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BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Sanchez said he didn’t know — and didn’t care — that the Blue Jays had already clinched a spot in baseball’s postseason.
Toronto still had a chance to host the AL wild-card game, and Sanchez wanted the win.
“I wasn’t ready to go home,” he said after the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 in the regular season finale on Sunday to claim the AL’s top wild-card berth. “For it to come down to (Game) 162, and me being out there … there was a lot at stake in that game. And it was in my hands.”
Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh, and Troy Tulowitzki singled to break an eighth-inning tie. Roberto Osuna retired David Ortiz on a weak nubber in front of the plate on the final regular season at-bat of his career, and then got Jackie Bradley Jr. on a groundout with two on to finish the game.
The Blue Jays had a muted celebration on the field, then popped champagne in the visitor’s clubhouse at Fenway Park.
“I’m (usually) straight-faced,” Tulowitzki said. “But that was fun out there.”
Toronto clinched a spot in the postseason when Detroit lost to Atlanta 1-0 earlier Sunday evening. With their win in Boston, the Blue Jays earned the right to host the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game playoff on Tuesday.
The Red Sox will start their AL Division Series against the Indians on Thursday in Cleveland.
“We’ve been able to win on the road and that’s where our playoff journey begins,” manager John Farrell said.
Pitching with Jose Fernandez’s initials on his hat in tribute to the Marlins pitcher who died last week, Sanchez held Boston hitless until Hanley Ramirez’s disputed home run with two outs in the seventh. The ball sailed over the foul pole above the Green Monster.
Sanchez tried to wave the ball foul and then yelled to the umpire, “No way!” But the replay upheld the original call.
“For me, it looked foul,” he said, but added that it didn’t matter as long as the Blue Jays won.
Xander Bogaerts followed with a single — the only other hit allowed by Sanchez, who lowered his ERA to 3.00 and clinched the AL title. In all, Sanchez (15-2) allowed one run, walking two, striking out six and hitting a batter.
“You have to give credit to Sanchez. He was (the) one today,” Ortiz said. “That’s the best I’ve ever seen him.”
The Blue Jays took the lead back in the eighth against Brad Ziegler (2-4) when Tulowitzki singled with runners on first and third. Toronto’s other run came on Devon Travis’ solo homer in the fifth.
Boston put runners on first and second with two out in the ninth, but Osuna retired Bradley to end the game for his 36th save.
ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Wieters homered from both sides of the plate and Kevin Gausman gave Baltimore a clutch pitching performance to snag a playoff spot on the final day of the regular season.
Baltimore will play at AL East rival Toronto in the wild-card game Tuesday night for a chance to face AL West champion Texas in a best-of-five Division Series.
Zach Britton got five outs in a non-save situation and finished perfect in 47 save chances this year with a 0.54 ERA. Wieters drove in four runs and Gausman (9-12) was charged with two runs in 7 1/3 innings as the Orioles reached the postseason for the third time in five years.
Luis Cessa (4-4) got the loss.
BRAVES 1, TIGERS 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Detroit was eliminated from playoff contention when Julio Teheran matched a career high with 12 strikeouts and Freddie Freeman hit a first-inning sacrifice fly that led Atlanta to victory in the last game at Turner Field.
While the Braves focused on sending their home of 20 years out in style before moving to a new suburban stadium in 2017, the Tigers hoped to extend this season with a victory.
They needed to win, hope that either Baltimore or Toronto lost, and then win a makeup game against Cleveland on Monday in order to force a tiebreaker for an AL wild card.
Instead, Detroit lost its second straight against the last-place Braves.
Teheran (7-10) lasted seven innings, giving up three hits and a walk. Jim Johnson, who agreed to a two-year contract before the game, worked the ninth for his 20th save in 23 chances.
Justin Verlander (16-9) allowed six hits in seven innings, walked one intentionally and struck out eight.
GIANTS 7, DODGERS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If it is an even-numbered year, San Francisco finds its way into the playoffs
San Francisco made it on the final day of the regular season, securing the second NL wild card with a win over Los Angeles to complete a three-game sweep of their rival.
Denard Span hit a two-run triple among his three hits, and Buster Posey drove in three runs and had three hits.
San Francisco, which won Series titles in 2010, ’12 and ’14, plays at the defending NL champion New York Mets on Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game, with the winner advancing to a Division Series against the Chicago Cubs. Madison Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, will face Noah Syndergaard.
Midseason acquisition Matt Moore (6-5) allowed one run and three hits in eight innings.
Kenta Maeda (16-11) surrendered five runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings.
CUBS 7, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Matt Szczur doubled home two runs with two outs in the ninth inning, and Miguel Montero followed with a homer as Chicago finished one of its most successful seasons with a flourish.
With victory No. 103 in the books, the Cubs headed back to Wrigley Field for their first playoff game on Friday against the winner of the NL wild-card game.
The Cubs led the majors with their most victories since 1910. That’s no longer the reference point, however. The postseason focus is 1908, the last time they won a World Series.
After Raisel Iglesias (3-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth, Chicago pulled ahead with a walk, a single and Szczur’s double.
Justin Grimm (2-1) retired the one batter he faced for the win. Carl Edwards Jr. got his second save.
INDIANS 3, ROYALS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Francisco Lindor hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, Josh Tomlin dazzled in his final tuneup for the postseason and Cleveland beat Kansas City.
Tomlin (13-9) dueled with Ian Kennedy (11-11) into the eighth before the new AL Central champs pulled ahead.
Tomlin got the first batter in the eighth before Andrew Miller finished it up, and Cody Allen handled the ninth to earn his 32nd save and give the Indians (94-67) a nice boost heading into the playoffs.
NATIONALS 10, MARLINS 7
WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer earned his 20th victory and drove in a career-high four runs to help Washington beat Miami.
Scherzer (20-7) allowed five runs in five innings while striking out seven. It was his second 20-win season, and he became the second pitcher to win 20 games for the Nationals since they moved to Washington.
Mark Melancon pitched the ninth to earn his 47th save in 51 chances.
The NL East champion Nationals, who will face Los Angeles in the Division Series, finished the regular season 95-67, a 12-game improvement in manager Dusty Baker’s first season.
Third baseman Martin Prado served as the Marlins’ manager, continuing a tradition actual manager Don Mattingly was a part of while working under Joe Torre in New York and Los Angeles and later when he managed the Dodgers.
Austin Brice (0-1) took the loss.
TWINS 6, WHITE SOX 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Byron Buxton hit the game’s first pitch for an inside-the-park home run and Minnesota beat Chris Sale in manager Robin Ventura’s final game with Chicago.
Ventura said after the game that leaving was “a personal decision.” He was in the last year of his contract.
Miguel Sano added a three-run homer off Sale (17-10), who allowed five runs and six hits over five innings.
Jose Berrios (3-7) allowed one run and four hits in five innings.
Brandon Kintzler got the final three outs for his 17th save in 20 tries.
RAYS 6, RANGERS 4, 10 INNINGS
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alexei Ramirez had four hits, including a 10th-inning double before scoring, and Tampa Bay ended another losing season with a victory over AL West champion Texas.
The Rangers tied it in the ninth against closer Alex Colome, but the Rays then opened the 10th with three consecutive hits off Tanner Scheppers (1-1).
Erasmo Ramirez, the seventh Rays pitcher and 14th in the game, worked the 10th for his second save.
Colome (2-4) got the win.
While the Rangers (95-67) fell one win shy of matching the franchise record for victories, they had already clinched home-field advantage through the postseason. They will open the playoffs at home Thursday against the AL wild card winner, either Toronto or Baltimore.
PHILLIES 5, METS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard’s farewell game with the Philadelphia Phillies ended with a win.
Cesar Hernandez hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, and Philadelphia beat playoff-bound New York.
Howard, the last player remaining from the 2008 World Series championship team, was honored in a pregame ceremony. The Phillies are planning to pay Howard a $10 million buyout instead of exercising a $23 million club option for 2017.
Colton Murray (1-1) pitched one inning in relief of Jerad Eickhoff to earn his first career win despite allowing a run. Hector Neris finished for his second save.
Erik Goeddel (2-2) took the loss.
CARDINALS 10, PIRATES 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A win on the final day of the season was not enough for the St. Louis Cardinals, who missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Matt Carpenter homered and Randal Grichuk keyed a six-run seventh-inning with a two-run double to lead the Cardinals.
But the Cardinals (86-76) were eliminated while still on the field when San Francisco (87-75) beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 and earned the second NL wild card.
Jonathan Broxton (4-2) won despite allowing two runs in one inning of relief.
Juan Nicasio (10-7) gave up three runs without recording an out in the seventh.
ATHLETICS 3, MARINERS 2
SEATTLE (AP) — Stephen Vogt hit his 14th home run in the first inning on the only pitch that he saw on the final day of the season and Oakland held on to beat Seattle.
Vogt drove the first pitch he got from Felix Hernandez just beyond the left-field wall to give the A’s an early lead.
Seattle appeared drained after seeing its postseason hopes dashed in Saturday’s extra-innings loss to the A’s. Hernandez (11-8) was lifted after the third inning and Guillermo Heredia’s two-run double in the fifth amounted to all of Seattle’s offense and the only real threat against Oakland starter Sean Manaea.
Manaea (7-9) threw six innings, allowing five hits and striking out five.
ANGELS 8, ASTROS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout stole his 30th base and drove in his 100th run, and Los Angeles completed its worst season of the 21st century.
Trout wrapped up another MVP-caliber campaign stuck on 29 homers, but he got his milestone stolen base in the first inning and an RBI single in the sixth before leaving to a standing ovation.
Houston’s Brady Rodgers (0-1) gave up five hits and four runs in his first big league start for his hometown team.
Jhoulys Chacin (4-4) finished an inconsistent year with a dominant effort in his first victory since Aug. 21.
BREWERS 6, ROCKIES 4
DENVER (AP) — Andrew Susac hit his first homer of the season, a two-run drive in the 10th inning that lifted Milwaukee over Colorado.
After Orlando Arcia hustled for a two-out double, Susac followed with a liner to left off Chris Rusin (3-5).
Reliever Tyler Thornburg (8-5) won after blowing a lead for a second straight day. Corey Knebel pitched a perfect 10th for his second save.
DJ LeMahieu sat out Sunday to protect his lead in the batting title race. It worked as LeMahieu edged Washington’s Daniel Murphy by percentage points — .3478 to .3465.
DIAMODNBACKS 3, PADRES 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Pinch-hitter Phil Gosselin’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning lifted Arizona over San Diego.
Tuffy Gosewich doubled against the Padres’ Brad Hand (4-4) after two fly outs, then was replaced by pinch-runner Socrates Brito. Gosselin lined his winning hit up the middle to end the game.
Daniel Hudson (3-2) earned the win.
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TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night in the opener of their AL wild-card showdown.
Ezequiel Carrera also homered as the Blue Jays won for the sixth time in eight games. They lead the wild-card standings by two games over the Orioles with five to play.
Baltimore leads Detroit by one game for the league’s final playoff spot.
Orioles slugger Chris Davis was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Will Little after striking out against Joe Biagini in the seventh, the third time in three at-bats Davis was caught looking. Baltimore manager Buck Showalter also was tossed after he came out to argue.
Sanchez (14-2) struck out the first four hitters he faced and five of the first six.
Kevin Gausman (8-12) allowed five runs, four earned, and seven hits in six innings.
YANKEES 6, RED SOX 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin homered off David Price, and New York ended Boston’s 11-game winning streak and delayed its AL East title celebration.
David Ortiz, starting his final series in the Bronx, went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts and stranded seven runners. He ended the game by fanning with two on against Tyler Clippard.
Having clinched at least a wild-card berth last weekend, Boston is five games ahead of second-place Toronto with five games left, needing just one victory or a Blue Jays loss to ensure the division championship.
Price (17-9) allowed six runs and 12 hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Blake Parker (1-0) got two outs for his first victory since July 10, 2014 while with the Cubs. Clippard got his second save.
METS 12, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Noah Syndergaard struck out eight and allowed one run in six innings, and New York totaled 19 hits to beat grieving Miami.
Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes each hit his 31st homer for the Mets, who maintained a half-game lead on the Giants for the first NL wild card, with St. Louis 1 1/2 games behind New York.
The game was the Marlins’ second since the death of ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident.
Syndergaard (14-9) threw 93 pitches after missing a scheduled start Saturday with strep throat and lowered his ERA to 2.60, third-best in the majors. He’ll return to pitch the regular-season finale Sunday at Philadelphia if needed.
Tom Koehler (9-13) allowed four runs in 3 2/3 innings.
GIANTS 12, ROCKIES 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey homered for his 1,000th hit, Hunter Pence also went deep one batter later and San Francisco beat Colorado.
Brandon Crawford tripled twice for San Francisco, which remained a half-game behind the Mets for the top NL wild card and one game up on the Cardinals for the second spot.
Matt Moore (12-12) matched his career high with 11 strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings, rebounding from his worst start this season.
German Marquez (1-1) allowed six runs and 12 hits over 4 1/3 innings.
ASTROS 8, MARINERS 4
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer had three hits, including a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning, and Houston beat Seattle.
The victory leaves Seattle two games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card and cuts Houston’s deficit in the race to 2 1/2 games.
The Astros got five hits off Felix Hernandez (11-7) in the sixth, but only two of the six runs scored in the inning were earned because of two errors.
Rookie Jandel Gustave (1-0) yielded no hits and no runs with one walk in 1 1/3 innings for his first career win.
TIGERS 12, INDIANS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in five runs in the first two innings, and Justin Verlander struck out 12 to lift Detroit over a Cleveland lineup full of backups.
The Indians clinched the AL Central title Monday night in Detroit, and their starting lineup Tuesday was without Jason Kipnis, Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez. Detroit took full advantage, beating Cleveland for only the third time all year and pulling within a game of Baltimore for the AL’s second wild card.
Verlander (16-8) went 7 2/3 innings, allowing four hits and a walk.
Mike Clevinger (2-3) lasted only two innings, allowing Cabrera’s two-run double in the first and his three-run homer in the second.
CUBS 6, PIRATES 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Coghlan hit a three-run triple and John Lackey worked in and out of trouble over five innings, helping Chicago beat reeling Pittsburgh.
Coghlan’s second-inning drive off the wall in right-center against Ryan Vogelsong (3-7) gave the NL Central champions all the offense they would need to win for the seventh time in their last eight games. Chicago improved to 101-56, the club’s highest victory total since it won 104 games in 1910.
Lackey (11-8) worked around five hits and three walks to win his last regular season start.
Felix Pena recorded the final two outs for his first career save.
The Pirates were eliminated from postseason contention, ending a run of three straight playoff appearances.
NATIONALS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 10 and allowed two runs in six innings and Anthony Rendon hit a go-ahead three-run homer as Washington beat Arizona to inch closer to home-field advantage in the NL Division Series.
Scherzer (19-7) was not at his Cy Young Award candidate best, uncharacteristically missing spots and allowing six hits, including a leadoff home run by Jean Segura.
After the Nationals didn’t get a hit through five innings against Arizona starter Matt Koch, Rendon hit a three-run shot off Randall Delgado (4-2) with two outs in the sixth, his 19th of the season.
CARDINALS 12, REDS 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Playing with a heavy heart, Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam and St. Louis finished with five home runs.
St. Louis is a game behind the Giants for the second NL wild card.
Jhonny Peralta had a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Cardinals, who had lost four of five. Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Matt Adams also homered.
Cincinnati starter Robert Stephenson (2-3) ended up allowing five runs in four innings.
Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright (13-9) gave up five runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.
RANGERS 6, BREWERS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy hit a go-ahead two-run double against his former team in the sixth inning to help Texas beat Milwaukee.
The Rangers have a half-game lead over Boston for the best record in the American League.
Lucroy’s hit made a winner of reliever Tony Barnette (7-3).
Lucroy, who played six-plus seasons for the Brewers before being traded to the Rangers on Aug. 1, pulled a pitch from Jimmy Nelson (8-16) down the left-field line into the corner.
Sam Dyson earned his 37th save.
PADRES 7, DODGERS 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Hunter Renfroe hit his first career grand slam and also had a three-run shot to drive in all the runs in San Diego’s victory over the NL West champs.
Renfroe hit a high, arcing three-run homer to left field off Kenta Maeda (16-10) with two outs in the first inning. His grand slam to straightaway center came on a full-count pitch from Louis Coleman with two outs in the eighth.
His seven RBIs were one shy of the team record.
Paul Clemens (4-5) held the Dodgers to one run and three hits in five innings, struck out two and walked one.
ROYALS 4, TWINS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Burns’ sacrifice fly scored Raul Mondesi in the 11th inning as Kansas City beat Minnesota, staving off postseason elimination.
The defending World Series champions are five games behind Baltimore for the second AL wild card with five to play.
Rookie Brooks Pounders (2-1) picked up the victory. Left-hander Tommy Milone (3-5) was charged with the loss.
WHITE SOX 13, RAYS 6
CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera and Leury Garcia homered to back Chris Sale, and Chicago routed sloppy Tampa Bay.
Sale (17-9) allowed three runs and eight hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings.
Rays starter Alex Cobb (1-2) lasted three innings, allowing eight runs and eight hits in the Rays’ fifth straight loss.
BRAVES 7, PHILLIES 6
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit his career-high 33rd homer and stretched his career-best hitting streak to 29 games, helping Atlanta begin its final homestand at Turner Field with a victory.
David Hernandez (3-4) ended a scoreless streak of 10 2/3 innings and took the loss. Mauricio Cabrera (4-1) got the win for the Braves, and Jim Johnson got his 18th save.
ANGELS 8, ATHLETICS 1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning and Los Angeles beat Oakland.
Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (8-14) held the A’s to one unearned run in eight innings. Right-hander Daniel Mengden (2-9) was charged with eight runs in three-plus innings.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers secured their second straight AL West title, becoming the first American League team to clinch a playoff spot with a 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.
Beltre’s homer came during a three-run seventh after Oakland starter Kendall Graveman (10-11) pitched six perfect innings. Texas got its first baserunner when Carlos Gomez beat out an infield hit to lead off the seventh against Graveman.
This is Texas’ eighth AL West title and fourth since 2010.
All-Star left-hander Cole Hamels (15-5), acquired prior to last year’s non-waiver trade deadline, pitched the division-clinching game for the second year in a row. Last year, he threw a three-hitter in the last game of the regular season to beat the Los Angeles Angels.
Rangers closer Sam Dyson got pinch-hitter Yonder Alonso to hit into a fielder’s choice for the last out to record his 36th save.
RED SOX 2, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston’s clubhouse was buzzing about David Ortiz’s high-and-deep homer in the first inning, a drive that provided the winning margin as the Red Sox moved close to a postseason berth in the slugger’s final season.
Ortiz hit a two-run shot to set the RBIs record for a player in his final year, and the AL East-leading Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.
“It’s not all about the distance,” Ortiz said after the 411-foot drive. “It’s about scoring runs and make sure we put us in position to win the game.”
Ortiz’s 37th homer came off Chris Archer (8-19) and raised his RBIs total to 124, one more than Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1920. The 40-year-old’s 540th homer, his 300th on the road, struck an overhanging catwalk above the right-field seats.
“I’m used to the ball going over the fence but that far, I don’t think you really ever get used to that,” teammate Mookie Betts said. “He’s just doing what he always does.”
When asked if he’s thinking about 40 homers, Ortiz said with a laugh “I’m 40.”
Coming off four-game sweeps of the New York Yankees and Baltimore, the Red Sox have a 5½-game lead over second-place Toronto in the AL East. They lowered their magic number to two for clinching a playoff berth.
Drew Pomeranz (3-5) allowed one run and four hits in five innings. Brad Ziegler, the fifth Boston reliever, got his fourth save after allowing a leadoff double in the ninth to Evan Longoria.
Red Sox set-up man Koji Uehara and closer Craig Kimbrel were both given the night off after extensive use recently.
Archer set a Tampa Bay record for losses in a season, breaking the mark Tanyon Sturtze set in 2002. He has lost 11 straight decisions against Boston since beating the Red Sox in his first career start against them on Sept. 19, 2012.
“It stinks whenever you’re on the mound for so many team losses,” Archer said.
Ortiz appeared to have his 524th double with the Red Sox, which would have moved him within one of tying Ted Williams for second on the franchise list, but was called out at second base in the seventh after Tampa Bay challenged the original safe call. He was credited with a single.
Mikie Mahtook hit a solo homer in the second for the Rays.
CUBS 5, CARDINALS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta struck out 10 in seven innings and Chicago beat St. Louis for its 98th victory, the Cubs’ most since they last played in the World Series in 1945.
Arrieta (18-7) allowed five hits and walked one, Anthony Rizzo had three hits and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs to help the Cubs (98-55) tie a team record with their 56th home win. They clinched home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Chicago scored four runs in the first inning off Mike Leake (9-11).
Pedro Strop came off the disabled list to work the eighth, and Travis Wood and Carl Edwards Jr. finished the five-hitter. Rizzo, Zobrist and Chris Coghlan drove in runs in the first off Leake, who lasted 3 1/3 innings and is winless in four starts since recovering from shingles.
Leake allowed another run on one of two wild pitches. Cardinals’ gaffes included Kolten Wong face-planting into the turf chasing Rizzo’s first-inning double and Matt Adams getting picked off first. Zobrist’s fourth-inning groundout added another run for Chicago.
DODGERS 5, ROCKIES 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and Los Angeles defeated Colorado after an emotional pre-game ceremony honoring Vin Scully.
Their third straight victory trimmed the Dodgers’ magic number for clinching a record fourth consecutive NL West title to two.
Pederson worked the count to 3-2 during a nine-pitch at-bat before homering off Jon Gray (10-9) with two outs.
Ross Stripling (5-8) got the win in relief of injured Scott Kazmir. The rookie right-hander allowed two hits in three innings, struck out four and walked two.
METS 10, PHILLIES 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer that capped a six-run rally in the fifth inning, Hansel Robles gave a big boost from the bullpen and New York beat Philadelphia to stay atop the NL wild-card race.
The Mets are a game up on San Francisco for the wild-card lead. St. Louis lost and trails New York by 1 1/2 games.
