MLB Roundup: Bostick knocks first career hit, Nimmo finds form and the Tribe forgot how to lose

Minnesota Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco (11) fields a ground ball and tosses it out of his glove to second baseman Brian Dozier (2) for a force out at second base in the second inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. (Photo: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK YANKEES (75-64) 9
BALTIMORE ORIOLES (71-69) 1
BALTIMORE, MD– Chase Headley and Aaron Judge each contributed a two-run home run for the Yankees, who remain atop the AL wild card race. Sonny Gray allowed one unearned run, six hits and two walks, striking out five in five-and-two-thirds innings for the Yankees.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (53-87) 3
WASHINGTON NATIONALS (86-54) 4
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Trea Turner drove in a pair of runs in the Nationals’ fourth straight win. Tanner Roark gave up three runs on seven hits and one walk with six strikeouts in six innings for the Nationals. Aaron Nola fanned eight over five-and-one-third innings, letting up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks for the Phillies.

CHICAGO CUBS (77-63) 8
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (67-74) 2
PITTSBURGH, PA– Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with two RBI for the Cubs, putting the Pirates eight games back of an NL playoff spot. Jon Lester held the Pirates to one run on five hits and four walks, punching out five in six innings for the Cubs. Rochester’s Chris Bostick collected his first major-league hit with a double in the ninth.

CINCINNATI REDS (61-80) 2
NEW YORK METS (61-79) 7
QUEENS, NY– Brandon Nimmo knocked in three runs on two home runs as the Mets have now won four of their last six games. Matt Harvey lasted five innings for the Mets, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk, adding one strikeout.

MIAMI MARLINS (67-73) 5
ATLANTA BRAVES (62-77) 6
CUMBERLAND, GA– Kurt Suzuki delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Braves, handing the Marlins their fifth straight loss. Sean Newcomb pitched five innings and gave up three runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out five for the Braves. Marcell Ozuna plated two runs on two hits for the Marlins.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (84-56) 11
CHICAGO WHITE SOX (54-85) 2
CHICAGO, IL– Erik Gonzalez brought home four runs, including three on two home runs, as the Indians won a franchise record 15th straight game. Corey Kluber registered 13 strikeouts over seven innings of work for the Indians, surrendering two runs on three hits and one walk.

MINNESOTA TWINS (73-67) 4
KANSAS CITY ROYALS (69-70) 2
KANSAS CITY, MO– Jorge Polanco scored two runs to help the Twins hold on to the second AL wild card spot. Kyle Gibson let up two runs on eight hits and one walk in seven innings for the Twins. Sam Gaviglio allowed one run on four hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings for the Royals.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (72-68) 0
SAN DIEGO PADRES (63-78) 3
SAN DIEGO, CA– Wil Myers hit a two-run home run for the Padres, pushing the Cardinals to three games back on an NL wild card spot. Clayton Richard tossed six scoreless innings for the Padres, letting up five hits and one walk while punching out five. Lance Lynn made it six innings for the Cardinals, surrendering one run on six hits and three walks, striking out three.

COLORADO ROCKIES (75-65) 9
LOS ANGELES DODGERS (92-48) 1
LOS ANGELES, CA– Nolan Arenado led the Rockies with four RBI on two hits, including a three-run home run, to hand the Dodgers a seventh consecutive loss. Jon Gray kept the Dodgers to one run on four hits and two walks, fanning three over six innings for the Rockies.

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