MLB Roundup: Yankees get past Twins

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius homered for the fourth straight game and added two RBIs to his major league-leading total, sending the New York Yankees past the Minnesota Twins 7-4 in a hazy fog Wednesday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

Astros 5, Angels 2

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander pitched seven sharp innings, AL MVP Jose Altuve hit his first home run of the season and the Houston Astros beat the Angels.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

TORONTO — Mookie Betts homered twice and drove in three runs as Boston snapped its season-high three-game losing streak.

Rays 8, Orioles 4

BALTIMORE — Rays lefty Jonny Venters returned to the majors after a six-year absence and his fourth major elbow surgery, retiring the lone batter he faced in a win over Baltimore.

Mariners 4, White Sox 3

CHICAGO — Mike Zunino homered and scored twice to back Seattle starter Felix Hernandez.

Rangers 4, Athletics 2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a go-ahead single in the fifth inning and the Texas bullpen protected the lead.


Cardinals 9, Mets 1

ST. LOUIS — Marcell Ozuna hit a tiebreaking two-run single and Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start for St. Louis.

Braves 5, Reds 4

CINCINNATI — Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut as Atlanta beat Cincinnati.

Marlins 8, Dodgers 6

LOS ANGELES — Trevor Richards outpitched Clayton Kershaw just months removed from working as a substitute elementary school teacher, and Miami took advantage of a wild outing from the Dodgers ace.

Phillies 5, Diamondbacks 3

PHILADELPHIA — Aaron Altherr hit a go-ahead three-run homer and Philadelphia topped Arizona.

Nationals 15, Giants 2

SAN FRANCISCO — Trea Turner got five hits, Matt Adams homered and drove in six runs, and the Washington broke out of an offensive funk in a big way, routing San Francisco to end a four-game skid.

Rockies 5, Padres 2

DENVER — Jon Gray struck out 11 in six innings and David Dahl lined a two-run triple, lifting Colorado past San Diego.


Indians 4, Cubs 1

CLEVELAND — Indians reliever Andrew Miller exited with tightness in his hamstring in the win over Chicago and could miss a few days.

Brewers 6, Royals 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jhoulys Chacin and the Milwaukee bullpen pitched the Brewers to their eighth consecutive victory.

Tigers 13, Pirates 10, first game

Pirates 8, Tigers 3, second game

PITTSBURGH — Jose Osuna, called up from the minor to serve as an extra player for the second game of a doubleheader, hit a three-run homer to give Pittsburgh a split.

By Paul Wager

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