BOSTON RED SOX (10-6) 4
TORONTO BLUE JAYS (3-12) 1 in 10
TORONTO, ON– Mookie Betts delivered a three-run double in the top of the ninth to help the Red Sox to the game and series win over the Blue Jays. Chris Sale tossed eight scoreless innings for the Red Sox, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out 13. Kendrys Morales hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extras. Marco Estrada went six scoreless innings for the Blue Jays, giving up three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
CLEVELAND INDIANS (8-7) 6
MINNESOTA TWINS (7-8) 2
MINNEAPOLIS, MN– Carlos Santana went 3-for-5 with two RBI in the Indians’ series-sweeping win over the Twins. Trevor Bauer gave the Indians six-and-one-third innings of two-run, three-hit and three-walk ball. Ervin Santana threw six innings and let up one run on four hits and three walks for the Twins.
TAMPA BAY RAYS (9-8) 8
DETROIT TIGERS (8-7) 1
ST. PETERSBURG, FL– Stephen Souza Jr. picked up three RBI on three hits as the Rays swept the Tigers in three games. Erasmo Ramirez allowed one run on two hits in five innings for the Rays. The Tigers lone run came on a home run for Ian Kinsler. Daniel Norris exited after four-and-two-thirds innings for the Tigers, having given up five runs (four earned), eight hits and two walks.
HOUSTON ASTROS (11-5) 2
LOS ANGELES ANGELS (7-10) 1
HOUSTON, TX– Carlos Beltran and Jake Marisnick each hit a home run in the Astros series-clinching win over the Angels. Lance McCullers Jr. held the Angels to no runs, three hits and three walks in his six-and-two-thirds innings. Mike Trout added the Angels only run with a ninth-inning home run. Matt Shoemaker made the start for the Angels, going seven innings and surrendering two runs on three hits and two walks.
BALTIMORE ORIOLES (10-4) 2
CINCINNATI REDS (9-7) 1 in 10
CINCINNATI, OH– J.J. Hardy singled home a run in the top of the 10th inning to give the Orioles the series over the hometown Reds. Wade Miley lasted eight innings for the Orioles, letting up only one run on two hits and one walk, while striking out 11. Joey Votto clubbed a home run to give the Reds one run. Scott Feldman provided seven innings of one run on four hits for the Reds.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (6-9) 6
NEW YORK METS (8-8) 4
NEW YORK, NEW YORK– Maikel Franco drove home two RBI on two hits to help the Phillies to a series win against the Mets. Aaron Nola threw five innings with four runs, seven hits and four walks allowed. Neil Walker contributed a three-run home run to the Mets’ cause. Noah Syndergaard had the hill for the Mets, going seven innings and surrendering five runs (three earned), seven hits and striking out 10 Phillies.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS (10-5) 3
ATLANTA BRAVES (6-9) 2
CUMBERLAND, GA– Ryan Zimmerman‘s two-run home run helped seal the Nationals’ sweep of the Braves on the road. Stephen Strasberg struck out 10 over the course of seven innings allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. R.A. Dickey started for the Braves, giving up three runs on three hits and two walks in seven innings.
TEXAS RANGERS (6-10) 1
KANSAS CITY ROYALS (7-8) 0 in 13
ARLINGTON, TX– After a scoreless battle to open the series, Delino DeShields Jr. came through with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th to send the Rangers home with a win over the Royals. Andrew Cashner went six scoreless for the Rangers, with only three hits and four walks to his credit. Danny Duffy matched Cashner, going seven-and-one-third innings with four hits and three walks let up for the Royals.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS (9-8) 7
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (6-10) 5
MILWAUKEE, WI– Travis Shaw sparked the offense with a three-run home run in the first inning, propelling the Brewers to the win in the series opener against the Cardinals. Zach Davies held the fort for the Brewers with four runs on eight hits and two walks in five-and-one-third innings. Kolten Wong provided the Cardinals with a bases-clearing triple to score the first three of five runs. Carlos Martinez tossed five innings for the Cardinals, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks.
SAN DIEGO PADRES (7-10) 4
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (10-7) 1
SAN DIEGO, CA– Erick Aybar drove in two of the four runs in the Padres’ win over the Diamondbacks, clinching the series. Clayton Richard pitched six-and-two-thirds innings for the Padres giving up one run on nine hits. Patrick Corbin was credited with three runs on five hits in six innings for the Diamondbacks.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (8-8) 9
SEATTLE MARINERS (7-10) 6
OAKLAND, CA– Trevor Plouffe helped clinch the win for the A’s against the Mariners with a three-run home run in the seventh inning, while Ryon Healy finished 3-for-3 with two RBI. Cesar Valdez got the start for the A’s, making it four innings with three runs on five hits and two walks. Taylor Motter went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Mariners. James Paxton ate up four-and-one-third innings for the Mariners, surrendering five runs on nine hits and one walk.