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MLB roundup: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win

(TSX / STATS) -- CLEVELAND -- Corey Kluber pitched a five-hitter, and Francisco Lindor hit his 30th home run as the Cleveland Indians tied the American League record with their 20th straight victory, a 2-0 decision over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

Cleveland matched the record set by the 2002 Oakland Athletics. The only longer streaks are 21 games by the 1935 Chicago Cubs and 26 by the 1916 New York Giants, although there was a tie game during New York's streak. The Indians have outscored their opponents 134-32 during their run.

Kluber (16-4) struck out eight and did not walk a batter. The shutout was the Indians' seventh during their winning streak and their major-league-leading 19th for the season overall.

Detroit starter Matthew Boyd (5-10) threw 116 pitches in five innings but managed to hold the Indians to one run and six hits with five strikeouts and one walk.

Dodgers 5, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yasiel Puig capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and Clayton Kershaw combined with three relievers to protect a lead as Los Angeles snapped an 11-game losing streak.

Chase Utley homered into the San Francisco Bay, and Cody Bellinger reached base in five consecutive plate appearances, three times via intentional walks, as the Dodgers ended the longest skid in their West Coast history with their first win since Sept. 1.

Kershaw (17-3) allowed eight hits and a walk in six innings, but limited the Giants to two runs (one earned). Los Angeles is 21-3 in games started by the ace left-hander this season.

Astros 1, Angels 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Justin Verlander allowed one hit in eight shutout innings, and Houston lowered its magic number to clinch the American League West to five after beating Los Angeles.

Verlander (12-8) allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Phillips in the first, walked Mike Trout to start the fourth and hit Trout with a 3-2 pitch to open the seventh. He struck out nine.

Yuri Gurriel drove in the only run with a two-out single in the second.

Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX -- Carlos Gonzalez hit two home runs and drove in four runs, and Jon Gray won his third straight road start as Colorado beat Arizona.

Gonzalez hit two-run homers in the third and seventh innings, the latter breaking a 2-2 tie and helping the Rockies to their sixth straight victory -- all on the road. Gonzalez has 12 homers, four in his past five games.

Gray (8-4) gave up two runs, seven hits and no walks in seven innings while striking out 10.

Twins 16, Padres 0

MINNEAPOLIS -- No team ever homered in each of the first six innings of a game before Tuesday. Minnesota accomplished that feat, then homered in the seventh inning, too, as they routed San Diego.

The seven homers were a Target Field record and a season high for the Twins. Jason Castro homered twice, and Brian Dozier hit his 30th of the season. Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Escobar and Kennys Vargas also homered for Minnesota.

Cubs 8, Mets 3

CHICAGO -- Kris Bryant snapped out of a slump with a three-run homer and four RBIs, and Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ added solo shots to power Chicago past New York.

Bryant and Schwarber both went deep for the 26th time, and Happ hit his 22nd home run.

The long balls backed a solid seven-inning effort by Jose Quintana and helped first-place Chicago maintain a two-game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central.

Brewers 5, Pirates 2

MILWAUKEE -- Domingo Santana had three hits, and Eric Thames hit his 29th home run of the season as Milwaukee beat Pittsburgh.

Thames' homer was his first since Aug. 29 and only his second in the past month. He added an RBI single in the third inning to cap his first multi-hit game since Aug. 18.

Six Brewers relievers combined for six scoreless innings. Jeremy Jeffress (3-0) got five outs for the win, and Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his 35th save.

Phillies 9, Marlins 8 (15 innings)

PHILADELPHIA -- An RBI double by Nick Williams delivered a win for Philadelphia over Miami.

Williams' hit scored Aaron Altherr, who had singled to short with one out.

Rhys Hoskins hit two homers for the Phillies. Derek Dietrich and Marcell Ozuna went deep for the Marlins.

Mariners 10, Rangers 3

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager each hit three-run homers as Seattle jumped on Texas early and cruised to a victory.

Gamel's homer, his ninth of the season, was part of a four-run third inning against Texas starter Miguel Gonzalez. Seager's homer, his 24th of the season, ended the night for Gonzalez in the third inning.

The Mariners scored runs in five innings and finished the game with 15 hits, including five for extra bases.

Cardinals 13, Reds 4

ST. LOUIS -- Scoring multiple runs in five different innings, St. Louis kept pressure on the first-place Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.

Eight different hitters knocked in runs for St. Louis, led by three from Yadier Molina. Tommy Pham, Paul DeJong and Jose Martinez added two RBIs each, with DeJong cracking his 22nd homer of the year in the sixth.

Matt Carpenter set a career high by drawing walks in his first four plate appearances, then added an RBI double on his only official at-bat of the game in the seventh.

Red Sox 11, Athletics 1

BOSTON -- Mookie Betts hit two-run homers in consecutive at-bats and drove in six runs as Boston routed Oakland.

Betts homered in the fourth off Athletics starter Sean Manaea (10-10) and in the sixth against Raul Alcantra. He also added a two-run triple off Manaea, who was tagged for seven runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

The Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez (5-5) pitched six innings of one-run ball in winning for the first time since May 26. He was 0-4 in 11 starts in between.

Rays 2, Yankees 1

NEW YORK -- Adeiny Hechavarria's one-out homer in the bottom of the eighth inning snapped a tie and lifted Tampa Bay over New York at Citi Field. It was the second contest of a three-game series relocated from Tropicana Field because of Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida's Gulf Coast.

Hechavarria, who missed hitting for a cycle by a home run Monday in the series opener, crushed a Sonny Gray offering deep into the left field seats to give the Rays their second win in six games.

Matt Holliday hit an RBI double for the Yankees.

Braves 8, Nationals 0

WASHINGTON -- Julio Teheran pitched seven innings, Freddie Freeman was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer, and Atlanta blanked NL East champion Washington.

Teheran (11-11) gave up seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts while throwing 101 pitches.

Gio Gonzalez (14-7) allowed five runs on seven hits five innings.

Blue Jays 3, Orioles 2

TORONTO -- Richard Urena singled in the winning run as Toronto scored twice in the ninth inning to hand Baltimore its sixth straight loss.

The winning hit came after Luke Maile singled in the tying run against Zach Britton (2-1).

Tim Beckham hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning against Blue Jays starter Joe Biagini after the Orioles tied the game in the seventh on Mark Trumbo's single.

Royals 4, White Sox 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brandon Moss hit a grand slam, and Kansas City held off Chicago.

Royals starter Sam Gaviglio (4-5) allowed two runs on six singles and a double over five innings.

Yolmer Sanchez and Rob Brantly delivered RBI doubles for Chicago.

Updated September 13, 2017

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