
Kenley Jansen got his 37th save to complete the six-hitter. He reached 604 career strikeouts, tying Jim Brewer for most career strikeouts as a reliever in franchise history.
CUBS 6, PADRES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks pitched six effective innings and Chicago finished off a three-game sweep.
Hendricks (12-7) gave up two runs and four hits, striking out eight and leaving with a 2.19 ERA. He has allowed no more than three earned runs in 17 straight starts.
There Cubs relievers took over for the NL Central leaders, with Aroldis Chapman pitching the ninth for his 29th save in 32 chances.
Willson Contreras homered and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs to help the Cubs win for the 22nd time in 27 games. At 81-45, they are 36 games over .500 for the first time since ending the 1945 season at 98-56.
The Padres have dropped nine of their past 12. Paul Clemens (2-3) took the loss.
YANKEES 5, MARINERS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up his torrid stretch with his seventh home run in the past nine games, and Masahiro Tanaka won his fourth straight start in New York’s victory over Seattle.
Tanaka (11-4) threw seven shutout innings and got the better of the Mariners and former Japan League teammate Hisashi Iwakuma (14-9).
The Yankees won their third straight road series. They took two of three from the Mariners, one of the teams they’re chasing in the AL wild-card race.
Sanchez homered into the second deck in left field in the first inning on the first pitch from Iwakuma, his ninth home run in 18 games since joining the Yankees lineup Aug. 3.
Sanchez added a double and his intentional walk in the seventh inning led to Mark Teixeira’s RBI single for a 4-0 lead.
RANGERS 6, REDS 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — Yu Darvish hit only the second homer by a Texas pitcher and Adrian Beltre had a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning in the Rangers’ 6-5 victory over Cincinnati.
Darvish’s solo shot to center field was one of three homers by the Rangers, who wasted a three-run lead before rallying late. Beltre’s double off Blake Wood (5-2) snapped a 5-5 tie.
Nomar Mazara had a three-homer, and Ian Desmond followed Darvish’s homer in the fifth with one off Tim Adleman. The Reds have given up 10 homers in the last three games, including four sets of back-to-backs.
Darvish let a 5-2 lead slip away. He walked a season-high five batters and hit a batter in six innings. A passed ball and an error led to two unearned runs.
Jake Diekman (4-2) went one inning and got the win. Sam Dyson pitched the ninth for his 28th save.
RAYS 4, RED SOX 3, 11 INNINGS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz hit his 30th home run in the first inning, but Tampa Bay came back from a three-run deficit to beat Boston to prevent the Red Sox from taking sole possession of the AL East lead.
Luke Maile doubled with two out in the 11th and scored after Red Sox pitcher Heath Hembree (4-1) dropped a throw to first base on Kevin Kiermaier’s grounder.
Brad Boxberger (2-0) got the win with one inning of relief.
Boston has won 10 of its last 13 games and remained tied for first with Toronto.
Bidding to become the majors’ first 18-game winner, Rick Porcello allowed Evan Longoria’s tying homer in the eighth before leaving. It was Longoria’s 30th homer.
ANGELS 8, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Albert Pujols moved into sole possession of 10th place on the career home run list with 584, Matt Shoemaker pitched six shutout innings and Los Angeles beat Toronto to snap an 11-game road losing streak.
Pujols finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs. After he and Mike Trout hit back-to-back homers in the first, Pujols hit a sacrifice fly in the second, singled in the fourth and sixth innings, then capped his night with an RBI double in the eighth.
For Pujols, the homer broke a tie with Mark McGwire on career list. A three-time MVP and 10-time All-Star, Pujols is two home runs shy of tying Frank Robinson for ninth place.
Two pitches after Trout hit his 24th home run, Pujols did the same. Both shots came off Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada (7-6).
Shoemaker (8-13) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three.
ORIOLES 10, NATIONALS 8
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baltimore closer Zach Britton saw his remarkable streak of 43 straight games without allowing an earned run end, then shut down Washington’s ninth-inning rally.
The Nationals scored five times in the ninth, one of them charged to Britton. But after his own mistake helped Washington put runners on first and second with one out, Britton got Ryan Zimmerman to ground into a double play.
Manny Machado and Matt Wieters each homered and drove in four runs for the AL wild card-contending Orioles. Baltimore has beaten the NL East leaders three straight times this week.
Daniel Murphy hit a grand slam for the Nationals in the ninth, making it 10-7 and bringing Britton into the game with one out in a non-saved situation.
Wade Miley (8-10) allowed two runs on seven hits in five-plus innings. Tanner Roark (13-7) gave up five runs in five innings and hit three batters.
MARLINS 3, ROYALS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and appeared to avoid a serious injury when he tweaked his right leg on his final pitch, helping Miami snap Kansas City’s winning streak at nine.
Fernandez (13-7) pulled up after striking out Christian Colon to end the seventh, and rubbed his right knee before limping to the dugout. The Marlins pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the seventh.
Fernandez had nine strikeouts to increase his season total to 213, breaking the Marlins’ record of 209 set by Ryan Dempster in 2000. Fernandez also had the Marlins’ first two hits, hiking his average to .286.
Fernando Rodney pitched around two singles and walk for his 25th save and eighth with Miami.
Dillon Gee (5-7) took the loss.
CARDINALS 8, METS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty homered off New York starter Jacob deGrom to power St. Louis.
Carpenter set the tone, hitting a leadoff home run in the first inning. The Cardinals went on to win for the seventh time in nine games.
Piscotty and Yadier Molina each had three of the Cardinals’ season high-tying 19 hits.
Carlos Martinez (12-7) gave up one run and four hits over eight innings. He also got two hits himself.
Roughed up for the second straight start, deGrom (7-7) allowed five runs on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He was tagged for a career-worst eight runs and 13 hits in his previous outing against San Francisco.
ATHLETICS 5, INDIANS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kendall Graveman pitched into the seventh inning to become Oakland’s first 10-game winner this season, and the Athletics beat Cleveland.
The A’s took two of three games from the AL Central leaders. Cleveland went into the day with the best record in the American League, but was held to one run for the third consecutive game.
Khris Davis tripled and scored as part of Oakland’s five-run second inning off Trevor Bauer (9-6).
Roberto Perez homered, and Jose Ramirez and Lonnie Chisenhall had two hits apiece for Cleveland.
Graveman (10-8) extended his scoreless streak to 16 innings before Perez homered in the seventh.
Graveman allowed six hits in 6 2/3 innings and won for the ninth time in his last 11 decisions.
ASTROS 5, PIRATES 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evan Gattis hit his 20th home run, leading Collin McHugh and Houston over Pittsburgh for the Astros’ fifth victory in six games.
McHugh (8-10) gave up three runs in five innings, ending an 0-4 rut in his last five starts. Ken Giles closed for his fifth save. Gerrit Cole (7-9) allowed five runs in five innings.
Jordy Mercer homered for Pittsburgh.
BREWERS 7, ROCKIES 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit two home runs and Milwaukee tied a season high with its fourth straight victory, beating Colorado.
Braun hit a solo drive off Tyler Anderson (4-5) in the fourth inning. He connected for his 24th homer, a two-run shot, off Chad Qualls in a four-run seventh.
Colorado’s Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 34th homer in the first. The Rockies went on to load the bases, but Zach Davies (10-6) escaped further trouble.
TIGERS 9, TWINS 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit his 28th home run and had four hits, Justin Upton added a three-run homer and Detroit beat Minnesota.
Matt Boyd (5-2) tied his career high with seven strikeouts in six innings to win his fifth straight decision.
Cabrera had his fifth four-hit game of the season and was a triple shy of the cycle. He opened the scoring with a deep blast to straightaway center field in the first inning.
Brian Dozier hit his career-high 30th homer for Minnesota, but starter Tyler Duffey (8-10) allowed six runs in three innings. The Twins have lost sixth straight.
PHILLIES 5, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez homered to back Jerad Eickhoff, and struggling Philadelphia beat Chicago.
Joseph and Hernandez each had two hits and went deep against James Shields (5-16). Aaron Altherr added two RBI singles.
Eickhoff (9-12) allowed two runs and four hits over six innings. Jeanmar Gomez worked the ninth for his 34th save in 38 chances.
DIAMONDBACKS 10, BRAVES 9, 11 INNINGS
PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon Drury drove in Jake Lamb with a sacrifice fly, giving Arizona a win over Atlanta.
The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with a double, a hit batter and an intentional walk against reliever Jose Ramirez (2-1). Matt Kemp dived to catch Drury’s sinking liner to left but couldn’t get off a good throw to stop Lamb.
Former starter Patrick Corbin (5-13) pitched two scoreless innings in relief to earn the win.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price was good, even better because of a rookie’s nifty glove work.
Boston’s ace won his third straight decision Monday night, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 with a huge assist from Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch that helped Price limit his old team to just two hits over eight scoreless innings.
Price (12-8) walked two, struck out eight and didn’t allow a runner past first base in helping the Red Sox win for the ninth time in 11 games and nudge into in a tie for first place in the AL East with Toronto.
Benintendi drove in a run with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly, then kept Price’s bid for a shutout alive by denying Steven Souza Jr. what would have been a two-run homer with an eighth-inning catch that nearly sent him tumbling over a short wall in the left-field corner.
“That’s a highlight-reel play at a pivotal time in the game,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “David was outstanding. But in a three-run game, that late, take away a two-run homer, it’s a huge difference in the ball game.”
The defensive gem enabled Price to extend Tampa Bay’s scoring drought against Boston to 25 innings dating to a series at Fenway Park before the All-Star break. Evan Longoria stopped the streak with a two-run homer off Matt Barnes in the ninth.
“I think that’s the best catch I’ve made. I’ve never really had the opportunity to do that,” Benintendi said. “I knew that it was going to go out. I was just trying to time it and I was fortunate enough to finish with it.”
Chris Young returned from a two-month stay on the disabled list to drive in a run with a double off Blake Snell (4-6), Hanley Ramirez had a sacrifice fly in the seventh and Xander Bogaerts added a two-run homer off Danny Farquhar in the ninth.
Price, who also pitched eight scoreless innings against his former team during a 4-0 victory in Boston on July 10, won for the first time as a visitor in four decisions at Tropicana Field.
“I had a lot of good things happen,” said Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner who helped the Rays make the playoffs four times before being traded in 2014. “With Benny, and the catch he made to rob a home run, I spent seven years here and I didn’t see that catch too many times. It doesn’t happen a whole lot. That was huge.”
Benintendi started the game in center field. He moved to left after Young was removed for pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr. in the eighth. The maneuvering looked like a stroke of genius when Benintendi chased down Souza’s fly ball in the corner and made a running catch before nearly flipping over the wall.
“That was an unbelievable play,” Souza said. “He ran a long way, was at full speed. And then to go over and hold on to the ball, it was pretty impressive.”
Snell, who got his first big league win against the Red Sox on June 27, threw 94 pitches and allowed four hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings, yet Boston was only able to build a 2-0 lead against the 23-year-old rookie.
ORIOLES 4, NATIONALS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 38th home run, Jonathan Schoop also went deep and Baltimore won a matchup between neighboring contenders.
Rookie Dylan Bundy (7-4) pitched six innings of three-hit ball for the Orioles, who had lost five of their previous six games — all at home. The victory lifted Baltimore within two games of first-place Toronto and Boston in the AL East.
Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth for his 38th save. The left-hander has not allowed an earned run in 43 games since May 5.
The Orioles did all their scoring against A.J. Cole (0-1) in his season debut. Cole was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to replace scheduled starter Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled.
DODGERS 18, REDS 9
CINCINNATI (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit three of the Dodgers’ seven homers — driving in a career-high eight runs — and rookie Corey Seager had a noteworthy homer as well.
The NL West leaders enjoyed their biggest home run splurge in 10 years. They’ve won 10 of their last 12 games against Cincinnati.
Gonzalez started it with a three-run shot in the first inning off Homer Bailey (2-2), who had his worst showing since returning from Tommy John surgery. The first baseman also had a solo shot in the fifth, when the Dodgers connected four times overall.
Gonzalez’s three-run shot in the seventh tied his career high for homers.
Joey Votto singled home a run off reliever Jesse Chavez (1-0), one of his four RBIs.
INDIANS 1, ATHLETICS 0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and Cleveland beat Oakland.
Carrasco (9-6) was masterful while limiting the A’s to four hits over eight innings. The right-hander had nine strikeouts, retired the side in order five times and allowed only one runner to reach second base.
Miller struck out the side in the ninth for his 11th save.
Neither team did much offensively until Santana’s one-out home run off reliever Ryan Dull (5-4), his 27th of the season.
CUBS 5, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jason Heyward all homered to back Jon Lester’s strong outing for Chicago.
Bryant’s solo shot in the fifth inning was his 32nd of the year, tying him with Colorado’s Nolan Arenado for the National League lead.
Lester (14-4) limited the Padres to a run and five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked two in winning for the 10th time in his last 11 decisions.
Edwin Jackson (3-4) gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings.
MARINERS 7, YANKEES 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit a three-run homer and Nelson Cruz added a solo shot as Seattle rallied to beat New York.
The Yankees got two homers apiece from rookie catcher Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro, but three of them were solo shots.
Zunino, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on July 20, answered in the bottom half with his ninth home run — off Anthony Swarzak (1-2) — to put Seattle ahead 6-5.
Nick Vincent (3-3) retired all three batters he faced, and rookie Edwin Diaz survived a shaky ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances.
ASTROS 3, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball, Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and Houston beat Pittsburgh.
Hernandez connected off fellow rookie Jameson Taillon (3-3) in the fifth inning after A.J. Reed’s leadoff walk.
Alex Bregman, another Astros rookie, hit his fourth homer in the ninth inning off Neftali Feliz.
Fister struck out six, walked one and retired 11 of the first 12 batters.
Ken Giles got his fourth save despite allowing David Freese’s RBI single in the ninth.
DIAMONDBACKS 9, BRAVES 8
PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to lift Arizona over Atlanta.
Goldschmidt hit his 19th homer off John Gant (1-3) deep into the left-field seats to lead off the inning, helping Arizona overcome a five-run deficit and a two-homer night from Freddie Freeman.
Freeman hit a solo homer off Enrique Burgos (1-1) to tie it in the ninth.
BREWERS 4, ROCKIES 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carter homered and Jimmy Nelson won for the first time in seven starts.
Nelson (7-13) gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings.
Carter’s solo homer to left in the third, his 30th of the season, off Chad Bettis (10-7) extended Milwaukee’s lead to 4-1.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — David Ortiz hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in a three-run sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Monday to extend their winning streak to four.
Ortiz’s 27th home run of his farewell season was the 530th of his big league career. Ortiz homered in all three games the Red Sox played in Cleveland this season.
One out later, Jackie Bradley Jr. also homered off Josh Tomlin (11-6), who has given up a major league-leading 29 home runs this season.
Drew Pomeranz (1-2) allowed two runs in 7 2/3 innings to win for the first time since he was acquired from San Diego on July 14. He had been 0-2 in five starts for the Red Sox.
Selected by Cleveland with the fifth overall pick in the 2011 amateur draft, Pomeranz gave up Rajai Davis’ leadoff homer in the fourth and RBI double in the eighth.
Craig Kimbrel escaped a ninth-inning jam for his 20th save in 22 chances.
AL Central-leading Cleveland had won its previous four games.
The game was a makeup of an April 7 postponement caused by snow and cold.
YANKEES 1, BLUE JAYS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Chad Green struck out 11 in six dominant innings, Aaron Judge delivered again with an RBI double and Dellin Betances escaped a big ninth-inning jam, leading New York over Toronto.
Betances got major league RBI leader Edwin Encarnacion to ground into a game-ending, around-the-horn double play with runners at the corners.
The Yankees won for the fifth time in six games, taking the first 1-0 decision between the teams since 2005. They dropped Toronto percentage points out of first place in the AL East and pulled within 5 1/2 games of new division leader Baltimore.
Promoted earlier in the day from Triple-A for his fifth stint of the season with the Yankees, Green (2-2) was in complete control. He gave up two hits, walked none and outpitched R.A. Dickey (8-13).
Tyler Clippard, Adam Warren and Betances combined for scoreless relief. Betances held on for his fifth save as the Yankees stopped a five-game losing streak to Toronto.
ROYALS 3, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kennedy pitched effectively into the seventh inning to win for the first time since June 26 as Kansas City beat Detroit.
The Tigers lost Miguel Cabrera after four innings to a strained left biceps. Cabrera appeared to injure himself in a first-inning collision with Cheslor Cuthbert at first base, but batted twice before leaving the game.
Detroit said the slugger is day to day.
Kennedy (7-9) ended an eight-start winless streak, allowing one run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Three relievers finished, with Kelvin Herrera pitching the ninth for his fifth save.
Daniel Norris (1-1) gave up two runs — one earned — in 5 1/3 innings. He made the error that led to the unearned run.
J.D. Martinez homered for Detroit.
RANGERS 5, ATHLETICS 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit a grand slam not long after Texas ended a 24-inning scoreless streak, and Martin Perez earned his first win since late June to lead the Rangers over Oakland.
Beltre’s 100th home run at Globe Life Park came against former teammate Ross Detwiler (1-1) in the fifth with Texas trailing 2-1. His 10th career slam came three batters after Shin-Soo Choo broke his left forearm when he was hit by a pitch.
The AL West-leading Rangers were coming off consecutive shutout losses at home to Detroit.
Perez (8-8) gave up two runs — one earned — in seven innings. He had gone 0-4 over his past eight starts.
Sam Dyson closed for his 27th save.
Beltre’s 19th homer gave him 432 to break a tie with Cal Ripken on the career list.
MARLINS 6, REDS 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Chris Johnson drove in two runs with a homer and a double, former reliever David Phelps pitched into the sixth inning in his third start of the season and Miami won the opener of its four-game series against Cincinnati.
Marcell Ozuna also homered and Dee Gordon beat Joey Votto’s high toss to pitcher Blake Wood covering first base for a bases-loaded, two-run infield single. The wild card-contending Marlins have won two straight after a three-game skid. Both wins have come since Giancarlo Stanton was lost Saturday for what is expected to be at least six weeks with a groin injury.
Phelps (6-6) struck out a season-high eight while allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Fernando Rodney got three outs for his 21st save in 23 tries.
Scott Schebler homered for the Reds to snap an 0-for-28 slump. Brandon Finnegan (7-9) allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings.
RAYS 8, PADRES 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Smyly allowed just a solo homer over seven innings of one-hit ball, and Tampa Bay got home runs from Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier in its victory over San Diego.
Alexei Ramirez hit his fifth homer and Derek Norris walked twice — those were the only baserunners against Smyly (5-11).
Brad Boxberger and Kevin Jepsen completed the three-hitter, with Jepsen allowing a single to Wil Myers and a homer to Yangervis Solarte in the ninth.
Forsythe hit his fifth homer in his last 13 games off Luis Perdomo (5-7). Kiermaier had a three-run drive in a five-run eighth that made it 8-1. He had three hits and two stolen bases.
NATIONALS 5, ROCKIES 4
DENVER (AP) — Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos homered, Bryce Harper doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and Washington beat skidding Colorado despite a lackluster start from Max Scherzer.
Washington’s bullpen pitched five scoreless innings and Colorado-native Mark Melancon earned his 34th save in 37 chances. Sammy Solis (2-3) got the win.
The NL East leaders have won three straight and four of five.
Werth hit a two-run homer and reached safely three times to extend his on-base streak to a career-best 43 games. The stretch is the longest in the majors this season it ties Ryan Zimmerman for the Nationals record.
DJ LeMahieu had four hits and Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth home run in four games. Still, the Rockies have lost eight of nine.
Jordan Lyles (3-4) took the loss.
PIRATES 8, GIANTS 5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gregory Polanco had a homer and four RBIs, Ryan Vogelsong won in his return to AT&T Park and Pittsburgh beat San Francisco.
Andrew McCutchen added two hits, two RBIs and a spectacular catch in the eighth inning to help Pittsburgh move within one game of idle St. Louis for the second NL wild card.
That was enough for Vogelsong (2-2) to win despite an up-and-down outing.
Vogelsong, who spent parts of seven seasons with the Giants and won two World Series, allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings. He received an extended standing ovation in the first inning and again when he left in the sixth.
The right-hander won for the first time since coming off the 60-day disabled list after being hit in the face by a pitch on May 23.
Denard Span had three hits, including a home run, and Eduardo Nunez also went deep for the Giants.
Polanco hit a two-run double off starter Matt Moore (0-2) and drove in two more with his 17th homer.
Tony Watson, the fourth Pirates reliever, retired three batters for his sixth save.
DIAMONDBACKS 10, METS 6
PHOENIX (AP) — Welington Castillo, just back from a six-day leave due to complications with the birth of his son, matched his career high of four hits to lead Arizona over New York.
Castillo doubled twice, drove in two runs and scored twice for the last-place Diamondbacks, who swept three games from the defending NL champions last week in New York.
Bartolo Colon (10-7) drew the first walk of his 19-year major league career but lasted just four innings.
Robbie Ray (5-11) allowed two runs in five innings for his first victory in five starts. One of his two walks went to the 43-year-old Colon on a 3-2 pitch. It came in Colon’s 282nd career plate appearance. According to ESPN Stats & Info, no other player in major league history had that many plate appearances without walking.
Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a triple and a double. He scored three times. Yasmany Tomas hit a two-run homer in the eighth.
MARINERS 3, ANGELS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 30th home run to lead Felix Hernandez and Seattle past Los Angeles as the Angels matched a franchise record with their 11th consecutive defeat.
Hernandez (7-4) struck out eight and pitched into the seventh inning to help the Mariners remain two games behind Boston for the second AL wild card.
The Angels had lost 11 straight on three other occasions, but never under manager Mike Scioscia. Last in the AL West, Los Angeles (49-69) is a season-high 20 games under .500.
The last time the team dropped 11 in a row was during the 1999 season.
Ricky Nolasco (4-10) took the loss.
Mike Trout homered and stole his 20th base, marking the third time he’s reached 20 home runs and 20 steals in a season.
Edwin Diaz earned his seventh save with a perfect ninth inning.
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BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts hit three home runs and drove in a career-best eight runs, joining Hall of Famer Ted Williams as the only Red Sox players in over 100 years with a pair of three-homer games in a season and powering Boston over the Arizona Diamondbacks 16-2 on Sunday.
Betts matched David Ortiz for the club lead with 26 homers.
Dustin Pedroia had five hits and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer for Boston.
Rick Porcello (16-3) became the first Red Sox pitcher in 70 years to open a season 12-0 at Fenway Park as Boston completed a three-game sweep of Arizona.
Zack Greinke (11-4) was chased in the second inning.
Betts had two chances to hit a record-tying fourth homer, but lined out to right and then grounded out in the eighth. The crowd chanted ‘Let’s Go Mookie!’ before his final at-bat. Betts’ other three-homer game came against Baltimore on May 31.
Michael Bourn homered for Arizona.
CARDINALS 6, CUBS 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss had solo shot one out later and St. Louis used a five-run eighth inning to beat Chicago.
Piscotty hit his 17th homer off setup man Hector Rondon (2-3), who entered with a 3-1 lead in his first appearance since Aug. 2 following a triceps injury. After pinch-hitter Kolten Wong and Greg Garcia singled, Piscotty lofted a shot to deep left-center field that put the Cardinals ahead 4-3.
Moss added his 21st homer, then Randal Grichuk doubled in a run off Travis Wood.
The Cardinals split a four-game series with major league-leading Chicago. The Cubs have lost two straight following an 11-game winning streak.
Matt Bowman (2-4) got three outs in the seventh in relief of Mike Leake for the win. Seung Hwan Oh got the final five outs, including three strikeouts in the ninth, for his 11th save.
PIRATES 11, DODGERS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Josh Harrison and Adam Frazier each had four hits, Sean Rodriguez homered and had four RBIs and Pittsburgh spoiled Brett Anderson’s return for Los Angeles with a five-run first inning.
Rodriguez had a three-run homer and Jordy Mercer a two-run shot in the first to chase Anderson (0-1) from his first start since last October. Anderson returned from back surgery and left after one inning with a mild left wrist sprain.
Jung Ho Kang added a solo homer during a four-run ninth to help Pittsburgh win for the fifth time in seven games against the Dodgers this season. Rookie Chad Kuhl (3-0) won his third consecutive start, holding the Dodgers to two runs and six hits over six innings.
Joc Pederson hit his second homer in two games for the Dodgers. They have lost three of their last four, but remain one game back of San Francisco in the NL West.
ORIOLES 8, GIANTS 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning and Baltimore overcame a six-run deficit to hand struggling San Francisco another deflating loss.
Matt Wieters tripled and had a career-best five hits to help the Orioles win for the third time in four games. Baltimore trails Toronto by a half-game in the AL East.
Schoop homered off Santiago Casilla (2-4) with two outs after Manny Machado singled and Mark Trumbo walked. Baltimore trailed 7-1 after six innings, but got two runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings. Brad Brach (7-1) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for Baltimore.
The Giants led the NL West by 6 1/2 games at the All-Star break but have gone 9-18 since.
METS 5, PADRES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and New York won consecutive games for the first time in more than a month, beating San Diego.
Alexei Ramirez slapped a one-out single over first base on Matz’s 105th and final pitch in 96-degree heat. Wilmer Flores and Neil Walker homered for the Mets.
Struggling to stay close in the wild-card race, the defending NL champions (59-58) hadn’t strung together two wins since July 6-7 against Miami and Washington.
Matz (9-8) won for only the second time in nine decisions over his past 14 starts. The rookie left-hander, a hometown favorite who grew up about 50 miles from Citi Field, struck out eight and walked two.
