Dell Sports – MLB News

MLB roundup: Dodgers run winning streak to 7

MLB roundup: Dodgers run winning streak to 7

Max Muncy blasted a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers added two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh Saturday night to defeat the visiting San Diego Padres 8-3.

The win was the seventh straight for the Dodgers, who are 7-2 against the Padres this season. The Padres had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth with three unearned runs off Dodgers starter Andrew Heaney.

Mookie Betts opened the bottom of the fifth with a single and stole second off Padres starter and loser Mike Clevinger (3-4). With two out, Will Smith -- who gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the second with his 16th homer of the season -- was hit by a pitch and stole second.

Muncy then homered to right, his 11th homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 lead.

Mets 8, Braves 5 (Game 1)

Francisco Lindor had three hits and three RBIs to lift host New York over Atlanta in the opener of a doubleheader.

David Peterson scattered three hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a spot start for New York. The three hits tied a season high for Lindor.

Jake Odorizzi, whom the Braves acquired from the Houston Astros on Monday, gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks while striking out four over 4 2/3 innings.

Mets 6, Braves 2 (Game 2)

Max Scherzer continued his surge, striking out 11 in seven scoreless innings as New York beat visiting Atlanta to sweep a pivotal doubleheader between the National League East rivals.

Scherzer (8-2) allowed four hits and walked none while tying his season high in strikeouts. The veteran right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA in seven starts since returning from a six-week stint on the injured list due to an oblique injury.

The Mets scored all the runs they'd need in the third against Max Fried (10-4). Pete Alonso delivered an RBI single with the bases loaded. Darin Ruf hit a potential double-play grounder to first. Matt Olson fired to shortstop Dansby Swanson to force Alonso, but Swanson's throw sailed past Fried, who was covering first, and two more runs scored.

Cardinals 1, Yankees 0

Jordan Montgomery and three St. Louis relievers combined to shut out visiting New York.

Montgomery (4-3), whom the Yankees dealt to the Cardinals for outfielder Harrison Bader just ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, blanked his former teammates for five innings on two hits and one walk. He exited the game for precautionary reasons after suffering leg cramps.

Nolan Arenado drove in the only run for the Cardinals, who have won six straight games and eight of their last nine. The Yankees have lost four consecutive games and five of their last six.

Cubs 4, Marlins 0

Left-hander Drew Smyly combined with Mark Leiter Jr. on a five-hitter, P.J. Higgins homered and Chicago made it two straight home wins over Miami.

Bouncing back from a four-inning, five-run debacle in San Francisco earlier in the week, Smyly (4-6) participated in his first combined shutout since a 1-0 triumph over the Marlins in July 2021. He allowed five hits in 6 2/3 innings, striking out four and walking one.

The Marlins nearly ended the shutout bid early when Peyton Burdick, Jesus Aguilar and Bryan De La Cruz all singled in the third inning. But Miguel Rojas, who had reached base on a fielder's choice, was gunned down at home plate by right fielder Seiya Suzuki while trying to score on De La Cruz's two-out hit.

Mariners 2, Angels 1 (Game 1)

All-Star Ty France hit a two-run homer and rookie George Kirby pitched six strong innings as Seattle defeated visiting Los Angeles in the opening game of a doubleheader.

Kirby (3-3) allowed one run on six hits. The right-hander didn't walk a batter and struck out eight, one shy of his season best. Erik Swanson worked the ninth for his third save, a career high.

Trailing 1-0, the Mariners scored all the runs they'd need in the third inning. Cal Raleigh led off with a walk before being erased on Jarred Kelenic's grounder to short. Kelenic stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch by right-hander Jaime Barria (1-2). France then hit a 1-0 pitch into the Mariners' bullpen in left-center field to make it 2-1.

Angels 7, Mariners 1 (Game 2)

Reid Detmers pitched seven strong innings as Los Angeles defeated host Seattle to earn a split of a doubleheader between the American League West rivals.

Mickey Moniak and David Fletcher hit home runs in the nightcap for the Angels, who improved to 6-2 at Seattle this season. Detmers (4-3) allowed one run on six hits. The left-hander walked one and struck out seven.

Seattle right-hander Chris Flexen (7-9) lost for the first time in his past six decisions. Flexen gave up five runs on six hits in six innings, with two walks and five strikeouts.

Guardians 4, Astros 1

Cal Quantrill tossed six scoreless innings and Amed Rosario had a two-run single in the second to fuel host Cleveland to a victory over Houston.

Jose Ramirez ripped an RBI double in the first inning and joined Andres Gimenez and Myles Straw with two hits for the Guardians. Cleveland, which snapped a seven-game home losing skid to Houston, will look to salvage a split of the four-game series when the teams reconvene on Sunday.

Aledmys Diaz had an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning for the Astros, who had outscored the opposition 21-4 during their three-game winning streak.

Reds 7, Brewers 5

Jose Barrero hit his first two major league home runs to help Cincinnati defeat Milwaukee, which lost for the fifth time in six games.

