WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg tossed seven masterful innings to win his seventh consecutive start, leading the Washington Nationals to an 11-4 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
Brian Dozier and Juan Soto homered, while Anthony Rendon had three hits and four RBIs that helped the Nationals (56-49) prevent a three-game sweep by the top team in the majors.
Corey Seager hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth off Nationals reliever Michael Blazek to help the Dodgers avoid their largest loss of the season.
Adam Eaton and Washington manager Dave Martinez were ejected in the first inning for arguing a called strike.
Strasburg (14-4) took over the major league lead in wins after striking out nine, walking none and limiting a potent Dodgers lineup to one run and two hits.
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BOSTON (AP) — Didi Gregorius and Austin Romine each hit a two-run homer off Chris Sale, and Domingo Germán struck out nine to help New York avoid a four-game sweep.
After trimming New York’s lead in the AL East from 11 games to eight — winning the first three games of the series by a combined 38-13 — the Red Sox committed three errors to fall into third place, nine games behind the Yankees in the division..
METS 8, PIRATES 7
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer in a six-run first inning against Chris Archer, and New York matched its longest win streak of the season at four with a win over Pittsburgh.
Jason Vargas (6-5) won a third straight start, and the Mets completed a three-game sweep.
MIAMI (AP) — Rookie outfielder Harold Ramirez homered, hit a line drive that scored the tiebreaking run and made consecutive catches against the fence to help Miami beat Arizona.
Miguel Rojas led off the first inning with a home run for the second game in a row, and Miami teammate Brian Anderson added his 14th homer. Five pitchers combined on a four-hitter for the Marlins.
REDS 3, ROCKIES 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Tucker Barnhart hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning and Cincinnati beat Colorado.
Barnhart improved to 4 for 5 in two games since returning on Friday after missing 22 games with a right oblique strain. He drove in Josh VanMeter from second base with a grounder up the middle off Jake McGee (0-2).
RAYS 10, BLUE JAYS 9
TORONTO (AP) — Joey Wendle drove in the tiebreaking run with a bases-loaded groundout in the ninth inning and Tampa Bay rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat Toronto.
Ji-Man Choi and Guillermo Heredia each hit two-run home runs and Willy Adames added a game-tying solo shot in the eighth for the Rays.
PHILLIES 9, BRAVES 4
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit a grand slam, three other Phillies went deep and Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep against Atlanta.
Aaron Nola (9-2) cruised through six scoreless innings before faltering in the seventh. He left after surrendering seven hits with eight strikeouts and three walks in 6 2/3 innings.
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CHICAGO (AP) — Miguel Sanó hit a three-run homer in a five-run first inning, and Minnesota pounded Dylan Covey and Chicago to strengthen its hold on the AL Central.
Jorge Polanco, Jonathan Schoop and Max Kepler also homered as Minnesota ran its major league-leading total to 205 home runs.
CUBS 11, BREWERS 4
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam and a three-run homer to power Chicago past Milwaukee, averting a three-game sweep.
Schwarber crushed a first-pitch slam deep into the second deck in right field off starter Zach Davies (8-4) with one out in the second inning for his 23rd home run of the season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Springer led off the game with a home run, Jose Altuve and rookie Yordan Alvarez also connected and Houston beat St. Louis.
ROYALS 9, INDIANS 6
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) —Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer heaved the ball from just past the mound over the center field wall while being taken out of the game in a loss to Kansas City.
ANGELS 5, ORIOLES 4
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the ninth and Los Angeles avoided being swept by Baltimore.
TIGERS 2, 10 INNINGS
SEATTLE (AP) — J.P. Crawford hit a walkoff single with one out in the 10th inning and Seattle extended its winning streak to five games.