Sale wins 5th straight start, leads Red Sox over Tigers 9-1
DETROIT (AP) Chris Sale struck out nine in six scoreless innings to win his fifth consecutive start, and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-1 victory on Sunday for their 19th win in 23 games.
Sale (11-4) allowed two hits, lowered his ERA to an AL-best 2.13 and won his sixth straight decision.
Blaine Hardy (3-3) gave up four runs and five hits in three-plus innings.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Manny Machado had a double to drive in his first run since he was acquired from Baltimore, Matt Kemp hit a pair of solo homers off Brent Suter (8-7) and Chris Taylor had three RBIs for the NL West leaders.
Alex Wood (6-5) won his fifth straight decision, allowing two runs, five hits and three walks in six innings.
Milwaukee has lost eight of nine, dropping 3 1/2 games behind the NL Central-leading Cubs.
St. Louis has lost seven of 11.
A day after he was acquired from the Mets, Familia (1-0) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Mike Trout drove in a teammate for the first time in more than a month, homering to cap a seven-run burst in seventh inning.
Andrew Heaney (6-6) won his fourth consecutive home start, allowing one run, four hits and two walks in six innings.
Lance McCullers Jr. (10-5) gave up five runs, six hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings.
TORONTO (AP) - Yangervis Solarte hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning off Tanner Scott (1-2), and Toronto rallied from a 4-1 deficit to complete a three-game sweep. The Blue Jays are 9-1 against the Orioles this season, including seven straight wins.
Baltimore has lost 20 of its last 25 games and is a big league-worst 28-72. The Orioles were swept in a three-game series for the eighth time this season and have been swept in three four-game series, including at Toronto in early June.
PHILLIES 5, PADRES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Vince Velasquez (6-8) allowed two hits over seven innings, struck out seven and walked one to gain the split and Philadelphia widened its NL East lead to one game over second-place Atlanta.
Odubel Herrera hit a solo homer in the fourth against Luis Perdomo (1-5). After a pair of batters reached against Perdomo in the seventh, Carlos Santana hit a bloop run-scoring single against Phil Maton and Rhys Hoskins added his second homer of the day and 16th this season, a three-run drive.
Tyson Ross (6-8) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings in the opener. He had been 0-5 in seven starts since beating Cincinnati on June 3, losing his previous three outings.
Nick Pivetta (6-8) gave up six runs - four earned - and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Corey Dickerson homered for the fourth time in three days, and Pittsburgh extended a winning streak to nine for the first time since June 2013.
Ivan Nova (6-6) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings, improving to 4-1 in his last eight starts. He also singled to stop his hitless slide at 63 at-bats.
The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 55 minutes by rain, and another downpour stopped play for almost 100 minutes between the sixth and seventh innings.
Mike Foltynewicz (7-6) gave up four runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Adam Kolarek (1-0) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Slow-footed catcher Drew Butera broke a 2-2 tie with a three-run, inside-the-park home run off Zach Duke (3-4) when center fielder Jake Cave failed in his attempt to make a diving catch in the seventh inning.
Kansas City swept a series for the first time since last July 24-26 at Detroit.
Yovani Gallardo (4-1) and three relievers combined on a five-hitter against the AL Central leader, which had outscored Texas 25-11 in the first two games of the series.
Mike Clevinger (7-6) lost his third straight start, allowing two runs, four hits and four walks in 6 2/3 innings.
PHOENIX (AP) - Zack Greinke (11-5) allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 13 in eight innings to stop Colorado's seven-game winning streak and move ahead of the Rockies back into second in the NL West, 1 games behind the Dodgers.
Nick Ahmed drove in three runs with a two-run triple and bases-loaded walk.
Antonio Senzatela (3-3), activated from the disabled list after recovering from a finger blister, gave up four runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
SEATTLE (AP) - Ryon Healy hit a pair of three-run homers for a career-best six RBIs,.
Marco Gonzales (11-5) won his fourth consecutive start, allowing two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings. He did not give up a hit or a walk in the first five innings.