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CHICAGO — Willson Contreras had three hits and stole a base in his opener against younger brother William, helping Chicago pass Atlanta.

Chicago won a day after ending its 10-game losing streak and also snapping the Braves’ 14-game winning streak.

The Contreras brothers both started at receiver, marking the first time they shared a pitch.

Justin Steele (2-5) earned his first win since making his season debut on April 9 against Milwaukee. He allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. Rafael Ortega homered and Alfonso Rivas and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits for the Cubs.

TORONTO — Jameson Taillon and two relievers combined on five hits, Aaron Hicks lined up a three-run double and the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to nine by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4- 0 Saturday.

Taillon (8-1) allowed four hits and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings to win his eighth straight decision.

Michael King worked two innings and Clay Holmes got the last four outs. The Yankees threw their 11th shutout of the season and improved to become the best in the major leagues 49-16.

PITTSBURGH – Brandon Crawford tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth and gave some breathing room with an RBI double in the ninth as San Francisco rallied against Pittsburgh.

Wilmer Flores and Austin Slater homered for the Giants, who won seven of eight games and 13 of 19 to go 10 games above .500 (37-27) for the first time this season.

Alex Wood (5-5) gave up a three-run homer to Pittsburgh’s Diego Castillo in fourth but held on long enough to win. Wood allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

BALTIMORE – Harold Ramirez hit a decisive sacrificial fly in the top of the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay ended its four-game losing streak with a win over Baltimore.

Francisco Mejía had a career-high four hits for the Rays and Yandy Díaz had three.

Díaz also tied with one out on Dillon Tate (0-3) in the ninth. Ji-Man Choi followed with a single and Tate hit Randy Arozarena with a two-hit pitch to charge the bases. Ramirez’s fly right put the Rays in front.

OAKLAND — Brad Keller allowed one hit in seven clean innings, helping Kansas City pass Oakland for its third straight win.

Jose Cuas struck out two batters and allowed a one-out double in the eighth. Scott Barlow put down the last four batters for his eighth save to complete the two-hitter.

The A’s were shut out for the eighth time this season, lost their eighth straight at home and fell to a worst 22-45. Oakland has lost 15 of its 17 games.

HOUSTON – Johnny Cueto and Reynaldo López combined for a three hit and Luis Robert tied a career high with four RBIs as Chicago pounced on Justin Verlander early in a win over Houston.

Cueto (1-3) allowed two hits and struck out five in seven innings, a season high, for his first win since July 29 with San Francisco.

NEW YORK — Taijuan Walker gave up 18 straight and pitched the seventh inning, Francisco Lindor homered for the second straight game, and New York beat Miami.

The Mets have won three straight and five of six, earning their best 44th win in the NL and bettering their season record with 21 games over .500.

Walker (5-2) threw a run and struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings.

MILWAUKEE — Willy Adames and Hunter Renfroe homered for the second straight day, rookie Jason Alexander picked up his first career victory and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.

Jace Peterson made two runs with a double in the sixth inning on a helicopter over the head of jumping first baseman Mike Moustakas, and Milwaukee won back-to-back games for the first time this month.

DETROIT — Eric Haase had three hits, including one of Detroit’s three homers, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Texas.

Javy Baez and Robbie Grossman also homered, and top prospect Riley Greene scored twice in his major league debut for Detroit. Rony Garcia (1-2) picked up the win, allowing four runs on four hits over six innings.

Phillies 2, Nationals 1 (10 innings)

WASHINGTON — Pinch hitter Rhys Hoskins got the go-ahead in the 10th inning and Philadelphia beat Washington for its 15th win in 17 games.

The Phillies are a season high with five games over .500 and 14-2 since the firing of former coach Joe Girardi on June 3.

The last-place Nationals lost the day they removed organization stalwart No. 11 Ryan Zimmerman.

BOSTON — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer against the Green Monster in the first inning and St. Louis opened it with a six-run sixth in a win at Boston, where Neil Diamond made a rare appearance to sing “Sweet Caroline” – a must-have song in the middle of the eighth at Fenway Park.

DENVER — Ryan McMahon’s third hit of the game was a decisive solo homer late in the eighth inning, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 5-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.

CJ Cron and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who won their second straight game after a seven-game losing streak at home.

PHOENIX — Gary Sánchez broke a long two-run homer that capped a six-run third inning, Dylan Bundy pitched eight effective innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-1.

The Twins took the lead to a 6-0 lead with their big third inning, highlighted by a gigantic two-out, two-run homer from Sánchez who ran 456 feet into the left-center seats and left his bat. over 107 mph. It was the eighth homer of the season for the two-time All-Star.

Alex Kirilloff – recently recalled from Triple-A – added a two-run brace. The Twins did heavy damage offensively even without star hitter Byron Buxton, who had a day off scheduled.

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