MLB Roundup: Indians nearing history, Brault captains Pirates and Rockies outlast D-Backs

Two Cleveland Indians fans hold up jerseys of former Cleveland Indians player Bob Feller and Cleveland Browns player Bernie Kosar to signify the Indians 19th win in a row over the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. (Photo: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK YANKEES (78-65) 5
TAMPA BAY RAYS (71-74) 1
QUEENS, NY– Todd Frazier hit a three-run home run for the Yankees, who now sit four games ahead of the Twins for the first AL wild card spot. David Robertson pitched two-and-two-thirds scoreless innings for the Yankees, allowing one hit and striking out four to earn the win.

BALTIMORE ORIOLES (71-73) 3
TORONTO BLUE JAYS (67-77) 4
TORONTO, ON– Ryan Goins plated two runs to help the Blue Jays hand the Orioles their fifth straight loss. Marco Estrada tossed five innings for the Blue Jays, giving up two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.

DETROIT TIGERS (60-83) 0
CLEVELAND INDIANS (88-56) 11
CLEVELAND, OH– Francisco Lindor knocked in four runs on two hits in the Indians’ 19th straight win, putting them one win away from tying the American League record of 20 set by the 2002 Oakland A’s. Carlos Carrasco fanned nine and let up seven hits and one walk in six scoreless innings for the Indians.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (68-77) 7
MILWAUKEE BREWERS (75-69) 0
MILWAUKEE, WI– Steven Brault helped himself out, driving in two runs to compliment six scoreless innings pitched with one hits and one walk allowed, knocking the Brewers to 3.5 games back of an NL wild card spot.

SEATTLE MARINERS (71-73) 3
TEXAS RANGERS (72-71) 5
ARLINGTON, TX– Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara both had two RBI for the Rangers, who moved two games out of an AL wild card spot. Cole Hamels lasted six innings for the Rangers, giving up three runs, six hits and one walk, punching out seven. Andrew Moore threw six innings in relief for the Mariners, surrendering one run on one hit and one walk while striking out seven.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (57-86) 11
KANSAS CITY ROYALS (71-72) 3
KANSAS CITY, MO– Adam Engel went 3-for-4 with three RBI to give the White Sox a third consecutive win. Reynaldo Lopez let up three runs on eight hits with one strikeout in six innings for the White Sox.

COLORADO ROCKIES (79-65) 5
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (83-61) 4
PHOENIX, AZ– Nolan Arenado plated four runs for the Rockies, who have won five straight games and maintain the lead in the second NL wild card spot. Tyler Anderson held the Diamondbacks to one hit and struck out four in four scoreless innings in relief for the Rockies. Zack Greinke set down six by strikeout, giving him the sixth 200 strikeout season of his career, and allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS (92-52) 6
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (57-89) 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA– Denard Span led the Giants with three RBI, extending the Dodgers’ losing streak to 11 straight games. Corey Seager brought home a pair of runs for the Dodgers.

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