Josh Naylor hit a two-run single in the 10th inning, and the visiting Cleveland Guardians overcame a four-run lead in the ninth to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 on Sunday night.
With runners at second and third in the extra frame, Naylor picked center over Adbert Alzolay (1-4) to break the tie 6-6. Sam Hentges (1-0) then held Chicago scoreless in its 10th half for Cleveland, which led 6-0 after 4 1/2 innings.
After Cleveland starter Aaron Civale held the Cubs to a run on three hits in six innings, Christopher Morel clubbed his team-leading 15th homer of the season in the eighth. Chicago then erased a 6-2 hole by scoring four times against All-Star Guardians closest Emmanuel Clase in the ninth.
Jared Young started the ninth with a walk and finished third on two passes by Cleveland catcher Cam Gallagher. He scored on a Trey Mancini single, which eventually came home on Morel’s two-run single. Cody Bellinger tied the match with a sacrifice fly.
Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 4
Alex Verdugo started the ninth inning with a game-breaking home run and visiting Boston completed a three-game sweep with a win over Toronto.
Jarren Duran tied a Red Sox franchise record with four doubles and went 5-for-5 with three runs. Boston right-hander Garrett Whitlock (right elbow squeeze) allowed a run before being pulled out after the first inning, and Chris Martin (2-1) took the win with a 1-2-3 eighth.
Verdugo hit his sixth home run of the season on the first pitch of the ninth against the Blue Jays closer to Jordan Romano (3-4) for the game-clinching hit. Brandon Belt hit two solo home runs for Toronto, which was limited to six hits.
Mets 8, Giants 4
Pete Alonso homered and finished with three RBIs for host New York, who eventually earned a series victory by defeating San Francisco in the three-game set final.
Alonso, a two-time Home Run Derby champion who earlier in the evening announced his intention to enter this year’s contest, had two hits, a base-loaded walk and three RBIs. Tommy Pham finished with three hits, two runs and an RBI for the Mets, who hadn’t won a series since they swept the Philadelphia Phillies May 30-June 1. New York went 0-7-1 in its next eight series.
Blake Sabol hit a two-run homer as part of the Giants’ short-lived three-run rally in the seventh. Luis Matos added two hits for San Francisco.
Orioles 2, Twins 1
Jordan Westburg drove in the go-ahead race after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning to lead host Baltimore to a win over Minnesota.
The Orioles, who had a season-high four-game skid, were five outs from being swept for the first time this season. After Aaron Hicks’ RBI single in the eighth tied it, Jhoan Duran (2-3) hit Westburg three batters late to force the go-ahead run. Felix Bautista hit the team in the ninth for his 22nd save.
Twins starter Sonny Gray pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits while walking three and striking out seven. Willi Castro drove in Minnesota’s only run with a brace in the fifth against Baltimore starter Cole Irvin, who allowed one run on six hits in five innings.
Reds 4, Padres 3
Tyler Stephenson hit a two-run home run on the backcourt against reliever Nick Martinez with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to lead Cincinnati to visiting San Diego in the rubber game of a three-game series.
Stephenson hit Martinez’s first pitch 370 feet down the straight while hitting Joey Votto as the Reds improved to 16-4 in their last 20 games. Cincinnati rookie starter Andrew Abbott didn’t make a decision despite a bright start, giving up just one run and four hits with 12 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
The Padres had tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the eighth on two straight homers from Ha-Seong Kim and Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego ended a 1-5 trip and lost seven of its last eight games.
Brewers 6, Pirates 3
William Contreras hit a home run to help visiting Milwaukee defeat Pittsburgh in the deciding game of a three-game series.
Andruw Monasterio added an RBI brace for the Brewers, who went 7-3 on a 10-game road trip. Milwaukee starter Colin Rea (5-4) pitched a season-high 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits, with three strikeouts and one walk. Devin Williams pitched the ninth for Milwaukee and earned his 17th save.
Nick Gonzales hit a two-run homer and Josh Palacios hit an RBI double for the Pirates, who have lost consecutive games after a four-game winning streak.
Braves 6, Marlins 3
Orlando Arcia, Ozzie Albies and Travis d’Arnaud each homered and Spencer Strider earned his sixth straight decision as Atlanta beat visiting Miami.
The Braves have swept the three-game series and won eight straight. Strider (10-2) allowed three runs (two earned) with one walk and nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
Miami scored two runs on four hits in the second inning for its first series lead. Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara (3-7) was relieved after allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts in five innings.
Nationals 5, Phillies 4
Stone Garrett hit his second Grand Slam of the season to help Washington earn a victory over Philadelphia in the rubber game of their three-game series.
