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Baez lifts Cubs, Pujols passes Rodriguez on RBI list

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Chicago Cubs star Javier Baez
Modified 25 Aug 2020, 11:16 IST

Javier Baez powered the Chicago Cubs to a win in MLB, while Albert Pujols passed Alex Rodriguez for RBIs on Monday.

Baez crushed two home runs and had three RBIs as the Cubs beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3.

Alec Mills struck out seven over seven innings as the Cubs improved to 18-10.

Pujols had an RBI as the Los Angeles Angels fell to the Houston Astros 11-4.

It was his 2,087th RBI, passing Rodriguez and sitting behind only Hank Aaron (2,297), according to Elias.

Astros pitcher Framber Valdez starred, striking out 11 in seven innings for Houston.


Lynn, Maeda in fine form

Lance Lynn struck out eight in six innings as the Texas Rangers ended an eight-game losing streak by beating the Oakland Athletics 3-2.


Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda also improved to 4-0. He struck out seven and conceded just one run in five innings in a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Jesus Aguilar went three-of-five and had three RBIs in the Miami Marlins' 11-8 win against the Washington Nationals.


Sandoval struggles

Patrick Sandoval was poor in the Angels' loss. He conceded seven hits and five runs in 2.2 innings in the loss to the Astros.


Pujols' moment

Pujols delivered an RBI that saw him pass Rodriguez.

Monday's results

Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays
Miami Marlins 11-8 Washington Nationals
Chicago Cubs 9-3 Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins 3-2 Cleveland Indians
Texas Rangers 3-2 Oakland Athletics
Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Cincinnati Reds
St Louis Cardinals 9-3 Kansas City Royals
Houston Astros 11-4 Los Angeles Angels
Colorado Rockies 3-2 Arizona Diamondbacks


Yankees at Braves

Gerrit Cole (4-0, 2.75 ERA) is eyeing a 21st straight win in the regular season when the New York Yankees (16-9) face the Atlanta Braves (16-12) on Tuesday.

Published 25 Aug 2020, 11:16 IST
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