Best of MLB: Red Sox Use Long Ball to Sweep Away Rival Yanks

BOSTON -- Christian Vazquez hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster to break a seventh-inning tie Sunday night, sending the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over the New York Yankees and a three-game sweep of their archrivals.

Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts each had three hits and Travis Shaw homered for Boston, which has won seven of eight to move into first place in the AL East.

Alex Rodriguez homered for the third time in four games and added a two-run double for the Yankees, who have lost a season-high five in a row.

David Price (4-0) earned the win despite allowing six runs and eight hits in seven innings. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his eighth save (see full recap).

Kershaw fans 14 in Dodgers' shutout of Padres
LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game's only run to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday.

Kershaw (3-1) ended the Dodgers' six-game losing streak by pitching his 13th shutout and 22nd complete game in 248 career starts. The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner walked none and retired the first 14 batters.

Kershaw also hit an RBI single in the third off Drew Pomeranz (2-2), who gave up three hits in seven innings. Kershaw is 6-0 with an 0.98 ERA in his last nine starts against the Padres. The lefty threw seven innings of one-hit ball at San Diego on opening day in a 15-0 victory (see full recap).

Bumgarner stars as Giants snap Mets' win streak
NEW YORK -- Madison Bumgarner pitched through rain to extend his Citi Field scoreless streak to 18 innings while Hunter Pence homered and drove in three runs as the San Francisco Giants ran at will against Noah Syndergaard to stop the New York Mets' eight-game winning streak.

Bumgarner (3-2) gave up six hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked three. He is 4-0 with a 0.62 ERA at Citi Field and has the longest shutout streak by an opposing pitcher in the ballpark's eight-season history (see full recap).

Harper strikes out 4 times, but Nats still away sweep Cardinals
ST. LOUIS -- Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings to beat his hometown team for the first time as the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa hit back-to-back home runs, providing the power for Washington on a day when NL MVP Bryce Harper struck out all four times up. It was Washington's first series win in St. Louis since May 2007 and the Nationals improved to 17-7 overall, the best start in club history through 24 games (see full recap).

Sale remains perfect as White Sox shut down Orioles
BALTIMORE -- Chris Sale took a shutout into the sixth inning and Brett Lawrie homered for the third straight day as the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles for a split of the four-game series.

Jerry Sands had two RBIs for the White Sox, who took control with a five-run fifth inning against Ubaldo Jimenez (1-3). Lawrie went 3 for 3 with two walks and his fourth home run. He went 6 for 14 in the series, along with assembling the first three-game homer streak of his career (see full recap).

Arrenado adds to league-leading HR total as Rockies finish off sweep
PHOENIX -- Nolan Arenado hit his major league-leading 11th home run and Gerardo Parra also connected as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks for a three-game sweep.

Arenado hit a two-run shot into the bullpen in left field in the sixth off reliever Randall Delgado. Parra hit a solo drive with two outs in the fifth.

Chad Bettis (3-1) got the win after allowing three runs on nine hits in six innings. Jake McGee worked the ninth for his sixth save (see full recap).

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