By Ron Kaplan, contributor

Scott Feldman tossed six strong innings, giving up just two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six for the Cincinnati Reds (30-39) against the host Tampa Bay Rays in a 7-3 win. It was his seventh so-called quality start of the season. But reliever Michel Lorenzen couldn’t hold the lead and ended up getting credit for the decision. How is that fair? By the way, the victory ended a nine-game losing streak for Cincy.

Richard Bleier pitched the final inning in a 12-0 debacle suffered by his Baltimore Orioles (34-35) at the hands of the visiting Cleveland Indians. He allowed one unearned run on one hit and struck out one. Hard to believe the O’s were once contending for first place in the AL East.

Alex Bregman doubled twice (12 on the season) in four at-bats as the Houston Astros (47-24) beat the host Oakland A’s, 4-1. Bregman also managed to get picked off of second after one of those two-baggers.

Danny Valencia was 1-for-3 with a walk as his Seattle Mariners (35-37) beat Ian Kinsler‘s Detroit Tigers, 6-2. Kinsler also had one hit — his 11th double– in three official trips to the plate, walked twice, and drove in his 15th run for the T-men (32-37).

The New York Mets, improbably, hit four home runs off Clayton Kershaw, but by then the host LA Dodgers (45-46) already had an insurmountable lead and held on to it for the 10-6 win. Joc Pederson was 1-for-4, one of 17 hits the Blue Crew amassed.

Kevin Pillar was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts as the Toronto Blue Jays (34-35) held off the host Texas Rangers, 7-6. They gave up a 5-1 lead but came back with two runs in the ninth for the victory.

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