The only Mets pitcher to throw a no-hitter was Johan Santana in June 2012 against St. Louis.
Flores and Walker connected for solo shots off Clayton Richard (0-2).
RAYS 12, YANKEES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer off Luis Severino, Evan Longoria added a three-run double against Luis Cessa to cap a six-run fourth inning and Tampa Bay past New York Yankees, which started eight players 26 years old or younger for the first time in 49 years.
Longoria had an RBI double in the first and singled in the seventh, finishing the three-game series 7 for 11 with six RBIs. His 74 hits and 47 RBIs top visiting players at new Yankee Stadium.
Logan Forsythe hit a second-inning solo shot and Dickerson’s homer, which stopped a 0-for-17 slide, put the Rays ahead 5-1. Nick Franklin had a three-run homer off Cessa in a four-run seventh.
Jake Odorizzi (7-5) won his fourth straight decision, allowing five hits in six innings. He held the Yankees hitless for 6 1/3 innings on May 29 and led 1-0, then allowed Starlin Castro’s two-run homer.
On another hot and steamy afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Baby Bombers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit home runs. Judge became only the second player to homer for the Yankees in his first two big league games, lining an opposite-field drive over the right-field scoreboard to join Joe Lefebvre (May 1980).
Severino (1-8) allowed seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings.
BLUE JAYS 9, ASTROS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin hit back-to-back home runs, Marcus Stroman pitched 6 1-3 innings to win for the first time in four starts and Toronto beat Houston.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 33rd home run, a solo blast off Luke Gregerson, to help the AL East-leading Blue Jays won for the eighth time in 10 meetings with the Astros. Encarnacion and Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo are tied for the most in the majors.
Tulowitzki went 3 for 4 with three RBIs. He hit an RBI single in the first, singled and scored in the fourth, and homered in the fifth, his 20th. Martin followed with a first-pitch blast off Mike Fiers (8-6). It was the seventh time this season Toronto has hit consecutive home runs.
Stroman (9-5) allowed two runs — one earned — and five hits.
Jason Castro homnered for the Astros. American League batting leader Jose Altuve went 0 for 4 and failed to reach safely for the first time in 44 road games.
NATIONALS 9, BRAVES 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit an RBI double in his return to the lineup, Tanner Roark won his fourth straight start and Washington topped Atlanta.
Anthony Rendon homered and drove in four runs. Chris Heisey added a solo home run.
Harper had missed five straight games with a neck injury. The reigning NL MVP was set to sit out another, too, and wasn’t in the original lineup — the Nationals issued a revised lineup 90 minutes before the scheduled start and Harper was in right field.
Harper doubled in the first inning, finished 1 for 3 with a walk and scored twice, a day after general manager Mike Rizzo said results of an MRI on Harper’s neck came back “clean.”
Roark (13-6) allowed one run over seven innings, while the Nationals tagged Braves starter Tyrell Jenkins (2-3).
INDIANS 5, ANGELS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Abraham Almonte singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Cleveland sent Los Angeles to its 10th straight loss, 5-4 Sunday.
The AL Central-leading Indians completed a four-game sweep. The Angels went 0-9 on their trip and are mired in their worst skid since an 11-game losing streak in 1999.
Angels slugger Albert Pujols was ejected by plate umpire Clint Fagan after being called out on strikes in the eighth. Mike Trout was given the day off, ending his consecutive games played streak at 178.
Trevor Bauer (9-5) gave up home runs to Ji-Man Choi and Geovany Soto, but got through six innings for his second straight win. Andrew Miller pitched two scoreless innings while Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 22nd save. Jered Weaver (8-10) allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Jason Kipnis hit his 20th homer for Cleveland.
TIGERS 7, RANGERS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Fulmer pitched a four-hitter in Detroit’s second straight shutout of Texas, and Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered for the Tigers.
Fulmer (10-3) became the first Detroit rookie to throw a shutout since Justin Verlander 10 years ago. The 23-year-old right-hander retired 16 of the last 17 hitters he faced as the Tigers kept the AL West-leading Rangers scoreless over the final 21 innings of the three-game series.
Ian Kinsler added a solo shot against A.J. Griffin (5-2) after striking out his first three times against the Texas right-hander. Miguel Cabrera hit his team-leading 27th homer in the ninth.
Victor Martinez started the scoring with a two-run shot in the fourth, and J.D. Martinez hit his 100th career homer to knock out Griffin and give the Tigers a 6-0 lead in the seventh.
PHILLIES 7, ROCKIES 6
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Paredes singled, doubled, homered and drove in three runs and Philadelphia held on to complete a three-game sweep of Colorado.
Cesar Hernandez extended his on-base streak to 21 games with a fourth-inning walk and had an RBI single. The Phillies have won four straight games.
Charlie Blackmon homered twice and doubled for the Rockies. Blackmon finished the series with five home runs, and he is batting .548 with eight homers and 14 RBIs in his last nine games. The Rockies have lost three in a row and seven of eight.
Jeanmar Gomez gave up two runs but got Gerardo Parra to pop out to center for the final out with the tying run on third base for his 31st save in 34 chances.
Severino Gonzalez (1-2) gave up one run on two hits in two innings in relief of starter Adam Morgan, who was injured in the fourth inning. Tyler Chatwood (10-8) was the loser.
MARINERS 8, ATHLETICS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Seager doubled twice and drove in four runs to help Seattle beat Oakland for its eighth victory in nine games.
Adam Lind homered, Nori Aoki had three singles and Shawn O’Malley added two hits and scored twice. The Mariners moved within 5 1/2 games of AL West-leading Texas.
Wade LeBlanc (2-0) gave up three runs over six innings to earn his second win since being acquired from Toronto in June. Zach Neal (2-2) was the loser.
Oakland’s Khris Davis hit his third home run in three days. He became the first A’s player with at least 30 homers since Brandon Moss hit 30 in 2013. Ryon Healy and Brett Eibner also homered for the A’s.
BREWERS 7, REDS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Braun hit two homers, doubled and drove in six runs Sunday in Milwaukee’s victory over Cincinnati.
Braun hit a two-run double in the first inning, a three-run homer in the second and his 22nd home run in the fourth. It was Braun’s fourth multihomer game of the season and the 26th of his career. He is hitting .381 (32 for 84) with nine home runs and 21 RBIs in 23 games since the All-Star break.
Joey Votto homered, doubled and drove in all three Reds runs.
Wily Peralta (5-8) allowed one run on four hits over six innings to earn his first win since June 11.
Rookie Cody Reed (0-7) was tagged for six runs on five hits and three walks before being pulled after Braun’s home run in the second. Braun homered later off reliever Keyvius Sampson.
ROYALS 11, TWINS 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain each had four hits and three RBIs and Kansas City Royals won a road series for the first time since late June, beating Minnesota.
Orlando homered, tripled and scored three times. Cain matched his career high for hits in a game.
Edinson Volquez (9-10) threw six solid innings to snap his five-game winless streak. Chris Young pitched three scoreless innings for his first save.
Orlando hit a three-run homer off Hector Santiago (10-7) in the fourth, capping a six-run inning. Orlando is hitting .368 (39 for 106) since the All-Star break.
Brian Dozier hit his 26th home run for Minnesota.
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BOSTON (AP) — Benched from the starting lineup once again as his finale approaches, Alex Rodriguez pinch hit and flied out in the seventh inning of the New York Yankees’ 9-4 comeback win against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
New York said Sunday that Rodriguez, a 41-year-old designated hitter with 696 home runs, will be released following Friday’s homestand opener against Tampa Bay.
Red Sox star David Ortiz limped off in the ninth inning after fouling a pitch off his right shin.
Chants of ‘We Want A-Rod”! echoed around the park at the start of the seventh. He was greeted by loud boos when he stepped out of the dugout to face Matt Barnes. They were louder when he was announced and again when he trotted back to the dugout after his flyout to right field.
Rodriguez has just one start and eight at-bats in 17 games since July 22 as New York traded veterans and turned toward a youth movement. He hadn’t appeared in a game since Aug. 2.
Rookie Gary Sanchez had four hits, including his first major league home run. Didi Gregorius also homered for New York.
Tyler Clippard (1-0) pitched one inning for his first victory with the Yankees since being acquired from Arizona last week. Fernando Abad (1-6) was the loser.
CUBS 3, ANGELS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Hammel won his career-best fifth straight start, pitching four-hit ball over six scoreless innings, and Chicago beat Los Angeles for its season-high ninth straight win.
The major league-leading Cubs matched their longest streak since Aug. 6-15 of last year and moved a season-best 30 games over .500 (71-41).
Hammel (12-5) struck out six, walked two and helped himself at the plate when he singled and scored in the fifth against Ricky Nolasco (4-9) to make it 2-0. Addison Russell made it 3-1 with a solo homer off JC Ramirez in the eighth. Dexter Fowler chipped in with two hits, including an RBI double.
Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his fourth save in five chances since the Cubs got him in a trade with the New York Yankees last month.
The Angels, last in the AL West, matched a season high with their sixth straight loss.
GIANTS 1, MARLINS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Two days after Brandon Crawford battered Miami with seven hits, he homered in the fourth inning to help San Francisco win a series for the first time since the All-Star break.
Crawford tied an NL record with seven hits in the opener of the three-game set. In the finale, he put San Francisco ahead with his 11th homer leading off the fourth.
Miami hitting coach Barry Bonds was ejected for the first time this season in the sixth inning for arguing about balls and strikes.
The Giants finished 4-5 on their trip and improved to 8-16 since the All-Star break. They have a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.
Jeff Samardzija (10-8) pitched 5 2/3 innings to best former Notre Dame teammate David Phelps (5-6). Four relievers completed a five-hitter. Santiago Casilla pitched around Ichiro Suzuki’s two-out double in the ninth, striking out J.T. Realmuto for his 26th save.
Suzuki singled and doubled to increase his career hits total to 3,002.
PHILLIES 6, DODGERS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freddy Galvis hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, Ryan Howard added a three-run, pinch double in the ninth and Philadelphia beat Los Angeles.
Ryan Howard added a three-run, pinch double in the ninth.
Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth, even with the Dodgers down 3-2, and loaded the bases. Howard hit the bases-clearing double to right for insurance runs in the victory that dropped the Dodgers a game behind first-place San Francisco in the NL West.
Elvis Araujo (2-1) pitched one inning for the victory. Scott Kazmir (9-6) was the loser.
ATHLETICS 1, ORIOLES 0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ross Detwiler and John Axford combined on a seven-hitter and Oakland beat Baltimore to knock the Orioles out of first place in the AL East.
Called up from the minors earlier in the day, Detwiler (1-0) allowed six hits over a career-high eight innings and struck out two while leading the A’s to their third consecutive one-run win over the Orioles.
Marcus Semien and Yonder Alonso hit consecutive doubles in the third inning for the game’s only run.
The Orioles entered the day percentage points ahead of Toronto, but fell a game behind the Blue Jays.
NATIONALS 7, INDIANS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth hit a three-run home run, Anthony Rendon had a two-run double and Washington’s offense broke out in a victory over Cleveland.
Werth was 2 for 3 and had three runs. Rendon and Ben Revere each went 2 for 4.
It was a welcome output on a day that left-hander Gio Gonzalez (8-9) allowed four runs and seven hits, including a home run by Francisco Lindor, and struck out five in five-plus innings.
Recently acquired closer Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for the save.
Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin (11-5) allowed seven runs and eight hits in four-plus innings.
PADRES 4, PIRATES 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Travis Jankowski capped San Diego’s scoring with a straight steal of home in the eighth inning, and Edwin Jackson limited Pittsburgh to two hits in seven innings.
Jankowski took off during catcher Eric Fryer’s return throw to pitcher Antonio Bastardo and scored standing up when Fryer could not handle Bastardo’s low throw to the plate.
Jackson (3-2) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Jordy Mercer’s leadoff single. The 14-year veteran struck out seven and walked three while raising his career record against the Pirates to 10-3. Miami released Jackson on June 2, and San Diego promoted him from Triple-A El Paso on July 17.
Ryan Vogelsong (1-2) was the loser.
BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 0
TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ became the first 16-game winner in the major this season, combining with three relievers on a four-hitter in Toronto’s victory over Tampa.
Happ (16-3) allowed four hits, all singles, to win his 10th consecutive decision. Joe Biagini, Jason Grilli and Ryan Tepera worked an inning each to complete Toronto’s seventh shutout.
Troy Tulowitzki homered and had a season-high five RBIs, and Justin Smoak also connected for the Blue Jays. Tulowitzki hit a two-out, three-run homer off Blake Snell (3-4) in the first inning.
CARDINALS 3, REDS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta homered to back up a second straight dominant start by Jaime Garcia in St. Louis’ victory over Cincinnati.
Carpenter’s shot in the first inning was his second leadoff home run of the season and 11th of his career. Peralta’s solo homer in fourth was the 200th of his career.
Garcia (9-8) needed only 85 pitches to get through eight-plus innings. Seung-Hwan Oh finished for his 10th save.
RANGERS 5, ROCKIES 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre singled in two runs in the eighth inning, and Texas rallied late for the third straight game against Colorado.
The first two comebacks were in Denver, where the Rangers had a three-run ninth for a 4-3 victory and erased a three-run deficit in the eighth inning of a 7-5 win. Texas extended its winning streak to five.
In the first of two games in Texas, Colorado rookie David Dahl had a tying two-run triple in the eighth to extend his career-opening hitting streak to 16 games. He scored the go-ahead run on Ryan Raburn’s sacrifice fly. The Rockies have lost six of theor last seven games.
Jake Diekman (3-1) allowed Dahl’s tying hit before 30-year-old rookie Matt Bush pitched a perfect ninth for his first big league save.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, METS 2, 12 INNINGS
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Hernandez hit his first major league homer in the 12th inning to lift Arizona Diamondbacks past New York.
Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Mobile after Arizona placed catcher Welington Castillo on the paternity list Tuesday. Playing his first game this season, Hernandez drove a sinker from Jerry Blevins (4-2) down the left-field line.
Randall Delgado (3-1) pitched two perfect innings for the victory.
The Mets’ Kelly Johnson forced extra innings with a two-run homer in the ninth off Jake Barrett. The blown save was Barrett’s fourth in eight chances.
BREWERS 4, BRAVES 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carter hit a three-run homer, Chase Anderson won his third straight decision in Milwaukee’s victory over Atlanta.
Anderson (7-10) allowed two runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Tyler Thornburg picked up his fourth save in eight chances with a perfect ninth.
Carter homered off Joel De la Cruz (0-5) in a four-run third. Ryan Braun singled in the first run and then Carter cleared the bases with his 26th homer.
De La Cruz left after getting hit in the right knee by Orlando Arcia’s two-out grounder in the fourth.
ROYALS 3, WHITE SOX 2, 14 innings
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain’s two-out single in the 14th inning scored Christian Colon from second base.
Colon opened the inning with a single and Paulo Orlando sacrificed him to second. Cain laced a single to center to score Colon, ending the 4-hour, 34-minute game, the longest by the Royals this season.
Dillon Gee (4-5), the eighth Kansas City pitcher, struck out three in two perfect innings to pick up the victory. Matt Albers (2-5) was charged with the loss.
Jarrod Dyson led off the 13th inning with a triple, but the Royals failed to get him home. Dan Jennings struck out the next three batters: Drew Butera, Alex Gordon and Alcides Escobar.
MARINERS 3, TIGERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his 28th homer in the eighth inning after Felix Hernandez and Justin Verlander dueled through the first seven, and the Mariners completed a three-game sweep.
Cruz hit a 1-1 pitch from Justin Wilson (2-4) over the batter’s eye 421 feet away to help the Mariners get their season-high sixth straight victory.
Hernandez and Verlander each pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a battle of former Cy Young Award winners. Hernandez struck out eight and allowed three hits and four walks, while Verlander allowed seven hits and struck out six.
Leonys Martin added an insurance run on an RBI single later in the eighth.
Arquimedes Caminero (1-0) pitched the eighth and earned the victory. Nick Vincent finished for his second save.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Francisco Lindor singled to break up Max Scherzer’s no-hit bid and scored in the seventh inning, and Trevor Bauer pitched the Cleveland Indians to a 3-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Jose Ramirez went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in the seventh and an RBI single in the ninth. Lonnie Chisenhall drove in Ramirez in the seventh while Cleveland cracked Scherzer after Bauer kept the Nationals at bay.
Bauer (8-5) allowed four hits and no runs and struck out four in 6 1/3 innings opposite Scherzer’s attempt to record his third no-hitter. Scherzer (12-7) retired 19 of the first 20 batters before struggling in the seventh, and the right-hander finished with 10 strikeouts.
Cody Allen improved to 21 for 23 in save opportunities for Cleveland.
Terry Francona was not feeling well enough to manage Cleveland after complaining of chest pain before the game. He was replaced by bench coach Brad Mills, but the team said the decision was precautionary.
RED SOX 5, YANKEES 3
BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello continued to dominate at Fenway Park with eight solid innings, Matt Barnes cleaned up a mess created by closer Craig Kimbrel and Boston held on to beat New York.
Kimbrel walked in a run with the bases loaded in the ninth before handing off to Barnes, who struck out Mark Teixeira for his first save.
Porcello (15-3) allowed two runs and struck out six. He improved to 11-0 in 12 starts at home this season.
Luis Severino (1-7) allowed five runs and seven hits over 4 1/3 innings. It was his first start since being demoted to the minors in May.
CUBS 5, ANGELS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit his 28th home run, John Lackey outpitched friend and former teammate Jered Weaver, and Chicago beat Los Angeles for its eighth straight victory.
Willson Contreras also homered and Ben Zobrist added an RBI double for the major league-leading Cubs, who won their 70th game and moved a season-high 29 over .500.
Kole Calhoun homered on Lackey’s third pitch, but the former Angels right-hander later retired 12 straight. Lackey (9-7) allowed three hits over eight innings, and all six of his strikeouts were looking.
Weaver (8-9) gave up four earned runs and another one that was unearned when he dropped a throw to first base for an error during the Angels’ fifth straight loss.
RANGERS 7, ROCKIES 5
DENVER (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit a two-run double, Elvis Andrus added a tiebreaking single and Texas scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat Colorado.
Alex Claudio (3-1) threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief and Sam Dyson earned his 25th save in 28 chances.
The Rangers, who have won four straight and nine of 12, finished their road trip 5-3. The teams head to Texas to begin a two-game set Wednesday.
Tyler Chatwood allowed two runs and struck out a season-high eight for the Rockies, but Scott Oberg (0-1) gave up four runs in the eighth.
Charlie Blackmon homered and Nolan Arenado had two RBIs for Colorado, which has lost five of six.
RAYS 9, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Drew Smyly pitched six innings to win his second straight decision, Logan Forsythe hit a solo homer and Tampa Bay defeated Toronto.
Evan Longoria reached base four times, scored twice and drove in three runs for the Rays. Forsythe had three hits, two RBIs and scored twice as the Rays roughed up Toronto’s bullpen, scoring six runs off two relievers.
Tampa Bay finished with 15 hits. Smyly (4-11) allowed two runs and six hits, improving to 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA in five career games at Rogers Centre. Erasmo Ramirez pitched three innings for his first major league save.
Marco Estrada (7-5) gave up three runs, two earned, in five innings.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, METS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Greinke won in his return from a six-week stay on the disabled list, Michael Bourn hit a go-ahead triple in the seventh inning and Arizona rallied past New York.
Paul Goldschmidt and late substitute Brandon Drury each homered for Arizona. The Diamondbacks also stole five bases, with a double steal setting up Bourn’s two-run liner that erased a 3-2 deficit.
Neil Walker hit his 20th home run for the wild card-contending Mets, who missed a chance to post back-to-back wins for the first time in more than a month.
Greinke (11-3) earned his eighth straight victory. The Arizona ace had been out since June 28, when he strained his left side while batting.
Greinke gave up three runs in six innings. It was the first time he faced the Mets since losing the decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series last October with the Dodgers.
Jake Barrett closed for his fourth save.
Steven Matz was in position for just his second win in 13 starts before Mets reliever Hansel Robles (5-4) got tagged.
MARLINS 2, GIANTS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Tom Koehler pitched two-hit ball for seven innings to help Miami blank San Francisco, which fell into a first-place tie with the Dodgers in the NL West.
Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI double and Marcell Ozuna’s groundout in the first provided the scoring one night after the Giants won 8-7 in 14 innings.
Fernando Rodney, filling in for injured closer A.J. Ramos, earned his 19th save in 21 opportunities.
Koehler (9-8) struck out six and is 3-0 with a 0.67 ERA over his last four starts.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was back in the dugout after missing Monday’s game with an irregular heartbeat following an overnight stay in the hospital.
Brandon Crawford was hitless in four at-bats for San Francisco, one night after his decisive RBI single in the 14th inning made him the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game.
Matt Moore (7-8) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings.
San Francisco had been alone in first since May 15.
DODGERS 9, PHILLIES 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howie Kendrick, Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner homered, and Los Angeles beat Philadelphia to pull even with the Giants atop the NL West.
The Dodgers (64-49) are a season-best 15 games over .500 and have won four in a row. They were a season-high eight games behind the Giants on June 26.
Kenta Maeda (11-7) yielded three runs in five innings, and Kendrick had three RBIs.
Phillies right-hander Vince Velasquez (8-4) has not won in his last five starts. He gave up nine runs and 11 hits, including all three Dodgers homers.
Aaron Altherr and Freddy Galvis homered for Philadelphia.
PIRATES 6, PADRES 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco hit a tiebreaking homer and Chad Kuhl pitched six innings for the win after being called up from the minors as Pittsburgh defeated San Diego.
Polanco’s three-run drive off Luis Perdomo (5-6) put the Pirates ahead 5-2 and keyed a four-run sixth that included Francisco Cervelli’s RBI double.
Kuhl (2-0) allowed two runs and five hits. David Freese had three hits and scored three runs for the Pirates, who remained three games out of the second NL wild card.
Tony Watson earned his third save.
Wil Myers and Jabari Blash homered for the Padres.
BRAVES 2, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyrell Jenkins pitched six strong innings, Nick Markakis and Adonis Garcia each drove in a run in the seventh and Atlanta beat Milwaukee.
Jenkins (2-2) allowed one run and three hits in his sixth major league start. The right-hander has a 1.00 ERA over his past three.
His only costly mistake came on Ryan Braun’s home run in the fourth. Mauricio Cabrera pitched the ninth for his third save.
The victory was the Braves’ 10th in 14 games, including six in the last seven.
Wily Peralta (4-8) was the hard-luck loser after returning from the minors Monday.
ASTROS 7, TWINS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Altuve had four hits following a brief absence from the lineup, and Carlos Correa homered and drove in four runs to help Houston beat Minnesota.
Altuve was given the night off Monday, ending the longest active streak in the majors at 202 consecutive games played. He didn’t miss a beat one day later, going 4 for 4 with a run and an RBI.
Correa hit a two-run shot and tied his career high for RBIs. Houston had gone seven games without a home run before he connected early off Hector Santiago (10-6).
Mike Fiers (8-5) gave up three home runs but benefited from Houston’s productive night at the plate. Ken Giles closed for his second save.
Robbie Grossman and Brian Dozier hit back-to-back homers for the Twins.
WHITE SOX 7, ROYALS 5, 10 INNINGS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and Justin Morneau had four hits to lift Chicago over Kansas City.
Frazier is tied for the major league lead with 31 home runs, and this one came on the first pitch from Kelvin Herrera (1-4) after a single by Jose Abreu and a double by Morneau.
David Robertson (3-2) blew a save in the ninth when Alcides Escobar’s two-out single scored pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson.
Dan Jennings struck out Eric Hosmer for his first career save.
White Sox ace Chris Sale is 0-3 in five starts since a July 2 victory over Houston. He gave up three runs and seven hits in the first 2 1/3 innings but did not allow a hit after that. He threw 115 pitches in seven innings.
REDS 7, CARDINALS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Duvall drove in two runs and Tyler Holt hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning that sent Cincinnati past St. Louis.
Holt’s double off Matt Bowman (1-4) broke a 4-all tie. Holt then scored from second on an infield hit after second baseman Matt Carpenter bobbled a barehanded attempt to get speedy Billy Hamilton.
Duvall’s two-run single in the third broke a career-worst 0-for-18 skid. Michael Lorenzen (2-0) won in relief of Brandon Finnegan, and Raisel Iglesias got his first save.
Hamilton stole three bases and has nine steals in his past three games.
Yadier Molina and Matt Holliday homered for the Cardinals.
ATHLETICS 2, ORIOLES 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jake Smolinski reached base four times and scored the deciding run in the third inning, and rookie Zach Neal earned his first win as a starter when Oakland held on to beat Baltimore.
Danny Valencia and Khris Davis each drove in a run as the A’s won consecutive games for the first time since July 26-27 to keep Wade Miley (7-10) winless in an Orioles uniform.
Smolinksi finished with two hits and two walks as Oakland won its second straight one-run game against the AL East leaders.
Neal (2-1) allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings and retired 16 of the 18 batters he faced to win his second career start and first since May 25. He gave up Adam Jones’ homer in the fourth and a double to Jonathan Schoop leading off the sixth.
Neal’s only other win in the majors came in relief against San Francisco on June 28.
Liam Hendriks, John Axford and Ryan Madson completed the three-hitter. Madson worked the ninth for his 24th save.
MARINERS 6, TIGERS 5, 15 INNINGS
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager had two key hits that tied the score, Mike Zunino lofted a game-winning sacrifice fly and Seattle rallied twice to beat Detroit in 15 innings for its season-high fifth straight victory.
Victor Martinez gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead when he opened the 15th with his 20th home run. But the Mariners came back against closer Francisco Rodriguez (1-3) and took advantage of a pivotal error by left fielder Justin Upton.
