12 Ks for Ray, 12 Ws in row for M's after 4-3 win in Texas
Robbie Ray struck out 12 without a walk over 6 2/3 innings, rookie All-Star center fielder Julio Rodríguez hit a grand slam and the Seattle Mariners have their longest winning streak in more than two decades, beating the Texas Rangers 8-3 for their 12th win in a row.
Gibson throws 4-hitter as Rangers edge Astros 1-0
(AP) – Kyle Gibson threw a four-hitter and Joey Gallo hit a ground-rule RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Texas Rangers over the Houston Astros 1-0 on Wednesday night. Gibson (2-5) walked three and struck out a season-high nine to earn his first win since Aug. 15. Gibson struck out Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley in the ninth before a double by Alex Bregman. Gibson walked Martín Maldonado with two outs in the eighth before fanning George Springer. Trainer’s roomAstros: Houston ace Justin Verlander threw to hitters for the first time since he was injured in the team’s opener on July 24.
Dodgers set NL homer mark for month at 57, beat Rangers 7-2
(AP Photo/Roger Steinman)ARLINGTON, Texas Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League record for home runs in a month. Bellinger's two-run homer gave the Dodgers 57 long balls in August after solo shots from Corey Seager and Will Smith, and LA beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday. They now have 12 straight series victories to start the season tied for the fifth-best season-opening run since 1969. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds have the record with 17 straight series wins to start the year. ... 2B Rougned Odor missed his sixth straight game with a right eye infection.