Anderson comes off DL, helps surging A’s blank Cleveland
Heaney (5-6) allowed only three hits and equaled a career high with 10 strikeouts in seven innings to help the Angels take two of three at home in the Freeway Series. He gave up an early three-run homer to Yasiel Puig, who later left with an oblique injury.
Ohtani drove his first career pinch-hit homer a projected 443 feet to center field off reliever JT Chargois (2-2). It also was the Angels’ first pinch-hit home run of the season and Ohtani’s seventh in the majors.
The two-way rookie star from Japan, unavailable to pitch lately because of an elbow injury, fouled a ball off his knee one day earlier and experienced soreness. Before the game, it was unclear if he would be able to come off the bench.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Brett Anderson came off the disabled list and pitched effectively into the sixth inning before turning things over to Oakland’s outstanding bullpen as the Athletics blanked Cleveland.
Anderson (1-2) had been sidelined with a shoulder strain, one of several injuries to the A’s starting staff. But the left-hander looked sharp in his first start since May 18, limiting the Indians to three hits and leaving with a 4-0 lead.
The A’s are 18-6 against AL Central teams.
Altuve’s solo shot put the Astros up 1-0 in the fourth.
Chicago starter Lucas Giolito (5-8) had retired nine straight after Altuve’s home run when Yuli Gurriel got Houston’s second hit of the game, a double with no outs in the seventh. He went to third on a flyout and the Astros went up 2-1 on a sacrifice bunt by Marwin Gonzalez.
Keuchel (6-8) yielded six hits and a run to win his third straight decision.
Hector Rondon struck out two in a perfect ninth for his seventh save.
Former Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard (4-3) hit New York’s Greg Bird with a pitch to begin the 10th, and Tyler Wade came on to pinch run. Austin Romine sacrificed Wade to second, and Gardner followed with a single.
Chad Green (5-1) pitched one inning for the win and David Robertson finished for his second save. Regular closer Aroldis Chapman, who left Saturday’s game because of a sore left knee, was available but did not pitch.
Myers, who hit three home runs Saturday, clubbed a 3-2 pitch from Mathis (0-1) over the right-field fence with two outs.
DETROIT (AP) – Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched Texas past Detroit.
All-Star Shin-Soo Choo of the Rangers hit an infield single with two outs in the ninth, extending his on-base streak to 47 games. He surpassed the team record of 46, set by Julio Franco in 1993.
Michael Fulmer (3-8) allowed two earned runs and five hits in seven innings.
Eovaldi retired his first 18 batters before Brandon Nimmo lined a clean single to right field leading off the seventh. Nimmo was quickly erased on a double play, and Eovaldi faced the minimum through seven innings.
The right-hander, who returned this season from his second Tommy John surgery, struck out nine. Andrew Kittredge pitched the final two innings for the Rays, giving up a single in the ninth before finishing the two-hitter.
Cron’s home run gave the Rays a 3-0 lead in the first. He connected off Chris Flexen (0-2) for his 17th of the season, setting a career high.
In his eighth major league start, Kingham (3-4) allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts and one walk for his first win since May 4. The right-hander retired the first 20 batters of his MLB debut against St. Louis on April 29 before giving up four runs in a 6-4 win in his second start.
Felipe Vazquez struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save.
The Marlins piled up a season-high 22 hits, the first 19 of which were singles, and salvaged the finale of a four-game series.
Adam Conley (3-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win.
Mark Reynolds, given a start at third base by the Nationals after his 10-RBI game Saturday night, went 2 for 4 with a walk. He also pitched one-third of an inning, retiring the only batter he faced in the ninth.
Tanner Roark (3-11) hasn’t won since June 6. He allowed four runs, 10 hits, three walks and hit two batters over four innings.
Odorizzi (4-6) turned in his third consecutive strong outing, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out five. In his last three starts, he’s allowed only two earned runs over 17 innings.
Baltimore’s Chris Davis homered off reliever Matt Magill with two outs in the ninth to break up the shutout.
Orioles starter Alex Cobb (2-11), Odorizzi’s former teammate in Tampa Bay, kept the Twins at bay for the first four innings but still ended up taking the loss. That ties him with Kansas City’s Jason Hammel for the most in the major leagues.
The Red Sox hit .385 and had 68 baserunners in sweeping the three-game series. Boston has won six straight and 13 of 16.
Porcello (11-3) allowed three runs and nine hits before leaving after 111 pitches. He struck out nine, matching his season high, and walked one. Craig Kimbrel got two outs for his 27th save in 29 chances.
Heath Fillmyer (0-1), making his first big league start, allowed four runs, one unearned, on eight hits and three walks.
Aguilar hit a solo drive in the seventh and a three-run shot in the eighth. The burly slugger moved into a tie with Colorado’s Nolan Arenado for the NL lead with 22 homers.
Milwaukee also got another solid start from Junior Guerra (6-5) during its sixth win in seven games. The right-hander allowed one run and seven hits in six innings, helped by three double plays.
Atlanta left-hander Sean Newcomb (8-4) was tagged for five runs and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.
CHICAGO (AP) – David Bote drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning, lifting Chicago over Cincinnati.
Javier Baez had two hits and two RBIs for the Cubs, who have earned their last nine wins in comeback fashion. Albert Almora Jr. and Ian Happ also had two hits apiece, and Addison Russell drove in three runs.
SEATTLE (AP) – Ryon Healy homered and tied a career high with five RBIs, leading Seattle over Colorado.
Healy, who had a two-run double in the first inning, put the Mariners ahead for good with a three-run homer – his 18th of the season – in the sixth. He entered the game in an 0-for-13 slump.
Wade LeBlanc (5-0) won despite giving up four runs in six innings. The three homers allowed were his most this season.
Edwin Diaz struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth for his major league-leading 35th save.
Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela (3-2) allowed six runs and five hits in six innings.
Bumgarner (2-3) earned his second win this season despite an erratic outing. Making his seventh start after missing the first two months with a broken left pinkie, Bumgarner allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
John Brebbia (1-3) also took the loss against the Giants on Friday.
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