Pinch-hitter Aaron Hill’s double produced the go-ahead run in the seventh inning off Oakland ace Sonny Gray, Paul Goldschmidt homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-4 victory over the Athletics on Friday night. Hill drove in Chris Owings, who led off the inning with a double, to put the Diamondbacks in front 3-2. Goldschmidt crushed an offering from switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, who was throwing left-handed, off the bottom of the video board in center field for a two-run homer in the seventh as Arizona scored four runs in the inning.

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. Citi Field wasn’t home, sweet home, for the New York Mets on Friday night. After winning seven straight in Colorado and Philadelphia, the Mets returned home and fell 6-4 to the last-place Boston Red Sox. After having his last start skipped, Matt Harvey returned to toss six scoreless innings but was long gone when Boston’s Blake Swihart raced around the bases for an inside-the-park home run leading off the 10th inning. Upon further review, Swihart’s blast actually cleared the wall and should have been ruled a conventional home run on the field. It wasn’t, but it didn’t much matter as the ball bounced far enough away from center fielder Juan Lagares for Swihart to round the bases. Any way you score it, it’s a home run, but we’ll always acknowledge a catcher showing off his wheels.  [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today! ] Swihart’s homer started a three-run Red Sox rally, which would prove important once the Mets scored one in the bottom half. The Red Sox also plated three in the seventh immediately after Harvey departed. David Ortiz smacked a solo home run in the frame. Jackie Bradley later connected on a two-run shot to give Boston its first lead. Ortiz’s homer was No. 493 for his marvelous career. He’s now tied with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 27th place on the all-time home run list. As for the Mets offense, they were cooled off a bit. They entered having already hit a franchise-record 43 home runs this month, but mustered just a double among their eight hits on Friday. With that said, they missed out on several scoring chances, as they also drew 12 walks. In the end, they left 14 runners on base. The good news for New York? No damage was done in the standings. The Washington Nationals also lost, 4-3 to the Marlins, keeping the Mets division lead at 6 1/2 games. YANKEES BREAK OUT ON OFFENSE, CRUSH BRAVES While one scorching New York offense cooled off on Friday, the Yankees fading offense finally broke out. After scoring just four runs total in their three-game series against the Astros, the Yankees muscled up for 15 runs on 16 hits in a 15-4 victory against the Atlanta Braves.  Shortstop Didi Gregorius paced New York’s attack, connecting for a three-run home run in the first inning and a two-run single in the second. Gregorius finished with four hits and a career-high six RBIs. Brian McCann, who spent his first nine seasons with the Braves, made his return to Atlanta with a bang. He cracked a three-run homer in the eighth, before wrapping the scoring in the ninth with a sacrifice fly. Carlos Beltran, Brett Gardner and Chase Headley each contributed multi-hit games as the Yankees cruised to the victory.  Meanwhile, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t back down in their return to Rogers Centre. After Detroit’s Ian Kinsler hit a first-inning homer, the Jays scored five unanswered on their way to a 5-3 victory. Toronto’s game and a half lead in the AL East remains intact.  TWINS KEEP PACE WITH WIN AGAINST ASTROS The top of the AL wild-card picture remained unchanged Friday. The Yankees remained in firm control with their victory, while the Texas Rangers continued holding down the second spot with a 4-1 win over Baltimore. That put the pressure on the Minnesota Twins to keep pace, and they responded with a victory of their own, 3-0 against the AL West-leading Astros.  Right-hander Kyle Gibson did much of the heavy lifting, tossing 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. Minnesota’s bullpen worked hard too, with Brian Duensing, Glen Perkins, Trevor May and Kevin Jepsen combining to strike out six batters while allowing just two hits.  To the credit of Astros’ left-hander Scott Kazmir, the Twins didn’t have much going against him either, collecting just three hits over seven innings. But they made those hits count, turning them into three runs. Eduardo Nunez drove in two of their three with a home run and RBI ground out.  Overall, the Twins have won seven of eight. They are one-half game behind Texas for that second wild-card position, but the Angels, Rays and Orioles aren’t far behind them. It’s time to buckle up.  CLAYTON KERSHAW OVERPOWERS CUBS, STRIKES OUT 14 Friday night was a good night at Dodger Stadium.  The evening started with the news that Vin Scully would be returning to the Dodgers television booth for his 67th season. Then everyone settled in to watch Clayton Kershaw do his thing. And do his thing Clayton Kershaw did, striking out 14 Chicago Cubs over eight innings in the Dodgers 4-1 victory.  The red-hot Kershaw continued a remarkable stretch of brilliance with this performance. Over his last 11 outings, he’s allowed more than one earned run only once. During that stretch, he’s also struck out 105 batters while issuing just eight walks. That is dominance in its purest form, and right now there’s no signs of Kershaw slowing down.  Overall, the Dodgers have won four straight immediately on the heels of a five-game losing streak. They’re attempting to reestablish command in the NL West with the San Francisco Giants nipping on their heels. The Giants remained right there, beating the Cardinals 5-4 in San Francisco. Given the competition both teams are facing, this weekend could be telling in terms of how the NL West will shake out over the next month.   Want to see more from Friday’s slate of games? Check out our scoreboard . 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BOSTON (AP) — A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park has sued the team's principal owner.

