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ST. LOUIS (AP) Nolan Arenado played against his former team, Adam Wainwright threw a three-hit ball into the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 2-0 on Sunday.

Yadier Molina hit an RBI double and Ryan Helsley got Josh Fuentes to start into a double-play final, with the bases loaded for his second career saave and the first this season. St. Louis completed a three-game sweep and won a total of nine out of eleven.

Colorado fell to a major league worst 2-14 on the road.

Wainwright (2-3) hit five and went three over 8 1/3 innings, improving to 11-1 against the Rockies.

Arenado homered the second against the German Marquez (1-4), who allowed two runs in six innings – one earned. St. Louis improved to 14-4 since April 23, the highest record in the majors during that period.


NEW YORK (AP) – Giancarlo Stanton scored a Brad Hand single in the ninth inning at the end of the game, and New York beat Washington for their second straight win against the Nationals.

Hand (2-1) went to Tyler Wade and pinch-hitter Aaron Judge from ninth, the day after he went his first batter and lost the leads in the ninth and tenth innings in a game the Yankees scored 4 in 11 innings : 3 won.

An out later, Stanton hanged a slider into left field for his 24th RBI that season and only the fifth hit of the game for the Yankees. New York went 7-2 on their longest homestand of the year, improving to 18-16.

Michael King, Wandy Peralta and Aroldis Chapman (2-0) combined for 2 2/3 goalless relief. King had four outs that season that he couldn’t count on in 12 1/3 innings.


NEW YORK (AP) – Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom was pulled after five innings with a tightness on the right on his return from an injury in a similar area, and New York won the fifth in a row.

DeGrom (3-2) was perfect through four innings but worked in the fifth, then called the coach after throwing two warmup pitches before the sixth. He was scheduled for an MRI.

The right-handed player came back from a 10-day break and skipped his previous turn in the rotation because of a problem with his right lat. Prior to Sunday, deGrom had a .51 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 35 overwhelming innings.

Edwin Diaz got five outs for his fifth save.

Arizona has lost six in a row. Rookie right-handed Riley Smith (1-2) allowed two runs in four innings.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Jared Walsh double with two runs in the third inning and the Los Angeles Angels held off the breaking Dodgers.

After the Dodgers scored the first hit on Chris Taylor’s two-time RBI single in the third period, the Angels reacted in the home half when Walsh looked like a ground rule double against Trevor Bauer (3-2) filled with bases.

The Dodgers were held on three hits but had plenty of baserunners after pulling nine walks from six Angels pitchers. The World Series defending champions left 12 on the base and were 1 to 11 with runners in the points position.

The Dodgers put the runners first and second in ninth place, but Raisel Iglesias retired Justin Turner and Will Smith for his fifth save.

Aaron Slegers (2-0) worked 1 1/3 hitless innings in relief and the Angels won two out of three in the Freeway Series.

The Dodgers have lost five series in a row and split one after winning two out of three from San Diego April 16-18. They started the season 13-3 but are only found 18:17 after losing 14 of 19.


BALTIMORE (AP) – Rafael Devers and Hunter Renfroe homered, Nick Pivetta won his third start in a row and Boston improved to 6-0 at Camden Yards this season.

The Red Sox have won five out of six and have the best record in the majors with 22-13. During last year’s season shortened by the pandemic, they were 24-36.

Pivetta (5-0) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings and is now 7-0 since trading from Philadelphia to Boston last August. Matt Barnes fought his eighth save in as many tries with a perfect ninth.

Dean Kremer (0-3) gave up three runs in over five innings for Baltimore and has not won in nine starts since defeating the Yankees in his Major League debut on September 6.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Willy Adames hit a three-run homer in run five, Mike Brosseau added a tie-break drive in the following inning, and Tampa Bay held Oakland to avoid a series sweep.

The A’s missed a chance in game eight when Matt Olson hesitated on a pass from Andrew Kittredge and was thrown out in third by catcher Mike Zunino.

Jeffrey Springs (3-1) hit two in fifth and took the win. Kittredge got five outs on his second save.

Athletics left player Cole Irvin (3: 4) could not hold a 3-0 lead. He allowed four runs – three earned – in six innings.


