BOSTON (AP) -- Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter to outduel Chris Sale and earn his first shutout since 2014, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-0 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory over the rival Red Sox. Tanaka (3-1) struck out three and threw only 97 pitches for his fifth career complete game and his 10th win in 11 decisions dating to last season.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Francisco Lindor hit a long two-run homer in the seventh inning to lift the Cleveland Indians over the Houston Astros 4-3 Thursday night. Lindor's 456-foot homer off Chris Devenski (1-1) landed in the visitors bullpen about 50 feet beyond the center field wall. Corey Kluber (3-1) struck out 10 and allowed three runs in seven innings as the defending AL champs took two of three from the AL West leaders.
A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ___ WASHINGTON CAPITALIZES Trea Turner and the Nationals clubbed their way through Coors Field this week, scoring 11 or more runs in three straight games for the first time since they were the Montreal Expos in 1986. Turner had a huge four-game series in Colorado, getting seven extra-base hits, driving in 11 runs and scoring 10.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes limped off with a pulled hamstring, Matt Harvey was chased in the fifth inning as he made an emergency start in place of ailing Noah Syndergaard, and the New York Mets' losing streak reached six with a 7-5 defeat to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Less than 24 hours after losing to the Giants in 10 innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers turned the tables and managed just their second win in their last nine games in San Francisco. Run-scoring singles by Andrew Toles and Justin Turner in the 10th inning led the Dodgers to a 5-1 victory Thursday after Los Angeles pitcher Julio Urias made a solid start in his 2017 debut.
NEW YORK (AP) -- When last on the mound at Citi Field, R.A. Dickey beat Pittsburgh in September 2012 to become the first knuckleballer in 32 years with a 20-win season.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Shelby Miller has a partially torn ligament in his throwing elbow, leaving him with a difficult decision. He could have Tommy John surgery, a route that would keep him out at least until the middle of next season. He also could try rehabilitating it, even go with stem cell injections, though that comes with the risk of tearing the ligament completely, leading to surgery anyway.
DENVER (AP) -- The math is pretty simple for Dusty Baker: His big-hitting lineup plus Coors Field equals loads of runs. "But I didn't have any idea we were going to score that many," the Washington manager said. Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as part of an 11-run seventh inning, Trea Turner enjoyed another big game at the hitter-friendly ballpark and the Nationals routed the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Thursday.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Bud Selig has been to the Baseball Hall of Fame more times than he can remember. Still limping as he recovers from a stress fracture in his right leg, the 82-year-old former commissioner won't soon forget his latest visit -- a tour to prepare for his induction this summer. "Amazing. Amazing.
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Carpenter's first grand slam was a memorable one. Meaningful, too. Carpenter launched a game-ending slam in the 11th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, saved by Randal Grichuk's tying, two-run homer with two outs in the ninth, beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 Thursday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. "It was great," Carpenter said. "Big win for us.
DENVER (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have completed a 9-1 road trip as Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer while the Nats erupted for 11 runs in the seventh inning of a 16-5 pounding of the Rockies in Colorado. Trea (tray) Turner finished with 10 runs scored and 11 RBIs in the four-game series after providing a double, two singles and a pair of ribbies while scoring twice today.
DETROIT (AP) -- Kyle Seager and Ben Gamel lifted Seattle past Detroit -- at closer Francisco Rodriguez's expense. Seager doubled off Rodriguez with one out in the ninth, and Gamel followed with an RBI single to right-center field in the Mariners' 2-1 victory Thursday. "Kyle had a great at-bat, and I got a good look at what K-Rod was throwing." Gamel said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Just a few bob-and-weaves from the Rocky Balboa statue, the NFL set the stage for the draft that turned a chunk of the city into gridlock for future stars of the gridiron.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes reached down and golfed a knuckleball on a bounce against the right-center field wall, then while running at third-quarters speed started hopping toward second. He bent over when he reached the base and put hands on both knees.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Julio Urias made his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the Dodgers optioned reliever Adam Liberatore to Oklahoma City. The 20-year-old Urias went 5-2 in four stints with the Dodgers last season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Joey Gallo has hit the hardest homer in the majors this season -- and some of the longest. The young slugger who went to spring training not even knowing if he'd make the Texas Rangers roster to start this season has now played all 22 games in place of injured third baseman Adrian Beltre.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) needed to be helped off the field after pulling his left hamstring while running to second base in the fourth inning of today's game against Atlanta. Cespedes left last Thursday's loss to Philadelphia with a cramp in his left hamstring and returned to the lineup Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes needed to be helped off the field after pulling his left hamstring while running to second base in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against Atlanta. Cespedes left last Thursday's loss to Philadelphia with a cramp in his left hamstring and returned to the lineup Wednesday. He hit a one-hop double to right-center off R.A.
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DENVER (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have reinstated right-hander Stephen Strasburg from the paternity list after the birth of his second child. Strasburg is scheduled to throw Saturday against the New York Mets. He is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA this season. The 28-year-old Strasburg and his wife, Rachel, welcomed their second daughter earlier this week. Righty Jacob Turner threw well in Strasburg's absence.