A day after using 10 pitchers in a stirring 9-8, 11-inning win over the Phillies, the Mets sent out six more. With his team competing for a playoff spot, manager Terry Collins yanked starter Gabriel Ynoa after just two shaky innings.
Robles preserved a 7-5 lead in the seventh, getting pinch-hitter Tommy Joseph to ground into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. Robles finished with hitless relief for his first career save. Josh Smoker (3-0) was the winner.
Jeremy Hellickson (12-10) was the loser. Maikel Franco homered for the second straight day and pinch-hitter Darin Ruf also connected for the Phillies.
PIRATES 6, NATIONALS 5, 11 INNINGS
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Jacob Stallings’ pinch-hit single in the 11th inning lifted Pittsburgh past Washington, preventing the Nationals from clinching a postseason berth.
Pittsburgh loaded the bases with one out against Yusmiero Petit (3-5) when Francisco Cervelli doubled, Andrew McCutchen was intentionally walked and Pedro Florimon walked.
Sean Rodriguez struck out and Stalling, a son of University of Pittsburgh basketball coach Kevin Stallings, grounded a 3-2 pitch into left field.
Wade LeBlanc (4-0) was the winner. Pittsburgh’s seventh win in nine games kept the Pirates on the fringe of the NL wild-card race.
Washington lost for the fifth time in six games. The Nationals have magic numbers of one for a playoff berth and two for an NL East title. Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa homered for the Nationals.
PADRES 7, GIANTS 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Wil Myers hit a three-run homer off rookie Albert Suarez in the first inning and San Diego beat San Francisco for its seventh victory in eight games against the struggling Giants since the All-Star break.
The Giants dropped into the second wild-card position, a game behind the New York Mets.
Edwin Jackson (5-6) won for just the second time in seven starts, holding the Giants to two runs and four hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked five.
Suarez (3-5) fell behind 3-0 before recording an out. Jon Jay hit a leadoff single, rookie Carlos Asuaje doubled for his first big league hit and Myers homered into the party deck just beyond the fence in right-center, his 28th.
INDIANS 10, WHITE SOX 4.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, and Cleveland beat Chicago to move a step closer to the AL Central title.
The Indians dropped their magic number to three games for their first division title since 2007.
Trevor Bauer (12-8) overcame two-run homers by Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia. The right-hander allowed four runs in 7 2/3 innings.
Mike Napoli drove in two runs and became the first Cleveland player to reach 100 RBIs in nine years.
Miguel Gonzalez (4-8) was the loser. Chicago has lost six in a row and was eliminated from the AL wild-card race.
White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton left after appearing to hit his head and left shoulder running into the wall catching Roberto Perez’s long drive in the sixth.
ORIOLES 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2, 12 INNINGS
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo led off the 12th inning with his major league-leading 44th home run, and Baltimore ovrcame a late two-run deficit to beat Arizona.
After getting swept in a four-game series by Boston, the Orioles remained a half-game behind Detroit for the AL’s second wild card.
Baltimore trailed 2-0 before Pedro Alvarez homered in the eighth off Enrique Burgos, and Matt Wieters homered against Daniel Hudson leading off the ninth.
Oliver Drake (1-0) pitched a scoreless 12th for his first big league win. Matt Koch (1-1) relieved to start the bottom half and Trumbo sent his first pitch over the left-field fence, setting off a celebration.
BLUE JAYS 9, YANKEES 0
TORONTO (AP) — Francisco Liriano and three relievers combined on a three-hitter, Troy Tulowitzki had four RBIs and the Toronto routed New York to maintain a one-game lead in the AL wild-card standings.
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Edwin Encarnacion had his 124th RBI — tied with Boston’s David Ortiz for the AL lead — and the Blue Jays won their sixth straight home game over New York.
New York was shut out for the second straight night and lost for the ninth time in 12 games, following a seven-game winning streak. The Yankees have gone 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position in their last two games and stranded 17 runners.
Liriano (8-13) escaped a bases-loaded jam by striking out Chase Headley to end a 27-pitch first inning, then left runners at the corners after the first two batters reached in the third. That was the start of a stretch that saw the left-hander retire nine straight. Liriano allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six for his second win with Toronto. Bryan Mitchell (1-2) was the loser.
BREWERS 5, REDS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carter homered, Ryan Braun had a late clutch hit and Milwaukee its second triple play of the season in a victory over Cincinnati.
Carter hit his 38th home run of the season leading off the second against Anthony DeSclafani (8-4).
Jose Peraza put the Reds in front with a three-run homer with one out in the fifth off Milwaukee starter Zach Davies.
The Brewers scored in the sixth on Carter’s RBI groundout to cut the lead to 3-2. Milwaukee loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh, chasing DeSclafani. Scooter Gennett drew a walk off reliever Tony Cingrani to tie it. Milwaukee regained the lead when Braun followed with a two-run single off Blake Wood.
Brent Suter (2-1) retired the only batter he faced to get the victory. Tyler Thornburg finished for his 13th save.
ANGELS 10, ASTROS 6
HOUSTON (AP) — Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer and pinch-hitter Rafael Ortega had three RBIs during a six-run ninth inning, lifting Los Angeles past Houston.
Houston fell 2 1/2 games behind the Tigers for the second AL wild card.
Houston led 6-4 when Escobar sent a slider from Ken Giles (2-5) into the seats in left field to start the ninth. Giles walked Mike Trout with one out before intentionally walking Albert Pujols. C.J. Cron followed with a bloop single to score Trout and put the Angels on top.
Giles was replaced by Michael Feliz after loading the bases with a walk. Ortega cleared the bases with his two-out double that deflected off shortstop Carlos Correa’s glove to extend the lead.
Cody Ege (1-0) got the last two outs of the eighth inning for the win.
TIGERS 8, ROYALS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Fulmer pitched seven sharp innings for his first win in over a month and Detroit homered three times in a victory over Kansas City.
Justin Upton, Victor Martinez and Cameron Maybin went deep to help the Tigers win their fifth straight while chasing a postseason spot. Upton has 27 homers, including 14 in his last 29 games.
Fulmer (11-7) allowed a run and eight hits, striking out nine with no walks. Danny Duffy (12-3) allowed six runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Kansas City has lost nine of its last 12.
MARINERS 10, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robinson Cano had four hits and two RBIs, and Nelson Cruz added a towering two-run homer among his four RBIs and struggling Seattle beat Minnesota.
James Paxton pitched seven strong innings and finally received a boost from the offense, which broke out with a six-run seventh inning. Paxton (5-7) struck out nine and allowed one run on five hits.
The Mariners (81-72) passed Houston — which lost to the Los Angeles Angels — in the standings but still trail Detroit by two games for the second wild card.
Kyle Gibson (6-10) gave up two runs, five hits and four walks for Minnesota.
BRAVES 3, MARLINS 2.
MIAMI (AP) — Adonis Garcia hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Atlanta beat Miami for its season-high seventh straight win
Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a sixth-inning double. Atlanta’s winning streak is its longest since it won nine in a row from June 27-July 5, 2014.
With the score 2-2, Emilio Bonifacio singled with one out off A.J. Ramos (1-4), stole his first base this season, took third on catcher J.T. Realmuto’s throwing error and came home on Garcia’s single to center.
Brandon Cuniff (2-0) struck out two of three batters in a hitless eighth, and Mauricio Cabrera threw a hitless ninth for his sixth save in seven chances with the Braves.
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TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez also connected, and the Boston Red Sox outslugged Toronto 11-8 Sunday, reclaiming a two-game lead over the Blue Jays in the AL East.
Ortiz put Boston up 10-8 with a drive off Joaquin Benoit. It was his 41st career home run at Rogers Centre, his highest total at any road stadium.
With his 535th career homer, Ortiz moved past Jimmie Foxx into sole possession of 18th place on baseball’s career list. He also increased his RBI total to 110, the most by a player age 40 or above since Dave Winfield had 108 for Toronto in 1992.
Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and Troy Tulowitzki hit his third career grand slam for the Blue Jays, who are tied with Baltimore for the wild-card lead. Bo Schultz (0-1) got the loss.
Robbie Ross Jr. (3-2) got two outs for the win. Craig Kimbrel, the ninth Boston pitcher, worked the ninth for his 25th save.
CUBS 9, ASTROS 5
HOUSTON (AP) — Jorge Soler and Addison Russell homered to lead Chicago past Houston, moving the Cubs closer to clinching the NL Central.
Soler hit a solo home run as part of Chicago’s four-run third, and Russell hit a two-run shot — his 20th of the season — in the fourth as the Cubs built a 9-0 lead.
Chicago extended its lead in the NL Central to 16 games over St. Louis.
Houston fell 9 1/2 games behind Texas in the AL West and 3 1/2 back of Toronto and Baltimore in the wild-card race.
Jake Arrieta (17-6) allowed three runs on four hits with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Jose Altuve, Yulieski Gurriel and Evan Gattis hit solo homers for the Astros. Mike Fiers (10-7) was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings.
ORIOLES 3, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched six impressive innings in his return from the disabled list, leading the Orioles to the win.
Michael Bourn and Jonathan Schoop homered off Justin Verlander (14-8) as Baltimore moved into a tie with Toronto for second in the AL East and the top spot in the wild-card standings. The Orioles begin a three-game series with the division-leading Red Sox on Monday night.
Detroit fell two games behind the wild cards. The Yankees are also two back of the Orioles and Blue Jays.
Tillman (16-5) allowed a run and four hits after being activated before the game. He hadn’t pitched since Aug. 20 because of right shoulder bursitis.
Three relievers finished for the Orioles, with Zach Britton pitching the ninth for his 41st save in 41 chances.
GIANTS 5, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Moore struck out 11 in seven innings and Hunter Pence hit a key two-run double, helping San Francisco to the series sweep.
The Giants pulled within three games of NL West-leading Los Angeles, which lost 3-0 at Miami. San Francisco leads the wild-card standings.
Moore (10-11) gave up two runs and eight hits. Hunter Strickland got four outs for his third save of the season.
The Giants swept a road series from Arizona for the second time this season and sent the Diamondbacks to their sixth straight loss.
Arizona ace Zack Greinke (12-6) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.
RAYS 4, YANKEES 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit a two-run homer, Matt Andriese won for the first time since June and the Rays stopped the Yankees’ seven-game winning streak.
Logan Forsythe and Brad Miller also went deep for the last-place Rays, who had lost three straight and six of seven. Andriese (7-7) pitched five innings of one-run ball and Alex Colome got three quick outs for his 32nd save.
Chase Headley homered and Brett Gardner had an RBI single among his three hits for the Yankees, who are two games back of Toronto and Baltimore for the top spot in the wild-card standings.
Rookie right-hander Luis Cessa (4-1) gave up all three Rays homers in 5 2/3 innings.
ROYALS 2, WHITE SOX 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Kennedy and three relievers combined on a two-hitter, helping the Royals beat Chris Sale and the White Sox.
Kendrys Morales homered on Sale’s first pitch of the second and Eric Hosmer did the same in the fourth. The Royals are four games behind Baltimore and Detroit for the top spot in the AL wild-card standings.
Kennedy (11-9) walked four, but Adam Eaton’s leadoff single was the only hit off the right-hander in six innings. Wade Davis worked the ninth for his 24th save.
Sale (15-8) struck out 12 in eight innings while becoming the first White Sox pitcher with four consecutive 200-strikeout seasons.
METS 10, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam for New York, and Seth Lugo won his fourth straight start.
The Mets have won seven of eight and are 16-5 since Aug. 20. They moved back into position for the second NL wild card, a half-game ahead of the Cardinals.
Lugo (4-2) allowed two runs in seven innings. The rookie is 3-1 with a 1.99 ERA in five career starts. He joined the rotation on Aug. 19.
Cespedes drove in the game’s first five runs off Williams Perez (2-3), who struck out two in 2 2/3 innings. Perez left the game with right triceps impingement.
BREWERS 2, CARDINALS 1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning, and the Brewers dropped the Cardinals back in the NL wild-card race.
The Cardinals are a half-game behind the Mets for the second wild card.
Braun connected against Kevin Siegrist (5-3) for his 27th homer.
St. Louis had tied it in the eighth when Matt Carpenter doubled and scored on Stephen Piscotty’s sacrifice fly off Tyler Thornburg (6-5).
MARLINS 3, DODGERS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Urena pitched 8 2/3 innings of four-hit ball, leading Miami to the win.
Christian Yelich had two hits and drove in a run for the Marlins, who have won three of four. Justin Bour also drove in a run.
Urena (4-6) retired the first 14 batters he faced. He struck out four and walked none while throwing 71 of 108 pitches for strikes.
The 24-year-old Urena was lifted after giving up a base hit to Josh Reddick. A.J. Ramos got the final out for his 34th save in 37 chances.
Los Angeles right-hander Kenta Maeda (14-9) allowed three runs, two earned, and eight hits in six innings.
NATIONALS 3, PHILLIES 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gio Gonzalez pitched seven sharp innings for NL East-leading Washington, and Anthony Rendon doubled home the tiebreaking run.
Gonzalez (11-9) gave up one run and four hits, bouncing back nicely from a rough outing against Atlanta in his last start.
It was 1-all when Bryce Harper drew a leadoff walk from Adam Morgan (2-10) to open the seventh. Rendon then doubled to the wall in left-center off reliever Edubray Ramos and later scored on a passed ball by catcher A.J. Ellis.
Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his 41st save.
Tommy Joseph hit a tying homer for the Phillies in the seventh. Freddy Galvis homered in the eighth.
INDIANS 7, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber struck out 10 in seven innings, and Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer.
Kluber (16-9) gave up an unearned run and four hits while passing the 200-strikeout mark for the third straight season. Roberto Perez added two hits, including a triple, and drove in a run for the Indians, who increased their lead in the AL Central to seven games over Detroit.
Jose Berrios (2-6) lasted just 2 2/3 innings for the Twins, who committed four errors and managed just five hits.
REDS 8, PIRATES 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Holt and Brandon Phillips had three hits apiece, leading Brandon Finnegan and the Reds to the victory.
Holt drove in three runs and Phillips scored three times as last-place Cincinnati (60-82) closed the four-game set with three straight wins. Pittsburgh (69-72) has dropped 11 of 13 to fall off the pace in the NL wild-card race.
Finnegan (9-10) struck out seven in five innings, but allowed five hits and walked five. Jumbo Diaz then pitched two innings and Ross Ohlendorf and Wandy Peralta each got three outs, completing a seven-hitter.
Pittsburgh’s Ryan Vogelsong (3-5) was charged with six runs and seven hits in four innings.
ANGELS 3, RANGERS 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Andrelton Simmons hit two solo home runs, sending Jered Weaver and the Angels to the win.
Simmons began the day with only one homer this season. Yunel Escobar hit a leadoff drive in the first inning for the Angels.
Adrian Beltre homered twice for the AL West-leading Rangers. It was his fourth multihomer game of the season and the 31st of his career.
Weaver (11-11) gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out a season-high eight. Andrew Bailey pitched a perfect ninth to earn his third save.
Texas right-hander Colby Lewis (6-2) gave up all three homers in 5 1/3 innings.
MARINERS 3, ATHLETICS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ketel Marte hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, helping Seattle to its fifth straight win.
The Mariners are 3 1/2 games back in the AL wild-card race.
Marte had three hits for Seattle, and Mike Zunino homered and doubled.
Zunino doubled off Ryan Madson (5-5) to begin the ninth and pinch runner Ben Gamel moved up on a single by Leonys Martin. Marte followed with his go-ahead single.
Steve Cishek (3-6) pitched a scoreless eighth. Edwin Diaz closed for his 15th save.
ROCKIES 3, PADRES 2, 10 INNINGS
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mark Reynolds homered leading off the 10th inning and the Rockies salvaged a split of a four-game series.
Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, his 25th, and hit an RBI single.
Reynolds’ homer was the 250th of his career and 13th of the season. It came on a 2-2 pitch from Kevin Quackenbush (7-6).
Jake McGee (2-3) pitched the ninth for the win. Adam Ottavino pitched the 10th for his fourth save.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Tyler Austin hit a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Yankees their season-high fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
Brian McCann hit two homers for the Yankees, who moved a season-high nine games over .500 (74-65).
Austin homered off Erasmo Ramirez (7-11) on a 3-2 pitch for his third homer since being called up Aug. 13.
New York moved within two games of Baltimore for the second AL wild card and four games of AL East-leading Boston.
Tommy Layne (2-1) entered and struck out pinch-hitter Logan Morrison to end the ninth.
The Rays got two homers each from Kevin Kiermaier and Steven Souza Jr.
MARINERS 6, RANGERS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a two-run homer and Dae-Ho Lee added a solo shot as Seattle handed Texas its fourth loss in five games.
Taijuan Walker (5-10), who lasted just two-thirds of an inning in his previous start, shook off two game-opening walks to finish five innings, giving up three runs and seven hits to win for the first time in six starts.
Evan Scribner and Nick Vincent combined for three scoreless innings and rookie Edwin Diaz pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 14 chances.
Derek Holland (7-7) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out five. Despite the loss, Texas still leads the AL West by 8 1/2 games.
Seager’s home run off Jake Diekman, his career-high 27th, put the Mariners up 6-3 in the seventh.
PADRES 14, ROCKIES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run homer and tied a career-high with four RBIs and Clayton Richard pitched seven scoreless innings for San Diego.
Schimpf, a rookie second baseman, hit his 18th home run of the season, all coming since July 1.
Richard (2-3) was sharp as he scattered six hits, walked two and had eight strikeouts.
Keith Hessler and Brandon Morrow pitched the final two innings. Cristhian Adames spoiled the shutout with a one-out homer in the ninth off Morrow.
Every position player in the Padres’ starting lineup had a hit. Travis Jankowski, Yangervis Solarte, Alex Dickerson and Schimpf had two each. Derek Norris added a two-run homer in the eighth.
Jeff Hoffman (0-3) lasted 2 2/3 innings, allowing seven unearned runs, six hits and two walks.
PIRATES 4, REDS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates extended the Reds’ losing streak to five games.
Nova (12-6) pitched his second complete game in seven starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees in a trade on Aug. 1. He struck out four, walked none, got 15 of his outs on ground balls and retired the first 12 batters while throwing 94 pitches.
Nova improved to 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA in seven starts with the Pirates. He has issued just two walks in 46 2/3 innings.
Kang’s double opened the scoring and he came home on a single by Francisco Cervelli as the Pirates took an early 3-0 lead against Dan Straily (11-8).
The Pirates, still on the fringe of the National League wild card race, won their second straight following an eight-game losing streak.
PHILLIES 4, NATIONALS 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and, Alec Asher pitched six innings of two-hit ball coming off a suspension for Philadelphia.
Peter Bourjos homered for the Phillies, who have won three of four.
Asher (1-0), who earned his first major league victory, was suspended for 80 games while on the disabled list with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in June after a positive drug test. He made four minor league appearances beginning in late August and his suspension ended Sept. 4.
The right-hander walked one without a strikeout.
Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth inning for his 36th save.
A.J. Cole (1-2) allowed four runs and five hits in five innings. He struck out eight without a walk.
BREWERS 12, CARDINALS 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Domingo Santana and Orlando Arcia hit back-to-back homers as Milwaukee continued its recent road dominance.
Hernan Perez had four hits and three RBIs for the Brewers, who won their season-high fifth straight on the road and have won seven of their last eight games.
The Cardinals fell to 30-38 at home and dropped a half game behind the idle New York Mets for the second wild card spot.
Santana and Arcia connected on consecutive pitches in the second inning. It was the seventh time Milwaukee hit back-to-back homers this season.
Arcia had three hits and raised his average to .367 over his last 15 games.
Brewers right-hander Junior Guerra (8-3) needed 74 pitches to get through five innings in his second start back from the disabled list. It was his first career win against St. Louis in three tries.
Jaime Garcia (10-12) struggled for the fourth time in his last five starts, losing a career-high fourth straight decision.
INDIANS 10, ASTROS 7
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians scored two runs on a controversial bases-loaded wild pitch by David Paulino in the third inning that led to the ejection of Houston manager A.J. Hinch.
Cleveland led 2-1 when Lonnie Chisenhall attempted to check his swing on a pitch in the dirt. The ball bounced away from catcher Jason Castro and rolled toward the on-deck circle near the Indians dugout.
Play was allowed to continue, although replays showed Chisenhall fouled off the pitch. All three runners — Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli and Jose Ramirez — crossed the plate.
Hinch protested the ruling and was ejected by plate umpire Jim Joyce. After a video review, Lindor and Napoli were allowed to score for a 4-1 lead, and Ramirez was placed at second.
Trevor Bauer (11-6) allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings. Cody Allen, Cleveland’s fifth reliever, struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 26th save.
Making his first major league start, Paulino (0-1) gave up four runs and four hits in three innings.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg felt a pinch in the back of his elbow and was forced to make an early exit in his first start since returning from the disabled list, and NL East-leading Washington went on to defeat Atlanta 5-4 in 11 innings Wednesday night.
The Nationals said Strasburg would get an MRI and didn’t elaborate on the severity of his injury. Strasburg winced on the mound after throwing a pitch in the third inning, and manager Dusty Baker said Strasburg had felt a pinch.
Strasburg had been out since Aug. 17 because of soreness in his right elbow. He left after 2 1/3 innings, allowing a run on two hits.
With Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz attempting to bunt after Dansby Swanson’s leadoff double, Strasburg’s 0-2 pitch sailed high. Strasburg grimaced, walked around the mound and then threw another pitch, retiring Foltynewicz. Washington’s trainer came out and Strasburg departed, covering his mouth with his glove as he reached the dugout.
Strasburg was replaced by Sean Burnett, who gave up an RBI double to Adonis Garcia.
Jayson Werth walked leading off the 11th and Daniel Murphy followed with a double off Jed Bradley (1-1). After Bryce Harper was intentionally walked to load the bases, Wilson Ramos singled off Brandon Cunniff to win it. Mat Latos (1-0), the 10th Nationals pitcher, got one out for the win.
DODGERS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig homered and drove in another run, and Brock Stewart became the fourth consecutive rookie pitcher to win his start, helping the Dodgers beat Arizona to win their fifth straight and complete a three-game sweep.
The NL West leaders increased their lead to a season-high five games over San Francisco.
