Sports Pirates beat Braves 2-1 on bases loaded walk in 9th inning
Scherzer passes checks, Nationals stare down Phillies 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer threw his glove and hat to the grass, then stared down Phillies manager Joe Girardi after getting checked for a third time by umpires for sticky stuff as the Washington Nationals beat Philadelphia 3-2 Tuesday night. Scherzer (6-4) looked sharp in his return to the rotation after missing a start due to a groin injury, striking out eight in five innings. Girardi apparently didn’t like what he saw. In the fourth,Scherzer (6-4) looked sharp in his return to the rotation after missing a start due to a groin injury, striking out eight in five innings. Girardi apparently didn’t like what he saw.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bryan Reynolds drew a four-pitch walk from Tyler Matzek, forcing in the winning run in the ninth inning and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night and a three-game winning streak.
Matzek (0-3) threw just eight of 20 pitches for strikes.
Pittsburgh has won three in a row following a six-game losing streak. The Braves had won four of five before losing twice to the Pirates.
Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a pair of doubles for the Pirates. Adam Frazier and Wilmer Difo also had two hits each.
Orlando Arcia had two of the Braves’ five hits, including a home run.
Diamondbacks beat Padres 10-1, end record 24-game road skid
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks snapped their record 24-game road losing streak by routing the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night, getting six scoreless innings from Merrill Kelly and four hits and five RBIs from Eduardo Escobar. Escobar and Christian Walker homered for the Diamondbacks, who hadn’t won away from Chase Field since April 25, when Madison Bumgarner pitched seven no-hit innings at Atlanta. The Diamondbacks had droppedEscobar and Christian Walker homered for the Diamondbacks, who hadn’t won away from Chase Field since April 25, when Madison Bumgarner pitched seven no-hit innings at Atlanta.
Richard Rodríguez (4-1) pitched a perfect ninth for the Pirates.
ORIOLES 7, BLUE JAYS 5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Pedro Severino and Cedric Mullins homered off Steven Matz, Anthony Santander also went deep and Baltimore beat Toronto.
Toronto hit three home runs, too, including No. 28 by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. All the homers came after Baltimore had taken a 7-1 lead.
Matz (7-4) allowed six hits and four runs — three earned — and struck out four in four innings.
Making his first major league start, Orioles right-hander Spencer Watkins (1-0) allowed one run and three hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out two.
Guerrero hit solo shot in the eighth after Randal Grichuck went deep in the seventh, and Lourdes Guriel Jr. capped the scoring with a two-run drive in the ninth.
Judge, Sánchez power Yankees past Ohtani, Angels 11-5
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez powered a long-awaited onslaught from New York’s star-studded lineup, helping the Yankees overcome two more home runs by big league leader Shohei Ohtani to beat the Los Angeles Angels 11-5 Tuesday night. Judge and Sánchez each homered as New York set a season high for runs. Ohtani cleared the right field fence with a pair of scorching, low drives that pushed his major league-most total to 28. José Iglesias also homered for the Angels, a two-run drive in the second inning. Sánchez hit a solo shot in the first inning for his 14th of the season, and Judge’s two-run shot in the second was his team-leading 18th.
RANGERS 10, TIGERS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — John Hicks became the first player to homer in his first four games with the Rangers/Washington Senators franchise and added a go-ahead single in the seventh inning to lead Texas over Detroit.
Hicks hit a two-run homer in the fourth that put the Rangers ahead 2-1 in a four-run inning.
Daniel Norris (0-3) allowed two hits and two earned runs in a third of an inning.
John King (7-5) allowed Jake Rogers’ solo homer in the sixth.
Brock Holt and Adolis García hit solo homers in the eighth for the Rangers. Rookie Dane Dunning allowed one hit in five innings, Robbie Grossman’s solo homer in the fourth.
ASTROS 9, ATHLETICS 6
HOUSTON (AP) — Yordan Álvarez hit two homers and drove in five runs, José Altuve drove in the go-ahead run with a single, and Houston rallied to beat Oakland for its fifth straight win.
The Astros took the lead with a three-run outburst in the sixth inning. Altuve gave the Astros their first lead with a two-run single, and Yuli Gurriel added an RBI groundout. Myles Straw had an RBI single in the fourth.
Mets crush Pirates 13-4 on Lindor grand slam, 10-run sixth
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer and Francisco Lindor clubbed New York’s first grand slam this season during a 10-run sixth inning, and the Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-4 Friday night. A night after being postponed because of weather for the second time in a week, New York won for the fifth time in seven games. Friday's matchup was delayed 41 minutes as lightning, thunder and heavy rain blanketed Citi Field with one out in the bottom of the eighth. Taijuan Walker allowed two runs over five innings and was told after the game by manager Luis Rojas that he'd been added to the National League All-Star team.
Oakland tagged Houston starter Framber Valdez for three runs in the first and second innings.
Bryan Abreu (3-3) threw two scoreless innings for the win. Ryan Pressly pitched the ninth for his 15th save.
J.B. Wendelken (1-1) allowed two runs in one inning and took the loss. Oakland has lost four of the last five games.
WHITE SOX 4, TWINS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Rodón pitched six strong innings and Chicago took advantage of sloppy play to beat Minnesota.
Catcher Zack Collins, making the start after Yasmani Grandal went on the injured list earlier in the day with a torn tendon in his left knee, had a two-run single in the second inning after two walks and two errors by the Twins.
It was the only hit by Chicago in seven innings against Minnesota starter José Berríos (7-3), who struck out 10.
Rodón (7-3) allowed one run on seven hits. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter as Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak. Liam Hendriks pitched the final two innings for his 22nd save.
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Renfroe's slam leads 6 HRs as Red Sox rout Blue Jays 13-4 .
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam, Kiké Hernández drove in three runs with two homers and the Boston Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak with a 13-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Rookie Jarren Duran hit his first major league homer, Dylan Santana and Rafael Devers also went yard, and J.D. Martinez broke out of a slump with four hits as the Red Sox improved their AL-leading road record to 29-19. Red SoxRookie Jarren Duran hit his first major league homer, Dylan Santana and Rafael Devers also went yard, and J.D. Martinez broke out of a slump with four hits as the Red Sox improved their AL-leading road record to 29-19.