It seems as if the Los Angeles Dodgers are a top headline in sports every night as of late, and they did it again on Wednesday night. Justin Turner's walk-off RBI single completed the comeback for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Dodgers trailed 5-0 in the fourth inning, but were able to figure out starter Ervin Santana and closer Brandon Kintzler. The win is their fifth in a row, 36th in the past 42 games, and 29th of the comeback variety. They also recorded their 13th series sweep of the year, moving to 40 games over .500 for the first time since 1974. Right hander Brock Stewart made his first start in place of the injured Clayton Kershaw, and had five runs against him, all of which were unearned. Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer each drove in two in the loss for the Twins, who have now now dropped four in a row. Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig both went deep during the rally, while Logan Forsythe's sacrifice fly tied the game in the eighth. Kenley Jansen earned the win after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. The Dodgers cruise into their weekend series with their last place rivals, the Giants, which begins on Friday night.
Sale Dominates, Red Sox Snap Losing Streak
The Boston Red Sox have struggled on their current road trip, and what better person to turn to than Chris Sale to end their woes. Sale struck out 11 over seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday to snap their four-game losing streak. The left-hander allowed just three hits, while striking out at least 10 for a 14th time this season. That is the most in a single season since 2002. He has also struck out at least nine batters in all 12 of his road starts, which is the longest streak since 1913. He became the first AL pitcher to 13 wins with his fifth victory over the last six decisions. The Red Sox were coming off a 13-inning loss on Tuesday night, but struck early and often in this game. Rafael Devers helped out that effort by recording his first major league hit, a solo home run, in the win. The 20-year-old went deep in the fourth inning. Sandy Leon added a two-run blast, while Mitch Moreland drove in a run to help the Red Sox keep pace in the AL East with the Yankees and Rays, who both won on Wednesday. Boston returns home on Friday night to play host to the red-hot Kansas City Royals.
Royals Pound Tigers for Eighth Straight Win
The Kansas City Royals have a reputation of being streaky, and they continue to live up to that rep. Good news is, their recent streak has them right behind the Cleveland Indians in the AL Central. Eric Hosmer led the way on Wednesday night with five hits, including a grand slam, in a 16-2 blowout of the Detroit Tigers. The Royals had 22 hits in what was their eighth straight win, five of which have come against Detroit, whom they've outscored 40-10 in that span. That includes a 16-4 rout last week in Kansas City. The streak is their longest since winning nine straight from August 14-23 in 2016. Hosmer also finished with five RBI and four runs scored, helping Kansas City remain 1.5 games behind the Indians for first place. Meanwhile, the Tigers have dropped six of eight, which have heated up trade rumors surrounding Justin Verlander, Justin Wilson, and Alex Avila. Their schedule gets no easier as they play host to the AL-leading Houston Astros this weekend. The Royals take their hot streak to Fenway Park to visit the Boston Red Sox.