WASHINGTON (AP) — Johan Camargo had a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 Sunday to win their fifth straight series.
Overcoming an injury to standout rookie starting pitcher Mike Soroka, the Braves used the long ball and their bullpen to win the deciding matchup of a three-game set between NL East rivals.
Camargo connected off Tanner Rainey (1-2) after Ozzie Albies drew a one-out walk, and Atlanta held on for its seventh victory in 10 extra-inning games this season.
Josh Donaldson and Ronald Acuña Jr. also went deep for the first-place Braves.
ASTROS 9, YANKEES 4
NEW YORK (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff homer, rookie Yordan Alvarez connected again and Houston ended its first seven-game skid in four years.
New York had won eight straight but was stopped by ace Justin Verlander (10-3) and a quartet of homers, including a grand slam from Tyler White.
ST. LOUIS (AP) —Albert Pujols had two hits and exchanged jerseys with former teammate Yadier Molina to conclude an emotional return to St. Louis as the Angels beat the Cardinals.
Pujols was cheered throughout his first series in St. Louis since leaving the club in free agency after the 2011 season. The former Cardinal got standing ovations before each plate appearance throughout the weekend and a curtain call after popping out in his final at-bat. After the game, he and Molina met at home plate, hugged and swapped uniforms.
INDIANS 8, TIGERS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bobby Bradley doubled and drove in a run in his first major league plate appearance and Cleveland completed a three-game sweep.
Bradley went 1 for 3 with one run and a walk. The 23-year-old first baseman also made a running over-the-shoulder catch in foul territory, delighting the home fans who eagerly awaited his debut.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jordan Yamamoto won for the third time in three career starts, Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson hit consecutive homers, and Miami handed Philadelphia its seventh straight loss.
JT Riddle homered, doubled and drove in two for Miami, which swept three games in Philadelphia for the first time since August 2009. The Marlins outhit the Phillies 16-4.
BLUE JAYS 6,
RED SOX 1
BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched six shutout innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate, and Toronto won its second straight.
Danny Jansen hit a two-run single and Eric Sogard a solo homer for the Blue Jays. Rowdy Tellez added two hits and scored twice.
BREWERS 7, REDS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brandon Woodruff struck out a career-high 12, Travis Shaw homered and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.
CUBS 5, METS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Javier Baez hit the 100th homer of his career, a three-run drive in the eighth inning as the Cubs overcame another home run by Pete Alonso to beat New York.
ROYALS 6, TWINS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hunter Dozier hit a three-run shot during a five-run third inning, Homer Bailey was stingy again pitching into the sixth and Kansas Citys beat Minnesota.
WHITE SOX 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tim Federowicz and Danny Santana hit two-out, two-run homers in the second inning and Shawn Kelley shut down a late White Sox rally with his first four-out save in three years to lead Texas.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kevin Newman walked with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to cap a four-run rally as Pittsburgh finished a three-game sweep.
SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford had a career-high four hits and drove in four, Yusei Kikuchi had his best outing in a month, and Seattle took advantage of an eight-run third inning.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hours after being called up from the minors, Will Smith connected for a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning to lead Los Angeles.