AROUND THE HORN

Baltimore Sun - - BASEBALL -

Red Sox: LHP Drew Pomer­anz pitched six in­nings of one-run ball and OF An­drew Ben­in­tendi had three hits and three RBIs to push the Amer­i­can League Eastlead­ing Red Sox past the A’s 6-2 on Thurs­day. Pomer­anz, who be­came the fourth AL pitcher to reach 16 vic­to­ries, im­proved to 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA in his last six starts at Fen­way Park. ... LHP David Price, who had been side­lined since July 28 with an in­flamed el­bow, was ac­ti­vated from the dis­abled list. The Red Sox plan to use him out of the bullpen.

Car­di­nals: Rookie RHP Luke Weaver threw six in­nings of two-hit ball, OF Tommy Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases, and the Car­di­nals beat the Reds 5-2. Weaver struck out six and didn’t is­sue a walk as the Car­di­nals won for the ninth time in 12 games.

Di­a­mond­backs: OF A.J. Pol­lock had four RBIs for the sec­ond straight day, OF J.D. Martinez home­red for the 10th time in 11 games and the Di­a­mond­backs ex­tended their Na­tional League wild-card lead over the Rock­ies to five games with a 7-0 vic­tory. RHP Zack God­ley struck out seven and al­lowed five hits over eight in­nings.

White Sox: OF Avi­sail Gar­cia went 5-for-5 with a ca­reer-high seven RBIs, 2B Yoan Mon­cada had four hits and scored five times, and the White Sox pounded out 25 hits while rout­ing the Tigers 17-7. The hit to­tal was the Sox’s high­est since 1981 and six off the ma­jor-league record for a nine-in­ning game that’s shared by the 1992 Brew­ers and 1901 New York Gi­ants.

Astros: RHP Mike Fiers was sus­pended five games and fined an undis­closed amount for throw­ing a fast­ball over the head of An­gels INF Luis Val­buena on Wed­nes­day in an act of re­tal­i­a­tion. Fiers, who is not ap­peal­ing the penalty, threw a pitch at least 2 feet over Val­buena’s head dur­ing the lat­ter’s sec­ond at-bat. Val­buena had home­red the first time up to cap a five-run first in­ning and cel­e­brated the blast with a big bat flip.

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