BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have reached the 100-win mark for the first time in 78 years and need six victories in their final 16 games to set a team record. The Red Sox’s magic number to win the AL East is seven after David Price scattered three hits over seven innings of a 1-0 shutout of Toronto. Rafael Devers scored the only run on a wild pitch by Aaron Sanchez in the fifth inning.
UNDATED (AP) — The Houston Astros completed their first-ever sweep at Comerica Park to keep their three-game lead over Oakland in the AL West. Alex Bregman doubled home a pair in a four-run fifth that put the Astros ahead, 5-2 in a 5-4 win at Detroit. Matt Olson crushed a three-run homer and Matt Chapman drove in three while the Athletics exploded for 10 runs in the third inning of a 10-0 pounding of the Orioles.
UNDATED (AP) — The Colorado Rockies won a thriller against the Diamondbacks as DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) unloaded a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to complete a 5-4 comeback over Arizona. Nolan Arenado (ar-eh-NAH’-doh) was 3-for-4 with a solo blast and two RBIs for the Rockies, whose lead in the NL West remains 1 ½ games over Los Angeles. The Diamondbacks fell 3 ½ games behind Colorado despite homers from Eduardo Escobar and Alex Avila.
CHICAGO (AP) — Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs as the Milwaukee Brewers earned a 5-1 victory at Chicago and moved one game behind the NL Central-leading Cubs. Granderson also got three hits and Mike Moustakas (moos-TAH’-kahs) had a two-run single for the Brewers, who took two of three from the Cubs. Six Brewers pitchers combined to hold Chicago to six hits.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler Flowers hit an infield single with two out in the ninth to score Charlie Culberson with the tiebreaking run in the Atlanta Braves’ fifth consecutive win, 2-1 at San Francisco. The Giants took a 1-0 lead on Evan Longoria’s RBI single in the third, but Freddie Freeman’s run-scoring single tied it three innings later. The Braves stretched their lead in the NL East to 7 ½ games over Philadelphia.