Reds Cruise Past Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) — Tim Adleman tossed eight innings of one-hit scoreless ball to help lead the Reds past the Phillies, 5-2, in Philadelphia. Adleman picked up his third win and Raisel Iglesias notched his ninth save. Adam Duvall and Scott Schebler homered in the winning effort. Cincinnati has won three of its last four games. Aaron Altherr broke up the shutout for Philly with an RBI-double in the ninth. Aaron Nola gave up five-runs in six innings to take the loss, the Phillies’ 18th in their last 23 games.
Royals Rally Past Indians
(Cleveland, OH) — Jorge Bonifacio nailed the go-ahead double in the eighth inning as the Royals rallied past the Indians, 6-4, in Cleveland. The Royals erased a four-run deficit thanks to homers from Brandon Moss and Mike Moustakas. Mike Minor tossed two innings of relief to get the win and Kelvin Herrera made the save. The Tribe used a three-run third inning to build an early lead. Bryan Shaw was charged with the loss in relief.
Rockies Bash Cardinals
(Denver, CO) — The Rockies used an eight-run eighth inning to pull away from the Cardinals, 10-0, in Denver. Charlie Blackmon homered and singled in a run in the eighth and finished a double shy of the cycle. Mark Reynolds also homered in the frame while Nolan Arenado, Trevor Story and Gerardo Parra plated runs on doubles. Antonio Senzatela threw eight shutout innings to improve to 7-and-1 for Colorado. Carlos Martinez struck out nine but took the loss for St. Louis. The Cards have dropped seven of their past nine games.
Blue Jays Hold Off Rangers
(Toronto, Ontario) — Devon Travis hit a second inning grand slam and the Blue Jays held off the Rangers 7-6 in Toronto. Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak also homered for Toronto. Aaron Loup earned the relief win as the Blue Jays won their fourth straight. Texas cut the lead to one on Rougned Odor’s three-run homer in the ninth. Rangers starter A.J. Griffin left in the second inning with a strained muscle in his left side and was charged with the loss. Texas is on a four-game slide and fell to 8-and-17 on the road.
A’s Mash Yankees
(New York, NY) — Sean Manaea outlasted Masahiro Tanaka in a pitcher’s duel as the A’s mashed the Yankees, 4-1, in New York. Manaea tossed seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts to get the win. Stephen Vogt mashed a two-run homer in the ninth. Oakland has won five of its past seven games. Tanaka struck out 13 over seven-and-a-third innings of work, but gave up a run to take the loss for the Yankees. Didi Gregorius plated New York’s lone run in the ninth inning.
Archer, Rays Down Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — Chris Archer tossed a gem as the Rays downed the Twins, 5-2, at Target Field. Archer struck out 11 over seven-and-a-two thirds innings of work to get the win. Logan Morrison and Kevin Keirmaier each had two-run homers and Stephen Souza Junior added a solo shot. Tampa has won three straight games. Hector Santiago was charged with the loss for Minnesota. The Twins had their four-game win streak snapped.
Diamondbacks Rally Past Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — Chris Owings scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on a wild pitch as the Diamondbacks rallied past the Brewers, 4-2, in Milwaukee. Chris Iannetta tied the game with a ninth inning homer before Owings put the D’backs up for good. Jake Lamb added an RBI-double for insurance. Zach Godley tossed six shutout innings, with T.J. McFarland getting the win. Arizona has won five-in-a-row. Jett Bandy homered for the Brewers. Corey Knebel blew the save and Wily Peralta took the loss.
Dodgers Stymie Cubs
(Los Angeles, CA) — Alex Wood and two relievers combined for a two-hitter as the Dodgers shutout the Cubs, 4-0, in Los Angeles. Wood struck out eight over five strong innings to improve to 6-and-0. Pedro Baez and Chris Hatcher each tossed two-frames of hitless relief to shut the door. Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in 10 games. Chicago had its three-game winning streak snapped. Jake Arrieta surrendered four runs in six innings of work to take the loss.
Braves Blank Giants
(San Francisco, CA) — Jaime Garcia and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Braves blanked the Giants, 2-0, in San Francisco. Garcia also provided the offense with a two-run single for Atlanta. He improved to 2-and-3. Jim Johnson secured his 10th save as the Braves ended a two-game skid. Eduardo Nunez had two of the Giants’ four hits and stole a base. Matt Cain tossed seven frames of two-run ball for the tough loss.
White Sox Rip Tigers
(Chicago, IL) — Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia had big days at the plate as the White Sox ripped the Tigers, 8-2, in Chicago. Cabrera finished 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs and four RBI. Garcia plated three on three hits as the White Sox ended a three-game slide. Mike Pelfrey gave up two runs over five frames to earn the win. Matt Davidson also homered for Chicago. Matt Boyd took his fifth loss for Detroit. Alex Avila went deep in defeat.