MLB Roundup: Sale gets back on track, Reds look convincing at home and the Royals score

Brian Dozier (2) slides into third base in the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. (Photo: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports)

SEATTLE MARINERS (66-67) 0
BALTIMORE ORIOLES (67-65) 4
BALTIMORE, MD– Manny Machado hit a pair of solo home runs in the Orioles sixth straight win. Dylan Bundy fanned 12 while letting up one hit and two walks in a complete game shut out for the Orioles.

MIAMI MARLINS (66-65) 3
WASHINGTON NATIONALS (80-51) 8
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Anthony Rendon drove in four runs on two hits for the Nationals, who moved 14 games up on the second place Marlins in the NL East. Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run home run for the Marlins, giving him 51 home runs and 110 RBI on the season.

BOSTON RED SOX (75-57) 3
TORONTO BLUE JAYS (61-71) 0
TORONTO, ON– Chris Sale struck out 11 and allowed three hits in seven innings for the Red Sox, putting him in a four-way tie for the MLB lead in wins with 15. Brett Anderson gave up one run on six hits with three strikeouts in five-and-two-thirds innings for the Blue Jays. Sale allowed seven runs over three innings of work in his previous outing.

NEW YORK METS (57-74) 4
CINCINNATI REDS (56-76) 14
CINCINNATI, OH– Scott Schebler knocked in five runs for the Reds on two hits, including a grand slam during a five-run first inning. Asdrubel Cabrera and Dominic Smith each had two hits and two RBI for the Mets.

TEXAS RANGERS (65-66) 12
HOUSTON ASTROS (79-52) 2
ST. PETERSBURG, FL– Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre combined for seven RBI on six hits for the Rangers, who now sit 2.5 games back of a AL wild card spot. Martin Perez allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks, striking out four in seven innings for the Rangers.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (66-65) 10
MILWAUKEE BREWERS (68-64) 2
MILWAUKEE, WI– Luke Voit led the Cardinals with four RBI on two hits, handing the Brewers a third loss in their last five games. Luke Weaver struck out 10 and allowed two runs, eight hits and one walk in five-and-two-thirds innings for the Cardinals.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES (63-70) 1
CHICAGO CUBS (71-60) 4
CHICAGO, IL– Jake Arrieta held the Pirates scoreless over six innings, giving up two hits and two walks with four strikeouts as the Cubs won their seventh game in the last 10.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (52-78) 4
MINNESOTA TWINS (68-63) 6
MINNESOTA, MN– Jorge Polanco went 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Twins, maintaining their lead for the second spot in the AL wild card . Ervin Santana let up three runs on seven hits and two walks, fanning seven in six-and-two-thirds innings for the Twins. Jose Abreu plated two runs on four hits in four at bats for the White Sox.

TAMPA BAY RAYS (66-68) 2
KANSAS CITY ROYALS (65-66) 6
KANSAS CITY, MO– Eric Hosmer contributed a three-run home run for the Royals, who leap-frogged the Rays in the AL wild card standings at three games back. Jake Junis punched out eight and allowed one run on three hits in five-and-two-thirds innings for the Royals. Whit Merrifield’s third-inning home run snapped a 45-inning scoreless drought for the Royals. The 1906 Philadelphia Athletics and 1968 Chicago Cubs hold the MLB record going 48 innings without scoring a run.

DETROIT TIGERS (57-74) 3
COLORADO ROCKIES (72-60) 7
DENVER, CO– Nolan Arenado smacked a three-run home run as a part of a four-run seventh inning for the Rockies. German Marquez lasted six-and-one-third inning for the Rockies, striking out 10 and surrendering three runs on seven hits and one walk. Mikie Mahtook hit a two-run home run for the Tigers.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS (91-39) 6
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (74-58) 7
PHOENIX, AZ– A.J. Pollack and Brandon Drury knocked in two runs each for the Diamondbacks, who have won five straight games.

OAKLAND ATHLETICS (58-74) 2
LOS ANGELES ANGELS (68-65) 8
ANAHEIM, CA– C.J. Cron brought home four runs on two home runs for the Angels, who remain one game back of the second AL wild card spot. Jesse Chavez threw four scoreless innings for the Angels, allowing one hit and two walks with five strikeouts.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (53-81) 3
SAN DIEGO PADRES (58-74) 6
SAN DIEGO, CA– Manuel Margot cracked a three-run home run for the Padres, putting the Giants in a tie with the Phillies for most road losses in the MLB with 46. Luis Perdomo tossed six innings for the Padres, letting up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and two walks, striking out three.

CLEVELAND INDIANS
NEW YORK YANKEES     PPD

ATLANTA BRAVES
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES     PPD

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