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NY Yankees stay hot as LA Dodgers win seventh straight

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streaks on Thursday with wins over the Twins and Mets respectively.

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NY Yankees stay hot as LA Dodgers win seventh straight
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The surging New York Yankees posted their season-high seventh consecutive victory after topping the Minnesota Twins 7-5 in MLB.

Luke Voit fuelled the in-form Yankees with a two-run double in the team's four-run third inning on Thursday, while Kyle Higashioka and Giancarlo Stanton homered.

The Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, Boston Red Sox on Tuesday (twice) and Wednesday, and the Twins on Thursday.

According to Stats Perform, they are the first team in American League (AL) history to win six games against four different teams over a span of five days.

Dodgers win again

World Series champions the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to seven games thanks to a 4-1 win against the New York Mets. Trea Turner went two for four and drove in a run. The Dodgers moved within two and a half games of the National League (NL) West-leading San Francisco Giants.

The Los Angeles Angels rallied to a 13-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The Angels matched a franchise record with an eight-run comeback, having trailed 10-2. They also overturned an eight-run deficit in 1986.

Aug 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (11) right fielder Chris Taylor (3) center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and the Dodgers celebrate the 4-1 victory against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory
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Aug 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (11) right fielder Chris Taylor (3) center fielder Cody Bellinger (35) and the Dodgers celebrate the 4-1 victory against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium. MandatoryGary A. VasquezUSA TODAY Sports

Orioles' woes continue

The Baltimore Orioles suffered a 15th straight defeat after going down 7-2 to the high-flying Tampa Bay Rays. Baltimore pitcher Jorge Lopez became the majors' first 14-game loser in 2021, allowing four runs, four hits, two walks and hitting a batter over two innings.

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - AUGUST 19: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 19, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFP
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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - AUGUST 19: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 19, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images/AFPDouglas P. DeFeliceAFP

Votto goes big!

Joey Votto blasted a three-run homer to lead the Cincinnati Reds past the Miami Marlins 6-1.

Thursday's results 

Los Angeles Angels 13-10 Detroit Tigers
Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 Baltimore Orioles
Seattle Mariners 9-8 Texas Rangers
Houston Astros 6-3 Kansas City Royals
Oakland Athletics 5-4 Chicago White Sox
Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Philadelphia Phillies
New York Yankees 7-5 Minnesota Twins
Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Miami Marlins
St Louis Cardinals 8-4 Milwaukee Brewers
Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 New York Mets

White Sox at Rays

It will be a clash of the titans when the AL Central-leading White Sox (71-51) visit AL West pacesetters the Rays (75-47) on Friday. Lucas Giolito is the starter for the White Sox, while the Rays counter with Michael Wacha.

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