White Sox 7, Yankees 1
Chris Sale became the first eight-game winner in the majors when he
tossed a six-hitter as the Chicago White Sox rolled to a 7-1 victory
over the New York Yankees on Friday.
Sale (8-0) allowed one run and four hits in becoming the first
Chicago starter to win his first eight starts since Jon Garland in
2005 and the fourth in team history. He allowed one run or fewer for
the 52nd time in 124 career appearances.
Cubs 9, Pirates 4
Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and David Ross all homered as Chicago
(26-8) beat Pittsburgh in the opener of a three-game weekend series.
Jason Hammel allowed one earned run as he worked a season-high 6 2/3
innings to improve to 5-0.
Nationals 5, Marlins 3
Bryce Harper, who fell behind 0-2 in the count, recovered nicely and
crushed a two-run homer in the seventh to break a tie and help
Washington beat Miami.
Harper, who entered the game with an on-base average of .441, walked
his first two times to the plate and singled in his third trip.
Orioles 1, Tigers 0
Adam Jones hit his 200th career home run and Chris Tillman threw
seven shutout innings as Baltimore stretched its winning streak to
The Orioles (22-12) could not do much against Detroit starter Justin
Verlander (2-4), scoring the lone run when Jones homered in the
Rockies 5, Mets 2
Jon Gray won his first career game in his 13th start to help
Colorado snap an 11-game slide against New York.
Gray, who allowed five hits, two runs and one walk with eight
strikeouts in seven innings, was 0-1 with a 9.20 ERA in seven starts
at Coors Field entering the game.
Giants 3, Diamondbacks 1
Joe Panik hit a three-run homer on a 3-0 pitch and right-hander Jeff
Samardzija won his fifth game as San Francisco defeated Arizona.
Panik turned on 92 mph fastball from right-hander Shelby Miller
(1-4) and drove it deep into the right field seats for a 3-1 lead in
the sixth inning.
Astros 7, Red Sox 6
George Springer hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off former
University of Connecticut teammate Matt Barnes in the sixth inning
as Houston erased a four-run deficit and ended Boston's five-game
Springer, whose homer was his eighth of the year, and Jose Altuve
both stroked three hits and scored twice to help the struggling
Astros to their fourth win in their last six games. Marwin Gonzalez
delivered a pair of RBI singles.
Athletics 6, Rays 3
Oakland snapped a five-game losing streak, getting four home runs --
two from Danny Valencia -- in a victory over Tampa Bay.
The Athletics (15-21) had allowed at least 11 runs in each of its
last four losses, but found its pitching as well with starter Rich
Hill (5-3) overcoming a rough start and retiring 12 batters in a row
at one point.
Phillies 3, Reds 2
Philadelphia opened up a nine-game homestand with a victory over
Cincinnati for its major league-leading 13th one-run win.
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Jeremy Hellickson allowed two runs in seven innings, allowing four
hits and two unearned runs while striking out nine -- one shy of his
career high -- against one walk to earn his third victory. He also
provided the winning RBI in the fourth inning.
Blue Jays 5, Rangers 0
Veteran right-hander R.A. Dickey retired 14 straight Texas hitters
and the Toronto offense got going late en route to victory.
Dickey allowed three singles, including a bunt to leadoff hitter
Rougned Odor, in eight innings.
Indians 7, Twins 6
Marlon Byrd's two-run double keyed a three-run, eighth-inning rally
as Cleveland beat Minnesota.
The Indians' Josh Tomlin pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving up four runs
(three earned) and four hits with four strikeouts, two walks and
three home runs allowed.
Royals 5, Braves 1
Salvador Perez drove in two runs with an eighth-inning single and
Edinson Volquez allowed one run over seven innings as Kansas City
Perez's two-run single with two strikes in the eighth highlighted a
three-run inning. All the runs were charged to Braves rookie
reliever Hunter Cervenka, who had not allowed a run in his first 15
big league appearances, covering 10 1/3 innings.
Brewers 1, Padres 0
Junior Guerra spun six shutout innings and slumping Chris Carter's
first-inning sacrifice fly led Milwaukee past San Diego.
Guerra (2-0), making his third major league start, Guerra scattered
two hits and walked only two batters while striking out four. He
also had his first major league hit, singling in the third against
Dodgers 8, Cardinals 4
Ross Stripling earned his first major league win in seven tries in
Los Angeles' win over St. Louis at Dodger Stadium.
In the battle of the former college roommates, it was Stripling
(1-2) who had the edge against his former Texas A&M teammate Michael
Wacha. Stripling gave up four runs on eight hits, walked three and
struck out two in five innings of work.
Angels 7, Mariners 6
C.J. Cron hit a solo home run and added the game-winning hit with a
bases-loaded, two-run single in the top of the ninth inning, to help
snap Los Angeles' six-game losing streak with a win over Seattle.
The Angels rallied from a 5-1 deficit and eventually took the lead
on Cron's one-out bloop single to shallow right. Pinch runner Shane
Robinson came around from second base to score the go-ahead run,
giving Los Angeles its first lead since the top of the fourth
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