Nolan Arenado homered for the fifth straight game for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 loss to Milwaukee on Tuesday night, with Joey Wiemer and Brian Anderson homering for the Brewers.
Milwaukee starter Wade Miley came out with a left lat strain in the second inning after throwing 22 pitches.
Miley pitched in just nine games last season when he was with the Chicago Cubs and endured shoulder and elbow injuries.
St. Louis starter Jordan Montgomery (2-6) pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
He is 0-6 in seven starts since winning at Milwaukee on April 8.
St. Louis Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run on Tuesday
Joel Payamps (2-0), the fourth of six pitchers, got the victory with 1 2/3 innings of work. Devin Williams pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for his sixth save.
Arenado led off the second with the homer, hitting Miley’s fastball into the left-field seats to it.
He had not homered in five straight games since a career-best six-game streak from September 1-5, 2015.
Arenado has 999 RBI in 1,424 games and could join Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Chipper Jones as the only players since 1920 who were primarily third basemen to hit 300 homers with 1,000 RBI before 1,500 games.
The Brewers went up 3-2 when Anderson led off the sixth with a homer.
Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI ground-run double by Willy Adames to score Owen Miller.
An RBI single by Brendan Donovan in the fourth gave St. Louis a 2-1.
The Brewers got the run back in the fifth on a one-out solo homer by Wiemer. Milwaukee then loaded the bases on two singles, one on an overturned call at first base, and walk but Montgomery escaped the jam.
RANGERS 7, BRAVES 4
Adolis Garcia extended his MLB-leading RBIs total to 44 with a two-run homer, Dane Dunning was solid while filling the rotation spot of injured ace Jacob deGrom and Texas beat Atlanta in an interleague matchup of division leaders and won for the eighth time in 10 games.
Dunning (4-0) allowed one run over six innings in his third start since deGrom went on the injured list April 29 because of elbow inflammation. He had four strikeouts without a walk. Will Smith picked up his eighth save in nine chances.
Ronald Acuna Jr. homered for the third game in a row for the NL East-leading Braves (26-16), who lost for the fifth time in six games.
Jared Shuster (0-2), Atlanta´s top pitching prospected recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett, didn´t allow a hit until a leadoff single in the fourth. Nathaniel Lowe had an RBI double before García´s 11th homer.
Jonah Heim drove in a run and extended his career-long hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active in the majors, with a single in the sixth. Marcus Semien and Robbie Grossman had back-to-back RBI singles in the seventh and Ezequiel Duran homered in the eighth.
Rangers’ Adolis Garcia rounds first as umpire Lance Barksdale signals home run in the fourth
MARLINS 5, NATIONALS 4
Jorge Soler hit a two-run, walk-off homer as Miami rallied to beat Washington.
The Marlins were down to their last out when Garrett Cooper doubled off reliever Hunter Harvey (2-1). Luis Arraez singled to score Cooper and pull Miami within 4-3. Pinch-runner Jon Berti stole second before Soler drove a 3-2 pitch by Harvey over the wall in left-center for his 10th homer and the come-from-behind win.
Arraez and Cooper each had two hits, Andrew Nardi (3-1) pitched a scoreless ninth and earned the victory.
Trailing 2-1, the Nationals scored three runs in the eighth inning against relievers Huascar Brazoban and Steven Okert. Jeimer Candelario hit a game-tying single off Brazoban, and Dominic Smith tagged Okert for a two-run single and a short-lived 4-2 lead.
Washington starter Josiah Gray gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked three. Lane Thomas hit a solo homer in the sixth inning.
Miami Marlins Jorge Soler (12) jumps after scoring a two-run-home run during the ninth inning
RED SOX 9, MARINERS 4
Masataka Yoshida doubled, tripled and drove in three runs while scoring on a wild pitch, as Boston ended a four-game losing streak with a win over Seattle.
Justin Turner, Triston Casas and Jarren Duran homered for Boston, which was swept by the last-place St. Louis Cardinals and lost the series opener to Seattle.
