MILWAUKEE — Erik Kratz homered in his Brewers debut Saturday and Jesus Aguilar also hit a home run to lift surging Milwaukee to a 17-6 rout of the New York Mets.

Christian Yelich had three hits, drove in three runs and scored three times for the NL Central-leading Brewers, who have won eight of their last 10.

Kratz, acquired Friday from the Yankees, homered with two outs in the fifth against reliever A.J. Ramos, who came unraveled during what had been a close game.

Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto hit home runs early for the Mets, who tagged Brewers ace Chase Anderson for five runs but couldn’t find similar success against Milwaukee’s bullpen.

NATIONALS 4, MARLINS 1: Mark Reynolds hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning, and visiting Washington rallied to beat Miami for the 10th consecutive time.

CARDINALS 4, PIRATES 1: Jack Flaherty allowed four hits over six innings, Matt Carpenter hit his fifth home run of the season and St. Louis won at Pittsburgh.

GIANTS 5, CUBS 4: Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer, Brandon Belt drove in two runs and San Francisco won at Chicago to stop a three-game slide.


RAYS 5, ORIOLES 1: Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda and Chaz Roe combined to give up three hits on a bullpen day as Tampa Bay won at St. Petersburg, Florida.

ANGELS 11, YANKEES 4: Mike Trout went 5 for 5 with a home run for Los Angeles at New York.

WHITE SOX 8, TIGERS 4: Tim Anderson homered twice on his way to a career-high four RBI, leading Chicago at Detroit.

RANGERS 4, ROYALS 3: Shin-Soo Choo became the top major league home run hitter born in Asia – reaching 176 to pass Hideki Matsui – connecting for a leadoff drive in the 10th inning to lift Texas at Arlington, Texas.


ATHLETICS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 0: Daniel Mengden pitched a two-hitter for his second career shutout, and Oakland won at home.

PHILLIES 2, BLUE JAYS 1: Aaron Nola took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Nick Williams hit his third pinch-hit homer of the year in the eighth and Philadelphia won at home to move into first in the NL East.


ROCKIES: Colorado recalled infielder Ryan McMahon from Triple-A Albuquerque and optioned infielder Pat Valaika to the farm club.

CUBS: Chicago placed right-hander Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tendinitis. The team also selected the contract of catcher Chris Gimenez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned catcher Victor Caratini to the farm club.

INDIANS: Cleveland reliever Andrew Miller is back on the 10-day disabled list, this time with inflammation in his right knee, and there’s no timetable for his return.

YANKEES: New York activated first baseman Greg Bird from the disabled list and sent infielder Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton.

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