Joey Votto and Donovan Solano also homered for the Reds, who have won five of seven. Reds starter Nick Lodolo went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits. He struck out four and walked four on 100 pitches.

Brewers left-hander Aaron Ashby (2-10) also went 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and three hits. He struck out five and walked five. Andrew McCutchen and Keston Hiura homered and Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 for the Brewers.

Orioles 6, Pirates 3

Ryan McKenna drove in two runs and every player in the lineup had a hit as Baltimore beat visiting Pittsburgh.

Four relievers combined on four no-hit innings to help the Orioles reach a five-game winning streak for the second time this season. The last time, the string was extended to 10 games.

Orioles starter Austin Voth (2-1) went five-plus innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out five and walked one. Oneil Cruz hit a two-run home run for the Pirates. Ben Gamel had two hits and scored two runs.

Tigers 9, Rays 1

Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in three runs, Garrett Hill recorded his second major league victory and host Detroit pounded Tampa Bay.

Harold Castro had three hits, two runs and two RBIs, while Javier Baez knocked in a pair of runs. Hill (2-3) gave up one run and six hits and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three.

Rays ace Shane McClanahan (10-5) gave up four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. His three strikeouts were a season low. Infielder Yu Chang homered and also pitched an inning for the first time in his career.

Phillies 11, Nationals 5

Rhys Hoskins homered in the first inning for the third straight game, and host Philadelphia rolled to a win against Washington.

Matt Vierling and J.T. Realmuto also homered, and Jean Segura had three hits for the Phillies, who scored six runs in the first inning en route to their fourth straight win. They have also won nine of their last 10 games.

Washington starter Patrick Corbin failed to make it out of the first inning for the second time in three starts. He allowed six runs on five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Corbin is 4-16 with a 7.02 ERA and is on pace to become the first major league pitcher to lose 20 games since Mike Maroth went 9-21 for the 2003 Detroit Tigers.

Rangers 8, White Sox 0

Adolis Garcia drove in five runs and Dane Dunning yielded one hit in seven innings to push Texas past Chicago in Arlington, Texas.

Dunning (2-6) picked up his first victory since April 30 against the Atlanta Braves, when he logged a season-high 7 2/3 innings. This time around, he walked just one and struck out six.

Garcia delivered the impactful hits, with a two-run single in the third inning and a three-run double in the seventh. The Rangers have taken two of the first three of their four-game series with the White Sox.

Giants 7, Athletics 3

LaMonte Wade Jr., J.D. Davis and Joey Bart all homered in support of left-hander Carlos Rodon, powering visiting San Francisco to a victory over Oakland in the opener of a two-game interleague series.

Rodon (10-6) reached double figures in wins for the second consecutive season, limiting the Athletics to one run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.

San Francisco relievers Tyler Rogers, Yunior Marte and Jarlin Garcia finished up for Rodon, with Garcia serving up a two-run homer to Skye Bolt, his fourth of the season, in the ninth.

Twins 7, Blue Jays 3

Jose Miranda homered and doubled, and Luis Arraez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs to help Minnesota to a victory over Toronto in Minneapolis.

Jorge Polanco doubled among two hits and had two RBIs, and Jake Cave added an RBI triple for Minnesota, which won for the third time in its last four games.

Trevor Megill (3-1), who took over for starter Dylan Bundy at the beginning of the fifth inning, picked up the win with a hitless inning of relief.

Rockies 3, Diamondbacks 2

Ryan McMahon's solo home run in the top of the ninth inning proved just enough to push Colorado past Arizona in Phoenix.

Colorado trailed 2-1 going into the eighth, but Elehuris Montero, playing in his 16th career game, tied the score with his first career home run. It came against Arizona starter Merrill Kelly. Montero finished the night 2-for-3.

The decisive home run by McMahon against Ian Kennedy (4-5) was McMahon's 10th of the season. The Rockies won for the second time in three games following a five-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have lost two of three and six of eight.

Royals 5, Red Sox 4

Nick Pratto hit a two-out homer to center field, lifting Kansas City to a walk-off victory over visiting Boston.

Pratto launched a 3-2 changeup from Garrett Whitlock (2-2) for his first career walk-off hit. It was the eighth walk-off loss this season for the Red Sox.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Kansas City's Daniel Lynch allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out six with no walks. Nathan Eovaldi's line was almost identical. He also allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings without yielding a walk. He struck out seven.

Angels crush Mariners, earn split of twin bill

Angels crush Mariners, earn split of twin bill

Reid Detmers pitched seven strong innings as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the host Seattle Mariners 7-1 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader between the American League West rivals.

The Mariners won the opener 2-1.

Mickey Moniak and David Fletcher hit home runs in the nightcap for the Angels, who improved to 6-2 at Seattle this season.

Detmers (4-3) allowed one run on six hits. The left-hander walked one and struck out seven.

Seattle right-hander Chris Flexen (7-9) lost for the first time in his past six decisions. Flexen gave up five runs on six hits in six innings, with two walks and five strikeouts.

