The Tampa Bay Rays claimed the American League (AL) East title, while Shane Bieber starred again in MLB on Wednesday.

The Rays clinched the AL East for the first time since 2010 thanks to an 8-5 win over the New York Mets.

Rays starter Tyler Glasnow struck out eight and gave up just three hits and two runs in six innings in the Rays' win.

Randy Arozarena went three-for-five, including a two-run homer.

In his final start of the regular season, Bieber got through five innings in the Cleveland Indians' 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Bieber struck out 10 and conceded just two hits and a run, finishing the regular season with a 1.63 ERA.

Jordan Luplow hit a walk-off homer for the Indians.

 

Bauer brilliant, Maeda marvellous

Trevor Bauer starred in the Cincinnati Reds' 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. He struck out 12 and gave up just four hits in eight innings.

Kenta Maeda improved to 6-1 this season. He struck out nine batters in six innings as the Minnesota Twins edged the Detroit Tigers 7-6.

Bryce Harper crushed two home runs as the Philadelphia Phillies thrashed the Washington Nationals 12-3.

Salvador Perez and Franchy Cordero each had five RBIs as the Kansas City Royals beat the St Louis Cardinals 12-3.

 

Terrible Tanaka

New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka battled. He gave up eight hits, five runs (three earned) and a homer in a 14-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

Wednesday's results

Los Angeles Angels 5-2 San Diego Padres
Philadelphia Phillies 12-3 Washington Nationals
Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians 3-2 Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Milwaukee Brewers
Seattle Mariners 3-2 Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Chicago Cubs
Atlanta Braves 9-4 Miami Marlins
Tampa Bay Rays 8-5 New York Mets
Boston Red Sox 9-1 Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins 7-6 Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals 12-3 St Louis Cardinals
Oakland Athletics 6-4 Los Angeles Dodgers
San Francisco Giants 7-2 Colorado Rockies

 

Athletics at Dodgers

Mike Fiers (6-2, 4.67 ERA) will start for the Oakland Athletics (34-21) against Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.86 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (39-17) in their series decider on Thursday.

The Atlanta Braves maintained their stranglehold on the National League East after claiming a third consecutive title on Tuesday.

Atlanta's 11-1 win over the Miami Marlins at Truist Park ensured the Braves sealed another NL East crown.

Marcell Ozuna hit two of Atlanta's five home runs, while NL MVP candidate Freddie Freeman had a homer of his own as the Braves clinched three successive NL East titles for the first time since claiming an unprecedented 14 straight between 1991 and 2005.

It was also Atlanta's 20th division championship – the most in MLB history.

The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed an eighth consecutive NL West crown and the number one seed through the Championship Series with a 7-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics.

Meanwhile, the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs secured their postseason berths.

Jose Ramirez's walk-off homer in the 10th inning helped the Indians to a 5-3 victory against the Chicago White Sox and a playoff spot.

After missing the postseason in 2019, the Cubs are back despite a 3-2 walk-off loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates following the Washington Nationals' doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

Ramirez stars for Tribe

Cleveland's Ramirez became the second player in MLB history to hit a walk-off three-run homer (or grand slam) while trailing to clinch a playoff spot for his team, according to STATs. The other was Bobby Thomson in 1951.

Nationals veteran Yadiel Hernandez, 32, became the oldest player in league history to hit a walk-off homer for his first career home run, per STATS.

Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault pitched seven shut-out innings against the Cubs. He struck out six and walked three.

 

Roark highlights Toronto's pitching woes

It was a forgettable outing for the Toronto Blue Jays, who were humbled 12-1 by rivals the New York Yankees. Tanner Roark allowed six runs and seven hits in 4.3 innings.

 

Tuesday's results

Washington Nationals 5-1 Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals 8-7 Philadelphia Phillies
Cleveland Indians 5-3 Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees 12-1 Toronto Blue Jays
Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Chicago Cubs
New York Mets 5-2 Tampa Bay Rays
Atlanta Braves 11-1 Miami Marlins
Boston Red Sox 8-3 Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins 5-4 Detroit Tigers
St Louis Cardinals 5-0 Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels 4-2 San Diego Padres
Houston Astros 6-1 Seattle Mariners
Arizona Diamondbacks 7-0 Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Oakland Athletics
San Francisco Giants 5-2 Colorado Rockies

 

Rockies at Giants

After staying in the playoff hunt, the Giants will lock horns with the Rockies again on Wednesday. Logan Webb starts for the Giants midweek as the Rockies counter with Ryan Castellani.

