Quintana Terrific in Cubs Win Over L-A
– Jose Quintana earned his third straight win by limiting the Dodgers to a pair of runs and four hits over seven innings of the Cubs’ 7-2 victory. Willson Contreras hit a three-run double in Chicago’s four-run first, and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run drive in the second. Kenta Maeda was reached for six runs over four innings as Los Angeles lost for just the second time in nine games.
Cardinals Clip Sliding Brewers
– Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning to push the Cardinals past the Brewers, 4-3. Yadier Molina had three hits and two RBIs to help St. Louis overcome Travis Shaw’s two home runs. Orlando Arcia also homered for Milwaukee, which has dropped six of its last seven.
Astros Drill Twins
– Jose Altuve smashed a three-run homer and Alex Bregman added three RBIs as the Astros rallied for a 10-4 win over the Twins. Bregman’s sacrifice fly put Houston up 5-4 before the Astros stopped a three-game skid. The Astros turned a close game into a rout with a four-run eighth, highlighted by Altuve’s ninth home run this season.
Orioles Break Out Against White Sox
– Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer and the Orioles ended a four-game slide by drubbing the White Sox, 9-1. Renanto Nunez, Chris Davis and Joey Rickard also homered off Ivan Nova, who was rocked for nine runs over four innings. Andrew Cashner gave up one run, five hits and a walk over seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and help Baltimore win for just the second time in 12 home games.