The Tampa Bay Rays got the better of Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees, while Max Fried impressed again in MLB on Monday.

Cole struck out seven in five innings, but he gave up eight hits and four runs as the Yankees fell to the Rays 5-3.

Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow starred, striking out nine in six innings and giving up just two hits.

The Rays are 25-11 and are now 4.5 games clear of the Yankees in the American League (AL) East.

Fried is now 6-0 this season after helping the Atlanta Braves past the Boston Red Sox 6-3.

The Braves pitcher conceded five hits in five innings as Austin Riley's three-run triple proved crucial.

Fried is the first left-hander to allow no homers through eight starts with his team winning all eight since Babe Ruth in 1917, according to STATS.

White Sox's key win, Bieber leads Indians

In a clash between two heavyweights in the AL Central, the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 8-5.

Jose Abreu, Luis Robert, Adam Engel and Nomar Mazara each had two RBIs for the White Sox.

Shane Bieber continued to impress, striking out nine and giving up just one hit in six innings, but the Cleveland Indians were edged 2-1 by the Kansas City Royals.

Bad Brewer

Colten Brewer conceded eight hits and five runs in four innings in the Red Sox's loss.

 

De Jong grand slam

Paul DeJong hit a grand slam during the St Louis Cardinals' win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Monday's results

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

 

White Sox at Twins

The White Sox (22-13) and Twins (20-16) meet again on Wednesday, with Dallas Keuchel (5-2, 2.70 ERA) in action at Target Field.

Jo Adell and Mike Trout starred as the Los Angeles Angels humbled the Seattle Mariners 16-3 in MLB.

Adell hit his first two home runs in MLB and Angels team-mate Trout drove in six against the Mariners on Saturday.

The Angels set a season high in runs as reigning American League (AL) MVP Trout had three hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh inning to help his team move 14-1 ahead.

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees edged neighbours the New York Mets 2-1 to avoid their longest slide in 25 years.

Clint Frazier scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning on Dellin Betances' wild pitch as the Yankees snapped a seven-game losing streak, having not lost eight in a row since 1995.

 

Bogaerts inspires Red Sox

Xander Bogaerts' three-run homer in the first inning set the tone as the AL East-worst Boston Red Sox defeated fellow strugglers and World Series champions the Washington Nationals 5-3.

Debutant Taijuan Walker pitched six shut-out innings to help the Toronto Blue Jays blank the Baltimore Orioles 5-0. Walker, who was acquired from the Mariners on Thursday, allowed four hits, three walks, while striking out four.

 

Sheffield struggles

Mariners pitcher Justus Sheffield allowed six runs and four hits in just 4.6 innings of work. Seattle's pitchers had 11 walks, with Sheffield accounting for four of those.

 

Sogard hits walk-off homer

Eric Sogard's first career walk-off homer lifted the Milwaukee Bucks past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6.

 

Saturday's results

Detroit Tigers 4-2 Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers 8-2 Minnesota Twins
Chicago Cubs 3-0 Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds 6-5 Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros 4-2 Oakland Athletics
Kansas City Royals 9-6 Chicago White Sox
Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians 2-1 St Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 2-1 New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 Miami Marlins
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Red Sox 5-3 Washington Nationals
Houston Astros 6-3 Oakland Athletics
San Francisco Giants 5-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies 4-3 San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Angels 16-3 Seattle Mariners

 

Mets at Yankees

The Mets (15-17) and Yankees (17-13) will renew hostilities on Sunday, this time in a doubleheader in New York.

The New York Mets recorded two wins over the Yankees in MLB on Friday, while Max Scherzer dominated the Boston Red Sox.

The Mets extended the Yankees' losing streak to seven games with 6-4 and 4-3 victories.

Powered by a three-run homer from Pete Alonso, the Mets scored five runs in the sixth inning in the opening game.

In the second game, Amed Rosario hit a walk-off, two-run homer for the Mets.

The Red Sox had no answers for Scherzer, who led the Washington Nationals to a 10-2 win.

Scherzer struck out 11 and conceded just one run in six innings of work.

