Best of MLB: Yankees Sweep Angels to Get Back to .500

NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 Thursday night to complete a four-game sweep and reach .500 for only the second time since mid-April.

A night after homering twice in his first Yankees start, Chris Parmelee hit a tying single. But he needed to be helped off the field in the seventh after injuring his right hamstring while stretching into a split to grab Didi Gregorius' throw on an inning-ending groundout.

Ivan Nova (5-3) won his second straight start, allowing three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for two-hit relief, with Chapman getting three outs for his 11th save in 12 chances. The Yankees are 8-0 when all three pitch.

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Brett Gardner had his second straight three-hit night for New York, which swept a four-game series from the Angels for the first time since July 1994 (see full recap).

Marlins ride big 7th inning to win over Twins
MINNEAPOLIS -- Marcell Ozuna had four hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins broke open the game with a seven-run seventh inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-3 on Thursday night.

Chris Johnson hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh and the Marlins bounced back in a big way after dropping the first two games of the series to the lowly Twins. Tom Koehler (4-6) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out six in six innings.

Robbie Grossman hit a two-run double for the Twins (18-41). Ervin Santana (1-6) gave up five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings and Minnesota's bullpen was bludgeoned in the seventh.

Twins right-hander Phil Hughes had to be helped off the field in the ninth inning after taking a line drive off the bat of J.T. Realmuto off of his left knee (see full recap).

White Sox beat Nationals to snap 5-game skid
CHICAGO -- Melky Cabrera doubled twice and drove in two runs, Miguel Gonzalez pitched six strong innings after securing a rotation spot and the Chicago White Sox beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 Thursday night to snap a five-game skid.

Gonzalez (1-1) won his first game with Chicago after losing seven straight decisions dating to last season with Baltimore. The right-hander retired the first 12 batters he faced, giving up three hits and a run.

The White Sox gave Gonzalez the No. 5 starting spot after designating Mat Latos for assignment before the game.

Brett Lawrie added an RBI double in a three-run first off Gio Gonzalez (3-5), who struck out 10 in 6 2/3 innings.

Daniel Murphy hit a solo homer in the fifth for the Nationals, whose three-game winning streak was snapped (see full recap).

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