Nationals Cruise Past Mets
(New York, NY) — Max Scherzer recorded double digit strikeouts for the fifth straight start as the Nationals topped the Mets, 7-2, in New York. Scherzer K’d 10 and allowed just one run over eight innings as he picked up his eighth win. Matt Wieters, Michael Taylor, and Anthony Rendon homered for the Nats’. Washington has won three-of-four. Jose Reyes and Jay Bruce solo shots provided the Mets offense. Steven Matz surrendered four runs over seven innings to take the loss.
Cardinals Slam Orioles
(Baltimore, MD) — The Cardinals slammed five home runs as they got past the Orioles, 11-2, in Baltimore. Paul DeJong, Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each belted two-run shots, with Dexter Fowler and Jedd Gyorko adding solo homers. Carlos Martinez struck out eight over six innings of one-run ball to earn the win. The Cards ended a three-game slide. Kevin Gausman allowed nine hits and five runs to take the loss for Baltimore. Trey Mancini homered in defeat. The O’s have dropped eight of their past nine games.
Diamondbacks Edge Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) — Jake Lamb plated the go-ahead run on a sac-fly in the seventh inning as the Diamondbacks edged the Phillies, 5-4, in Philadelphia. Gregor Blanco tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh before Lamb put the D’backs up for good. Patrick Corbin lasted six innings to secure the win and Fernando Rodney racked up his 19th save, good for second in the majors. Arizona has won five straight games. Maikel Franco drilled a two-run double and Cameron Rupp homered in defeat for the Phils. Aaron Nola was charged with the loss. Philadelphia has dropped nine of its past 10 games.
Six-Run Ninth Lifts Cubs Past Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Cubs reeled off six runs in the top of the ninth inning as they clipped the Pirates, 9-5, in Pittsburgh. Jon Jay singled in the go-ahead run before Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell padded the lead. Koji Uehara tossed an inning of relief to earn the win as the Cubs evened their record to 33-and-33. Josh Bell homered and tripled for the Bucs, driving in three runs. Juan Nicasio gave up four runs without recording an out in the ninth inning to take the loss for Pittsburgh. The Pirates are 30-and-37.
Indians Rock Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Indians did all their scoring by the end of the fifth inning as they rocked the Twins, 8-1, in Minneapolis. Edwin Encarnacion drilled a three-run homer and Yan Gomes plated three on a pair of singles. Lonnie Chisenhall slammed a two-run double and Carlos Carrasco cruised to his seventh win. The reigning American League champions improved to 33-and-31. “Prince Night” at Target Field was ruined as the Minnesota offense struggled. Eddie Rosario prevented the shutout with a solo homer and Nik Turley gave up all eight runs to take the loss. The Twins are 34-and-30, but just 14-and-21 at home.
Marlins Blank Braves
(Cumberland, GA) — Dan Straily and three Marlins relievers combined on a four-hit shutout to beat the Braves 5-0 at SunTrust Park. Straily struck out eight and walked none in six and one-third innings. Christian Yelich collected three hits and three RBIs for Miami. Dee Gordon had three hits and scored two runs, while Justin Bour hit a solo shot. The Marlins have won three straight. Sean Newcomb took the loss for the Braves, permitting three runs on five hits and four walks over six innings. Ender Inciarte’s lead-off double was the lone Atlanta extra-base hit.
Wood, Dodgers Top Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — Alex Wood tossed a gem as the Dodgers topped the Reds, 3-1, in Cincinnati. Wood gave up four hits and one run over eight innings to improve to 7-and-0. Joc Pederson went deep for L.A. and Wood helped his own cause with a one-run single. The Dodgers are 42-and-26 as they battle for first in the NL West with Colorado and Arizona. Tim Adleman was charged with the loss for Cincinnati, his third. Devin Mesoraco launched a solo shot in the eighth to prevent the shutout. The Reds are on a seven-game slide.