The Angels broke a scoreless tie in the third inning.

Magneuris Sierra led off with an infield single and scored on Taylor Ward's double into the gap in right-center field. Ward took third on Luis Rengifo's groundout to the right side of the infield and scored on Max Stassi's groundball single to left.

Moniak led off the fourth by going deep to right. It was his second homer since being acquired from Philadelphia at the trade deadline.

The Mariners pulled within 3-1 on Luis Torrens' solo shot to right-center with two outs in the fifth. Sam Haggerty followed with a double into the left-field corner and advanced to third on a wild pitch, but Detmers struck out Adam Frazier to end the inning.

The Angels extended their lead to 5-1 in the sixth as Jared Walsh hit a one-out single to right and, an out later, Fletcher lined a hanging breaking ball just over the left-field wall.

Los Angeles scored twice more in the ninth as Moniak reached on a bunt single and took second on pitcher Brennan Bernardino's throwing error. Fletcher then slapped an RBI single just inside the first-base bag. After the Angels loaded the bases with one out, Shohei Ohtani hit a sacrifice fly to left to cap the scoring.

Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger was activated between games from the 60-day injured list (high right ankle sprain) and made his first appearance since April 29, going 1-for-3 with a double and a walk.

Dodgers win seventh straight with 8-3 win over Padres

Dodgers win seventh straight with 8-3 win over Padres

Max Muncy blasted a three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers added two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh Saturday night to defeat the visiting San Diego Padres, 8-3.

The win was the seventh straight for the Dodgers, who are 7-2 against the Padres this season.

The Padres had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the third with three unearned runs off Dodgers starter Andrew Heaney.

Mookie Betts opened the bottom of the fifth with a single and stole second off Padres starter Mike Clevinger. With two out, Will Smith -- who gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the second with his 16th homer of the season -- was hit by a pitch and stole second.

Muncy then homered to right, his 11th homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 5-3 lead.

Los Angeles took advantage of the seventh error of the season by Padres third baseman Manny Machado to extend the lead in the seventh.

Betts again opened the inning with a single. Trea Turner then hit a potential double-play grounder to Machado's left, but the ball ricocheted off Machado's glove into short left, putting Dodgers at second and third. Freddie Freeman and Smith followed with back-to-back sacrifice flies.

The Dodgers added a final run in the eighth on doubles by Gavin Lux and Cody Bellinger.

The Padres had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth thanks to a fielding error by Lux after Juan Soto opened the inning with a single. Brandon Drury doubled home Soto, Jake Cronenworth had an RBI groundout and Wil Myers singled home Drury.

Heaney allowed three unearned runs on four hits and a walk, with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Chris Martin (3-0) followed with a perfect inning of relief to earn the win.

Clevinger (3-4) gave up five runs on seven hits and a walk, with three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. He gave up two home runs in a game for the first time this season.

Betts had three hits for the Dodgers. Smith and Muncy each drove in three runs.

Rockies take long time catching up, then beat D-backs

Rockies take long time catching up, then beat D-backs

Ryan McMahon's solo home run in the top of the ninth inning proved just enough to push the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night in Phoenix.

The Rockies evened the three-game series, with the rubber match to be played Sunday afternoon.

Colorado trailed 2-1 going into the eighth, but Elehuris Montero, who was playing in his 16th game, tied the score with his first career home run. It came against losing pitcher Ian Kennedy (4-5). Montero finished the night 2-for-3.

Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly and his Rockies counterpart, Antonio Senzatela, each surrendered two runs over seven innings. The former allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out five, and the latter gave up nine hits and no walks. He fanned two.

The win went to Carlos Estevez (3-4), who gave up one hit while pitching a scoreless eighth inning. Daniel Bard struck out one in a clean ninth inning for his 23rd save.

Christian Walker got the Diamondbacks on the board in the first inning, grounding a single to right that scored Marte, who doubled with two outs.

The Rockies tied the game in the seventh on C.J. Cron's double and Randal Grichuk's RBI single. The tie lasted only until the bottom of the inning, however, when Daulton Varsho launched his 16th home run of the season, a solo shot to right field.

Marte, Walker and Carson Kelly had two hits apiece for the Diamondbacks, who out-hit the Rockies 10-8. The home run was McMahon's 10th of the season.

The Rockies won for the second time in three games, but the spurt followed a five-game losing streak. The Diamondbacks have lost two of three and six of eight.

Dane Dunning dazzles as Rangers beat White Sox

Dane Dunning dazzles as Rangers beat White Sox

Adolis Garcia drove in five runs and Dane Dunning yielded one hit in seven innings on Saturday to pace the Texas Rangers in an 8-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox in Arlington, Texas.

Dunning (2-6) picked up his first victory since April 30 against the Atlanta Braves, when he logged a season-high 7 2/3 innings. This time around, he walked just one and struck out six.

White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada had the lone hit off Dunning, a ground-ball single in the second inning.