The Oakland Athletics clinched the American League (AL) West title, while the Tampa Bay Rays moved closer to the AL East.

The Houston Astros' 6-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Monday saw the inactive Athletics claim the AL West.

It marks the first time since 2013 that the A's have won the AL West crown.

Mariners starter Marco Gonzales starred against the Astros, striking out six and not giving up a run in eight innings.

The Rays are close to securing the AL East after a 2-1 win over the New York Mets.

Jacob deGrom starred for the Mets with 14 strikeouts while giving up just four hits in seven innings, but the Rays secured a narrow win.

Now 4.5 games clear atop the AL East, the Rays are closing in on the title.

 

Braves near NL East as Kirk stars

The Atlanta Braves closed in on the National League (NL) East title after beating the Miami Marlins 5-4.

Alejandro Kirk starred for the Toronto Blue Jays. He went four-for-four with a home run in an 11-5 win over the Yankees. According to STATS, he is the first catcher 21 or younger to have four-plus hits and two-plus extra-base hits since Johnny Bench in 1969.

Jon Lester was in fine form for the Chicago Cubs. He conceded just four hits in six innings in a 5-0 shut-out win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

Gonzalez goes hitless

Erik Gonzalez went 0-for-four in the Pirates' loss as their struggles continued.

 

Monday's results

Los Angeles Angels 8-5 Texas Rangers
Washington Nationals 5-1 Philadelphia Phillies
Cleveland Indians 7-4 Chicago White Sox
Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago Cubs 5-0 Pittsburgh Pirates
Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 New York Mets
Atlanta Braves 5-4 Miami Marlins
Kansas City Royals 4-1 St Louis Cardinals
Seattle Mariners 6-1 Houston Astros
Colorado Rockies 7-2 San Francisco Giants

 

Athletics at Dodgers

After winning the AL West, the Athletics (33-20) take on the team with the best record in MLB, the Los Angeles Dodgers (38-16), on Tuesday. Frankie Montas (3-4, 5.86 ERA) starts for Oakland against the Dodgers' Dustin May (1-1, 2.68 ERA).

The San Diego Padres ended their playoff wait in MLB, while the New York Yankees also clinched a place in the postseason.

The Padres reached the playoffs for the first time since 2006 thanks to Sunday's 7-4, 11-inning win over the Seattle Mariners.

Wil Myers hit a three-run homer for the Padres, while starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet struck out 10 over six innings.

Mitch Moreland, Jurickson Profar and Trent Grisham had RBIs in the 11th inning.

The Yankees moved into the playoffs for the fourth straight season despite a 10-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Michael Chavis hit two homers for the Red Sox as they ended the Yankees' 10-game winning streak.

 

Ramirez lifts Indians as Means dominates Rays

Jose Ramirez belted two home runs in the Cleveland Indians' 7-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Baltimore Orioles starter John Means struck out 12 over 5.2 innings in a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Darin Ruf went two-for-four with four RBIs in the San Francisco Giants' 14-2 mauling of the Oakland Athletics.

Kyle Wright struck out six and gave up just one hit in 6.1 innings in the Atlanta Braves' 7-0 shut out of the New York Mets.

 

Harper worry for Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper suffered a back injury in a 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. "We'll see how he feels tomorrow," Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. "We'll see if he's available for me tomorrow. He'll get a lot of treatment and keep our fingers crossed."

 

Sunday's results

Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox 10-2 New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds 7-3 Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians 7-4 Detroit Tigers
Miami Marlins 2-1 Washington Nationals
Atlanta Braves 7-0 New York Mets
Houston Astros 3-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies 6-3 Los Angeles Dodgers
St Louis Cardinals 2-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Texas Rangers 7-2 Los Angeles Angels
Washington Nationals 15-0 Miami Marlins
San Francisco Giants 14-2 Oakland Athletics
San Diego Padres 7-4 Seattle Mariners
Minnesota Twins 4-0 Chicago Cubs

 

Cardinals at Royals

Adam Wainwright (5-1, 2.87 ERA) starts for the St Louis Cardinals (26-24) against Carlos Hernandez (0-0, 3.86 ERA) and the Royals (21-32) on Monday.

