Arrieta leads the Cubs, Ortiz hits walk-off double for Red Sox
Jake Arrieta continues to set the MLB alight with his incredible pitching, as he scored his 18th-straight major league win during the Chicago Cubs' 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Homers from Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell supported the hottest pitcher in the league right now, as Arrieta extended his major league record to 28 starts allowing three or fewer runs.
Meanwhile, David Ortiz continued to rack up the runs as he scored a game-tying RBI triple in the ninth before crunching a walk-off double in the 11th to seal a 6-5 win against the Houston Astros.
The Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins split their double header, the Nationals getting up 6-4 before the Marlins responded with an emphatic 7-1 win.
The Chicago White Sox fell to a 2-1 defeat against the New York Yankees, the Minnesota Twins got just their ninth win of the season with a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays shutout the Oakland Athletics 6-0.
The Philadelphia Phillies snuck past the Cincinnati Reds 4-3, while the Baltimore Orioles smashed the Detroit Tigers 9-3, and Mike Foltynewicz blanked the Kansas City Royals over eight innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 5-0 shutout and their ninth win of the season.
The Texas Rangers survived a late comeback from the Toronto Blue Jays to run out 6-5 winners, as the San Francisco Giants got the better of the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3.
Elsewhere, the San Diego Padres needed extra innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7, the Colorado Rockies knocked off the New York Mets 7-4, the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 9-7, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3.
ANDRIESE LEADS RAYS
Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout in a 6-0 win against Oakland. The 26-year-old was terrific in just his second start of the season. Now 2-0, Andriese has only allowed one earned run in 16 innings pitched this year.