ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka pitched a three-hitter, Austin Romine drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Tanaka (8-2) retired his first 12 batters before C.J. Cron singled leading off the fifth. He struck out nine and walked one, improving to 6-0 on the road.

It was the sixth major league complete game and third shutout for Tanaka, his first complete game since a three-hit shutout at Boston on April 27 last year.

Tanaka walked Ji-Man Choi after Cron’s fifth-inning hit but escaped damage by striking out Daniel Robertson and getting speedy Mallex Smith to hit into a 3-6-1 double play.

Romine hit a run-scoring groundout in the fifth inning and a sacrifice fly during the seventh.

TWINS 5, BLUE JAYS 0: Jose Berrios and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Eduardo Escobar hit a three-run homer and Minnesota won at Toronto.

Berrios (10-7) allowed four hits, three of them singles, in seven innings. He walked one and struck out nine to win for the second time in three starts. Trevor Hildenberger worked the eighth and Ryan Pressly finished for the Twins, who have won two straight following a three-game losing streak.

Escobar went 2 for 4 with three RBI and scored twice. His double in the sixth was his major league-leading 37th. Escobar homered off John Axford in the eighth, his 15th.

Blue Jays rookie left-hander Ryan Borucki (0-2) retired the first 10 batters he faced before Eddie Rosario and Brian Dozier hit back-to-back singles in the fourth. Borucki retired the next two batters to end the threat.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

MARLINS 9, BRAVES 3: Wei-Yin Chen pitched six innings and scored the first run of his career to help Miami win at home.

J.T. Realmuto hit his 13th homer of the season for Miami and drove in four runs. Starlin Castro added a three-run homer, his eighth, and Brian Anderson had three hits and scored three times.

Chen (3-7) allowed three runs and five hits. He doubled to start a five-run fifth for his first extra-base hit in 82 career at-bats, and raced home from third on Realmuto’s grounder, barely beating a poor throw by shortstop Dansby Swanson.

Chen snapped a streak of four consecutive losses and won for the first time since June 16. He has an ERA of 2.18 this year at Marlins Park compared with 10.47 on the road.

METS 6, PADRES 3: Devin Mesoraco hit an early three-run double that helped Zack Wheeler and New York win at home.

Michael Conforto launched a two-run homer, extending his recent tear at the plate, and Wheeler (4-6) pitched seven crisp innings to win his second consecutive start. Before that he went 13 outings without a victory dating to April 29 in San Diego – the longest stretch without a win for a Mets starter in 20 years.

Leadoff hitter Amed Rosario tripled and scored twice for the Mets, who won for only the eighth time in their last 30 home games. Wilmer Flores also scored twice.

Padres left-hander Eric Lauer (5-7) struggled through the early innings again. He threw 35 pitches in the first, giving up Mesoraco’s bases-loaded double with two outs before serving up Conforto’s 13th homer after a leadoff walk in the third.

CARDINALS 4, REDS 2: Left-hander Austin Gomber took a no-hitter in the seventh inning and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run shot in the 11th, leading St. Louis at Cincinnati.

Mired in a season-long slump, Fowler connected off left-hander Amir Garrett (0-2) for only his second homer while batting right-handed.

Sam Tuivailala (3-3) escaped a two-on threat in the 10th. Bud Norris got his 19th save in 22 chances, one night after he took a loss.

INTERLEAGUE

PIRATES 9, INDIANS 4: Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco and Josh Bell each hit a two-run homer, and Pittsburgh won at Cleveland for its 11th straight victory.

The Pirates routed the Indians for the second straight night. Marte homered in the first inning, drove in three runs and extended his career-high hitting streak to 17 games.

Polanco homered and Corey Dickerson tripled in two runs when Pittsburgh scored five times in the second. Bell hit a home run in the fifth. The Pirates have homered in a season-high nine straight games, hitting 22 home runs in that span.

Pittsburgh has won 11 straight for the first time since Sept. 12-22, 1996. The Pirates have won 13 of 14 and are 17-8 since June 24. Pittsburgh has outscored opponents 43-8 in the last five games.


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