Brent Suter pitched five efficient innings, Ryan Braun homered and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 to gain ground in the NL playoff chase
Aaron Judge hit his 44th home run, Aroldis Chapman pitched out of big trouble in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 to increase their AL wild-card lead
Major League Baseball is on track to break its season home run record with nearly two weeks left in the season, with 5,677 hit through Monday in this Summer of the Slugger, 16 shy of the mark set in 2000
Stephen Strasburg ended his club-record scoreless streak at 35 innings, but two home runs from Ryan Zimmerman helped the All-Star win his fourth consecutive start as the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1
Arizona Diamondbacks pitchers Andrew Chafin and Zack Godley talk hunting, slushees, trucks and try to rope a fellow reliever while being chauffeured to Chase Field by Jody Jackson.
Hunter Renfroe hit a three-run home run in his first game back from Triple-A and Austin Hedges also connected for the San Diego Padres, who beat NL wild card leader Arizona 4-2
Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the 11th inning, Mookie Betts had four RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 for their ninth win in 12 games
Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners