The Chicago Cubs are doing great behind Jake Arrieta, crushing the San Francisco Giants with power as well, while the Baltimore Orioles are just as dominant in the American League, relying on offense more than on their starting pitching.
Atlanta Braves 7 Philadelphia Phillies 1: Matt Wisler struck out seven while allowing just one run and five hits in 6.2 innings, and Freddie Freeman hit a couple of home runs to finish with four RBIs as the Braves continue to look respectable away from home.
Chicago Cubs 8 San Francisco Giants 1: More excellence from Jake Arrieta (8-0, 1.29 ERA), allowing only four hits while striking out 8 in seven innings. Jake Peavy didn’t make it out of the second inning, Kris Bryant, Ben Zobrist and Jorge Soler hit home runs.
Colorado Rockies 1 Pittsburgh Pirates 2: Gerritt Cole didn’t look great in his start but still picked up the win, thanks to David Freese’s single in the sixth inning, breaking the tie and scoring the second run for the Pirates.
Cleveland Indians 4 Boston Red Sox 2: Corey Kluber did a very good job against a great offense, allowing two runs and only five hits. The Indians grabbed the lead in the third thanks to a three-run homer by Jason Kipnis, delivering them to victory.
Tampa Bay Rays 7 Detroit Tigers 5: The Rays grabbed an early three run lead, lost it, went three up once again thanks to a Kevin Kiermaier triple and sealed it with a 7th inning home run by Steve Pearce.
Seattle Mariners 8 Cincinnati Reds 3: The Reds led by three runs heading into the sixth, but the Reds got mixed up with loaded bases in the 7th, walking Kyle Seager and hitting Robinson Cano with a pitch, while Nelson Cruz and Dae-Ho Lee put the umph on the win in the ninth with home runs.
Milwaukee Brewers 2 New York Mets 3: Steven Matz had a great day, allowing only three hits while striking out eight. The Mets won thanks to a two-run homer by Michael Conforto in the sixth, taking them from behind into the lead, sticking with it till the end.
Washington Nationals 4 Miami Marlins 1: Tanner Roark stood out with seven k’s and one run allowed in 6.2 innings. The Nationals scored all their runs in the second inning, including a two-run homer by Michael Taylor.
Kansas City Royals 4 Chicago White Sox 1: Dillon Gee looked good enough before a usual fantastic relief job, as Paulo Orlando stood out with a couple of RBIs off of doubles.
Toronto Blue Jays 9 Minnesota Twins 3: Aaron Sanchez allowed 8 hits but also struck out 7. Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Darwin Barney and Michael Saunders all got home runs, as the Twins “hold” on to 10 wins.
Texas Rangers 2 Houston Astros 1: Colby Lewis stays undefeated with a rare decisions (3-0, 2.75 ERA), as a double by Prince Fielder in the third inning was enough to give the Rangers their two winning runs.
Arizona Diamondbacks 11 St. Louis Cardinals 7: A big 8th and 9th innings by the Diamondbacks gave them enough of a cushion before the Cardinals stormed back in the bottom of the ninth with five runs, eventually stopped by Jake Barrett. Chris Herrmann and Brandon Drury hit home runs for the D-Backs.
New York Yankees 8 Oakland Athletics 3: C.C. Sabathia picked up win number 100 with the Yankees, making him only the eighth player in the modern era to win 100 games or more with two teams. He struck out eight while Carlos Beltran and Ronald Torreyes had big days at bat.
Baltimore Orioles 9 Los Angeles Angels 4: A tied game in the 7th turned into something of a rout, as Chris Davis homered number ten of the season to score two and Nolan Reimold added two more RBIs in the next two innings.
Los Angeles Dodgers 6 San Diego Padres 7: The Padres dropped the lead twice, including falling behind (5-6) in the 8th after a Justin Turner home run. Melvin Upton Jr. hit a two-run dinger in the ninth to give the Padres the walk off win and an end to the losing streak.
American League Standings
|Boston Red Sox||25||17||0.595||1||14–9||11–8|
|Tampa Bay Rays||20||19||0.513||4½||10–11||10–8|
|Toronto Blue Jays||21||23||0.477||6||9–13||12–10|
|New York Yankees||19||22||0.463||6½||12–10||7–12|
|Chicago White Sox||25||17||0.595||—||11–8||14–9|
|Kansas City Royals||21||20||0.512||3½||13–7||8–13|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||19||23||0.452||5½||8–13||11–10|
National League Standings
|New York Mets||23||18||0.561||2½||11–8||12–10|
|St. Louis Cardinals||22||20||0.524||8||11–12||11–8|
|San Francisco Giants||25||19||0.568||—||11–11||14–8|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||21||22||0.488||3½||10–12||11–10|
|San Diego Padres||18||25||0.419||6½||9–14||9–11|