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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
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BALTIMORE (AP) — For one glorious night, Mookie Betts discarded his label as leadoff hitter and slipped into the role of slugger.
Betts hit a career-high three homers and drove in five runs, and the Boston Red Sox cruised past the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 on Tuesday night to open a three-game lead in the AL East.
Betts led off the game with a shot to center and added a three-run drive to left in the second inning. After lining out to second base in the fourth, Betts hit a bases-empty homer to right in the seventh.
It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it?
“This is probably the best night,” Betts said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever done that (at any level).”
Batting in the ninth inning with a chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a game, Betts grounded out to second against rookie Ashur Tolliver.
“A home run would have been nice,” he said, “but I was just trying to get another hit.”
Still, he’s the first Boston player to hit three homers in a game since Will Middlebrooks against Toronto on April 7, 2013. He is the fifth player in the majors to hit three homers in a game this season.
Betts’ 12 home runs rank second on the team behind David Ortiz, who has 14.
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts stretched his career-best hitting streak to 24 games with a single in the seventh inning.
Asked if he was thinking about the streak, Bogaerts said, “Are you kidding me? You live for another day.”
It’s the second-longest in the majors this season behind teammate Jackie Bradley Jr., whose 29-game streak ended last week.
Bradley was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, but the Red Sox banged out 10 hits without him.
“Jackie leaves us today for the birth of his child,” manager John Farrell said. “If he has a boy, I think he ought to name him Mookie after tonight’s outing.”
Betts and Dustin Pedroia opened the game with back-to-back home runs on Kevin Gausman’s second and fifth pitches. In the second inning, Betts followed two walks with a liner that squeezed inside the left-field foul pole for a 5-0 lead.
Betts made it 6-2 in the seventh with a shot off Dylan Bundy.
Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in his season debut. The left-hander was activated from the disabled list before the game after being sidelined since March with a right knee injury.
Gausman (0-2) finished strong after the rocky beginning but remains winless after eight starts. The right-hander struck out eight but gave up a career-high tying three home runs for the second straight outing.
“Kind of seemed like the third inning I kind of found it, and by then it was too late,” he said.
The Orioles were tied for first place with Boston on May 22, but now stand a season-high three games out after losing seven of nine — including the first two of this four-game series.
“They’re the best team in baseball right now, so you have to be on your game,” Gausman said. “If you’re not, it’s tough against this team, against this lineup, against their bullpen. Their starters are pitching well too right now, so it kind of seems like everything’s clicking for them right now.”
The tone for this one was established early, when Gausman became the first Baltimore pitcher to allow back-to-back homers to start a game since Rodrigo Lopez in June 2006.
DODGERS 5, CUBS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, matching zeros with Chicago ace Jake Arrieta before Los Angeles got to the Cubs’ bullpen for a victory.
Arrieta went seven scoreless innings but was denied his 21st consecutive victory. The Cubs had won in Arrieta’s last 23 starts.
Cubs left-hander Clayton Richard (0-1) gave up three straight singles to lefties in the eighth, the last Adrian Gonzalez’s liner to left that scored Chase Utley and ended the Dodgers’ 16-inning scoreless streak.
Corey Seager hit a three-run homer off Trevor Cahill in the ninth.
Joe Blanton (3-2) struck out three in two perfect innings as the Dodgers snapped the Cubs’ six-game winning streak.
WHITE SOX 6, METS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Saladino hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and Chicago rallied from an early four-run deficit, stopping a seven-game losing streak with a victory over New York.
Todd Frazier’s two-run drive was his 16th homer this season, giving him the major league lead, and the White Sox got four innings of scoreless relief from their beleaguered bullpen to win for only the fifth time in 20 games.
The Mets led 4-0 after three innings, but rookie Steven Matz, trying to win his eighth consecutive start, suddenly faded in the sixth and gave up three quick runs.
Melky Cabrera drew a leadoff walk in the eighth from Hansel Robles (0-3). One out later, Saladino sent a 2-2 fastball to left field for his third home run, putting Chicago in front 5-4.
ANGELS 11, TIGERS 9
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron ended the game with his second homer, and Los Angeles blew a seven-run lead before rallying for a victory over Detroit.
Cron’s two-run shot to left against Mark Lowe (1-3) was the ninth homer of the game in a park that isn’t known for power hitting, particularly at night. Cron also homered in the first inning of the Angels’ 17-hit performance during their ninth consecutive home victory over the Tigers.
Ian Kinsler hit a grand slam in the seventh before Victor Martinez’s solo shot tied it in the eighth for the Tigers, who rallied from a 9-2 deficit in the sixth inning.
Mike Trout hit a three-run homer and Cron drove in five runs for the Angels.
NATIONALS 5, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit one of four Washington home runs, Joe Ross allowed three hits in seven innings and the Nationals beat Philadelphia for their third straight win.
NL MVP Bryce Harper missed the game, a day after he bruised his right knee when hit by a pitch.
Philadelphia lost its season-high fifth straight game and has scored just nine runs during the skid. At 26-26, the Phillies are at .500 for the first time since a 10-10 start.
Murphy broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth with a two-out solo homer off Aaron Nola (4-4) and added an infield single in the eighth. He hit .416 in May (47 for 113) with seven homers and 23 RBIs, tying the franchise record for hits in a month, shared by Al Oliver (August 1982) and Marquis Grissom (June 1994) of the Montreal Expos. He finished the month with a 10-game hitting streak.
ROYALS 10, RAYS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered and drove in four runs as Kansas City beat Tampa Bay, extending its winning streak to a season-best five games.
The Royals, who have won six straight series, took a two-game lead in the AL Central after being seven games out and in fourth place on May 10.
Cain hit a two-run homer in the first and a two-run single during a five-run fifth when the Royals batted around.
Kendrys Morales homered — a two-run shot in the sixth — and drove in three runs for the Royals while Eric Hosmer had three hits and drove in two runs. Hosmer is 13 for 30 with 13 RBIs on this homestand.
Royals right-hander Dillon Gee (2-2) labored through five innings to pick up the victory.
ROCKIES 17, REDS 4
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado’s team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a win over Cincinnati.
Blackmon became the first player in Rockies history to hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games and added his first career grand slam in the seventh. Carlos Gonzalez homered for a fourth straight game, while D.J. LeMahieu and Gerardo Parra also went deep.
It was the first time Colorado hit seven homers at Coors Field. The team also had seven on April 5, 1997, in Montreal.
GIANTS 4, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Jake Peavy faced the minimum 21 batters through seven innings, Denard Span drove in two runs with three hits and San Francisco beat Atlanta.
Four relievers finished the combined one-hitter.
Peavy (2-5) allowed one hit with no walks and three strikeouts. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the Giants’ three-run eighth inning after throwing only 77 pitches — 57 for strikes.
The seven innings matched Peavy’s longest outing of the season. The 35-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA from 7.26 to 6.34.
Peavy retired the first 12 Atlanta hitters before giving up Tyler Flowers’ single to left to open the fifth. Kelly Johnson hit into a double play to end the inning.
RANGERS 7, INDIANS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Colby Lewis allowed two hits over six shutout innings, leading Texas over Cleveland and improving to 5-0 for the first time in his major league career.
Bryan Holaday and Jurickson Profar homered off Corey Kluber (4-6), and the AL West-leading Rangers won for the ninth time in their last 11 games.
Sam Dyson got two outs for his sixth save.
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 1
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Pillar singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and made a highlight-reel diving catch in center field to help Toronto give New York its fifth loss in seven games.
Justin Smoak homered and Darwin Barney hit a two-run single as the Blue Jays won for the 12th time in 16 meetings with the Yankees.
Joe Biagini (3-1) worked one inning for the win, Toronto’s sixth victory in seven games. Roberto Osuna finished for his 12th save.
With the score tied 1-all, Edwin Encarnacion doubled to begin the seventh, chasing CC Sabathia (3-4) after 80 pitches and bringing Dellin Betances out of the bullpen. Pillar later singled in Encarnacion with a grounder to the right side.
Pillar ended the fourth with a diving grab on Austin Romine’s liner to right-center.
MARLINS 3, PIRATES 1
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched seven scoreless innings to help Miami beat Gerrit Cole and Pittsburgh.
Christian Yelich had a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh, J.T. Realmuto had three hits for the Marlins and A.J. Ramos pitched a shaky ninth for his 16th save.
Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki had two hits to tie Sam Crawford for 31st on MLB’s all-time hit list with 2,963.
Fernandez (8-2) struck out six and gave up three hits while throwing 62 of 88 pitches for strikes. He improved to 22-1 at home and lowered his season ERA to 2.53.
Cole (5-4) allowed three runs and nine hits in 6 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked two.
CARDINALS 10, BREWERS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Carpenter tied his season high with four hits for the second straight game, scored four times and drove in two runs to lead St. Louis over Milwaukee.
Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer, and Mike Leake (4-4) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four over six innings for his fourth win in the last five starts. His only mistakes were Jonathan Lucroy’s home run leading off the second and Ryan Braun’s RBI double in the sixth.
Carpenter and Matt Holliday — 2 for 4 with two RBIs — continued their torrid hitting against the Brewers, this time against Wily Peralta (3-6).
ASTROS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 5
PHOENIX (AP) — George Springer finished a triple shy of the cycle and had four RBIs to spark Houston in a victory over Arizona.
Springer doubled on the first pitch of the game, hit a three-run homer off Patrick Corbin (2-5) in the second inning and added a run-scoring single off the left-hander in the fourth.
Springer scored twice and Luis Valbuena homered for the Astros, who had 12 hits to win for the seventh time in eight games.
Lance McCullers (2-1) had control issues at times, but limited the damage in five innings.
Luke Gregerson struck out the side in the ninth for his 13th save.
MARINERS 16, PADRES 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Seth Smith hit two of Seattle’s five home runs and finished with four RBIs, Adam Lind and Kyle Seager both hit three-run homers and the Mariners pummeled San Diego.
The Mariners battered starter James Shields (2-7), didn’t let up against reliever Luis Perdomo and had their biggest run output since scoring 21 against Texas in 2012.
Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma (4-4) didn’t allow a baserunner until Yangervis Solarte led off the fifth with a single.
ATHLETICS 7, TWINS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs, Stephen Vogt had three hits and drove in two and Oakland won its fourth straight by beating Minnesota.
Ryan Dull (1-0) ended a scoring threat in the fifth and finished with 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.
Twins outfielder Miguel Sano left the game after straining his left hamstring running to first base in the third.
Tyler Duffey (2-4) gave up at least five runs for a third consecutive start after giving up eight — five earned — through his first four starts combined.
Boston Red Sox’ Mookie Betts celebrates his home run in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor started serving his suspension Friday for punching Toronto’s Jose Bautista after the penalty was reduced from eight to seven games.
Odor was out of the lineup for the series opener against Pittsburgh. He will be eligible to return June 4 when Texas is home against Seattle.
Bautista was suspended one game, and he was serving that Friday, when the penalty was upheld a day after his appeal was heard.
The Rangers promoted former top prospect Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock, and he was in the lineup against the Pirates as the leadoff hitter playing second base. Odor had been leading off.
Odor’s penalty was cut by Major League Baseball special assistant John McHale Jr. The appeal over Odor’s role in a May 15 brawl between the Rangers and Blue Jays was heard Tuesday. The league disciplined 14 players and staff over the melee in Arlington .
“I tend to live by the decision and move on,” Texas manager Jeff Banister said. “I don’t get caught up into thinking something’s fair or not. We live with it and move on.”
The team has also placed right-handed pitcher Shawn Tolleson on MLB’s Family Medical Emergency List. That leave is a minimum three days and a maximum seven days.
Tolleson, who has 11 saves but lost his role as the Rangers closer after four blown saves, is going to be with his father, who is battling colon cancer. Tolleson is from the Dallas area.
“I’m not going to speculate what impact there’s been on any of his performance at all,” Banister said. “I know that right now at this moment, there’s a time and need for Shawn to go be with his father. That’s real. I’m going to honor that. I’m going to respect that.”
Odor punched Bautista in the jaw in the top of the eighth inning of the May 15 game after Bautista made a hard takeout slide at second base on Odor, which started the bench-clearing brawl. Bautista was on base after being hit with a pitch.
The only other Texas player suspended was shortstop Elvis Andrus, and he has already served his one-game suspension.
Profar hit .284 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 41 games at Triple-A Round Rock this season. The switch-hitter played primarily shortstop for the Express before moving to second base earlier this month. His first game at second base was May 17, the same day the suspensions were announced.
The 23-year-old Profar has a career .231 batting average over 94 major league games with Texas in 2012 and 2013.
“This has been two years-plus since he’s been back on a major league field,” Banister said. “I’m sure there’s a flood of emotions for him, excitement, anxiety. It’s tough. I think he’s probably equipped better to handle it because he’s been here before. So it’ll be fun for him, fun for us to watch.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a grand slam off Max Scherzer during a five-run third inning and Jaime Garcia quieted the Washington Nationals lineup as the St. Louis Cardinals won 6-2 on Friday night.
Coming off consecutive ineffective starts, Garcia (4-4) held Washington to two runs and seven hits over seven innings.
Scherzer (5-4) allowed two earned runs in each of his previous three starts including his 20-strikeout gem on May 11 in a victory over Detroit. That version didn’t show early against St. Louis. He walked four batters and allowed five runs, all by the third inning.
Danny Espinosa’s second home run in as many games broke up Garcia’s shutout bid in the fifth. Bryce Harper went 1 for 4 after hitting the go-ahead home run in Washington’s 2-1 series-opening win Thursday.
Greg Garcia homered for St. Louis.
METS 6, DODGERS 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Granderson homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give New York the victory.
Chase Utley, who was booed all night in his return to Citi Field, hit a tying three-run double off Jeurys Familia with two outs in a four-run ninth inning for the Dodgers.
New York took a 3-0 lead in the first against Julio Urias and chased the 19-year-old after 2 2/3 innings in his major league debut.
But in a non-save situation, Familia (2-0) failed to hold a 5-1 lead.
New York moved back into the NL East lead, by percentage points over Washington.
ROYALS 7, WHITE SOX 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs as Kansas City rallied.
The White Sox used five pitchers in the Royals’ four-run seventh with Matt Albers (1-4) taking the loss. The inning included Brett Eibner’s double, his first major league hit, and Whit Merrifield’s two-run single.
