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CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale returned from his jersey-trashing suspension and threw six effective innings, but John Lackey outpitched him and Aroldis Chapman got the final four outs to save the Cubs’ 3-1 victory over the White Sox in Chicago’s rivalry series Thursday night.
Sale (14-4) was greeted with smiles and hugs from his teammates following a five-day ban for tearing up 1976-style uniforms he didn’t want to wear before his previous scheduled start. He had command issues, but worked out of trouble while allowing two runs and six hits.
Lackey (8-7) allowed one run in six innings for his first win since June 8. Chapman, in his second appearance since being acquired from the Yankees, struck out two and consistently hit 102 mph in his first save for his new team.
Kris Bryant, who homered against Sale in the All-Star Game, hit an RBI double off the center field wall in the first inning. Ben Zobrist added an RBI single in the third and doubled and scored in the eighth as the Cubs earned a split of the four-game series and spoiled Sale’s night.
The lefty was scratched from his start Saturday, sent home and then suspended five days for cutting up a number of collared throwback jerseys the team was supposed to wear for the game. Sale said they were uncomfortable and became enraged when the team wouldn’t switch them out.
ANGELS 2, RED SOX 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez’s throwing error to the plate on Daniel Nava’s bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and Los Angeles walked off with a stunning victory over Boston.
The Angels rallied in the ninth against Boston closer Brad Ziegler (2-5), loading the bases with one out on singles by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons.
Pinch-hitter Nava then poked a potential game-ending grounder to first, but Ramirez put his throw past catcher Sandy Leon, allowing Trout and pinch-runner Ji-Man Choi to end it.
Ziegler, who also lost Wednesday when he gave up a ninth-inning homer by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera, blew his third save of the season.
Cam Bedrosian (2-0) pitched the ninth for Los Angeles.
Ziegler and Ramirez wasted eight innings of seven-hit ball from David Price. The $217 million left-hander outdueled Jered Weaver, who pitched six-hit ball into the sixth inning.
NATIONALS 4, GIANTS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman had two hits and scored a run, Trea Turner added two hits and an RBI and Washington beat San Francisco in the opener of a key four-game series between division leaders.
Bryce Harper doubled in a run while Anthony Rendon had two hits to help the Nationals beat All-Star Game starter Johnny Cueto (13-3) in manager Dusty Baker’s return to AT&T Park. Baker won 840 games as the Giants manager from 1993-2002.
San Francisco scored a run in the ninth to pull within 4-2 before Shawn Kelley struck out Angel Pagan with the bases loaded to end it and get his fifth save.
The two teams went into the game with identical 59-42 records before Washington won to join the Chicago Cubs (61-40) as the only teams in the majors with at least 60 wins.
Nationals starter Tanner Roark (10-6) allowed one run over seven innings, striking out three and walking three.
CARDINALS 5, MARLINS 4
MIAMI (AP) — Aledmys Diaz homered, doubled and drove in three runs against childhood pal Jose Fernandez, helping St. Louis beat Miami.
Fernandez gave up five runs in five innings and fell to 26-2 at Marlins Park.
Miami’s Dee Gordon, the 2015 NL batting and stolen bases champion, returned from an 80-game suspension for failing a drug test and went 0 for 4. Ichiro Suzuki doubled as a pinch hitter in the seventh for Miami and needs two hits for 3,000.
Diaz and Matt Holliday homered in the third inning against Fernandez (12-5), who had never previously given up more than one homer in a home game. His only other loss at Marlins Park came on opening day this year against Detroit.
Michael Wacha (6-7) allowed three runs in six innings, and three relievers completed an eight-hitter. Seung Hwan Oh pitched around a one-out single in the ninth for his seventh save.
Diaz and Fernandez were neighbors growing up in Santa Clara, Cuba, and the Cardinals enjoyed their reunion. Fernandez walked Jeremy Hazelbaker to start the third inning, and Diaz followed with his 14th homer. Two batters later, Holliday hit his 18th homer just inside the right-field foul pole, prompting a rueful grin from Fernandez. The outing was his shortest since May 4.
ROCKIES 2, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — New York closer Jeurys Familia stumbled for a second straight game, allowing two runs in the ninth inning in a loss that handed Colorado its seventh victory in eight games.
Less than 24 hours after Familia’s streak of 52 consecutive regular-season saves was snapped, the right-hander entered in the top of the ninth with a 1-0 lead, and couldn’t hold it.
Trevor Story had a leadoff single and stole second. After fellow rookie David Dahl walked, Daniel Descalso bunted up the first base line. Mets catcher Rene Rivera watched as the ball spun toward foul territory but it stopped fair, loading the bases with no out.
With one out, Familia (2-3) got pinch-hitter Cristhian Adames to hit a slow grounder to the right side. First baseman James Loney booted the ball and Story scored to make it 1-all. Familia then threw a wild pitch, allowing Dahl to cross the plate with the go-ahead run.
Jordan Lyles (3-3) pitched a scoreless eighth for the Rockies, and closer Carlos Estevez had a perfect ninth for his 11th save.
RANGERS 3, ROYALS 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland’s second homer of the game broke a tie in the eighth inning and Cole Hamels earned his 12th win of the season in Texas’ victory over Kansas City.
Hamels (12-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, matching his longest start of the season. Sam Dyson earned his 21st save in 23 chances, stranding the tying run at third base.
Both homers by the left-handed hitting Moreland were to the opposite field and came off Yordano Ventura (6-9). It was Moreland’s 10th career multi-homer game and second of the season. He has five homers in his last 11 hits.
TWINS 6, ORIOLES 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Max Kepler continued his midseason surge with a tying home run and finished with two RBIs to help Minnesota beat Baltimore,
The teams were squeezing in a make-up game from a May 9 postponement with Minnesota in the middle of a homestand and Baltimore heading for a weekend series at Toronto.
Kepler hit his 11th home run off reliever Odrisamer Despaigne (0-2) leading off the sixth inning to tie it at 2 after Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez lasted five innings in his first start since July 8. Kepler had an RBI double in four-run seventh.
Ryan Pressly (5-5) combined with two other relievers to allow just two hits the final three innings.
PHILLIES 7, BRAVES 5
ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and Philadelphia beat Atlanta.
Altherr returned to the lineup after missing the first 103 games of the season with a broken left wrist. He went 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Nola (6-9) gave up eight hits, three runs, three walks and struck out five in five innings. Jeanmar Gomez earned his 27th save.
Braves starter Matt Wisler (4-11) gave up three homers and has allowed eight homers in his past four starts, a span of 20 1/3 innings.
BREWERS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hernan Perez hit a two-run homer, singled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth, Zach Davies pitched 6 1/3 innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Thursday.
Perez, who started at shortstop for benched Jonathan Villar, crushed the first pitch from Robbie Ray (5-10) 458 feet off the facing of the scoreboard in deep center for the two-run homer in the third.
Davies (8-4) allowed three runs —two earned— on six hits. Jeremy Jeffress pitched the ninth for his 24th save. Milwaukee added a run when Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered off Tyler Clippard leading off the eighth.
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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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HOUSTON (AP) — Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York Yankees’ bullpen did just fine Monday night without star closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
Hours after New York traded Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, All-Star relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller closed out Houston to help the fourth-place Yankees (51-48) move three games above .500 for the first time this season.
Betances struck out the side in the eighth before Miller, back in the ninth-inning role following Chapman’s departure, earned his eighth save. The left-hander got Carlos Gomez to ground into a game-ending double play with two on.
Pineda (5-9) pitched seven strong innings to beat Yankees nemesis Dallas Keuchel (6-10), last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner.
George Springer hit a leadoff homer and Luis Valbuena had three hits for Houston, which had won four straight. Top prospect Alex Bregman went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his major league debut.
RANGERS 7, ATHLETICS 6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that rallied Texas past Oakland for its third straight win.
Beltre, who finished with four hits, had two singles in his first three at-bats before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. His game-winning drive came on the first pitch from Ryan Madson (3-4), who had his sixth blown save in 27 opportunities.
Until then, Texas had trailed since Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer for Oakland in the first. All 13 runs in the game were scored with two outs.
Valencia also had the first of three RBI doubles in a three-run third that gave the A’s a 5-1 lead.
Ian Desmond hit his 19th homer for the Rangers in the first. Nomar Mazara singled with one out in the ninth.
Jake Diekman (2-1) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
BLUE JAYS 4, PADRES 2
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win his 10th consecutive decision, Kevin Pillar had three hits and Toronto beat San Diego.
Sanchez (11-1) became the first Blue Jays pitcher to win 10 straight since Roy Halladay won 15 decisions in a row in 2003. Halladay and Roger Clemens (1998) hold the club record.
Making their first appearance in Toronto, the Padres were held scoreless until Alex Dickerson hit a two-run homer off Bo Schultz in the ninth. Dickerson’s drive into the fifth deck extended San Diego’s team-record streak of games with at least one home run to 23. The 2006 Atlanta Braves were the last National League team to homer in 23 straight games.
Roberto Osuna replaced Schultz and got two outs for his 21st save.
Sanchez has not lost since April 22 against Oakland, a span of 16 starts.
Colin Rea (5-5) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.
BREWERS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Martin Maldonado hit a three-run homer and Milwaukee went deep four times, spoiling the major league debut of Arizona pitching prospect Braden Shipley.
Scooter Gennett, Jonathan Villar and pinch-hitter Andy Wilkins also connected for the Brewers. Chase Anderson (5-10) went five innings to beat his former team for his first win since June 8.
Shipley (0-1) was selected 15th overall by the Diamondbacks in the 2013 amateur draft. He doubled and scored in the third but was chased by Maldonado’s homer in the sixth.
WHITE SOX 5, CUBS 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Saladino hit a game-ending RBI single to put a damper on the Cubs’ trade for Aroldis Chapman.
J.B. Shuck sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single against Mike Montgomery (3-5), who was acquired in a deal with Seattle last week. Shuck advanced on Dioner Navarro’s sacrifice and Saladino followed with a bouncer into center field.
Dan Jennings (4-2) got two outs for the win. The White Sox also got two victories in their last at-bat on Sunday against Detroit.
The Cubs trailed 4-2 before Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo each hit an RBI single in the ninth. They had runners on first and second with two out when Jennings struck out Jason Heyward to escape the threat.
ORIOLES 3, ROCKIES 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones scored the winning run in the 10th inning on a low throw to the plate by pitcher Jordan Lyles, and Baltimore won its fifth straight.
Jones reached on a one-out single off the third-base bag and took third on a single by Jonathan Schoop. Manny Machado followed with a comebacker to Lyles, who fumbled the ball before throwing home. Catcher Nick Hundley caught the ball near the ground and lost the handle while attempting to tag the sliding Jones.
Lyles (2-3) was charged with an error on the play.
Chaz Roe (1-0) worked the 10th for the win.
TIGERS 4, RED SOX 2
BOSTON (AP) — Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, Justin Verlander pitched six solid innings and Detroit spoiled Drew Pomeranz’s second start with Boston.
Verlander (10-6) allowed one run and five hits and struck out five to pick up the victory. Detroit pulled within 5 1/2 games of idle AL Central-leading Cleveland.
Francisco Rodriguez earned his 28th save.
Pomeranz (8-8), recently acquired from the San Diego Padres, gave up four hits and struck out seven in six innings. Both of the runs he allowed came via Iglesias’ homer.
REDS 7, GIANTS 5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers to help Anthony DeSclafani remain unbeaten, and Cincinnati beat San Francisco.
It was the third multihomer game this season for the Cincinnati slugger and 20th of his career.
DeSclafani (6-0) pitched in and out of trouble and gave up two home runs but continued his strong run since missing the first two months of the season with a strained left oblique.
Jake Peavy (5-9) allowed six runs over five-plus innings.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson dominated Miami for a second straight start, throwing six innings of one-hit ball.
Tommy Joseph hit a two-out RBI double in the top of the eighth to break a scoreless tie, and David Hernandez (2-3) pitched an inning in relief to earn the victory in a combined two-hitter.
Hellickson has been the subject of trade rumors, some connecting him to the Marlins.
Miami outfielder Ichiro Suzuki grounded out in his only at-bat — a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth — to remain at 2,996 career hits.
Fernando Rodney (1-3) allowed Joseph’s double to left-center field.
ANGELS 6, ROYALS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols drove in four runs and Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start for Los Angeles.
Pujols leads the majors with 26 RBIs in July, including 16 in his past eight games.
Santiago (9-4) is 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA in July. He held the Royals to two runs on five hits with four walks and five strikeouts.
Ian Kennedy (6-9) is 0-3 in five starts since a victory June 26.
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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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CHICAGO (AP) — Jeurys Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Familia walked Addison Russell and Miguel Montero to start the ninth, then Javier Baez reached on a bunt single when third baseman Jose Reyes threw wide to first. Pinch-hitter Matt Szczur hit a grounder to first baseman James Loney, and Loney threw out Russell at the plate. Kris Bryant then hit into a 5-4-3 double play to give Familia his 33rd save in 33 chances.
Rivera had the third single in the ninth — following hits by Loney and Asdrubal Cabrera — off Hector Rondon (1-2) as the Mets beat the Cubs for the fifth time in six games after sweeping them in last year’s NL Championship Series.
Hansel Robles (4-3) pitched two scoreless innings in relief for the win.
RED SOX 4, GIANTS 0
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer and Rick Porcello remained unbeaten at home as Boston beat struggling San Francisco.
Brock Holt also homered for the Red Sox, who won for the seventh time in eight games. The NL West-leading Giants remained winless since the All-Star break with their fourth straight loss.
Porcello (12-2) scattered four hits over 6 1-3 innings, improving to 9-0 at home.
Jake Peavy (5-8), a key member of Boston’s 2013 World Series champions, struck out six over six innings and held his former teammates to three hits, but two left the park.
The Giants played at Fenway Park for the first time since 2007.
DODGERS 8, NATIONALS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chase Utley drove in three runs with three hits, including a leadoff homer that quickly spoiled the major league debut of Reynaldo Lopez and sent Los Angeles over Washington.
Los Angeles swept three games from Washington at home in June and has won six straight in the series.
Scott Kazmir (8-3) gave up one run and four hits in seven innings, striking out eight. He extended his unbeaten streak to 12 starts, going 6-0 in that span.
Lopez (0-1), considered one of Washington’s top prospects, allowed six runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out nine, featuring a fastball in the upper 90s mph.
PIRATES 3, BREWERS 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison tripled leading off the bottom of the ninth and scored when the throw from the outfield skipped past Milwaukee third baseman Hernan Perez and out of play to lift Pittsburgh.
Perez’s RBI single off Pittsburgh All-Star closer Mark Melancon (1-1) with two outs in the ninth tied the game, but the tie was short-lived. Harrison’s drive off Tyler Thornburg (3-4) was just out of the reach of Milwaukee center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Harrison chugged to third then popped up and strolled home when the relay throw from second baseman Scooter Gennett went by Perez.
Pirates rookie Jameson Taillon pitched six innings in his return from the disabled list, narrowly avoiding serious injury after taking a 105 mph line drive off his head in the second. The 24-year-old rookie lay on the ground for several moments while being tended to by trainers but was permitted to stay in the game.
MARLINS 2, PHILLIES 1, 10 INNINGS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Christian Yelich homered and drove in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning.
J.T. Realmuto added two hits for the Marlins, who won their third straight to remain one game ahead of the New York Mets for the second wild-card spot in the National League.
Adeiny Hechavarria opened the 10th with a double off David Hernandez (1-3). After Hernandez walked Martin Prado to put runners on first and second with two outs, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin lifted Hernandez so left-hander Daniel Stumpf could face the left-handed Yelich.
Yelich put Miami in front by lacing Stumpf’s 3-2 pitch to left field, easily scoring Hechavarria.
A.J. Ramos pitched a scoreless 10th for his 31st save in 32 opportunities.
Mike Dunn (2-1) tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the victory.
INDIANS 7, ROYALS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Danny Salazar handled the Royals for the third time this season while the Cleveland Indians roughed up Kansas City’s starter-by-committee.
Salazar (11-3) allowed three runs over 6 2-3 innings while striking out seven.
Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer off Brian Flynn (1-1), and Carlos Santana drove in two runs.
Francisco Lindor also homered as the AL Central leaders snapped a five-game skid at Kauffman Stadium.
BLUE JAYS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 1
PHOENIX (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit his 25th home run and Aaron Sanchez pitched seven strong innings for Toronto.
Sanchez (10-1), pitching on nine days’ rest thanks to the All-Star break, allowed a run and scattered six hits to improve to 9-0 in his last 15 starts. He struck out five with no walks and hit two batters.
Zack Godley (2-1), called up from Triple-A Reno to make the start for Arizona, went five innings, giving up four runs, three earned, and six hits. He struck out seven and walked one.
YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Starlin Castro hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Nathan Eovaldi won for the first time since May and New York beat Baltimore to move back above .500.
The AL East-leading Orioles have lost three in a row.
Castro homered in the second off Vance Worley (2-1) and hit a two-run double in the sixth. Chase Headley added a two-run homer in the eighth.
Making his first start since July 1 following three relief outings caused by a six-start winless streak, Eovaldi (8-6) won for the first time since May 29.
ANGELS 8, RANGERS 6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a pair of three-run homers and Los Angeles remained unbeaten since the All-Star break with its season-best fifth straight victory.
Pujols connected in the fourth and fifth innings against Kyle Lohse (0-2) for his second multi-homer game in three days, driving in six runs for the first time since 2009.
