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MLB roundup: Rays keep Red Sox ace Chris Sale winless

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale saw his record fall to 0-5 after losing to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston. (Steven Senne / AP)
Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale saw his record fall to 0-5 after losing to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston. (Steven Senne / AP)
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Chris Sale remained winless in six starts this season, giving up Daniel Robertson’s two-run homer in the first inning and Yandy Diaz’s two-run triple in the second as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2 Sunday in Boston.

Sale (0-5) gave up four runs – two earned – four hits and three walks in seven innings with eight strikeouts. After signing a $160 million, six-year contract in spring training, the 30-year-old left-hander gas a 6.40 ERA.

Tyler Glasnow (5-0) gave up two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts. Tampa Bay improved to a major league-best 18-9 and has won eight of nine series this year.

Yankees 11, Giants 5: In San Francisco, DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela became the latest Yankees to get hurt as New York completed a three-game sweep in which is outscored San Francisco 21-12.

LeMahieu was removed in the bottom of the third because of right knee inflammation caused by fouling a pitch off his leg Friday, and Urshela left after he was hit on his left hand by an 88.5-mph cutter from Nick Vincent in the fifth. The Yankees said X-rays on both players were negative.

Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres hit two-run homers as the Yankees built an 8-0 lead to back Domingo German (5-1), who took a shutout into the sixth before tiring and tied for the major league lead in wins. Dereck Rodriguez (3-3) allowed six runs – four earned – in three innings-plus.

Dodgers 7, Pirates 6: In Los Angeles, Max Muncy singled home the tying run in the fifth inning and the go-ahead run off Richard Rodriguez (0-2) in the seventh as Los Angeles rallied from a 5-1 deficit and completed a three-game sweep.

Rich Hill made his season debut after recovering from a sprained right knee and allowed five runs – just one earned – and five hits in six innings.

Cody Bellinger hit his 14th homer, matching Albert Pujols (2006), Alex Rodriguez (2007) and Christian Yelich (this year) for the most home runs before the end of the season’s first full month. Bellinger had three RBIs and leads the major leagues with a .427 average and 36 RBIs.

Kenley Jansen struck out Gregory Polanco with runners at second and third for his 10th save.

Pittsburgh’s Melky Cabrera had four hits, including a pair of home runs. The Pirates have lost eight consecutive games.

Twins 4, Orioles 1: In Minneapolis, Max Kepler led off against Dylan Bundy (0-4) with his fourth home run of the series, Byron Buxton also homered and Minnesota swept its six-game season series against Baltimore.

Minnesota hit 23 home runs in the series. Baltimore has given up 71 homers in 29 games; St. Louis was second in the majors with 51.

Kyle Gibson (2-0) gave up three hits in seven innings, and Blake Parker finished a four-hitter for his fifth save.

Blue Jays 5, Athletics 4 (11): In Toronto, Brandon Drury hit a tying three-run homer off Blake Treinen (1-2) in the 11th inning, Justin Smoak following with a game-winning single and Toronto finished a six-game season sweep of Oakland,

Oakland took a 4-1 lead in the 11th when Ramon Laureano hit a sacrifice fly off Thomas Pannone, Josh Phegley followed with an RBI double and Elvis Luciano (1-0) hit Matt Chapman on the left side with a pitch with the bases loaded. Luciano got his first major league win.

Angels 7, Royals 3: In Kansas City, Missouri, Albert Pujols passed Barry Bonds for third place in career RBIs, hitting a go-ahead, two-run double in the first off Homer Bailey (2-3). Pujols has 1,997 RBIs and trails only Hank Aaron (2,297) and Alex Rodriguez (2,086) in RBIs, which became an official statistic in 1920.

Matt Harvey (1-2) got his first win with the Angels, allowing one run and two hits in seven innings.

Mets 5, Brewers 2: In New York, reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich left in the fifth with low back discomfort, and Mets star Robinson Cano exited in the first after being hit by a pitch on his left hand.

Yelich likely will get at least one game off. X-rays on Cano were negative, but New York will send him for further testing Monday.

