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Sunday’s other MLB games
Nationals 11, Athletics 10
Ryan Zimmerman hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning, sending the Nationals to the victory. Matt Wieters and Michael Taylor added back-to-back homers off Frankie Montas during Washington’s five-run ninth, helping the NL East leaders improve to 5-1 on their nine-game West Coast trip. But the Nationals nearly blew an 11-4 lead in the ninth.
Astros 7, Rangers 2
George Springer hit two of Houston’s four home runs and the Astros matched their state rival for the longest winning streak in the major leagues this season at 10 games, beating the Rangers. The Astros scored in all four innings pitched by Martin Perez (2-6) and tied a club record from 1989 with their 10th straight road win. Houston’s first sweep of Texas since July 2014 dropped the Rangers to 3-11 since their 10-game streak.
Red Sox 7. Orioles 3
Chris Sale (7-2) struck out nine in six innings to win his sixth straight decision and Boston split the four-game series. Andrew Benintendi had his first multihomer game.
Tigers 7, White Sox 4
Justin Upton hit a game-ending, three-run homer, and the Tigers overcame Justin Verlander’s groin injury to beat the White Sox for a sweep of their weekend series. Nicholas Castellanos was hit by a pitch from David Robertson (3-2), and second baseman Yolmer Sanchez then misplayed a potential double-play ball and was only able to get Miguel Cabrera at first. J.D. Martinez was intentionally walked, and Upton hit his 11th homer. Martinez also connected for the Tigers.
Twins 3, Angels 2
A video review overturned Ben Revere’s stolen base and changed the call to a caught stealing for the final out. with the replay determining he overslid second as shortstop Ehire Adrianza tagged him on his left foot. Miguel Sano hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth Ricky Nolasco (2-6).
Mariners 7, Rays 1
Ariel Miranda (6-2) pitched a four-hitter, struck out a career-high nine and walked one in his first big league complete game as Seattle finished a series sweep.
Blue Jays 3, Yankees 2
Justin Smoak hit a tying two-run homer off Luis Severino in the sixth inning, Josh Donaldson homered against Tyler Clippard (0-3) in the eighth as Toronto gained a four-game split despite going 0 for 24 in the series with runners in scoring position.
Cubs 7, Cardinals 6
Ian Happ hit two homers, pinch hitter Jon Jay drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh with a single and the Cubs completed a three-game sweep. Happ staked Chicago to a 6-4 lead with a solo homer in the third and a three-run drive in the fourth against Michael Wacha. Jay, batting for reliever Pedro Strop (2-2), broke a 6-6 tie with his two-out single off Matt Bowman (1-2) in the seventh.
Marlins 6, Diamondbacks 5
A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking single on the 14th pitch of an at-bat against Archie Bradley in the seventh. Tyler Moore hit a three-run homer and Derek Dietrich had a pair of sacrifice flies for Miami, which finished an 8-2 homestand.
Rockies 3, Padres 1
Jeff Hoffman cruised through seven innings for Colorado, and Trevor Story had two hits and two RBIs. Hoffman (3-0) struck out nine after being called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to fill in for Tyler Anderson, sidelined by a left knee injury.
Braves 13, Reds 8
Ender Inciarte tied his career high with five hits and drove in a career-high five runs. Atlanta set a season high for runs. Danny Santana had four hits and three RBIs, including his first home run since being acquired from Minnesota on May 8.
Phillies 9, Giants 7
Maikel Franco hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth off Derek Law (3-1) and Freddy Galvis homered from both sides of the plate. Odubel Herrera also went deep as Philadelphia earned its first series victory in six weeks.
Brewers 3, Dodgers 0
Zach Davies (6-3) pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Eric Thames hit his 15th homer and Milwaukee averted a three-game series sweep.