Rangers lefty Taylor Hearn tossed two scoreless innings, giving up a two-out double to Yasmani Grandal in the ninth inning. Dunning and Hearn combined on the two-hit shutout.

Garcia delivered the impactful hits, with a two-run single in the third inning and a three-run double in the seventh.

The Rangers have taken two of the first three of their four-game series with the White Sox, with the finale on Sunday.

Texas rookie Ezequiel Duran added a solo home run and drove in two runs.

Chicago right-hander Michael Kopech (4-8) had a rough outing, working 3 1/3 innings, while being charged with four runs on five hits with two walks. He struck out two.

Kopech needed just 30 pitches to get through the first two innings, but in the third inning the right-hander ran into trouble.

In a 38-pitch inning by Kopech, Duran led off with a home run to right-center field, and Garcia ripped a two-run single to left field with two outs.

The fourth run charged to Kopech came in the fourth inning.

After allowing singles to Meibrys Viloria and Josh H. Smith, Kopech was relieved by Jose Ruiz. With two outs, Ruiz's wild pitch allowed Viloria to race home, giving the Rangers a four-run edge.

In the seventh inning, the Rangers busted it open off lefty Tanner Banks. With the bases loaded, Garcia laced a three-run double, and Duran's fielder's choice grounder brought home another run.

Midgame power surge carries Giants past A's

Midgame power surge carries Giants past A's

LaMonte Wade Jr., J.D. Davis and Joey Bart all homered in support of left-hander Carlos Rodon on Saturday night, powering the visiting San Francisco Giants to a 7-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the opener of a two-game interleague series.

The win gave the Giants a 2-1 lead in the annual Bay Bridge Series, with the fourth and final meeting scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Oakland.

Rodon (10-6) reached double figures in wins for the second consecutive season, limiting the Athletics to one run and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out three and did not issue a walk.

All 98 pitches Rodon threw were with a lead after the Giants took advantage of the wildness of A's starter Adam Oller (1-5) in the top of the first.

Oller issued game-opening walks to Joc Pederson and Luis Gonzalez, and a Mike Yastrzemski bunt single loaded the bases. A walk to Brandon Crawford forced in a run.

Playing for the first time since suffering a concussion July 28, Pederson increased the advantage to 2-0 in the second with an RBI single that plated Wade, who had doubled.

After Oakland had closed within 2-1 on a Sean Murphy RBI single, the Giants began their power display in the sixth. Wade homered, as did Davis, who pinch-hit for Tommy La Stella and made it back-to-back bombs.

Wade's homer, his fourth, was a two-run shot and came on the last pitch thrown by Oller, who was charged with four runs on eight hits in five-plus innings. He walked three and struck out one.

Davis' homer was his second in three games since joining the Giants in a trade from the New York Mets. He has six this season.

The Giants made it a four-run inning on an RBI single by Brandon Belt, before capping their scoring on Bart's ninth homer, a solo shot in the seventh.

San Francisco relievers Tyler Rogers, Yunior Marte and Jarlin Garcia finished up for Rodon, with Garcia serving up a two-run homer to Skye Bolt, his fourth of the season, in the ninth.

Wade collected two hits, two RBIs and two runs for the Giants, who were coming off a four-game home sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Bart also had two hits and scored twice.

Murphy and Nick Allen had a pair of singles apiece for the A's, who had won two in a row.

Jose Miranda, Luis Arraez lift Twins over Jays

Jose Miranda, Luis Arraez lift Twins over Jays

Jose Miranda homered and doubled, and Luis Arraez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored to help lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night in Minneapolis.

Jorge Polanco doubled and had two hits and two RBIs and Jake Cave added an RBI triple for Minnesota, which won for the third time in its last four games.

Trevor Megill (3-1), who took over for starter Dylan Bundy at the beginning of the fifth inning, picked up the win with a hitless inning of relief.

Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had two singles to extend his career-best hitting streak to 17 games for Toronto, which lost its second straight contest.

Mitch White (1-3), making his first start for the Blue Jays after coming over from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the trade deadline on Tuesday, suffered the loss. He allowed three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings and walked one while striking out two.

Minnesota took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Sandy Leon led off with a walk and advanced to third on a double by Arraez. One out later, Leon scored on a groundout to third by Byron Buxton. Polanco then followed with a single to right to drive in Arraez.

Toronto tied it in the fourth when Teoscar Hernandez led off with a double and scored on Bichette's 15th home run of the season into the bleachers in left, snapping a 19-game homerless drought.

The Twins regained the lead in the fifth when Arraez led off with a double that left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. lost in the lights. He later scored on a double into the right field corner by Polanco.

Miranda made it 4-2 in the sixth when he led off with his 11th home run of the season. Nick Gordon followed with a single, stole second, advanced to third on a groundout by Cave and then scored on a safety squeeze by Leon.

Toronto pitcher Tim Mayza suffered a dislocated right shoulder on the play when he tried to tag Gordon crossing the plate.

The Blue Jays cut it to 5-3 in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by Bichette, but Minnesota answered with two runs in the bottom half of the frame.

