PITTSBURGH (AP) Jake Arrieta dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates yet again, scattering two hits in seven shutout innings as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Seven months after shutting the Pirates down in the NL wild card playoff, Arrieta allowed only singles to Sean Rodriguez in the second and Francisco Cervelli in the seventh. Arrieta (6-0) struck out five and walked two while lowering his ERA to 0.84. He became the second six-game winner in the major leagues after Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox.
Kris Bryant had three hits for the Cubs, who have won seven of eight and moved five games ahead of Pittsburgh in the NL Central.
Jon Niese (3-1) gave up six runs and nine hits over five innings while losing for the first time since the Pirates acquired him from the New York Mets in an offseason trade.
BRAVES 3, METS 0
NEW YORK (AP) - Matt Wisler wiped out New York with eight innings of one-hit ball and Mallex Smith hit a rare Atlanta homer off a scuffling Matt Harvey.
Asdrubal Cabrera's clean single to center field with one out in the fifth was the lone hit for the defending NL champions. Wisler (1-2) walked two, struck out four and beat the Mets for the third time in his two-year career.
A.J. Pierzynski added an RBI double and the Braves, with the worst record in the majors at 7-19, won for the third time in five games following an eight-game skid.
Harvey (2-4) didn't feel well Monday and was given fluids to help him recover Tuesday afternoon, Mets manager Terry Collins said.
ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 1
BALTIMORE (AP) - Mark Trumbo hit two home runs, Chris Tillman scattered five hits over seven innings and Baltimore extended New York's losing streak to six games.
Trumbo hit a solo shot in the second inning and his eighth of the season with a runner on in the fifth. Both homers were off Luis Severino (0-4), who yielded only two long balls in his previous four starts.
Tillman (3-1) allowed one run, matched his career high with nine strikeouts and walked four. The right-hander also fanned nine in his last start, against Tampa Bay.
Brad Brach worked the eighth and Darren O'Day finished for his second save.
Didi Gregorius drove in the lone run for the last-place Yankees, whose six-game skid matches their longest of last season. New York fell to 8-16, including 3-9 on the road.
INDIANS 7, TIGERS 3
CLEVELAND (AP) - Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer, scored three times and fell a triple short of the cycle, leading Cleveland to a victory.
Lindor singled in the first inning when Cleveland scored three times, doubled and scored in the third and homered in the fifth as the Indians ended Detroit's five-game winning streak.
Josh Tomlin (4-0) remained unbeaten in four starts, allowing two runs in six innings.
Justin Verlander (2-3) gave up seven runs in five innings.
The Indians beat the Tigers for the fourth straight time this season.
DODGERS 10, RAYS 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Trayce Thompson, Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig homered as Los Angeles pulled out of an offensive funk with a victory over Tampa Bay.
Howie Kendrick had four hits, including a two-run double that broke a fifth-inning tie, to help left-hander Scott Kazmir (2-2) get his 100th win. The RBIs were the first of the season for Kendrick, coming in his 59th at-bat.
Only Tampa Bay's Logan Morrison has more at-bats (64) this season without driving in a run.
Thompson hit a two-run homer in the second inning and added a two-run single off Matt Moore (1-3) to finish a four-run fifth. Pederson hit a solo shot with two outs in the second, and Puig added a three-run homer off Ryan Webb in the ninth.
GIANTS 3, REDS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) - Jeff Samardzija went eight innings to win his third straight start - a career first - and San Francisco rallied for two runs in the eighth inning against Cincinnati's historically bad bullpen.
Cincinnati's bullpen gave up at least one run for the 21st consecutive game, surpassing the 2013 Colorado Rockies for the major league record, according to information provided by the Reds from the Elias Sports Bureau.
With the game tied 1-1, Kelby Tomlinson drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single off Caleb Cotham (0-1). Gregor Blanco followed with another run-scoring single, putting the Giants in position for their fifth straight win at Great American Ball Park.
Samardzija (4-1) had been 0-5 in his last nine starts against the Reds, but limited them to three hits - including Adam Duvall's homer - to end the slump.
MARLINS 7, DIAMONDBACKS 4
MIAMI (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki's two-run pinch-hit single put Miami ahead in the sixth inning to rally past Arizona.
Miami trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the sixth, when three Arizona pitchers combined to give up three walks and a hit batsman.
Suzuki's one-out single put Miami up 5-4 and improved his career average with the bases loaded to .383.
Marcell Ozuna hit a two-run homer for Miami, his third in as many games. Christian Yelich drove in two runs with a fielder's choice and his second homer.
Arizona's Welington Castillo hit a two-run homer off Justin Nicolino (2-0), who won despite allowing four runs in six innings. A.J. Ramos pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save.