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Red Sox, Yan­kees split day-night dou­ble­header

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BAL­TI­MORE, July 17, (AP): Jose Quin­tana daz­zled in his de­but for the Chicago Cubs, strik­ing out a sea­son-high 12 in seven in­nings to beat the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles 8-0 Sun­day for a three-game sweep.

Ac­quired by the World Se­ries cham­pi­ons dur­ing the All-Star break from the Chicago White Sox for a play­off push, Quin­tana (1-0) al­lowed three hits, walked none and joined Matt Garza as the only pitch­ers in Cubs history to fan 12 in their de­but.

Kris Bryant and An­thony Rizzo home­red to help the Cubs move over .500 for the first time since June 29. The Cubs hit 10 home runs dur­ing the sweep.

Ubaldo Jimenez (4-5) al­lowed six runs and 11 hits, one shy of ty­ing a ca­reer-high, over 3-2/3 in­nings.

Dodgers 3, Mar­lins 2

In Mi­ami, Justin Turner home­red and sin­gled to in­crease his bat­ting av­er­age to .374, and Los An­ge­les won for the 29th time in

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33 games, in­clud­ing nine in a row.

Five Los An­ge­les pitch­ers com­bined for 16 strike­outs with no walks. Ken­ley Jansen got the four outs for his 23rd save in as many chances as the Dodgers (64-29) climbed 35 games above .500 for the first time since 1977 by com­plet­ing their big league-high 11th sweep.

Gian­carlo Stan­ton lost his glove over the 8-1/2 foot wall in right field try­ing un­suc­cess­fully to catch a triple by Chris Tay­lor.

Rich Hill (6-4) al­lowed one run and struck out nine in five in­nings.

Chris O’Grady (1-1), mak­ing his sec­ond big league start, gave up three runs in five in­nings.

Na­tion­als 14, Reds 4

In Cincin­nati, Daniel Mur­phy hit two of Wash­ing­ton’s five home runs and had five RBIs.

Adam Lind and Jose Lo­ba­ton added two-run shots and An­thony Ren­don had a solo homer, his third home run in two games, to help the Na­tion­als to their fourth straight vic­tory.

Ear­lier in the day, the Na­tion­als ac­quired re­liev­ers Ryan Mad­son and Sean Doolit­tle from Oak­land for right-han­der Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects.

Tan­ner Roark (7-6) al­lowed three un­earned runs in six in­nings, and Homer Bai­ley (2-3) gave up eight runs and hits in four in­nings.

Yan­kees 3, Red Sox 0, 1st game

Red Sox 3, Yan­kees 0, 2nd game

In Bos­ton, Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer and Jackie Bradley Jr went over the bullpen wall to steal one from Aaron Judge, help­ing David Price shut down New York and giv­ing Bos­ton a split of the day-night dou­ble­header.

A day af­ter the teams played 16 in­nings, they spent an­other long day at Fen­way Park and ended the four-game se­ries the way they started: with the Red Sox 3-1/2 games up in the AL East.

In the night game, Price (5-2) pitched eight in­nings, al­low­ing seven hits and strik­ing out eight. One night af­ter giv­ing up a ty­ing homer in the ninth, Craig Kim­brel pitched the ninth for his 24th save.

Masahiro Tanaka (7-9) gave up three runs on eight hits in 7-2/3 in­nings, strik­ing out nine. The Yan­kees are the last team in the ma­jors to be shut out.

CC Sa­bathia (8-3) al­lowed two hits over six in­nings in the opener, and Didi Gre­go­rius hit a solo home run for New York. Rick Por­cello (4-12) was the loser.

CC Sa­bathia (8-3) al­lowed two hits over six in­nings, and Didi Gre­go­rius hit a solo home run around the Pesky Pole in the opener of a day-night dou­ble­header.

Bos­ton stranded 10 run­ners and went 0 for 11 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion, leav­ing the Red Sox 2 for 31 RISP in se­ries and 2 for 51 against the Yan­kees this sea­son.

Rick Por­cello (4-12) gave up three runs — one earned — and nine hits in six in­nings.

New York took a 2-0 lead in the fourth when Ji-Man Choi hit a sac­ri­fice fly and Ron­ald Tor­reyes had an RBI sin­gle af­ter short­stop Xan­der Bo­gaerts al­lowed Clint Fra­zier’s grounder to bounce off his glove and chest for an er­ror.

Tigers 6, Blue Jays 5

In Detroit, Miguel Cabr­era walked with the bases loaded in the 11th in­ning Sun­day, giv­ing the Detroit Tigers a 6-5 vic­tory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

With the score 5-all, Alex Avila was walked by Jeff Be­liv­eau (11) lead­ing off the 11th, Nicholas Castel­lanos reached on an er­ror by third base­man Josh Don­al­dron and Lu­cas Har­rell walked Justin Up­ton and Cabr­era.

War­wick Saupold (2-1) got the win with a score­less 11th.

Rock­ies 13, Mets 4

In New York, Ian Des­mond pro­vided an in­stant spark for the slump­ing Rock­ies in his re­turn from the dis­abled list, and Nolan Are­nado hit one of Colorado’s three homers.

Char­lie Black­mon was cred­ited with an in­side-the-park home run — even though his drive ac­tu­ally cleared the orange line atop left­cen­ter field fence — and Ger­ardo Parra also went deep to help the Rock­ies win for only the sixth time in 21 games.

