Baseball roundup: Blue Jays top Rays
Devon Travis had a career-high four hits, including the go-ahead single in the seventh inning, and the Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-5, on Monday night at Toronto.
Edwin Encarnacion hit his 299th career home run as the Blue Jays snapped a three-game losing streak against the Rays.
Encarnacion and Jose Bautista each had three RBI as Toronto scored more than four runs for the first time since a 9-1 win over Baltimore on July 30.
Joaquin Benoit (2-1) worked one inning for the win.
TWINS 3, ASTROS 1 (at Minneapolis) — Tyler Duffey pitched six effective innings and Minnesota took advantage of two misplays by center fielder Carlos Gomez in a three-run fifth that sent the Twins past Houston.
Gomez, the former Minnesota outfielder, let Jorge Polanco’s single skip by him for a two-base error that allowed one run to score. Then he lost a fly ball off Juan Centeno’s bat, turning it into an RBI triple.
Danny Santana followed with a run-scoring single, and the Twins won for the seventh time in nine games.
WALKER SENT DOWN: Struggling starter Taijuan Walker has been optioned to the minors by the Mariners in a move the club hopes will jump start his performances.
CARDINALS 5, REDS 4 (at St. Louis) — Yadier Molina started and ended a five-run rally in the ninth inning as the Cardinals stunned Cincinnati.
Molina singled to start the inning and was hit by a pitch from Ross Ohlendorf with the bases loaded to drive home the winning run. Matt Carpenter drove in two runs with a single and Brandon Moss tied it when he walked with the bases loaded.
St. Louis entered the last inning 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
BOCHY HOSPITALIZED: The Giants said manager Bruce Bochy was admitted to a Miami hospital after falling ill and missed Monday’s game against the Marlins.
San Francisco did not specify what sent the 61-year-old Bochy to the hospital Monday morning. The Giants said in a statement that he is “resting comfortably” and will be monitored overnight.