PHOENIX (AP) – Mark Reynolds homered twice in his first game with Washington, helping the Nationals complete a four-game sweep.
Reynolds had his contract selected from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. He homered off Zack Godley in the sixth inning, then broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run shot off Archie Bradley (0-1) in the eighth after the Diamondbacks rallied with a three-run seventh.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto homered, and last-place Cincinnati swept a four-game series from the Dodgers for the first time since the Big Red Machine accomplished the feat in August 1976.
Luis Castillo (3-4) allowed three runs – two earned – and four hits in six innings with eight strikeouts. Raisel Iglesias got three straight outs for his seventh save, finishing a four-hitter.
The defending NL champion Dodgers finished a 1-5 homestand and have lost seven of eight. At 16-23 they are fourth in the NL West, just one game ahead of San Diego. Rich Hill (1-2) gave up three runs – two earned – six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Cincinnati has won six straight games following an 8-27 start yet remains last in the NL Central.
Lucas Giolito (2-4) matched a career high with seven walks, tossed three wild pitches and hit a batter, but pitched two-hit ball for 5 2/3 innings in his first victory since April 26. Bruce Rondon got his first save as the White Sox (10-27) stopped a seven-game slide and became the last major league team to reach 10 wins.
NEW YORK (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton went 4 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in a game that started after a 2-hour, 45-minute rain delay.
Luis Severino (6-1) struck out seven in six innings as New York won for the 19th time in 22 games to remain tied with rival Boston for the best record in the majors at 28-12. Aaron Hicks drove in two runs, Aaron Judge extended his RBI streak to seven games and the Yankees took two of three from Oakland to win their seventh consecutive series.
After a 7-2 homestand, New York plays 19 of its next 25 games on the road.
Brett Anderson (0-2) was charged with four runs and eight hits in five innings.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – New York’s Jacob deGrom was removed after a 45-pitch scoreless and hitless first inning as a precaution in his first start after a stint on the disabled list caused by a hyperextended right elbow.
Pinch-hitter Nick Williams hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Paul Seward (0-3) in the sixth.
Aaron Nola (6-1) worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the first and allowed one run and nine hits in six innings. Edubray Ramos worked around a walk in the ninth for his first big league save.
BALTIMORE (AP) – Joey Rickard had his first big league multihomer game and drove in four runs following his recall from the minor leagues, and Baltimore scored its most runs since an 18-2 win over Oakland on Aug. 16, 2015. Tampa Bay gave up its most runs since a 17-11 defeat at Toronto on Aug. 7, 2010.
Danny Valencia and Trey Mancini also homered for the Orioles, who have scored 58 runs in their last seven games. Valencia tied career highs with four hits and four RBIs.
Dylan Bundy (2-5) allowed two hits and four walks in seven scoreless innings.
Blake Snell (4-3) gave up five runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, and reliever Andrew Kittredge was sent to the minors after allowing six runs, six hits and one walk while failing to get an out.