Yankees sink Seattle to end losing streak

The New York Yankees ended their run of poor form as the Seattle Mariners were beaten 4-3 at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. 

Alex Rodriguez, who was dropped down the batting order after going hitless in his last 19 at-bats, struck a two-run homer that helped snap New York’s four-match losing streak.

The game was the first in MLB history in which two former Japanese team-mates pitched against each other from the start, with Masahiro Tanaka getting the upper hand against Hisashi Iwakuma.

The Washington Nationals saw their winning streak end at seven games as they were beaten 3-2 by the Philadelphia Phillies.

In the 10th, Bryce Harper hit a dinger for the fourth straight game to put Washington 2-1 up but Freddy Galvis’ RBI double in response earned Philadelphia victory.

Relief pitcher Matt Wisler threw the Atlanta Braves to a series sweep against the Miami Marlins.

Wisler’s first career save earned a 6-5 win after 10 innings for the Braves, who came into the series with a 0-9 record.

Nolan Arenado hit two homers as the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 2-0 while Andrew McCutchen hit a blast for the second successive day as the Pittsburgh Pirates saw off the Milwaukee Brewers 9-3.

Jose Bautista hit a home run and Aaron Sanchez allowed one run in seven innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3.

Minnesota completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels as Oswaldo Arcia’s RBI in the 12th earned a 3-2 victory for the Twins.

Steven Matz allowed just three hits in seven innings as the New York Mets beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0 and the St Louis Cardinals edged the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.

Jose Altuve hit a homer and had three RBIs as the Houston Astros topped the Detroit Tigers 5-4 while the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1.

Elsewhere, the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 and the Arizona Diamondbacks secured a 7-3 win against the San Diego Padres, while the Baltimore Orioles’ game against the Texas Rangers was postponed due to rain.