Royals starter Danny Duffy retired the first 16 batters he faced on 59 pitches before giving up five runs on his next 17 pitches.
Peter Moylan (2-0) picked up the victory with a scoreless seventh.
ANGELS 7, ASTROS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout had a three-run double and Albert Pujols hit a two-run homer in a big third inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Houston Astros.
The home run was the 570th of Pujols’ career, moving him past Rafael Palmeiro and alone into 12th on baseball’s all-time list. Pujols is now three behind Harmon Killebrew for 11th.
Matt Shoemaker (3-5) struck out 11 without walking a batter, holding the Astros to seven hits, all singles. He left after allowing two hits with one out in the ninth. Cam Bedrosian gave up a two-run single to Colin Moran.
Right-hander Matt Fiers (3-3) took the loss.
PIRATES 9, RANGERS 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathon Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings, ending the Texas left-hander’s career-best winning streak at 12 games in Pittsburgh’s interleague victory.
Andrew McCutchen had one of four home runs for the Pirates, who won their fifth straight and spoiled Jeff Banister’s first game against the organization he spent his first 29 years in pro baseball with before becoming Texas manager last season.
Hamels (5-1) gave up eight hits and six runs — five earned — in 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since the start before throwing a no-hitter in his final appearance for Philadelphia last July 25. He came to the Rangers in a trading deadline deal six days later.
Niese (5-2) threw five shutout innings before Adrian Beltre’s leadoff homer in the sixth.
BLUE JAYS 7, RED SOX 5
TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit two home runs and drove in five runs as Toronto snapped a five-game home losing streak.
The reigning AL MVP was 4 for 5, starting the scoring with a first-inning solo shot, and then providing the winning margin with a two-run drive, his 13th of the year in the eighth.
Justin Smoak added a solo shot in the fifth inning. Joe Biagini (2-1) got four outs and Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
Koji Uehara (2-2) worked the eighth inning for the Red Sox, allowing Ezequiel Carrera — starting for the suspended Jose Bautista — to reach on a bunt before surrendering the home run to Donaldson.
CUBS 6, PHILLIES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Soler, David Ross and Kris Bryant hit long home runs to back Jon Lester and lead Chicago to a victory on a rainy afternoon.
The big drives helped the Cubs win their third straight after dropping eight of 12, and they came before two late delays — for 56 minutes in the top of the seventh inning and for 37 minutes at the start of the ninth.
Soler broke a 1-1 tie with his shot halfway up the video board in left leading off the fourth. Ross added a three-run homer off the Nuveen sign beyond the left-field bleachers in the inning to give the Cubs a 5-1 lead, and Bryant chased Adam Morgan (1-3) with a towering shot to start the fifth.
Lester (5-3) rebounded from his shortest start of the season by giving up two runs — one earned — and six hits while pitching into the seventh.
BRAVES 4, MARLINS 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Markakis hit a tie-breaking, two-run single off third baseman Martin Prado’s glove with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth inning to give Atlanta a rare home win.
The Braves snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to only 3-20 in home games. They began the day tied with Minnesota for the majors’ worst record.
Ian Krol (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning and Arodys Vizcaino pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven chances.
Only an overturned call kept the eighth inning alive and made the decisive at-bat by Markakis possible.
His liner off David Phelps (3-3) was initially ruled an error on Prado before it was changed to a hit.
BREWERS 9, REDS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Aaron Hill hit two solo homers, Jonathan Lucroy added a solo shot and drove in three runs, and Milwaukee outslugged Cincinnati, handing the Reds their 11th straight loss.
The Brewers chipped away at an early three-run deficit before surging ahead with a four-run fourth. Hill homered to left off John Lamb (0-3) to lead off the inning, and Lucroy capped the scoring with an RBI ground-rule double.
Hill’s second homer came in the fifth off reliever Dayan Diaz for a three-run lead.
Hill and Jonathan Villar both had three hits, two runs and two RBIs to support starter Zach Davies (2-3).
YANKEES 4, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings for New York.
Rodriguez returned Thursday after missing three weeks with a strained right hamstring. His sixth homer of the season and 693rd overall came off Chris Archer during a three-run sixth.
Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his career-best unbeaten streak to 11 consecutive starts, dating to last season.
Kirby Yates allowed Steve Pearce’s two-out solo homer in the ninth before Aroldis Chapman got the final out.
Carlos Beltran homered in the eighth for the Yankees.
Archer (3-6) allowed four runs — one earned — and four hits in eight innings for the Rays.
ORIOLES 6, INDIANS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Chris Davis’ RBI double broke a seventh-inning tie, Manny Machado went 4 for 5 and Baltimore Orioles ended a four-game losing streak.
Mark Trumbo followed Davis’ clutch hit with a two-run homer, his AL-leading 15th of the season, and a lineup tweak by Orioles manager Buck Showalter woke up a slumbering offense that scored nine runs in its losing streak.
Dylan Bundy (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings for his first major league win. Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth for 13th save.
Cleveland scored in the second, fourth and fifth to tie the game, but Machado doubled off Zach McAllister (2-2).
ROCKIES 5, GIANTS 2
DENVER (AP) — Tyler Chatwood threw seven masterful innings, Charlie Blackmon had one of Colorado’s three run-scoring doubles and the Rockies beat San Francisco to end the Giants’ 10-game winning streak against NL West teams.
It was San Francisco’s longest streak versus the division since capturing 10 straight in August 1982.
Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story had RBI doubles in a game that was delayed 42 minutes at the start by weather.
San Francisco starter Matt Cain left in the second inning with a strained right hamstring. He was replaced by Albert Suarez (1-1), who took a grounder off the left leg in the third but stayed in the game.
Chatwood (6-3) found success at Coors Field after being so dominant on the road. He scattered four hits, walked none and allowed one unearned run.
PADRES 10, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Yangervis Solarte homered from both sides of the plate and the San Diego Padres used 18 hits to rout the Arizona Diamondbacks and snap a four-game losing streak.
Matt Kemp and Derek Norris each hit a home run and drove in three, and Wil Myers added an RBI double for the Padres, who won for just the third time in their past 11 games.
Christian Friedrich (1-1) threw seven shutout innings, allowing three hits with five strikeouts and a walk for San Diego.
Arizona starter Robbie Ray (2-4) lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs and nine hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Brandon Drury and Jake Lamb homered for Arizona, which has dropped four straight.
TIGERS 4, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nick Castellanos homered and Cameron Maybin doubled in a run, giving rookie Michael Fulmer more than enough support in the Detroit Tigers’ victory over the Oakland Athletics.
James McCann and J.D. Martinez also drove in runs for the Tigers, who have won nine of 11. Ian Kinsler was a home run shy of the cycle.
Fulmer (4-1) retired 14 of the first 15 batters he faced, with Khris Davis’ single with two outs in the second inning the only smudge of an otherwise dominating performance. He gave up three hits over 7 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out three.
A’s starter Sean Manaea (1-3) gave up three runs on nine hits in six-plus innings.
TWINS 7, MARINERS 2
SEATTLE (AP) — Robbie Grossman’s bases-loaded double keyed a five-run third inning and Pat Dean pitched effectively for seven innings for his first major league victory to pace the Minnesota Twins past the Seattle Mariners.
Dean (1-1) allowed two runs on four hits and struck out eight and walked none in his second start and fourth appearance since being called up May 11.
Seattle ace Felix Hernandez (4-4), who entered with a 2.21 ERA, was tagged for six runs on eight hits in six innings.
Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer each had solo homers for the Twins, while Franklin Gutierrez homered for Seattle in the first inning.
FILE – In this May 15, 2016, Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista, left, is hit by Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor, right, after Bautista slid into second in the eighth inning of a baseball game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Odor’s suspension for punching Bautista was reduced to seven games, and the Texas second baseman started serving it Friday, May 27, 2016. (Richard W. Rodriguez/Star-Telegram via AP, File) MAGAZINES OUT (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jake Arrieta remained unbeaten on the season despite allowing as many as four runs for the first time in nearly a year and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-8 on Wednesday.
Arrieta (9-0) joined the White Sox’s Chris Sale as the only nine-game winners in the majors.
Arrieta allowed four runs in a regular-season game for the first time since June 16, 2015.
He became the first Cub to win his first nine decisions since Kenny Holtzman in 1967 and it is the best start to a season for the franchise since Jim McCormick went 16-0 in 1886.
Kris Bryant hit a three-run homer and Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each drove in two for the Cubs.
Carlos Martinez (4-5) lost his career-high fifth straight start, giving up six runs in five innings.
BLUE JAYS 8, YANKEES 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Russell Martin hit his first two home runs of the season, Michael Saunders also went deep and Toronto finally broke out its big bats, halting New York’s six-game winning streak.
Marco Estrada (2-2) took a two-hitter into the seventh inning and the last-place Blue Jays won for the fourth time in six games following an 0-5 slide.
Ivan Nova (3-2) threw well again but lost for the first time in four starts since moving from the bullpen to the rotation.
ASTROS 4, ORIOLES 3
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer and Luis Valbuena had a tiebreaking solo shot in the sixth inning that gave Houston a win.
Baltimore tied the score 3-3 with a two-run sixth, and Valbuena homered for the second straight day with an opposite-field drive, two-out to left-center field off Tyler Wilson (2-3).
Houston starter Collin McHugh yielded three runs and eight hits while fanning a season-high 10 in 5 1/3 innings. Pat Neshek (2-0) got the last two outs of the sixth, and Luke Gregerson allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his 10th save in 13 chances.
METS 2, NATIONALS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Steven Matz pitched a career-high eight innings to win his seventh consecutive start for the New York Mets.
Matz (7-1) has a 1.13 ERA over his winning streak, not allowing a run in four of those starts.
David Wright hit his sixth homer of the season in the first and Rene Rivera singled in a run in the seventh to help New York take the decider of a three-game set.
Jeurys Familia worked out of trouble in the ninth for his 16th save.
Tanner Roark (3-4) allowed two runs — one earned — over seven innings for Washington.
RED SOX 10, ROCKIES 3
BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his major league-best hitting streak to 29 games, Xander Bogaerts homered to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and Boston got its fourth straight win.
Steven Wright (4-4) had another solid outing, giving up three runs, two earned. He has now given up three runs or fewer in eight of his nine starts.
Chad Bettis (4-3) held the Red Sox scoreless through three innings but was responsible for seven runs over the next two innings before getting pulled.
DODGERS 3, REDS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in the fourth inning and Scott Kazmir struck out 12, lifting Los Angeles over Cincinnati to complete a three-game sweep.
The Dodgers have won four in a row overall and nine straight against the Reds, who extended their season-high skid to 10 games.
Kazmir (4-3) allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out 12 for the third time in his career and first since Sept. 6, 2012, against the Mets, and walked two.
Kenley Janson retired the side in the ninth for his 14th save in 16 chances after blowing his previous two opportunities.
Dan Straily (2-2) took a perfect game into the fourth inning, when the Dodgers rallied for a 2-1 lead on Pederson’s hit.
PIRATES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese hit a long two-run home run to cap a four-run fifth inning, Sean Rodriguez also homered and Pittsburgh rallied.
Freese hit a 451-foot blast into the Pirates’ bullpen in center field off Rubby De La Rosa (4-5) to put the Pirates ahead 5-4. They trailed 4-1 coming into the fifth but then Gregory Polanco hit an RBI double and Starling Marte drove in a run with a groundout.
Jeff Locke (3-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for his first career victory against the Diamondbacks.
Mark Melancon worked around Chris Owings’ second double of the game with two outs to pitch a scoreless ninth and get his 16th save in 17 opportunities.
MARINERS 13, ATHLETICS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Adam Lind hit home runs in his first two at-bats and had a season-best six RBIs while Seattle scored a season-high in runs in a rout of Oakland.
Lind hit a solo homer with two outs in the second inning to get Seattle on the board, then capped the Mariners’ six-run third inning with a three-run shot off Oakland starter Zach Neal (0-1), making the first start of his career.
Hisashi Iwakuma (3-4) threw seven strong innings and won his second straight decision.
MARLINS 4, RAYS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Cole Gillespie had a late tiebreaking RBI single, Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs and Miami beat Tampa Bay.
Miami took a 4-3 lead in the eighth when J.T. Realmuto singled, went to second on Chris Johnson’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Gillespie’s single off 30-year old Tyler Sturdevant (0-1), who made his major league debut Tuesday.
Kyle Barraclough (3-1) got two outs in the seventh to get the win. David Phelps allowed a single but struck out three in the eighth before A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth to record his 15th save.
Logan Morrison had three hits, including a homer, and three RBIs for the Rays.
INDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber allowed two runs over 7 1/3 innings and Cleveland roughed up a top White Sox pitcher for the second straight day.
After sending Chris Sale to his first loss after a 9-0 start, the Indians got three runs and five hits in six innings against Joel Quintana (5-4). Quintana’s ERA, an AL-best 1.98 at the start of the day, rose to 2.22.
Before Tuesday, the White Sox had been 15-3 in games started by Sale and Quintana.
Melky Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Jose Abreu had three hits for the White Sox.
Kluber (4-5) allowed two runs — one earned — and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings with nine strikeouts. Cody Allen struck out two in a perfect ninth to remain perfect in 11 save chances.
RANGERS 15, ANGELS 9
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara hit the longest home run in the major leagues this season, Rougned Odor drove in three in likely his last game before a suspension and Texas beat Los Angeles.
Mazara led off the second with a drive into the second deck of the right-seat seats that would have traveled 491 feet had it landed unimpeded, according to Major League Baseball’s Statcast program.
Los Angeles had leads of 1-0 and 4-1 after its first two at-bats, but Hector Santiago (3-3) quickly gave those up each time.
Odor is awaiting the outcome of his appeal on an eight-game suspension assessed for punching Toronto slugger Jose Bautista during a brawl May 15. A decision is expected before Friday night’s game.
Colby Lewis (4-0) got the win even though he failed to get through six innings for the first time in 10 starts this season.
TWINS 7, ROYALS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep.
Eduardo Nunez and Brian Dozier each homered, too, the first two batters to face Royals starter Dillon Gee (1-2) and just the fifth pair in Twins history to go deep in their first two plate appearances of the game.
