CINCINNATI (AP) Kris Bryant became the first major leaguer to hit three homers and two doubles in a game, and Jake Arrieta added a solo shot in the ballpark where he threw a no-hitter in April, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.
The Cubs pulled out of their 1-6 slide behind a tandem that's had some huge moments in Cincinnati.
Arrieta (12-2) threw his second career no-hitter on April 21 during a 16-0 win over the Reds. Bryant led the way with two homers in that game, including a grand slam that gave him a career-high six RBIs.
Arrieta struggled in his return to Cincinnati, giving up a season-high five runs in five innings, but Bryant drove in six again to back the right-hander. Bryant's 16 total bases were a Cubs record, and his five hits marked a career high.
Bryant homered twice off Dan Straily (4-5) and once against Ross Ohlendorf, who also gave up a homer to Anthony Rizzo.
Arrieta hit an opposite-field drive – his fourth career home run – off Michael Lorenzen. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner became the league's first 12-game winner despite his worst outing of the season.
INDIANS 8, BRAVES 3
ATLANTA (AP) – Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer, Trevor Bauer (6-2) gave up two runs in six innings and Cleveland beat Atlanta for its 10th straight win.
Jason Kipnis added a home run in the ninth.
The AL Central-leading Indians extended the majors' longest winning streak of the season. It is Cleveland's longest run since closing the 2013 regular season with 10 straight wins.
The Indians have outscored opponents 68-21 and hit 21 homers during the streak. They had 14 hits and scored at least six runs for the seventh straight game.
Chisenhall homered in the fourth off Tyrell Jenkins (0-1). He relieved Braves rookie John Gant, who exited in the third with a left oblique strain.
NATIONALS 11, METS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) – Ben Revere had four hits and three steals as Washington handed Noah Syndergaard his first loss in more than a month, beating New York in the opener of a three-game series between NL East rivals.
Nationals starter Joe Ross (7-4) gave up four early runs, then retired 11 of his last 12 batters. Anthony Rendon had three RBIs for Washington.
The Nationals increased their lead over idle Miami to 3 1/2 games, while the Mets are four games back. The Nationals stole six bases, matching their most since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005.
Five steals came against Syndergaard (8-3), who had won six consecutive decisions and had not lost since May 6. He lasted only three innings, surrendering season highs in runs (5) and walks (3).
DODGERS 5, PIRATES 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking, two-out infield single that capped a four-run fifth inning, and Los Angeles rallied past Pittsburgh to salvage the finale of a four-game series.
Scott Kazmir (6-3), who entered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, won despite allowing four runs, four hits and four walks in five innings. Kenley Jansen, the Dodgers' sixth pitcher, got four outs for his 22nd save in 25 chances.
Francisco Liriano (4-8) led by four runs early and took a two-hitter and a 4-1 lead into the fifth, when he was chased by Yasiel Puig's two-run single.
RAYS 13, RED SOX 7
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Nick Franklin homered and drove in a career-high five runs to help Tampa Bay end an 11-game losing streak with a victory over Boston.
Franklin had his first three hits of the season, and Logan Forsythe and Desmond Jennings also homered in support of rookie Blake Snell (1-2), who allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings to get his first big league win.
Tampa Bay's skid matched the longest in the majors this year.
Forsythe finished with three of Tampa Bay's season-best 18 hits, including a two-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez (1-3) that gave Snell a 9-0 lead in the third. Logan Morrison drove in two during a five-run first.
Rodriguez gave up nine runs and 11 hits in 2 2/3 innings.
ROCKIES 9, BLUE JAYS 5
DENVER (AP) – Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Jon Gray tossed seven solid innings and the Rockies beat Toronto to spoil Troy Tulowitzki's return to Colorado.
Tulowitzki went 0 for 4 in his first game at Coors Field since Toronto acquired him from the Rockies last July 27. He received a standing ovation when he batted in the second inning. He stepped out of the batter's box and doffed his helmet to the 36,491 fans.
Edwin Encarnacion homered twice and Devon Travis also went deep for the Blue Jays.
Gray (5-3) allowed four runs and struck out eight. Colorado rallied for six runs in the seventh off three relievers. Drew Storen (1-3) hit two straight batters with pitches ahead of Nolan Arenado's two-run single.
ROYALS 6, CARDINALS 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Danny Duffy matched a career best with eight sharp innings and Kansas City defeated St. Louis to open a four-game, two-city series between cross-state rivals.
Kendrys Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, and Eric Hosmer also had a pair of RBIs as the Royals roughed up Adam Wainwright (6-5) to snap a four-game losing streak to the Cardinals.
Duffy (3-1) served up a two-run homer to Matt Holliday in the first before settling into a nice rhythm. The left-hander struck out eight and didn't walk a batter.
It was Wainwright's first loss in six starts at Kauffman Stadium.