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Gerrit Cole struck out 11 in seven dominant innings, while Aaron Hicks and Rougned Odor homered in the fifth off Shane Bieber, leading the visiting New York Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night. Cole (3-1) allowed a three-hit run to record his third double-digit strikeout game this season and 41st game of the regular season with at least 10 strikeouts. The performance gave Cole 50 strikeouts in his first five games to break the team record of 46 set by Bob Turley in 1955 and equaled by Masahiro Tanaka in 2014. After allowing an RBI single to Eddie Rosario, Cole ended his outing by retiring. the last 11 batters to complete an impressive 111-pitch performance as the Yankees won their third straight game, the best of the season. Bieber (2-2) suffered a heavy defeat, allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings. He struck out nine and walked three when his streak of double-digit strikeouts ended at six. Bieber finished the night with 57 strikeouts in his first five starts, the second-most of all time behind Nolan Ryan, who had 59 in his first five starts in 1978). Athletics 7, Orioles 2 Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer and visiting Oakland extended its winning streak to 13 games with a win over Baltimore. The Athletics lost their first six games, but only one since. This is Oakland’s longest winning streak since taking 20 in a row in 2002. Mark Canha and Matt Olson each drove in two runs. Canha scored three runs while Elvis Andrus contributed two. Baltimore starter Wade LeBlanc (0-1) allowed four runs and six hits in just 1 2/3 innings and Oakland was never far behind. Chris Bassitt (2-2) took the victory for Oakland, in six innings and allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out eight. Astros 16, Angels 2 Michael Brantley hit three doubles and scored four times, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman homered and Kent Emanuel stood out in his major league debut when host Houston passed over Los Angeles. The Astros clinched the four-game series with their third straight win, their first win in the series after four straight losses. Houston jumped on Angels right-hander Griffin Canning (1-2) in the first inning and didn’t give in to the bullpen. Astros starter Jake Odorizzi threw just five pitches and recorded just one out before leaving with tight right forearm. Emanuel allowed home runs to Albert Pujols in the second inning and Shohei Ohtani in the third. He allowed two runs and five hits with five strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings. Mariners 8, Red Sox 2 Kyle Seager collected three hits and three RBIs and Chris Flexen threw a career-best seven innings to propel Seattle to a victory over host Boston. Sam Haggerty homered in the eighth for the Mariners, who improved to 7-3 on the road. Flexen (2-1) allowed one run and four hits and struck out seven batters, a career high. Nationals 7, Mets 1 Joe Ross pitched six precise innings on a one-run ball as visiting Washington scored in each of the first five innings and beat New York. Ross (2-1) limited the Mets to five hits, struck out four and walked in an efficient 91-pitch display. Each starter reached base at least once a day that Washington did not produce an extra-base hit. Marcus Stroman (3-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in four innings and saw his ERA increase from 0.89 to 2.22. The right-hander also had a six-game personal winning streak halted and took his first loss since Sept. 7, 2019, against Philadelphia. Royals 2, Tigers 1 Brady Singer pitched seven strong innings to outmatch Matthew Boyd, elevating visiting Kansas City to a win over Detroit. Singer (1-2) allowed one run and three hits and equaled his career record with eight strikeouts. Singer failed to pass his 93-pitch gem when the Royals captured Game 2 of a four-game series. Scott Barlow retired the team in order in the eighth inning and Josh Staumont posted his first save after striking out two batters in the ninth. Pirates 6, Twins 2 Trevor Cahill allowed one run and two hits in six innings and Michael Perez and Kevin Newman each hit home runs as Pittsburgh beat Minnesota in Minneapolis. Perez, who entered the game 0 of 15 on the road, was 3 of 3 with a walk and three RBIs. It was the third three-hitter game of his career. Cahill (1-2) entered the contest with a 9.69 ERA and had allowed seven runs in two of his three previous starts. Michael Pineda (1-1) suffered the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings while striking out five. Cardinals 2, Reds 0 John Gant pitched six scoreless innings as St. Louis defeated visiting Cincinnati and the Cardinals scored the only run they would need in the first inning. Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson started with singles. After Paul Goldschmidt grounded out into a force out, Nolan Arenado hit an RBI single to right field to put the Cardinals up 1-0. Gant (1-2) struck out five batters and allowed just three hits and two walks as the Cardinals gave the Reds their sixth straight loss. Reds starter Wade Miley (2-2) pitched well in the loss, allowing both runs on five hits and two walks in six innings. Brewers 4, Cubs 3 Manny Pina hit a two-run homer as a pinch-hitter, and Milwaukee held on to beat host Chicago. After watching the game from the dugout for more than two hours, Pina stepped up to the plate in the seventh inning to launch the blast, which was the second of the season. Milwaukee earned its fourth win in the last five games and tied the series against Chicago with one win apiece. Nico Hoerner had a two-run double for the Cubs, and Jason Heyward hit a solo home run. Chicago’s four-game winning streak came to an end. Rays 5, Blue Jays 3 Despite falling behind early, Tampa Bay rallied for a hard-fought victory over Toronto, matching its three-game series with its rival from the AL East. Ryan Thompson (2-1) got the victory for the Rays, striking out two and giving up two hits in one 1/3 inning relief. For the Blue Jays, reliever Jordan Romano (1-1) took the loss after pulling just one out and allowing two runs (one earned) in the eighth inning. White Sox 2, Rangers 1 Luis Robert scored from second base on Nick Madrigal’s double with two outs in the ninth and Chicago edged visiting Texas. Texas had evened out in the top of the ninth with Willie Calhoun’s one-out homer to right field off White Sox closer Liam Hendriks (1-0), who took the win despite his second failed save. . Chicago’s Dallas Keuchel scattered seven hits in six scoreless innings for the White Sox, who have won five of their last six games. –Field level media