OAKLAND, CA – Justin Verlander hit a goal in the seventh inning, Jordan Alvarez cleared the rules with the green light gold in the ninth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletic 5-4 on Wednesday to complete a three-way game. Survey.
Elvis Andros smashed the underdog Verlander’s bid with an RBI double in the seventh inning that tied the match at 1. Christian Bethancourt followed Homer’s two-stroke, his first goal since 2016, to give Auckland a 3-1 lead.
Houston responded by four runs in the ninth inning from closest Danny Jimenez (2-3), thanks to Alvarez’s three-stroke double. Aledmys Díaz and Alex Bregman also led races for the Astros, who won their fourth straight.
Verlander finished with six strokes in seven innings, allowing three wins over two strokes in exchange for no decision. Loyal Brian Abreu (3-0) scored the eighth game without goals. Ryan Presley closed for his tenth save.
Pirates 8 and Dodgers 4
LOS ANGELES — Brian Reynolds scored two goals in the fifth inning, Rodolfo Castro led four runs in three innings, and Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles to complete his first sweep in nearly 22 years.
The leading NL West Dodgers were swept away for the first time this season.
The Hardcore Buccaneers turned four double plays and improved to 11-13 on the road with their first sweep of the Dodgers since August 7-9, 2015. They haven’t swept a series at Dodger Stadium since September 4-6, 2000.
Chase de Jong (4-9) took the win, giving up one hit in 1 1/3 of the innings. Hit one and walked one.
Reynolds’ two-sided shot at Mitch White (1-1) in the fifth game gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead. They advanced early for the third consecutive match on Josh VanMeter’s RBI song in the first.
Mets 5, Citizens 0
NEW YORK – Tomás Nido went 4 for 4 with three RBIs at the bottom of the batting standings, and Carlos Carrasco with three cutoffs in the second straight closing for New York to finish a perfect home.
Francisco Lindor extended his RBI streak to 10 games, matching Hall of Famer Mike Piazza for the second longest streak in franchise history. New York went 6-0 against NL East rivals Philadelphia and Washington in the first undefeated home of six or more games since 10-0 in April 2015.
Left player Evan Lee (0-1) lasted 3 2/3 games on his league debut after being called up by Double-A Harrisburg. Two runs and four strokes were allowed.
Carrasco (6-1) equaled his career with five walks and was out of trouble all afternoon against his bottom-placed compatriot. He needed 95 pitches to conquer five rounds but stranded eight riders.
Phillies 6 Giants 5
Philadelphia – Kyle Schwarber and Nick Matton helped Philadelphia clinch a five-game losing streak with a win over San Francisco.
Phillies star Bryce Harper was a late scraper from the lineup due to right forearm soreness, and second baseman Jean Segura was ruled out for up to three months with a broken right index finger.
Mattoon, substitute for Segura at second base, also had an RBI singles hit as he avoided a three-game Philadelphia sweep and only won for the fifth time in 17 games while likely quieting calls for manager Joe Girardi’s job — at least for now.
Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola (3-4) was sailing until he allowed five runs in the sixth inning. Velez snapped him at the bottom of the frame opposite loyalist Garleen Garcia (1-2).
Cardinal 5, Padres 2
Street. Lewis – Nolan Arenado hit Homer in two and led in three, Dakota Hudson threw a strong seven innings and St. Louis beat San Diego to complete a three-game sweep.
Nick Wittgren successfully fended him off for the first time by getting last out of the game when discus hitter Robinson Canó retired on a base-loaded volley. The Cardinals won five out of six games. Padres lost four of five.
Paul Goldschmidt extended his hit streak to 23 games and safely reached the 37th consecutive best of his career. Hudson (4-2) gave up a game in the first half but locked out Padres for the next six rounds. Running allowed four strokes to walk and three strokes.
U Darvish (4-3) made 7 2/3 runs, giving up five runs and seven strokes.
Blue Jays 7, White Sox 3
TORONTO – Vladimir Guerrero Jr beat Homer’s two-round race, Danny Janssen added a three-stroke blast, and Toronto won their seventh straight competition, their longest running streak since eight games last September.
Santiago Espinal added a single shot as the Blue Jays won for the 11th time in 14 matches. Blue Jays’ left-handed Hyun Jin Ryu left after four rounds due to a tight forearm. Rio missed 24 games in April and May due to a sore forearm.
Ross Stripling (1-1) replaced Rio and made 2 2/3 points-free innings. David Phelps provided 1 1/3 of the roles and Yimi Garcia finished.
Michael Kubisch (1-2) walked four, hit four and made 85 throws, 46 hits. His ERA increased from 1.29 to 2.20.
Red Sox 7, Reds 1
BOSTON – Garrett Whitlock had six strong runs and Jackie Bradley Jr. led four to help Boston beat Cincinnati.
