Berrios deals; Baez rakes and Rangers win ninth straight

Jose Berrios (17) struck out 11, walked one over 7.2 innings and threw 106 pitches – 72 for strikes. (Photo: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK YANKEES (24-14) 1
KANSAS CITY ROYALS (17-23) 5

KANSAS CITY, MO– Mike Moustakas hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to help the Royals prevent a sweep at the hands of the Yankees. Danny Duffy pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 10. Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees, going five innings and allowed five runs on four hits and three walks.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (25-15) 4
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (18-23) 10

PITTSBURGH, PA– Adam Frazier went 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored in the Pirates’ 10th win at home. Tyler Glasnow gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks in five innings for the Pirates. Tanner Roark also went five innings, letting up seven runs, eight hits and four walks.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (23-16) 5
DETROIT TIGERS (20-19) 6

DETROIT, MI– J.D. Martinez picked up a three-run home run to lead the Tigers to the win, which maintained a tie with the Indians for second place in the AL Central. Jordan Zimmerman allowed four runs, seven hits and one walk in six innings for the Tigers. Seth Smith and Chris Davis each drove in two runs for the Orioles. Dylan Bundy struggled, giving up six runs on eight hits and four walks in six innings.

COLORADO ROCKIES (26-15) 5
MINNESOTA TWINS (19-17) 1

MINNEAPOLIS, MN– German Marquez held the Twins to one run, four hits and two walks to claim game one of the doubleheader. Ervin Santana lasted seven innings, giving up five runs on six hits and four walks.

COLORADO ROCKIES (26-16) 0
MINNESOTA TWINS (20-17) 2

MINNEAPOLIS, MN– Jose Berrios shut out the Rockies over seven-and-two-thirds innings while striking out 11 batters to keep the Twins in first in the AL Central. Tyler Chatwood surrendered two runs on five hits and five walks in five innings.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (14-24) 4
TEXAS RANGERS (22-20) 8

ARLINGTON, TX– Ryan Rua drove in three runs in the Rangers’ ninth straight win. Martin Perez tossed seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits for the Rangers. Tommy Joseph and Maikel Franco accounted for all four of the Phillies RBI. Nick Pevetta threw four-and-two-thirds innings, letting up one run on three hits and four walks.

CINCINNATI REDS (19-21) 5
CHICAGO CUBS (21-19) 9

CHICAGO, IL– Javier Baez went 3-for-3 with five RBI to hand the Reds a sixth straight loss. Jon Lester earned the win after allowing three runs on six hits and one walk. Amir Garrett gave up six runs, five hits and four walks in four innings.

MILWAUKEE BREWERS (24-18) 4
SAN DIEGO PADRES (15-28) 2

SAN DIEGO, CA– Eric Sogard fueled the Brewers’ third consecutive win, going 4-for-4 with three RBI. Zach Davies made it six innings, allowing two runs, five hits and two walks. Jarred Cosart kept the Brewers to one run on five hits and one walk in five innings in the start.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (18-24) 9
ATLANTA BRAVES (16-22) 0

CUMBERLAND, GA– Darrell Cecilia collected two hits in two at bats with three RBI as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak. Marcus Stroman gave up seven hits and walked one, yet shutout the Braves over five-and-two-thirds innings. Julio Teheran exited after three innings and allowing nine runs on eight hits and one walk.

BOSTON RED SOX (21-19) 3
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (18-23) 8

OAKLAND, CA– Jed Lowrie and Chad Pinder each drove in a pair of RBI as the A’s continue to find success at home at 12-8. Sonny Gray gave the A’s six innings of three runs, four hits and two walks allowed. Hector Velazquez made the start for the Red Sox, going five innings and surrendering six runs on nine hits and two walks.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (17-22) 4
SEATTLE MARINERS (20-22) 5

SEATTLE, WA– Guillermo Heredia picked up a pinch hit, walk-off single to help the Mariners continue to work back to a .500 record. Sam Gaviglio threw five scoreless innings for the Mariners. Dylan Covey was credited with four runs on five hits and three walks allowed in six innings.

MIAMI MARLINS (14-26) 2
LOS ANGELES DODGERS (24-18) 7

LOS ANGELES, CA– Chase Utley and Yasiel Puig knocked home two runs each to send the Marlins home with a fourth straight loss. Hyun Jin Ryu lasted five-and-one-third innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk. Edinson Volquez remains winless for the Marlins, leaving after six innings of work and five runs, eight hits and three walks allowed.

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