AMERICAN LEAGUE: ?Orioles 7, Rangers 1
Steve Pearce hit two of host Baltimore’s four home runs off Joe Saunders and Ubaldo Jimenez ended a run of nine winless starts as the Orioles defeated Texas on Monday night.
Pearce put Baltimore ahead to stay with a two-run drive in the first inning and connected with a man on in the fourth. It was his first two-homer game during a career that began in 2007.
Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy also homered for the Orioles, who hit a major league-leading 46 long balls in June. The four home runs provided Baltimore with a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning against Saunders (0-5), who came in 7-0 lifetime against the Orioles.
Tigers 5, Athletics 4
Rajai Davis hit his third career grand slam with one out in the ninth inning, giving host Detroit a victory over Oakland.
Oakland closer Sean Doolittle (2-2) was given a three-run lead to work with in the ninth, but only managed one out. Nick Castellanos and Alex Avila started the inning with singles. Eugenio Suarez struck out but Doolittle walked Austin Jackson — just the second walk he has issued this season — to load the bases.
Doolittle then missed the strike zone with a curveball, then hung another one over the middle of the plate. Davis didn’t make any mistakes, hitting his first career walkoff homer down the left field line.
Detroit’s rally took Anibal Sanchez off the hook — he allowed two earned runs in seven innings to extend his unbeaten streak to 10 starts.
Royals 6, Twins 1
Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBI on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift Kansas City to a victory over host Minnesota.
Danny Duffy (5-7) gave up one run and four hits while striking out three in 5? innings and Mike Moustakas had two hits for the Royals. Kansas City (43-39) has won three of four and is off to its best start since 2003.
Yohan Pino (0-2) gave up four runs and seven hits while also striking out three in 5? innings for the Twins. Eduardo Nunez had two hits and an RBI in his return from the disabled list for Minnesota, which has lost six of its last seven games to drop into last place in the AL Central.
Rays 4, Yankees 3
Tampa Bay beat host New York in 12 innings. Brad Boxberger picked up his first major-league victory.
Angels, White Sox — ppd.
Postponed due to rain, will be made up as part of a doubleheader today.
NATIONAL LEAGUE: ?Nationals 7, Rockies 3
Adam LaRoche homered, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and Ian Desmond added two doubles and three RBI as host Washington welcomed back Bryce Harper with a win over Colorado.
Harper, who missed 57 games because of a torn ligament in his left thumb, went 1-for-3 with an RBI single — on Bryce Harper bobblehead night. Jordan Zimmermann (6-4) allowed two runs in six innings as Washington won its third straight.
Justin Morneau had three hits for the Rockies, who have lost 12-of-14.
Yohan Flande (0-1), making his second start, was charged with three runs on six hits.
Braves 5, Mets 3
Three errors by New York fueled host Atlanta’s comeback as the Braves scored four runs in the eighth inning and beat New York for their fifth straight win.
Errors by reliever Jeurys Familia (1-3), center fielder Juan Lagares and third baseman Eric Campbell in the eighth helped the Braves rally from a 3-1 deficit.
Anthony Varvaro (3-1) pitched one scoreless inning to earn the victory. Craig Kimbrel recorded the final three outs for his 25th save.
The Braves announced late in the game that catcher Evan Gattis will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI revealed a bulging thoracic disk in his back.
INTERLEAGUE:?Cubs 2, Red Sox 0
Jake Arrieta held host Boston hitless until Stephen Drew singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and Chicago beat the Red Sox in the opener of only the second series between the teams at Fenway Park since 1918.
Six days after taking a perfect game into the seventh inning of his previous start at Wrigley Field against Cincinnati, Arrieta took his no-hit bid a little deeper at fabled Fenway. He allowed only Mike Napoli’s fifth-inning walk before Drew lined a clean single to right. Arrieta (5-1) was lifted by Cubs manager Rick Renteria immediately following the hit that came on his career-high 120th pitch.