Josh Jung is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the first inning the Rangers’ 15-2 win over the Yankees on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Richard W. Rodriguez/Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Jung hit a first-inning grand slam against Nestor Cortes, Nathanial Lowe and Adolis García added home runs off the All-Star, and the Texas Rangers routed the Yankees 15-2 Sunday and sent slumping New York to its sixth loss in eight games.

Cortes (3-2) had the worst outing of his Yankees career, allowing seven runs and five hits in 4 2/3 innings along with four of New York’s eight walks. His ERA climbed from 3.49 to 4.91, double his 2.88 last season when he became a first-time All-Star.

Fellow All-Star Martín Pérez (4-1) gave up one run and six hits in six innings for Texas, which has won three straight following a four-game losing streak. Jung tied his career high with five RBI.

New York allowed its most runs since a 19-5 defeat to Cleveland on Aug. 15, 2019. The Yankees are 15-14 following a 2-5 trip, tied for last in the AL East.

WHITE SOX 12, RAYS 9: Andrew Vaughn capped Chicago’s seven-run ninth inning with a three-run homer, and the White Sox stopped a 10-game losing streak with a wild victory over Tampa Bay in Chicago.

Yasmani Grandal also homered and Adam Haseley had four hits as Chicago won for the first time April 18. It was the longest slide for the team since it also dropped 10 in a row in 2013.


Jake Burger sparked the winning rally with a one-out RBI double against Jalen Beeks (0-2). Oscar Colás then hit a sacrifice fly and Elvis Andrus made it 9-8 with a run-scoring single.

After Lenyn Sosa’s single, Beeks was replaced by Garrett Cleavinger. But Haseley greeted Cleavinger with a tying single and Vaughn followed with his third homer of the season, a drive to left field that led to a big celebration at home plate.

MARINERS 10, BLUE JAYS 8: Cal Raleigh hit two of Seattle’s four home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the 10th inning, and the Mariners rallied to beat the Blue Jays in Toronto, snapping a four-game losing streak.

Toronto was one strike away from completing a three-game sweep and extending its winning streak to seven, but Mariners shortstop J.P Crawford hit a game-tying single off Yimi Garcia in the ninth.

Raleigh won it with a two-run shot off Zach Pop (1-1), scoring automatic runner Eugenio Suárez. It was the third multi-homer game of Raleigh’s career. He also hit a two-run homer off Anthony Bass in the eighth.

TWINS 8, ROYALS 4: Byron Buxton hit a three-run homer as part of a seven-run third inning, Sonny Gray kept rolling with six strong innings and Minnesota won at home.


Gray (4-0) allowed one run on five hits while striking out seven batters. Gray has given up just three runs in 35 innings this season and saw his MLB-best ERA rise to 0.77 after the outing.

ORIOLES 5, TIGERS 3: Adam Frazier homered in the fourth inning to help Baltimore take a four-run lead and Yennier Cano made sure the Orioles held on for a win in Detroit.

Baltimore took three of four games in Detroit and has won six straight series for the first time since 2014.


ASTROS 4, PHILLIES 3: Jake Meyers homered, Martín Maldonado broke out of his slump with an RBI double and Houston won at home to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Astros beat Philadelphia in six games to win last year’s World Series. But the Phillies dominated the first two games of the rematch, winning by a combined score of 9-2.


Houston finally mustered some offense Sunday to end the weekend on a high note.

Maldonado’s double in the second inning snapped an 0-for-24 slide and put Houston on top 2-1. The home run by Meyers made it 3-1 in the fourth.

Kody Clemens homered for a second straight game and J.T. Realmuto also went deep for the Phillies, who had won a season-best four in a row.

ANGELS 3, BREWERS 0: Shohei Ohtani hit a third-inning home run off Colin Rea that reached 162 feet above the field, the highest since Statcast started tracking in 2015, and helped Los Angeles won in Milwaukee to avoid a three-game sweep.

Ohtani hit his seventh home run of the season on an 85.9 mph cutter from Rea (0-2). The ball left the bat with 114.3 exit velocity and a launch angle of 39 degrees, and after a hang time of 6.98 seconds it landed 413 feet away in deep center.

