SUNDAY’s OTHER MLB GAMES
Orioles 6, Rangers 5
Manny Machado homered before making an early exit and Adam Jones hit a three-run double for Baltimore. Machado was removed in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay, taking the All-Star shortstop off a sloppy field. The last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado, who is expected to be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. In a matchup between two teams staggering into the All-Star break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman.
Tigers 6, Astros 3
John Hicks hit one of Detroit’s four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak. Verlander (9-5) struck out 12 in six innings in his first start against his former team. But he allowed a season-high six runs while dropping his third straight decision. Jeimer Candelario, Niko Goodrum and Jim Adduci also homered for Detroit.
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 2
Xander Bogaerts homered in his first at-bat a day after hitting a game-ending grand slam, and the Red Sox entered the All-Star break with their best record since 1949. Bogaerts and Brock Holt each drove in two runs for the major league-leading Red Sox (68-30), who have won 12 of their last 13 games. Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays (43-52).
Twins 11, Rays 7, 10 innings
Brian Dozier hit a grand slam for Minnesota in the 10th inning, capping a testy, back-and-forth finish that featured four lead changes from the bottom of the seventh on.
White Sox 10, Royals 1
Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada homered, Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the White Sox won for the third time in four games. Adalberto Mondesi homered leading off the eighth for the last-place Royals, who are 2-11 in July.
Cardinals 6, Reds 4
Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered for St. Louis, making interim manager Mike Shildt a winner in his first game. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm. John Gant (3-3) picked up the win with four hitless innings.
Cubs 7, Padres 4
Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs completed a three-game series sweep. The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer (5-6), who came within one out of his first complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Dodgers in his previous start. Brandon Morrow pitched the ninth for his 22nd save, helping Chicago open a 21/2-game lead over slumping Milwaukee in the NL Central.
Braves 5, Diamondbacks 1
Julio Teheran pitched 61/3 scoreless innings, and the Braves used a four-run third inning to get the win.
Marlins 10, Phillies 5
Brian Anderson hit a three-run homer in Miami’s eight-run fifth inning.
Nationals 6, Mets 1
Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner each hit a two-run single in Washington’s five-run seventh inning.
Dodgers 5, Angels 3
Yasmani Grandal and Enrique Hernandez homered, leading the Dodgers to the split in the Freeway Series. Kenta Maeda (7-5) got the win and All-Star Kenley Jansen retired the side in the ninth for his 27th save. Jefry Marte hit a three-run homer for the Angels. Taylor Cole (0-2) took the loss.
Rockies 4, Mariners 3
All-Star Trevor Story led off the ninth inning with his 20th homer, closing out Colorado’s three-game series sweep. Story worked the count to 2-2 against Nick Vincent (3-2) before hitting a drive over the wall in left-center for a dramatic finish to a game played through steady rain.
Athletics 6, Giants 2
Stephen Piscotty homered for the fifth time in nine games, leading Oakland to the victory. Sean Manaea (9-6) allowed two runs in six innings for his fourth consecutive win. All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie walked and scored in his return to the lineup following a scary collision in right field two nights earlier.