MLB Roundup: Donaldson slays Yankees, Sale sails and Gomes leads Tribe

Brian Dozier drove in five runs including four with a fourth inning grand slam. (Photo: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees (59-52) 2
Toronto Blue Jays (53-59) 4
TORONTO, ON – Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run home runs to help the Blue Jays hand the Yankees their sixth loss in the last 10 games. J.A. Happ pitched five-and-two-thirds innings and allowed one run on four hits and four walks with five strikeouts for the Blue Jays. Garrett Cooper drove in both of the Yankees runs. Bryan Mitchell threw four scoreless innings in relief for the Yankees, giving up three hits and one walk.

Boston Red Sox (64-49) 2
Tampa Bay Rays (58-56) 0
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Chris Sale set down 13 by strikeout in eight scoreless innings, giving up two hits and one walk as the Red Sox won a seventh straight game. Austin Pruitt surrendered one run on seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts for the Rays.

Philadelphia Phillies (41-69) 5
Atlanta Braves (51-60) 2
CUMBERLAND, GA – Odubel Herrera had three hits, one of which was a two-run home run, in the Phillies’ second straight win. Zach Eflin tossed seven innings for the Phillies, letting up two runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts.

Los Angeles Dodgers (79-33) 3
Arizona Diamondbacks (64-48) 6
PHOENIX, AZ – Jake Lamb led the Diamondbacks with five RBI, four of which came on a grand slam, handing the Dodgers just a second loss in their last 10 games. Zack Godley lasted six-and-two-thirds innings for the Diamondbacks, giving up three runs on eight hits and one walk, fanning five. Justin Turner hit two home runs for the Dodgers. Kenta Maeda held the Diamondbacks to one run on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts over five innings.

Miami Marlins (53-58) 7
Washington Nationals (66-45) 3
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Giancarlo Stanton and Derek Dietrich combined for six RBI on three hits as the Marlins improved to 26-30 on the road this season. Vance Worley allowed one run, six hits and three walks, striking out two in six innings for the Marlins. Bryce Harper plated two runs for the Nationals.

Detroit Tigers (51-61) 3
Pittsburgh Pirates (56-57) 6
PITTSBURGH, PA – Chad Kuhl pulled double duty, driving in two runs and letting up three runs on five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in six innings for the Pirates, who have won three straight games.

Colorado Rockies (64-49) 1
Cleveland Indians (60-50) 4
CLEVELAND, OH – Yan Gomes hit a walk-off, three-run home run for the Indians in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Rockies back-to-back losses. Corey Kulber struck out 11 over nine innings, throwing a complete game and allowing one run on three hits for the Indians. German Marquez tossed six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and three walks, while fanning three for Rockies.

San Diego Padres (50-62) 7
Cincinnati Reds (46-67) 3
CINCINNATI, OH – Yangervis Solarte went 3-for-5 with three RBI for the Padres, who won just their 21st game on the road this season. Luis Perdomo let up two runs, seven hits and four walks, punching out seven over six innings for the Padres. Tucker Barnhart knocked in all three runs for the Reds.

Texas Rangers (53-59) 4
New York Mets (50-60) 5
QUEENS, NY – Travis d’Arnaud hit a two-run home run, one of three home runs in the first two innings, in the Mets’ third in their last 10 games. Chris Flexen allowed three runs on four hits and three walks, striking out four in five-and-two-thirds innings for the Mets. Joey Gallo plated two runs on two hits for the Rangers.

Houston Astros (71-41) 5
Chicago White Sox (42-68) 8
CHICAGO, IL – Kevan Smith knocked in four runs for the White Sox, with the Astros taking their seventh loss in the last 10 games. Alex Bregman contributed three RBI for the Astros.

Milwaukee Brewers (59-56) 4
Minnesota Twins (55-56) 11
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Brian Dozier added five RBI, including a grand slam in the fourth inning, in the Twins’ third consecutive win. Dillon Gee struck out five, walked none and allowed four hits over four innings in relief for the Twins. Minnesota moved within 1.5 games of the wild card spot.

St. Louis Cardinals (57-56) 10
Kansas City Royals (57-55) 3
KANSAS CITY, MO – Yadier Molina and Jedd Gyorko each plated three runs for the Cardinals, who have won four straight games. Michael Wacha surrendered three runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings for the Cardinals. Cheslor Cuthbert drove in all three runs for the Royals.

Seattle Mariners (58-56) 7
Oakland Athletics (50-63) 6    in 10
OAKLAND, CA – Ben Gamel led the Mariners with two RBI on two hits, giving them seven wins in the last 10 games. Khris Davis knocked in four runs for the A’s.

Baltimore Orioles (56-57) 2
Los Angeles Angels (56-58) 3
ANAHEIM, CA – C.J. Cron knocked in two runs on two hits for the Angels, who have won six of their last 10. Parker Bridwell allowed one run on six hits and struck out four in seven innings for the Angels. Caleb Joseph plated both of the Orioles’ runs. Jeremy Hellickson fanned nine over six innings for the Orioles, giving up three runs on six hits and one walk.

Chicago Cubs (59-53) 3
San Francisco Giants (45-70) 6
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Buster Posey hit a three-run home run for the Giants, who have now won 26 games at home this season. Ty Blach made it seven innings for the Giants, surrendering two runs on seven hits and one walk with three strikeouts. Ian Happ topped the Cubs with two RBI on two hits.

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