Best of MLB: Xander Bogaerts stays red-hot as Red Sox pound Twins


MINNEAPOLIS -- Xander Bogaerts tacked four more hits onto his majors-most total, including a two-run homer as Boston broke away late.

The highest-scoring team in the majors managed to post a season high in runs, with five apiece in the eighth and ninth against league-worst Minnesota.

Bogaerts also doubled, scored four runs and drove in three.

Heath Hembree (3-0) won in relief. The Red Sox took a 5-4 lead in the sixth against Kyle Gibson (0-4). (See full recap)

Arietta earns 10th win as Cubs hammer Braves
ATLANTA -- Jake Arrieta allowed only four hits in seven strong innings and, backed by four homers, made an impressive return to winning form for Chicago.

Arrieta (10-1) allowed two runs in his answer to his first loss of the season. He also had two hits.

Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer, Kris Bryant hit a two-run shot and Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo also hit homers.

Atlanta starter Matt Wisler (2-7) allowed five runs on seven hits, including three homers, in four innings. (See full recap)

Braun smashes 2 homers in Brewers' win over Mets
MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun hit two home runs, starting pitcher Wily Peralta had another and Milwaukee used five homers to beat New York.

Braun ended an 0-for-15 skid with his long ball in the third inning. Scooter Gennett and Chris Carter also connected to help the Brewers end a six-game losing streak to the Mets.

Peralta (4-7) allowed homers to Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera. Jeremy Jeffress got his 17th save.

Logan Verrett (3-4) took the loss. (See full recap)

Posey's walk-off single gives Giants win over Dodgers in 10 innings
SAN FRANCISCO -- Joe Panik hit a game-tying single off Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen with one out in the 10th inning and scored on Buster Posey's RBI single, and the Giants beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Saturday night.

Adrian Gonzalez homered leading off the 10th to put the Dodgers up 4-3 before the Giants rallied to win with four consecutive hits off Jansen (2-2).

Denard Span started the comeback with a one-out double. Panik singled in Span to tie the game and Brandon Belt followed with a bloop single to right. Posey then lined an 0-1 pitch to left center as Panik scored easily.

Chris Stratton, the ninth pitcher used by Giants manager Bruce Bochy, retired three batters for his first major league win.

It's San Francisco's sixth walkoff win this season and the Giants' second against Los Angeles.

Gonzalez, Justin Turner and Trayce Thompson had two hits apiece for the Dodgers, who lost for the third time in five games. (See full recap)

Encarnacion's 5 RBI lead Blue Jays past Orioles
TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion hit two more homers and drove in five runs for Toronto.

Encarnacion snapped an 0-for-19 slump by ending Friday's game with a leadoff homer in the 10th.

Chris Davis hit a two-run homer for Baltimore and Manny Machado and Joey Rickard each hit solo shots.

J.A. Happ (7-3) went seven innings. T.J. McFarland (1-2) lost in relief. (See full recap)

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