NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob
deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with
seven impressive innings, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two
runs, and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of Miami with a
9-1 victory on Sunday.
Wright, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares
each had RBI doubles, and Chris Young added a sacrifice fly for New
York in its eighth win on a 10-game homestand heading into the All-Star
New York jumped over the Marlins, losers of four straight, and into third place in the NL East at 45-50.
(3-5), who pitched seven innings in Miami for his first big league
victory on June 21, struck out eight and allowing five hits and a run.
got his first big league RBI after Brad Hand (0-2) intentionally walked
Ruben Tejada to face the lanky former college shortstop. DeGrom lined a
single to center for a 2-1 lead.
NATIONALS 10, PHILLIES 3
(AP) — Jayson Werth homered and drove in four runs, and Tanner Roark
pitched seven strong innings to lead Washington over Philadelphia.
Zimmerman also went deep and had two RBIs, Ian Desmond knocked in two
runs, and Anthony Rendon had three hits and an RBI for Washington, which
won the last two games of the series and stayed tied with Atlanta atop
the NL East entering the All-Star break.
Philadelphia scored two
unearned runs off Aaron Barrett in the ninth to end with three runs or
fewer for the 49th time this season.
Roark (8-6) allowed a run and four hits. He struck out six and walked none.
Phillies dropped to 8-41 overall and 2-29 in their last 31 games when
failing to score four runs. Cody Asche had two doubles and an RBI for
Philadelphia, which fell 10 games behind Washington.
It was the second straight defeat for Philadelphia after a five-game winning streak.
Kendrick (4-9) continued his pattern of struggling badly in the first
inning and then pitching well. The Nationals' first three batters scored
on Werth's homer.
BRAVES 10, CUBS 7
CHICAGO (AP) — Chris
Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and
Atlanta beat the Chicago Cubs to stay in a virtual tie with Washington
for first place in the NL East.
Although even in terms of games
back, the Braves are one percentage point behind the Nationals. Atlanta
(52-43) has won three of four since a four-game losing streak.
Johnson hit a long drive to straightaway center field for a three-run shot in a four-run third inning against Travis Wood (7-8).
played without struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, who was suspended
by the team for the final game before the All-Star break.
Alcantara and Chris Coghlan each hit a two-run homer off All-Star Julio
Teheran (9-6) for the last-place Cubs, who have lost eight of 10.
RED SOX 11, ASTROS 0
(AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12
in his fifth career shutout in Boston's rout of Houston.
Holt had a career-best five hits, including a leadoff homer, to help the
Red Sox to their fourth victory in five games heading into the All-Star
All of the hits Buchholz (4-5) allowed were singles, and
he didn't walk a batter in his first shutout since June 2, 2013, against
Chris Carter extended his career-high hitting streak
to nine games with a single with one out in the fourth. Buchholz sailed
through the rest of the game, retiring his last 17 batters.
who played at Rice, launched a 92 mph fastball from Brad Peacock (3-6)
into the seats in right field to give Boston an early lead.
couldn't locate his pitches and was done after getting just one out,
forcing Houston to use five relievers to finish the game.
Rookie Christian Vazquez had two hits and two RBIs to help the Red Sox score a season-high 11 runs.
INDIANS 3, WHITE SOX 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes' two-run homer in the eighth inning gave Cleveland a win over the Chicago White Sox.
drove in all three Cleveland runs. His home run to right off Javy
Guerra (0-2) came after the White Sox scored two runs in top of the
inning to take a 2-1 lead.
Nick Swisher led off with a single
before Gomes, who also had an RBI single in the second, hit a 1-1 pitch
into Chicago's bullpen.
Bryan Shaw (4-1) allowed two runs in the
top of the eighth. Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 12th save,
striking out the final two hitters.
Trevor Bauer struck out a career-high 10 in 6 2-3 scoreless innings for Cleveland.
RAYS 3, BLUE JAYS 0
PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star David Price scattered five hits in
eight-plus innings to win his fourth consecutive start and Tampa Bay
Price (9-7), who had his start pushed back one day
because of a stomach virus, struck out five and walked one. The
left-hander was pulled after giving up a leadoff single in the ninth to
Because Price pitched on Sunday, he is ineligible to play in the All-Star game Tuesday night in Minnesota.
Rays, who have won 11 of 15, got RBI singles from Logan Forsythe and
Jose Molina. Jake McGee got three outs for his seventh save.
Dickey (7-9) gave up two runs and five hits over six innings. Toronto
has not won a road series against Tampa Bay since April 2007, a span of
Toronto has lost eight of 10 overall.
ROYALS 5, TIGERS 2
CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer's RBI double capped a five-run seventh
inning and Kansas City avoided a four-game sweep with a victory over
Four of the runs were charged to Justin Verlander (8-8),
who started the inning with a two-hit shutout but loaded the bases on
three straight singles.
The come-from-behind win still leaves the second-place Royals 6½ games behind the Tigers in the AL Central.
June 18 when K.C. beat the Tigers for their 10th straight win and went a
season-best seven games over .500, the Royals have gone 9-14 while the
Tigers went 17-6.
Verlander gave up six hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out three and walked one.
Ventura (7-7) pitched 1 2/3 innings in his first career relief
appearance and got the win. Greg Holland pitched a perfect ninth for his
25th save in 26 opportunities.
