NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores singled to cap a two-out, two-run rally in the 11th inning and the New York Mets ended Toronto’s team record-tying 11-game winning streak, beating the Blue Jays 4-3 on Monday night.
The Blue Jays trailed 2-1 in the ninth before Jose Bautista tied it with his second home run of the game, connecting against Jeurys Famila.
Toronto took the lead in the 11th on Dioner Navarro’s sacrifice fly off Hansel Robles (1-1), who earned his first big league win. The Mets then came back for their fourth win in five games.
With Ruben Tejada on first and one out, Michael Cuddyer hit a potential game-ending double-play grounder to second baseman Danny Valencia. Tejada smartly slowed up and Valencia tagged him, but too late to throw onto first.
Lucas Duda followed by slicing a single off Brett Cecil (1-3) to shallow left field and Cuddyer hustled all the way home.
Duda took second on the throw, Liam Hendricks relieved and Flores lined the first pitch up the middle.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs didn’t force local fans to miss the Blackhawks clincher in the Stanley Cup. For that, everybody could thank the weather.
Monday night’s interleague game at Wrigley Field was postponed about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch because of heavy rain and severe weather.
At times, tornado-warning sirens went off around the ballpark.
The game will be made up on Aug. 24. And on that date there won’t be a conflict with the Chicago Blackhawks, who beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 at the United Center in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final to win their third title in six years.
MARLINS 2, YANKEES 1
MIAMI (AP) — Alex Rodriguez pinch-hit and flied out to end the game in his homecoming, and Miami beat New York.
Rodriguez drew a big ovation when he batted for Stephen Drew with a runner at first, but he lofted a fly to right field and remained five hits shy of 3,000. Rodriguez was back in his hometown but didn’t start because there was no DH for the interleague game.
Tom Koehler (5-4) pitched seven innings for Miami and was helped by acrobatic defense. Derek Dietrich, recalled from the minors last week, hit his first home run of the season in the seventh to put Miami ahead against Masahiro Tanaka.
Mark Teixeira hit his 18th homer for the Yankees in the second inning. Tanaka (4-2) allowed nine hits and two runs in seven innings.
CARDINALS 3, TWINS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina homered and John Lackey worked eight strong innings for St. Louis, which won its fourth in a row with a victory over Minnesota.
Mark Reynolds connected three pitches ahead of Molina in the fourth, giving the Cardinals back-to-back homers.
Randal Grichuk tripled, singled and scored for St. Louis, which is 42-21 overall and 25-7 at home — both major league bests. The Cardinals have won 15 of 20.
Twins rookie Byron Buxton tripled for his first career hit with one out in the eighth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Brian Dozier that cut the gap to a run. Buxton also slammed into the wall, but didn’t stay down long, after just missing a running catch on Grichuk’s triple leading off the third.
RANGERS 4, DODGERS 1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yovani Gallardo pitched seven scoreless innings, Rougned Odor had three hits with a two-run single in his return to the majors and Texas beat Los Angeles.
Gallardo (6-6) struck out four and walked three while allowing four hits. The right-hander has won all three of his decisions over his last five starts.
Odor was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock earlier Monday when outfielder Delino DeShields (left hamstring) was put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
After singles in his first two at-bats off Carlos Frias (4-4), Odor greeted reliever Adam Liberatore with a two-run single in the sixth that put the Rangers up 4-0.
Shawn Tolleson worked the ninth for his ninth save in as many chances, a day after giving up a ninth-inning run in a tie game that became a 4-3 home loss to Minnesota.
RAYS 6, NATIONALS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Erasmo Ramirez pitched six scoreless innings and Tampa Bay beat Washington.
Ramirez (6-2) won for the sixth time in his last seven starts following a winless stretch of 25 games that included 15 starts.
Tampa Bay won for the 12th time in 16 games. The Rays have held opponents to two or fewer runs in 32 of 65 games.
Tampa Bay slugger Evan Longoria left with a bruised left wrist after being hit by a Taylor Hill pitch in the fifth. X-rays were negative.
Gio Gonzalez (4-4) gave up five runs and eight hits over 3 1-3 innings for the Nationals.
Washington slugger Bryce Harper returned to the lineup and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts and a walk as the designated hitter.
ROYALS 8, BREWERS 5
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer, and normally lights-out reliever Greg Holland struggled in the ninth before Kansas City held off Milwaukee.
The Royals won in manager Ned Yost’s first regular season game back in Milwaukee since being fired by the Brewers late in the 2008 campaign.
But the victory was more difficult than expected after the Royals entered the bottom of the ninth with an 8-2 lead.
