- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - Lonnie Chisenhall was 4 for 5 with three RBIs, Carlos Santana and Tyler Naquin homered, and the Cleveland Indians remained perfect in 11 games against the Detroit Tigers this season with a 12-1 victory Tuesday night.

The Indians have outscored the Tigers 77-24 in the season series. Cleveland leads Detroit by 7 1/2 games in the AL Central.

Carlos Carrasco (5-2) allowed one run in six innings for Cleveland, which has won 13 straight at home.

Anibal Sanchez (5-9), who replaced the injured Jordan Zimmermann, allowed seven runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was ejected in the sixth after grounding out. Cabrera, thinking the ball hit off his leg, never left the batter’s box and was called out at first. He was ejected when the umpires didn’t reverse the call.


LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Machado hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, lifting Baltimore and ending its five-game skid while stopping Los Angeles’ five-game winning streak.

Machado, a newly named All-Star starter who turns 24 on Wednesday, sent a 2-2 pitch from Kenta Maeda (7-6) into the upper corner of the left field pavilion, putting the AL East-leading Orioles ahead 4-1.

The Orioles lead the majors with 129 home runs; they had 56 in June.

Chris Tillman (11-2) allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, struck out two and walked two while facing the Dodgers for the first time in his career.


HOUSTON (AP) - Luis Valbuena hit a solo homer and Colby Rasmus and rookie A.J. Reed added two-run shots in the fourth inning to back up a solid start by Dallas Keuchel.

Keuchel (6-9), last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner who has struggled this season, allowed five hits and two runs in six innings for his season-high third straight win. Will Harris, who was named to his first All-Star team on Tuesday, pitched a scoreless ninth for his ninth save.

The Astros trailed by one in the fourth inning when Rasmus launched his homer off Taijuan Walker (4-7) to the bullpen in right-center field to make it 3-2.


TORONTO (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit two solo home runs, Troy Tulowitzki had a three-run blast and Toronto connected four times.

Fresh off being named a reserve to the AL All-Star team, Donaldson went 3 for 4 and scored four runs while the Blue Jays won their fourth straight.

Donaldson has scored 77 runs, a franchise record for runs before the All-Star break. Carlos Delgado had 76 in 2003.

All four Toronto homers came off Royals right-hander Chris Young (2-8), who matched Runelvys Hernandez’s team record by allowing at least one home run in 13 consecutive starts.

Toronto’s R.A. Dickey (6-9) allowed two runs, none earned, and four hits in seven innings.


NEW YORK (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton homered twice to match his career high with five RBIs, powering Wei-Yin Chen and Miami to a victory that snapped New York’s five-game winning streak.

Chen (5-3) tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, spoiling Jose Reyes’ return to the Mets in his first major league game since a 59-day domestic violence suspension.

Back with his original team, the speedy switch-hitter received a warm welcome from the crowd of 29,477 at Citi Field but went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in his first big league appearance this season. Batting leadoff after getting called up from the minors, he quickly doffed his helmet to cheering fans - some stood and applauded - when he stepped to the plate in the first inning.


BOSTON (AP) - Shin-Soo Choo homered on David Price’s first pitch of the game, and Elvis Andrus scored to break a sixth-inning tie as the Texas snapped a three-game losing streak.

Price (8-6) threw 46 pitches in the first two innings - 45 after Choo drove the first one of the game out to center.

Rangers starter A.J. Griffin left after four innings, and Cesar Ramos (3-3) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.


CHICAGO (AP) - John Lackey’s winless streak stretched to five games, Chicago manager Joe Maddon was ejected and Cincinnati beat struggling Chicago behind Zack Cozart’s 13th home run.

Lackey (7-5) allowed six runs - five earned - six hits and five walks in six innings, dropping to 0-3 in his past five starts. The Cubs have lost five of their last six games and 10 of 15.

Brandon Finnegan (4-7) gave up five runs and five hits in five innings.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All-Star Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the seventh inning to give Colorado the big hit it has missed for much of the past week and end a season-high six-game losing streak.

Colorado catcher Nick Hundley and San Francisco’s Angel Pagan exchanged words in the seventh during Pagan’s at-bat before plate umpire Carlos Torres and Hundley had a heated chat. Rockies manager Walt Weiss rushed out, then the umpires gathered in the infield and both benches were warned but no ejections made.

Jordan Lyles (2-2) pitched the sixth for the win.

DJ LeMahieu hit an RBI infield single in the seventh against loser Cory Gearrin (3-1).


WASHINGTON (AP) - Hernan Perez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning to back an effective pitching performance by Zach Davies, and Milwaukee won its second road series of the season.

Davies (6-4) allowed two runs and nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. The rookie retired 10 in a row before giving up three straight singles in the seventh.

Jeremy Jeffress worked the ninth for his 23rd save.

Gio Gonzalez (4-8) is 1-7 in nine starts since May 18.


CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Beltran celebrated his ninth All-Star selection with three of New York’s season-high 20 hits.

Masahiro Tanaka (6-2) pitched into the eighth inning while improving to 4-1 with a 1.14 ERA in eight road starts.

Chicago (43-41) had won three in a row and six of eight, but it never recovered after Carlos Rodon (2-7) labored through five innings.


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eric Fryer burned his former team with two hits and three RBIs to lead Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals released Fryer when backup catcher Brayan Pena came off the 15-day disabled list and the Pirates claimed him off waivers on Sunday.

Juan Nicasio (7-6) worked two scoreless innings in relief of lefty Steven Brault, who allowed one earned run in four innings while throwing 82 pitches and adding a single in his debut.

Mark Melancon finished for his 21st consecutive save and 25th in 26 chances.

Mike Leake (5-7) gave up five runs in six innings for the Cardinals.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Maikel Franco homered for the third straight game and Philadelphia hit four overall.

Zach Eflin (1-2) struck out six and walked none in his first career complete game and first major league win.

Peter Bourjos started the home run derby and extended his hitting streak to 14 games in the first inning against Mike Foltynewicz (2-3).


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - C.J. Cron homered twice and drove in four runs, and Los Angeles overcame another shaky start by Tim Lincecum to get its third win in 15 games.

Cron had a solo shot off Jake Odorizzi (3-4) during a four-run second and a three-run drive against Enny Romero in a six-run ninth.

Reliever Deolis Guerra (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano hit home runs, Tommy Milone beat his old team and Minnesota topped Oakland in a game that ended early Wednesday morning after a severe thunderstorm delayed the start by 2 hours and 42 minutes.

Marcus Semien hit his 18th home run in the second, but that was all the A’s managed against Milone (1-2).

Vargas, recalled Monday from Triple-A Rochester, went deep for the first time since June 22, 2015, with a two-run, two-out home run in the fifth against Sean Manaea (3-5). Then Kepler homered on the next pitch.


PHOENIX (AP) - Rickie Weeks Jr. hit a three-run homer and Paul Goldschmidt had two RBIs after being named to his fourth straight NL All-Star team.

Weeks hit a three-run homer off Christian Friedrich (4-4), and Zack Godley (2-0) worked around trouble through five innings in front of 14,110 fans, the smallest crowd in Chase Field’s 18-year history.

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