The Dodgers open a 10-game trip Friday in Miami, where ace Clayton Kershaw is set to start after missing the last two months because of a herniated disk.
Stewart (1-2) allowed one run and five hits in five innings.
Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 43rd save in 49 chances.
Robbie Ray (7-13) struck out 12 in six innings.
INDIANS 6, ASTROS 5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco overcame a home run and an apparent bug in his eye to pitch into the eighth inning, and Cleveland beat Houston.
The game-time temperature was 87 degrees, causing swarms of midges to journey from Lake Erie to the muggy ballpark.
Carrasco (11-7) allowed Colby Rasmus’ two-run homer in the fourth, one batter after the game was stopped briefly when one of the bugs appeared to get in his eye. The right-hander regrouped after the home run, allowing four runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Mike Napoli’s two-run homer off Doug Fister (12-11) gave Cleveland a 4-3 lead in the fifth. Pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer added a two-run double in the inning and the Indians extended their lead over Detroit to 5 1/2 games in the AL Central.
BREWERS 2, CUBS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Villar hit two home runs and Keon Broxton robbed Anthony Rizzo of a homer in the ninth inning to help Milwaukee beat Chicago.
Milwaukee got its first hit when Villar homered leading off the fourth. Villar homered again off Joe Smith (1-1), the sixth Chicago pitcher, leading off the eighth.
Corey Knebel (1-2) pitched a scoreless inning, and Tyler Thornburg finished for his ninth save.
With one out in the ninth, Rizzo hit a drive to deep center. Broxton jumped above the wall to make the catch. Chicago starter Mike Montgomery faced the minimum number of batters through three innings. He lasted five innings, allowing one run and two hits with two walks and six strikeouts
Milwaukee starter Matt Garza gave up one run and three hits in six innings.
RED SOX 7, PADRES 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox are leaving the country and taking something with them: sole possession of first place in the AL East.
Travis Shaw, Hanley Ramirez and Brock Holt homered and David Price threw seven solid innings to lead Boston past the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday night.
After securing the series win at San Diego, the Red Sox open a three-game series at Toronto on Friday.
“That’s what makes it fun to play this time the year,” Price said. “You are playing the teams right in front of you or right behind you. To be in this position is huge. It’s a testament to the work we have done all year.”
The Red Sox took a one-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays, who lost 2-0 to the New York Yankees. Boston, which completed interleague play with a 14-6 record, will play only AL East teams in the final 23 games.
Shaw, inserted into the lineup for a slumping Yoan Moncada, hit his 16th homer in the second inning, a two-run shot, and added an RBI single in the fourth.
“He obviously made an impact,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “He squared some balls up.”
Ramirez’s homer came in the eighth off Jake Smith’s first major league pitch.
Holt added a pinch-hit homer in the ninth
Price (15-8) won his season-high sixth straight start, allowing two runs and six hits. Price, who has won four of his last five road starts, struck out eight.
“I definitely felt good tonight to keep the ball away from the middle of the plate and execute pitches,” said Price, who threw 76 strikes in 98 pitches.
“(He) was extremely efficient with the number of pitches he threw,” Farrell said
Three relievers finished off the Padres, with Craig Kimbrel getting the final out.
Jarred Cosart (0-3) left after 3 1/3 innings after hurting his right leg while covering first base on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s grounder. Cosart landed awkwardly after reaching for Wil Myers’ erratic throw which drew an error and led to the Red Sox rally. Cosart strained his right hamstring and groin.
“Not really sure which one is worse right now,” Padres manager Andy Green said.
Boston’s three-run fourth inning was the difference. After Shaw’s RBI, Dustin Pedroia drove in Shaw and Chris Young with a double down the left-field line. Pedroia has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games.
“It’s pretty cool to go out there and face those guys, it’s a playoff team,” Cosart said. “I was holding my own against one of the best pitchers in baseball and was finally getting in a good rhythm and I just hit a bump in the road.”
Myers’ sacrifice fly tied the game 2-2 in the third. Cosart came around after opening the inning with a single.
The Red Sox went ahead 2-1 when Shaw crushed Cosart’s 93 mph fastball 425 feet for a two-run homer. Shaw replaced Moncada, a prized Cuban prospect, at third base after Moncada struck out seven straight times.
Yangervis Solarte’s RBI double in the first scored Myers for a 1-0 lead. Myers had reached on a single.
It’s no stretch to state the Red Sox starting pitching has been stellar. The starters have pitched to a 3.31 ERA in the last 54 games.
“Our rotation, with Clay (Buchholz) being put back in, it just seems like it’s one guy passing it off to the next guy,” Farrell said.
Price has done his part, going 11-7 in his last 23 starts.
“I knew this was going to happen,” Price said.
YANKEES 2, BLUE JAYS 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Mitchell earned his first major league win, combining with Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard to shut down Toronto in New York’s victory.
Starlin Castro homered and Brian McCann had an RBI single for the Yankees, They have won four straight and 10 of 14, and closed within 2 1/2 games of Baltimore for the second AL wild card.
Marcus Stroman (9-7) struck out eight in five innings but the Blue Jays lost for the fifth time in six games. They were swept for the third time this season, first since May 16-18 by Tampa Bay.
RAYS 7, ORIOLES 6
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Corey Dickerson had a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh inning and Tampa Bay beat Baltimore to avoid a three-game sweep.
Dickerson, in a 2-for-28 slide, tied the score 6-all with an RBI single in the fifth and got the decisive hit during the seventh off Mychal Givens (8-2).
J.J. Hardy drove in two on a second-inning double and Michael Bourn hit a solo homer during a three-run third that put Baltimore ahead 5-3.
Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy and Tampa Bay’s Drew Smyly each allowed five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Kevin Kiermaier and Nick Franklin homered for the Rays. Brad Boxberger (3-0) pitched a scoreless seventh for the win and Alex Colome got three outs for his 31st save in 33 chances.
METS 6, REDS 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Reyes homered on the first pitch of the game, Noah Syndergaard lasted five shaky shutout innings and New York won its fifth in a row, beating Cincinnati.
Reyes and Curtis Granderson each homered for the second straight day and the Mets beat Cincinnati for the 14th straight time. Wilmer Flores added a pinch-hit, two-run drive.
The Mets finished off a three-game sweep and have won eight of 10. They pulled within a percentage point of St. Louis for the second NL wild card, both a half-game behind San Francisco.
Syndergaard (13-8) gave up six hits and four walks. But the Reds went 0 for 3 in trying to steal against him — opposing runners had been previously been 45 for 51 this season.
Jeurys Familia closed for his 47th save, extending his franchise record.
Anthony DeSclafani (8-3) was the loser.
ROCKIES 6, GIANTS 5
DENVER (AP) — Cristian Adames hit a two-run double in the ninth inning off Joe Nathan in Colorado’s comeback victory over San Francisco.
Nolan Arenado homered to start the three-run rally, and Tom Murphy and David Dahl also went deep for the Rockies.
With Colorado down 5-3, Arenado led off the ninth with his NL-leading 37th home run off Santiago Casilla. After Murphy’s one-out single, Jake Osich (1-1) came on and hit pinch-hitter Charlie Blackmon. Nick Hundley’s bloop single off Nathan loaded the bases, and Adames lined a double off the wall.
Jordan Lyles (4-4) pitched the top of the ninth to get the win.
The Giants are 17-32 since the All-Star break.
PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jung Ho Kang led off the eighth inning with a home run, and Pittsburgh beat St. Louis to snap an eight-game losing streak.
Kang hit a drive deep into the bullpens in left-center off rookie Alex Reyes (1-1) for his 17th homer and third in two games. It helped snap the Pirates’ longest skid since dropping 10 straight in 2011.
The Cardinals are percentage points ahead of the New York Mets for the second NL wild card, and the Pirates drew within 4 1/2 games of St. Louis.
Trevor Williams (1-0) allowed one unearned run in three innings in his major league debut. Tony Watson worked a perfect ninth inning for his 11th save.
WHITE SOX 7, TIGERS 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Avisail Garcia hit a go-ahead single against his former team in a four-run eighth inning and Chicago beat Detroit to keep the Tigers a game out of the final AL wild-card spot.
The Tigers wasted a chance to move into a tie with Baltimore for the second wild card. The teams begin a three-game series Friday in Detroit.
Jose Abreu led off the eighth with a single for his third hit and scored on Justin Morneau’s double off Shane Greene (3-4). After Todd Frazier grounded out, Garcia singled to right-center. Tyler Saladino and Adam Eaton added RBI singles.
Chris Beck (2-1) got four outs, and David Robertson worked the ninth for his 35th save.
TWINS 6, ROYALS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano’s hustle led Minnesota to a pair of early runs and his RBI double tied it in the decisive seventh inning, helping the Twins beat Kansas City.
Brian Dozier didn’t hit a home run for Minnesota, ending his club-tying record at five straight games, but he singled and stole second before scoring on Sano’s double off Joakim Soria (4-8). Dozier also started a dazzling double play to to finish the fifth inning, with a diving stop of Eric Hosmer’s grounder and a glove flick to second base to get the ball out while he was flat on the dirt.
Alex Wimmers (1-0) pitched a scoreless seventh in relief of Kyle Gibson for his first major league victory. Brandon Kintzler gave up Jarrod Dyson’s two-out RBI single before finishing the ninth inning for his 14th save.
ATHLETICS 4, ANGELS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jharel Cotton won in his major league debut, leading Oakland past Los Angeles.
The 24-year-old Cotton became the fourth pitcher in big league history born in the Virgin Islands. He allowed one run on two hits, struck out three and walked two in 6 1-3 innings. Cotton came to the A’s from the Dodgers at the trade deadline in a deal that sent Josh Reddick to Los Angeles.
Oakland front office a preview of his potential at the next level.
Ryan Madson finished for his 29th save. Alex Meyer (0-2) was the loser.
Ryon Healy homed for Oakland, and C.J. Cron connected for Los Angeles.
MARINERS 8, RANGERS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Adam Lind hit the fourth grand slam of his career as part of Seattle’s five-run first inning, added a solo home run in his next at-bat and led the Mariners past Texas.
Lind’s 19th and 20th homers helped Seattle jump to an 8-0 lead and kept the Mariners on the fringe of the AL wild-card race, five games behind Baltimore.
Ariel Miranda (3-1) was the winner, and A.J. Griffin (7-4) took the loss.
Texas’ Carlos Beltran hot a three-run homer in the sixth.
MARLINS 6, PHILLIES 0
MIAMI (AP) — Andrew Cashner matched his season high for strikeouts with nine over 5 1/3 innings and earned his first win for Miami in the victory over Philadelphia.
Martin Prado drove in three runs for the Marlins. They faded from playoff contention by losing their previous five games and 10 of 11.
Acquired from San Diego on July 29, Cashner (5-11) allowed four hits and walked two. He was 0-4 in his first six starts following the trade. Jeremy Hellickson (10-9) was the loser.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer’s third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Monday.
In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the season passed Labor Day, Masahiro Tanaka (12-4) settled down after a shaky first to win his fifth straight decision.
New York (71-65) matched its season high of six games over .500 but remained on the periphery of contention, 3 1/2 games back for the AL’s second wild card. The AL East-leading Blue Jays (77-60) started the day one game ahead of Boston.
Dellin Betances, the Yankees’ sixth pitcher, got three straight outs for his ninth save.
Dickey (9-14) allowed five runs and seven hits in four innings on a blustery afternoon. He is 0-6 in his last nine starts at Yankee Stadium.
TIGERS 5, WHITE SOX 3, 11 INNINGS
CHICAGO (AP) — Justin Upton hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning to lift Detroit over Chicago for its 11th win in 14 games.
Miguel Cabrera homered twice and had four hits off Chris Sale, and Justin Verlander struck out 11 in seven innings as the Tigers stayed tied with Baltimore for the second AL wild card.
Chris Beck (1-1) issued consecutive two-out walks to Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez before Upton crushed a 1-2 fastball to right for his 21st home run. It was his second game-winning homer in two days after connecting in the eighth inning Sunday against Kansas City.
Cabrera became the fourth player to reach 300 homers with the Tigers with a liner to right in the first.
Alex Wilson (2-0) gave up one hit in the 10th and Francisco Rodriguez gave up a run in the 11th before securing his 39th save.
ASTROS 6, INDIANS 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Alex Bregman continued his hot hitting with a two-run homer in the third inning and Houston ended Cleveland’s six-game winning streak.
Bregman has hit all seven of his homers and driven in 22 runs over his last 19 games for the Astros, who remain two games out of the second wild-card spot in the AL.
Mike Fiers (10-6) allowed two runs in five innings and defeated the Indians for the second time this season.
The Indians took struggling right-hander Josh Tomlin out of the rotation last week, forcing them to go with eight pitchers Monday in what amounted to a bullpen game for the AL Central leaders.
Mike Clevinger (2-2) allowed a run in the first and was pulled after 1 2/3 innings.
MARINERS 14, RANGERS 6
SEATTLE (AP) — Robinson Cano homered during a five-run first inning and Seattle knocked out starter Cole Hamels early and pulled away with a six-run sixth inning.
Cano’s 32nd homer of the season is one off his career high set in 2012 while with the New York Yankees. The two-run shot also set the tone for Seattle’s largest offensive output since scoring 14 in a win over Toronto in late July. Franklin Gutierrez drove in four runs, including a solo home run in the second inning and finished a triple short of the cycle.
Hamels (14-5) was knocked around for the second time in a week by the Mariners and failed to make it through two innings for just the second time in his career.
Felix Hernandez (10-5) made it through 5 2/3 innings and gave up six runs before being lifted.
CARDINALS 12, PIRATES 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Wainwright drove in three runs and survived five occasionally bumpy innings to pick up his first victory since mid-July.
Wainwright hit an RBI-double off Chad Kuhl (3-3) in the second and added a two-run single in the fourth as the Cardinals held on to the second wild card spot in the National League by sending the Pirates to their seventh straight loss.
Wainwright (10-8) allowed four runs and struck out five as his ERA rose to 4.61. He hardly needed to be sharp as the Cardinals battered Pittsburgh’s beleaguered pitching staff.
ORIOLES 7, RAYS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez threw a two-hitter for his first complete game since 2011, leading Baltimore to the win.
Jimenez (6-11) struck out six and walked one. He retired 25 of 26 — the lone baserunner coming on a fourth-inning walk — after giving up Logan Morrison’s three-run homer in the first.
Chris Davis homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles.
Rays slugger Evan Longoria left with soreness in his right hand. He was hit by a pitch in the first but remained in the game until being pulled after the fifth inning. The Rays said X-rays on Longoria’s hand were negative.
Matt Andriese (6-7) lost his seventh straight decision, allowing seven runs and nine hits in five innings.
METS 5, REDS 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched six innings of five-hit ball and Matt Reynolds homered as the Mets won for the sixth time in eight games.
Kelly Johnson also went deep in New York’s 12th straight victory over Cincinnati.
Colon (13-7) improved to 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his last seven starts. The Reds put a runner on third with nobody out on two occasions, and Colon wiggled out of the jam each time.
Jay Bruce went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his first game in Cincinnati since the Reds traded him to the Mets on Aug. 1.
Robert Stephenson (2-1), one of Cincinnati’s top prospects, struck out nine in 5 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs and six hits, but fell short in his bid to become the first Cincinnati pitcher since Wayne Simpson in 1970 to win each of his first three major league starts.
DODGERS 10, DIAMONDBACKS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez and four others combined to homer five times off Zack Greinke in his first road start against his former team and Los Angeles beat Arizona for its third straight victory.
Kenta Maeda (14-8) allowed one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out eight and walked one to tie Kazuhisa Ishii and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the second-most wins by a Los Angeles rookie, trailing only Rick Sutcliffe’s 17 in 1979. The Japanese right-hander has won six of his last seven.
The Dodgers increased their lead in the NL West to a season-high four games over San Francisco. They have won four of five.
Greinke (12-5) imploded in his return to Dodger Stadium for the first time since spurning the team as a free agent last December.
ROYALS 11, TWINS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier hit three home runs for Minnesota, but the Royals used homers by Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer to get the road win.
Jarrod Dyson had three hits and scored three times for Kansas City, which won for the second time in six games and stayed on the edge of the AL wild-card race.
Dozier homered on the first pitch from Ian Kennedy (10-9), and then hit a two-run shot in the third and a solo drive into the upper deck in the eighth. Dozier became the sixth Minnesota player to hit three home runs in a game, and the first to do it at home.
Morales hit a three-run drive off Jose Berrios (2-5) in the fifth for a 5-4 lead. Hosmer, who had four RBIs, belted a three-run homer in the eighth.
ROCKIES 6, GIANTS 0
DENVER (AP) — Chad Bettis threw a two-hitter for his first career complete game, Carlos Gonzalez hit a grand slam and the Rockies beat the slumping Giants.
Bettis (12-7) was perfect until Eduardo Nunez singled with two outs in the fifth inning. The right-hander struck out seven and walked none.
San Francisco intentionally walked Nolan Arenado to face Gonzalez in the third. Gonzalez lined a fastball from Matt Moore (9-11) over the fence in right-center for his second grand slam of the season.
The Giants had the best record in baseball at the All-Star break. But they are a major league-worst 16-31 since then and are now trying to hang on to a wild-card spot.
CUBS 7, BREWERS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Major league ERA leader Kyle Hendricks threw six strong innings and the Cubs pulled away for the victory.
Pinch hitter Chris Coghlan delivered a go-ahead single in a two-run seventh. He stayed in the game and got a two-run single in a four-run eighth for the NL Central leaders.
Hendricks (14-7) gave up one run — on Chris Carter’s 33rd homer — and five hits in six innings, and left with a 2.07 ERA. He is 5-0 with a 1.30 ERA over his last seven starts.
Ryan Braun hit his 25th homer in the ninth for Milwaukee. Zach Davies (10-7) was charged with three runs, two earned, and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.
NATIONALS 6, BRAVES 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner and Chris Heisey each homered during a five-run third inning, Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings for his 16th victory and Washington beat Atlanta.
Scherzer (16-7) scattered seven hits and yielded two runs to win his fourth consecutive start. He has a 2.45 ERA in that span.
Ryan Weber (1-1) lost his first start of the season for Atlanta.
PADRES 2, RED SOX 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edwin Jackson processed the message, then put it into effect.
Jackson struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings to outpitch former Padres ace Drew Pomeranz, leading San Diego over the Boston Red Sox 2-1 Monday.
Jackson (4-5) gave up four hits and ended his three-start losing streak.
“We kind of talked in between starts and we felt he just wasn’t finishing up front with a ton of conviction,” Padres manager Andy Green said. “From the first pitch today you can see him finishing aggressively.”
That made sense to Jackson.
“I had to come out today and force the issue against a great-hitting team,” he said. “They can put a lot of points on the board. You just have to have belief in what you do.”
Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Pomeranz.
“It helped seeing him as a teammate,” Rosales said. “I learned you have to lay off the curve and the cutter.”
Said Pomeranz: “I was having trouble locating my pitches and he took advantage of one.”
Pomeranz (2-4 for Boston) was an All-Star for the Padres this season and 8-7 in the NL before being traded to the Red Sox in mid-July.
“I think Drew gave us what we kind of anticipated, (105) pitches and six quality innings of work,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.
Brandon Maurer worked the ninth for his eighth save in 13 chances. He gave up a one-out single to Hanley Ramirez, then struck out Jackie Bradley Jr. and got pinch hitter David Ortiz on a flyball.
Rosales hit his career-high ninth homer of the season in the fourth, and the San Diego pitchers made it stand up.
“One pitch, it’s a different game,” Rosales said. “But I didn’t think it was going out.”
Pomeranz gave up two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five with a walk.
Chris Young’s pinch-hit homer off reliever Brad Hand to open the eighth cut the Padres’ lead to 2-1.
Aaron Hill followed with a pinch-hit double but was stranded at third when Hand struck out Brock Holt and Xander Bogaerts.
“We got a couple of opportunities with really good hitters at the plate,” Farrell said. “But unfortunately we didn’t execute to tie the game up.”
Hanley Ramirez had three hits for Boston.
Boston’s best chance against Jackson came in the seventh. But with two on and none out, he got Bradley to ground into a double play and fanned Yoan Moncada on a full-count offspeed pitch.
“(Catcher) Derek (Norris) and myself were able to get in a great groove,” Jackson said. “Today was one of those games.”
PHILLIES 6, MARLINS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Phillies snapped a six-game losing streak.
The Phillies’ run total was their highest since Aug. 14. They rank last in the majors in runs, and managed only 11 while going 0-6 during a homestand last week.
The Marlins lost their fourth game in a row and are 11-22 since Aug. 1. They fell two games below .500 for the first time since April 27 and could be headed for a seventh consecutive losing season.
Philadelphia’s Jerad Eickhoff (10-13) allowed the first two batters to score and then settled down to pitch six innings. The Phillies have won five of his past six starts.
Miami’s Jake Esch (0-1) allowed three runs in five innings in his second major league start.
ANGELS 10, ATHLETICS 7
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun hit a solo home run in the second inning, Albert Pujols had a two-run double in the fourth and Los Angeles held off Oakland.
Jose Valdez (1-1) earned his first major league win before former A’s closer Andrew Bailey finished for the Angels in a second straight game. It was just his second save since 2013.
Raul Alcantara (0-1) plunked three batters in the first inning alone and allowed five runs in four innings.
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DENVER (AP) — Andrew Toles hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcome a late six-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 10-8 on Wednesday night for a doubleheader split.
Down 8-2, the Dodgers scored three times in the eighth and added five more in the ninth. Toles capped the final inning with an oppose-field homer off closer Adam Ottavino (0-1) for his first career slam.
Luis Avilan (1-0) threw a scoreless eighth for the victory. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 40th save, getting David Dahl on a called third strike to end it.
The Dodgers began their comeback in the eighth with an RBI double from Yasmani Grandal, an RBI single by Joc Pederson and a sacrifice fly by Howie Kendrick. Chase Utley nearly brought in more, sending a two-out grounder up the middle with two on, but DJ LeMahieu ranged to his right, snared the ball and threw Utley out by a step to end the threat. Los Angeles scored once in the ninth on an RBI single from Josh Reddick and then loaded the bases with two outs, setting the stage for Toles.
