LOS ANGELES (AP)Freddie Freeman went 4 for 5 with a homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from a pair of five-run deficits to complete a homestand with their seventh consecutive victory, 11-9 over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
The NL-leading Dodgers finished 10-1 on a homestand for the first time since 1980.
With a seventh straight win over the Cubs this year and 10th overall, the Dodgers swept their season series with Chicago for the first time.
P.J. Higgins hit his first career grand slam during Chicago’s five-run first, and David Bote hit a three-run homer in the third off Phil Bickford (1-1) for an 8-3 lead.
Graterol pitched a perfect ninth for his third save. Mark Leiter Jr. (2-4) was the loser.
RED SOX 11, YANKEES 6
BOSTON (AP) – Jeter Downs’ bases-loaded blooper against Aroldis Chapman dropped in off second baseman DJ LeMahieu’s glove to break a sixth-inning tie, and Boston scored nine unanswered runs to rally past New York.
After losing the first two games of the series and falling 16 behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East, the Red Sox won the last two to manage a split. And they did it with a pair of comebacks sparked by Downs, a 23-year-old rookie named after former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter who was supposed to start in Triple-A on Saturday but was scratched so he could head to Fenway Park.
J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer to make it 6-all in the fifth, and Franchy Cordero and Christian Vazquez also homered to help Boston improve to 0-8-1 in series against AL East foes.
Giancarlo Stanton and Matt Carpenter homered for the Yankees, who scored two runs off Boston starter Nick Pivetta in each of the first three innings to open a 6-2 lead.
Hirokazu Sawamura (1-1) went two innings for the win. Chapman (0-3) took the loss.
BRAVES 4, NATIONALS 3, 12 INNINGS
ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley hit a tying home run in the eighth inning and a winning single in the 12th off off Jordan Weems (0-1). The defending World Series champion Braves have won six of seven and improved to 29-8 since June 1.
Washington has lost 10 of 11. Juan Soto extended his hitting streak to 13 games – he’s batting .409 during the run.
Collin McHugh (2-1) earned the win.
MARLINS 2, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) – Sandy Alcantara alloeed six hits over seven innings and extended his shutout streak to 19 innings and pinch-runner Billy Hamilton scored on a throwing error by catcher Tomas Nido in the 10th.
Luke Williams added an RBI single off Tommy Hunter (0-1), and the Marlins, who won for the eighth time in 11 games. Tanner Scott struck out Francisco Lindor with runners at the corners for his 12th save.
New York’s lead in the NL East was trimmed to 1 1/2 games over Atlanta, its smallest since April 16.
ORIOLES 9, ANGELS 5
BALTIMORE (AP) – The Orioles rolled to their eighth straight victory, using successive four-run innings and three RBIs by Ramon Urias.
Baltimore fell behind 2-0 before storming back to complete a 7-0 homestand and its first four-game sweep of the Angels since 2003. The Orioles had not won eight consecutive games in a season since April 22 to May 1, 2005.
Monte Harrison and Max Stassi homered for the Angels, a season-worst 11 games under .500 at 38-49 after a 1-8 trip.
Austin Voth (1-1) pitched five innings to earn his first victory with the Orioles since being claimed off waivers from Washington on June 7.
LA starter Jose Suarez (1-3) was the loser.
ROCKIES 3, DIAMOMDBACKS 2
PHOENIX (AP) – Connor Joe drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single off All-Star Joe Mantiply in the sevent and Colorado rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take three of four from Arizona for a rare road series win.
Colorado took advantage of third baseman Josh Rojas’ throwing error on a potential-inning-ending, double-play grounder to score three unearned runs in the seventh . The Rockies arrived in the desert with a major league-worst 12-26 road record.
Garrett Hampson hit a two-run double off Keynan Middleton (1-2).l.
German Marquez (5-7) allowed three hits and two walks in seven innings, and Daniel Bard got three straight outs for his 18th save.
TWINS 6, RANGERS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Ryan Jeffers broke a 4-4 tie with a sixth-inning homer off Brock Burke (4-2) and Minnesota avoided a three-game sweep. Jeffers was 5 for 8 in the series with four RBIs and two of his seven homers this season.