 

Walk-off wins for White Sox, Blue Jays

Yasmani Grandal crushed a walk-off homer to lift the Chicago White Sox past the Kansas City Royals 6-5. The White Sox are tied for the American League (AL) Central lead.

Randal Grichuk hit a two-run, walk-off homer for the Toronto Blue Jays, who edged the Baltimore Orioles 5-4.

Franmil Reyes starred for the Cleveland Indians. He went three-for-four, including a three-run homer, with five RBIs in a 14-2 thrashing of the St Louis Cardinals.

Ty France went three-for-four with four RBIs as the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 10-4.

 

Poor Ponce de Leon

Daniel Ponce de Leon's start for the Cardinals lasted just 0.2 innings after he conceded four runs.

 

A's, Astros' powerful moment

After placing a Black Lives Matter shirt across home plate and observing a moment of silence on Jackie Robinson Day, the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros chose not to play on Friday. It continued the players' protests against racial injustice.

Friday's results

New York Mets 6-4 New York Yankees
New York Mets 4-3 New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox 6-5 Kansas City Royals
Cincinnati Reds 6-5 Chicago Cubs
Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Miami Marlins
Washington Nationals 10-2 Boston Red Sox
Texas Rangers 6-2 Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers 9-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Cleveland Indians 14-2 St Louis Cardinals
San Diego Padres 10-4 Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Seattle Mariners

 

Cubs at Reds

Enjoying a fine season, Yu Darvish (5-1, 1.70 ERA) will start for the Chicago Cubs (18-13) against Trevor Bauer (3-1, 1.65 ERA) and the Cincinnati Reds (14-17) on Saturday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers dominated the San Francisco Giants, sweeping their doubleheader with back-to-back wins in MLB.

Protests continued in the league on Thursday following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin, with teams throughout MLB opting not to play for the second straight day.

Seven games were postponed amid protests over racial injustice in the United States – Colorado Rockies-Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox-Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies-Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics-Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles-Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins-New York Mets and Minnesota Twins-Detroit Tigers.

A total of eight teams were in action across doubleheaders, with the Dodgers blitzing the Giants 2-0 and 7-0 at Oracle Park, where ace Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings in the game-one win.

Kershaw struck out four and did not walk a batter as AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and Mookie Betts reached 1,000 hits in the seven-run triumph, before the Dodgers won again in game two.

 

Padres' rally stuns Mariners

Trailing by four runs and down to their final out with bases empty, the San Diego Padres sensationally fought back to shock the Seattle Mainers 10-7 in game one of a doubleheader. Wil Myers' walk-off homer capped the stunning comeback.

Jesse Winker homered twice to help the Cincinnati Reds blitz the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 in the first of two games between the two teams. It came after both the Reds and Brewers decided not to play on Wednesday.

 

Richards struggles

Garrett Richards had a tough outing against the Mariners. He saw rookie Jose Marmolejos hit a grand slam in a six-run first inning.

 

Mets and Marlins send strong message

After observing a moment of silence, Mets and Marlins players walked off the field in New York. Both teams had stretched and played catch prior the first scheduled pitch at Citi Field, before the Mets and Marlins lined up in front of their dugouts.

Thurday's results

Seattle Mariners 8-3 San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres 10-7 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-0 San Francisco Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 St Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 St Louis Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Milwaukee Brewers
Cincinnati Reds 6-0 Milwaukee Brewers

 

Mets at Yankees

Bragging rights will be on the line as the New York Mets (13-16) and New York Yankees (16-11) meet in a doubleheader on Friday. The Yankees are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, while the Mets are coming off a win prior to Thursday's postponement.

Barack Obama, Billie Jean King and LeBron James led rallying calls on a seismic day in American sport, as games were called off in protest at racial injustice.

In a forceful message, athletes and teams downed tools in North America as they boycotted scheduled fixtures following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man, by police in the state of Wisconsin.

Blake was shot several times in the back, prompting nationwide protests.

All three NBA playoff games set for Wednesday were postponed, and it was reported widely that players from the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers were in favour of boycotting the rest of the season.

The NBA board of governors were set for a Thursday meeting, with players also reportedly due to hold a follow-up to their Wednesday get-together.

Major League Baseball saw three games postponed, namely those between the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres.