Tyler Duffey (2-3) gave away a 3-0 lead during a five-run fourth by the Royals, but the right-hander hung around long enough to become the first Twins starter this season to record his second victory. The rotation has totaled six wins.
GIANTS 4, PADRES 3, 10 INNINGS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford singled in Matt Duffy with two outs in the 10th inning, and surging San Francisco got its 13th win in 14 games.
Duffy singled off Brad Hand (1-2) with one out, pinch-hitter Hunter Pence popped out, Duffy advanced on a wild pitch and Crawford hit a 1-2 offering over center fielder Jon Jay as Duffy scored standing up.
San Francisco completed a three-game sweep, extended its winning streak to five and improved to 9-0 against the Padres this season.
Yangervis Solarte hit a tying, two-run homer off Josh Osich in the eighth.
George Kontos (1-1) retired two batters for the win.
PHILLIES 8, TIGERS 5
DETROIT (AP) — Odubel Herrera and Peter Bourjos homered off Anibal Sanchez, and Philadelphia Phillies salvaged the finale of a three-game series.
Detroit had won eight of nine, including the first two games of this set, but Herrera’s three-run drive put Philadelphia up 5-1 in the fourth. Aaron Nola (4-3) and the Phillies were able to hold on from there. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 17th save in 18 chances.
Sanchez (3-6) allowed three earned runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. The Tigers made two errors in the fourth before Herrera’s two-out homer, so three runs were unearned.
Philadelphia’s Andres Blanco swiped home in the second as part of a double steal, with Bourjos taking second.
BREWERS 3, BRAVES 2, 13 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Jonathan Villar’s run-scoring single in the 13th inning for Milwaukee sent Atlanta to another home loss.
Villar lined an 0-2 pitch into left field off Casey Kelly (0-2), who had been scheduled to start for the Braves on Saturday. Instead, he wound up going four innings after the Braves used up their entire bullpen by the end of the ninth.
Atlanta dropped to 2-19 at Turner Field.
Michael Blazek (3-1) picked up the win for the second night in a row. Carlos Torres earned his first save.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants aren’t lighting up the scoreboard, but they’re doing enough to keep piling up the wins.
Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 dominant innings and doubled in a run in the fifth to lift the Giants to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday night.
The Giants won for the 11th time in 12 games and took two of three from a Cubs team with the best record in baseball.
Bumgarner (6-2) struck out six and allowed three hits and two walks while winning his fifth straight decision. The Giants have won each of the left-hander’s last six starts.
“It’s not a bad day for Bum to pitch like that, shut them out and knock in the only run,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “That’s a pretty good day.”
San Francisco hasn’t scored more than five runs in 15 straight games. Going into Sunday, the averaged 2.7 runs in their previous 14 games, batting .220 over that stretch.
The Cubs began the day with their best record in franchise history through 41 games since 1918.
“It’s a fun series,” Bumgarner said. “It was a little bit of the playoff atmosphere I guess with all the hype and the talk leading up to these games. You’ve got to look past that, but it is fun.”
The Giants won despite a persistent problem hitting with runners in scoring position. They were 0 for 7 in that department and have 16 hits in their last 98 at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Bumgarner’s run-scoring double to left off Kyle Hendricks (2-4) followed Gregor Blanco’s leadoff walk.
Giants closer Santiago Casilla pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Hendricks allowed one run on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.
“We had to play our best ball because we’re having a tough time offensively and their kid (Hendriks) was throwing the ball very well,” Bochy said.
Bumgarner loaded the bases with two outs in a 28-pitch inning in the top of the first on a hit batter, a walk, and a Ben Zobrist single. He struck out Addison Russell on a 3-2 fastball to end the threat.
“He comes from a funky angle, an angle you don’t see that much,” Cubs catcher David Ross said. “It crosses his body, and he was able to mix in that cutter. He got out of that big jam in the first with the bases loaded, made a big pitch at 3-2 to Russell, and from there he kind of just settled in.
“He had the game out of control.”
Bumgarner became the first winning Giants pitcher to drive in the only run in a 1-0 game since Russ Ortiz on Aug. 8, 2000, against the Brewers.
Bochy summoned Cory Gearrin to face Kris Bryant after Bumgarner gave up a two-out walk to Anthony Rizzo in the top of the eighth. Bumgarner had retired 19 of the previous 20 batters.
Gearrin got Bryant to line out to shortstop Brandon Crawford on the first pitch.
DODGERS 9, PADRES 5, 17 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with the bases loaded and one out in the 17th inning and Los Angeles beat San Diego to snap a four-game losing streak.
The game started in afternoon sunshine and ended at dusk, taking 5 hours, 47 minutes.
The Dodgers started the four-run rally off rookie Luis Perdomo when Howie Kendrick hit a leadoff double that bounced over the wall in right-center field. Adrian Gonzalez was intentionally walked and reliever Ross Stripling advanced them with a groundout. Joc Pederson was intentionally walked to load the bases, and then Puig singled up the middle. Pederson scored on a wild pitch and Carl Crawford hit an RBI grounder.
Stripling (2-3) pitched three innings for the win. Perdomo (1-1) was the hard-luck loser after pitching five innings.
RED SOX 5, INDIANS 2
BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz went 4 for 4 with a solo home run and a double that sent a fan flying, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 27 games and Boston beat Cleveland for its 10th win in 14 games.
Bradley singled in the fifth inning and has the longest hitting streak in the majors since a 28-gamer by Colorado’s Nolan Arenado in 2014.
Ortiz drove in three runs. His RBI double in the second put the Red Sox ahead 3-2, and when the ball bounced over Boston’s bullpen, a fan came charging from his seat and fell into a fence trying to retrieve the souvenir. Ortiz was a triple short of a cycle when another ground-rule double bounced into the bullpen near the center-field triangle.
Rick Porcello (7-2) allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings, and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 12th save. Danny Salazar (4-3) gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings.
TIGERS 9, RAYS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann (7-2) left with a strained right groin after allowing two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez homered for Detroit, which has won six of seven. Cabrera also left early. with a left knee bruise after being hit by a pitch in the seventh.
Chris Archer (3-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in three innings.
BLUE JAYS 3, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs in a three-run first inning against Phil Hughes (1-7), who leads in the major leagues in losses.
Marcus Stroman (5-1) allowed one run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, one start after giving up career-highs of seven runs and 13 hits in a loss to Tampa Bay. Roberto Osuna got four straight outs for his ninth save.
A day after Donaldson was ejected by umpire Toby Basner in the first inning, John Gibbons got the early exit from crew chief Joe West in the fifth — the fourth ejection of the year for the Toronto manager.
METS 3, BREWERS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard (5-2) struck out 11 in seven overpowering innings, allowing an unearned run and six hits.
Michael Conforto homered in the third off Chase Anderson (2-6) as New York completed a three-game sweep.
Asdrubal Cabrera broke a fourth-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Mets to their 12th victory in the last 16 home games.
Alex Presley grounded into a game-ending double play against Jeurys Familia, who pitched for the third day in a row and earned his 15th save.
NATIONALS 8, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer (5-3) struck out eight while giving up two runs and six hits in eight innings with no walks. He has 38 strikeouts in his past three starts, including a record-tying 20 against Detroit.
Justin Bour ended Scherzer’s shutout bid with a two-run homer in the seventh.
Washington won the three-game series and took a 7-6 edge in the season series. The NL East foes don’t meet again until Sept. 19.
Adam Conley (3-3) allowed six runs and walked seven, three intentionally, in 5 1/3 innings.
MARINERS 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Leonys Martin got four hits, Robinson Cano drove in two runs and Seattle completed a three-game sweep that extended Cincinnati’s losing streak to seven.
Wade Miley (5-2) shook off a rocky first to allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings. He is 5-0 over his last six starts, all Seattle victories. Steve Cishek pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save.
Alfredo Simon (1-5) gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings.
PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff (2-6) pitched five-hit ball over seven innings for his first win since April 13, and Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep. He had lost his previous five decisions.
Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, and Maikel Franco had two RBIs.
Casey Kelly (0-1) allowed three runs over five innings in his first start this season for Atlanta, an NL-worst 12-31.
WHITE SOX 3, ROYALS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier tied for the AL lead with his 13th home run, Melky Cabrera drove in two runs and Chicago avoided what would have been the first sweep against the White Sox this season.
Carlos Rodon (2-4) allowed two runs and eight hits in six-plus innings for his first victory since April 13. David Robertson got three outs for his 11th save, helping the AL Central leaders win for just the third time in 11 games.
Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando had two hits apiece for the World Series champions, who had won six of their previous eight.
Yordano Ventura (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.
RANGERS 9, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Cole Hamels (5-0) won his career-best 12th straight decision. He fanned a season-high 11 in eight innings, allowing two runs — one earned — and five hits as the Rangers completed a three-game sweep.
Texas has won six straight from Houston and 14 of 16. The Astros have lost four straight overall.
Dallas Keuchel (2-6) gave up seven runs and nine hits in six innings, losing his fifth straight decision.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zack Greinke (5-3) won for the fifth time in six starts, allowing one run and five hits in eight innings.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in a pair of runs and Michael Bourn had three hits as Arizona won a series in St. Louis for the first time since April 18-20, 2003.
Jaime Garcia (3-4) gave up five runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings.
ANGELS 10, ORIOLES 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver (4-3) took a shutout into the seventh inning to win for the first time since April 26, and Carlos Perez homered, had three hits and drove in a career-high five runs.
Weaver allowed five hits in seven innings and struck out a season-high six, giving up Jonathan Schoop’s two-run homer in the seventh.
Ubaldo Jimenez (2-5) gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
YANKEES 5, ATHLETICS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Michael Pineda (2-5) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings to win for the first time since his opening start this season, Starlin Castro hit a tiebreaking, two-out single in the sixth off Jesse Hahn (1-2) and New York extended a winning streak to five for the first time since winning seven straight from last June 1-9.
Brian McCann and Jacoby Ellsbury homered for the Yankees (21-22), who swept the four-game series.
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman pitched an inning each to complete a six-hitter, with Chapman getting three straight outs for his sixth save.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain pitched six strong innings and helped himself with his bat, Buster Posey added a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Saturday night.
Cain (1-5) got his first victory since July 22, 2015, against San Diego, snapping a streak of 15 consecutive winless starts. Cain also had a two-run double in the second inning.
The Giants won for the ninth time in 10 games and the Cubs fell to 2-3 on their nine-game road trip.
Jon Lester (4-3) allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in his worst outing of the season.
Dexter Fowler homered leading off the ninth against closer Santiago Casilla, who got the next three outs for his 11th save. Kris Bryant hit his ninth homer for the Cubs.
PADRES 3, DODGERS 2, 11 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte, fresh off the disabled list, drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the 11th inning to give the San Diego Padres their second straight walkoff victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Solarte drew four straight balls from Chin-Hui Tsao (0-1) to bring in Wil Myers for the winning run. Solarte was activated earlier Saturday after being out since April 10 with a hamstring injury.
Melvin Upton Jr. came close to hitting a winning, two-run homer for the second night in a row in the 11th, but Trayce Thompson made a catch at the wall for the second out. Upton’s two-run homer in the ninth inning Friday night gave the Padres a 7-6 win.
Brad Hand (1-0) pitched the 10th and 11th innings for the victory, allowing just a walk.
MARLINS 3, WASHINGTON 2
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez pitched six innings and then led the dugout celebration as Miami made him a winner again at Marlins Park by beating Washington.
Fernandez (6-2) allowed one run, struck out nine and improved to 21-1 in 31 starts at home.
When Justin Bour put Miami ahead to stay with a two-run homer in the sixth, Fernandez leaped onto the dugout ledge, pounded the railing and hopped happily as he screamed.
A.J. Ramos gave up a run in the ninth but escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam without further damage for his 13th save.
Joe Ross (3-4), pitching on his 23rd birthday, lost to Fernandez for the second start in a row.
ROYALS 2, WHITE SOX 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a solo home run and five Kansas City pitchers combined to allow seven hits in the Royals’ victory over slumping Chicago.
Danny Duffy and Peter Moylan combined for six scoreless innings. Joakim Soria (2-1) worked out of a seventh-inning jam and Wade Davis pitched a hitless ninth for his 11th save in Kansas City’s second straight win over the AL Central leaders.
Chicago has lost eight of 10.
Cain’s leadoff shot to center in the sixth off Miguel Gonzalez (0-1) made it 2-0 after Eric Hosmer’s first-inning sacrifice fly.
RANGERS 2, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit his first home run of the season, Cesar Ramos pitched six solid innings and Texas edged Houston.
The homer by Andrus, which landed in the left-field seats, came with two outs and a full count to put Texas up 1-0 in the second inning. Rougned Odor made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the third.
Ramos (1-2) yielded two hits and one run while fanning four in six innings for his first win this year in his third start and fifth appearance. Sam Dyson pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.
Marwin Gonzalez hit a solo homer in the third for Houston.
Houston starter Mike Fiers (3-2) allowed six hits and two runs in seven innings in the loss.
RED SOX 9, INDIANS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Joe Kelly pitched no-hit ball for 6 2/3 innings, Mookie Betts had a grand slam and a solo homer, and Boston beat Cleveland.
Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his majors’ best hitting streak to 26 games with an infield single. Dom DiMaggio owns the Red Sox record with a 34-game string in 1949.
Kelly (2-0) came off the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day after being out with a right shoulder impingement since April 20. He shut down the Indians until Juan Uribe broke up the no-hit bid with a double to the right-center gap with two outs in the seventh. Manager John Farrell immediately pulled Kelly at 104 pitches.
Carlos Santana homered for the Indians, who managed just two hits.
Trevor Bauer (3-2) gave up four runs in five-plus innings.
YANKEES 5, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Starlin Castro broke out of a slump with three hits, Carlos Beltran singled twice to keep up his recent tear and New York won its season-high fourth straight game.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win Joe Girardi’s 1,500th game as a manager. Tanaka (2-0) allowed one run on five hits and had four strikeouts for his first victory since April 12.
Beltran had an RBI single in the fourth to stay hot. He is batting .391 (9 for 23) with eight RBIs over the past six games.
All the runs came off rookie starter Sean Manaea (1-2).
METS 5, BREWERS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright singled home the winning run on a 3-0 pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and New York rallied past Milwaukee.