Milwaukee got three runs with nobody out off Holland, the closer pitching in a non-save situation. Jonathan Lucroy’s second double of the night made it 8-5 to chase Holland from the game.
Holland’s ERA ballooned from 1.76 to 3.52 after allowing three runs on four hits and a walk.
Wade Davis retired the next three hitters for his eighth save.
ASTROS 6, ROCKIES 3
HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer homered twice and made two nifty catches in right field, Colby Rasmus hit a three-run homer and Houston beat Colorado.
Rasmus gave the Astros a 4-0 lead with his shot in the first inning and Springer hit solo home runs in the second and seventh.
Dallas Keuchel (8-2) retired the first 15 Colorado batters. He wound up allowing four hits and left after an RBI double by Nick Hundley pulled the Rockies within 5-3 with two outs in the seventh.
Luke Gregerson allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.
Chad Bettis (2-2) gave up seven hits and a season-high five runs in five innings.
TIGERS 6, REDS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez was outstanding for a second straight start, throwing a two-hit shutout to lift Detroit Tigers to a victory over Cincinnati.
Sanchez (5-7) struck out seven without a walk, and he did not allow a baserunner after the fourth inning. The right-hander did not get off to a good start this season, but his past two outings have been a major step in the right direction. He held the Chicago Cubs scoreless for 7 2-3 innings last Tuesday.
Cincinnati starter Jon Moscot had to leave the game in the first after dislocating his non-throwing shoulder while tagging out a runner. Pedro Villarreal (0-1) pitched 3 1-3 innings of relief and kept the Reds in the game, but Detroit scored four in the sixth off Nate Adcock.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double and J.D. Martinez added a two-run homer in that inning.
PIRATES 11, WHITE SOX 0
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano allowed two singles in eight dominant innings and Pittsburgh ran its winning streak to five with a romp over Chicago.
Liriano (4-5) struck out 12 and walked one as Pittsburgh put together its second straight shutout and fourth in its last five games, dropping the team’s ERA to 2.79, the second-best mark in the majors behind St. Louis.
Josh Harrison and Starling Marte each had four of Pittsburgh’s season-high 18 hits. Marte, Jung Ho Kang and Francisco Cervelli all drove in two runs apiece as the Pirates posted their most lopsided win of the year.
Rodon came in having allowed three runs combined in his previous four starts. He gave up five runs in the first and seven in 3 2-3 innings, the worst start of his brief career. The White Sox have dropped four straight.
BRAVES 4, RED SOX 2
BOSTON (AP) — Williams Perez pitched six shutout innings and Atlanta sent Boston to its seventh straight loss.
Just two days after picking up his first career save in an emergency relief appearance, Perez (3-0) allowed five hits and two walks, striking out two. He has made six major league starts and allowed one run or none in five of them.
Jason Grilli pitched the ninth for his 17th save. He gave up a long flyout to David Ortiz before Pablo Sandoval hit his second double of the game with two outs. Mike Napoli reached on an error, and Mookie Betts singled in a run — his third hit of the game — to make it 4-2.
But pinch-hitter Alejandro De Aza grounded weakly back to the mound to end it.
Rick Porcello (4-7) allowed four runs in 6 1-3 innings for Boston.
ORIOLES 4, PHILLIES 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen pitched eight innings of four-hit ball, Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer and Baltimore beat skidding Philadelphia.
Chen (3-4) struck out nine and walked one to help the Orioles win for the ninth time in 11 games. The eight innings tied a career high and was the longest stint by an Orioles starter this month.
Zach Britton got the final three outs to seal the last-place Phillies’ seventh straight defeat. Philadelphia has been blanked in three of its last four games.
The Phillies have lost 11 in a row on the road and are a major-league worst 7-27 in away games. The loss — their 17th in the last 20 games overall —dropped them a season-high 21 games under .500 (22-43).
Aaron Harang (4-8) matched zeroes with Chen until the fifth inning, when Travis Snider hit a two-out double off the glove of left fielder Cody Asche.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Ray allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings in his 10th major league start, and Arizona got home runs from Paul Goldschmidt and Yasmany Tomas.
Ray (2-1) struck out three and walked two in his fourth start of the season, dropping his ERA to 1.09. The 23-year-old left-hander allowed only one batter to reach base through the first 5 2/3 innings. That was on a four-pitch walk in the fourth to reigning AL MVP Mike Trout.
Ray retired his first two batters in the sixth before No.9 hitter Daniel Robertson — the only player on the Angels’ roster who had faced him before — broke up the no-hit bid with a clean single to right-center field.
Jered Weaver (4-7) was charged with five runs — four earned — and eight hits in seven innings.