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DENVER (AP) " Nolan Arenado broke out of a slump in a big way, hitting two homers and driving in six runs Sunday to boost the Colorado Rockies over the Chicago Cubs 11-4.

Arenado hit a three-run homer during a seven-run burst in the first inning that included three Cubs errors, then added another three-run drive in the fourth.

Arenado leads the majors with 104 RBIs " he had a big league-high 130 last year " and tops the NL with 32 home runs. The All-Star third baseman was 1 of 16 on the Rockies' homestand before getting four hits. He passed Cubs slugger Kris Bryant for the NL homer lead.

Jorge De La Rosa (8-7) tossed eight innings, giving up a pair of home runs to Addison Russell.

De La Rosa delivered a two-run single in the first as the Rockies quickly ended Jason Hammel's 22-inning scoreless streak. Hammel (13-6) had been 6-0 with an 0.95 ERA since the All-Star before getting roughed up. The Rockies scored 10 runs off him, six earned, in 3 1/3 innings.

DJ LeMahieu also homered for Colorado.

DODGERS 4, REDS 0

CINCINNATI (AP) " Chase Utley homered on the fourth pitch of the game, 20-year-old Julio Urias won his third straight decision and Los Angeles beat Cincinnati to end a three-game losing streak.

Los Angeles moved into the NL West lead, a half-game ahead of San Francisco.

Utley connected against Anthony DeSclafani (7-2) for his third home run of the trip and 11th this season, then had an RBI single in the third and scored on Cory Seager's hit for a 3-0 lead. Utley homered twice Tuesday at Philadelphia, his former team.

Urias (4-2) allowed six hits, struck out six and walked none, throwing 62 of 97 pitches for strikes. He didn't allow a runner past first base until the sixth inning despite giving up two hits in an inning three times. Urias picked off Jose Peraza at first and got Ivan De Jesus Jr. to ground into a double play.

Urias beat Philadelphia in his previous start on Aug. 8, then defeated Pittsburgh in relief five days later. Joe Blanton, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen each followed with an inning of one-hit relief.

METS 2, GIANTS 0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia combined on a three-hitter and Yoenis Cespedes homered off Jeff Samardzija, leading New York past San Francisco.

Cespedes homered for the third time in two days to help split the four-game series. It also was the 900th victory of manager Terry Collins' career, making him the 10th active manager to reach the milestone.

Syndergaard (11-7) allowed two hits over eight innings for his second consecutive victory.

Samardzija (10-9) held the Mets hitless until Curtis Granderson's leadoff double in the seventh. Cespedes followed with his 25th home run, a two-run blast that appeared to clear the stands in left field.

Familia retired three batters for his major league-leading 41st save.

ROYALS 2, TWINS 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) " Danny Duffy won his 10th straight decision, Eric Hosmer doubled in the go-ahead run and Kansas City beat Minnesota for its eighth consecutive win.

The Royals swept a four-game series from the Twins for the first time since 1999 and have their longest winning streak since an eight-game run Aug. 3-11, 2014.

Duffy (11-1), unbeaten since June 6, improved to 5-0 with a 1.18 ERA in August. He left after 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run and a season-high eight hits while walking two and striking out four.

He outpitched Twins right-hander Ervin Santana (6-10), who allowed two runs and five hits while striking out 10 and walking one over seven innings.

Kelvin Herrera pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save.

CARDINALS 9, PHILLIES 0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings and hit a two-run single and St. Louis homered four times to rout Philadelphia.

Jedd Gyorko, Stephen Piscotty, Brandon Moss and Jeremy Hazelbaker went deep. The Cardinals had hit multiple home runs in nine straight games, tying a major league record, before failing to connect Saturday night in a 4-2 loss. Jhonny Peralta added three hits as the Cardinals finished a 6-3 trip. They remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Miami for the final wild-card spot in the National League.

The Cardinals got six extra-base hits to set a club record of 14 straight games with at least three extra-base hits.

Leake (9-9) gave up seven hits and struck out eight. Philadelphia had homered in 14 straight games before getting blanked by Leake and two relievers. Vince Velasquez (8-6) fell to 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA in his last seven starts.

BRAVES 7, NATIONALS 6, 10 INNINGS

ATLANTA (AP) " Jace Peterson hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning off Shawn Kelley to lift Atlanta past Washington in a game delayed 1 hour, 4 minutes in the bottom of the eighth.

Kelley (1-2) hung his head and walked toward the dugout as soon as Peterson made contact with his seventh homer. Kelley gave up one hit and one run in two-thirds of an inning.

Joel Ramirez (1-0) faced four batters in the 10th to earn the win.

Four of Washington's five errors led to runs for the Braves.

Matt Kemp homered for Atlanta, and Bryce Harper and Chris Heisey connected for Washington.

ASTROS 5, ORIOLES 3

BALTIMORE (AP) " Dallas Keuchel was solid through eight innings, Yulieski Gurriel got a hit in his major league debut and Houston beat Baltimore in a rain-delayed game.

The Astros won the last three games in the four-game series, outscoring Baltimore 32-13 over that stretch. The slumping Orioles have lost four of five and are 9-16 over their past 25 games.

Keuchel (8-12), last year's Cy Young Award winner, allowed two runs and five hits with seven strikeouts. Ken Giles picked up his third save after allowing Mark Trumbo major league-leading 37th home run.

Baltimore's Yovani Gallardo (4-5) allowed four runs and seven hits over seven innings.

The start of the game was delayed for 4 hours, 5 minutes because of storms. Another downpour at the end of the first inning prompted an additional 30-minute interruption.

Jake Marisnick homered for Houston.

