Nationals 5, Brewers 4
Right fielder Jayson Werth hit a game-winning double with two outs
in the bottom of the ninth to clinch victory in the battle between
The hit down the left field line scored third baseman Anthony
Rendon, who had reached on a fielder's choice after a Denard Span
single. It was the 11th last at-bat victory of the season for the
Rafael Soriano (2-0) picked up the win, while Rob Wooten (1-4) was
tagged with the loss. The Brewers tied the game at 4 in the top of
the ninth on a one-out single by Rickie Weeks (two hits) against
The loss temporarily dropped Milwaukee half a game behind the
Cardinals in the NL Central.
Braves 8, Phillies 2
Rookie second baseman Tommy La Stella hit a three-run double in the
third inning as Atlanta gave Alex Wood an early cushion in a
rain-interrupted victory over Philadelphia.
Wood (7-7) retired the last 13 batters he faced and the only run
against him was a home run by John Mayberry Jr. in the second
inning. The left-hander allowed three hits, walked none and struck
out eight in six innings.
La Stella shines with the bases jammed, going 6-for-7 with 13 RBIs
when he comes up with the bases loaded.
The win enabled Atlanta to keep pace with Washington atop the NL
Marlins 3, Giants 2
The Miami Marlins scored the winning run on a seventh-inning wild
pitch, snapping a six-game losing streak by beating the San
Francisco Giants 3-2 at Marlins Park.
The Giants saw their three-game winning streak end.
The winning rally started with a leadoff double to center by
shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who advanced to third on a sacrifice
bunt by catcher Jeff Mathis.
Giants starter Tim Lincecum (9-6) then bounced a curveball on a 3-1
pitch to pinch hitter Reed Johnson that allowed Hechavarria to
The win went to Brad Hand (1-2), who is just 3-12 in his major
league career. Closer Steve Cishek earned his 21st save.
Tigers 5, Indians 1
Drew Smyly held Cleveland to one run and four hits in seven innings
and Torii Hunter blasted a two-run homer as Detroit salvaged the
finale of a four-game series.
Smyly (6-8) struck out six before relievers Joba Chamberlain and Joe
Nathan pitched scoreless innings.
Catcher Yan Gomes' 13th home run in the seventh accounted for
Cleveland's offense. Indians starter Josh Tomlin (5-7) allowed four
runs in 4 1/3 innings.
Blue Jays 9, Rangers 6
Melky Cabrera hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning and
drove in three runs for Toronto.
Catcher Dioner Navarro also homered for the Blue Jays, who took the
rubber match of the three-game series.
Right fielder Daniel Robertson had four RBIs for the Rangers,
driving in a pair of runs that tied the game in the sixth.
Right-hander Todd Redmond (1-4) pitched one inning to pick up the
win. Neftali Feliz (0-1) took the loss.
Yankees 3, Reds 2
Brian McCann had a bloop single with one out in the bottom of the
ninth inning as New York completed a three-game sweep.
Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 4-for-4 and started the ninth by
slapping a single to left to cap off a nine-pitch at-bat against
Aroldis Chapman, all of them clocked at 100 miles per hour or
Ellsbury stole second and took third on a wild pitch.
One out later, McCann blooped a fly ball to short right field that
fell between first baseman Todd Frazier and right fielder Jay Bruce
for a walk-off win.
Pirates 5, Rockies 3
Outfielder Andrew McCutchen knocked in the go-ahead run with a
single in the seventh and second baseman Neil Walker added insurance
two batters later with his 14th home run to propel the Pirates.
Walker finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored while leading his team
to its second series sweep of the year.
Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke worked six innings and gave up
three runs on seven hits and two walks.
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Red Sox 6, Royals 0
Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as Boston completed a
Lester, making his first appearance since pitching in the All-Star
Game, improved to 10-7 and lowered his ERA to 2.50. He gave up four
hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.
The Red Sox battered Kansas City starter Yordano Ventura (7-8) who
gave up a season-high six runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings. He
also walked four in the only start this season in which he did not
record a strikeout.
Astros 11, White Sox 7
Houston pounded 17 hits, had three big rallies and still had to
sweat it out in the late stages to prevent a Chicago sweep.
After three sixth-inning errors contributed to a blown 7-3 lead,
Houston answered with four runs in the seventh.
The Astros' first four hitters - Jose Altuve, Enrique Hernandez,
Chris Carter and Matt Dominguez - combined to go 9-for-18 with seven
RBIs and seven runs.
Rays 5, Twins 3
Tampa Bay scored four runs over the first three innings and wrapped
up a three-game series sweep of Minnesota.
Twins starter Kevin Correia gave up a two-run single b y James Loney
in the first inning, a sacrifice fly by Ben Zobrist in the second
and an RBI double by Yunel Escobar in third that made it 4-1.
The support was enough for Rays right-hander Chris Archer, who
allowed three runs (one earned) over 6 1/3 innings.
A's 10, Orioles 2
Right-hander Sonny Gray won his fifth consecutive decision, allowing
two hits over 6 2/3 innings in a rout of the Baltimore Orioles.
The Major League-leading A's (61-37) gave Gray (11-3) plenty of
support, pounding out 15 hits. Every Athletic in the starting lineup
except shortstop Jed Lowrie collected at least one hit, while
Stephen Vogt led the way with three.
Baltimore fell to 53-44.
Angels 6, Mariners 5
Shortstop Grant Green hit a single to drive in left fielder Josh
Hamilton with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to
give the Los Angeles Angels a win over the Seattle Mariners.
Mike Trout finished with two hits and two RBIs as Los Angeles scored
three runs in the last three innings to complete a comeback from
The Angels (59-38) used their seventh win in eight games to remain 1
1/2 games behind the first place Oakland Athletics in the American
League's Western Division.
Diamondbacks 3, Cubs 2
Arizona left fielder David Peralta had two hits and drove in two
runs as the Diamondbacks finished a sweep of the Chicago Cubs.
Peralta added an RBI single in the seventh inning for a 3-1 lead as
Arizona (43-56) won its fourth straight game in its second series
sweep of the season, its first at home.
Padres 2, Mets 1
Pinch runner Cameron Maybin scored on Seth Smith's two-out, infield
single in the ninth inning to give the Padres a walk-off victory
over the Mets on Sunday in a game that saw San Diego starter
Odrisamer Despaigne hold New York hitless for 7 2/3 innings.
Despaigne, a 27-year-old, rookie right-hander out of Cuba, was
pitching in just his fifth Major League start.
Dodgers 4, Cardinals 3
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez's two-out RBI single in the top of the
ninth scored pinch-runner Miguel Rojas from second with the
tie-breaking run as Los Angeles avoided being swept by St. Louis.
Kenley Jansen pitched a clean ninth inning for his 28th save and the
Dodgers (55-45) moved into a tie for first in the National League
West with San Francisco.
Starter Clayton Kershaw received a no-decision after seven innings,
allowing six hits and three runs with one walk and eight strikeouts.
St. Louis (54-45) lost for just the third time in 10 games,
remaining in a first place tie in the NL Central with Milwaukee.
(Editing by Larry Fine and Jahmal Corner)
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