Gary Sanchez hits three homers in Yankees’ rout of Orioles

Gary Sanchez hit three of the Yankees’ seven home runs, their most on the road in more than a half-century, and New York routed the Orioles 15-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.

Clint Frazier homered twice and had four hits, a day after hitting a go-ahead three-run drive for his first homer since July 2017. Austin Romine and Gleyber Torres also went deep for the Yankees.

New York hit 14 homers during its sweep, a record in a three-game series at Baltimore. The Yankees had not hit seven homers on the road since May 30, 1961, at Boston, when Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and Moose Skowron hit two each, and Yogi Berra had one.

New York has won eight straight at Camden Yards, its longest winning streak against the Orioles on the road.

Pirates 7, Reds 5: Cincinnati’s Yasiel Puig was among five people ejected after a benches-emptying spat in host Pittsburgh’s win over the Reds. The trouble started in the fourth inning when Pittsburgh starter Chris Archer threw his first pitch behind the waist of Derek Dietrich. In his previous plate appearance, Dietrich dropped his bat and stood in the box to watch his 436-foot drive clear the fence and bounce into the Allegheny River. Puig, teammate Amir Garrett, Cincinnati manager David Bell and Pittsburgh pitchers Keone Kela and Felipe Vazquez earned ejections.

Mariners 12, White Sox 5: Daniel Vogelbach homered twice and had a three-run double as part of a six-RBI game as visiting Seattle improved to 9-2. Edwin Encarnacion had a two-run blast and three hits for the Mariners, who lead the majors with 26 homers. Seattle shortstop Tim Beckham exited in the fifth inning because of hamstring tightness.

Brewers 4, Cubs 2: Christian Yelich homered and drove in three runs and Josh Hader earned an eight-out save as host Milwaukee won for the seventh time in eight games. Chicago is 2-7, its worst start since 1997.

Cardinals 4, Padres 1: Adam Wainwright struck out nine in six innings and Paul DeJong drove in two runs as host St. Louis avoided a three-game sweep.

Dodgers 12, Rockies 6: Cody Bellinger hit his majors-leading seventh home run and Max Muncy also connected as visiting Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep and extended its winning streak to five games.

Nationals 12, Mets 9: Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer and Washington took advantage of 12 walks to win in New York. Mets starter Zack Wheeler allowed seven walks in 4 ⅔ innings, throwing strikes on just 51 of 103 pitches.

Indians 3, Blue Jays 1: Mike Clevinger struck out 10 in five innings before upper back tightness forced him to leave the game as host Cleveland completed a four-game sweep. Brad Hand got five outs for his fourth save, completing a three-hitter.

Tigers 3, Royals 1: Christin Stewart drove in two runs and Tyson Ross pitched seven innings to help host Detroit complete a three-game sweep and extend its winning streak to five games.

Phillies 2, Twins 1: Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Zach Eflin threw seven sharp innings and left fielder Andrew McCutchen threw out a runner at the plate in host Philadelphia’s win.

Red Sox 1, Diamondbacks 0: Mitch Moreland homered in the seventh inning and Hector Velazquez and four relievers combined on a three-hitter for visiting Boston.

Angels 7, Rangers 2: Mike Trout homered for the fourth consecutive game as host Los Angeles won its third in a row.

Braves 4, Marlins 3: Dansby Swanson, who homered earlier, hit a game-ending single for Atlanta.

Briefly: The Mets activated catcher Travis d’Arnaud, who made his first major-league appearance since undergoing elbow surgery last April. … The Tigers placed left-hander Matt Moore on the injured list because of a knee injury and activated right-hander Drew VerHagen. … Arizona catcher Alex Avila went on the IL because of quadriceps strain, an injury sustained Friday while circling the bases on a home run. … Other players landing on the IL included Texas first baseman Ronald Guzman (hamstring strain), Atlanta catcher Brian McCann (hamstring strain) and Colorado left-hander Tyler Anderson (knee inflammation).

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