TORONTO — Kevin Gausman pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season, Bo Bichette and Matt Chapman both homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Thursday.

Gausman (4-3) struck out 11, giving him 100 on the season as he reclaimed the AL lead from Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani. Gausman allowed five hits and walked two.

Erik Swanson retired all four batters he faced, and Jordan Romano finished for his 13th save in 16 chances.

The Brewers have lost five of seven.

Bichette and Chapman both connected off Brewers right-hander Freddy Peralta (5-5) in a three-run first inning as Toronto opened June on a winning note after going 11-17 in May.


Corbin Carroll had a two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning and Arizona beat visiting Colorado to tie the idle Los Angeles Dodgers for a share of the NL West lead.


Gabriel Moreno walked with one out against Pierce Johnson (0-2), and Ketel Marte doubled with two outs, moving Moreno to third. With first base open and Christian Walker on deck, the Rockies decided to pitch to Carroll, and he came through with a liner for his first career walk-off hit.

Kevin Ginkel (2-0) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to help Arizona win its fifth straight and improve to 34-23 as the Diamondbacks matched the Dodgers for the best record in the National League. Walker had three hits.

METS 4, PHILLIES 2: Mark Canha hit a go-ahead, two-run homer, Max Scherzer settled down from a shaky first inning to win his third straight decision, and New York completed a three-game sweep of the defending NL champions.

New York trailed 2-0 before Jeff McNeil hit an RBI single in the third, and Canha homered in the fourth against former Met Taijuan Walker (4-3).

Canha homered and drove in four runs a night earlier and is 6 for 10 with four homers and 11 RBI in his last three games against the Phillies dating to last season.

PADRES 10, MARLINS 1: Joe Musgrove took a no-hitter into the sixth, Fernando Tatis Jr. had three doubles and four RBI, and San Diego won in Miami.


Recently acquired Gary Sánchez homered for the second consecutive day, helping San Diego to 11 hits after being limited to two hits by three Miami pitchers Wednesday. The Padres finished 5-4 on their nine-game road trip.


PHILLIES: Infielder Alec Bohm, the team’s RBI leader, was put on the 10-day injured list because a strained left hamstring.

TWINS: Minnesota reinstated second baseman Jorge Polanco from the 10-day injured list before its game against Cleveland.
Polanco missed 11 games because of a strained left hamstring. He batted leadoff for the opener of a four-game series against the Guardians, and rookie infielder Edouard Julien was sent to Triple-A St. Paul.

GUARDIANS: Cleveland will place starting pitcher Cal Quantrill on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation, creating one opening in the rotation with the impending return of Aaron Civale and Triston McKenzie from their injuries.

Manager Terry Francona said before the team’s game Thursday that Quantrill traveled back to Cleveland for an MRI exam following a season-worst outing Tuesday at Baltimore. He gave up eight runs on eight hits and two walks in 41/3 innings. Francona said he expects Quantrill, who has a 5.61 ERA in 11 starts, to be out for “a number of days, not weeks.”

A FEDERAL bankruptcy judge has ordered Diamond Sports to pay the full value of its media contracts to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Guardians, Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers.

Judge Christopher Lopez made the ruling on Thursday in Houston. Diamond Sports, which owns 19 networks under the Bally Sports banner, has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in the Southern District of Texas since it filed in March. Diamond said in a financial filing last fall it had debt of $8.67 billion.

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