Five of six Major League Soccer games also did not go ahead, while Thursday's play at the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in New York was suspended, with Naomi Osaka pulling out of the tournament after reaching the semi-finals.

Former US president Obama saluted the Milwaukee Bucks for boycotting Game 5 in their series against the Orlando Magic.

Milwaukee is the nearest major city to Kenosha, where Blake was shot. Obama also saluted Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who criticised President Donald Trump when he spoke powerfully on Tuesday. Rivers accused the Republican Party of "spewing this fear".

Obama wrote on Twitter: "I commend the players on the @Bucks for standing up for what they believe in, coaches like @DocRivers, and the @NBA and @WNBA for setting an example. It's going to take all our institutions to stand up for our values."

Speaking earlier in the day, Lakers superstar James wrote on Twitter: "F*** THIS MAN!!!! WE DEMAND CHANGE. SICK OF IT".

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer added: "I am again angry over the shooting of a black man #JacobBlake. @DocRivers and The @Bucks players said it well, we need real police accountability. Give citizens data to do so. Let's have criminal justice reform that keeps all people safe but not senselessly imprisoned or afraid."

Tennis great King, who has fought for the growth of women's sport and for social justice, praised Japanese player Osaka's decision to abandon the Western and Southern Open in her individual protest.

King wrote: "A brave and impactful move by @naomiosaka, in support of the protest movement moving through the sports world. She was to play in the semis. Athletes using platforms for good means so much. Don't remain silent. #BlackLivesMatter"

Fellow tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova added: "An amazing stance Naomi ... well done, nothing but respect!!!"

The NHL faced criticism, however, for a perceived lack of response as the Stanley Cup playoffs continue.

Canadian star Evander Kane, who plays for the San Jose Sharks, tore into the league by saying: "Actually it's incredibly insulting as a black man in hockey the lack of action and acknowledgement from the @nhl, just straight up insulting."

Gerrit Cole's regular-season winning streak came to an end in MLB, while Jacob deGrom was impressive on Wednesday.

After 20 straight regular-season wins, Cole's streak was ended in the New York Yankees' 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Cole struck out nine across five innings, but he conceded three home runs and five runs in the Yankees' loss.

Braves pitcher Ian Anderson starred on debut, striking out six and giving up just one hit in six innings.

In the day's other game between the Yankees and Braves, the latter won 2-1 as Max Fried starred.

In a further blow for the Yankees, Aaron Judge reportedly injured his calf.

DeGrom was in fine form for the New York Mets, who edged the Miami Marlins 5-4.

The pitcher struck out 14 in seven innings, giving up just two hits in the Mets' victory.

White Sox sweep Pirates, Clevinger makes fine return

The Chicago White Sox completed a two-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates thanks to a 10-3 win. Dallas Keuchel improved to 5-2 this season, striking out seven in six innings.

Pitching for the first time since August 5, Mike Clevinger struck out six in six innings, giving up eight hits as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3.

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers only conceded one run in six innings in a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers.

 

Williams' woes

Trevor Williams' struggles this season continued. The Pirates pitcher conceded three home runs and eight runs in six innings against the White Sox.

 

Bigger than sport

MLB saw three games postponed due to protests against racial injustice after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin. The Cincinnati Reds-Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners-San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants games were postponed.

Wednesday's results

Chicago White Sox 10-3 Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves 5-1 New York Yankees
Atlanta Braves 2-1 New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Washington Nationals
Toronto Blue Jays 9-1 Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Indians 6-3 Minnesota Twins
Detroit Tigers 7-6 Chicago Cubs
New York Mets 5-4 Miami Marlins
Oakland Athletics 3-1 Texas Rangers
St Louis Cardinals 6-5 Kansas City Royals
Colorado Rockies 8-7 Arizona Diamondbacks

 

Dodgers at Giants

After their game was postponed, the Dodgers (22-9) and Giants (15-16) are scheduled to meet twice on Thursday.

MLB said it supported its players' decisions not to play as they fight racial injustice after three games were postponed on Wednesday.

The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds called off Wednesday's MLB game in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin.

All three NBA playoff games at Walt Disney World Resort on Wednesday were postponed amid protests following the shooting of Blake – a black man who was repeatedly shot in the back by police.