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An innings limit combined with the prospect of postseason baseball are the only things that have slowed down Matt Harvey. The New York Mets look for their ace to continue his dominance Friday night when they open their first home series with the Boston Red Sox in 14 years. Harvey (11-7, 2.57 ERA) has tossed 154 innings and New York (71-56) doesn’t want him to go more than 190 in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

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For one night at least, it was all there for Rick Porcello. Porcello pitched seven sharp innings in his first start since he was sidelined by a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly identical lines, but Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer off Nate Jones (1-1) with two outs in the eighth.

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In Trayce Thompson’s mind, baseball is baseball, no matter what level he happens to be playing at. Thompson drove in three runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double, and the White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night. Thompson, who was called up Aug. 3 and is 12 of 23 from the plate while only playing sparingly, was 3 for 4 in Tuesday’s win.

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In Wednesday's Daily Dose, Jesse Pantuosco unwraps Houston's wild win in the Bronx and applauds the Red Sox for moving Hanley Ramirez to first base.

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Most Red Sox fans may not be happy with Pablo Sandoval’s overall play this season, but they can’t question his effort on this specific play from Tuesday night. With Boston on the road at U.S. Cellular Field to take on the Chicago White Sox, Sandoval conquered all obstacles – in this case a rolled up tarp – to make a spectacular grab on the run in foul ground. [ Play a Daily Fantasy contest for cash today! ] In the second inning, Chicago’s Adam LaRoche hit a lazy fly ball near the seats down the third base line. From his position at third, Sandoval ranged over quickly and went smashing over the top of the tarp to catch the ball and retire a stunned LaRoche. Not exactly the most graceful display of athleticism, but these action shots sure are glorious:

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. The Toronto Blue Jays run may have thrust them into the spotlight recently, but the New York Yankees are still very much a threat in the American League East. They proved as much Monday, beating the Houston Astros 1-0. [ On this week's StewPod: Should adults bring gloves to baseball games? ] With the win, New York pulled into a tie with the Blue Jays for first place in the AL East. Both teams are currently 69-55 on the year. The Yankees were led by Nathan Eovaldi during the contest. Eovaldi tossed eight scoreless frames, giving up just four hits. He struck out seven and walked three.  If you did your research prior to the game, Eovaldi’s success against Houston shouldn’t have come as a surprise. The #Astros face Nathan Eovaldi tonight. They have the lowest BA in MLB vs pitches 95 MPH+, .176 (51 for 290). 84% of Eovaldi FBs 95 MPH+. — Daren Willman (@darenw) August 24, 2015 There was one problem for Eovaldi, however. Houston starter Scott Feldman was just as good. Feldman also tossed eight scoreless frames. Because of that, both pitchers received no-decisions despite their stellar efforts. With the game scoreless in the bottom of the ninth, Carlos Beltran struck. With the bases loaded, Beltran managed a sacrifice fly, plating home the only run of the contest.  The Yankees will continue their series against the Astros on Tuesday. The Blue Jays will begin a series at Texas. REDS EXPLODE FOR 10-RUN INNING The Cincinnati Reds haven’t had a ton to celebrate this season. That changed Monday, as the team registered a 10-run inning in a 12-5 win over the Detroit Tigers.  Things looked bleak early, as the club actually trailed by five runs. That changed in the sixth inning. Eugenio Suarez kicked things off with a solo home run. After Joey Votto walked, Brandon Phillips got in on the act, adding a two-run shot. A single by Todd Frazier was followed up with a Jay Bruce double, making it a one-run game. The Reds didn’t stop there. The club loaded the bases for Skip Schumaker, who promptly singled in two more runs. Suarez came up again, and plated two more runs with a double.  Votto was intentionally walked, putting two men on base. Phillips came up again, and smashed a triple, scoring two more runs.  When the dust cleared, the Reds had plated 10 runs during the inning. that’s what a 10-run inning looks like #Reds https://t.co/iiusC1rnhg — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) August 25, 2015 With the win, the Reds improved to 52-71 on the season. RED SOX SURVIVE LATE WHITE SOX RALLY The Boston Red Sox looked to have Monday’s game against the Chicago White Sox in hand until the ninth inning. The club held on for the 5-4 victory, but it wasn’t easy.  Boston went into the frame holding a three-run lead. Jean Machi came in to shut things down, but ran into trouble almost immediately.  Jose Abreu doubled to lead things off. After a groundout, he was driven in by an Avisail Garcia single. Adam LaRoche followed that up with a single, putting the tying run on first.  Alexei Ramirez grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Garcia from third. With the tying still at first, Carlos Sanchez flew out to left to end the game.  Boston improved to 57-68 with the win. J.A. HAPP IS LOVING HIS NEW CLUB The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a lot of success turning around pitchers in recent years. J.A. Happ might just be the team’s latest reclamation project. Happ was fantastic during the club’s 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday. Happ’s first start with his new club didn’t go as planned, but he’s been fantastic since.  J.A. Happ has given up one earned run in 17.1 innings over his last three starts. A week working with Ray Searage will do amazing things. — Tim Williams (@timwilliamsP2) August 25, 2015 That was the case Monday. Happ tossed six scoreless frames, giving up just four hits. He walked one and struck out six during the contest. Pitching coach Ray Searage obviously deserves credit if Happ has turned a corner. Searage has turned around a number of pitchers recently, including Francisco Liriano, A.J. Burnett and Edinson Volquez, among others. [ Check out Big League Stew on Tumblr for even more baseball awesomeness. ] With the win, the Pirates improved to 75-48 on the year. Want to see more from Monday’s slate of games? Check out our  scoreboard .  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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