AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

Tigers: J.D. Martinez and Justin Up­ton home­red as the Tigers beat the In­di­ans for only the sec­ond time in 15 games this sea­son, win­ning 9-5. Miguel Cabr­era be­came the 100th player with 2,500 hits on a third-in­ning sin­gle. In­di­ans RHP Trevor Bauer hit three bat­ters, in­clud­ing Ian Kinsler on the hel­met. Daniel Nor­ris replied, throw­ing be­hind Ra­jai Davis. The Tigers pulled within two games of the Blue Jays for the sec­ond AL wild card.

Mariners: Seth Smith home­red twice and drove in four runs to key a 7-3 vic­tory over the Astros. The Mariners are tied with the Tigers. Ariel Mi­randa (5-1), ac­quired from the Ori­oles at the trade dead­line, al­lowed two runs on three hits and struck out eight in seven in­nings.

Blue Jays: Alex Meyer and four re­liev­ers held the Jays to four hits as the An­gels won 4-0. Meyer struck out a ca­reer-high seven and gave up two hits in five in­nings for his first ca­reer win.

Ori­oles: Mark Trumbo hit his MLB-best 43rd home run to break an eighth-in­ning tie and key a 2-1 vic­tory over the Rays. Manny Machado also home­red for the Ori­oles, who lead the Jays by one game in the AL wild-card race. Zach Brit­ton got three outs for his 45th save in 45 tries.

A’s: Khris Davis’ two homers in a 5-2 win over the Rangers made him the first A’s player with 40 since Ja­son Gi­ambi in 2000.

Mets: Gabriel Ynoa struck out eight in 42⁄ in­nings in his first MLB start as the Mets com­pleted a sweep of the Twins 3-2. Michael Con­forto had a two-run sin­gle, and T.J. Rivera home­red. Lu­cas Duda, out since May 20 with a stress frac­ture in his back, went 0-for-2. The Mets lead the Giants by one one game for the NL wild-card lead. Their 13 re­main­ing games are against teams with los­ing records: the Braves, Phillies and Mar­lins. ... 2B Neil Walker, who had sea­son-end­ing back surgery, will be el­i­gi­ble for free agency but said he would like to stay with the Mets. ... Tim Tebow will join 57 prospects Mon­day in in­struc­tional league as he pur­sues a base­ball ca­reer.

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