Kershaw dominates Padres in Dodgers’ 8-2 win...Sandoval singles home winning run in 11th for Giants...12th win for Tampa Bay
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched six scoreless innings, and Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner each had three hits as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-2. Kershaw improved his career mark to 18-6 against the Padres as the Dodgers moved a half-game behind the idle Arizona Diamondbacks for the National League West lead.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Nola allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and lashed a three-run double that sent the Philadelphia Phillies past the New York Mets 3-1 for a split of their twinight doubleheader. One night after being named to his first All-Star team, Nola struck out 10 and won his sixth straight decision to become the only 12-game winner in the National League.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval singled home the winning run with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning a day after driving in five runs, sending the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Brandon Crawford loaded the bases when he was intentionally walked by Pedro Strop to bring up Sandoval, who hit a sharp single to left against a five-man infield. Andrew McCutchen and Brandon Belt started the rally with consecutive one-out singles off losing pitcher Steve Cishek (2-1).
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daniel Robertson hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the 12th time in their last 13 home games by beating the Detroit Tigers 10-9. Kevin Kiermaier had a one-out triple off Blaine Hardy (3-2) in the 10th. After Matt Duffy walked, Robertson won it on his hit to center.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar had three hits and drove in the game-winning run in the seventh to support Jose Berrios’ strong outing as the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 3-1 on Monday night. Escobar plated Joe Mauer with a seventh-inning single as Minnesota took advantage of Kansas City’s struggling bullpen to win its fifth straight game.