Whitlock (2-1) allowed five hits and one unearned run before two of his hitters completed seven hits.
Boston got Hunter Green (2-7) in the fourth inning. Greene hit seven hitters in the first three innings before breaking through to the Red Sox.
Raphael Devers opened the fourth with a double. JD Martinez and Xander Bogarts followed alone while Alex Verdugo scored twice. After two, Bradley returned to his Verdugo home to end Green’s evening. He gave up four runs in 3 and 2/3 runs. hit eight.
Guardians 4, Kings 0
Cleveland – Rising left-back Conor Pilkington scored eight of five games to claim his first major league win and completed a Cleveland sweep of three games.
Pilkington (1-0), on his third career start and sixth appearance, pulled off a single jam in fourth place. The left-hander takes the place of the injured Aaron Seval’s rotation.
Jose Ramirez scored in fifth place to lead his Major League team to 52nd place. Amed Rosario, Andres Jimenez and Richie Palacios also raced for Cleveland.
Brad Keeler (1-6) allowed four runs and six strokes in six innings.
Incense 9, sailors 2
BALTIMORE – Two of Baltimore’s home four, Ryan Mountcastle and Ramon Urreas, fired consecutive shots in the sixth inning to overtake Seattle.
Rugend Odur and Trey Mancini also reached out to the Orioles, who bounced back from their 10-0 defeat the night before. Loyal Sunil Perez (4-0) took the win with 1 1/3 goalless innings.
Baltimore pulled away with five runs in the sixth. Mountcastle and Urías gave the Orioles a cushion with consecutive runs. Cedric Mullins hit the RBI double and Mancini continued for a two-round shot that boosted the lead to 9-2.
Left-handed Robbie Ray (4-6) of the Mariners allowed four-strokes, six-strokes, and three walks over five innings.
Tigers 5, Twin 0
DETROIT – Tariq Scopal allowed only two strokes in seven games to win over Detroit over Minnesota.
Jonathan Schaup, who averaged 0.438 with a home run and six RBIs in a five-game streak against his former team, led in two of Detroit’s runs. The Tigers won three of four in the series ending Thursday, including back-to-back closings.
Skubal (4-2) walked one and hit six goals to improve to 3-0 with a 1.22 ERA in his last six starts.
Minnesota’s Billy Ober (1-2) allowed five runs on nine strokes in six innings. The twins didn’t score in 20 rounds.
Marlins 14, Rockies 1, Game 1
Rockies 13, Marlins 12, 10 Enings, Game 2
DENVER – Brendan Rodgers hit three home runs, including a 10th inning run, to help Colorado beat Miami in Game Two with a double-header, earning the split.
Rodgers, who scored a one-two in the ninth in Miami’s 14-1 win in Game One, went deep against Marlins left-hander Trevor Rogers to finish second for his hits in 19 consecutive games.
On the 10th, he pulled the change from Cole Sulser (0-3) to the left field benches to give the Rockies their first win in eight attempts.
In the first match, rising right player Edward Cabrera (1-0) managed to enter the sixth inning and scored a nine to claim his first major league win. Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a shot from three runs to rookie Antonio Cinzatella (2-3) and Marlins scored 21 hits.
In the evening, Miami’s Jesus Sanchez hit his second long home run in three days, and Avicel Garcia made a fly-by on day 10, but Miami completed the 2-6 trip.
The Rockies’ Daniel Bard won (3-2) in Game Two. German rookie Marquez allowed seven runs – six gained – and three home runs over five.
Bravis 6, Diamond Bucks 0
Phoenix – Austin Riley hit home from three runs, William Contreras took three hits – including two from Atlanta’s five doubles – and Kyle Wright threw six goals-less innings for Atlanta.
Homer Riley broke the open in game seven for the Braves, who saved the final and avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Adam Duvall, Michael Harris II and Guillermo Heredia also doubled with Atlanta.
Wright (5-3) received more than three runs of support for the first time this season as he gave up three strokes and five walks by five in his high-quality seventh start.
Atlanta’s five doubles – all at an exit speed of at least 105 mph – came in the first four rounds of Madison Baumgarner (2-4), who won his last eight decisions against the Braves.
4 cubes, 3 synthesizer, 10 runs
CHICAGO — Rookie Christopher Morrell drove in Jason Hayward with a fly-by in the 10th inning in Chicago’s win over Milwaukee.
Hayward started on second base and was ground to a run by Nick Madrigal. Morell then led a fly to leave against Hobby Milner (2-1) and was assaulted by his teammates on the field after scoring the winning game.
Morell cemented his record with the club by reaching the base in his first 15 league games, when he walked and scored in the first.
Kyle Hendrix went for five rounds, allowing three runs and six strokes, after losing his previous two starts. Five reducers combined to keep Milwaukee off the rest of the way, with Mark Leiter Jr. (1-1) coming off a tough spot in 10th place.