BOSTON (AP) – Trevor Storey hit Homer solo, Cotter Crawford made 5 1/3 innings of a two-time relief and the Boston Red Sox won their eighth straight game on the Fourth of July, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday.
Franchi Cordero added an RBI song for the Red Sox, who won their second game in a row and improved to only 9-16 against AL East competitors.
Tampa Bay’s three-way winning streak was halted. Rays only had two hits, both singles.
Crawford (2-2) scored eight goals and walked with one difference, and John Schreiber saved with five goals in the third save. Josh Fleming (2-4) gave up four runs in five rounds of rest.
Tigers 4, rangers 1
DETROIT (AP) – Jarrett Hill (1-0) won his first major league appearance by allowing two hits in six runs with three strokes and walking into the double-headed opener.
Gregory Soto finished ninth in his sixteenth stop, finishing two hitters.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-round single in the first match of Zach Plesac (2-6).
Cleveland played its third header in seven days and seventh this season.
Orioles 7, Rangers 6
BALTIMORE (AP) – Jorge Matteo limps to first base when Matt Moore (3-1) hit him near the left knee with the bases loaded in 10th.
Rookie Adley Rutschman tied the score against Joe Barlow with a double RBI in the ninth that hit the right field wall.
Baltimore took its sixth win and reached its mid-season point at 37-44, a big improvement from 27-54 at the halfway point last year. Brian Baker (3-3) hit two goals in tenth place.
Marlins 3, Citizens 2
Washington (AFP) – Brian de la Cruz collided with Homer two rounds of the wrong pole in the 10th inning, well ahead of Tanner Rainey (1-3).
Miami has beaten the Nationals for the 12th time in 13 games this year, including seven in a row. They have extended their winning streak to five.
Jimmy Yakabones (1-1) secured the win after scoring his ninth goal-less save, and Dylan Floro saved for the second time in as many days – his first two goals of the season.
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