Byron Buxton hit his 23rd homer for the Twins, who opened a 4 1/2-game lead over second-place Cleveland in the AL Central and avoided what would have been their first four-game losing streak this season.
Corey Seager homered for the third straight game.
Dylan Bundy (5-4) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings, and Tyler Duffey got his second save.
WHITE SOX 4, TIGERS 2
CHICAGO (AP) – Left fielder Robbie Grossman dropped Luis Robert’s short fly with two outs in the eighth to end his record errorless streak at 440 games since June 13, 2018, leading to two unearned Chicago runs.
Pinch-hitter A.J. Pollock’s two-out single broke a 2-2 tie, and Eloy Jimenez followed with a run-scoring single.
Kendall Graveman (3-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Liam Hendriks tossed a perfect ninth for his 17th save. Michael Fulmer (2-3) took the loss.
MARINERS 6, BLUE JAYS 5
SEATTLE (AP) — Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a throw bust through the webbing of his glove and Seattle took advantage for its eighth straight win, boosted by Carlos Santana’s two home runs.
A day after Santana hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning for a 2-1 win, he connected for a go-ahead, two-run drive in the eighth off Adam Cimber (8-3). The Mariners are 16-3 for their best 19-game stretch since 2003.
Toronto was swept in the four-game series and haslost nine of 10.
Seattle trailed 4-1 in the fifth when it loaded the bases with one out. Sam Haggerty then grounded back to David Phelps, who threw home to start what appeared to be an easy inning-ending double play. But catcher Gabriel Moreno’s throw broke through Guerrero’s first baseman’s mitt, allowing a run to score.
Matt Festa (1-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Paul Sewald got his 10th save.
REDS 10, RAYS 5
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas, Tyler Stephenson and Jonathan India each hit a two-run homer in the third and Cincinnati finished for a three-game sweep that extended its winning streak to four.
Randy Arozarena, Josh Lowe and Rene Pinto homered for the Rays.
The Reds scored seven runs in the third off rookie Shane Baz (1-2).
Nick Lodolo (2-2) allowed nine hits and three runs in five innings.
ROYALS 5, GUARDIANS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Zack Greinke (3-5) pitched five scoreless innings of three-hit ball and combined with four relievers on a five-hitter.
Greinke struck out five and walked one in his 222nd win. He also threw his 50,000th big league pitch, the 17th pitcher to reach that feat since 1988, when pitch count data became available.
Zach Plesac (2-6) gave up three earned runs and six hits in five innings.
GIANTS 12, PADRES 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) – Alex Wood (6-7) took a no-hit bid into the sixth before rookie C.J. Abrams single,, and Wilmer Flores had two home runs among his four hits and four RBIs.
Wood went seven innings, allowing three singles while striking out eight and walking one.
Flores and Thairo Estrada each hit a two-run homer off rookie MacKenzie Gore (4-4), who gave up eight runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings. Flores also homered in the ninth off Matthew Batten, who started at third.
CARDINALS 4, PHILLIES 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Albert Pujols hit his 684th homer and Tommy Edman drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth off Seranthony Dominguez (4-3).
Pujols, who singled to start the go-ahead rally, has 1,377 extra-base hits to tie Stan Musial for third.
Kyle Schwarber hit his NL-leading 28th homer for the Phillies, who had won three in a row.
Jordan Hicks (2-4) pitched a scoreless inning and Ryan Helsley got his seventh save.
PIRATES 8, BREWERS 6
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Touted rookie Oneil Cruz hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth agais Trevor Gott (1-2) and Daniel Vogelbach added a three-run shot in the ninth.
Michael Chavis and Ke’Bryan Hayes also went deep for the Pirates, who took two of three from the NL Central leaders.
Andrew McCutchen had a two-run homer in the ninth for the Brewers against his original team.
Chris Stratton (5-4) won in relief.
ASTROS 6, ATHLETICS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Korey Lee got his first three hits in the major leagues and drove in three runs
All-Star outfielder Kyle Tucker hit his 17th home run, helping the first-place Astros to their 11th victory in 13 games.
Jake Odorizzi (4-2) had a season-high seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings for his first win after missing 42 games with a lower left leg injury.
Cole Irvin (3-7) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. The left-hander has one victory in 10 starts since coming off the injured list May 22.
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