ANGELS 10, RANGERS 7
Texas (AP) — Mike Trout doubled twice and drove in four runs as the Los
Angeles Angels beat Texas and took a five-game winning streak into the
Texas (38-57) lost its eighth in a row and has the worst record in the majors.
who will start the All-Star game in the AL outfield, sent three runs
home by blooping a two-out double in the second inning. He broke a 4-all
tie with a double in the fourth.
The Angels, a major league-best 26-9 since June 6, swept a four-game series against Texas for the first time in their history.
Tyler Skaggs (5-5) left after giving up two singles to start the sixth.
Smith pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 15th save in 19
opportunities. He set an Angels record with his 10th consecutive
appearance of at least an inning without allowing a hit.
Scott Baker (0-3) lost in his fourth start for Texas. Alex Rios drove in three runs.
REDS 6, PIRATES 2
(AP) — Kris Negron hit his first career home run, and All-Star Todd
Frazier added a two-run shot as Cincinnati rolled into the break with a
win against Pittsburgh.
Negron, called up from Triple-A Louisville
on Thursday for his first appearance in the majors since playing four
games in 2012, celebrated his first major league start with a three-run
homer off Francisco Liriano (1-7) in the second inning. The RBIs were
also the first of his career, and the hit was his second.
Frazier homered on the first pitch from Vance Worley in the sixth to send the Pirates to a 2-5 mark on their trip.
Reds went 8-3 on their 11-game homestand against Milwaukee, the Chicago
Cubs and Pittsburgh to finish the first half 10-0-1 in series against
those Central Division-opponents.
Johnny Cueto (10-6), another
Reds All-Star, overcame Neil Walker's home run and a 56-minute rain
delay in the fifth to last six innings. Aroldis Chapman struck out the
side in the ninth for his 21st save. Chapman has struck out a batter in
41 straight appearances.
BREWERS 11, CARDINALS 2
(AP) — Elian Herrera got five hits while filling in for mourning
shortstop Jean Segura, and Milwaukee ended a seven-game losing streak by
routing St. Louis.
The Brewers tied a season high with 19 hits and took a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central at the All-Star break.
was called up from the minors Saturday when Segura was put on the
bereavement list after the death of his 9-month-old son. Herrera went 5
for 5 with a double and scored three runs.
Wily Peralta (10-6)
tossed seven strong innings for the win. A frustrated Carlos Martinez
(2-4) allowed four runs in four innings.
Peralta allowed just
three singles and gave up his only run after Kolten Wong reached first
on a passed ball despite striking out.
Martinez, making his seventh career start, gave up three walks and a balk and hit Carlos Gomez with a pitch in the fourth.
The Brewers are in first place at the break for the fourth time in franchise history.
GIANTS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 4
FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner became the first pitcher in 48 years
to hit two grand slams in a season, and Buster Posey also hit a slam
that boosted San Francisco over Arizona.
Posey and Bumgarner became the first batterymates in major league history to hit grand slams in the same game.
double by Bumgarner helped set up Posey's slam in the fifth. Bumgarner
homered the next inning — he also hit a slam on April 11 against
The last pitcher to launch two slams in a season was
Tony Cloninger, who hit both in the same game for Atlanta on July 3,
1966, against the Giants.
Bumgarner (10-7) threw 6 1-3 innings to
end his three-game losing streak. Vidal Nuno (0-1) allowed four runs and
six hits in five innings during his second start with Arizona.
Giants finished the first half by winning five of nine. That followed a
stretch of 18 losses in 23 games that cost them their lead in the NL
Cody Ross hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, 5-8 in their past 13 games.
ATHLETICS 4, MARINERS 1
SEATTLE (AP) — Sonny Gray limited Seattle to six hits and one unearned run in Oakland's victory.
Gray (10-3) earned his 10th victory and Sean Doolittle recorded the final four outs for his 14th save.
managing just one hit off Seattle starter Chris Young through four
innings, the Athletics broke through in the fifth. Brandon Moss hit his
21st home run to extend the A's lead to 3-1 in the sixth.
Young (8-6) allowed three runs and five hits with just one walk and two strikeouts for Seattle.
Nick Punto added a solo homer off Joe Beimel in the ninth for the Athletics.
DODGERS 1, PADRES 0
ANGELES (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out 10 and outpitched first-time
All-Star Tyson Ross, and Yasiel Puig singled home the only run in the
Los Angeles Dodgers' win over San Diego.
A day after beating the
Padres 1-0, the Dodgers did it again and took a one-game lead over San
Francisco in the NL West into the All-Star break.
Puig struck out his first two times up, then singled home Dee Gordon in the sixth inning.
Ryu (10-5) gave up two hits in six innings without a walk.
Jansen struggled to get his 27th save, striking out Jake Goebbert and
pinch-hitter Seth Smith with runners at the corners.
Ross (7-10) gave up six hits in seven innings, striking out nine and walking one.
TWINS 13, ROCKIES 5
DENVER (AP) — Brian Dozier cranked up for the Home Run Derby at the All-Star game with two homers, and Minnesota beat Colorado.
Dozier hit a solo homer in the eighth and added a three-run shot an inning later for his first career multihomer game.
fill-in Chris Parmelee ignited a five-run first inning for the Twins
with a two-run single. He replaced outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who was
scratched with the flu.
Hughes (10-5) earned his 10th win despite allowing five runs and 10 hits in five innings.
Brett Anderson (0-3) was rusty in his first outing since April as he allowed six runs — five earned — in five innings.