Scherzer brilliant but Orioles win sixth straight


Max Scherzer dominated but the Washington Nationals were unable to stop the Baltimore Orioles extending their winning streak to six in MLB.

Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Orioles, who rallied for a 5-4 win after 12 innings on Tuesday.

Mark Trumbo's bases-loaded single to left field in the bottom of the 12th inning gave the Orioles a two-game series sweep in Baltimore.

A.J. Griffin starred for the Texas Rangers, and his performance resulted in a win - an 11-0 thrashing of the San Diego Padres.

The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs split their double-header, the latter winning 8-1 after a 10-4 loss.

The Seattle Mariners edged the Philadelphia Phillies 10-9, the Cleveland Indians shut out the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 and the Cincinnati Reds overcame the New York Yankees 5-3.

The St Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins 6-5, the New York Mets cruised past the San Francisco Giants 6-1 and the Kansas City Royals had a 12-inning, 7-6 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Milwaukee Brewers got past the Boston Red Sox 11-7, the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 7-2 and the Houston Astros claimed an 8-3 win against the Atlanta Braves.

The Detroit Tigers had a 7-3 win against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 after 10 innings.



Rangers right-hander Griffin improved to 4-0 this season with a complete-game shutout of the Padres. Griffin scattered just four hits and struck out four with one walk. He is the first Rangers pitcher to toss a shutout since Colby Lewis on September 11, 2015.



The Astros tagged 43-year-old Bartolo Colon for five runs in the first inning, including a solo home run from 40-year-old Carlos Beltran.


Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz lasted just four innings at Miller Park. He surrendered first-inning home runs to Eric Thames and Keon Broxton as the Brewers jumped out to a 5-1 lead en route to an 11-7 victory. Pomeranz was tagged for six runs on seven hits with just two strikeouts and a pair of walks to Brewers leadoff hitter Jonathan Villar.



Wade Miley (1-1, 2.27 ERA) returns to the mound after getting drilled by a pair of line drives in his last start. The Nationals' (21-12) Stephen Strasburg (3-1, 2.66) will make his third career start against the Orioles (22-10), against whom he has a 2.25 ERA. Both pitchers have been good this season, but each will be tested against dangerous lineups.