Reds get past Cubs...Phils top Brewers...Dodgers rip Bucs...Twins hammer Chisox...Astros nip Bosox
CHICAGO (AP) _ Eugenio (ay-oo-HEH’-nee-oh) Suárez crushed a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Cubs reliever Steve Cishek (SEE’-shehk) to complete the Cincinnati Reds’ comeback in a 6-5 victory in Chicago. Yasiel Puig (YAH’-see-ul pweeg) hit a two-run shot and an RBI single for the Reds after missing two games with a sprained right shoulder. Anthony Rizzo homered for the third straight game, and Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant also went deep to help Chicago take an early 4-0 lead.
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Andrew McCutchen laced a two-run double in the sixth inning to give the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-4 edge in a 6-4 verdict over the Brewers in Milwaukee. Rhys Hoskins added his 12th homer in the seventh for the Phils, who received six scoreless innings from their bullpen. Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) slammed his major league-leading 20th home run for Milwaukee.
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ David Freese (freez) launched a grand slam off opener Michael Feliz (feh-LEEZ’) and Cody Bellinger added his 18th homer in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 10-2 pounding of the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Feliz recorded just one out and exited after Freese sent a pitch over the wall for his third career grand slam. Walker Buehler cruised after being given the early cushion, allowing one run and five hits over six frames.
HOUSTON (AP) _ Jake Marisnick homered early off Chris Sale and made two dazzling defensive plays in center field to help the Houston Astros preserve a 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Wade Miley gave up two runs and scattered four hits over six innings, striking out a season-high eight to win his fourth straight decision. Ryan Pressly’s MLB-record streak of 40 straight scoreless appearances ended when Jackie Bradley Jr. homered in the eighth on the first pitch from the Houston reliever.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Twins won for the ninth time in 10 games as Eddie Rosario went 4 for 5 with three RBIs and one of Minnesota’s three home runs in an 11-4 assault on the Chicago White Sox. Max Kepler was 3 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, while teammate Miguel Sanó also went deep as the Twins improved to a major league-best 34-16. Jose Berrios (beh-REE’-ohs) improved to 7-2 despite spotting Chicago an early 4-1 lead.