Red Sox 7, Indians 6 (10)
CLEVELAND — Jackie Bradley Jr. homered with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox edged the Cleveland Indians after blowing a late lead and potential win for ace Chris Sale, who reached 2,000 career strikeouts faster than any pitcher in history.
Sale entered Tuesday’s game against the Indians with 1,995 strikeouts. He struck out the side in the first and reached the milestone in the third when he fanned rookie Oscar Mercado.
According to information provided by the Red Sox, Sale broke Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez’s mark by getting to 2,000 in 1,626 innings. Martinez did it in 1,711.1 innings.
Astros 6, White Sox 2, 1st game
White Sox 4, Astros 1, 2nd game
CHICAGO — Ivan Nova allowed tossed a four-hitter and the Chicago White Sox took advantage of an injury to Houston ace Gerrit Cole for a win and split of their doubleheader.
Houston won the first game behind six solid innings from Zack Greinke in his second start with the Astros and solo home runs by George Springer and José Altuve.
Cole, 14-5 with a 2.87 ERA, was listed on the lineup for the nightcap, but the right-hander didn’t start because of right hamstring discomfort. He was set to try for his 11th straight win. Instead righty Chris Devenski (2-1) took the mound and lasted just two innings in taking the loss.
Yankees 8, Orioles 3
NEW YORK — Domingo Germán pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore, running their winning streak over the Orioles to 15 games.
Germán allowed two runs, five hits, struck out seven, walked one and won his career-high seventh straight decision.
Phillies 4, Cubs 2
PHILADELPHIA — J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in the tiebreaking run with an RBI double in the seventh inning to lift Philadelphia over Chicago.
The Phillies will have a familiar face in the dugout Wednesday when new hitting coach Charlie Manuel arrives. The franchise icon was hired to replace John Mallee as hitting coach earlier in the day. He’s got a lot of work to do to revive an underachieving offense that overcame 15 strikeouts for the win, but the pitching staff did the job against the NL Central leaders.
Nationals 3, Reds 1
WASHINGTON — Brian Dozier hit his 17th home run and Juan Soto hit a second-deck shot for his 25th , and Joe Ross extended his scoreless streak to 17.1 innings as Washington beat Cincinnati.
Ross (3-3) allowed one run and five hits in his 6.2 innings; the run came when the final batter the righty faced, José Iglesias, delivered an RBI single.
Blue Jays 3, Rangers 0
TORONTO — Five Blue Jays pitchers combined on a five-hitter, Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney hit back-to-back home runs, and Toronto beat slumping Texas.
Blue Jays outfielder Randal Grichuk celebrated his 28th birthday with a solo home run as Toronto won for the fifth time in seven games.
Mariners 11, Tigers 6
DETROIT — Kyle Seager homered three times and Tom Murphy added two to help the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers.
Seager and Murphy hit back-to-back homers in the fourth and sixth innings before Seager added his third in the ninth. It was the first three-homer game of Seager’s career.
Braves 5, Mets 3
ATLANTA — Ronald Acuña Jr. homered and threw out a runner at the plate to back Max Fried’s fifth straight win, leading Atlanta past New York.
Acuña sparked a two-run first against Zack Wheeler by leading off with a long single off the wall in right-center, coming around to score his 100th run of the season. In the fourth, he lined a 409-foot drive into the left-field seats for his 34th homer.
Twins 7, Brewers 5
MILWAUKEE — Christian Yelich returned to the starting lineup and sparked a late rally, but it wasn’t enough for the Milwaukee as Marwin Gonzalez hit a three-run home run off of Josh Hader to propel Minnesota to a come-from-behind win.
With Milwaukee trailing 4-1 in the seventh inning, Yelich hit an RBI double and scored on Yasmani Grandal’s three-run home run, his 20th of the season. That gave the Brewers a 5-4 lead.
Cardinals 2, Royals 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jack Flaherty tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt drove in the only runs and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals.
Flaherty (6-6) struck out seven with a lone walk in his sixth consecutive stingy start since the All-Star break. He’s allowed 20 hits with 50 strikeouts and 0.70 ERA over that span.
Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 3
DENVER — Jarrod Dyson homered on the second pitch of the game during a five-run first inning and was later involved in a quirky double play as Arizona beat Colorado.
It was Dyson’s third career leadoff homer — all this season. Christian Walker, Nick Ahmed and David Peralta added two-run homers off Jeff Hoffman (1-4), who was making an emergency start following Jon Gray’s late scratch due to left ankle soreness. Hoffman surrendered seven runs over two innings.
Giants 3, Athletics 2
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner struck out nine over seven innings, pitching San Francisco past Oakland.
Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar each hit RBI doubles during a string of three straight two-out doubles by the Giants in the sixth against Brett Anderson (10-8).
Rays 7, Padres 5, late