Boston, Betts cycle past Blue Jays

Grichuk drives 3 runs past Red Sox to help Jays avoid sweep

The Blue Jays, however, got a two-run homer and three RBIs from Randal Grichuk, a solo shot from Teoscar Hernandez and five innings from former New Hampshire Fisher Cat Ryan Borucki to salvage the series finale. In the second inning, Betts picked up a crucial triple.

Starter Rick Porcello gave up seven runs in four innings as the Red Sox's six-game winning streak came to an end.

Betts is the 21st Red Sox player to hit for the cycle and the first in the major leagues this season. After walking in the sixth, Betts hit a one-out drive off Ken Giles in the ninth for his 27th homer of the season.

Hernandez's home run in the third increased the Toronto lead to 4-2 before the Red Sox struck for two in the top of the fifth where slugger J.D. Martinez smoked his major league leading 35th home run.

The 2016 A.L. Cy Young Award victor was uncharacteristically off, issuing two walks to the first two batters he faced.

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After hitting for the cycle one night earlier, Mookie Betts went 3 for 4 with two walks and three RBIs.

The Red Sox have won 11 of 13 to open a nine-game lead over the second-place Yankees in the AL East.

INDIANS 5, TWINS 4 Michael Brantley's ninth-inning single gave Cleveland a victory over Minnesota, its second consecutive walk-off victory against the Twins.

"That's a long time for a team to be around, and for me to be the first one, it's just a privilege", Mullins said.

This marks the 20th cycle in Red Sox history, per Baseball-Reference.

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Rookie Ariel Jurado (2-2) got Stanton to hit into a double play in the first inning, then intentionally walked Didi Gregorius before Hicks homered to make it 2-0. The last leadoff hitter to do so was Brock Holt, in 2015. The rightfielder inched closer to completing the cycle with a double in the fourth inning. Despite Betts' effort, the Red Sox lost 8-5 to the Blue Jays.

Chris Taylor and Brian Dozier homered in a three-run ninth inning that snapped a 5-5 tie, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver.

Toronto countered with two runs in the bottom of the first.

NATIONALS 6, BRAVES 3 Gio Gonzalez pitched seven strong innings and earned his first victory since May 28 to help Washington defeat Atlanta to secure a four-game split. RHP Dylan Bundy (7-10, 4.38) starts for the Orioles.

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