Yankees, Dodgers come from behind to earn wins
The Los Angeles Dodgers proved they are still a playoff team with a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB on Thursday.
Down 2-1 going into the eighth inning, Los Angeles had to muster up something against the only bullpen in baseball without a single blown save. They rallied for three runs off Fernando Salas, who sported a 1.56 ERA coming into Thursday. Better still, they added a run off Jorge De La Rosa, who had a 0.87 ERA coming in. De La Rosa got saddled with the Diamondbacks' first blown save of the year.
"It was a good team effort in the eighth," Austin Barnes told Sportsnet LA after the game. "And that's the way we kind of play baseball, kind of grinding through."
The Dodgers are 10-8 in their last 18 games after starting the season 4-9.
In Houston, the Yankees surrendered a 3-0 lead in the sixth inning and were down 5-3 going into the ninth. But thanks to timely hitting by the bottom of the lineup and a two-run single by rookie Gleyber Torres, New York took a 6-5 lead and closed it out with an Aroldis Chapman save in the ninth.
"He was attacking, he was swinging, he's confident and he trusts his team and the people behind him," Aaron Judge told reporters of Torres, via Yes Network. "You gotta love having a guy like that in your lineup."
The Yankees scored seven runs in the eighth inning or later in their last three games off the Astros' bullpen.
Blue Jays infielder Yangervis Solarte went five for six with a home run, double, three singles and six RBIs in Toronto's 13-11 win in 11 innings over the Indians in game one of a doubleheader.
Braves pitcher Julio Teheran threw 6.2 innings of no-hit ball and finished with seven shut-out innings with just two hits and six strikeouts in an 11-0 win over the Mets.
David Price gave up nine runs (seven earned) in 3.2 innings in an 11-6 loss to the last-placed Rangers.
Carlos Correa made a great play in the hole on Wednesday, but felt like once was not enough, so he decided to do it again on Thursday.
Washington Nationals 3-1 Pittsburgh Pirates
Toronto Blue Jays 13-11 Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians 13-4 Toronto Blue Jays
Atlanta Braves 11-0 New York Mets
New York Yankees 6-5 Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals 10-6 Detroit Tigers
Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Texas Rangers 11-5 Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox 6-5 Minnesota Twins
Seattle Mariners 4-1 Oakland Athletics
Los Angeles Angels 12-3 Baltimore Orioles
CUBS AT CARDINALS
One of the most storied rivalries in all of baseball will kick off Friday as Jose Quintana (3-1, 5.74 ERA) takes on Miles Mikolas (3-0, 3.27 ERA). The Cubs and Cardinals are separated by just a half game and, in what looks to be a very competitive National League Central, every win will matter.