Seager hit a three-run homer off Justin Wilson in the eighth and tied the game again with an RBI single in the 15th before Adam Lind scored on Zunino’s fly to center.
Ariel Miranda (1-0), scheduled to start Thursday for the Mariners, entered in relief and gave up Martinez’s homer but wound up with his first major league win.
Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez homered off Seattle starter Wade LeBlanc.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Starlin Castro hit a third-inning grand slam off Josh Tomlin that gave the Yankees a six-run lead, Mark Teixeira got two hits after tearfully announcing this will be his final big league season and New York beat the Cleveland Indians 13-7 on Friday night.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a four-hit game, and Michael Pineda (6-10) won for the third time in four outings following a six-start winless streak, allowing four runs and six hits in six-plus innings.
New York’s Gary Sanchez made his first league start behind the plate and threw out Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli trying to steal second base in the first two innings. The rookie, called up from the minors on Wednesday, doubled in the fifth for his first big league RBI and walked with the bases loaded in the sixth.
The Yankees had 16 hits, including at least one by every starter, and the Indians failed to retire New York in order in any inning. Cleveland lost for the fourth time in five games, and its AL Central lead over second-place Detroit was cut to two games.
Slowed by injuries, Teixeira said he will retire after this season at age 36. He doubled in the first inning and legged out a single in the third on a ball stopped by Kipnis, the second baseman, in short right field. At .202, Teixeira’s average reached .200 for the first time since before play on May 20.
Tomlin (11-4) allowed a season-high seven earned runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings and is 3-3 in 10 outings since an 8-1 start.
CUBS 7, ATHLETICS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jorge Soler hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat following a two-month absence, Jon Lester pitched seven innings, and Chicago beat Oakland.
Dexter Fowler also homered, and Javier Baez added a two-run double to help Chicago win its fifth straight. The Cubs also improved to a major league-best 67-41.
Lester pitched for the A’s over the final two months of the 2014 season. He returned to the Coliseum for the first time since then and faced a distinctly different Oakland team than the one he left.
Lester (12-4) had eight strikeouts, allowed two runs and nine hits while winning for the third time in his last four starts. Dillon Overton (1-3) gave up seven runs in three innings.
NATIONALS 5, GIANTS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos homered and Washington beat San Francisco in a matchup of first-place teams.
Washington jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Jeff Samardzija (9-8), and Gonzalez made it stand up. Coming off a 3-1 loss in San Francisco on Sunday, Gonzalez (7-9) struck out seven, walked one and had five three-up, three-down innings. The two hits he allowed were a solo homer by Angel Pagan in the fourth and a single by Denard Span in the sixth.
Sammy Solis gave up two hits in the eighth and Mark Melancon got three straight outs to complete the four-hitter. It was the fourth straight win for the NL East-leading Nationals.
The Giants remained atop the NL West, though their lead is dwindling. Since the All-Star break, San Francisco is 5-14 and has allowed 32 home runs. Samardzija gave up five runs in seven innings and is 0-3 with a 6.85 ERA in his four starts since the break.
RED SOX 9, DODGERS 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Knuckleballer Steven Wright threw a three-hitter, Mookie Betts had one of Boston’s three homers and the Red Sox routed Los Angeles with David Ortiz out of the lineup in an NL park.
Wright (13-5) had nine strikeouts in his third complete game this season. He retired 15 in a row and won his fifth straight decision.
Sandy Leon hit a two-run homer in the fourth and had four RBIs. Travis Shaw also homered, connecting for the 14th time this season.
Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir (9-5) has lost two straight since a 13-start unbeaten streak. He allowed four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Ortiz is expected back in the lineup Saturday, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. He’ll play first base.
TIGERS 4, METS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez homered and Detroit ace Justin Verlander limited New York to four hits in six innings to help the Tigers to their ninth victory in their last 10 games.
Verlander (12-6) allowed only two runs and struck out nine, but the Mets ran his pitch count up to 103 to force him out of the game. Francisco Rodriguez pitched the ninth for his 31st save.
James Loney drove in a ninth-inning run with a groundout, and Rodriguez retired Kelly Johnson to end the game. Johnson homered in the fourth for the Mets. They have lost four straight.
Noah Syndergaard (9-6) also ran into pitch-count trouble, needing 112 to get through his six innings.
CARDINALS 1, BRAVES 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia pitched eight scoreless innings and had an RBI single to lead St. Louis past Atlanta.
Garcia (8-8) struck out 11 to top the 100-strikeout mark for the third time in his career.
He pitched out of a two-on, no-out jam in the fourth, striking out Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp before getting Adonis Garcia to ground out. Freeman and Kemp, third and fourth in the Braves’ lineup, were a combined 0 for 6 against Garcia with five strikeouts.
Garcia’s two-out single in the second drove in Matt Holliday.
Seung Hwan Oh got the last three outs for his ninth save. Joel De La Cruz (0-4) was the loser.
ORIOLES 7, WHITE SOX 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit two solo shots to extend his homer streak and Baltimore had 16 hits to overpower Chicago and keep pace with Toronto for first place in the AL East.
Alvarez has five homers in his last three games. Manny Machado doubled in two runs and scored in the third in a three-hit night, and Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy also had three hits each to help the Orioles win for the fourth time in five games.
Yovani Gallardo (4-3) pitched six innings of two-run ball for his first victory since June 29. Zach Britton struck out three in the ninth for his 34th save in 34 chances.
Jose Abreu homered for Chicago. Miguel Gonzalez (2-6) was the loser.
BLUE JAYS 4, ROYALS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Devon Travis hit his second homer of the game in the ninth inning to lift Toronto past Kansas City.
Travis led off the game with a home run, then ripped a 1-2 pitch from Kelvin Herrera (1-3) into the Royals’ bullpen for his first career multihomer game.
Brett Cecil (1-6) pitched the eighth for the victory, and Joaquin Benoit worked the ninth for his first save since Sept. 3 while with San Diego.
Francisco Liriano made his first start for Toronto after being acquired Monday from Pittsburgh. He allowed three runs, seven hits and two walks.
Paulo Orlando homered for Kansas City.
TWINS 6, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Eddie Rosario had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the seventh inning, Miguel Sano homered and had three hits and Minnesota beat Tampa Bay.
Rosario’s seventh homer put the Twins up 3-2 after Erasmo Ramirez (7-9) walked Eduardo Escobar. Sano connected off Ramirez in the eighth. Joe Mauer drove in two more runs with a double in the ninth.
Brad Miller’s solo homer off starter Ervin Santana gave the Rays a 2-1 lead in the sixth. It was the fifth homer in seven games for Miller and his 20th of the season. Santana (5-9) struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings.
MARLINS 5, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Martin Prado hit a go-ahead, two-run single during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent Miami over Colorado in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders.
After a throwing error by second baseman Dee Gordon helped the Rockies score three times in the eighth, the Marlins bounced back. Miami ended a three-game skid and stayed even with St. Louis for the second wild-card spot, with Colorado falling four games behind.
Marlins pinch-hitter Ichiro Suzuki struck out on three pitches and remains two hits away from 3,000. He is in an 0-for-11 slump.
The first three Marlins reached base in the ninth as Adeiny Hechavarria’s RBI single cut the lead to 3-2 off closer Carlos Estevez (2-6). Prado singled with the bases loaded and Christian Yelich added a sacrifice fly. Brian Ellington (2-1) finished the eighth, and A.J. Ramos got his 32nd save.
MARINERS 6, ANGELS 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino capped Seattle’s six-run first inning with a three-run home run off Tim Lincecum, and the Mariners held off Los Angeles.
Seattle overcame a rough first from starter Felix Hernandez and rallied with its largest first-inning output since scoring seven runs on May 15, 2013, against the New York Yankees. Seattle sent up 10 batters and had seven hits against Lincecum (2-6), capped by Zunino’s sixth homer of the season.
Hernandez (6-4) settled down after giving up a three-run shot to Mike Trout in the first. He retired 12 of the next 13 after Trout’s 20th homer and picked up his second win since coming off the disabled list. Rookie Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the ninth for his third save in three chances.
ASTROS 5, RANGERS 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Dallas Keuchel threw a three-hitter and Houston beat Texas for just the second time in 11 tries this season.
Keuchel (7-11) allowed a career low in hits while throwing his fourth major league shutout. He struck out seven and walked two.
Jose Altuve had two hits and drove in two runs to help the Astros close within 5 1/2 games of the AL West-leading Rangers. Houston had lost three in a row overall. Houston got to Martin Perez (7-8) for four runs in the third. Altuve hit an RBI double, Carlos Correa followed with a two-run single before Tyler White had an RBI single.
PIRATES 3, REDS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Rodriguez homered leading off the ninth inning to lift Pittsburgh past Cincinnati.
Rodriguez connected off Ross Ohlendorf (5-7), a 413-foot drive to the left-field bleachers that gave the Pirates their second win in seven games in the midst of 12 straight games against teams who are at least 10 games under .500. It was Rodriguez’s second career game-ending homer and his 11th home run of the season.
The Reds tied it at 2 in the top of the ninth on pinch-hitter Ramon Cabrera’s sacrifice fly off Tony Watson (2-3).
DIAMONDBACKS 3, BREWERS 2, 11 INNINGS
PHOENIX (AP) — Welington Castillo drew a one-out walk with the bases loaded to drive in Paul Goldschmidt with the winning run.
Goldschmidt led off the inning with a single off Blaine Boyer (1-2) and moved to second on Jake Lamb’s single. One out later, David Peralta reached on an error to load the bases and Castillo walked on a 3-1 pitch.
Reliever Adam Loewen (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless inning.
Yasmany Tomas hit two solo home runs.
PHILLIES 5, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cameron Rupp homered and tied a career high with four RBIs to lift Philadelphia.
Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson (9-7) allowed three runs, six hits and two walks. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his 28th save in 30 chances.
Christian Friedrich (4-7) lost for the sixth time in his last seven decisions, surrendering four runs and five hits.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Dylan Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second game in a row, Pedro Alvarez hit two of Baltimore’s four solo homers and the Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Tuesday night in a duel between AL division leaders.
Making his fourth career start, Bundy allowed one hit and a walk over seven sparkling innings against a potent lineup featuring newcomers Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy.
Bundy (4-3) retired the first 10 batters before issuing a fourth-inning walk to Ian Desmond, who was thrown out trying to steal as Beltran struck out. Elvis Andrus ended the rookie’s no-hit bid with a clean line drive up the middle with two outs in the sixth.
Bundy outpitched Yu Darvish (2-3), who allowed three homers for only the second time in 90 major-league appearances.
MARINERS 5, RED SOX 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run eighth inning, Edwin Diaz got his first major league save and Seattle overcame a four-run deficit.
Cano capped the comeback with his 24th homer to right field off newly acquired Red Sox reliever Fernando Abad (1-5).
Donn Roach (2-0) pitched two innings for the win.
Top Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi entered as a pinch-hitter for his major league debut and went 0 for 2, striking out to end the game.
TIGERS 11, WHITE SOX 5
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit his third home run in two games, Victor Martinez also went deep and Detroit won its seventh straight.
Cabrera had three RBIs, and Anibal Sanchez (5-12) won for the first time as a starter since April 28 — a span of 11 starts. He allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
Avisail Garcia homered twice and Todd Frazier hit his 30th for Chicago.
James Shields (3-6) held the Tigers scoreless for the first four innings, then got hit hard in the fifth. He had allowed only five runs in his previous four starts combined.
CUBS 3, MARLINS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Hammel threw six scoreless innings, Dexter Fowler had three hits and Chicago beat Miami ace Jose Fernandez.
Hammel (11-5) extended Chicago’s scoreless streak to 24 innings before the bullpen overcame Pedro Strop’s shaky seventh. Aroldis Chapman hit 104.4 mph in a perfect ninth as the Cubs won for the sixth time in seven games.
Fernandez (12-6) allowed three runs and eight hits over six innings, losing consecutive starts for the first time since his 2013 rookie season.
Hammel, who gave up four hits, threw 80 pitches before being lifted for a pinch-hitter.
PHILLIES 13, GIANTS 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr had a homer and five RBIs, Maikel Franco homered and went 4 for 4 and Philadelphia used a five-run eighth inning to beat San Francisco in a wild game.
Altherr broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth, Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer and Cesar Hernandez added four hits for the Phillies, who blew a six-run lead before rebounding to hand the NL West-leading Giants their 12th loss in 16 games since the All-Star break.
Will Smith (1-4), who was acquired from Milwaukee on Monday to bolster San Francisco’s bullpen, started the eighth with a strikeout before giving up an infield single to pinch-hitter Odubel Herrera and a double off the wall in right to Hernandez. Smith was lifted for Sergio Romo, who surrendered the go-ahead single up the middle to Altherr.
Hector Neris (4-3) pitched a scoreless eighth to earn the victory.
REDS 7, CARDINALS 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — Scott Schebler’s three-run homer in the ninth inning rallied Cincinnati over St. Louis.
Brandon Moss and Tommy Pham hit solo homers in the eighth for a 5-4 lead, but the Cardinals couldn’t hold on.
Seung Hwan Oh (2-2) escaped a bases-loaded threat in the eighth, but gave up a pair of singles to start the ninth. Schebler connected for his second homer of the season and first game-ending shot.
Jumbo Diaz (1-1) fanned Oh with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth to keep it 5-4.
METS 7, YANKEES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom pitched seven scoreless innings, Alejandro De Aza and Travis d’Arnaud homered off Masahiro Tanaka and New York Mets’ offense woke up in a Subway Series win.
Jay Bruce went 0 for 4 and took a pair of called third strikes in his Mets debut, but his new team scored its most runs since July 7 and won for the second time in seven games.
DeGrom (7-5) escaped a two-out jam in the first by striking out Didi Gregorius, then got out of runners-at-the-corners trouble in the second by fanning Tanaka.
Tanaka (7-4) lasted 6 1/3 innings and allowed eight hits and seven earned runs.
BLUE JAYS 2, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — R.A. Dickey threw seven solid innings and Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion homered for Toronto.
Bautista hit his 300th career homer in the third to put Toronto up 1-0.
Dickey (8-12) allowed one run on six hits with five strikeouts. Lance McCullers (6-5) allowed two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings before leaving with discomfort in his right elbow.
Jason Grilli pitched the ninth for his second save with Toronto and his fourth overall.
ROYALS 3, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning that carried Kansas City.
Perez’s 16th homer came off Xavier Cedeno (3-3) after a single by Eric Hosmer. It lifted the Royals to their 12th win in their last 13 games against Tampa Bay.
Chris Young (3-8) got the win in relief, and Kelvin Herrera pitched the ninth for his third save.
NATIONALS 10, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer to break a fifth-inning tie, leading Washington over Arizona.
Ramos connected for his 16th home run with two outs off Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray (5-11). Chris Heisey followed with a solo shot.
Tanner Roark (11-6) struck out six, walked two and allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
ROCKIES 7, DODGERS 3
DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez had four RBIs and three hits, Jon Gray labored through five shutout innings and surging Colorado beat Los Angeles.
Colorado has won 10 of 12 to reach the .500 mark. The surprising Rockies moved within 3 1/2 games of the second NL wild card, with three teams between them and Miami.
Gray (8-4) struck out six and allowed two hits and two walks. Brandon McCarthy (2-2) allowed three runs and five walks in three innings.
PIRATES 5, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Jung Ho Kang doubled in the tiebreaking run in a four-run sixth inning to lead Gerrit Cole and Pittsburgh.
Matt Kemp went 0 for 4 and ended the game with a strikeout in his Atlanta debut.
Cole (7-6) struck out four and allowed seven hits, two walks and two runs — one earned — in five innings.
Tony Watson earned his first save since April 22, 2015.
Mike Foltynewicz (4-5) allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings.
TWINS 10, INDIANS 6
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Max Kepler homered for the fourth time in two games and Minnesota beat Cleveland after nearly blowing an eight-run lead.
Kepler hit his fourth two-run homer of the series in the third inning, two batters after Brian Dozier’s two-run shot. The Twins also scored four times in the fourth against Carlos Carrasco (7-5).
Ryan Pressly (6-5), who retired Napoli with two on to end the sixth, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
ANGELS 5, ATHLETICS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker pitched seven solid innings and Jett Bandy and Jefry Marte hit home runs for Los Angeles.
Oakland starter Sean Manaea (3-6) held the Angels in check until the fifth, when shortstop Andrelton Simmons singled before Bandy drilled a two-run homer to tie it.
Shoemaker (6-11) allowed two runs, six hits and three walks. He has a 1.03 ERA in his last seven starts at home.
Cam Bedrosian struck out the side in the ninth to earn his first career save.
BREWERS 3, PADRES 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking homer in his return to the lineup, Zach Davies won for the ninth time in 10 decisions and Milwaukee beat San Diego.
Davies (9-4) limited the Padres to two runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. Tyler Thornburg worked the ninth for his third save.
Luis Perdomo (5-5) was charged with three runs and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings while throwing a career-high 113 pitches.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley’s Field’s left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis Chapman worked a 1-2-3 ninth — striking out Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia — in his Cubs debut.
Baez went deep on a full-count pitch against Anthony Ranaudo (1-1) to chase the right-hander in his White Sox debut. Ranaudo didn’t allow a hit until Kris Bryant’s solo homer with one out in the sixth tie the score 1-1. Bryant’s 26th homer matched his total last season when he was NL Rookie of the Year.
After Ben Zobrist’s RBI double in the eighth, Russell followed two hitters later with his 12th homer to help the Cubs end a two-game slide and snap the White Sox’s four-game winning streak.
Ranaudo allowed three runs and two hits — both homers — in 6 2/3 innings and smacked an opposite-field homer in the fifth for his first major league hit.
Chapman had 20 saves in 21 chances this season with the Yankees before the Cubs acquired the hard-throwing lefty on Monday for a package of prospects.
REDS 2, GIANTS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Bruce homered in his career-high fifth straight game, connecting off Madison Bumgarner in Cincinnati’s victory over slumping San Francisco.
Bruce broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with his sixth homer during his five-game streak and 25th of the season.
The NL West-leading Giants got just four hits and lost for the ninth time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The last-place Reds are 8-4 over that stretch.
Dan Straily (6-6) gave up three hits in 7 2/3 innings, and Tony Cingrani pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Bumgarner (10-6) allowed one earned run and five hits in eight innings, striking out nine. The Giants have lost six of his last eight starts.
Conor Gillaspie hit a solo homer for the Giants in the second. San Francisco left fielder Angel Pagan dropped a flyball in the fifth, setting up Tucker Barnhart’s tying sacrifice fly.
NATIONALS 4, INDIANS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Strasburg shut down Cleveland for seven innings and bounced back from his only loss this season, leading Washington past the Indians.
Strasburg (14-1) began the season with 13 straight wins before he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 21. The powerful right-hander shook off that blemish, holding the Indians to three hits. Strasburg walked one and struck out seven.
Washington rookie Trea Turner drove in three runs and Daniel Murphy hit his 20th homer off Carlos Carrasco (7-4). Murphy extended his hitting streak to 13 games with the towering shot.
Nationals reliever Blake Treinen stopped Cleveland’s threat in the ninth, getting a game-ending double play for his first major league save.
CARDINALS 5, METS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Yadier Molina and pinch-hitter Kolten Wong each had an RBI double in the ninth inning, and St. Louis rallied past New York to end Jeurys Familia’s saves streak at 52 games.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead homer off Adam Wainwright to cap a three-run comeback in the seventh that gave the Mets a 4-3 lead. But then Familia, who hadn’t blown a regular-season save opportunity since July 30 last year, finally faltered.
Jedd Gyorko drew a one-out walk in the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Randal Grichuk. Molina hit the next pitch to deep center field, and Grichuk scored to tie it.
Molina was thrown out at third by Familia (2-2) on pinch-hitter Jeremy Hazelbaker’s comebacker, but Hazelbaker stole second and scored when Wong lined a double just inside the left-field line.
Familia’s franchise-record saves streak was the third-longest in major league history behind Tom Gordon (54) and Eric Gagne (84). Jonathan Broxton (3-2) threw a scoreless eighth, and Seung Hwan Oh worked the ninth for his sixth save.
RAYS 3, DODGERS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays won at Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Luke Maile had an RBI double in a three-run fourth inning to help Tampa Bay wrap up a nine-game West Coast road swing by snapping a four-game skid. The Rays were swept in a three-game series at Chavez Ravine in 2013, the only other time they’ve visited the Dodgers’ hallowed home turf.
Moore (7-7) struck out five and allowed an unearned run. Alex Colome pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 23 chances. Brandon McCarthy (2-1) lasted just four innings for the Dodgers in his first loss since Sept. 23, 2014.
TIGERS 4, RED SOX 3
BOSTON (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and into Boston’s bullpen, lifting Detroit past the Red Sox for a three-game sweep.
James McCann also hit a solo homer, and Victor Martinez had four singles, a walk and drove in two runs for Detroit. The Tigers have won five of seven.
Boston is the last major league team to be swept in a series of any length this season.
Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia had solo homers for the Red Sox. They lost for the fifth time in six games to complete a nine-game homestand at 4-5.
Bruce Rondon (4-2) got one out for the win. Justin Wilson got the final three for his first major league save. Brad Ziegler (0-1) took the loss.
ROCKIES 3, ORIOLES 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nick Hundley broke up Dylan Bundy’s no-hit bid with a sixth-inning homer, and Colorado used a strong pitching performance by Jon Gray to beat Baltimore.
David Dahl hit his first major league home run in his third game for the Rockies. Colorado took two of three from the AL East leaders, has won six of seven and is 9-4 since the All-Star break.
Manny Machado connected for the Orioles.
Gray (7-4) outpitched Bundy (3-3) in a duel between rookie right-handers. Carlos Estevez got three straight outs for his 10th save.
ATHLETICS 6, RANGERS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis homered twice, Coco Crisp also went deep and Oakland beat AL West-leading Texas.
Oakland has won four consecutive series for the first time since May 2014. The A’s are 9-4 since the All-Star break.
Crisp’s two-run homer in the eighth, on a 99 mph fastball from Matt Bush (3-2), put the A’s up 4-3. Davis added another two-run shot, his 25th homer of the season, in the inning.
Ryan Dull (5-2) threw 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief of Sean Manaea. Ryan Madson worked the ninth for his 22nd save. Rangers starter Yu Darvish, winless in his last nine starts against Oakland, stuck out six without a walk and departed with a 3-2 lead after six innings.
Ian Desmond hit his 20th homer for Texas.
MARLINS 11, PHILLIES 1
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead a 16-hit attack in Miami’s victory over Philadelphia.
Stanton hit his 22nd homer in support of Adam Conley (7-5), who pitched around eight hits and three walks to throw 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Don Kelly, who began the game 1 for 22 this season, went 3 for 5 with two triples, two RBIs and two runs scored. That raised his average from .045 to .148.
The Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki did not play and remained at 2,997 hits.
Philadelphia rookie Zach Eflin (3-4) was the loser.
PADRES 8, BLUE JAYS 4
TORONTO (AP) — Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run, Alex Dickerson and Brett Wallace each hit solo shots and San Diego beat Toronto to avoid a three-game sweep.
San Diego extended its club-record streak with at least one home run to 25 games. It’s the longest run since 2002 Texas set the major league record by homering in 27 straight.
Luis Perdomo (5-4) allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.
R.A. Dickey (7-12) was the loser. He has surrendered 26 home runs this season, tying Kansas City’s Ian Kennedy and Chris Young for most in the majors.
Melvin Upton Jr. made his first start for Toronto after being acquired from San Diego on Tuesday. He went 1 for 4 with a single.
PIRATES 10, MARINERS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run and two other hits in Pittsburgh’s victory over Seattle.
Making the 88th start of his four-year career, Cole (6-6) struck six and walked one while winning for the first time since May 20. McCutchen and Jung Ho Kang each had four RBIs to help the Pirates win for the sixth time in nine games.
James Paxton (3-5) was the loser.
ASTROS 4, YANKEES 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers struck out 10 in six innings, Colby Rasmus broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and Houston beat New York.
Rasmus snapped an 0-for-29 skid when he sent an off-speed pitch from Masahiro Tanaka (7-3) into the seats behind the bullpen in right-center field to make it 4-0 with in the third.
McCullers (6-4) allowed five hits and one run and tied a season high by fanning 10 for the second straight game. Ken Giles and Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless inning each before Will Harris got his 11th save by striking out two in the ninth.
DIAMONDBACKS 8, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasmany Tomas hit two home runs, Archie Bradley pitched seven innings and Arizona took advantage of Milwaukee’s season-high five errors.
Tomas had his fifth multihomer game of the season. He hit a three-shot off in the first and sliced an 0-2 pitch for a two-run homer in the fifth, both off of Jimmy Nelson (6-9).
Bradley (4-6) allowed one run on four hits, walked three and struck out six.
Brewers right fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three errors, and shortstop Jonathan two.
ROYALS 7, ANGELS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker’s throwing error, and Kansas City beat Los Angeles.
Shoemaker, who did not allow a base runner until the fifth inning, yielded singles to Alex Gordon and Paulo Orlando to start the seventh. Mondesi put down a bunt and beat the throw to first as the throw by Shoemaker (5-11) sailed into right field.
Both runners scored and Mondesi wound up on third. Angels manager Mike Scioscia came out claiming interference, and after a review the call on the field stoood. Scioscia officially protested the game.
Joakim Soria (4-4) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory.
BRAVES 9, TWINS 7
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs and Atlanta held off Minnesota for a two-game sweep.
Freeman went 4 for 4 with a walk. His 18th homer gave the Braves a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning.
