MLB roundup for Sunday Sept. 3

Sep. 2—CLEVELAND — Steven Kwan hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Bo Naylor with the winning run after Jose Tena tied the score with a single in the 11th inning to lift the Cleveland Guardians to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.

Rays center fielder Jose Siri had an opportunity to cut down Naylor at the plate but his throw sailed wide and Chris Devenski (3-3) took the loss in his first appearance with the team.

Tampa Bay, which has a commanding lead atop the AL wild-card standings, lost for just the third time in its last 11 games. The Rays trail Baltimore by two games in the East.

Cleveland has won four in a row and moved within 4 1/2 games of first-place Minnesota in the AL Central.

RED SOX 9, ROYALS 5: In Kansas City, Mo., Triston Casas hit a two-run homer and Alex Verdugo finished a homer short of hitting for the cycle as Boston beat the Royals.

Six Boston batters drove in a run and all but one Red Sox starter had a hit. Boston snapped a five-game skid with the win after allowing four runs for the 12th time in 13 games.

Kansas City has lost 11 of its last 13 games. The Royals haven't won a series since Aug. 3 and need a victory in the series finale on Sunday to end the skid.

TIGERS 10, WHITE SOX 0: In Chicago, Andre Lipcius' first hit in the major leagues was a two-run homer in a four-run first inning, Miguel Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs and rookie Reese Olson pitched seven scoreless innings as Detroi routed the White Sox.

Spencer Torkelson went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Kerry Carpenter and Akil Baddoo added three hits apiece as Detroit pounded out 18 total hits in its third straight win.

ATHLETICS 2, ANGELS 2: In Oakland, Calif., Brent Rooker hit his team-leading 23rd home run, Paul Blackburn pitched five innings for his second victory in six starts, and the last-place Athletics beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels to win back-to-back games for the sixth time since the All-Star break.

At 41-95, the A's still possess the worst record in baseball but have won seven of their last 12 while playing at one of their strongest levels of the season, according to manager Mark Kotsay.

Ohtani, the two-way Japanese star whose is facing a possible second Tommy John surgery after suffering a torn UCL earlier this month, leads the majors with 44 home runs but went 0 for 2 with three walks — two intentional.

PIRATES 7, CARDINALS 6: In St. Louis, Josh Palacios hit a pinch hit home run off Drew VerHagen in the top of the ninth inning to help Pittsburgh beat the Cardinals 7-6 for the Bucs' fifth straight win.

Jordan Walker, Lars Nootbaar and Tyler O'Neill all homered for the Cardinals.

REDS 2, CUBS 1: In Cincinnati, Elly De La Cruz hit a tying single and newcomer Hunter Renfroe beat out a double-play ball to drive in the winner as the Reds rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning for the second straight night, defeating the Chicago Cubs.

MARLINS 11, NATIONALS 5: In Washington, Jake Burger hit two of Miami's four home runs, Johnny Cueto struck out four in his return from a viral infection and Miami beat the Nationals to win a third consecutive game and keep pace in the NL wild-card race.

YANKEES 5, ASTROS 4: In Houston, Aaron Judge homered for the second consecutive game and the New York Yankees got a big effort from their bullpen.

Michael Brantley hit his first home run since June 2022 for the Astros, who fell a game behind first-place Seattle in the AL West. Brantley had a two-run shot in the second inning and scored on Yainer Diaz's two-run homer in the fourth.

MARINERS 8, METS 7: In New York, J.P. Crawford led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer and Seattle beat New York to extend its slim lead in the AL West.

Crawford connected off Adam Ottavino (1-5) for the Mariners, who squandered a four-run lead but still improved to 39-16 since July 1 — the best record in the majors during that span.

ROCKIES 8, BLUE JAYS 7: In Denver, Brenton Doyle hit a three-run triple in a four-run fifth inning, Charlie Blackmon had three hits and three RBIs on his bobblehead night, and Colorado beat Toronto.

Doyle's two-out triple gave the Rockies a 7-5 lead and Blackmon followed with an RBI single as the Rockies broke a four-game losing streak and won for just the second time in their last 12 games.

BREWERS 7, PHILLIES 5: In Millwaukee, Carlos Santana had a two-run homer, Mark Canha doubled twice and Milwaukee withstood a late comeback attempt to beat Philadelphia.

The Phillies lost their third straight even though Trea Turner tied a franchise record by homering in a fifth consecutive game. Kyle Schwarber led off the game with a homer for the second straight night and J.T. Realmuto also went deep.

TWINS 9, RANGERS 7, 10 INNINGS: In Arlington, Texas, Carlos Correa and Max Kepler had RBI singles in the 10th inning, leadoff hitter Donovan Solano matched a career high with four hits, and AL Central-leading Minnesota beat Texas.

ORIOLES 7, DIAMONDBACKS 3: In Phoenix,- Cedric Mullins started a six-run fourth inning with a three-run blast, Kyle Bradish threw six solid innings and Baltimore beat Arizona end a two-game skid.

PADRES 6, GIANTS 1: In San Diego, Blake Snell lowered his major league-leading ERA from 2.60 to 2.50 and struck out eight in six scoreless innings, and Juan Soto, Xander Bogaerts, Gary Sanchez and Garrett Cooper homered to carry San Diego.