Tampa Bay’s Mike Zunino is greeted in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore reliever Travis Lakins Sr. in the fifth inning Tuesday night at Baltimore. Julio Cortez/Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Mike Zunino hit two home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays connected five times in all, hammering the Baltimore Orioles 13-6 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Brett Phillips and Austin Meadows hit three-run homers in the second inning and Ji-Man Choi hit a late drive as the Rays matched their longest winning streak of the year. Tampa Bay is a season-high five games over .500 at 24-19.

Baltimore has lost 8 of 10 and fell to a majors-worst 6-16 at home. It was the first of 19 meetings this season between the AL East rivals, all crammed between May 18 and Aug. 29.

YANKEES 7, RANGERS 4: DJ LeMahieu had a season-high three RBI, including the tie-breaking, two-run double as visiting New York beat Texas.

LeMahieu went the opposite way for his double down the right-field line to cap a five-run fourth that put the Yankees up 5-3. That was the first multi-RBI hit this season for LeMahieu, who added a sacrifice fly to deep center in the sixth.

Rougned Odor went 2 for 5 with two strikeouts against his former team in his return to the Yankees’ lineup after missing 12 games because of a sprained left knee. Odor, who played his first seven big league seasons for the Rangers, was designated for assignment at the end of spring training and then traded to New York. Texas is paying the bulk of the $27 million left on the second baseman’s six-year contract that goes through next season.


ROYALS 2, BREWERS 0: Andrew Benintendi drove in the go-ahead run with two outs in the eighth inning, spoiling a masterful start by the Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff and propelling Kansas City to a win at home.

Royals starter Kris Bubic, who had been working in long relief but got a spot start when Danny Duffy headed to the injured list, threw six innings of one-hit ball.

Woodruff (2-2) allowed just four hits before walking Whit Merrifield and plunking Carlos Santana with two outs in the eighth. Brewers Manager Craig Counsell brought in reliever Devin Williams to face Benintendi, who lined a single to right field that gave Merrifield just enough time to slide under Omar Narvaez’s tag at the plate.

Narvaez immediately signaled for Counsell to challenge the safe call but it stood upon review. The Royals then tacked on a run when Salvador Perez hit a grounder to shortstop and Luis Urias threw wide of first base for an error.


GIANTS 4, REDS 2: Anthony DeSclafani gave up one run over seven good innings, Alex Dickerson hit a three-run homer and San Francisco won at Cincinnati.

DeSclafani (4-1), who signed with the Giants after five seasons in Cincinnati, was outstanding in his first appearance back at Great American Ball Park, scattering six hits and striking out seven.

Jake McGee pitched the ninth and got the Reds in order for his 11th save.

METS 4, BRAVES 3: Inspired by Kevin Pillar’s return to the dugout, New York got homers from Jonathan Villar and Tomas Nido, an unlikely hit from Tommy Hunter and strong performances by a string of relievers to win at Atlanta.

Villar hit a two-run shot in the third inning, and Nido won it for the Mets in the ninth with a tie-breaking drive into the left-field seats off struggling Braves closer Will Smith.

One night after being struck in the face by a 95 mph fastball, Pillar brought New York’s lineup card to home plate before the game, a gesture that brought a huge sigh of relief to both teams.

With his face swollen and badly bruised, Pillar still managed a smile as he shook hands with the four umpires and Braves coach Walt Weiss, who gave him a warm pat on the shoulder.

Pillar is likely to be out for an extended period.

PHILLIES 8, MARLINS 3: Pinch-hitter Ronald Torreyes delivered a tie-breaking, two-run double in the eighth inning and Philadelphia rallied to beat the visiting Miami.

In the Phillies’ first game since a dugout spat between Manager Joe Girardi and infielder Jean Segura, the Marlins took a 3-1 lead when Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a two-run homer off a 100 mph fastball from Jose Alvarado in the top of the eighth. But the Phillies answered in the bottom half against relievers Dylan Floro (2-2) and John Curtiss.

Rhys Hoskins hit a sharp single with one out and Alec Bohm followed with an RBI double off the right-field fence. Odubel Herrera reached on an infield single and Andrew Knapp walked to load the bases. Nick Maton lined an RBI single to tie it.

Curtiss entered and Torreyes lined the first pitch down the left-field line in his first at-bat since April 17. Segura’s infield single knocked in another run. Bryce Harper ripped a two-run single to cap the seven-run rally.

CARDINALS 5, PIRATES 2: Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer, his fourth in four games, and St. Louis won at home.

Tommy Edman added three singles and drove in two runs for St. Louis.

CUBS 6, NATIONALS 3: David Bote and Ian Happ homered, and Chicago beat visiting Washington.

Chicago slugger Anthony Rizzo left the game because of tightness in his lower back, but the Cubs got enough big hits to come away with another win after pounding Jon Lester the previous day in his return to Wrigley Field.

Bote broke a 3-all tie with a two-run homer against reliever Will Harris (0-1) in the sixth inning. Happ made it 6-3 with his drive to the basket in left-center against Wander Suero leading off the eighth.

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