Atlanta’s Matt Olson, right, and Marcell Ozuna, center, celebrate after Olson hits his 51st home run of the season on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Matt Slocum/Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Olson tied the Braves’ season home run record with 51 and Atlanta moved to the cusp of the NL East title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 in 10 innings Tuesday night.

Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run shot and Ronald Acuña Jr. had a two-run homer for the Braves. After blowing a 6-1 lead, they won on Eddie Rosario’s RBI single off Craig Kimbrel (7-6) that scored the automatic runner.

The Braves can wrap up their sixth straight division title with a win Wednesday over the Phillies.

Olson is trying to pass Andruw Jones, who hit 51 in 2005.

WHITE SOX 6, ROYALS 2: Dylan Cease won consecutive decisions for just the third time this season, and Chicago won at home in a doubleheader opener to end a strange run of losses when Chicago pitchers struck out 14 or more.

Chicago had been 0-11 this year when its pitchers struck out 14 or more.


PIRATES 5, NATIONALS 1: Josh Palacios hit a two-run homer against his former team, Bailey Falter pitched six efficient innings and Pittsburgh won at home.

Palacios gave the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the second with his eighth home run, a 410-foot shot to the bullpen in center. Palacios played 29 games for the Nationals last season, but Pittsburgh picked him up in the December minor league Rule 5 draft.

CARDINALS 5, ORIOLES 2: Adam Wainwright snapped a streak of 11 consecutive starts without a win by lifting St. Louis at Baltimore

Wainwright (4-10) hadn’t logged a win since June 17 at the New York Mets. He had lost his last 10 decisions and his pursuit of 200 wins had started to become a race against time as the calendar flipped to September. Wainwright now has 199 wins with three starts likely remaining this season.

BREWERS 3, MARLINS 1: Josh Donaldson homered for the first time with his new team and Freddy Peralta turned in another stellar outing as Milwaukee won at home.

Milwaukee (81-63) is a season-high 18 games above .500 and reached the mark for the first time since it finished the 2021 season at 95-67.


REDS 6, TIGERS 5: Tyler Stephenson had an RBI single in the 10th inning as Cincinnati won at Detroit.

Stephenson led off the 10th with a single off Tigers closer Alex Lange (6-4), with Noelvi Marte sliding around Jake Rogers’ tag at the plate.

RANGERS 6, BLUE JAYS 3: Robbie Grossman hit a two-run homer and Texas won at Toronto leapfrogging the Blue Jays in the AL wild-card race.

Corey Seager had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice as the Rangers (80-64) won their fourth straight and wrapped up the season series against Toronto (80-65) with two games remaining. Seager finished 3 for 4 with an intentional walk.


RAYS: Tampa Bay placed center fielder Jose Siri on the 10-day injured list because of a fractured right hand.


Second on the team with 25 home runs, Siri was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning of Monday’s game against Minnesota. He stayed in to run but came out after the half-inning.

METS: David Stearns, 38, has agreed to become the team president of baseball operations.

He will serve under owner Steve Cohen and above General Manager Billy Eppler. Stearns led Milwaukee’s baseball operations department from September of 2015 through the 2022 season before stepping down and moving into an advisory role.

RANGERS: Right-hander Max Scherzer left the game against Toronto in the sixth inning because of a right triceps spasm.

Scherzer, 39, a three-time Cy Young Award winner and eight-time All-Star, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out two in 5 1/3 shutout innings.

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