Yanks keep rolling along

Boston Herald - - BASEBALL SCOREBOARD -

Didi Gre­go­rius and Greg Bird both home­red for the sec­ond straight game, rookie Jor­dan Mont­gomery pitched six shutout in­nings and the Yankees downed the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles, 9-3, yes­ter­day in New York for their fourth win in a row.

The Yankees ex­tended their stretch of win­ning sea­sons to 25, and re­mained three games be­hind the AL East-lead­ing Red Sox.

Gre­go­rius and Bird each hit three-run homers and Todd Fra­zier added a tworun shot as New York has won 7-of-8 games.

Mont­gomery (8-7) scat­tered four hits, struck out six and walked one.

Indians 8, Roy­als 4 — Fran­cisco Lin­dor hit an RBI dou­ble and Cleve­land bounced back af­ter hav­ing its record win streak stopped at 22 by beat­ing vis­it­ing Kansas City.

The Indians clinched the AL Cen­tral when Min­nesota lost to Toronto.

Lin­dor’s dou­ble in the sixth off Ja­son Ham­mel (812) gave the All-Star short­stop an ex­tra-base hit in a club-record 10 straight games.

Car­los Car­rasco (16-6) pitched into the sev­enth as the Indians im­proved to 32-5 in their last 37 games.

Astros 8, Mariners 6 — Dal­las Keuchel threw six solid in­nings, Car­los Bel­tran had three hits and two RBI and host Hous­ton beat Seat­tle to drop its magic num­ber to one for clinch­ing the AL West ti­tle.

An­gels 2, Rangers 0 — In Ana­heim, Calif., Justin Up­ton hit two home runs, and Los An­ge­les moved to within one game of the wild card, beat­ing Texas.

Blue Jays 7, Twins 2 — In Min­neapo­lis, Josh Don­ald­son home­red twice among his four hits and Toronto de­feated Min­nesota.

White Sox 10, Tigers 4 — Matt David­son and Nicky Del­monico home­red, Tim An­der­son had four hits and Chicago beat host Detroit, win­ning the sea­son se­ries with the Tigers for the first time since 2008.

Na­tional League

Cubs 4, Cardinals 1 — Kyle Hen­dricks pitched ef­fec­tively into the eighth in­ning, Ad­di­son Rus­sell home­red and host Chicago beat St. Louis to in­crease their NL Cen­tral lead to 31⁄2 games over Mil­wau­kee.

Cubs catcher Will­son Con­tr­eras was sus­pended for two games and fined an undis­closed amount for what Ma­jor League Base­ball called “in­ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions” dur­ing Chicago’s win on Fri­day. Cubs pitcher John Lackey also was fined.

Dodgers 3, Na­tion­als 2 — Cody Bellinger hit his 38th homer to match the NL sin­gle-sea­son record for rook­ies, and Los An­ge­les beat host Wash­ing­ton to inch closer to the NL West ti­tle. The Dodgers re­duced their magic num­ber to win the divi­sion to five.

Di­a­mond­backs 2, Giants 0 — Zack Greinke pitched eight in­nings of two-hit ball and Paul Gold­schmidt hit a two-run homer as Ari­zona de­feated host San Fran­cisco, re­duc­ing its magic num­ber for clinch­ing a play­off berth to six.

Rock­ies 16, Padres 0 — In Den­ver, Char­lie Black­mon set an NL sea­son record for RBI by a lead­off man with 93, and Colorado beat San Diego in a game marred by a near brawl.

Marlins 7, Brew­ers 4 — Derek Di­et­rich hit a tworun homer, Adam Con­ley pitched into the sixth in­ning and Miami beat host Mil­wau­kee to stop a sixgame slide.

Reds 2, Pi­rates 1 — Sal Ro­mano pitched eight shutout in­nings, Jesse Winker home­red and host Cincin­nati beat reel­ing Pitts­burgh.

Mets 7, Braves 3 — Ja­cob deGrom set a ca­reer high in wins with No. 15, and New York beat host At­lanta.

In­ter­league

Phillies 5, Ath­let­ics 3 — Jorge Al­faro home­red to help lead Philadel­phia over host Oak­land.

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