AROUND THE HORN Wednesday’s other games
Angels 7, Mariners 4
Kole Calhoun hit a two-run homer, Luis Valbuena drove in two and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Mariners to snap Seattle’s eight-game winning streak. Calhoun had three hits and three RBIs, helping lift Garrett Richards (5-4) in his return from the disabled list. Richards allowed three runs, including homers to Kyle Seager and Ryon Healy, over 51/3 innings. He struck out eight. Blake Parker pitched out of trouble in the ninth for his 10th save. Mike Zunino singled and Denard Span doubled to put runners at second and third, but Dee Gordon struck out, Zunino was thrown out at the plate on Jean Segura’s grounder to first and Mitch Haniger ended it with a groundout to third.
Astros 5, Rangers 4, 10 innings
Evan Gattis hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to send home Jose Altuve and lift the AL West-leading Houston over Texas. Altuve had his MLB-leading 115th hit with a one-out single in the 10th that snapped an 0-for-13 slide. Chris Martin (1-2) then hit Yuli Gurriel with a pitch before an errant pickoff throw allowed both runners to move up. Gattis followed with a flyball to right-center.
Rockies 1, Giants 0
Chris Iannetta homered in the seventh, Tyler Anderson pitched eight stellar innings in outdueling Andrew Suarez and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants. Anderson (6-3) scattered two hits and tied a season high with nine strikeouts. The left-hander didn’t allow a baserunner to reach second base.
Red Sox 3, Nationals 0
Jackie Bradley Jr. drove in two runs, Eduardo Rodriguez struck out six in six innings and Boston beat Washington to complete a three-game sweep. Rodriguez (10-3) allowed three hits and walked one. Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 26th save in 28 chances, finishing a six-hitter.
Yankees 6, Braves 2
Giancarlo Stanton hit a three-run homer and CC Sabathia pitched six effective innings, leading the Yankees to the victory. Yankees rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres left in the fifth inning because of tightness in his right hip and was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right hip strain. Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka also homered for New York. Higashioka became the ninth player since 1920 whose first three hits were home runs. Sabathia (6-3) yielded two runs and five hits. Atlanta starter Julio Teheran (6-6) lasted just five innings, allowing five runs and five hits. He struck out 10 and walked four.
Cubs 5, Tigers 2
Javier Baez stole home, Willson Contreras hit a tiebreaking homer and the Cubs earned their sixth straight victory. David Bote also connected for Chicago. Jose Quintana (7-6) pitched six effective innings in his first win since May 31, and Brandon Morrow got three outs for his 19th save.
Athletics 4, Padres 2
Stephen Piscotty doubled three times and drove in three runs, powering Oakland to the win. Khris Davis added an RBI single for the A’s, who have won 14 of 17 to move a season-high nine games over .500. Lou Trivino (7-1) retired two batters for the win. Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his 22nd save. Christian Villanueva hit his 17th home run for San Diego. Jose Castillo (1-2) got the loss.
Phillies 4, Orioles 1
Aaron Nola stuck out nine in seven innings, Nick Williams hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the Orioles to sweep a two-game interleague series. Nola (11-2) gave up one run and seven hits to win his fifth straight decision. Victor Arano tossed two innings for his first career save.
Brewers 3, Twins 2
Nate Orf hit a solo homer in Milwaukee’s two-run seventh after going hitless in his first seven major league at-bats. Brad Miller homered to right-center off Jose Berrios (8-7) to lead off the bottom of the seventh for the Brewers. Two batters later, Orf sent a 2-2 curveball down the left-field line for a two-run lead.
Marlins 3, Rays 0
Jose Urena and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, and Miami shook off the hangover from a 16-inning loss. J.T. Riddle singled, tripled and homered. Urena struck out six in five innings. Drew Rucinski (4-1) pitched two innings for his second win in the series.
Mets 6, Blue Jays 3
Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer, Brandon Nimmo reached base three times and the New York Mets beat Toronto. Frazier gave the Mets the lead with a drive to center field off Marcus Stroman (1-6) in a five-run fifth inning. Seth Lugo (3-3) pitched three innings of relief for the win.
Reds 7, White Sox 4
Starting pitcher Sal Romano dropped down a suicide squeeze during a six-run fourth inning, and Cincinnati rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox. Jesse Winker and Jose Peraza each had a two-run single during the big inning, and Scooter Gennett also singled in a run. The Reds overcame Daniel Palka’s third home run in two games to win the three-game series and complete a 4-3 homestand.