Nick Pivetta (3-3) allowed four runs on six hits and four walks, striking out six in 5 1/3 innings.
Taylor Trammell homered for Seattle, which had won three out of four and 10 of 14 since starting the season 11-16.
Luis Castillo (2-2) allowed seven runs – five earned – on six hits and two walks while striking out six in five innings.
Boston Red Sox’s Jarren Duran celebrates after his solo home run in the fifth inning vs. Seattle
RAYS 8, METS 5
Isaac Paredes homered twice and drove in five runs, ruining Justin Verlander’s home debut for New York, as Tampa Bay rolled to the win.
Jose Siri also went deep and Harold Ramírez had two RBI singles among his three hits for the Rays, who improved the best record in baseball to 32-11. Yonny Chirinos (2-1) got 14 outs in relief after opener Jalen Beeks tossed two scoreless innings.
New York trailed 6-0 before Brett Baty homered and Pete Alonso launched a two-run shot. Pinch-hitter Eduardo Escobar connected for a two-run homer in the ninth off Jake Diekman.
The 40-year-old Verlander (1-2) served up both long balls to Paredes and was tagged for six runs on eight hits over five innings in his third start for the staggering Mets.
Rays’ Harold Ramirez, left, celebrates with Isaac Paredes after Paredes hit a three-run homer
ORIOLES 7, ANGELS 3
Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run homer and doubled after entering the game as a pinch-hitter, as Baltimore defeated Los Angeles.
Dean Kremer (5-1) rebounded after allowing a homer by Mickey Moniak to lead off the game, winning his third straight start, and Ryan O´Hearn also homered for Baltimore. O´Hearn started as designated hitter in the No. 9 spot, but after his solo shot in the second tied the game at 1, Mountcastle pinch-hit for him after the Angels lifted right-hander Chase Silseth (0-1) in the fourth.
Cedric Mullins, Jorge Mateo and Tarrin Vavra also drove in runs for Baltimore.
Zach Neto hit an RBI single for the Angels in the fifth and Gio Urshela added one in the sixth. Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout each went 0 for 4.
Angels’ Mickey Moniak celebrates his home run with Mike Trout during the first inning of play
TIGERS 4, PIRATES 0
Michael Lorenzen had a season-high seven strikeouts in six innings, Spencer Torkelson doubled twice as Detroit beat slumping Pittsburgh.
Lorenzen (2-2) gave up five hits and two walks and has allowed just two runs in his last three starts. Riley Greene had three hits.
Shut out for the second time in three games, Pittsburgh has lost 12 of 14 games while scoring just 22 runs. Luis Ortiz (0-2) allowed four runs, three earned, and seven hits in three-plus innings.
The Tigers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first on Javier Baez’s run-scoring single and Torkelson´s RBI double.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Lorenzen throws during the fifth inning of baseball
WHITE SOX 8, GUARDIANS 3
Luis Robert Jr. homered for the fourth straight game, Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger went deep off Shane Bieber in Chicago’s six-run fifth inning in a victory over Cleveland.
Lance Lynn (2-5) allowed three runs – one earned – on seven hits in seven innings. He struck out seven and walked none.
Robert’s solo shot to deep left in the eighth was his AL-leading 12th homer of the season. He became the first White Sox player to homer in four consecutive games since Matt Davidson in 2017.
Sheets’ three-run shot and Burger’s two-run drive were among six straight hits by the White Sox with two outs in the fifth as Chicago jumped ahead 6-0.
Bieber (3-2) was charged with six runs, five earned, on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Cleveland´s Steven Kwan drove in runs with a sacrifice fly and a double.
Chicago White Sox’s Luis Robert Jr. (88) celebrates with Andrew Vaughn after Robert scored
ASTROS 7, CUBS 3
Yordan Alvarez had two hits and drove in two runs and Chas McCormick added two hits and made a nifty grab in Houston’s win over Chicago.
