CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians earned their 17th straight win Saturday, topping the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 behind a pair of timely swings for Jay Bruce and Francisco Lindor.
Bruce's fourth-inning single put the Indians ahead for good as Cleveland became just the second team in the expansion era -- since 1961 -- to win 17 straight in a season.
The crowd of 30,459 stood throughout the ninth inning as Cody Allen retired the heart of Baltimore's order for his 25th save.
Cleveland's franchise-record streak is the longest in the majors since Oakland won 20 straight in 2002 (see full recap).
Chapman gets save, Yankees allow 1 hit to top Rangers 3-1
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Aroldis Chapman earned his first save since being removed as closer to finish a one-hitter in the New York Yankees' 3-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Tyler Austin hit a go-ahead single in the ninth inning for the wild card-leading Yankees.
Texas' only hit was a run-scoring double in the fifth inning off Luis Severino, who went seven innings in his first no-decision since July 15 at Boston.
Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth for his team-leading 17th save and first since Aug. 15. David Robertson (7-2) had a strikeout in a perfect eighth.
Chase Headley drove in two runs without a hit -- a tying sacrifice fly in the eighth and a bases-loaded walk for a 3-1 lead in the ninth (see full recap).
Perez, Anderson help Brewers pound Cubs 15-2
CHICAGO -- Hernan Perez homered and drove in five runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers pounded the Chicago Cubs 15-2 on Saturday.
Chase Anderson pitched five scoreless innings as Milwaukee pulled within three games of NL Central-leading Chicago. Anderson also helped himself with two hits and two RBIs hours after the Brewers announced Jimmy Nelson has a shoulder injury that will sideline the right-hander for the rest of the season.
Milwaukee broke it open with eight runs in the third against Mike Montgomery (5-8) and reliever Justin Grimm. Travis Shaw and Orlando Arcia each hit a two-run double, Ryan Braun scored on a balk by Grimm, and Perez had a sacrifice fly.
Kyle Schwarber's solo shot in the eighth ended Milwaukee's bid for a second straight shutout. Leonys Martin added an RBI double in the ninth, but Chicago finished with just six hits.
Anderson (9-3) retired his first 10 batters before walking Kris Bryant with one out in the fourth. Ben Zobrist singled with two down for Chicago's only hit off Anderson, but Albert Almora Jr. grounded out to end the inning (see full recap).
Hosmer fuels rally in 8th, Royals beat Twins 5-2
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer drove in the go-ahead run with his third hit in a three-run eighth inning, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Saturday night.
Lorenzo Cain led off the eighth with a single against Ryan Pressly (2-3), and Melky Cabrera walked. Hosmer's single off Buddy Boshers scored pinch-runner Terrance Gore.
Salvador Perez had an RBI double and Alcides Escobar a sacrifice fly to cap the inning.
Mike Minor (6-6) got the win with 1 2/3 scoreless innings. Brandon Maurer earned his second save in three chances since the Royals acquired him in a July 24 trade with San Diego (see full recap).