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Yankees consolidate lead; Orioles do not yield; Azulejos earn duel to Indians

The New York Yankees reached their sixth consecutive victory that consolidates leaders in the East Division of the American League, while the Orioles also give in their fight to reach them and also they took the triumph in party of interleaves.

Brett Gardner and Matt Holliday hit home runs, Japanese starter Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth straight start, and the Yankees rocked a long game and a few hours of sleep to defeat the Cincinnati Reds 10-4.

The Yankees have the best Major League record this season with 21-9, 12 games above .500 average for the first time since the end of the 2015 campaign.

His biggest challenge was to overcome fatigue after a 5-4 win in 18 innings at Wrigley Field that ended early Monday morning and landed in Cincinnati until 5:08 in the morning.

Tanaka (5-1) gave them what they needed after working all night: he pitched seven innings, with 112 pitches, to give the bullpen a break.
It allowed four runs – Joey Votto pushed three with a single and a home run – and the Yankees cut a five-run winning streak with the Reds.

The Yankees’ Latino batting played host to Gary Sanchez who picked up a full-house single in the first chapter against Rookie Davis (1-2), an expiration of the New York team.

Sánchez went 3-3, with two runs produced, his countryman Starlin Castro of 2-1, one scoring, while Ronald Torreyes of 5-2, a scorer and a powered.

Trey Mancini sealed a three-run homer in the first inning against Gio Gonzalez, and the Orioles won the Washington Nationals 6-4 for their fifth straight win, their best streak of the season.

Kevin Gausman (2-3) limited the most powerful Major League offense to two runs in just over seven innings. He retired the first 10 batters he faced and struck out eight opponents in his time on the longest mound of the year.

Joey Rickard started the game with a fist on the fence and Mark Trumbo added another solo before Mancini connected a full-back shot with a runner on the trails to put the slate in 4-0.

That was enough attack for the Orioles, who now have a 37-24 lead over their neighbors in the so-called “Beltway Series”, which began in 2006.

Caleb Joseph hit four hits for the Orioles, tying a mark in his career. Baltimore (21-10) has the second-best record in the majors, behind the Yankees, leaders of the East Division of the Young Circuit.

Bryce Harper homered and produced two touchdowns for the Nationals.
Starter Marcus Stroman threw six straight innings and Kevin Pillar made a sensational catch in center field that helped the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Ryan Goins hit a two-run homer and Justin Smoak added a single that propelled two more to help the Blue Jays beat the team that eliminated them last year in the AL championship series.

Tile ex-Edwin Encarnacion, who signed a three-year, 60-million contract with Cleveland last winter, received a warm welcome on his return to Toronto.

Fans cheered the Dominican’s name when the lineups were announced before the game, then roared in approval of a tribute video before the first pitch.

Encarnación also received a standing ovation before their first at-bat, in which they connected a single to the first pitch that hit Stroman’s left foot. Encarnación hit a 3-2 pitch and received a passport.

Nate Karns had 10 strikeouts to pitch until the seventh, Eric Hosmer hit three hits and the Kansas City Royals won 7-3 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Royals had their most productive game in races this year, as well as setting a streak of hits with 13.

It was just the fourth win of Kansas City in its last 17 games. They had scored three or fewer runs in four straight games.

The Venezuelan Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, his compatriot Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield contributed two hits each for the Royals, and Hosmer stole the pads twice.

Karns (2-2) covered six innings and one-third, allowed two runs, six hits and two walks.

Blake Snell (0-3) allowed four runs and 10 undisputed in five innings and charge with the loss.

Jed Lowrie hit his second homer with two outs in the 11th episode and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 for their third straight victory in the finale.

Lowrie scored the first run for Oakland with a solo homer in the fourth inning and sentenced the game with a right-footed shot to Deolis Guerra (2-2).

Trevor Cahill and three relievers limited the Texas Rangers to two hits and Ryan Schimpf, Austin Hedges and Cory Spangenberg homered for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Texas team 5-1 and cut four straight losing streak, In match of interligas.

Cahill (3-2) allowed a hit in 5 innings and a third without a touchdown and scored his third consecutive win in four starts, the third at Petco Park for his hometown team, the Padres.

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