Oroville Mercury-Register

Cole fans 15 in his 14th win, Yanks top Angels

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ANAHEIM >> Gerrit Cole racked up a season-high 15 strikeouts over seven innings to earn his AL-leading 14th victory, and the New York Yankees snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.

Aaron Judge hit his 30th homer and Luke Voit had a two-run single for the Yankees, who had won 13 straight before their skid.

Cole (14-6) yielded four hits and didn’t walk a batter while posting his biggest strikeout total since joining the Yankees. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 25th save.

David Fletcher delivered an RBI double in the sixth for the Angels, whose threegame winning streak ended. MARINERS 1. ASTROS 0 >> Seattle rookie right-hander Logan Gilbert and four relievers combined to shut out Houston for the second straight day and J.P. Crawford scored the lone run on a sacrifice fly.

RED SOX 3, RAYS 2 >> Jarren Duran had a tiebreakin­g RBI single in the ninth and COVID-19-impacted Boston stopped AL East-leading Tampa Bay’s nine-game winning streak.

BLUE JAYS 5, ORIOLES 4 >> Randal Grichuk hit a tiebreakin­g sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Toronto beat Baltimore.

CARDINALS 5, REDS 4 (1ST GAME); REDS 12, CARDINALS 2 (2ND GAME) >> Nick Castellano­s drove in six runs with a grand slam and a two-run shot in the first two innings, and Cincinnati earned a doublehead­er split with St. Louis.

CUBS 3, TWINS 0 >> Frank Schwindel hit a three-run homer and a pair of pitchers combined on a two-hitter in Chicago’s win over Minnesota.

ROCKIES 9, RANGERS 5 >> Brendan Rodgers’ two-run double put Colorado ahead

during a five-run ninth inning, and the Rockies rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to beat Texas.

DIAMONDBAC­KS 8, PADRES 3 >> Josh VanMeter homered in a six-run third inning as Arizona knocked out Yu Darvish early and beat San Diego.

WHITE SOX 6, PIRATES 3 >> Rookie Gavin Sheets hit two home runs, leading Chicago to a win over Pittsburgh.

INDIANS 5, ROYALS 3 (11 INNINGS) >> Austin Hedges popped an RBI single just out of reach of first baseman Carlos Santana for the tiebreakin­g run in the 11th inning and Cleveland beat Kansas City.

 ?? ASHLEY LANDIS — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ?? New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge singles during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
ASHLEY LANDIS — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge singles during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

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