Jeimer Candelario also homered for the Nationals, who won six of eight. Washington starter Trevor Williams (5-4) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings. He hit one and walked two.
Nick Castellanos and JT Realmuto homered while Bryce Harper and Brandon Marsh each had two hits for Philadelphia, which had won five of six. Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (2-3) allowed five runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked three, two of which went home on the slam.
Royals 9, Dodgers 1
Brady Singer pitched seven solid innings and Nicky Lopez had four runs as Kansas City beat Los Angeles for its first series win since mid-May.
The Dodgers had base runners in each of the first six innings against Singer (5-7) but only scored once. Tying a season-high seven innings, Singer allowed one run on four hits for his first win since June 4. Maikel Garcia had an RBI single among her four career hits, notched nine in the series.
In 3 2/3 innings, Los Angeles starter Tony Gonsolin (4-3) allowed four runs on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts. David Peralta had three of the Dodgers’ six hits.
Cardinals 5, Yankees 1
Jordan Montgomery held his former team to an unearned run on two hits in 6 2/3 innings as St. Louis beat visiting New York.
Montgomery (6-7) walked three bases and struck out six while keeping the Yankees hitless in the sixth inning. Brendan Donovan went 3 for 4 with a two-run homer for the Cardinals.
New York starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (8-2) allowed two runs on six hits in six innings. He struck out five with two walks. Gleyber Torres broke Montgomery’s no-hitter bid with a two-out double in the sixth inning.
Astros 5, Rangers 3
Chas McCormick’s three-run triple in the eighth inning was the difference in Houston’s victory over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
With two outs and bases loaded, McCormick broke the tie 1-1, driving a Josh Sborz pitch to right field as all three baserunners scored. Hector Neris (4-2) picked up the win for Houston with a scoreless inning and two strikeouts.
Sborz (4-3) allowed three runs on two hits in two-thirds innings. Reliever Aroldis Chapman made his debut for Texas, going a scoreless seventh inning with two strikeouts. Texas starter Andrew Heaney threw five scoreless innings and struck out eight.
Angels 5, Diamonds 2
Shohei Ohtani hit his 31st major league homer of the season, but it was Mickey Moniak’s second-inning three-pointer that gave Los Angeles the lead for good in a win over Arizona. in Anaheim, California.
Ohtani’s outburst in the eighth inning was estimated at 454 feet, with the ball entering the tunnel leading to the concession stand behind the right field seats.
For Moniak, his circuit was less majestic but had a greater impact. With two goals and two outs in the second against Arizona starter Zac Gallen, Moniak fell behind in the 0-2 count until the night of the count before hitting an off-speed pitch over the fence at center left for a three-run homer and 4-2 The Angels lead.
Sailors 7, Rays 6
Jose Caballero was hit with a two-out pitch and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, driving home the go-ahead as Seattle rallied to defeat visiting Tampa Bay.
Eugenio Suarez and Tom Murphy homered for Seattle, which led 6-1 in 2 1/2 innings. Mariners reliever Andres Munoz (1-1) picked up the win and Paul Sewald earned his 16th save.
Randy Arozarena and Isaac Paredes have gone far for the Rays. Reliever Jason Adam (2-2) didn’t allow a hit in the seventh but walked two and hit two to get the deciding run.
White Sox 8, Athletics 7
Zach Remillard capped a five-run third inning with a deflected two-run hit, Jake Burger contributed with a home run, and Chicago avoided a sweep at the hands of the American League’s most-losing team with a win. on the Oakland host.
Eloy Jimenez also had two RBIs for the White Sox, who saved a 3-4 California trip after losing their first two games in Anaheim to the Angels. Jake Burger homered and scored twice for the White Sox, who beat the hosts 12-10.
Tony Kemp had two hits and scored twice for the A’s, while JJ Bleday and Seth Brown joined first-time All-Star Brent Rooker, who homered with two RBIs apiece. Bleday and Tyler Wade also had two hits apiece for Oakland, which wrapped up a 3-3 homestand.
Tigers 14, Rockies 9
Javier Baez and Jake Marisnick both hit Grand Slams, Spencer Torkelson and Kerry Carpenter homered and each finished with two hits, and Detroit beat Colorado in Denver.
Jake Rogers also went deep and Zach McKinstry and Matt Vierling each had two hits for Detroit, which won two of three games in the weekend series. Matt Manning (2-1) picked up the win.
Randal Grichuk homered among his two hits, Ryan McMahon homered, Harold Castro had three hits while Kris Bryant and Jurickson Profar each contributed two hits for the Rockies. Connor Seabold (1-5) took the loss.