• TIGERS 2, ASTROS 0: Max Scherzer pitched three-hit ball and struck out nine over eight innings, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Houston Astros Monday night for their season-high sixth straight victory. Rajai Davis broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the seventh and Victor Martinez hit a solo homer in the eighth. Catcher Alex Avila threw out two runners in the late innings for the Tigers, who have the best record in the AL. Houston, which has the worst record in the majors, has lost three in a row.
• TWINS 1, INDIANS 0 (10): Eduardo Escobar homered leading off the 10th inning against Cleveland closer John Axford, giving the Twins a win. Escobar, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh, connected on a 1-0 pitch from Axford (0-3), driving it over the wall in right for his first homer since June 20 and fourth of his career in 344 at-bats. Caleb Thielbar (2-0) pitched a perfect ninth and Glen Perkins struck out two in the 10th for his eighth save.
• ANGELS 4, YANKEES 1: The Angels scored three runs on five straight walks in the eighth inning after Jered Weaver escaped a based-loaded jam with no outs in the top half, and Los Angeles beat the Yankees. Yankees relievers Shawn Kelley (0-2), Matt Thornton and Preston Claiborne walked six overall in the eighth, the most walks in an inning by New York since 1990. Weaver (3-2) allowed a run and six hits in eight innings, struck out seven and walked one. Weaver bounded off the mound pumping his fist and shouting in excitement after getting Derek Jeter to ground into an inning-ending double play in the eighth.
• CARDINALS 4, BRAVES 3: Matt Carpenter’s two-run double in the fifth inning helped carry the St. Louis Cardinals past the slumping Atlanta Braves, who shook up their lineup but still lost their seventh in a row. Desperate for more offense, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez batted pitcher Aaron Harang eighth and put second baseman Ramiro Pena in the ninth spot. Pena had two hits, including a seventh-inning homer that brought the Braves within a run, but they couldn’t overcome a 4-0 deficit.
• MARLINS 4, METS 3: Casey McGehee hit a sharp grounder that caromed into right field off the back of reliever Gonzalez Germen’s foot, allowing the winning run to score, and the Miami Marlins rallied late from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Mets. Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tying double in the eighth off Daisuke Matsuzaka, who failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in relief of Jonathon Niese. Giancarlo Stanton had an RBI single and the Marlins scored another run on shortstop Omar Quintanilla’s fielding error in the eighth.
• NATIONALS 4, DODGERS 0: Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and — thanks to an odd-moving storm that produced an interminable rain delay — the Washington Nationals didn’t finish off the Los Angeles Dodgers until some six hours later on Tuesday morning, gaining sole possession of first place in the NL East. Jordan Zimmerman pitched four shutout innings before the game was halted, and five relievers threw an inning apiece after play resumed. In between, there was a delay of 3 hours, 17 minutes.
• BREWERS 8, DIAMONDBACKS 0: Carlos Gomez hit a home run and drove in three runs to lead the Milwaukee Brewers over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Martin Maldonado and Jean Segura also homered for Milwaukee.
• BLUE JAYS 3, PHILLIES 0: Jose Reyes hit a leadoff homer, J.A. Happ tossed three-hit ball over five innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Philadelphia Phillies. Facing his former team, Happ (1-0) walked four and pitched out of trouble often in his first start of the season. The left-hander was filling in for injured righty Brendan Morrow. Four relievers finished off the seven-hitter.
• WHITE SOX 3, CUBS 1 (12): Marcus Semien hit a tiebreaking RBI double in a two-run 12th, Jose Quintana pitched one-hit ball over seven innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Cubs.
• ROCKIES 8, RANGERS 2: Troy Tulowitzki homered twice, Jordan Lyles pitched eight strong innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Texas Rangers. Nolan Arenado also homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games. It is the longest in the majors this season.