SUNDAY’S OTHER MLB GAMES
Rays 4, Red Sox 1
With Tampa Bay players’ thinking about Hurricane Irma approaching home, they beat Boston to avoid a three-game sweep and deal reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello his major league-leading 17th loss. Porcello (9-17) took a 1-0 lead into the fifth, when Wilson Ramos and Evan Longoria hit RBI singles. Boston has scored two runs or fewer 18 times in 30 starts while Porcello was in the game. Ramos homered in the sixth off Brandon Workman, and Lucas Duda went deep in the seventh against Robby Scott. Tampa Bay stopped Boston’s four-game winning streak. Alex Cobb (11-9) allowed one run and four hits — all singles — and three walks in five innings.
Yankees 16, Rangers 7
Aaron Judge became the second major league rookie with a 40-homer season, going deep twice as New York moved 31/2 games ahead of Minnesota for the AL’s top wild card and closed within 31/2 games of AL East-leading Boston. Gary Sanchez also hit two solo homers for the Yankees, giving him 30 this season and 50 in his 161 games since his 2015 debut. With Judge’s AL-best 40th homer in the fourth, the 25-year-old joined Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle as the only Yankees to hit 40 homers at age 25 or younger. Judge added No. 41 two innings later. Mark McGwire hit a league-high 49 homers as a rookie for Oakland in 1987..
Royals 11, Twins 3
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Jason Vargas (15-10) stopped his four-game losing streak and set a career high for wins, giving up one run and four hits in five innings. Brandon Moss homered and drove in four runs as Kansas City (71-71) gained a four-game split and moved within 21/2 games of Minnesota. Bartolo Colon (6-12) retired only five of 11 batters in his shortest outing this yea.
Angels 5, Mariners 3
Justin Upton had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth off Nick Vincent (3-2) to help Los Angeles avoid a sweep and close within one game of Minnesota for the second AL wild card spot. Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena had solo homers.Cam Bedrosian (6-4) pitched a scoreless seventh. Athletics 10, Astros 2
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel (12-4) walked in two runs and forced in another by hitting another during a shaky sixth inning as Oakland completed a four-game sweep of Houston. Keuchel allowed four runs over 52/3 innings. Kendall Graveman (5-4) pitched five-hit ball over six innings and allowed one run.
Blue Jays 8, Tigers 2
Teoscar Hernandez hit his first two home runs of the season and Darwin Barney had four hits.
Nationals 3, Phillies 3
The Washington Nationals became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, winning the NL East as Stephen Strasburg extended his scoreless streak to a franchise-record 34 innings. More than 90 minutes after Washington finished off the Phillies, Nationals Park erupted again when Lane Adams hit a two-run, 11th-inning homer to lead Atlanta over second-place Miami, sealing the division title for the fourth time in six years. Strasburg (13-4) threw two-hit ball for eight innings and struck out 10. .
Braves 10, Marlins 8
Rio Ruiz had a tying, two-run single with two outs in a three-run ninth inning and Lane Adams hit a two-run homer off Vance Worley (2-5) in the 11th. Dee Gordon broke an eighth-inning tie with his first career pinch-homer. Christian Yelich hit an RBI double in the ninth and scored on Justin Bour’s sacrifice fly to boost the lead to 8-5.
Rockies 8, Dodgers 1
The NL West leaders lost their 10th straight game for their worst skid in 25 years and have dropped 15 of 16 yet still have the best record in the majors at 92-51. Mark Reynolds hit a grand slam, Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story also homered, and Tyler Chatwood (7-12) allowed five hits in five scoreless innings.
Brewers 3, Cubs 1
Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer to back Zach Davies (17-8) as Milwaukee complete a three-game sweep and closed within two games of the NL Central-leading Cubs. Davies allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings, and Corey Knebel got three outs for his 34th save.
Diamondbacks 3, Padres 2
Paul Goldschmidt homered on his 30th birthday and J.D. Martinez went deep twice. Robbie Ray (13-5) won his fourth straight start, striking out 12 in six innings while allowing two runs and four hits.
Reds 10, Mets 5
Reds manager Bryan Price put his argument with a pair of umpires on pause for the singing of “God Bless America,” then resumed the argument. Cincinnati went on to win behind Tucker Barnhart’s career-high five RBIs. .
White Sox 8, Giants 1
Jose Abreu homered twice, a day after hitting for the cycle.