MLB roundup: Santana HR helps Phillies snap skid by beating Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Santana homered to start a four-run first inning and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Miami 9-4 Tuesday.
Jake Arrieta (10-9) struck out a season-high 11 and earned his first win since July 31. He allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings and improved to 5-1 in eight career starts against the Marlins.
The Phillies, struggling to stay in playoff contention, began the night four games behind first-place Atlanta in the NL East. They have a chance to win a series for the first time in a month Wednesday.
PIrates 7, Reds 3
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte hit a two-run homer, Gregory Polanco had a two-run double and Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati.
Joe Musgrove (6-8) took a shutout into the seventh inning for the Pirates, who improved to 12-4 against the Reds this season.
Indians 9, Royals 3
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Clevinger struck out 10, Francisco Lindor hit another leadoff homer and Cleveland moved closer to their third straight AL Central title with a win over Kansas City.
The Indians ended a three-game losing streak and reduced their magic number for clinching another division title to 11.
Rays 4, Blue Jays 0
TORONTO (AP) — Ryne Stanek became the first rookie pitcher in 75 years to start consecutive games and combined with six relievers on a three-hitter in Tampa Bay’s victory over Toronto, which extended the Rays’ winning streak to four.