TORONTO — Josh
Donaldson had his first career three-homer game, Troy Tulowitzki
also went deep and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins
9-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Donaldson hit a
solo homer off Kyle Gibson in the second, then delivered a
go-ahead, two-run blast off Pat Light (0-1) in the seventh.
Dozens of fans
tossed hats onto the field to celebrate the home run hat trick
after Donaldson, the AL MVP in 2015, hit a solo shot off Alex
Wimmers in the eighth. Groundskeepers and even the Blue Jays
mascot helped clear the hats away.
fourth multi-homer game this season and the 10th of his career
also marked the 17th three-homer game in the majors this season.
Jose Bautista had
his first three-hit game of the season for the AL East-leading
its season-worst 10th straight. The Twins have lost seven straight
(7-4) earned the win by getting two outs in the seventh. Jason
Grilli worked the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished.
DODGERS 1, CUBS 0
LOS ANGELES (AP)
— Brock Stewart and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and
Andrew Toles scored on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning,
leading Los Angeles past Jon Lester and Chicago.
remained two games ahead of San Francisco in the NL West.
out eight in five innings of two-hit ball, and Jesse Chavez, Grant
Dayton, Joe Blanton and Kenley Jansen finished. Blanton (5-2) got
the win, and Jansen worked the ninth for his 39th save.
With one out in
the eight, pinch-hitter Toles was hit by a pitch, and then Trevor
Cahill (3-4) threw away Howie Kendrick's short roller, allowing
Toles to reach third.
intentional walk and a strikeout, Adrian Gonzalez hit a grounder
toward third, and Javier Baez double-clutched before throwing too
late for a force play at second base, allowing Toles to score.
Lester struck out
six and pitched three-hit ball over six innings.
GIANTS 13, BRAVES
(AP) — Joe Panik homered twice and matched his career high of
four RBIs to back Madison Bumgarner, and San Francisco beat
Atlanta for its second series win since the All-Star break.
Panik hit a solo
homer in the second and added a two-run shot in the fourth. The
second baseman also reached on an infield single in the sixth and
had a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
Denard Span and
Eduardo Nunez also homered, Brandon Crawford had three hits and
Jarrett Parker drove in three runs for San Francisco. The Giants
took two of three from the Braves.
allowed three runs over seven uneven innings. He struck out five
and walked two.
and Gordon Beckham homered for Atlanta. Ender Inciarte doubled,
tripled and scored twice, but the last-place Braves have lost 13
Aaron Blair (0-6)
was the loser.
PADRES 3, MARLINS
MIAMI (AP) —
Rookie Luis Perdomo benefited from a team-record six double plays
and pitched a six-hitter for his first complete game, helping San
Diego beat Miami.
The complete game
was the Padres' first this year.
the leadoff batter to reach in five innings, and each time the
runner was erased on a double play grounder. In addition, after
Perdomo gave up a one-out single in the seventh, Ichiro Suzuki
lined out to the pitcher, who then trotted to first base to double
off the runner.
Five Marlins hit
into double plays, and they went 6-4-3, 4-6-3, 6-4-3, 6-3, 1, and
5-4-3. The six DPs were a nine-inning team record for the Padres
defensively, and a Marlins batting record.
walked three, struck out three and threw only 99 pitches, retiring
the side in order in the ninth. Ryan Schimpf had an RBI triple,
singled and scored for the Padres.
PHILLIES 5, METS
NEW YORK (AP) —
A.J. Ellis had a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a
seventh-inning tie with a two-run double that sent the Phillies
past New York.
and four relievers quieted a streaking Mets lineup that was minus
ailing sluggers Yoenis Cespedes (quad) and Neil Walker (back).
New York also
lost shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera in the first inning. He exited
with soreness in his left knee, a problem area that has sidelined
him twice before this season.
(3-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win. Robert Gsellman
(1-1) lost in his first start in the majors.
NEW YORK (AP) —
Kevin Gausman tamed the torrid Yankees hitters, Mark Trumbo lined
his major league-leading 40th home run and Steve Pearce also
connected to help Baltimore avert a sweep.
The Orioles got
battered in the first two games, outscored 27-9. Baltimore bounced
back in the matchup between AL East contenders, halting its
three-game skid and ending New York's winning string at four.
threw seven innings, giving up seven hits while striking out nine
and walking none. He posted a rare road win after going 0-16 in
his previous 25 starts away from Camden Yards.
sensation Gary Sanchez doubled and singled. He had homered in
three straight games and is hitting .404 in 22 games this year. CC
Sabathia (8-11) was the loser.
— Nolan Arenado went 4 for 4, hitting his 35th home run and a
triple, and drove in three runs in Colorado's victory over
Arenado and David
Dahl hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning off Nationals
rookie Lucas Giolito. Chad Bettis (11-7) allowed two runs, both on
solo homers, and five hits with six strikeouts over seven innings
in his longest start since April 10.
Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos homered for Washington.
allowed four runs and six hits in five innings for the NL East
leaders. Washington has dropped six of eight.
recorded the final three outs for his second save after Harper
homered off Boone Logan leading off the ninth. Colorado took two
of three from Washington.
