Cubs Finish Sweep of Marlins
– Cole Hamels scattered three hits over seven strong innings as the Cubs blanked the Marlins, 6-0 to complete a three-game sweep. Daniel Descalso had two hits and three RBIs in Chicago’s fifth win in six games. Javier Baez homered and drove in two to finish 8 for 13 with one double, two home runs, six runs scored, and four RBIs in the series.
Cardinals Avoid Brewers Sweep
– Matt Carpenter and Marcell Ozuna each homered to support Michael Wacha as the Cardinals knocked off the Brewers, 6-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. Wacha is 6-0 in his career against the Brewers after allowing two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Wacha also cooled off Christian Yelich , who was 5-for-9 with four homers and 10 RBIs in the series before going 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk against the Redbirds starter.
Royals Nip White Soxs
– Tim Anderson homered and sparked a benches-clearing incident before the Royals completed a 4-3, 10-inning win over the White Sox. Anderson spiked his bat to celebrate his two-run blast in the fourth, and Brad Keller responded by drilling him in the buttocks two innings later to start the fracas. Hunter Dozier led off the 10th with a tiebreaking homer against Nate Jones.
Twins Trip Blue Jays
– Nelson Cruz had two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota in a 4-1 verdict over the Blue Jays. Cruz twice drove in Jorge Polanco, who had two hits and is batting .429. Jake Odorizzi picked up his first win in four starts this season by limiting Toronto to one run over 5 2/3 innings.