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Guerrero Jr. hits 40th homer for Jays

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 40th homer, Marcus Semien went deep twice and visiting Toronto beat the Yankees 8-0 for its fifth straight win Monday.

Hyun Jin Ryu (13-8) pitched six effective innings as the Blue Jays won for the eighth time in nine games.

Rays 11, Red Sox 10 (10): Austin Meadows hit a tying, inside-the-park homer in the ninth inning, Nelson Cruz had a goahead single in the 10th and Tampa Bay rallied to beat host Boston.

Dodgers 5, Cardinals 1: Max Scherzer struck out 13 in his hometown and Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer, leading Los Angeles past host St. Louis.

Giants 10, Rockies 5: Thairo Estrada hit two of San Francisco’s four home runs, and Kevin Gausman pitched seven solid innings for the visitors.

Rangers 4, Angels 0: A.J. Alexy allowed one hit over six innings, and Jose Trevino

drove in two runs as visiting Texas blanked Los Angeles.

Phillies 12, Brewers 0: Bryce Harper hit an early home run, Brad Miller connected twice and Jean Segura added a grand slam, leading visiting Philadelph­ia.

Cubs 4, Reds 3: Frank Schwindel hit a tiebreakin­g RBI single in the eighth inning, and the host Cubs earned their season-high seventh straight win.

Nationals 4, Mets 3: Carter Kieboom and Andrew Stevenson hit RBI singles in the ninth inning off Edwin Diaz, and host Washington rallied in the finale of a five-game series.

Twins 5, Indians 2: Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer and doubled three times, leading visiting Minnesota to the victory.

Royals 3, Orioles 2: Andrew Benintendi hit a go-ahead single for visiting Kansas City in the eighth inning, then reached above the leftfield wall to take away a potential tying home run in the ninth.

Pirates 6, Tigers 3: Ke’Bryan Hayes and Yoshi Tsutsugo each hit a tworun single during host Pittsburgh’s four-run seventh inning.

Astros 11, Mariners 2: Rookie Jake Meyers homered and drove in four runs as host Houston jumped on Yusei Kikuchi early and sailed to a win over Seattle.

Notable

Braves: Atlanta locked up another key player for next season, announcing a $20 million, one-year deal for pitcher Charlie Morton on Monday.

The contract includes a $20 million club option for 2023 with no buyout.

The 37-year-old righthande­r has been a stalwart of the rotation for the first-place Braves, going 13-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 28 starts.

Morton leads the team in wins and has provided veteran leadership in a rotation that includes Max Fried and a pair of 23year-olds, Ian Anderson and Huascar Ynoa. Indians: Cleveland manager Terry Francona will undergo surgery on his left big toe on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic.

The 62-year-old Francona stepped down for the season July 29 and had hip replacemen­t surgery a few days later. He has been doing rehab work at Progressiv­e Field.

Francona had surgery for a staph infection in his toe in February and wore a walking boot while managing this season. The rehab for Tuesday’s surgery is expected to take eight to 10 weeks.

 ?? ADAM HUNGER AP ?? Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. celebrates after his home run against the Yankees on Monday in New York.
ADAM HUNGER AP Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. celebrates after his home run against the Yankees on Monday in New York.

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