Best of MLB: Ryan Braun, 7-run 3rd Inning Spark Brewers to Rout of Cubs

CHICAGO -- The Milwaukee Brewers weren't happy when the Chicago Cubs decided to postpone a game in May on what turned out to be a totally dry afternoon - especially since the decision cost them a day off.

The Brewers also weren't pleased the makeup game was scheduled for a 1:20 p.m. CDT start on Thursday after they played a night game in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

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They took out their frustrations on the field.

Ryan Braun homered to ignite a seven-run third inning and the Brewers beat the Cubs 11-2 for their fourth straight victory (see full recap).

Rookie Jake Faria tops Boston's Chris Sale in Rays' 4-1 win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Wilson Ramos homered and drove in three against Chris Sale despite the All-Star's record-setting performance, rookie Jake Faria remained unbeaten and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Thursday night.

Sale (11-4) struck out 12 while giving up four runs and seven hits in seven innings. He became the first Red Sox pitcher to strike out 10 or more in 12 games before the All-Star break, surpassing the 11 games of Pedro Martinez in 1999.

Ramos hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to cap the scoring. Ramos has three homers this season and has nine RBIs in his past five games (see full recap).

Martin, Donaldson lead Blue Jays past McCullers, Astros 7-4
TORONTO -- Russell Martin homered and matched a season high with three hits, Josh Donaldson broke out of his slump with a go-ahead single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday night.

Francisco Liriano (5-4) pitched six solid innings and Roberto Osuna converted his 21st consecutive save opportunity as the Blue Jays, who began the night last in the AL East, won their third straight. Houston, which has the best record in the majors at 58-28, had won four in a row and eight of 10.

Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Beltran homered for the Astros, handed a rare defeat on the road. The AL West leaders fell to 31-10 away from home as All-Star pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. (7-2) lost for the first time since April (see full recap).

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