The New York Yankees extended their winning streak in MLB, while the Minnesota Twins clinched a playoff spot.

The Yankees recorded their 10th straight win by crushing the Boston Red Sox 8-0 on Saturday.

Clint Frazier hit a home run and went three-for-four with three RBIs as the Yankees' form run continued.

Yankees starter J.A. Happ gave up just four hits in eight innings, striking out nine.

The Twins are heading to the postseason for the second straight year after beating the Chicago Cubs 8-1.

Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Josh Donaldson all hit homers for the Twins.

 

White Sox go deep five times, Kershaw shines

The Chicago White Sox crushed five homers in a 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Tim Anderson went deep twice and Nomar Mazara, Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu also hit solo homers.

Clayton Kershaw produced another fine start. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher struck out six and conceded just four hits in seven innings in a 6-1 win against the Colorado Rockies.

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes improved to 4-0 this season. He got through six innings, giving up just four hits and striking out nine as the Brewers shut out the Kansas City Royals 5-0.

 

Bad news for Astros

Houston Astros star Justin Verlander announced on Saturday he would undergo Tommy John surgery. The 37-year-old made just one start in 2020.

 

Saturday's results

Oakland Athletics 6-0 San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Toronto Blue Jays
Detroit Tigers 5-2 Cleveland Indians
Miami Marlins 7-3 Washington Nationals
St Louis Cardinals 5-4 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago White Sox 5-0 Cincinnati Reds
New York Mets 7-2 Atlanta Braves
Houston Astros 3-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 Kansas City Royals
New York Yankees 8-0 Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Baltimore Orioles
Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Colorado Rockies
Minnesota Twins 8-1 Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Texas Rangers
Seattle Mariners 4-1 San Diego Padres

 

Yankees at Red Sox

The Yankees (31-21) can seal a series sweep over the Red Sox (19-34) at Fenway Park on Sunday. Deivi Garcia (2-1, 3.28 ERA) starts for the Yankees as they close in on securing a playoff spot, while Tanner Houck (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will take to the mound for Boston.

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched home-field advantage in the MLB wild-card series after crushing the Colorado Rockies 15-6.

Mookie Betts led the way for the high-flying Dodgers, hitting a National League (NL)-leading 16th home run on Friday.

The Dodgers, who are closing in on an eighth consecutive NL West title, will now be at home in the best-of-three wild-card round in the playoffs.

Already assured of a place in the playoffs, the Dodgers also set a season-high for hits with 17 as Cody Bellinger homered for the first time since August.

Meanwhile, Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols homered twice to move fifth on the all-time list for career home runs.

Pujols' 661st career homer saw him surpass Willie Mays, while he finished the night with 662 in the Angels' 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.

 

Anderson hits hat-trick of homers

Brian Anderson enjoyed a memorable outing, smashing three home runs to fuel the Miami Marlins' 14-3 win over World Series champions the Washington Nationals. Per STATS, Anderson became the first player in MLB history to hit three homers in a game that lasted less than nine innings. The 27-year-old matched the franchise mark for the Marlins in game two of a doubleheader.

The New York Yankees rallied past rivals the Boston Red Sox 6-5 as DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit continue to star. LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th inning, while Voit hit an RBI single in the 11th. Through Friday, LeMahieu leads the league in batting average and Voit leads in home runs. The last time one team had the MLB leader in both categories at season's end was in 1959, according to STATS. The in-form Yankees also had All-Star duo Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton back in the line-up together for the first time since August 8.

For the third consecutive season the Oakland Athletics qualified for the playoffs thanks to their 6-0 shut-out win against the San Francisco Giants.

 

Mets battered by Braves

The New York Mets were put to the sword during a 15-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Steven Matz returned to the starting rotation but he only lasted three innings after allowing six runs, eight hits, three walks, a wild pitch and two lengthy homers.

