The Los Angeles Dodgers seem unquestionably unbeatable at this point of the season, and every other team has proven that point so far. The NL-West leaders complete another sweep, this one of the New York Mets, with an 8-0 shutout on Sunday night. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tony Cingrani, and Kenley Jansen combined for the one-hitter, with Ryu earning his fourth victory. The starter extended his scoreless streak to 15 innings, as he struck out eight over seven innings, while the two relievers threw one inning each. The only two baserunners the Mets recorded on the night was a Travis d'Arnaud single and a Brandon Nimmo walk. The Dodgers also got it done at the plate, as they completed their first season series sweep of New York by outscoring them 57-15 and out-homering them 25-11. Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger hit long balls in Sunday's win, while Logan Forsythe had a big two-run single off of Mets starter Steven Matz, who fell to 2-5 on the season. The win continues this unbelievable run that the Dodgers are on, as they have won four in a row, 13 of 14, and are 44-7 in their past 51 games. Their record of 79-32 has them on pace to win 115 games on the season. They will enjoy a well-deserved day off on Monday, before starting a series in Arizona with the second-place Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Red Sox Sweep White Sox to Extend Win Streak
The Boston Red Sox are doing their best to pull away in the AL East, but that doesn't seem too easy at this point of the year. Chris Young led the way on Sunday by going deep twice and driving in five in a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. The win is their sixth in a row and completes the four-game, weekend series sweep of the last-place Chisox. Young's big day included a tie-breaking three-run shot, as he also added an RBI double and a solo home run as Mookie Betts' replacement in right field for the day. His big day began against Chicago starter Mike Pelfrey, who he has had success against in the past, as he is now 10-for-24 against the veteran. Doug Fister took advantage of Young's big day to earn his second win with Boston, as he allowed three runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings. Craig Kimbrel came in for a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 27th save. Meanwhile, the White Sox continued to struggle, as Pelfrey suffered his 10th loss after giving up six runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings. He is now 0-5 with a 7.78 ERA in his past eight starts. The Red Sox hang on to a three-game lead over the New York Yankees, who got an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. They will battle another division rival in the Tampa Bay Rays beginning on Tuesday.
Wieters' Slam Completes Nats' Rally
The Washington Nationals found themselves in a 4-1 hole in the rubber game at Wrigley Field on Sunday, but that was not enough to keep them down. Matt Wieters' eighth-inning grand slam capped off the rally, as the Nationals earned a 9-4 win over the Cubs to take the weekend series. Bryce Harper's single, followed by Ryan Zimmerman's double, and an intentional walk to Daniel Murphy set up the go-ahead blast. Carl Edwards Jr. then hit Anthony Rendon to tie the game, before giving up the grand slam to Wieters to earn his third loss of the year. The Cubs' reliever has now allowed at least one run in three straight appearances out of the bullpen. Wieters on the day tied a career-high with five RBI, while Brian Goodwin also went deep to help Washington improve to 36-22 on the road. Meanwhile, Willson Contreras stayed red hot for the Cubs with two more home runs, as Chicago finished the homestand at 2-6 before heading out west for a tough road trip. With the Brewers' walk-off loss to the Rays, the Cubs still hold a half-game lead for first in the NL Central. Their road trip begins in San Francisco against the Giants on Monday night, while the Nats return home to host the Miami Marlins.