Garcia helps Cubs blast Tampa Bay

Avisail Garcia powers two home runs in the Cubs' win while the Dodgers inch closer to division title in the MLB.

    Garcia finished with three hits in the game [AP]
    Garcia finished with three hits in the game [AP]

    Avisail Garcia powered two home runs as the Chicago White Sox blasted Tampa Bay 10-5.

    Garcia finished with three hits, Marcus Semien added three runs batted in and the White Sox scored six times in the sixth inning to grab a commanding 10-0 lead.

    Elsewhere, Russell Martin's seventh-inning single drove in centre fielder Andrew McCutchen from third to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers.

    McCutchen led off the seventh with an infield single, then moved to second on a passed ball and took third on a wild pitch before Martin sent him home.

    Matt Kemp went 4-for-5 with four RBIs and the Los Angeles Dodgers inched closer to a National League West division title with a 8-5.

    Kemp hit a two-run home run in the third inning and added a pair of RBI singles as the Dodgers (86-67) moved 4-1/2 games in front of San Francisco.

    Other results:

    Royals 5, Tigers 2

    Padres 3, Giants 2

    Rangers 2, Angels 1

    Nationals 2, Marlins 1

    Athletics 8, Phillies 6 (10 innings)

    Red Sox 3, Orioles 2

    Astros 8, Mariners 3

    Yankees 5, Blue Jays 2

    Mets 10, Braves 2

    Indians 7, Twins 2

    Reds 7, Cardinals 2

    SOURCE: Reuters


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