HOUSTON (AP) — Charlie Morton pitched seven solid innings, Tony Kemp had a tiebreaking RBI double in the seventh and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-1 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Morton (6-0) allowed one run and four hits with eight strikeouts in extending his career-high winning streak to nine straight dating to last September. Morton retired 19 of the first 21 batters.
ROYALS 5, YANKEES 2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield had three hits, stole three bases and scored twice off CC Sabathia in the first four innings, Jakob Junis held down the Yankees’ potent offense and Kansas City beat New York.
MARLINS 2, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Straily pitched seven scoreless innings, J.T. Realmuto had an RBI triple and Miami beat Atlanta.
Straily (2-0) allowed three hits, walked three and struck out six to shut down the NL’s top-scoring offense. He also beat Atlanta in his previous start a week prior.
ORIOLES 7, RED SOX 4
BOSTON (AP) — Jonathan Schoop homered and Alex Cobb got his first win of the season as Baltimore ended its 13-game road losing streak.
Manny Machado went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Adam Jones had two hits and drove in two for the Orioles, who won on the road for the first time since April 8.
CUBS 8, REDS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jon Lester pitched six dominant innings, Addison Russell tied his career high with four hits and Chicago quickly took control with a three-run first inning against Cincinnati.
Playing in a steady downpour that delayed the start of the game by 93 minutes.
WHITE SOX 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo hit his first grand slam in eight years, leading Texas over Chicago.
Choo made it 9-3 with his drive against reliever Chris Volstad in a five-run third inning. He also singled and scored in the fourth and walked twice.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom matched a career high with 13 strikeouts, Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and the New York beat Arizona.
Wilmer Flores drove in one run and scored another to help the Mets win a series opener between struggling teams.
PADRES 3, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit two doubles and scored the go-ahead run and Tyson Ross won for the first time in more than a month as San Diego cooled off Pittsburgh.
Hosmer doubled with two outs in the sixth inning off Ivan Nova (2-4) and Franchy Cordero followed by a lining a single into left field.
BREWERS 8, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jesus Aguilar homered twice and Ji-Man Choi hit a solo home run in his return to the majors as Milwaukee beat Minnesota.
Brent Suter (3-3) pitched a season-high 5 2/3 innings for Milwaukee, which has won six of its past eight. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts.
RAYS 8, ANGELS 3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Wilson Ramos homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to their fifth straight win.
Blake Snell (5-3) gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings while striking out eight to help the Rays to their sixth win in seven games.
SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger’s RBI double capped a five-run seventh inning as the Mariners rallied past the Detroit Tigers.
Trailing 4-0 entering the seventh, the Mariners walked four times in their first six at-bats of the inning. Dee Gordon’s sacrifice fly to right field cut Detroit’s lead to 4-3 with two outs.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Martinez drove in five runs and had four hits to help the Cardinals rout the Philadelphia Phillies.
Francisco Pena homered and also had a single and double for the Cardinals in a game delayed by rain for 1:35.