Sports Betts' leadoff homer, catch, throw lift Dodgers over Pirates

07:45  11 june  2021
07:45  11 june  2021 Source:   thecanadianpress.com

Pirates' Hayes misses 1B on homer, Dodgers beat Bucs 5-3

  Pirates' Hayes misses 1B on homer, Dodgers beat Bucs 5-3 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ke’Bryan Hayes hastily missed first base and was called out after hitting a first-inning homer, sending Walker Buehler on his way to seven scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 Tuesday night. The Pirates star rookie stung an opposite-field line drive in the first inning against Buehler that narrowly cleared the right-field wall, just inside the foul pole. Running hard and with his eyes on the ball, Hayes missed touching first base with his left foot by two or three inches and kept on going. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts challenged, and umpires overturned the call after a short video review.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mookie Betts hit his 25th leadoff home run and added a spectacular catch and throw for a double play to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Thursday.

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Betts took the third pitch he saw from Mitch Keller (3-7) and sent it into the bullpen beyond the centerfield fence for his sixth homer this season. He saved a run in the the second by making a running grab on a sinking line drive by Ka’ai Tom then doing a 360-degree turn before firing a one-hop strike to home plate to throw out Erik Gonzalez.

Julio Urías (9-2) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings to become the major leagues' first nine-game winner. Phil Bickford got his first save when the game was called with one out in the the eighth after a rain delay of 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Tauchman robs Pujols of winning HR, Giants top Dodgers in 10

  Tauchman robs Pujols of winning HR, Giants top Dodgers in 10 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Albert Pujols lingered near the batter's box after connecting. Many LA players jumped the dugout rail. And lots of fans at Dodger Stadium raised their arms, all ready to celebrate. Mike Tauchman had other ideas. Tauchman remarkably reached over the left-field wall to rob Pujols of a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and San Francisco broke through in the 10th to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-5 thriller Friday night. Dodgers pinch-hitter Austin Barnes provided a jolt when he hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth to make it 5-all. Pujols was up next and the recently signed slugger launched a long, high drive.

Los Angeles completed its sixth series sweep.


BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 13th homer, Christian Arroyo had a three-run drive and Boston capitalized on a pair of dropped balls in a five-run sixth inning to beat Houston, avoiding a three-game sweep.

Right fielder Kyle Tucker dropped Martinez’s sacrifice fly that tied the score at 8 for an error as the batter reached, and shortstop Carlos Correa let Rafael Devers’ bases-loaded pop to short center glance off his glove but got the out because an infield fly was called.

Yuli Gurriel and José Altuve homered for the Astros.

Darwinzon Hernandez (1-2) won after allowing Altuve’s homer.

Blake Taylor (0-1) took the loss. Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed four runs and seven hits in three innings.

Rays beat Phillies 5-3 for 14th victory in 15 games

  Rays beat Phillies 5-3 for 14th victory in 15 games ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows drove in his third run on a tiebreaking RBI infield single during a two-run eighth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the 14th time in 15 games, 5-3 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday. Randy Arozarena had a leadoff single in the eighth and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Sam Coonrod (0-2). After Yandy Díaz was intentionally walked with one out, Meadows made it 4-3 with his hit off José Alvarado. Tampa Bay took a two-run lead when Alvarado walked pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau with the bases load.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Nelson Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning, and Minnesota beat New York to avoid a three-game sweep.

Giancarlo Stanton drove a slider off the end of his bat 422 feet for a three-run, first-inning homer off J.A. Happ, Gio Urshela also homered.

Chapman blew a save for the second time in 14 chances. This was just the third time Chapman allowed multiple homers in a game.

New York started an all-right-handed batting order for the second time since 1992 — the first was in Saturday’s loss to Boston.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jorge Soler and Andrew Benintendi homered to help back Mike Minor, and Kansas City snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Oakland.

