CHICAGO -- Chris Sale struck out a season-high 13 in seven innings, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.
Sale (11-3) struck out at least 10 for the 17th time in his career, tying Hall of Famer Ed Walsh for the franchise record. The left-hander reached that figure in 81 major league starts -- Walsh made 312 for the White Sox from 1904-1916.
Sale allowed three runs and six hits. Jake Petricka pitched the ninth for his 10th save.
BLUE JAYS 2, YANKEES 0
Mark Teixeira's fourth-inning double was the only hit allowed by Hutchison (9-11), who walked two and struck out nine.
Aaron Sanchez retired all six batters he faced for his first major league save as the Blue Jays improved to 8-17 in August.
Bautista hit a two-out, two-run homer off Michael Pineda (3-3) in the first.
CUBS 5, CARDINALS 1, GAME 1
St. Louis has lost four in a row for the second time this season. The Cardinals began the day one game ahead of Atlanta and 1½ up on Pittsburgh for the second NL wild card.
Chris Coghlan had a two-run single for the Cubs, who have won nine of 13.
Doubront (1-0) scattered seven hits in his return from the disabled list.
St. Louis' Justin Masterson (2-3) gave up three homers and five earned runs in 4 1-3 innings in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
PIRATES 3, REDS 2
PITTSBURGH -- Neil Walker hit a three-run homer in the first inning, sending Pittsburgh to its fourth straight victory.
Walker's 18th home run put the Pirates ahead 3-0 against Alfredo Simon four batters into the game. Pittsburgh's winning streak matches its longest of the season.
Despite retiring 12 batters in a row between the third and sixth, Simon (13-9) fell to 1-6 since pitching in his first All-Star game last month.
Todd Frazier homered for the Reds, who lost their seventh road game in a row.
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