Dodgers crush Reds as Gonzalez stars

Adrian Gonzalez was the star of the show as the Los Angeles Dodgers ran riot in an 18-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB on Monday.

Gonzalez struck three of the Dodgers’ seven home runs, registering a career best eight RBIs in the process, as his side recorded their highest tally since 2006.

Mark Trumbo’s two-run homer fired the Baltimore Orioles to a 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals, while David Price pitched eight scoreless innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 to go joint top of the AL East.

Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer as the Houston Astros triumphed 3-2 over the Pittsburgh Pirates while three runs in their first inning set the Milwaukee Brewers on the way to a 4-2 success over the Colorado Rockies.

Carlos Santana’s eighth-inning homer earned the Cleveland Indians a 1-0 win over the Oakland Athletics and Arizona Diamondbacks beat 8-7 the Atlanta Braves thanks to a walk-off homer from Paul Goldschmidt.

The New York Yankees were toppled 7-5 by the Seattle Mariners and the Chicago Cubs were comfortable 5-1 victors over the San Diego Padres.

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