Chicago White Sox 9 – Minnesota Twins 0
Highlights: Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier each hit two-run homers in the first inning, Jose Quintana cruised behind the extra support, and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 9-0 on Thursday after a rain-delayed start of 4 hours and 50 minutes that was the longest in Twins history. Quintana (4-8) departed with two outs in the seventh inning after throwing 113 pitches. He scattered just five singles while striking out nine without a walk for his second consecutive victory. Rookie Nik Turley (0-2) recorded only two outs, allowing six hits and five runs before the first of five Twins relievers, including backup catcher Chris Gimenez was summoned. Matt Davidson had three hits and a home run, and Adam Engel had four hits and the first two RBI of his career.
Chicago Cubs 11 – Miami Marlins 1
Highlights: Addison Russell tied a career high with four hits, including a home run, to pace the Chicago Cubs to an 11-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. Russell drove in two and also had two doubles, giving him three extra-base hits in a game for the first time in his career. Kris Bryant had a three-run homer, Willson Contreras added a two-run shot and Ian Happ also had four hits and drove in a pair for the Cubs, who have won four of five. Jake Arrieta (7-5) pitched seven innings, allowing one run and six hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter over 82 pitches.
- St. Louis Cardinals 1 – Philadelphia Phillies 5
- Chicago White Sox 9 – Minnesota Twins 0 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Toronto Blue Jays 4 – Texas Rangers 11
- Pittsburgh Pirates 2 – Milwaukee Brewers 4
- Arizona Diamondbacks 10 – Colorado Rockies 3
- Houston Astros 5 – Oakland Athletics 1
- Los Angeles Angels 10 – New York Yankees 5
- Cleveland Indians 6 – Baltimore Orioles 3
- Chicago Cubs 11 – Miami Marlins 1 (See Chicago Sports News)
- San Francisco Giants 11 – Atlanta Braves 12
- New York Mets 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers 6
- Detroit Tigers 6 – Seattle Mariners 9
Cubs Send Schwarber to Triple-A – The Chicago Cubs are sending struggling outfielder Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa, according ESPN 1000 in Chicago, as the team embarks on an 11-game road trip. Schwarber, 24, is hitting .171 just seven months after helping the Cubs to a World Series victory. Chicago is currently mired in second place in the National League Central. As part of a series of moves, the Cubs will also put outfielder Jason Heyward on the disabled list with a cut on his hand, a source said. They are calling up outfielder Mark Zagunis from Iowa for his first taste of the majors. Pitcher Dylan Floro is also rejoining the team.
Chicago Cubs 2 – San Diego Padres 3
Highlights: Erick Aybar hit a tying home run in the sixth inning, Luis Torrens walked with the bases loaded against Koji Uehara in the eighth and the Padres stopped a three-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Cubs 3-2 on Wednesday. Chicago rookie Ian Happ hit a two-run homer in the fourth against reliever Craig Stammen, going deep for the second straight game and third time in four. Happ is hitting just .221, but has gone deep 10 times. Phil Maton (1-0), the third of five Padres relievers, pitched a scoreless seventh for his first major league win. Brandon Maurer got two outs for his 13th save in 15 chances.
Chicago White Sox 2 – Minnesota Twins 4
Highlights: Jose Berrios finished eight innings for a second straight start and Miguel Sano homered for the second consecutive game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their brightest young stars. Berrios struck out eight with just four hits and one walk against him. Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the second straight night, notching his 19th save in 22 opportunities. AL batting leader Avisail Garcia put the White Sox in front with an RBI single in the first inning, and Adam Engel came home during a groundball double play in the third inning after a leadoff double.
- Washington Nationals 1 – Miami Marlins 2
- Cincinnati Reds 3 – Tampa Bay Rays 8
- Boston Red Sox 4 – Kansas City Royals 6
- San Diego Padres 3 – Chicago Cubs 2 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Los Angeles Angels 4 – New York Yankees 8
- St. Louis Cardinals 7 – Philadelphia Phillies 6
- Cleveland Indians 5 – Baltimore Orioles 1
- San Francisco Giants 3 – Atlanta Braves 5
- Toronto Blue Jays 7 – Texas Rangers 5
- Pittsburgh Pirates 3 – Milwaukee Brewers 4
- Chicago White Sox 2 – Minnesota Twins 4 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Arizona Diamondbacks 16 – Colorado Rockies 5
- New York Mets 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers 8
- Houston Astros 5 – Oakland Athletics 1
- Detroit Tigers 5 – Seattle Mariners 7
Chicago Cubs 4 – San Diego Padres 0
Highlights: The new leadoff hitter, Anthony Rizzo, lifted the Chicago Cubs with another first-inning homer Monday night in a 4-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. Rizzo’s home run was his 17th of the season. Rookie Ian Happ added his ninth in the eighth inning for the Cubs, who won their third straight. Mike Montgomery (1-3) allowed three hits and two walks in six innings, striking out four. Twelve of his other 14 outs came on ground balls. Carl Edwards Jr. and Pedro Strop both allowed two baserunners apiece but pitched out of jams while each throwing an inning, and Justin Grimm had a perfect ninth. The Padres had five hits but left eight runners stranded.
Chicago White Sox 7 – Minnesota Twins 9
Highlights: Kennys Vargas hit a 483-foot drive and Miguel Sano added another long homer to help the Minnesota Twins bounce back from a demoralizing sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Tuesday night. The homers helped the Twins overcome a rough outing from Ervin Santana (9-4), who gave up six runs on 10 hits and struck out six in five innings. Brandon Kintzler pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 21 tries. Jose Abreu went 4 for 5 with a home run and two doubles for the White Sox, and Avisail Garcia had a homer and two RBI. He leads the American League with a .339 batting average. Derek Holland (5-7) allowed seven runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings for Chicago.
- Los Angeles Angels 8 – New York Yankees 3
- St. Louis Cardinals 8 – Philadelphia Phillies 1
- Cleveland Indians 5 – Baltimore Orioles 6
- Washington Nationals 12 – Miami Marlins 3
- Cincinnati Reds 5 – Tampa Bay Rays 6
- San Francisco Giants 6 – Atlanta Braves 3
- Pittsburgh Pirates 7 – Milwaukee Brewers 3
- Toronto Blue Jays 1 – Texas Rangers 6
- San Diego Padres 0 – Chicago Cubs 4 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Chicago White Sox 7 – Minnesota Twins 9 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Boston Red Sox 8 – Kansas City Royals 3
- Arizona Diamondbacks 3 – Colorado Rockies 4
- New York Mets 0 – Los Angeles Dodgers 12
- Houston Astros 8 – Oakland Athletics 4
- Detroit Tigers 4 – Seattle Mariners 5