It came after the Milwaukee Bucks – the top seeds in the Eastern Conference – decided to boycott Game 5 of their first-round postseason series against the Orlando Magic.

And in baseball, the Brewers followed suit after agreeing not to play their midweek fixture against the Reds at Miller Park in Milwaukee amid protests against racial injustice in the United States.

"The players from the Brewers and Reds have decided to not play tonight's baseball game," a statement from both sets of players said.

"With our community and our nation in such pain, we wanted to draw as much attention to the issues that really matter, especially racial injustice and systemic oppression."

The Seattle Mariners will also sit out MLB action midweek after players agreed to postpone their meeting with the San Diego Padres.

"The Seattle Mariners respect the team's decision not to play tonight's game," a statement read. "The Seattle Mariners stand with our players as they speak out with their words and actions against social injustice."

Mariners second baseman Dee Gordon wrote via Twitter: "There are serious issues in this country. For me, and for many of my teammates, the injustices, violence, death and systemic racism is deeply personal.

"This is impacting not only my community, but very directly my family and friends. Our team voted unanimously not to play tonight.

"Instead of watching us, we hope people will focus on the things more important than sports that are happening."

Lucas Giolito threw the first no-hitter of the MLB season as the Chicago White Sox shut out the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0.

Giolito posted his first career no-hitter on Tuesday, walking one and striking out 13 batters after throwing 101 pitches.

It was the White Sox's first no-hitter since Philip Humber's perfect game in 2012.

Per STATS, he is first pitcher to have a qualifying season with a 6.00-plus ERA and then later throw a no-hitter in his career since ERA became an official stat in 1913.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants extended their winning streak to seven games courtesy of a 10-8 walk-off victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers after 11 innings.

 

Glasnow lifts Rays

Tyler Glasnow struck out a career-high 13 batters over seven innings to help the American League (AL) East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2.

Matt Olson and Marcus Semien had two-run homers as the Oakland Athletics eased past the Texas Rangers 10-3.

The Miami Marlins claimed a double-header sweep of the New York Mets. After winning game one 4-0, the Marlins topped the Mets 3-0 in the second showdown.

 

Mariners get on top of Paddock

It was a tough outing for San Diego Padres starter Chris Paddock. J.P. Crawford hit a two-run homer off the Padres pitcher in the second inning. The Seattle Mariners got on top of Paddock early in the 8-3 victory, taking a 4-0 lead. He allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking one as San Diego's seven-game winning streak was snapped.

 

Grand slam!

Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers routed the Chicago Cubs 7-1.

 

 

Tuesday's results

Houston Astros 6-3 Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels 12-5 Houston Astros
Miami Marlins 4-0 New York Mets
Miami Marlins 3-0 New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies 8-3 Washington Nationals
Boston Red Sox 9-7 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Baltimore Orioles
Detroit Tigers 7-1 Chicago Cubs
Cleveland Indians 4-2 Minnesota Twins
Oakland Athletics 10-3 Texas Rangers
Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Cincinnati Reds
Chicago White Sox 4-0 Pittsburgh Pirates
Kansas City Royals 5-4 St Louis Cardinals
Seattle Mariners 8-3 San Diego Padres
Colorado Rockies 5-4 Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants 10-8 Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Yankees at Braves

After heavy rain, the New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves are set to contest a double-header on Wednesday. Gerrit Cole will start game one for the Yankees, while the Braves counter with Ian Anderson.

Mookie Betts made history in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 11-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies in MLB action on Sunday.

Betts – the 2018 American League (AL) MVP and World Series champion with the Boston Red Sox – became the first Dodger to hit two home runs and steal two bases in the same game.

The Dodgers, who own the MLB's best record at 22-8, hit seven home runs as they completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies in Los Angeles.

Kike Hernandez, Joc Pederson, Max Muncy, reigning National League (NL) MVP Cody Bellinger and Will Smith also homered for the in-form Dodgers.

Meanwhile, Jose Abreu tied a record in the Chicago White Sox's 2-1 loss to neighbours the Chicago Cubs.