Max Scherzer, Mets sweep double-dip vs. Braves

Max Scherzer, Mets sweep double-dip vs. Braves

Max Scherzer continued surging Saturday night, when he struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the visiting Atlanta Braves 6-2 to sweep a pivotal doubleheader between the National League East rivals.

David Peterson tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the Mets' 8-5 win in the opener, and Scherzer was even better in this one.

Scherzer (8-2) allowed four hits and walked none while tying his season high in strikeouts. The veteran right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.37 ERA in seven starts since returning from a six-week stint on the injured list due to an oblique injury.

The Mets have won three of the first four games of the five-game series to increase their lead over the second-place Braves to 5 1/2 games -- their largest lead since June 21.

Scherzer lowered his season ERA to 1.98, which would be the best in the NL if he had enough innings to qualify.

The Mets scored all the runs they'd need in the third against Max Fried (10-4). Tomas Nido led off with a double and Starling Marte drew a one-out walk before Francisco Lindor singled to load the bases. Pete Alonso delivered an RBI single on the next pitch.

Two pitches later, Darin Ruf hit a potential double-play grounder to first. Matt Olson fired to shortstop Dansby Swanson to force Alonso, but Swanson's throw sailed past Fried covering first as Lindor and Marte both scored.

The Mets took advantage of another Braves miscue in the sixth. Alonso led off with a single. Ruf legged out an infield single and both runners advanced a base when third baseman Austin Riley threw the ball away while trying to nab Ruf at first. Alonso then scored when he slid in just ahead of Travis d'Arnaud's tag on Mark Canha's grounder to shortstop.

Tyler Naquin added a pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth and scored the final run on a suicide squeeze by Nido.

Ronald Acuna Jr. had an RBI double in the eighth and William Contreras hit a homer in the ninth for Atlanta.

Fried allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings.

Nick Pratto's walk-off homer sends Royals over Red Sox

Nick Pratto's walk-off homer sends Royals over Red Sox

Nick Pratto hit a two-out homer to center field, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the visiting Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Pratto launched a 3-2 changeup from Garrett Whitlock (2-2) for his first career walk-off hit. It was the eighth walk-off loss this season for the Red Sox, the most in the majors.

Dylan Coleman (3-1) pitched a perfect ninth to earn the victory. Whitlock, who had pitched two scoreless innings heading into the ninth, took the loss.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Kansas City's Daniel Lynch allowed four earned runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out six and didn't walk anyone for the second straight start.

Nathan Eovaldi's line was almost identical. He also allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings without yielding a walk. He struck out seven.

MJ Melendez led off the bottom of the first with a home run, the second time in the last three games that he has led off a game with a long ball.

The Red Sox answered in the second. J.D. Martinez hit a one-out double to the wall in right. He advanced on Christian Arroyo's single and scored on an error by Bobby Witt Jr.

The Royals regained the lead in the third. Kyle Isbel led off with a single, followed by another single by Nicky Lopez, sending Isbel to third. Lopez stole second, and both runs scored when Witt singled to center with one out.

Bobby Dalbec responded with a two-run homer in the fourth to make it 3-3. It was Lynch's first home run allowed in his last six starts.

Isbel put the Royals back in front with a two-out solo home run in the bottom of the fourth.

In the sixth, Lynch allowed a home run by a left-handed hitter for the first time in his career when Alex Verdugo blasted one 419 feet to center, tying the game at 4-4.

Jose Barrero's first two career HRs power Reds past Brewers

Jose Barrero's first two career HRs power Reds past Brewers

Jose Barrero hit his first two major league home runs to help the visiting Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Joey Votto and Donovan Solano also homered for the Reds, who have won five of seven.

Reds starter Nick Lodolo went 4 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits. He struck out four and walked four on 100 pitches.

Brewers left-hander Aaron Ashby (2-10) also went 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs and three hits. He struck out five and walked five.

Andrew McCutchen and Keston Hiura homered and Christian Yelich went 3-for-4 for the Brewers, who have lost five of six.

Albert Almora Jr. and Jonathan India had RBI doubles in the second inning to give Cincinnati a 2-0 lead.

Ashby surrendered a leadoff walk to Aristides Aquino after getting ahead 0-2 and Almora followed with a double to deep left for a 1-0 lead. Ashby retired the next two batters, but India doubled to deep right to drive in the second run.

Almora walked with one out in the fourth and Barrero followed with a two-run blast to center, his first home run in 125 MLB at-bats over the past three seasons. The 24-year-old was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday and made his season debut that night.

McCutchen took Lodolo deep to start the fourth inning and cut the lead to 4-1. Hunter Renfroe walked with one out in the inning and Hiura followed with a two-run blast to make it 4-3.

Barrero went deep again in the sixth to make it 5-3. The only other Cincinnati player to hit his first two MLB homers in the same game was Harry Steinfeldt, back in 1900.

Votto hit a solo homer in the seventh and Solano hit a solo homer in the ninth to stretch Cincinnati's lead to 7-3.