Pujols’ homers were the 578th and 579th of his career, pulling him closer to Mark McGwire (583) for 10th place on baseball’s career list.
Tim Lincecum (2-3) had seven strikeouts while winning for the second time in his six starts for the Angels. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his eighth save — his first since June 14.
ATHLETICS 4, ASTROS 3, 10 INNINGS
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien scored from second base on Josh Reddick’s two-out infield single in the 10th inning to lift Oakland.
The A’s rallied from three runs down and trailed 3-2 before Coco Crisp’s game-tying double off Astros closer Will Harris in the ninth.
After the Astros stranded the bases loaded in the top of the 10th, Reddick won it with the sixth walkoff hit of his career.
Semien singled with two outs off Pat Neshek (2-2) and stole second. Yonder Alonso walked before Reddick singled to deep shortstop. Houston’s Carlos Correa fielded the ball cleanly but threw wide of home as Semien slid safely in with the winning run.
Mark Rzepczynski (1-0) got the last out in the top of the 10th for the win.
WHITE SOX 6, MARINERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit a tie-breaking homer leading off the seventh inning, Todd Frazier added a two-run shot in the ninth and Chicago snapped a five-game losing streak.
Cabrera lined his ninth home run of the season just over the wall in left field off Seattle starter Wade Miley (6-7) to snap a 1-1 tie.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana (8-8) threw six innings and his only major mistake was Robinson Cano’s 22nd home run in the fourth inning.
TWINS 6, TIGERS 2
DETROIT (AP) — Tommy Milone held Detroit scoreless until the ninth inning, and Minnesota broke through with five runs in the seventh.
Brian Dozier hit a two-run homer and Eduardo Nunez had three RBIs.
Milone (3-2) left in the ninth. Down 6-0 at the start of the inning, Detroit scored twice and loaded the bases with one out. Brandon Kintzler struck out James McCann and Jose Iglesias to end it.
Anibal Sanchez (5-11) struck out 10 in six-plus innings.
RAYS 10, ROCKIES 1
DENVER (AP) — Blake Snell held Colorado to one hit over six strong innings, Evan Longoria homered and drove in three runs and Tampa Bay ended an 11-game road losing streak.
Snell (2-4) struck out nine and Matt Andriese pitched the final three innings for his first save. Steve Pearce also homered in his return from the disabled list for the Rays, who ended the third longest road losing streak in club history.
They broke out against Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (8-6).
BRAVES 5, REDS 4, 11 INNINGS
CINCINNATI (AP) — Atlanta’s bullpen blew a two-run lead in the ninth inning, but Ender Inciarte hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th that evened a series between the NL’s worst teams.
Nick Markakis started the winning rally with a single off Tony Cingrani (2-3) and took third on Jeff Francoeur’s single off Blake Wood. Inciarte’s fly to deep center broke the tie.
Mauricio Cabrera (1-0) got the last five outs for his first career win.
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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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(PhatzRadio Sports / AP) —- A look at what’s happening all around the majors Thursday:
It’s the final day of the All-Star break, and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is approaching. Contenders needing a closer are sure to be asking the Yankees about left-hander Aroldis Chapman. San Diego’s Drew Pomeranz or Tampa Bay’s Jake Odorizzi could wind up in new rotations. Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy are among the top bats that could move, as well.
TOUGHER ROAD AHEAD
The Cubs raced to a big lead in the NL Central behind a bevy of All-Stars, but also while playing the second-easiest schedule in the majors, per Baseball Reference . The next few weeks should be a bit tougher. Chicago returns from the All-Star break with three games against AL-leading Texas and then plays the Mets, Brewers, White Sox and Mariners to close out July — all but Milwaukee are over .500 and competing for playoff spots. Chicago is up seven games on the Cardinals in the Central after going 2-8 in its final 10 games before the break.
The Rangers rotation will get a boost shortly after the break when right-hander Yu Darvish returns from the disabled list to start Saturday against the Cubs. Darvish missed the beginning of the season following Tommy John surgery and only made three starts before going back on the DL on June 9 with shoulder discomfort. The Japanese ace made two recent rehab starts with Double-A Frisco during his most recent DL stint, allowing five earned runs in seven innings.
Anthony Gose has tumbled from the majors all the way to Double-A this season following a demotion Wednesday. The Tigers outfielder was sent to Erie after he was in an altercation with Triple-A Toledo manager Lloyd McClendon during a game over the weekend. Gose has hit .209 in 30 games with the Tigers and .185 in 50 games with the Mud Hens this season. “After collectively evaluating the situation in Toledo, we spoke with Anthony and emphasized our organization’s expectations of him,” Tigers general manager Al Avila said in a statement. “Most importantly, Anthony’s transfer to Erie is a move to give him a fresh start to his overall performance as he works his way back to Detroit.”
David Ortiz is set to get booed at Yankee Stadium, Chris Sale is ready to resume striking out Kris Bryant and the Kansas City Royals are facing a rugged road back to the playoffs.
Now that the All-Star fun is finished, a look at what’s on deck as Major League Baseball makes the turn and heads home toward October:
PENNANT PUSH: All eyes will be on Joe Maddon and his Cubs as they chase their first World Series crown since 1908. They’re in prime position so far — Jake Arrieta, Bryant and Co. hold the biggest lead at the break, up seven games over St. Louis in the NL Central.
The Cubs have never won a title while at Wrigley Field. All those past failures? “That’s something we don’t really discuss very often,” Arrieta said.
Only one division race closer than five games: The AL East, with Baltimore up two on Boston and Toronto. Ortiz got a lot of love this week, but what Big Papi really wants is one more swing in the postseason. The Red Sox begin the second half Friday night in the steamy Bronx.
Quite a scramble is shaping up for wild-card spots — 18 teams are within five games of the slots. World Series MVP Salvador Perez, All-Star Game MVP Eric Hosmer and the defending champ Royals are hovering at 45-43.
DEAL OR NO DEAL: Will Aroldis Chapman soon be closing somewhere else? Can Jonathan Lucroy catch on with a contender? How about Carlos Gonzalez? Could Drew Pomeranz or Jake Odorizzi be starting a new chapter?
Plenty to track before the Aug. 1 deadline to make trades without waivers. Last year, a lot of big names moved in the final week — Yoenis Cespedes, Johnny Cueto and Troy Tulowitzki, among them.
This year, several elite teams need bullpen help. The Yankees have two of the top targets in Chapman and Andrew Miller. A few more wins might quiet all the trade noise, Miller said.
“We can shut down those rumors, and I think that’s the goal. That’s what need to do. That’s what we should do,” the lefty said.
HEAL OR NO HEAL: Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Craig Kimbrel come out of the break on the disabled list, as do Felix Hernandez, Michael Brantley and several Texas pitchers.
How fast the likes of Jordan Zimmermann, Wade Davis, Matt Carpenter and others can effectively come back might determine how far their teams go.
The defending NL champion Mets had already lost captain David Wright and former ace Matt Harvey for the season and power-hitting Lucas Duda for a long time when slugger Yoenis Cespedes and hard-throwing Noah Syndergaard recently got hurt in the same game.
“I don’t want it to sound like woe is me,” Mets manager Terry Collins said, “but woe is us.”
STEP IT UP!: Andrew McCutchen, Prince Fielder and Giancarlo Stanton are among several stars who slumped through the first half. Jose Bautista, Jason Heyward and Dallas Keuchel also have been shaky.
All over the majors, All-Stars who haven’t performed that way get 2½ months to return to form.
A big second half by Justin Upton could propel Detroit in the playoff chase, same for Yordano Ventura in KC and Adam Wainwright in St. Louis.
FLY, BALL, FLY: Giancarlo Stanton is done putting dents in the Western Metal Supply Co. building at Petco Park. Time now for mere mortals to swing away.
Home runs are at a point that rivals the peak of the Steroids Era, but Commissioner Rob Manfred isn’t worried that PEDs are juicing performances.
The increase “takes place against the backdrop where Major League Baseball does 22,000 drug tests a year,” he said.
The ball tends to travel when temperatures heat up — former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel used to call this “hittin’ season.”
“It always goes back and forth, and you never know when it’s going to kind of take the swing the other way,” Orioles catcher Matt Wieters said.
DATES TO WATCH: Coming up, Ken Griffey Jr. (in a Mariners cap, not a backward lid) and Mike Piazza (Mets hat) step to the Cooperstown podium for their Hall of Fame induction speeches on July 24.
Later, the Atlanta Braves play for the last time at 20-year-old Turner Field (Oct. 2 vs. Detroit) before moving to a suburban ballpark.
Also in range: Ichiro Suzuki needs 10 hits to reach 3,000 in the majors and Alex Rodriguez is five home runs shy of No. 700.
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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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NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Strasburg stayed undefeated, winning a marquee pitching matchup against an ailing Noah Syndergaard by tossing seven innings of two-hit ball Friday night that sent the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 victory over the banged-up New York Mets.
Clint Robinson hit a two-run homer for the Nationals, going deep for the second consecutive night, and Daniel Murphy added an RBI double against his former team. Strasburg (12-0) struck out nine and became the first National League pitcher in 104 years to win his first 12 decisions in a season.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 18th save, helping Washington extend its NL East lead to four games over the Mets after dropping the opener of the four-game series Thursday night.
Syndergaard (9-4) and slugger Yoenis Cespedes left early with injuries — hours after New York announced that struggling pitcher Matt Harvey will have season-ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.
PIRATES 8, CUBS 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including an RBI single during Pittsburgh’s four-run seventh inning, and the Pirates rallied for a rare victory over Jake Arrieta and the Cubs.
John Jaso’s RBI single tied it at 4 and chased Arrieta (12-4), who had beaten the Pirates in all three previous starts this season and entered with a 9-1 career record against them. The Cubs had won eight of the first nine meetings with Pittsburgh this year.
Josh Bell then scored the go-ahead run from second base when first baseman Anthony Rizzo fielded Gregory Polanco’s ground ball and threw wildly to reliever Travis Wood covering first. McCutchen followed with his RBI single and Starling Marte drove in the inning’s final run with a grounder.
Neftali Feliz (3-0) pitched an inning for the win and Mark Melancon got the final out for his 27th save.
INDIANS 10, YANKEES 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Napoli hit one of five Cleveland home runs, a 462-foot drive that nearly hit the scoreboard in left field.
Napoli’s two-run homer in the third inning landed near the top of the bleachers for his 18th of the season.
Cleveland’s five home runs marked a season high, with three coming in the first inning. Jason Kipnis homered twice, and Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall also connected.
All-Star Corey Kluber (9-8) pitched eight innings for the win. Yankees rookie Chad Green (1-2) was charged with seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Brian McCann homered in the sixth for the Yankees, who are 3-5 on a 10-game trip going into the All-Star break.
BRAVES 11, WHITE SOX 8
CHICAGO (AP) — Freddie Freeman, Tyler Flowers and Nick Markakis homered against All-Star Chris Sale, leading the Braves to the road win.
Chicago turned its third triple play this season in the third — the only inning Atlanta didn’t score against Sale (14-3) in his five innings. The White Sox ace, bidding to become the majors’ first 15-game winner, allowed 10 hits — including a career-worst seven for extra bases — and a season-high eight runs.
Todd Frazier hit his 24th homer and Adam Eaton also connected against Atlanta starter Matt Wisler (4-8), who gave up six runs and eight hits in five innings but got his first win since June 16.
BLUE JAYS 6, TIGERS 0
TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ and two relievers combined on a seven-hitter, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer and the Blue Jays extended their season-high winning streak to seven games.
In his final start before the All-Star break, Happ (12-3) matched his career high in wins. He struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings.
Tigers right-hander Mike Pelfrey (2-8) allowed one run and six hits in six innings. He has won just once in seven starts.
Detroit has lost four of five.
RANGERS 6, TWINS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor and Elvis Andrus had RBI triples, and the Rangers overcame a lackluster performance for All-Star left-hander Cole Hamels.
Texas twice blew two-run leads before finally going ahead for good in the sixth. Nomar Mazara had a leadoff double against Ryan Pressly (2-5) before Andrus tripled and scored the go-ahead run on Bobby Wilson’s sacrifice fly.
Tony Barnette (6-3) threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Hamels, who matched a career high with six walks while throwing 109 pitches to get through 4 1/3 innings. Sam Dyson worked the ninth for his 18th save.
Miguel Sano hit a three-run homer for Minnesota, which has the AL’s worst record at 30-56.
RED SOX 6, RAYS 5
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz hit his 21st homer, powering Boston to its fourth win in five games.
Ortiz’s homer — the 524th of his career — tied him with Jimmie Foxx for seventh-most in American League history. Robbie Ross, Jr. (1-1) got the victory, and Koji Uehara picked up his third save.
Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer (4-12) took the loss, surrendering five runs and seven hits in six innings.
Evan Longoria had four hits and a home run for the Rays, who have lost four straight and 20 of 23.
MARLINS 3, REDS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven sharp innings to help Miami to the win.
Christian Yelich homered and drove in two runs and Derek Dietrich also knocked in a run for the Marlins, who returned home after a 3-6 road trip.
Fernandez (11-4) allowed an unearned run and six hits. A.J. Ramos worked the ninth for his 26th save in 27 chances.
Dan Straily (4-6) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings for the Reds.
ANGELS 9, ORIOLES 5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Daniel Nava had two RBIs and made a spectacular catch to help the Angels earn their fourth straight victory.
Mike Trout scored three runs for the Angels, who built an 8-1 lead in the fourth inning against the AL East leaders. The four-game winning streak matches a season high for Los Angeles.
The victory came at a cost. First baseman C.J. Cron — who has 11 homers and 50 RBIs — fractured a bone in his left hand when hit by a pitch from Mike Wright in the sixth inning. He will see a specialist Monday, the team said.
Matt Shoemaker (4-9) allowed three runs and five hits in five-plus innings to earn his first win since May 27. Baltimore’s Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9) gave up five runs in 1 1/3 innings.
BREWERS 4, CARDINALS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit a game-ending RBI single with two out in the ninth, lifting Milwaukee to the win.
Villar’s hit, off Seung Hwan Oh, got past diving third baseman Greg Garcia. Left fielder Tommy Pham’s throw to the plate was on line and Yadier Molina slapped a quick tag on Kirk Nieuwenhuis as he slid. The home plate umpire ruled Nieuwenhuis safe, leading to an argument from Molina.
The call was confirmed after a brief review.
Chris Carter homered twice for Milwaukee, and Jonathan Lucroy also went deep. Jeremy Jeffress (2-4) got the win in relief.
Nieuwenhuis led off the ninth with a walk off Trevor Rosenthal (2-4). He moved to second on a sacrifice by Hernan Perez.
MARINERS 3, ROYALS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma pitched into the seventh inning, and Seattle scored the go-ahead runs on Yordano Ventura’s wild pitch.
Iwakuma (9-6) allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings. Steve Cishek, who blew a save opportunity in the series opener, allowed Salvador Perez’s homer in the ninth inning before finishing for his 21st save.
Ventura (6-6) was charged with three runs and six hits in seven innings.
Ventura’s wild pitch allowed Seth Smith to score in the sixth. Perez threw the ball away trying to get him out at the plate, allowing Robinson Cano to score — the star catcher was given an error on the play.
ASTROS 10, ATHLETICS 9
HOUSTON (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a game-ending, three-run homer, lifting Houston to a wild win.
The Athletics took the lead with a five-run ninth inning before the Astros rallied in the bottom half.
Jose Altuve singled with one out. Carlos Correa struck out, but reached on a wild pitch before Valbuena connected against Ryan Madson (3-3).
Michael Feliz (6-1) got the win.
Yonder Alonso and Marcus Semien homered for Oakland, which finished with 14 hits.
PHILLIES 5, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Pinch hitter Tommy Joseph connected for a three-run homer in the seventh inning, leading Philadelphia to the road win.
Vince Velasquez (8-2) allowed two runs over six innings and won his third straight start. He struck out six and walked two.
The Phillies snapped a five-game losing streak to the Rockies and have won eight of their last 10 overall.
Rockies starter Jon Gray left the game with a 2-0 lead and runners on the corners with one out in the seventh. The Phillies put up four runs in their next two at-bats off Jake McGee (0-3).
Jeanmar Gomez got four outs for his 24th save.
DODGERS 10, PADRES 6
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal homered three times to drive in six runs, Justin Turner and Howie Kendrick added solo shots and Los Angeles snapped a three-game skid.
The teams combined for 28 hits and seven homers, including two by San Diego’s Melvin Upton Jr.
Both starters struggled mightily before leaving early. San Diego’s Andrew Cashner gave up a career-high eight runs, while Los Angeles’ Scott Kazmir labored through a 31-pitch, 27-minute first inning in a game that lasted 3 hours, 45 minutes.
Grandal had the first three-homer game of his career against his former team. He singled in the eighth, giving him a career-high five hits.
Pedro Baez (2-2) got the win in relief, allowing one hit in 2 2/3 innings.
Cashner (3-7) lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits, including four homers, while striking out two and walking three.
GIANTS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and came within a triple of hitting for the cycle and Jeff Samardzija overcame a shaky first inning to get the win for San Francisco.
Brandon Belt walked four times and scored for the Giants after earlier in the day being voted by fans to fill the final spot on the NL roster for next week’s All-Star Game.
Crawford homered, singled, walked and doubled. He hit his ninth home run of the season off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (4-7) in the second.
Jean Segura homered leading off the game for Arizona.