Justin Steele (6-1) hadn’t given up more than three runs in a game this season before the Astros jumped on him for four runs in the fourth inning for a 5-1 lead. Steele allowed five hits and five runs with eight strikeouts in six innings.
The Astros had four of their season-high six doubles in that inning en route to their third consecutive victory. Houston starter Cristian Javier (4-1) allowed two hits and one run in six innings for his second straight win.
Chicago rookie Matt Mervis hit his first major league homer and Seiya Suzuki added a two-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning of the loss that extended Chicago´s skid to four games.
Astros center fielder Chas McCormick catches a fly ball by Chicago Cubs’ Dansby Swanson
REDS 3, ROCKIES 1
Nick Senzel hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning, helping Cincinnati past Colorado.
Colorado´s Ezequiel Tovar ended an 0-for-8 skid before breaking up a scoreless game in the bottom of the sixth inning with his third home run of the season. He connected on a 2-1 offering from the Reds’ Brandon Williamson, who was making his major league debut and had retired 14 in a row.
Williamson, a 25-year-old left-hander, struck out six in 5 2/3 innings and had allowed only a single to Charlie Blackmon in the first inning before Tovar hit a 415-foot shot to right-center.
Tyler Stephenson drew a two-out walk in the seventh from Peter Lambert (0-1) before Senzel drove the first pitch he saw 429 feet over the center field wall for his fourth homer. The Reds added a run in the top of the eighth on Matt McLain’s RBI single.
Derek Law (3-4) earned the win and Alexis Díaz got three outs for his 10th save.
Cincinnati Reds’ Nick Senzel hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning of a baseball
YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 3
Aaron Judge’s tiebreaking, two-run homer broke a large maple leaf attached to the front of the Rogers Centre’s restaurant, lifting the New York Yankees to a contentious 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night after pitcher Domingo German was ejected for sticky stuff.
Judge was booed while striking out in his first two at-bats following allegations of sign stealing Monday, when he hit a pair of solo homers in a 7-4 win.
With the score 3-3 in the eighth inning Tuesday, Judge stared straight ahead at Erik Swanson (2-2).
Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German walks back to the dugout following the third inning
GIANTS 4, PHILLIES 3
Joey Bart’s routine pop fly turned into a tiebreaking RBI double and the San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia 4-3 on Tuesday night, sending the Phillies to their third straight loss.
With a runner on first and two outs in the fourth inning, Zack Wheeler got Bart to pop up just behind first base.
Phillies first baseman Kody Clemens lost track of the ball in the air and a sliding attempt at a catch by second baseman Bryson Stott.
San Francisco Giants’ Joey Bart (left) scores against Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto
ROYALS 5, PADRES 4
Salvador Perez hit a two-run double in Kansas City’s five-run second, Brady Singer pitched six solid innings and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Royals jumped on starter Seth Lugo (3-3) in the second, with Bobby Witt Jr., Nate Eaton and Matt Duffy also driving in runs.
Lugo gave up five runs on four hits in his two innings. The Padres have lost eight of 10.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Brady Singer works against a San Diego Padres batter
TWINS 5, DODGERS 1
The Minnesota Twins were able to secure a 5-1 victory over the LA Dodgers after limiting starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw to only four innings of work.
He gave up seven hits and two earned runs before being pulled from the contest.
Kyle Farmer put on a good display at the plate after driving in three RBIs on two hits.
Michael A. Taylor and Carlos Correa of the Minnesota Twins celebrate a run scored the fourth
DIAMONDBACKS 8, ATHLETICS 9
Ryan Noda hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning, Esteury Ruiz drove in the winning run with an infield single that bounced off shortstop Nick Ahmed in the 12th as the Oakland Athletics beat the Diamondbacks 9-8.
The A’s came back from deficits of 2-0 and 8-4, winning on a walkoff hit for the second time in five days. Austin Pruitt (1-1) pitched the final three innings for the victory.
Both teams wasted scoring opportunities late.