BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam, Kiké Hernández drove in three runs with two homers and the Boston Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak with a 13-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Rookie Jarren Duran hit his first major league homer, Dylan Santana and Rafael Devers also went yard, and J.D. Martinez broke out of a slump with four hits as the Red Sox improved their AL-leading road record to 29-19. Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (8-4) allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks while recording four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Toronto used eight pitchers and had its five-game win streak halted. Blue Jays starter Ross Stripling gave up six runs on four hits and two walks while getting only one out in his first appearance this season that didn’t extend into at least the fourth inning. Cavan Biggio homered for the Blue Jays during a four-run rally in the fourth inning. Teoscar Hernandez, Randal Grichuk and Bo Bichette also drove in runs. ORIOLES 6, RAYS 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Rookie right-hander Spenser Watkins gave up one run in six innings as Baltimore tied a season high with its third consecutive win. The 28-year old Watkins (2-0) scattered four hits, walked two and struck out seven. Cole Sulser, Paul Fry and Tyler Wells completed the five-hitter. Ryan Mountcastle, Anthony Santander, Kelvin Gutierrez, Austin Hays and Pat Valaika drove in runs in the win. Ryan Yarbrough (6-4) allowed six runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He was 5-0 in his previous 12 outings dating to April 30. CARDINALS 8, CUBS 3 ST. LOUIS (AP) – Dylan Carlson homered and drove in four runs, Jake Woodford pitched 5 2/3 strong innings in his first start of the season, and St. Louis beat Chicago. Woodford (2-1) struck out six and didn’t allow a walk. He also pitched out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fifth. John Gant pitched the final 2 1/3 innings of relief as the Cardinals ran their winning streak to three games. Carlson and Paul Goldschmidt hit home runs in the sixth, the fourth time this season the Cardinals hit back-to-back homers. Alec Mills (4-3) struck out six over four innings, but 28 of his 81 pitches came in the Cardinals’ four-run fourth. ASTROS 4, INDIANS 3 HOUSTON (AP) – Yordan Alvarez snapped an 0-for-22 slump with at two-run homer, helping Houston beat Cleveland. The Astros were up by 1 with one out in the fifth inning when Alvarez connected off rookie J.C. Mejía (1-5). Alvarez also doubled and Michael Brantley added two hits to help the Astros to their second straight victory. Houston starter Zack Greinke (9-3) yielded five hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Pressly picked up his 17th save. Franmil Reyes hit a solo homer and an RBI single for the Indians, whose two-game winning streak ended. Mejía permitted seven hits and four runs while striking out a career-high eight in 4 1/3 innings in his eighth major league start. TIGERS 14, RANGERS 0 DETROIT (AP) – Miguel Cabrera drove in five runs, including a bases-loaded double in a four-run fifth inning, and Detroit blanked Texas. The Rangers have lost six straight, the last three by a combined score of 29-0. Tigers starter Casey Mize was only expected to pitch three innings as the team tries to limit his workload. However, when he retired the first nine hitters, he came back out for the fourth, allowing one single. He struck out four. Joe Jiménez (4-1) got the win in relief. Kyle Gibson (6-2) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and two walks in five-plus innings. Akil Baddoo had a two-run homer, finished with four RBIs and scored three times. NATIONALS 18, MARLINS 1
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