Red Sox smash Rays, Rangers beat Yankees


The Boston Red Sox had Travis Shaw to thank for their 42nd win of the season as they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2.

Shaw tied a career-high five RBIs to keep the Red Sox ticking along.

Meanwhile at Yankee Stadium, the Texas Rangers made it four wins in a row with a 7-1 drubbing of the New York Yankees, with Cole Hamels tossing seven scoreless innings.

Lucas Giolito lived up to expectations as baseball's top prospect, throwing four shutout innings before a one-hour, 25-minute rain delay held up proceedings during the Washington Nationals 5-0 win over the New York Mets.

Javier Baez's incredible grand slam in the 15th saw the Chicago Cubs win 7-2 over the Cincinnati Reds sealing their 50th win of the season after 15 innings, while the Cleveland Indians snatched a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves with a late show, scoring three runs in the ninth inning to seal the game.

The Detroit Tigers recovered from a slow start to beat the Miami Marlins 7-5, the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5, and the Minnesota Twins enjoyed a 4-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.

The St. Louis Cardinals were too good for the Kansas City Royals in their 8-4 triumph, while the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 and the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-1.

Elsewhere, the Baltimore Orioles beat the San Diego Padres 11-7, the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2, the Oakland Athletics were 13-11 winners over the San Francisco Giants and the Toronto Blue Jays triumphed14-9 over the Colorado Rockies.


Three Rangers stars helped bring down the Yankees in a 7-1 beating in the Bronx. Hamels led them with a brilliant performance on the mound, tossing seven scoreless innings with one walk and seven strikeouts to improve to 9-1 on the season. Adrian Beltre collected three hits with two runs scored, a home run and three RBIs, while Ian Desmond went 3 for 5 with two runs scored. It's Desmond's eighth three-hit game of the season.


Corey Kluber brought his "A" game against the Braves.


Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hit his first career home run against the Miami Marlins to become the 12th active player with a home run against all 30 current teams. He also hit his 425th career home run, retaking sole possession of 49th on MLB's all-time list after Beltre had tied him earlier in the night.


It will be hard for the Cubs to top the excitement from Tuesday's grand slam in the top of the 15th inning to win 7-2. Cubs shortstop Javier Baez delivered the strike, and now Kyle Hendricks (5-6, 2.76) will try to keep the momentum going.