Rangers’ Beltre notches 3,000th career hit
Adrian Beltre doubled for his 3,000th career hit, reaching the milestone in the Texas Rangers’ 10-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. The Rangers already were down 4-0 when the 38-year-old third baseman, who went 1 for 5 in his 2,771st game, had a hard hit down the line past third base in the fourth inning. Beltre became the first player from the Dominican Republic, and 31st overall, to join the 3,000-hit club in the major leagues. Jonathan Schoop and Welington Castillo homered in a five-run fifth for a 9-2 Orioles lead. Castillo also had the last of three consecutive RBI singles off lefty Martin Perez (5-9) in the fourth. Wade Miley (5-9) went five innings and one of the four hits he allowed being to Beltre, who grounded a 3-0 pitch that went past the bag and then ricocheted off the side wall into left field.
DODGERS 3, GIANTS 2, 11 INNINGS
Kyle Farmer’s two-run double in the 11th inning in his first major league at-bat lifted the Dodgers to their eighth straight win Corey Seager doubled down the right-field line with one out for his third hit of the game and Justin Turner was walked intentionally. Farmer then lined a 3-2 pitch from Luis Suarez (0-1) down the right-field line, scoring both runners for the Dodgers’ 31st comeback victory. Joe Panik had given the Giants a 2-1 lead in the top of the inning with a single up the middle through a drawn-in infield that scored Kelby Tomlinson from third. The Dodgers won for the 39th time in 45 games, and completed their 14th sweep this season. Los Angeles turned a franchise-record six double plays as it improved to 26-3 at home since June 7. Pedro Baez (3-1) got the last two outs in the top of the 11th.
CUBS 4, BREWERS 2
Victor Caratini hit his first career home run, a solo shot that broke a tie in the seventh and backed John Lackey’s solid six-inning start to help Chicago beat Milwaukee. Caratini homered to straightaway center off a 1-2 fastball from Zach Davies (12-5) with one out in the seventh for a 3-2 lead, delighting the bevy of Cubs fans who made the trek north from Chicago. The Cubs took two of three games in an important series at Miller Park. With the non-waiver trade deadline looming Monday, the Cubs increased their lead in the National League Central over the second-place Brewers to 2 1/2 games. Lackey (8-9) struck out seven and allowed five hits over six innings, including Domingo Santana’s game-tying, two-run homer in the sixth that just landed beyond outfielder Jason Heyward’s outstretched glove in the right-field corner.
TIGERS 13, ASTROS 1
Justin Verlander pitched six scoreless innings in what could be his last start with Detroit. Justin Upton matched a career best with six RBIs for the Tigers, who handed the Astros their first back-to-back losses since June 12-13. Upton had four hits, including a seventh-inning grand slam, and scored twice. In his last start before Monday’s trade deadline, Verlander (6-7) gave up five singles and three walks while striking out six. The subject of trade rumors since last winter, Verlander received a long standing ovation from the crowd of 31,970 when he walked off the mound after the sixth inning. Lance McCullers Jr. (7-3), whose dad pitched for the Tigers in 1990, allowed five runs on eight hits in fiveplus innings.
MARINERS 9, METS 1
James Paxton tossed six scoreless innings, becoming the first Mariners pitcher to win six games in a single month, and Nelson Cruz had a three-run homer to pace Seattle. Cruz provided Paxton with an early cushion with a three-run shot in the first inning and Leonys Martin, recalled earlier in the day from TripleA, homered in his first at-bat and saved a possible run with a diving catch in right field. Paxton (11-3) had runners aboard in each of his six innings. The lefthander scattered six hits, striking out eight and walking none, with two hit batters in a 108-pitch outing. Paxton, sidelined most of May with a left forearm strain, was 6-0 in six July starts, allowing six earned runs in 39 1/3 innings with no home runs. Seth Lugo (5-3) allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings, striking out five and walking none.
PIRATES 7, PADRES 1
Andrew McCutchen hit three home runs for the third time in his career to lift Pittsburgh over San Diego. McCutchen’s big day backed Gerrit Cole (9-7), who pitched seven innings of five-hit ball for the Pirates. It was just the second win in eight games for the Pirates, who ended the Padres’ four-game winning streak. McCutchen has 22 homers. He connected with two outs in the first off left-hander Clayton Richard (5-12), with the ball clearing the fence just out of the reach of center fielder Manuel Margot. He went deep again in the eighth off rookie Jose Torres and then homered off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the ninth. It was McCutchen’s third multi-homer game of the season and 15th of his career. He also made a nice diving catch in center field to end the eighth.
RAYS 5, YANKEES 3
Corey Dickerson hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a three-run third, and Tampa Bay’s bullpen allowed one hit over five scoreless innings to salvage the finale of a four-game series. Sergio Romo, Dan Jennings, Steve Cishek and Tommy Hunter pitched hitless relief after rookie Jacob Faria started just four of 20 batters with strikes and got only 12 outs on his 24th birthday. Cishek (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings, and Colome got three outs for his 30th save in 35 chances. Brett Gardner singled with one out in the ninth, advanced on a wild pitch and Clint Frazier walked. Colome then retired Aaron Judge on a flyout and Matt Holliday on a groundout. Tampa Bay, which had been 0-6 at Yankee Stadium this year, won despite striking out 16 times. The Rays had lost eight of their previous 10 games. Ronald Torreyes homered and drove in a career-high three RBIs for the Yankees, who had won six straight and eight of nine.