Abreu homered in his first at-bat, marking his fourth consecutive plate appearance with a home run and sixth homer in the series against the Cubs.

The loss snapped the White Sox's seven-game winning streak.

 

Fleming wins on debut

Josh Fleming enjoyed a winning debut. He pitched five innings of two-run baseball as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4.

Trea Turner drove in three runs, going three for three and scoring two runs to lead World Series champions the Washington Nationals past the Miami Marlins 9-3.

 

Carrasco in season-low outing

Cleveland Indians starter Carlos Carrasco pitched just 3.3 innings – a season low. He allowed four runs, surrendering homers to Niko Goodrum and Jorge Bonifacio in the fourth. The Indians went down 7-4 to the Detroit Tigers.

 

Tatis providing highlights… again

If Fernandes Tatis Jr. is not hitting home runs, he is making unbelievable leaping catches like this for the San Diego Padres, who topped the Houston Astros 5-3 for a series sweep.

Sunday's results

Los Angeles Dodgers 11-3 Colorado Rockies
Oakland Athletics 5-4 Los Angeles Angels
San Diego Padres 5-3 Houston Astros
Seattle Mariners 4-1 Texas Rangers
San Francisco Giants 6-1 Arizona Diamondbacks
Chicago Cubs 2-1 Chicago White Sox
St Louis Cardinals 6-2 Cincinnati Reds
Minnesota Twins 5-4 Kansas City Royals
Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Milwaukee Brewers
Detroit Tigers 7-4 Cleveland Indians
Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Toronto Blue Jays
Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Boston Red Sox
Washington Nationals 9-3 Miami Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Atlanta Braves

 

Angels at Astros

The Astros will look to bounce back from a three-game sweep when they host the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Framber Valdez takes to the mound for the Astros, while the Angels start with Patrick Sandoval.

Trent Grisham hit three home runs as the San Diego Padres eased past the Houston Astros 13-2 in MLB action on Saturday.

Grisham posted his first three-home game and drove in a career-high six runs for the Padres, who claimed their sixth consecutive win.

Rookie Jake Cronenworth also launched a grand slam in a nine-run second inning in San Diego, where the Padres (17-12) became the first team in MLB history to hit five slams in six games.

Elsewhere, reigning National League (NL) MVP Cody Bellinger homered in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 4-3 walk-off win at home to the Colorado Rockies.

Bellinger drove a pitch from Daniel Bard just over the glove of Colorado's Sam Hillard for his seventh home run of the season and second walk-off shot of his career.

The Dodgers (21-8) have won 10 of 11 games to sit top of the NL West ahead of the Padres.

 

Abreu lights up Cubs

It was the Jose Abreu show as the streaking Chicago White Sox powered past the Chicago Cubs 7-4. Abreu hit three home runs to help the White Sox to a seventh win in a row. The All-Star slugger homered in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings at Wrigley Field, where he went four for four with a walk and four RBIs.

Triston McKenzie enjoyed a memorable debut for the Cleveland Indians. He struck out 10 batters through six innings. Per STATS, McKenzie became the fifth pitcher in the modern era with 10-plus strikeouts and three or fewer baserunners allowed on debut.

 

Lindblom struggles in Pittsburgh

Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Lindblom did not make it through five innings for the third time in five starts. He gave up three runs in four innings as his ERA moved up to 6.65. Milwaukee lost 12-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

Yastrzemski makes incredible catch

Nothing was going to stop San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski completing this stunning catch while crashing into the wall. The Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1.

 

Saturday's results

Washington Nationals 5-4 Miami Marlins
Miami Marlins 5-3 Washington Nationals
Pittsburgh Pirates 12-5 Milwaukee Brewers
Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Oakland Athletics
Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Toronto Blue Jays
Minnesota Twins 7-2 Kansas City Royals
Atlanta Braves 6-5 Philadelphia Phillies
Cleveland Indians 6-1 Detroit Tigers
Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Boston Red Sox
St Louis Cardinals 3-0 Cincinnati Reds
Chicago White 7-4 Chicago Cubs
Seattle Mariners 10-1 Texas Rangers
San Diego Padres 13-2 Houston Astros
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Colorado Rockies
San Francisco Giants 5-1 Arizona Diamondbacks

 

White Sox at Cubs

The White Sox will look to extend their winning streak when they lock horns again with rivals the Cubs on Sunday. The White Sox will send Dylan Cease to the mound as the Cubs counter with Yu Darvish.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' fast start to the MLB season continued, while the Chicago White Sox crushed the Cubs on Friday.

