MLB roundup: Stanton hits 50th home run
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 50th home run to break an eighth-inning tie, helping the Miami Marlins sweep the San Diego Padres with a 6-2 victory on Sunday.
Stanton became the first National League player to reach 50 homers since Prince Fielder hit 50 for Milwaukee in 2007. Stanton’s 17th homer in August tied him for the second-most in MLB history in the month, behind Rudy York’s 18 in 1937.
TWINS 7, BLUE JAYS 2
TORONTO (AP) — Byron Buxton homered three times and set a career high with five RBIs, powering the Twins to the win.
Phillies 6, Cubs 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Big-hitting rookie Rhys Hoskins homered for the fifth straight game and made a diving catch to start a game-changing triple play in the fifth inning, leading Philadelphia to a victory.
INDIANS 12, ROYALS 0
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yan Gomes hit a grand slam to highlight Cleveland’s nine-run second inning, and the AL Central-leading Indians completed a three-game shutout sweep.
YANKEES 10, MARINERS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka finally flourished under the sun, Starlin Castro had four hits and the Yankees took advantage of a record five errors by the Mariners in the first inning.
ORIOLES 2, RED SOX 1
BOSTON (AP) — Adam Jones and Trey Mancini hit back-to-back RBI doubles against Doug Fister in the first inning, and the Orioles held on for a three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Red Sox.
ASTROS 7, ANGELS 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brian McCann tripled with the bases loaded in the eighth inning, rallying Houston to the road win.
DIAMONDBACKS 11, GIANTS 0
PHOENIX (AP) — Patrick Corbin pitched seven-plus innings in his fourth straight win, J.D. Martinez homered twice and Arizona pulled away for the victory.
ATHLETICS 8, RANGERS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson and Matt Chapman hit consecutive homers in the second inning, and the Athletics beat the Rangers to complete a three-game sweep.
METS 6, NATIONALS 5
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amed Rosario hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Mets cut down the potential tying run at the plate for the final out in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
CARDINALS 2 (10 INN.)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Logan Morrison hit his second homer of the game in the 10th inning, sending Tampa Bay to the road win.
ROCKIES 3, BRAVES 0
ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Gray pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning and Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer, leading Colorado to the victory.
WHITE SOX 7, TIGERS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito threw seven scoreless innings to earn his first major league victory.
PIRATES 5, REDS 2
CINCINNATI (AP) — John Jaso and Starling Marte each drove in two runs as Pittsburgh earned its second straight win.