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer finished with a Colorado-record 36 RBIs for the month, breaking the August record of 33 set by Andres Galarraga in 1996.
In the opener, Tyler Anderson pitched into the seventh inning in the Rockies’ 7-0 victory. Anderson (5-5) allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings against the NL West leaders. He also had an RBI single in the second in the team’s first shutout at home this season.
Pinch-hitter Stephen Cardullo hit his first career homer in the seventh — on his 29th birthday.
Ross Stripling (3-6) surrendered three runs over six innings.
The doubleheader was necessitated by a rainout Tuesday.
CUBS 6, PIRATES 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit his 36th homer and made three solid plays at third base, helping Jason Hammel and Chicago top Pittsburgh for a three-game series sweep.
Addison Russell had two RBIs and an outstanding sliding catch as Chicago equaled the best August in franchise history with a 22-6 record, also accomplished in 1932. It was the Cubs’ first time with 22 wins in a month since it went 22-10 in September 1945.
Heading into the final stretch of the season, the Cubs (85-47) are rapidly closing in on their first division title since 2008. They begin September with the majors’ best record at a season-high 38 games over .500 and a whopping 15-game lead over second-place St. Louis in the NL Central.
Hammel (14-7) allowed three hits and struck out six after dropping his previous two starts.
Ryan Vogelsong Vogelsong was the loser.
GIANTS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Moore struck out seven over 5 1/3 innings for his first career victory at AT&T Park, and San Francisco beat Arizona.
Moore walked off in the sixth to a standing ovation from the sellout crowd. The left-hander had lost his initial two home starts since being acquired from Tampa Bay. Moore (2-3) looked strong in his first game since losing a no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium.
Buster Posey drove in a pair of runs for San Francisco.
Santiago Casilla relieved Sergio Romo with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth and struck out Yasmany Tomas. Casilla finished for his 29th save.
Shelby Miller (2-10) was called up from Triple-A Reno to start. He allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.
YANKEES 5, ROYALS 4, 13 INNINGS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brian McCann had a sacrifice fly in the 13th inning and Dellin Betances shut down Kansas City in the bottom half in New York’s victory.
Royals reliever Chris Young (3-9) gave up a single to Didi Gregorius and a double to Starlin Castro to lead off the decisive frame. Matt Strahm came in against McCann for a lefty-lefty matchup, and the New York designated hitter lofted a fly ball to left to score the go-ahead run.
Ben Heller (1-0) pitched a perfect 12th to earn his first major league win, and Betances wrapped up a winning series for the Yankees by working around a leadoff walk for his seventh save.
Castro hit a two-run homer for the Yankees. Kendrys Morales hit one for Kansas City.
METS 5, MARLINS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Kelly Johnson’s three-run double in the eighth inning broke a tie and lifted surging New York over Miami.
Yoenis Cespedes began the rally by singling off reliever A.J. Ramos (1-2). Curtis Granderson walked, and Wilmer Flores flew out to center, advancing a hustling Cespedes to third. After Jay Bruce flew out to right, Travis d’Arnaud walked to load the bases, bringing up Johnson.
Johnson drove the ball into the right-field corner. He emphatically clapped his hands and swung his arms into the air after reaching second base.
Addison Reed (4-2) pitched a perfect eighth inning for the victory, the Mets’ third in a row. Jeurys Familia closed for his 44th save, establishing a franchise record.
ASTROS 4, ATHLETICS 3
HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis hit an RBI single to cap a three-run rally in the eighth inning keyed by a wild pitch on a strikeout, leading Houston past Oakland.
Chasing Baltimore for the second AL wild-card slot, Houston swept the three-game series and will open a three-game set Friday at AL West-leading Texas.
A’s starter Ross Detwiler gave up three hits and left after the seventh with a 3-1 lead.
Reliever Liam Hendriks (0-3) got two quick outs in the eighth before George Springer tripled. Alex Bregman then struck out, but reached when the pitch got away, allowing Springer to score.
Jose Altuve tripled home the tying run and Gattis singled for the lead.
Michael Feliz (8-1) pitched a scoreless eighth. Ken Giles closed for his seventh save.
RANGERS 14, MARINERS 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rougned Odor homered twice a day after hitting a game-ending shot and Carlos Gomez connected for a grand slam off Felix Hernandez, sending Texas past Seattle for a three-game sweep.
Odor tied a career high with five RBIs, and Adrian Beltre and Ryan Rua also homered for the AL West leaders. Texas (80-54) moved a season-high 26 games over .500 with a fifth straight win.
The Rangers matched the 1999 and 2012 Texas teams as the fastest to reach 80 wins.
Odor had a two-run shot for a 10-0 lead in the seventh and a three-run homer in the eighth, and leads the team with 27 home runs. On Tuesday night, his two-run homer in the ninth gave Texas an 8-7 win.
Martin Perez (9-10) pitched six shutout innings. Hernandez (9-5) matched a season high by allowing six runs in his shortest outing, coming out after four innings.
RED SOX 8, RAYS 6
BOSTON (AP) — Another tough game for the Red Sox bullpen.
This time followed by a save from the Boston bats.
Aaron Hill sliced an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth after Tampa Bay tied it in the top half of the inning, and the Red Sox held on for an 8-6 victory over the Rays on Wednesday.
“We had to find a way to fight back again,” manager John Farrell said after the Red Sox finished the homestand with a 3-3 record and headed to the West Coast for the first six in a nine-game road trip.
Hanley Ramirez hit a fifth-inning grand slam to erase a 4-1 deficit, and Jackie Bradley Jr. added a solo shot in the sixth to give Boston a 6-4 lead. But one game after the Red Sox blew a two-run lead in the seventh, the Rays loaded the bases against Fernando Abad in the eighth and Logan Forsythe hit a two-run single off Junichi Tazawa (3-2) to tie it.
In the bottom half, Ramirez led off with a walk, Sandy Leon bunted him to second and pinch-hitter Brock Holt singled him to third. Hill followed with a single past the first baseman to score Ramirez, and Bradley hit an RBI double to make it 8-6.
“Difficult loss,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “A walk here and couple of hits, then the big home run by Hanley really killed us.”
Xander Bogaerts also homered for the Red Sox, and Bradley had three hits. Dustin Pedroia had three more hits for Boston, which had lost five of its previous seven games after moving into a tie for first place in the AL East.
Pedroia has 15 hits in his last 20 at-bats and is batting .463 since moving into the leadoff spot on Aug. 10.
Erasmo Ramirez (7-10) gave up Hill’s single and an RBI double by Bradley in the eighth.
Kevin Kiermaier had three hits for the Rays, and Forsythe and Logan Morrison each homered as Tampa Bay opened a 4-1 lead through four innings.
But Boston took the lead in the fifth after Drew Smyly loaded the bases on two hits and a two-out walk. Ramirez hit the next pitch over the Green Monster for his 19th homer of the season.
BREWERS 3, CARDINALS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered, Matt Garza pitched into the eighth inning and Milwaukee beat St. Louis to end a six-game losing streak.
Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer off Luke Weaver (1-2) in the third inning.
Garza (5-6) turned in his longest outing of the season, giving up one run and three hits in seven-plus innings while walking two and striking out eight. Tyler Thornburg notched his sixth save in 10 chances.
Yadier Molina homered for the Cardinals.
NATIONALS 2, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jayson Werth homered and Gio Gonzalez pitched six strong innings to lead Washington to a three-game sweep of Philadelphia.
Wilson Ramos hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to help NL East-leading Washington set a franchise record with its ninth straight victory over the Phillies. The Nationals remained nine games in front of the second-place New York Mets.
Gonzalez (10-9) gave up one run and two hits with four strikeouts and a walk. Shawn Kelley got the only batter he faced, Maikel Franco, to ground out to end the game for his seventh save.
Freddy Galvis homered for Philadelphia in the game was played through a persistent drizzle. Adam Morgan (1-9) lost his ninth straight.
ANGELS 3, REDS 0
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ricky Nolasco pitched a dynamic four-hitter for his fifth career shutout and his first victory for Los Angeles, leading the Angels to an interleague sweep of Cincinnati.
C.J. Cron drove in two runs. The Angels (59-74) have won five straight and eight of 10 to climb out of last place in the AL West.
Los Angeles even won without Albert Pujols and Mike Trout, who weren’t in the lineup for an early starting game before the Angels’ day off.
Brandon Finnegan (8-10) struck out nine during seven strong innings of five-hit ball for the Reds. They have lost four straight and eight of 10.
INDIANS 8, TWINS 4
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out a season-high 11 and in his seventh straight victory, helping Cleveland hand Minnesota its 13th straight loss — one shy of tying the club record.
Unbeaten since July 3, Kluber (15-8) allowed three runs and six hits in eight solid innings. The right-hander is 7-0 with a 1.94 ERA in his last 10 starts.
Carlos Santana and Roberto Perez homered off Pat Dean (1-5), and Jose Ramirez hit a two-run double during a five-run fifth as the AL Central-leading Indians swept the three-game series.
Brian Dozier hit his 32nd homer, and Max Kepler also connected for the Twins
Minnesota loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth off rookie Perci Garner, making his major league debut. Bryan Shaw came on and threw a wild pitch before striking out Dozier for his first save.
BLUE JAYS 5, ORIOLES 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jose Bautista homered on the game’s first pitch and Russell Martin went deep four batters later in support of Aaron Sanchez, leading Toronto past Baltimore.
Toronto took two of the three games in the pivotal AL East series. The fading Orioles are four games behind the first-place Blue Jays and are tied with Detroit for the second wild card spot.
Sanchez (13-2) was recalled from Class-A Dunedin to make the start. He spent 10 days in the minors to limit his innings and he took advantage of the extra rest. Sanchez allowed an unearned run and five hits with two strikeouts over six innings and a season-high 112 pitches.
Michael Saunders hit his 23rd homer, a solo shot in the eighth that made it 5-1.
Yovani Gallardo (4-7) was the loser.
TIGERS 3, WHITE SOX 2
DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones doubled twice in his second major league game, then dashed home for the winning run on Tyler Collins’ sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to lift Detroit past Chicago.
After a day after doubling, singling and driving in two runs in his debut, Jones scored twice to help the Tigers complete a three-game sweep.
Jones hit a leadoff double in the ninth against David Robertson (4-3) and advanced to third on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s deep flyball. Collins came up as a pinch-hitter and was able to lift the ball to left-center. Avisail Garcia made the catch, but his throw bounced before it even reached the mound.
Francisco Rodriguez (2-3) pitched the ninth.
Jose Abreu and Alex Avila homered on consecutive pitches in the fourth for the White Sox.
BRAVES 8, PADRES 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler had a career-high 10 strikeouts in six innings, Gordon Beckham drove in two runs with a pinch-hit bases-loaded double in the sixth and Atlanta beat San Diego.
The Braves (50-83) no longer have the majors’ worst record. Minnesota (49-84) fell below Atlanta with its 13th straight loss, 8-4 to Cleveland.
Wisler (6-11) allowed one run on only four hits in his third straight win.
Oswaldo Arcia homered for the Padres. Paul Clemens (2-4) took the loss.
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TORONTO (AP) — Josh Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Donaldson hit a solo homer off Kyle Gibson in the second, then delivered a go-ahead, two-run blast off Pat Light (0-1) in the seventh.
Dozens of fans tossed hats onto the field to celebrate the home run hat trick after Donaldson, the AL MVP in 2015, hit a solo shot off Alex Wimmers in the eighth. Groundskeepers and even the Blue Jays mascot helped clear the hats away.
Donaldson’s fourth multi-homer game this season and the 10th of his career also marked the 17th three-homer game in the majors this season.
Jose Bautista had his first three-hit game of the season for the AL East-leading Blue Jays.
Minnesota lost its season-worst 10th straight. The Twins have lost seven straight in Toronto.
Scott Feldman (7-4) earned the win by getting two outs in the seventh. Jason Grilli worked the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished.
DODGERS 1, CUBS 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brock Stewart and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and Andrew Toles scored on a fielder’s choice in the eighth inning, leading Los Angeles past Jon Lester and Chicago.
Los Angeles remained two games ahead of San Francisco in the NL West.
Stewart struck out eight in five innings of two-hit ball, and Jesse Chavez, Grant Dayton, Joe Blanton and Kenley Jansen finished. Blanton (5-2) got the win, and Jansen worked the ninth for his 39th save.
With one out in the eight, pinch-hitter Toles was hit by a pitch, and then Trevor Cahill (3-4) threw away Howie Kendrick’s short roller, allowing Toles to reach third.
After an intentional walk and a strikeout, Adrian Gonzalez hit a grounder toward third, and Javier Baez double-clutched before throwing too late for a force play at second base, allowing Toles to score.
Lester struck out six and pitched three-hit ball over six innings.
GIANTS 13, BRAVES 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and San Francisco beat Atlanta for its second series win since the All-Star break.
Panik hit a solo homer in the second and added a two-run shot in the fourth. The second baseman also reached on an infield single in the sixth and had a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Denard Span and Eduardo Nunez also homered, Brandon Crawford had three hits and Jarrett Parker drove in three runs for San Francisco. The Giants took two of three from the Braves.
Bumgarner (13-8) allowed three runs over seven uneven innings. He struck out five and walked two.
Freddie Freeman and Gordon Beckham homered for Atlanta. Ender Inciarte doubled, tripled and scored twice, but the last-place Braves have lost 13 of 18.
Aaron Blair (0-6) was the loser.
PADRES 3, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) — Rookie Luis Perdomo benefited from a team-record six double plays and pitched a six-hitter for his first complete game, helping San Diego beat Miami.
The complete game was the Padres’ first this year.
Perdomo allowed the leadoff batter to reach in five innings, and each time the runner was erased on a double play grounder. In addition, after Perdomo gave up a one-out single in the seventh, Ichiro Suzuki lined out to the pitcher, who then trotted to first base to double off the runner.
Five Marlins hit into double plays, and they went 6-4-3, 4-6-3, 6-4-3, 6-3, 1, and 5-4-3. The six DPs were a nine-inning team record for the Padres defensively, and a Marlins batting record.
Perdomo (7-7) walked three, struck out three and threw only 99 pitches, retiring the side in order in the ninth. Ryan Schimpf had an RBI triple, singled and scored for the Padres.
PHILLIES 5, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — A.J. Ellis had a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double that sent the Phillies past New York.
Vince Velasquez and four relievers quieted a streaking Mets lineup that was minus ailing sluggers Yoenis Cespedes (quad) and Neil Walker (back).
New York also lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the first inning. He exited with soreness in his left knee, a problem area that has sidelined him twice before this season.
David Hernandez (3-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Robert Gsellman (1-1) lost in his first start in the majors.
ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Gausman tamed the torrid Yankees hitters, Mark Trumbo lined his major league-leading 40th home run and Steve Pearce also connected to help Baltimore avert a sweep.
The Orioles got battered in the first two games, outscored 27-9. Baltimore bounced back in the matchup between AL East contenders, halting its three-game skid and ending New York’s winning string at four.
Gausman (6-10) threw seven innings, giving up seven hits while striking out nine and walking none. He posted a rare road win after going 0-16 in his previous 25 starts away from Camden Yards.
Yankees rookie sensation Gary Sanchez doubled and singled. He had homered in three straight games and is hitting .404 in 22 games this year. CC Sabathia (8-11) was the loser.
ROCKIES 5 NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nolan Arenado went 4 for 4, hitting his 35th home run and a triple, and drove in three runs in Colorado’s victory over Washington.
Arenado and David Dahl hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Nationals rookie Lucas Giolito. Chad Bettis (11-7) allowed two runs, both on solo homers, and five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings in his longest start since April 10.
Bryce Harper, Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos homered for Washington.
Giolito (0-1) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings for the NL East leaders. Washington has dropped six of eight.
Adam Ottavino recorded the final three outs for his second save after Harper homered off Boone Logan leading off the ninth. Colorado took two of three from Washington.
ROYALS 10, RED SOX 4
BOSTON (AP) — Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting surging Kansas City past Boston.
Salvador Perez hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City. The defending champion Royals took two of three at Fenway Park and are 17-4 in their last 21 games.
David Ortiz hit his 534th homer, a solo shot, for the Red Sox, tying Jimmie Foxx for 18th on the career list. Boston has lost four of five.
Matt Strahm (2-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief.
Eduardo Rodriguez (2-6) gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings.
RANGERS 2, INDIANS 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Holland allowed one run over six innings, new left fielder Carlos Gomez made two highlight-reel catches and AL-best Texas beat Cleveland.
The Rangers took three of four in the series between division leaders, the first time since 1999 both teams were in first place when playing each other after the All-Star break.
Cleveland loaded the bases with one out in the ninth against closer Sam Dyson, who struck out pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin and retired Abraham Almonte on a fly ball to end it.
Ian Desmond and Jonathan Lucroy each had an RBI single for Texas, which has an 8 1/2-game lead in the AL West with five weeks left in the season.
Holland (6-6) struck out five without a walk while yielding only four singles. The left-hander who missed two months because of shoulder inflammation before returning Tuesday at Cincinnati.
Dyson worked a scoreless ninth for his 29th save.
Danny Salazar (11-6) was the loser.
ATHLETICS 7, CARDINALS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Andrew Triggs earned his first win and Stephen Vogt and Khris Davis homered to lead Oakland past St. Louis.
Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight in six innings. Ryan Madson pitched the ninth for his 27th save in 33 chances.
Jaime Garcia (10-10) gave up a three-run homer to Vogt with two out in the third and a two-run shot to Davis, his 34th, with two out in the first.
Matt Carpenter doubled twice, homered and scored the Cardinals’ first three runs. His homer in the third extended the Cardinals’ streak to 17 games with a homer, matching their season best. Ryon Healy doubled in the third to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active streak in the majors.
ANGELS 5, TIGERS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Former Tiger Jefry Marte had three RBI and Tyler Skaggs shut down Detroit in Los Angeles.
After scoring 35 runs in the four games before this series, the Tigers were limited to six runs in the three-game weekend set against the Angels. It is the ninth time this season the Tigers have been shut out.
The victory gave the Angels back-to-back road series wins for the first time this season.
Marte hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning off Anibal Sanchez (7-13). It was Marte’s 10th home run of the season and first since Aug. 17. He played in 33 games with the Tigers last season.
The Angels added three more runs in the sixth, on sacrifice flies by Andrelton Simmons and Marte, plus an RBI double by Nick Buss. Skaggs (2-3) allowed two hits while striking out six in six innings.
RAYS 10, ASTROS 4
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Archer struck out 10 in seven innings, Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer and Tampa Bay beat Houston.
Matt Duffy and Nick Franklin also went deep for the last-place Rays. They have homered in 21 of their last 24 games. Houston, in the hunt for an AL wild card, had won three straight.
Archer (8-17) gave up three runs on four hits and two walks. With his strikeout of A.J. Reed in the sixth, the right-hander joined David Price and James Shields as the only Tampa Bay pitchers with multiple 200-strikeout seasons.
Franklin and Evan Longoria each had three hits for the Rays, who jumped out early against Doug Fister (12-9). Jose Altuve hammered for Houston.
WHITE SOX 4, MARINERS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh inning, Justin Morneau had a two-run single and Melky Cabrera drove in a run and scored twice in Chicago’s victory over Seattle.
Jose Abreu also drove in a run. Chicago took three of four in the series and has won six of eight.
Robinson Cano hit a solo homer, his 30th, and Kyle Seager had three hits for Seattle.
Rodon (5-8) allowed the run and five hits in six-plus innings before giving way to the bullpen.
Chris Beck and Dan Jennings worked out a jam in the seventh, Nate Jones pitched a 1-2-3 eighth and David Robertson got the last three outs for his 33rd save.
Taijuan Walker (4-9) allowed four runs on four hits in 7 1/3 innings. He also hit three batters.
DIAMONDBACKS 11, REDS 2
PHOENIX (AP) — Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and Archie Bradley won for the first time in more than a month in Arizona’s victory over Cincinnati.
Tomas delivered a pinch-hit three-run shot in the sixth inning off Reds reliever Ross Ohlendorf, his team-leading 27th of the season. Castillo had two hits, a run-scoring single in the fifth and an RBI double in the eighth, and knocked in runs with a fielder’s choice grounder and a sacrifice fly.
Bradley (5-8) allowed two runs and five hits with three strikeouts over six innings.
The Diamondbacks scored four runs in the first off Reds starter Homer Bailey (2-3), all on singles, force outs and an error.
PIRATES 3, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ivan Nova threw six sharp innings before leaving early because of a hurting left hamstring and Pittsburgh hit three solo homers to rally for its eighth straight road victory.
John Jaso and Gregory Polanco homered in the sixth off Brewers starter Chase Anderson (7-11) to complete Pittsburgh’s first sweep at Miller Park since 2004. Starling Marte had a solo shot in the eighth.
Nova (4-0) retired 10 of his final 11 batters after allowing Jonathan Villar’s homer in the third. Tony Watson pitched the ninth for his 10th save.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julio Urias allowed one run over six innings, Corey Seager set a Dodgers franchise record for a shortstop with his 23rd home run and Los Angeles beat the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Saturday to even the series between NL division leaders.
Urias (5-2) pitched better at home than the last time he faced the Cubs. The rookie left-hander made his second career start in Chicago on June 2 and gave up six runs — five earned — and eight hits in five innings while serving up three homers.
This time, he allowed six hits and tied a career high with eight strikeouts and two walks. He is 4-0 in six games (four starts) since the All-Star break.
Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his 38th save a day after allowing a run on a wild pitch in the ninth in a 6-4, 10-inning loss.
The Cubs’ four-game winning streak ended behind the shortest outing of the season from Jason Hammel (13-7). He gave up three runs and five hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Los Angeles increased its NL West lead to two games over San Francisco.
BRAVES 3, GIANTS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and Mike Foltynewicz pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, leading Atlanta past San Francisco.
Foltynewicz (7-4) struck out six and allowed five hits and a walk. His only mistake came in the second inning, when Brandon Crawford socked an 0-1 fastball for his 12th homer.
San Francisco fell to 13-26 since the All-Star break, the worst record in the majors over that stretch.