Samardzija (9-5) walked three and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to win for the first time in four starts.The right-hander gave up two runs, both in the first inning. Three relievers completed the seven-hitter.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched a five-hitter to become the NL’s first 13-game winner, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Wednesday night to move atop the major league standings.
San Francisco (54-33) passed the Chicago Cubs (52-32), who lost to the Cincinnati Reds earlier in the day.
Voted to the All-Star Game for the second time and a candidate to start in next week’s Midsummer Classic, Cueto (13-1) allowed one run on seven hits with eight strikeouts and one walk while going the distance for the fourth time this season. The performance gave San Francisco’s slumping bullpen a much-need break.
Cueto also became the first Giants pitcher since John Burkett in 1993 to win 13 games before the All-Star break.
Posey struck out looking with a runner on third in the first inning before hitting his 11th home run of the season off Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa (5-7) in the sixth.
REDS 5, CUBS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Tucker Barnhart hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Trevor Cahill in the seventh inning, and Cincinnati gave Chicago its 12th loss in 17 games.
A day after having seven players selected for next week’s All-Star Game, the Cubs lost to the last-place Reds for the second time in three days and dropped below the San Francisco Giants for the majors’ best record.
Chicago led 3-1 when Brandon Phillips and Jose Peraza hit consecutive one-out singles against Cahill (1-3) and Barnhart sent a 2-2 sinker into the basket in center field for his third home run this year.
Anthony DeSclafani (3-0) allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings.
ORIOLES 6, DODGERS 4, 14 INNINGS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Schoop doubled in the go-ahead runs with two outs in the 14th inning, lifting Baltimore over Los Angeles in a game that included a stadium-record 36 strikeouts.
Mychal Givens (6-1) got the win. Zach Britton got his 25th save in as many chances.
Mark Trumbo hit two leadoff home runs for the Orioles, who took two out of three to win the interleague series.
Chris Hatcher (5-4) got the loss.
TIGERS 12, INDIANS 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Castellanos had three hits, including a three-run homer, and tied his career high with five RBIs to lead Detroit and stop Cleveland’s home winning streak at 13.
Rookie Michael Fulmer (9-2) allowed two runs — one earned — and five hits in six innings, improving to 7-1 with a 0.63 ERA in his last nine starts.
Josh Tomlin (9-2) retired his first nine batters, then gave up hits to four of his next five and lost for the first time since May 30. He allowed eight runs, tying his big league high, and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.
PIRATES 7, CARDINALS 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jung Ho Kang drove in two key runs with a seventh-inning double a day after Chicago police said they were investigating an allegation of sexual assault against the infielder, and Pittsburgh got its sixth straight comeback win.
Pittsburgh has won seven consecutive overall and leapfrogged St. Louis for second place in the NL Central. It got homers from David Freese and Sean Rodriguez, and Kang’s double off Jonathan Broxton (1-1) put the Pirates up 6-5 after they trailed 5-1.
Kang has not been charged, and Major League Baseball said in a statement it would “respond fully as additional facts emerge.”
Pirates relievers combined for five scoreless innings. A.J. Schugel (2-2) got the win and Mark Melancon picked up his 26th save.
Cardinals All-Star infielder Matt Carpenter left in the third inning with a right oblique injury after swinging awkwardly.
RED SOX 11, RANGERS 6
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz reached 20 homers for the 15th consecutive season and drove in three runs, and Steven Wright pitched efficiently into the seventh inning.
Wright (10-5) gave up six runs — five earned — and was pulled after Ian Desmond’s two-run triple with no outs in the seventh. The 31-year-old knuckleballer was voted an All-Star for the first time in his career.
Texas starter Martin Perez (7-5) was tagged for 11 runs.
ASTROS 9, MARINERS 8
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Gomez had three RBIs and finished a home run shy of the cycle and Luis Valbuena hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to help Houston sweep Seattle.
The game was tied at 7 with one on and one out when Valbuena launched a towering shot off Edwin Diaz (0-2) to the second deck in right field for his second straight game with a homer.
Ken Giles (1-3) struck out two in a scoreless eighth for the win. Luke Gregerson allowed an RBI double to Robinson Cano with one out in the ninth before striking out Dae-Ho Lee with the bases loaded for his 14th save.
NATIONALS 7, BREWERS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit the first of Washington’s three home runs, and the Nationals returned to form.
After watching Washington score a combined two runs in the first two games of the series, manager Dusty Baker said before the finale, “We’re operating at a low energy level right now.”
Harper remedied that with a three-run shot in the first inning, the Nationals’ first long ball in three games. Ryan Zimmerman chased Brewers starter Matt Garza (1-2) with a two-run drive in the fifth for a 7-4 lead.
Tanner Roark (8-5) allowed four runs and seven hits in seven innings for the Nationals.
METS 4, MARLINS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores homered twice and Jacob deGrom pitched seven strong innings for New York.
Giancarlo Stanton went deep twice for the second consecutive day to reach 200 homers.
Following a 26-pitch first inning, deGrom (5-4) settled in and won his second straight start after going winless in his previous 10.
Left-hander Justin Nicolino (2-5) fell to 0-5 in his last 10 major league starts.
BLUE JAYS 4, ROYALS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Michael Saunders hit a solo home run in the fourth inning and singled home the winning run in the eighth as Toronto completed a three-game sweep.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-out double off Kelvin Herrera (1-2) in the eighth and scored when Saunders lined a single to center.
Marcus Stroman (7-4) pitched eight innings to win for the first time in four starts. Roberto Osuna finished for his 17th save.
WHITE SOX 5, YANKEES 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez pitched five-hit ball over seven innings for Chicago.
Gonzalez (2-4) matched his longest outing of the season and shut down New York after it pounded out a season-high 20 hits in Tuesday’s 9-0 romp.
Tim Anderson capped a four-run second with a two-run double off Michael Pineda (3-8), and the White Sox won for the sixth time in eight games.
ANGELS 7, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Mike Trout homered and Jered Weaver pitched six innings of one-run ball for Los Angeles.
With his 100th hit, Trout became the first player to collect 100 hits and 15 home runs before the All-Star break four times before his age-25 season. Miguel Cabrera and Jimmy Foxx are the only other players to have accomplished the feat three times.
Weaver (7-7) struck out five for the Angels, giving up four hits, including Logan Forsythe’s seventh home run.
Drew Smyly (2-10) gave up seven runs, four earned, on eight hits in four innings.
PADRES 13, DIAMONDBACKS 6
PHOENIX (AP) — Ryan Schimpf homered twice, Yangervis Solarte drove in five runs, three on a homer, and San Diego beat Arizona.
Shelby Miller (2-9) allowed six runs in five innings.
Jose Dominguez (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Colin Rea to get the win.
PHILLIES 4, BRAVES 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to lift Philadelphia.
Maikel Franco hit a homer for the fourth straight game. Galvis lined a 2-2 pitch off Arodys Vizcaino (1-4) into the seats in right after Franco had started the inning with a walk.
Hector Neris (3-3) got the win despite allowing a go-ahead run in the top of the eighth. Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 23rd save in 25 tries.
TWINS 4, ATHLETICS 0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ervin Santana struck out eight and walked none in a two-hitter for Minnesota.
Santana (3-7) pitched his eighth shutout and 15th complete game, helping the Twins take two of three from the A’s.
Sonny Gray (3-8) gave up one run, six hits and four walks in six innings, losing his seventh straight decision, the longest active skid in the American League.
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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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PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Tyler Goeddel hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies completed their first sweep at Chase Field in 10 years with a 9-8 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
The Diamondbacks went up 7-4 in the seventh inning on Paul Goldschmidt’s two-run double, but the Phillies rallied with four runs in the eighth to go up 8-7.
Jean Segura tied it in the bottom half on an infield single, but the Diamondbacks allowed Jeanmar Gomez (3-2) to escape a jam in the ninth.
Peter Bourjos, who earlier had a two-run homer, hit a two-out single off Silvino Bracho (0-2) in the 10th and moved to third on Cody Asche’s single. Goeddel followed with a line drive to right for the go-ahead run.
Brett Oberholtzer worked around a single in the 10th for his first save.
YANKEES 9, RANGERS 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Didi Gregorius capped a six-run ninth inning with his two-run shot and the New York Yankees rallied past Texas.
Down 7-2 and in danger of falling 10 games behind AL East-leading Baltimore, the Yankees began their comeback when McCann homered off Cesar Ramos in the eighth.
Rob Refsnyder singled off Matt Bush leading off the ninth, Jacoby Ellsbury singled and Dyson (1-2) relieved.
Brett Gardner singled and Refsnyder came home when center fielder Ian Desmond bobbled the ball for an error. After Alex Rodriguez lined out, McCann homered into the right-field bleachers, Starlin Castro walked and Gregorius lined the ball into the right-field seats for his first career game-ending homer.
Luis Cessa (1-0) allowed one run in three innings for his first big league win.
CUBS 9, REDS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo legged out his first inside-the-park homer — another unusual moment in a series full of oddities — and Chicago finished a three-game sweep to get back on solid footing after a rough week.
The Cubs went 1-6 last week, hurt by an injury-depleted lineup and a balky bullpen. With thousands of Cubs fans in the stands at Great American Ball Park for each game, they pulled off an invigorating sweep.
Rizzo drove in three runs in the first inning off left-hander Cody Reed (0-2) with the Cubs’ first inside-the-park homer since 2011, when Tony Campana circled the bases against Cincinnati. Left fielder Adam Duvall cut in front of center fielder Billy Hamilton but couldn’t get to the ball, which deflected off Hamilton’s face. He was examined and left the game.
Kyle Hendricks (6-6) gave up Duvall’s 22nd homer and went 6 2/3 innings. He also drove in a run with a squeeze bunt.
ASTROS 10, ANGELS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jose Altuve went 4 for 5 and scored four runs to help Houston complete a three-game sweep.
It was the second time Houston has swept Los Angeles in the last two weeks. The Astros finished the six games with 37 runs. It was also Houston’s eighth straight win over their AL West rivals, extending the longest winning streak against Los Angeles in franchise history.
Houston has gone 35-20 since May 1, the third-best mark in the AL in that span.
Altuve, who extended his career-high on-base streak to 32 games, was a home run shy of the cycle and finished the series 8 for 14 with two RBIs and six runs.
Dallas Keuchel (5-9) limited the Angels to three runs and six hits over six innings to win his second straight decision.
Jered Weaver (6-7) pitched into the sixth inning but left after giving up a one-out solo home run to George Springer.
NATIONALS 4, METS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Murphy homered twice, tormenting his former team yet again, and Washington completed a three-game sweep of the New York Mets.
Max Scherzer (9-5) cruised against New York’s sputtering offense, allowing two hits with 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings. He retired 18 in a row before Brandon Nimmo’s single in the eighth and finished with at least 10 strikeouts for the fourth straight game.
Murphy homered off Logan Verrett (3-5) in the second for a 1-0 lead and golfed a two-run drive in the eighth. He matched his career high with 14 homers and helped Washington win its fourth in a row.
The Mets went 23 innings without scoring before James Loney’s two-run homer in the ninth off Shawn Kelley.
RAYS 4, RED SOX 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Moore pitched seven spotless innings and Brandon Guyer homered and drove in two runs in his return from a three-week stint on the disabled list to lead Tampa Bay.
Moore (4-5) allowed three singles, walked two and struck out five to outpitch David Price (8-5), the former Rays ace who fell to 1-3 in five career starts against his old team.
Guyer, who missed 23 games with a left hamstring strain, led off the second inning with his seventh homer. He doubled down the left-field line to make it 4-1 in the third.
Moore, meanwhile, held the Red Sox hitless until Christian Vazquez singled leading off the sixth. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts followed with hits to load the bases with one out, but David Ortiz popped up and Hanley Ramirez hit a routine fly that ended the threat.
ROYALS 3, CARDINALS 2, 12 INNINGS
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alcides Escobar hit a go-ahead RBI double just inside the right-field line in the 12th inning and Kansas City outlasted St. Louis.
Escobar drove in the first run of the game with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the eighth. His fly to shallow right off Seth Maness (0-2) fell just in front of Stephen Piscotty, whose homer leading off the 10th tied it at 2.
Chien-Ming Wang (5-0) worked two scoreless innings for Kansas City, which survived blown saves by Wade Davis and Joakim Soria, stranded 19 runners and used all of its bench players. The Royals are 39-50 in the I-70 interleague series but 14-12 at 11-year-old Busch Stadium.
Whit Merrifield put Kansas City ahead in the 10th when a potential double-play grounder was booted by second baseman Matt Carpenter and Merrifield got an RBI. He also doubled with one out in the 12th.
BLUE JAYS 5, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Aaron Sanchez allowed one run in eight innings and Josh Donaldson homered to lead Toronto.
Sanchez (8-1) allowed six hits, struck out three and walked two in extending his unbeaten streak to 12 games.
The Blue Jays won their first series ever in Denver and their first overall since June 13-16, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Roberto Osuna gave up RBI doubles to Mark Reynolds and Daniel Descalso and put the tying run in scoring position with one out in the ninth. He hit Charlie Blackmon to load the bases before he struck out Cristhian Adames to end the game.
Tyler Anderson (0-2) allowed the homer to Donaldson with two outs in the third inning and an RBI single to Troy Tulowitzki two batters later to give Toronto a 3-0 lead.
ORIOLES 12, PADRES 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 23rd homer and drove in four runs as AL East-leading Baltimore won its seventh straight.
The Orioles tied the 1996 Oakland A’s for the most homers in June, 55. Overall, the Orioles lead the majors with 124.
The Orioles hit four home runs in sweeping the two-game series, including three in Tuesday night’s 11-7 win.
Trumbo hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a two-run double in the ninth. Manny Machado had two hits and three RBIs, and pitcher Yovani Gallardo (3-1) singled twice and scored a run.
Christian Friedrich (4-3) allowed six runs, four earned, and five hits in five innings.
TIGERS 10, MARLINS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit one of Detroit’s three homers to lead the Tigers past Miami.
Cabrera hit his 18th homer of the season in the fourth inning, tying Billy Williams at No. 48 on baseball’s career list with 426.
Steven Moya and Jarrod Saltalamacchia cleared the fence in consecutive at-bats in the fifth, giving Detroit an 8-2 lead.
Marlins reliever Dustin McGowan gave up all three homers, matching a career high.
The Tigers built a cushion right away with a four-run first, getting two runs on Victor Martinez’s single off Tom Koehler.
Daniel Norris (1-0) struck out a career-high eight and gave up two runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings.
Koehler (6-7) allowed five runs and eight hits in three innings.
INDIANS 3, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Danny Salazar threw seven innings, Lonnie Chisenhall hit his second homer of the series and Cleveland won its 12th straight.
Cleveland swept its fourth straight series to extend the majors’ longest winning streak this season.
The Indians need one more win to match the longest winning streaks in franchise history. They won 13 straight in 1942 and 1951. They had another 12-game streak in 1922.
Jason Kipnis broke a scoreless tie with a two-run single in the fifth.
Salazar (10-3) was dominant, allowing five hits with no walks and eight strikeouts. He lowered the AL’s second-best ERA to 2.22 while winning his sixth straight start.
Braves right-hander Joel De La Cruz (0-1), recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett for his major league debut, allowed three runs in six innings.
BREWERS 7, DODGERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra allowed two hits over eight innings, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer and a two-run double and Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a two-run shot to help Milwaukee spoil Brock Stewart’s major league debut.
Braun’s two-run homer off Chris Hatcher in the seventh inning gave Guerra some extra cushion, but the 31-year-old rookie right-hander didn’t need it.
Guerra (5-1) allowed Corey Seager’s double in the first and Yasiel Puig’s single in the fifth. After he walked Adrian Gonzalez in the first, Guerra retired 21 of the next 23 batters, striking out seven.
Guerra received a no-decision at Dodger Stadium on June 16 in his previous start against the Dodgers. He allowed five runs and five hits over 5 1/3 innings then.
Stewart (0-1) retired the side in order in the first, but the Brewers scored five times on six hits in the second. The 24-year-old right-hander regrouped and held the Brewers scoreless for the next three innings. He struck out seven and walked two, throwing 95 pitches.
WHITE SOX 9, TWINS 6
CHICAGO (AP) — James Shields broke out of a slump with 6 2/3 innings against one of baseball’s worst lineups, helping Chicago beat Minnesota.
Shields (3-9) allowed one run and eight hits in his first win since he tossed seven scoreless innings for San Diego at Milwaukee on May 12. The right-hander got hit hard after he was acquired by Chicago in a trade June 4, going 0-2 with a 15.80 ERA in his first four starts.
Todd Frazier, Brett Lawrie and Tyler Saladino homered for the White Sox, who improved to 7-1 against the Twins after losing 4-0 in the series opener on Tuesday. Saladino and Tim Anderson each had two hits and two RBIs.
Ricky Nolasco (3-6) was charged with seven runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings in his second straight loss.
Nate Jones got one out for his second save.
ATHLETICS 7, GIANTS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso each hit two-run homers and Oakland took advantage of San Francisco’s sloppy play to win its third straight game in the Bay Bridge series.
Sean Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Billy Burns drove in two runs for the A’s, who have won six of seven and will go for a sweep in the two-city series against their cross-bay rivals on Thursday night.
The Giants committed three errors that led to four unearned runs and botched a few other plays in the field that left starting pitcher Jake Peavy (4-7) fuming on the mound. Peavy allowed seven runs — three earned — and five hits in 3 1/3 innings, but could have had a better fate with more support from his fielders.