 

Friday's results

St Louis Cardinals 6-5 Pittsburgh Pirates
St Louis Cardinals 7-2 Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Toronto Blue Jays
Philadelphia Phillies 8-7 Toronto Blue Jays
Washington Nationals 5-0 Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins 14-3 Washington Nationals
Cleveland Indians 1-0 Detroit Tigers
Atlanta Braves 15-2 New York Mets
Cincinnati Reds 7-1 Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees 6-5 Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Baltimore Orioles
Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 Houston Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers 15-6 Colorado Rockies
Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 Kansas City Royals
Chicago Cubs 1-0 Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Texas Rangers
San Diego Padres 6-1 Seattle Mariners
Oakland Athletics 6-0 San Francisco Giants

 

Dodgers at Rockies

Clayton Kershaw will take to the mount for the Dodgers on Saturday as the Rockies counter with Carlos Gonzalez.

The New York Yankees made MLB history as their home run-hitting form continued, while the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays clinched playoff spots.

The Yankees crushed six more homers as they completed a series sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 10-7 victory on Thursday.

Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres homered in the fourth inning, while Gary Sanchez went deep in the seventh.

The 19 homers hit in the three-game series by the Yankees is the most by a team in a series of any length in MLB history, according to STATS.

Stanton went four-for-five with two RBIs as the Yankees improved to 29-21.

The Rays are heading to the postseason for the second straight year after recording 3-1 and 10-6 wins over the Baltimore Orioles.

The White Sox, meanwhile, are into the playoffs for the first time since 2008 after a 4-3 victory against the Minnesota Twins.

 

Bieber brilliant again, Harper's two homers not enough

Shane Bieber's fine season continued. The Cleveland Indians pitcher struck out 10 over 7.2 innings, giving up just four hits in a 10-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Bieber is now 8-1 this season.

Jose Ramirez went four-for-five with two homers and four RBIs for the Indians.

Bryce Harper belted two home runs, but the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the New York Mets 10-6.

Awful Anderson

Chase Anderson conceded five home runs for the Blue Jays. He got through 2.2 innings, giving up the homers, eight hits and seven runs.

 

Thursday's results

Boston Red Sox 5-3 Miami Marlins
Chicago White Sox 4-3 Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants 6-4 Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Rays 10-6 Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees 10-7 Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets 10-6 Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1 St Louis Cardinals
Cleveland Indians 10-3 Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros 2-1 Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 Colorado Rockies

 

Yankees at Red Sox

Rivals the Yankees (29-21) and Boston Red Sox (19-32) begin a three-game series on Friday. Jordan Montgomery (2-2, 4.76 ERA) will start for the Yankees against Martin Perez (3-4, 4.33 ERA).

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a spot in the MLB playoffs on Wednesday, while Kyle Higashioka starred for the New York Yankees.

The Dodgers are heading to the postseason for the eighth straight year after a 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres.

Will Smith went two-for-four with three RBIs in the Dodgers' latest win as they improved to 35-15.

The win saw the Dodgers pull 3.5 games clear of the Padres (32-19) in the National League (NL) West.

Higashioka crushed three home runs in the Yankees' 13-2 thrashing of the Toronto Blue Jays.

He went three-for-four with five RBIs, while DJ LeMahieu was three-for-four and hit two homers.

The Yankees became the first team in MLB history to have their number one and nine hitters have multi-homer games in the same game, as per STATS.

Cubs walk it off as Reds' run rolls on

Javier Baez hit a walk-off single to lift the Chicago Cubs past the Cleveland Indians 3-2.

The Cincinnati Reds stretched their winning streak to five by edging the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0.

Kyle Gibson was in superb form for the Texas Rangers. He shut out the Houston Astros, striking out nine and giving up just four hits in a 1-0 victory.

Adam Wainwright continued his fine season for the St Louis Cardinals, striking out nine and conceding just four hits in seven innings in a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. He is 5-1 this season.

DeGrom's hamstring worry

Jacob deGrom got through just two innings in the New York Mets' 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The star pitcher had conceded three runs before exiting the game due to a hamstring spasm.

 

Wednesday's results

Washington Nationals 4-2 Tampa Bay Rays
Oakland Athletics 3-1 Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 San Diego Padres
St Louis Cardinals 4-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 St Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds 1-0 Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins 8-4 Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees 13-2 Toronto Blue Jays
New York Mets 5-4 Philadelphia Phillies
Kansas City Royals 4-0 Detroit Tigers
Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Atlanta Braves
Minnesota Twins 5-1 Chicago White Sox
Texas Rangers 1-0 Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs 3-2 Cleveland Indians
Arizona Diamondbacks 9-6 Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants 9-3 Seattle Mariners

 

Indians at Tigers

Shane Bieber (7-1, 1.53 ERA) takes the mound for the Indians (26-23) against Casey Mize (0-1, 5.85 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (21-27) on Thursday.