The Dodgers became the first team to reach 20 wins this season thanks to a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Walker Buehler led the Dodgers, striking out 11 across six innings as they improved to 20-8.

They did so without Mookie Betts, who was rested.

The White Sox made light work of the Cubs with a 10-1 thrashing.

Dallas Keuchel got through eight innings for the White Sox, giving up just one run and six hits.

Meanwhile, the New York Mets' series against the Yankees was postponed after positive coronavirus tests.

 

Blue Jays extend streak as Lewis homers again

The Toronto Blue Jays made it six straight wins by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 after 10 innings. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had two RBIs for Toronto.

The Houston Astros' eight-game winning run came to an end, falling to the San Diego Padres 4-3. Manny Machado went two-for-three with two RBIs.

Kyle Lewis' fine season continued for the Seattle Mariners. He hit his sixth home run of 2020 in a 7-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

Max Fried improved to 4-0 this season. The Atlanta Braves pitcher struck out five in five innings in an 11-2 thrashing of the Philadelphia Phillies.

 

Lester battles

Up against Keuchel, Jon Lester lasted just 3.2 innings for the Cubs. He gave up four homers and eight runs.

 

White Sox go deep

The White Sox smashed six homers as Luis Robert, Jose Abreu (twice), Danny Mendick, Yasmani Grandal and Eloy Jimenez all went deep against the Cubs.

Friday's results

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

 

Marlins at Nationals

Max Scherzer (2-1, 3.71 ERA) and the Washington Nationals (9-13) take on the Miami Marlins (10-9) and Daniel Castano (0-1, 4.35 ERA) on Saturday.

The San Diego Padres made history in MLB on Thursday, while Shane Bieber and Clayton Kershaw starred.

The Padres became the first team in MLB history to hit a grand slam in four straight games in an 8-7 win over the Texas Rangers.

Eric Hosmer crushed the grand slam in the fifth inning before Jake Cronenworth's walk-off single saw the Padres to victory.

Bieber's impressive season continued as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.

The pitcher earned his fifth victory, striking out 11 across six innings.

In four of his six starts this season, Bieber has struck out 10-plus batters without allowing a run. Only two other pitchers in the modern era have done that four times in any six-start span – Nolan Ryan (1978) and Chris Sale (2018) – according to STATS.

Kershaw looked good as he also struck out 11, across seven innings, in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Yankees swept aside as Astros extend streak

The Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees and went top of the American League (AL) East. Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer in a 10-5 win.

The Houston Astros recorded an eighth straight win by beating the Colorado Rockies 10-8.

Nathan Eovaldi produced a strong start for the Boston Red Sox. He struck out six and conceded just one run in seven innings in a 7-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

 

Kikuchi struggles

Up against Kershaw, Yusei Kikuchi gave up five runs in 4.2 innings in the Mariners' loss.

 

Wong walk-off

Kolten Wong delivered a walk-off single as the St Louis Cardinals overcame the Cincinnati Reds 5-4.

Thursday's results

Tampa Bay Rays 10-5 New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Philadelphia Phillies
Toronto Blue Jays 9-8 Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox 9-0 Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros 10-8 Colorado Rockies
Cleveland Indians 2-0 Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Seattle Mariners
Minnesota Twins 7-1 Milwaukee Brewers
Boston Red Sox 7-1 Baltimore Orioles
San Diego Padres 8-7 Texas Rangers
St Louis Cardinals 5-4 Cincinnati Reds
Oakland Athletics 5-1 Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants 10-5 Los Angeles Angels

 

White Sox at Cubs

Dallas Keuchel (3-2, 3.07 ERA) will line up for the Chicago White Sox (15-11) against Jon Lester (2-0, 2.74 ERA) and the Chicago Cubs (16-8) on Friday.

Albert Pujols drew level with Alex Rodriguez for the second-most RBIs in MLB, while Fernando Tatis Jr. homered again.

