The action on the American League professional baseball day left the Los Angeles Angels with big winners who won interweaving duels with their Dodgers neighbors and the Cleveland Indians who staged a comeback against the Texas Rangers.
Starter Ricky Nolasco pitched until the seventh for his first win in nearly two months, Cuban Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Angels cut the Dodgers’ 10-game winning streak by beating 4-0.
Nolasco (3-9) allowed five hits, struck out five and walked two in six innings and two-thirds. He left the game after being hit by a line of Puerto Rican Enrique Hernandez.
Nolasco was 0-7 in 10 starts since he defeated the Oakland Athletics on April 27.
The Dodgers also ended a 17-game winning streak with at least one home run, equaling the longest record since moving to Los Angeles before the 1958 season.
Danny Espinosa hit a sacrifice fly and Martín Maldonado hit a solo homer to help the Angels win for the fourth time in five games.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill (4-4) admitted three runs and four undisputed innings in seven innings, fanned out seven rival batters and handed two walks.
The Latino bat had a leading role with the Angels after Escobar went 4-2 with two RBIs. Andrelton Simmons of Caceres 4-1 with a scoring, and Maldonado of 4-1 with an annotated and a towed.
The Indians lost by seven races and were without their pilot, Terry Francona, for the fourth episode of their party before the Watchmen of Texas, but they extracted their greater spirit of fight and they obtained the comeback, that arrived at the best moment after having suffered A daunting sweep of a division rival, the Minnesota Twins.
The key had to be on the rise of their offense and this was what happened thanks to Puerto Rican shortstop Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana, who hauled three races each for the Indians to beat by beating from 15 to 9 Watchers.
Without Francona in the players’ cave, he retired when feeling indisposed, the Indians turned him around after losing 9-2 in the fourth, avoiding his first streak of four consecutive setbacks since 2015.
The team doctors did a review of Francona and found no major problems, the Indians said. The pilot suffered similar symptoms and left a game on June 14, when he was taken to the hospital.
The team did not clarify whether the technician had been hospitalized again.
Before the game, Francona handed the first baseman of the Rangers, and former Indian, Mike Napoli, his American League champion ring.
The Indians scored a run in the fourth, four in the fifth, went up with six in the sixth and added in the seventh.
Bryan Shaw (2-2) pitched one inning and a third in white for the win. Tanner Scheppers (0-1) took the loss by allowing all three batters he faced to pit.
Latin batting of the Indians was decisive with Lindor of 5-2, one annotated and three impelled; And his compatriot Roberto Pérez of 3-2, two annotated and two impelled.
While Santana had 5-2 with three runs and three RBIs, and his compatriot Jose Ramirez 5-3, three runs scored; And Edwin Encarnacion of 5-2, two annotations.
The power of the Latin bat was also present with the Rangers after the Venezuelan Elvis Andrus went 4-3, three runs scored and four RBIs.
The Dominicans Adrián Beltré of 4-2, one annotated and three towed; And Nomar Mazara of 5-1, one annotated and one impelled.
Starter Chris Sale had nine strikeouts with six innings and a third, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game and the Boston Red Sox won the Minnesota Twins 4-1 at the start of a two- The best teams in the American League.
Dustin Pedroia hit two hits and drove a run and Moreland added a sacrifice for Boston, who is still stuck with the New York Yankees in the Eastern Division fight.
After consuming a three-game sweep in Cleveland that allowed them to move the Indians and climb to the top of the Central, the Twins’ attack was silenced by Sale and three relievers.
Sale (10-3) allowed one run and four hits and raised his strikeout total to 155, the best of the majors. Craig Kimbrel took charge of the ninth for his twenty-first rescue.
Jose Berrios (7-2) allowed four runs and eight undisputed in six innings and a third. Berríos had only allowed two runs in each of his four previous starts, and six of eight since joining the majors on May 7.
Jordan Montgomery equaled his personal best of the season with a solid seven-innings and Cuban closer Aroldis Chapman stopped a comeback in the ninth just in time, prompting the New York Yankees to a 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox, the third in the last 13 games.
New York had a 6-1 lead at the start of the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve conceded a three-run homer by Tim Anderson and Chapman allowed a double tug to compatriot Jose Abreu.
Chapman retired Venezuelan Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier for his eighth save, the first after overcoming an injury a week ago that helped the Yankees remain leaders.