Curtis Granderson hit his latest leadoff homer for the Mets, and Yoenis Cespedes tied the score in the sixth with a two-run shot that chased rookie starter Zach Davies.
That got Jacob deGrom off the hook after the right-hander left trailing 4-1. The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, winless in four starts since winning his first three, struck out seven and walked three while throwing 100 pitches in five innings.
Jeurys Familia (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Wright singled off Michael Blazek (1-1) for his first game-ending hit since July 5, 2012.
Ramon Flores hit his first major league homer and knocked in three runs for Milwaukee.
TIGERS 5, RAYS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer struck out 11 over seven sparkling innings and Cameron Maybin, James McCann and J.D. Martinez all homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Making only his fifth major league start, Fulmer (3-1) allowed a run on four hits and a walk.
Drew Smyly (2-5) allowed a tiebreaking two-run homer by McCann in the seventh, and Martinez hit a two-run shot of his own off reliever Steven Geltz later that inning.
Up 5-1, Detroit’s Justin Wilson gave up three runs in the eighth, but Francisco Rodriguez pitched a hitless ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances.
Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier left the game in the fifth with a broken left hand.
CARDINALS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jedd Gyorko, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina homered and Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings for St. Louis.
Leake (3-3) retired eight straight between the second and fourth innings and battled back from a 3-0 count to strike out Chris Owings in the fifth to help thwart the Diamondbacks’ best scoring opportunity against him.
Leake even showed off at the plate with a double to left in the sixth. The righty also made a nice barehanded play to throw out Rickie Weeks Jr. at first in the seventh.
Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray (2-3) battled through five innings but took the loss.
ROCKIES 5, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cristhian Adames’ first career homer capped a four-run ninth inning as Colorado rallied to beat closer Mark Melancon and Pittsburgh, ending an eight-game losing streak against the Pirates.
Adames’ two-run shot to straightaway center field came after Tony Wolters singled off Melancon (0-1) to snap a 1-1 tie and another run scored on first baseman John Jaso’s error. Melancon came on to start the ninth and was charged with three unearned runs in 2/3 of an inning.
Adames, a rookie infielder, entered the game at second base in the eighth inning as part of a double switch and homered off Jared Hughes in his 115th career plate appearance.
Rookie reliever Carlos Estevez (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless inning for his first major league win as the Rockies snapped a three-game overall losing streak
TWINS 5, BLUE JAYS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Nunez homered to cap a five-run rally in the eighth inning as Minnesota suddenly broke loose.
The Twins had been shut out on just one hit — a double by Nunez — by J.A. Happ and trailed 2-0 going into the eighth. They came back to win for only the fourth time in 21 games.
Danny Santana tied it with a two-run double on the last pitch by Happ (5-2). Nunez hit a three-run homer off Gavin Floyd.
Fernando Abad (1-0) threw two pitches and picked up the win. He entered the game with one out in the eighth and got Justin Smoak to hit into a double play.
Toronto slugger Jose Bautista homered for the 13th time in 20 games at Target Field. Michael Saunders homered in the ninth off Kevin Jepsen, who got his third save.
MARINERS 4, REDS 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Franklin Gutierrez hit a three-run homer that landed high in the upper deck, and Felix Hernandez allowed only four singles in six innings, leading Seattle over Cincinnati Reds on a day when they honored their shared star.
The Reds gave away Ken Griffey Jr. bobbleheads depicting him in both uniforms, and they played a message from him on the videoboard. Junior became a star in Seattle and was later traded to his hometown team. The Reds had him in mind when they designed Great American Ball Park with a short distance in right field.
Gutierrez sent his decisive homer 473 feet the other way in the fourth inning off John Lamb (0-2). Leonys Martin also had a solo shot off the left-hander.
Hernandez (4-3) walked three, struck out five and twice retired Joey Votto with the bases loaded for the final out of an inning.
BRAVES 2, PHILLIES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Williams Perez took a two-hitter into the seventh, helping Atlanta beat Philadelphia for just its second series win this season.
On a cold, rainy afternoon, Perez (2-1) celebrated his 25th birthday with another dominant performance against the Phillies. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out in 6 1/3 innings.
Three relievers finished off the two-hitter. Arodys Vizcaino earned his fifth save in six tries.
Philadelphia lefty Adam Morgan (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings.
Ender Inciarte lined an RBI double to left-center to give the Braves a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly made it 2-0.
ORIOLES 3, ANGELS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Baltimore Orioles over the Los Angeles Angels.
Wieters, who ended Matt Shoemaker’s perfect game bid with a double in the fifth, lifted a 1-0 sinker from Joe Smith (1-3) over the wall in put the Orioles ahead after they were down to their final out.
Brad Brach (4-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win, and Zach Britton worked the ninth for his 12th save.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even one of baseball’s hottest team’s couldn’t slow down Jake Arrieta.
Arrieta gave up four hits and one walk while striking out eight in seven innings to win his 19th consecutive decision as the Chicago Cubs beat San Francisco 8-1 Friday night, snapping the Giants’ eight-game winning streak.
“It was a battle for me,” said Arrieta, who leads the majors with a 1.29 ERA. “I wasn’t crisp until the third or fourth inning . Those guys are tough, top to bottom and they make you work. I had to adjust on the fly a little bit. I brought my B stuff and had to sequence differently.”
The Cubs have won Arrieta’s last 22 starts going back to last season, with their ace going 19-0 in that stretch. Chicago also won on the road for the 24th time in 29 games.
Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward left the game in the bottom of the first inning after crashing into the left field wall on a diving catch. He chased a shot over his head off the bat of Denard Span, robbing the Giants’ leadoff man of extra bases on the third pitch he saw from Arrieta (8-0).
“The first hitter of the game, something like that, I’m at a loss for words,” Arrieta said of Heyward’s catch in the deepest part of the stadium.
“That’s an amazing catch. What he’s capable with the glove in the outfield, it’s amazing. I think he’ll be just fine. A little sore, but I hope he’s back as soon as possible.
Heyward is under evaluation for an injury to his right torso abdominal region, the Cubs said.
“He’ll get an MRI in the morning,” manager Joe Maddon said. “We don’t know anything yet. That might have been the game right there. He threw caution to the wind. That could have been an inside the park home run and they have a different mentality.”
Arrieta retired 13 of the last 16 batters he faced after allowing Joe Panik’s two-out run-scoring single in the bottom of the third — just the second run Arrieta has allowed through the first three innings this season.
“That’s what he’s been doing,” Maddon said. “Makes pitches when he has to. His stuff is so good, even without his good command, he can be productive.”
The Cubs also got production from Kris Bryant, who was 2 for 5 with four RBIs, including a three-run homer to left off Jake Peavy (1-5) that highlighted a five-run outburst in the top of the second inning.
After Bryant’s homer, Anthony Rizzo chased Peavy with a single to right that snapped his streak of 13 consecutive hitless at-bats.
Peavy allowed five runs and seven hits and two walks after 1 2/3 innings. He threw 55 pitches.
PADRES 7, DODGERS 6
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the San Diego Padres past the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Wil Myers hit a bloop single to shallow center to lead off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Upton went the opposite way beyond the right-center field fence for the comeback victory.
Kevin Quackenbush (2-2) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win for the Padres, who had lost four straight.
Jansen (1-1) had converted all 14 of his save chances before Friday. Justin Turner hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning that had given the Dodgers a 6-5 lead.
NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Tanner Roark finally beat the team that kept beating him, pitching 6 2/3 innings to help the Washington Nationals past Miami.
Roark (3-3) came into the game 0-3 in three starts versus the Marlins this season with an ERA of 8.40. Against the rest of the majors he’s 2-0 in five starts with an ERA of 0.79.
Ryan Zimmerman and Michael Taylor homered to help the Nationals score all their runs in the second inning.
Marcell Ozuna hit his eighth home run for Miami, but Roark had no trouble with slumping slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who finished 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, dropping his average to .214.
Justin Nicolino (2-2) went 5 1/3 innings and has lost all three career starts against Washington. He was hit hard.
INDIANS 4, RED SOX 2
BOSTON (AP) — Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer, Corey Kluber slowed down the majors’ top-scoring team for seven innings and Cleveland won its fifth straight game.
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak to 25 games with a solo home run. The Red Sox homered for a club-record 20th straight game, breaking their mark of 19 set in July 1996.
Kluber (3-5) allowed a run in each of the first two innings, but gave up just one hit over the next five. He allowed five hits, struck out six and walked two.
Cody Allen struck out three in the ninth for his 10th save.
ROYALS 4, WHITE SOX 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Omar Infante, Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain all doubled in a three-run sixth inning off Jose Quintana to lead Kansas City to a victory.
Orlando added an RBI single an inning later and Dillon Gee (1-1) allowed a run over five innings for his first victory since 2014. The Royals won for the fifth time in seven games and moved within 3 1/2 games of the AL Central-leading White Sox.
Quintana (5-3) who entered with an AL-best 1.54 ERA, gave up one hit while facing the minimum 15 batters through five. He retired 11 straight until Infante had the first of four straight one-out hits.
Wade Davis got his 10th save in 11 tries..
BLUE JAYS 9, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run to break open the game in the sixth inning and Toronto slugged its way to a victory.
Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders and Darwin Barney also went deep for Toronto. Aaron Sanchez (4-1) gave up two runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings to give the Blue Jays their second straight win after a five-game losing streak.
Robbie Grossman went 3 for 4 with a homer, a double and three RBIs in his first game for the Twins, who have lost five straight games and are an MLB-worst 10-31 this season. Tyler Duffey (1-3) gave up six runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings.
MARINERS 8, REDS 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Dae-Ho Lee’s bases-loaded single completed Seattle’s late rally against the major leagues’ worst bullpen, and he later added a solo homer.
Seattle opened a weekend dedicated to Ken Griffey Jr. by getting four runs in the seventh inning against a bullpen that has blown 10 of its 14 save chances.
Blake Wood (3-1) relieved in the seventh and loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. Wood walked Seth Smith to force in a run, and Tony Cingrani came on and hit Robinson Cano with his first pitch to tie it. Lee’s pinch-hit single with two outs knocked in the go-ahead runs.
Nelson Cruz and Lee homered in the ninth off Jumbo Diaz, the 35th and 36th homers allowed by Reds relievers this season.
Hisashi Iwakuma (2-4) gave up three runs in six innings, including Zack Cozart’s solo homer.
PIRATES 2, ROCKIES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte and John Jaso had two hits each and made fine defensive plays to help Gerrit Cole navigate through seven shaky innings.
Cole (5-3) scattered 10 hits and a walk while not recording a strikeout as he won his second straight start.
David Freese snapped a 1-1 tie with a two-out single in the sixth inning to give the Pirates their fifth win in six games and eighth straight victory over the Rockies.
Marte preserved the 2-1 lead in the seventh by throwing out Dustin Garneau at home to end the inning as he tried to score from second base on Charlie Blackmon’s single to left.
Mark Melancon worked around two singles in a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 15 opportunities.
Eddie Butler (2-2) allowed two runs — one earned — in the loss.
METS 3, BREWERS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz pitched seven sharp innings to win his sixth consecutive start, Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer and New York beat Milwaukee.
After skipping a turn in the rotation last weekend because of a sore elbow, Matz (6-1) picked up right where he left off in his previous outing May 9 at Dodger Stadium. The rookie left-hander held the Brewers to three hits.
The only real hiccup for Matz came when Chris Carter connected for his 13th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first inning. After that, Matz retired 15 straight.
Jeurys Familia closed flawlessly for his 14th save.
With the Mets trailing 2-1, Asdrubal Cabrera singled to start the sixth and Conforto homered off Wily Peralta (2-5).
RANGERS 2, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Colby Lewis pitched seven scoreless innings and Prince Fielder provided the offense with a two-run double to lead Texas to a victory.
Lewis (3-0) allowed four hits and struck out six in his first scoreless outing this season to pick up his first win since April 29.
Sam Dyson gave up an RBI single to Colby Rasmus with two outs in the ninth before striking out Evan Gattis for his third save.
Houston starter Lance McCullers (0-1) yielded five hits and two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings in his second start of the season since coming off the disabled list.
RAYS 7, TIGERS 5
DETROIT (AP) — Steven Souza and Steve Pearce homered to help Tampa Bay beat Detroit.
Miguel Cabrera homered twice for the Tigers.
Matt Andriese (3-0) picked up the win despite allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Four relievers followed, with Alex Colome pitching the ninth for his 11th save in 11 chances.
Anibal Sanchez (3-5) allowed five runs in five-plus innings for the Tigers.
BRAVES 7, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered twice and drove in four runs and Nick Markakis also hit a home run to lead Atlanta to a victory.
It was a rare power surge for the Braves, who entered last in the majors by a wide margin with just 15 homers. Philadelphia’s 31 homers entering Friday were second from the bottom in the big leagues.
The Braves hit three homers in a game for the first time this season, and have nine in their last five games.
Matt Wisler (2-3) allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to help the Braves to just their fourth win in 15 games.
Aaron Nola (3-3) gave up five runs – two earned – and seven hits in seven innings.
DIAMONDBACKS 11, CARDINALS 7
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Corbin (2-3) struck out seven and Chris Herrmann homered with three RBIs for the Arizona Diamondbacks in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Michael Bourn and Chris Owings added two RBIs apiece for the Diamondbacks, who are 13-7 on the road and 7-17 at home. They pulled away with seven runs over the last two innings and have won nine of 10 road series openers dating to last September.
Carlos Martinez (4-4) allowed four runs in five innings and has lost his last four starts after winning the first four. Reliever Jonathan Broxton was charged with five runs in one-third of an inning in the eighth and infielder Ruben Tejada made his major league pitching debut in the ninth, surrendering consecutive homers to Herrmann and Brandon Drury.
YANKEES 8, ATHLETICS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia came off the disabled list to pitch six innings and become the eighth player in the modern era to win 100 games or more with two teams, and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics.
Carlos Beltran doubled three times and drove in three runs, Jacoby Ellsbury added two RBIs while Ronald Torreyes had a two-run triple during a five-run fourth inning to help the Yankees to their second straight win in this series after getting swept by the A’s in April.
