Braves extend win streak to 7, Orioles lose 16th straight

Travis d’Arnaud celebrated his new contract with a two-run homer, Jorge Soler also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 3-0 Friday night, extending their winning streak to seven games while handing the Orioles their 16th straight defeat.

Max Fried (11-7) allowed four hits in his first career nine-inning complete game, and the NL East-leading Braves matched a modern-era, single-season franchise record with their 11th consecutive road win. The last time that happened was in 1956, when the team was based in Milwaukee. Fried struck out four, walked none.

Baltimore’s losing streak is its second-longest since moving from St. Louis in 1954, topped only by the 1988 team that started the season 0-21.

Before the game, d’Arnaud signed a two-year, $16 million extension with a club option for 2024. The 32-year-old catcher rewarded Atlanta for its show of faith, crushing a second-inning pitch from Keegan Akin (0-8).

Trey Mancini had two hits for Baltimore and Ryan Mountcastle extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games with a first-inning single.


NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit finished with a homer, four hits and four RBIs, and surging New York beat Minnesota for its season-high eighth straight win.

Voit tied a career high with his third four-hit game. He hit a two-run bases-loaded single in New York’s four-run first inning off rookie Charlie Barnes (0-3) and got another single in the second. He hit an RBI double in the fourth and homered to right-center to open the seventh.

Aaron Judge and DJ LeMahieu hit two-run homers. Andrew Velazquez drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk and Brett Gardner hit an RBI single.

Nestor Cortes (2-1) allowed two hits and four runs in a career-high seven innings.

Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer for Minnesota.


BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale pitched five shutout innings in his second outing since Tommy John surgery to help Boston beat Texas.

Xander Bogaerts homered and the Red Sox pounded out six doubles.

Sale (2-0) threw 71 pitches, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five for his second win in two starts since returning from elbow ligament replacement surgery.

Dane Dunning (5-8) allowed five runs on nine hits, a hit batter and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one.

Andy Ibáñez had two hits for Texas.


CHICAGO (AP) — Salvador Perez hit two of Kansas City’s five home runs in a win over Chicago, which has lost 11 straight home games.

Emmanuel Rivera hit his first career homer, and Andrew Benitendi and Cam Gallagher also connected. The Royals, who have won four of five, are last in the American League in home runs with 124.

Royals starter Brad Keller (8-12) struck out eight, allowing one earned run on four hits in six innings.

Chicago’s Patrick Wisdom homered in the third. He leads NL rookies with 19 homers. Zach Davies took the loss.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Sonny Gray pitched one-hit ball through seven scoreless innings, Tyler Naquin and Joey Votto homered in the fifth, and Cincinnati beat Miami.

Gray (5-6) retired Miami in order in five of his seven innings and exited after throwing 89 pitches. He struck out five.

Elieser Hernandez (0-1) allowed five runs and five hits through 4 2/3 innings as Cincinnati took the first two of a four-game set.

Mychal Givens pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes hit a towering three-run homer and tied his career high with five RBIs, powering Cleveland past Los Angeles.

Reyes’ 430-foot blast to center opened the scoring in the first. His two-run single in the sixth extended the Indians’ lead to 8-1. José Ramirez hit a solo homer in the eighth for his team-high 28th of the season.

David Fletcher singled in Kurt Suzuki in the third for the Angels, and All-Star Shohei Ohtani went 1 for 4 and reached on an error. Jaime Barria (2-2) took the loss.

Rookie Trevor Stephan (2-0) worked a season-high three scoreless innings, allowing one hit without a walk.

Leadoff hitter Myles Straw had three hits and three runs for Cleveland.


TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Harold Castro singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and Detroit beat Toronto.

Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera remained at 499 career home runs after going 0 for 5 with three strikeouts.

Trevor Richards (5-2) struck out the first two batters he faced in the 10th before Castro, pinch-hitting for catcher Grayson Greiner, lined a tiebreaking single to left.

Jonathan Schoop and Jeimer Candelario added RBI singles for Detroit. Gregory Soto (5-3) got out of a jam in the ninth and wrapped it up in the 10th as the Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 36th home run for Toronto.


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