Streaking A’s blank Tigers 6-0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Trevor Cahill struck out 10 in six innings, Khris Davis and Matt Chapman both homered for the second consecutive game and the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Sunday to complete a season sweep.
Matt Olson also homered and Ramon Laureano added three hits and an RBI to help the streaking A’s win their sixth straight.
Oakland won all seven games against Detroit this season and has a franchise-record 12 consecutive victories over the Tigers.
The A’s blanked the Tigers on Friday night and allowed only an unearned run Saturday. It’s the first time in Oakland history that the team did not give up an earned run in a series of three or more games.
RED SOX 5, YANKEES 4, 10 innings – Andrew Benintendi’s RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning capped Boston’s rally from three runs down in the ninth against New York closer Aroldis Chapman, and the Red Sox completed a four-game sweep over the rival Yankees.
Boston opened a 9 1/2-game lead atop the AL East over the Yankees, who lost their season-high fifth straight. Boston (79-34) has won eight of nine games and owns the majors’ best record.
PADRES 10, CUBS 6 — Cubs ace Jon Lester was hit hard again and San Diego also battered Chicago’s bullpen.
Lester was tagged for five runs and eight hits in five innings. The All-Star lefty was 10-2 with a 2.18 ERA after beating the Dodgers on June 26, but has a 6.81 ERA in seven starts since.