Lodolo was one out away from qualifying for the win, but he left with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth. Buck Farmer (1-1) came on and got the final out of the inning.

The Brewers scored runs in the ninth on a groundout and a flyout to complete the scoring.

Hot Cardinals extend Yankees' misery in shutout win

Hot Cardinals extend Yankees' misery in shutout win

Jordan Montgomery and three St. Louis Cardinals relievers combined to shut out the New York Yankees 1-0 on two hits Saturday.

Montgomery (4-3), whom the Yankees dealt to the Cardinals for outfielder Harrison Bader just ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, blanked his former teammates for five innings on two hits and one walk.

He exited the game for precautionary reasons after suffering leg cramps.

Relievers Jordan Hicks and Genesis Cabrera extended the shutout to the ninth inning and Giovanny Gallegos closed out the ninth for his 11th save.

Nolan Arenado drove in the only run for the Cardinals, who have won six straight games and eight of their last nine.

The Yankees have lost four consecutive games and five of their last six.

Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (1-2) allowed one run on four hits in five innings. He struck out three batters and walked nobody.

Montgomery had to work out of trouble in his first inning for the Cardinals. After Aaron Judge hit a one-out single and Josh Donaldson walked, Montgomery got Gleyber Torres to hit into a double play.

The Cardinals took a 1-0 first-inning lead when Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-out double and Arenado followed with an RBI single.

They nearly struck again in the third inning. Nolan Gorman hit a two-out single and was thrown out trying to score on Goldschmidt's double to the right-center field wall.

The Yankees threatened in the sixth inning. D.J. LeMahieu drew a one-out walk against Hicks and moved to second base on a wild pitch with two outs.

But Hicks left him there by striking out Donaldson.

The Cardinals stranded a runner in scoring position in the seventh inning. After Lars Nootbaar hit a one-out single and took second base on a groundout, Yadier Molina popped out to end the inning.

Jays put OF George Springer (elbow) on IL

Jays put OF George Springer (elbow) on IL

The Toronto Blue Jays put All-Star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with right elbow inflammation.

The move is retroactive to Friday. In a corresponding move, the Jays recalled infielder Otto Lopez from Triple-A Buffalo.

Springer, 32, is batting .251 with 18 home runs, 49 RBIs and 59 runs in 89 games this season and made his fourth All-Star team last month.

He had missed four of the previous five games, last playing Thursday.

Guardians strike early, hold on to beat Astros

Guardians strike early, hold on to beat Astros

Cal Quantrill tossed six scoreless innings and Amed Rosario had a two-run single in the second to fuel the host Cleveland Guardians to a 4-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Jose Ramirez ripped an RBI double in the first inning and joined Andres Gimenez and Myles Straw with two hits for the Guardians.

Cleveland, which snapped a seven-game home losing skid to Houston, will look to salvage a split of the four-game series when the teams reconvene on Sunday.

Aledmys Diaz had an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning for the Astros, who had outscored the opposition 21-4 during their three-game winning streak. Houston had won 14 of its previous 17 encounters with Cleveland prior to Saturday's setback.

Quantrill (8-5) answered a pair of difficult outings in which he surrendered 10 runs (nine earned) on 14 hits -- including four homers -- with a strong one on Saturday. He scattered three hits and struck out four batters to improve to 4-0 in his last six appearances.

Trevor Stephan and James Karinchak each fanned two batters in their one inning of relief. Emmanuel Clase worked around back-to-back doubles in the ninth to preserve the win.

The Guardians took the lead early as Ramirez ripped a double to right field off Luis Garcia (8-8) to plate Rosario for the game's first run.

Both of Rosario's hits in the series have produced runs. He belted a solo homer in the Guardians' 9-3 setback on Friday.

Garcia was saddled with his third straight loss after permitting four runs on nine hits in six innings.

Cleveland rookie Steven Kwan sat out on Saturday, one day after he fouled a ball off his foot. He was taken out of Friday's contest for what manager Terry Francona labeled precautionary reasons, and that brought an end to his 18-game hitting streak.

Tigers explode late, put away Rays

Tigers explode late, put away Rays

Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in three runs, Garrett Hill recorded his second major league victory, and the host Detroit Tigers pounded the Tampa Bay Rays 9-1 on Saturday.

Harold Castro had three hits, two runs and two RBIs, while Javier Baez knocked in a pair of runs.

Hill (2-3) gave up one run and six hits and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings. He walked three.

Rays ace Shane McClanahan (10-5) gave up four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. His three strikeouts were a season low. Infielder Yu Chang homered and also pitched an inning for the first time in his career.

Tampa Bay loaded the bases with one out in the first inning but came up empty when Hill retired Jose Siri on a short fly ball and struck out Luke Raley.

Chang hit his second homer of the season over the left-field wall with two out in the second inning, but the Rays left two more runners stranded in the fourth.

Tampa Bay wasted another opportunity in the fifth. Brandon Lowe led off with a walk and advanced to third on Isaac Paredes' one-out double. David Peralta then hit into a fielder's choice, with Lowe thrown out at home.

