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Farmer’s 5 RBI, 4 Hits Keys Reds’ 20-5 Rout of Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Kyle Farmer homered twice and tied his career high with five RBIs to power the Cincinnati Reds to their high-scoring game in 23 years, a 20-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Nick Senzel also had four of the Reds’ hits, and Brandon Drury, Tommy Pham and Albert Almora Jr. had three apiece. Drury Pham, Almora and Matt Reynolds each had three RBIs.

The Reds scored the most runs since a 22-3 win at Philadelphia on Sept. 4, 1999, while Chicago gave up its most since a 21-8 defeat at the Phillies on July 3, 1999.

Hunter Greene (2-6) won for the first time since his major league debut on April 10 despite giving up five runs, seven hits and two walks in five innings. Justin Steele (1-5) gave up seven runs, seven hits and two walks in two-plus innings.

YANKEES 7, RAYS 2

ST. PETRSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nelson Cortes took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning, Matt Carpenter sparked a go-ahead, three-run rally in his Yankees debut and New York beat Tampa Bay.

PHILLIES 4, BRAVES 1

ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Nola struck out 10 while pitching shutout ball into the ninth inning for his first victory since opening day, leading Philadelphia over Atlanta.

TIGERS 4, GUARDIANS 3

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera’s third hit of the game was a game-ending single in the ninth inning, lifting Detroit past Cleveland.

ROYALS 3, TWINS 2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a double and scored on Bobby Witt Jr.’s double, as Kansas City rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and beat Minnesota.

NATIONALS 7, ROCKIES 3

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Corbin ended a 10-start winless streak, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings to lead Washington over Colorado.

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