Kemp hit his homer in the fourth to make it 3-1 against emergency starter Albert Suarez (3-2). Suarez was called up from Triple-A Sacramento to start in place of Jake Peavy, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save.
YANKEES 13, ORIOLES 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game to help New York rout Baltimore.
Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning. He reached 11 career home runs faster than anyone in major league history — 23 games, including two hitless games last year.
After the catcher connected, the crowd of 38,843 emphatically chanted his name. Mark Teixeira stepped out of the batter’s box, pausing the game and allowing the 23-year-old to tip his batting helmet to the fans from the top of the dugout steps.
Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks also homered as the Yankees won their fourth in a row. A day after trouncing the Orioles 14-4, New York moved within 2 1/2 games of them for the second AL wild-card spot.
Chris Davis homered twice and Mark Trumbo hit his big league-leading 39th home run for Baltimore. The Orioles have lost three straight.
Tommy Layne (1-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Dylan Bundy (7-5) was the loser.
RED SOX 8, ROYALS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major league record and Boston beat Kansas City.
Pedroia’s streak, which stretched over three games, ended in the eighth inning. Johnny Kling of the Cubs set the record of 12 in 1902, Pinky Higgins of the Red Sox matched it in 1938, and Detroit’s Walt Dropo accopmplished the feat in 1952.
Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez hit consecutive homers for Boston. David Price (13-8) won his fourth straight start, giving up two runs in six innings.
Danny Duffy (11-2) was the loser, ending a personal 10-game winning streak.
Salvador Perez hit two solo homers for the Royals.
ROCKIES 9, NATIONALS 4, 11 INNINGS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning, and Colorado beat Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.
NL MVP Bryce Harper was ejected in the 10th after getting called out on strikes. The Nationals star yelled at plate umpire Mike Winters and threw his helmet to the ground after being tossed.
Blackmon connected in the third off starter A.J. Cole, then hit a two-run drive off Yusmeiro Petit (3-4). Blackmon has 23 home runs this season and five multihomer games.
Carlos Gonzalez also hit a two-run homer off Petit, his 24th of the season and 200th of his career.
Jake McGee (1-3) pitched a perfect 10th that included striking out Harper.
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 5 to pass the Nationals’ Daniel Murphy for the NL batting lead.
METS 12, PHILLIES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer, Kelly Johnson had a pinch-hit grand slam and Noah Syndergaard pitched two-hit ball over seven innings to help New York rout Philadelphia.
Asdrubal Cabrera homered for the third time in two games, a two-run drive that put New York ahead against Jeremy Hellickson (10-8). Neil Walker added his 23rd of the season to match a career high, giving the Mets four homers for the second consecutive night in a blowout of Philadelphia.
Alejandro De Aza added a two-run double for the Mets. They have won six of seven as they attempt to make a charge in the bunched-up NL wild-card chase.
Syndergaard (12-7) chipped in with a long double and won his third straight start. The only damage against him came on Freddy Galvis’ homer in the third.
ANGELS 3, TIGERS 2
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit stars Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez were ejected, along with manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner in a series of balls-and-strikes disputes as the Tigers’ five-game winning streak ended in a loss to Los Angeles.
Kaleb Cowart hit his second career home run and C.J. Cron added an RBI single for the Angels.
Victor Martinez argued with plate umpire Mike Everitt after taking strike one in the third inning. Martinez was tossed after about 30 seconds, then put his hands behind his back to continue the debate. He later flipped his helmet onto the field from the bench.
After Ian Kinsler struck out looking in the fifth, Joyner was ejected from the dugout by Everitt. Joyner came out to argue, Ausmus followed and was tossed, too.
In the sixth, J.D. Martinez was called out, looked back at Everitt and was ejected.
Jhoulys Chacin (4-6) threw four scoreless innings and struck out five for the win. Fernando Salas closed for his fifth save. Rookie Michael Fulmer (10-5) gave up three runs in the third.
RANGERS 7, INDIANS 0
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mitch Moreland’s grand slam capped a bizarre, five-run first inning for Texas and A.J. Griffin pitched six strong innings in the victory over Cleveland.
Griffin (6-3) allowed five hits while winning for the first time since Aug. 4. In making his first scoreless start of the season, Griffin didn’t allow a home run for the first time in 12 starts.
Carlos Carrasco (9-7) allowed seven runs — four unearned in the first — and eight hits in four innings while striking out eight.
Ian Desmond and Carlos Beltran singled with one out and moved up a base on Carrasco’s balk. On Adrian Beltre’s sharp grounder to third, Desmond dove back and beat Jose Ramirez’s tag to load the bases. Rougned Odor’s hard grounder to first bounced off Carlos Santana’s glove for a run-scoring error and Moreland followed with his second career slam.
BLUE JAYS 8, TWINS 7
TORONTO (AP) — Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing AL East-leading Toronto’s rally from a five-run deficit.
Edwin Encarnacion homered and had three RBIs to help Toronto hand Minnesota its ninth straight loss.
The Blue Jays trailed 7-6 in the eighth when Kevin Pillar doubled with one out off Ryan Pressly (6-6). Upton followed with a triple past a diving Max Kepler in right. Kepler fumbled the ball as he chased it down by the wall, allowing Upton to score standing up as a sellout crowd of 47,485 cheered wildly.
Jason Grilli (5-3) worked one inning for the win and Roberto Osuna finished for his 29th save.
Minnesota led 5-0 before the Blue Jays began their comeback. Encarnacion hit his 36th homer and leads the AL with 105 RBIs. Minnesota’s Trevor Plouffe homered for the second straight game.
ATHLETICS 3, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Khris Davis hustled home on an infield grounder in the eighth inning and Oakland rallied for two runs to beat St. Louis.
The Cardinals fell to 1-8 in interleague games at Busch Stadium this season.
Oakland trailed 2-1 in the eighth when Davis singled with one out against Matt Bowman (2-5) and Ryon Healy doubled, extending the longest active hitting streak in the majors to 13 games.
Seung Hwan Oh relieved and Max Muncy hit a grounder that Brandon Moss stopped with a dive, but Davis scored the tying run. Brett Eibner followed with a sacrifice fly.
Zach Neal (2-4) pitched a career-best six innings. Oakland pitchers held the Cardinals without a hit after the fourth inning, retiring the last 17 batters.
Daniel Coulombe (2-1) and Liam Hendriks combined for two perfect innings to set up Ryan Madson who pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 26th save.
REDS 13, DIAMONDBACKS 0
PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani threw a four-hitter and Scott Schebler homered twice in Cincinnati’s blowout victory over Arizona.
DeSclafani (8-2) had nine strikeouts and a walk, needing 108 pitches to throw the first complete game of his career.
Joey Votto and Schebler homered during a four-run first inning and Schebler connected again in a five-run second, all against Zack Godley (4-3). Schebler had a career-high five RBIs and three hits in the first multihomer game of his career.
Zack Cozart hit his 16th homer in the fourth inning, and Adam Duvall got his 29th homer in the eighth.
WHITE SOX 9, MARINERS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu hit the first of Chicago’s four runs, and Jose Quintana threw 7 2/3 solid innings in the White Sox’s victory over Seattle.
Avisail Garcia and Alex Avila hit consecutive homers during a four-run fifth and Tyler Saladino added a two-run shot in the seventh, all off struggling reliever Vidal Nuno.
Abreu extended his hitting streak to 10 games and his on-base streak to 23 with a solo shot in a two-run first against Ariel Miranda (1-1). Quintana (11-9) allowed a run and five hits and struck out eight.
PADRES 1, MARLINS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Schimpf homered, Clayton Richard pitched seven innings and San Diego beat Miamito snap a four-game losing streak.
Schimpf homered in the fourth inning off Jose Urena (2-5). Schimpf also homered Friday night and has 16 this season.
Richard (1-3) allowed eight hits and walked one. He struck out three and threw 63 of 94 pitches for strikes. Kevin Quackenbush worked the ninth, striking out two for his first save since Sept. 22, 2014, against Colorado.
ASTROS 6, RAYS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Alex Bregman homered and had three RBIs, and Dallas Keuchel threw seven solid innnins in Houston’s victory over Tampa Bay.
Bregman connected off fellow rookie Blake Snell (4-7) in the third inning to make it 4-0.
Keuchel (9-12) allowed nine hits and two runs for his first career victory over the Rays.
Yulieski Gurriel added two doubles for Houston and had the first two RBIs of his career. It was the fifth game for Gurriel, who played in Cuba for 15 seasons before signing with the Astros in July.
Bobby Wilson hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning for the Rays.
PIRATES 9, BREWERS 6
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and Pittsburgh overcame a four-run deficit to beat Milwaukee.
Polanco doubled off reliever Blaine Boyer (1-3) with one-out in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 9-6.
Hernan Perez homered twice for Milwaukee, with a three-run homer during a four-run first, and a solo shot leading off the third that put the Brewers ahead 5-1.
Pittsburgh scored five runs in the fourth against Jimmy Nelson to take a 6-5 lead. However, Brewers reliever Tyler Cravy homered off Jeff Locke (9-7) to open the bottom of the inning for his first major league hit. Neftali Feliz got the last three outs for his second save in four attempts.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night.
Rob Segedin and Andrew Toles each homered, and the Dodgers extended their NL West lead to two games.
Bumgarner (12-8) is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season. Gonzalez hit a two-run single to center with the bases loaded against Bumgarner in the fifth to break a tie.
Kenley Jansen allowed a homer to Denard Span but still got his 36th save.
The Giants’ Angel Pagan extended his hitting streak to 19 games.
Kenta Maeda (13-7) allowed three runs in five innings.
RED SOX 2, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched into the seventh inning, David Ortiz had a run-scoring single and Boston beat Tampa Bay to remain tied atop the AL East with Toronto.
Buchholz (5-9) allowed one run, five hits, two walks and struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel got the final three outs for his 23rd save.
Chris Archer (7-17) gave up two runs, five hits and threw 109 pitches in five innings for the Rays.
CUBS 5, PADRES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta threw eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball to become the NL’s first 16-game winner and Kris Bryant and Addison Russell homered.
Arrieta (16-5) allowed a single to Alex Dickerson in the second and Christian Bethancourt’s double in the eighth. Arrieta has two no-hitters in the past year.
The Padres brought the go-ahead run to the plate in the ninth, but Aroldis Chapman got the last two outs for his 28th save after Felix Pena was charged with three runs.
Bryant’s 33rd home run tied him with Colorado’s Nolan Arenado for the NL lead.
Christian Friedrich (4-10) lost his eighth consecutive decision.
BLUE JAYS 7, ANGELS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin had three hits and two RBIs and R.A. Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first home win since July 10.
Martin had an RBI single in the first, drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the third, singled and scored in the fifth, and doubled over the head of center fielder Mike Trout in the seventh.
Michael Saunders hit his 21st home run, a solo shot off A.J. Achter in the eighth, and Edwin Encarnacion and Darwin Barney each reached base three times as the Blue Jays won their fifth straight over the Angels.
Dickey (9-13) came in 2-8 with a 5.57 ERA in 13 home starts but held the Angels in check, allowing two runs and six hits.
Tyler Skaggs (1-3) allowed four runs and four hits in four-plus innings. His five walks were a season-worst.
ROYALS 1, MARLINS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Yordano Ventura escaped two threats while pitching six innings, and Kansas City extended its winning streak to nine games.
Ventura (9-9) allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six. Three relievers closed out the win and extended the bullpen’s streak of 32 consecutive shutout innings since Aug. 10. Kelvin Herrera pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.
Andrew Cashner (4-10) had his best outing in five starts for the Marlins but fell to 0-3 since joining them on July 30. He allowed one run in six innings.
BREWERS 6, ROCKIES 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting Milwaukee over Colorado.
Perez hit a 0-2 pitch from Carlos Estevez into the right-field corner. Jonathan Villar scored from second and Ryan Braun from first when Daniel Descalso’s cutoff throw to the plate was wide and got past catcher Nick Hundley to give Milwaukee a 5-4 lead.
Brent Suter (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh for his first career victory in his first relief appearance after making his major league debut in a spot start Friday night. Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his first career save in his 75th game.
Boone Logan (2-3) took the loss.
PIRATES 7, ASTROS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ivan Nova took a shutout into the ninth inning and finished with a six-hitter while Gregory Polanco hit two home runs.
Nova (10-6) struck out six, walked one and threw 69 of his 98 pitches for strikes while improving to 3-0 in four starts since being acquired from the New York Yankees in an Aug. 1 trade.
His bid for his third career shutout ended when Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve led off the ninth with consecutive doubles.
After the Pirates scored four runs in the first inning, Polanco hit solo shots in the third and fifth off Joe Musgrove (1-2) and Tony Sipp to extend the lead to 6-0 and raise his season total to a team-high 19 homers.
REDS 3, RANGERS 0
CINCINNATI (AP) — Dan Straily extended his surge since the All-Star break by pitching six innings and Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs.
Straily (10-6) hasn’t allowed more than two runs in any of his eight starts since the break, going 6-0. He gave up three singles and two walks.
Tony Cingrani gave two walks in the ninth before retiring Ryan Rua on a grounder to complete his 16th save in 21 chances.
Votto singled home a run in the sixth off left-hander Derek Holland (5-6), who had been on the disabled list since June 22 with an inflamed pitching shoulder. Holland gave up four hits and a walk in six innings. He also got his first major league hit, a single off the plate that bounced over Votto’s head at first base.
METS 7, CARDINALS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wilmer Flores and Justin Ruggiano homered, Jose Reyes reached four base times and scored three runs, and Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits, drove in a run and scored once.
The offense helped Robert Gsellman (1-0) get the decision in his major league debut. Gsellman, pressed into action after starter Jonathon Niese left with an injury in the first inning, pitched 3 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run.
Jeurys Familia earned his 42nd save, one shy of the Mets’ season record set by Familia last year and Armando Benitez in 2001.
Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia (10-9) gave up a season-high six runs at home, in just four innings.
ATHLETICS 9, INDIANS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit a three-run homer and scored three times, and Oakland beat Cleveland to snap a three-game losing streak.
Davis had struck out in six consecutive at-bats before hitting his 33rd home run of the season off starter Danny Salazar. That’s the most by an Oakland player since Jack Cust hit 33 in 2008.
Sean Manaea (5-8) allowed three hits and one run over seven innings for his second win since June 29. Manaea walked two and fanned eight to become the first A’s rookie pitcher to reach 100 strikeouts since Dan Straily in 2013.
Danny Salazar (11-5) left after giving up a leadoff double in the fifth.
YANKEES 5, MARINERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer and CC Sabathia pitched seven innings to win for the third time in two months, leading New York over Mariners.
Sabathia (8-10) was 2-6 with a 6.78 ERA in his previous 11 starts. He gave up a run in the third inning on a triple by Leonys Martin and single by Ketel Marte, but allowed just one single and his lone walk over the next four innings.
Tommy Layne pitched a perfect eighth and Dellin Betances worked around a two-out single to finish the four-hitter.
Taijuan Walker (4-8), recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Tacoma, allowed four runs — three earned — and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, with three walks and five strikeouts.
TIGERS 8, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cameron Maybin drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run single in the sixth inning.
Anibal Sanchez (7-12) pitched seven innings to win a start on the road for the first time since the first week of the season, and the Tigers broke the game open in the seventh with soaring home runs by Erick Aybar and Victor Martinez.
Brian Dozier gave Minnesota the lead in the fifth with his 29th homer, a new career high, but Kyle Gibson (5-8) couldn’t hold it. He threw two of the team’s three wild pitches in the decisive sixth.
ORIOLES 8, NATIONALS 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kevin Gausman scattered six hits over six shutout innings, Adam Jones went 4 for 5 and Chris Davis hit his 30th home run for Baltimore.
Gausman (5-10) walked two, struck out two and permitted only one runner past second base.
The 25-year-old outpitched Nationals rookie Reynaldo Lopez, a 22-year-old making his fifth major league start. Lopez (2-2) yielded six runs, four earned, and seven hits in 2 2/3 rocky innings.
WHITE SOX 9, PHILLIES 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu homered for a third straight game and Carlos Rodon threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Abreu hit a two-run home run and Justin Morneau followed with a solo shot in the fifth off Jake Thompson (1-3), who gave up seven runs and eight hits in five innings.
Rodon (4-8) allowed three hits and has a 1.46 ERA in his past four starts after missing most of July with a sprained left wrist.
BRAVES 7, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Matt Kemp’s two-out, bases-loaded double in the eighth inning erased a one-run lead and Atlanta beat Arizona in a game between the NL’s worst teams.
Jose Ramirez (2-0) allowed a hit and hit a batter but struck out the side in the seventh to get the victory. Jake Barrett (1-2) took the loss. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price was good, even better because of a rookie’s nifty glove work.
Boston’s ace won his third straight decision Monday night, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 with a huge assist from Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch that helped Price limit his old team to just two hits over eight scoreless innings.
Price (12-8) walked two, struck out eight and didn’t allow a runner past first base in helping the Red Sox win for the ninth time in 11 games and nudge into in a tie for first place in the AL East with Toronto.
Benintendi drove in a run with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly, then kept Price’s bid for a shutout alive by denying Steven Souza Jr. what would have been a two-run homer with an eighth-inning catch that nearly sent him tumbling over a short wall in the left-field corner.
“That’s a highlight-reel play at a pivotal time in the game,” Boston manager John Farrell said. “David was outstanding. But in a three-run game, that late, take away a two-run homer, it’s a huge difference in the ball game.”
The defensive gem enabled Price to extend Tampa Bay’s scoring drought against Boston to 25 innings dating to a series at Fenway Park before the All-Star break. Evan Longoria stopped the streak with a two-run homer off Matt Barnes in the ninth.
“I think that’s the best catch I’ve made. I’ve never really had the opportunity to do that,” Benintendi said. “I knew that it was going to go out. I was just trying to time it and I was fortunate enough to finish with it.”
Chris Young returned from a two-month stay on the disabled list to drive in a run with a double off Blake Snell (4-6), Hanley Ramirez had a sacrifice fly in the seventh and Xander Bogaerts added a two-run homer off Danny Farquhar in the ninth.
Price, who also pitched eight scoreless innings against his former team during a 4-0 victory in Boston on July 10, won for the first time as a visitor in four decisions at Tropicana Field.
“I had a lot of good things happen,” said Price, the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner who helped the Rays make the playoffs four times before being traded in 2014. “With Benny, and the catch he made to rob a home run, I spent seven years here and I didn’t see that catch too many times. It doesn’t happen a whole lot. That was huge.”
Benintendi started the game in center field. He moved to left after Young was removed for pinch-runner Jackie Bradley Jr. in the eighth. The maneuvering looked like a stroke of genius when Benintendi chased down Souza’s fly ball in the corner and made a running catch before nearly flipping over the wall.
“That was an unbelievable play,” Souza said. “He ran a long way, was at full speed. And then to go over and hold on to the ball, it was pretty impressive.”
Snell, who got his first big league win against the Red Sox on June 27, threw 94 pitches and allowed four hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings, yet Boston was only able to build a 2-0 lead against the 23-year-old rookie.
ORIOLES 4, NATIONALS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 38th home run, Jonathan Schoop also went deep and Baltimore won a matchup between neighboring contenders.
Rookie Dylan Bundy (7-4) pitched six innings of three-hit ball for the Orioles, who had lost five of their previous six games — all at home. The victory lifted Baltimore within two games of first-place Toronto and Boston in the AL East.
Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth for his 38th save. The left-hander has not allowed an earned run in 43 games since May 5.
The Orioles did all their scoring against A.J. Cole (0-1) in his season debut. Cole was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to replace scheduled starter Stephen Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled.
DODGERS 18, REDS 9
CINCINNATI (AP) — Adrian Gonzalez hit three of the Dodgers’ seven homers — driving in a career-high eight runs — and rookie Corey Seager had a noteworthy homer as well.
The NL West leaders enjoyed their biggest home run splurge in 10 years. They’ve won 10 of their last 12 games against Cincinnati.
Gonzalez started it with a three-run shot in the first inning off Homer Bailey (2-2), who had his worst showing since returning from Tommy John surgery. The first baseman also had a solo shot in the fifth, when the Dodgers connected four times overall.
Gonzalez’s three-run shot in the seventh tied his career high for homers.
Joey Votto singled home a run off reliever Jesse Chavez (1-0), one of his four RBIs.
INDIANS 1, ATHLETICS 0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and Cleveland beat Oakland.
Carrasco (9-6) was masterful while limiting the A’s to four hits over eight innings. The right-hander had nine strikeouts, retired the side in order five times and allowed only one runner to reach second base.
Miller struck out the side in the ninth for his 11th save.
Neither team did much offensively until Santana’s one-out home run off reliever Ryan Dull (5-4), his 27th of the season.
CUBS 5, PADRES 1
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jason Heyward all homered to back Jon Lester’s strong outing for Chicago.
Bryant’s solo shot in the fifth inning was his 32nd of the year, tying him with Colorado’s Nolan Arenado for the National League lead.
Lester (14-4) limited the Padres to a run and five hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked two in winning for the 10th time in his last 11 decisions.
Edwin Jackson (3-4) gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings.
MARINERS 7, YANKEES 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each hit a three-run homer and Nelson Cruz added a solo shot as Seattle rallied to beat New York.
The Yankees got two homers apiece from rookie catcher Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro, but three of them were solo shots.
Zunino, recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on July 20, answered in the bottom half with his ninth home run — off Anthony Swarzak (1-2) — to put Seattle ahead 6-5.
Nick Vincent (3-3) retired all three batters he faced, and rookie Edwin Diaz survived a shaky ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances.
ASTROS 3, PIRATES 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball, Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and Houston beat Pittsburgh.
Hernandez connected off fellow rookie Jameson Taillon (3-3) in the fifth inning after A.J. Reed’s leadoff walk.
Alex Bregman, another Astros rookie, hit his fourth homer in the ninth inning off Neftali Feliz.
Fister struck out six, walked one and retired 11 of the first 12 batters.
Ken Giles got his fourth save despite allowing David Freese’s RBI single in the ninth.
DIAMONDBACKS 9, BRAVES 8
PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo homer in the ninth inning to lift Arizona over Atlanta.
