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.

The New York Yankees are enjoying their best streak against the Boston Red Sox since 1953 following Monday's victory, while the Chicago White Sox created MLB history again.

Luke Voit homered twice as the high-flying Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-3 for their 10th consecutive win against American League (AL) rivals Boston.

Aroldis Chapman also returned from the coronavirus injured list to pitch the ninth inning in New York, where the Yankees capped a four-game sweep and are on their best run against Boston since winning a franchise-record 12 successive games in 1952-53.

The AL East-leading Yankees – who also saw Thairo Estrada and Aaron Hicks homer – have won six straight games, while the Red Sox have lost eight in a row.

As for the White Sox, they became the first team in MLB history to open two games in one season with back-to-back home runs off the same pitcher, per STATS.

In a 7-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers, Tim Anderson and Yoan Moncada homered off starter Matthew Boyd on consecutive pitchers.

Anderson and Eloy Jimenez also hit home runs against Boyd to open Wednesday's game.


Tatis hits grand slam, Seager brothers both homer in first clash

San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. smashed his first career grand slam in his team's 14-4 rout of the Texas Rangers. The 21-year-old sensation had two home runs to reclaim the lead for most homers (11) in MLB this season.

Mike Trout had become the first player to reach 10 home runs earlier on Monday, as the Los Angeles Angels edged the San Francisco Giants 7-6.

Brothers Kyle and Corey Seager both hit home runs in their first matchup. Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle and Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey went long before the third inning was over as the siblings met for the first time in MLB. The Dodgers won 11-9.

Robinson Cano and Pete Alonso each hit two home runs to lead the New York Mets to a crushing 11-4 victory over the Miami Marlins, snapping a three-game losing streak.


Cobb stays winless

It was a tough night for Alex Cobb as the Baltimore Orioles were beaten 7-2 by the Toronto Blue Jays. Cobb gave up five runs and eight hits in 6.6 innings. He was also on the receiving end of a four-run third inning. Cobb is winless in his last four starts.


Swanson with the walk-off homer

Dansby Swanson called game for the Atlanta Braves, hitting a two-out, two-run homer in a 7-6 triumph against World Series champions the Washington Nationals. It capped a four-run ninth for the rallying Braves.


Monday's results

Atlanta Braves 7-6 Washington Nationals
St Louis Cardinals 3-1 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs 5-4 St Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees 6-3 Boston Red Sox
New York Mets 11-4 Miami Marlins
Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Baltimore Orioles
Minnesota Twins 4-1 Kansas City Royals
Chicago White Sox 7-2 Detroit Tigers
San Diego Padres 14-4 Texas Rangers
Houston Astros 2-1 Colorado Rockies
Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Oakland Athletics
Los Angeles Dodgers 11-9 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Angels 7-6 San Francisco Giants


Rays at Yankees

Can the Tampa Bay Rays stop the red-hot Yankees? They face the Yankees in New York on Tuesday. Blake Snell is on the mound for the Rays, while the Yankees hand Masahiro Tanaka a start.

The Chicago White Sox matched an MLB record as they trumped the St Louis Cardinals 7-2, while the Oakland Athletics were hot against the San Francisco Giants.

Four consecutive home runs in the fifth inning saw the White Sox equal the league record, marking the 10th time in MLB history back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers were hit.

Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez all connected in the fifth against the Cardinals on Sunday.

It is the second time in franchise history the White Sox have managed four straight home runs, having last achieved the feat in 2008.

Elsewhere, the Athletics lit up the Giants 15-3 for a series sweep in the Bay Area.

Oakland posted their 13th win in 15 games to improve their record to an MLB-best 16-6, staying atop the American League (AL) West standings by four and a half games ahead of the Houston Astros.


Yankees maintain dominance over Red Sox

The New York Yankees, once again, were too good for rivals the Boston Red Sox 4-2. Behind Mike Ford's home run and three-RBI performance, the Yankees claimed their ninth consecutive victory against the Red Sox – their longest such streak since 1952-53. The Yankees are also 9-0 at Yankee Stadium this season, which is just the third time the team have enjoyed such a start in franchise history.