DJ LeMahieu and Mark Reynolds each had four of Colorado’s 18 hits to back rookie Jeff Hoff­man (6-1), handed a huge early lead while pitch­ing with fam­ily and friends in the stands. Steven Matz (2-3) gave up seven runs and nine hits and was chased af­ter fail­ing to re­tire four bat­ters in the sec­ond.

Braves 7, Di­a­mond­backs 1

In At­lanta, Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and Bran­don Phillips dou­bled three times as At­lanta com­pleted a three-game sweep and sent Ari­zona to its sea­son-high fifth straight loss.

Jaime Gar­cia (3-7) al­lowed one run and four hits in seven in­nings as the Braves (45-45) reached .500 for the first time since April 17, when they were 6-6.

Zack God­ley (3-4) gave up seven runs de­spite his ca­reer-high nine strike­outs in six in­nings.

Pi­rates 4, Car­di­nals 3

In Pitts­burgh, Adam Fra­zier’s game-end­ing sin­gle capped a tworun rally in the ninth against Brett Ce­cil (1-3), who also gave up Jordy Mercer’s RBI dou­ble.

Wade LeBlanc (4-2) pitched a hit­less ninth.

Mariners 7, White Sox 6

In Chicago, Nel­son Cruz home­red on a 3-0 pitch from Chris Beck (1-1) lead­ing off the 10th in­ning, his 19th home run this sea­son, as Seat­tle over­came a 5-0 deficit and won its fourth straight. Chicago has lost four in a row.

Nick Vin­cent (3-1) earned the win, and Ed­win Diaz struck out Jose Abreu, Todd Fra­zier and Gar­cia — all swing­ing — for his 16th save.

Astros 5, Twins 3

In Hous­ton, Mike Fiers (6-4) struck out a sea­son-high 11 over seven in­nings, while al­low­ing two runs and four hits. Nori Aoki had two hits and two RBIs.

Kyle Gib­son (5-8) yielded four runs and six hits in six-plus in­nings.

Phillies 5, Brew­ers 2

In Mil­wau­kee, Rookie Nick Wil­liams hit his first ca­reer grand slam — on lefty re­liever Tyler Webb’s first pitch since he was ac­quired Thurs­day from the Yan­kees for mi­nor league first base­man Gar­rett Cooper. Wil­liams home­red off Webb last month in the mi­nors.

Jeremy Hel­lick­son (6-5) struck out six and al­lowed four hits and two runs over five in­nings for his first win since June 4.

Rob Sc­ahill (1-3) al­lowed three runs and did not re­tire a bat­ter.

Roy­als 4, Rangers 3

In Kansas City, Mis­souri, Texas right fielder Shin-Soo Choo lost Lorenzo Cain’s rou­tine fly in the sun, and the ball glanced off his glove for a tiebreak­ing RBI sin­gle with two outs in the ninth as Kansas City stooped a five-game los­ing streak over­all and a 12-game skid against Texas.

Choo tried to shield his eyes, but even sun­glasses didn’t help on Cain’s sliced fly­ball.

Kelvin Her­rera (2-2) pitched a spot­less ninth. Ja­son Grilli (2-5), ac­quired by Rangers from Toronto on July 2, took the loss.

An­gels 4, Rays 3

In Anaheim, Cal­i­for­nia, Pinch­hit­ter C.J. Cron con­nected for a tiebreak­ing, two-run homer in the eighth off Adam Ko­larek af­ter An­drel­ton Sim­mons sin­gled against Jumbo Diaz (1-4).

Trail­ing 4-2, the Rays scored once in the ninth and loaded the bases with one out. Bud Nor­ris got Tim Beck­ham to ground into a dou­ble play for his 14th save, end­ing Tampa Bay’s four-game win­ning streak.

David Her­nan­dez (1-0) pitched a score­less in­ning as Los An­ge­les avoided a three-game sweep.

Ath­let­ics 7, In­di­ans 3

In Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia, Cleve­land starter Trevor Bauer got just two outs in a four-run first in­ning and matched the short­est start of his big league ca­reer as the Oak­land com­pleted a sur­pris­ing three-game sweep of AL Cen­tral­lead­ing Cleve­land, which has lost four straight for the first time since 2015.

Bauer (7-8) al­lowed four runs, three hits and two walks while throw­ing just 24 of 43 pitches for strikes in fac­ing seven bat­ters.

Ryon Healy and Jay­cob Brug­man hit two-run sin­gles in the first, and Jed Lowrie home­red against Dan Otero for a 5-0 lead in the third. Sean Manaea (8-5) struck out eight in seven in­nings, al­low­ing two runs and five hits.

Padres 7, Giants 1

In San Diego, Hec­tor Sanchez and Corey Span­gen­berg each hit a three-run home run off Jeff Sa­mardz­ija (4-11), who al­lowed seven runs and nine hits in six in­nings. Sa­mardz­ija is tied with Colorado’s Tyler Chat­wood for the most losses in the NL.

Sanchez home­red for the sec­ond straight game as he once again re­placed in­jured catcher Austin Hedges.

Trevor Cahill (4-3) gave up one run and eight hits in 6-2/3 in­nings.

(AP)

New York Yan­kees’ Clint Fra­zier (right), scores against Bos­ton Red Sox’s Sandy Leon (3) on a sin­gle by Ron­ald

Tor­reyes dur­ing the fourth in­ning of the first game of a base­ball dou­ble­header in Bos­ton, on July 16.

(AFP)

Ken­ley Jansen #74 of the Los An­ge­les Dodgers pitches in the eighth in­ning dur­ing the game be­tween the Mi­ami Mar­lins and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers at Mar­lins Park on July 16,

in Mi­ami, Florida.

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