Kyle Hendricks tossed one-run ball over seven innings to continue his dominance over St. Louis, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Sunday night at Wrigley Field.
Carlos González hit his first homer with the Cubs and Kyle Schwarber went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Chicago completed a three-game sweep of its NL Central rivals and a 6-1 homestand.
All nine games between the Cardinals and Cubs this season have been won by the home team. The Cardinals swept the Cubs last weekend, and Chicago had another three-game sweep last month.
Hendricks is now 7-0 with a 2.31 ERA in his last 10 starts against St. Louis. The Cubs have won all 10 games.
Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and Kolten Wong added an RBI double for St. Louis.
Brewers 5, Pirates 2 — At Milwaukee: Mike Moustakas launched a homer that won a new car for a fan, and NL MVP Christian Yelich hit his major-league leading 24th home run on his bobblehead day as Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep.
Moustakas connected for his 20th homer off Francisco Liriano (1-1), a tiebreaking, two-run drive in the eighth inning that hit a promotional car perched above the right-center field fence. The Brewers said season ticketholder Mark Gruber was the fortunate fan. He’ll get the keys to his new SUV in a pregame presentation on June 20.
Nationals 5, Padres 2 — At San Diego: Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon hit consecutive home runs in a span of seven pitches off Craig Stammen (4-3) with one out in the eighth.
Reds 4, Phillies 3 — At Philadelphia: Joey Votto tied the game for Cincinnati with a two-out single in the seventh inning and Eugenio Suárez followed with the go-ahead hit as Cincinnati avoided a three-game sweep.
Braves 7, Marlins 6 (12 innings) — At Miami: Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a three-run homer as Atlanta overcame a 5-1, ninth-inning deficit against Sergio Romo, and Matt Joyce delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the 12th off Adam Conley (1-6).
Mets 6, Rockies 1 — At New York: Noah Syndergaard (4-4) allowed one hit in seven shutout innings, and Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs off Jeff Hoffman (1-3).
Dodgers 1, Giants 0 — At San Francisco: Walker Buehler (7-1) and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Max Muncy homered into McCovey Cove off Madison Bumgarner (3-6) in the first inning, then exchanged words with the ace as he rounded the bases.
White Sox 5, Royals 2 — At Kansas City, Mo.: Eloy Jiménez launched a 471-foot home run, and Reynaldo López (4-6) allowed one run and four hits in six innings. Yoán Moncada had four hits and an RBI for the White Sox, who lost the series opener but had back-to-back solid pitching performances to take the last two games.
Yankees 7, Indians 6 — At Cleveland: Aaron Hicks delivered an RBI double off Oliver Pérez (1-1) with two outs as New York overcame errors in the ninth by stars Aroldis Chapman (1-1) and Didi Gregorius and avoided a sweep.
Rays 6, Red Sox 1 — At Boston: Brandon Lowe hit a pair of solo homers that totaled 890 feet, and Blake Snell (4-5) allowed one run and five hits over six innings for Tampa Bay.
Twins 12, Tigers 2 — At Detroit: Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and Miguel Sanó, Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario also connected.
Astros 4, Orioles 0 — At Houston: Yordan Álvarez hit a two-run homer in his major league debut, connecting off Dylan Bundy (3-7) in the fourth inning.
Mariners 9, Angels 3 — At Anaheim, Calif.: Edwin Encarnación hit two homers, including the 400th of his career, and Tom Murphy added two more.
Athletics 9, Rangers 8 — At Arlington, Texas: Khris Davis homered for the first time in nearly a month as Oakland built an 8-0 lead and hung on for a four-game split.
Diamondbacks 8, Blue Jays 2 — At Toronto: Carson Kelly and Ketel Marte homered during an eight-run burst in the third inning and Arizona completed a three-game sweep.