The Twins closed to 8-7 in the sixth on an RBI grounder by Joe Mauer. Nick Markakis singled home a run in the Atlanta eighth.
Mike Foltynewicz (4-4) got the win despite giving up seven runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Tyler Duffey (5-8) was chased in the second.
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CHICAGO (AP) — With ace Chris Sale scratched following a clubhouse incident, the White Sox used six pitchers Saturday night before their game against the Detroit Tigers was suspended by rain after eight innings tied at 3.
The game, interrupted three times by thunderstorms, will resume Sunday before the final contest of the series.
Sale, who was to attempt to become the majors’ first 15-game winner, was sent home after what the team called a “non-physical” incident before the game. FanRag Sports and other outlets reported an upset Sale destroyed collared throwback jerseys the team was scheduled to wear.
Justin Upton homered for the Tigers and Avisail Garcia hit his first homer since May 28 for the White Sox. The Tigers tied it in the eighth on Nick Castellanos’ single off Nate Jones that scored Cameron Maybin, who reached on Jones’ error.
David Robertson came in to get the final out in a pouring rain before the umpires called for the tarp. The game was suspended 45 minutes later.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit his eighth homer, red-hot Justin Turner got two more RBIs and Los Angeles beat St. Louis to end the Cardinals’ five-game winning streak.
Turner’s two-run double capped a four-run third. He has 14 RBIs since the All-Star break.
Gonzalez’s 429-foot solo blast to center sparked a three-run sixth.
Kenta Maeda (9-7) rebounded from a poor outing against Arizona on July 17, giving up two runs over 5 2/3 innings. Only one of the Cardinals’ first 15 batters was able to hit the ball out of the infield against the Japanese right-hander.
Andrew Toles went 3 for 4 and scored once for the Dodgers. He has reached safely in nine of 10 games since being called up from the minors.
Mike Leake (7-8) allowed seven runs — six earned — in six innings.
Matt Adams homered for the second consecutive game. His blast to left in the fourth extended the Cardinals’ streak of home runs to 14 straight games.
Aledmys Diaz reached safely for the 26th straight game with a first-inning single. Diaz’s streak is the second-longest by a Cardinals rookie since Albert Pujols had streaks of 30 and 48 games in 2001.
GIANTS 2, YANKEES 1, 12 INNINGS
NEW YORK (AP) — Mac Williamson homered in the fifth inning and hit a tiebreaking single in the 12th, lifting San Francisco past New York for the Giants’ first victory since the All-Star break.
NL West-leading San Francisco had lost a season-high six straight games and had held just one lead since the break — when Buster Posey hit a go-ahead home run leading off the 10th inning at San Diego on July 16 only to have the Padres rally for a pair of runs in the bottom half against Santiago Casilla.
Williamson, whose fourth-inning error allowed the Yankees’ run, began the comeback when he connected off Ivan Nova leading off the fifth.
Trevor Brown hit an opposite-field double to right off Anthony Swarzak (1-1) leading off the 12th, and Williamson singled up the middle with one out, just past the glove of diving shortstop Didi Gregorius. San Francisco was 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position, dropping to 7 for 64 (.111) since the All-Star break, before Williamson’s single.
Cheered on by hundreds of orange-clad fans in the Giants’ old hometown, San Francisco escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 10th when Casilla (2-3) retired Brian McCann on a shallow flyout and Starlin Castro on a foulout. Hunter Strickland pitched a perfect 12th for his second save.
MARINERS 14, BLUE JAYS 5
TORONTO (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his ninth career grand slam and added a three-run shot, and Hisashi Iwakuma pitched six innings to win his fifth straight start in Seattle’s victory over Toronto.
Cruz hit his slam off R.A. Dickey (7-11) in the third, then added a three-run drive off Drew Storen in the eighth for his 20th career multi-homer game. He has 25 home runs this season.
It was the 13th time in team history a Mariners player has recorded seven RBIs. The team record is eight by Mike Blowers, Mike Cameron and Alvin Davis.
Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer and Nori Aoki had two RBIs and scored twice as the Mariners used a season-high 19 hits to win their third straight. Iwakuma (11-6) allowed two runs and four hits.
Wade LeBlanc pitched the final three innings for his first save.
ORIOLES 5, INDIANS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 30th home run, Kevin Gausman pitched seven shutout innings and Baltimore beat Cleveland in a duel between first-place teams.
Pedro Alvarez also homered for the Orioles, who will seek to complete a three-game sweep of the AL Central leaders on Sunday. Cleveland has scored three runs in 18 innings thus far.
Trumbo connected with a man on to cap a three-run first inning against Josh Tomlin (10-3). Playing in his first season with Baltimore, Trumbo already has eight more homers than last year and is just four short of matching his career high, set in 2013 with the Angels.
After earning only one win in his first 16 starts, Gausman (2-7) struck out seven and allowed only one runner past first base. The right-hander gave up four hits and walked three but was backed by three double plays. Brad Brach surrendered a two-out, two-run single to Lonnie Chisenhall in the ninth before Zach Britton got the final out for his 32nd save.
MARLINS 7, METS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered and had his first four-hit game since 2012, driving in three runs to give Jose Fernandez all the support he needed, and Miami beat New York.
Miami rocked Jacob deGrom (6-5), who allowed 10 hits and five runs, both season highs, and lasted just 3 2/3 innings in his shortest outing since August.
Fernandez (12-4) gave up two runs in seven innings to match his career high for victories, achieved in his 2013 rookie season. He also had two hits, hiking his average to .265, and drove in the first run.
Home Run Derby winner Stanton put Miami ahead to stay in the third inning when he hit a majestic two-run homer off the left-field scoreboard above the 401-foot sign. He added an RBI single in the fourth, and singled in the first and sixth, hiking his average to .241 after a prolonged slump.
TWINS 11, RED SOX 9
BOSTON (AP) — Miguel Sano homered and Eduardo Nunez drove in three runs, including two in a five-run seventh inning, and Minnesota rallied to beat Boston.
Eddie Rosario had four singles to help the Twins win their second straight over Boston after losing the series opener Thursday.
Hanley Ramirez hit a three-run homer and Xander Bogaerts had four hits for the Red Sox. They lost for just the third time in 12 games.
Red Sox starter David Price went 5 2/3 innings and gave up 11 hits for his second straight start. Tommy Layne (0-1) was the loser. Ryan Pressly (4-5) got four outs for the win, and Brandon Kintzler worked the ninth for his eighth save.
RANGERS 7, ROYALS 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre homered and Texas beat Kansas City.
Hamels, who is 6-1 with a 2.24 ERA in his past nine starts, limited the Royals to five hits, struck out four and walked three. Hamels (11-2) lowered his ERA to 2.87.
The Rangers picked up only their fifth victory in 20 games.
Yordano Ventura (6-8) was the loser.
PIRATES 7, PHILLIES 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco and David Freese hit two-run singles during a five-run fifth inning to rally and Pittsburgh beat Philadelphia after top Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow was removed with shoulder discomfort.
Glasnow exited his second major league start in the fourth inning. The rookie right-hander was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day and allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits in three-plus innings.
Polanco’s hit put the Pirates ahead 4-3 and chased starter Aaron Nola (5-9). Freese’s hit off Severino Gonzalez pushed the lead to three runs, and Francisco Cervelli capped the inning with a sacrifice fly.
Juan Nicasio (8-6) allowed one run in two innings in relief of Glasnow. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 29th save.
NATIONALS 3, PADRES 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pinch-hitter Stephen Drew hit a game-ending RBI triple in the ninth inning to lift Washington past San Diego,
Anthony Rendon opened the bottom off the ninth with a single off reliever Kevin Quackenbush (6-4). Drew entered with one out and drove a pitch off the center-field scoreboard, and Rendon raced around the bases for the winning run.
Jonathan Papelbon (2-2) allowed a leadoff double in the ninth before retiring three straight batters. San Diego left runners in scoring position in each of the last two innings.
Washington starter Max Scherzer struck out 10 over seven innings.
BREWERS 6, CUBS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit two home runs, Zach Davies took a shutout into the seventh inning and Milwaukee beat Chicago.
Jonathan Lucroy also homered, giving Milwaukee the lead with a two-run shot in the first off John Lackey (7-7). Nieuwenhuis led off the fourth with a homer to center field, extending Milwaukee’s lead to 3-0. Nieuwenhuis added a three-run homer to left in the eighth.
Davies (7-4) gave up one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings. Lackey, who has surrendered at least one home run in seven straight starts, gave up three runs and five hits in six innings.
ATHLETICS 4, RAYS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ryon Healy hit a game-ending home run in the ninth inning two batters after Jake Smolinski tied it with a two-run homer, and Oakland rallied past Tampa Bay.
Both home runs came off Rays closer Alex Colome (1-3), who had recorded 21 consecutive saves before giving up three runs to the A’s.
Khris Davis opened the ninth with a walk before pinch-hitter Yonder Alonso struck out swinging. Smolinski hit the first pitch he saw over the fence in left field to tie it at 3. Colome got Marcus Semien to fly out before Healy hammered a 3-2 pitch to left-center for the winner.
Kendall Graveman (7-6) pitched a complete game for his sixth consecutive win. The right-hander allowed three runs with four strikeouts and one walk, throwing 102 pitches.
ROCKIES 8, BRAVES 4
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit two home runs to set an NL rookie record for shortstops and Colorado beat Atlanta.
Story had four hits including his 25th and 26th homers to pass his mentor, Troy Tulowitzki, who had 24 for the Rockies in 2007. Nomar Garciaparra of the Boston Red Sox set the major league record for shortstops with 30 in 1997. Story, who set career highs in both hits and in RBIs with five, is two behind Wilin Rosario for the franchise mark for homers by a rookie.
Tyler Anderson (3-3) worked around a 47-minute rain delay to finish with six strikeouts in six innings. Story started his night with a two-run homer in the second off Matt Wisler (4-10) to gave Colorado a 2-1 lead. He drove in two more with a single in Colorado’s five-run sixth and then led off the eighth with a deep shot off reliever Jim Johnson that gave the Rockies a four-run lead.
REDS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a three-run homer and barely missed another in Cincinnati’s victory over fading Arizona.
The last-place Reds have won three consecutive series for the first time, finding success against other struggling teams. The Diamondbacks have lost 17 of 21.
Bruce’s 20th homer, off Robbie Ray (5-9), gave him the team lead with 69 RBIs. He also doubled off the top of the wall in left field and thought he might have gotten another homer, but the call of a double was upheld after a video review.
Michael Lorenzen (1-0) took over in the fourth inning for Keyvius Sampson, who made his first start of the season after seven relief appearances.
ASTROS 7, ANGELS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis had two home runs and four RBIs in his return to the lineup, Collin McHugh threw six strong innings and Houston beat Los Angeles.
Gattis sat Friday with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch Wednesday. He came back Saturday and hit a three-run homer into the Crawford Boxes in left field in the second inning and added a solo shot off the facade in left-center in the fourth to give Houston a 5-0 lead.
Carlos Correa had a solo home run to right in the fifth.
McHugh (7-6) allowed two runs on six hits with six strikeouts in six innings.
Jered Weaver (8-8) was the loser. Ji-Man Choi had a solo home run to the upper deck in right in the fifth for the Angels.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Stephen Strasburg’s undefeated streak by beating the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Thursday.
Turner hit his 16th and 17th home runs, a two-run shot off Strasburg in the first and a three-run shot off the right-hander in the third, to set a career high.
Howie Kendrick extended his hitting streak to 13 games, and Adrian Gonzalez also drove in a run for the Dodgers. They beat the Nationals for the fifth time in six games this season.
Strasburg (13-1) lost for the first time since Sept. 9, ending a run of 16 consecutive winning decisions. Making it through the sixth, he allowed a season-high six earned runs and seven hits — all in the first three innings — and struck out 10.
Before Strasburg could settle down, the Dodgers crushed the ball against him, including a double off the left-field wall from Gonzalez and Turner’s two home runs. At one point Strasburg struck out seven of nine Los Angeles batters and allowed just one base runner after the third.
Left-hander Adam Liberatore (2-0) got the win by pitching a scoreless eighth. Kenley Jansen finished for his 28th save.
RED SOX 13, TWINS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered on the first pitch Boston faced, David Ortiz added a late two-run homer and the Red Sox continued to surge through July with a victory over Minnesota.
Dustin Pedroia went 5 for 5 with two doubles for Boston. The Red Sox had 17 hits while winning their third straight and improving to 12-3 in July.
Betts, Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts had three hits apiece and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo homer and finished with three RBIs. Steven Wright (12-5) tied his career high with nine strikeouts and held Minnesota to four hits in eight innings.
Boston, which had 16 hits in an 11-7 win over San Francisco on Wednesday, was up 3-0 after getting four hits against Minnesota starter Tyler Duffey (5-7) in the first.
ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Tillman tied for the major league lead with his 14th victory, pitching four-hit ball for seven innings and helping depleted Baltimore avert a four-game sweep at Yankee Stadium.
The Orioles had lost four straight overall, costing them their lead in the AL East.
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis, shortstop Manny Machado and manager Buck Showalter returned from a stomach bug that’s hit the clubhouse. But Orioles center fielder Adam Jones didn’t play because of back spasms, catcher Matt Wieters missed his third consecutive game after being hit by a pitch in the foot and rookie outfielder Joey Rickard sat out with an injured thumb.
Tillman (14-2) matched White Sox ace Chris Sale for the most victories in the majors. Tillman gave up three hits and two walks to the first eight batters, capped by Starlin Castro’s RBI single. The tall right-hander then set down 16 of his final 17 hitters.
Brad Brach pitched the eighth and Zach Britton closed for his 30th save in as many chances.
CC Sabathia (5-8) lost on his 36th birthday.
CARDINALS 6, PADRES 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Aledmys Diaz’s walk-off single in the ninth inning gave St. Louis a comeback victory over San Diego.
St. Louis scored four runs — the last three on Stephen Piscotty’s homer — to tie it in the eighth and went on to its first four-game series sweep at home since beating Colorado on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2010.
Tommy Pham led off the ninth with a double off reliever Carlos Villanueva (1-1). With the bases loaded and one out, Diaz ripped a 3-2 pitch to left for the winner.
Yangervis Solarte homered in the eighth inning to extend the Padres’ franchise-record home run streak to 19 consecutive games. The streak is the longest in the National League since Milwaukee hit home runs in 20 consecutive games in July 2008.
PIRATES 5, BREWERS 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano took another step toward putting his season-long control issues behind him, striking out 13 in Pittsburgh’s victory over Milwaukee.
Liriano (6-9) gave up three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings and didn’t issue a walk for just the second time in 19 starts. The left-hander entered the game having issued a major league-high 62 walks.
Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 28th save.
Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off Matt Garza (1-4) in the first inning and finished with four RBIs after being a last-second substitution in the outfield when Starling Marte was diagnosed with flu-like symptoms shortly before the first pitch.
Jonathan Villar homored for the Brewers.
ROCKIES 7, BRAVES 3
DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to break a scoreless tie in the sixth inning, Chad Bettis threw efficiently into the seventh and Colorado topped Atlanta,
Gonzalez lined a 97 mph fastball from Mike Foltynewicz (3-4) over the fence in right-center. It was Gonzalez’s 20th homer of the season.
Bettis (8-6) allowed one run over 6 2-3 innings. He was cruising through Atlanta’s lineup until hitting a bump in the seventh when he gave up an RBI double to A.J. Pierzynski.
Trailing 7-1 in the ninth, the Braves scored twice before the Rockies brought in closer Carlos Estevez with two outs. He got Jace Peterson to roll out to end the game and earn his seventh save.
MARLINS 9, PHILLIES 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tom Koehler pitched eight strong innings, Ichiro Suzuki moved within four hits of 3,000 for his career and Miami pounded out 16 hits against Philadelphia.
Christian Yelich homered, and the Marlins won three of four over the Phillies to cap a seven-game road trip at 5-2. Miami moved 1 1/2 games ahead of idle New York for the second NL wild-card spot.
Koehler (7-8) rebounded from a month-long slump with arguably his best outing of the season. He gave up two hits and only one of his three runs allowed was earned while striking out five and walking one.
Ryan Howard and Freddy Galvis homered for Philadelphia.
Jerad Eickhoff (6-11) was the loser.
RAYS 7, ATHLETICS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tim Beckham homered and then sparked a four-run inning with his eighth straight hit over three games to lead the Rays to a victory over the Athletics.
He followed up a five-hit game in Colorado on Wednesday by hitting a solo homer in the second against Sonny Gray (4-9) and then adding a leadoff single in the big fifth inning that gave Tampa Bay the lead for good.
Beckham, who started the streak with a single in his final at-bat Monday, was finally retired when he popped out to end the sixth but by then he had done his damage. His eight hits in eight at-bats — he walked in his other plate appearance — were one more hit than he had in 41 at-bats in all of June.
Corey Dickerson homered and drove in three runs, and Logan Forsythe, Brad Miller and Evan Longoria added RBI hits in the fifth inning to back a solid start by Matt Moore (6-7).
TIGERS 2, WHITE SOX 1, 7 innings
CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Kinsler hit his 20th home run, Miguel Cabrera added his 19th and the Tigers beat the struggling White Sox in a game that was called after more than a two-hour rain delay in the seventh inning on Thursday.
A heavy downpour before the bottom of the seventh sent players and umpires running for cover. And after two hours, five minutes the game was finally called.
The Tigers opened a seven-game trip on a winning note while the White Sox have now dropped seven of eight.
Kinsler and Cabrera made it 2-1 with solo homers against James Shields (4-12) in the fifth. Mike Pelfrey (3-9) won for just the second time in nine starts, and the Tigers came out on top after dropping two of three against Minnesota.
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BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez told his Red Sox teammates in the dugout that he wasn’t going to swing for the fences in his final at-bat.
It doesn’t work for him that way.
“I don’t hit homers when I try to hit homers,” he explained to reporters after Boston’s 11-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. “They said, ‘It doesn’t matter. You’ve got three already.'”
Ramirez homered three times to drive in a career-high six runs and also helped the Red Sox with some nifty fielding on Wednesday night as Boston moved into first place in the AL East. With a chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a game, he grounded out weakly to the pitcher in his last at-bat.
Travis Shaw and Sandy Leon also homered for Boston, and Mookie Betts had three of the 15 Boston hits that made up for a poor outing from starter Drew Pomeranz. Acquired last week from San Diego for Boston’s top pitching prospect, Pomeranz struggled to protect an eight-run lead and lasted just three innings in his Red Sox debut.
“Unfortunately it was an early night for him,” manager John Farrell said. “He’ll be back out there in five days.”
Boston opened an 8-0 lead and held on to win for the eighth time in nine games and move a half-game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles, who lost 5-0 to the Yankees.
And Ramirez was the biggest reason why.
The converted first baseman made several fine fielding plays, diving to his left and his right and also starting a double play in the sixth with the bases loaded and nobody out after San Francisco had already cut Boston’s 8-0 lead to 8-7.
“Everything went right today,” he said.
Ramirez’s first career three-homer game gave him 11 for the season. He hit two-run shots in the second, third and sixth inning.
Ramirez also reached base when he was hit by a pitch in the fourth, glowering at Giants reliever Albert Suarez before the umpire quickly warned both benches. The biggest crowd of the season — 38,201 — stood and chanted Ramirez’s name for his final at-bat in the eighth.
Sixteen times players have hit four homers in a game, most recently by Josh Hamilton for Texas in 2012.
Matt Barnes (3-3) was awarded the victory as the first effective Red Sox pitcher, coming on with a one-run lead and the bases loaded in the sixth and pitching out of it, thanks to Ramirez’s glove.
Barnes added a scoreless seventh, getting Brandon Belt on a check-swing strikeout with two on to end it, and a perfect eighth.
Pomeranz lasted just three innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks.
Giants starter Matt Cain (1-6) gave up three homers and five runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Trevor Brown had three hits for the Giants. Mac Williamson hit a three-run homer, and the San Francisco right fielder also went over the right-field bullpen wall in pursuit of one of Ramirez’s homers.
“I think every kid growing up, playing in Fenway would like to hit a ball over the Green Monster,” Williamson said. “It was definitely a special feeling rounding the bases. Seeing a ball going out here is kind of a childhood dream.”
CUBS 6, METS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered twice off Bartolo Colon, Kyle Hendricks pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings and Chicago beat New York to take two of three in the rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.
Rizzo pulled a slider to right for a solo homer in the third. Two innings later with a runner on, he sent a fastball into the right-field bleachers.
Rizzo also hit a two-run homer Monday in a victory as the Cubs rebounded from a four-game sweep in New York this month. Chicago has won five of its last seven overall.
Hendricks (9-6) gave up seven hits and hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last three appearances. He lowered his ERA to 2.27, third best in the majors.
Colon (8-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Wilmer Flores hit his fifth home run in eight games, a two-run drive off Travis Wood in the eighth.
CARDINALS 4, PADRES 2, 1ST GAME
CARDINALS 3, PADRES 2, 2ND GAME
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jedd Gyorko homered for the fifth straight game off San Diego pitching, connecting twice and driving in all three RBIs in a 3-2 victory to give St. Louis a doubleheader sweep.
Gyorko, dealt by the Padres in the offseason for outfielder Jon Jay, is 13 for 21 (.619) against his old team with six homers and 10 RBIs. He has 11 homers and 27 RBIs on the year with 40 starts spread across the infield. He started at third base in both games of the doubleheader.
He has four consecutive three-hit games against San Diego and four career multi-homer games, with both long balls in Game 2 off Paul Clemens (1-1).
Carlos Martinez (9-6) was dominant after a shaky first inning and a nosebleed in the second, and the Cardinals took the opener 4-2. Gyorko, Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina homered off Colin Rea (5-4).
Ryan Schimpf homered in both games for San Diego.
Jaime Garcia (7-6) allowed a run in 5 2-3 innings in the second game, and Seung Hwan Oh earned his fourth save in five chances, and second of the day.
NATIONALS 8, DODGERS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper led an offensive outburst with a home run into the third deck in right field and Washington beat Los Angeles.
Harper’s 20th home run of the season, a two-run blast, traveled an estimated 451 feet off Bud Norris in the first inning. The National League MVP later walked and scored on Wilson Ramos’ RBI double.
Ben Revere, Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon also hit home runs and Trea Turner had an RBI triple and stole home for Washington. Gio Gonzalez (6-8) had one of his best starts of the season, allowing one run on three hits and striking out six in six innings.
Norris (5-8) gave up six runs on seven hits in five-plus innings before giving way to the bullpen.
INDIANS 11, ROYALS 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyler Naquin hit two of the Indians’ five homers and had a career-high six RBIs, helping Cleveland rout Kansas City.
Carlos Carrasco (7-3) only allowed one hit in six shutout innings, a one-out double by Cheslor Cuthbert in the fourth walked two in the sixth for his only other baserunners.
Naquin had his first multi-homer game, while Mike Napoli went deep for the second straight day. Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana also hit home runs.
The first four homers were off Ian Kennedy (6-8), whose bizarre line included eight strikeouts and only one walk. But it was the ninth straight game Kennedy has served up a homer, and he has allowed 26 of them this season, tied with teammate Chris Young for most in the majors.
BLUE JAYS 10, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run homers and Toronto beat Arizona.
Donaldson’s homer off Patrick Corbin (4-9) landed in the Chase Field swimming pool in the first inning. Encarnacion’s soaring shot off Daniel Hudson, projected at 471 feet, landed far down the walkway beyond the left field seats in the eighth. It was Encarnacion’s 26th home run of the season and ninth in his last eight games at Chase.
Marcus Stroman (8-4) allowed only an unearned run on eight hits in eight innings to help the Blue Jays sweep the two-game series. Tuffy Gosewisch hit a three-run homer in the ninth for Arizona.
TWINS 4, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered off Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth and Minnesota Twins scored three runs in the inning to beat Detroit.
Detroit wasted a fine start by Justin Verlander, who gave up a run and two hits in eight innings. Rodriguez (1-1) retired the first two batters of the ninth before Kepler sent a drive to right field to break the 1-all tie. Rodriguez then made a throwing error and appeared to be shaken up, but after a conference at the mound he stayed in the game and allowed a two-run shot by Rosario.
Ryan Pressly (3-5) was the winner, and Brandon Kintzler pitched the ninth for his sixth save.
Minnesota’s Joe Mauer and Detroit’s Ian Kinsler homered in the first inning.
YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda pitched six innings, Mark Teixeira homered in his return from his latest injury, and New York beat Baltimore to move two games above .500 for the first time since April.
Pineda (4-9) had six strikeouts with runners in scoring position and didn’t allow a run for the first time all season. New York has won the first three of the four-game series to improve to 38-36 — the last time the Yankees were two games over .500 was April 12 when they were 4-2.
A stomach bug has been ravaging Baltimore’s clubhouse and claimed two more victims in third baseman Manny Machado and manager Buck Showalter. Bench coach John Russell filled in for Showalter. First baseman Chris Davis missed his third straight game with flu-like symptoms.
Yovani Gallardo (3-2) was the loser.
MARINERS 6, WHITE SOX 5, 11 INNINGS
SEATTLE (AP) — Leonys Martin hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot with one out in the 11th inning that sent Seattle past Chicago.
Martin hit a two-run drive in the second inning. He then drove an 0-2 pitch from Dan Jennings (3-2) over the wall in right for his 13th homer.
Vidal Nuno (1-1) pitched one inning for the victory. Seattle pulled to 5-4 on Mike Zunino’s two-run homer in seventh, and tied it on Adam Lind’s solo shot in the eighth.
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez, activated off the disabled list earlier in the day, allowed five runs on 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked two in his first start since May 27.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the first off Hernandez. Frazier’s 28th home run tied him for the major league lead with Baltimore’s Mark Trumbo.
