The New York Yankees almost erased an early four-run deficit against the Cleveland Indians but their comeback came up just short.
Cleveland came away with a 6-5 win over New York at Progressive Field on Friday as the Indians moved to 51-42 for the MLB season, while the Yankees fell to 61-32.
The Indians scored a run in the first inning to take an early lead and then plated three more on doubles by Yan Gomes and Michael Brantley one inning later.
A sacrifice fly by outfielder Brett Gardner cut the Yankees' deficit to 4-3 in the fifth before Cleveland tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the frame.
Gardner drove in another run in the eighth and Giancarlo Stanton blasted a home run in the ninth to make the score 6-5.
But Indians reliever Cody Allen induced a double play and forced Didi Gregorius into a groundout to secure the win.
Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each tallied two RBIs for Cleveland. Yankees Greg Bird and Tyler Wade both picked up a pair of hits.
Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox and their 10-game winning streak came to a halt in a 13-7 defeat against the Toronto Blue Jays.
SYNDERGAARD INSPIRES METS
New York Mets star Noah Syndergaard allowed just one run in five innings against the Washington Nationals in his return from the disabled list. He also drove in a run at the plate in a 4-2 victory.
Jake Arrieta threw seven scoreless innings in the Philadelphia Phillies' 2-0 win over the Miami Marlins.
EOVALDI STRUGGLES AGAINST TWINS
Tampa Bay Rays starter Nathan Eovaldi allowed nine hits and eight runs in 2.3 innings on the mound against the Minnesota Twins, who won 11-8.
Christian Yelich and Jesus Aguilar, the Milwaukee Brewers' three and four hitters, combined to go 0 for eight with four strikeouts in a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
WOODRUFF GOES LONG
Brewers reliever Brandon Woodruff belted a home run in the top of the sixth inning.
Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Milwaukee Brewers
Texas Rangers 5-4 Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Miami Marlins
Cleveland Indians 6-5 New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays 13-7 Boston Red Sox
New York Mets 4-2 Washington Nationals
Minnesota Twins 11-8 Tampa Bay Rays
Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Atlanta Braves
Chicago White Sox 9-6 Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros 3-0 Detroit Tigers
Colorado Rockies 10-7 Seattle Mariners
Cincinnati Reds 9-1 St Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Los Angeles Angels
Chicago Cubs 5-4 San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants 7-1 Oakland Athletics
NATIONALS AT METS
Washington will look to move over .500 when they face the Mets at Citi Field. Austin Voth is set to make his MLB debut on Saturday when he starts for the Nationals while Zack Wheeler will take the mound for the Mets. Wheeler (2-6, 4.42 ERA) has reportedly drawn interest from multiple teams ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
|Chargers lead NFL Pro Bowl selections, Brees named NFC starting QB|
|Pro Bowl 2019: Chargers lead NFL with 7 selections, Drew Brees named NFC starting QB|
|Rams sign RB C.J. Anderson|
|Brussino leads late Tenerife rally as Venezia down Holon|
|Rivera yet to make a call on sitting Panthers QB Newton|
|Raptors coach Nurse fined by NBA for criticising referees|
|Ex-Wasps star Wade struggling with NFL transition|
|Panthers safety Reid receives seventh random drug test of 2018|
|WATCH: Timberwolves´ Gibson tries to block shot with his trainer|
|Newton left frustrated by shoulder injury as Panthers lose again|
|Boylen pleased to see Bulls react to red rag in Thunder fracas|
|Curry humbled by latest milestone|
|Curry scores 15,000th regular-season point in Warriors win|
|Rams star Gurley ´day-to-day´ with knee inflammation|
|Saints poised to clinch NFC top seed after topping Panthers|
|Chargers RB Gordon planning to return against Ravens|
|Kobe Bryant visit motivated Browns´ Jabrill Peppers|
|´That´s not my concern´ - Broncos coach Joseph on job security|
|Lowry on Leonard´s free agency: I just want him to be happy|
|Yankees give Sabathia $500K bonus despite ejection|
|Lakers guard Rondo to begin rehab stint in G League|
|Panthers tight end Olsen expects ´full recovery´ after surgery|
|Philadelphia Flyers fire coach Dave Hakstol|
|Eagles to start Foles v Texans|
|Titans CB Logan Ryan out for season with broken leg|
|Suns send Trevor Ariza to Wizards for Kelly Oubre, Austin Rivers|
|Are the Knicks for sale? Depends on the offer, says Dolan|
|We´ve got to find a way to get better in a hurry - McVay challenges spluttering Rams|
|LeBron praises magical Wall as Lakers fall flat on the road|
|Foles fuels Eagles´ upset win over Rams|
|Depleted Nuggets complete season sweep of Raptors|
|Patriots QB Brady on loss to Steelers: We aren´t playing well enough to win|
|Elliott says Cowboys´ shut-out loss to Colts was embarrassing|
|Sixers star Simmons makes history with triple-double|
|WATCH: Nowitzki receives standing ovation in first home game of season|
|Seattle´s playoff spot on hold after Seahawks suffer OT loss to 49ers|
|Vikings remain in NFC playoff picture|
|Steelers stay ahead as Patriots lose AFC´s second seed|
|WATCH: Leno proposes to girlfriend after Bears clinch division title|
|Colts rout Cowboys to keep playoff hopes alive|
|Bears shake off Packers to win NFC North and return to playoffs|
|Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital|
|Curry interviews retired NASA astronaut, apologises for moon comments|
|Lakers´ Stephenson to repeat air guitar despite technical|
|Fletcher pushed Miller on to Broncos sack record|
|The Sunday Seven - 7 Key Opta facts for NFL Week 15|
|It´s important to have his mentality - Mayfield thrilled with Kobe Bryant visit as Browns beat Bronc|
|Thunder´s Westbrook: ´When we defend like that — best team in the league´|
|Rallying Bulls stun Spurs, LeBron and Ball post triple-doubles|
|Mayfield leads Browns past Broncos|
|Lakers pair LeBron, Ball revel in triple-double feat|
|LeBron, Ball first Lakers team-mates with triple-doubles in same game since 1982|
|Hopkins´ two TDs help Texans close in on AFC South title with win over Jets|
|Dickerson hoping Barkley falls short of breaking his records|
|LeBron: Meeting Jordan for first time was godly|
|Curry reacts to Kings´ trolling with moon landing video|
|Wentz ruled out of Rams clash|
|Sabres suspend forward Berglund for failing to report to the team|
|WATCH: Dellavedova dives into media table to rescue possession|
|Kevin Durant provides playoffs warning to inconsistent Warriors|
|VanVleet turnover the ´turning point´ in Raptors loss|
|Shanahan on Mahomes no-look pass: ´I do it all the time´|
|´Fatigued´ Embiid has a lot on his shoulders - Brown|
|Westbrook on Murray scuffle: He was in my way|
|Injury-plagued Nuggets beat Thunder to hold Western Conference lead|
|Kings troll Curry by playing clips of moon landing|
|Ovechkin joins rare NHL club with second straight hat-trick|
|Athletics´ Chapman undergoes procedure on left shoulder|
|Beckham Jr. out of Titans clash|
|Pederson coy over Wentz back injury|