FRAZIER’S RUN-SCOR­ING TRIPLE PLAY HELPS YANKS TOP REDS 4-2

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NEW YORK» Todd Frazier had an un­for­get­table first at-bat in his home de­but at Yan­kee Sta­dium, ground­ing into a rare run-scor­ing triple play as New York beat the Reds 4-2 on Tues­day night.

Rookie Jor­dan Mont­gomery took a no-hit try into the sixth in­ning, and Didi Gre­go­rius home­red to boost the AL East con­tenders, his third in two games.

Billy Hamil­ton’s bid for a ty­ing ex­tra­base hit in the eighth was thwarted when pinch-run­ner Zack Cozart, out of the start­ing lineup to rest his ten­der quadri­ceps, hob­bled into third.

Back in the Bronx for the first time since the all-star break, the Yan­kees brought along Frazier and re­liev­ers David Robert­son and Tommy Kahnle, all ac­quired last week in a trade with the White Sox.

TUES­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

Ed­win En­car­na­cion hit a grand slam in the 11th in­ning as the In­di­ans wasted a seven-run lead, then beat the An­gels 11-7. En­car­n­cion’s shot into the left-field bleach­ers off Bud Nor­ris capped a strange night for the In­di­ans, who led 7-0 af­ter two in­nings. … Will­son Con­tr­eras drove in four runs and Carl Ed­wards Jr. pro­vided some timely re­lief, help­ing the Cubs beat the White Sox 7-2. Ben Zo­brist reached four times from the lead­off spot as the Cubs won for the ninth time in 11 games since the all-star break. John Lackey (7-9) be­came the first ma­jor lea­guer in two years to hit four bat­ters, but man­aged to get into the sixth in­ning for his sec­ond straight win. … Derek Fisher drove in two runs just hours af­ter ar­riv­ing in Philadelphia and Char­lie Mor­ton pitched seven in­nings to lead the Astros to a 5-0 vic­tory over the Phillies. Jose Al­tuve ex­tended his hit­ting streak to 17 straight games with a sixth-in­ning dou­ble to help the AL West-lead­ing Astros im­prove to an Amer­i­can Leaguebest 67-33. Hous­ton is 9-0 in in­ter­league play. … Travis Shaw, Eric Thames and Manny Pina home­red, Zach Davies tossed 7M shutout in­nings and the Brew­ers beat the Na­tion­als 8-0. Shaw’s three­run blast high­lighted a four-run fourth in­ning. Thames and Pina went back-to­back off Ed­win Jack­son (1-1) in the fifth in­ning. … Ce­sar Valdez pitched a ca­reer­high six in­nings to win for the first time since his ma­jor-league de­but more than seven years ago, Ryan Goins had two RBIs, and the Blue Jays beat the Ath­let­ics 4-1. Mak­ing his first start with Toronto and just the fourth of his ca­reer, Valdez (1-0) al­lowed one run and five hits, walked one and struck out four. … Tim Beck­ham’s three-run homer capped a five-run in­ning for Tampa Bay and rookie Jake Faria pitched into the eighth in­ning to help the Rays snap a five-game los­ing streak with a 5-4 win over the Ori­oles. … Faria (5-1) posted his eighth qual­ity start in nine starts, giv­ing up three runs and seven hits while strik­ing out five in 7L in­nings. … Whit Mer­ri­field home­red on the first pitch of the game and the Roy­als led the rest of the way, beat­ing the Tigers 3-1 for their sev­enth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory. Danny Duffy (7-6) pitched into the sev­enth in­ning for the Roy­als, who added two runs in the fourth. … Joey Gallo home­red twice, Mike Napoli and Rougned Odor also went deep, and the Rangers slugged past the Mar­lins 10-4. When Gallo led off the third in­ning with a tow­er­ing blast into the sec­ond deck of seats, Mar­lins right fielder Gian­carlo Stan­ton never even moved. That broke a 1-all tie.

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