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Philadelphia Phillies' Ty Kelly  (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ty Kelly (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run in the eighth inning of a duel between Philadelphia’s Nick Pivetta and Chris Sale to lead the Phillies to a 1-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

Sale (8-3) was cruising until a one-out single by Andrew Knapp and Kelly’s hit, which ended an eight-game losing streak.

Sale allowed four hits with 10 strikeouts, upping his major league-leading total to 136. It was his 44th career double-digit strikeout game and ninth this season.

NATIONALS 8, METS 3

Bryce Harper hit a solo homer that sailed over right fielder Jay Bruce and landed about a dozen rows deep. Harper’s 17th home run left the bat at 116.3 mph, his hardest-hit ball since Statcast began tracking in 2015.

Daniel Murphy added three more hits against his former team and Michael A. Taylor hit the Nationals league-leading 100th home run to cap a five-run fifth. Manager Dusty Baker won on his 68th birthday, while Gio Gonzalez (6-1) improved to 10-1 at Citi Field, giving up two runs and five hits in seven innings

ATHLETICS 8, YANKEES 7, 10 INNINGS

Khris Davis blooped a two-run single in the 10th inning that glanced off second baseman Starlin Castro’s glove in shallow center and Oakland beat New York in a seesawing game.

It was Davis’ third career game-ending hit and came after Castro had put the Yankees ahead in the top half on a sacrifice fly.

BREWERS 6, CARDINALS 4

Eric Thames hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth off Seung Hwan Oh (1-3), Thames’ 18th home run this season.

Keon Broxton tied the score 2-2 in the second with a 489-foot drive to left, the longest home run in Busch Stadium III’s history and the second-longest this season in the major leagues behind the Yankees’ Aaron Judge at 495 feet.

TIGERS 5, RAYS 3

Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Tommy Hunter (0-2).

Justin Wilson (3-2) won with a scoreless inning. Justin Verlander pitched seven innings, allowing two runs, six hits and five walks..

INDIANS 12, DODGERS 5

Pinch-hitter Lonnie Chisenhall connected for a three-run homer and had five RBIs, stopping the Dodgers’ six-game winning streak.

Chisenhall’s 415-foot drive in fifth inning on the second pitch from Ross Stripling opened up a four-run lead for Josh Tomlin (4-8), who struggled after being staked to a 5-0 lead. Chisenhall added a two-run single in the sixth.

TWINS 6, MARINERS 2

Chris Gimenez homered twice for the first time in his big league career, and Eduardo Escobar sparked a five-run first inning for Minnesota with a two-run shot.

Jose Berrios (6-1) allowed five hits in a career-best eight innings to win his third straight start.

WHITE SOX 5, ORIOLES 2

Rookie Matt Davidson homered for the fourth straight game, then doubled and scored in a four-run sixth to send Baltimore to its seventh loss in eight games.

Davidson hit a solo homer in the fourth, his 14th home run this season.

ROCKIES 10, GIANTS 9

Raimel Tapia hit a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth inning and Colorado recovered from blowing a late lead to beat San Francisco.

Nolan Arenado doubled three times and drove in four runs, while D.J. LeMahieu added four hits and an RBI for the Rockies. They won for the 10th time in 14 games this month despite allowing the Giants to come back from an eight-run deficit earlier in the game.

ROYALS 7, ANGELS 2

Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon hit solo home runs and Kansas City picked up its fifth consecutive victory.

Cain hit a line drive that barely cleared the wall in left center in the third inning, and Gordon followed it up with a shot to center in the fourth, his third of the year.

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