BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts homered on the second pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Boston Red Sox a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Betts’ first career game-ending homer capped a wild last few innings. The Twins rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take a one-run lead in the top of the ninth. Rafael Devers hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the inning to force extras. Betts drove Matt Belisle’s first pitch of the night over the Green Monster setting off a celebration to end a hot, muggy night at Fenway Park.
DODGERS 4, BRAVES 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, added a two-run single and reached four times, helping Los Angeles beat Atlanta.
Kershaw (4-5) allowed one run and six hits and striking out eight. The three-time Cy Young Award winner and 2014 NL MVP is 4-0 with a 1.43 ERA in 10 career starts against the Braves.
PIRATES 5, METS 4
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese drove in five runs, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that lifted Pittsburgh past New York.
Freese homered in going 3 for 3 with two walks, helping the Pirates win for the 12th time in 14 games.
The Mets had won three in a row. They beat the Pirates 12-6 on Thursday night behind Asdrubal Cabrera’s homer and two doubles — and Cabrera was traded to Philadelphia on Friday.
RANGERS 11, ASTROS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Jurickson Profar added solo shots and Texas routed Houston.
Texas snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Astros and ended a four-game skid overall.
CARDINALS 5, CUBS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong had three hits and three RBIs, Yadier Molina also had three hits and drove in a run, and St. Louis beat Chicago before a season-high crowd of 47,169 at Busch Stadium.
DeJong’s RBI triple, just the sixth for the Cardinals this season, tied it at 1 in the third, and Jose Martinez followed with an RBI single to give St. Louis the lead.
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer allowed one unearned run and struck out 11 in eight innings on his 34th birthday, and Washington beat Miami.
Juan Soto homered, tripled and had three RBIs, Matt Adams had three hits and two RBIs and Bryce Harper drove in two. Washington beat Florida for the 16th time in 17 games, including eight straight in Miami.
BLUE JAYS 10,
WHITE SOX 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit two of Toronto’s five home runs, Curtis Granderson led off the game with a homer and the Blue Jays beat Chicago.
Gurriel followed Granderson’s blast by hitting the next pitch into the left-field seats. He added another solo shot in the fourth and a double in the eighth and had his ninth straight multihit game.
REDS 6, PHILLIES 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Mason Williams hit a three-run homer to snap a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning, and Cincinnati’s bullpen made it stand up against Philadelphia.
Eugenio Suarez added a solo shot and right-hander David Hernandez (4-0) turned in 2 1/3 innings of scoreless emergency relief to help the Reds, the NL Central’s last-place team, snap East Division-leading Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak.
INDIANS 8, TIGERS 3
DETROIT (AP) — Francisco Lindor hit two of Cleveland’s four home runs, and the Indians broke through in the final two innings to beat Detroit.
ORIOLES 15, RAYS 5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones hit a three-run homer, Jonathan Schoop connected in a fifth consecutive game and Baltimore beat Chris Archer and Tampa Bay.
The rebuilding Orioles are looking to deal Jones before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and he put on quite a show for any potential suitor. Jones hit an RBI single in the first inning, singled and scored in the fourth and homered off Austin Pruitt in an eight-run seventh.
ANGELS 4, MARINERS 3, 10 INNINGS
ANAHEIM (AP) — Kole Calhoun homered on the first pitch of the bottom of the 10th inning, giving Los Angeles a victory over Seattle.
Calhoun finished with three RBIs, including his 12th home run of the season off Mariners reliever Juan Nicasio (1-5).
DIAMONDBACKS 6, PADRES 2
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Zack Greinke won his seventh straight decision by holding San Diego to three hits in seven innings, and Steven Souza Jr. had the big hit in the six-run third that carried Arizona.
The only big mistake by Greinke (12-5) was allowing Manuel Margot’s home run with one out in the second, his fourth. He allowed consecutive singles opening the fifth before retiring the side. He struck out six and walked none.