REDS 6, BRAVES 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tucker Barnhart and Joey Votto hit two-run homers, and Cincinnati rallied to beat Atlanta to win the season series between the NL’s worst teams.
Barnhart’s homer completed a four-run rally in the sixth off Lucas Harrell (1-2). Votto extended his post-All Star break surge with his 16th homer off Ian Krol in the seventh. Votto is 11 for 20 in the last six games with two homers, a double and six walks.
Anthony DeSclafani (5-0) kept up his streak of solid starts since returning from a strained oblique that sidelined him for most of the first half. The right-hander gave up eight hits, including Freddie Freeman’s homer, in eight innings. DeSclafani is 5-0 in his last six starts with a 2.61 ERA.
Adonis Garcia led off the ninth with a homer off Ross Ohlendorf, the 68th homer allowed by Cincinnati’s bullpen — by far the most in the majors.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson struck out eight in eight innings, Tyler Goeddel hit a two-run homer and Philadelphia beat Miami.
Hellickson (7-7) allowed one run and five hits, improving his value as the Aug. 1 trade deadline approaches. Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen (5-4) gave up four runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Chris Johnson hit a solo homer in the fifth for the Marlins.
Goeddel snapped an 0-for-16 slump with an opposite-field shot to right to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead in the first. He lined an RBI single to right to make it 3-0 in the second.
Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 26th save in 29 tries.
ASTROS 7, ATHLETICS 0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Doug Fister pitched seven innings and Jose Altuve continued his torrid hitting to help Houston beat Oakland.
After losing three of his last four decisions, Fister (10-6) threw seven innings of four-hit ball and struck out five. The A’s failed to advance a runner past second base against Fister.
Altuve was 2 for 3 with two walks. Baseball’s leading hitter is 12 for his last 17 in his last four games. The Astros, who had lost three of their previous four, scored two runs in the second with two outs and nobody on base when five batters reached safely against A’s starter Daniel Mengden (1-5).
ANGELS 7, RANGERS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jefry Marte hit a three-run homer and the Angels shut down a late rally by the AL West-leading Texas Rangers for a win that gave Los Angeles a three-game sweep.
It was the second straight sweep for the Angels, who won their sixth in a row and moved out of last place in the AL West.
Hector Santiago (8-4) pitched five innings for his third straight win.
Martin Perez (7-7) lost his third decision in as many games.
RAYS 11, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Chris Archer struck out 11 over six innings for his first victory since June 6, Tim Beckham had a career-high five hits and Tampa Bay routed Colorado.
Evan Longoria kept up his hot hitting with two doubles to help the Rays take two of three to capture their first road series since June 6-8 at Arizona.
Archer (5-13) allowed two runs and four hits to halt a slide in which he had lost six of seven starts.
Jorge De La Rosa (6-7) lasted only four innings and gave up nine runs, seven of them earned.
BREWERS 9, PIRATES 5.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy had a two-run single in the sixth inning and finished with three RBIs in Milwaukee’s victory over Pittsburgh.
Jonathan Villar, Hernan Perez and Ryan Braun had two hits each for Milwaukee and Chris Carter and Scooter Gennett drove in two runs apiece while the Brewers jumped on starter Jeff Locke (8-6).
Carlos Torres (2-1) won in relief of Chase Anderson, who struggled once again but was bailed out by an offense that took it to Locke (8-6).
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NEW YORK (AP) — The big-name Boston Red Sox got a lift from their unheralded Venezuelan battery to win their season-high sixth straight game.
Sandy Leon homered and drove in four runs, Eduardo Rodriguez again dominated the Yankees in his return from Triple-A, and Boston beat New York 5-2 on Saturday.
Leon hit his second homer this season and the third of his career in the sixth inning — a three-run shot off CC Sabathia for a 5-1 lead. The catcher has 13 RBIs in 20 games this year after compiling only eight in 75 career games before that. He’s hitting .458 through 59 at-bats this season.
“He looks different now,” Rodriguez said. “He hits the ball everywhere.”
Leon also helped his countryman hold New York to a run and four hits over seven innings after the Red Sox recalled the left-hander from the minors Friday. Rodriguez (2-3) improved to 4-1 with a 2.01 ERA against Boston’s archrival.
Rodriguez opened the season on the disabled list with a knee injury, then posted an 8.59 ERA in six starts before being demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston believed Rodriguez was telegraphing his pitches and had him adjust his delivery during two starts — one shortened by rain — in the minors.
“Now, I’m not thinking about the tipping stuff,” Rodriguez said. “I just throw the ball right where I want it.”
Rodriguez threw 97 pitches Saturday, working quickly against New York’s veteran-heavy lineup. Rodriguez had previously struggled throwing to Leon, posting an 8.03 ERA in five starts, but the duo cruised early on a steady diet of fastballs and sliders.
“His seven innings today is potentially a major shot in the arm for our rotation,” manager John Farrell said. “But it was just good to see, the struggles that he’s gone through, to come back after 1 1/2 starts and pitch like he did here today.”
Sabathia (5-7) allowed five runs, four earned, in 5 1/3 innings, giving up five or more runs for the fifth straight start. Boston chipped away at the big lefty by reaching base mostly on soft, well-placed contact and a couple of New York errors until Leon’s homer.
“I felt good,” Sabathia said. “Just the result is not coming.”
Koji Uehara closed for his sixth save.
Leon added an RBI single in the fourth. His hot hitting has been timely for Boston, which has had catchers Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez and Ryan Hanigan on the disabled list this season. The 27-year-old went into the All-Star break batting .455 (25 for 55), the highest first-half average ever in the majors, with a minimum of 50 at-bats.
“Playing almost like four times a week, I think that’s helped,” Leon said.
Jackie Bradley Jr. tied a season high with three hits, and Boston’s 6-through-9 hitters went 7 for 16 while 1-through-5 went 3 for 21. That helped the Red Sox win their eighth in nine games and 10th in the past 13.
“The difference between us and potentially some other teams is the production we get out of that bottom third,” Farrell said.
Brett Gardner ended a stretch of 180 homerless at-bats when he lined a solo shot into the Yankees’ bullpen in the third. It was his first homer since May 18 and sixth of the season.
Chase Headley hit a solo homer in the eighth for the Yankees against Matt Barnes.
ANGELS 1, WHITE SOX 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Shoemaker pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 13 in his first complete game in the majors, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 on Saturday night.
James Shields threw a two-hitter but was pitched by Shoemaker, who walked none. Shoemaker (5-9) has allowed only four earned runs in his last five home starts.
Adam Eaton doubled to lead off the ninth and Melky Cabrera singled with one out to put runners on the corners, but Shoemaker struck out Todd Frazier and Justin Morneau to end the game.
Shields (4-11) allowed a leadoff triple to Yunel Escobar in the first inning but wouldn’t allow another hit until the eighth. He walked two, struck out two and threw just 91 pitches.
CUBS 3, RANGERS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo’s two-run double helped spoil Yu Darvish’s return to the Rangers as Chicago beat Texas.
In his first start since June 8 because of shoulder pain, Darvish (2-1) reached 98 mph and struck out nine while giving up two runs and two hits in 4 1/3 innings. The Japanese right-hander also walked four and was victimized by some shoddy defense.
Jason Hammel (8-5) struck out seven in six innings for the Cubs, who won their second straight in the interleague matchup of division leaders. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth to complete the three-hitter for his 15th save.
Darvish, a three-time All-Star, was making his fourth start since missing all of 2015 following Tommy John surgery. He was lifted after 90 pitches when second baseman Rougned Odor dropped what could have been an inning-ending double play.
ORIOLES 2, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Tillman became the American League’s second 13-game winner as J.J. Hardy’s two-run homer to lead Baltimore past Tampa Bay.
Tillman (13-2) gave up one run and four hits, walked three and struck out three in seven innings. Only Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox has more wins (14) among AL pitchers.
Brad Brach threw a perfect eighth and Zach Britton struck out two in the ninth for his 29th save, sealing the fourth straight win for the Orioles, who maintained a two-game lead over the Boston Red Sox in the AL East.
Hardy’s fourth home run of the season came off Matt Moore (5-7) after Matt Wieters’ two-out double in the second.
CARDINALS 5, MARLINS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw a three-hit shutout to keep rolling in July, and St. Louis snapped Miami’s four-game winning streak.
Jhonny Peralta homered and Stephen Piscotty had two hits, a walk and two RBIs.
Wainwright (9-5) struck out five with two walks and didn’t allow a hit until Adeiny Hechavarria doubled to open the sixth. The team’s longtime ace received a standing ovation in the eighth before striking out for the fourth straight time, then retired the 2-3-4 hitters in order to end it.
The 6-foot-7 right-hander is 3-0 in three starts this month, allowing one run in 22 innings. The shutout was the 10th of his career and first since Sept. 17, 2014, against the Brewers.
Tom Koehler (6-8) lasted four innings for Miami, allowing four runs and seven hits.
MARINERS 1, ASTROS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only scoring with a RBI single in the sixth and the Seattle Mariners beat the Astros.
Iwakuma (10-6) won his fourth straight start to become the first Seattle pitcher to reach double-digit wins. He struck out eight and walked one.
In the sixth, Leonys Martin led off with a triple — his second extra-base hit of the game — and Cano followed with the single to left.
Houston starter Lance McCullers (4-4) was strong through the first five innings, allowing two hits and striking out five before giving up the run in the sixth. He struck out eight and walked four in 5 1/3 innings.
Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 22th save of the season.
PADRES 7, GIANTS 6, 10 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adam Rosales singled in the tying run before Santiago Casilla balked home the winning run, and San Diego rallied to beat San Francisco.
The Padres started the decisive rally when Alex Dickerson and Derek Norris singled to open the 10th against Casilla (1-3). Norris stole second before Rosales bounced a single past shortstop Brandon Crawford to tie the score.
With Alexei Ramirez at the plate, Casilla stumbled during his delivery and a balk was called, bringing in Norris with the winning run.
Kevin Quackenbush (6-3) won despite giving up Buster Posey’s go-ahead, opposite-field homer leading off the 10th, the Giants’ fourth home run of the night.
DIAMONDBACKS 2, DODGERS 1, 12 INNINGS
PHOENIX (AP) — Jake Lamb drove in the tying run with an RBI double in the ninth inning, and then scored the winner on Brandon Drury’s single in the bottom of the 12th to snap Arizona’s five-game losing streak.
Lamb opened the 12th inning with a triple into the right-field corner. After two intentional walks loaded the bases, Drury laced a single through the drawn-in infield off Casey Fien (1-1).
The Dodgers had the bases loaded with two outs in the top of the 12th, but Randall Delgado (2-1) retired Yasiel Puig on a groundout to end the threat. The Dodgers stranded 15 runners on base.
TWINS 5, INDIANS 4, 11 INNINGS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer raced home with the winning run when Max Kepler’s comebacker ricocheted off pitcher Joe Colon’s glove in the 11th inning to give Minnesota a rain-delayed win.
Colon (0-1) reached behind his back to try to glove the bouncer and knocked it down. His throw home beat Mauer, but catcher Yan Gomes couldn’t handle it and was charged with an error on the play.
Brian Dozier drove in two runs for the Twins, and Trevor May (1-2) pitched the 11th to earn the win.
Carlos Santana had three hits to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 13 games and drove in two runs for the Indians.
The game was delayed by rain in the top of the 11th for 2 hours, 5 minutes.
ATHLETICS 5, BLUE JAYS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis homered twice, Ryon Healy hit his first career home run, and Sonny Gray snapped a 12-game winless streak as Oakland beat Toronto.
Davis was 2 for 4 in his ninth career multi-homer game, three of which came this season. The A’s have homered six times in two games, three of them by Davis.
Gray (4-8) ended a career-worst seven game skid. He was 0-7 with a 6.16 ERA over his previous 12 starts. He allowed three runs on six hits and four walks in six innings.
The 24-year-old Healy, playing in his second game since being called up from Triple-A Sacramento for the first time on Friday, crushed a 66 mph pitch off R.A. Dickey (7-10) for his first major league hit.
Dickey allowed five runs on five hits, including three homers, and three walks in six innings.
ROCKIES 4, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Trevor Story led off the ninth inning with a single, advanced to third on two wild pitches and scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error as Colorado beat bumbling Atlanta.
Braves starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz began the eighth up 3-0, but let the first three batters reach and was chased by Nick Hundley’s RBI single. Hunter Cervenka’s wild pitch scored Mark Reynolds, and second baseman Gordon Beckham’s throwing error scored Hundley for a 3-all tie.
In the ninth, closer Jim Johnson (1-5) gave up a leadoff single to Story and threw wild pitches to two batters. Story scored when shortstop Erick Aybar bounced a throw on Reynolds’ fielder’s choice to A.J. Pierzynski, and ball bounced off the catcher’s glove.
Boone Logan (1-0) gave up one hit and one walk in the eighth. Carlos Estevez retired the side in order in the ninth to earn his fifth save in eight chances.
BREWERS 9, REDS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy’s two-run homer started Milwaukee’s big third inning, and the Brewers rolled past Cincinnati.
The bottom two teams in the NL Central have split the first two games of their series.
Lucroy connected off left-hander John Lamb (1-7) as he continued taking advantage of the last-place Reds. The All-Star catcher is 14 for 31 (.452) against Cincinnati this season, with five of his 12 homers and 15 RBIs.
Lamb and reliever Keyvius Sampson needed 53 pitches to get through the third as the Brewers sent 11 batters to the plate and piled up five hits, three walks and five runs for a 9-0 lead.
Hernan Perez also hit a two-run homer off Lamb, who gave up nine runs and nine hits.
Jimmy Nelson (6-7), who had a two-run single in the spurt, gave up six hits and a pair of walks in seven shutout innings.
ROYALS 8, TIGERS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Salvador Perez singled, doubled, scored a run and drew two of Kansas City’s seven walks as the Royals eased past Detroit.
Kansas City scored four runs in the first inning off Mike Pelfrey, who didn’t make it out of the second. Every hitter in the Royals’ lineup scored exactly once except right fielder Paulo Orlando.
Danny Duffy (5-1) allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings for Kansas City. He struck out seven and walked one.
Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, but the Tigers were facing a significant deficit before they even came up to bat for the first time. Pelfrey (2-9) allowed five runs, four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.
Royals closer Wade Davis pitched a perfect ninth in a non-save situation. He’d been out since June 30 with a right forearm strain.
PHILLIES 4, METS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard homered and Maikel Franco singled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning to lead Philadelphia.
Carlos Ruiz doubled and had two hits for the fourth-place Phillies, who have won 11 of 15.
Jose Reyes and Travis d’Arnaud drove in runs for the Mets, who have dropped four of five since All-Star slugger Yoenis Cespedes was injured.
Philadelphia capitalized on Cabrera’s throwing error at shortstop in the bottom of the seventh. Cabrera threw wide of first baseman James Loney, allowing speedy Peter Bourjos to reach with one out. Bourjos went to second on Asche’s walk against Jerry Blevins (3-1) and scored on Franco’s single to left.
Edubray Ramos (1-0) worked a hitless inning for his first major league win. Jeanmar Gomez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 25th save in 27 chances.
NATIONALS 6, PIRATES 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tanner Roark pitched eight-plus innings of five-hit ball and had an RBI single during a three-run fourth as Washington won its fifth straight.
Roark (9-5) allowed five singles with one walk and five strikeouts in his longest start of the season. He started the ninth but left after allowing a single and hitting a batter before the sellout crowd.
Anthony Rendon homered and drove in two runs. Second baseman Stephen Drew had three doubles and one RBI in place of NL batting leader Daniel Murphy.
Washington spoiled the return of Gerrit Cole (5-5) from the 15-day disabled list. The 2015 All-Star allowed five runs — four earned — and seven hits over four innings.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner allowed Arizona’s only hit with one out in the eighth inning and matched a career high with 14 strikeouts to lead the San Francisco Giants over the Diamondbacks 4-0 on Sunday night.
Bumgarner (10-4) retired 25 of the 28 batters he faced, including two double plays, and walked one while going the distance for the third time this season.
Jake Lamb broke up Bumgarner’s bid with a single. Lamb also reached on an error in the fifth when right fielder Gregor Blanco dropped a flyball.
Beyond that, San Francisco’s four-time All-Star was nearly untouchable while notching his fourth career one-hitter.
Archie Bradley (3-5) allowed two runs over six innings.
NATIONALS 3, METS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy kept answering the Citi Field boos with booms, hitting his seventh home run this year for Washington against the team that let him go last winter.
Murphy tops the majors with a .348 batting average at the All-Star break, boosted by the damage he has done to the Mets. He homered three times and drove in 10 runs as the NL East leaders took three of four in this series, opening a six-game edge over New York.
Murphy lined a two-run drive off the facing off the upper deck in the first inning. Overall, he is 22 for 52 (.423) with 21 RBIs vs. his old club.
Jose Reyes hit two home runs for the Mets, including a leadoff shot in the first inning. Steven Matz (7-5) fell to 0-4 in his last eight starts.
Gio Gonzalez (5-8) pitched into the sixth as the Nationals beat the Mets for the ninth time in 13 matchups this year.
CUBS 6, PIRATES 5
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kris Bryant hit an RBI single in the eighth inning, sending the Cubs to a sorely needed victory.
Pinch hitter Matt Szczur doubled to left field with one out against Tony Watson (1-3). Bryant, who had three hits and reached four times, followed with his tiebreaking hit.
NL Central-leading Chicago stopped a five-game losing streak. Pittsburgh lost for just the second time in 11 games heading to the All-Star break.
Pedro Strop (2-2) got the win and Hector Rondon pitched the ninth for his 14th save.
YANKEES 11, INDIANS 7
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run homer, and the Yankees overcame a shaky outing by Masahiro Tanaka.
New York scored four runs in the second and six in the fifth, moving to .500 (44-44) going into the All-Star break. The Yankees won three of four from the AL Central-leading Indians.
Tanaka took an 11-1 lead into the fifth, but was charged with seven runs (three earned) and fell one out short of qualifying for his seventh win. Nathan Eovaldi (7-6), demoted to the bullpen last week, allowed one hit over the final 4 1/3 innings for his first career win in relief.
Carlos Carrasco (5-3) allowed five runs — one earned — in 3 2/3 innings. Cleveland, which is 3-6 since a franchise-record, 14-game winning streak, committed three errors, leading to eight unearned runs.
RED SOX 4, RAYS 0
BOSTON (AP) — David Price pitched eight innings in his best start with the Red Sox, and David Ortiz hit a two-run homer.
The victory completed a three-game sweep for the Red Sox and handed Tampa Bay its 22nd loss in 25 games.
Price (9-6) struck out 10, allowed four hits, walked one and hit two batters in snapping a personal two-game losing streak. Brad Ziegler, acquired from Arizona after Friday night’s games, finished the four-hitter in his Red Sox debut.
Jake Odorizzi (3-5) got the loss, allowing four runs in five innings.
BLUE JAYS 6, TIGERS 1
TORONTO (AP) — All-Star Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer for Toronto, and R.A. Dickey won back-to-back starts for the first time in a month.
Donaldson is the sixth player in American League history to hit at least 20 home runs and score 80 runs or more before the All-Star break.
Dickey (7-9) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time since victories at Boston on June 3 and at Detroit on June 8.
Anibal Sanchez (5-10) lost his second straight start, allowing five runs and eight hits in four innings.
DODGERS 3, PADRES 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenta Maeda struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, leading the Dodgers to the win.
Maeda (8-6) allowed a run on Derek Norris’ homer in the fifth and two hits. He retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced and struck out six straight near the end of his outing.
Adrian Gonzalez homered for Los Angeles, and Howie Kendrick had three hits. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 27th save.
Christian Friedrich (4-5) lost for the fourth time in five starts, giving up three runs and seven hits over five innings. The Padres fell to 18-18 since June 1.
MARINERS 8, ROYALS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Robinson Cano and Adam Lind homered during Seattle’s five-run seventh inning.
Cano’s two-run shot to deep right field for his 21st homer extended the Mariners’ lead to 5-0. Lind hit a three-run shot a few batters later.
The Royals scored five runs over the final three innings, pulling within three on Alex Gordon’s homer leading off the ninth.
Seattle’s Mike Montgomery (3-3) pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, giving up one run and five hits, in his first start of the season.
Dillion Gee (3-3) picked up the loss for the Royals, giving up three runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.
ORIOLES 4, ANGELS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered and the Orioles beat Tim Lincecum and the Angels.
Adam Jones and Pedro Alvarez had three hits apiece for the Orioles, who improved to 33-14 at home and reached the All-Star break in first place in the AL East with a 51-36 record.
Tillman (12-2) issued a season-high five walks and struck out five. Zach Britton got three outs for his 27th save in 27 opportunities.
Lincecum (1-3) gave up three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
TWINS 15, RANGERS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Max Kepler hit Minnesota’s first grand slam this season, one of four homers for the Twins.
Minnesota won three of four at Texas after taking the last two games of its home series against the Rangers the previous weekend.
Kepler’s slam came with two outs in the fifth off A.J. Griffin (3-1), putting the Twins up 6-0.
Kennys Vargas, Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier also connected for the Twins, who have won seven of their last nine games but still have the American League’s worst record at 32-56.
Minnesota’s Tommy Milone (2-2) allowed two runs and five hits in five-plus innings.
Despite losing nine of their last 12 games, the Rangers still have the AL’s best record at 54-36.
CARDINALS 5, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — St. Louis right-hander Mike Leake struck out a season-high 10 over seven innings, and Matt Adams and Randal Grichuk homered.
Aledmys Diaz scored from first on a single in the fifth to snap a tie, and the Cardinals entered the All-Star break having cut a 12-game deficit to the NL Central-leading Cubs to seven.
Adams snapped an 0-for-27 skid with a leadoff drive in the second. That ended a 16 1/3-inning scoreless streak for rookie Junior Guerra (6-2).
Leake (6-7) allowed six hits in his first win since June 12.
BRAVES 2, WHITE SOX 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz struck out a career-high 10 in seven innings, leading Atlanta to the victory.
Foltynewicz (3-3), who grew up in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago, allowed five hits and walked none. He struck out the side in the seventh on 12 pitches.
Jeff Francoeur and Jace Peterson homered for Atlanta, which finished with six hits. Jim Johnson worked the ninth for his second save.
White Sox starter James Shields (4-10) allowed six hits, including both homers, in 7 2/3 innings. Jose Abreu had three of Chicago’s six hits.
ASTROS 2, ATHLETICS 1, 10 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Jake Marisnick scored the winning run on an errant throw in the 10th inning, helping the Astros rally for the win.
Marisnick led off the 10th with a single off Liam Hendricks (0-2). He stole second on George Springer’s strikeout before reaching third on a groundout by Marwin Gonzalez.
After Jose Altuve was intentionally walked, Marisnick scored on Carlos Correa’s chopper to third that Danny Valencia threw up the line to first as Yonder Alonso’s attempted tag missed Correa. It was the A’s fourth error of the game.
Will Harris (1-1) pitched a perfect 10th for the win.
MARLINS 7, REDS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton’s 20th homer helped the Marlins complete their first series sweep of Cincinnati since 2003.
Stanton, who will compete Monday in the All-Star Home Run Derby, was batting .193 on June 15, but he goes into the break with an average of .233 and 50 RBIs. His two-run homer in the fifth gave Miami a 4-3 lead.
Thanks to three consecutive wins over last-place Cincinnati, the Marlins (47-41) have their best record at the All-Star break since 1997. The Reds were swept in Miami for the first time since 1996.
Miami’s Mike Dunn (1-1) pitched a perfect fifth to break the franchise record for career pitching appearances with his 369th.
Cincinnati rookie Cody Reed (0-4) allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings to remain winless in five career starts.
PHILLIES 10, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Maikel Franco and Cameron Rupp hit long home runs for Philadelphia, and rookie Zach Eflin got his second big league win.
The Phillies have won 10 of 13 games. Rupp tied his career high with four RBIs, including a two-run homer that traveled 465 feet in the seventh inning. Franco added a three-run shot in the eighth that went 471 feet.
Eflin (2-2) allowed two runs in six innings.
Colorado’s Tyler Chatwood (8-5) gave up four runs in five innings.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell hit a grand slam in his second major-league at bat, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 12-6 on Saturday night.
Bell drove a 1-1 pitch from Adam Warren (3-2) over the seats above the 21-foot wall in right for his second pinch hit in two games since being recalled from Triple-A on Friday. Jordy Mercer followed with another home run to make it a five-run fifth for the Pirates, who have won nine of 10.
Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez homered earlier off Jon Lester, and Arquimedes Caminero (1-2) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win. Jared Hughes earned his third major league save by tossing three scoreless innings.
Ben Zobrist had a two-run homer and Anthony Rizzo had four hits for Chicago, which has lost of nine of 10.
NATIONALS 6, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy homered for the sixth time this year against his former team, powering Max Scherzer and the Nationals to the win.
The NL East leaders opened a five-game lead on the Mets.
Murphy had a run-scoring single in the third inning, an RBI double in the fifth and launched his 16th home run in the seventh. He is batting .438 (21 of 48) with 19 RBIs against the Mets after becoming a free agent in the offseason and signing with Washington.
Scherzer (10-6) gave up three hits and an unearned run in seven innings.
New York’s Logan Verrett (3-6) gave up five runs on only four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
TIGERS 3, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Victor Martinez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and Detroit stopped Toronto’s seven-game winning streak.
Justin Upton had two hits and Andrew Romine reached three times for the Tigers, who had lost seven of their previous nine against the Blue Jays.
