The Braves and Red Sox are tied for the top two spots in the American League East, while the Marlins and Dodgers are separated by just one game in the race for the National League’s second wild-card spot. Yankees 7, Red Sox 5 Anthony Rizzo belted a two-run homer to snap a tie in the seventh inning to lift host New York over Boston. Marlins 4, Nationals 1 Sandy Alcantara struck out 11 batters, and Bryan De La Cruz homered as part of his first career four-hit game, leading host Miami to a win over Washington.
Michael Harris got three hits, William Contreras hit a home run and two singles, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday.
Two hits and one RBI each from Vaughn Grissom and Dansby Swanson helped the Braves break a three-game losing streak. Travis d’Arnaud also had two hits.
Braves starter Kyle Wright (20-5) did not allow any hits for 5 1/3 innings and wound up allowing two hits and two runs. Wright became the first pitcher to win 20 games this season.
Bryce Harper hit a home run and got two runs for the Phillies, who had their three-game winning streak stopped. Phillies starter Bailey Falter (5-4) only lasted 3 2/3 innings and let 10 hits and six runs happen.
Aaron Judge went 0-for-3 with a walk. Oswaldo Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Gleyber Torres hit a solo homer. Nick Pivetta allowed 10 homers in five starts against the Yankees.
New York pitcher Domingo German allowed Boston hitters Triston Casas and Reese McGuire to hit solo and two-run homers in the second inning.
Sandy Alcantara struck out 11 batters and Bryan De La Cruz homered as part of his first career four-hit game to lead Miami to a win over Washington.
Alcantara pitched well, allowing only three hits, one walk, and one run in eight innings. Floro pitched a scoreless ninth, earning his seventh save of the season. Fedde took the loss, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Washington scored first in the game with a solo home run by Joey Meneses. Miami scored next, taking the lead, with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. JJ Bleday got credit for the runs with a single to center field.
The Dodgers hit two solo home runs, one by Will Smith and one by Trayce Thompson. This gave them the win against the other team, who only managed to score two runs. Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers’ pitcher, did well too, only allowing seven hits in six innings while striking out seven people and only walking one.
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer for the Cardinals (89-64), who lost for the fourth time in six games. Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (8-6) allowed six runs on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts in four innings.
Oviedo did very well, allowing only three hits, striking out seven, and not walking anyone. He also retired the final 16 batters he faced. Rookie Ji Hwan Bae added a two-run double during a five-run fifth for the Pirates, who had lost the first two games of the four-game set by one run each.
Wade Miley, the starter for Chicago, gave up one run and three hits in four innings before leaving the game in the fifth with an oblique injury. When he was playing in the fifth, Greg Allen bunted the ball toward the mound. Miley tried to field it, but he spun around and threw it to second base. His throw went into center field instead, and Miley also grabbed at his right side.
Alonso increased the lead to 3-0 with a two-run homer after Lindor hit a sacrifice fly.
The Mets also scored when Matt Vientos hit a home run for the first time in his career. It was a solo shot in the second. Then Waldichuk and three other pitchers stopped the Mets from scoring for the rest of the game.
Pitcher Alek Manoah of the Toronto Blue Jays Throw a shut out for seven innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Blue Jays also had a home run from Whit Merrifield. The Blue Jays won the game and are now in first place for the American League Wild Card.
Over 113 pitches, Manoah gave up only four hits and two walks while striking out eight. The victory moved him to 3-0 in five September starts.
Rowdy Tellez had two hits, including a solo home run, and scored three times for the Brewers. Starter Corbin Burnes allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Riley Greene had a single that brought in a run in the seventh inning. This matched Baez and Castro who also had three hits each. The Tigers have won four of their last five games.
Oscar Gonzalez hit two home runs, Cal Quantrill pitched well, and Cleveland extended its winning streak to six games with a win over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Gonzalez hit a solo homer in the fifth inning and then another one in the ninth inning. This was his second multi-homer game of the month. Quantrill pitched six innings and only allowed one run.
Rangers right-hander Glenn Otto pitched four hitless innings at the start of the game before Gonzalez’s leadoff homer in the fifth. Then Otto went on to pitch 5 2/3 more innings, allowing only one run on three hits.
Gary Sanchez hit a home run and drove in four runs. Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela each had three hits. Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak with a victory over Los Angeles.
Luis Arraez got two hits, which raised his batting average to .313. He also scored two runs. The Twins had 11 hits in total and this was their second win in the last 10 games.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Shohei Ohtani hit a two-run single, Mike Trout hit a double and two RBIs, Livan Soto and Luis Rengifo each hit two hits. Reid Detmers (6-6) suffered the loss, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over four-plus innings.
Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak at home to 20 games with a double in the first. Vinnie Pasquantino followed this with a two-run home run that went 432 feet. Raleigh also hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the sixth.
Seattle starter Logan Gilbert allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings. Royals starter Kris Bubic allowed three runs on five hits (and four walks) in 4 2/3 innings.
Rafael Montero (5-2) won the game and Ryan Pressly picked up his 31st save, even though Rougned Odor hit a solo homer. Jose Altuve hit a homer for the Astros, who hadn’t scored any runs when they played against the Orioles on Thursday and Friday.
Merrill Kelly earned his 13th victory, tying his career high, and Geraldo Perdomo drove in two runs during a five-run fourth inning as Arizona beat San Francisco in Phoenix.
Arizona’s Kelly allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings, ending the Giants’ five-game winning streak. Mantiply pitched a scoreless eighth inning before Reyes Moronta retired the Giants in order in the ninth for his second save.
Mike Yastrzemski hit a double and a solo homerun for San Francisco. San Francisco scored one run in the fourth, then Arizona responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
Darvish allowed two runs in six innings to win his sixth straight start as San Diego scored six runs in the seventh inning to win in Denver.
Chad Kuhl (6-10) was the starter for the Rockies and he lost the game. He gave up three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. Justin Lawrence and Chad Smith were the relievers and they gave up six runs in the seventh. Randal Grichuk and Ryan McMahon hit home runs for Colorado.
The Padres were up 5-2 with Lawrence pitching, after Profar doubled, Soto and Machado walked, and Cronenworth singled. Drury then singled, Bell walked, and Kim hit a grounder that went under Tovar’s glove, allowing two runs.
Lauren Flores is a reporter for ABC News. She has covered major news stories for the network, including the 2016 presidential election, the 2017 Women’s March, and the 2018 midterm elections.