The New York Yankees crushed the Toronto Blue Jays 20-6 to move back into second place in the MLB's American League (AL) East.

After a poor run of form threatened to eliminate the Yankees from playoff contention, the Yankees are back to their best following six consecutive wins.

The Yankees humbled AL East rivals the Blue Jays on Tuesday thanks to DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit, who became the first players at the top of New York's batting order to have five RBIs in the same game.

Voit homered twice to improve his MLB-leading total to 18 and LeMahieu had four hits to go with his five RBIs in New York, where the Yankees used a seven-run second-inning to see off the Blue Jays.

The Yankees also welcomed back All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton from injury, following a 32-game absence.

Christian Yelich, meanwhile, returned to form with a home run and three hits as the Milwaukee Brewers routed the St Louis Cardinals 18-3.

Trailing 1-0 in the opening inning, Yelich and Ryan Braun hit back-to-back solo homers to fuel the Brewers in Milwaukee.

 

Senzatela pitches complete game, Duvall stays hot

Antonio Senzatela pitched the first complete game of his career as the Colorado Rockies beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1. He allowed six hits and retired his last eight batters against the AL West-leading Athletics.

Adam Duvall equalled an Atlanta Braves record with his 10th home run in September. Duvall hit a homer in the fourth inning for his 15th of the season and 10th of the month, matching the franchise mark for September shared by Dale Murphy (1983) and Chipper Jones (1999).

Ryan Yarbrough snapped a personal 16-game winless streak as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays topped World Series champions the Washington Nationals 6-1.

 

Woeful Walker

It was a rough outing for Taijuan Walker and the Blue Jays. Walker lasted just 1.6 innings and allowed seven runs, one earned, and six hits. He also allowed back-to-back homers to Voit and Aaron Hicks. Team-mate Shun Yamaguchi also struggled, allowing seven runs on two hits in 1.3 innings.

 

Tuesday's results

Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Washington Nationals
Boston Red Sox 2-0 Miami Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 New York Mets
New York Yankees 20-6 Toronto Blue Jays
Detroit Tigers 6-0 Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros 4-1 Texas Rangers
Atlanta Braves 5-1 Baltimore Orioles
Milwaukee Brewers 18-3 St Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox 6-2 Minnesota Twins
Chicago Cubs 6-5 Cleveland Indians
Colorado Rockies 3-1 Oakland Athletics
Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 San Diego Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks 9-8 Los Angeles Angels
San Francisco Giants-Seattle Mariners (postponed)

 

Blue Jays at Yankees

The Yankees will look to retain second position in the AL East when they resume hostilities with the Blue Jays in game two on Wednesday. Gerrit Cole will start for the Yankees, while Toronto's Tanner Roark takes to the mound midweek.

The San Diego Padres claimed an eighth straight win in MLB to close the gap to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

On the back of a five-run seventh inning, the Padres beat the Dodgers 7-2 at Petco Park.

It marked their eighth straight win as they improved to 32-17 and moved to within 1.5 games of National League (NL) West leaders the Dodgers (33-15).

Padres pitcher Dinelson Lamet struck out 11 over seven innings, giving up just three hits.

Clayton Kershaw, meanwhile, lasted 6.1 innings for the Dodgers, striking out nine and conceding five hits and three runs.

The Baltimore Orioles snapped a five-game losing streak by thrashing the Atlanta Braves 14-1.

Jose Iglesias went four-for-four with four RBIs, hitting a three-run homer in a nine-run third inning during which DJ Stewart and Ryan Mountcastle also went deep.

The Orioles became the first team in American League (AL) history to score one run or less in four straight games, then score 14-plus in their next outing, according to STATS.

 

Minor magic, Lewis delivers amazing catch

After struggling at the start of the season with the Texas Rangers, Mike Minor was traded to the Oakland Athletics last month. He produced a fine start in a 9-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday, striking out eight in seven innings. The Mariners won the first game of a doubleheader.

In the second game, Mariners right fielder Kyle Lewis produced an incredible catch to rob Ramon Laureano of a grand slam.

