MLB roundup: Nats shut out for 3rd game in a row
NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals were shut out for the third game in a row, something that had never happened since the team moved from Montreal, as Zack Wheeler and the New York Mets posted a 3-0 victory Saturday.
Amed Rosario and Todd Frazier hit solo home runs to back Wheeler, who pitched seven innings and won his seventh straight decision.
The Nationals fell to 64-66 — they’ve already lost more games than they dropped last year in going 97-65 to take their second consecutive NL East title.
Cubs 10, Reds 6
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Murphy and Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer, Javier Baez added a solo shot and Chicago beat Cincinnati for its fourth straight win.
Murphy homered for a second straight day and is batting .407 (48 for 118) with nine homers in 31 career regular-season games at Wrigley Field — all but three of them before he joined the Cubs in a trade this week.
Baez was 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs.
Rays 5, Red Sox 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier tripled to key a two-run sixth inning, Tommy Pham homered and Tampa Bay won its seventh straight game by beating the major league-leading Red Sox.
The surprising Rays will try to become the first team to sweep Boston in a series this season in Sunday’s finale of the three-game set.
Tampa Bay is a season-high eight games over .500 (69-61).
White Sox 6, Tigers 1
DETROIT (AP) — Lucas Giolito pitched seven sharp innings in his third straight quality start, and Chicago beat Detroit.
Giolito (10-9) allowed a run and three hits, lowering his ERA to 5.85. It’s still the worst mark in the major leagues of anyone who qualifies for the ERA title, but the 23-year-old right-hander has been a bit better since the All-Star break. He walked one and struck out six against Detroit.
Yankees 10, Orioles 3
YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Miguel Andujar homered and had four RBIs, J.A. Happ pitched six sharp innings to win his fifth straight start with the Yankees and New York swept Baltimore in a doubleheader.
Pirates 9, Brewers 1
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Frazier hit a three-run homer and Jameson Taillon pitched six strong innings as Pittsburgh defeated Milwaukee .
Marlins 3, Braves 1
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run to help Miami beat Atlanta.