Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart.
Zack Greinke won his fifth straight decision, Howie Kendrick homered in his first game against his former team, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 5-3 Friday night in the opening game of the Freeway Series.
Danny Salazar pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Michael Bourn doubled in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Friday night for their third straight win.
Mark Teixeira smacked two long home runs to center field for six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning, as the New York Yankees pounded out 18 hits in a 13-6 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Flores, who on Wednesday cried on the field because he thought he had been traded during the Mets’ game against the Padres, hit his first career walk-off home run to help the Mets beat Washington on Friday.
Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday's start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child.
Mark Teixeira homered from both sides of the plate for the record 14th time, hitting his 10th grand slam and a two-run homer that led the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 13-6 Friday night.
Wellington Castillo and Jake Lamb homered to open the 10th inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Houston Astros 6-4 Friday night for their season-high sixth straight win.
Compiled by PAUL MONTELLA Aug. 2
Jason Hammel beat Milwaukee for the seventh consecutive decision with his first win in almost two months and Anthony Rizzo homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the rebuilding Brewers 4-1 on Friday night.
A tough season forced the Seattle Mariners to become sellers at the trade deadline. Taijuan Walker then showed why the future looks promising.
Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer, and Ryan Howard drove in four runs on Friday, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the visiting Atlanta Braves, 9-3.
Matt Carpenter homered for the third time in two games, Michael Wacha pitched seven crisp innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Friday night.
Taijuan Walker threw a complete-game one-hitter for the Seattle Mariners in a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
Putting their money where their prospects are, the Yankees did little to buttress their fragile pitching staff. Meanwhile, their offense got two home runs from the white-hot Mark Teixeira to roll past the Chicago White Sox, 13-6, on Friday.
Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre homered as the Rangers beat San Francisco 6-3 Friday night in the Giants' first visit since clinching the 2010 World Series in Texas.
Adam Jones and Manny Machado homered, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a six-run deficit to beat the trade-ravaged Detroit Tigers 8-7 Friday night.
Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto failed to get a decision in his Royals' debut.
Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh's rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Cespedes, 29, who will be a free agent after the 2015 season, is an often-dynamic player who hits with power from the right side and has a strong throwing arm from left field.