New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole dominated the Boston Red Sox, while the Los Angeles Dodgers claimed their series against city rivals the Los Angeles Angels.
Cole earned his 20th consecutive regular-season win as the Yankees accounted for MLB rivals the Red Sox 10-3 in New York on Friday.
The Yankees pitcher tied Roger Clemens (1998-99) for the longest such streak in American League history, per STATS.
Cole allowed one run and four hits, while striking out eight, walking none and throwing 95 pitches against the Red Sox.
Gary Sanchez homered for the second straight game and Gleyber Torres had four hits, including a two-run double in the third inning, as the Yankees improved to 7-0 at home for the fourth time since 1959.
Clayton Kershaw and Cody Bellinger led the way for the Dodgers, who defeated the Angels 7-4.
Kershaw had a one-hitter through seven innings and reigning National League MVP Bellinger homered twice with four RBIs as the Dodgers claimed their series against the Angels.
The Dodgers (14-7) now have sole possession of first place in the NL West, ahead of the Colorado Rockies (12-7) – who lost 3-2 to the Texas Rangers.
Bichette stays hot as Jays continue to homer, Lynn's complete game
Bo Bichette homered for the fourth consecutive game to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 12-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto hit six home runs against the Rays in Buffalo.
Bryce Harper's walk-off single helped the Philadelphia Phillies edge the New York Mets 6-5. Since Harper entered the league in 2012, his 12 walk offs are the most by any player, as per STATS.
The Cleveland Indians have now won 18 straight games against the Detroit Tigers following their 10-5 victory – the longest win streak against any opponent in franchise history. It also ties the longest run by any team versus a divisional opponent since divisions started in 1969, per STATS.
Lance Lynn pitched a complete game for the Rangers. Lynn allowed two runs, one earned, and just two hits for his first complete game since 2014.
Pittsburgh's Kuhl struggles
Chad Kuhl conceded a pair of homers, gave up four hits and three runs with one walk in five innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates were swept aside 8-1 by the Cincinnati Reds.
Yelich blasts lifts Brewers
Trailing 3-1, Christian Yelich smashed a three-run home run in the sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers overcame the Chicago Cubs 4-3.
Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Washington Nationals
Washington Nationals 15-3 Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays 12-4 Tampa Bay Rays
Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 New York Mets
New York Yankees 10-3 Boston Red Sox
Miami Marlins 8-2 Atlanta Braves
Cleveland Indians 10-5 Detroit Tigers
Cincinnati Reds 8-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Chicago Cubs
Texas Rangers 3-2 Colorado Rockies
Houston Astros 11-1 Seattle Mariners
Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics 8-7 San Francisco Giants
Red Sox at Yankees
The Red Sox (6-14) will look to bounce back against the Yankees (13-6) on Saturday. Nathan Aovaldi starts for Boston, while New York send James Paxton to the mound.