Di­a­mond­backs hand Dodgers their 4th straight de­feat

Indians com­plete sweep of Yankees

Albuquerque Journal - - SPORTS - AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

PHOENIX — Paul Gold­schmidt home­red for the third straight game, Rob­bie Ray fanned 10 in 6⅔ in­nings and the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs held on to beat Los An­ge­les 6-4 on Wed­nes­day night, send­ing the Dodgers to their first four-game los­ing streak of the season.

Adam Ros­ales and Chris Her­rmann also home­red for the Di­a­mond­backs, who have won six straight and eight of nine to pull three games ahead of Colorado for the Na­tional League’s top wild card spot. TIGERS 6, ROCK­IES 2 : In Den­ver, Justin Ver­lan­der struck out nine over six com­mand­ing in­nings and drove in his first ca­reer run as Detroit beat Colorado.

The Rock­ies fin­ished Au­gust with a 12-15 record — their first los­ing month of the season.

CUBS 17, PI­RATES 3: In Chicago, Kyle Sch­war­ber hit two home runs, Ian Happ and An­thony Rizzo also went deep to back Jose Quin­tana, and the Cubs pounded Pitts­burgh. BREWERS 6, CAR­DI­NALS 5: In Mil­wau­kee, Domingo San­tana and Jonathan Vil­lar home­red in the sixth in­ning, and cen­ter fielder Keon Brox­ton made a leap­ing catch over the wall for the fi­nal out in the Brewers’ win. NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 0: In Wash­ing­ton, Stephen Stras­burg

tossed a com­plete game six-hit­ter and also home­red and the Nationals com­pleted a three­game sweep. METS 2, REDS 0: In Cincinnati, Rafael Mon­tero took a one­hit­ter into the ninth in­ning, and New York held on.

BRAVES 9-5, PHILLIES 1-2: In Philadel­phia, En­der In­cia­rte had three more hits, David Fre­itas lined a go-ahead RBI dou­ble for his first ca­reer hit and At­lanta beat the Phillies 5-2 to com­plete a dou­ble­header sweep.

In­cia­rte was 3-for-5 with one RBI after go­ing 5-for-5 with four RBIs to lead the Braves to a 9-1 vic­tory in the opener. PADRES 5, GI­ANTS 0: In San Diego, Travis Wood home­red and pitched into the fifth in­ning, Jose Pirela also went deep and the Padres beat San Fran­cisco. ORI­OLES 8, MARINERS 7: In Baltimore, Wel­ing­ton Castillo went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs and the Ori­oles earned their season-high sev­enth straight vic­tory. INDIANS 2-9, YANKEES 1-4: In New York, Trevor Bauer and Ryan Mer­ritt shut down the Yankees’ of­fense, lead­ing Cleve­land to a dou­ble­header sweep.

Bauer won his ca­reer-best sev­enth straight de­ci­sion in a 2-1 win in the opener.

Yandy Diaz hit a two-run sin­gle in a four-run first in­ning against rookie Jor­dan Mont­gomery in the sec­ond game — a 9-4 blowout that com­pleted a three­game se­ries sweep and ex­tended the Indians’ win­ning streak to seven games.

RANGERS 8, ASTROS 1: In St. Peters­burg, Fla., An­drew Cash­ner pitched eight strong in­nings, Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer and Texas beat Hous­ton in a game re­lo­cated to Florida be­cause of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey.

RED SOX 7, BLUE JAYS 1: In Toronto, Mitch More­land had a pinch-hit homer and drove in four runs and Bos­ton com­pleted a three-game sweep. RAYS 5, ROYALS 3: In Kansas City, Mo., Lo­gan Mor­ri­son, Steven Souza Jr. and Adeiny Hechavar­ria each went deep for Tampa Bay. TWINS 11, WHITE SOX 1: In Minneapolis, Jose Ber­rios pitched seven score­less in­nings and La Cueva and UNM al­munus Mitch Garver had three hits for Min­nesota.

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