Corbin Burnes struck out 10 in just 4.2 innings, but the Milwaukee Brewers were edged by the St Louis Cardinals 3-2. They split their doubleheader.

Tyler Stephenson crushed a walk-off home run in the Cincinnati Reds' 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. They swept the doubleheader.

 

Terrible Toussaint

Braves starter Touki Toussaint got through just 2.2 innings. He gave up seven hits, eight runs (five earned) and two homers to the Orioles.

 

Monday's results

Cincinnati Reds 3-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds 9-4 Pittsburgh Pirates
Miami Marlins 6-2 Philadelphia Phillies
Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 St Louis Cardinals
St Louis Cardinals 3-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Seattle Mariners 6-5 Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics 9-0 Seattle Mariners
Baltimore Orioles 14-1 Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox 3-1 Minnesota Twins
San Diego Padres 7-2 Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Blue Jays at Yankees

Chasing playoff spots, the Toronto Blue Jays (26-20) and New York Yankees (26-21) do battle on Tuesday. Taijuan Walker (3-2, 2.95 ERA) will start for Toronto, while Deivi Garcia (1-1, 3.06 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees.

Alec Mills starred as he threw a no-hitter in MLB on Sunday, while Albert Pujols moved into equal fifth for most home runs.

Mills struck out five and walked just three as he threw a no-hitter in the Chicago Cubs' 12-0 thrashing of the Milwaukee Brewers.

He got just five swings and misses all game, which is the equal fewest (since pitches were first tracked in 1988) in a no-hitter alongside Dallas Braden in 2010, according to STATS.

It was the 16th no-hitter in the Cubs' history.

Mills got plenty of support as Victor Caratini and David Bote each had three RBIs for the Cubs.

Pujols crushed his 660th career homer in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

He moved into equal fifth all-time for most home runs, alongside Willie Mays.

 

Clevinger shines as Braves beat Scherzer, Nationals

Mike Clevinger shut out the San Francisco Giants. He struck out seven in seven innings and conceded just two hits in a 6-0 victory for the San Diego Padres, who won both games of a doubleheader to sweep the three-game series.

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer struck out 10 over 5.1 innings, but he gave up nine hits and six runs in an 8-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves. With his 98th career game with 10-plus strikeouts, Scherzer moved past Sandy Koufax and is behind only Nolan Ryan (215), Randy Johnson (212), Roger Clemens (110) and Pedro Martinez (108) on the list, as per MLB.

The New York Yankees have found some form. They won a fifth straight game by beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-1.

AJ Pollock, Mookie Betts and Chris Taylor all homered in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 8-1 win over the Houston Astros.

 

Horrible Houser

As Mills starred, Brewers starter Adrian Houser battled. He conceded four hits and seven runs (two earned) in four innings and is now 1-5 this season.

 

Sunday's results

Atlanta Braves 8-4 Washington Nationals
New York Yankees 3-1 Baltimore Orioles
Miami Marlins 2-1 Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Red Sox 6-3 Tampa Bay Rays
Kansas City Royals 11-0 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago White Sox 5-2 Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs 12-0 Milwaukee Brewers
Minnesota Twins 7-5 Cleveland Indians
Cincinnati Reds 10-5 St Louis Cardinals
Texas Rangers 6-3 Oakland Athletics
Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 New York Mets
Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Colorado Rockies
Seattle Mariners 7-3 Arizona Diamondbacks
Miami Marlins 8-1 Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres 6-0 San Francisco Giants
San Diego Padres 3-1 San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 Houston Astros

 

Dodgers at Padres

The top two teams in the National League (NL) West begin a three-game series on Monday. Dinelson Lamet (2-1, 2.24 ERA) will start for the Padres (31-17) against the Dodgers (33-14).

Jose Abreu continued his stellar MLB season on Saturday, while the Houston Astros produced a huge comeback.

Abreu went four-for-four with two home runs and seven RBIs in the Chicago White Sox's 14-0 thrashing of the Detroit Tigers.

The first baseman is hitting .319 this season with 15 homers and a league-high 47 RBIs.

Abreu is the third White Sox player with at least 15 homers and 45 RBIs in his first 45 games of the season, joining Frank Thomas (1994) and Zeke Bonura (1934), according to STATS.

