Tuesday’s other games
Astros 6, White Sox 2 White Sox 4, Astros 1
Zack Greinke tossed six solid innings in his second start with the Astros, George Springer and Jose Altuve hit solo home runs and Houston topped Chicago in the first game. Springer connected on the first pitch of the day as the AL West-leading Astros won for the ninth time in 10 games. He also threw out a runner at the plate from right field. Greinke (12-4) allowed two runs on seven hits in winning for the second time since Houston acquired him from Arizona. Ivan Nova tossed a four-hitter and the White Sox took advantage of an injury to Houston ace Gerrit Cole to get the doubleheader split. Cole, 14-5 with a 2.87 ERA, was listed on the lineup for the nightcap, but the right-hander didn’t start because of right hamstring discomfort. He was set to try for his 11th straight win. Instead righty Chris Devenski (2-1) took the mound and lasted just two innings in taking the loss. Nova (8-9) limited high-scoring Houston to one unearned run and walked none in his second complete game this season.
Yankees 8, Orioles 3
New York’s Domingo German pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors. German allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked one and won his career-high seventh straight decision. DJ LeMahieu homered on the first pitch he saw to get the Yankees going. Aaron Judge added a two-run double on the third anniversary of his major league debut in New York’s four-run fourth. Gio Urshela had three more hits, including an RBI single in the fourth. Cameron Maybin had a two-run single in the second while Gary Sanchez and Mike Tauchman added RBI doubles as the Yankees totaled 15 hits.
Blue Jays 3, Rangers 0
Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a five-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs, and Toronto beat slumping Texas. Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk celebrated his 28th birthday with a solo home run as Toronto won for the fifth time in seven games.
Mariners 11, Tigers 6
Kyle Seager homered three times and Tom Murphy added two to help Seattle. Seager and Murphy hit back-to-back homers in the fourth and sixth innings before
Nationals 3, Reds 1
Washington’s Brian Dozier hopped a dugout piggyback ride to celebrate his 17th home run and Juan Soto hit a second-deck shot for his 25th as both returned to the lineup, Joe Ross extended his scoreless streak to 171/3 innings. Ross (3-3) allowed one run and five hits in his 62/3 innings; the run came when the final batter the righty faced, Jose Iglesias, delivered an RBI single.
Phillies 4, Cubs 2
Philadelphia’s J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with an RBI double in the seventh inning. Jason Vargas allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. Blake Parker (2-2) and Mike Morin each tossed a hitless inning and Hector Neris finished for his 21st save in 25 tries.
Dodgers 15, Marlins 1
Rookie Will Smith achieved another milestone in the storybook start to his big league career with his first two-homer game. The Dodgers twice hit back-to-back homers to pound Miami. Cody Bellinger tied a career high with his 39th home run and Justin Turner hit his 20th for the Dodgers, who totaled six homers, a season-high 13 extra-base hits and no singles until there were two out in the ninth.
Braves 5, Mets 3
Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. homered and threw out a runner at the plate to back Max Fried’s fifth straight win. Acuna sparked a two-run first against Zack Wheeler by leading off with a long single off the wall in right-center, coming around to score his 100th run of the season. In the fourth, the 21-year-old lined a 409-foot drive into the left-field seats.
Cardinals 2, Royals 0
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Jack Flaherty tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt drove in the only runs. Flaherty (6-6) struck out seven with a lone walk in his sixth consecutive stingy start since the All-Star break. He’s allowed 20 hits with 50 strikeouts and 0.70 ERA over that span. The right-hander headed for the showers after throwing 110 pitches, and the St. Louis bullpen nailed down the win. Andrew Miller worked around a single in the eighth and retired Alex Gordon in the ninth, and Carlos Martinez got the final two outs.