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CHICAGO (AP) — Josh Naylor hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Guardians regrouped to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-6 on Sunday after All-Star closer Emmanuel Clase blew a four-run lead in the ninth.

Aaron Civale pitched three-hit ball over six innings after the start of the game was delayed nearly two hours by rain. Andrés Giménez homered in the third and scored the go-ahead run in the 10th.

Giménez opened the inning as the automatic runner on second base and moved up on Amed Rosario’s single. A groundout by José Ramírez left runners on second and third before Naylor drove them in with a single up the middle against Adbert Alzolay (1-4) to put Cleveland back on top 8-6.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout went deep in the same game for the 30th time, Mickey Moniak provided the go-ahead homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday despite 12 strikeouts by Zac Gallen.

Los Angeles Angels' Mickey Moniak gestures as he scores after hitting a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 2, 2023, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout went deep in the same game for the 30th time, Mickey Moniak provided the go-ahead homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 on Sunday despite 12 strikeouts by Zac Gallen.

Detroit Tigers' Javier Baez follows the flight of his grand slam off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Connor Seabold in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 2, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Javier Baez and Jake Marisnick each hit a grand slam and the Detroit Tigers hit five home runs overall to beat the Colorado Rockies 14-9.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) is removed by manager Oliver Marmol, second from left, during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 2, 2023, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Jordan Montgomery beat the Yankees for the second time since they traded him last summer, pitching the St.

Sam Hentges (1-0) retired all three batters in the bottom half, sending the Cubs to their sixth loss in seven games.

The Guardians looked as though they were on their way to an easy win after waiting out yet another long rain delay before things took a wild turn.

Cleveland was sailing along with a 6-1 lead in the eighth when Christopher Morel hit a solo homer for Chicago off Trevor Stephan.

Clase walked Jared Young leading off the ninth and unraveled from there. Trey Mancini hit an RBI single. The Cubs then loaded the bases on back-to-back infield singles by Mike Tauchman and Nico Hoerner that Naylor was unable to turn into outs at first base. Morel drove in two with a single up the middle.

Cody Bellinger hit a sacrifice fly to tie it at 6 before Seiya Suzuki grounded out to end the inning.

A game originally set to start at 1:20 p.m. got pushed back in the morning to 4:05. The teams then waited an additional 1 hour, 55 minutes, before the first pitch — all that after Saturday’s game was delayed nearly three hours.

Giménez hit a two-run homer in the third, then doubled and scored in a three-run fifth against Chicago starter Jameson Taillon that made it 6-0.

Civale gave up one run. He plunked two batters and walked one while throwing 94 pitches.

Taillon allowed six runs — five earned — and seven hits in five innings. The right-hander had six strikeouts and no walks.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: OF Steven Kwan (sore shoulder) was held out of the starting lineup but entered late on defense. “He’s a hard guy to give a day off because he leads off against lefties and righties, and he plays left field really well,” manager Terry Francona said. “He’s just a hard guy to replace. But then you kind of think, OK, if you get a little stubborn and don’t, you might lose him for a week, which doesn’t make a lot of sense.”

Cubs: RF Seiya Suzuki played the field for the first time since Tuesday. He missed three games because of a stiff neck and was the DH on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Guardians: Rookie RHP Gavin Williams (0-0, 2.84 ERA) makes his third start as the Guardians open a three-game series against Atlanta. All-Star RHP Bryce Elder (6-1, 2.44) looks to stay on a roll for the Braves.

Cubs: LHP Drew Smyly (7-5, 3.96) tries to bounce back from one of his worst starts this season as the Cubs open a four-game series at Milwaukee. Smyly lasted just 3 2/3 innings and matched season highs by allowing seven runs and nine hits in Wednesday’s loss to Philadelphia. RHP Julio Teheran (2-3, 2.95) pitches for the Brewers.

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