Debutant Keibert Ruiz homered in his first MLB at-bat as the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the Los Angeles Angels with an 8-3 triumph. Ruiz hit a home run in the third inning – the seventh time a Dodgers player has homered in his first career at-bat and first time since Garey Ingram in 1994.

Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters over seven innings to fuel World Series champions the Washington Nationals' 6-5 win at the Baltimore Orioles. It was Scherzer's 96th game with at least 10 strikeouts, leaving him just one short of Sandy Koufax for fifth on the all-time list.


Cardinals debutant Ramirez concedes four straight homers

Talk about a day to forget. Cardinals reliever Roel Ramirez gave up four consecutive home runs on his debut. Taking to the mound in the fifth inning with the Cardinals leading 1-0, the 25-year-old Ramirez endured a horror show as he became the first pitcher to concede four straight homers in his bow.


Escobar's three-run blast lifts Diamondbacks

Eduardo Escobar was the hero for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who overcame the San Diego Padre 5-4. Trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Escobar hit a three-run homer as the Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep.

Sunday's results

Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 New York Mets
Washington Nationals 6-5 Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Toronto Blue Jays
Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Toronto Blue Jays
Atlanta Braves 4-0 Miami Marlins
Cleveland Indians 8-5 Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins 4-2 Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros 3-2 Seattle Mariners
Chicago White Sox 7-2 St Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Chicago Cubs
Colorado Rockies 10-6 Texas Rangers
Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 15-3 San Francisco Giants
New York Yankees 4-2 Boston Red Sox


Mariners at Dodgers

Riding a five-game winning streak, the Dodgers (16-7) welcome the Mariners (7-16) to LA for the opening game of their series on Monday. Ross Stripling will take to the mound for the Dodgers as the Mariners counter with Justin Dunn.

The New York Yankees brushed past the Boston Red Sox again in MLB, while Shane Bieber starred on Saturday.

The Yankees made it two from two to begin their series against the Red Sox with an 11-5 victory.

Clint Frazier was the star for the Yankees, going three-for-three with five RBIs.

Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi lasted 5.1 innings, but conceded three home runs and eight runs as Boston fell to 6-15, while the Yankees are 14-6.

Bieber continued to shine for the Cleveland Indians.

He struck out 11 across seven innings in a 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Bieber is the first pitcher in the modern era to tally 50-plus strikeouts and allow five or fewer runs in his first five starts of a season, according to STATS.

Tremendous Trout, Tatis

Mike Trout smashed his ninth home run of the season, but the Los Angeles Angels were edged 6-5 by the Dodgers.

Dodgers star Mookie Betts also homered before Max Muncy's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning.

Joining Trout on nine homers was Fernando Tatis Jr., who went deep in the San Diego Padres' 7-6 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Aaron Nola was in fine form for the Philadelphia Phillies. He gave up just three hits and struck out eight in seven innings in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets.


Giolito struggles

Lucas Giolito conceded five runs (four earned) and six hits in five innings as the Chicago White Sox went down to the St Louis Cardinals 5-1.


Athletics' comebacks continue

The Oakland Athletics became the fourth team in the modern era to win back-to-back games despite trailing by three-plus runs in the ninth inning or later in both, edging the San Francisco Giants 7-6.

Saturday's results

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


Nationals at Orioles

Max Scherzer (1-1, 2.75 ERA) will lead the Washington Nationals (7-11) into their clash with the Baltimore Orioles (12-8) on Sunday.

New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole dominated the Boston Red Sox, while the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed their series against city rivals the Los Angeles Angels.

Cole earned his 20th consecutive regular-season win as the Yankees accounted for MLB rivals the Red Sox 10-3 in New York on Friday.

The Yankees pitcher tied Roger Clemens (1998-99) for the longest such streak in American League history, per STATS.

