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Reyes’ 3-run HR ends Indians’ 9-game slide

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Franmil Reyes hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as host Cleveland ended a nine-game losing streak, its longest under manager Terry Francona.

After Kansas City manager Mike Matheny elected to have reliever Greg Holland (2-4) walk the dangerous Jose Ramirez to put runners at first and second, Reyes made him pay with his blast into the left-field seats.

Carlos Santana homered twice for the Royals, connecting for a tying shot in the ninth off James Karinchak (5-2).

Indians starter Zach Plesac was activated from the injured list and made his first start since breaking a thumb in May while removing his undershirt. Plesac wasn’t bad, allowing three runs – two on homers – and five hits in four innings while on a pitch count.

Thursday’s Games

Dodgers 6, Marlins 1: Julio Urias allowed Jazz Chisholm’s leadoff homer, then pitched shutout ball through the seventh inning for his major leaguelead­ing 11th win, and the visitors avoided a fourgame sweep. Miami announced Don Mattingly will return for a seventh season in 2022.

Phillies 8, Cubs 0: In Chicago, Brad Miller hit three home runs in a game for the first time to help rout the sinking Cubs. Brewers 5, Reds 3: Avisail Garcia hit a tiebreakin­g, two-run homer in the eighth inning as the hostsboost­ed their NL Central lead to seven games over

Cincinnati.

Twins 5, Tigers 3: Ryan Jeffers and Miguel Sano homered, leading J.A. Happ and the host Twins.

Mariners 4, Yankees 0: In Seattle, Rookie Logan Gilbert (3-2) pitched onehit ball over seven innings, struck out a career-high eight and retired his final 18 batters.

Athletics 2, Astros 1: Jed Lowrie and Matt Olson drove in runs to back Frankie Montas (8-7), who allowed one run and five hits in 6 innings and struck out 10.

The visitors stopped a three-game skid and ended Houston’s six-game winning streak. Lance McCullers Jr. (6-2) lost for the first time in 10 starts since April 14, giving up two runs and seven hits while striking out eight in seven innings.

Rockies 9, Diamondbac­ks 3: Dom Nunez, hitting just .159, doubled twice and singled as the visitors avoided a threegame sweep by Arizona, a major league-worst 25-64.

 ?? TONY DEJAK AP ?? The Indians mob Franmil Reyes, who hit a three-run home run during Thursday’s ninth inning to beat the visiting Royals.
TONY DEJAK AP The Indians mob Franmil Reyes, who hit a three-run home run during Thursday’s ninth inning to beat the visiting Royals.

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