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It was the first meeting between the teams since the Dodgers beat Tampa Bay in six games in the 2020 World Series.
Criswell (1-1) replaced opener Jalen Beeks with two outs in the second and allowed one run, four hits and three walks in four innings. In all, eight Rays pitchers gave up nine hits and six walks, but limited Los Angeles to 3-for-14 hitting with runners in scoring position.
Jose Siri added a two-run homer in the eighth for the Rays (38-15).
Noah Syndergaard (1-4) gave up six runs and eight hits in six innings in the loss.
Dodgers slugger Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 15 games, going 2 for 4 with a walk.
Yandy Diaz (R) and Wander Franco celebrated big time during the Ray's huge win vs. Dodgers
REDS 9, CUBS 0
Hunter Greene threw six hitless innings and Cincinnati came within six outs of the first no-hitter of the season in a victory over Chicago.
Greene (1-4) matched a career high with 11 strikeouts in picking up his first win in 11 starts this season. The hard-throwing 23-year-old right-hander walked two while throwing 110 pitches.
The Cubs got their only two hits in the eighth against Eduardo Salazar as Christopher Morel lined a single to center leading off the inning and Miles Mastrobuoni singled with one out.
Matt McLain, Spencer Steer, Tyler Stephenson and Stuart Fairchild each had three of Cincinnati´s season-high 19 hits.
Cubs starter Justin Steele (6-2) got tagged for a season-worst six runs, five earned, and gave up 10 hits.
Hunter Greene threw six hitless innings as Cincinnati shut out the Chicago Cubs Saturday
NATIONALS 12, ROYALS 10
Lane Thomas opened the game with a home run, Corey Dickerson´s three-run shot highlighted an eight-run sixth inning and Luis Garcia had six hits in Washington's win over Kansas City.
The eight-run inning was the largest scoring inning in Nationals´ history and came against Kansas City´s Jordan Lyles and Josh Staumont. Lyles (0-9) allowed five earned runs in five innings, giving up six hits and three walks with two strikeouts.
Bobby Witt Jr. had two homers for the Royals (15-37), a solo shot in the sixth inning and a three-run blast in the seventh, finishing with a career-high five RBIs.
Jeimer Candelario added a two-RBI triple for the Nationals. Patrick Corbin (4-5) worked 6 1/3 inning, allowing six runs, seven hits, four walks with six strikeouts.
METS 5, ROCKIES 2
Francisco Lindor homered and drove in four runs, leading Max Scherzer and New York past Colorado.
Brandon Nimmo tripled twice, walked three times and scored three runs during a perfect night at the plate for the Mets, who have won seven of nine following a 6-16 skid.
Scherzer (4-2) struck out eight in seven innings of one-run ball. Adam Ottavino got two outs against his former team for his fifth save, aided by Nolan Jones´ baserunning blunder in the ninth.
Ryan McMahon and Charlie Blackmon homered for Colorado. Jurickson Profar had a single to extend his on-base streak to 33 games.
Scherzer set season highs in innings, strikeouts and pitches with 102. He scattered six hits, didn´t walk a batter and worked out of a jam in the seventh.
Francisco Lindor homered and drove in four runs as the New York Mets won 5-2 in Colorado
PADRES 5, YANKEES 1
Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr. hit two-run homers and San Diego beat New York.
Soto put the Padres ahead in the fifth inning against Randy Vásquez (0-1), who was making his big league debut. Tatis boosted the lead to 4-0 in the sixth against Ron Marinaccio.
Joe Musgrove (2-2) ended a four-start winless streak. He allowed one run and six hits in 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and no walks.
Anthony Rizzo had an RBI grounder in the sixth for the Yankees.
Rougned Odor added a run-scoring single in the ninth for San Diego against Ryan Weber, giving him 12 RBIs in his last five games.
MARLINS 6, ANGELS 4
Jorge Soler homered for the fourth straight game and Miami snapped Los Angeles' four-game winning streak.
Bryan De La Cruz had four hits, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning, and Miami improved to 3-5 on its 10-game trip. Jesús Luzardo (4-3) allowed one run in five innings and struck out seven.
Mike Trout had an RBI single, Brandon Drury homered and Gio Urshela had three hits for the Angels.
Soler became the first Marlins player in six years to homer in four consecutive games with a solo shot in the third. The outfielder crushed a changeup down the middle by Reid Detmers (0-4).
ASTROS 5, ATHLETICS 2
Hunter Brown struck out a career-high 10 over seven innings and retired 16 straight during one stretch, Corey Julks drove in three runs and Houston sent Oakland to its season-worst ninth straight loss and 12th in 13 games.
The A´s (10-43) own the worst 53-game start since 1901. The 1932 Red Sox won their 53rd game to move to 11-42, then lost the next eight and 13 of 14.
After Esteury Ruiz singled to leading off the A´s first, Brown (5-1) didn´t allow another baserunner until a one-out walk in the sixth. Ryan Pressly earned his ninth save.
Seth Brown hit a two-run homer in the seventh for Oakland. James Kaprielian (0-5) made it 12 straight losses by the A´s starters over the past 19 games since their only two wins May 5-6 at Kansas City.
Hunter Brown struck out a career-high 10 over seven innings during the Astros win in Oakland
PHILLIES 6, BRAVES 4
Craig Kimbrel became the eighth pitcher in major league history to earn 400 saves, Brandon Marsh hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the