Cole allowed one run and four hits, while striking out eight, walking none and throwing 95 pitches against the Red Sox.

Gary Sanchez homered for the second straight game and Gleyber Torres had four hits, including a two-run double in the third inning, as the Yankees improved to 7-0 at home for the fourth time since 1959.

Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger led the way for the Dodgers, who defeated the Angels 7-4.

Kershaw had a one-hitter through seven innings and reigning National League MVP Bellinger homered twice with four RBIs as the Dodgers claimed their series against the Angels.

The Dodgers (14-7) now have sole possession of first place in the NL West, ahead of the Colorado Rockies (12-7) – who lost 3-2 to the Texas Rangers.


Bichette stays hot as Jays continue to homer, Lynn's complete game

Bo Bichette homered for the fourth consecutive game to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 12-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto hit six home runs against the Rays in Buffalo.

Bryce Harper's walk-off single helped the Philadelphia Phillies edge the New York Mets 6-5. Since Harper entered the league in 2012, his 12 walk offs are the most by any player, as per STATS.

The Cleveland Indians have now won 18 straight games against the Detroit Tigers following their 10-5 victory – the longest win streak against any opponent in franchise history. It also ties the longest run by any team versus a divisional opponent since divisions started in 1969, per STATS.

Lance Lynn pitched a complete game for the Rangers. Lynn allowed two runs, one earned, and just two hits for his first complete game since 2014.


Pittsburgh's Kuhl struggles

Chad Kuhl conceded a pair of homers, gave up four hits and three runs with one walk in five innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates were swept aside 8-1 by the Cincinnati Reds.


Yelich blasts lifts Brewers

Trailing 3-1, Christian Yelich smashed a three-run home run in the sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame the Chicago Cubs 4-3.



Friday's results

Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 15-3 Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays 12-4 Tampa Bay Rays
Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 New York Mets
New York Yankees 10-3 Boston Red Sox
Miami Marlins 8-2 Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians 10-5 Detroit Tigers
Cincinnati Reds 8-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Chicago Cubs
Texas Rangers 3-2 Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros 11-1 Seattle Mariners
Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 8-7 San Francisco Giants


Red Sox at Yankees

The Red Sox (6-14) will look to bounce back against the Yankees (13-6) on Saturday. Nathan Aovaldi starts for Boston, while New York send James Paxton to the mound.

Mookie Betts made history in an incredible performance for the Los Angeles Dodgers, while Yu Darvish starred again in MLB.

Betts crushed three home runs as the Dodgers cruised past the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Thursday.

A star recruit for the Dodgers earlier this year, Betts joined illustrious company with his latest display.

With his sixth career three-homer effort, Betts is alongside Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa for the most in MLB history.

Darvish struck out 11 and conceded just one hit in seven innings to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2.

Ian Happ went two-for-three with an RBI as the Cubs improved to 13-3 this season.

Rays hammer Red Sox, Nido delivers

The Tampa Bay Rays completed a dominant four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox. The 17-8 win saw the Rays blast 42 runs across the series. The Rays are the first visiting team to record a four-game sweep at Fenway Park while scoring eight-plus runs in every game, as per STATS.

Tomas Nido hit two homers, including a grand slam, in the New York Mets' 8-2 success over the Washington Nationals.

David Peterson pitched five innings and gave up just one hit to improve to 3-1 this season, but he reportedly suffered a shoulder injury.


Arrieta's struggles continue

Jake Arrieta again battled in the Philadelphia Phillies' 11-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The pitcher is now 1-2 this season after giving up seven hits and four runs in just 4.2 innings.


Marvellous Mookie

Betts was the star of the show with his three homers.