Trailing the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 heading into the eighth inning, the Astros responded to win 7-5.

It included a five-run ninth inning as an RBI single from Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel's sacrifice fly completed the comeback.

 

Yankees extend winning streak as Anderson stars

The New York Yankees won a fourth straight game with a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Luke Voit hit a sac fly in the bottom of the 10th.

Atlanta Braves rookie Ian Anderson starred. He struck out nine and conceded just one hit in seven innings in a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Tyler Glasnow produced a fine start for the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched seven innings and struck out seven in a 5-4 success against the Boston Red Sox.

 

Williams' woes continue

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams dropped to 1-7 this season. He gave up 10 hits and six runs in five innings in a 7-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals.

 

Saturday's results

New York Yankees 2-1 Baltimore Orioles
Texas Rangers 5-2 Oakland Athletics
Oakland Athletics 10-1 Texas Rangers
Atlanta Braves 2-1 Washington Nationals
Philadelphia Phillies 12-6 Miami Marlins
Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 New York Mets
Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Boston Red Sox
Kansas City Royals 7-4 Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago White Sox 14-0 Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs 4-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Houston Astros 7-5 Los Angeles Dodgers
Minnesota Twins 8-4 Cleveland Indians
Seattle Mariners 7-3 Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Angels 5-2 Colorado Rockies
St Louis Cardinals 7-1 Cincinnati Reds

 

Braves at Nationals

Max Scherzer (4-2, 3.40 ERA) and the Washington Nationals (17-27) face Kyle Wright (0-4, 8.05 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (27-19) on Sunday.

Luke Voit starred with the bat and Gerrit Cole pitched a two-hitter as the New York Yankees swept Friday's doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in MLB.

Voit hit a pair of three-run homers to lead the Yankees to a 10-1 rout of American League (AL) East rivals the Orioles in game two.

The Yankees star took his season tally to 16 home runs, tying Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout for the most in MLB.

It came after Yankees ace Cole inspired a 6-0 victory over the Orioles in the opening game.

Cole threw a seven-inning two-hitter, striking out nine and walking one, not permitting a hit until the fifth inning.

In Buffalo, the New York Mets showed no mercy in an 18-1 demolition of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Mets used a 10-run fourth inning to humble the Blue Jays, behind Jacob deGrom's impressive display.

Mets star and two-time National League (NL) Cy Young Award winner DeGrom struck out nine and held the Blue Jays to just three hits, two walks and a first-inning run.

On the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York, the Mets and Yankees outscored their opponents by 32 runs. Per STATS, it is the largest combined scoring margin the Mets and Yankees have ever had on a single day. The last time New York's MLB teams had that big of a margin on a day was in 1950.

 

Rays in MLB first

The Tampa Bay Rays named nine left-handed batters in their starting line-up – a first in modern MLB history. Tampa Bay went on to beat the Boston Red Sox 11-1.

Shane Bieber recorded his 100th strikeout of the season in just 62.3 innings. No pitcher has reached the mark faster than Bieber, but the Cleveland Indians lost 3-1 to the Minnesota Twins.

Voit became the second player in Yankees history to hit a three-run homer or grand slam off the same relief pitcher twice in the same game, according to STATS. The other was Babe Ruth in 1929.

Eloy Jimenez clubbed a three-run homer in a four-run sixth inning as the Chicago White Sox edged the Detroit Tigers 4-3.

 

Blue Jays costly

The Jays have scored and allowed a 10-run inning in their last four games. According to STATS, the only other time in the expansion era a team did that was in 2003.

 

Friday's results

New York Yankees 6-0 Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees 10-1 Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies 11-0 Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins 5-3 Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals 8-7 Atlanta Braves
New York Mets 18-1 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 11-1 Boston Red Sox
Kansas City Royals 4-3 Pittsburgh Pirates
Oakland Athletics 10-6 Texas Rangers
Minnesota Twins 3-1 Cleveland Indians
Chicago White Sox 4-3 Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds 3-1 St Louis Cardinals
Colorado Rockies 8-4 Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Seattle Mariners
San Francisco Giants-San Diego Padres (postponed)

 

Astros at Dodgers

Rivals the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers meet on Saturday. Framber Valdez starts for the Astros as Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias takes to the mound.