ROYALS 5, RED SOX 3
Alex Gordon’s two-run triple capped a fourrun eighth inning, and Kansas City rallied to beat Boston a day after its season-high, ninegame winning streak was snapped. Alcides Escobar added a two-run single in the eighth and drove in three runs for the Royals, who lost in extra innings on Saturday after taking the series opener. Rookie Rafael Devers hit a solo homer for Boston and starter Drew Pomeranz gave up one run on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in his 100th career start. Jason Hammel (5-8) allowed three runs on seven hits to end a six-start winless streak. His last victory also came against the Red Sox, at home on June 19. Kelvin Herrera got the final three outs for his 23rd save, getting Mookie Betts to fly out with the bases loaded.
BLUE JAYS 11, ANGELS 10
Steve Pearce hit his second game-ending grand slam in just four days Toronto pulled off the biggest ninth-inning comeback in team history, rallying for seven runs to beat Los Angeles. Pearce connected with one out off Bud Norris (1-4). On Thursday, Pearce’s slam with two outs in the 10th inning lifted Toronto over Oakland 8-4. Matt Dermody (1-0) worked three innings for the win. Albert Pujols hit two home runs for the Angels, who were bidding for their first sweep since May.
WHITE SOX 3, INDIANS 1
Matt Davidson hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Chicago ended Cleveland’s nine-game winning streak. Chicago had lost 14 of 15 coming into the game, including seven straight at home, and traded fan favorite Melky Cabrera to Kansas City shortly before the first pitch as part of a roster overhaul. Jose Abreu got the ninth-inning rally started with a double off Bryan Shaw (4-5) to set up Davidon’s heroics, the 21st home run of his rookie season. Tyler Clippard (2-6) pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the win, the first for the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field since July 2. That game featured strong pitching from Jose Quintana and David Robertson, both of whom have since been traded.
CARDINALS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2
Lance Lynn threw six strong innings and Jose Martinez homered and drove in three runs as St. Louis beat Arizona for its fifth win in seven games. Lynn (9-6), the subject of trade rumors the past few days, gave up two runs and four hits. He has allowed no more than two earned runs in each of his last six starts. Lynn retired the last eight batters he faced in improving to 5-0 lifetime against Arizona. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth to pick up his sixth save in eight opportunities. Martinez hit a two-run drive in the fourth to tie it, then had a sacrifice fly in the sixth that scored Jedd Gyorko with the goahead run. Taijuan Walker (6-5) allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out 10.
REDS 6, MARLINS 4
Rookie Luis Castillo pitched a career-best eight innings, Tucker Barnhart drove in three runs and Cincinnati ended a six-game skid. Castillo (2-4) allowed one run on three hits, striking out six and walking one. He outpitched Dan Straily (7-7) - the right-handers were traded for each last January as part of a four-player deal. The Marlins, who got a threerun homer from Marcell Ozuna in the ninth off reliever Raisel Iglesias, had their four-game winning streak snapped. NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton was held out of Miami’s lineup for the first time since May 31.
PHILLIES 2, BRAVES 1
Freddy Galvis hit a bases-loaded single to right field in the ninth inning to give Philadelphia its second straight walk-off win. Andrew Knapp led off the ninth with a double to left off Rex Brothers (1-2). Manager Brian Snitker lifted Brothers for Akeel Morris. Morris walked pinch-hitter Ty Kelly to put runners on first and second. Cesar Hernandez was trying to advance the runners with a sacrifice, but his bunt stayed just inside the third-base line and Freddie Freeman’s throw was not in time, loading the bases with no outs. Galvis pulled Morris’ second pitch into right to score Knapp and lift the Phillies to their fourth straight victory and eighth in the last 11. Kelly’s RBI single in the 11th on Saturday night gave Philadelphia a 4-3 win.Hector Neris (4-4) pitched a scoreless ninth. ROCKIES 10, NATIONALS 6, 1ST GAME NATIONALS 3, ROCKIES 1, 2ND GAME
Adam Lind and Brian Goodwin homered in the fifth inning to help Washington beat Colorado to split a day-night doubleheader. In the first game, Charlie Blackmon had four hits and scored four runs, and the Rockies roughed up Erick Fedde in his major league debut. The Rockies had a 1-0 lead in the second game before Lind’s two-run homer off Jon Gray (3-2). One out later, Goodwin followed with his homer for a two-run lead. Edwin Jackson (2-1) allowed four hits in seven innings, striking out six. Sean Doolittle got his third save. In the opener, Kyle Freeland (11-7) went five innings, allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out four.
ATHLETICS 6, TWINS 5, 12 INNINGS
Yonder Alonso homered in the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Oakland over Minnesota. Alonzo’s 22nd homer of the season came on the first pitch he saw from Tyler Duffey (0-3) and was his second game-ending home run of his career. Oakland, which won its second straight after a six-game skid, came in tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the major league lead with eight game-ending hits. Josh Smith (1-0) pitched two innings to pick up the win. The Twins lost for the sixth time in seven games and fell to 1-5 on a disastrous West Coast road trip in which they’ve blown leads in every game. — AP
LOS ANGELES: Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner, center, scores the winning run on a double by Kyle Farmer as San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, left, reaches for an off-center throw while Corey Seager celebrates during the 11th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, in Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON: Matt Wieters #32 of the Washington Nationals tags out Charlie Blackmon #19 of the Colorado Rockies trying to advance on Gerardo Parra #8 (not pictured) single in the fifth inning during game two of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on Sunday in Washington.