Thursday's results

New York Mets 8-2 Washington Nationals
Baltimore Orioles 11-4 Philadelphia Phillies
Tampa Bay Rays 17-8 Boston Red Sox
Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6 Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs 4-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers 11-2 San Diego Padres


Dodgers at Angels

The Los Angeles rivals begin a three-game series on Friday. Clayton Kershaw (1-1, 3.60 ERA) will take the mound for the Dodgers, up against the Angels' Patrick Sandoval (0-1, 2.70 ERA).

The Toronto Blue Jays produced a remarkable performance, however, they still lost 14-11 to the Miami Marlins in a wild extra-innings showdown.

Toronto rallied from 8-0 down and levelled the MLB encounter at 11-11 in the bottom of the eighth inning after homering in six straight innings on Wednesday.

However, Magneuris Sierra hit the go-ahead single in the 10th inning to spare the Marlins' blushes away to the relocated Blue Jays in Buffalo midweek.

Per STATS, the Blue Jays became the first team in MLB history to have at least 18 hits and seven home runs in a game and still lose.

DJ LeMahieu starred again as the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3.

In the absence of All-Star slugger Aaron Judge, LeMahieu had four hits in five at-bats – raising his average to an American League (AL)-leading .431 – to help the Yankees complete a two-game interleague sweep.

The Yankees are now 23-0-3 in their last 26 series at home – the longest undefeated streak in franchise history, surpassing previous bests in 1997-98 and 1937 according to STATS.


Cubs enjoying best start since 1970

The Chicago Cubs are flying at the moment. A 7-2 win over the Cleveland Indians matched the franchise's best start in 50 years. The Cubs improved to 12-3 – equalling Chicago's start after 15 games in 1970.

Bo Bichette went five for five for the Blue Jays as he became the youngest player in team history with a five-hit game. The 22-year-old also became the first shortstop in the modern era to reach base safely six times, hit a home run and steal two bases in the same game, per STATS.

Ramon Laureano made three fine catches and the Oakland Athletics homered three times to top the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on the road. Stephen Piscotty, Matt Olson and Robbie Grossman homered for the Athletics.

Martin Maldonado hit a three-run homer as the Houston Astros accounted for the San Francisco Giants 5-1. It came on the back of Zack Greinke's strong start in which he only allowed one run and seven hits over a season-high 6.1 innings for his first win. Greinke struck out seven and walked one.


Jays' Pearson struggles

It was a difficult outing for rookie pitcher Nate Pearson. He allowed seven runs – four earned – on five hits and four walks, while striking out one across 2.1 innings. Pearson unravelled in the third, allowing a pair of singles and walks before exiting the game with the Blue Jays down 4-0 and bases loaded.

Charlie Blackmon's streak came to an end in the Colorado Rockies' 13-7 defeat against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went 0 for four, ending his hitting streak at 15 games. His average dipped to .472, having entered the contest batting at .500.


Soto bests his own effort

After his monster home run on Monday, Washington Nationals star Juan Soto went long again. Soto blasted a 466-foot homer in the opening inning of the World Series champions' 11-6 defeat to the New York Mets, surpassing his career-best 463-foot effort from two days earlier. Soto is now tied for fifth with 60 home runs before the age of 22.

Wednesday's results

Oakland Athletics 8-4 Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks 13-7 Colorado Rockies
Chicago White Sox 7-5 Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs 7-2 Cleveland Indians
Miami Marlins 14-11 Toronto Blue Jays
Kansas City Royals 5-4 Cincinnati Reds
Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Philadelphia Phillies
New York Yankees 6-3 Atlanta Braves
New York Mets 11-6 Washington Nationals
Minnesota Twins 12-2 Milwaukee Brewers
Houston Astros 5-1 San Francisco Giants
Tampa Bay Rays 9-5 Boston Red Sox
Texas Rangers 7-4 Seattle Mariners
Los Angeles Dodgers 6-0 San Diego Padres


Nationals at Mets

After missing the chance to close out their series against the Mets (8-11), the Nationals (6-8) will have another opportunity in the fourth and final encounter on Thursday. The Nationals will send Austin Voth to the mound, while the Mets counter with David Peterson.

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