Pujols had an RBI single as the Los Angeles Angels fell to the San Francisco Giants 7-2 on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old moved onto 2,086 RBIs, level with Rodriguez and behind only Hank Aaron (2,297), as per official MLB statistician Elias.

Tatis smashed his 12th home run in 26 games this season in the San Diego Padres' 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers.

But Manny Machado was the hero with a stunning walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning.

Bauer, DeGrom in fine form

Trevor Bauer's fine season continued. The Cincinnati Reds pitcher struck out nine and conceded just one hit in seven innings in a 5-0 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Starting for the first time since August 9, Jacob deGrom looked in good form. He struck out seven and gave up four hits in six innings as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 5-3.

Casey Mize and Dane Dunning made their first career starts. Both lasted 4.1 innings and struck out seven as Dunning's White Sox were too good for Mize's Tigers 5-3.

The Houston Astros' run continued. They stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 13-6 victory against the Colorado Rockies.

The Boston Red Sox finally ended a nine-game losing run by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3.

 

Arrieta battles again

Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta gave up four runs and five hits in 4.1 innings in the loss to the Red Sox. He is now 1-3 this season.

 

Marvellous Machado

Machado stepped up at the perfect time for the Padres with his walk-off grand slam.

Wednesday's results

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

 

Indians at Pirates

Shane Bieber (4-0, 1.30 ERA) will look to continue his impressive form when the Indians (15-9) face Trevor Williams (1-3, 3.98 ERA) and the Pirates (4-16) on Thursday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak in MLB, while the New York Yankees fell to the Tampa Bay Rays in the team's first home loss of the season.

Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners made it seven successive wins for the in-form Dodgers.

Corey Seager singled home Dodgers team-mate Austin Barnes with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning against the struggling Mariners.

Barnes went two for two with a walk and scored both runs as the Dodgers improved to a National League (NL)-best 18-7, while the Mariners (7-18) dropped their seventh consecutive game.

Elsewhere, the American League (AL)-leading Yankees suffered a surprise 6-3 defeat at home to the Rays.

Brandon Lowe's fifth homer in six games saw the Yankees drop to 10-1 on home soil, snapping a six-game winning streak.

Home runs from Luke Voit and Gary Sanchez were not enough for the Yankees (16-7) against their AL East rivals, who are just one and a half games adrift.

 

Maeda sets Twins record

Kenta Maeda struck out eighth consecutive hitters from the third to the fifth innings to etch his name in the Minnesota Twins' record books. He fell just one shy of the AL record. Maeda, who finished with 12 strikeouts and two walks over more than eight innings, lost a no-hitter in the ninth. Minnesota went on to pip the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in a wild walk off after 12 innings.

Fernando Tatis Jr. continues to star for the San Diego Padres. Tatis – the home-run leader – went two-for-five with a run and a stolen base in a 6-4 victory over the Texas Rangers. He has six stolen bases this season.

 

Tanaka struggles

Masahiro Tanaka's start did not go according to plan. The Yankees pitcher conceded four runs in the third inning, including a three-run shot. Tanaka allowed six runs, five earned, and eight hits over four innings.

 

Machado's stunning catch

Padres star Manny Machado's catch-of-the-year contender is something else. In the bottom of the second inning, the two-time Gold Glover winner made an over-the-shoulder grab.

 

Tuesday's results

Arizona Diamondbacks 10-1 Oakland Athletics
San Francisco Giants 8-2 Los Angeles Angels
San Diego Padres 6-4 Texas Rangers
Houston Astros 2-1 Colorado Rockies
Chicago Cubs 6-3 St Louis Cardinals
Chicago White Sox 10-4 Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins 4-3 Milwaukee Brewers
Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies 13-6 Boston Red Sox
New York Mets 8-3 Miami Marlins
Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 Seattle Mariners
Washington Nationals 8-5 Atlanta Braves
Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians 6-3 Pittsburgh Pirates

 

Dodgers at Mariners

The streaking Dodgers are back in action against the Mariners on Wednesday. Julio Urias starts for the Dodgers as Seattle's Taijuan Walker takes to the mound.

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