Goldschmidt hit his 19th homer off John Gant (1-3) deep into the left-field seats to lead off the inning, helping Arizona overcome a five-run deficit and a two-homer night from Freddie Freeman.
Freeman hit a solo homer off Enrique Burgos (1-1) to tie it in the ninth.
BREWERS 4, ROCKIES 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Carter homered and Jimmy Nelson won for the first time in seven starts.
Nelson (7-13) gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings.
Carter’s solo homer to left in the third, his 30th of the season, off Chad Bettis (10-7) extended Milwaukee’s lead to 4-1.
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MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the San Francisco Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night.
Crawford tripled, doubled and had five singles in eight at-bats, tying an NL record. The previous player to get seven hits in a game was Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rennie Stennett on Sept. 16, 1975, at the Chicago Cubs.
Stennett set a modern-era record by accomplishing the feat in a nine-inning game. The only other player to do that was Wilbert Robinson for the old Baltimore Orioles of the National League in 1892.
Johnny Burnett holds the major league mark for an extra-inning game with nine hits for Cleveland in a 1932 contest that lasted 18 innings.
George Kontos (3-2) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the victory for the Giants, who were without manager Bruce Bochy after he was hospitalized in the morning with an illness.
The Giants went 6 for 21 with runners in scoring position and left 18 on base in a game that took 5 hours, 34 minutes — the longest of the season for both teams.
San Francisco threatened in the 13th when Crawford hit a one-out triple off Dustin McGowan (1-3). After the second out, Marlins manager Don Mattingly intentionally walked two batters to get to the pitcher’s spot in the order.
The Giants were out of position players, leaving ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner, a .183 hitter with legitimate power, to pinch-hit with the bases loaded. He struck out to end the inning.
MARINERS 3, TIGERS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma threw seven shutout innings for his seventh win in his last eight starts, Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager both had RBI singles off Michael Fulmer in the second inning and Seattle beat Detroit.
Seattle won its fourth straight and moved within 2 1/2 games of Detroit and Boston for the second wild card in the American League thanks to another gem from Iwakuma (13-7). The right-hander allowed five hits and struck out eight, running his streak of scoreless innings at Safeco Field to 21 1/3.
Fulmer (9-3) suffered his first loss since June 17 — also the last time the Tigers lost when he started.
Rookie Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
BLUE JAYS 7, RAYS 5
TORONTO (AP) — Devon Travis had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and Toronto beat Tampa Bay.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 299th career home run as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak against the Rays.
Encarnacion and Jose Bautista both had three RBIs as Toronto scored more than four runs for the first time since a 9-1 win over Baltimore on July 30.
Joaquin Benoit (2-1) worked one inning for the win. Roberto Osuna gave up Logan Forsythe’s solo homer in the ninth but finished for his 25th save.
Xavier Cedeno (3-4) took the loss.
DODGERS 9, PHILLIES 4
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager homered twice and Chase Utley and Yasmani Grandal also went deep for Los Angeles.
Seager has 21 homers, breaking Hanley Ramirez’s record for homers by a Dodgers shortstop. He’s also the eighth L.A. rookie with 20 or more homers in a season.
The Dodgers built a 5-0 lead after one inning off Zach Eflin (3-5).
Julio Urias (2-2) started for the first time in nearly three weeks. He gave up five hits and three runs (one earned) in five innings.
ATHLETICS 3, ORIOLES 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kendall Graveman pitched seven strong innings, Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth and Oakland beat Baltimore despite another home run from slugger Manny Machado.
Machado, who hit home runs in his first three at-bats Sunday, belted his 26th home run of the season with two outs in the eighth.
It wasn’t enough to prevent the Orioles from losing and falling into a first-place tie with Toronto in the AL East.
Vogt homered leading off the fourth against Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman (3-9), walked and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth and added an RBI single in the seventh.
Graveman (8-7) and two relievers made it hold up.
TWINS 3, ASTROS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Duffey pitched six effective innings and Minnesota took advantage of two misplays by Houston center fielder Carlos Gomez in a three-run fifth.
Gomez, the former Twins outfielder, let Jorge Polanco’s single skip by him for a two-base error that allowed one run to score. Then he lost a fly ball off Juan Centeno’s bat, turning it into an RBI triple.
Danny Santana followed with a run-scoring single, and Minnesota won for the seventh time in nine games.
Duffey (7-8) permitted one run on four hits and struck out eight. Three relievers combined for three hitless innings, and Brandon Kintzler finished for his 10th save in 11 chances.
Collin McHugh (7-9) gave up three runs and 10 hits in seven innings, losing his third straight start.
Eddie Rosario had three hits for last-place Minnesota, which is 21-12 since July 2 and leads the majors in runs and hits during that span.
RANGERS 4, ROCKIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Elvis Andrus hit a two-run single, Mitch Moreland delivered a tiebreaking double and Texas scored three times in the ninth inning to beat Colorado.
The AL West had a double steal before Andrus’ single tied it 3-all. Moreland sent Andrus home with a double before he was thrown out stretching at third.
Carlos Estevez (2-7) got his fifth blown save in the ninth.
Charlie Blackmon had an RBI single in the third. Nolan Arenado homered in the fourth and hit an RBI single in the eighth off winner Keone Kela (3-1).
CARDINALS 5, REDS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina started and ended a five-run rally in the ninth inning as St. Louis stunned Cincinnati.
Molina singled to open the inning and was hit by a pitch from Ross Ohlendorf with the bases loaded to drive home the winning run. In between, Matt Carpenter drove in two runs with a single and Brandon Moss tied it when he walked with the bases loaded.
The comeback erased what had been a futile night of offense for St. Louis through the first eight innings, as the Cardinals entered the last inning 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position.
Seth Maness (2-2) pitched a perfect ninth to earn the win.
The rally cost Cody Reed his first major league win. Reed threw six scoreless innings.
Tony Cingrani (2-4) left with the bases loaded after allowing the first three runs in the ninth.
BRAVES 4, BREWERS 3, 12 INNINGS
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Kemp scored from third base after Keon Broxton dropped Gordon Beckham’s sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, and Atlanta beat Milwaukee.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Broxton dropped a drive to deep center field for an error.
Kemp drew a walk from Carlos Torres (2-2) to start the 12th and went to third on a ground-rule double by Nick Markakis.
Brandon Cunniff (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. Jim Johnson stranded a runner at second for his ninth save. Atlanta’s bullpen combined for six scoreless innings.
Markakis and A.J. Pierzynski homered for the Braves.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Szczur scored on A.J. Ramos’ wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 5-4 comeback victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.
The Cubs scored three runs in the inning to sweep the three-game series.
Miguel Montero led off with a double to right and went to third on Javier Baez’s single. Ramos (1-1) then walked pinch-hitter Szczur to load the bases. Dexter Fowler made it 3-2 with a sacrifice fly to right, and all the runners advanced.
Kris Bryant struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch for the second out. Anthony Rizzo was intentionally walked to load the bases again, and Ramos walked Zobrist and then unloaded a wild pitch with Willson Contreras at the plate. It was Ramos’ second blown save of the season in 33 chances.
Jeff Mathis hit a two-run home run, and Christian Yelich homered and drove in a pair of runs to help the Marlins take a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth.
Chicago cut it to 4-2 in the eighth when Fowler scored on Fernando Rodney’s wild pitch.
Justin Grimm (1-0) pitched the ninth inning for the victory. Chicago has won seven of eight.
Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki lined out softly to shortstop as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning against John Lackey. The Japanese star remained at 2,998 career hits.
YANKEES 9, METS 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a tiebreaking, three-run drive off Steven Matz in the second inning for his first home run against a left-hander in more than a year, then got hit by a pitch that sparked a bench-clearing dustup in the Yankees’ Subway Series victory.
Chad Green and Matz (8-8) both struggled at the start, and Luis Severino (1-6) came out of the bullpen with 4 1/3 innings of one-hit relief. Another of the Yankees’ Kiddie Korps, 23-year-old catcher Gary Sanchez, was called up before the game and got his first big league hit.
In a season-long slump, Teixeira came to the plate in the second with the score 3-all. Following two-out singles by Jacoby Ellsbury and Rob Refsnyder, the switch-hitter lofted the ball over the right-field scoreboard and into the first row of seats at Yankee Stadium for his 10th home run this season and first batting right-handed since July 31 last year against Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox.
When Teixeira batted in the fifth, Matz’s first pitch hit him below the left knee. Teixeira got up, started yelling and was walled off by catcher Rene Rivera. Players from both teams came onto the field, but there were no scuffles. Then, during a three-run seventh that opened a 9-4 lead, the Mets had repeated mound meetings with reliever Hansel Robles when Teixeira was on second base, apparently thinking he was trying to steal signs. When Robles walked toward the dugout, he appeared to mutter at Teixeira, who pointed to the side of his helmet.
NATIONALS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 11 in eight innings and had a two-run single in Washington’s victory over Arizona.
Washington earned its fourth road series sweep of the season and first since May 30-June 1 at Philadelphia. Arizona lost its fourth straight and sixth in seven games.
Scherzer (12-6) allowed three runs on four hits, giving up two homers, and walked one. He is 3-0 in four starts against the Diamondbacks, the team that drafted him 11th overall in 2006.
Daniel Murphy’s sixth-inning solo home run broke a 1-1 tie before Scherzer bounced a single up the middle with the bases loaded and two outs, driving in Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa.
Arizona’s Zack Godley (3-2) allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings.
ROCKIES 12, DODGERS 2
DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez homered twice before leaving with an apparent ankle injury in Colorado’s victory over Los Angeles.
Gonzalez had his 19th multi-homer game of his career with Nos. 22 and 23 this season. He left in the bottom of seventh after he appeared to roll his left ankle at the plate.
Nolan Arenado, Mark Reynolds and DJ LeMahieu also homered for Colorado. The Rockies have won 11 of 13 to move above the .500 mark for the first time since May 18.
Arenado hit a three-run home run, and Reynolds added a two-run shot in a five-run first inning off Los Angeles starter Brock Stewart (0-2). Tyler Anderson (4-3) allowed two runs in seven innings for Colorado.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was moved to the 60-day disabled list earlier in the day, and right-hander Louis Coleman (shoulder fatigue) and left-hander Adam Liberatore were also placed on the DL.
PHILLIES 5, GIANTS 4, 12 INNINGS
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco drove home the winning run with one out in the 12th inning to lift Philadelphia past struggling San Francisco.
Ryan Howard homered among his three hits and Cameron Rupp also connected for Philadelphia. Franco finished with three RBIs, including one on the unusual play that ended the game.
With the bases loaded and one out, Franco lined what appeared to be a clean single into right-center field. But young teammate Aaron Altherr, who was on first base, got so excited about the Phillies winning that he rushed to congratulate Franco without ever touching second base.
Giants catcher Buster Posey noticed the blunder and took a throw at second from right fielder Hunter Pence that technically forced out Altherr. Franco did indeed cross first base, though, so Tommy Joseph scored easily from third and the Giants had no chance at an inning-ending double play.
Posey singled, doubled and drove in three runs for the NL West-leading Giants. They have lost 13 of 17 since the All-Star break.
Luis Garcia (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. George Kontos (2-2) was the loser.
CARDINALS 5, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Moss singled home two runs in St. Louis’ four-run first inning, extending his season-long streak against Cincinnati.
St. Louis sent nine batters to the plate against Cody Reed (0-6) in the first inning, with Moss and Greg Garcia each driving in a pair of runs with singles. Stephen Piscotty added a solo homer, the Cardinals’ fifth in two games.
Michael Wacha (7-7) gave up a pair of runs in five innings as he won his fifth straight decision. Seung Hwan Ho gave up a hit in the ninth while earning his eighth save in 10 tries.
The NL Central rivals conclude the series Thursday. The Cardinals have won 18 of their past 22 series, including eight of 11 at Great American Ball Park.
ORIOLES 3, RANGERS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kevin Gausman outpitched Cole Hamels, and Baltimore rode a three-run first inning to a victory over Texas.
Matt Wieters had two RBIs for the AL East-leading Orioles, a major league-best 39-16 at home. Baltimore will seek to complete a three-game sweep on Thursday in a series between first-place teams.
Gausman (3-8) gave up two runs and seven hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking one. Darren O’Day worked a perfect eighth, and Zach Britton finished for his 33rd save in 33 tries.
Hamels (12-3) yielded three runs and three hits in a rocky first inning, then retired 13 of the next 14 batters without allowing a hit. He gave up three runs, four hits and four walks over seven innings.
TIGERS 2, WHITE SOX 1
DETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez broke an eighth-inning tie with a pinch homer on the first pitch he faced since June and Detroit beat Chicago for its eighth straight victory.
Playing for the first time since fracturing his elbow June 16, Martinez hit for James McCann leading off the inning and launched Chris Sale’s first pitch into the shrubs above the centerfield fence.
Shane Greene (2-2) got the win after pitching out of a seventh-inning jam, and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 30th save. Sale (14-5) allowed two runs on six hits in an eight-inning complete game. He walked one and struck out 10.
Justin Morneau homered for Chicago.
RAYS 12, ROYALS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi had his third consecutive scoreless start, Steven Souza Jr. homered for the first time in two months and Tampa Bay routed Kansas City.
Brad Miller and Kevin Kiermaier also homered for the Rays.
Odorizzi (6-5) allowed two singles, walked two and had six strikeouts in six innings. The right-hander hasn’t given up a run in 20 2/3 innings over the three-start stretch. Enny Romero and Ryan Garton completed a two-hitter.
After Evan Longoria had a sacrifice fly, Souza put the Rays up 4-0 on his three-run shot off Edinson Volquez (8-10) in the first. Miller made it 5-0 during the third on his 18th homer. Kiermaier hit a three-run drive off Chien-Ming Wang in a five-run sixth to put the Rays ahead 11-0.
MARINERS 3, RED SOX 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz, Mike Zunino and Adam Lind hit solo home runs and Seattle beat Boston, handing Rick Porcello his first loss since May.
Cruz hit his 27th homer of the season leading off the second inning, Zunino hit his fifth leading off the sixth and Lind capped Seattle’s scoring with his 16th of the season with two outs in the seventh.
They were the only three hits allowed by Porcello (14-3) until Zunino’s single in the eighth, but enough to hand the right-hander his first loss since May 17 against Kansas City.
Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma (12-7) rebounded from a season-worst performance against the Chicago Cubs to limit Boston to five hits in 7 1/3 innings. Rookie Edwin Diaz gave up a run in the ninth on Travis Shaw’s RBI ground out, but got Sandy Leon for the final out and his second save.
TWINS 13, INDIANS 5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Mauer had four hits and four RBIs, Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and Minnesota continued its mastery over Cleveland.
AL Central-leading Cleveland fell to 4-8 against last-place Minnesota. The Twins have outscored the Indians 35-16 in winning the first three games of the series. The Indians’ lead over Detroit in the AL Central lead has shrunk to two games.
Tyler Duffey (6-8) allowed five runs in six innings. Eddie Rosario had three hits and three RBIs, and Max Kepler had two hits and drove in two runs.
Trevor Bauer (7-5) gave up eight runs — seven earned — in 2 2/3 innings. Mike Napoli homered for the fifth straight game while Tyler Naquin also went deep for Cleveland.
BRAVES 8, PIRATES 4
ATLANTA (AP) — Ender Inciarte broke a tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning and offensively challenged Atlanta had 15 hits in its victory over Pittsburgh.
Atlanta improved to 17-39 at Turner Field, the worst home record in the majors. Pittsburgh, which began the day two games out of a wild-card spot, has lost four five.
Pirates starter Jeff Locke (8-7) blew the four-run lead and was chased on Inciarte’s single.
Atlanta scored two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh off Juan Nicasio, taking an 8-4 lead on Adonis Garcia’s RBI single, Matt Kemp’s sacrifice fly and Erick Aybar’s RBI triple.
Braves starter Rob Whalen (1-0), making his first career appearance, gave up four hits, four runs, four walks and struck out five in five innings. Whalen put himself in a 4-0 hole on Matt Joyce’s 11th homer, a three-run shot, and a run that scored on a wild pitch.
BLUE JAYS 3, ASTROS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Donaldson hit two home runs, and Marco Estrada threw seven solid innings in Toronto’s victory over Houston.
Jose Bautista hit his second home run in two nights in the sixth as he and Donaldson went back-to-back. Donaldson led off the fourth with a home run to right field before hitting his 27th home run of the season in the sixth. It was Donaldson’s third multi-homer game this season.
Estrada (7-4) won his second straight start, allowing one run and four hits with seven strikeouts. Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth for his 23rd save. Collin McHugh (7-8) took the loss.
PADRES 12, BREWERS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edwin Jackson pitched seven scoreless innings and had an RBI double, and Jabari Blash hit his first major league home run to help San Diego rout Milwaukee.
Jackson (2-2) retired the first 11 batters he faced, and the Brewers didn’t put a runner in scoring position until Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled in the fifth. Jackson signed a minor-league contract with the Padres in June after starting the season in Miami’s bullpen. He gave up three runs — two on Ryan Braun’s homer — on eight hits and struck out five over eight innings.
Yangervis Solarte also homered for San Diego.
Junior Guerra (7-3) was the loser.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Danny Duffy pitched eight innings of one-hit ball and had a franchise-record 16 strikeouts to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Duffy (7-1) flirted with the Royals’ first no-hitter in nearly 25 years before giving up a line-drive double to Desmond Jennings leading off the Tampa Bay eighth.
Jennings came off the disabled list Monday after missing all of July with a strained hamstring.
Kendrys Morales’ 18th home run, a towering shot over the center field wall off Rays starter Chris Archer (5-15), got the Royals on the scoreboard in the seventh. Kelvin Herrera pitched the ninth for his second save.
Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain drove in runs in the eighth for the Royals, who won for only the second time in 10 games.
TWINS 12, INDIANS 5
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Max Kepler had three two-run homers and six RBIs, leading Minnesota over Cleveland.
The German-born Kepler homered off All-Star Danny Salazar in the first and third innings and hit another off Cody Anderson in the sixth. Kepler became the first Twin to homer three times in a game since Justin Morneau in 2007. He also had a single.
Joe Mauer was 4 for 4 and homered in the eighth off Andrew Miller, who was making his first appearance with Cleveland after being acquired Sunday from the Yankees.
Jose Berrios (2-1) retired 15 straight after a three-run first inning. The rookie right-hander, recalled from Triple-A Rochester before the game, allowed four hits in six innings.
Salazar (11-4) lost for the first time since May 22.
CUBS 5, MARLINS 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks allowed just seven hits in his second career shutout, providing Chicago’s bullpen a needed breather.
After a wild, 12-inning win a night earlier in which manager Joe Maddon used 22 players, Hendricks (10-7) threw 123 pitches and lowered his ERA to 2.22, third-best in the majors. He allowed three walks and struck out five.
Anthony Rizzo finished a home run shy of the cycle and reached base five times, and Addison Russell had a two-run single in the first off wild Marlins starter Adam Conley (7-6).
ASTROS 2, BLUE JAYS 1, 14 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit an RBI double in the 14th inning off Scott Feldman hours after Feldman was traded from Houston to Toronto.
Jose Altuve, who homered earlier in the game, opened the 14th with a single to shallow left field off Feldman (5-4), and Correa followed with his hit off the fence in right-center field. It gave Houston its ninth walkoff win this season, and 14th with its last at-bat.
Michael Feliz (7-1) pitched a perfect 14th inning after Chris Devenski pitched 4 1/3 perfect innings after entering the game in the ninth.
YANKEES 6, METS 5, 10 INNINGS
NEW YORK (AP) — Starlin Castro hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Yankees hardly resembled a team resigned to fading away after selling off their stars at the trade deadline, rallying past the Mets in their Subway Series opener.
Didi Gregorius hit a tying single with two outs in the eighth and new closer Dellin Betances worked out of a major jam for his first save this season. Hours after trading slugger Carlos Beltran and pitcher Ivan Nova before the non-waiver deadline, the Yankees snapped a four-game slide.
Wilmer Flores and rookie Matt Reynolds homered for the skidding Mets, who lost their fifth in six games as fans in the sellout crowd of 42,125 traded chants throughout the night following a hectic afternoon at Citi Field.
Castro’s RBI came off Seth Lugo (0-1). Adam Warren (1-0) got his first win since returning to the Yankees.
Earlier in the day, the defending NL champions completed deals to land All-Star outfielder Jay Bruce and reacquire lefty Jon Niese.
RED SOX 2, MARINERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the ninth inning, Craig Kimbrel got his 18th save in his return from knee surgery and Boston beat James Paxton and Seattle.
Paxton held Boston to a run and four hits over eight innings before Betts hit his 22nd homer off closer Steve Cishek (2-6), who blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning Sunday against Chicago.
Kimbrel made his first appearance since having surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear in his left knee.
Junichi Tazawa (2-1) got the win with a scoreless eighth after Eduardo Rodriguez held Seattle to a run and three hits over 6 1/3 innings.
NATIONALS 14, DIAMODNBACKS 1
PHOENIX (AP) — Anthony Rendon drove in three runs, Daniel Murphy went 3 for 3 and Stephen Strasburg got his major league-leading 15th win.
Strasburg (15-1) allowed a run and three hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two. He also had three hits and an RBI.
Arizona starter Archie Bradley (4-7) gave up eight runs and 12 hits in 3 1/3 innings.
PADRES 7, BREWERS 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yangervis Solarte drove in two runs, Travis Jankowski had three hits and two walks and San Diego beat Milwaukee.
Carlos Villanueva (2-2) pitched 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Jarred Cosart, allowing two runs and two hits. Villanueva was the first of four Padres relievers.
Milwaukee’s Jimmy Nelson (6-10) exited with four innings pitched and eight hits allowed.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley’s Field’s left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night.
Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis Chapman worked a 1-2-3 ninth — striking out Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia — in his Cubs debut.
Baez went deep on a full-count pitch against Anthony Ranaudo (1-1) to chase the right-hander in his White Sox debut. Ranaudo didn’t allow a hit until Kris Bryant’s solo homer with one out in the sixth tie the score 1-1. Bryant’s 26th homer matched his total last season when he was NL Rookie of the Year.
After Ben Zobrist’s RBI double in the eighth, Russell followed two hitters later with his 12th homer to help the Cubs end a two-game slide and snap the White Sox’s four-game winning streak.
