Arizona Embarrass’ Rockies – MLB Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Madison Bumgarner continues his winning run, notching his sixth straight win as the Giants topped Cincinnati 6-1. The left-hander improved to 8-3 by giving up just three hits in eight innings. He retired the last 16 hitters he faced.
Michael Morse provided a two-run homer and Brandon Crawford added a three-run shot to help the Giants win for the 11th time in 14 games. NL West-leading San Francisco boasts the top mark in the majors at 39-21.
In other major league play:
— Adam LaRoche clubbed a two-run home run in the sixth inning and that was the difference in the Washington Nationals' 4-2 victory over Philadelphia. That finishes a three-game sweep for the Nationals, who have moved within one game of NL East-leading Atlanta. Doug Fister and two relievers combined on a four-hitter. Fister is 4-1.
— Miami climbed into a virtual tie with Atlanta atop the NL East by finishing a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay 11-6. J.T. Realmuto had three RBIs in his major league debut. Marcell Ozuna homered and drove in four runs. The Rays have lost 10 in a row.
— Masahiro Tanaka allowed a run on five hits over six innings to improve to 9-1 as the Yankees edge Oakland 2-1. Tanaka lowered his AL-leading ERA to 2.02. John Jaso reached him for a first inning home run, but that was all the Athletics could muster. AL West-leading Oakland had its winning streak ended at five games.
— The Chicago Cubs downed the New York Mets 7-4. Anthony Rizzo hit his 11th homer for the Cubs. That broke a tie in the seventh. Travis Wood also went deep and drove in three runs.
— Yordano Ventura threw six innings in his return from a sore elbow, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. That ended a string of eight straight home losses to their Interstate-70 rivals.
— In a slugfest in Texas, the Rangers outlasted the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 behind a 13-hit attack. The Rangers salvaged the final game of a three-game series. That ends the Orioles' four-game win streak.
— Milwaukee swatted Minnesota 8-3. Carlos Gomez hit a three-run homer against his former team to spark Milwaukee's comeback from a 4-0 deficit.
— Houston beat the L.A. Angels 8-5. Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) and George Springer drove in two runs each during Houston's four-run eighth inning.
— Arizona hit three of the game's six home runs and beat Colorado 12-7 at Coors Field. Paul Goldschmidt hit his 11th homer. Miguel Montero and Chris Owings also went deep for the D-Backs. Owings had four RBIs.
— Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander to help Toronto complete a three-game sweep of Detroit with a 7-3 victory. Melky Cabrera also homered for the AL East-leading Blue Jays who have won 19 of 23.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The Houston Astros selected California high school pitcher Brady Aiken with the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.
The fire-balling left-hander from San Diego's Cathedral Catholic High School is just the third prep pitcher to be selected first overall, joining fellow lefties Brien Taylor (1991, Yankees) and David Clyde (1973, Rangers).
With the second pick, Miami took hard-throwing Texas high school pitcher Tyler Kolek. He's a 6-foot-5, 230-pounder from Shepherd High School. He's touched as high as 102 mph on the radar gun.
The Chicago White Sox selected North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon with the third overall pick. He was widely regarded as the top college pitcher available.
Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber went No. 4 overall to the Chicago Cubs as the first position player selected.
Nick Gordon, the son of former big leaguer Tom Gordon and brother of the Dodgers' Dee Gordon, went fifth overall to Minnesota.