BOSTON (AP) — Jake Arrieta held the Red Sox hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat Boston 2-0 on Monday night in the opener of only the second series between the teams at Fenway Park since 1918.
Six days after losing a perfect game on a leadoff single in the seventh inning of his previous start at Wrigley Field against Cincinnati, Arrieta took his no-hit bid a little deeper. He allowed only Mike Napoli’s fifth-inning walk before Drew lined a clean single to right.
Arrieta (5-1) was lifted by Cubs manager Rick Renteria immediately following the hit that came on the right-hander’s career-high 120th pitch. He struck out 10.
Nate Schierholtz hit a two-run homer for Chicago.
Jake Peavy (1-7) is winless in his last 12 starts. He gave up two runs on five hits, walking two and striking out seven in six innings.
TIGERS 5, ATHLETICS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Rajai Davis hit his third career grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Tigers a victory over the Athletics.
Oakland closer Sean Doolittle (2-2) was given a three-run lead to work with in the ninth, but only managed one out. Nick Castellanos and Alex Avila started the inning with singles. Eugenio Suarez struck out but Doolittle walked Austin Jackson — just the second walk he has issued this season — to load the bases for Davis.
Blaine Hardy (1-0) earned his first career victory with a scoreless top of the ninth.
Oakland starter Scott Kazmir left the game in the sixth, one pitch after appearing to grab at his hip, but Dan Otero replaced him and kept the game tied through seven innings. A team spokesperson said that Kazmir was “fine”.
RAYS 4, YANKEES 3, 12 INNINGS
NEW YORK (AP) — Logan Forsythe hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning and the Rays beat the Yankees after squandering a late lead.
Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier homered for the resurgent Rays, who have their first three-game winning streak since taking a season-best four in a row May 22-25. They’ve won five of six overall and no longer own the worst record in the majors, a distinction that had belonged to them every day since June 4.
Brian Roberts homered off Rays reliever Joel Peralta with one out in the ninth to tie it 3-all.
Brandon Guyer drew a two-out walk from Jose Ramirez (0-2) in the 12th and stole second base. Forsythe lined the next pitch into center field, scoring Guyer easily.
Brad Boxberger (1-1) pitched two perfect innings for his first major league win in 72 appearances.
ROYALS 6, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Royals to a victory over the Twins.
Danny Duffy (5-7) gave up one run and four hits while striking out three in 5 2-3 innings and Mike Moustakas had two hits for the Royals. Kansas City (43-39) has won three of four and is off to its best start since 2003.
Yohan Pino (0-2) gave up four runs and seven hits while also striking out three in 5 2-3 innings for the Twins. Eduardo Nunez had two hits and an RBI in his return from the disabled list for Minnesota, which has lost six of its last seven games to drop into last place in the AL Central.
MARINERS 10, ASTROS 4
HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Cano had a three-run shot in the seventh inning, one of the Seattle Mariners’ season-high four homers in a win over the Astros.
Mike Zunino had a two-run drive in the second, Michael Saunders added a pair on his long ball in the fourth and Brad Miller homered two batters later to help the Mariners to their eighth win in 10 games.
Heralded prospect Taijuan Walker (1-0) allowed homer runs to George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez early before settling down to strike out six in six innings in his season debut after dealing with a shoulder problem.
Houston starter Collin McHugh (4-7) allowed five hits, five runs and tied a career high with three home runs in six innings.
ORIOLES 7, RANGERS 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve Pearce hit two of Baltimore’s four home runs off Joe Saunders and Ubaldo Jimenez ended a run of nine winless starts as the Orioles defeated the Rangers.
Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy also homered for the Orioles, who hit a major league-leading 46 long balls in June.
Jimenez (3-8) allowed one run, none earned, and four hits with seven strikeouts in eight innings. The right-hander walked only one after issuing 30 free passes in his previous seven starts.
Saunders (0-5) gave up seven runs and nine hits in five innings.
BRAVES 5, METS
ATLANTA (AP) — Three errors by New York fueled Atlanta’s comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat the Mets for their fifth straight win.
Errors by reliever Jeurys Familia (1-3), center fielder Juan Lagares and third baseman Eric Campbell in the eighth helped the Braves rally from a 3-1 deficit.
Anthony Varvaro (3-1) pitched one scoreless inning to earn the victory. Craig Kimbrel recorded the final three outs for his 25th save.
The Braves announced late in the game that catcher Evan Gattis will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI revealed a bulging thoracic disk in his back.
Curtis Granderson had two hits, including a homer, for the Mets.
NATIONALS 7, ROCKIES 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam LaRoche homered, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Ian Desmond added two doubles and three RBIs as the Nationals welcomed back Bryce Harper with a win over the Rockies.
Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1 for 3 with an RBI single — on Bryce Harper bobblehead night.
Jordan Zimmermann (6-4) allowed two runs in six innings as Washington won its third straight.
Justin Morneau had three hits for the Rockies, who have lost 12 of 14.
Yohan Flande (0-1), making his second start, was charged with three runs on six hits.
DODGERS 1, INDIANS 0
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren gave up one hit in seven innings — a single that was awarded to Michael Bourn after a video review — and rookie Clint Robinson had a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh as the Dodgers opened their interleague series against the Indians with a victory.
The defending NL West champion Dodgers took over sole possession of first place in the division by a half-game over idle San Francisco.
Haren (8-4) struck out five and walked one on the 11th anniversary of his major league debut, getting through seven innings for just the third time in 17 starts this season.
Corey Kluber (7-6) allowed a run and six hits over 6 2-3 innings and struck out five.
PADRES 1, REDS 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Everth Cabrera’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning scored the game’s only run, and the Padres topped the Reds despite managing just one hit.
Tommy Medica’s single in the second was the only hit for the Padres, who got solid pitching behind rookie Jesse Hahn (4-1) and four relievers to end Cincinnati’s season-high five-game winning streak.
Huston Street pitched the ninth for his 22nd save in as many chances for the Padres, who won for the second time this season after getting just one hit.
Mat Latos (1-1) allowed one run, a hit and a walk over seven innings in absorbing the tough-luck loss against his former team. He struck out four.