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