Sabathia (3-2), who had a groin injury earlier this month, allowed one run, three hits, walked one and had a season-high eight strikeouts for his first victory there since 2012.
Sonny Gray (3-5) gave up five runs in 3 1/3 innings.
ORIOLES 9, ANGELS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Davis hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning — one of four in the game by the Orioles — and Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Angels in the series opener after blowing a three-run lead.
Mark Trumbo also hit a two-run blast, and Joey Rickard and Manny Machado added back-to-back solo shots for the AL East leaders who improved to 8-7 away from home. They had played just two road games since April 28 before opening a nine-game West Coast trip in Anaheim.
Mychal Givens (3-0) allowed two hits and no runs in 1 1/3 relief innings. Jose Alvarez (1-2) took the loss.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is greeted in the dugout by pitching coach Chris Bosio, left, after pitching in the seventh inning of the Cubs’ baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Friday, May 20, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter on Thursday night, becoming the first major league pitcher since 2008 to win his first nine starts, and the Chicago White Sox edged the Houston Astros 2-1 to snap their season-high four game losing streak.
Sale walked none and struck out a season-high nine en route to his second straight complete game. No other pitcher has more than seven victories in the big leagues this season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Brandon Webb had been the last to post a 9-0 record in his first nine starts. The last White Sox to accomplish the feat was Eddie Cicotte in 1919, when he won 12 in a row.
Houston broke the shutout bid in the eighth, when Evan Gattis clubbed Sale’s first pitch for a home run.
BREWERS 5, CUBS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra struck out a career-high 11, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Chris Carter homered and Milwaukee slowed Chicago.
Jason Hammel (5-1) allowed four runs and five hits in six innings. He had been 8-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 11 career starts against the Brewers. Chicago, a big-league best 28-11, has lost three times in a four-game span for the first time this season. The Cubs scored seven runs in the three-game series.
Making his first start against Chicago, Guerra (3-0) gave up Dexter Fowler’s 15th career leadoff homer but settled down to allow three runs and five hits in seven innings.
Tyler Thornburg got his first big league save.
BLUE JAYS 3, TWINS 2, 11 INNINGS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out, two-strike single in the 11th inning the Toronto stopped a five-game losing streak.
Edwin Encarnacion’s two-run home run tied the game in the sixth for the only big hit during a duel between Marco Estrada and Ervin Santana, who pitched eight innings apiece. Estrada and Roberto Osuna (2-0) held the Twins hitless from the fourth through the 10th, and Joe Biagini worked the 11th inning for his first save.
Ryan Pressly (1-3) gave up the one-out single to Encarnacion in the top of the 11th that set up the winning run, and Tulowitzki delivered against Fernando Abad to send the Twins to their 16th loss in the last 19 games.
NATIONALS 9, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Unbeaten Stephen Strasburg struck out 10, Daniel Murphy homered against his old team and Bryce Harper finally got a hit off shaky Matt Harvey as Washington routed New York.
Slumping Ben Revere singled to start a seven-run burst in the third inning and capped it with a two-run triple for a 9-1 lead, chasing Harvey and sending boos bouncing all around Citi Field.
The NL East-leading Nationals handed the Mets their sixth loss in seven games.
Strasburg (7-0) gave up one run and six hits in six innings, and tied Cubs ace Jake Arrieta for the league lead in wins. Harvey (3-6) was tagged for a career-worst nine runs.
CARDINALS 13, ROCKIES 7
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered and drove in a career-high six runs and Matt Adams added four RBIs to lead St. Louis.
Stephen Piscotty, hitting cleanup for only the third time this season, had three hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinals.
Trevor Story hit his 12th home run of the season for the Rockies, a solo shot in the seventh. He had three hits.
Tyler Lyons (1-0) allowed one run over three innings in relief of Michael Wacha, who gave up eight hits and six runs in four innings.
Colorado starter Jon Gray (1-2) gave up nine runs and eight hits over 3 1/3 innings.
MARINERS 7, ORIOLES 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Lind broke open a close game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and Seattle beat Baltimore to complete another successful road series.
Leonys Martin also homered for the Mariners, who took two of three from Baltimore to improve to an AL-best 15-7 in away games. Seattle is 6-0-1 in seven road series.
Nathan Karns (4-1) allowed one run and four hits in five innings, striking out five and walking none.
The Mariners were nursing a 2-1 lead when Robinson Cano led off the sixth with a double off Tyler Wilson (2-2). After Kyle Seager received an intentional walk, Lind hit an opposite-field drive that barely cleared the left-field wall.
INDIANS 7, REDS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Santana hit two two-run homers, and Josh Tomlin stayed unbeaten by allowing only five hits while pitching into the eighth inning, leading Cleveland to its the first sweep of their annual intrastate series.
The Indians won two games in Cleveland and two at Great American Ball Park by outscoring the Reds 43-16. Neither team had swept the season series that started in 1997.
Tomlin (6-0) won his sixth straight decision on the road. The right-hander gave up Joey Votto’s two-run homer and fanned seven in 7 2/3 innings.
Santana connected in the fourth off Tim Adleman, who left the game a few pitches later with a strained left oblique. Santana hit his seventh homer the following inning off Caleb Cotham (0-3), the 34th homer allowed by the major leagues’ worst bullpen.
PIRATES 8, BRAVES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered and tripled, John Jaso collected three hits and Pittsburgh rolled.
Polanco hit a two-run shot to left-center in the second off Mike Foltynewicz (1-2) and finished 2 for 4. The left fielder is hitting .461 (12 for 26) in his last seven games.
Jeff Locke (2-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in seven innings to win for just the second time in eight starts this season.
Jeff Francouer went 3 for 4 with his fifth home run of the season for Atlanta.
YANKEES 4, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ivan Nova pitched six innings for his second win since moving into the starting rotation, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and the Yankees held on to beat the Athletics.
Aaron Hicks added an RBI double while Brett Gardner had two hits and two walks to help the Yankees win the opener of the four-game series.
Oakland swept New York when the teams played in the Bronx but got little going against Nova and three relievers.
Nova (3-1) allowed one run and four hits in his longest outing this season since replacing the injured CC Sabathia in the Yankees’ rotation. The right-hander threw just 62 pitches, had three strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 1.65 in three starts.
Josh Reddick homered for Oakland before leaving after appearing to injure his left hand stealing second base in the seventh.
GIANTS 3, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings, Joe Panik had four hits and Brandon Crawford homered for the NL West-leading Giants, who beat San Diego for their season-high eighth straight victory.
The Giants went 7-0 on a swing through Arizona and San Diego. They head home to open a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs, who at 28-11 have the best record in the majors.
Samardzija (6-2) held San Diego to three hits and one run, struck out eight and walked none. He retired his final 19 batters after giving up an RBI double to Alexi Amarista with two outs in the second.
Samardzija was trying to become the third straight Giants pitcher to get a complete game, after Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto went the distance in the first two games of the series. Samardzija threw 105 pitches.
ANGELS 7, DODGERS 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Giavotella singled in the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the fifth inning and the Angels rallied to beat the Dodgers, taking three out of four games in the Freeway Series.
Mike Trout homered for the second straight game and Carlos Perez added a solo shot for the Angels, who have scored 52 runs in the last eight games after just eight in their previous five games. They have won six of seven.
Trout was 2 of 3 with a walk, drove in three runs and scored twice in front of 45,007, the largest crowd for a regular-season game since Angel Stadium was renovated in 1998. Trout has raised his average to .327 after being at .220 a month ago.
Jose Alvarez (1-1) worked 1 2/3 innings for the win. Joe Smith pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 batters, including the 2,000th of his career, to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Wednesday.
The Tigers have won four straight, equaling a season high, after losing 11 of 12 games.
Verlander (3-4) allowed six hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings while matching his season high in strikeouts. He joined Mickey Lolich as the two pitchers in franchise history with 2,000 career strikeouts, and became the 76th in baseball history to reach the milestone.
Ricky Nolasco (1-2) gave up nine hits and four runs over five innings.
The Twins have lost 11 of 13, dropping to 10-29 for the worst record in the majors.
CUBS 2, BREWERS 1, 13 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pitcher Travis Wood drove in the go-ahead run when he walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning after getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the 12th to lead Chicago over Milwaukee.
With the Cubs out of position players, manager Joe Maddon had Wood hit with two outs after the Brewers intentionally walked Miguel Montero to load the bases. Wood drew the walk when Carlos Torres (0-1) missed on a 3-1 cutter, forcing Ben Zobrist home with the go-ahead run.
Wood (2-0) allowed a leadoff double to Jonathan Villar in the bottom of the 13th, and the Brewers later put runners on the corners with one out.
The Cubs’ last eligible player, left-hander Clayton Richard came on in relief to get the last out, retiring lefty-hitting Kirk Nieuwenhuis on a groundout for his first career save.
NATIONALS 7, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy drove in two runs against his former team to back Gio Gonzalez in his latest win at Citi Field, sending patient Washington past New York.
Anthony Rendon snapped a fifth-inning tie with a two-run single for the Nationals, who stopped a three-game skid and held onto first place in the NL East. They took advantage of uncharacteristic wildness by Bartolo Colon (3-3) and the Mets, drawing 11 walks and getting hit by pitches twice in a game that dragged on for 3 hours, 42 minutes.
Gonzalez (3-1) carried a two-hitter into the seventh before three singles loaded the bases with one out. Felipe Rivero relieved and escaped the jam unscathed, retiring Kevin Plawecki and pinch-hitter Michael Conforto to protect a four-run lead.
Yoenis Cespedes hit his 13th home run for the Mets, who have lost five of six.
GIANTS 2, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw a four-hitter and Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer, leading San Francisco to its seventh straight win with a victory over San Diego.
Cueto (6-1) struck out eight and walked two while allowing one run in his second complete game of the season — both coming against the Padres. He improved to 4-1 in his career vs. San Diego, including a shutout on April 26.
The Giants, whose have won six straight on the road, also improved to 5-0 against San Diego this season, and have won 13 of the last 16 contests between the teams.
Buster Posey led off the fourth with a walk from Drew Pomeranz (4-4), who hadn’t allowed a run in 18 consecutive innings, and Pence followed with a homer that just cleared the right field wall.
ROYALS 3, RED SOX 2, GAME 1; RED SOX 5, ROYALS 2, GAME 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts homered to back a strong start by David Price, and Boston beat Kansas City to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader.
The Royals won the opener 3-2 behind a strong performance by Ian Kennedy and their bullpen. Kennedy allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over 5 2/3 innings, striking out nine, before Brian Flynn — who earned his first career win — and Luke Hochevar combined to strike out four consecutive batters.
It was Price (6-1) who shined in the nightcap, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel handled a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.
The Red Sox were clinging to a 2-1 lead when they loaded the bases off Edinson Volquez (4-4) with two outs in the sixth inning. Christian Vazquez dribbled a single up the middle to score two runs, giving the Red Sox plenty of cushion the way their left-hander was pitching.
In the first game, Boston’s Steven Wright (3-4) surrendered five hits without a walk in a complete game loss.
CARDINALS 2, ROCKIES 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw six-hit ball into the seventh inning in his best start of the season and Matt Holliday had a two-run double and St. Louis ended the Colorado Rockies’ five-game winning streak.
Stephen Piscotty had three hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who had lost three of four.
Chris Rusin (1-2) allowed two runs in six innings for the Rockies.
Wainwright (4-3) worked a season-high 6 2/3 innings, a third of an inning longer than his previous best, and lowered his ERA 88 points to a still-unsightly 5.92. He’s 8-1 with a 1.31 ERA for his career against Colorado.
ANGELS 8, DODGERS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout homered and the Angels broke the game open with five runs in the fifth inning to beat the Dodgers in the Freeway Series.
C.J. Cron’s bases-loaded infield single put the Angels ahead 2-1 and opened the floodgates. Mike Bolsinger (0-1) began the inning by giving up a single to Yunel Escobar and issuing a one-out walk to Trout. Louis Coleman relieved and immediately loaded the bases by walking Albert Pujols.
Cron scored on Howie Kendrick’s error that made Johnny Giavotella safe at first. Rafael Ortega’s double dropped in front of charging left fielder Trayce Thompson, leading to two more runs. Carlos Perez’s sacrifice fly extended the lead to 6-1.
Nick Tropeano (2-2) tossed four-hit ball into the seventh inning in his longest start of the season for the Angels.
ASTROS 5, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Altuve had three hits and two runs batted in, Colby Rasmus and Jason Castro each had a solo home run and Houston beat Chicago despite the White Sox turning their second triple play of the season.
Altuve went 3 for 4 with a walk and Castro went 2 for 3 with a walk.
Jose Abreu went 2 for 4 with two RBIs for Chicago, which has dropped a season-high four straight and six of seven overall.
Doug Fister (4-3) allowed three runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings to get the win. Luke Gregerson, who had blown three of his last four save chances, got the final three outs for his ninth save.
Mat Latos (5-1) suffered his first loss of the season.
The White Sox turned a 5-4-3 around-the-horn triple play in the eighth inning.
INDIANS 8, REDS 7, 12 INNINGS
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rajai Davis hit a tying, two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Francisco Lindor led off the 12th with another homer, powering Cleveland to a victory.
The Indians won the first two games of the interleague series 15-6 and 13-1 in Cleveland, then made the 250-mile trip south and pulled out another.
Lindor connected off Keyvius Sampson (0-1) for Cleveland’s 10th win in 15 games. The Indians (20-17) moved a season-high three games over .500.
Cody Allen (1-3) pitched two hitless innings. Dan Otero gave up a single and a walk in the 12th but retired Brandon Phillips on a routine fly to right, earning his first save since 2014.
Jay Bruce hit two solo homers, and Eugenio Suarez had a three-run shot that allowed the Reds to take a 7-5 lead into the ninth. A beleaguered bullpen couldn’t hold on.
YANKEES 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi retired the 18 batters he faced after allowing a freak leadoff base hit and New York salvaged the final game of a three-game series in Arizona.
Jean Segura’s ground ball to start the first inning bounced off the bag at second and dribbled into the outfield for a double. After that, only two balls even reached the outfield off the Yankees right-hander, who hit 100 mph on the Chase Field radar gun while improving to 4-0 in his last five starts.
Eovaldi (4-2) gave up one run and struck out five with no walks.
Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer and Jacoby Ellsbury went 3 for 3 with an RBI single for New York. Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect ninth for his fourth save since being reinstated on May 9.
Shelby Miller (1-5) scattered 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs.
BRAVES 3, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Julio Teheran allowed five hits in 7 2/3 crisp innings and Atlanta gave Brian Snitker his first victory as interim manager.
Teheran (1-4) struck out three without a walk to end six weeks of frustration. Tyler Flowers hit a home run to the bushes in center field and finished with three hits for the Braves, who won for just the third time in their last 13 games.
Arodys Vizcaino gave up a ninth-inning home run to Jung Ho Kang but got the final four outs for his fourth save.
Francisco Liriano (3-3) pitched seven strong innings but the Pirates lost for the first time in Liriano’s last 14 starts at PNC Park.
ORIOLES 5, MARINERS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman won his fifth straight start with another solid performance against his former team and Baltimore beat Seattle.
Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters hit back-to-back homers for the Orioles, whose 17-7 record at Camden Yards is the best home mark in the major leagues.
Tillman (6-1) allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Closer Zach Britton relieved Brach Brach and worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Britton got his 11th save by recording five outs.
Taijuan Walker (2-3) allowed four runs on five hits over five innings.
RAYS 6, BLUE JAYS 3
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer, Logan Morrison and Desmond Jennings each had solo shots and Tampa Bay beat slumping Toronto to complete a three-game sweep.
Morrison had three hits and scored twice for the Rays, who outscored the Blue Jays 31-7 over the series.
Edwin Encarnacion, Jimmy Paredes and Michael Saunders hit solo homers, but Toronto lost its season-high fifth straight.
Jake Odorizzi (1-2) allowed two runs and two hits in five innings to win for the first time in nine starts this season. Alex Colome got the final four outs for his 10th save.
All three Tampa Bay homers came off R.A. Dickey (2-5), who allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings.
ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit his fourth home run in two games, Danny Valencia drove in two and Oakland completed a three-game sweep of Texas.
Rich Hill (6-3) won for the first time at home, and his third straight, after giving up a run on three hits over his six innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Davis hit a solo home run in the sixth, a day after hitting three homers, including a walk-off grand slam. He leads the majors with nine home runs and 20 RBIs in May.
Martin Perez (1-4) gave up four runs on eight hits over seven innings.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Goeddel hit his first career homer, Jeremy Hellickson pitched six sharp innings and Philadelphia beat Miami.
Hellickson (4-2) allowed two runs and five hits, striking out four. He retired 11 in a row at one point and pitched well after a shaky start. Jeanmar Gomez tossed a perfect ninth for his 16th save in 17 tries.
The Phillies won two of three for their seventh series win in the past eight, improving to 24-13 since an 0-4 start.
Marlins starter Tom Koehler (2-4) gave up three runs — two earned — and seven hits in seven innings.
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Carlos Torres sands on the mound as Chicago Cubs’ Travis Wood walks to first during the 13th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in Milwaukee. Wood walked with bases loaded. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard brought his 100 mph heat and struck out 10, Curtis Granderson homered on Max Scherzer’s first pitch, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to stop a four-game skid.
Daniel Murphy returned to Citi Field with a major league-best .400 batting average and drew two early standing ovations, then got booed. The former Mets postseason star got one of five hits Syndergaard (4-2) gave up in seven innings.
Michael Conforto also homered as the Mets sent the NL East leaders to their third straight loss. Jeurys Familia worked the ninth for his 13th save in as many chances.
Scherzer (4-3) also struck out 10 in his first start since fanning a record-tying 20 against Detroit in his last outing.
Scherzer allowed just three hits in 6 1/3 innings but two of them left the ballpark.
ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 5
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a game-ending grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for his third homer of the night, giving Oakland a victory over Texas.
Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer off Ryan Madson (2-0) in the top of the ninth to put Texas ahead 5-4, but Davis and the A’s weren’t done.
Pinch-hitter Stephen Vogt reached on an infield single and went to third on Coco Crisp’s double. Two outs and an intentional walk later, Davis launched a drive to left field off Shawn Tolleson (0-2), handing the Rangers’ closer his fourth blown save.
With his excited teammates waiting at home plate, Davis stopped along the third base line and mimicked a pull-up jumper with his helmet as if he were Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry next door in the NBA playoffs.
It was the first three-homer game for Davis, who matched his career high with six RBIs.
DODGERS 5, ANGELS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw improved to 4-0 in May, Joc Pederson hit two solo homers and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels in the Freeway Series.
Kershaw (6-1) allowed one run and four hits in eight innings, struck out 11 and walked none. The left-hander retired his final 13 batters in lowering his ERA to 1.67.
Kenley Jansen retired the side in the ninth for his 14th save.
Jered Weaver (3-3) gave up four runs — three earned — and 10 hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two in his first start against the Dodgers since May 29, 2013.
GIANTS 5, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner threw a five-hitter and struck out 11 for his first complete game this season and Brandon Crawford homered and drove in all five runs to lead NL West-leading San Francisco to a victory against San Diego.
The benches cleared after Bumgarner struck out Wil Myers to end the third. Bumgarner stared at Myers as he walked off the field, and the two exchanged words. They had to be separated, but no punches were thrown. Bumgarner and Myers, the Padres’ first baseman, appeared to laugh off their differences when the pitcher walked leading off the ninth.
Bumgarner (5-2) came within three outs of a shutout before allowing Matt Kemp’s homer off the third deck of the Western Metal Supply Co. building in the left field corner, his 10th.
Colin Rea (3-2) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings, struck out three and walked two.
ASTROS 6, WHITE SOX 5, 11 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) — Evan Gattis celebrated his return to the majors with a two-run homer in the 11th inning that lifted Houston over Chicago.
Astros rookie Tyler White hit a pair of solo shots for his first multihomer game and capped a three-hit night with a double.
Gattis, who returned from Double-A Corpus Christi earlier in the day, lined an 0-2 pitch from reliever Matt Albers (1-3) into the left-field bullpen for his second homer this season.
Pat Neshek (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Tony Sipp allowed Adam Eaton’s RBI double in the 11th before earning his first save.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, YANKEES 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Arizona clinched its first regular-season series over New York.
Arizona blew out the Yankees 12-2 in the series opener and withstood a late rally Tuesday to win a regular-season series against the Bronx Bombers for the first time in six tries.
Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer off Michael Pineda (1-5) and the Diamondbacks, who beat New York in the 2001 World Series, had 10 hits.
Greinke (4-3) looked the part of an ace the Diamondbacks were expecting after signing him to a six-year, $175 million contract, striking out seven before appearing to tire late.
Starlin Castro homered for New York.
BREWERS 4, CUBS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and finished with 8 2/3 strong innings to lift Milwaukee over Chicago.
The Cubs entered averaging 5.94 runs per game, but Anderson (2-5) stopped them almost cold to snap a personal five-game skid.
Ben Zobrist ended Anderson’s no-hit bid with a double on the first pitch of the eighth.
Anderson was perfect through 5 1/3 innings before walking Miguel Montero on a 3-2 pitch.
Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant spoiled Anderson’s shutout with solo homers in the ninth.
Cubs fans joined the hometown crowd with a standing ovation while Anderson walked off the field.
Jeremy Jeffress got the final out for his 11th save.
Hendricks (2-3) allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings.
ROCKIES 3, CARDINALS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chad Bettis took a shutout into the seventh inning and drove in a run to lead Colorado to a victory.
Nolan Arrenado and Dustin Garneau had RBI singles, and Bettis added a run-scoring grounder as the Rockies got their season-high fifth straight win and won for only the fifth time in 22 games at Busch Stadium since 2010.
Bettis (4-2) didn’t give up a hit until Jeremy Hazelbaker beat out an infield single leading off the fifth. The right-hander allowed five singles in 6 2/3 innings, walking two and striking out four.
Jaime Garcia (3-3) allowed three runs and five singles with four walks in five innings for St. Louis.
PIRATES 12, BRAVES 9
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gregory Polanco doubled three times and Pittsburgh ruined Brian Snitker’s debut as interim manager of Atlanta.
John Jaso, Andrew McCutchen and Francisco Cervelli had three hits each for the Pirates, who led by nine runs early then held on after an extended rally by the Braves. Juan Nicasio (4-3) survived five innings to pick up the win thanks in large part to Pittsburgh’s season-high 21 hits. Mark Melancon worked the ninth for his 13th save.
Mallex Smith hit two homers for the Braves, playing hours after manager Fredi Gonzalez was fired after five-plus seasons with Atlanta languishing in last place in the NL East. Rookie Aaron Blair (0-3) failed to make it out of the second inning as the Braves fell to a major-league worst 9-29.
ROYALS 8, RED SOX 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Paulo Orlando hit a two-run homer, Eric Hosmer also went deep and Kansas City beat hot-hitting Boston.
Orlando also tripled and had a two-run single. Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar drove in runs as Kansas City continued to slowly break out of its season-long offensive funk.
Yordano Ventura (4-2), who has struggled with walks all season, issued one free pass in 5 2/3 innings for Kansas City. He allowed four runs and seven hits before exiting with a one-run lead.
Rick Porcello (6-2) gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits and two walks for Boston.
MARINERS 10, ORIOLES 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in five runs, Kyle Seager hit a three-run drive and Seattle cruised past Baltimore.
Robinson Cano had three hits, two RBIs and scored three runs for the Mariners, who repeatedly circled the bases on a wet, chilly night at Camden Yards.
Wade Miley (4-2) allowed two hits and walked three in six sharp innings.
Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez (2-4) allowed six runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings
The Orioles managed only two hits.
RAYS 12, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Chris Archer pitched six innings to win his third straight decision, Brad Miller had three hits and three RBIs and Tampa Bay routed Toronto again.
Logan Morrison had two hits and two RBIs for the Rays, who beat Toronto 13-2 on Monday night. Tampa Bay has scored in each of the first three innings in back-to-back games for the first time in team history.
Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman (4-1) allowed a career-worst 13 hits in 5 2/3 innings, and the slumping Blue Jays lost their fourth straight.
Archer (3-4) allowed two runs and four hits.
INDIANS 13, REDS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rajai Davis had three hits, drove in three runs and scored four, and Cleveland benefited from four straight bases-loaded walks from reliever Steve Delabar to rout Cincinnati.
Jason Kipnis, Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli each had two RBIs, and Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall had three hits apiece.
Danny Salazar (4-2) gave up one run and five hits in 7 1/3 innings, struck out eight and walked one. He retired 16 straight batters after Jay Bruce’s one-out single in the second.
Alfredo Simon (1-4) allowed a career-high 10 runs and 14 hits — one shy of his most — in 4 1/3 innings.
PHILLIES 3, MARLINS 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tommy Joseph hit his first major league homer as part of three-hit game to lead Philadelphia.
Six Phillies pitchers combined to strike out 17 Marlins.
Joseph hit a solo shot in the second inning off Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen (3-2) and hit cleanup in just third big-league game.
Vince Velasquez (5-1) struck out 10 in five innings, his highest total since he fanned 16 San Diego Padres in an April 14 shutout. Velasquez has not pitched out of the seventh inning since that game and was lifted against the Marlins after 103 pitches.
TIGERS 7, TWINS 2
DETROIT (AP) — Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez hit consecutive homers during a seven-run seventh inning, and Detroit beat Minnesota as Tigers manager Brad Ausmus served a one-game suspension.
Jose Iglesias hit a tiebreaking two-run single for the Tigers, who have won three straight after losing 11 of their previous 12. Ausmus was suspended one game for his tirade Monday, when he was ejected during Detroit’s 10-8 win, but since their manager’s frustration boiled over, the Tigers have enjoyed mostly positive developments on the field.
Minnesota’s Phil Hughes took a shutout into the seventh but was lifted after allowing Miguel Cabrera’s triple and Victor Martinez’s sacrifice fly. The Twins needed three relievers to get the final two outs of the inning as Detroit broke through in a big way.
Kyle Ryan (1-1) got the win in relief, and Michael Tonkin (1-2) took the loss.
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BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz made sure he got to his daughter’s birthday party.
Big Papi may have picked up an extra gift from the field, too.
Ortiz hit a winning double with two outs in the 11th inning after lining a tying triple in the ninth and earlier moving into 20th place on the career home run list, sending the Boston Red Sox past the Houston Astros 6-5 on Saturday.
Ortiz was blasted with white powdery spray from his teammates at second base after the victory. He later walked off holding the bag over his head.
When it was over, he met his son at his locker, showered, quickly got dressed and hustled out the door.
In a postgame interview, the 40-year-old Ortiz told the team’s NESN cable network: “You know when we’re playing at home you’ve got the wonderful feeling from the fans.”
Hanley Ramirez was on deck when Ortiz delivered the winning hit and rushed out to celebrate.
“I was trying to tackle him. But man, I couldn’t do it,” Ramirez said. “Papi, his emotion and how happy he was, he’s got energy. Every time he comes here he’s laughing, talking loud and it’s fantastic.”
Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. singled in the first inning, extending the majors’ longest hitting streak to 20 games.
George Springer hit a grand slam and Carlos Correa a solo homer for the Astros.
Ortiz broke a tie with Ernie Banks and Eddie Mathews with his 513th homer, a drive that cleared Boston’s bullpen and sailed into the bleacher seats. The shot in the third was his 10th of the season.
Houston led 5-4 with two outs in the ninth when Ortiz hit an RBI triple just past diving center fielder Jake Marisnick. After sliding into third, he got up and pumped both fists toward his dugout following his first triple since June 15, 2013.
Ramirez then tried to bunt on the first pitch, but closer Luke Gregerson threw him out.
In the 11th, Xander Bogaerts singled with two outs against Michael Feliz (1-1) and advanced on a wild pitch. Ortiz hit a drive off the base of the center-field wall for his 600th career double to win it.
Ortiz joined Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds as the only major leaguers with at least 500 home runs and 600 doubles.
“He got us twice,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. “Once in the ninth and once in the 11th inning, both to the middle part of the field.”
Koji Uehara (2-1) pitched a scoreless 11th for the win.
Jose Altuve reached five times with two singles and three walks for the Astros.
Houston starter Collin McHugh gave up four runs over six innings.
Springer’s slam off Clay Buchholz caromed off a billboard above the Green Monster seats to make it 5-2 in the second. Springer homered for the third time in four games, and for the second straight day at Fenway Park.
