Houston Chronicle

Mariners topple Angels, claim 1st


SEATTLE — Designated hitter Nelson Cruz was 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs as the Seattle Mariners downed the Los Angeles Angels to move into first place a half-game ahead of the Astros in the AL West on Monday night.

RED SOX 2, ORIOlES 0 (12): In Baltimore, Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. each delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, and Boston limited the Orioles to five hits.

Xander Bogaerts led off the 12th with a single against Mychal Givens (0-3), and the Red Sox went on to load the bases before Holt broke the scoreless deadlock with a fly to center. Bradley followed with a fly ball to score Rafael Devers, who had doubled.

CUBS 7, BREWERS 2 (11): Anthony Rizzo homered down the right-field line on the first pitch of a five-run 11th inning to help Chicago win at Milwaukee.

INDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 0: Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 while pitching two-hit ball over seven innings as Cleveland won at Chicago. Michael Brantley hit his 11th home run for the AL Central leaders.

Carrasco (8-4) issued one walk, giving him two to go with 21 strikeouts while winning his past two starts.

CARDINALS 5, PADRES 2: Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez hit two-run homers, and rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning as St. Louis beat San Diego at Busch Stadium.’

Flaherty (3-2) pitched 6 1 ⁄3 innings, his second-longest outing this season. He allowed one run and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts.

DIAMONDBAC­KS 9, PIRATES 5: In Phoenix, Arizona scored two runs on wild pitches in the eighth inning, and Jake Lamb hit a tying three-run homer in the seventh as the Diamondbac­ks rallied past the Pittsburgh.

MARLINS 7, GIANTS 5: Madison Bumgarner blew a sixth-inning lead and was ejected on the way out of his second start this season as Miami rallied past visiting San Francisco. RAYS 8, BLUE JAYS 4: In St. Petersburg, Fla., Jake Bauers hit his first career home run to put Tampa Bay ahead in the fourth inning, and the Rays went on to beat Toronto.

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