Rookie keeps Yankees winning

• NEW YORK 5, TAMPA BAY 2: Rookie Luis Severino won his third consecutive start and Alex Rodriguez hit his 681st career home run, sending the host Yankees over the Rays on Friday night for their sixth win in seven games. Brian McCann and Greg Bird also homered for the Yankees, who hold the top AL wild-card spot and are trying to catch East-leading Toronto. New York won with just four hits — an infield tapper and the three long balls.

• CLEVELAND 8, DETROIT 1: Jerry Sands homered, tripled and scored twice and Josh Tomlin pitched a four-hitter as the Indians beat the host Tigers.

• BALTIMORE 10, TORONTO 2: Chris Davis hit two home runs to take the major league lead with 40, Matt Wieters and Adam Jones both connected for homers and the visiting Orioles beat the Blue Jays.

• CHICAGO 12, KANSAS CITY 1: John Danks threw a seven-hitter and Adam Eaton matched his career high with four hits, including a three-run homer, as the White Sox beat the host Royals.


Cubs pound out victory

• CHICAGO 14, ARIZONA 5: Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in an eight-run fifth inning, and rookie Addison Russell homered twice in a game for the first time in his career to power the Cubs and Jon Lester to a home rout of the Diamondbacks.

MIAMI 6, NEW YORK 5: Martin Prado's fifth hit of the game was a two-out double in the 11th that scored Christian Yelich from first base and gave the Marlins a home victory over the Mets.

WASHINGTON 5, ATLANTA 2: Michael Taylor had a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the host Nationals over the Braves. Atlanta has lost 10 in a row for the first time since 2006.

PITTSBURGH 9, ST. LOUIS 3: J.A. Happ pitched seven scoreless innings and Starling Marte drove in three runs to lead the Pirates past the host Cardinals.


• BOSTON 7, PHILADELPHIA 5: The Red Sox's four-run seventh inning helped Joe Kelly win his seventh straight start, this one at home over the Phillies. He's the first Red Sox pitcher since Josh Beckett in 2007 to win seven consecutive starts.


Kluber is pulled before start

•The Indians scratched ace Corey Kluber from his scheduled start against the Tigers because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to miss at least two starts. Kluber leads the league with 200⅓ innings and is third with 219 strikeouts.

•Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Friday's game against Philadelphia because of back pain.

•Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella has been diagnosed with fourth cranial nerve palsy, a condition that is expected to keep him sidelined indefinitely. Giavotella said one of the symptoms is double vision whenever he looks to his left, and he said he has been told that time is the cure.