Frazier grand slam inspires in-form White Sox, Bradley leads Red Sox rout


The Chicago White relied on Todd Frazier to extend their winning streak to four games, while Jackie Bradley Jr. inspired the Boston Red Sox in MLB action on Monday.

Frazier smashed a grand slam at the top of the 12th inning to give the in-form White Sox an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers.

It was his second homer of the game as the Rangers had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Bradley also came up big in the Red Sox's 14-7 rout of the Oakland Athletics, hitting a grand slam and tallying six RBIs.

Aroldis Chapman returned from a 30-game suspension for violating the league's joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy, making his debut in the ninth inning of the New York Yankees' 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Chapman allowed one run and two hits, striking out two.

The Toronto Blue Jays opened their series at the San Francisco Giants with a 3-1 victory, the Washington Nationals had a 5-4 walk-off win against the slumping Detroit Tigers, the Houston Astros saw off the Cleveland Indians 7-1, and the Miami Marlins defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1.

A five-run fifth inning helped the Arizona Diamondbacks past the Colorado Rockies 10-5, the Pittsburgh Pirates fell 3-2 to the Cincinnati Reds, the New York Mets were 4-2 winners against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-2.

The Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles both had their respective games against the San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins postponed.



Jose Fernandez was dealing on Monday, shutting down the Brewers. The Marlins ace tossed seven scoreless innings, striking out 11 with four walks while scattering four hits. He now has three games with 11 or more strikeouts and zero runs allowed, the most in franchise history.


Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto forgot one basic rule of base running: Do not pass the person in front of you. He did, and what should have been a two-run homer against the Brewers turned into an RBI single and an out. 


Curtis Granderson gave the Mets an early 1-0 advantage against the Dodgers by hitting his 13th lead-off homer over the last three years. That is the most in baseball during that span, one better than Rockies lead-off hitter Charlie Blackmon.

Monday was the six-year anniversary of the perfect game thrown by former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden. The A's did not have much of a celebration though, getting shellacked by the Red Sox.



After Monday's game went to extra innings, with the White Sox winning in 12, Tuesday's clash in Arlington should be fun. Chicago's Carlos Rodon (1-4, 4.36 ERA) looks to get on track. The Rangers will counter with lefty Derek Holland (3-2, 5.40). Holland is coming off the worst outing of his career with 11 runs off 11 hits in only 2.5 innings against the Blue Jays.