The rays stay hot, and the White Sox attacks the sailors’ line

Street. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) – Manuel Margo and David Peralta doubled their seventh innings in the seventh inning, sending the Tampa Bay Rays past the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Monday to claim their 12th win in 15 games.

Tampa Bay halted Boston’s five-game winning streak and stayed five games behind the Yankees’ number one team in the Middle East. Rays holds one of three AL wild card locations in a tight race that also includes Seattle, Toronto and Baltimore.

With Reyes trailing 3-2 in the seventh inning, Vidal Brogan was hit by a ball hit by Juris Familia (2-2) and stole second place. Brujan advanced on the ground and scored twice as Margot of Familia. One later, Peralta punched a double RBI on first base off Zach Kelly to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead.

Calvin Foucher (2-3) took the win; Pete Fairbanks has saved for the fifth time in five attempts.

Red Sox’s Michael Washa scored seven goals in his attempt to win a fifth straight start. He gave up two rounds on seven strokes, leaving after six runs. Alex Verdugo Homer added.

White Sox 3, Sailors 2

Seattle (AFP) – Lance Lane hit a season 11 high, Elvis Andros hit two home runs and Chicago ended Seattle’s seven-game winning streak.

Lynn retired on the last 17 hits he faced in a dominant outing. The White Sox wins in the wake of Minnesota and Cleveland in the AL Central race kept the AL Central suddenly tight, while Seattle lost ground to both Toronto and Tampa Bay in pursuit of the best spot in the AL.

Lynn (5-5) did not allow the primary sprinter after the Abraham Toro bloop RBI song in the second half and only allowed three strokes.

AJ Pollock also had a solo race for the White Sox.

Marco Gonzalez (10-13) has thrown seven innings for only the second time since late June, allowing four hits and three hits.


Blue Jays 7, Orioles 3, the first game

Baltimore (AP) — Bo Bichette made his career high by three home runs in Game Two with a double-header, defeating Toronto Baltimore to complete a sweep and extend his lead in the AL wild-Card race.

Bichette hit Homer in three strokes off Nick Vespi in the third, then added individual drives in the sixth and seventh inning from Bruce Zimmermann. The short hit had six hits and seven RBIs during the double-hit.

Bichette lined up for ninth place when he got a chance to tie the league’s major record by four home runs in one game. He hit the highest level of his career with five RBIs per nightcap.

Toronto won the opener behind Kevin Gusman, who allowed two runs in 6 and 2/3 innings on his first outing at Camden Yards since he traded him to Baltimore in July 2018.

Kavan Biggio also scored in Game Two for the Blue Jays, who extended their lead over Baltimore to 4 1/2 games to finish third and final on the wild card. The teams will meet 10 times in the last 31 days of the regular season, an extension that began on Monday.

Rogend Odur and Adele Rochman finished in Game Two for Baltimore. The Orioles have lost three in a row, their longest slip since four games slipped from June 28 to July 2.

Toronto’s Portuguese player Jose Berrios (10-5) allowed three runs and eight strikes in six runs, and scored two goals. Keegan Akin (3-2) took the loss, allowing two rounds to be made in 2 1/3 of the rounds.

At the opening, Anthony Santander introduced both sides of the board to Baltimore. Rutschman had two hits and scored a run.

George Springer, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Pechet had back-to-back RBI solos against rookie DL Hall as Toronto opened the game in the ninth inning.

Mike Baumann (1-3) made three in five on his first major league start.

Yankee 5, Twins 2

New York (AFP) – Aaron Judge hit his home-leading 54th game, as he continued for the third day in a row and sent New York over Minnesota.

Al-Qadi has been in five of his last seven matches with the leaders of the Middle East region. He broke the tie 2-2 in the sixth game when he hit a 3-1 slider from Trevor Miguel (3-2) in the second set down the left.

The All-Star player reached the 54-man mark in his 131st game. He’s on track to reach 65, four more than Roger Maris’ record set in 1961.

