AROUND THE HORN
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw pitched five nearly perfect innings before 3B Justin Turner hit an RBI double off reliever Dellin Betances in the ninth as the Dodgers beat the Yankees 2-0 Wednesday night. Kershaw gave up one hit without a walk while pitching through two rain delays in his first career start at Yankee Stadium. Kenley Janson earned his 44th save for the Dodgers, who increased their lead over the Giants in the National League West to five games.
Orioles: OF Mark Trumbo hit his major-league-leading 42nd home run, RHP Kevin Gausman outpitched RHP Rick Porcello over eight innings and the Orioles pulled within a game of the American League East-leading Red Sox with a 1-0 victory. Reliever Zach Britton closed for his 43rd save as the Orioles became the first team to beat Porcello at Fenway Park this season.
Tigers: 1B Miguel Cabrera’s homer broke a seventh-inning tie and the Tigers rallied for a 9-6 victory that brought them within a game of the Blue Jays for the AL’s second wild-card spot. 2B Ian Kinsler had four hits, falling a homer short of the cycle, and drove in three runs while scoring two. Reliever Francisco Rodriguez earned his 42nd save.
Rays: RHP Alex Cobb threw 62⁄ innings of two-hit ball to win for the first time in almost two years, OFs Kevin Kiermaier and Corey Dickerson hit two-run homers, and the Rays beat the Blue Jays 8-1. Dickerson had three hits and four RBIs as the Rays won for the sixth time in eight games at Rogers Centre. Reigning American League MVP Josh Donaldson sat out his third straight game for the Jays and was scheduled to get an MRI on his sore right hip.
Nationals: RHP Tanner Roark threw seven scoreless innings and C Wilson Ramos homered in the seventh inning for the game’s only run as the Nationals beat the Mets 1-0. Roark allowed three hits while striking out seven and reliever Mark Melancon got his 42nd save for the Nationals.