Yanks, Bosox still tied...Indians fall...M’s keep lead...Braves, Brewers reclaim division leads
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox remain in a virtual tie for first in the AL East following wins by both teams. Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) homered twice and CC Sabathia pitched into the sixth inning as the Yankees blanked Washington, 3-0. Rafael Devers (DEH’-vurz) smacked a two-run homer and Andrew Benintendi added a solo shot and two RBIs to lead the Red Sox past Baltimore, 6-4.
UNDATED (AP) — James Shields was sharp in the Chicago White Sox’s 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, yielding a run and just four hits over seven innings. Yoan Moncada and Yolmer Sanchez opened the bottom of the first with consecutive home runs to help the Pale Hose send Cleveland to its second loss in seven games. The Indians’ lead in the AL Central is down to five games over Minnesota after Ehire Adrianza (AY’-ray ah-dree-AHN’-zuh) belted a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning to lead the Twins past the Tigers, 6-4.
UNDATED (AP) — Seattle was able to retain its half-game lead over Houston in the AL West despite the Astros’ sixth consecutive win. Mitch Haniger and Ryon Healy each homered twice as the Mariners doubled up the Los Angeles Angels, 6-3. The Astros also earned a 6-3 win against Oakland as Evan Gattis slammed a three-run homer to help Lance McCullers Jr. improve to 8-3.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves cruised to an 8-2 win over the New York Mets to take a one-game lead over the Nationals in the NL East. The Mets led 2-1 until Ozzie Albies crushed a grand slam and Freddie Freeman launched a solo shot during the Braves’ six-run sixth. Mike Foltynewicz (fohl-tih-NAY’-vihch) worked five innings and combined with five relievers on a three-hitter.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers are back atop the NL Central after Travis Shaw and Chase Anderson led a 4-0 win over the second-place Chicago Cubs. Shaw provided a pair of two-run doubles to back Anderson, who limited Chicago to one hit over seven innings before the bullpen finished up a two-hitter. Tyler Chatwood gave up the four runs over five innings as the Cubs fell a half-game behind Milwaukee.