CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber became the first pitcher this season to throw three complete games, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Bieber (11-4) allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked none. Bieber, the All-Star Game MVP, is 9-2 in his last 15 starts.
Cleveland is 37-15 since June 4, the best record in the major leagues in that span. After trailing by as many as 11½ games in early June, the Indians started Sunday three games back of AL Central-leading Minnesota.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered early and a makeshift New York Yankees lineup pounded David Price in a victory Sunday night that sent the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox to their eighth consecutive defeat.
With only three projected regulars in the batting order, the banged-up Yankees won their fifth straight and completed the first four-game sweep of their longtime rivals since August 2009.
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 10 in another dominant Houston pitching performance, and the Astros completed a three-game sweep.
A day after Astros newcomer Aaron Sanchez and three relievers combined on a no-hitter, Verlander (15-4) took over the major league wins lead and left with an AL-best 2.68 ERA.
METS 13, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mets star Robinson Canó appears headed back to the injured list after straining his left hamstring, an injury that overshadowed Noah Syndergaard’s sparkling outing.
Canó singled in the fourth inning for his third hit of the game and ninth hit in his last 15 at-bats. He pulled up after rounding first and grabbed at the back of his leg.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy’s fourth hit was a game-ending, two-run double, and the Dodgers rallied from a late three-run deficit for a wild victory.
Muncy had a homer and two doubles while driving in three runs. Four Dodgers added two RBIs apiece as the NL West leaders took three of four from San Diego with a huge comeback at Chavez Ravine.
RAYS 7, MARLINS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yonny Chirinos allowed one run in five innings before leaving with a hand injury, and Tampa Bay matched its longest winning streak this season at six games.
Chirinos (9-5) gave up two hits but was pulled after 63 pitches due to right middle finger inflammation. Diego Castillo, Colin Poche and Andrew Kittredge finished a six-hitter.
TWINS 3, ROYALS 0
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning for his first major league win, and Minnesota finished off a three-game sweep.
Jason Castro homered and Eddie Rosario drove in two runs for the Twins, who maintained their three-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central.
CUBS 7, BREWERS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward drove in three runs, Yu Darvish pitched five effective innings and the Cubs finished a three-game sweep.
Heyward and Kyle Schwarber homered as the NL Central leaders won for the 11th time in 13 games at Wrigley Field.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, NATIONALS 5
PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte hit an inside-the-park home run off former Arizona ace Patrick Corbin, and Adam Jones drove in four runs for the Diamondbacks.
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Leury Garcia hit a grand slam and Eloy Jiménez added a three-run shot, powering the White Sox to the victory.
The Phillies are still in the NL wild-card hunt but lost two of three at home to the below-.500 White Sox.
REDS 6, BRAVES 4,
ATLANTA (AP) — Tucker Barnhart hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the 10th inning off new Atlanta closer Shane Greene.
A day after blowing a save chance in his Braves debut, Greene (0-1) gave up four hits and three runs in one inning.
RANGERS 9, TIGERS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, helping the Rangers finish a three-game sweep.
Calhoun pulled a 2-0 pitch from Nick Ramirez just inside the right-field line and into the corner. Calhoun later scored on a wild pitch.
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Trey Mancini drove in two runs and Baltimore took advantage of a wild major league debut by Toronto reliever Yennsy Diaz.
Mancini has 15 RBIs in 13 games against Toronto this season