Angels Turn Back Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — Parker Bridwell allowed one run on three hits over seven-and-one-third innings as the Angels beat the Blue Jays 7-2 in Toronto. The rookie right-hander is 5-and-1 with a 2.83 ERA in 10 starts since called up on May 30th. C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer, while Mike Trout contributed two RBIs. J.A. Happ lost his fourth straight start for Toronto, giving up three runs over six innings. Justin Smoak hit his 30th home run for the Jays. Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sprained his right ankle in the third and had to be helped off the field by two trainers.
Marlins Pull Away From Reds
(Miami, FL) — The Marlins used a four-run seventh inning to pull away from the Reds, 7-4, in Miami. J.T. Realmuto started the frame with a solo homer, and Mike Aviles capped it with a pinch-hit, two-run shot. Dustin McGowan earned the win as Miami won its third straight game. The Fish are 48-and-53. Adam Duvall drilled a two-run homer for the Reds, and Scott Schebler went deep as well. Wandy Peralta was charged with the loss. Cincinnati has dropped five straight games.
Phillies Cruise Past Braves
(Philadelphia, PA) — Aaron Altherr hit two of the Phillies four home runs as they cruised past the Braves 10-3 in Philadelphia. Altherr, Cameron Rupp, and Tommy Joseph each homered to break the game open in a seven-run fifth inning. Freddy Galvis added three hits including a triple, two RBI, and two runs scored. Jake Thompson tossed five frames of scoreless ball in place of Jeremy Hellickson to pick up the win. Atlanta starter Julio Teheran surrendered eight runs over four-and-two-thirds to take the loss. Kurt Suzuki and Sean Rodriguez went deep in defeat.
Cardinals Clip Diamondbacks
(St. Louis, MO) — Michael Wacha tossed six innings of scoreless ball to lead the Cardinals passed the Diamondbacks 1-0 in St. Louis. Wacha earned the win improving to 8-and-4 while Trevor Rosenthal notched the six-out save. Jedd Gyorko drove in the game’s lone run with an RBI single in the sixth. The Cardinals have won four-of-five. Arizona starter Robbie Ray left in the second inning after being hit in the head by a line drive. T.J. McFarland took the loss in relief. The D’backs fell to 59-and-44.
Yankees Bash Rays
(New York, NY) — Masahiro Tanaka tossed a gem as the Yankees bashed the Rays, 6-1, in the Bronx. Tanaka struck out a career-high 14 over eight innings of two-hit, one-run ball. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and improved to 8-and-9. Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge mashed solo shots for New York, before Clint Frazier padded the lead with a three-run homer. The Yankees moved a half-game ahead of Boston for first in the AL East. Austin Pruitt gave up all three home runs for Tampa and fell to 5-and-2. Former Met Lucas Duda homered in his first game with the Rays. Tampa is three-and-a-half games behind the Yankees for the division lead.
Brewers Hold Off Cubs
(Milwaukee, WI) — Ryan Suter tossed seven shutout innings as the Brewers held off the Cubs, 2-1, in Milwaukee. Suter allowed four hits and struck out five to earn his second win. Manny Pina and Orlando Arcia plated runs for the Brewers, who ended a two-game slide. The Crew sits a half-game behind the Cubs for first in the NL Central. Javier Baez homered in the eighth inning to prevent the shutout for Chicago. Jose Quintana tossed six innings of two-run ball to get charged with his first loss as a Cub.
Royals Extend Winning Streak, Top Red Sox
(Boston, MA) — Mike Moustakas hit a three-run shot that proved to be the difference as the Royals clipped the Red Sox 4-2 in Boston. It was the 30th homer of the year for Moustakas. Salvador Perez also went deep. Kansas City left-hander Jason Vargas allowed one run over six innings in the victory. Kansas City extended its winning streak to a season-high nine games. Rick Porcello suffered his league-leading 14th loss. The defeat dropped the Red Sox a half-game behind the Yankees in the American League East.
Rangers Streak Past Orioles
(Arlington, TX) — Andrew Cashner tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Rangers streaked past the Orioles, 8-2, in Arlington. Cashner gave up five hits and struck out four to earn the win. Elvis Andrus drilled a two-run homer. Nomar Mazara and Carlos Gomez each drove in two runs in the victory. Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 and is two hits away from reaching 3,000. Chris Tillman gave up nine hits and eight runs over four-and-a-third to get tagged with the loss for Baltimore. Jonathon Schoop went deep in defeat. The O’s have lost three straight games.
Padres Clip Pirates
(San Diego, CA) — Travis Wood tossed six innings of two-run ball and drove in a run to help lead the Padres past the Pirates 3-2 in San Diego. Wood also struck out seven in his San Diego debut after being acquired from Kansas City. Cory Spangenberg added an RBI triple and scored on a wild pitch in sixth to put the Padres up for good. San Diego has won three straight. Andrew McCutchen bashed a two-run bomb to give Pittsburgh an early lead. Daniel Hudson took the loss in relief of starter Chad Kuhl. The Pirates have dropped five-of-six.
Dodgers Slip Past Giants
(Los Angeles, CA) — Corey Seager homered twice as the Dodgers slipped past the Giants, 6-4, in Los Angeles. Seager’s two-run shot in the seventh inning broke a four-all tie and put L.A. up for good. Alex Wood lasted seven innings to improve to 12-and-1. Kenley Jansen locked up his 26th save. The Dodgers are an MLB-best 72-and-31. Brandon Crawford crushed a home run in defeat for San Francisco. Goerge Kontos dropped to 0-and-5 with the loss in relief. The Giants fell to 40-and-64.
Astros Edge Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — Josh Reddick drilled the go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Astros edged the Tigers, 6-5, in Detroit. Reddick finished with five RBI to guide Houston. Brad Peacock tossed four innings of two-run ball in relief of Dallas Keuchel and improved to 9-and-1. The AL-leading Astros improved to 38-and-13 on the road. Ken Giles locked up his 22nd save. Reliever Bruce Rondon recorded just one out before giving up the losing homer for Detroit. Nick Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera homered in defeat. The Tigers are on a four-game slide.
Indians Win Eighth In Row, Down White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Jose Ramirez had four hits, homered, drove in three, and scored four times as the Indians crushed the White Sox 9-3 in Chicago. Cleveland won its eighth straight. Michael Brantley and Carlos Santana also went deep for the Indians. Cleveland starter Danny Salazar yielded two runs over six innings to pick up the victory. White Sox left-hander Derek Holland surrendered six runs in four-and-a-third innings to take the loss. Matt Davidson homered for Chicago. The White Sox have lost 13 of 14.
Twins Top A’s
(Oakland, CA) — The Twins piled up four runs in the fourth inning as they topped the A’s, 6-3, in Oakland. Jason Castro had a pair of RBI-doubles for Minnesota. Jaime Garcia struck out seven over six-and-two-thirds innings to pick up his first win as a Twin. Brandon Kinztler secured his 28th save. Daniel Gossett couldn’t make it out of the fourth inning and took the loss for Oakland. Ryan Lavarnway smashed a two-run double in the loss.
Mets Rally, Clip Mariners
(Seattle, WA) — The Mets scored three runs in the eighth inning to edge the Mariners 7-5 in Seattle. Michael Conforto’s solo-shot to lead off the frame knotted the game at five before a pair of RBI singles from Neil Walker and Curtis Granderson put New York on top. Conforto also went deep in the third and Jay Bruce added a two-run shot in the first. The Mets snapped a two-game slide improving to 48-and-53 overall. Mike Zunino homered for the M’s in defeat. David Phelps surrendered two runs in an inning of relief to take the loss, Seattle’s second-straight.