Rockies Outlast Giants
(Denver, CO) — The Rockies outlasted the Giants, 10-8, in a shootout in Denver. Ian Desmond keyed a five-run fifth inning with a three-run homer and finished with four RBI. D.J. LeMaheiu was 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and Trevor Story hit a pinch-hit homer for the Rox. Antonio Senzatela gave up five runs over six innings but earned the win. Colorado sits atop of the crowded NL West at 44-and-26. Jeff Samardzija was charged with the loss for San Francisco, his ninth. Samardzija belted a two-run homer in the loss, with Denard Span and Joe Panik adding solo shots for the Giants. They’re on a four-game skid.
White Sox Thump Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — Melky Cabrera hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs to lead the White Sox past the Blue Jays, 11-4, at the Rogers Centre. Jose Quintana allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings to claim the win. Jose Abreu tripled, doubled and had three RBIs in the first two innings as Chicago jumped out to a 7-0 lead. The White Sox are 4-and-1 in their last five games. Toronto starter Joe Biagini was chased in the second after allowing seven runs in his fifth-straight loss. Kendrys Morales, Justin Smoak, and Steve Pearce homered for the Blue Jays.
Tigers Rip Rays
(Detroit, MI) — Nick Castellanos sparked the offense with four RBI as the Tigers cruised past the Rays, 13-4, in Detroit. Justin Upton drove in three while Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered in the winning effort. Daniel Norris tossed six-plus innings of three-run ball to improve to 4-and-4. Detroit has won two straight. Tampa starter Erasmo Ramirez surrendered 10 runs and was chased in the fifth inning to take the loss. The Rays are on a three-game slide.
Rangers Thrash Mariners
(Arlington, TX) — Tyson Ross allowed two runs and two hits, which pitching into the sixth inning to win his Rangers’ debut, a 10-4 triumph over the Mariners in Arlington. Ross pitched for the first time in 14 months after rehabbing from surgery. Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer and drove in four Texas runs. Robinson Chirinos also went deep for the Rangers. Seattle yanked starter James Paxton in the fourth after he gave up seven runs on seven hits and three walks. Jarrod Dyson homered for the lone Mariners’ extra-base hit.
Red Sox Clip Astros
(Houston, TX) — Mookie Betts’ solo homer in the eighth inning proved to be the difference as the Red Sox topped the Astros, 2-1, in Houston. Betts also scored in the third inning on a Mitch Moreland single. Joe Kelly earned the win in relief with Craig Kimbrel notching his 19th save. Boston has won four-of-five. Brian McCann’s home run provided the Astros’ offense in the loss. Houston has dropped four-of-five and seven-of-10 overall.
Royals Clip Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — Lorenzo Cain provided the offensive spark to lead the Royals past the Angels, 3-1, in Anaheim. Cain homered twice while plating all three Kansas City runs in the winning effort. Ian Kennedy surrendered one run on two hits and carried a perfect game into the sixth inning as he earned his first win of the year. The Royals have won six-straight. L.A. starter Jesse Chavez tossed seven innings of two-run ball in the tough luck loss. Cliff Pennington’s solo homer broke up Kennedy’s perfect game as the Halos’ fell to 35-and-36.
A’s Top Yankees
(Oakland, CA) — Matt Chapman drilled the go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning for his first Major League hit as the A’s topped the Yankees, 7-6, in Oakland. The A’s jumped out early with a four-run second before the Yankees took the lead in the seventh. Chapman finished with three RBI, and Daniel Coulombe earned the win in relief. The A’s are 29-and-38 overall, but are 20-and-13 at Oakland Coliseum. Aaron Judge launched his MLB-leading 23rd home for the Yankees. Chris Carter also went deep for New York. Eight of the Yankees’ past nine losses have come on the road.
Four-Way Tie For U.S. Open Lead After Two Rounds
(Erin, WI) — Four players are tied for the U.S. Open lead after two rounds at Erin Hills. Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Tommy Fleetwood and Brooks Koepka are all at seven-under par. First-round leader Rickie Fowler is one shot back at minus-six, as are Jamie Lovemark and J.B. Holmes. Five other golfers are all at five-under. Sergio Garcia is at minus-three, while former major champions Rory McIlroy and Jason Day missed the cut.