ROYALS 10, RED
BOSTON (AP) —
Raul Mondesi hit a bases-loaded triple and Eric Hosmer added a
two-run single during an eight-run sixth inning, lifting surging
Kansas City past Boston.
hit his third solo homer in two games for Kansas City. The
defending champion Royals took two of three at Fenway Park and are
17-4 in their last 21 games.
David Ortiz hit
his 534th homer, a solo shot, for the Red Sox, tying Jimmie Foxx
for 18th on the career list. Boston has lost four of five.
Matt Strahm (2-0)
pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief.
(2-6) gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings.
(AP) — Derek Holland allowed one run over six innings, new left
fielder Carlos Gomez made two highlight-reel catches and AL-best
Texas beat Cleveland.
The Rangers took
three of four in the series between division leaders, the first
time since 1999 both teams were in first place when playing each
other after the All-Star break.
the bases with one out in the ninth against closer Sam Dyson, who
struck out pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin and retired Abraham Almonte
on a fly ball to end it.
Ian Desmond and
Jonathan Lucroy each had an RBI single for Texas, which has an 8
1/2-game lead in the AL West with five weeks left in the season.
struck out five without a walk while yielding only four singles.
The left-hander who missed two months because of shoulder
inflammation before returning Tuesday at Cincinnati.
Dyson worked a
scoreless ninth for his 29th save.
(11-6) was the loser.
ST. LOUIS (AP)
— Rookie Andrew Triggs earned his first win and Stephen Vogt and
Khris Davis homered to lead Oakland past St. Louis.
allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and struck out eight
in six innings. Ryan Madson pitched the ninth for his 27th save in
(10-10) gave up a three-run homer to Vogt with two out in the
third and a two-run shot to Davis, his 34th, with two out in the
doubled twice, homered and scored the Cardinals' first three runs.
His homer in the third extended the Cardinals' streak to 17 games
with a homer, matching their season best. Ryon Healy doubled in
the third to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest
active streak in the majors.
ANGELS 5, TIGERS
DETROIT (AP) —
Former Tiger Jefry Marte had three RBI and Tyler Skaggs shut down
Detroit in Los Angeles.
After scoring 35
runs in the four games before this series, the Tigers were limited
to six runs in the three-game weekend set against the Angels. It
is the ninth time this season the Tigers have been shut out.
The victory gave
the Angels back-to-back road series wins for the first time this
Marte hit a
two-run home run in the fifth inning off Anibal Sanchez (7-13). It
was Marte's 10th home run of the season and first since Aug. 17.
He played in 33 games with the Tigers last season.
The Angels added
three more runs in the sixth, on sacrifice flies by Andrelton
Simmons and Marte, plus an RBI double by Nick Buss. Skaggs (2-3)
allowed two hits while striking out six in six innings.
RAYS 10, ASTROS 4
HOUSTON (AP) —
Chris Archer struck out 10 in seven innings, Corey Dickerson hit a
three-run homer and Tampa Bay beat Houston.
Matt Duffy and
Nick Franklin also went deep for the last-place Rays. They have
homered in 21 of their last 24 games. Houston, in the hunt for an
AL wild card, had won three straight.
gave up three runs on four hits and two walks. With his strikeout
of A.J. Reed in the sixth, the right-hander joined David Price and
James Shields as the only Tampa Bay pitchers with multiple
Franklin and Evan
Longoria each had three hits for the Rays, who jumped out early
against Doug Fister (12-9). Jose Altuve hammered for Houston.
WHITE SOX 4,
CHICAGO (AP) —
Carlos Rodon pitched into the seventh inning, Justin Morneau had a
two-run single and Melky Cabrera drove in a run and scored twice
in Chicago's victory over Seattle.
Jose Abreu also
drove in a run. Chicago took three of four in the series and has
won six of eight.
Robinson Cano hit
a solo homer, his 30th, and Kyle Seager had three hits for
allowed the run and five hits in six-plus innings before giving
way to the bullpen.
Chris Beck and
Dan Jennings worked out a jam in the seventh, Nate Jones pitched a
1-2-3 eighth and David Robertson got the last three outs for his
(4-9) allowed four runs on four hits in 7 1/3 innings. He also hit
PHOENIX (AP) —
Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and
Archie Bradley won for the first time in more than a month in
Arizona's victory over Cincinnati.
Tomas delivered a
pinch-hit three-run shot in the sixth inning off Reds reliever
Ross Ohlendorf, his team-leading 27th of the season. Castillo had
two hits, a run-scoring single in the fifth and an RBI double in
the eighth, and knocked in runs with a fielder's choice grounder
and a sacrifice fly.
allowed two runs and five hits with three strikeouts over six
scored four runs in the first off Reds starter Homer Bailey (2-3),
all on singles, force outs and an error.
— Ivan Nova threw six sharp innings before leaving early because
of a hurting left hamstring and Pittsburgh hit three solo homers
to rally for its eighth straight road victory.
John Jaso and
Gregory Polanco homered in the sixth off Brewers starter Chase
Anderson (7-11) to complete Pittsburgh's first sweep at Miller
Park since 2004. Starling Marte had a solo shot in the eighth.
retired 10 of his final 11 batters after allowing Jonathan
Villar's homer in the third. Tony Watson pitched the ninth for his