KERSHAW DEALS THE DODGERS TO 1-0 WIN, AND 10TH STRAIGHT
CHICAGO» Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings for his major leagueleading 15th victory and the Dodgers edged the White Sox 1-0 Tuesday night for their 10th straight victory.
Kershaw (15-2) made his first start since the All-Star break, scattering seven hits and a walk to post his 11th win in a row.
The Dodgers have won 30 of 34. This is the second 10-game winning streak of the season for the NL West leaders.
Relievers Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen closed it out. Jansen survived a deep fly by Matt Davidson to record his 24th save in 24 chances.
Chris Taylor had four hits and scored on rookie Cody Bellinger’s single in the first inning off Miguel Gonzalez (4-9).
Evan Gattis homered twice to back up a solid start by Brad Peacock and help the Astros to a 6-2 victory over the Mariners. … Chris Davis homered in a six-run first inning, added a grand slam in the fourth and finished with a career-high six RBIs to help the Orioles breeze past the Rangers 12-1. … Francisco Cervelli and Josh Harrison homered during a sixth-inning rally and the streaking Pirates welcomed outfielder Starling Marte back with a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. Marte went 1-for-3 in his return from an 80-game suspension for violating the performance-enhancing drug policy. … Chris Herrmann capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run homer, and the Diamondbacks slugged their way past the Reds 11-2. … Maikel Franco had three hits, including a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, to help lift the Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Marlins .…Michael Wacha threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Matt Carpenter had four hits and the Cardinals beat the Mets 5-0. … Nicholas Castellanos homered twice and drove in five runs, Detroit scored five times in the second inning and the Tigers cruised from there to a 9-3 victory over the Royals. … Bartolo Colon faltered in the fifth inning after a decent start by the burly 44-year-old, whose Minnesota debut ended with a two-run double by Gary Sanchez that sent the Yankees on their way to a 6-3 victory over the Twins.
Tigers trade OF Martinez to Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks acquired star outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Tigers for a package of prospects, hoping to solidify a trouble spot while making a run toward the playoffs. Detroit received Double-A infielder Dawel Lugo, switch-hitting infield prospect Sergio Alcantara and shortstop Jose King in the deal. Lugo is regarded as the Diamondbacks’ No. 2 overall prospect. … The Yankees acquired infielder Todd Frazier and relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects. … Twins righthander Phil Hughes will miss the rest of the season because of persistent arm trouble related to a condition that required rib removal surgery a year ago. … John Lackey was activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start for the Cubs on Tuesday after missing two weeks. … Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at least a month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate. … The Reds placed right-hander Scott Feldman on the 10-day disabled list with right knee inflammation. The Associated Press