Birthday boy Bellinger helps Dodgers top Red Sox

The Los Angeles Dodgers crushed MLB World Series champions the Boston Red Sox 11-2 to make it a perfect 24th birthday for Cody Bellinger.

Bellinger made his own wishes come true by going two for four at the plate in Boston with two RBIs. 

He also hit a home run, which tied him with Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich for the most in the league this year at 31.

Justin Turner and Max Muncy each recorded three hits in five at-bats on the night and also hit one homer apiece.

Xander Bogaerts went two for three and had a home run in Boston's losing effort.

The Dodgers are now 61-33 and sit atop the National League West, while the Red Sox are third in the American League East.

 

Syndergaard stars in Mets win

Noah Syndergaard struck out nine batters in the New York Mets' 4-2 win against the Miami Marlins.

Matt Chapman went three for four and recorded an RBI and two runs as the Oakland Athletics demolished the Chicago White Sox 13-2.

 

Harper hitless

Bryce Harper was hitless in four at-bats as the Philadelphia Phillies went down 4-3 to the Washington Nationals.

Jordan Lyles gave up seven earned runs in less than an inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Chicago Cubs 10-4.

Miguel Cabrera was hitless in four at-bats in the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 defeat against the Kansas City Royals.

 

Buxton with the catch!

Minnesota Twins centrefielder Byron Buxton covered a lot of ground to make a stunning play in the team's 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians.

 

Saturday's results

Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays 12-4 Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs 10-4 Pittsburgh Pirates
Oakland Athletics 13-2 Chicago White Sox
New York Mets 4-2 Miami Marlins
Minnesota Twins 6-2 Cleveland Indians
Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 San Francisco Giants
Kansas City Royals 4-1 Detroit Tigers
St Louis Cardinals 4-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Washington Nationals 4-3 Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers 11-2 Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros 7-6 Texas Rangers
Cincinnati Reds 17-9 Colorado Rockies
Atlanta Braves 7-5 San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Angels 9-2 Seattle Mariners

 

Nationals at Phillies

Washington barely edged out Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, with Harper's struggles particularly notable. The Phillies will be looking to bounce back in this rivalry.

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