There was a spattering of boos before Buchholz was booed louder as he walked off after the inning’s last out. Buchholz was charged with five runs in six innings, but held Houston scoreless over his final four.
Correa’s homer completely left the park over the Monster, making it 1-0 in the first.
NATIONALS 6, MARLINS 4, GAME 1; MARLINS 7, NATIONALS 1, GAME 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marcell Ozuna and J.T. Realmuto each drove in two runs and Miami beat Washington to split a doubleheader.
The Nationals won the opener 6-4 behind six strong innings from Stephen Strasburg (6-0). Right after the final out, Washington announced that Bryce Harper had dropped his appeal of a one-game suspension and would sit out the nightcap for his behavior following an ejection on Monday.
The Marlins battered Nationals starter Tanner Roark (2-3) for seven runs in five innings.
Ozuna had five hits in the doubleheader, including three in the second game, extending his hitting streak to 14 games. Justin Bour blasted a solo home run.
Led by Jose Urena (1-0), Miami’s bullpen allowed one run and four hits over six innings. Starter Kendry Flores exited after three innings with a right shoulder strain.
In the first game, Justin Nicolino (2-1) took the loss and Jonathan Papelbon pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
ANGELS 9, MARINERS 7
SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to fuel a second rally in Los Angeles’ win over Seattle.
The Angels trailed 2-1 before taking the lead with a five-run seventh, but then Seattle came back with a five-run eighth. Steve Clevenger had a two-out RBI single to cap the inning for a 7-6 lead heading into the ninth.
Closer Steve Cishek (2-3) couldn’t save it. With one out, he hit Kole Calhoun with a pitch and Mike Trout singled to right. Pujols then hit his eighth home run on a 1-1 slider.
Adam Lind drove in four runs for the Mariners, including a two-run double in the eighth. He opened the scoring in the second with a two-run home run, his second.
Cam Bedrosian (1-0) got one out in the eighth inning and Joe Smith pitch the ninth for his third save.
ORIOLES 9, TIGERS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit two home runs, including a grand slam, and Baltimore stretched its winning streak to seven games.
Matt Wieters and Adam Jones also homered for the Orioles, who will seek to complete a four-game sweep Sunday.
Schoop hit a solo shot in the seventh and his second career slam in the eighth to finish with a career-high five RBIs.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Tigers, who have lost 11 of 12.
Wieters hit a two-run drive in the sixth inning to put Baltimore up 3-2 and Schoop’s first home run of the game made it 4-2 in the seventh. Both long balls came off Anibal Sanchez (3-4), who took a two-hit shutout into the sixth.
Orioles rookie Mike Wright (2-3) gave up two runs and three hits over seven innings.
ROCKIES 7, METS 4
DENVER (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Tony Wolters had two hits and two RBIs apiece and Colorado beat New York.
Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra also had two hits for Colorado, which has won three straight at home for the first time this season.
Mets starter Logan Verrett (3-1) struggled in the same place where he earned his first win in his major league debut.
Mets manager Terry Collins also was ejected for arguing in the third inning.
Neil Walker had three hits, including a solo home run, for the Mets.
Rockies starter Eddie Butler (2-1) allowed four runs on nine hits in five-plus innings for the loss. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
DODGERS 5, CARDINALS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched 8 2/3 innings and Adrian Gonzalez and Corey Seager homered in Los Angeles’ victory over St. Louis Cardinals.
Gonzalez hit a home run, his fourth of the season, to lead off the fourth inning. Seager, who had three hits, ripped a solo home run in the seventh inning.
Kazmir (3-3) allowed three runs on five hits, struck out seven and walked one. He was nearly flawless until Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run to pull the Cardinals within two runs in the ninth. Closer Kenley Jansen recorded the final out for his 13th save.
The Dodgers scored three runs in the fifth after Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez (4-3) loaded the bases with no outs. Martinez left after that.
GIANTS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Buster Posey hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and Hunter Pence had his 200th career home run to lead San Francisco to a win over Arizona.
San Francisco led 3-1 after Jake Peavy’s six strong innings, but the bullpen couldn’t hold the lead.
Jean Segura pulled the Diamondbacks within one on an RBI groundout in the seventh inning and pinch hitter Phil Gosselin tied it with a sacrifice fly in the eighth off Hunter Strickland (1-0).
The Giants loaded the bases against Daniel Hudson (1-1) in the ninth and Posey bounced a ground-rule double into the pool deck in right center.
Cory Gearrin worked around a single in the ninth for his first save. Denard Span had four hits for the Giants.
RANGERS 6, BLUE JAYS 5, 10 INNINGS
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Drew Stubbs homered with two outs in the 10th inning, helping Texas beat Toronto after the Blue Jays rallied with consecutive homers in the ninth to force extra innings.
Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer and Troy Tulowitzki followed with a tying shot off closer Shawn Tolleson. Tolleson has a 7.07 ERA and has blown two of his past four save opportunities.
Tony Barnette (3-2) got Toronto’s last four outs, allowing a two-out double by Jose Bautista in the 10th.
Gavin Floyd (1-3) gave up two hits and struck out two.
BRAVES 5, ROYALS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings, Kelly Johnson and A.J. Pierzynski each drove in two runs, and Atlanta beat Kansas City.
Foltynewicz (1-1) got his first victory since Aug. 8, holding the Royals to seven hits, while striking out four and walking none. The Braves (9-26) avoided matching the worst 35-game start in franchise history — 8-27, set by the 1911 Boston Braves.
Dillon Gee (0-1), making his first start for the Royals in place of the injured Chris Young, held the Braves scoreless on three hits over the first five innings, but retired only one of the six batters he faced in the sixth. He was charged with three runs and six hits, while striking out five and walking three in 5 1/3 innings.
The Royals have lost 13 of 18 and have not won consecutive games since April 21-22.
PHILLIES 4, REDS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Goeddel threw out Eugenio Suarez with catcher Cameron Rupp holding onto the ball following a violent collision to end the game and Philadelphia held on to beat Cincinnati.
Aaron Nola (3-2) tied a career high with nine strikeouts in seven stingy innings, Odubel Herrera hit a solo homer and David Hernandez pitched out of a jam for his first save since July 12, 2013, for Arizona against Milwaukee.
Cincinnati’s Tim Adleman (1-1) allowed three runs and eight hits in five innings.
YANKEES 2, WHITE SOX 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for scoreless relief and struck out eight as New York used its three big bullpen arms in the same game for the first time to secure a victory.
Ivan Nova pitched neatly into the sixth inning to give New York’s ailing rotation a much-needed boost. Aaron Hicks hit an RBI double and Didi Gregorius added a run-scoring single with two outs in the second.
That was enough to squeeze past the stingy White Sox, who began the day with the best record at 24-13 and lowest ERA (3.13) in the American League. Todd Frazier hit his 12th home run for Chicago.
Jose Quintana (5-2) pitched seven strong innings in a hard-luck loss.
CUBS 8, PIRATES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Unbeaten Jake Arrieta struck out 11 in eight innings, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs and Chicago remained perfect against Pittsburgh.
Arrieta (7-0) improved to 18-0 in 20 outings since Aug. 1. The Cubs have won his last 21 starts, extending a franchise record.
The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner gave up three hits and two runs, leaving with a 1.29 ERA.
Rizzo belted a towering three-run homer in the fourth. Addison Russell hit a two-run homer as major league-leading Chicago improved to 5-0 against Pittsburgh.
The Cubs grabbed the lead for good in the fourth. Heyward singled on a dribbler to second and Kris Bryant walked on a close call on a full-count pitch before Rizzo drove an 0-1 pitch from Jeff Locke (1-3) to the bleachers in right for his 11th homer.
Likely upset by the call on Bryant, Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage was thrown out by plate umpire Brian Knight on a visit to the mound later in the inning.
Locke also served up Russell’s fourth homer with one out in the sixth.
TWINS 6, INDIANS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Juan Centeno took Corey Kluber deep for his first major league homer, Ervin Santana allowed one run in six innings and Minnesota ended an eight-game losing streak.
Centeno’s two-run homer in the fifth landed in the right field seats and put Minnesota on top for good.
Santana (1-2) gave up five hits and struck out five in his second start since returning from a back injury.
Kluber (2-5) allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings and lost his second straight start.
Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Nunez, Danny Santana and Miguel Sano also drove in runs for Minnesota, which avoided its second nine-game losing streak of the season. The Twins began the season 0-9.
Minnesota was tied with Atlanta for the worst record in the majors and won on the road for the third time in 19 games.
RAYS 6, ATHLETICS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Andriese pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout and Brad Miller hit a two-run home run, leading Tampa Bay to a victory.
Andriese (2-0) won for the second time this week in helping the Rays end a four-game losing streak. He beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-1 on Sunday in his first start since being called up from Triple-A Durham. The right-hander struck out five and walked none, and retired 11 straight at one point.
Miller’s fifth home run of the season came off Kendall Gravemen (1-5) after Brandon Guyer’s double in the third.
PADRES 8, BREWERS 7, 12 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derek Norris and Melvin Upton Jr. hit back-to-back solo homers in the top of the 12th inning to lift San Diego past Milwaukee.
Norris and Upton went deep against Brewers reliever Chris Capuano (1-1), with Upton’s shot ricocheting off the black backdrop beyond center for a two-run lead.
Carlos Villanueva, the eighth pitcher used by the Padres, picked up his first save despite allowing Jonathan Lucroy’s first-pitch homer to draw Milwaukee within a run with one out. He retired the next two, ending a game that lasted more than five hours.
Leonel Campos (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings of relief for his first major league win.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Sale exchanged high-fives with teammates after becoming the major leagues’ first eight-game winner and had just put on a headset for a live television interview when Chicago White Sox teammate Avisail Garcia emptied a Gatorade cooler over his head.
“It was water. It wasn’t sticky,” Sale said with a smile.
That was almost the hardest contact made on him all night.
Sale worked quickly and efficiently in a six-hitter Friday that led Chicago over the New York Yankees 7-1. Sale (8-0) became only the fourth White Sox pitcher to win his opening eight starts, the first since Jon Garland in 2005. He is the first in the major leagues since Arizona’s Brandon Webb started 9-0 in 2008.
“That’s really the new him,” Chicago manager Robin Ventura said. “This is a different guy. He could strike people out, but I think you’re seeing a more effective guy that can go deeper into games. I think the last couple years he probably wouldn’t be able to do this.”
Chicago went ahead 3-0 in the second and opened a 7-1 lead in the third against Luis Severino (0-6), who tied Minnesota’s Phil Hughes for the big league lead in losses. Jose Abreu hit a two-run single in the second and Jimmy Rollins sent a two-run homer into the right-field second deck in the third.
Sale struck out six and walked none, retiring 15 consecutive batters from the fourth through the eighth innings. He did not throw more than 15 pitches in an inning and tossed a season-low 99 pitches in all. New York’s only run scored on Chase Headley’s second-inning homer.
Last year, Sale led the AL with 274 strikeouts in going 13-11 for a White Sox team that went 76-86.
“They don’t want to get to two strikes,” he said of batters. “All the hype last year with all the strikeouts and stuff, I think they’re trying to stay away from getting two strikes on them.”
Sale lowered his ERA to 1.67. The complete game was the 10th of Sale’s career and second this season. He has allowed six runs in his last six starts.
“I think where we were at in the last couple of years — offensively we struggled and defensively we struggled — I don’t think it’s out of the realm that he went out there trying to basically strike everybody out,” Ventura said. “He felt like he had to do that to win.”
Chicago held spring training discussions with Sale about getting outs earlier in counts.
“Yeah, he could strike guys out,” catcher Alex Avila said. “If you want him to take that next step to being that ace, going out there for that seventh, eighth, ninth inning is huge.”
Overshadowed in Chicago by the Cubs and their big league-leading 26-8 start, the White Sox improved the AL’s top record to 24-12, their best after 36 games since 2006.
Severino allowed seven hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings as his ERA rose to 7.46. The Yankees sent him for an MRI and said he will go on the disabled list Saturday with a mild right triceps strain.
“I think if it was an ongoing issue, you wouldn’t have seen 97 (mph) tonight,” New York manager Joe Girardi said before the diagnosis was announced. “So I think whatever popped up was new today. But it’s a concern. When someone leaves a game because of something in their elbow, you’re really concerned.”
ASTROS 7, RED SOX 6
BOSTON (AP) — George Springer homered off former UConn teammate Matt Barnes and drove in four runs and Houston ended Boston’s five-game winning streak.
Springer’s two-run drive over the Green Monster against Barnes (2-2) broke a 5-all tie in the sixth inning.
Jackie Bradley Jr. got three hits for the Red Sox and extended the longest hitting streak in the majors this season to 19 games.
Scott Feldman (2-2) won in relief. He gave up Travis Shaw’s homer to straightaway center to start the sixth. Luke Gregerson struck out two in the ninth while picking up his eighth save.
ROCKIES 5, METS 2
DENVER (AP) — Hard-throwing righty Jon Gray picked up his first major league victory and base hit, helping Colorado snap an 11-game skid to New York.
Gray (1-1) went seven stellar innings and struck out eight in his 14th career start. Jake McGee pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 10th save.
Rookie shortstop Trevor Story had two doubles, including one that brought in the go-ahead run in the fifth, on a day when the Rockies found out that veteran shortstop Jose Reyes will be suspended through May 31. The penalty stemmed from an alleged altercation with his wife at a Hawaii resort last October.
Matt Harvey (3-5) struggled in his first start at Coors Field, allowing five runs and a season-high 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
NATIONALS 5, MARLINS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, sending Washington over Miami.
Harper, playing while he appeals a one-game suspension for his behavior following an ejection on Monday, walked his first two times up and singled in the fifth.
It was 2-all in the Washington seventh when Anthony Rendon drew a leadoff walk. Harper followed by working the count full against Kyle Barraclough (2-1), then hitting his 11th home run.
Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer in the Nationals sixth that made it 2-all. Pinch hitter Chris Heisey added a solo homer in the eighth.
Blake Treinen (3-1) pitched two innings and Jonathan Papelbon got the final two outs for his 10th save.
ROYALS 5, BRAVES 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez pitched seven effective innings, Alcides Escobar had two hits, scored a run and drove in a run and Kansas City beat Atlanta to open a six-game homestand.
