Dodgers Pound Reds and Other Action Around the League
(AP) — The Dodgers just kept hitting balls out of Great American Ball Park.
Adrian Gonzalez led the assault on Cincinnati pitching with three of the Dodgers' seven home runs in an 18-9 thrashing of the Reds. His eight RBIs is a career high.
Gonzalez hit one of his homers in the fifth inning when the Dodgers blasted four in all. Andrew Toles and Rob Segedin hit their first career homers back-to-back in the fifth, becoming the first Dodger duo to accomplish that one.
The Dodgers piled up seven homers for the first time since Sept. 18, 2006 against San Diego.
Los Angeles teed off on Reds starter Homer Bailey, who was rocked for three homers, six runs and nine hits while lasting just 59 pitches.
In other major league finals:
— Mark Trumbo hit his major league-leading 38th home run to pace Baltimore to a 4-3 win over Washington. Jonathan Schoop also went deep for the Orioles, who had lost five of their previous six. A.J. Cole took the loss in his season debut, filling in for Washington ace Stephen Strasburg who was placed on the disabled list. Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa homered for the NL East-leading Nationals and Daniel Murphy had his 48th multi-hit game.
— David Price allowed two hits over eight scoreless innings against his former team to lead Boston to a 6-2 win over Tampa Bay. The win moved the Red Sox into a tie with idle Toronto for first in the AL East. Price walked two, struck out eight and didn't allow a runner past first base to improve to 12-8. Evan Longoria's two-run homer off Matt Barnes in the ninth snapped a Rays' 25-inning scoreless drought against Boston.
— Carlos Carrasco scattered four hits over eight innings and struck out nine to lead Cleveland to a 1-0 win over Oakland. Carlos Santana's one-out homer in the eighth inning made a winner of Carrasco who improved to 9-6 this season. Ryan Dull took the loss in relief. Cleveland's Andrew Miller struck out the side in the ninth inning for his 11th save.
— Kris Bryant hit his 32nd homer of the season to back the pitching of Jon Lester in the Cubs' 5-1 win over San Diego. Lester improved to 14-4 allowing a run on five hits and striking out eight in six innings. Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer for Chicago and Addison Russell also went deep and drove in two for the NL Central leaders.
— Paul Goldschmidt homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth giving Arizona a 9-8 win over Atlanta. The Braves blew an early five run lead, and needed a home run from Freddie Freeman to tie the game in the top of the ninth inning. He also hit a two-run homer in the first inning.
— Kyle Seager and Nick Zunino hit three-run home runs to help Seattle outslug the Yankees 7-5. Nelson Cruz added his 32nd homer of the season for the Mariners. New York got two home runs each from Gary Sanchez and Starlin Castro.
— Kirk Nieuwenhuis capped a three-run first inning with a two-run single to lead Milwaukee to a 4-2 win over Colorado. Chris Carter homered and Jimmy Nelson won for the first time in seven starts for the Brewers to improve to 7-13. Nelson gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings. The Rockies DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 to drop three points back of Washington's Daniel Murphy for the NL hitting lead.
— Doug Fister pitched seven scoreless innings to lead Houston to a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh. He had allowed nine runs and 11 hits over nine innings in his previous two starts. Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer to help the Astros to their fourth straight win.
Strasburg heads to disabled list
BALTIMORE (AP) — Right-hander Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals has been placed on the disabled list with right elbow soreness. Strasburg, who started the season 15-1, is 0-3 in his past three starts with a 14.66 ERA. This is his second stint on the DL this season as he missed 17 games with an upper-back strain from June 16-July 3.
Mets Matz goes on DL
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have placed left-handed pitcher Steven Matz on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tightness. The move is retroactive to Aug. 15. The rookie is 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA.
Matz was scratched from his Friday start.