ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clayton Kershaw
took a shutout into the seventh inning in his first start at
Tropicana Field and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays
7-3 on Tuesday night.
The three-time NL Cy Young Award
winner (4-0) wound up allowing two runs, six hits, one walk and had
eight strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
The Dodgers, with the National
League's best record at 32-17, have won six of seven. Tampa Bay
dropped two games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees.
Justin Turner, Austin Barnes, Kiki
Hernandez, Corey Seager and pinch-hitter Joc Pederson had
run-scoring singles for the Dodgers.
Kershaw had scattered four hits
through six but was replaced by Pedro Baez with two on and one out
in the seventh and Los Angeles up 6-0.
The Rays then got within 6-3 on a
run-scoring single by Austin Meadows and Tommy Pham's RBI double off
Los Angeles has won 15 consecutive
regular season games starter by Kershaw.
ASTROS 5, WHITE SOX 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander
took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out a
season-high 12 to lead Houston over Chicago.
Verlander (8-1) allowed one hit and
walked one in eight innings for his fourth straight win and the
seventh in eight starts. The only hit off him came when Jose Abreu
sent the first pitch of his at-bat just over the wall and out of
reach of a leaping Jake Marisnick in straightaway center field with
one out in the seventh to cut the lead to 5-1.
Yuli Gurriel hit a solo homer off
Dylan Covey (0-3) in the fourth inning to give the Astros home runs
in 18 straight games, tying the second-longest streak in franchise
Houston, a big league-best 33-16, won
for the 12th time in 13 games overall and ninth in a row over the
Covey allowed four hits, walked four
and allowed four runs in four-plus innings.
YANKEES 11, ORIOLES 4
BALTIMORE (AP) — Clint Frazier
homered twice and had a career-high five RBIs, Gary Sánchez
contributed a three-run drive and New York routed Baltimore.
New York made it easy for Domingo
Germán (9-1) to win his sixth consecutive start and increase his
major league-leading victory total. The right-hander pitched only
five innings and left with a 9-3 lead.
David Hale worked the four innings to
earn his first save since 2010 at Class A.
DJ LeMahieu had three hits and Sánchez
finished with four RBIs for the AL East leaders, who have won seven
Sánchez got it started, hitting his
second three-run homer in as many nights before David Hess (1-6) got
Stevie Wilkerson hit a three-run
homer for the Orioles, who have lost 10 and 12 and dropped to an
BLUE JAYS 10, RED SOX 3
TORONTO (AP) — Rowdy Tellez had two
homers and five RBIs and Randal Grichuk also homered in Toronto's
win over Boston.
Toronto won for just the fifth time
against Boston at Rogers Centre since the start of the 2017 season.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returned to the
Toronto lineup, going 2 for 5 with a pair of runs. Brandon Drury was
2 for 3 with three RBIs. The 10 runs tied a season high.
Mitch Moreland, Rafael Devers and
Jackie Bradley Jr. all had solo shots for the Red Sox.
Marcus Stroman (2-6) lasted six
innings, giving up one run, five hits and a season-high six walks.
Boston's loss ended its seven-game
winning streak in starts by Eduardo Rodríguez (4-3).
MARLINS 5, TIGERS 4, 11 INNINGS
DETROIT (AP) — Chad Wallach hit a
tiebreaking double in the 11th inning, and Miami beat Detroit.
Detroit forced extra innings by
scoring two unearned runs off Miami closer Sergio Romo. The bottom
of the ninth included an error, two replay reversals and the
ejection of Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire.
That was the only success Detroit had
against the Miami bullpen, though. Nick Anderson (1-1) struck out
the side in the 10th, then closed the Tigers out in the 11th for his
first career win.
Wallach put the Marlins ahead in the
11th with a two-out drive to left-center field off Joe Jimenez
(2-2). The Tigers have dropped seven in a row.
JaCoby Jones hit a solo homer for the
Tigers in the third, but Harold Ramirez — playing his sixth major
league game — answered with his solo home run an inning later.
GIANTS 4, BRAVES 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joe Panik hit
a game-ending two-run single off Atlanta closer Luke Jackson with
two outs in the ninth to lift San Francisco.
Brandon Crawford began the comeback
with a one-out single. With two out, Kevin Pillar singled in
Crawford. Pillar stole second, and moved to third on Pablo
Sandoval's pinch-hit infield single. Pinch-runner Mac Williamson
stole second before Panik slapped a 3-2 pitch from Jackson into
right field to cap the three-run rally.
It's the fourth blown save this
season for Jackson (2-1). Atlanta had won four straight against San
Francisco and allowed one run in all four.
Trevor Gott (2-0) retired three
batters to win.
Josh Donaldson, Nick Markakis, Ronald
Acuña Jr. and Dansby Swanson had two hits apiece for Atlanta.
Braves starter Julio Teheran struck
out six and gave up three hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings.
METS 6, NATIONALS 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit a
long tying homer in the eighth inning, Amed Rosario had a winning
infield single with two outs in the ninth and New York rallied from
deficits three times to beat Washington.
Edwin Díaz (1-2) worked around a
ninth-inning single for his first win with the Mets. Washington lost
its third straight.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler gave up
three runs and four hits in seven innings, while Washington's Erick
Fedde allowed one run and four hits in five innings.
John Soto and Brian Dozier homered
J.D. Davis's three-run pinch homer
for the Mets.
ROCKIES 5, PIRATES 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — German Márquez
struck out seven over eight dominant innings and Trevor Story hit
his 11th home run as Colorado cooled off surging Pittsburgh.
