Oakland 6, Houston 4
Mark Canha deposited a two-run single down the left field line as the Oakland Athletics capped another three-run rally and their series victory over the Houston Astros with a 6-4 win on Thursday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Colorado 5, Arizona 1
Trevor Story homered, Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in a three-run sixth inning, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Thursday in Denver.
Philadelphia 5, Baltimore 4
Jorge Alfaro homered and drove in three runs, and Nick Pivetta gave Philadelphia a strong start as the visiting Phillies defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Thursday night at Camden Yards.
Pittsburgh 6, Milwaukee 3
Right-hander Jameson Taillon struck out a career-high 10 and Jordy Mercer tied a career high with four RBIs Thursday as the host Pittsburgh Pirates knocked off first-place Milwaukee 6-3 at PNC Park.
NY Yankees 7, Cleveland 4
Aaron Hicks hit a tiebreaking double off Corey Kluber with one out in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees recorded a 7-4 victory over the host Cleveland Indians on Thursday night at Progressive Field.
Boston 6, Toronto 4
Mookie Betts capped a 13-pitch, fourth-inning at-bat against Toronto starter J.A. Happ with a go-ahead grand slam to power the host Boston Red Sox past the Blue Jays 6-4 Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park.
Washington 5, NY Mets 4
Anthony Rendon hit two homers Thursday night, though it was Bryce Harper's two-run shot in the seventh inning that proved to be the difference as the Washington Nationals earned a 5-4 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a four-game series at Citi Field.
Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 1
Kyle Gibson gave up one run on five hits over eight innings to pick up his second consecutive victory, and Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins snapped the Tampa Bay Rays' five-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory on Thursday night in Minneapolis.
LA Angels 11, Seattle 2
The Los Angeles Angels got six strong innings from starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs and two home runs from Albert Pujols in an 11-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
LA Dodgers 3, San Diego 2
The Los Angeles Dodgers scored three runs in the seventh inning Thursday night to break up a scoreless tie, and they held on for a 3-2 victory over the host San Diego Padres in the finale of a four-game series at Petco Park.