PIRATES 8, MARINERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Sean Rodriguez doubled in consecutive at-bats and drove in four runs, David Freese hit a solo home run and Pittsburgh beat Seattle.
Rodriguez was responsible for breaking the game open in the fifth inning with a three-run double into the left-field corner off Seattle reliever Donn Roach. Rodriguez doubled an inning earlier off starter Wade Miley (6-4) to score Starling Marte.
Freese got it all started with a solo home run on the first pitch of the second inning. It was a three-run inning for Pittsburgh, capped by a two-run double from Josh Harrison.
All that offense backed a strong start from rookie right-hander Jameson Taillon (2-1), who pitched six innings, giving up just one run and six hits.
Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera, second from right, slaps the helmet of Peter Bourjos (17) after Bourjos scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Phoenix. The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 9-8. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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DETROIT (AP) — Lonnie Chisenhall had four hits, including one of Cleveland’s four home runs off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning, and the streaking Indians won their ninth straight game Sunday by beating Detroit 9-3 to remain unbeaten in nine meetings with the Tigers this season.
Juan Uribe, Tyler Naquin and Mike Napoli also went deep for the Indians. Chisenhall was 4 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs.
Mike Tomlin (9-1) beat Verlander for the third time this year, allowing three runs and six hits in eight innings.
Cleveland overcame three homers by former teammates, including two by Victor Martinez, to sweep Detroit for the third time this year. The Indians have outscored the Tigers 60-20 in nine games.
Only once before had Verlander (7-6) allowed four homers in a start — also against the Indians in 2007. According to the Elias Sports Bureau and Fox Sports Detroit, he became the first pitcher in franchise history to give up four in one inning.
MARLINS 6, CUBS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez delivered another gem at Marlins Park, striking out 13 and allowing one run in seven innings to help Miami beat faltering Chicago.
The Marlins won three of four from the injury-depleted Cubs, who went 1-6 for the week but still have the best record in the majors.
Fernandez (10-3) improved his career record at home to 24-1 with a 1.48 ERA, and this year the right-hander has been pretty good everywhere — he has a 2.28 ERA and 138 strikeouts.
Giancarlo Stanton doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth for the Marlins, who went 7-3 on their homestand. At 41-35, they’re six games above .500 for the first time since June 2012, their first season in Marlins Park.
Jason Hammel (7-4) allowed two runs in six innings, and the Cubs lost his fourth start in a row even though he pitched out of several jams.
Martin Prado hit a three-run double in the ninth.
ORIOLES 12, RAYS 5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit his seventh career grand slam, and Baltimore completed an unprecedented sweep of Tampa Bay that extended the Rays’ losing streak to 11 games.
Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo also homered for the AL East leaders, whose 31-13 home record is the best in the majors. Baltimore has won five straight to climb a season-high 15 games over .500 (45-30).
Davis hit an opposite-field drive to left after the Orioles used a walk and two singles to load the bases with no outs in the first inning against Drew Smyly (2-8).
That sent Baltimore to its first four-game sweep in a rivalry that began in 1998. The Orioles are 7-2 against Tampa Bay this season, 6-0 at home.
Tyler Wilson (4-5) earned his first win in seven home starts this season despite allowing five runs and 10 hits over five innings.
The Rays have been outscored 72-29 during their skid and yielded at least five runs in each game. The defeat completed an 0-7 swing through Cleveland and Baltimore, the third time in franchise history the team has gone winless on a road trip of at least seven games.
Desmond Jennings and newcomer Oswaldo Arcia homered for the Rays, mired in their longest losing streak in seven years.
PIRATES 4, DODGERS 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl ended Clayton Kershaw’s nine-game winning streak in his major league debut, and David Freese hit a three-run double that sent Pittsburgh past Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old Kuhl (1-0) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings after getting called up from Triple-A Indianapolis before the game.
Kershaw (11-2) took his second loss exactly two months after he was beaten by Miami. He gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings, striking out four.
Freese’s big hit capped a four-run second. Pittsburgh rookie Adam Frazier drove in the first run with a single after entering in the top of the inning when shortstop Jordy Mercer was injured.
The Pirates have won three in a row against the Dodgers after losing 13 of 15 overall and can sweep the four-game series Monday. Los Angeles arrived on a six-game winning streak.
Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 23 opportunities, combining with Juan Nicasio and A.J. Schugel for four scoreless innings of relief.
Justin Turner homered and drove in all three Dodgers runs. He had two of their four hits.
NATIONALS 3, BREWERS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tanner Roark pitched seven shutout innings in place of injured ace Stephen Strasburg, and Washington ended a seven-game losing streak by beating Milwaukee.
Jose Lobaton and Clint Robinson homered for the Nationals. Lobaton hit his first homer of the season in the seventh off reliever Jacob Barnes (0-1). Robinson added a two-run shot in the eighth.
Roark (7-5) held the Brewers to seven hits and struck out seven. Strasburg was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game with an upper back strain.
Shawn Kelley retired four batters for his third save.
TWINS 7, YANKEES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 New York batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while Minnesota backed him with six home runs.
Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hit consecutive homers in the sixth to help the Twins end a three-game skid. Danny Santana, Eduardo Nunez and Juan Centeno also connected.
Duffey (3-6) pitched perfect ball until Aaron Hicks doubled with two outs in the sixth. Duffey struck out eight, walked none and stopped a team that had won three in a row. The 25-year-old righty began the day with a 6.18 ERA, was 0-3 in his last five starts and had been hit hard in seven straight outings.
The Twins have won just two of their last 12 against New York.
Nathan Eovaldi (6-5) lost to Minnesota for the second time in eight days. He is winless in five starts, tagged for 10 homers and 25 runs over 26 innings during that span.
Mark Teixeira homered in the Yankees eighth.
ROCKIES 9, DIAMONDBACKS 7
DENVER (AP) — Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Colorado over Arizona.
Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, and Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who gained a split of the four-game series.
Story was hit by a pitch leading off the ninth. Silvino Bracho (0-1) retired the next two batters before Reynolds connected for his eighth home run. It was Colorado’s first walk-off win since Sept. 26, 2015.
Carlos Estevez (2-5) was the winner.
Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and four RBIs for Arizona.
GIANTS 8, PHILLIES 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conor Gillaspie hit a game-ending double with one out in the ninth inning to lift San Francisco over Philadelphia, giving manager Bruce Bochy his 800th win with the Giants.
Ramiro Pena doubled off Severino Gonzalez (0-1) and scored standing up when Gillaspie lined a 1-1 pitch in the same direction.
Angel Pagan had a season-high four hits and two RBIs while five others had two hits apiece for San Francisco, which has won 13 of 15.
The teams combined for 28 hits, with the Phillies rallying to tie the score twice in the final three innings before Gillaspie’s game-winner.
Odubel Herrera homered and Peter Bourjos added three hits for Philadelphia.
Cory Gearrin (3-0) retired two batters for the win.
CARDINALS 11, MARINERS 6
SEATTLE (AP) — Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as St. Louis went deep six times against Seattle.
Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered for St. Louis. Carpenter, Holliday and Aledmys Diaz each had three hits as the Cardinals finished with 17 — including 13 for extra bases.
Gyorko and Pham led off the seventh with back-to-back home runs against reliever Nick Vincent (1-7) to break a 6-all tie. Holliday extended St. Louis’ lead to 9-6 with a solo shot in the eighth against Edwin Diaz. Pham and Carpenter each hit their second home runs, both solo shots, in the ninth.
Kevin Siegrist (5-2) allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings to get the win.
Nelson Cruz hit his 19th homer for the Mariners, and Franklin Gutierrez had a three-run shot.
ANGELS 7, BLUE JAYS 6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jefry Marte drove in Mike Trout with a game-ending sacrifice fly, and Los Angeles stopped a six-game losing streak.
Trout led off the ninth with a single against Liam Hendriks (0-1). With one out and the bases loaded, Marte’s fly to center field scored Trout easily from third.
The Angels trailed 6-2 after six innings, but Trout hit a two-run homer in the seventh and Marte had an RBI single in a two-run eighth. Huston Street (3-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.
Coco Crisp hit a grand slam for Oakland in the fourth. Marcus Semien followed with his 14th homer.
RANGERS 6, RED SOX 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The first six Texas hitters reached safely for an early lead, and Martin Perez pitched six solid innings against Boston for his sixth straight win.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer for the Rangers, who are 11-0-1 in series since getting swept at Oakland in mid-May.
Perez (7-4) was working on a shutout before Bryce Brentz hit a solo drive with two outs in the sixth for his first major league homer.
Shin-Soo Choo, Ian Desmond, Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre opened Texas’ three-run first with four straight singles. The last two drove in a run apiece, to go along with Rougned Odor’s blooper to left against Clay Buchholz (3-8).
ROYALS 6, ASTROS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ian Kennedy struck out 11 over seven innings and Kansas City snapped Houston’s seven-game winning streak.
After Royals starters Edinson Volquez and Chris Young were roughed up in blowout losses in the first two games of the series, Kennedy (6-6) allowed one run and three hits with one walk.
Kendrys Morales hit a pair of solo homers for Kansas City, and Cheslor Cuthbert connected for a two-run shot. Lorenzo Cain had three of the Royals’ 13 hits.
Doug Fister (8-4) lost for the first time since April 25. He gave up four runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings, including three homers.
Evan Gattis hit a leadoff homer in the sixth for Houston.
BRAVES 5, METS 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia homered, and Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings to send Atlanta past New York.
Freeman had three hits and a walk, helping the Braves salvage a split of the four-game series.
Brandon Nimmo, one of New York’s top prospects, made his major league debut and went 0 for 4 with a game-ending strikeout. The outfielder was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
Norris (3-7) allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked none. Arodys Vizcaino got one out for his 10th save.
Bartolo Colon (6-4) yielded one run and six hits in seven innings.
WHITE SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale pitched eight innings of two-run ball to become the first 13-game winner in the majors, leading Chicago over Toronto.
Tim Anderson and J.B. Shuck homered to help the White Sox take two of three from the slumping Blue Jays, who have dropped five of seven. Chicago (38-38) returned to .500 with its fifth win in seven games.
Sale (13-2) allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked two in his fourth straight victory. David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth for his 20th save in 22 chances.
Troy Tulowitzki and Junior Lake homered for Toronto in the eighth. Marcus Stroman (6-4) allowed four runs and seven hits in five innings.
REDS 3, PADRES 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani pitched eight innings and singled with the bases loaded, carrying Cincinnati past San Diego in the finale of the Reds’ weekend dedicated to Pete Rose.
Until Sunday, the only thing missing from the hits king gala was a win. The Reds’ top starter took care of that in front of Cincinnati’s third straight sellout crowd.
DeSclafani (2-0) gave up five singles, struck out five and didn’t allow a runner to reach second base. He also hit an RBI single in the sixth off Luis Perdomo (2-3).
Jay Bruce hit his 17th homer, and Tucker Barnhart doubled home a run as the Reds avoided a four-game sweep. Tony Cingrani earned his ninth save, completing Cincinnati’s first shutout of the season.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Starlin Castro drove home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with a sharp one-hopper scored an error on shortstop Eduardo Escobar, and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Saturday with more dominant pitching from the back end of their bullpen.
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller (5-0) and Aroldis Chapman combined to throw three scoreless innings for the third straight game.
They had teamed up to set down 26 consecutive batters during that stretch before Joe Mauer singled on a 99 mph fastball from Chapman with two outs in the ninth.
The left-hander then struck out Brian Dozier, who homered earlier off a very effective Michael Pineda, for his 15th save in 16 tries. The 100 mph fastball that ended it was the only pitch Chapman threw that reached triple digits — after his first 10 on Friday night were all 100 mph or more on the scoreboard.
In the eighth, pinch-runner Aaron Hicks advanced to third on Brian McCann’s single off Ryan Pressly (2-4), and Castro singled sharply to the left of Escobar one out later.
BLUE JAYS 10, WHITE SOX 8
CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox tied a team record with seven home runs, but it wasn’t enough as Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs, Devon Travis homered and Toronto held on for the win.
All seven homers were solo shots. Brett Lawrie became the first White Sox player since Ron Santo in 1974 to hit inside-the-park and over-the-wall homers in the same game, and Chicago hit three straight home runs in the second inning.
Dioner Navarro, J.B. Shuck, Tim Anderson, Alex Avila and Adam Eaton all went deep for the White Sox, who matched the club record for homers set at the Kansas City Athletics on April 23, 1955.
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (5-8) matched a career high by allowing four home runs. He gave up five runs — four earned — and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. Roberto Osuna gave up Eaton’s homer in the ninth before earning his 15th save.
Miguel Gonzalez (1-3) gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
METS 1, BRAVES 0, 11 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson lined a leadoff home run in the 11th inning and New York outlasted Atlanta.
Johnson pulled a pitch from Dario Alvarez (1-1) into the first row of the right-field seats for his third homer.
Johnson began the year with the Braves before he was traded to the Mets on June 8. Alvarez was claimed off waivers from the Mets by the Braves in late May.
The homer was the first extra-base hit of a game that began as a terrific duel between Jacob deGrom and Julio Teheran. They each threw eight scoreless innings.
Addison Reed (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the Mets, who now trail first-place Washington by two games in the NL East.
Jeurys Familia worked the 11th for his majors-leading 26th save in 26 chances.
PADRES 3, REDS 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Drew Pomeranz drove in a pair of runs and pitched seven innings, leading San Diego in a game delayed a few minutes by the Cincinnati Reds’ tribute to Pete Rose.
Pomeranz hit his second career homer and had an RBI single against left-hander Brandon Finnegan (3-6). The Padres have won the first three games of the series, improving to 12-3 against the Reds over the last three seasons.
The Reds inducted Rose into their Hall of Fame during a pregame ceremony that included his Big Red Machine teammates and went six minutes long. During a session with the media, Rose joked about taking volunteers for the Reds’ beleaguered bullpen, which is by far the worst in the majors.
Pomeranz (7-7) gave up three hits, walked one and struck out six, including the last three batters he faced on a humid, 87-degree afternoon. Fernando Rodney retired the side in the ninth, completing a four-hitter while getting his 17th save in 17 chances.
ORIOLES 5, RAYS 0, 1st game; ORIOLES 8, RAYS 6, 2nd game
BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Wieters hit two homers, and Baltimore rallied from four runs down in the second game to complete a doubleheader sweep and extend Tampa Bay’s losing streak to 10 games.
Adam Jones and Chris Davis also homered for the AL East-leading Orioles, who trailed 4-0 in the third inning and 6-3 in the fifth.
Orioles starter Chris Tillman gave up six runs and 10 hits in five innings before Baltimore’s comeback kept the right-hander unbeaten in 13 starts since April 14.
Wieters hit a two-run shot in the fourth, Jones connected in the fifth and Davis led off the sixth with his 17th homer to get the Orioles to 6-5. Baltimore took its first lead in the seventh. Jones hit an RBI single off Erasmo Ramirez (7-6) and Davis greeted Xavier Cedeno with a run-scoring single.
Wieters connected again leading off the eighth.
T.J. McFarland (2-2) pitched two scoreless innings, Brad Brach worked the eighth and Zach Britton got three outs for his 23rd save.
The first game of the day-night doubleheader was dominated by Kevin Gausman (1-5), who earned his first win in 13 starts since last September. He allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings.
Matt Andriese (6-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings for Tampa Bay. The right-hander was unbeaten in 10 starts since last June 22.
INDIANS 6, TIGERS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered twice and Carlos Carrasco pitched a four-hitter to lead Cleveland to its eighth consecutive win.
The Indians also improved to 8-0 against the Tigers this year, outscoring them 51-16.
It was the first career multihomer game for the 22-year-old Lindor, and Carlos Santana and Yan Gomes also went deep for AL Central-leading Cleveland.
The Indians spoiled Anibal Sanchez’s return to the Detroit rotation. The right-hander allowed a homer to Santana on the game’s second pitch, and Lindor added another solo shot one out later.
Carrasco (3-2) struck out seven and walked one. He threw a season-high 117 pitches in his third career shutout and first of the year.
Sanchez (4-8) made his first start since May 31 after being demoted to the bullpen for a bit. He allowed four runs and five hits in five innings.
MARLINS 9, CUBS 6
MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bour and Giancarlo Stanton each drove in three runs, Paul Clemens got his first big league win in more than three years and Miami erased an early deficit to beat Chicago.
Bour hit his 14th home run for the Marlins, who got to 40 wins in 75 games — or 20 games faster than they did a year ago. Ichiro Suzuki’s infield single in the fifth sparked what became a four-run inning that put Miami ahead for good.
The Cubs lost for the fifth time in six games.
Clemens (1-0) trailed 4-1 early but settled down and gave Miami five innings of four-run ball. It was his first win since June 12, 2013, and A.J. Ramos got the last two outs for his 24th save.
Addison Russell hit a three-run homer and Miguel Montero added a solo homer for the Cubs.
Chicago starter John Lackey (7-4) gave up a season-high seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.
BREWERS 6, NATIONALS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carter hit a three-run homer, Matt Garza pitched six innings for this first win of the season, and Milwaukee beat Washington.
Carter connected for his 19th homer with two out in the first. Jonathan Villar had three hits for Milwaukee, including an RBI single in the second.
Garza (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits in his third start of the year. He was sidelined for the first two months of the season by a back injury.
Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez (3-7) pitched a season-low three innings in his sixth consecutive loss. He was charged with six runs and six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
PHILLIES 3, GIANTS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cameron Rupp chased Madison Bumgarner with a two-run homer in Philadelphia’s three-run seventh inning, helping the Phillies beat San Francisco.
Andres Blanco singled in Tommy Joseph before Rupp connected for his seventh homer. Joseph had two hits for Philadelphia, which had lost 10 of 11.
Bumgarner (8-4) carried a two-hitter into the seventh and then allowed three hits to the first four batters he faced in the frame, including Rupp’s shot over wall in center. The left-hander struck out seven and walked one.
Bumgarner allowed more than two earned runs in a game for the first time since giving up four to the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 15, a span of 12 starts.
Jeremy Hellickson (5-6) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings for the Phillies. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his 20th save.
ROCKIES 11, DIAMONDBACKS 6
DENVER (AP) — Tony Wolters hit his first major league home run and drove in four runs, helping Colorado beat Arizona.
Wolters hit a two-run double in the fourth off Shelby Miller and a two-run homer in the sixth that boosted Colorado’s lead to 7-1.
DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who stopped a three-game losing streak.
Jorge De La Rosa (5-4) improved to 9-1 with a 1.96 ERA in 13 Coors Field starts against Arizona, allowing one run, six hits and five walks in six innings. Gonzalez Germen got four outs for his first save this season.
Miller (2-7) gave up seven runs and 11 hits in six innings, raising his ERA to 6.79.
PIRATES 6, DODGERS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Jeff Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles for the second straight night.
McCutchen had a solo shot in the fourth inning for the game’s first hit and then a three-run shot to start a five-run sixth that increased the Pirates’ lead to 6-0.
McCutchen raised his season total to 12 home runs with his 11th career multi-homer game — second this year. The nine-year veteran’s batting average had dropped to .239 after going 9 for 49 (.184) with 16 strikeouts in his previous 13 games.
Locke (7-5) retired his first 15 batters before consecutive doubles by Scott Van Slyke and A.J. Ellis to start the sixth inning. Locke allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, striking out three and walking none.
Kenta Maeda (6-5) gave up four runs and four hits in five-plus innings.
ASTROS 13, ROYALS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jose Altuve went 4 for 5, including a home run and two doubles, and Houston won its seventh straight.
Altuve drove in three runs and scored three runs. He is hitting .417 with a .484 on-base percentage while reaching base in 27 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the major leagues.
Marwin Gonzalez, Altuve and Carlos Correa, the Astros’ two-three-four hitters, combined to go 8 for 15 with seven RBIs, six runs and two homers. Altuve and Correa hit consecutive homers in a seven-run second.
Michael Feliz (5-1) won despite allowing two runs and three hits in 1 2/3 innings. Astros starter Mike Fiers, staked to a 9-1 lead in the fourth, was removed after 4 1/3 innings. He gave up three runs, nine hits and three walks and also a hit batter.
Chris Young (2-7) yielded seven runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings, raising his ERA to 6.54.
RANGERS 10, RED SOX 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus had a bases-loaded triple and Ian Desmond homered again to lead Texas.
Desmond’s 13th homer, his sixth in June, tied the game leading off the fourth. Mitch Moreland had a tiebreaking two-run single later in the inning to put the Rangers ahead to stay.
Andrus cleared the bases with his triple to the wall in left-center that chased knuckleballer Steven Wright (8-5) in the fifth. Andrus scored on a wild pitch by Robbie Ross Jr., capping a five-run inning when all the runs were unearned after two errors and a passed ball.
Cesar Ramos (2-3), the third Texas pitcher, pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings. The lefty struck out consecutive batters after taking over with runners and second and third, and one out in the sixth.
ATHLETICS 7, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a two-run single and scored four times, Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs, and Dillon Overton pitched into the sixth inning to get the win in major league debut as Oakland beat Los Angeles.
Angels slugger Albert Pujols hit his 574th homer to snap a tie with Harmon Killebrew for 11th place on baseball’s career list. It was Pujols’ second homer in as many nights and No. 14 on the season, but the Angels lost their sixth in a row and fell to a season-worst 13 games under .500 (31-44).
The Angels loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Sean Doolittle retired the next two in order.
Overton (1-0) gave up back-to-back homers by Kole Calhoun and Mike Trout in the first inning. The 24-year-old left-hander was charged with three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Jhoulys Chacin (2-4) allowed four runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings for Los Angeles.
MARINERS 5, CARDINALS 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Dae-Ho Lee drove in two runs and Leonys Martin had three hits to help Nathan Karns get his first win in almost a month as Seattle beat St. Louis.
Karns (6-2) gave up four runs and five hits in five innings for his first victory since May 30, and Steve Cishek got the last three outs for his 17th save of the season.
The Mariners loaded the bases agains Mike Leake (5-5) in each of the first two innings. Lee had two-run single in the first and Adam Lind followed with an RBI single to make it 3-0.
In the second, a hard ground ball from Cruz got away from third baseman Jhonny Peralta to drive in a run. Seager’s grounder was mishandled by Matt Carpenter as another run scored to make it 5-0 lead.
Matt Holliday had an RBI single in the third and Almedys Diaz clubbed a three-run homer in the fifth for the Cardinals.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Erik Kratz hit his first home run since 2014 and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 1-0 on Monday night, ending the Giants’ eight-game winning streak.
Locke (6-5) allowed five hits, no walks and struck out three, helping the Pirates to their second win in 12 games. He had allowed 18 runs and 20 hits over 8 2/3 innings during his previous two outings.
Madison Bumgarner (8-3) was the tough-luck loser, allowing one run in eight innings while having his seven-game winning streak snapped. The left-hander had his 12th straight start allowing two earned runs or fewer and gave up five hits while striking out eight and walking two.
It was Bumgarner’s second complete game this season and the 12th of his career.
Kratz’s shot with two outs in the fifth popped out of Angel Pagan’s glove and fell into the first row of seats when the leaping left fielder crashed into the fence. It was his first home run since a two-homer game for Kansas City in August 2014.
Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances.
CARDINALS 3, CUBS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta homered against John Lackey, and St. Louis stopped a five-game slide by holding off Chicago.
Aledmys Diaz added an RBI single and Jaime Garcia (5-6) pitched into the seventh inning as the Cardinals got back on track following their first winless homestand of at least two series since 1983. It was their first trip to Wrigley Field since they were eliminated by the Cubs in their NL Division Series last year.
Lackey (7-3) allowed three runs over six innings against his former team, but Garcia and two relievers held the major league-leading Cubs in check.
Seung Hwan Oh got four outs and Trevor Rosenthal worked a shaky ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances. Jason Heyward popped out with runners on the corners to end it.
DODGERS 4, NATIONALS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw yielded six hits over seven dominant innings to earn his ninth victory in 10 starts, and Los Angeles beat Washington for its fourth straight victory.
Washington scratched Stephen Strasburg about 80 minutes before game time due to an upper back strain, depriving Chavez Ravine of a tantalizing pitchers’ duel with Kershaw (11-1).
Pitching in 96-degree heat, the Dodgers’ ace still added eight strikeouts to his major league-leading 141, fanning Bryce Harper three times. Kershaw didn’t walk a batter and got through a tricky seventh inning to remain unbeaten since May 1.
Kenley Jansen became the Dodgers’ career saves leader in the ninth. He surpassed Eric Gagne with his 162nd save, including 20 this season in 23 chances.
Late replacement Yusmeiro Petit (2-1) pitched six solid innings of five-hit ball in his first start for the NL East-leading Nationals, who have lost three straight.
Justin Turner homered and drove in two runs, and Joc Pederson also went deep in the Dodgers’ sixth win in seven games. Los Angeles (39-33) is a season-high six games over .500.
WHITE SOX 3, RED SOX 1, 10 INNINGS
BOSTON (AP) — Jose Abreu doubled home two runs off Boston closer Craig Kimbrel with two outs in the 10th inning after Chicago escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth.
Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak and won for just the eighth time in 26 games. Boston has lost five of eight.
Zach Duke (2-0) wriggled out of the ninth to get the win. David Robertson worked the 10th for his 17th save.
Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright pitched nine innings, giving up only an unearned run and five hits. He lowered his AL-best ERA to 2.01.
Abreu doubled off Kimbrel (0-3) after Avisail Garcia walked and J.B. Shuck singled.
INDIANS 7, RAYS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor and Juan Uribe homered in the eighth inning to lift Cleveland over Tampa Bay.
Lindor hit the first pitch from Erasmo Ramirez (7-5) to break a 4-all tie. Uribe homered in his third straight game, a two-run shot off Ramirez.
Carlos Santana also homered for the AL Central leaders, who have won four straight.
Evan Longoria’s two-run homer in the first and a solo shot by Brad Miller in the sixth helped Tampa Bay build a 4-2 lead, but the Rays dropped their fifth in a row.
Bryan Shaw (1-3) struck out the side in the eighth, and Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 14th save.
Tampa Bay right fielder Mikie Mahtook sustained a broken left hand when he was hit by Josh Tomlin’s pitch in the second.
TIGERS 8, MARINERS 7, 12 INNINGS
DETROIT (AP) — Justin Upton hit a line drive over the left-field wall in the 12th inning for his second home run of the game, lifting Detroit past Seattle.
Upton connected on a 2-2 pitch from Vidal Nuno (0-1) leading off the 12th.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Tigers in the first that cleared a brick wall in right-center, bounced off a concrete concourse and out of Comerica Park. Upton’s first homer of the night, a two-run shot that cleared a second tier of bushes beyond the center-field wall, gave Detroit a 7-6 lead in the seventh.
Cameron Maybin had a two-run triple for the Tigers, and Aníbal Sanchez (4-7) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
Kyle Seager and Adam Lind homered for the Mariners.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shelby Miller threw 6 2/3 sharp innings, Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer and Arizona beat reeling Philadelphia to complete a four-game sweep.
Miller (2-6) allowed one run and five hits, striking out five in his first start since May 24. He had been on the disabled list with a sprained right index finger.
The Phillies went 0-6 on their first winless homestand of six or more games since September 1964, when they went 0-7 at Connie Mack Stadium before losing three more games in a historic collapse from first place.
Jeremy Hellickson (4-6) allowed three runs and four hits before getting an out.
Brad Ziegler pitched out of trouble in the ninth for his 15th save this season, converting his 43rd opportunity in a row.
ROCKIES 5, MARLINS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Mark Reynolds hit two homers to help power Colorado past Miami in a record-setting home run contest.
Trevor Story, Nick Hundley and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who salvaged the finale of a four-game series.
Marcell Ozuna homered twice and Giancarlo Stanton hit one for the Marlins. The eight solo homers accounted for all the runs in the game, setting a major league record. The previous mark was five.
Stanton’s home run, his 13th of the season, was his first in 16 games.
The eight home runs were also the most in a game at Marlins Park since it opened in 2012. Five of the game’s first 13 batters connected.
Jorge De La Rosa (4-4) allowed three runs in six innings to earn the win. Carlos Estevez got his fourth save.
Marlins reliever Brian Ellington (1-1) took the loss after Paul Clemens yielded three runs over five innings in his season debut and first start since Sept. 28, 2013, with Houston.
RANGERS 4, ORIOLES 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead, two-run single, Ian Desmond homered halfway up the hill in center field and streaking Texas beat Baltimore in a makeup game matching the American League’s top two teams.
Texas extended its season-best winning streak to seven games, the last four being one-run decisions. Since the makeup of an April 17 rainout counted as a series, the AL West leaders stretched their club record to 10 consecutive series wins — the longest in the AL since Tampa Bay’s 10 in a row three years ago.
Desmond’s 11th homer was a solo shot in the third, an inning before Bobby Wilson had a sacrifice fly and Choo followed by lining a single off Kevin Gausman (0-5) for a 4-3 lead.
Shawn Tolleson (2-2) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Derek Holland. Tony Barnette threw two shutout innings before Sam Dyson worked the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances, including 12 straight since taking over as the closer on May 18.
ASTROS 10, ANGELS 7
HOUSTON (AP) — Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa homered to help Houston beat Los Angeles.
Fister (8-3) gave up two runs and four hits in earning his seventh straight win. The Astros have won Fister’s last 10 starts.
Pat Neshek got two outs for his first save.
Altuve hit a 431-foot solo homer to center field in the fourth to give the Astros a 7-0 lead. Jhoulys Chacin (2-3) walked five while allowing six runs in two innings.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Belt homered, Joe Panik hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.
Jake Peavy (3-6) pitched six solid innings to win for the third time in four starts. Belt hit his team-leading 10th homer off Jake Odorizzi, and Panik delivered in a key situation for the second straight game with his run-scoring single against Xavier Cedeno (3-2) during San Francisco’s four-run eighth.
Panik is just 2 for 14 through three games of San Francisco’s weeklong road trip, but both hits broke late-inning ties. He hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning of Saturday’s 6-4 win over Tampa Bay, which has lost four straight.
CUBS 10, PIRATES 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Prized prospect Willson Contreras crushed the first pitch he saw in the major leagues for a two-run home run, Kyle Hendricks struck out a career-high 12 in six innings and Chicago completed a sweep of Pittsburgh.
Contreras, called up from Triple-A on Friday, pinch hit for Hendricks in the sixth and sent A.J. Schugel’s changeup an estimated 415 feet to center. The cheering crowd didn’t let up until the 24-year-old Venezuelan catcher obliged with a curtain call.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo hit consecutive home runs in the third and Javier Baez added a solo shot for the Cubs, all off rookie Jameson Taillon (1-1).
Josh Harrison’s solo home run was the lone blemish off Hendricks (5-6), who walked none and allowed seven hits.
ORIOLES 11, BLUE JAYS 6
BALTIMORE (AP) — Matt Wieters homered and drove in four runs, and Baltimore outslugged Toronto to provide right-hander Chris Tillman with his ninth straight victory.
Baltimore amassed a season-high 19 hits against Marcus Stroman (6-3) and five relievers in the deciding matchup of the three-game series between AL East contenders.
Wieters went 4 for 5 with three doubles. Jonathan Schoop contributed a homer and three RBIs, and Chris Davis had three hits and scored three runs.
The Orioles were without two-time All-Star Manny Machado, who began a four-game suspension for charging the mound on June 7.
Tillman (10-1) allowed four runs and five hits in five laborious innings.
BRAVES 6, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Julio Teheran tossed a one-hit masterpiece, pitching the Braves to a surprising three-game sweep of the scuffling Mets.
Nick Markakis homered and drove in two runs for Atlanta, which has won five straight for the first time since the first five games of last season. Freddie Freeman had four hits and the Braves finally mustered some offense in support of Teheran (3-7), who yielded only Michael Conforto’s clean single leading off the third inning.
New York right-hander Jacob DeGrom, pitching on his 28th birthday and as a dad on Father’s Day for the first time, gave up three runs and five hits in six innings.
ANGELS 2, ATHLETICS 0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver pitched a three-hitter, leading the Angels to the victory.
Weaver (6-6) had given up 11 earned runs over his last 11 1/3 innings before helping Los Angeles to its fifth win in six games against the A’s this season. The right-hander struck out one and walked one.
It marked just the fourth time in 14 starts this season that Weaver had gone past the sixth inning.
Carlos Perez homered for the Angels. Albert Pujols drove in the other run.
Oakland starter Eric Surkamp (0-5) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.
MARLINS 3, ROCKIES 0
MIAMI (AP) — Tom Koehler pitched around six walks in six innings and three relievers combined for three perfect innings, helping Miami to the win.
Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run drive in the sixth inning for his 13th homer. The Marlins (37-32) climbed five games above .500 for the first time since May 8, 2014, and they’ll try for a four-game sweep Monday.
Koehler (6-6) threw only 48 of his 92 pitches for strikes but allowed just two hits before departing for a pinch hitter in the sixth. A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth for his 31st save in a row, including 22 this year.
Tyler Anderson (0-1), making his second career start, was charged with two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
DODGERS 2, BREWERS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal walked with the bases loaded to end the game, and the Dodgers got another strong start from rookie Kenta Maeda.
Grandal took a 3-2 pitch for from Tyler Thornburg (3-2) that missed high and outside.
Adrian Gonzalez started the ninth-inning rally with a one-out single before moving to second on Trayce Thompson’s single. Howie Kendrick later walked to load the bases.
Kenley Jansen (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth, and the Dodgers won for the sixth time in seven games.
Maeda gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings.
PADRES 6, NATIONALS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz allowed three solo homers in six innings and Adam Rosales drove in two runs, helping San Diego to the victory.
Pomeranz (6-7) struck out seven and walked one. The left-hander had lost four of his previous five decisions.
Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 14 chances.
Michael Taylor went 4 for 4 with two homers for Washington. Danny Espinosa also went deep.
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez (3-6) was charged with six runs, five earned, and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
RED SOX 2, MARINERS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Boston left-hander David Price snapped a personal three-game losing streak by pitching eight sharp innings, and Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead homer.
Betts also had two singles for the Red Sox, who have won two in a row after dropping four of five.
Franklin Gutierrez hit a solo homer for the Mariners. He sparked their series-opening victory with two homers and six RBIs.
Price (8-4) gave up one run and eight hits. Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 16th save.
Edwin Diaz (0-1) got the loss.
INDIANS 3, WHITE SOX 2, 10 INNINGS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit an RBI single with two out in the 10th inning, lifting Cleveland to the three-game sweep.
Ramirez’s bases-loaded hit off David Robertson (0-1) skipped past first baseman Jose Abreu and into right field for Cleveland’s second last-at bat win of the series. The AL Central-leading Indians improved to 7-2 against the White Sox, including six straight wins.
