Diamondbacks hand Dodgers their 4th straight defeat
Indians complete sweep of Yankees
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.