Detroit took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the inning. Willi Castro hit a one-out double and advanced on Schoop's long fly ball. Harold Castro's bloop single knocked him in. Victor Reyes' double down the left field line brought home Harold Castro.

The Tigers extended their lead to 7-1 with a five-run seventh. Jeimer Candelario led off with a single and Willi Castro moved him to third with a double down the left field line. Schoop's sacrifice fly brought in Candelario.

Jimmy Yacabonis entered in relief and promptly gave up an RBI double to Harold Castro. With two out, Yacabonis hit Riley Greene with a pitch, and Baez then ripped a two-run double off the left-field wall. Miguel Cabrera blooped an opposite-field single to score Baez.

Schoop hit a two-run homer off Chang, summoned to preserve the bullpen, in the eighth.

Rhys Hoskins leads early offense again as Phils rout Nats

Rhys Hoskins leads early offense again as Phils rout Nats

Rhys Hoskins homered in the first inning for the third straight game and the host Philadelphia Phillies rolled to an 11-5 win against the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.

Matt Vierling and J.T. Realmuto also homered, and Jean Segura had three hits for the Phillies, who scored six runs in the first inning on route to their fourth straight win. They have also won nine of their last 10 games.

Luke Voit homered for the Nationals.

Ranger Saurez (8-5) worked 5 1/3 innings for the win, allowing three runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Washington starter Patrick Corbin failed to make it out of the first inning for the second time in three starts. He allowed six runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- and two walks in two-thirds of an inning.

Corbin is 4-16 with a 7.02 ERA and is on pace to become the first major league pitcher to lose 20 games since Mike Maroth went 9-21 for the 2003 Detroit Tigers.

Corbin, who signed a six-year $140 million contract in December 2018, is 15-39 since helping Washington win the 2019 World Series.

The Phillies wasted little time Saturday. With one out in the first, Hoskins hit his 23rd homer of the season to make it 1-0. After Alec Bohm walked, Realmuto flied out, but Nick Castellanos singled and Vierling connected for a three-run homer to left.

After Segura singled, Edmundo Sosa was hit by a pitch and Bryson Stott tripled both runners home to make it 6-0. Kyle Schwarber walked and Jordan Weems came on for Corbin.

Bohm double leading off the second and scored on Realmuto's triple. Castellanos singled home Realmuto and then scored on a double by Sosa to make it 9-0.

Voit, acquired from the San Diego Padres in the Juan Soto trade, hit his 14th homer of the season leading off the sixth. Then Joey Meneses walked and Lane Thomas doubled with one out. Both runners scored on a two-out double by Tres Barrera, and Barrera made it 9-4 when he came home on Victor Robles' infield single.

Realmuto hit a two-run homer in the bottom half of the sixth.

Orioles topple Pirates for fifth straight win

Orioles topple Pirates for fifth straight win

Ryan McKenna drove in two runs and every player in Baltimore's lineup had a hit as the Orioles beat the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.

Four relievers combined on four no-hit innings to help the Orioles reach a five-game winning streak for the second time this season. The last time, the string was extended to 10 games.

Oneil Cruz hit a two-run home run for the Pirates. Ben Gamel had two hits and scored two runs.

Orioles starter Austin Voth (2-1) went five-plus innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He struck out five and walked one.

Keegan Akin, Joey Krehbiel, Nick Vespi and Dillon Tate pitched in relief for the Orioles. Only two Pittsburgh batters reached base against the Baltimore relievers.

Pittsburgh starter JT Brubaker (2-10) took the loss, giving up three runs on eight hits in four innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Adley Rutschman went 2-for-3 as the only Oriole with more than one hit. Baltimore stranded 12 runners on base, going just 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position.

The Orioles built a 3-0 lead through two innings. The first run came on Terrin Vavra's RBI single in the first inning.

In the second, Jorge Mateo's single and Brett Phillips' double provided runs. Phillips has played in three games since arriving in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays this week, and he has doubled in the past two games.

Cruz's ninth home run of the season came in the fourth inning.

Through four innings, eight of the nine batters in the Baltimore lineup had a hit.

Ramon Urias stroked a one-out double in the bottom of the fifth and later scored on McKenna's two-out, two-run double.

Pittsburgh's Ke'Bryan Hayes drove in a sixth inning run with a single as the second-to-last batter to face Voth.

Cedric Mullins' sacrifice fly pushed Baltimore's lead to 6-3 in the seventh.

Guardians designate Franmil Reyes for assignment

Guardians designate Franmil Reyes for assignment

Reyes, the club's former cleanup hitter, was optioned to Triple-A Columbus earlier this week amid a deep slump. He batted .213 with nine homers, 28 RBIs and 104 strikeouts in 263 at-bats over 70 games this season.

"Franmil wasn't getting to the fastballs, and the breaking balls he hit were going for singles," manager Terry Francona said prior to Cleveland's game against the Houston Astros. "There weren't many home runs. It was tough. It was difficult.