Bruce Rondon (3-1) earned the win despite allowing a tying home run to Devon Travis in the seventh. Rondon missed the first two games of the series with flu-like symptoms.
Justin Wilson pitched the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 24th save.
Martinez hit a one-out drive off Jason Grilli (3-3) for his 17th homer.
ORIOLES 3, ANGELS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop scored the tying run on a seventh-inning balk and delivered the decisive RBI single in the eighth, leading Baltimore to the win.
The victory assured the Orioles sole possession of first place in the AL East at the All-Star break, which begins after the conclusion of Sunday’s schedule.
Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 28th homer for Baltimore, a solo shot in the second inning. Brad Brach (6-1) worked the eighth and Zach Britton finished for his 26th save.
Daniel Nava had two RBIs for the Angels, who were bidding for their season-high fifth straight win. Joe Smith (1-4) got the loss.
YANKEES 7, INDIANS 6, 11 INNINGS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian McCann’s RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning lifted the Yankees to the victory.
McCann’s clutch hit off Tommy Hunter (2-2) pushed New York to its second win in three days over the AL Central-leading Indians.
Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman (3-0) struck out four in the final 2 1/3 innings.
All-Star Carlos Beltran, who was 3 for 6, started the winning rally with a two-out single. McCann’s line drive hit on the track in right field and bounced over the head of Abraham Almonte, scoring pinch-runner Ronald Torreyes.
CARDINALS 8, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham and Aledmys Diaz homered, powering the Cardinals to the road win.
Peralta hit a leadoff drive in the second off Chase Anderson (4-10). Pham connected for a solo shot and Diaz belted a three-run homer during the Cardinals’ five-run ninth.
Carlos Martinez (8-6) struck out a season-high 11 in five innings in his first win since June 11. The right-hander allowed one run and four hits with four walks.
Anderson struggled with his command and lasted just four innings. He walked five and allowed two runs and four hits.
DODGERS 4, PADRES 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy won his second straight start after a 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery.
McCarthy (2-0) gave up three runs in five innings, including a two-run homer by Yangervis Solarte in the first.
Adam Liberatore got two outs for his club-record 24th consecutive scoreless appearance. He broke the mark of 23 set by John Candelaria in 1991. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.
Luis Perdomo (3-4) took the loss.
ROCKIES 8, PHILLIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Tyler Anderson homered and earned his first big league win, leading Colorado to the victory.
Anderson (1-3) allowed two runs in six innings. He singled for his first big league hit and homered for his second.
Jordan Lyles allowed one run in three innings for his second career save.
Tony Wolters’ first career triple drove in three runs in Colorado’s six-run sixth.
Jerad Eickhoff (6-10) was charged with eight runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Phillies lost for just the third time in 11 games.
RED SOX 4, RAYS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven innings to remain unbeaten in his Fenway Park starts this season, and the Red Sox sent the Rays to their fifth straight loss.
On a day the Red Sox learned they lost closer Craig Kimbrel to a left knee injury for likely three to six weeks, they won for the fifth time in six games.
Dustin Pedroia added a two-run single for Boston, which looks for a sweep of the three-game series Sunday when former Rays ace David Price is scheduled to pitch.
Brad Miller homered for the Rays, who have dropped 21 of 24. Matt Moore (5-6) gave up four runs in six innings.
Porcello (11-2) allowed a run and six hits. Koji Uehara worked the ninth for his fourth save.
WHITE SOX 5, BRAVES 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier hit his 25th homer for the White Sox, and Jose Quintana bested Julio Teheran in the majors’ first all-Colombian pitching matchup.
Frazier, who will go for his second straight Home Run Derby title Monday, hit a two-run shot in the second and an RBI double in Chicago’s three-run third.
Teheran (3-8) allowed five runs and nine hits over six innings after missing his last start with an infection in his right thigh.
Quintana (7-8) won his second straight start despite giving up home runs to Gordon Beckham, Jeff Francoeur and Freddie Freeman in six innings.
With closer David Robertson unavailable due to an upper left leg strain, Nate Jones got four outs for his third save.
GIANTS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt had an RBI triple, Grant Green homered for the first time this season and San Francisco got a big lift from its bullpen.
Angel Pagan added two hits and Ruben Tejada doubled in a run for the Giants, who have won seven of nine and are a major league-best 56-33.
George Kontos (2-1), one of six relievers used by manager Bruce Bochy after Jake Peavy was knocked out of the game in the fifth, retired four batters for the win. Santiago Casilla pitched the ninth for his 21st save.
Arizona’s Robbie Ray (4-8) gave up three runs and six hits in five innings.
ROYALS 5, MARINERS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and made a key pickoff throw to help Kansas City to the win.
Perez hit a solo drive off the foul pole in the seventh inning that gave the Royals a two-run lead.
In the eighth, the World Series MVP made the defensive play of the game. With runners at the corners and one out, the star catcher trapped Kyle Seager off first base.
The pickoff was Perez’s first of the season and 18th of his career.
Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez (8-8) pitched six innings and was charged with three runs and six hits. Kelvin Herrera got three outs for his first save.
Wade Miley (6-6) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings for Seattle.
ATHLETICS 3, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Kendall Graveman pitched eight-plus innings for Oakland, and Stephen Vogt had three hits, including a homer.
Vogt hit a solo drive in the second and an RBI single in the third.
Graveman (5-6) allowed two runs and five hits. He retired his first 14 batters before A.J. Reed singled with two outs in the fifth.
Ryan Dull got three outs for his first save.
Houston right-hander Lance McCullers (4-3) was charged with three runs and seven hits in a season-low four innings.
MARLINS 4, REDS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Martin Prado had three hits, including a double that put Miami ahead to stay.
Prado hiked his average to .323 and capped a rally in the fifth inning with a two-out, two-run double that right fielder Jay Bruce misjudged. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and scored three times.
All-Star Adam Duvall hit his 23rd home run for the Reds, and Brandon Phillips had two hits and an RBI with a broken left hand. Phillips played less than 24 hours after suffering a hairline fracture when he was hit by a pitch from Jose Fernandez.
John Lamb (1-6) took the loss despite a career-high nine strikeouts in five innings.
Miami’s Adam Conley (6-5) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. A.J. Ramos pitched around a walk in the ninth for his 27th save.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning, and the New York Mets overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-6 Monday for their fifth straight win.
Miami took a 6-0 lead against Matt Harvey, who lasted 3 2/3 innings. But the Mets scored in every inning from the fourth through the eighth and overcame two calls that originally went their way but were overturned upon video review.
With the score 6-all, d’Arnaud reached on an infield single to start the eighth against Fernando Rodney (0-2), who was acquired from San Diego last week and had allowed just one earned run this season. Pinch-hitter Juan Lagares sacrificed and Neil Walker drew a walk before Cespedes lined the ball into right-center for his second double and third hit of the game.
Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 29th save, converting his 45th consecutive regular-season opportunity dating to last August.
Travis d’Arnaud and Curtis Granderson started the comeback with solo homers off Tom Koehler.
INDIANS 5, TIGERS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Indians remained perfect in 10 games against the Tigers this season.
Napoli hit an 0-1 pitch from Bruce Rondon (2-1) into the left-field bleachers, helping the Indians to their 12th straight win at home.
Jeff Manship (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 18th save. The game ended when Jose Iglesias bounced into a double play. Iglesias was called safe at first, but it was reversed after a replay review.
Cleveland has outscored Detroit 65-23 this season and the Indians now lead the Tigers by 6 1/2 games in the AL Central. The win also ended Cleveland ‘s two-game skid that followed a franchise-record 14-game winning streak.
Nick Castellanos and Steven Moya homered for Detroit, which had won six straight.
GIANTS 3, ROCKIES 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Angel Pagan hit a two-run homer and Buster Posey also connected to back Jake Peavy as San Francisco beat Colorado.
Peavy (5-7) struck out six over 6 2/3 innings to bounce back from his third-shortest outing of the season. He left to a standing ovation and tipped his cap while exiting in the seventh after a two-out single by pinch-hitter Cristhian Adames. Giants right fielder Mac Williamson made a beautiful diving catch to start the inning.
Nolan Arenado hit two doubles, but the run-starved Rockies lost its sixth straight game and fourth in a row held to one or fewer runs.
Colorado loaded the bases in the second on Ryan Raburn’s one-out double, a single by Mark Reynolds and Nick Hundley’s walk before Peavy was called for a balk to force in the game’s first run.
Tyler Anderson (0-3) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.
PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered twice and Jonathon Niese turned in his best start in almost a month to help Pittsburgh win its fifth straight — all on the road.
Polanco’s two-run homer in the sixth inning off Carlos Martinez (7-6) put the Pirates ahead to stay 2-1. He added a solo shot in the eighth for the first two-homer game of his career.
Niese (7-6), who had given up at least four earned runs in each of his previous four starts, allowed just one run on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Pirates relievers Arquimedes Caminero, Juan Nicasio and Neftali Feliz combined to allow one run over the final 3 1/3 innings. Feliz picked up his first save of the season despite giving up a run-scoring double to Matt Carpenter in the ninth.
St. Louis had a three-game winning streak snapped.
PHILLIES 8, BRAVES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff pitched neatly into the eighth inning, and Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco each hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia beat Atlanta.
Eickhoff (6-9) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in five decisions.
After sweeping three games in Arizona and taking two of three from the defending World Series champion Royals, the Phillies didn’t let up against the worst team in the NL.
They jumped on Joel De La Cruz (0-2) in the second inning. Six extra-base hits led to a season-high seven runs in the inning.
Cameron Rupp and Tommy Joseph hit doubles. Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI triple. Herrera hit one out to deep right-center for his 10th homer. After Peter Bourjos hit a double, Franco hit his 15th homer to left-center to make it 7-1.
CUBS 10, REDS 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit his 24th home run before leaving with a bruised leg, Willson Contreras and Addison Russell also went deep, and Chicago pounded struggling Cincinnati.
Playing the NL Central’s last-place team was just what the major league-leading Cubs needed after getting outscored 32-11 in a four-game sweep by the Mets in New York.
Contreras capped a three-run second with a solo drive off Cody Reed (0-3) that made it 6-0. Russell drove in three runs and scored two.
Kyle Hendricks (7-6) gave up an unearned run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Cubs started a four-game homestand on a winning note after going 4-7 on their longest trip of the season.
The Reds lost for the 11th time in 13 games.
BLUE JAYS 6, ROYALS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sanchez pitched eight innings to win his eighth straight decision, and Josh Donaldson and Darwin Barney each hit a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning to send Toronto past Kansas City.
Troy Tulowitzki had two hits as the Blue Jays won a rematch of last year’s AL Championship Series, which Kansas City took in six games.
Sanchez (9-1) has not lost since April 22 against Oakland. He allowed one run and three hits while matching the longest start of his career.
Edinson Volquez (7-8) left after loading the bases with no outs in the seventh. Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals.
BREWERS 1, NATIONALS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Junior Guerra outpitched Max Scherzer, Martin Maldonado homered and Milwaukee defeated Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.
Guerra (6-1) allowed two hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking two. The 31-year-old rookie threw eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball in his previous start and has won three straight.
Maldonado gave the Brewers the lead in the fifth with his third homer of the season. Jeremy Jeffress pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.
Scherzer (9-6) threw 114 pitches in six innings. He gave up four hits and struck out seven.
RED SOX 12, RANGERS 5
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit a two-run homer and Sandy Leon had four hits, including three of Boston’s season-high nine doubles against Texas.
Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, and Travis Shaw and Dustin Pedroia each added a solo shot as the Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits.
David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez each had two doubles. The Red Sox had a season-high 21 hits to win their second straight after a 21-2 rout by the Angels.
Rougned Odor hit a solo homer and two-run single for the Rangers, who have lost five of six.
Rick Porcello (10-2) overcame a four-run first inning and improved to 7-0 at Fenway Park this season. He allowed 12 hits in six innings.
Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up six runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
ASTROS 2, MARINERS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers struck out 10 in seven strong innings and George Springer homered for the second straight day to lift Houston over Seattle.
McCullers (4-2), who missed his previous turn with a blister on his right index finger, allowed five hits and one run while matching his season high for strikeouts. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect eighth and Will Harris did the same in the ninth for his eighth save.
Springer doubled and scored in the first inning. There were two outs in the fifth when he launched his 19th home run to make it 2-1.
Wade Miley (6-5) yielded seven hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings for his third straight loss. The Mariners had won four straight.
WHITE SOX 8, YANKEES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson and Dioner Navarro each hit a two-run homer off CC Sabathia, helping James Shields and the Chicago White Sox beat New York.
Chicago had a string of 15 consecutive solo shots, matching a franchise record, before Anderson connected in the third inning to tie it at 2. Brett Lawrie hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the fifth before Navarro belted his fifth homer.
Navarro has seven RBIs in the last three games — all wins for the resurgent White Sox. Todd Frazier went 3 for 3 with two walks for Chicago, which has won five of six and 10 of 14.
Chase Headley hit a two-run homer for New York, which has lost three of four. Starlin Castro went 4 for 4 with two doubles in his first game in Chicago since the Yankees acquired him in a December trade with the Cubs.
New York was 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position, and shortstop Didi Gregorius made three errors.
Sabathia (5-6) struck out nine in six innings, but allowed five runs and eight hits. The big left-hander is winless in his last three outings with an 8.31 ERA.
Shields (4-9) got his second straight win after a long slump that started with San Diego and carried over to Chicago after he was acquired in a trade a month ago.
RAYS 4, ANGELS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Logan Morrison homered and drove in two runs to help struggling Tampa Bay end a four-game losing streak with a victory over Los Angeles.
Matt Moore (5-5) allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, improving to 4-0 in his career against Los Angeles and handing the slumping Angels their 12th loss in 14 games.
Morrison hit a solo homer off starter Nick Tropeano and gave the Rays the lead for good with an RBI single against Fernando Salas (3-6). Brad Miller also homered for the last-place Rays, who won for the third time in 19 games.
Jefry Marte homered off Moore before leaving in the sixth with a bruised left knee.
Ryan Garton got two outs for his first major league save.
ATHLETICS 3, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coco Crisp snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single, and Oakland stopped a four-game skid by beating Minnesota.
Kendall Graveman (4-6) halted a recent slide by the A’s rotation. He allowed three hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings.
Stephen Vogt’s RBI single evened the score at 1 in the seventh against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (3-7), and Crisp gave Oakland the lead four batters later.
The Twins managed only four hits. That included a two-out triple by Eddie Rosario in the ninth, but Ryan Madson recovered to earn his 16th save in 19 attempts.
DODGERS 7, ORIOLES 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager tripled and scored the tiebreaking run on Justin Turner’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to lead the Dodgers to their fifth straight victory, over the slumping Orioles.
Chase Utley had three hits and drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who have won 10 straight at home after rallying to claim the opener in just Baltimore’s second regular-season trip to Dodger Stadium.
Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal hit back-to-back homers in the second inning for the Dodgers.
J.J. Hardy and Joey Rickard drove in two runs apiece for the AL East-leading Orioles, who have lost five straight after a four-game sweep in Seattle.
Joe Blanton (4-2) pitched the seventh, and Kenley Jansen finished for his 25th save in 28 chances.
PADRES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Derek Norris drove in three runs with a home run and a double before leaving with an injury and the Padres handed the Diamondbacks yet another home loss.
The Padres’ Yangervis Solarte added a two-run homer and Luis Perdomo (3-3) pitched six solid innings to get the victory. The 23-year-old right-hander, in his sixth start, allowed three runs on nine hits, striking out five with no walks. He pitched to one batter in the seventh.
Norris, the team’s catcher, left in the eighth inning when he was struck in the arm by a bat on the follow-through by hitter Brandon Drury.
Norris’ two-run homer off Archie Bradley (3-4) in the sixth put the Padres up for good. Bradley, starting in place of injured Zack Greinke, went six innings, giving up five runs.
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TORONTO (AP) — Cleveland’s franchise-record 14-game winning streak was snapped by a 9-6 loss to Toronto on Saturday, with the Blue Jays scoring three runs in the eighth to overcome a cycle by Rajai Davis.
Toronto star Josh Donaldson hit a tying solo shot off Dan Otero (2-1) in the seventh and then made it 7-6 with an RBI single in the eighth. Michael Saunders added a two-run double, and Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki also homered for Toronto, which lost 2-1 in 19 innings on Friday, matching the longest game in Blue Jays history. Jason Grilli (2-2) pitched one inning for the win.
Davis became the eighth player in Cleveland history to hit for the cycle. He led off the game with a homer, tripled home a run in the third, doubled and scored in the seventh and singled in the ninth.
ANGELS 21, RED SOX 2
BOSTON (AP) — C.J. Cron went 6 for 6 with two homers and five RBIs, Carlos Perez had five hits and drove in six and Los Angeles ended a four-game losing streak.
Albert Pujols hit his 575th career homer — a two-run shot — and had five RBIs for the Angels, who had lost 10 of their last 11 games.
Cron and Perez each homered during an 11-run seventh inning. They are the first set of teammates with at least five hits and five RBIs in the same game since Gene Moore and Buck Jordan for the Boston Braves in 1936, according to ESPN.
It’s the sixth time the Angels reached 20 runs, the last coming against Kansas City on Aug. 25, 2004. The club record for runs is 24, set at Toronto on Aug. 25, 1979.
Hector Santiago (5-4) got the win, holding the majors’ highest scoring team to one unearned run and four hits over six innings.
Clay Buchholz (3-9) gave up six runs — three earned — in 4 1/3 innings.
METS 4, CUBS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Jake Arrieta lost a regular-season road start for the first time in 14 months when Neil Walker hit a two-run homer and Travis d’Arnaud blooped a two-run single that pushed the Mets to their third straight win over the Cubs.
Bartolo Colon (7-4) outpitched the NL Cy Young Award winner, who struggled with his control in a 35-pitch first inning, when he went to 3-2 counts on his first four batters.
After winning his first 12 decisions, Arrieta (12-3) lost for the third time in six starts, giving up four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Colon allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. Jeurys Familia worked the ninth for his major league-leading 28th save.
Anthony Rizzo and Ben Zobrist homered for the Cubs.
DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched six scoreless innings, Trayce Thompson and Adrian Gonzalez drove in two runs each and Los Angeles got its eighth straight home victory.
Kazmir (7-3) extended his unbeaten streak to 10 starts by holding the Rockies to a single and two doubles. He struck out 10 without walking a batter.
Rockies starter Chad Bettis (6-6) lost for the first time in five starts, giving up four runs on six hits in six innings. He struck out four and walked one.
PADRES 2, YANKEES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. homered on the first pitch of the ninth to give San Diego a walk-off win.
It was the third game-ending homer of the year for Upton, who homered into the second balcony on the Western Metal Supply Co. Building in the left-field corner.
Andrew Miller (5-1) was starting his second inning for the Yankees.
Brad Hand (2-2) pitched the ninth for the win.
MARINERS 12, ORIOLES 6
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino homered twice in his first game of the season, Nelson Cruz and Seth Smith both hit three-run home runs and Seattle slugged past Baltimore.
Cruz staked Seattle to a 3-0 lead with his 21st homer of the season in the first inning off Baltimore starter Tyler Wilson (4-6) and Zunino extended it to 5-0 in the second on a two-run shot in his first at-bat of the season after being called up from Triple-A Tacoma earlier this week.
James Paxton (2-3) was dominant for four innings but couldn’t make it out of the sixth after allowing five base runners in the inning.
PIRATES 4, ATHLETICS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — David Freese hit a go-ahead single in the top of the 10th inning, and Pittsburgh got its third straight win.
Erik Kratz led off the inning with a single against Daniel Coulombe (1-1), Jordy Mercer sacrificed him over and Freese singled to left. A’s left fielder Coco Crisp threw out Freese at home on Adam Frazier’s single moments later, and the play was upheld on an umpire review.
Juan Nicasio (6-6) struck out two in the ninth for the victory, then Mark Melancon allowed a pair of singles before finishing for his 23rd save.
TWINS 17, RANGERS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice and set a Twins rookie record by driving in seven runs.
Eduardo Nunez had four hits for the Twins, who scored at least three runs in four of the first five innings. Kepler’s second home run of the day capped a six-run fifth inning and gave Minnesota a 17-4 lead.
Texas right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1) recorded just two outs in his second start of the season. Ryan Rua and Robinson Chirinos homered for the AL-leading Rangers, who had won five of seven.
Tyler Duffey (4-6) was the beneficiary of the outburst from one of the majors’ weakest lineups, pitching six innings for his second straight win.
BRAVES 9, MARLINS 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered to help Atlanta hand Marlins ace Jose Fernandez one of the worst starts of his career.
Fernandez (10-4) drove in the decisive runs as a pinch hitter in Miami’s 7-5 12-inning win over Atlanta on Friday night, but allowed a career-high nine runs, six earned, and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings on Saturday.
The six earned runs matched Fernandez’s career high and equaled the six he allowed in five starts in June, when he had a 1.67 ERA.
Atlanta’s Lucas Harrell (1-0) pitched six innings of one-run ball in his first start in the majors in two years. Freeman had three hits and Jace Peterson also homered.
TIGERS 3, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings, and Detroit earned its fifth consecutive win.
Verlander (8-6) allowed two runs, one earned, and four hits while improving to 5-2 in eight starts at Tropicana Field.
The Tigers look to complete a four-game sweep Sunday against the reeling Rays, who lost for the 15th time in 17 games.
Tampa Bay rookie Blake Snell (1-3) gave up three runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings in his fifth start.
Justin Wilson pitched the eighth before Francisco Rodriguez got three outs for his 23rd save.
CARDINALS 3, BREWERS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings and Kolten Wong had a two-run triple, leading St. Louis to the win.
The Cardinals turned four double plays, including the fourth, fifth and sixth. Jonathan Broxton got three outs and Seung Hwan Oh, a longtime closer in Japan and Korea, finished the seven-hitter for his first career save.
St. Louis improved to 6-2 against Milwaukee and goes for a three-game series sweep on Sunday.
Milwaukee is 13-25 on the road and has lost 27 of the last 40 against the Cardinals.
Wainwright (7-5) allowed seven hits, struck out five and walked two.
Jimmy Nelson (5-7) gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in six innings.
WHITE SOX 7, ASTROS 6
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Sale pitched seven-plus innings to become the majors’ first 14-game winner, helping the White Sox to the victory on the road.
Sale (14-2) settled down after a slow start, allowing five runs, four earned, and six hits. David Robertson yielded A.J. Reed’s first career homer in the ninth before finishing for his 22nd save.
Dioner Navarro drove in a season-high four runs for Chicago, which has won three of four. J.B. Shuck hit a solo homer in the fourth and an RBI triple in Chicago’s two-run eighth inning.
Houston starter Doug Fister (8-4) allowed nine hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings for his second straight loss. He walked five and struck out three.
ROYALS 6, PHILLIES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered twice and drove in four runs, powering Kansas City to the win.
Morales extended his hitting streak to eight consecutive games with a second-inning homer. He is batting .565 with seven homers and 21 RBIs in his last 13 games.
Kansas City’s Danny Duffy (4-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in a career-high 8 2/3 innings. The left-hander’s previous best was eight innings, which he tied in Monday’s win over St. Louis.
Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco each had two hits for Philadelphia, which had won four in a row. Aaron Nola (5-8) allowed five runs and six hits in five innings.
DIAMONDBACKS 6, GIANTS 5
PHOENIX (AP) — Welington Castillo’s three-run homer off Hunter Strickland (3-1) in the eighth inning rallied Arizona to end a six-game losing streak.
Jake Barrett (1-0) earned his first major league win in relief and Brad Ziegler got his 17th save of the season.
The Diamondbacks avoided their longest losing streak of the season.
REDS 9, NATIONALS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucker Barnhart singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning and Cincinnati piled on to end a five-game skid.
Josh Smith (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings for his first career win.
Eugenio Saurez and Brandon Phillips opened the 10th with singles off Sammy Solis (1-3) and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman was unable to field Billy Hamilton’s sacrifice attempt, loading the bases.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Panik hit a bases-loaded triple, Mac Williamson launched a 446-foot home run and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Thursday for their 12th win in 14 games.
The Giants took three of four at PNC Park.
After hitting a key double late in Wednesday night’s win, Panik put the Giants ahead 3-1 with his triple in the third inning. Williamson followed with an RBI single.
Williamson connected for his second home run of the season in the sixth.
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Albert Suarez (3-1) gave up two earned runs in five innings. Santiago Casilla struck out three in the ninth for his 16th save.
Jonathon Niese (6-5) was tagged for five runs in six innings.
PHILLIES 7, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Struggling Freddy Galvis homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help Philadelphia end a nine-game losing streak.
Cesar Hernandez tied a career-high with four hits and slumping Ryan Howard homered as part of his first multiple-hit game since April 29.
The Phillies won for just the second time in 15 games.
Jerad Eickhoff (5-9) gave up one earned run and five hits in six innings. In winning three of his past four starts, Eickhoff has allowed five earned runs in 24 2/3 innings. The last three Philadelphia wins over a 17-game span were all Eickhoff victories.
Looking to become the Twins first pitcher with four wins, Ricky Nolasco (3-5) allowed 10 hits and four earned runs in 6 2/3 innings.
TIGERS 5, MARINERS 4, 10 INNINGS
DETROIT (AP) — Pinch runner Cameron Maybin easily scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch by Steve Cishek with two outs in the 10th inning, giving Detroit a four-game sweep.
The Mariners, who missed a chance when Robinson Cano struck out with a runner on third to end the 10th, lost their sixth in a row.
Steven Moya drew a one-out walk from Cishek (2-4) and Maybin pinch ran. Pinch hitter Victor Martinez singled, with an error by left fielder Seth Smith on the play putting runners on second and third. After an intentional walk to load the bases, Andrew Romine struck out.