Mike Trout hit his MLB-leading 16th home run of the season as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the struggling Texas Rangers 6-2.

Three-time American League (AL) MVP Trout homered in the fifth inning to give the Angels a 4-1 lead on Thursday – a 449-foot shot into the second deck.

Angels rookie Jared Walsh also homered for the third time in five games after his go-ahead three-run effort in the opening inning at Globe Life Field.

The Angels (18-27) are fourth in the AL West, five games adrift of the New York Yankees (22-21) in the race for the final playoff spot, while the Rangers (15-28) are last in the division.

A two-run homer from Carson Kelly helped the Arizona Diamondbacks top the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2.

Arizona's rare win over the Dodgers snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Los Angeles franchise.

 

Freeman hits a pair in rally

Freddie Freeman homered twice for the National League (NL) East-leading Atlanta braves, who overturned a five-run deficit to beat World Series champions the Washington Nationals 7-6.

Brady Singer flirted with a no-hitter in just his ninth MLB start as the Kansas City Royals routed the Cleveland Indians 11-1. Singer carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. He finished with eight shut-out innings on 119 pitches.

 

Cahill struggles

Trevor Cahill was charged with the loss in the San Francisco Giants' 6-1 defeat to the San Diego Padres. He pitched three innings, allowing four runs and five hits. He gave up back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning before Manny Machado's homer in the third. San Francisco's five-game winning streak also came to an end.

 

Thursday's results

Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres 6-1 San Francisco Giants
Miami Marlins 7-6 Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Red Sox 4-3 Tampa Bay Rays
Kansas City Royals 11-1 Cleveland Indians
Atlanta Braves 7-6 Washington Nationals
Los Angeles Angels 6-2 Texas Rangers
Oakland Athletics 3-1 Houston Astros
Detroit Tigers 6-3 St Louis Cardinals
St Loui Cardinals 12-2 Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs 8-5 Cincinnati Reds
New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles (postponed)

 

Orioles at Yankees

After Thursday's clash was postponed due to severe weather, the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees will meet in a doubleheader on Friday. Yankees ace Gerrit Cole starts game one, with Alex Cobb on the mound for the Orioles.

Adam Duvall said it felt "pretty special" to become the first player in franchise history with multiple three-home-run games as the Atlanta Braves sent records tumbling against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday.

Duvall achieved something Braves legends Chipper Jones and Hank Aaron were unable to by hitting a trio of homers in the team's uniform for a second time, as he helped his team to a 29-9 win at Truist Park.

The left fielder's previous three-homer game came just seven days prior against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Atlanta's 29 runs set a record in the National League in the modern era (since 1900), while 18 of them came from homers to tie the record for a single MLB game.

"That list of names, it's pretty cool to be the only one who has done it. I don't know if it's completely sunk in yet," said Duvall, who became the only MLB player since RBI became an official stat in 1920 to have at least three home runs, nine RBI and two walks in a game.

"It's pretty crazy to be honest. I've known that homers come in bunches, but something like that is pretty special. I'm going to enjoy this one tonight.

"That's a big night - 29 runs is the NL record I believe. That's just top to bottom, we were on tonight and everybody's batting well. That's big going down here in the stretch. You always hope to play well down the strip and hopefully we can carry it into this long road trip."

Duvall's stunning display saw him make more MLB history by becoming the first player to hit a two-run homer, a three-run homer and a grand slam in that order in a game.

Asked if he had been given the ball from his grand slam, he replied: "I haven't, no, not yet. Hopefully they will be able to find it with all the cameras in the park and obviously there are no fans out there. That would be cool and pretty special to get."

Freddie Freeman reached the 1,500-hit milestone with a two-run homer in the third inning off Marlins reliever Jordan Yamamoto and drove in a career-high six runs.

"That was pretty amazing to be a part of. I've never seen an offense click like that all together. Pretty amazing. It's really hard to put into words really," said Freeman.

"When you look up and see 29 runs on the board, it's kind of amazing. Adam Duvall, wow. Absolutely incredible what he's done, not only tonight but the past 10 days. Pretty amazing. It was a fun offensive night to be a part of."

Travis d'Arnaud, Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr also contributed to the seven home runs in an incredible display from the Braves.

Manager Brian Snitker said: "It's 2020. Things that are weird are happening here."

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