J.D. Davis had a tiebreaking pinch-hit single in the seventh off Alex Claudio after Amed Rosario reached when Yelich’s replacement, Ben Gamel, dropped his flyball to right off Jacob Barnes (1-1).

Mike Moustakas hit a tying two-run homer off Steven Matz (3-1) in the seventh.

Nationals 7, Padres 6: In Washington, Matt Adams homered off Matt Wisler (1-1) leading off the 11th, his third career walk-off homer, as Washington overcame a 6-0 deficit.

Carter Kieboom, Victor Robles and Juan Soto homered for Washington. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time three teammates under the age of 22 homered in the same game. Soto is 20, while Kieboom and Robles are 21.

San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. left in the 10th with a hamstring injury after he did an awkward-looking split while trying to stretch for a throw at second base.

Justin Miller (1-0) pitched a scoreless 11th.

Astros 4, Indians 1: In Houston, Robinson Chirinos hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in a four-run seventh inning to give Houston a win over Cleveland.

The Astros were unable to do much against Carlos Carrasco (2-3) early and had just one hit when former Indian Michael Brantley singled with one out in the seventh. Yuli Gurriel then hit a two-out, two-strike RBI double to end a streak of 17 scoreless innings for Carrasco.

The Indians intentionally walked Josh Reddick before Chirinos sent the next pitch over the train tracks atop the wall in left field.

The Astros won the final two games to earn a split of the four-game set with Cleveland, a rematch of last year’s AL Division Series in which Houston earned a three-game sweep. Houston also moved into first place in the AL West.

Wade Miley yielded six hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings to extend his streak of consecutive starts with three or fewer earned runs to 22. The left-hander struck out three and walked two.

Cubs 6, Diamondbacks 5 (15): In Phoenix, Ben Zobrist lined a two-run double in the 15th inning, and Chicago outlasted Arizona in the second-longest game in Chase Field history.

After escaping a jam in the 14th inning, Tyler Chatwood (1-0) sparked the decisive sequence with a one-out double. Albert Almora Jr. followed with a single up the middle and both scored on Zobrist’s double to the corner in right off Matt Andriese (3-2).

Kris Bryant followed with a sacrifice fly to put Chicago up 6-3.

Kyle Ryan gave up Caleb Joseph’s two-run single in the bottom half before Allen Webster got Nick Ahmed to fly out at the warning track for his first career save.

The game lasted 5 hours, 36 minutes – 10 minutes short of the longest at Chase Field.

Braves 8, Rockies 7: In Atlanta, Josh Donaldson overcame a 7-5 deficit with a three-run homer in the eighth off Seunghwan Oh (1-1), Atlanta’s fourth home run of the game.

Jacob Webb (1-0) got the final out in the eighth, and Luke Jackson earned his first save when Nolan Arenado flied out with two on and David Dahl grounded out.

Phillies 5, Marlins 1: In Phildadelphia, Zach Eflin (3-3) threw a seven-hitter, the first complete game for the Phillies pitcher since September 2017.

Jean Segura had three of just four hits overall for Philadelphia, including an RBI triple. Pablo Lopez (2-4) gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

White Sox 4, Tigers 1: In Chicago, Reynaldo Lopez (2-3) struck out a career-high 14 and allowed two hits and an unearned run over six innings as Chicago completed a rain-shortened two-game sweep.

Welington Castillo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Leury Garcia and Yolmer Sanchez each drove in a run. Alex Colome got three outs for his fifth save.

Matthew Boyd (2-2) gave up two runs in six innings for Detroit, which has lost four straight.

Cardinals 5, Reds 2: In St. Louis, Jack Flaherty (3-1) gave up four hits in seven scoreless innings, and Yadier Molina drove in three runs as St. Louis won for the seventh time in eight games. John Gant retired Derek Dietrich with a man on for his second save.

Sonny Gray (0-4) allowed two runs and three hits in five innings.

Rangers 14, Mariners 1: In Seattle, Elvis Andrus, Hunter Pence, Logan Forsythe and Shin-Soo Choo homered to back Lance Lynn (3-2), who allowed one run over seven innings.

Andrus and Pence homered off Eric Swanson (0-3) during a four-run third.

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