CANO, PAXTON PROPEL MARINERS PAST ANGELS
ANAHEIM, CALIF.» Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and James Paxton retired the first 16 Angels he faced in the Mariners’ 5-3 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday.
Paxton (6-3) continued his career-long dominance of the Angels, throwing 6L innings of two-hit ball in his best start since missing most of May with a forearm strain. The left-hander has a career 2.04 ERA against the Halos, the secondbest among active pitchers.
Jean Segura had four hits and drove in two runs as the Mariners took two of three from their AL West rivals.
Danny Espinosa got the Angels’ first hit off Paxton in the sixth, and Yunel Escobar chased him with an RBI single in the seventh inning.
Mookie Betts hit two home runs and matched a career-high with eight RBIs to help the Red Sox rout the Blue Jays 15-1. Betts went 4-for-6 as AL East-leading Boston won for the sixth time in seven games, completing the three-game sweep. Betts hit an RBI single in the second, a three-run homer in the fourth, a two-run blast in the sixth, and a two-run single in the seventh. It was the second multihomer game of the season for Betts, who also hit two at Philadelphia on June 14. Betts also had eight RBIs against Arizona on Aug. 14, 2016. … Jose Ramirez homered twice, and the Indians snapped Justin Verlander’s streak of 331 games with at least one strikeout, chasing the Detroit star in the fourth inning of an 11-8 win over the Tigers. … Nick Pivetta allowed one hit in seven impressive innings for his second major-league win, and the Phillies stopped the Mets’ fourgame winning streak with a 7-1 victory. … Jake Arrieta pitched one-hit ball for seven innings without allowing a stolen base, and Ian Happ homered twice, leading the Cubs to a 6-2 victory over the Reds. … Manny Machado hit a three-run homer, Kevin Gausman pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and the Orioles beat the Rays 7-1 to avert a three-game sweep. … Brandon Belt started San Francisco’s comeback with an RBI single in a three-run seventh inning, then added a two-run homer in the eighth as the Giants beat the Pirates 5-3 for their seasonhigh sixth straight win. … Yolmer Sanchez hit a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth to rally the White Sox to a 6-5 win over the Rangers. … Yuli Gurriel finished a triple shy of the cycle, Carlos Correa tied a career-high with four hits and had three RBIs, and the Astros routed the Yankees 8-1 to send New York to its 14th loss in 19 games. … Marcell Ozuna hit two home runs — the second moments after getting his previous bat thrown out for having too much pine tar on it — and the Marlins beat the Brewers 10-3. … Alcides Escobar had two hits and two RBIs and Scott Alexander picked up his first major-league victory as the Royals beat the Twins 6-2. … Jhoulys Chacin pitched five scoreless innings, Manuel Margot homered and drove in two runs, and the Padres beat the Dodgers 5-3. … Kurt Suzuki led off the 12th inning with his second home run of the game, lifting the Braves over the Athletics 4-3. One inning after closer Jim Johnson got his sixth blown save, Suzuki lined a shot to left on a 3-1 pitch from John Axford (0-1). … Bryce Harper homered twice, Max Scherzer struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Nationals beat the Cardinals 7-2. Harper also doubled and had four RBIs to pace Washington.