CHICAGO (AP) – Tyler Anderson put in eight solid innings and Pittsburgh held out in the ninth to end Chicago’s five-game winning streak.

Wilmer Difo had three hits and drove in three runs when the Pirates won for the third time in their last 20 games at Wrigley Field.

After two runs and four hits from Anderson (3-3), the Cubs scored three times in ninth place. Richard Rodriguez knocked out pinch hitter Javier Baez with a grounder to finish him with a runner in second place for his sixth save.

Kyle Hendricks (2-4) allowed six runs – four earned – and nine hits in five innings.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jake Cronenworth hit a splash shot, Fernando Tatis Jr. also met Johnny Cueto and San Diego pissed off San Francisco.

Padres starter Chris Paddack played three innings and took a 5-0 lead. Ryan Weathers (2-1) followed with three more shutout innings.

Cueto (2-1) hadn’t played since April 14 when he was training his left lat.


MIAMI (AP) – Tyrone Taylor scored a two-out tiebreak single and seven Milwaukee pitchers combined on a six-hitter in the 10th inning.

Anthony Bass (1-3) of Miami retired the top two thugs in 10th, but after a deliberate stroll, Taylor’s hit brought automatic runner Pablo Reyes home from second place.

Josh Hader (3-0) achieved a perfect ninth place with two strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 0.71. Drew Rasmussen worked 10th and earned his first career savings.


HOUSTON (AP) – Kyle Tucker hit a triple homer and reached a career high with four RBIs when Houston built a big lead over Toronto early on.

Jose Altuve added a solo homer for the Astros to help them win two out of three in the series. Tucker’s Homer highlighted a fourth four-run inning that extended the lead to 7-0.

Bryan Abreu (2-1) won for Zack Greinke. Ryan Pressly hit second in ninth place for his sixth save.

Blue Jay’s rookie Nate Pearson (0-1) was finished off with a career high of five walks on his first start this season and the fifth of his career. Pearson, the organization’s best vantage point, gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings.

Rowdy Tellez homered and Bo Bichette had a double run for Toronto.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Adolis Garcia hit his team-leading ninth homer and drove at the highest level in five runs, Dane Dunning (2-2) beat 10 in five innings and Texas beat Seattle.

The last seven wins for the Rangers came after falling behind, this time as they answered Seattle’s fifth out of two runs with a 2-1 lead with six runs at the end of the inning.

Nick Solak had a two-run tiebreak double when the first six Texan hitters hit the base, including Jose Trevino on shortstop JP Crawford’s first mistake in 27 games and the third of the day for the Mariners.

Leadoff man Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits and three runs when Texas won their third straight run, improving to 7-2 since May 1, returning to .500 for the first time since April 9.

Jupiter Sheffield (2-3) allowed seven runs – five earned ones – in five innings.


KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) – Yermin Mercedes and Jose Abreu each had three RBIs to help Chicago end a three-game sweep and give Kansas City its eighth straight loss.

The Royals remained at their home stand with seven games without a win. They opened 1+ games in AL Central, but 3+ games are beyond their friendly limits. They were swept by the Indians earlier this week.

The White Sox have beaten the Royals 10 times in a row on the streets.

Lucas Giolito (2-3) gave up one run and four hits in five innings. It was the first run allowed by a Chicago starter in five games as they have an ERA of 0.31 in the last 29 1/3 innings.

The Royals’ three runs were the most that the White Sox had given up in a week.

Mike Minor (2-2) gave up five earned runs in five innings.


ATLANTA (AP) – Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson homered, Huascar Ynoa won his fourth straight start and Atlanta beat Philadelphia.

Freeman, the reigning NL MVP who started Game 1 for 24 in May, hit his ninth homer, a solo shot, to make it 5-1 in the third game as the Braves played their second straight game and fifth in the last six won. Freeman finished 3 for 3, hitting the base four times, increasing his batting average by 20 points to 0.217.

Aaron Nola (3-2) took the loss after allowing four runs and five hits in four innings.

Ynoa (4-1) gave up one run and four hits with six strikeouts in six innings. In his last four starts, the 22-year-old right-handed has an ERA of 1.11.

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