WHITE SOX SNAP SKID WITH WIN OVER CUBS

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

CHICAGO» Adam En­gel and Matt Davidson home­red, and the White Sox snapped a nine-game los­ing streak with a 3-1 vic­tory over the crosstown ri­val Cubs at Wrigley Field on Mon­day.

The Cubs lost for just the sec­ond time in 10 games fol­low­ing the all-star break to fall a half-game be­hind idle first-place Mil­wau­kee in the NL Cen­tral.

En­gel lined his third homer of the sea­son off re­liever Justin Grimm (1-1) into the wind and sev­eral rows into the left­cen­ter bleach­ers to snap a 1-1 tie in the sixth. Davidson led off the eighth with his 19th homer, which sailed over the left­field stands and onto Wave­land Av­enue.

Miguel Gon­za­lez (5-9) al­lowed one run and seven hits in 7L in­nings to end a four-game los­ing streak and win for just the sec­ond time in 11 de­ci­sions.

Jose Abreu had two hits and dou­bled in a run for the White Sox, who ended their long­est slide in the past four years.

MON­DAY’S HIGHLIGHTS

Gian­carlo Stan­ton hit two more home runs and moved into a tie for the ma­jor league lead, send­ing Adam Con­ley and the Mar­lins over the Rangers 4-0. Stan­ton has 32 homers, in­clud­ing six in his last seven games, and matched Yan­kees rookie Aaron Judge for most in the ma­jors. Stan­ton hit a two-run drive in the first in­ning and a solo shot in the eighth. Texas star Adrian Bel­tre went 4-for-4, giv­ing him 2,993 ca­reer hits. He moved closer to be­com­ing the first Do­mini­can­born player to reach 3,000 and 31st over­all. … Josh Tom­lin pitched six ef­fi­cient in­nings, Car­los San­tana home­red twice and the In­di­ans won their fourth straight, 6-2 over the Reds in the makeup of a May 25 rain­out. Tom­lin (7-9) gave up two homers but stayed in the strike zone and won his third straight start. The In­di­ans moved over .500 (25-24) at Pro­gres­sive Field for the first time since win­ning their home opener on April 11. … Kevin Gaus­man pitched six strong in­nings, Adam Jones home­red and the Ori­oles sent the Rays to their sea­son-worst fifth straight loss, 5-0. Gaus­man (7-7) gave up five hits and struck out eight. Dar­ren O’Day, Brad Brach and Richard Bleier com­pleted a six-hit­ter. Blake Snell (0-6) went a ca­reer-high seven-plus in­nings. The lefty, who en­tered with 19 of 30 ca­reer starts last­ing five or fewer in­nings, al­lowed three runs and six hits. … Fran­cisco Liri­ano won for the first time in three starts, Rus­sell Martin home­red and the Blue Jays beat the Ath­let­ics 4-2. Martin had two hits and Eze­quiel Car­rera reached base three times as the last-place Blue Jays won the opener of a se­v­engame home­s­tand. Oak­land had just two hits against Liri­ano and three Toronto re­liev­ers, los­ing for the third time in four games. Af­ter pitching a com­bined 3M in­nings in his pre­vi­ous two starts, Liri­ano (6-5) started on three days rest, mov­ing up to take the turn of in­jured righty Aaron Sanchez (blis­ter). Liri­ano al­lowed two runs and two hits in five in­nings. … Sal­vador Perez and Mike Mous­takas hit con­sec­u­tive homers in the 12th in­ning, and the Roy­als won their sixth straight game, 5-3 over the Tigers. Hours af­ter the Roy­als helped their pitching staff by ac­quir­ing Trevor Cahill and two re­liev­ers in a trade with San Diego, Kansas City out­lasted the Tigers. Jorge Boni­fa­cio also home­red for the Roy­als, who won de­spite squan­der­ing a 3-0 lead in the sixth. Jakob Ju­nis (3-2), one of seven re­liev­ers used by Kansas City, pitched a hit­less 11th for the win. Kelvin Her­rera fin­ished for his 20th save in 23 chances.

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