The Milwaukee Brewers' investment in Eric Thames is paying off in MLB, while Ivan Nova impressed in a loss for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
With a third-inning home run against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, Thames has hit a homer in five straight games, matching the franchise record set by Jeromy Burnitz in 1997.
He leads MLB in homers with seven for the Brewers, who moved to 8-6 to begin the season with the 6-3 win over the defending champions.
Nova was strong for the Pirates but saw his team go down 2-1 to the St Louis Cardinals.
The Seattle Mariners beat the Miami Marlins 6-1, the Houston Astros shut out the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 and the Cleveland Indians overcame the Minnesota Twins 3-1.
The Atlanta Braves edged the San Diego Padres 5-4, the New York Yankees kept up their form with a 7-4 win over the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3.
The Texas Rangers crushed the Oakland Athletics 7-0 and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2.
Although he took the loss, Pirates starter Nova pitched a complete game against the Cardinals, hurling eight innings, giving up two runs on five hits with just 78 pitches. Nova now has more complete games (four) than walks (three) since joining Pittsburgh last season.
Dansby Swanson flared a walk-off single in the ninth inning, giving the Braves a win over the Padres and his first walk-off hit.
Twins All-Star Brian Dozier went 0-for-five with two strikeouts in a loss to the Indians. He is now batting .240 to begin the season which is still better than team-mate Joe Mauer, who despite two hits Monday is at .213.
YANKEES LOOK TO EXTEND RUN
The Yankees (9-4) will look for their ninth straight win Tuesday as Luis Severino (1-0, 4.50 ERA) toes the rubber against the White Sox's Miguel Gonzalez (1-0, 4.22 ERA). Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner are hitting above .300 against Gonzalez in their careers but the right-hander threw seven shutout innings the last time he faced the Yankees (July, 2016).
20. September 2017
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|Injured Mathews out of opening Pakistan Test|
|Double leg break victim Rossi to attempt incredible Aragon GP return|
|Barcelona condemn Spanish crackdown on Catalonia independence vote|
|Muguruza marches past Puig, Pliskova and Kerber progress in Tokyo|
|Benzema seals Real Madrid stay until 2021|
|Smith defends captaincy ahead of landmark ODI|
|Perisic promised Inter can match Manchester United|
|The race is on - Aubameyang lays down Lewandowski challenge|
|Cristiano Ronaldo´s Real Madrid return confirmed|
|Bellew tells Haye ´I oblige you´|
|Mbappe can prove he´s ready for Madrid at PSG - Morientes|
|Five-year ban for Pakistan batsman Latif|
|PSG ´destroyed the market´ with Neymar and Mbappe - Elber|
|Bulldogs chairman says sacked Hasler will not be compensated|
|Coutinho withdrawal inspired Leicester to victory, claims Shakespeare|
|Windies opener Brathwaite cleared to bowl|
|Valverde hopes Suarez benefits from Eibar rest|
|Wilshere returning to his best form - Wenger|
|Yankees, Cardinals keep pace in postseason race|
|Klopp: Liverpool are still a good football team|
|Pochettino hails ´top player´ Alli|
|Messi from ´another planet´, says Semedo|
|James performance pleases Ancelotti|
|Gordon´s homer breaks MLB single-season home run record|
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|Lakers confirm Bogut signing|
|Maestro Messi brings up 300 Camp Nou goals|
|Saints trade 2015 first-round pick Anthony to Dolphins|
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|Klopp ´sick´ of conceding as Liverpool tumble out of EFL Cup|
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19. September 2017
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|Inconsistent Windies disappoint Holder|
|Bairstow pleased to take ODI chance|
|Tottenham 1 Barnsley 0: Alli sees off stubborn Tykes|
|Bologna 1 Inter 1: Contentious Icardi spot-kick maintains Spalletti´s unbeaten run|
|Leicester City 2 Liverpool 0: Okazaki, Slimani dump Klopp´s men out of EFL Cup|
|Schalke 0 Bayern Munich 3: James scores on first Bundesliga start|
|Atletico benefiting from competition of fringe players - Simeone|
|England centurion Bairstow ends West Indies´ World Cup hopes|
|Manchester City have got two players for every position - Delph|
|Peng digs deep to avoid Guangzhou upset|
|Youzhny and Troicki battle through in St. Petersburg|
|Rossi close to Aragon return after completing 20 laps|
|Bayern could say they don´t need me – Lewandowski accepts football´s cut-throat nature|
|PGA Tour releases 2017-18 schedule|
|Wasps dealt blow as Cipriani ruled out for 12 weeks|
|Montella to keep on rotating as he plans for long season|
|Billionaire investor announces he is ´done´ funding Hamburg|
|Van Vleuten leads Dutch one-two in Bergen time trial|
|World Cup success Gibson´s top priority with South Africa|
|Philander sidelined for first Bangladesh Test|
|Wenger confirms Welbeck groin injury|
|Ljungberg sad to leave Wolfsburg|
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