David DeJesus drove in three runs to back eight scoreless innings from Ryan Dempster as the Cubs cruised to an 8-2 win over the Twins. Dempster struck out six and allowed just four hits and a walk to improve to 2-and-3 on the season. Alfonso Soriano, Jeff Baker, Joe Mather and Darwin Barney all plated a run for Chicago, which snapped a four-game slide to salvage the finale of a three-game set at Target Field. Ryan Doumit [[ DOH-mit ]] and Jamey Carroll each knocked in a run for Minnesota. Francisco Liriano was saddled with the loss.
Jose Altuve hit a two-run home run and stole home to lead the Astros to a 11-9 win against the White Sox. Altuve was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI, while J.D. Martinez, Justin Maxwell and Brett Wallace all hit homers. Lucas Harrell improved to 6-and-4 despite giving up five runs across seven-and-one-third inning as Houston took two of three from Chicago. Brett Myers nailed down his 15th save. Adam Dunn hit his 20th home run of the year in the loss, and Paul Konerko connected on two-run shot in the eighth inning. Orlando Hudson smashed a three-run jack in the setback. Philip Humber [[ UM-ber ]] struck out nine and gave up six runs in five-and-one-third inning to fall to 2-and-4.
Jason Kipnis smashed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Indians a 4-1 win over the Cardinals. Kipnis was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored, while Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a single in the top of the sixth. Ubaldo Jimenez dealt seven innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts, but Vinnie Pestano came away with the win and Chris Perez locked down his 20th save. Carlos Beltran hit his 18th home run of the season in the first inning to account for the Cards only run of the game. Closer Jason Motte was tagged with the loss.