A's win via walk-off grand slam, Anderson and Brewers upstage Cubs


A walk-off grand slam from Khris Davis lifted the Oakland Athletics to a dramatic 8-5 win over the Texas Rangers in MLB on Tuesday.

With bases loaded and two outs at the bottom of the ninth inning as the Athletics trailed 5-4, Davis hit his third home run of the game to extend Oakland's winning streak to three matches.

Chase Anderson, meanwhile, starred as the Milwaukee Brewers stunned the Chicago Cubs 4-2.

The Cubs had won seven consecutive games against the Brewers until Anderson's no-hitter.

The Cubs were down to their final out until Jason Heyward and Kris Bryant went back-to-back with solo homers in the top of the ninth inning. Those shots ended Anderson's night after 110 pitches, but Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress struck out Anthony Rizzo to secure the Brewers victory. 

Nelson Cruz drove in a season-high five runs to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 10-0 demolition of the Baltimore Orioles, the Cleveland Indians crushed the Cincinnati Reds 13-1 and the Tampa Bay Rays dismantled the Toronto Blue Jays 12-2.

World Series champions the Kansas City Royals saw off the Boston Red Sox 8-4, the New York Yankees fell 5-3 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Houston Astros prevailed 6-5 against the Chicago White Sox, and the New York Mets shut out the Washington Nationals 2-0.

The Los Angeles Dodgers accounted for the Los Angeles Angels 5-1, the Colorado Rockies were too good for the St Louis Cardinals 3-1, the Minnesota Twins lost 7-2 to the Detroit Tigers, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins 3-1, the Pittsburgh Pirates were 12-9 victors over the Atlanta Braves, while the San Francisco Giants trumped the San Diego Padres 5-1.



Anderson threw the best game of his three-year career, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the high-powered Cubs offense. He struck out six and walked just one on 110 pitches and was down to his final out for a possible complete game. The last Brewers pitcher to throw a complete-game one-hitter was CC Sabathia on August 31, 2008 in a 7-0 win over the Pirates. Juan Nieves remains the only Brewers pitcher with a no-no, holding the Orioles without a hit on April 15, 1987. 



With two out and bases loaded at the bottom of the ninth, Davis belted Shawn Tolleson as Stephen Vogt, Coco Crisp and Josh Reddick scored.



In Tuesday's best pitching matchup, the Mets' Noah Syndergaard outdueled Washington's Max Scherzer in New York's win. Syndergaard struck out 10 without a walk in seven scoreless innings. It was Syndergaard's first career start with zero runs allowed and 10 strikeouts. Scherzer also struck out 10 batters in just over six innings, marking the first time this season two pitchers had at least 10 Ks in the same game.

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr went one for two in the loss to the Royals to extend his hitting streak to 22 games. It's the longest Red Sox hit streak since Dustin Pedroia went for 25 games in 2011. 



After being blanked by the Mariners, the Orioles will try to bounce back by sending Chris Tillman (5-1, 2.58 ERA) to the bound on Wednesday. Following a solid outing by Wade Miley, the Mariners will turn to right-hander Taijuan Walker (2-2, 2.63). Meanwhile, Red Sox star Bradley will look to extend his hit streak against Royals pitchers Ian Kennedy (4-3, 3.25) and Edinson Volquez (4-3, 3.51).