Cleveland’s Rajai Davis had four hits and scored two runs, including the game-winner. Dan Otero (2-0) struck out Abreu with a runner on first to end the 10th.
RANGERS 5, CARDINALS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jurickson Profar hit a two-run single in the eighth, helping Texas to its sixth straight win.
It was Profar’s first pinch-hit at-bat this season.
The Rangers improved to 14-4 this month and a major league-best 16-4 in one-run games this season.
St. Louis has lost five in a row — all at home. It was the first winless homestand of at least two series for St. Louis since 1983.
Tony Barnette (4-2) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. Sam Dyson worked the ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.
Matt Bowman (1-2) got the loss.
ROYALS 2, TIGERS 1, 13 INNINGS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cheslor Cuthbert singled home Lorenzo Cain in the 13th inning, giving Kansas City the win.
The Royals won six of seven on their homestand and lead the American League with a 25-8 home record.
Chien-Ming Wang (4-0) allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings to pick up the victory. Kyle Ryan (1-2), who was just promoted from Triple-A Toledo, got the loss.
TWINS 7, YANKEES 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ervin Santana pitched into the eighth inning to earn his first victory since May 14 and Minnesota avoided a four-game series sweep.
Eduardo Escobar’s two-run triple keyed a four-run sixth inning as the Twins snapped a five-game losing streak. Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered and Brandon Kintzler got the final four outs for his second save.
Brian McCann homered twice and Alex Rodriguez had an RBI single for the Yankees. Nathan Eovaldi (6-4) lost his second straight start.
Santana (2-7) allowed two earned runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings.
ASTROS 6, REDS 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis and Luis Valbuena homered, helping Houston to the win.
Mike Fiers (5-3) allowed four hits and struck out five in 5 2/3 innings. He departed when Jay Bruce’s line drive hit him in the thigh for a single. Chris Devenski took over and allowed one hit in 3 1/3 innings for his first save.
Cincinnati left-hander Brandon Finnegan (3-5) yielded four runs in five innings, snapping a streak of five straight games where he lasted at least six innings.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA — Archie Bradley pitched six strong innings and drove in a run to lead Arizona.
Arizona has won six of eight and will try for a sweep of the four-game series on Monday.
Bradley (3-3) allowed an unearned run and three hits, snapping a personal three-game losing streak.
Zach Eflin (0-2) rebounded nicely from a shaky major league debut, yielding two runs in 5 2/3 innings.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tim Lincecum made a winning return to the majors, restarting his career after nearly a year away with six sharp innings and several ovations as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 Saturday.
Sporting a bright red hat and Angels jersey that was in stark contrast to the black and orange he wore across the Bay Bridge for nine seasons with San Francisco, Lincecum gave up one run and four hits.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner hadn’t pitched in the majors since last June 27. He had hip surgery in September, signed with the Angels in May and made three starts in the minors.
Mike Trout homered, doubled and drove in three runs to help Los Angeles to its third win in four games. Ryan Dull (1-2) lost in relief.
DIAMONDBACKS 4, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Arizona ace Zack Greinke won his seventh straight start by pitching three-hit ball for eight innings.
Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb and Nick Ahmed homered for the Diamondbacks. Greinke (10-3) allowed one run, struck out six and walked one.
Odubel Herrera homered for the Phillies, who have lost five in a row and 22 of 28. Jerad Eickhoff (4-9) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Brad Ziegler closed for his 14th save of the season and 42nd straight dating to May 2015.
GIANTS 6, RAYS 4
ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — Joe Panik had four RBIs, including a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent San Francisco to its seventh straight win.
Panik hit a two-out drive off Alex Colome (1-2) for the NL West leaders.
Hunter Strickland (3-0) won in relief. Cory Gearrin allowed Logan Forsythe’s solo homer in the ninth before getting his second save.
Evan Longoria, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison also connected for Tampa Bay.
PADRES 7, NATIONALS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers had three hits and drove in three runs, keying a six-run rally in the eighth inning that carried San Diego to the victory.
Myers, who homered in the first against Max Scherzer, tied it at three with a two-run double off Felipe Rivero that landed just in front of diving center fielder Michael Taylor. After Matt Kemp was intentionally walked to load the bases, Rivero (0-3) fielded Brett Wallace’s comebacker but bobbled it before throwing it wide of catcher Wilson Ramos for an error that allowed Jon Jay to score the go-ahead run.
Kevin Quackenbush (4-3) allowed an RBI single in one-third of an inning for the win.
CUBS 4, PIRATES 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and David Ross homered, powering Chicago to the victory.
The major league-leading Cubs (46-20) improved to a season-high 26 games above .500 while the Pirates lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
Jon Lester (9-3) won his fifth straight start. Rizzo and Bryant each hit their 16th home run, and Ross made it 4-3 with a solo drive in the sixth that chased Jonathon Niese (6-4).
The only damper for the Cubs was Dexter Fowler leaving the game because of discomfort in his right hamstring.
Hector Rondon got four outs for his 12th save in 14 chances.
BRAVES 4, METS 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Ender Inciarte used his speed to help Atlanta to its fourth straight win, matching its longest streak this year.
Jeff Francoeur and Tyler Flowers homered for the Braves, who overcame a 3-0 deficit. Dario Alvarez (1-0) got two outs for his second big league win and Jim Johnson earned his first save this year.
With the score 3-all, Inciarte doubled against Addison Reed (1-1) leading off the eighth. Freddie Freeman was intentionally walked and Francoeur flied to Curtis Granderson in medium right. Granderson looked back Freeman, and then threw softly to second, prompting Inciarte to take off for third.
Inciarte then scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch that bounced only 10 feet from home plate.
DODGERS 10, BREWERS 6
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner hit a three-run drive for his third homer in two nights, helping Los Angeles rally for the win.
One night after hitting two solo homers and a game-ending single in the 10th inning, Turner ignited the Dodgers’ comeback by sending a 1-1 pitch from Chase Anderson (4-7) high over the left-field wall for his ninth homer of the season.
Joc Pederson and Howie Kendrick also homered for the Dodgers. Chris Hatcher (4-3) earned the victory with 2 1/3 shutout innings.
ROYALS 16, TIGERS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales drove in five runs with four hits, and Kansas City cruised to the victory.
The Royals’ 21 hits and 16 runs were season highs. It got so bad that Tigers utilityman Andrew Romine was summoned to pitch with one out in the eighth.
Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez (7-6) allowed five runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Justin Upton hit a two-run homer for Detroit. Matt Boyd (0-2) was lifted after 3 2/3 innings, yielding seven runs and eight hits.
RANGERS 4, CARDINALS 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, sending the Rangers to their fifth consecutive win.
Texas won its franchise-record ninth consecutive series — the Rangers beat the Cardinals 1-0 on Friday to begin the three-game set. The Cardinals have lost four straight.
The Rangers scored twice in the eighth and ninth innings.
In the ninth, closer Trevor Rosenthal (2-2) hit Robinson Chirinos with a pitch to load the bases, and then Kevin Siegrist walked Shin-Soo Choo and allowed Desmond’s fly ball to left.
Shawn Tolleson (1-2) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Jake Diekman got his second save.
RED SOX 6, MARINERS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead Rick Porcello and the Red Sox.
Bogaerts, who entered the day leading the AL in batting, also singled while raising his average to .352.
Adam Lind homered for the Mariners.
Porcello (8-2) improved to 6-0 at home this year. He allowed two runs and eight hits.
Adrian Sampson lost in his major league debut, giving up four runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.
ORIOLES 4, BLUE JAYS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop homered, doubled and singled while Yovani Gallardo and the Baltimore bullpen helped end Toronto’s four-game winning streak.
Manny Machado got three hits for the Orioles, and then dropped his appeal of a four-game suspension for charging Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura earlier this month.
Gallardo (2-1) allowed two runs in five innings. He hadn’t pitched since April 22 because of shoulder tendinitis.
Zach Britton earned his 21st save, getting Josh Donaldson to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded.
R.A. Dickey (4-8) fell to 0-5 against Baltimore while with the Blue Jays.
YANKEES 7, TWINS 6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning and New York, boosted by Alex Rodriguez’s 695th career homer, rallied past Minnesota.
The Yankees scored three times in the ninth for a 7-4 lead. Aroldis Chapman gave up back-to-back homers to Eduardo Escobar and Kurt Suzuki with two outs in the bottom half before getting his 13th save in 14 chances.
Byung Ho Park homered and drove four runs for the Twins.
Andrew Miller (4-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Fernando Abad (1-1) took the loss.
INDIANS 13, WHITE SOX 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Napoli homered during a five-run first inning as Cleveland became the latest team to tee off on James Shields.
Rookie Tyler Naquin homered and drove in a career-high four runs, and Juan Uribe also connected for the Indians.
Shields, making his third start since being traded from San Diego to Chicago, was tagged for eight runs and seven hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Shields is 2-9 overall this year. He is 0-2 for the White Sox, giving up a whopping 21 earned runs in just 8 2/3 innings.
Danny Salazar (8-3) won his fourth straight start, allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings.
MARLINS 9, ROCKIES 6
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton singled in his first three at-bats to give his lowly average a boost, and the Marlins totaled 17 hits in the win.
Stanton beat the shift with an opposite-field single in the first inning, setting up Miami’s first run. He singled and scored in the third and fifth, giving him five hits in the past two games to hike his average from .193 to .210.
Five Marlins regulars are batting over .300, among them J.T. Realmuto, whose four hits included a three-run homer that caromed off the home-run sculpture.
Colorado’s Tyler Chatwood pitched just 1 2/3 innings because of back spasms. Eddie Butler (2-4) replaced him and was rocked for six runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Dustin McGowan (1-2) pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings for the win.
ASTROS 5, REDS 4, 11 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer hit an RBI single in the 11th inning to lift Houston to the victory.
Jason Castro and Colby Rasmus hit consecutive singles off Josh Smith (0-1) with one out before Springer’s grounder rolled just out of reach of diving shortstop Zack Cozart and into the outfield.
Marwin Gonzalez and Evan Gattis each hit a two-run homer for Houston, and Adam Duvall tied it with a two-run shot for Cincinnati in the ninth. The series opener also went into extra innings, with the Reds winning 4-2 in 11 on Friday night.
Scott Feldman (4-3) allowed two hits in two scoreless innings for the win.
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — With two hits for the Marlins on Wednesday in Miami’s 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose’s record Major League Baseball total.
Suzuki had 1,278 hits for Orix in Japan’s Pacific League (1992-00) and has 2,979 with Seattle, the New York Yankees and Marlins. His first hit Wednesday was on a dribbler in the first. His second was a double into the right-field corner in the ninth.
Melvin Upton Jr. homered and had two RBIs, and Derek Norris had a go-ahead, two-run single for the Padres, who stopped a four-game losing streak.
Luis Perdomo (2-2) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, and Fernando Rodney pitched a two-hit ninth to remain perfect in 13 save chances. Justin Nicolino (2-4) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings.
BRAVES 9, REDS 8, 13 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit for the cycle and Chase d’Arnaud had a bases-loaded single in the 13th inning to cap a three-run rally.
The Reds took an 8-6 lead in the 13th on Jose Peraza’s bases-loaded walk with two outs and Joey Votto’s run-scoring single off Alexi Ogando (2-1), the Braves’ ninth pitcher.
Alfredo Simon (2-7) gave up five hits and a walk in the 13th. Adonis Garcia and Nick Markakis opened the inning with singles, Jace Peterson hit a run-scoring double and Tyler Flowers added a tying single. An intentional walk to Erick Aybar loaded the bases before d’Arnaud’s fly ball fell in center field.
Freeman became the first Brave to hit for the cycle since Mark Kotsay against the Cubs on Aug. 14, 2008. He is also the first to do it in the majors this season.
DODGERS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw (10-1) allowed two runs and five hits in 7 1/3 innings, striking out 11 and walking one. He has 133 strikeouts and seven walks this season.
Scott Van Slyke hit his first home run this season, a three-run drive in the sixth against Patrick Corbin (3-6) that overcame a second-inning homer by Rickie Weeks Jr.
Kenley Jansen tossed a perfect ninth for his 19th save this season and 161st with the Dodgers, tying Eric Gagne’s team career record.
NATIONALS 5, CUBS 4, 12 INNINGS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth singled in the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning. Facing Adam Warren, Werth hit a liner off the wall in center field to score Michael Taylor, who hit an RBI single against Trevor Cahill (0-2).
Addison Russell had given the Cubs the lead with a run-scoring single off Yusmeiro Petit (2-0) in the top half.
Stephen Strasburg gave up one run in seven innings for the Nationals, and Jason Hammel did the same for Chicago.
ROYALS 9, INDIANS 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered for the second straight night and Ian Kennedy kept Cleveland quiet while Kansas City finished of a three-game sweep.
Perez hit a three-run shot during a go-ahead fifth inning against Corey Kluber (6-7), while Eric Hosmer added two RBIs and Whit Merrifield remained hot to help Kansas City win its fifth straight.
Kennedy (5-5) allowed just five hits, including two-run homers by Rajai Davis and Michael Martinez.
WHITE SOX 5, TIGERS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale allowed three runs in seven innings to become the first 11-game winner in the majors.
Sale (11-2) was 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA in his last four starts after beginning the season by winning his first nine. He survived a shaky third inning in which he allowed all three runs and five of the six hits he surrendered.
Mike Pelfrey (1-7) allowed four runs in six innings.
RAYS 3, MARINERS 2, 13 INNINGS
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mike Montgomery walked Logan Morrison with the bases loaded in the 13th inning to bring in the winning run.
Logan Forsythe tripled with one out and scored the winning run after Montgomery hit pinch-hitter Tim Beckham with a pitch and walked pinch-hitter Taylor Motter.
Matt Andriese (6-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings to get the win in his first relief appearance of the season.
Montgomery (2-3) lost for the second straight night.
ROCKIES 6, YANKEES 3
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado tied for the major league lead with his 20th homer as Colorado completed a two-game sweep and extended New York’s losing streak to four.
Chad Bettis (5-5) allowed three runs — two earned — and seven hits in six innings, and Carlos Estevez pitched the ninth for his third save.
Ivan Nova (5-4) gave up five runs and 10 hits in five innings. New York (31-34) has skidded again since Friday, when it moved over .500 for the first time since it was 4-3 during the second week of the season. The Yankees are 13-20 on the road.
GIANTS 10, BREWERS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Johnny Cueto (10-1) won his seventh consecutive decision, striking out nine in seven innings, as San Francisco (41-26) won its fifth straight and moved a season-high 15 games over .500.
Buster Posey hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the third, and Matt Duffy followed with an RBI single against Jimmy Nelson (5-6).
METS 11, PIRATES 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard (7-2) struck out 11, gave up five hits and took a shutout into the ninth. Wilmer Flores homered and drove in four runs, and New York piled up a season-high 19 hits.
John Jaso doubled leading off the ninth for his third hit and, one out later, Syndergaard gave up an RBI double to pinch-hitter David Freese.
Late replacement Kelly Johnson also homered for New York. Johnson, Rene Rivera and substitute second baseman Matt Reynolds each had three hits and two RBIs.
Yoenis Cespedes had three hits and scored three times as the Mets busted loose at the plate against lefty Jeff Locke (5-5), who was charged with seven runs and nine hits in four-plus innings.
RANGERS 7, ATHLETICS 5
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Chirinos and Rougned Odor both homered twice and Texas rallied from a five-run deficit.
The A’s lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
Chirinos hit a solo homer off A’s reliever John Axford (3-2) in the top of the seventh inning that broke a 5-5 tie.
Texas trailed 5-0 in the sixth when Chirinos started a five-run rally with a leadoff homer off starter Sonny Gray. Odor’s two-run homer off Gray tied the game.
BLUE JAYS 7, PHILLIES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marco Estrada (5-2) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out five in 6 2/3 innings, and Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson hit solo homers.
Cody Asche had a homer, two doubles and drove in both runs for the Phillies, who have lost six of seven and 19 of 25. Jeremy Hellickson (4-5) allowed four runs and five hits in six innings.
Toronto (37-31) is a season-high six games over .500 while the Phillies (30-36) are a season-worst six games under .500.
RED SOX 6, ORIOLES 4
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez hit his first homer since May 10 and knuckleballer Steven Wright, backed by a five-run third, allowed three runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings.
Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 15th save.
Adam Jones hit a two-run homer for the Orioles, who ended a stretch of five straight multi-homer games. Kevin Gausman (0-4) gave up six runs and seven hits in three innings.
ASTROS 4, CARDINALS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Springer hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Kevin Siegrist (4-2) in the eighth, and Houston completed a two-game sweep. The Astros are 15-7 since moving Springer to the leadoff spot ahead of Jose Altuve.
Tony Sipp (1-2) got the last out of the seventh in relief of Collin McHugh, Carlos Correa’s two-run single off Trevor Rosenthal made it a three-run lead in the ninth and Will Harris finished for his fifth save.
ANGELS 10, TWINS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron and Jett Bandy drove in three runs apiece and Hector Santiago (4-4) pitched six strong innings for Los Angeles.
Tyler Duffey (2-6) gave up six hits and six runs while pitching into the fifth inning of his third loss in four starts for the Twins, who have lost five of seven.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer retired the first 16 batters he faced and threw seven innings of two-hit ball, striking out 11 in a pitching masterpiece that carried the Washington Nationals past the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Monday night.
