Braun bops! Ryan Braun hit two home runs in his first two at-bats to help the Milwaukee Brewers (68-54) beat the host Chicago Cubs, 7-0. The first blast came in the first with a runner on. The next — giving Braun 14 on the year and 35th at Wrigley over his career — came in the third, also with one on.
Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning that gave the Toronto Blue Jays (54-65) the come-from-behind 6-5 win over the host Kansas City Royals. He also had a two- RBI single in the third.
Alex Bregman was 0-for-3 with a walk as the Houston Astros (73-47) continue to sputter, losing to the visiting Colorado Rockies, 5-1.
Robert Stock gave up an unearned run on one hit, a walk, and a strikeout in two innings as the San Diego Padres (48-74) lost to the visiting LA Angels, 7-3.
Joc Pederson came on as a defensive replacement as was 0-for-1 one as the LA Dodgers (64-57) were edged, 2-1, by the visiting San Francisco Giants.
Gabe Kapler‘s Philadelphia Phillies (65-53) lost to the visiting Boston Red Sox, 2-1.