Escobar's blooper wins for Royals
• KANSAS CITY 2, HOUSTON 1 (10): The Royals walked off winners Saturday night when Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning. The game-winning looper to shallow right ended the Astros' five-game winning streak. Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless 10th for the victory.
• DETROIT 5, BOSTON 1: Nick Castellanos drove in three runs with a homer and double, Alfredo Simon pitched six solid innings and the Tigers bounced back after consecutive extra-inning losses to the Red Sox. But Simon limped off after throwing the second pitch in the seventh inning. He appeared to land awkwardly after stretching his right leg.
• TORONTO 8, SEATTLE 6: Chris Colabello's two-run, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning gave the Blue Jays a victory in Seattle. Aaron Sanchez, just off the disabled list, got the victory.
• BALTIMORE 5, TAMPA BAY 1: Chris Davis hit his fifth career grand slam and Miguel Gonzalez took a shutout into the eighth inning as the visiting Orioles broke a four-game losing streak.
• CHICAGO 10, CLEVELAND 3: Chris Sale allowed two runs in seven innings, and the White Sox used a five-run first to power past the Indians in Cleveland. Jose Abreu drove in three runs and Carlos Sanchez hit his first major league homer.
Conforto, Mets tee off on Dodgers
• NEW YORK 15, LOS ANGELES 2: Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 for his first big league hits and Kelly Johnson homered into the upper deck in his Mets' debut. Lucas Duda homered twice for the Mets in their highest-scoring game since April 2013, and their biggest run total ever against the Dodgers. Even winning pitcher Mat Harvey had two hits.
• ST. LOUIS 1, ATLANTA 0: Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and Carlos Martinez outdueled former teammate Shelby Miller in St. Louis. The Cardinals won their fifth in a row despite getting just two hits.
• WASHINGTON 9, PITTSBURGH 3: Rookie center fielder Michael Taylor had a home run and three RBI and Gio Gonzalez won his fourth straight decision, improving to 4-0 vs. the Pirates. Ian Desmond homered for a third consecutive game.
• SAN FRANCISCO 2, OAKLAND 1: Madison Bumgarner hit a home run and pitched seven innings for his third consecutive victory. Matt Duffy added a tiebreaking single in the sixth while helping the defending World Series champions to their 10th victory in 11 games. Bumgarner, a Silver Slugger award winner in 2014, homered on a 3-2 pitch from A's starter Chris Bassitt.
•Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring; the same injury caused him to miss 16 games before the All-Star break. Pedroia originally hurt himself rounding first after a go-ahead single against Baltimore on June 24. He was out of the lineup for Friday's 2-1, 11-inning win over the Tigers. Sox manager John Farrell said he didn't know of any "singular event" that caused the injury.