The Royals finally got to Frankie Montas (6-6), who was crisp into the seventh with eight strikeouts and no walks. He was tagged for three runs — two earned — on five hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Astros slug 3 homers to end skid with 5-2 win over Dodgers

  Astros slug 3 homers to end skid with 5-2 win over Dodgers HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa denied that Houston's win meant more because it came against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Trevor Bauer, who has been one of the loudest critics of the Astros since their sign-stealing scandal was uncovered. “A lot of people have said a lot and that don’t mean that we go out there every single day and try to win because of what they said," he said. “It don’t mean much to us. We just go out there and try to win games."“A lot of people have said a lot and that don’t mean that we go out there every single day and try to win because of what they said," he said. “It don’t mean much to us. We just go out there and try to win games.

Minor (5-3) struck out eight and walked one while allowing three hits and one earned run over seven strong innings.

Jed Lowrie homered leading off the fourth, but that was it for Oakland.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jean Segura hit a two-run single against Chris Martin (0-2) in the 10th inning.

Freedie Freeman hit a solo homer off closer Hector Neris with one out in the ninth to tie it, and the Braves scored two runs off José Alvarado (5-0) on a wild pitch and passed ball in the 10th.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Jace Peterson drove in three runs, and Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer.

Brent Suter (7-3) allowed one run over two innings.

Luis Castillo (2-9) gave up one hit in 5 2/3 innings. He left with a 2-1 lead after walking two batters in the sixth. Lucas Sims gave up Willy Adames’ run-scoring double and Peterson’s single.


DETROIT (AP) — Jonathan Schoop homered and Isaac Paredes hit a go-ahead single as Detroit rallied from a first-inning deficit and took advantage of two errors by shortstop Kyle Seager and one by second baseman Donovan Walton to score two unearned runs.

Dodgers erupt for 11 runs in 1st inning, beat Cardinals 14-3

  Dodgers erupt for 11 runs in 1st inning, beat Cardinals 14-3 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger had a grand slam and six RBIs as the Dodgers scored 11 times in the bottom of the first — their most runs in one inning of a regular-season game since moving to Los Angeles — during a 14-3 blowout over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Bellinger led the onslaught with a franchise-record six RBIs in the inning. After Paul Goldschmidt homered to put St. Louis ahead 1-0, Bellinger’s two-run single gave Los Angeles a 3-1 lead. Later in the inning, he hit his sixth career slam. The 11-run inning surpassed the previous mark of 10, which had been done at least four times, most recently in the first inning on April 25, 2008, at Colorado.

Joe Jiménez (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for his first win since last Aug. 26. Alex Lange threw the eighth and Gregory Soto pitched a perfect ninth to finish the six-hitter.

In a planned bullpen game, Alexander allowed one run and three hits in 2 2/3 innings and relievers allowed three hits over the rest of the game.

Seattle’s Justus Sheffield (5-5) gave up five runs — three earned — and six hits in four innings, the shortest of his 11 starts this season.


MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marté had four hits, including a homer and double, and Miami beat Colorado.

Adam Duvall and Jazz Chisholm also went deep, and Jorge Alfaro had three hits for the Marlins, who had 16 hits.

Trevor Rogers (7-3) allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, striking out eight and walking one.

Chi Chi González (2-4) allowed eight runs, 11 hits, struck out six and walked one in five innings.


CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Keuchel pitched six effective innings, Yasmani Grandal homered and Chicago beat Toronto.

Adam Engel also went deep, and reigning AL MVP José Abreu hit two RBI doubles.

Marcus Semien and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each drove in a run for Toronto, which lost for the fourth time in six games. Hyun Jin Ryu (5-4) pitched six innings of three-run ball in his second straight loss.

Keuchel (5-1) earned the win. Liam Hendriks worked the ninth for his AL-leading 16th save.


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Gausman throws 6 shutout innings, Giants hold off Dodgers .
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing has stopped Kevin Gausman so far this season. Not even a nagging hip injury. Gausman capped a stellar May with six shutout innings and Mauricio Dubón hit one of two homers off Clayton Kershaw, helping the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Sunday. Gausman (6-0) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked none before he was removed because of left hip tightness. The right-hander said it has been bothering him for most of the season and doesn't anticipate missing his next scheduled start. “It’s a thing that it kind of just grabs every now and then,” said Gausman, who helped himself with an RBI single in the fifth.

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