Cubs top Royals, stretch win streak


    YU Darvish pitched seven strong innings Wednesday, and the Chicago Cubs topped the host Kansas City Royals 6-1 for their sixth straight win. It was also the Cubs’ third straight victory over the Royals, who lost their sixth straight.

    Darvish (2-1) allowed one run on five hits, with one walk and four strikeouts. He retired 12 of the final 14 batters he faced.

    Kris Bubic (0-2) gave up two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out six in six innings. He retired the first nine batters he faced and became just the second Royals starter to pitch at least six innings this season.

    Bubic was sharp early, retiring the first nine batters he faced. But Kris Bryant led off the fourth with a single, and Anthony Rizzo drew a walk. Both would score to give Darvish all the help he would need.

    In other games, it was the Brewers 1, White Sox 0; Mets 3, Nationals 1; Diamondbacks 14, Astros 7; Mariners 7, Angels 6; Blue Jays 2, Braves 1; Dodgers 7, Padres 6; Red Sox 5, Rays 0; Indians 2, Reds 0; Twins 5, Pirates 2; A’s 6, Rangers 4; Phillies 11, Yankees 7 (Game 1); Yankees 3, Phillies 1 (Game 2); Marlins 1, Orioles 0 (Game 1); Marlins 2, Orioles 1 (Game 2); Giants 4, Rockies 3.— Field Level Media