- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Kyle Hendricks dominated over eight innings and the Chicago Cubs backed him with four home runs, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Thursday for their eighth win in nine games.

Javier Baez, Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant connected against 19-year-old Julio Urias (0-1). Anthony Rizzo hit a leadoff homer against J.P. Howell in the eighth as the major league-leading Cubs took three of four from the Dodgers.

Hendricks (4-4) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out six and walked one. He pitched a complete game in his previous outing to beat Philadelphia.

Urias was simply overpowered in his second career start. The top prospect gave up six runs and eight hits in five innings.

GIANTS 6, BRAVES 0

ATLANTA (AP) - Madson Bumgarner won his sixth straight decision to match a career best and hit a two-run homer in a six-run fifth inning that led San Francisco past Atlanta.

Bumgarner (7-2) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings, struck out 11 and walked two, lowering his ERA to 1.91. The NL West-leading Giants have won 17 of their last 21 games and are unbeaten in Bumgarner’s last eight starts.

Bumgarner hit his second homer this season and 13th of his career, a 411-foot drive into the left-field seats. He reached double digits in strikeouts for the 28th time during the regular season, including three this year.

Joe Panik and Buster Posey also hit two-run homers in the fifth inning off Aaron Blair (0-4). Bumgarner and Panik connected following walks and Posey after Matt Duffy was hit by a pitch.

DIAMONDBACKS 3, ASTROS 0

HOUSTON (AP) - Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 11, and Arizona used a three-run seventh inning to beat Houston and Dallas Keuchel in a matchup of AL Cy Young Award winners.

Greinke (7-3), the 2009 winner with Kansas City, allowed a season-low four hits - all singles - over seven innings and walked none. He won his fourth straight start and stopped Arizona’s three-game skid.

Keuchel (3-7), last year’s Cy Young winner, gave up three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. He has lost six of seven decisions.

Daniel Hudson struck out two in a perfect eighth. Brad Ziegler allowed one hit in the ninth and got his franchise-record 38th straight save, his 10th this season. He has the longest active saves streak among big league relievers.

YANKEES 5, TIGERS 4

DETROIT (AP) - Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman pitched out of his own bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth inning, helped by a slick double play and New York held off Detroit.

After scoring against relievers Dellin Betances (2-2) and Andrew Miller, Detroit was down 5-3 going into the ninth. The Tigers quickly loaded the bases against Chapman on a single, a walk and a bunt single.

Shortstop Didi Gregorius then scampered up the middle to field a hard grounder by J.D. Martinez and made a glove flip to second baseman Starlin Castro, who caught the ball with his bare hand and let go a strong, off-balance relay. A run scored on the play, with the potential tying run moving to third.

Chapman then got Tigers star Miguel Cabrera on a routine grounder for his eighth save.

Matt Boyd (0-1) took a no-hit bid into the sixth for Detroit. He allowed four runs and six hits with a walk in 6 1/3 innings.

ORIOLES 12, RED SOX 7

BALTIMORE (AP) - Mark Trumbo and Adam Jones each homered twice, Manny Machado delivered a tiebreaking drive in the seventh inning and Baltimore hit a season-high seven long balls in a win over Boston.

Pedro Alvarez and Francisco Pena also connected for the Orioles, who earned a split of the four-game series between the top two teams in the AL East.

Boston’s Xander Bogaerts extended his career-high hitting streak to 26 games with a two-run double and David Ortiz hit his 16th homer to give the Red Sox a temporary 5-4 lead in the sixth.

In the seventh, Robbie Ross (0-1) walked Ryan Flaherty and gave up a single to Pena before retiring the next two batters. Junichi Tazawa came on to face Machado, who drove the right-hander’s second pitch deep into the left-field seats.

The Orioles added four runs in the eighth. Mychal Givens (4-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the Orioles, who moved back within a game of first-place Boston.

INDIANS 5, ROYALS 4

CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Napoli’s sacrifice fly scored Francisco Lindor with the winning run to cap a two-run ninth inning and lift Cleveland.

The Indians rallied against Joakim Soria (2-2), filling in as closer for Wade Davis, who had pitched three of the last four days. Lindor’s triple tied the game before Napoli scored the game winner.

The loss ended Kansas City’s six-game winning streak.

Carlos Santana led off the Cleveland ninth with a single and made it to second on right fielder Paulo Orlando’s fielding error. After Jason Kipnis’ sacrifice, Lindor hit a line drive to right. Orlando attempted a diving catch but the ball rolled to the wall. Pinch-runner Michael Martinez scored and Lindor slid headfirst into third with a triple.

Napoli’s fly ball to left was deep enough to score Lindor, who dived into home plate to give Cleveland its second straight walkoff win.

Tommy Hunter (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings.

BREWERS 4, PHILLIES 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Chris Carter and Jonathan Villar homered, Chase Anderson pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Milwaukee beat reeling Philadelphia.

Anderson (3-6) allowed one run and three hits, striking out six in 5 2/3 innings to help the Brewers win their eighth straight game in Philadelphia.

Maikel Franco homered for the Phillies, who have lost seven in a row.

Jerad Eickhoff (2-8) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander left after a hard one-hopper back to the mound bounced off his foot.

Phillies reliever Hector Neris pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the eighth. He struck out Carter, retired pinch-hitter Alex Presley on a second-to-home fielder’s choice and fanned Aaron Hill to end the inning.

TWINS 6, RAYS 4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eduardo Nunez led off the game for Minnesota with an inside-the-park home run, Max Kepler picked up his first two major league RBIs and four Twins relievers combined for five scoreless innings in a win over Tampa Bay.

Byung Ho Park went a career-best 3 for 3 for the Twins, who had a season-most 15 hits and recovered smoothly from a rocky start by Phil Hughes that ended with a two-run homer by Evan Longoria in the fifth that put the Rays up 4-3.

Taylor Rogers (1-0) struck out two over two perfect innings for his first major league victory. Ryan Pressly and Brandon Kintzler followed with scoreless frames, and former Rays right-hander Kevin Jepsen worked the ninth for his seventh save in 10 tries.

Matt Moore misfired in his chance to win consecutive starts for the first time this year, but reliever Erasmo Ramirez (6-4) took the loss after hitting Brian Dozier on the elbow with a bases-loaded pitch in the sixth inning.

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