Rick Porcello threw an immaculate inning against the Rays

Sale strikes out 13 as Red Sox beat Rays

Sale strikes out 13 as Red Sox beat Rays

Eduardo Nunez chased Jake Odorizzi when he lined a single off the pitcher's foot, starting a five-run fifth inning for the Red Sox in an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night that extended Boston's winning streak to a season-high eight.

Sale (14-4) came into Tuesday on a couple extra days of rest and gave up two hits and one walk on 112 pitches (80 strikes).

The Yankees kept pace with the Red Sox by crushing three home runs in an 11-5 pounding of the Blue Jays. He gave up two runs, four hits and two walks while striking out seven in six-plus innings. Alexi Amarista also homered for the Rockies, but Francisco Lindor's two-run blast put the Indians ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the third. The Rays did not get a runner to second base until the seventh, when Sale followed a walk to Logan Morrison with a wild pitch.

Nelson Cruz hit two home runs, and Kyle Seager launched a three-run blast as Seattle topped Oakland. Cron's home run, his seventh of the season, came in the sixth inning against Orioles starter Kevin Gausman and stretched the Angels' lead to 4-1.

The Red Sox added an insurance run in the ninth. Austin Hedges homered for a 5-0 lead in the sixth.

CJ Cron hit a two-run homer to highlight a three-hit performance, and rookie Troy Scribner allowed one run in five innings as Los Angeles defeated Baltimore. Nelson Cruz homered twice and provided three RBIs for the Mariners, who received 4 2/3 innings of shutout ball from the bullpen.

MINNEAPOLIS - Brian Dozier hit his first career grand slam and Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each homered twice, powering Minnesota to a two-game sweep of Milwaukee.

- Benintendi has been enjoying the month of August, as he's batting.500 in his last six games.

PHILLIES 5, BRAVES 2: Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings following his recall from the minors and Philadelphia beat Atlanta at Atlanta. He struck out 13 batters, tying a season high. Staked to a 6-0 lead, Porcello was finally given some run support that has been missing all season. David Freese added two hits for the Pirates, and Felipe Rivero worked a flawless ninth for his 10th save. Miguel Gonzalez tossed five-hit ball over eight innings and blanked the Astros until Derek Fisher's homer in the eighth, the lone bright spot in Houston's eighth loss in 11 games.

Joey Gallo's 32nd homer of the season was a two-run blast that gave the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the first inning of a 5-1 win against the Mets.

Madison Bumgarner allowed four hits and one run over seven innings as San Francisco beat Chicago.

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