Around the Horn
Sunday’s other MLB games
Red Sox 4, Rays 3
Sandy Leon hit a go-ahead RBI single with two outs in the eighth inning against Tampa Bay closer Alex Colome (2-3), helping the Red Sox snap the Rays’ eight-game winning streak. J.D. Martinez had four singles and drove in two runs for the Red Sox.
Orioles 5, Tigers 3
Substitute starter Pedro Alvarez hit two home runs, Trey Mancini had a solo shot and the Orioles beat Detroit for their first home series win of the season.
Royals 5, White Sox 4
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Cheslor Cuthbert homered twice and drove in four runs as the Royals won consecutive games for the first time this season.
Blue Jays 7, Rangers 2
Kevin Pillar homered for the third time in two games, J.A. Happ (4-1) pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers to avoid a three-game sweep. Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte added solo homers off Martin Perez (2-3) as the Blue Jays snapped a four-game home losing streak and won for the third time in their past 10.
Astros 8, Athletics 4
Gerrit Cole struck out 12 while working into the seventh inning, George Springer and Jose Altuve each drove in two runs.
Yankees 2, Angels 1
Gary Sanchez hit a two-run home run and CC Sabathia pitched seven more effective innings.
Cubs 2, Brewers 0
Tyler Chatwood pitched seven sparkling innings and helped himself with an RBI single, leading the Cubs to a sweep of the four-game series between NL Central rivals. Chatwood (2-3) allowed two hits, struck out four and walked three in his second straight win. Carl Edwards Jr. worked the eighth and Brandon Morrow got three outs for his seventh save in seven chances, finishing Chicago’s second straight shutout and its fifth just this month against Milwaukee.
Marlins 3, Rockies 0
Caleb Smith allowed two hits in seven innings for his first career victory, and the Marlins took the rubber game of their low-scoring series against Colorado.
Smith (1-3), who entered the game with an ERA of 5.82, struck out nine and walked one in the longest outing of his career. The breakthrough victory came in his 15th career appearance, including eight starts. Drew Steckenrider struck out the side in the eighth, and Brad Ziegler pitched the ninth for his third save.
Braves 10, Phillies 1
Ronald Acuna Jr. doubled twice and reached base four times to cap a successful first week in the majors, and the Atlanta Braves cruised with a new lineup to a victory over the Phillies. Acuna, at 20 the youngest player in the big leagues, hit second behind 21-year-old Ozzie Albies, the second-youngest major leaguer. Albies drilled the game’s first pitch for a homer, added a two-run double and scored three runs. Acuna had an RBI double in the eighth, walked twice and stole his first base.
Nationals 3, Diamondbacks 1
Gio Gonzalez struck out eight over seven strong innings, Matt Wieters and Michael A. Taylor homered and the Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks lost starter Robbie Ray to a strained oblique muscle in the second inning. He was replaced by T.J. McFarland, who surrendered a home run to Wieters to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead. McFarland (1-1) then loaded the bases and bobbled a grounder to allow another run to score. Taylor homered off McFarland with one out in the third.
Mets 14, Padres 2
Adrian Gonzalez homered, doubled and drove in five runs against his former team, and Zack Wheeler struck out nine in five innings for New York. The 14 runs and 19 hits were season highs for the Mets, who took two of three in San Diego.
Giants 4, Dodgers 2
Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Ty Blach made the early lead stand up.
Reds 8, Twins 2
Tyler Mahle pitched into the seventh inning in another impressive start, Jose Peraza had three hits and Adam Duvall homered.