NEW YORK (AP) Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer, and David Phelps pitched the Yankees to a fast start in the second half, leading New York to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran had two-out RBIs for the Yankees, who began a 10-game homestand. Dellin Betances struck out three in 1 2-3 perfect innings, and David Robertson got three outs for his 24th save in 26 chances.
Phelps (4-4) gave up three runs – two earned – and six hits in 6 1-3 innings against a lineup missing injured thumpers Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips. The right-hander struck out seven and walked one for his first win since June 19.
Brayan Pena, subbing for Votto at first base, homered twice for the Reds. Mike Leake (7-8) allowed four runs and eight hits in seven innings.
RANGERS 5, BLUE JAYS 1
TORONTO (AP) – J.P. Arencibia hit a three-run homer against his former team, Yu Darvish matched his season high with 12 strikeouts, and Texas beat Toronto.
Adrian Beltre added a solo homer as the Rangers snapped their season-high, eight-game losing streak and won for just the second time in 13 road games.
Promoted from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Arencibia was booed by the crowd of 38,012 before each of his at-bats, but silenced his detractors with a first-pitch homer off R.A. Dickey (7-10) in the seventh, his second.
Darvish (9-5) won for the first time in three starts, allowing one run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. He reached the 10-strikeout plateau for the sixth time this season, all in his past 12 starts.
ANGELS 3, MARINERS 2, 16 innings
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Efren Navarro singled home a run with two outs in the 16th inning on Friday night, and the Los Angeles Angels came out of the All-Star break with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners – and a new closer.
After the 10th inning, the Angels announced they had acquired two-time All-Star Huston Street from the San Diego Padres in a multiplayer deal that included five minor leaguers.
Dominic Leone (2-2), the eighth Mariners pitcher, gave up a one-out double to All-Star MVP Mike Trout in the 16th and intentionally walked Josh Hamilton with two out after a comebacker by Albert Pujols. Navarro batted for John McDonald and stroked the first pitch up the middle to bring home Trout.
Hector Santiago (2-7), the ninth Angels pitcher, allowed one hit over 2 1-3 innings to get the victory.
GIANTS 9, MARLINS 1
MIAMI (AP) – Pablo Sandoval hit a three-run homer off one of his favorite foils, and San Francisco topped slumping Miami.
All-Star Madison Bumgarner (11-7) allowed one run in six innings.
The Marlins lost their fifth game in a row, while San Francisco emerged from the All-Star break looking determined to end a prolonged scoring slump. The Giants began the night averaging less than three runs per game in July, worst in the majors, but they have totaled 17 runs in two games.
Sandoval’s 12th homer ended Nathan Eovaldi’s night in the Giants’ five-run fifth. Sandoval improved to 8 for 11 against Eovaldi with nine RBIs.
Brandon Crawford hit the 11th pitch he saw for a two-run homer in the second inning. Buster Posey and Michael Morse each had three of San Francisco’s 13 hits.
Eovaldi (5-5) gave up a season-high eight runs in his shortest outing of the year, lasting just four-plus innings. His has an ERA of 13.30 in five starts against the Giants.
BREWERS 4, NATIONALS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) – Scooter Gennett and Khris Davis homered, and Kyle Lohse pitched seven strong innings to help Milwaukee beat Washington.
Aramis Ramirez added a two-run single for the NL Central leading Brewers.
Lohse (10-4) earned his first win since June 22. He allowed 10 hits, but just one run over seven innings as Washington went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position.
Milwaukee shortstop Jean Segura was back in the lineup, a week after the death of his 9-month-old son, and went 1 for 4.
Bryce Harper had a homer and two singles for Washington, which began play percentage points ahead of Atlanta in the NL East. Francisco Rodriguez gave up Harper’s ninth-inning homer, but earned his 28th save.
Stephen Strasburg (7-7) allowed four runs and seven hits. He struck out nine in seven innings.
BRAVES 6, PHILLIES 4
ATLANTA (AP) – Jason Heyward homered and drove in two runs, Andrelton Simmons had two RBIs, and Atlanta won its third straight game with a victory over Philadelphia.
The Braves moved one game ahead of Washington in the NL East. Last-place Philadelphia dropped 11 games behind Atlanta.
The game was played in a steady drizzle, but the rain had nearly stopped when Braves closer Craig Kimbrel earned his 30th save in 34 chances.
Ervin Santana (8-6) gave up six hits, three walks and four runs – three earned – in six innings to win for the third time in four starts. He struck out one.
Phillies starter A.J. Burnett (6-9) allowed six runs, 10 hits – the last nine with two out – and one walk in five innings. He had five strikeouts as Philadelphia lost its third straight.
INDIANS 9, TIGERS 3
DETROIT (AP) – Jason Kipnis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer, and Asdrubal Cabrera sent the next pitch over the right-field fence to cap a seven-run seventh inning and help Cleveland rout Detroit.
Kipnis hit another home run, a solo shot, in the Indians’ two-run ninth.
Trevor Bauer (4-4) gave up three runs and six hits over six innings.
Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez (6-4) retired the first seven batters he faced and had a 3-0 lead. He gave up four runs and six hits, walked one and struck out seven in an uneven performance.
The AL Central-leading Tigers won 17 of 23 games going into the All-Star break. Cleveland has won seven of 10.
