Austin stars as Yankees edge out Rays

Tyler Austin slugged his first career walk-off home run as the New York Yankees moved to within two games of the second American League wild card spot with a 5-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Austin’s solo homer in the ninth inning gave the Yankees a fifth straight victory after Brian McCann had earlier gone deep twice and they closed in on the inactive Baltimore Orioles.

Hernan Perez had three RBIs and Domingo Santana and Martin Maldonado homered to help the Milwaukee Brewers to a comfortable 12-5 win over the St Louis Cardinals.

Alec Asher shut out the Washington Nationals over six innings on his return from suspension to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 win.

Ivan Nova allowed just a Zack Cozart RBI single as he led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Carlos Santana launched his 30th home run of the season in the Cleveland Indians‘ 10-7 win over the Houston Astros.

Rookie Ryan Schmpf’s homer was the highlight of a seven-run third inning as the San Diego Padres thumped the Colorado Rockies 14-1 and the Texas Rangers, the AL West leaders, lost for the fourth time in their last five games after going down 6-3 to the Seattle Mariners.

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