Márquez (5-2) gave up three hits,
walked one and didn't allow a runner to third base as the Rockies
snapped a four-game losing streak.
Charlie Blackmon went 3 for 5 for
Colorado, including a two-run triple to left off Chris Archer (1-4)
in the fourth. Story homered for the second straight game. His shot
to deep left field in the third inning glanced off the glove of
Pittsburgh leftfielder Bryan Reynolds.
Archer gave up four runs, three
earned, in five innings, with two walks and three strikeouts as his
ERA ticked down to 5.55. He needed 92 pitches to get 15 outs. Márquez,
meanwhile, needed 104 pitches to get through eight full innings.
ATHLETICS 5, INDIANS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mark
Canha's two-run homer off struggling Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer
in the third inning sent Oakland to its fifth straight win.
Canha replaced injured slugger Khris
Davis and connected off Bauer (4-3).
Bauer walked four, struck out five
and hit three while throwing a season-high 123 pitches.
Oakland reliever Liam Hendricks (2-0)
pitched two scoreless innings and Blake Treinen, the A's fourth
reliever, worked the ninth for his ninth save in 11 tries.
Jurickson Profar homered in the
eighth as Oakland improved to 7-1 against AL Central teams this
season. The A's are 59-20 vs. Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota, Detroit
and Kansas City dating to Aug. 23, 2016.
Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana
hit solo homers for Cleveland.
REDS 3, BREWERS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Sonny Gray and
three Cincinnati relievers held down Milwaukee, which was missing
Christian Yelich because of back spasms.
It was the major league-leading
seventh shutout for the Reds as the Brewers were blanked for the
first time this season.
Cincinnati scored all three runs in
the first inning. Nick Senzel scored on a wild pitch, Phillip Ervin
pushed a run across with a double and scored on a fielder's choice.
Gray (1-4) earned his first win of
the season with six shutout innings in his first appearance at
Miller Park. Gray tied his season-high with nine strikeouts. Raisel
Iglesias earned his 10th save.
Brewers starter Gio Gonzalez (2-1)
pitched five innings, allowed three hits and three earned runs,
striking out four.
RANGERS 5, MARINERS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn
allowed two runs over seven innings and Shawn Kelley earned the save
hours after learning that two lumps removed from his throat last
week were benign as Texas beat Seattle.
Lynn (6-3) gave up five singles and
one walk and had a season-high 11 strikeouts and one walk in his
200th career start. Kelley, who was activated from the 10-day
injured list on Tuesday, allowed a ninth-inning homer to Omar Narváez,
who had three hits, in earning his third save of the season.
The loss continued a tailspin for
Seattle, which is 10-26 since a 13-2 start.
Nomar Mazara had three hits, an RBI
and scored one of two runs on a sacrifice fly after initially being
ruled out at the plate before a successful Texas challenge. Joey
Gallo hit a two-run home run, his 15th of the season, in the eighth
The Rangers have won six of their
last seven games to reach .500 at 23-23.
Left-hander Tommy Milone (0-1)
allowed two runs on three hits in five innings in his first major
league start of the season.
PADRES 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eric Hosmer's
two-run, opposite-field home run off Zack Greinke highlighted the
three-run sixth inning that carried San Diego past Arizona.
Greinke (6-2), who recorded his
2,500th career strikeout in the fourth, was working on a one-hit
shutout when he ran into trouble in the sixth. Ian Kinsler singled
with one out, advanced on Franmil Reyes' groundout and scored on
Manny Machado's single. Hosmer then drove Greinke's next pitch to
left field to give the Padres the lead. It was Hosmer's seventh.
The Padres won their second straight
to pop back above .500. The Diamondbacks lost their fourth straight.
Left-hander Matt Strahm (2-3) allowed
two solo homers among his four hits in six innings. He struck out
two and walked none.
Kirby Yates struck out the side in
the ninth for his 19th save.
Eduardo Escobar and John Ryan Murphy
homered for the Diamondbacks.
CUBS 3, PHILLIES 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Javier
Báez's single capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally and Chicago
stopped Philadelphia's four-game winning streak.
Kris Bryant had three hits for the
Cubs and scored two runs.
Phillies slugger Bryce Harper went 0
for 4, dropping his average to .224, and failed to reach base at
Wrigley Field for the first time in 19 games. Jean Segura doubled in
the first to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.
Chicago trailed 2-1 starting the
ninth, but Juan Nicasio (0-2) walked Bryant leading off, Anthony
Rizzo doubled and, after Willson Contreras hit a shallow flyout,
Jason Heyward was intentionally walked.
Bryant scored when Albert Almora Jr.
hit a chopper toward first, and Nicasio's underhand toss to catcher
J.T. Realmuto was late, a call upheld by a video review. Báez, who
didn't start for the second straight game because of a jammed right
heel, lined Nicasio's first pitch to right over a drawn-in infield.
Kyle Ryan (1-1) got two outs for the
TWINS 8, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin
Gonzalez homered and drove in three runs as Minnesota rallied past
Gonzalez's two-run shot in the sixth
tied the game at three. Minnesota then broke it open with four in
the seventh off Luke Bard (1-2). AL batting leader Jorge Polanco and
Eddie Rosario each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Twins,
who have won five of six on their road trip.
Luis Arraez had two hits, including
his first home run in the eighth. Max Kepler also had two hits.
Minnesota's Michael Pineda (4-3)
allowed three runs the first two innings but only one hit in his
final four innings of work.
David Fletcher had three hits for Los
Angeles, which has dropped three straight. Mike Trout hit his 11th
home run , a solo shot to left in the first inning off Pineda's