Taylor’s slam beats Baltimore

CHRIS TAYLOR’S grand slam home run prompted the Dodgers’ 6-4 win over the Orioles (Wikipedia).

Chris Taylor’s grand slam home run in the sixth inning sparked the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles in Camden Yards, snapping the O’s winning streak at eight games.

That was Taylor’s sixth four-run home run in his career and second this year.

The win put the Dodgers’ record at 54-39, two games ahead of the San Francisco Giants (52-41), who are winning and streaking with five consecutive victories. Arizona (52-42) has slipped into third place in the National League West, 2.5 games back.

Freddie Freeman also had a record-book night going 3-for-5 with a single, double and a triple drive his batting average up to .318.

The win went to Emmet Sheehan (3-0) despite a rocky performance. He worked five innings and yielded five hits and four earned runs. He struck out two and walked three.

Angels beat the Yankees in 10

The visiting New York Yankees came to Anaheim on Monday and were stunned by Los Angeles Angels, who overcame a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3 in 10 innings.

Trailing by two in the seventh inning, Shohei Ohtani hit his 35th homer of the season, a two-run shot that tied the game at 3.

In the bottom of the ninth, pinch hitter Michael Stefanic singled in Chad Wallach with the winning run.

With the win the Halos have won two of three games and improved to 47-48. They remain in fourth place in the American League West, one game behind the third-place Seattle Mariners (47-46).

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