"We want to see our young guys play, and this gives the opportunity for somebody to claim him."

Reyes, 27, belted 30 homers and had a career-high 85 RBIs last season. He hit a career-best 37 homers in 2019 when he split the season between the San Diego Padres and Cleveland.

Overall, Reyes has 101 homers, 259 RBIs and a .253 average in 481 games over five seasons.

The Guardians also released infielder Bobby Bradley and recalled right-handers Hunter Gaddis and Jake Jewell from Triple-A Columbus.

Bradley, 26, was 2-for-17 (.118) in eight games this season.

Gaddis, 24, gave up eight runs in 3 1/3 innings while losing his lone appearance with the Guardians this season. He was 5-3 with a 4.07 ERA in 17 appearances (16 starts) between Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus.

Jewell, 29, was 2-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 34 relief appearances at Columbus.

Twins activate OF Max Kepler (toe) from injured list

Twins activate OF Max Kepler (toe) from injured list

The Minnesota Twins reinstated outfielder Max Kepler from the 10-day injured list on Saturday.

Kepler had been sidelined with a fractured right pinkie toe.

The 29-year-old is batting .244 with nine homers and 39 RBIs in 85 games this season.

Kepler is a career .234 hitter with 129 homers and 396 RBIs in 807 games with Minnesota.

Also on Saturday, the Twins optioned outfielder Mark Contreras to Triple-A St. Paul.

Contreras, 27, is 3-for-25 with two homers and four RBIs in 12 games this season with Minnesota.

Ty France’s HR holds up as Mariners edge Angels

Ty France’s HR holds up as Mariners edge Angels

All-Star Ty France hit a two-run homer and rookie George Kirby pitched six strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Saturday afternoon in the opening game of a doubleheader.

The Mariners evened the four-game series at one apiece after Los Angeles won 4-3 in 10 innings Friday night. It was just Seattle's second victory in seven home games against the Angels this season.

Kirby (3-3) allowed one run on six hits. The right-hander didn't walk a batter and struck out eight, one shy of his season-best. Erik Swanson worked the ninth for his third save, a career high.

Trailing 1-0, the Mariners scored all the runs they'd need in the third inning.

Cal Raleigh led off with a walk before being erased on Jarred Kelenic's grounder to short. Kelenic stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch by right-hander Jaime Barria (1-2). France then hit a 1-0 pitch into the Mariners' bullpen in left-center field to make it 2-1.

Barria allowed two runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings, with four walks and three strikeouts.

The Angels opened the scoring in the second inning.

Jo Adell led off with a ground-rule double to right-center field. An out later, Kurt Suzuki hit a bloop single to center, sending Adell to third. Mickey Moniak, a former No. 1 overall draft pick acquired at the trade deadline from Philadelphia, grounded a sharp single into right field to plate Adell.

The Mariners loaded the bases in the fifth but were unable to score. A single by Kelenic and two-out walks to France and Jesse Winker ended Barria's afternoon. Reliever Mike Mayers got Carlos Santana to foul out to third baseman Jose Rojas to end the threat.

Matt Festa replaced Kirby in the seventh and got the first two outs of the inning before Andres Munoz came on to strike out Shohei Ohtani on three consecutive pitches with a runner on.

Giants activate SS Brandon Crawford, OF Joc Pederson

Giants activate SS Brandon Crawford, OF Joc Pederson

The San Francisco Giants activated shortstop Brandon Crawford from the 10-day injured list and outfielder Joc Pederson from the 7-day concussion list prior to Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

Crawford was sidelined with a left knee injury that he initially sustained on June 21 against the Atlanta Braves when he awkwardly slid into home plate. He returned on July 5 but the issues continued and he was placed back on the IL on July 16.

Pederson was hurt on July 28 against the Chicago Cubs when he banged his head into the left-field wall in the seventh inning while trying to catch a two-run homer by Patrick Wisdom.

San Francisco optioned infielder David Villar to Triple-A Sacramento and designated infielder Dixon Machado for assignment to open roster spaces.

Crawford, a three-time All-Star, is batting just .215 with five homers and 33 RBIs in 72 games this season. Last season, Crawford finished fourth in National League MVP balloting after establishing career bests of a .298 batting average, 24 homers and 90 RBIs.

Crawford, 35, recently stated the knee is bothering him on defense. The four-time Gold Glove winner has committed 11 errors in 70 games at shortstop this season after having just nine in 2021 in 135 appearances at the position.

Pederson, 30, recently made the NL All-Star team for the second time in his nine-year career. He is batting .242 with 17 homers and 43 RBIs in 87 games.

Pederson has 165 career homers, 407 RBIs and a .233 batting average in 972 games with the Dodgers (2014-20), Cubs (2021), Atlanta Braves (2021) and Giants.

Villar, 25, batted .175 with one homer and seven RBIs in 23 games with the Giants.

Machado, 30, went 3-for-15 (.200) in five games with San Francisco after being acquired from the Cubs on July 31.


Headlines