Cishek then threw a pitch that catcher Chris Iannetta couldn’t corral, allowing Maybin to run home.
Kyle Ryan (3-2), who worked out of a bases-loaded jam Wednesday night, earned the win by escaping a jam of his own making in the 10th.
RED SOX 8, WHITE SOX 7, 10 INNINGS
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts singled in the game-winning run in the 10th inning as Boston avoided a four-game sweep.
Chicago led 3-0, 4-1 and 7-5 before Boston sent it into extra innings with a run in the seventh and another in the eighth. The White Sox loaded the bases with nobody out in the 10th, but Craig Kimbrel (1-3) got J.B. Shuck on an infield popup and then struck out Tim Anderson and Adam Eaton.
In the bottom half, Matt Purke (0-1) walked two before Bogaerts lined one up the middle and Mookie Betts scored easily from second.
James Shields pitched his best outing since being acquired by the White Sox on June 4. Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer and Alex Avila had four hits for Chicago.
ATHLETICS 5, ANGELS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien and Khris Davis homered to help Kendall Graveman get the first win by an Oakland starter in more than three weeks.
Graveman (3-6) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to get the first win for an A’s starter since June 1 after the rotation had combined to go 0-9 in the previous 17 games.
Semien hit a three-run shot off Tim Lincecum (1-1) in Oakland’s four-run second. Davis’ solo shot in the fifth made it 5-2.
Sean Doolittle gave up a two-run homer to Jeff Bandy in the ninth but held on for his fourth save.
Home plate umpire Paul Emmel was hit in the head by Jefry Marte’s bat with two outs in the ninth when the pinch-hitter lost control of it on a follow-through. Emmel fell to his knees before leaving the field with a towel held to his head.
MARLINS 4, CUBS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered in the fourth inning and singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth, sending Chicago to its fourth consecutive defeat.
Christian Yelich started Miami’s rally in the bottom of the eighth with a one-out walk against Pedro Strop (1-2). He advanced on a wild pitch and scored standing up on Stanton’s opposite-field single. J.T. Realmuto followed with an RBI double.
Kyle Barraclough (4-2) pitched a scoreless eighth.
BRAVES 4, METS 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Adonis Garcia hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Addison Reed in the eighth inning and Atlanta beat New York for the fourth straight time in a week.
The Braves trailed 3-2 when Freddie Freeman opened the eighth with a single off Jerry Blevins. Reed (1-2) relieved with one out and, with catcher Travis d’Arnaud calling for a chest-high fastball on an 0-2 count, Garcia connected on a pitch that badly missed the target for his fourth home run.
Jim Johnson (1-4) won in relief.
Arodys Vizcaino converted his 18th save in 21 chances.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, ROCKIES 6
DENVER (AP) — Nick Ahmed had a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and Arizona recovered after blowing a late lead.
Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler (2-2) ending his streak of 43 consecutive successful save attempts dating back to May 29, 2015, a club record and the seventh longest ever. He allowed an inherited runner to score while the Rockies overcame a 6-3 deficit to tie it in the eighth inning.
Arizona regained the lead in the ninth off reliever Carlos Estevez (1-4).
PADRES 7, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Norris hit a three-run homer that completed San Diego’s sixth-inning comeback, and the NL’s highest-scoring team in June rallied to win a matchup of last-place teams.
J.C. Ramirez (1-3) gave up Norris’ 10th homer run for a 6-4 lead.
Christian Friedrich (4-2) allowed four runs in five innings, including Adam Duvall’s two-run homer. Fernando Rodney remained perfect in 16 save chances.
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BOSTON (AP) — R.A. Dickey took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays stopped Xander Bogaerts’ 26-game hitting streak and the Boston Red Sox, 5-2 Friday night.
Bogaerts went 0 for 3 and walked twice, with the Fenway Park crowd booing when he didn’t see a strike in the eighth inning. Bogaerts came up again with two runners on base and two outs in the ninth and, after taking three straight balls to begin the at-bat, struck out against Roberto Osuna to end it.
Boston tied its longest losing streak of the season with its third consecutive defeat. The Red Sox have lost six of their last nine games.
One start after no-hitting the Red Sox for 5 1/3 innings, Dickey (3-6) didn’t give up a hit until David Ortiz opened the sixth with a double. Osuna got his 13th save.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off David Price (7-2) in the first inning.
DODGERS 4, BRAVES 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager hit three solo homers, the second driving in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves.
It was the second multi-homer game of Seager’s career, with the young shortstop blasting two against the Cardinals on May 15. He became the first Dodgers rookie with three homers in a game since Don Demeter on April 21, 1959, against the Giants at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Kenta Maeda (5-3) allowed two runs — one earned — and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 16th save.
Julio Teheran (1-6) took the loss.
REDS 7, NATIONALS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Eugenio Suarez got his third homer in two games with the help of a replay overturn, and the Cincinnati Reds spoiled manager Dusty Baker’s homecoming by overpowering the Washington Nationals.
The Reds matched their season high with their third straight win — only the third time they’ve put together that long of a streak. Zack Cozart and Adam Duvall hit solo shots for Cincinnati.
Suarez’s RBI single started Cincinnati’s four-run second inning off left-hander Gio Gonzalez (3-4), who has lost his last three starts. Brandon Finnegan (2-4) gave up five hits, including Jayson Werth’s solo homer, in 6 1/3 innings.
RANGERS 7, MARINERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre homered, doubled and drove in five runs, leading Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers over the Seattle Mariners in a matchup of AL West leaders.
Texas and Seattle, who play six times in 10 days, went into the game tied for the division lead. The Rangers have won five of six overall.
Beltre hit a three-run homer in the first inning and a two-run double in the third.
Darvish (2-0) gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking one while throwing 88 pitches. Last week, the All-Star ace made his first start since August 2014 and Tommy John surgery, allowing one run and three hits over five innings to beat Pittsburgh.
Taijuan Walker (2-6) allowed six runs and nine hits, including a homer by Jurickson Profar, in five innings.
CUBS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — John Lackey struck out nine while pitching into the seventh inning and the Chicago Cubs pulled away late to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for their ninth win in 10 games.
Lackey (6-2) combined with three relievers on Chicago’s sixth shutout, scattering five hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Anthony Rizzo drove in the game’s first run with a two-out double in the sixth off Archie Bradley (2-1) that center fielder Chris Owings misjudged. The Cubs then scored five times with two outs in the eighth. Addison Russell and Javier Baez each hit two-run doubles against Silvino Bracho.
Chicago improved to 7-1 on its 10-game homestand and 38-15 overall, the best record in the majors. The Diamondbacks lost for the eighth time in 11 games.
METS 6, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Noah Syndergaard gave up a homer to Marcell Ozuna on a 100-mph fastball, but struck out nine in seven innings to help the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins.
Syndergaard (6-2) allowed two runs, which increased his ERA to 1.91, third-best in the majors. James Loney, acquired last week in a trade with San Diego, broke a 2-all tie in the seventh with a two-run homer, one of three for the Mets.
Ozuna pulled a Syndergaard fastball for his 11th homer in the second inning and drove in both of Miami’s runs. Asdrubal Cabrera hit his fifth homer for New York, and backup catcher Rene Rivera hit his second.
Tom Koehler (3-6) took the loss for the Marlins.
INDIANS 6, ROYALS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Danny Salazar allowed one run and struck out nine in eight innings, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals.
Yan Gomes homered in the second and Tyler Naquin hit his first major league home run in the seventh for the Indians. Salazar (6-3) held Kansas City to three hits and was in command, other than giving up Drew Butera’s leadoff homer in the third.
The Indians have won four of five over the defending World Series champions and trail the AL Central-leading Royals by a half-game. Francisco Lindor’s RBI single in the third off Edinson Volquez (5-5) broke a 1-all tie and sparked a three-run rally.
ORIOLES 6, YANKEES 5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis homered, Hyun Soo Kim and Mark Trumbo had three hits apiece and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the New York Yankees.
After the Yankees used three home runs to build a 5-2 lead, Baltimore turned it around against Nathan Eovaldi and the New York bullpen. The Orioles scored three runs in the sixth inning to pull even, then used two singles and a run-scoring groundout by Manny Machado to go ahead in the seventh.
Mychal Givens (5-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief and Zach Britton worked the ninth for his 16th save.
Carlos Beltran, Alex Rodriguez and Austin Romine homered for the Yankees, who have lost seven of 10. Dellin Betances (2-3) took the loss in relief.
ANGELS 9, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jered Weaver allowed two runs over six innings and Kole Calhoun homered to lead the Los Angeles Angels over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Weaver (5-4) allowed six hits, struck out five and walked one, giving up consecutive homers to Starling Marte and Jung Ho Kang leading off the second. Weaver had been 1-4 with a 6.43 ERA in his previous six starts.
Kole Calhoun, Johnny Giavotella, Yunel Escobar, Mike Trout, Carlos Perez and Shane Robinson each had two of the Angels’ 14 hits. Los Angeles scored in each of the first four innings.
Francisco Liriano (4-5) gave up seven runs — six earned — 10 hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings. He has lost four times in five starts, walking 19 in that span.
PHILLIES 6, BREWERS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cameron Rupp homered and doubled and Andres Blanco also went deep to help the Philadelphia Phillies snap their season-worst seven-game losing streak with a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Andrew Bailey (3-0) pitched 1 2/3 hitless innings of relief to earn the victory and help Philadelphia end an eight-game skid to the Brewers at home that spanned three seasons. Jeanmar Gomez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 18th save in 19 chances
Jonathan Villar homered for the second straight night for Milwaukee, which lost for just the fourth time in 11 games. The Brewers had won four in a row on the road.
Milwaukee’s Jimmy Nelson (5-4) had his shortest outing of the season, allowing six runs on seven hits in four innings.
TIGERS 10, WHITE SOX 3
DETROIT (AP) — James McCann had three hits, including a triple and a homer, and the Detroit Tigers went on to beat the Chicago White Sox.
The Tigers, who won for the second time in seven games, lost Miguel Cabrera in the seventh inning to lower-back tightness. The team listed him as day-to-day.
Jordan Zimmermann (8-2), who hadn’t pitched in 12 days due to a groin strain, lasted 5 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Carlos Rodon (2-5) allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks in six innings.
ASTROS 12, ATHLETICS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis tied a career high with four hits, including a homer, and had four RBIs on Friday night as the Houston Astros jumped on Oakland starter Jesse Hahn for seven runs in the first inning and cruised past the Athletics.
The Astros were up 2-0 with two outs in the first when Tyler White drove in a run with a single. The inning looked to be over after that, but a fly ball hit by Tony Kemp to the warning track in right field bounced in and out of the glove of Chris Coghlan for a two-run triple. Jake Marisnick’s RBI single made it 6-0 and Hahn (2-3) was chased when George Springer, the 10th batter of the inning, drove home another run with a single.
Houston starter Doug Fister (5-3) yielded four hits and struck out three in six scoreless innings for his fourth straight win.
GIANTS 5, CARDINALS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Johnny Cueto worked around a season-worst five walks to post his ninth win, tying for the major league lead, as the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals.
Cueto (9-1) allowed a run on four hits in six innings with one strikeout. He hadn’t walked more than two in any of his first 11 starts for his new team. Cueto is among four nine-game winners, joining Stephen Strasburg, Jake Arrieta and Chris Sale. Six of Cueto’s victories have come on the road.
Adam Wainwright (5-4) allowed two runs in seven innings. The Cardinals were held to one run for the second straight game.
RAYS 4, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Miller hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Evan Longoria hit his second homer in as many games for the Rays, who won for just the third time in 14 games. Logan Morrison also homered.
Erasmo Ramirez (7-4) and Xavier Cedeno combined for 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for Tampa Bay, and Alex Colome got five outs for his 13th save in as many tries.
Ricky Nolasco (2-4) allowed three runs — two earned — while throwing a season-high 7 2/3 innings for the Twins.
PADRES 4, ROCKIES 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer estimated at 458 feet, matching the longest at Petco Park, and Drew Pomeranz pitched seven innings of two-hit ball as the San Diego Padres bounced back from Thursday night’s meltdown to beat the Colorado Rockies.
The Padres won a night after a bullpen meltdown so big that manager Andy Green called it “borderline inexplicable.” The Padres blew a 12-2 lead to the Seattle Mariners, who scored 14 times in two innings to win 16-13. It was the biggest comeback in Mariners history and the biggest collapse in Padres history.
Pomeranz (5-5) shut down the Rockies through seven, striking out eight and walking two.
Melvin Upton Jr. scored on a straight steal of home in the fourth.
Chris Rusin (1-4) took the loss.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Matt Albers doubled leading off the 13th inning for his first hit since 2007 and scored the tiebreaking run, his first in the majors, to help the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Wednesday.
Todd Frazier tied the score in the seventh with his major league-leading 17th homer for the White Sox, who overcame 13 walks by their pitching staff.
Albers (2-4) relieved closer David Robertson to start the 12th and led off the 13th in his first at-bat since 2009. With the outfield playing shallow, he drove a 1-2 pitch from Logan Verrett (3-3) to left-center, and the ball rolled to the fence on two hops. Unaccustomed to baserunning, Albers didn’t slide at second and steadied himself against second baseman Neil Walker to avoid coming off the base.
A 33-year-old right-hander who has spent most of his career in the American League, Albers had been 2 for 34 (.059) at the plate in the majors and had not even batted since 2009. He chugged to third on a wild pitch that went to the backstop and scored standing up on Jose Abreu’s sacrifice fly.
ATHLETICS 5, TWINS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Valencia had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Billy Butler added two hits and an RBI, and Oakland beat Minnesota to win its fifth straight game.
Jake Smolinski homered, Jed Lowrie singled twice and scored two runs and Sean Manaea (2-3) pitched six innings for his second career win.
Pat Dean (1-2) allowed four runs and nine hits over five innings in his third major league start.
BREWERS 3, CARDINALS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies had a career-high nine strikeouts over eight shutout innings and Milwaukee averted a three-game sweep by St. Louis.
Davies (3-3) allowed three hits and retired 13 in a row to finish the longest outing of his young career before yielding to Jeremy Jeffress. The closer gave up a pinch-hit homer to Brandon Moss before retiring the final three batters for his 13th save.
The Brewers scratched out two runs in the first off Jaime Garcia (4-5) and added insurance with Martin Maldonado’s solo homer in the sixth.
CUBS 2, DODGERS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game of the season, helping Chicago edge Los Angeles despite another lackluster night at the plate.
The Cubs finished with just three hits against Mike Bolsinger (1-2) and two relievers after they managed only one in Tuesday night’s 5-0 loss to Los Angeles. But one of Chicago’s hits was a long, two-run homer to center field by Kris Bryant in the third inning, and Lester (6-3) took over from there.
The left-hander struck out 10 and walked none in his second straight win, settling down quite nicely after Kike Hernandez’s leadoff homer on his second pitch. He retired his last 15 batters and threw 113 pitches in his 13th career complete game and first since a 2-1 win at Pittsburgh on Sept. 15.
The major league-leading Cubs (36-15) won for the seventh time in eight games.
ORIOLES 13, RED SOX 9
BALTIMORE (AP) — A wild, back-and-forth slugfest turned on a rare error by Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia, and Baltimore overcame five Red Sox home runs to win.
Matt Wieters had three RBIs for the Orioles, who reached a season high in runs without benefit of a homer. Hyun Soo Kim and Pedro Alvarez each had three hits, and Chris Davis drew four walks to help Baltimore secure its third win in 10 games.
Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 25 games — second-longest in the majors this season — and Mookie Betts added two homers to go with the three he clocked on Tuesday night. After connecting in the first and second innings of this game, Boston’s leadoff hitter had five home runs in seven at-bats.
Chris Young also homered twice for the Red Sox, and David Ortiz had a solo shot to move into a tie with Jim Rice for third place on the team’s RBI list with 1,451.
Brad Brach (5-0) was the winner, and Zach Britton got four outs for his 15th save.
Clay Buchholz (3-6) took the loss.
INDIANS 5, RANGERS 4, 11 INNINGS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes’ single scored Lonnie Chisenhall with the winning run in the 11th inning, and Cleveland defeated Texas.
Alex Claudio (1-1) gave up Chisenhall’s double to start the inning. Gomes, who came into the game batting .171, fouled off a bunt attempt on the first pitch before bouncing his hit up the middle for Cleveland’s first walk-off win of the season.
Tom Gorzelanny (1-0), called up from the minors before the game, got one out and the Indians avoided a three-game sweep against the AL West leaders.
Juan Uribe’s two-out single in the eighth broke a 3-all tie, but Texas rallied in the ninth off closer Cody Allen, who blew his first save in 12 chances this season.
Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer for the Indians.
TIGERS 3, ANGELS 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Michael Fulmer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and completed 7 2/3 dominant innings to lift Detroit over Los Angeles.
The rookie right-hander shut down the Angels a day after they scored 11 runs on 17 hits. Fulmer (5-1) did not allow a hit until C.J. Cron’s broken-bat single on a 98 mph fastball with two outs in the seventh.
Fulmer allowed two hits, struck out eight and walked two. He has won his last four decisions and has a 3.24 ERA.
Francisco Rodriguez got four outs for his 15th save. The Tigers had 11 hits, including three from third baseman Nick Castellanos.
Matt Shoemaker (3-6) allowed two runs in seven innings while striking out eight for Los Angeles. The Angels had won nine consecutive home games against the Tigers.
BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 0
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sanchez (5-1) pitched 6 2/3 innings to win his fourth straight decision, Edwin Encarnacion had two RBIs and Toronto beat New York to complete a three-game sweep.
Darwin Barney reached base four times and Michael Saunders had two doubles as Toronto won its season-high fifth straight and improved to 7-2 against the Yankees this season. The Blue Jays have won 10 of 13 following a season-worst five-game losing streak.
Masahiro Tanaka (3-1) allowed two runs, one earned, in six innings but lost for the first time in 11 starts.
New York has dropped three straight and six of eight. The Yankees have scored five runs in their past four games.
NATIONALS 7, PHILLIES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer had 11 strikeouts in eight sharp innings, Wilson Ramos hit a three-run homer and Washington finished a three-game sweep of Philadelphia.
Ramos had three hits and four RBIs and Danny Espinosa also went deep for the Nationals, who have won four straight. NL MVP Bryce Harper missed his second straight game after bruising his right knee when hit by a pitch Monday.
Scherzer (6-4) bounced back from a rough start against the Cardinals. He gave up two runs and five hits to earn his sixth win in seven decisions against Philadelphia.
Tyler Goeddel hit a two-run homer for the Phillies, who have lost six straight and 10 of 12. Adam Morgan (1-4) allowed six runs and nine hits in six innings.
MARLINS 3, PIRATES 2
MIAMI (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to lift Miami over Pittsburgh.
Marlins starter Adam Conley took a no-hitter into the sixth and tied a career high with nine strikeouts in six shutout innings. David Phelps (4-3) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief for the win and A.J. Ramos got three outs for his 17th save.
Ramos has converted 26 consecutive saves dating to last season
Giancarlo Stanton, back in the Marlins’ lineup after missing seven games with soreness in his right side, went 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
Matt Joyce tied the score for the Pirates with a two-run single in the seventh. Tony Watson (1-1) took the loss.
BRAVES 5, GIANTS 4, 11 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered leading off the 11th inning to give Atlanta a victory over San Francisco.
Freeman’s ninth homer, off Derek Law (1-1), came after Giants closer Santiago Casilla couldn’t hold a 4-3 lead in the ninth.
Chris Withrow (1-1) pitched a perfect inning for the win.
The Giants lost right fielder Hunter Pence to a right hamstring strain in the fourth inning. Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer for San Francisco.
ROYALS 6, RAYS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched six effective innings and rookie Whit Merrifield had two hits and scored a run as Kansas City beat Tampa Bay to complete a 6-0 homestand.
The last time the Royals had a homestand of 6-0 or better was June 2-8, 1988, when they went 7-0.
Duffy (1-0) yielded three runs and seven hits while walking none and striking out six in his longest outing since moving into the rotation on May 15.
Royals relievers Joakim Soria, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis held the Rays scoreless over the final three innings. Davis picked up his 16th save in 17 chances.
Merrifield has hit in his first 11 career starts, a Royals record. He has scored a run in nine consecutive games, which matches a club rookie record set by Mike Aviles in 2008.
Lorenzo Cain was 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs.
Chris Archer (3-7) gave up five runs, four earned, over six innings. Curt Casali homered for the Rays.
REDS 7, ROCKIES 2
DENVER (AP) — John Lamb overcame a liner off his left leg to throw a career-high seven innings and help Cincinnati beat Colorado.
Lamb (1-3) allowed one run and kept the Rockies in the park a night after they tied a franchise record with seven homers.
Billy Hamilton hustled out two doubles, including one that brought in two runs, and Jay Bruce added a solo homer to power the Reds.
Tyler Chatwood (6-4) gave up five runs, four earned, in 5 2/3 innings.
ASTROS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4, 11 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered with two outs in the 11th inning to lift Houston over Arizona for the Astros’ fifth straight win, and third in a row against the Diamondbacks.
Springer hit the first pitch he saw from Tyler Clippard (2-2) off the facade in left-center for his 13th home run of the season and first career walk-off shot.
Michael Feliz (4-1) pitched two innings for the win.
Michael Bourn hit an RBI double to cut Houston’s lead to 4-2 in the ninth before Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer off Luke Gregerson to tie it.
Carlos Correa had a two-out RBI single and Evan Gattis followed with his homer to give the Astros a 3-1 lead in the fifth.
Houston won for the eighth time in nine games. Mike Fiers allowed one run in six innings.
PADRES 14, MARINERS 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alexei Ramirez homered twice and matched his career high with five RBIs, Adam Rosales and Wil Myers also went deep and San Diego routed Seattle hours after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler strongly criticized the team’s poor play.
Ramirez hit a pair of two-run homers and an RBI single. Jon Jay had four hits and Myers finished a triple shy of the cycle. The Padres snapped a four-game losing streak, winning for the second time in 10 games.
In the morning, Fowler told the team’s flagship radio station, the Mighty 1090, that the Padres’ recent performances have been “embarrassing” and “pathetic.” His comments came a day after James Shields allowed 10 runs in 2 2/3 innings of a 16-4 loss at Seattle.
A few hours after Fowler chastised them, the Padres found out they didn’t have to face Felix Hernandez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain.
James Paxton (0-1) started in Hernandez’s place and was roughed up.
Christian Friedrich (2-1) won despite allowing an early three-run homer to Robinson Cano.
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, right, takes pitcher Aaron Sanchez out of the game during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2016 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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BALTIMORE (AP) — For one glorious night, Mookie Betts discarded his label as leadoff hitter and slipped into the role of slugger.
Betts hit a career-high three homers and drove in five runs, and the Boston Red Sox cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Tuesday night to open a three-game lead in the AL East.
Betts led off the game with a shot to center and added a three-run drive to left in the second inning. After lining out to second base in the fourth, Betts hit a bases-empty homer to right in the seventh.
It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
“This is probably the best night,” Betts said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever done that (at any level).”
Batting in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a game, Betts grounded out to second against rookie Ashur Tolliver.
“A home run would have been nice,” he said, “but I was just trying to get another hit.”
Still, he’s the first Boston player to hit three homers in a game since Will Middlebrooks against Toronto on April 7, 2013. He is the fifth player in the majors to hit three homers in a game this season.
Betts’ 12 home runs rank second on the team behind David Ortiz, who has 14.
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts stretched his career-best hitting streak to 24 games with a single in the seventh inning.
Asked if he was thinking about the streak, Bogaerts said, “Are you kidding me? You live for another day.”
It’s the second-longest in the majors this season behind teammate Jackie Bradley Jr., whose 29-game streak ended last week.
Bradley was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, but the Red Sox banged out 10 hits without him.
“Jackie leaves us today for the birth of his child,” manager John Farrell said. “If he has a boy, I think he ought to name him Mookie after tonight’s outing.”
Betts and Dustin Pedroia opened the game with back-to-back home runs on Kevin Gausman’s second and fifth pitches. In the second inning, Betts followed two walks with a liner that squeezed inside the left-field foul pole for a 5-0 lead.
Betts made it 6-2 in the seventh with a shot off Dylan Bundy.
Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in his season debut. The left-hander was activated from the disabled list before the game after being sidelined since March with a right knee injury.
Gausman (0-2) finished strong after the rocky beginning but remains winless after eight starts. The right-hander struck out eight but gave up a career-high tying three home runs for the second straight outing.
“Kind of seemed like the third inning I kind of found it, and by then it was too late,” he said.
The Orioles were tied for first place with Boston on May 22, but now stand a season-high three games out after losing seven of nine — including the first two of this four-game series.
“They’re the best team in baseball right now, so you have to be on your game,” Gausman said. “If you’re not, it’s tough against this team, against this lineup, against their bullpen. Their starters are pitching well too right now, so it kind of seems like everything’s clicking for them right now.”
The tone for this one was established early, when Gausman became the first Baltimore pitcher to allow back-to-back homers to start a game since Rodrigo Lopez in June 2006.
DODGERS 5, CUBS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, matching zeros with Chicago ace Jake Arrieta before Los Angeles got to the Cubs’ bullpen for a victory.
Arrieta went seven scoreless innings but was denied his 21st consecutive victory. The Cubs had won in Arrieta’s last 23 starts.
Cubs left-hander Clayton Richard (0-1) gave up three straight singles to lefties in the eighth, the last Adrian Gonzalez’s liner to left that scored Chase Utley and ended the Dodgers’ 16-inning scoreless streak.
