Gleyber Torres hits a solo home run in the sixth inning of the Yankees’ 4-1 win over the Reds on Sunday in Cincinnati. Jeff Dean/Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Harrison Bader and Gleyber Torres homered to spark a comeback, leading the New York Yankees over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep and their first four-game winning streak this season.

Luis Severino returned from a strained lat muscle that had sidelined him since spring training and allowed one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings with five strikeouts and one walk. He threw 54 of 75 pitches for strikes and averaged 96.7 mph with 44 fastballs.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected in the first inning and Reds manager David Bell in the eighth.

New York (29-20), which gave slugger Aaron Judge the day off, completed a 6-1 trip. The Yankees have won six of seven and 14 of 19, improving to a season-high nine games over .500.

Cincinnati has lost six of seven, dropping into last place in the NL Central.

BRAVES 3, MARINERS 2: Jared Shuster allowed one hit in six innings to earn his first career win and Atlanta took its first series victory over Seattle in 12 years by beating the visiting Mariners.


Shuster (1-2) had seven strikeouts with only one walk in his fourth major league start. After beginning the day with a 7.24 ERA, the rookie left-hander made a strong case for getting a longer look in a rotation that has lost Max Fried and Kyle Wright to injuries.

Jarred Kelenic led off the second with his ninth homer for the Mariners’ only hit off Shuster. Kelenic struck out in his next three at-bats.

METS SWEEP GUARDIANS: Justin Verlander outpitched Shane Bieber in a marquee matchup of Cy Young Award winners that lived up to its billing, and the resurgent Mets edged Cleveland 2-1 for a doubleheader sweep in New York.

Francisco Lindor homered against his former team and Jeff McNeil knocked in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly off Bieber in the eighth inning. Brooks Raley closed out New York’s fifth consecutive comeback victory – all by one run – since a 6-16 slide.

In the opener, Starling Marte ended a long power drought by hitting a go-ahead homer in the eighth off Trevor Stephan that sent the Mets to a 5-4 win.

NATIONALS 6, TIGERS 4: Riley Adams had a career-high four hits and finished a triple short of the cycle as host Washington tied its season high with 18 hits in a win over Detroit.


RANGERS 12, ROCKIES 3: Corey Seager hit a two-run homer in a five-run second inning and an RBI double in a six-run fifth, helping Texas rout Colorado in Arlington, Texas for a three-game sweep.

Seager had a two-run homer for the second straight day, scoring three times and also singling. He returned Wednesday after missing 31 games with a strained hamstring.


PHILLIES 2, CUBS 1:Bryson Stott hit his first career pinch home run, a two-run drive in the seventh inning that led Philadelphia to a win at home.

After extending their losing streak to five in the series opener, the defending NL champions won the final two games of the set. Taijuan Walker pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings on three days’ rest and Craig Kimbrell got his 399th save, moving within one of becoming the eighth pitcher with 400.

DIAMONDBACKS 8, PIRATES 3: Christian Walker had three RBI, hitting a two-run double in a three-run seventh inning that powered Arizona to a series win in Pittsburgh.


Ketel Marte had a two-out RBI single in the seventh and scored with Corbin Carroll on Walker’s double for a 7-3 lead. Walker added a run-scoring single in the ninth.

CARDINALS 10, DODGERS 5: Oscar Mercado drove in five runs and Paul DeJong hit a three-run homer as St. Louis beat visiting Los Angeles.

St. Louis has won 11 of 14 after a 10-24 start to the season.

Los Angles dropped three of four games in the series and lost its first set since dropping two of three to Pittsburgh on April 24-26.

GIANTS 7, MARLINS 5: Patrick Bailey hit his first major league homer and drove in a run with a squeeze bunt, helping San Francisco beat visiting Miami for its fifth win in six games.

Two days after making his major league debut, 23-year-old catcher homered in the second off Jesús Luzardo and bunted in a run in a two-run sixth for a 6-4 lead.


J.D. Davis hit his team-leading eighth home run in the third inning, then doubled and scored the go-ahead run on Mitch Haniger’s sixth-inning single.


BREWERS 6, RAYS 4: Willy Adames, Rowdy Tellez and William Contreras homered, and Milwaukee avoided a three-game sweep by beating the major league-leading Rays in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Tampa Bay (34-14) dropped to 21-4 at Tropicana Field, the second-best 25-game home record since 1901 behind the 1978 Boston Red Sox at 22-3.

Freddy Peralta (5-3) gave up three runs and five hits over six innings as the NL Central-leading Brewers (25-21) stopped a three-game skid. Devin Williams, the third Milwaukee reliever, pitched 1 1/3 innings for his seventh save in as many chances.

ASTROS 2, ATHLETICS 0: Framber Valdez pitched a four-hitter to lead Houston to a victory over visiting Oakland to complete a three-game sweep.


Valdez (4-4) struck out seven without a walk, twirling a gem to bounce back after allowing seven hits and four runs in a season-low four innings in his last start. It’s the fifth complete game of his career and first since Sept. 12 at Detroit.

ORIOLES 8, BLUE JAYS 3: Cedric Mullins got five hits, Austin Hays drove in the decisive run in the 11th inning and Baltimore won in Toronto to complete a three-game sweep.

Mullins had three RBI and Hays reached base four times for the Orioles, who scored five runs in the 11th to win for the fifth time in six games.

WHITE SOX 5, ROYALS 2: Luis Robert Jr. homered, Lance Lynn pitched six effective innings and Chicago won at home for a three-game series sweep.

Romy González went 3 for 3 with two RBI as Chicago won for the fifth time in six games. The White Sox also improved to 12-8 since an ugly 10-game slide.

ANGELS 4, TWINS 2: Shohei Ohtani struck out nine in six innings, Mickey Moniak delivered his second big hit of the series and Los Angeles won at home.


Ohtani did not get a decision despite allowing only one run and two hits. It was the fourth time in 10 starts this season the two-way superstar has had nine or more strikeouts.

He leads the majors with a .142 opponent batting average and is third in strikeouts with 80.


WHITE SOX: Chicago promoted Clint Frazier from Triple-A Charlotte and cut fellow outfielder Jake Marisnick.

The White Sox also placed right-hander Mike Clevinger on the 15-day injured list with right wrist inflammation. Clevinger was slated to start Monday at Cleveland, and the team said it would make a corresponding move before the series opener against the Guardians.

Clevinger is 3-3 with a 4.56 ERA in nine starts in his first season with Chicago. He finalized a $12 million, one-year contract in December.


The 28-year-old Frazier hit .375 with seven homers and 13 RBIs in 16 games with Charlotte. He signed a minor league deal with Chicago last month after he was released from his minor league contract with the Texas.

ORIOLES: Baltimore activated right-hander Mychal Givens off the 15-day injured list before Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Left-hander Cole Irvin was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Givens had not pitched this season because of inflammation in his left knee. He went 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA in six relief appearances with Double-A Bowie and Norfolk.

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