Yankees Slam Down Athletics
(Bronx, NY) — Rookie Aaron Judge smoked a grand slam in the third inning as the Yankees thumped the Athletics 9-5 in New York. Judge’s 16 homers ties for the most in the majors. Michael Pineda picked up the win allowing three runs on three hits over six innings. Brett Gardner contributed a two-run double to the victory. Losing Oakland pitcher Andrew Triggs allowed six runs over six innings, but only one was earned because of fielding blunders. The A’s lead the MLB with 49 errors. Khris Davis hit his 15th home run for Oakland.
Marlins Overwhelm Angels
(Miami, FL) — Giancarlo Stanton ripped his 13th homer among his three hits to lead the Marlins to a 9-2 victory over the Angels in Miami. J.T. Riddle doubled, homered and drove in three Miami runs. Winning pitcher Jose Urena allowed two runs on three hits, but walked a career high six in five innings. Angels superstar Mike Trout exited in the fifth when he sprained his left thumb on a head-first slide while stealing second base. X-rays were negative. Martin Maldonado homered with Kole Calhoun aboard in the fourth for the LA runs.
Mariners Blank Red Sox
(Boston, MA) — Christian Bergman tossed seven innings of four-hit ball to spearhead the Mariners’ shutout victory over the Red Sox, 5-0, in Boston. After being blanked in the first two of the series, the M’s piled up 16 hits to avoid a sweep. Robinson Cano and Guillermo Heredia homered in the winning effort. Seattle won for just the second time in the last nine games. Red Sox starter Rick Porcello surrendered two runs on 11 hits in six-and-a-third to take the loss. Boston had its six-game winning streak snapped.
Reds Rock Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) — Adam Duvall and Patrick Kivelehan each homered twice as the Reds rocked the Phillies, 8-4, in Philadelphia. Duvall had a pair of two-run dingers and also singled in a run, while Kivlehan slammed two solo shots. Scott Schebler also went deep as the Reds took the rubber match on the road. Scott Feldman earned the victory. Andrew Knapp launched a three-run shot for the Phils. Zach Eflin allowed nine hits and seven runs to fall to 0-and-3.
White Sox Cruise Past Tigers
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox used the long ball as they cruised past the Tigers, 7-3, in Chicago. Melky Cabrera, Matt Davidson, and Jose Abreu each went deep as the Sox opened up a seven-run lead after five. Willy Garcia started the scoring for Chicago with an RBI triple, Garcia also scored on the play after a throwing error. Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the eighth and gave up three-runs to earn the win. Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermann surrendered seven runs in five innings of work to take the loss. The Tigers have dropped four-of-five.
Brewers Hang On, Top Diamondbacks
(Milwaukee, WI) — Domingo Santana busted the game open with grand slam and the Brewers held on to clip the Diamondbacks, 9-5, in Milwaukee. Santana’s shot gave the Brew Crew a five-run lead in the fourth inning. Manny Pina collected three hits, an RBI, and a run scored in the winning effort. Jimmy Nelson struck out 10 over seven innings of one-run ball to earn the win. D’backs starter Patrick Corbin surrendered seven runs on 10 hits in four-plus innings to take the loss. Arizona dropped the final two of the four-game set.
Rays Outlast Twins In 15 Innings
(Minneapolis, MN) — Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison each slammed homers in the top of the 15th inning as the Rays outlasted the Twins, 8-6, in Minneapolis. Longoria and Stephen Souza Junior sent the game into extras with run-scoring base hits in the ninth. Alex Colome earned the win for Tampa. Joe Mauer finished a triple shy of the cycle for Minnesota and drew three walks. Brandon Kintzler blew the save and Hector Santiago took the loss in relief.
Astros Run Over Orioles
(Houston, TX) — George Springer’s two-run homer keyed a six-run second inning as the Astros topped the Orioles, 8-4, in Houston. Lance McCullers Junior yielded three runs in the first two innings, but settled down to win his fourth straight start. Houston owns the best record in the majors at 35-and-16. Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo homered for the O’s in defeat. Baltimore starter Alec Asher surrendered six-runs in two innings to take the loss. The Orioles have dropped seven-straight.
Rockies Down Cardinals
(Denver, CO) — The Rockies overcame four Cardinals’ home runs as they earned an 8-4 win in Denver. German Marquez tossed five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball to earn the win. Gerardo Parra slammed a three-run homer and Tony Wolters plated two on a single. Colorado took the rubber match at home. Tommy Pham, Paul DeJong [[ de-YOUNG ]], Jedd Gyorko [[ JERK-oh ]] and Greg Garcia each had solo homers for St. Luis. Lance Lynn took the loss, falling to 4-and-3.
Giants Blast Braves
(San Francisco, CA) — The Giants blasted the Braves, 7-1, in the rubber match of a three-game set in San Francisco. Brandon Crawford singled in two during a four-run second inning. Johnny Cueto struck out eight over six innings of one-run ball to improve to 5-and-4. Kurt Suzuki plated the only run for Atlanta. R.A. Dickey allowed all seven runs, six of which were earned, in six innings to fall to 3-and-4.
Dodgers Complete Sweep Of Cubs
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Cubs with a 9-4 win in LA. Cody Bellinger and Enrique Hernandez belted three-run homers, Yasiel Puig launched a two-run shot and Austin Barnes added a solo blast. Clayton Kershaw didn’t make it out of the fifth after allowed four runs and 11 hits. Josh Fields got the win. Jon Lester was rocked for six runs and seven hits in less than four innings. He dropped to 3-and-3. Willson Contreras, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo all homered in defeat.
Rangers Slip Past Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — Andrew Cashner tossed a gem as the Rangers slipped past the Blue Jays, 3-1, in Toronto. Cashner allowed five hits and one run over seven innings to secure the win. Joey Gallo homered for Texas and Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI-single. Elvis Andrus finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored as the Rangers prevented the sweep. Joe Biagini tossed six innings of two-run ball to take the tough loss for the Blue Jays. Jose Bautista plated the lone run on a sac-fly.
Indians Bash Royals
(Cleveland, OH) — Josh Tomlin tossed a complete game and the Indians piled up 18 hits as they bashed the Royals, 10-1, in Cleveland. Tomlin allowed six hits and one run to get the victory. Jason Kipnis finished 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and was a triple shy of the cycle. Austin Jackson drove in three runs as Cleveland prevented the sweep at home. Danny Duffy allowed nine hits and six runs to take the loss for Kansas City. Jorge Bonifacio went deep to prevent the shutout.
Mets Pummel Pirates To Take Rubber Match
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with two RBI and Lucas Duda homered to lead the Mets to a 7-2 win over the Pirates at PNC Park. Asdrubal Cabrera also knocked in two for New York, which took two-of-three in the series. Matt Harvey pitched six innings of one-run ball to run his record to 4-and-3. Tyler Glasnow gave up five runs in five frames to fall to 2-and-4 with the loss. Gregory Polanco went 2-for-4 with a home run for the Bucs in defeat.