Justin Masterson pitched seven shutout innings and the Cleveland offense squeezed out just enough runs to lead the Indians 3-2 over the Boston Red Sox.
In winning his first game since May 8, Masterson (3-4) held the Red Sox to three hits, while striking out a season-high 10 and walking four.
Cleveland extended their winning streak to four games, while Boston’s seven-game winning streak was snapped.
John Lackey (6-4) went the distance for Boston, giving up a two-run single to Lonnie Chisenhall in the first inning and another run in the third.
MARINERS 10, YANKEES 2
Third baseman Kyle Seager had four hits and Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings for his fifth successive victory as the Seattle Mariners scored eight runs in the final three innings to beat the Yankees.
Seager hit two triples, a double and three-run home run for the Mariners.
ROYALS 6, CARDINALS 0
Danny Duffy allowed just one hit over six innings, while the Royals scored three runs in each of the seventh and eighth inning on their way to a win over the Cardinals.
Duffy raised his record to 3-5 for Kansas City as the Cardinals were shut out for the second consecutive game.
MARLINS 3, RAYS 1
Randy Wolf earned his first win in more than 20 months as the Miami Marlins scored three first-inning runs and held on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays.
The 37-year-old Wolf, who missed last year’s season with Tommy John surgery, helped the Marlins push the Rays to a seventh successive loss, their worst losing streaking since 2009.
BREWERS 6, TWINS 2
Matt Garza threw a shutout into the seventh, while Mark Reynolds and Jonathan Lucroy hit home runs to help the Brewers beat the Twins.
Lucroy finished 3-for-4 as Milwaukee (35-23) improved their National League Central lead to five games.
METS 11, PHILLIES 2
Wilmer Flores hit his first career grand slam and drove in six runs as the New York Mets battered the Philadelphia Phillies.
Third baseman David Wright and outfielder Curtis Granderson drove in two runs each for the Mets.
DODGERS 5, WHITE SOX 2
Five unearned runs in the sixth inning lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers to a victory over the Chicago White Sox.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw struck out nine and gave up two runs in eight innings as his offense took advantage of a Chicago error to capitalize in the sixth.
Los Angeles (31-28) handed Chicago (29-30) its third loss in four games.
PIRATES 10, PADRES 3
Jordy Mercer had four hits, including a homer, and Neil Walker drove in three runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates put 27 runners on base in a victory over the San Diego Padres.
The Pirates (27-30) finished with 16 hits, seven walks and three hit batters.
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