Cubs Top Giants With Four-Run Seventh
(Chicago, IL) — Ben Zobrist snapped a 1-all tie with a two-run double in four-run seventh inning and the Cubs went on to beat the Giants 6-2 at Wrigley Field. Kris Bryant added a two-run single in the frame as Chicago ended a two-game slide. Kyle Hendricks struck out seven over seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball for his fourth win. Derek Holland allowed three runs, but just two earned, in six innings to fall to 2-and-6 with the loss. Gorkys Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a solo homer for San Francisco. The Giants have dropped three in-a-row.
Pirates Cruise Past Cardinals
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Joe Musgrove worked seven scoreless innings in his return from the disabled list and the Pirates cruised past the Cardinals 8-1 in Pittsburgh. Musgrove earned the win and also collected his first career hit in his Pirates’ debut. Francisco Cervelli drove in three with a double and Josh Harrison had two RBI in the winning effort. Pittsburgh has won two-of-three on the heels of a four-game slide. Tommy Pham’s eighth inning homer provided all of the St. Louis offense and John Gant was charged with the loss. The Cardinals have dropped three straight.
Nationals Bash Marlins
(Miami, FL) — Trea Turner singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Nationals bashed the Marlins 9-5 in Miami. Matt Adams and Michael Taylor each drilled two-run homers for Washington. Max Scherzer earned the win with six frames of four-run ball, and Bryce Harper added a two-run double in the seventh to pad the lead. The Nats are 27-and-22. Derek Dietrich crushed a two-run homer in defeat for the Fish. Jose Urena tossed six innings of four-run ball, and Nick Wittgren took the loss without recording an out. Miami fell to 19-and-31.
Brewers Edge By Mets In 10 Innings
(Milwaukee, WI) — Travis Shaw drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th to give the Brewers a walk-off 4-3 win over the Mets in Milwaukee. Shaw also homered and had an RBI single. Junior Guerra tossed six frames of two-run ball in a no-decision after Corey Knebel blew the save. Jeremy Jeffress got the win and is 4-and-0 with a 0.33 ERA. The Brew Crew improved to a NL Central leading 32-and-20. Jose Bautista tied the game for New York with an RBI single in the ninth. Michael Conforto and Amed Rosario homered, while Robert Gsellman took the loss. The Mets have dropped three-of-four.
Rockies, Davis Hold Off Reds
(Denver, CO) — Noel Cuevas’ pinch triple in the sixth inning drove in Tony Wolters with the go-ahead run in the Rockies’ 5-4 victory over the Reds in Denver. Nolan Arenado homered and Gerardo Parra drove in two Colorado runs. Wade Davis struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 18th save as the Rockies remain atop the NL West with a 27-and-24 record. Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati. Sal Romano took the loss after he allowed five runs in five and-one-third innings. The Reds’ 18-and-34 record is the worst in the National League.
Torres Homers Again, Yankees Edge Angels
(New York, NY) — Gleyber Torres ripped his fifth home run in the past five games as the Yankees edged the Angels 2-1 in New York. Torres also singled in a run for the Yankees, who improved to 32-and-15. Luis Severino tossed six frames of one-run ball and Chad Green earned the relief win. Aroldis Chapman recorded his 10th save for New York. Andrew Heaney gave up a run over six-and-a-third for the Angels, and Jim Johnson gave up the losing homer to fall to 2-and-2. Mike Trout went deep in the fifth for the Halos, who dipped to 28-and-23.
Orioles Chip Rays
(St. Petersburg, FL) — Jonathan Schoop crushed a solo shot in the sixth inning as the Orioles chipped the Rays 2-0 at Tropicana Field. David Hess struck out three over six-and-two-third scoreless innings to pick up the win. Baltimore has won two in-a-row. Sergio Romo was charged with the loss after he gave up two hits and a run in less than one inning. Rays’ reliever Ryan Yarbrough struck out eight across seven frames. Tampa Bay has dropped four-of-five.
Tigers Edge White Sox
(Detroit, MI) — Jeimer Candelario’s RBI-single was the difference as the Tigers edged the White Sox 5-4 at Comerica Park. Detroit scored three runs in the eighth inning to overcome a 4-2 deficit and take the lead for good. Buck Farmer struck out two in one inning of action to get the win. The Tigers have won two straight. Tim Anderson went 3-for-4 with two RBI including a solo-shot in the fifth inning for Chicago. Bruce Rondon gave up three runs and recorded one out to take the loss. The White Sox have dropped two in-a-row.
