The Atlanta Braves stay hot in the National League East after beating the Houston Astros 6-1 Sunday. The Braves trail NL East leader Washington by three games and the Nats keep pace by beating Miami 4-1 as Stephen Strasburg gets his 12th win. Today Atlanta is at Philadelphia while Washington travels to play Houston.
In other NL games, Cincinnati has a four and a half game lead on Pittsburgh in the NL Central after losing to the Pirates 6-2. Still, the Reds take three of four in the series.
San Francisco has a half game lead on Los Angeles in the NL West. The Giants beat Colorado 8-3 while LA keeps pace with a 7-6 win over Chicago. San Diego tops New York 7-3; Philly edges Arizona 5-4 and St.Louis blanks Milwaukee 3-0.
In the American League, Baltimore blanks Tampa Bay 1-0 as the O’s take two of three from the Rays. Tampa Bay is off today.
In other AL games, New York now has a six and a half game lead over the Orioles in the AL East after beating Seattle 6-2. Chicago leads Detroit by a game and a half in the AL Central after the White Sox rally late to down Los Angeles 4-2 and Detroit also rallies to beat Cleveland 10-8.
Texas leads LA by five and a half games in the AL Central after losing to Kansas City 7-6. Toronto nips Oakland 6-5 and Boston downs Minnesota 6-4.