Milwaukee centerfielder Joey Wiemer and rightfielder Brian Anderson could only look up and watch.


ATHLETICS 5, REDS 4: Esteury Ruiz singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and Oakland won at home to end its nine-game home losing streak.

Jesús Aguilar and Brent Rooker homered for the A’s, who entered with the lowest winning percentage in the majors. The victory prevented Oakland (6-23) from having the worst 29-game start to a season since the 2003 Detroit Tigers opened 4-25.

The crowd of 18,271 was Oakland’s largest since 26,805 on opening day.


MARLINS 4, CUBS 3: Luis Arraez hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to give Miami a win over Chicago and a sweep of the three-game series in Miami.

Jon Berti drew a leadoff walk against reliever Keegan Thompson (1-1) and advanced to third on Jesús Sánchez’s single. Arraez then drove the first pitch from Thompson to deep center to score Berti.


Tanner Scott (2-1) pitched a scoreless eighth around two singles and A.J. Puk closed with a perfect ninth for his fifth save. Garrett Thompson doubled twice for the Marlins, who won their fourth straight and are 10-0 in one-run games.

DODGERS 6, CARDINALS 3: Noah Syndergaard got his first win in a Dodgers uniform and Los Angeles got some timely hits and took advantage of mistakes by St. Louis pitchers to defeat the reeling Cardinals in Los Angeles.

David Peralta drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who posted their first three-game series sweep of the season.

Syndergaard (1-3), who signed a one-year contract during the offseason, allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.

ROCKIES 12, DIAMONDBACKS 4: C.J. Cron had three hits, including a three-run homer, Austin Gomber gave up one run over six innings and Colorado beat Arizona to snap a seven-game home losing streak.

With the win, the last-place Rockies avoided both their third sweep of the young season and tying the worst 29-game start in franchise history. The 12 runs were the most this season for Colorado, which came into the day with the fifth fewest runs in the majors.


NATIONALS 7, PIRATES 2: Josiah Gray pitched six strong innings, Joey Meneses had four hits and Washington finally cooled off Pittsburgh in a game delayed nearly 2 1/2 hours by rain in Washington.

Jeimer Candelario and Victor Robles each had an early two-run double for Washington, which had lost three straight. Luis García delivered a two-run single in the second, and every Nationals starter got at least one hit.

PADRES 6, GIANTS 4: Matt Carpenter capped an eighth-inning rally with a tiebreaking, two-run double off the glove of diving centerfielder Mike Yastrzemski, and San Diego beat San Francisco  for a two-game sweep of Major League Baseball’s first regular-season series in Mexico City.

A day after winning an 11-home run thriller 16-11, the Padres overcame a 4-0 deficit with three runs in the fifth and three in the eighth.


YANKEES: Aaron Judge remains sidelined with a mild hip strain, and a decision on whether he requires a stint on the injured list likely won’t come until Monday, Manager Aaron Boone said.


“I know he came in feeling a little bit better today,” Boone said Sunday. “I’m sure he’ll go through everything and we’ll evaluate where we are.”

Boone said Judge will “probably not” do any baseball-related activities on Sunday. He doesn’t expect him to return to the lineup on Monday when the Yankees open a three-game home series against Cleveland.

Boone said the best-case scenario, if Judge avoids the IL, would be returning sometime during the Cleveland series.

POSTPONEMENT: The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves were rained out for the second straight day on Sunday.

The game was postponed about 3 1/2 hours before the scheduled first pitch at 1:40 p.m. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader Monday starting at 1:10 p.m., originally scheduled as a single game.

TRADE: The Brewers acquired pitcher Trevor Megill in a trade with the Twins for cash and a player to be named later.

Megill, a 29-year-old right-hander, was 0-0 with a 13.03 ERA in seven games this season for Triple-A St. Paul. He was designated for assignment Tuesday to open a roster spot for right-hander Brock Stewart.

TWINS: Rght-hander Tyler Mahle will be shut down for at least four weeks after tests revealed a posterior impingement and flexor pronator strain in his pitching elbow.

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