MARLINS 3, PIRATES 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) " Christian Yelich homered in the first inning, Miami added a pair of unearned runs and the Marlins rallied past Pittsburgh to complete a three-game sweep.

Jose Urena (2-4) allowed two runs and four hits in six innings to help the Marlins sweep a series for the sixth time this season.

Fernando Rodney completed the five-hitter, working around a two-out walk in the ninth. Rodney retired Francisco Cervelli on a game-ending groundout for his third save of the series and 24th this season.

Miami went 6-1 this year against the Pirates and moved ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card race. Wearing 1970s throwback uniforms and caps, the Pirates (62-59) dropped 1 1/2 games back of Miami.

Ryan Vogelsong (2-3) gave up three runs and three hits in six innings.

TIGERS 10, RED SOX 5

DETROIT (AP) " Justin Upton hit two three-run homers and struggling Detroit finished its homestand with victory over Boston and fill-in starter Henry Owen.

The Tigers won for just the fourth time in 14 games, and went 2-5 on their stay at Comerica Park. Boston has lost just two of its last 10.

Justin Verlander (13-7) allowed one run on three hits in six innings before being pulled with a nine-run lead. He's 6-1 in his last 10 starts.

Owens (0-1) didn't find out he was pitching until late Saturday night and didn't arrive in Detroit from Triple-A until the early morning hours. He gave up eight runs on six hits and five walks in five innings. Eduardo Rodriguez was scratched from the start late Saturday night. He was expected to return from a hamstring injury to pitch, but felt discomfort during the game. Owens was summoned from Pawtucket.

INDIANS 3, BLUE JAYS 2

CLEVELAND (AP) " Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Brett Cecil in the eighth inning and Cleveland beat Toronto to win the series between teams that began the game as AL division leaders.

The Indians took two of three, with each game decided by one run.

Ahead 2-1, Toronto threatened to break open the game in the seventh. But Mike Clevinger (2-1) relieved Corey Kluber and struck out major league RBIs leader Edwin Encarnacion to leave the bases loaded.

Ramirez connected after Francisco Lindor's two-out single, sending a drive onto the home run porch in left field. Cecil (1-7) replaced starter Marcus Stroman with one out in the eighth.

Cody Allen pitched the ninth for his 24th save in 27 chances. He struck out Ryan Goins and Devon Travis before walking Josh Donaldson and Encarnacion. Russell Martin lined out to right to end it.

Melvin Upton Jr. led off the third with his third home run for Toronto since being acquired from San Diego at the trade deadline.

ANGELS 2, YANKEES 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) " Albert Pujols had three hits and scored twice on singles by Andrelton Simmons, leading Los Angeles past New York.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-8) allowed six hits over 5 2/3 innings, struck out four and walked one in his first scoreless start since April 12 for Atlanta. Deolis Guerra, JC Ramirez and Fernando Salas followed with hitless relief. Salas pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save.

After winning the first two games of the series, New York entered four games over .500 at 61-57, but for the fourth time failed to move five games over.

Chad Green (2-3) allowed one run and five hits in six innings, which matched his big league high. He struck out 11 in six scoreless innings against Toronto on Monday when he rejoined the rotation.

WHITE SOX 4, ATHLETICS 2

CHICAGO (AP) " Jose Quintana pitched into the eighth innings for his career-best 10th win and Jose Abreu homered for the second straight game to lead Chicago past Oakland.

Todd Frazier had three hits and drove in two runs, and Justin Morneau added an RBI double in Chicago's three-run first as the White Sox took the final two games of the series and handed Oakland its seventh loss in eight games. Tim Anderson also had three hits.

Oakland's Khris Davis hit his 32nd homer, a two-run shot off Quintana (10-9). The left-hander struck out six, walked one and allowed eight hits.

David Robertson got the last three outs for his 32nd save. Zach Neal (2-3) was the loser.

RAYS 8, RANGERS 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) " Logan Forsythe homered after missing four games because of back spasms, and Tampa Bay beat Texas to take two of three from the AL West-leading Rangers.

Forsythe hit an opposite-field, three-run shot off Martin Perez (8-9) in a five-run fourth that made it 6-2. He has six homers in his last 10 games.

Steven Souza Jr. put the Rays up 8-4 on a two-run homer in the eighth.

Drew Smyly (6-11) allowed four runs and five hits over 6 2/3 inning to go 4-0 in his last six starts.

Tampa Bay, last in the AL East, has won six of seven.

Delino DeShields and Drew Stubbs homered for Texas.

BREWERS 7, MARINERS 6

SEATTLE (AP) " Keon Broxton and Chris Carter homered and Scooter Gennett had an RBI single during a four-run ninth inning, and Milwaukee beat Seattle to end a six-game losing streak.

The Brewers trailed 6-3 after eight innings but rallied against Tom Wilhelmsen (2-4). Broxton hit his second solo homer of the game and Carter followed with a two-run shot, his 29th, to tie it.

After Domingo Santana singled, Vidal Nuno relieved Wilhelmsen and allowed a single to Manny Pina. Gennett then blooped a single into left-center that scored Santana from second.

Tyler Thornburg (5-4) pitched the final two innings for the win. Matt Garza (4-6) was the loser.

PADRES 9, DIAMONDBACKS 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) " Luis Perdomo ended a three-start losing streak, Travis Jankowski and Alex Dickerson homered, and San Diego beat Arizona for a four-game split.

Perdomo (6-7) took a shutout into the seventh and wound up allowing an unearned run and five hits in seven innings. Perdomo, a right-hander who had never pitched above Class A before this season, also beat the Diamondbacks at Arizona on July 4.

Braden Shipley (2-3) gave up seven runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in a matchup of the teams with the poorest records in the NL West.

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