Houston (USA), .- The Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners returned to star in the important wins in the day of professional baseball in the American League.
The Rays continued to be the winning surprise and to get the fifth consecutive win while the Mariners secured leadership with a score of 7-1, mark that they get for the first time in the history of the franchise.
Starter Blake Snell struck out 13, his best record for life, and led the Rays to their fifth straight win by blanking the Colorado Rockies 4-0.
The Rays, who have the best franchise record with 5-1, reached five straight wins, take the lead in the AL East and have the largest current winning streak in the majors.
Snell (1-1) allowed two hits, gave one base and retired 13 batters via the punch.
Also on the mound, starter Marco Gonzales worked almost the entire route and designated Daniel Vogelbach hit a home run for the Seattle Mariners, who defeated the Angels 2-1 in Los Angeles.
The Mariners expanded their winning streak to two, allowing them to secure themselves in the lead of the Western Division (7-1), something that they had not achieved until this season, which reinforces the consistency they have as a group.
Another outstanding pitcher was starter Andrew Cashner, who worked six innings and the Baltimore Orioles extended their streak to four consecutive wins by winning 2-1 at the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Orioles (4-1), who had 115 losses in the previous season, secure second place in the East Division of the Young Circuit ahead of the big favorites, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.
For the Orioles it is their first four-game winning streak out of their field from July 5 to 16, 2016, when they outscored the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Rays.
In duel in New York, Ranger Dustin Peterson hit a double tug of the difference and the Detroit Tigers beat the home team 3-1 at the New York Yankees.
For Peterson was the first unstoppable he gets in the major leagues after he was 0 of 9 before catching a fastball of 95 miles per hour and convert his shot to double producer of the win.
Third baseman Matt Chapman hit a four-corner hit and the Oakland Athletics whittled the Red Sox 1-0.
The Athletics reached five wins and improved their numbers to 5-3 in games held in their field in the championship.
While the Red Sox have a losing record of 1-5 since the start of the new season in which they defend the title of World Series champions.
Venezuelan third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers won 6-4 to the Houston Astros in a Texas team duel.
The Rangers (3-3) have a .500 average for the second time this season under the direction of Chris Woodward, after last season they never reached that percentage.
Dominican designated hitter Nelson Cruz hit a tug of victory in the 10th inning and the Minnesota Twins outscored the Kansas City Royals 5-4.
The Twins were credited with their second consecutive win and secure themselves in first place in the Central Division of the American League. (EFE)