Scherzer’s bid for his third career no-hitter ended with one out in the sixth when Addison Russell homered on a 3-2 pitch. The only other batter to reach against Scherzer (8-4) was Anthony Rizzo, who doubled in the seventh.
Facing the team with the best record in the majors, Scherzer became the 26th pitcher in baseball history to have 40 games with at least 10 strikeouts. He has won three straight starts, allowing only three runs over 22 innings.
Shawn Kelley got five outs for his first save.
Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning for the NL East-leading Nationals, who have won four straight and seven of eight.
Kyle Hendricks (4-6) gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
ROYALS 2, INDIANS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield hit his first career homer, Edinson Volquez tossed seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Kansas City beat Cleveland to end a five-game skid against the Indians.
Alcides Escobar also drove in a run for the Royals, who have won three in a row after an eight-game losing streak. They also won their seventh consecutive game at Kauffman Stadium.
Volquez (6-6) walked the bases loaded in the first inning before settling down, allowing only a double to Jason Kipnis and a single to Lonnie Chisenhall.
Kelvin Herrera allowed a leadoff homer to Kipnis in the eighth. Wade Davis earned his 18th save.
Carlos Carrasco (2-2) gave up both Kansas City runs and 10 hits over six innings.
WHITE SOX 10, TIGERS 9, 12 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Eaton singled home the winning run in the 12th inning for his fourth hit of the night, and Chicago rallied from seven runs down in a wild victory over Detroit.
J.B. Shuck led off the 12th with a double down the first-base line and advanced on Tim Anderson’s sacrifice. With the infield playing in, Eaton bounced a grounder up the middle against Anibal Sanchez (3-7).
Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer for Chicago, and Dioner Navarro had a solo shot. Zach Duke (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win, long after White Sox manager Robin Ventura was ejected for arguing balls and strikes.
The White Sox trailed 7-0 in the third after another shaky outing from James Shields in his second start since he was acquired from San Diego. They faced a 9-7 deficit in the ninth before they got to Francisco Rodriguez for two runs with two outs, snapping a string of 19 straight successful save opportunities for the veteran closer.
Brett Lawrie and Avisail Garcia delivered consecutive RBI singles to tie it.
Ian Kinsler homered for the third straight game for Detroit, which had won seven of nine. J.D. Martinez had three hits while subbing for designated hitter Victor Martinez, sidelined by right knee irritation.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, DODGERS 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke won his sixth consecutive start, aided by three defensive gems in his first game against his former team since leaving Los Angeles, and Arizona got home runs from Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb to beat the Dodgers.
Greinke (9-3), who signed a $206.5 million, six-year contract with the Diamondbacks last offseason, was backed by big plays from left fielder Peter O’Brien, second baseman Jean Segura and center fielder Michael Bourn. The right-hander allowed two runs and seven hits, throwing a season-high 119 pitches in seven innings.
Brad Ziegler got five outs for his 41st consecutive save, 13th this season. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth with the help of a diving catch by Bourn.
Goldschmidt and Lamb homered off Mike Bolsinger (1-4). Corey Seager hit his 15th homer for the Dodgers.
PHILLIES 7, BLUE JAYS 0
TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Howard and Odubel Herrera homered, Jerad Eickhoff pitched six spotless innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season, and Philadelphia snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Toronto.
Herrera had three RBIs as the Phillies won for the third time in 13 meetings with the Blue Jays. Peter Bourjos had two hits and two RBIs for Philadelphia, which had lost 17 of 22 overall.
Eickhoff (4-8) allowed three hits and four walks. David Hernandez, Hector Neris and Andrew Bailey finished the six-hitter.
Toronto scored 21 runs in winning its previous two games but did not manage an extra-base hit against the Phillies.
Herrera and Howard homered off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (4-7), who went 6 1/3 innings. He is 0-5 with a 5.14 ERA in seven home starts.
REDS 9, BRAVES 8
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Holt drew a bases-loaded walk from Arodys Vizcaino to force home the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning, and Cincinnati edged Atlanta in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the National League.
Five Braves pitchers combined for eight walks, including three by Vizcaino (1-2) in the ninth.
Adam Duvall homered and drove in three runs for the Reds. Ross Ohlendorf (5-5) allowed one run in the eighth, and Tony Cingrani earned his seventh save.
Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits for the Braves, including a homer.
MARLINS 13, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria drove in four runs and Miami routed San Diego.
Ichiro Suzuki had three of the Marlins’ season-high 19 hits, leaving him one shy of equaling Pete Rose’s total of 4,256 — the major league record. Suzuki collected 1,278 hits during his nine seasons in Japan.
Martin Prado homered for the Marlins, who rested sore slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Still, they built an 8-1 cushion by the third inning and eased to their third win in five games.
Wei-Yin Chen (4-2) allowed four solo homers and seven hits in six innings. He struck out seven and won for just the second time in eight starts.
Colin Rea (3-3) was battered for eight runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings, the shortest start of his career.
ATHLETICS 14, RANGERS 5
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis homered and drove in five runs, Marcus Semien and Jake Smolinski each had three hits and Oakland pounded first-place Texas, hours after the Rangers put pitcher Yu Darvish on the disabled list.
The A’s snapped a seven-game losing streak on Sunday, then beat a Texas team that had won eight of 10.
Davis hit his 15th homer off Cesar Ramos (1-3) in the fifth.
Ramos allowed eight runs in 3 2/3 innings. He pitched in place of Darvish, who had been scheduled to start this game before experiencing shoulder discomfort.
Daniel Coulombe (1-0) won in relief of starter Sean Manaea, who exited after 4 1/3 innings with a strained left forearm.
Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo homered in his first game back from the disabled list.
Josh Phegley added a three-run homer for the A’s, his first. Zach Neal went three innings for his first save.
TWINS 9, ANGELS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer, Byron Buxton and Robbie Grossman also went deep and Minnesota beat slumping Los Angeles.
Joe Mauer had two hits while reaching base for the 25th consecutive game for the AL-worst Twins (20-43), who battered Jered Weaver (5-6) in their highest-scoring performance of the season.
Ricky Nolasco (3-4) yielded three runs over six innings in his second victory since April 21 for Minnesota, which won consecutive games for the second time in June.
Johnny Giavotella homered and tied a career high with four hits for the Angels (27-37), who committed three errors. They dropped to a season-worst 10 games below .500 with their eighth loss in 10 games.
GIANTS 11, BREWERS 5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford drove in three runs and Denard Span hit a leadoff homer to help San Francisco beat Milwaukee.
Crawford’s sacrifice fly in the sixth against Corey Knebel (0-1) broke a 4-all tie. The shortstop added a two-run single an inning later as the Giants won for the ninth time in 11 home games. Gregor Blanco had a two-run single in San Francisco’s four-run seventh.
Albert Suarez (2-1), the third of five Giants pitchers, allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings for the win.
Matt Cain gave up three runs, five hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings after missing his previous two turns with a right hamstring strain.
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SEATTLE (AP) — Cole Hamels became the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts and Mitch Moreland homered to lead the Texas Rangers past the Seattle Mariners 6-4 on Sunday.
The AL West-leading Rangers took two out of three games in the series against second-place Seattle to open up a season-high five-game division lead. The Rangers have won seven straight series and 12 of their last 15 games.
Hamels (6-1) picked up strikeout No. 2,000 in the third inning when he got Leonys Martin swinging. It was one of five strikeouts for Hamels, who allowed one run on four hits in seven innings.
Martin homered for the Mariners, who have now lost eight of their last 12 games. Seattle starter Wade Miley (6-3) allowed three runs on four hits in five innings and picked up his first loss since April 19. Miley had won his last six decisions.
INDIANS 8, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered and drove in three runs in the first two innings, and the Cleveland Indians pounded another David Huff in a victory over Los Angeles.
Carlos Santana hit two homers and drove in three more runs for the AL Central leaders, who took two of three at the Big A.
Mike Trout left the game in the eighth inning with a bruised right thumb after getting hit by a pitch from Cleveland reliever Tommy Hunter. X-rays showed no broken bones for the 2014 AL MVP.
Lindor’s three hits included a solo shot in the first and a bases-loaded single during Cleveland’s four-run second, chasing Huff (0-2).
Danny Salazar (7-3) pitched three-hit ball into the sixth with eight strikeouts, earning his third victory in four starts. Jefry Marte hit his third homer in five games for the Angels.
GIANTS 2, DODGERS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer off rookie Julio Urias in the sixth inning to help Jake Peavy earn his 150th win when San Francisco beat Los Angeles.
Belt struck out in his first two plate appearances against the 19-year-old Urias (0-2) before homering into the right-center stands. Joe Panik singled ahead of Belt’s home run.
Joc Pederson homered and Chase Utley had three hits for Los Angeles. The Dodgers fell five games behind the first-place Giants in the NL West after losing the final two games of the series.
Peavy (3-6) tossed six scoreless innings and gave up four hits. He became the sixth active pitcher in the majors with 150 wins.
Six relievers combined to pitch the final three innings. Santiago Casilla worked the ninth for his 13th save.
BLUE JAYS 10, ORIOLES 9
TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Kevin Pillar had a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays used a five-run first inning to beat the Baltimore Orioles.
Edwin Encarnacion scored three runs and extended his streak of reaching base safely to nine plate appearances before grounding into a fielder’s choice in the sixth as the Blue Jays took three of four from the AL East leaders.
Adam Jones hit two of Baltimore’s five home runs, four of which came off Aaron Sanchez (6-1), but the Orioles lost their third straight. Jason Grilli gave up a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth but struck out Jonathan Schoop with runners at the corners to end it for his first save.
Ubaldo Jimenez (3-7) allowed five runs and six hits in one-third of an inning, the shortest start of his career. Pedro Alvarez, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters also homered for Baltimore.
TIGERS 4, YANKEES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit rookie Michael Fulmer dominated on Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, winning his fifth straight start while extending his scoreless streak to 28 1/3 innings to lead the Tigers over New York.
With Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson and several more Hall of Famers and World Series MVPs on hand for the pregame festivities, the 23-year-old Fulmer by far was the biggest star of the afternoon.
Fulmer (7-1) blanked the Yankees on two hits for six innings and left with a 2.52 ERA. He’s won six consecutive decisions overall — in a tremendous string of five starts, he’s yielded just one run and 13 hits in 34 1/3 innings.
Michael Pineda (3-7) gave up two runs and struck out eight in six innings.
NATIONALS 5, PHILLIES 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jayson Werth hit a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning, helping the Washington Nationals rally past the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game sweep.
The Nationals (39-24) improved to a season-best 15 games over .500. It was the second three-game sweep of Philadelphia in two weeks for Washington, which has won 10 of its last 13.
The Phillies (29-34) fell to a season-high five games under .500 and have lost 17 of their last 22.
Philadelphia closer Jeanmar Gomez (2-2) loaded the bases by surrendering one-out singles to pinch hitter Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa and a two-out walk to pinch hitter Clint Robinson. Werth then singled to center to bring home Harper and Espinosa.
Jonathan Papelbon (1-2) earned the victory despite giving up a home run to former teammate Maikel Franco to lead off the ninth inning. The Nationals acquired Papelbon from Philadelphia last year.
RAYS 5, ASTROS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel became the first major league pitcher to lose nine games this season when Matt Moore pitched two-hit ball over seven innings to lead the Tampa Bay Rays over the Houston Astros.
After going 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA last season, Keuchel (3-9) has a 5.54 ERA this year. He is 1-8 with a 6.58 ERA in his last 11 starts, allowing 83 hits in 67 innings, and he is 0-4 in six career starts against Tampa Bay.
Moore (3-4) gave up singles to Jose Altuve in the fourth and sixth innings while striking out 10 and walking one. Enny Romero got one out and Tyler Sturdevant completed the two-hitter for the Rays, who have won seven of nine.
Keuchel, who gave up five runs — four earned — and five hits in five innings with nine strikeouts and two walks. Since Houston joined the AL in 2013, the Rays are 17-7 against the Astros — pitching eight shutouts.
ATHLETICS 6, REDS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Marcus Semien and Jake Smolinski each hit a two-run homer in Oakland’s four-run second inning, and the Athletics snapped their seven-game losing streak.
Danny Valencia added a solo homer and Billy Butler had three hits — one short of his combined total in eight previous June games — as Oakland also ended a nine-game road losing streak, the team’s longest since an 11-game slide in 2005.
Kendall Graveman and four relievers combined to throttle the Reds’ offense. Fernando Rodriguez (2-0) allowed one hit over two innings of relief for the win.
Reds left-hander John Lamb (1-4), who lasted a career-high 7 1/3 innings in his previous start Tuesday against St. Louis, tied his season low by finishing just four innings on Sunday, giving up seven hits and four runs with two walks and one strikeout.
CUBS 13, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Lester earned his fourth straight victory after allowing no earned runs in seven innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves to win their final series at Turner Field.
Lester (8-3) has allowed only one earned run with no walks in three wins this month, lowering his ERA to 1.89. He gave up five hits to the Braves, his high mark of the month, with seven strikeouts.
Chicago outscored Atlanta 21-4 in winning the final two games of the three-game series. Javier Baez hit a three-run homer off Chris Withrow to cap the Cubs’ six-run eighth inning.
Braves rookie right-hander John Gant (0-1), making his first start after seven relief appearances, allowed three runs, two earned, in 4 1/3 innings.
BREWERS 5, METS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zach Davies tossed six-plus strong innings of three-hit ball before the Milwaukee Brewers held on against the mistake-prone New York Mets, who played without ill manager Terry Collins.
He was seen by a trainer and Brewers team doctor after feeling sick before the game. Assistant general manager John Ricco said Collins was being taken to a hospital for precautionary tests.
New York couldn’t overcome three errors, including throwing miscues during run-scoring innings for the Brewers in second and fifth.
Davies (5-3) struck out seven and retired 17 in a row at one point. The young right-hander outshined fellow rookie Steven Matz (7-3), who allowed nine hits and four earned runs over six innings, striking out five.
ROYALS 3, WHITE SOX 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Yordano Ventura pitched seven sharp innings for Kansas City in his first start since he brawled with Manny Machado in Baltimore, and the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox for their second straight win following an eight-game losing streak.
Ventura (5-4) struck out a season-high 10 and walked one in his first win since May 17 against Boston, making the most of Kansas City’s run-scoring singles in the first and second. Salvador Perez added a leadoff homer down the left-field line in the ninth.
Kelvin Herrera worked the eighth and Wade Davis finished for his 17th save in 18 chances, helping manager Ned Yost improve to 500-499 in seven years with Kansas City.
Carlos Rodon (2-6) shook off a slow start and pitched six effective innings for Chicago after he was pushed back a couple days due to a sore neck. The left-hander allowed seven hits, struck out seven and walked two.
TWINS 7, RED SOX 4, 10 INNINGS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler’s first major league homer was a three-run shot in the bottom of the 10th inning that gave the Minnesota Twins a victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Joe Mauer drew a leadoff walk in the 10th from Matt Barnes (2-3) and was sacrificed to second by Trevor Plouffe. Brian Dozier singled off the glove of shortstop Xander Bogaerts, sending Mauer to third.
Boston brought in outfielder Mookie Betts and played in with a five-man infield, but Kepler made that all moot when the rookie from Germany sent a long drive to center field to give Minnesota its fifth walk-off win of the season.
Michael Tonkin (2-2) allowed a single to Bogaerts in the top of the inning, but struck out David Ortiz with Bogaerts at second.
DIAMONDBACKS 6, MARLINS 0
PHOENIX (AP) — Robbie Ray threw seven-plus scoreless innings and Peter O’Brien homered to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Miami Marlins.
Paul Goldschmidt doubled, singled, scored twice and drove in a run for the Diamondbacks, who won the final two games of the three-game series.
Ray (3-5) held Miami to three hits and a walk over 7 2/3 innings and struck out six. Ray faced only two batters over the minimum and did not allow a Miami runner into scoring position.
Marlins starter Adam Conley (3-4) went five innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits with a walk and a strikeout.
ROCKIES 2, PADRES 1
DENVER (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched into the seventh inning in his impressive major league debut, Mark Reynolds homered and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres.
San Diego starter Christian Friedrich struck out a season-high nine and allowed only two hits and an unearned run against his former team. Matt Kemp had three hits for the Padres, who fell to 0-10 on Sundays and 1-20 in the final game of a series this season.
Anderson, the 20th pick in the 2011 draft, allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.
Friedrich’s bases-loaded walk to Ryan Raburn gave the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the sixth. San Diego tied it on Jon Jay’s RBI single off winner Gonzalez Germen (2-0). Reynolds homered against Kevin Quackenbush (3-3) leading off the seventh.
Boone Logan got the final out for his first save since 2012.
CARDINALS 8, PIRATES 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Holliday and Randal Grichuk homered, and the surging St. Louis Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Mike Leake reverted back to his mastery of Pittsburgh with seven effective innings for the Cardinals, who have won five straight games and seven of eight. Leake (5-4) had won seven consecutive decisions against the Pirates before losing his Cardinals debut at PNC Park on April 6.
St. Louis entered this weekend series having lost 22 of its past 31 in Pittsburgh, but won a series at PNC Park for the first time since 2012 and earned a sweep there for the first time since 2008.
The slumping Pirates have lost a season-worst five straight and fell a season-high 12 games behind the first-place Cubs in the NL Central. Jonathon Niese (6-3) lost for the first time since May 9. He was charged with season highs for runs (eight) and hits (11).
