Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games

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[August 09, 2017]  Aug 8 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Tuesday:

Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 3

Jake Lamb had two homers and five RBIs, and his go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on Tuesday.

Lamb, batting .143 in 91 at-bats against lefties this season, pulled a breaking ball off the right field foul pole against Tony Watson (5-4) for a 6-3 lead. Chris Iannetta had two hits and a homer for Arizona, which moved one-half game ahead of the Colorado Rockies to lead the NL wild-card race.

Red Sox 2, Rays 0

Chris Sale struck out 13 batters in eight innings to lead Boston to its seventh straight victory.

Sale (14-4) gave up two hits and one walk on 112 pitches (80 strikes). His 229 strikeouts are the best in the major leagues. Craig Kimbrel struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning for his 28th save.

Indians 4, Rockies 1

Yan Gomes' three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a four-run rally and lifted Cleveland over Colorado.

The winning pitcher was Corey Kluber, who threw his second consecutive three-hit complete game. He retired 26 of the last 27 batters he faced. Kluber (10-3) struck out 11 and did not walk a batter. He struck out the side in order in the ninth inning.

Mariners 7, Athletics 6 (10 innings)

Leonys Martin launched a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the top of the 10th inning in Seattle's victory over Oakland.

Martin connected off reliever Josh Smith (2-1) into the right field seats for his second home run of the season, capping a huge comeback win for the Mariners, who trailed 5-1 after three innings. Seattle moved into a three-way tie for the second wild-card spot in the American League with Kansas City and Tampa Bay.

Marlins 7, Nationals 3

Giancarlo Stanton broke a tie with a three-run homer in the fifth, and Vance Worley allowed one run in six innings as Miami beat Washington.

Derek Dietrich was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for the Marlins. Worley (2-2), former property of the Nationals, scattered six hits for his second win in six days against Washington. He struck out two and walked three.

Blue Jays 4, Yankees 2

Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers, and J.A. Happ pitched into the sixth inning for his second straight victory as Toronto defeated New York.

Happ (5-8) allowed one run, four hits and four walks while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings. Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 29th save of the season.

Giants 6, Cubs 3

Buster Posey supplied early offense with a three-run homer in the first inning as San Francisco beat Chicago.

Ty Blach (8-7) allowed two runs while scattering seven hits and striking out three. He went at least seven innings for the fifth straight game and also supplied an RBI single.

Mets 5, Rangers 4

Rookie Chris Flexen earned his first major league win and collected his first career hit when New York belted three home runs to snap a four-game losing streak.

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Flexen (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings. He also laced a double to left field in the fifth.

Angels 3, Orioles 2

Parker Bridwell allowed one run in seven innings against his former team, and Andrelton Simmons and C.J. Cron had two hits apiece as Los Angeles snapped a three-game slide.

Bridwell (6-1) allowed six hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out four. It was the rookie's seventh quality effort in 10 starts in 2017. The Angels are 10-1 in the 11 games he has pitched this season.

Twins 11, Brewers 4

Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each hit two home runs, and Brian Dozier belted a go-ahead grand slam in the fourth inning as Minnesota routed Milwaukee.

Dozier also drove in a run later in the game to cap his season-high five-RBI game. Twins starter Adalberto Mejia exited in the fourth inning after experiencing left lateral upper arm pain.

White Sox 8, Astros 5

Kevan Smith doubled, homered and drove in four runs, and Chicago held off Houston.

Avisail Garcia, Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson added two hits apiece as the White Sox snapped a six-game losing streak. Derek Holland (6-11) earned his first victory since June 13, allowing three runs and a season-high seven walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Cardinals 10, Royals 3

Yadier Molina and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs as St. Louis routed Kansas City.

Molina went deep leading off the fourth and contributed a two-run single in a six-run fifth. Gyorko capped the big inning with a three-run shot. Randal Grichuk also homered for the Cardinals, who have scored 34 runs in their past three games.

Phillies 5, Braves 2

Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings, and Philadelphia continued its dominance over Atlanta.

Eflin (1-3), recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make his first big-league start since May 28, allowed two runs and seven hits. He also went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Phillies improved to 10-2 against the Braves this season.

Pirates 6, Tigers 3

Chad Kuhl faltered after a strong start but pitched -- and hit -- well enough to win his second consecutive decision as Pittsburgh defeated Detroit.

Kuhl (5-7), held the Tigers scoreless on two hits through the first five innings before Detroit scored three runs in the sixth. Kuhl, who came up to the Pirates in 2016, drove in the first runs of his major league career with a two-run single.

Padres 7, Reds 3

Austin Hedges and Yangervis Solarte homered, and Luis Perdomo allowed two runs in six-plus innings as San Diego beat Cincinnati.

Jose Pirela went 4-for-4 with two doubles, helping the Padres improve to 4-1 this season against Cincinnati. Pirela is 6-for-8 in the series with two doubles, two homers, and three RBIs.

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