Ranaudo allowed three runs and two hits — both homers — in 6 2/3 innings and smacked an opposite-field homer in the fifth for his first major league hit.
Chapman had 20 saves in 21 chances this season with the Yankees before the Cubs acquired the hard-throwing lefty on Monday for a package of prospects.
REDS 2, GIANTS 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Bruce homered in his career-high fifth straight game, connecting off Madison Bumgarner in Cincinnati’s victory over slumping San Francisco.
Bruce broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning with his sixth homer during his five-game streak and 25th of the season.
The NL West-leading Giants got just four hits and lost for the ninth time in 11 games since the All-Star break. The last-place Reds are 8-4 over that stretch.
Dan Straily (6-6) gave up three hits in 7 2/3 innings, and Tony Cingrani pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Bumgarner (10-6) allowed one earned run and five hits in eight innings, striking out nine. The Giants have lost six of his last eight starts.
Conor Gillaspie hit a solo homer for the Giants in the second. San Francisco left fielder Angel Pagan dropped a flyball in the fifth, setting up Tucker Barnhart’s tying sacrifice fly.
NATIONALS 4, INDIANS 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Strasburg shut down Cleveland for seven innings and bounced back from his only loss this season, leading Washington past the Indians.
Strasburg (14-1) began the season with 13 straight wins before he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 21. The powerful right-hander shook off that blemish, holding the Indians to three hits. Strasburg walked one and struck out seven.
Washington rookie Trea Turner drove in three runs and Daniel Murphy hit his 20th homer off Carlos Carrasco (7-4). Murphy extended his hitting streak to 13 games with the towering shot.
Nationals reliever Blake Treinen stopped Cleveland’s threat in the ninth, getting a game-ending double play for his first major league save.
CARDINALS 5, METS 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Yadier Molina and pinch-hitter Kolten Wong each had an RBI double in the ninth inning, and St. Louis rallied past New York to end Jeurys Familia’s saves streak at 52 games.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a go-ahead homer off Adam Wainwright to cap a three-run comeback in the seventh that gave the Mets a 4-3 lead. But then Familia, who hadn’t blown a regular-season save opportunity since July 30 last year, finally faltered.
Jedd Gyorko drew a one-out walk in the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Randal Grichuk. Molina hit the next pitch to deep center field, and Grichuk scored to tie it.
Molina was thrown out at third by Familia (2-2) on pinch-hitter Jeremy Hazelbaker’s comebacker, but Hazelbaker stole second and scored when Wong lined a double just inside the left-field line.
Familia’s franchise-record saves streak was the third-longest in major league history behind Tom Gordon (54) and Eric Gagne (84). Jonathan Broxton (3-2) threw a scoreless eighth, and Seung Hwan Oh worked the ninth for his sixth save.
RAYS 3, DODGERS 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Moore pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays won at Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Luke Maile had an RBI double in a three-run fourth inning to help Tampa Bay wrap up a nine-game West Coast road swing by snapping a four-game skid. The Rays were swept in a three-game series at Chavez Ravine in 2013, the only other time they’ve visited the Dodgers’ hallowed home turf.
Moore (7-7) struck out five and allowed an unearned run. Alex Colome pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 23 chances. Brandon McCarthy (2-1) lasted just four innings for the Dodgers in his first loss since Sept. 23, 2014.
TIGERS 4, RED SOX 3
BOSTON (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and into Boston’s bullpen, lifting Detroit past the Red Sox for a three-game sweep.
James McCann also hit a solo homer, and Victor Martinez had four singles, a walk and drove in two runs for Detroit. The Tigers have won five of seven.
Boston is the last major league team to be swept in a series of any length this season.
Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia had solo homers for the Red Sox. They lost for the fifth time in six games to complete a nine-game homestand at 4-5.
Bruce Rondon (4-2) got one out for the win. Justin Wilson got the final three for his first major league save. Brad Ziegler (0-1) took the loss.
ROCKIES 3, ORIOLES 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Nick Hundley broke up Dylan Bundy’s no-hit bid with a sixth-inning homer, and Colorado used a strong pitching performance by Jon Gray to beat Baltimore.
David Dahl hit his first major league home run in his third game for the Rockies. Colorado took two of three from the AL East leaders, has won six of seven and is 9-4 since the All-Star break.
Manny Machado connected for the Orioles.
Gray (7-4) outpitched Bundy (3-3) in a duel between rookie right-handers. Carlos Estevez got three straight outs for his 10th save.
ATHLETICS 6, RANGERS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Khris Davis homered twice, Coco Crisp also went deep and Oakland beat AL West-leading Texas.
Oakland has won four consecutive series for the first time since May 2014. The A’s are 9-4 since the All-Star break.
Crisp’s two-run homer in the eighth, on a 99 mph fastball from Matt Bush (3-2), put the A’s up 4-3. Davis added another two-run shot, his 25th homer of the season, in the inning.
Ryan Dull (5-2) threw 1 1/3 perfect innings in relief of Sean Manaea. Ryan Madson worked the ninth for his 22nd save. Rangers starter Yu Darvish, winless in his last nine starts against Oakland, stuck out six without a walk and departed with a 3-2 lead after six innings.
Ian Desmond hit his 20th homer for Texas.
MARLINS 11, PHILLIES 1
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the first inning to lead a 16-hit attack in Miami’s victory over Philadelphia.
Stanton hit his 22nd homer in support of Adam Conley (7-5), who pitched around eight hits and three walks to throw 6 2/3 scoreless innings.
Don Kelly, who began the game 1 for 22 this season, went 3 for 5 with two triples, two RBIs and two runs scored. That raised his average from .045 to .148.
The Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki did not play and remained at 2,997 hits.
Philadelphia rookie Zach Eflin (3-4) was the loser.
PADRES 8, BLUE JAYS 4
TORONTO (AP) — Adam Rosales hit a two-run home run, Alex Dickerson and Brett Wallace each hit solo shots and San Diego beat Toronto to avoid a three-game sweep.
San Diego extended its club-record streak with at least one home run to 25 games. It’s the longest run since 2002 Texas set the major league record by homering in 27 straight.
Luis Perdomo (5-4) allowed four runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.
R.A. Dickey (7-12) was the loser. He has surrendered 26 home runs this season, tying Kansas City’s Ian Kennedy and Chris Young for most in the majors.
Melvin Upton Jr. made his first start for Toronto after being acquired from San Diego on Tuesday. He went 1 for 4 with a single.
PIRATES 10, MARINERS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole threw a three-hitter for his first career complete game and slumping Andrew McCutchen had a three-run home run and two other hits in Pittsburgh’s victory over Seattle.
Making the 88th start of his four-year career, Cole (6-6) struck six and walked one while winning for the first time since May 20. McCutchen and Jung Ho Kang each had four RBIs to help the Pirates win for the sixth time in nine games.
James Paxton (3-5) was the loser.
ASTROS 4, YANKEES 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers struck out 10 in six innings, Colby Rasmus broke out of a slump with a two-run homer and Houston beat New York.
Rasmus snapped an 0-for-29 skid when he sent an off-speed pitch from Masahiro Tanaka (7-3) into the seats behind the bullpen in right-center field to make it 4-0 with in the third.
McCullers (6-4) allowed five hits and one run and tied a season high by fanning 10 for the second straight game. Ken Giles and Luke Gregerson pitched a scoreless inning each before Will Harris got his 11th save by striking out two in the ninth.
DIAMONDBACKS 8, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasmany Tomas hit two home runs, Archie Bradley pitched seven innings and Arizona took advantage of Milwaukee’s season-high five errors.
Tomas had his fifth multihomer game of the season. He hit a three-shot off in the first and sliced an 0-2 pitch for a two-run homer in the fifth, both off of Jimmy Nelson (6-9).
Bradley (4-6) allowed one run on four hits, walked three and struck out six.
Brewers right fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three errors, and shortstop Jonathan two.
ROYALS 7, ANGELS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Raul Mondesi had a bunt single for his first big league hit, with two runs scoring on the play on pitcher Matt Shoemaker’s throwing error, and Kansas City beat Los Angeles.
Shoemaker, who did not allow a base runner until the fifth inning, yielded singles to Alex Gordon and Paulo Orlando to start the seventh. Mondesi put down a bunt and beat the throw to first as the throw by Shoemaker (5-11) sailed into right field.
Both runners scored and Mondesi wound up on third. Angels manager Mike Scioscia came out claiming interference, and after a review the call on the field stoood. Scioscia officially protested the game.
Joakim Soria (4-4) pitched a scoreless inning for the victory.
BRAVES 9, TWINS 7
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freddie Freeman homered, doubled and tied a career high with five RBIs and Atlanta held off Minnesota for a two-game sweep.
Freeman went 4 for 4 with a walk. His 18th homer gave the Braves a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning.
The Twins closed to 8-7 in the sixth on an RBI grounder by Joe Mauer. Nick Markakis singled home a run in the Atlanta eighth.
Mike Foltynewicz (4-4) got the win despite giving up seven runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Jim Johnson pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Tyler Duffey (5-8) was chased in the second.
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell hit a grand slam in his second major-league at bat, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the slumping Chicago Cubs 12-6 on Saturday night.
Bell drove a 1-1 pitch from Adam Warren (3-2) over the seats above the 21-foot wall in right for his second pinch hit in two games since being recalled from Triple-A on Friday. Jordy Mercer followed with another home run to make it a five-run fifth for the Pirates, who have won nine of 10.
Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez homered earlier off Jon Lester, and Arquimedes Caminero (1-2) pitched 1 2/3 innings for the win. Jared Hughes earned his third major league save by tossing three scoreless innings.
Ben Zobrist had a two-run homer and Anthony Rizzo had four hits for Chicago, which has lost of nine of 10.
NATIONALS 6, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy homered for the sixth time this year against his former team, powering Max Scherzer and the Nationals to the win.
The NL East leaders opened a five-game lead on the Mets.
Murphy had a run-scoring single in the third inning, an RBI double in the fifth and launched his 16th home run in the seventh. He is batting .438 (21 of 48) with 19 RBIs against the Mets after becoming a free agent in the offseason and signing with Washington.
Scherzer (10-6) gave up three hits and an unearned run in seven innings.
New York’s Logan Verrett (3-6) gave up five runs on only four hits in 6 2/3 innings.
TIGERS 3, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Victor Martinez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, and Detroit stopped Toronto’s seven-game winning streak.
Justin Upton had two hits and Andrew Romine reached three times for the Tigers, who had lost seven of their previous nine against the Blue Jays.
Bruce Rondon (3-1) earned the win despite allowing a tying home run to Devon Travis in the seventh. Rondon missed the first two games of the series with flu-like symptoms.
Justin Wilson pitched the eighth and Francisco Rodriguez finished for his 24th save.
Martinez hit a one-out drive off Jason Grilli (3-3) for his 17th homer.
ORIOLES 3, ANGELS 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonathan Schoop scored the tying run on a seventh-inning balk and delivered the decisive RBI single in the eighth, leading Baltimore to the win.
The victory assured the Orioles sole possession of first place in the AL East at the All-Star break, which begins after the conclusion of Sunday’s schedule.
Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 28th homer for Baltimore, a solo shot in the second inning. Brad Brach (6-1) worked the eighth and Zach Britton finished for his 26th save.
Daniel Nava had two RBIs for the Angels, who were bidding for their season-high fifth straight win. Joe Smith (1-4) got the loss.
YANKEES 7, INDIANS 6, 11 INNINGS
CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian McCann’s RBI double with two outs in the 11th inning lifted the Yankees to the victory.
McCann’s clutch hit off Tommy Hunter (2-2) pushed New York to its second win in three days over the AL Central-leading Indians.
Yankees left-hander Aroldis Chapman (3-0) struck out four in the final 2 1/3 innings.
All-Star Carlos Beltran, who was 3 for 6, started the winning rally with a two-out single. McCann’s line drive hit on the track in right field and bounced over the head of Abraham Almonte, scoring pinch-runner Ronald Torreyes.
CARDINALS 8, BREWERS 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham and Aledmys Diaz homered, powering the Cardinals to the road win.
Peralta hit a leadoff drive in the second off Chase Anderson (4-10). Pham connected for a solo shot and Diaz belted a three-run homer during the Cardinals’ five-run ninth.
Carlos Martinez (8-6) struck out a season-high 11 in five innings in his first win since June 11. The right-hander allowed one run and four hits with four walks.
Anderson struggled with his command and lasted just four innings. He walked five and allowed two runs and four hits.
DODGERS 4, PADRES 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy won his second straight start after a 14-month recovery from Tommy John surgery.
McCarthy (2-0) gave up three runs in five innings, including a two-run homer by Yangervis Solarte in the first.
Adam Liberatore got two outs for his club-record 24th consecutive scoreless appearance. He broke the mark of 23 set by John Candelaria in 1991. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth for his 26th save.
Luis Perdomo (3-4) took the loss.
ROCKIES 8, PHILLIES 3
DENVER (AP) — Tyler Anderson homered and earned his first big league win, leading Colorado to the victory.
Anderson (1-3) allowed two runs in six innings. He singled for his first big league hit and homered for his second.
Jordan Lyles allowed one run in three innings for his second career save.
Tony Wolters’ first career triple drove in three runs in Colorado’s six-run sixth.
Jerad Eickhoff (6-10) was charged with eight runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. The Phillies lost for just the third time in 11 games.
RED SOX 4, RAYS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven innings to remain unbeaten in his Fenway Park starts this season, and the Red Sox sent the Rays to their fifth straight loss.
On a day the Red Sox learned they lost closer Craig Kimbrel to a left knee injury for likely three to six weeks, they won for the fifth time in six games.
Dustin Pedroia added a two-run single for Boston, which looks for a sweep of the three-game series Sunday when former Rays ace David Price is scheduled to pitch.
Brad Miller homered for the Rays, who have dropped 21 of 24. Matt Moore (5-6) gave up four runs in six innings.
Porcello (11-2) allowed a run and six hits. Koji Uehara worked the ninth for his fourth save.
WHITE SOX 5, BRAVES 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier hit his 25th homer for the White Sox, and Jose Quintana bested Julio Teheran in the majors’ first all-Colombian pitching matchup.
Frazier, who will go for his second straight Home Run Derby title Monday, hit a two-run shot in the second and an RBI double in Chicago’s three-run third.
Teheran (3-8) allowed five runs and nine hits over six innings after missing his last start with an infection in his right thigh.
Quintana (7-8) won his second straight start despite giving up home runs to Gordon Beckham, Jeff Francoeur and Freddie Freeman in six innings.
With closer David Robertson unavailable due to an upper left leg strain, Nate Jones got four outs for his third save.
GIANTS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt had an RBI triple, Grant Green homered for the first time this season and San Francisco got a big lift from its bullpen.
Angel Pagan added two hits and Ruben Tejada doubled in a run for the Giants, who have won seven of nine and are a major league-best 56-33.
George Kontos (2-1), one of six relievers used by manager Bruce Bochy after Jake Peavy was knocked out of the game in the fifth, retired four batters for the win. Santiago Casilla pitched the ninth for his 21st save.
Arizona’s Robbie Ray (4-8) gave up three runs and six hits in five innings.
ROYALS 5, MARINERS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and made a key pickoff throw to help Kansas City to the win.
Perez hit a solo drive off the foul pole in the seventh inning that gave the Royals a two-run lead.
In the eighth, the World Series MVP made the defensive play of the game. With runners at the corners and one out, the star catcher trapped Kyle Seager off first base.
The pickoff was Perez’s first of the season and 18th of his career.
Kansas City’s Edinson Volquez (8-8) pitched six innings and was charged with three runs and six hits. Kelvin Herrera got three outs for his first save.
Wade Miley (6-6) allowed four runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings for Seattle.
ATHLETICS 3, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Kendall Graveman pitched eight-plus innings for Oakland, and Stephen Vogt had three hits, including a homer.
Vogt hit a solo drive in the second and an RBI single in the third.
Graveman (5-6) allowed two runs and five hits. He retired his first 14 batters before A.J. Reed singled with two outs in the fifth.
Ryan Dull got three outs for his first save.
Houston right-hander Lance McCullers (4-3) was charged with three runs and seven hits in a season-low four innings.
MARLINS 4, REDS 2
MIAMI (AP) — Martin Prado had three hits, including a double that put Miami ahead to stay.
Prado hiked his average to .323 and capped a rally in the fifth inning with a two-out, two-run double that right fielder Jay Bruce misjudged. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and scored three times.
All-Star Adam Duvall hit his 23rd home run for the Reds, and Brandon Phillips had two hits and an RBI with a broken left hand. Phillips played less than 24 hours after suffering a hairline fracture when he was hit by a pitch from Jose Fernandez.
John Lamb (1-6) took the loss despite a career-high nine strikeouts in five innings.
Miami’s Adam Conley (6-5) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings. A.J. Ramos pitched around a walk in the ninth for his 27th save.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning, and the New York Mets overcame a six-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-6 Monday for their fifth straight win.
Miami took a 6-0 lead against Matt Harvey, who lasted 3 2/3 innings. But the Mets scored in every inning from the fourth through the eighth and overcame two calls that originally went their way but were overturned upon video review.
With the score 6-all, d’Arnaud reached on an infield single to start the eighth against Fernando Rodney (0-2), who was acquired from San Diego last week and had allowed just one earned run this season. Pinch-hitter Juan Lagares sacrificed and Neil Walker drew a walk before Cespedes lined the ball into right-center for his second double and third hit of the game.
Jeurys Familia pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 29th save, converting his 45th consecutive regular-season opportunity dating to last August.
Travis d’Arnaud and Curtis Granderson started the comeback with solo homers off Tom Koehler.
INDIANS 5, TIGERS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Indians remained perfect in 10 games against the Tigers this season.
Napoli hit an 0-1 pitch from Bruce Rondon (2-1) into the left-field bleachers, helping the Indians to their 12th straight win at home.
Jeff Manship (1-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings and Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 18th save. The game ended when Jose Iglesias bounced into a double play. Iglesias was called safe at first, but it was reversed after a replay review.
Cleveland has outscored Detroit 65-23 this season and the Indians now lead the Tigers by 6 1/2 games in the AL Central. The win also ended Cleveland ‘s two-game skid that followed a franchise-record 14-game winning streak.
Nick Castellanos and Steven Moya homered for Detroit, which had won six straight.
GIANTS 3, ROCKIES 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Angel Pagan hit a two-run homer and Buster Posey also connected to back Jake Peavy as San Francisco beat Colorado.
Peavy (5-7) struck out six over 6 2/3 innings to bounce back from his third-shortest outing of the season. He left to a standing ovation and tipped his cap while exiting in the seventh after a two-out single by pinch-hitter Cristhian Adames. Giants right fielder Mac Williamson made a beautiful diving catch to start the inning.
Nolan Arenado hit two doubles, but the run-starved Rockies lost its sixth straight game and fourth in a row held to one or fewer runs.
Colorado loaded the bases in the second on Ryan Raburn’s one-out double, a single by Mark Reynolds and Nick Hundley’s walk before Peavy was called for a balk to force in the game’s first run.
Tyler Anderson (0-3) allowed three runs and four hits in six innings.
PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered twice and Jonathon Niese turned in his best start in almost a month to help Pittsburgh win its fifth straight — all on the road.
Polanco’s two-run homer in the sixth inning off Carlos Martinez (7-6) put the Pirates ahead to stay 2-1. He added a solo shot in the eighth for the first two-homer game of his career.
Niese (7-6), who had given up at least four earned runs in each of his previous four starts, allowed just one run on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Pirates relievers Arquimedes Caminero, Juan Nicasio and Neftali Feliz combined to allow one run over the final 3 1/3 innings. Feliz picked up his first save of the season despite giving up a run-scoring double to Matt Carpenter in the ninth.
St. Louis had a three-game winning streak snapped.
PHILLIES 8, BRAVES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerad Eickhoff pitched neatly into the eighth inning, and Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco each hit a two-run homer as Philadelphia beat Atlanta.
Eickhoff (6-9) gave up two runs and five hits, striking out eight in 7 2/3 innings to win for the fourth time in five decisions.
After sweeping three games in Arizona and taking two of three from the defending World Series champion Royals, the Phillies didn’t let up against the worst team in the NL.
They jumped on Joel De La Cruz (0-2) in the second inning. Six extra-base hits led to a season-high seven runs in the inning.
Cameron Rupp and Tommy Joseph hit doubles. Cesar Hernandez ripped an RBI triple. Herrera hit one out to deep right-center for his 10th homer. After Peter Bourjos hit a double, Franco hit his 15th homer to left-center to make it 7-1.
CUBS 10, REDS 4
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit his 24th home run before leaving with a bruised leg, Willson Contreras and Addison Russell also went deep, and Chicago pounded struggling Cincinnati.
Playing the NL Central’s last-place team was just what the major league-leading Cubs needed after getting outscored 32-11 in a four-game sweep by the Mets in New York.
Contreras capped a three-run second with a solo drive off Cody Reed (0-3) that made it 6-0. Russell drove in three runs and scored two.
Kyle Hendricks (7-6) gave up an unearned run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings as the Cubs started a four-game homestand on a winning note after going 4-7 on their longest trip of the season.
The Reds lost for the 11th time in 13 games.
BLUE JAYS 6, ROYALS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Aaron Sanchez pitched eight innings to win his eighth straight decision, and Josh Donaldson and Darwin Barney each hit a two-run single in a four-run seventh inning to send Toronto past Kansas City.
Troy Tulowitzki had two hits as the Blue Jays won a rematch of last year’s AL Championship Series, which Kansas City took in six games.
Sanchez (9-1) has not lost since April 22 against Oakland. He allowed one run and three hits while matching the longest start of his career.
Edinson Volquez (7-8) left after loading the bases with no outs in the seventh. Kendrys Morales and Eric Hosmer homered for the Royals.
BREWERS 1, NATIONALS 0
WASHINGTON (AP) — Junior Guerra outpitched Max Scherzer, Martin Maldonado homered and Milwaukee defeated Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.
Guerra (6-1) allowed two hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking two. The 31-year-old rookie threw eight scoreless innings of two-hit ball in his previous start and has won three straight.