Corey Seager hit a three-run homer off Trevor Cahill in the ninth.
Joe Blanton (3-2) struck out three in two perfect innings as the Dodgers snapped the Cubs’ six-game winning streak.
WHITE SOX 6, METS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Saladino hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and Chicago rallied from an early four-run deficit, stopping a seven-game losing streak with a victory over New York.
Todd Frazier’s two-run drive was his 16th homer this season, giving him the major league lead, and the White Sox got four innings of scoreless relief from their beleaguered bullpen to win for only the fifth time in 20 games.
The Mets led 4-0 after three innings, but rookie Steven Matz, trying to win his eighth consecutive start, suddenly faded in the sixth and gave up three quick runs.
Melky Cabrera drew a leadoff walk in the eighth from Hansel Robles (0-3). One out later, Saladino sent a 2-2 fastball to left field for his third home run, putting Chicago in front 5-4.
ANGELS 11, TIGERS 9
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron ended the game with his second homer, and Los Angeles blew a seven-run lead before rallying for a victory over Detroit.
Cron’s two-run shot to left against Mark Lowe (1-3) was the ninth homer of the game in a park that isn’t known for power hitting, particularly at night. Cron also homered in the first inning of the Angels’ 17-hit performance during their ninth consecutive home victory over the Tigers.
Ian Kinsler hit a grand slam in the seventh before Victor Martinez’s solo shot tied it in the eighth for the Tigers, who rallied from a 9-2 deficit in the sixth inning.
Mike Trout hit a three-run homer and Cron drove in five runs for the Angels.
NATIONALS 5, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit one of four Washington home runs, Joe Ross allowed three hits in seven innings and the Nationals beat Philadelphia for their third straight win.
NL MVP Bryce Harper missed the game, a day after he bruised his right knee when hit by a pitch.
Philadelphia lost its season-high fifth straight game and has scored just nine runs during the skid. At 26-26, the Phillies are at .500 for the first time since a 10-10 start.
Murphy broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth with a two-out solo homer off Aaron Nola (4-4) and added an infield single in the eighth. He hit .416 in May (47 for 113) with seven homers and 23 RBIs, tying the franchise record for hits in a month, shared by Al Oliver (August 1982) and Marquis Grissom (June 1994) of the Montreal Expos. He finished the month with a 10-game hitting streak.
ROYALS 10, RAYS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered and drove in four runs as Kansas City beat Tampa Bay, extending its winning streak to a season-best five games.
The Royals, who have won six straight series, took a two-game lead in the AL Central after being seven games out and in fourth place on May 10.
Cain hit a two-run homer in the first and a two-run single during a five-run fifth when the Royals batted around.
Kendrys Morales homered — a two-run shot in the sixth — and drove in three runs for the Royals while Eric Hosmer had three hits and drove in two runs. Hosmer is 13 for 30 with 13 RBIs on this homestand.
Royals right-hander Dillon Gee (2-2) labored through five innings to pick up the victory.
ROCKIES 17, REDS 4
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado’s team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a win over Cincinnati.
Blackmon became the first player in Rockies history to hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games and added his first career grand slam in the seventh. Carlos Gonzalez homered for a fourth straight game, while D.J. LeMahieu and Gerardo Parra also went deep.
It was the first time Colorado hit seven homers at Coors Field. The team also had seven on April 5, 1997, in Montreal.
GIANTS 4, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Jake Peavy faced the minimum 21 batters through seven innings, Denard Span drove in two runs with three hits and San Francisco beat Atlanta.
Four relievers finished the combined one-hitter.
Peavy (2-5) allowed one hit with no walks and three strikeouts. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the Giants’ three-run eighth inning after throwing only 77 pitches — 57 for strikes.
The seven innings matched Peavy’s longest outing of the season. The 35-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA from 7.26 to 6.34.
Peavy retired the first 12 Atlanta hitters before giving up Tyler Flowers’ single to left to open the fifth. Kelly Johnson hit into a double play to end the inning.
RANGERS 7, INDIANS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Colby Lewis allowed two hits over six shutout innings, leading Texas over Cleveland and improving to 5-0 for the first time in his major league career.
Bryan Holaday and Jurickson Profar homered off Corey Kluber (4-6), and the AL West-leading Rangers won for the ninth time in their last 11 games.
Sam Dyson got two outs for his sixth save.
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 1
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and made a highlight-reel diving catch in center field to help Toronto give New York its fifth loss in seven games.
Justin Smoak homered and Darwin Barney hit a two-run single as the Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 16 meetings with the Yankees.
Joe Biagini (3-1) worked one inning for the win, Toronto’s sixth victory in seven games. Roberto Osuna finished for his 12th save.
With the score tied 1-all, Edwin Encarnacion doubled to begin the seventh, chasing CC Sabathia (3-4) after 80 pitches and bringing Dellin Betances out of the bullpen. Pillar later singled in Encarnacion with a grounder to the right side.
Pillar ended the fourth with a diving grab on Austin Romine’s liner to right-center.
MARLINS 3, PIRATES 1
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help Miami beat Gerrit Cole and Pittsburgh.
Christian Yelich had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh, J.T. Realmuto had three hits for the Marlins and A.J. Ramos pitched a shaky ninth for his 16th save.
Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki had two hits to tie Sam Crawford for 31st on MLB’s all-time hit list with 2,963.
Fernandez (8-2) struck out six and gave up three hits while throwing 62 of 88 pitches for strikes. He improved to 22-1 at home and lowered his season ERA to 2.53.
Cole (5-4) allowed three runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
CARDINALS 10, BREWERS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Carpenter tied his season high with four hits for the second straight game, scored four times and drove in two runs to lead St. Louis over Milwaukee.
Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer, and Mike Leake (4-4) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four over six innings for his fourth win in the last five starts. His only mistakes were Jonathan Lucroy’s home run leading off the second and Ryan Braun’s RBI double in the sixth.
Carpenter and Matt Holliday — 2 for 4 with two RBIs — continued their torrid hitting against the Brewers, this time against Wily Peralta (3-6).
ASTROS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 5
PHOENIX (AP) — George Springer finished a triple shy of the cycle and had four RBIs to spark Houston in a victory over Arizona.
Springer doubled on the first pitch of the game, hit a three-run homer off Patrick Corbin (2-5) in the second inning and added a run-scoring single off the left-hander in the fourth.
Springer scored twice and Luis Valbuena homered for the Astros, who had 12 hits to win for the seventh time in eight games.
Lance McCullers (2-1) had control issues at times, but limited the damage in five innings.
Luke Gregerson struck out the side in the ninth for his 13th save.
MARINERS 16, PADRES 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Seth Smith hit two of Seattle’s five home runs and finished with four RBIs, Adam Lind and Kyle Seager both hit three-run homers and the Mariners pummeled San Diego.
The Mariners battered starter James Shields (2-7), didn’t let up against reliever Luis Perdomo and had their biggest run output since scoring 21 against Texas in 2012.
Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma (4-4) didn’t allow a baserunner until Yangervis Solarte led off the fifth with a single.
ATHLETICS 7, TWINS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs, Stephen Vogt had three hits and drove in two and Oakland won its fourth straight by beating Minnesota.
Ryan Dull (1-0) ended a scoring threat in the fifth and finished with 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.
Twins outfielder Miguel Sano left the game after straining his left hamstring running to first base in the third.
Tyler Duffey (2-4) gave up at least five runs for a third consecutive start after giving up eight — five earned — through his first four starts combined.
Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts celebrates his home run in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey rediscovered his form with seven dominant innings of two-hit ball, Neil Walker homered off Jose Quintana, and the New York Mets beat Chicago 1-0 Monday to send the reeling White Sox to their seventh straight loss.
Harvey (4-7) has been one of baseball’s biggest puzzles, transforming from a premier pitcher to baffled ballplayer.
With both teams wearing special Memorial Day uniforms with camouflage lettering and trim, Harvey struck out six and walked two to win for the first time since May 8. His fastball velocity was up markedly, and he threw 61 of 87 pitches for strikes.
Addison Reed struck out two in a perfect eighth. After wasting a four-run lead in the Mets’ win over Los Angeles on Friday and giving up a pair of ninth-inning runs in Sunday’s loss to the Dodgers, Jeurys Familia got three straight outs to remain perfect in 17 save chances. He has converted 33 consecutive save opportunities dating to last season.
Quintana (5-5) was almost as good but has lost four straight starts for the first time in his big league career. He allowed four singles before Walker led off the Mets’ seventh with his 12th homer, a drive over the 370-foot sign in left.
RED SOX 7, ORIOLES 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 23 games and drove in two runs, Jackie Bradley put Boston ahead for good with a sixth-inning homer and the Red Sox beat Baltimore in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL East.
David Ortiz and rookie Marco Hernandez also homered for the Red Sox, who stretched their division lead to two games. Both drives came in a four-run eighth.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright (5-4) pitched a four-hitter, striking out seven and walking five in his third straight complete game.
Mookie Betts scored twice on RBIs by Bogaerts before Bradley connected off Tyler Wilson (2-4) leading off the sixth. Bradley’s 29-game hitting streak, which ended last week, is the only one this season longer than Bogaerts’ career-best run.
CUBS 2, DODGERS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Travis Wood and three other relievers combined for seven perfect innings after starter Jason Hammel left with cramps, and Chicago held Los Angeles to one hit in a victory.
Hammel exited after his right hamstring cramped while warming up for the third inning. Wood (3-0) pitched four perfect innings in his longest stint of the season.
Justin Grimm, Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon pitched one inning each for the Cubs, with Rondon getting his ninth save. He has converted 20 straight save opportunities dating back to Aug. 14.
Ben Zobrist extended his hitting streak to a career-high-tying 16 games. He singled leading off the fifth and reached third when right fielder Yasiel Puig misplayed the ball. He scored on Jason Heyward’s infield single.
Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood (1-4) gave up two runs and seven hits in five innings.
ANGELS 5, TIGERS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin threw a four-hitter to win a scintillating duel with Justin Verlander, and Cliff Pennington’s tiebreaking RBI single during a five-run eighth inning propelled Los Angeles over Detroit.
Chacin (1-1) and Verlander (4-5) combined to retire the first 27 batters at Angel Stadium before C.J. Cron’s single leading off the fifth for Los Angeles. Chacin lost his own perfect game bid on Andrew Romine’s two-out single in the sixth.
The pitchers traded zeros until the Angels led off the eighth with three straight singles against Verlander, who gave up one hit in the first seven innings of Detroit’s fourth loss in five games.
Chacin threw his third career complete game in his fourth start for Los Angeles.
NATIONALS 4, PHILLIES 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer and tiebreaking two-run single, Tanner Roark threw seven sharp innings and Washington held on for a win over Philadelphia.
Bryce Harper left the game shortly after taking a fastball off the outside part of his right knee in the seventh. The reigning NL MVP went to first base, got doubled off on Murphy’s fly out to left and was replaced by Chris Heisey in right field in the bottom half.
Roark (4-4) gave up two runs and four hits. Felipe Rivero pitched the eighth and Jonathan Papelbon escaped trouble in the ninth for his 14th save in 16 tries.
Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard hit consecutive doubles off their former teammate to start bottom of the ninth and get the Phillies within one run. But Papelbon struck out pinch-hitter Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez and retired Tyler Goeddel on a liner to second.
Jeremy Hellickson threw seven impressive innings for the Phillies before the Nationals rallied off Hector Neris (1-2).
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 2
TORONTO (AP) — Marco Estrada pitched eight scoreless innings, Ryan Goins homered and Toronto beat New York for its fifth win in six games.
Estrada (3-2) allowed three hits and won back-to-back starts for the first time this season. He beat the Yankees in New York last week.
Estrada’s start came at a perfect time for the Blue Jays bullpen, which was worn down following Sunday’s 11-inning loss to Boston. Four Toronto relievers, including closer Roberto Osuna, were unavailable against New York.
After Aaron Loup gave up a two-run home run to Brian McCann in the ninth, Drew Storen came on and got the final two outs for his third save.
Ivan Nova (3-3) allowed four runs and eight hits in six-plus innings, losing to Toronto for the second straight start.
CARDINALS 6, BREWERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Carpenter had four hits and scored three times, Carlos Martinez pitched eight innings and St. Louis beat Milwaukee.
Martinez (5-5) allowed five singles, walked one and struck out eight, rebounding nicely after having allowed at least four runs in each of his three previous starts.
Carpenter sparked the offense from the leadoff spot. He even scored from second in the seventh after catcher Jonathan Lucroy lost track of a wild pitch by Jhan Marinez that trickled to the backstop.
St. Louis also took advantage of shaky defense to score three runs in the third off Junior Guerra (3-1), who allowed eight hits and three earned runs in 6 1/3 innings.
ATHLETICS 3, TWINS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp homered leading off the game, Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and Oakland beat Minnesota.
Jed Lowrie added two hits and scored the game-winning run for Oakland while first baseman Yonder Alonso singled, scored and made a diving catch to end a threat in the seventh and strand the potential tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position.
Kendall Graveman (2-6) pitched six uneven innings to win for the first time in more than a month for the A’s. Oakland has won three straight since dropping the opener of this six-game homestand.
All of the A’s runs came off Twins starter Erwin Santana, who had only lost twice in 12 previous career starts at the Coliseum. Santana (1-4) gave up seven hits in seven innings with five strikeouts.
REDS 11, ROCKIES 8
DENVER (AP) — Adam Duvall had his first career two-homer game, Joey Votto hit his 200th homer and Eugenio Suarez — who came in mired in an 0-for-28 skid — also went deep in Cincinnati’s victory over Colorado.
Zack Cozart also homered for the light-hitting Reds, who collected a season-best 17 hits.
The Rockies gave up five homers after entering the game having allowed a major league-low 15 in the month of May.
Dan Straily (3-2) overcame a slow start and an early 5-1 deficit to pick up the win. He helped himself by drawing a walk and scoring a run in Cincinnati’s five-run fourth inning rally that turned things around.
Votto led off the seventh with his eighth homer, a no-doubt shot off Jason Motte over the scoreboard in right that made him the seventh Reds player to have 200 homers among his 1,000-plus career hits.
Straily surrendered Daniel Descalso’s bases-clearing double and gave up an RBI single to Gerardo Parra in the third when swirling winds wreaked havoc on fly balls.
Straily drew a walk from Chad Bettis (4-4) in the fourth, when the Reds rebounded for five runs and seven hits to chase Bettis, who failed to hold a 5-1 lead.
ASTROS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Collin McHugh struck out eight in his first career complete game, Jason Castro had three RBIs and Houston continued its recent surge with a win over Arizona.
The Astros jumped on Edwin Escobar (0-1) in his first big league start, scoring eight runs off the left-hander in 3 1/3 innings.
Castro hit a two-run double off Escobar in the third inning and Houston had 13 hits overall to win for the sixth time in seven games. Astros leadoff hitter George Springer added three hits, two runs and an RBI.
McHugh (5-4) gave up a solo homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning, but retired 21 of the next 22 batters in the five-hitter.
MARINERS 9, PADRES 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager’s two-run homer in the sixth inning snapped a 2-all tie and Dae-Ho Lee’s three-run shot capped a five-run eighth inning to give Seattle a victory over San Diego.
Seager’s ninth homer of the season broke a 2-all tie and capped a four-run sixth inning for the Mariners. The two-run shot bounced off the top of the wall in right-center field and barely eluded the glove of San Diego’s Matt Kemp.
The Padres lost for the seventh time in eight games as starter Andrew Cashner (2-5) pitching a season-high 6 1/3 innings.
Seattle did very little the first two times through the batting order against Cashner, but was given a chance to rally thanks to a solid outing from Nathan Karns (5-1), who won his fifth straight decision.
BRAVES 5, GIANTS 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Mallex Smith hit a three-run triple in the second inning, Mike Foltynewicz continued his recent upswing by allowing only three hits and one run in six-plus innings and Atlanta beat Jeff Samardzija and San Francisco Giants.
The Braves survived San Francisco’s two-run, ninth-inning rally.
Brandon Crawford’s run-scoring single in the ninth was the Giants’ third straight hit off Arodys Vizcaino. The closer struck out Jarrett Parker before second baseman Kelly Johnson bobbled pinch-hitter Buster Posey’s grounder, allowing another run to score. Kolby Tomlinson’s grounder to third base ended the game.
Foltynewicz (2-2) gave up a leadoff homer to Brandon Belt in the second inning but allowed only one other runner to advance to second. He was lifted after allowing a leadoff single to Hunter Pence in the seventh, only his third hit allowed. He had two walks and four strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 3.51.
Samardzija (7-3) was looking for his fourth straight win as a starter for the first time in his career. The right-hander allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits and two walks in five innings — his shortest start of the season.
RANGERS 9, INDIANS 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer, Ian Desmond had a two-run shot and Texas beat Cleveland.
Derek Holland (4-4) pitched six innings and gave up one run — a solo homer by Mike Napoli — to win for the first time since April 30.
Josh Tomlin (7-1) lasted 3 2/3 innings and lost for the first time since Sept. 15. The right-hander was 12-0 in 13 starts following a Cleveland loss dating back to last season.
PIRATES 10, MARLINS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Locke tossed a three-hitter and Pittsburgh beat Miami.
Gregory Polanco’s grand slam, Sean Rodriguez’s two-run homer, and David Freese’s four hits helped power the offense for the Pirates, who won the first of a four-game series in Miami. The first two games were originally scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico, but were moved due to concerns of the Zika virus.
Locke (4-3) struck out one and did not walk a batter while throwing 67 of 105 pitches for strikes. It was his first complete game in 101 career starts. Locke retired 19 straight at one point and needed just six pitches to get through the seventh inning.
The announced crowd of 10,856 was a season-low for the Marlins, who entered the day averaging just under 20,000.
Marlins starter Justin Nicolino (2-3) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings.
ROYALS 6, RAYS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer after Lorenzo Cain drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning and Kansas City defeated Tampa Bay.
The Royals have won four straight, matching their season best streak, and have scored 19 runs after the sixth innings in those victories.
Cain’s single scored Alcides Escobar with the first run of the inning before Hosmer took a pitch from Erasmo Ramirez (6-3) deep to right-center for his 10th home run.
Kelvin Herrera (1-1) blew the save, allowing a run in the eighth, but he picked up the victory. Steve Pearce scored from second on an infield single by Steven Souza Jr. to tie it at 2.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants aren’t lighting up the scoreboard, but they’re doing enough to keep piling up the wins.
Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
The Giants won for the 11th time in 12 games and took two of three from a Cubs team with the best record in baseball.
Bumgarner (6-2) struck out six and allowed three hits and two walks while winning his fifth straight decision. The Giants have won each of the left-hander’s last six starts.
“It’s not a bad day for Bum to pitch like that, shut them out and knock in the only run,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “That’s a pretty good day.”
San Francisco hasn’t scored more than five runs in 15 straight games. Going into Sunday, the averaged 2.7 runs in their previous 14 games, batting .220 over that stretch.
The Cubs began the day with their best record in franchise history through 41 games since 1918.
“It’s a fun series,” Bumgarner said. “It was a little bit of the playoff atmosphere I guess with all the hype and the talk leading up to these games. You’ve got to look past that, but it is fun.”
The Giants won despite a persistent problem hitting with runners in scoring position. They were 0 for 7 in that department and have 16 hits in their last 98 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Bumgarner’s run-scoring double to left off Kyle Hendricks (2-4) followed Gregor Blanco’s leadoff walk.
Giants closer Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.
“We had to play our best ball because we’re having a tough time offensively and their kid (Hendriks) was throwing the ball very well,” Bochy said.
Bumgarner loaded the bases with two outs in a 28-pitch inning in the top of the first on a hit batter, a walk, and a Ben Zobrist single. He struck out Addison Russell on a 3-2 fastball to end the threat.
“He comes from a funky angle, an angle you don’t see that much,” Cubs catcher David Ross said. “It crosses his body, and he was able to mix in that cutter. He got out of that big jam in the first with the bases loaded, made a big pitch at 3-2 to Russell, and from there he kind of just settled in.
“He had the game out of control.”
Bumgarner became the first winning Giants pitcher to drive in the only run in a 1-0 game since Russ Ortiz on Aug. 8, 2000, against the Brewers.
Bochy summoned Cory Gearrin to face Kris Bryant after Bumgarner gave up a two-out walk to Anthony Rizzo in the top of the eighth. Bumgarner had retired 19 of the previous 20 batters.
Gearrin got Bryant to line out to shortstop Brandon Crawford on the first pitch.
DODGERS 9, PADRES 5, 17 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and one out in the 17th inning and Los Angeles beat San Diego to snap a four-game losing streak.
The game started in afternoon sunshine and ended at dusk, taking 5 hours, 47 minutes.
The Dodgers started the four-run rally off rookie Luis Perdomo when Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff double that bounced over the wall in right-center field. Adrian Gonzalez was intentionally walked and reliever Ross Stripling advanced them with a groundout. Joc Pederson was intentionally walked to load the bases, and then Puig singled up the middle. Pederson scored on a wild pitch and Carl Crawford hit an RBI grounder.
Stripling (2-3) pitched three innings for the win. Perdomo (1-1) was the hard-luck loser after pitching five innings.
RED SOX 5, INDIANS 2
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz went 4 for 4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and Boston beat Cleveland for its 10th win in 14 games.
Bradley singled in the fifth inning and has the longest hitting streak in the majors since a 28-gamer by Colorado’s Nolan Arenado in 2014.
Ortiz drove in three runs. His RBI double in the second put the Red Sox ahead 3-2, and when the ball bounced over Boston’s bullpen, a fan came charging from his seat and fell into a fence trying to retrieve the souvenir. Ortiz was a triple short of a cycle when another ground-rule double bounced into the bullpen near the center-field triangle.
Rick Porcello (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 12th save. Danny Salazar (4-3) gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
TIGERS 9, RAYS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann (7-2) left with a strained right groin after allowing two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez homered for Detroit, which has won six of seven. Cabrera also left early. with a left knee bruise after being hit by a pitch in the seventh.
Chris Archer (3-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in three innings.
BLUE JAYS 3, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs in a three-run first inning against Phil Hughes (1-7), who leads in the major leagues in losses.
Marcus Stroman (5-1) allowed one run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, one start after giving up career-highs of seven runs and 13 hits in a loss to Tampa Bay. Roberto Osuna got four straight outs for his ninth save.
A day after Donaldson was ejected by umpire Toby Basner in the first inning, John Gibbons got the early exit from crew chief Joe West in the fifth — the fourth ejection of the year for the Toronto manager.
METS 3, BREWERS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard (5-2) struck out 11 in seven overpowering innings, allowing an unearned run and six hits.
Michael Conforto homered in the third off Chase Anderson (2-6) as New York completed a three-game sweep.
Asdrubal Cabrera broke a fourth-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Mets to their 12th victory in the last 16 home games.
Alex Presley grounded into a game-ending double play against Jeurys Familia, who pitched for the third day in a row and earned his 15th save.
NATIONALS 8, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer (5-3) struck out eight while giving up two runs and six hits in eight innings with no walks. He has 38 strikeouts in his past three starts, including a record-tying 20 against Detroit.
Justin Bour ended Scherzer’s shutout bid with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Washington won the three-game series and took a 7-6 edge in the season series. The NL East foes don’t meet again until Sept. 19.
Adam Conley (3-3) allowed six runs and walked seven, three intentionally, in 5 1/3 innings.
MARINERS 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Leonys Martin got four hits, Robinson Cano drove in two runs and Seattle completed a three-game sweep that extended Cincinnati’s losing streak to seven.
Wade Miley (5-2) shook off a rocky first to allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings. He is 5-0 over his last six starts, all Seattle victories. Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save.
Alfredo Simon (1-5) gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings.
PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff (2-6) pitched five-hit ball over seven innings for his first win since April 13, and Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep. He had lost his previous five decisions.
Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco had two RBIs.
Casey Kelly (0-1) allowed three runs over five innings in his first start this season for Atlanta, an NL-worst 12-31.
WHITE SOX 3, ROYALS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and Chicago avoided what would have been the first sweep against the White Sox this season.
Carlos Rodon (2-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in six-plus innings for his first victory since April 13. David Robertson got three outs for his 11th save, helping the AL Central leaders win for just the third time in 11 games.
Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando had two hits apiece for the World Series champions, who had won six of their previous eight.
Yordano Ventura (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.
RANGERS 9, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Cole Hamels (5-0) won his career-best 12th straight decision. He fanned a season-high 11 in eight innings, allowing two runs — one earned — and five hits as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep.
Texas has won six straight from Houston and 14 of 16. The Astros have lost four straight overall.
Dallas Keuchel (2-6) gave up seven runs and nine hits in six innings, losing his fifth straight decision.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zack Greinke (5-3) won for the fifth time in six starts, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs and Michael Bourn had three hits as Arizona won a series in St. Louis for the first time since April 18-20, 2003.
Jaime Garcia (3-4) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings.
ANGELS 10, ORIOLES 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver (4-3) took a shutout into the seventh inning to win for the first time since April 26, and Carlos Perez homered, had three hits and drove in a career-high five runs.
Weaver allowed five hits in seven innings and struck out a season-high six, giving up Jonathan Schoop’s two-run homer in the seventh.
Ubaldo Jimenez (2-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
YANKEES 5, ATHLETICS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Pineda (2-5) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings to win for the first time since his opening start this season, Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking, two-out single in the sixth off Jesse Hahn (1-2) and New York extended a winning streak to five for the first time since winning seven straight from last June 1-9.
Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury homered for the Yankees (21-22), who swept the four-game series.
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning each to complete a six-hitter, with Chapman getting three straight outs for his sixth save.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws to the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 22, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)