The judge, who also doubled, followed Gary Sanchez’s 473-foot, two-wheeler into the left field stands off Jameson Tellon for fifth who pegged him at 2.

Marwin Gonzalez also made the go-to for the Yankees, and Isiah Keener-Valiva Homer added his second of the year in the seventh.

Greg Weisert (2-0) made 1 1/3 innings for his second win of his career. Clay Holmes got his 19th stop.

Guardians 6, Kings 5, 10 Towers

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AFP) – Oscar Gonzalez’s double hit in the 10th inning closed out a five-game losing streak for Cleveland by defeating Kansas City to regain sole control of El Central’s lead.

Cleveland advanced with a game against Minnesota, who lost 5-2 to the New York Yankees. Third place Chicago White Sox is one game behind the Twins.

Josh Naylor played on the goalkeeper, and Andres Jimenez scored two goals.

The Salvador Perez double won by the RBI in the eighth tied Kansas City in the game at 4.

Eli Morgan (5-3) won by rest. Emmanuel Claas succeeded in his 31st block in 33 chances. He allowed a run in 10th but was stranded in a potential peg at first base.

Carlos Hernandez (0-5) gave up two runs (one of which happened) in one round to seal the loss.

Astros 1, Rangers 0

HOUSTON (AFP) – Hunter Brown scattered three strikes across six innings in his major league debut, as the Houston Texans lost their ninth straight loss.

The Astros scored against the unlucky loser, Martin Perez (10-6), with the help of a second mistake. But that run was enough on a night when he completed three sluggers three hitters after Brown’s stellar start in which he hit five and walked one.

Brian Abreu scored the seventh goal and Hector Neres finished eighth before Rafael Monteiro made three saves in his 12th block.

Perez resulted in six hits with five hits in seven games.

Trey Mancini walked with two of Houston’s second outs before the Chas McCormick song. Martin Maldonado then counted on the driving line to left field and a Thompson mistake in the play allowed Mancini to score.

5 diamond packages, padres 0

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Ren Nelson was brilliant on his first league appearance, allowing only four hits in seven innings and retiring 17 straight players on one point to lead Arizona over San Diego.

The 24-year-old Nelson (1-0) allowed Yorkson to lead Provar to first, then didn’t let another sprinter until Provar doubled by two spots for sixth. Nelson hit seven and didn’t walk on 87 shots.

Stone hit Homer’s homer solo for Arizona, which has won for the ninth time in 11 games. San Diego, who led by half a game over Philadelphia to take second place in the Premier League, lost their third game in a row.

Blake Snell (6-8) hit 10 in six innings while allowing four strokes to run. One walked.

Citizens 6, Cardinal 0

Street. Louis (AFP) – Jack Flaherty made five effective runs for St. Louis in his first major league game since June, but the Cardinals leading NL Central were held up by four-game winning streaks by Joey Meneses and Washington.

Meneses had three hits and fellow rookie CJ Abrams had four to support five rounds of Anibal Sanchez (2-5). Washington, which has the worst record in the majors, has won three times in a row.

Flaherty (0-1) is back from the injured list after injuring his right shoulder. On his first start since June 26, he allowed one to run six strokes and walk. Hit a six and hit hit while he was throwing 91 throws.

St. Louis managed to achieve three singles against three pitchers. Mason Thompson allowed one hit in three rounds to make his first big league block.

Brewers 6, Rockies 4

DENVER (AFP) – Victor Caratini green-lighted Homer in three games in the sixth inning for Milwaukee to help Craig Concel to his 600th managerial win.

Counsell reached a milestone in a roller coaster game, trailing Milwaukee 3-0 after the first inning, rallying and then escaping a base-loaded double jam in eighth.

Karatini lined up a slide from loyalist Justin Lawrence in his ninth home of the season. The Brewers trail Philadelphia with two games for the final NL wild card spot.

Adrian Houser (5-9) allowed three runs, one earned, and two over five. Devin Williams succeeded in saving for the tenth time.

CJ Cron homered and Ryan Feltner (2-7) lost Colorado, surrendering four runs and five strikes over 5 1/3 innings.