AROUND THE HORN
Angels: DH Albert Pujols, who passed Hall of Famer Frank Robinson and took over sole possession of ninth place on the all-time home run list Saturday, went deep again on Sunday to help the Angels defeat the Mariners 4-2. 1B C.J. Cron followed Pujols’ first-inning homer with one of his own and six relievers combined to shut down the Mariners after starter Matt Shoemaker was hit in the head with a line drive in the second inning. The RHP suffered a laceration but was alert and responsive afterward.
A’s: Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez’s no-hit bid was broken up after a short replay reversal with two outs in the eighth inning, then OF Khris Davis hit a game-ending double in the ninth that sent the A’s to a 1-0 victory. SS Marcus Semien had the only other hit for the A’s.
Blue Jays: C Russell Martin hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Blue Jays overcome a poor start by 17-game winner J.A. Happ and beat the Rays 5-3. Martin has gone deep nine times and driven in 24 runs over his last 18 games. LHP Happ was pulled in the third inning after throwing 85 pitches.
Cardinals: OF Randal Grichuk and 2B Kolten Wong homered, RHP Carlos Martinez carried a shutout into the seventh inning and the Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Reds. Martinez improved to 8-1 in 13 road starts as the Cardinals maintained their lead over the Mets for the final National League playoff spot.
Yankees: 3B Chase Headley and DH Austin Romine had two RBIs apiece as the Yankees beat the Orioles 5-2 to avoid a threegame sweep and remain afloat in the AL wild-card race. The Yankees began the day 41⁄ games out of the final playoff spot.
Dodgers: RHP Jose De Leon struck out nine while winning his major-league debut, C Yasmani Grandal drove in three runs and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Padres 7-4 and increase their NL West lead to three games.