Gleyber Torres hits slam, Yankees beat Red Sox 4-2
Boston has lost five straight for the first time since 2015 and dropped 11 ½ games behind first-place New York in the AL East.
Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer during yet another rocky first inning by Paxton, but Torres bailed him out with his slam off Eduardo Rodriguez (13-5). Paxton (6-6) struck out the side in the second and completed six innings on 100 pitches, allowing two hits and two runs with six strikeouts.
New York earned its major league-leading 35th comeback win.
HOUSTON (AP) — Wade Miley had another solid start and Houston backed him with a season-high six homers in a rout of Seattle.
Yordan Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Martin Maldonado and Jose Altuve all connected off starter Yusei Kikuchi (4-8) to leave him tied with Justin Verlander for most home runs allowed in the majors this season with 28.
Miley (10-4) allowed three hits and two runs in six innings to win his third straight decision.
Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer for the Mariners, who lost their second straight after winning their previous six games.
PADRES 5, DODGERS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eric Lauer remained unbeaten against the Dodgers, Eric Hosmer and Wil Myers had three hits apiece and the San Diego Padres ruined the big league debut of Los Angeles pitcher Dustin May’.
Cody Bellinger supplied the Dodgers’ lone highlight, becoming the fastest player in franchise history to reach 100 home runs. Bellinger’s two-run shot to center in the fourth inning — his 36th, which ties him for the lead in the NL — came in his 401st game and surpasses Mike Piazza, who accomplished it in 422 games.
Lauer (6-8) retired the first 13 Dodgers and allowed two runs on three hits with six strikeouts for his first victory since June 3.
May (0-1) struggled early and allowed an unearned run on three hits and was at 42 pitches after two innings. The right-hander — nicknamed “Gingergaard” due to his flowing red hair and a fastball that has been compared to Mets‘ power hurler Noah Syndergaard — settled down over the next three innings before tiring in the sixth. He allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts.
Tyler Yates picked up his NL-leading 32nd save.
The Tigers scored twice in a messy ninth inning and had runners on second and third with two outs when Jeimer Candelario hit a grounder to first baseman Danny Santana, who flipped to Leclerc covering the bag to end it. Leclerc took a couple of steps and let fly, the ball sailing far over the seats.
Leclerc got his sixth save.
Tyler Alexander (0-2) allowed four runs on 10 hits in his fourth big league start.
Richard Lovelady (0-1) took the loss.
Galvis hit his 17th homer in the fourth inning off Aaron Brooks (2-5) and Drury connected in the sixth for a 4-0 lead. Toronto has seven home runs in the first two games of the series and a major league-leading 81 since June 16.
Five pitchers combined to limit Baltimore to two runs in a second straight game. Wilmer Font served as the opener, Nick Kingham (3-1) worked three innings and Derek Law got the last six outs for his first save.
Puig had RBI singles in the first and second, helping Cleveland take an early 6-1 lead.
Clevinger (6-2) gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings — a solo homer to Mike Trout in the first. The right-hander allowed three hits and struck out eight.
Roberto Perez hit his 19th home run of the season in the third.
Taylor Cole (1-2) made his fifth start of the season. The right-hander allowed four runs and retired one batter before being replaced.
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Báez homered and drove in three runs, and Chicago dealt Milwaukee its fourth loss in five games.
José Quintana pitched into the seventh inning and Jason Heyward also went deep for Chicago.
Báez had two doubles and scored twice. Quintana (9-7) also singled in a run as he won his fifth straight decision. He allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out five.
Three Cubs relievers finished with three scoreless innings.
Christian Yelich went 0 for 4, ending his career-best 19-game hitting streak.
Wood (1-0) was sharp in his second start since returning from a season-long back injury, allowing five baserunners and solo homers to Austin Riley in the fifth and Ronald Acuña Jr. in the sixth. Wood struck out five.
Raisel Iglesias earned his 21st save in 24 chances.
Atlanta starter Kevin Gausman (3-7) struggled in his second straight start, giving up five runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte’s three-run homer in the seventh inning broke open a tight game and Pittsburgh snapped New York’s seven-game winning streak.
Trevor Williams (4-4) overcame a shaky start to pick up his first victory since May 10.
DENVER (AP) — Rockies center fielder David Dahl was carted off the field after spraining his ankle while making an awkward catch, and substitute Ian Desmond hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning that sent Colorado over San Francisco.
Dahl left in obvious pain as his teammates gathered around. The Rockies said X-rays on his right ankle were negative, and the club had yet to determine the severity of the injury.
Scott Oberg got out of a two-on, one-out jam for his fourth save.
PHOENIX (AP) — Late lineup addition Matt Adams broke a scoreless tie with a sixth-inning double and Joe Ross won his first game in more than two years as Washington opened a nine-game road trip with a victory over Arizona.
Juan Soto hit a solo homer in the eighth inning.
Ross (1-3) gave up one hit and five walks in 5 1/3 innings. Sean Doolittle pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 24th save in 28 attempts.
Young (3-1) gave up three hits and three walks while striking out a career-high nine.
Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez, playing left field, threw out the potential go-ahead run in the 14th with Quinn (0-1) on the mound. He nearly did it again in the 15th but Leury Garcia barely beat the throw.
Josh Osich (1-0) tossed two innings for the win and Chicago used nine pitchers to snap a four-game losing streak.
Jason Vargas looked sharp in his first start since the Phillies acquired him from the Mets. The soft-tossing lefty allowed two runs and five hits, striking out five in 6 1/3 innings.
Tim Anderson hit a double with two outs in the third and Abreu launched his 23rd homer out to left-center to give the White Sox an early 2-0 lead.
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