MIAMI — Justin Turner homered and singled to increase his batting average to .374, and the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to nine games Sunday by beating the Miami Marlins 3-2.
Five Los Angeles pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts with no walks. Kenley Jansen got the final four outs for his 23rd save in as many chances.
The Dodgers (64-29) climbed 35 games above .500 for the first time since 1977 by completing their 11th sweep of the year, most in the majors. They’ve won 29 of their past 33 games and have the best record in the big leagues.
They also have the franchise’s best record through 93 games since 1955.
Turner hit his 11th homer in the first inning, added a sacrifice fly in the third and reached on an infield single in the fifth. He was sidelined for three weeks early in the season by a hamstring injury, but entered the game on the verge of qualifying for the NL batting race, which he would lead.
The Dodgers had all three Marlins outfielders leaping for balls at the wall, and only Turner cleared it. Marcell Ozuna jumped high above the 7-foot wall in left field to rob Kike Hernandez of a home run, and Christian Yelich leaped at the wall in center to steal an extra-base hit from Logan Forsythe.
But Giancarlo Stanton lost his glove over the 8½-foot wall in right field trying unsuccessfully to catch a triple by Chris Taylor. When Stanton made a running leap and stretched his left arm above the wall, the glove came off and fell to the other side.
Taylor scored on a single by Austin Barnes.
Rich Hill (6-4) wasn’t quite as good as the previous time he faced Miami in September 2016, when he threw seven perfect innings before being pulled because he had been sidelined earlier in the year by a blister. This time he allowed one run and struck out nine in five innings.
Jansen struck out pinch hitter Justin Bour with two on to end the eighth, and followed that with a perfect ninth to lower his ERA to 0.90.
Yankees 3, Red Sox 0
BOSTON — CC Sabathia allowed two hits over six innings, Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Sunday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
The Yankees won their second straight against the AL East leaders and closed within 2½ games of the Red Sox, a day after New York won 4-1 over 16 innings and 5 hours, 50 minutes.
Boston stranded 10 runners and went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position, leaving the Red Sox 2 for 31 RISP in series, 2 for 51 against the Yankees this season.
Making his second start since a stint on the disabled list cause by a strained left hamstring, Sabathia (8-3) mostly spotted his fastball with his slider to limit solid contact. He walked five and struck out three, improving to 4-0 in his last five road starts.
Sabathia pitched eight shutout innings against Boston at Yankee Stadium on June 7. He originally was scheduled to start Monday at Minnesota, but the Yankees changed their rotation Saturday and gave Sabathia an outing first slated for Bryan Mitchell.
Cubs 8, Orioles 0
BALTIMORE — Jose Quintana dazzled in his debut for the Chicago Cubs, striking out a season-high 12 in seven sharp innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Acquired by the World Series champions during the All-Star break from the Chicago White Sox for a playoff push, Quintana gave the Cubs exactly the kind of boost they hoped to get. The lefty ace allowed three hits, walked none and joined Matt Garza as the only pitchers in Cubs history to fan 12 in their debut.
Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo homered to help the Cubs move over .500 for the first time since June 29. The Cub hit 10 home runs during the sweep at Camden Yards.