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BOSTON (AP) — The top of Boston’s lineup seems to be getting on base in high numbers nearly every game.
David Ortiz keeps knocking in a lot of those runners, too.
Ortiz added two more RBIs to his torrid start in what he says will be his final season, Mookie Betts had two hits and drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Saturday.
The three players in front of Ortiz reached seven times.
Xander Bogaerts got three hits a day after his 26-game hitting streak ended, Dustin Pedroia had a hit and a walk and Betts doubled and singled to set up Ortiz.
“It’s not just him every day,” Betts said. “It’s him a lot. It’s not just him every day. That just shows how our lineup is built.”
The 40-year-old Ortiz entered the day leading the majors in RBIs and raised his total to 53, helping Boston snap a three-game losing streak. He announced his retirement on his birthday in November.
“He’s done it for so long,” Betts said. “He just knows how everything goes. It’s fun to be a part of more than amazing. He’s got more left, too.”
The Blue Jays had won nine of 11.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright (6-4) gave up three unearned runs, five walks and three hits in five innings, striking out three, but was lifted due to a high pitch count.
Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 13th save.
Marcus Stroman (5-2) gave up six runs in 5 2/3 innings. He’s allowed at least six in three of his last four starts.
Leading 5-4 in the sixth inning, Boston benefited from an overturned review on a play at home plate.
Betts doubled into the left-corner and Blake Swihart tried to score from first, but was called out by plate umpire Jerry Meals. After a lengthy review, it was ruled Swihart touched the plate before catcher Russell Martin’s tag.
“There’s a huge difference between a one- and two-run lead, gives a little breathing room to the guy on the mound,” Boston manager John Farrell said.
Ortiz’s broken-bat, two-run single with runners on second and third gave Boston a 3-0 edge in the third.
“You got to be careful early in the game. The plan was let’s make him hit our pitch or if we walk him,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said.
Justin Smoak’s RBI single in the fourth sliced it to 3-1 before Betts’ run-scoring single pushed Boston back in front by three in the bottom half.
Toronto then cut it to 4-3 in the fifth when Wright struck out Michael Saunders for what would have been the final out, but the ball bounced off catcher Ryan Hanigan’s glove for a passed ball.
Ryan Goins scored from third and Jose Bautista from second when Hanigan threw late to first with the plate left uncovered.
DETROIT 7, WHITE SOX 4
DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs, Mike Pelfrey ended an 18-start winless string and the Detroit Tigers beat Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Saturday.
During the game, the White Sox announced they had acquired former All-Star pitcher James Shields and cash from San Diego for two players.
White Sox left fielder Jason Coats, making his major league debut, exited in the seventh inning after colliding with center fielder J.B. Shuck. Coats was bleeding from a cut in his mouth, was tested for a concussion and was listed as day to day.
Martinez hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth that helped Pelfrey (1-5) post his first win since last Aug. 12. He allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in six innings, striking out three. Francisco Rodriguez got the final out for his 14th save.
Sale (9-2) failed again to become the first 10-game winner in the majors. He allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings, and is now 0-2 in his last three starts.
INDIANS 7, ROYALS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor hit one of Cleveland’s three home runs, leading the Indians into first place in the AL Central with a win over the Kansas City Royals.
Lindor, whose two-run homer came in the seventh inning, became the first Indians player to record three extra-base hits in a game this season. He also started an outstanding defensive play in the ninth. Playing in a shift near second base, he made a backhand stop of Kendrys Morales’ hard-hit grounder and flipped to third baseman Jose Ramirez, who was playing behind second. Ramirez threw to first for the out.
Tyler Naquin hit a two-run homer in the sixth. Mike Napoli started the four-run inning with a solo homer.
Josh Tomlin (8-1) bounced back from his first loss of the season and allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings. Ian Kennedy (4-4) gave up five runs in six innings.
DODGERS 4, BRAVES 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw held Atlanta to three hits over six innings and Los Angeles’ bullpen closed things out to help the Dodgers beat the Braves.
Kershaw (8-1) struck out four and walked one in his shortest outing of the season. Joe Blanton, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen pitched an inning each.
Atlanta starter Bud Norris (1-7) held the Dodgers to a run on three hits over five innings. He struck out two and walked four.
Kershaw scored the game’s first run after beating out an infield hit in the third. He went to second on a walk, and then scored on Justin Turner’s two-out single.
CUBS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Hammel allowed one hit over seven innings and snapped a tie with a two-run single to lead the sizzling Chicago Cubs past the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Dexter Fowler added his 17th career leadoff home run, Anthony Rizzo hit his 13th homer and Hector Rondon pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 10th save for the Cubs, who have won four straight and 10 of 11.
Arizona went up 2-0 on Jake Lamb’s 10th homer in the first following a walk. But Hammel (7-1) settled down and allowed only one more walk, retiring his last 13 batters
The D-backs walked David Ross intentionally to load the bases in the fourth. Hammel responded with a grounder up the middle that got by Edwin Escobar (0-2), hit second base and darted into right field to cap a three-run inning.
REDS 6, NATIONALS 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg gave up Joey Votto’s two-run homer and limped off the field a few pitches later, and the Cincinnati Reds overcame a pair of rain delays while rallying to beat the Washington Nationals for their fourth straight win.
Adam Duvall hit Shawn Kelley’s fourth pitch for a tiebreaking three-run homer following a 64-minute rain delay in the bottom of the eighth, extending Cincinnati’s best winning streak of the season.
Strasburg walked Zack Cozart to start the bottom of the sixth inning, gave up Votto’s homer, and grabbed his right calf on a pitch to Brandon Phillips. He left a few pitches later, limping slightly.
Jay Bruce also homered off Strasburg, who fanned 10 and became the first Nationals pitcher to strike out 1,000 in his career.
Ross Ohlendorf (4-4) got the win, while Felipe Rivero (0-2) took the loss.
ASTROS 6, ATHLETICS 5, 12 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa had three hits and his RBI single with one out in the 12th lifted the Houston Astros over the Oakland Athletics.
After Jed Lowrie hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth for Oakland, the Astros came back to win.
George Springer started Houston’s 12th with a double off Ryan Madson (2-2) and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Jose Altuve. Correa then shot a single down the right-field line to give Houston its seventh win in eight games.
Scott Feldman (3-3) plunked Khris Davis with two outs in the 12th before a single by Yonder Alonso. But Feldman retired Marcus Semien to end the inning.
METS 6, MARLINS 4
MIAMI (AP) — Michael Conforto ended an 0-for-20 skid with an RBI single in the eighth and scored the tiebreaking run on pinch hitter Matt Reynolds’ two-out single later in the inning to help the New York Mets rally past the Miami Marlins.
Conforto also hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The left fielder was a last-minute addition to the lineup when slugger Yoenis Cespedes was scratched because of a sore right hip, the latest in a wave of injuries for the Mets.
Jim Henderson (1-2) retired the only batter he faced in the seventh. Addison Reed pitched around a single in the eighth to extend his scoreless streak to 13 1/3 innings. Jeurys Familia gave up a two-out RBI single to Christian Yelich in the ninth before earning his 34th consecutive save, including 18 this year.
David Phelps (4-4) took the loss.
BREWERS 6, PHILLIES 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Domingo Santana hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning, Jonathan Villar went deep for the third straight game and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Philadelphia Phillies.
Santana connected off Hector Neris (1-3) leading off the eighth for his fourth homer and first since returning from the disabled list on Friday. Villar had three hits and two RBIs.
Will Smith (1-0) tossed a perfect seventh to earn the win. Tyler Thornburg had a 1-2-3 eighth and Jeremy Jeffress finished for his 15th save in 16 tries.
Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez each hit homers for the Phillies, who have lost eight of nine and 12 of 15.
PIRATES 8, ANGELS 7
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco and Matt Joyce hit home runs during a five-run seventh inning, Jeff Locke got his career-best fourth straight win and the Pittsburgh Pirates held off the Los Angeles Angels.
Polanco made it 4-3 by leading off the seventh with a 461-foot drive to right field, his ninth, off Fernando Salas (2-2). Joyce pinch hit for Locke and capped the rally with a three-run shot to center field off Greg Mahle that made it 8-3.
Locke (5-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings. He had two strikeouts and no walks. Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 opportunities.
RED SOX 6, BLUE JAYS 4
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz added two more RBIs to his torrid start in what he says will be his final season, Mookie Betts had two hits and drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 40-year-old Ortiz entered the day leading the majors in RBIs and raised his total to 53, helping Boston snap a three-game losing streak. He announced his retirement on his birthday in November.
Knuckleballer Steven Wright (6-4) gave up three unearned runs, five walks and three hits in five innings, striking out three, but was lifted due to a high pitch count. Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 13th save.
Marcus Stroman (5-2) gave up six runs in 5 2/3 innings.
RAYS 7, TWINS 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Evan Longoria homered for the third straight game, and Matt Andriese worked five innings in a rain-shortened start to pick up his fourth win as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins.
Longoria’s fifth-inning home run was one of four for the Rays on the cloudy day, and the second of three allowed by Twins starter Ervin Santana (1-5). Steven Souza Jr.’s three-run shot off Santana in the fourth put the Rays ahead for good, and Logan Morrison’s two-run homer in the seventh against Michael Tonkin put the game out of reach to give Tampa Bay its second consecutive win.
Hank Conger — who came in hitting .188 with one homer — had a solo shot in the third.
Andriese (4-0) allowed three runs, one unearned, in five innings — his shortest start this season, thanks in part to a 70-minute rain delay in the sixth.
YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 6
BALTIMORE (AP) — Starlin Castro and Austin Romine each had two RBIs, Alex Rodriguez had three hits and the New York Yankees squandered most of a seven-run lead before escaping with a victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
New York led 7-0 before the Orioles hit three homers in a six-run seventh. Andrew Miller entered in the seventh and worked two perfect innings. After Rodriguez hit an RBI single in the ninth, Aroldis Chapman got three outs for his ninth save in nine tries.
New York finished with 16 hits, one short of its season high.
Ivan Nova (4-3) took a three-hit shutout into the seventh, but didn’t get another out.
Tyler Wilson (2-5) lasted four innings, giving up five runs and seven hits for Baltimore.
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.
Five Giants relievers combined to give up just one hit.
Adam Wainwright (5-4) allowed two runs in seven innings. The Cardinals were held to one run for the second straight game.
RANGERS 10, MARINERS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus homered, Rougned Odor scored twice in his return from a seven-game suspension for punching Jose Bautista and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners.
Odor got a standing ovation when introduced before his first at-bat. He was reinstated before the game after serving Major League Baseball’s penalty for slugging Toronto’s right fielder in the testy home game May 15.
It was the fourth game in a row the Mariners trailed by three runs after the first inning. Their only victory in that span was the biggest comeback in franchise history, overcoming a 10-run deficit after five innings Thursday to win 16-13 at San Diego.
Rangers lefty Martin Perez (4-4) allowed three runs over six innings. Nathan Karns (5-2) was gone after the first two batters in the fifth reached, and eventually scored.
PADRES 4, ROCKIES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers homered, singled and doubled, missing the cycle by a triple for the second time in four games, and Derek Norris hit a two-run homer to lead the San Diego Padres past the Colorado Rockies.
Earlier in the day, the Padres sent right-hander James Shields and $29 million to the Chicago White Sox for two prospects, capping one of the more miserable weeks in team history. The deal came three days after Padres executive chairman Ron Fowler criticized the last-place team’s recent performances as being “embarrassing” and “pathetic,” and called out Shields for his poor start Tuesday at Seattle.
Andrew Cashner (3-5) snapped a personal three-game losing streak. Chad Bettis (4-5) allowed four runs and 10 hits in five innings, struck out three and walked one.
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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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CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks dominated over eight innings and the Chicago Cubs backed him with four home runs, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Thursday for their eighth win in nine games.
Javier Baez, Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant connected against 19-year-old Julio Urias (0-1). Anthony Rizzo hit a leadoff homer against J.P. Howell in the eighth as the major league-leading Cubs took three of four from the Dodgers.
Hendricks (4-4) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out six and walked one. He pitched a complete game in his previous outing to beat Philadelphia.
Urias was simply overpowered in his second career start. The top prospect gave up six runs and eight hits in five innings.
GIANTS 6, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Madson Bumgarner won his sixth straight decision to match a career best and hit a two-run homer in a six-run fifth inning that led San Francisco past Atlanta.
Bumgarner (7-2) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings, struck out 11 and walked two, lowering his ERA to 1.91. The NL West-leading Giants have won 17 of their last 21 games and are unbeaten in Bumgarner’s last eight starts.
Bumgarner hit his second homer this season and 13th of his career, a 411-foot drive into the left-field seats. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the 28th time during the regular season, including three this year.
Joe Panik and Buster Posey also hit two-run homers in the fifth inning off Aaron Blair (0-4). Bumgarner and Panik connected following walks and Posey after Matt Duffy was hit by a pitch.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, ASTROS 0
HOUSTON (AP) — Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 11, and Arizona used a three-run seventh inning to beat Houston and Dallas Keuchel in a matchup of AL Cy Young Award winners.
Greinke (7-3), the 2009 winner with Kansas City, allowed a season-low four hits — all singles — over seven innings and walked none. He won his fourth straight start and stopped Arizona’s three-game skid.
Keuchel (3-7), last year’s Cy Young winner, gave up three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. He has lost six of seven decisions.
Daniel Hudson struck out two in a perfect eighth. Brad Ziegler allowed one hit in the ninth and got his franchise-record 38th straight save, his 10th this season. He has the longest active saves streak among big league relievers.
YANKEES 5, TIGERS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman pitched out of his own bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth inning, helped by a slick double play and New York held off Detroit.
After scoring against relievers Dellin Betances (2-2) and Andrew Miller, Detroit was down 5-3 going into the ninth. The Tigers quickly loaded the bases against Chapman on a single, a walk and a bunt single.
Shortstop Didi Gregorius then scampered up the middle to field a hard grounder by J.D. Martinez and made a glove flip to second baseman Starlin Castro, who caught the ball with his bare hand and let go a strong, off-balance relay. A run scored on the play, with the potential tying run moving to third.
Chapman then got Tigers star Miguel Cabrera on a routine grounder for his eighth save.
Matt Boyd (0-1) took a no-hit bid into the sixth for Detroit. He allowed four runs and six hits with a walk in 6 1/3 innings.
ORIOLES 12, RED SOX 7
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones each homered twice, Manny Machado delivered a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning and Baltimore hit a season-high seven long balls in a win over Boston.
Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Pena also connected for the Orioles, who earned a split of the four-game series between the top two teams in the AL East.
Boston’s Xander Bogaerts extended his career-high hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run double and David Ortiz hit his 16th homer to give the Red Sox a temporary 5-4 lead in the sixth.
In the seventh, Robbie Ross (0-1) walked Ryan Flaherty and gave up a single to Pena before retiring the next two batters. Junichi Tazawa came on to face Machado, who drove the right-hander’s second pitch deep into the left-field seats.
The Orioles added four runs in the eighth. Mychal Givens (4-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the Orioles, who moved back within a game of first-place Boston.
INDIANS 5, ROYALS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Napoli’s sacrifice fly scored Francisco Lindor with the winning run to cap a two-run ninth inning and lift Cleveland.
The Indians rallied against Joakim Soria (2-2), filling in as closer for Wade Davis, who had pitched three of the last four days. Lindor’s triple tied the game before Napoli scored the game winner.
The loss ended Kansas City’s six-game winning streak.
Carlos Santana led off the Cleveland ninth with a single and made it to second on right fielder Paulo Orlando’s fielding error. After Jason Kipnis’ sacrifice, Lindor hit a line drive to right. Orlando attempted a diving catch but the ball rolled to the wall. Pinch-runner Michael Martinez scored and Lindor slid headfirst into third with a triple.
Napoli’s fly ball to left was deep enough to score Lindor, who dived into home plate to give Cleveland its second straight walkoff win.
Tommy Hunter (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings.
BREWERS 4, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Carter and Jonathan Villar homered, Chase Anderson pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Milwaukee beat reeling Philadelphia.
Anderson (3-6) allowed one run and three hits, striking out six in 5 2/3 innings to help the Brewers win their eighth straight game in Philadelphia.
Maikel Franco homered for the Phillies, who have lost seven in a row.
Jerad Eickhoff (2-8) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander left after a hard one-hopper back to the mound bounced off his foot.
Phillies reliever Hector Neris pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth. He struck out Carter, retired pinch-hitter Alex Presley on a second-to-home fielder’s choice and fanned Aaron Hill to end the inning.
TWINS 6, RAYS 4
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Nunez led off the game for Minnesota with an inside-the-park home run, Max Kepler picked up his first two major league RBIs and four Twins relievers combined for five scoreless innings in a win over Tampa Bay.
Byung Ho Park went a career-best 3 for 3 for the Twins, who had a season-most 15 hits and recovered smoothly from a rocky start by Phil Hughes that ended with a two-run homer by Evan Longoria in the fifth that put the Rays up 4-3.
Taylor Rogers (1-0) struck out two over two perfect innings for his first major league victory. Ryan Pressly and Brandon Kintzler followed with scoreless frames, and former Rays right-hander Kevin Jepsen worked the ninth for his seventh save in 10 tries.
Matt Moore misfired in his chance to win consecutive starts for the first time this year, but reliever Erasmo Ramirez (6-4) took the loss after hitting Brian Dozier on the elbow with a bases-loaded pitch in the sixth inning.
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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