Kyle Hendricks delivered an excellent start in a key Chicago Cubs win, while the Toronto Blue Jays produced a huge offensive inning in MLB.
Hendricks conceded just one run and seven hits in eight innings as the Cubs beat the St Louis Cardinals 5-1 on Monday.
Willson Contreras had two RBIs, while Anthony Rizzo and Jason Kipnis had one each for the Cubs.
The Cubs improved to 24-18 and pulled 2.5 games clear of the Cardinals (17-16) in the National League (NL) Central after losing the five-game series.
The Blue Jays produced an incredible 10-run sixth inning in a 12-7 win over the New York Yankees.
The inning was highlighted by a grand slam from Danny Jansen as Toronto improved to 23-18.
Super Scherzer, Plesac lifts Indians
Max Scherzer struck out eight and did not concede a run as the Washington Nationals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Zach Plesac got through seven innings, giving up seven hits and a run in a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals.
Making his first start of the season, Jose Urena pitched five innings, giving up four hits and three runs in the Miami Marlins' 5-4 win against the Atlanta Braves. Urena reportedly tested positive for coronavirus in July.
Jean Segura went four-for-five with five RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies edged the New York Mets 9-8.
Allard's woes continue
Texas Rangers pitcher Kolby Allard is now 0-5 this season. He gave up five hits, eight runs and two home runs in an 8-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Philadelphia Phillies 9-8 New York Mets
Miami Marlins 5-4 Atlanta Braves
Minnesota Twins 6-2 Detroit Tigers
Chicago Cubs 5-1 St Louis Cardinals
Seattle Mariners 8-4 Texas Rangers
Washington Nationals 6-1 Tampa Bay Rays
Cleveland Indians 5-2 Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays 12-7 New York Yankees
San Francisco Giants 4-2 Arizona Diamondbacks
Oakland Athletics 6-0 Houston Astros
San Diego Padres 1-0 Colorado Rockies
Twins at Cardinals
Randy Dobnak (6-2, 2.72 ERA) is enjoying a fine season and lines up for the Minnesota Twins (26-17) against Daniel Ponce de Leon (0-3, 7.82 ERA) and the Cardinals on Tuesday.