Baseball-Highlights of Sunday's MLB games

May 8 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's Major League Baseball games. Cubs 4, Nationals 3 (13 innings) Jake Arrieta had a rare off day, but Chicago rallied for a victory over Washington. Javier Baez homered in the 13th inning as the Cubs beat the Nationals 4-3 on Sunday. The Cubs swept the Nationals in four games and extended their season-high winning streak to seven. Chicago has the majors' best record at 24-6 while the Nationals are 19-12. Arrieta -- the reigning National League Cy Young winner -- allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in five innings in a matchup of the league's top teams. He struck out seven, but walked four (one intentional), threw three wild pitches and committed a fielding error. His 0.84 ERA that led all of baseball rose to 1.13. Red Sox 5, Yankees 1 Steven Wright confounded the New York Yankees with his knuckleball by pitching a three-hitter and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 victory Sunday night. Wright (3-3) picked up his third win in his many appearances in New York by working quickly and efficiently. He was at 85 pitches through the eighth inning and finished off his first complete game by throwing 16 more pitches in the ninth. Orioles 11, A's 3 Manny Machado hit two of Baltimore's six home runs, including a grand slam, as the Orioles took the three-game series against the Oakland Athletics with a 11-3 victory. Machado hit a two-run shot in the first inning and added his third career slam in the eighth for a career- high six RBIs. Dodgers 4, Blue Jays 2 Howie Kendrick hit a run-scoring single with two out in the eighth inning to end a tie as Los Angeles defeated Toronto. Joc Pederson homered for the Dodgers, who won the final two games of the best-of-three series after the Blue Jays took the opener. Indians 5, Royals 4 Josh Tomlin pitched six innings to keep his perfect record intact and Mike Napoli homered to lead Cleveland over Kansas City. The Indians fell behind 3-1, but rallied to take a lead that Tomlin and the bullpen preserved. The win improved Tomlin's record to 5-0. Cody Allen pitched the ninth inning to pick up his eighth save. Phillies 6, Marlins 5 Tyler Goeddel and Andres Blanco hit consecutive RBI doubles with two outs in the eighth inning, helping Philadelphia rally past Miami. The Phillies took two of three games in their weekend series, moving ahead of the Marlins and into third place in the NL East. White Sox 3, Twins 1 Left-hander Jose Quintana pitched seven strong innings and Chicago held off Minnesota to complete a three-game sweep. Avisail Garcia finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for the White Sox, who won for the sixth time in the past eight games and the 12th time in the past 16 games. Rangers 8, Tigers 3 Bobby Wilson hit his first career grand slam and Delino DeShields capped a seven-run eighth inning by following with a solo shot to give Texas a comeback victory over Detroit, which has now lost six straight. Justin Verlander turned a 2-0 lead over to the Tigers' bullpen to open the eighth, blanking the Rangers on three hits, nine strikeouts and two walks in his seven innings of work. Diamondbacks 5, Braves 3 (11 innings) Chris Herrmann hit a pair of home runs, including a two-run shot in the 11th inning, to give Arizona a win and three-game sweep of Atlanta at Turner field. The winning pitcher was Randall Delgado and Brad Ziegler worked a scoreless inning to earn his seventh save. Rockies 2, Giants 0 Eddie Butler combined with four relievers on a six-hit shutout , allowing Colorado to gain a split of their four-game series with San Francisco. Nolan Arenado had a single, double and triple for the Rockies, who completed a 6-4 trip through National League West sites. Pirates 10, Cardinals 5 Gregory Polanco's three-run homer off the left field foul pole capped a four-run seventh inning, lifting Pittsburgh over St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Those runs became vital when the Cardinals rallied for three in its half of the seventh, capped by a two-run single by Yadier Molina that brought it back into contention. Astros 5, Mariners 1 Collin McHugh pitched seven strong innings and Jose Altuve recorded his third career three-steal game as Houston salvaged a four-game series split with Seattle at Minute Maid Park. McHugh delivered his best start of the season, allowing just one run on five hits and one walk with five strikeouts. The lone run he surrendered came courtesy of scalding hot Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano, who crushed his 12th home run of the season and fifth against the Astros leading off the top of the fourth inning. Rays 3, Angels 1 Brad Miller hit a two-run home run and Curt Casali added a solo drive to give Tampa Bay a win over Los Angeles at Angel Stadium. Matt Andriese, recalled from Triple-A Durham, won his season debut. Andriese retired 13 of 15 batters between the first and fifth innings, permitting just two walks during that span. Brewers 5, Reds 4 Jonathan Lucroy hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth, one of three homers hit by Milwaukee in a victory over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. Adam Duvall homered for the Reds, who endured yet another bullpen meltdown and settled for a split in the series. Mets 4, Padres 3 Yoenis Cespedes hit his 11th homer of the season and Asdrubel Cabrera drove home two runs with a pair of singles Sunday afternoon as the New York Mets defeated the Padres 4-3 at Petco Park to earn a split of their four-game series. Right-handed starter Matt Harvey (3-4) got credit for the win, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six innings. Additionally, it was Havey who scored the decisive fourth Mets run after doubling in the sixth. (Editing by Peter Rutherford)