RED SOX 5, ROYALS 4
BOSTON (AP) – Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts, and Boston edged Kansas City.
The Red Sox maintained their momentum after winning four of their last five games before the All-Star break.
Clay Buchholz (5-5) allowed four runs in six innings. Koji Uehara allowed Omar Infante’s two-out double in the ninth but got his 19th save in 21 chances.
Scott Downs (0-3) gave up the homer to Gomes, the first batter he faced after replacing James Shields.
CARDINALS 3, DODGERS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Matt Holliday homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Lance Lynn won his third straight start for St. Louis in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kolten Wong had two hits and scored on both of Holliday’s RBI hits for the Cardinals against the team they beat in the NLCS last fall. They have won six of eight and remained a game behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead.
A.J. Ellis had an RBI double for the Dodgers. Los Angeles has scored only 10 runs in the last six games.
Holliday’s seventh homer, estimated at 435 feet to straightaway center, came off Dan Haren (8-7).
Lynn (11-6) gave up two runs and four hits in six-plus innings.
PIRATES 4, ROCKIES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Travis Snider’s pinch-hit double in the eighth inning scored Neil Walker to spark Pittsburgh’s win over Colorado.
Walker trotted home when right fielder Carlos Gonzalez couldn’t track down Snider’s sinking line drive off reliever Matt Belisle (2-5). All-Star Josh Harrison added a sacrifice fly one batter later.
Tony Watson (6-1) earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning. Mark Melancon got Troy Tulowitzki, representing the tying run, to ground out to third to end it for his 17th save.
Starling Marte tripled and drove in two runs before leaving in the eighth, an inning after taking a fastball to the head.
Charlie Culberson and Corey Dickerson had two hits apiece for the Rockies but Colorado’s bullpen couldn’t give starter Jorge De La Rosa his fifth consecutive victory. The Rockies left 11 runners on base while losing their third straight.
WHITE SOX 3, ASTROS 2
CHICAGO (AP) – Slump-ridden Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning double, and four Chicago pitchers retired the final 22 batters to lift the White Sox past Houston.
Alejandro De Aza singled off Scott Feldman and stole second before Flowers delivered the game-winning hit. He entered the game with only 12 hits in his last 116 at-bats, and a .218 batting average overall.
Daniel Webb (5-2) retired the six batters he faced in relief of Jose Quintana to earn the victory. Zach Putnam pitched a scoreless inning for his second save of the season.
After Quintana allowed a pair of unearned runs, he set down the final 10 batters he faced. The left-hander allowed three hits and two walks in five innings.
Feldman (4-7) took a four-hit shutout into the sixth inning, when Dayan Viciedo hit a two-run homer into the left-center field bleachers to tie it. In seven innings, Feldman allowed three runs, seven hits and three walks.
RAYS 6, TWINS 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Ben Zobrist homered and Evan Longoria had three RBIs to lead Tampa Bay past Minnesota.
Alex Cobb (5-6) allowed two runs in 5 2-3 innings, and Matt Joyce added an RBI single for the Rays.
Trevor Plouffe homered for the Twins, a two-run shot in the third highlighted by a fan leaning over the railing in left-center and making a great catch.
Tampa Bay took a 3-0 lead in the third on Longoria’s bases-loaded double that soared just beyond the reach of right-fielder Oswaldo Arcia.
Zobrist made it 5-2 in the fifth with a two-run homer off Kyle Gibson (8-8).
ATHLETICS 5, ORIOLES 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending Oakland to a stunning comeback victory over Baltimore.
Donaldson’s drive over the wall in center off Zach Britton (3-2) sent the A’s streaming out of the dugout. It was Donaldson’s fifth career game-ending hit and third career game-ending homer.
Manny Machado had lined a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh, and Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer in the fifth for the AL East-leading Orioles.
Eric O’Flaherty (1-0) tossed one scoreless inning for the win, Oakland’s major league-leading 60th of the season (60-36).
Jeff Samardzija was in line to lose his second straight solid start for Oakland. He gave up six hits – including the two homers – in seven innings.
METS 5, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Travis d’Arnaud’s go-ahead single in the ninth inning lifted the New York Mets over San Diego for their fourth straight win.
The Mets won for the ninth time in 11 games as they began a 10-game trip and matched their longest winning streak of the season.
Jeurys Familia (2-3) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win. Jenrry Mejia worked the ninth for his 11 save in 13 chances.
Joaquin Benoit (3-2) took the loss.
New York had led 4-0 but San Diego tied it with four runs in the fifth.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, CUBS 4
PHOENIX (AP) – Paul Goldschmidt homered, Didi Gregorius had a pair of RBI singles, and Arizona overcame two home runs by Anthony Rizzo to beat the Chicago Cubs.
Rizzo moved into a tie with Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton for the NL home run lead at 22 with his sixth multi-homer game, second this season.
Eury De La Rosa (1-0) gave up a run in one inning and got the win. Addison Reed earned his 22nd save in 27 opportunities.
Brian Schlitter (2-3) allowed a run in two-thirds of an inning for the loss.
The Diamondbacks’ Martin Prado and manager Kirk Gibson were ejected by home plate umpire Cory Blaser in the eighth inning. It was the first time Prado was thrown out in his 933 major league games.