Yankees rally to beat Tigers 7-5
Los Angeles began the day two games behind Arizona in the NL West and 2 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.
Goldschmidt hit his 31st homer for Arizona, and Greinke (13-9) gave up six hits in 7 1/3 innings.
WHITE SOX 6, RED SOX 1
Major league-leading Boston had won three in a row, including a 9-4 victory in the opener of the four-game set. Its advantage in the AL Central was trimmed to 7 1/2 games over the New York Yankees, who rallied for a 7-5 win over Detroit.
Moncada made it 3-0 with a two-run drive against Nathan Eovaldi (5-7) in the first inning.
Kopech, who was drafted by Boston in 2014, gave up one hit in three innings before his outing was cut short by a long rain delay. Dylan Covey (5-12) pitched three-plus innings for the win.
The Athletics pulled within 1 1/2 games of AL West-leading Houston and extended their lead for the second wild card to 5 1/2 games over Seattle.
The A’s have won 20 of their last 29 games and are 26-13 since the All-Star break. The Mariners have lost four of five.
Mariners starter Mike Leake (8-9) gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
YANKEES 7, TIGERS 5
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres drove in the go-ahead run one batter after a contested check swing loaded the bases in the eighth inning, and the Yankees beat the Tigers while awaiting the arrival of 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen.
Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Miguel Andujar homered for New York in the sixth. Detroit right-hander Jordan Zimmermann carried a 3-0 lead and a no-hitter into the inning behind a solo homer from Niko Goodrum and a two-run triple by Jim Adduci.
Zach Britton (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win, and David Robertson worked the ninth for his fifth save.
Detroit reliever Joe Jimenez (4-4) recorded two outs and was charged with three runs.
McCutchen is expected to join New York on Saturday after he was acquired in a trade with San Francisco. The 31-year-old McCutchen is hitting .255 with 15 homers and 55 RBIs.
BREWERS 4, NATIONALS 1
The Brewers also made a flurry of moves, snagging left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez from the Washington Nationals, steady outfielder Curtis Granderson from the Toronto Blue Jays and lefty reliever Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox.
Washington’s Tanner Roark (8-14) allowed four runs over six innings.
Kluber (17-7) struck out eight and walked two in Cleveland’s AL-best 14th shutout. Cody Allen worked a perfect eighth and Brad Hand finished the two-hitter for his 31st save.
AL Central-leading Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games, and then finalized a trade with Toronto for 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson.
Encarnacion snapped a scoreless tie with a solo drive to center off Tyler Glasnow (1-4) in the seventh. The Indians added two more in the ninth when Greg Allen scored on a wild pitch and Michael Brantley singled home Francisco Lindor.
Cabrera connected off Steve Cishek (4-2), driving an opposite-field shot to left-center to help the Phillies pull within two games of Atlanta in the NL East.
Javier Baez hit his 29th homer for the NL Central-leading Cubs.
Pat Neshek (2-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning.
BLUE JAYS 6, MARLINS 5
MIAMI (AP) — Justin Smoak connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the ninth inning, sending the Blue Jays to the victory.
Joe Biagini (3-7) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win and Ken Giles worked a shaky ninth for his 19th save.
ATLANTA (AP) — Gregory Polanco’s eighth-inning single drove in Adam Frazier with the tiebreaking run for the Pirates.
Frazier scored the unearned run on Polanco’s single up the middle off Brad Brach (2-4).
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jake Cave hit a tiebreaking homer in Minnesota’s eight-run fifth inning.
Cave’s eighth homer in his rookie season was a two-run shot off Matt Moore (3-7).
Matt Magill (3-2) and three other Minnesota relievers combined to strike out nine in 4 1/3 scoreless innings.
Texas has lost five straight.
Jaime Barria (9-8) scattered three hits and one walk in six innings, improving to 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in six starts in August. Blake Parker got three outs for his 13th save.
Houston starter Framber Valdez (2-1) was charged with a run and two hits in five-plus innings for his first loss after winning his last two games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ryan O’Hearn drove in four runs and Whit Merrifield scored three times for the Royals in a matchup of the two worst records in the majors.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong hit a three-run homer and a two-run single for a career-high five RBIs.
Matt Carpenter hit his NL-best 35th homer as St. Louis pulled within 3 1/2 games of NL Central-leading Chicago. Austin Gomber (5-0) pitched seven effective innings and also contributed a two-run double.
Scooter Gennett and Scott Schebler had three hits apiece for last-place Cincinnati, which has dropped three straight and eight of nine. Homer Bailey (1-13) was charged with seven runs, three earned, and nine hits in five innings.
Reyes, who hit a game-ending homer in the 13th inning Thursday night, went deep in the fourth. Urias belted a two-run shot in San Diego’s five-run eighth for his first career homer.
The Rockies dropped into third place in the NL West, but remained 1 1/2 games behind the division-leading Diamondbacks.
Kennedy (1-2) struck out two and walked two in the Padres’ season-high fourth straight win.
Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela (4-5) pitched six innings of one-run ball.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rookie left-hander Andrew Suarez pitched seven crisp innings, leading San Francisco to the win.
Suarez (6-9) allowed two hits, struck out five and walked none. Tony Watson worked the eighth and Ty Blach finished the three-hitter.
New York’s Zack Wheeler (9-7) pitched seven innings of one-run ball in his first loss since June 22. He had won seven straight decisions.
Chris Shaw hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh. Aramis Garcia homered leading off the eighth for the Giants‘ second run.
It was the first major league appearance for Shaw and Garcia.
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