BAR­RETO BLASTS FIRST WALK-OFF HOME RUN AS A’s WIN VS. WHITE SOX

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OAKLAND, CALIF.» Franklin Bar­reto pro­vided fire­works in the ninth in­ning with his first-ca­reer walk-off home run, Yon­der Alonso went deep twice and the Athletics snapped a sea­son-high six-game los­ing streak by beat­ing the White Sox 7-6 on Tues­day.

The White Sox ral­lied in the ninth when Melky Cabr­era’s two-out sin­gle scored a slid­ing Tim An­der­son from sec­ond base to make it 6-6.

With one out in the bot­tom half, Bar­reto hit a tow­er­ing fly­ball off Tommy Kahnle (0-3) that just cleared the wall in left field.

TUES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Daniel Mur­phy drove in five runs on four hits, Bryce Harper had three hits and two RBIs and the Na­tion­als routed the Mets 11-4. … CC Sa­bathia was chased dur­ing a four-run third in­ning in his re­turn from the dis­abled list, with Kendrys Mo­rales hit­ting a two-run sin­gle that helped the Blue Jays beat the Yan­kees 4-1. Aaron Judge dented a metal case­ment above a door be­hind the left-cen­ter field wall with his ma­jor league-lead­ing 28th home run. … Vic­tor Martinez home­red, Michael Ful­mer pitched eight in­nings and the Tigers snapped San Fran­cisco’s sixgame win streak with a 5-3 vic­tory over the Gi­ants. … Kyle Gib­son pitched into the sev­enth to snap his three-game win­less streak, By­ron Bux­ton hit his fifth homer and the Twins held off the An­gels

5-4. … Chris­tian Yelich hit a three-run homer, Jose Urena tossed five solid in­nings and the Mar­lins beat the Car­di­nals 5-2. … Tim Beck­ham home­red, and the Rays won their re­union with for­mer man­ager Joe Mad­don, beat­ing the Cubs 6-5. … Jame­son Tail­lon struck out a ca­reer-best nine in five in­nings, An­drew McCutchen hit a pair of solo homers and the Pi­rates beat the Phillies 3-0. … Eric Thames hit a pair of home runs and Jimmy Nel­son pitched seven strong in­nings to lead the Brew­ers to a 6-2 win over the Orioles. … Whit Mer­ri­field hit the first pitch of the game from Felix Her­nan­dez for his sev­enth home run, Mike Mous­takas added his 24th homer of the sea­son, and the Roy­als beat the Mariners 7-3. … Cory Span­gen­berg drove in the only run with a ground­out as the Padres edged the In­di­ans 1-0 de­spite a record-set­ting out­ing by all-star Corey Klu­ber (7-3). The In­di­ans right-han­der al­lowed one run and struck out 10 in eight in­nings — set­ting a fran­chise mark with five con­sec­u­tive dou­ble-digit strike­out games. … Jose Al­tuve home­red and drove in four runs, Josh Red­dick hit a grand slam and the Astros pounded the Braves 16-4. … An­drew Ben­in­tendi went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs, while David Price de­liv­ered six shutout in­nings as the

Red Sox beat the Rangers 11-4. FOOT­NOTES Fran­cona un­der­goes fur­ther test­ing. In­di­ans man­ager Terry Fran­cona didn’t man­age in Tues­day’s game against the Padres be­cause he was un­der­go­ing fur­ther tests at Cleve­land Clinic. Fran­cona, 58, left a game last week af­ter he started to feel light-headed and his heart rate in­creased, the same symp­toms he ex­pe­ri­enced ear­lier in the sea­son. In­di­ans pres­i­dent Chris An­tonetti said Fran­cona didn’t ex­pe­ri­ence the symp­toms again, and that Tues­day’s tests were be­ing done to de­ter­mine what is caus­ing the is­sue. … Yan­kees first base­man Chris Carter was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment for the sec­ond time in two weeks.

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