The World Series champion Royals had dropped 12 of their previous 16 games, while the Braves, who have the worst record in the National League, lost for the 17th time in 25 games.
Volquez (4-3) picked up his first victory since April 21, snapping a three-game winless streak. Erick Aybar’s sacrifice fly in the seventh scored Jeff Francoeur, who led off the inning with a single, for the only run Volquez allowed.
Julio Teheran (0-4) is winless in eight starts this season, the longest winless streak of his career, despite a 1.48 ERA in his past five starts. Teheran held the Royals to two runs, one unearned, and four hits over seven innings.
BLUE JAYS 5, RANGERS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — R.A. Dickey tossed eight innings, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki homered and Toronto beat Texas.
Dickey (2-4), a knuckleballer who broke into the majors with Texas in 2001, struck out six and walked one while allowing only three singles. Chad Girodo finished the three-hitter.
Rangers starter Martin Perez (1-3) gave up two runs, one earned in 6 1/3 innings in the loss.
Matt Bush made his major league debut with a perfect ninth for the Rangers, seven months after getting released from a 3 1/2-year prison sentence for a drunken-driving accident that seriously injured a man. It was 12 years after he was the No. 1 overall pick by his hometown San Diego Padres, when he was still a shortstop.
BREWERS 1, PADRES 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra pitched six innings of two-hit ball to help Milwaukee beat San Diego.
Making his third career major league start, Guerra (2-0) shut down one of the National League’s lighter-hitting teams. The right-hander struck out four and walked two before three relievers finished the three-hitter.
The Brewers scored on Chris Carter’s sacrifice fly in the first, snapping a 23-inning scoreless streak by Padres pitching.
Christian Friedrich allowed four hits and walked six in six innings in his Padres debut after being called up from Triple-A El Paso.
Friedrich (0-1) lost his 11th straight decision, a streak that dates to 2012. It was his first start in the majors since July 2014.
CUBS 9, PIRATES 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell, David Ross and Kris Bryant homered, leading Jason Hammel and Chicago over Pittsburgh.
The Cubs stopped their first losing streak of the season —a two-game skid, both in a doubleheader sweep by San Diego on Wednesday. Chicago leads the majors with a 26-8 record.
Russell and Ross connected for three-run shots and Bryant hit a two-run drive. That was plenty for Hammel (5-0), who struck out a season-best eight over 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run and eight hits.
Francisco Liriano (3-2) surrendered all three Cubs homers in 4 2/3 innings. Andrew McCutchen had three hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth as the Pirates fell eight games behind the Cubs in the NL Central.
ORIOLES 1, TIGERS 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of five-hit ball, Adam Jones broke up a scoreless duel with a sixth-inning homer off Justin Verlander and Baltimore beat skidding Detroit.
Tillman (5-1) struck out seven and walked two to win his fourth straight start and provide Baltimore with its second six-game winning streak of the season. Darren O’Day worked the eighth and Zach Britton got three straight outs for his 10th save.
Verlander (2-4) went the distance, allowing four hits, striking out eight and walking two in eight innings.
INDIANS 7, TWINS 6
CLEVELAND (AP) — Marlon Byrd’s two-run double in the eighth inning helped send Minnesota to its eighth straight loss.
Eduardo Nunez hit a leadoff home run in the eighth to break a 4-all tie, but Cleveland rallied for three runs in the eighth off Trevor May (0-2).
Cody Allen allowed a run in the ninth, but stranded two runners to record his ninth save.
Byrd also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth, while Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis homered for Cleveland.
Zach McAllister (2-1) struck out two with the bases loaded in the eighth for the win.
ATHLETICS 6, RAYS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Danny Valencia hit his first two home runs of the season in his first game back from a hamstring injury and Oakland ended a five-game skid.
Valencia sat for two games this week after reinjuring the left hamstring that had landed him on the disabled list. He had two of Oakland’s four homers in this one.
Rich Hill (5-3) pitched six innings to win for the fourth time in his last five starts.
Khris Davis and Valencia homered off Rays starter Jake Odorizzi (0-2) in the first inning, driving in all four runs in a 42-pitch inning. Davis’ three-run homer was his eighth of the season.
PHILLIES 3, REDS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeremy Hellickson struck out nine in seven innings and drove in the go-ahead run on a suicide squeeze, helping Philadelphia beat Cincinnati.
Hellickson (3-2) allowed two unearned runs and four hits. David Hernandez worked the eighth and Jeanmar Gomez finished for his 14th save in 15 chances.
Reds starter Brandon Finnegan (1-2) gave up three runs and four hits in four innings.
Phillies rookie Tyler Goeddel hit his first career triple in the fourth, tying it at 2.
DODGERS 8, CARDINALS 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ross Stripling earned his first victory in his seventh major league start by beating his former college roommate, Yasiel Puig homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals.
Stripling (1-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings, struck out two and walked three. He had two wild pitches, including one that led to a run in the sixth. Stripling squared off against Michael Wacha (2-4), his former teammate at Texas A&M. Wacha (2-4) gave up six runs — two earned — and eight hits in four innings, struck out two and walked three.
Kenley Jansen retired two batters in the ninth to earn his 12th save.
ANGELS 7, MARINERS 6
SEATTLE (AP) — C.J. Cron homered in the eighth inning and hit a two-run bloop single with the bases loaded in the ninth to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a comeback win against the Seattle Mariners.
The Angels snapped a six-game losing streak despite being down four runs after six innings and trailing 6-3 going into the eighth. Joe Smith (1-2) got out of a bases-loaded jam to pitch a scoreless eighth and earn the win, and Fernando Salas came on in the ninth for his first save.
The Angels loaded the bases with one out against Seattle closer Steve Cishek (2-2) in the ninth, and Cron’s short fly dropped in behind shortstop to score two runs.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 20 batters, matching the major league record for a nine-inning game as he pitched the Washington Nationals past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Scherzer (4-2) had a chance to break the mark when James McCann stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth inning. McCann, who whiffed his previous three times up, grounded to third for the final out.
The astounding performance came in Scherzer’s first outing against the Tigers, his former team.
He outpitched pal Jordan Zimmermann (5-2), a former Nationals teammate who left as a free agent for a $110 million, five-year deal with Detroit.
Scherzer, who pitched two no-hitters last season and struck out 17 in the second one, joined Roger Clemens (twice), Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson as the only big league pitchers to compile 20 strikeouts in nine innings.
METS 4, DODGERS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Noah Syndergaard became the second pitcher in Mets history to hit two home runs in a game, driving in all of New York’s runs in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Syndergaard (3-2) allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings, struck out six and walked one. He gave up five hits in the first four innings and then retired 11 in a row.
Syndergaard hit a solo homer on the first pitch from Kenta Maeda (3-2) in the third inning, and slammed a three-run shot in the fifth. Walt Terrell was the first Mets pitcher to hit two homers in a game at Wrigley Field on Aug. 6, 1983.
The last major league pitcher to homer twice in a game was Arizona’s Micah Owings, who accomplished the feat against Atlanta on Aug. 18, 2007.
Corey Seager and Yasmani Grandal homered for the Dodgers.
PADRES 7, CUBS 4, GAME 1; PADRES 1, CUBS 0, GAME 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz tied a career high with 10 strikeouts in six scoreless innings and Christian Bethancourt hit a long solo home run to give San Diego a 1-0 victory over Chicago and a sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
In the first game, Brett Wallace hit a three-run homer in San Diego’s four-run seventh inning, and the Padres stopped the Cubs’ eight-game win streak with a 7-4 victory. Pedro Strop (1-1) took the loss and Carlos Villanueva (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
In the second game, Pomeranz (4-3) allowed just three hits and walked three. No Chicago runner advanced past second base while the left-hander was on the mound.
Fernando Rodney got the final three outs for his 10th save in 10 chances. He also picked up the save in Game 1.
The lack of offense wasted a strong start from John Lackey (4-2), who allowed just one run on three hits in eight innings.
RANGERS 6, WHITE SOX 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre had the tiebreaking RBI single soon after his long errorless streak ended and Texas earned its second win in less than 24 hours against the team with the American League’s best record.
Beltre had a throwing error in top of the sixth to end his streak of 44 games without one.
White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier got his 10th RBI in the three-game series with his homer leading off the fourth. But he left the game in the bottom of that inning when he cut his lower lip and needed five stitches after falling hard face-first into the first row of seats while going after a foul popup.
Tony Barnette (2-2) got the final out in the sixth after taking over for starter Cole Hamels and Sam Dyson got his first save.
Dan Jennings (1-1) allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings for the White Sox (23-12).
ROYALS 7, YANKEES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer in yet another big first inning against Michael Pineda, and slumping Kansas City rebounded to beat New York.
Down by four runs six batters in, New York clawed back to 4-3 against Yordano Ventura before Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run single in the sixth against reliever Nick Goody.
Kendrys Morales added a solo homer in the seventh off Phil Coke as the Royals won for just the fourth time in their past 15 games.
Ventura (3-2), coming off losses at Seattle and Cleveland, gave up three runs and six hits in six innings.
RED SOX 13, ATHLETICS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. had two home runs and six RBIs to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, and Boston completed a three-game sweep.
Boston scored six runs in the first four innings and then had four more in the fifth to post its third straight game with at least 10 runs. Dustin Pedroia added a home run and the Red Sox finished with a season-high 17 hits.
The Red Sox outscored the Athletics 40-15 in the series and Oakland has lost a season-high five straight.
Rick Porcello (6-1) got the win, and has now pitched six or more innings in 15 straight starts — extending the longest active streak in the majors.
Eric Surkamp (0-3) took the loss after giving up four runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work.
BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Williams Perez allowed only two hits and one run in eight innings, Freddie Freeman homered and Atlanta finally claimed just its second home win.
Perez (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game, did not walk a batter while matching his longest start in the majors. He allowed no baserunners through four innings before Ryan Howard led off the fifth with a homer.
Perez faced only one batter over the minimum.
The Braves ended their streaks of five straight losses overall and 11 straight at home.
Freeman’s shot to right-center knocked Jerad Eickhoff (1-5) out of the game after allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.
PIRATES 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jordy Mercer singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning, rallying Pittsburgh to a victory over Cincinnati in an NL Central rivalry game full of plunkings and ejections.
Andrew McCutchen, David Freese, Jung Ho Kang and Josh Harrison each hit solo homers.
Tony Watson (1-0) retired the side in the eighth. Mark Melancon gave up a single and a walk in the ninth while getting his 10th save in 11 chances. Ross Ohlendorf (3-4) took the loss.
Six batters were hit — four Pirates, two Reds — as the teams extended their history of plunkings. Over the last four seasons, the Reds have hit 43 Pirates batters (10 this season) and the Pirates have hit 41 Reds (five this season).
MARLINS 3, BREWERS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen tied a career high with 12 strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings to help Miami beat Milwaukee.
Justin Bour hit a two-run homer for the Marlins, who won with five hits to take the series and finish 6-3 on their homestand. The Brewers still haven’t won a road series and went 3-4 on their trip.
Chen (3-1) allowed two runs and lowered his ERA to 4.40. A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect ninth for his 10th save in as many chances.
Chase Anderson (1-5) retired the first 10 batters, but lost his fifth start in a row. He allowed three runs in six innings.
GIANTS 5, BLUE JAYS 4, 13 INNINGS
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey walked with the bases loaded in the 13th inning and San Francisco salvaged one win in a three-game series with Toronto.
Brandon Belt was hit by a pitch to open the inning and Denard Span’s bunt attempt was mishandled at second. Following a wild pitch, Joe Panik was walked intentionally.
Matt Duffy lined out to first base before Posey saw four straight balls from Ryan Tepera (0-1).
Albert Suarez (1-0) pitched an inning for his first major-league victory.
ROCKIES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 7
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, and Colorado ended its seven-game home losing streak.
Charlie Blackmon homered among his three hits and drove in three runs for Colorado. The Rockies had tied the franchise record for consecutive defeats at Coors Field and were within two of the mark for home losses in Denver set in 1993 at Mile High Stadium.
Arenado rescued Colorado after starter Chad Bettis and the bullpen blew a six-run lead. With two outs in the bottom of the eighth, Arenado hit Tyler Clippard’s (2-1) 2-2 pitch just inside the foul pole in left field for his NL-leading 13th homer of the season.
Gonzalez German (1-0) got the win and Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
ASTROS 5, INDIANS 3, 16 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the 16th inning for Houston.
Carlos Correa reached on an infield single to start the inning, Houston’s first hit since the seventh. One out later, Gonzalez sent one into the seats in right field off Cody Anderson (0-3) to hand Houston its third victory in five games.
Michael Feliz (1-0) allowed one hit in three scoreless innings for the win.
Anderson yielded two hits, two runs and struck out four over 3 1/3 innings in his first career relief appearance.
ORIOLES 9, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit two home runs and the Baltimore Orioles hit back-to-back homers for the third straight game.
Adam Jones had four hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth, and Chris Davis also went deep and drove in four runs for the first-place Orioles, who have won four straight. Tyler Wilson (2-1) gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings.
Miguel Sano hit his fourth homer for the Twins (8-25), who have lost seven straight games. Phil Hughes (1-6) lasted just four innings in another terrible start for the worst team in the American League.
MARINERS 6, RAYS 5, 11 INNINGS
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Iannetta led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a homer to give Seattle a sweep of the three-game series against Tampa Bay.
Iannetta jumped on a 3-2 pitch from Steve Geltz (0-1) for his third homer for Seattle.
Steve Johnson (1-0) got the win.
The Rays tied it 5-5 on Kiermaier’s one-out solo homer in the ninth.
CARDINALS 5, ANGELS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jaime Garcia allowed just four hits in seven innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Los Angeles Angels.
Garcia (3-2) gave up two unearned runs and struck out eight to win his second straight start. He has yet to allow an earned run in 14 innings this month.
Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect eighth and Trevor Rosenthal retired the side in the ninth to complete the four-hitter.
The Cardinals scored four times in the second inning against Matt Shoemaker (1-5).
C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer for the Angels, who have lost five straight and nine of 11.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates with his teammates after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Washington. Scherzer struck out 20 batters, tying the major league nine-inning record. The Nationals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)