Maldonado gave the Brewers the lead in the fifth with his third homer of the season. Jeremy Jeffress pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.
Scherzer (9-6) threw 114 pitches in six innings. He gave up four hits and struck out seven.
RED SOX 12, RANGERS 5
BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit a two-run homer and Sandy Leon had four hits, including three of Boston’s season-high nine doubles against Texas.
Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer, and Travis Shaw and Dustin Pedroia each added a solo shot as the Red Sox banged out 13 extra-base hits.
David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez each had two doubles. The Red Sox had a season-high 21 hits to win their second straight after a 21-2 rout by the Angels.
Rougned Odor hit a solo homer and two-run single for the Rangers, who have lost five of six.
Rick Porcello (10-2) overcame a four-run first inning and improved to 7-0 at Fenway Park this season. He allowed 12 hits in six innings.
Nick Martinez (1-2) gave up six runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.
ASTROS 2, MARINERS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Lance McCullers struck out 10 in seven strong innings and George Springer homered for the second straight day to lift Houston over Seattle.
McCullers (4-2), who missed his previous turn with a blister on his right index finger, allowed five hits and one run while matching his season high for strikeouts. Luke Gregerson pitched a perfect eighth and Will Harris did the same in the ninth for his eighth save.
Springer doubled and scored in the first inning. There were two outs in the fifth when he launched his 19th home run to make it 2-1.
Wade Miley (6-5) yielded seven hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings for his third straight loss. The Mariners had won four straight.
WHITE SOX 8, YANKEES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson and Dioner Navarro each hit a two-run homer off CC Sabathia, helping James Shields and the Chicago White Sox beat New York.
Chicago had a string of 15 consecutive solo shots, matching a franchise record, before Anderson connected in the third inning to tie it at 2. Brett Lawrie hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the fifth before Navarro belted his fifth homer.
Navarro has seven RBIs in the last three games — all wins for the resurgent White Sox. Todd Frazier went 3 for 3 with two walks for Chicago, which has won five of six and 10 of 14.
Chase Headley hit a two-run homer for New York, which has lost three of four. Starlin Castro went 4 for 4 with two doubles in his first game in Chicago since the Yankees acquired him in a December trade with the Cubs.
New York was 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position, and shortstop Didi Gregorius made three errors.
Sabathia (5-6) struck out nine in six innings, but allowed five runs and eight hits. The big left-hander is winless in his last three outings with an 8.31 ERA.
Shields (4-9) got his second straight win after a long slump that started with San Diego and carried over to Chicago after he was acquired in a trade a month ago.
RAYS 4, ANGELS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Logan Morrison homered and drove in two runs to help struggling Tampa Bay end a four-game losing streak with a victory over Los Angeles.
Matt Moore (5-5) allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings, improving to 4-0 in his career against Los Angeles and handing the slumping Angels their 12th loss in 14 games.
Morrison hit a solo homer off starter Nick Tropeano and gave the Rays the lead for good with an RBI single against Fernando Salas (3-6). Brad Miller also homered for the last-place Rays, who won for the third time in 19 games.
Jefry Marte homered off Moore before leaving in the sixth with a bruised left knee.
Ryan Garton got two outs for his first major league save.
ATHLETICS 3, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coco Crisp snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single, and Oakland stopped a four-game skid by beating Minnesota.
Kendall Graveman (4-6) halted a recent slide by the A’s rotation. He allowed three hits and one run in 6 2/3 innings.
Stephen Vogt’s RBI single evened the score at 1 in the seventh against Twins starter Ricky Nolasco (3-7), and Crisp gave Oakland the lead four batters later.
The Twins managed only four hits. That included a two-out triple by Eddie Rosario in the ninth, but Ryan Madson recovered to earn his 16th save in 19 attempts.
DODGERS 7, ORIOLES 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager tripled and scored the tiebreaking run on Justin Turner’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to lead the Dodgers to their fifth straight victory, over the slumping Orioles.
Chase Utley had three hits and drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who have won 10 straight at home after rallying to claim the opener in just Baltimore’s second regular-season trip to Dodger Stadium.
Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal hit back-to-back homers in the second inning for the Dodgers.
J.J. Hardy and Joey Rickard drove in two runs apiece for the AL East-leading Orioles, who have lost five straight after a four-game sweep in Seattle.
Joe Blanton (4-2) pitched the seventh, and Kenley Jansen finished for his 25th save in 28 chances.
PADRES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Derek Norris drove in three runs with a home run and a double before leaving with an injury and the Padres handed the Diamondbacks yet another home loss.
The Padres’ Yangervis Solarte added a two-run homer and Luis Perdomo (3-3) pitched six solid innings to get the victory. The 23-year-old right-hander, in his sixth start, allowed three runs on nine hits, striking out five with no walks. He pitched to one batter in the seventh.
Norris, the team’s catcher, left in the eighth inning when he was struck in the arm by a bat on the follow-through by hitter Brandon Drury.
Norris’ two-run homer off Archie Bradley (3-4) in the sixth put the Padres up for good. Bradley, starting in place of injured Zack Greinke, went six innings, giving up five runs.
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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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BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Saunders set career highs with three homers and eight RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays blew past the Baltimore Orioles 13-3 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Saunders connected with two on against Mike Wright (3-4) in the first inning, added another three-run drive off Wright in the fourth and went deep against Ubaldo Jimenez with a man on in the sixth.
Batting in the eighth against T.J. McFarland and with the chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a game, Saunders bounced into a bases-loaded double play.
That did little to ruin Saunders’ finest game in the big leagues. He raised his home run total for the season to 15, second-most in his career behind the 19 he hit for Seattle in 2012. In eight games against Baltimore this season, Saunders is 18 for 33 with five home runs and 12 RBIs.
Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak also homered for the surging Blue Jays. They have won seven of eight to move within a game of first-place Baltimore in the AL East.
Aaron Sanchez (7-1) pitched six innings for his second win over the Orioles in a week.
GIANTS 5, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Samardzija threw a four-hitter and San Francisco won its sixth consecutive game by beating Tampa Bay Pride Night before the biggest regular-season crowd at Tropicana Field in a decade.
The announced attendance of 40,135 was the first regular-season turnout over 40,000 at the Rays’ ballpark since opening day in 2006 against Baltimore (40,199). Tampa Bay entered averaging 16,037 in home attendance this season, second-lowest in the majors.
The Rays dedicated this year’s event to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando.
Samardzija (8-4), who was 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA in his previous three starts, retired 22 of 23 before Brad Miller homered with two outs in the ninth.
Brandon Crawford and Gregor Blanco had two RBIs apiece and Brandon Belt homered for the NL West-leading Giants, a season-high 16 games over .500.
Chris Archer (4-9) took the loss.
CUBS 6, PIRATES 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball over six innings, Matt Szczur homered, Albert Almora Jr. had three hits and Chicago beat Pittsburgh.
Arrieta (11-1) struck out 11 and walked three to help the Cubs start the weekend series on a strong note after dropping two of three at Washington.
Arrieta won his second straight start since his streak of 20 regular-season winning decisions ended. The only hits he allowed were back-to-back singles by Jordy Mercer and Chris Stewart in the third.
Szczur hit a two-run homer in the first inning on Francisco Liriano’s second pitch of the game.
Almora had an RBI double during a three-run sixth that broke it open and drove in another with a single in the seventh. He raised his average to .429 in nine games since he was called up from the minors.
The Pirates fell below .500 at 33-34 with their eighth loss in nine games. They were shut out for the first time in a regular-season game since they lost to St. Louis on Sept. 28. Liriano is 4-7.
RANGERS 1, CARDINALS 0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rougned Odor homered and Cole Hamels pitched 7 2/3 innings in Texas’ victory over St. Louis.
Hamels (7-1) allowed three hits while striking out six and walking three. He lowered his road ERA to 1.64 this season and turned in his fourth consecutive quality start.
Hamels scattered five baserunners and allowed only one to reach second.
Odor homered on the first pitch he saw in the fifth, hitting it 433 feet to straightaway center. It was Odor’s third homer in three games and the 19th for the Rangers in their last eight games.
Sam Dyson picked up his 12th save.
Michael Wacha (2-7) lost a career-high seventh straight decision.
DIAMONDBACKS 10, PHILLIES 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Peter O’Brien and Yasmany Tomas each hit two of Arizona’s team-record six home runs to lead the Diamondbacks past Philadelphia.
Paul Goldschmidt and Wellington Castillo also went deep for Arizona in the first game of a 10-game trip. Goldschmidt also singled and doubled while extending his hitting streak to 11 games.
O’Brien, who drove in four runs, has homered for all three of his hits this season. He was called up from Triple-A Reno on June 10 and is 3 for 20.
Every starter had a hit for the Diamondbacks, who finished with 16.
Robbie Ray (4-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. Adam Morgan (1-6) was the loser.
MARINERS 8, RED SOX 4
BOSTON (AP) — Franklin Gutierrez homered in his first two at-bats and drove in a career-high six runs in Seattle’s victory over Boston.
Robinson Cano added a pair of RBIs, including his 19th homer with a leadoff shot in the seventh, to help Seattle win its second straight following a four-game losing streak.
Hisashi Iwakuma (6-5) went seven innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. Steve Cishek came in to end a threat in the ninth and picked up his 16th save.
David Ortiz hit a two-run homer for Boston in the fourth. It was the 521st homer for Ortiz, tying him with former Red Sox great Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 19th on the career list.
The Mariners roughed up former teammate Roenis Elias (0-1) early in his first start for Boston.
BRAVES 5, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — John Gant, the rookie righty with the weird windup, earned his first big league win by beating the team that traded him away last summer, pitching Atlanta past New York.
Gant (1-1) threw two-hit ball for 6 2/3 innings, helping the Braves post their first three-game winning streak since mid-April. They started the day tied with Minnesota for the worst record in baseball.
Gant gave up one run, struck out five and walked two in his second start in the majors. The Mets might have been thrown off by his mechanics — he lifts his left leg as if he’s going to begin his motion, but puts it down, comes to a full stop and then goes into a normal delivery.
Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman kept up his extra-base hit spree with an RBI double and also singled twice.
Hunter Cervenka protected a 4-1 lead in the seventh, relieving with the bases loaded and two outs and fanning pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores. Matt Harvey (4-9) was the loser,
ROYALS 10, TIGERS 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered to end Michael Fulmer’s long scoreless innings streak, Yordano Ventura kept Detroit’s big bats off balance and Kansas City routed the Tigers.
Ventura (6-4) scattered six hits while striking out five without a walk, ultimately outlasting Fulmer (7-2) in what began as an entertaining pitching duel between two bright young starters.
Fulmer pushed his streak to a Detroit rookie-record 33 1/3 innings before Perez went deep in the sixth. He left after walking the next two batters, allowing five hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Perez drove in two more in the seventh, Kendrys Morales hit a three-run shot in the eighth, and Eric Hosmer added three RBIs.
REDS 4, ASTROS 2, 11 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Eugenio Suarez hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the 11th inning, and Cincinnati held on to beat Houston.
Adam Duvall started the 11th with a single off Pat Neshek (2-1). He scored when the double by Suarez landed in the corner of left field, and the throw home rolled out of reach of catcher Jason Castro. The Reds added a run on Ramon Cabrera’s sacrifice bunt with one out.
Houston’s Carlos Correa homered to tie it at 2 in the eighth.
J.J. Hoover (1-1) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings for the win, and Tony Cingrani finished for his eighth save.
ATHLETICS 3, ANGELS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Burns singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Oakland past Los Angeles.
The Angels successfully challenged what would have been a game-ending double play in the top of the ninth. A ball hit to right fielder Jake Smolinski was ruled a catch and with pinch-runner Todd Cunningham standing on second, it looked like an easy double play.
Replays clearly showed the ball bouncing into Smolinski’s glove and the play was reversed. Johnny Giavotella followed with a sacrifice fly that tied it at 2.
Marcus Semien drew a two-out walk from Fernando Salas (3-3) and Smolinski singled him to third to set up Burns’ first career walk-off RBI. Ryan Madson (3-2) gave up the lead in the ninth and got the victory.
YANKEES 8, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched eight strong innings, Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer and New York beat Minnesota.
Tanaka allowed one run and seven hits, recovering nicely from his rough outing last Saturday when he gave up five runs at home against Detroit. He is 3-1 with a 1.32 ERA in seven road starts — the second-lowest road ERA in the AL and third-lowest in the majors. Tanaka (4-2) has gone at least six innings with one earned run or less in five straight road starts since May 5.
He had all the run support he needed by the time he tossed his first pitch. Beltran connected against Pat Dean (1-3) in the first, and Rob Refsnyder and Didi Gregorius each drove in a run in the inning to give Tanaka an early 4-0 cushion.
MARLINS 5, ROCKIES 1
MIAMI (AP) — Adam Conley and four relievers combined on a one-hitter, and Miami snapped Colorado’s four-game winning streak.
Struggling Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton had a two-out, two-run single in the seventh for his first multiple-RBI game since May 6. He also had a single and a walk in four plate appearances, raising his average to .200. Christian Yelich put Miami ahead to stay with a two-run homer.
Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch-hit single for his 2,980th career hit.
Nick Wittgren (2-1) was the winner, and Jon Gray (4-3) took the loss.
INDIANS 3, WHITE SOX 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a leadoff homer in the ninth inning to lift Cleveland past Chicago.
Santana drove an 0-2 pitch from Nate Jones (2-2) over the wall in center for his 14th homer, stopping Cleveland’s three-game losing streak.
Jason Kipnis’ RBI double in the eighth inning put the AL Central-leading Indians in front, but Avisail Garcia tied it for the White Sox with a one-out double in the ninth against closer Cody Allen (2-3).
DODGERS 3, BREWERS 2, 10 INNINGS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and delivered the game-ending RBI single in the 10th inning, lifting Los Angeles over Milwaukee.
Turner hit a solo homer in the first and another in the eighth that tied it at 2. He won it with a bases-loaded single off Jeremy Jeffress (1-2) with one out in the 10th to score Will Venable from third.
With Venable on third, the Brewers intentionally walked Chase Utley and Corey Seager to get to Turner, who fouled back three consecutive 96 mph fastballs before lining a single over leaping third baseman Aaron Hill and into left field.
Pedro Baez (1-2) pitched a scoreless top of the 10th for the win.
NATIONALS 7, PADRES 5
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer and Daniel Murphy homered and drove in three runs to help Washington beat San Diego.
Joe Ross (6-4) pitched at Petco Park for the first time and was starting for the second time against the Padres, who selected him 25th overall in the June 2011 draft. The Padres shipped Ross and shortstop Trea Turner to the Nationals in an 11-player, three-team trade in December 2014 that netted them Wil Myers from Tampa Bay.
Ross allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two. His older brother, Tyson, was San Diego’s opening day starter but hasn’t pitched since due to right shoulder inflammation.
Zimmerman’s homer to left capped a four-run third and gave the Nationals a 5-1 lead against Christian Friedrich (3-2).
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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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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros finally beat the Rangers, 3-1 on Wednesday night in a game Texas starter Yu Darvish exited earlier than expected.
Darvish, in only his third start for the Rangers since Tommy John surgery in March 2015, left after feeling tightness in his right shoulder during the fifth inning. He was shaking his arm after throwing a 63 mph breaking pitch to strike out George Springer but faced two more batters to finish the inning.
Houston had lost its first eight games this season against its AL West and instate rival. The Astros had also lost 12 straight in Arlington, matching their club record for longest road losing streak against one opponent.
Doug Fister (6-3) got his fifth straight win over his last eight starts — all Astros victories. The right-hander had five strikeouts while allowing one run over six innings.
METS 6, PIRATES 5, 10 INNINGS
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores’ bloop single with the bases loaded in the 10th inning drove in the go-ahead run for New York in a victory over Pittsburgh.
Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker opened the 10th with consecutive singles off Cory Luebke (0-1), and James Loney sacrificed. Asdrubal Cabrera was intentionally walked, and Flores hit a flare into center field.
Addison Reed (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings, and Jeurys Familia pitching a shaky ninth to convert his 35th straight save chance, including 19 this season. He walked three batters around Sean Rodriguez’s double-play grounder, then threw a called third strike past David Freese to end the game with runners at the corners.
Cespedes had three hits, and Michael Conforto drove in three runs.
GIANTS 2, RED SOX 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac Williamson hit a go-ahead home run leading off the eighth inning for his first career long ball, Brandon Belt also connected and San Francisco beat David Price and Boston to split the quick two-game series.
Price (7-3) struck out seven over eight innings, allowing three hits and two runs with two walks.
He and Madison Bumgarner opposed each other in a rare matchup between two of baseball’s top left-handers representing each league.
Both surrendered only a home run before Williamson sent the first pitch deep into the bleachers in left field.
Cory Gearrin (2-0) struck out two in a 1-2-3 eighth for the win.
MARINERS 5, INDIANS 0
SEATTLE (AP) — Taijuan Walker returned to his early season form by throwing eight innings and tying a career high with 11 strikeouts, and Chris Iannetta provided the offense with two home runs in Seattle’s victory over Cleveland.
Walker (3-6) was dominant, allowing three hits and winning for the first time since April 25.
Iannetta hit a two-run homer in the third inning, added a solo shot in the fifth off Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco (2-1) and had an RBI double in the seventh.
ORIOLES 4, ROYALS 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched effectively into the eighth inning to earn his seventh consecutive win, Ryan Flaherty drove in two runs and Baltimore extended Kansas City’s losing streak to seven games.
Tillman (8-1) allowed eight hits over 7 1/3 innings, matched his career high with nine strikeouts and walked none. The right-hander is unbeaten in 10 starts since April 14, 6-0 at home and tied for second in the AL in wins.
Brad Brach got the final five outs to earn his second save and help the Orioles complete their first three-game sweep of Kansas City since May 2011.
The Orioles took control with a four-run fifth inning against Edinson Volquez (5-6).
CUBS 8, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — John Lackey struck out eight in seven dominant innings, Kris Bryant and Ben Zobrist hit homers and Chicago beat Philadelphia.
Lackey (7-2) gave up three hits and extended his scoreless streak to 13 2/3 innings.
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez left the game after getting one out because of right biceps soreness. Velasquez threw two pitches and quickly left the mound when a trainer came out.
Brett Oberholtzer (2-1) replaced him and allowed one unearned run following his throwing error in four innings.
CARDINALS 12, REDS 7
CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Moss homered in consecutive at-bats, Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta added three-run drives and St. Louis rolled over Cincinnati.
Moss broke a 4-4, fifth-inning tie with a two-run drive into the right-field seats, then lined a solo homer that barely cleared the right-field wall in the seventh for his eighth career multihomer game.
Matt Bowman (1-1) got his first major league win by striking out his only batter, Zack Cozart, for the final out of the fifth with the potential tying run on second base.
Alfredo Simon (2-6) walked a season-high five, allowing six runs and seven hits in five innings.
YANKEES 12, ANGELS 6
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Parmelee homered twice in his first start for the Yankees, Carlos Beltran added two more big hits to his huge series and New York’s bats broke loose late in a victory over Los Angeles.
Jacoby Ellsbury homered and scored three times, Brett Gardner had three hits and two RBIs, and the Yankees extended their home winning streak against the Angels to eight games. New York, which has won 15 of the past 20 meetings overall, will go for a four-game sweep Thursday night.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols smacked consecutive doubles in the fifth to give Los Angeles a 5-4 lead that got away from Jered Weaver (5-5) and an ineffective bullpen.
Anthony Swarzak (1-0) was the winner in his Yankees debut, tossing 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of a shaky Nathan Eovaldi.
ROCKIES 1, DODGERS 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Rusin combined with four relievers on a four-hitter as Colorado beat Los Angeles in the rubber match of their three-game series.
Rusin (2-4) allowed three hits in six innings for his first win since April 13.
Jake McGee pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save.
Kenta Maeda (5-4) took the loss for the Dodgers despite a career-high nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
BLUE JAYS 7, TIGERS 2
DETROIT (AP) — Josh Donaldson had three hits, including a three-run homer and a triple, and R.A. Dickey won consecutive starts for the first time since last summer, helping Toronto beat Detroit to avoid a three-game sweep.
Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer and Kevin Pillar added a two-run triple as Toronto stopped Detroit’s five-game winning streak.
Dickey (4-6) allowed two runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings. Combined with Friday’s victory at Boston, he won back-to-back outings for the first time since Aug. 28 against Detroit and Sept. 2 versus Cleveland.
Jordan Zimmermann (8-3) gave up seven runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings — including two triples and two homers.
RAYS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 3
PHOENIX (AP) — Corey Dickerson homered twice and Tampa Bay completed a 10-game trip with a victory over Arizona.
Desmond Jennings also homered for the Rays. Rickie Weeks Jr. hit a home run for the Diamondbacks.
Jake Odorizzi (3-3) went five innings and got the victory, thanks to a two-run Tampa Bay sixth that put the Rays up 4-3.
Archie Bradley (2-2) allowed four runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
BREWERS 4, ATHLETICS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chase Anderson pitched 6 2/3 strong innings, Scooter Gennett drove in three runs and Milwaukee beat Oakland.
Anderson (4-6) improved to 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in his last five starts,
Gennett keyed the offense off Jesse Hahn (2-4) with a run-scoring single in the first and a two-run base hit in the fourth.
TWINS 7, MARLINS 5
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with a double off the right-field wall to help Minnesota keep up its power binge in a victory over Miami.
Taylor Rogers (2-0) pitched one inning, and six relievers combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Kintzler earned his first career save in place of struggling closer Kevin Jepsen.
Ichiro Suzuki had three hits for Miami to come within 29 of 3,000 for his major league career.
Nick Wittgren (1-1) gave up two runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings.
BRAVES 4, PADRES 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ender Inciarte finished a home run shy of the cycle and scored twice, Julio Teheran pitched eight innings and had an RBI single, and Atlanta beat San Diego to stop a six-game losing streak.
Wil Myers homered twice for the Padres, last in the NL West at 25-36.
Teheran (2-6) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out eight and walked one. Arodys Vizcaino pitched the ninth for his seventh save in nine chances.
Drew Pomeranz (5-6) allowed three runs and nine hits in five innings, struck out six and walked one.
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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.