Astros Score 11 Runs Off Indians Bullpen
(Cleveland, OH) — Corey Kluber left in the seventh with a 2-0 lead, but the Astros brutalized the Indians bullpen for all their runs in the final two innings for an 11-2 triumph in Cleveland. George Springer had three hits, including a three-run homer in a seven-run ninth. Evan Gattis had three hits and a pair of RBIs, while Jose Altuve added two doubles and drove in two runs. Houston won its fifth in a row. Andrew Miller took the loss, charged with three runs on two hits and a walk. Cody Allen retired only one of the five batters he faced. While the Indians lead the AL Central, their record sagged to 24-and-25.
Rangers Double Up Royals
(Arlington, TX) — Shin-Soo Choo and Ronald Guzman each homered as the Rangers doubled up the Royals 8-4 in Arlington. Guzman’s fourth inning home run gave Texas a 4-3 lead. Nomar Mazara added a two-run homer in the fifth inning to pad the Rangers’ lead. Mike Minor struck out four across six innings to pick up the win. The Rangers have won three-of-four. Mike Moustakas and Jorge Soler homered in the losing effort. Eric Skoglund allowed six runs over four-and-one-third frames to take the loss. The Royals had their three-game winning streak snapped.
Mariners Top Twins
(Seattle, WA) — Mitch Haniger singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as the Mariners topped the Twins 2-1 in Seattle. Nelson Cruz singled in a run in the first for the M’s. James Paxton struck out 11 and permitted one run and three hits over seven innings for his fourth win. Edwin Diaz notched his American-League best 18th save. Seattle won for the sixth time in seven games to improve to 30-and-20. Fernando Romero fired seven innings of two-run ball and lost the pitcher’s duel. Max Kepler went deep in the fifth. The Twins are on a two-game slide.
Blue Jays Hold Off Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) — Sam Gaviglio stuck out six over six innings of three-run ball and the Blue Jays held on to edge the Phillies 6-5 in Philadelphia. Gaviglio earned the win and Ryan Tepera worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to notch his first save. Justin Smoak laucnhed a two-run homer in the winning effort. Toronto snapped a two-game slide and improved to 24-and-27. Zach Eflin hit his first big league homer, but surrenderd six runs across four-and-two-thirds to take the loss. Carlos Santana also went deep as the Phillies fell to 28-and-20.
Betts Belts 17th Homer As Red Sox Top Braves
(Boston, MA) — Mookie Betts belted his MLB-leading 17th homer as the Red Sox beat the Braves 6-2 in Boston. J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts hit solo shots in the Boston fourth, while Mitch Moreland went deep in the eighth. Eduardo Rodriguez gave up two runs in five and-two-third innings to pick up the victory. The Red Sox won for the fifth time in six games. Nick Markakis doubled home both Atlanta runs in the third inning. Julio Teheran suffered his first loss since April 9th, ending his four-game winning streak. The Braves have lost two of three, but hold a half-game lead over Philadelphia in the NL East.
Diamondbacks Cruise Past A’s
(Oakland, CA) — The Diamondbacks’ bats broke out as they cruised past the A’s 7-1 in Oakland. Arizona had 12 hits as a team after recording just 10 total in the previous three-games. Nick Ahmed, John Ryan Murphy, and Paul Goldschmidt drove in two-runs apiece and Patrick Corbin tossed seven innings of one-run ball to pick up the win. The D-Backs snapped a seven-game slide. A’s starter Sean Manaea surrendered six runs in less than four innings to take the loss. Mark Canha hit a solo-shot for the Athletics as they fell to 26-and-25.
LeBron, Cavaliers Fight Off Celtics, Force Game Seven
(Cleveland, OH) — There will be a Game Seven in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron James put up 46 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the Cavaliers slammed the Celtics 109-99 in Game Six from Cleveland. The Cavs outscored Boston 34-18 in the second quarter and never looked back. George Hill put up 20 points and Jeff Green added 14 off the bench. Kevin Love collided with Jayson Tatum in the first quarter and didn’t return to the game. His status for Game Seven is questionable. Terry Rozier scored 28 for the Celtics, and Jaylen Brown poured in 27. The Celtics shot 51-percent from the floor and just under 43-percent from deep, but it wasn’t enough to get a win on the road. The winner-take-all Game Seven tips off Sunday night in Boston. The Celtics are 10-and-0 at home this postseason.