Sports Giants hit 5 HRs, rough up Greinke, Astros 8-6

05:53  01 august  2021
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Rodón dominates through 7, White Sox blank Astros 4-0

  Rodón dominates through 7, White Sox blank Astros 4-0 CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Rodón allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoán Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday. Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles, and the White Sox stymied Astros hitters for the second straight game after losing their first five this season to Houston — and being outscored 34-9 in those contests. Chicago has won seven of eight to move to the top of the American League standings. After Lucas Giolito tossed a three-hitter on Saturday for the White Sox, Rodón followed up with a statement of his own.

— Houston Astros (@ astros ) July 31, 2021. Martin Maldonado hit a game tying home run in sixth to tie it up at 6 all. He was relieved by recently acquired Phil Maton, who threw an inning of shut out ball, which was nice to see, but other than that our bullpen struggled the rest of the way. The Astros play the Giants tomorrow at 3:05 CT on ATT Sportsnet. The Astros will have Luis Garcia on the mound for the Astros .

Giants hit 5 HRs , rough up Greinke , Astros 8 - 6 . The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke , and beat Houston 8 - 6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders. Mike Yastrzemski added a later shot to help the Giants become the first team in the majors with 65 wins.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants hit five home runs, including four off Astros ace Zack Greinke, and beat Houston 8-6 Saturday in an interleague matchup of division leaders.

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Darin Ruf, Donovan Solano, Wilmer Flores and LaMonte Wade Jr. connected off Greinke. Mike Yastrzemski added a later shot to help the Giants become the first team in the majors with 65 wins.

Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking single in the sixth inning for the Giants.

“We put some really good swings on the ball. All the homers were pretty much no-doubters,” Ruf said. “Although it was a nice day to hit and the ball seemed to be traveling well, those would have been homers in any other day game.”

White Sox rebound against Astros in possible playoff preview

  White Sox rebound against Astros in possible playoff preview In a matchup between two of the American League's top teams, Lucas Giolito and Carlos Rodón helped the Chicago White Sox fight back against Houston's powerful offense. Giolito pitched a three-hitter in Chicago's 10-1 victory Saturday, then Rodón allowed one hit in seven innings Sunday as the White Sox blanked Houston 4-0. Those two victories came after the Astros swept a four-game series against the White Sox last month and beat Chicago 7-1 on Friday night. The White Sox (56-36) now have the best record in the American League, and they lead the AL Central by eight games. Houston (56-38) has a 3 1/2-game advantage atop the AL West.

Giants (7-9) @ Astros ( 6 - 8 ). Michael Brantley hits a ground-rule double ( 6 ) on a fly ball down the left-field line. Game ended at 9:20 PM. Remember to sort by new to keep up ! 1409 comments.

PITCHING PROBABLES: Astros : Zack Greinke (10-3, 3.48 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 93 strikeouts) Giants : Alex Wood (9-3, 3.65 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 102 strikeouts). LINE: Giants -101, Astros -116; over/under is 8 runs. The Astros won the last meeting 9- 6 . Framber Valdez secured his seventh victory and Jose Altuve went 3-for- 6 with two home runs and five RBI for Houston. Kevin Gausman took his fifth loss for San Francisco.

Aledmys Díaz homered twice on his 31st birthday for the Astros, who lost in manager Dusty Baker’s return after serving a one-game suspension.

The Giants lead the NL with 156 home runs, but had gone a season-high four games without one before Solano’s two-out drive in the second.

After Flores connected for a two-run homer in the third, Wade homered into McCovey Cove in the fourth. The ball sailed over his mother, who was standing on the walkway behind the seats in right field when the ball went out. It was the first game this season that Wade’s parents attended.

“I thought that was pretty cool,” Wade said. “It just so happened that she was there at the right time. She can’t sit still and wants to walk around.”

Ruf homered in the fifth. Yastrzemski hit his 17th home run in the eighth.

Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1

  Sandoval loses no-hitter in 9th, Angels beat Twins 2-1 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval had his no-hit bid broken up with one out in the ninth inning on a soft double by rookie Brent Rooker and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Saturday night. Sandoval, a 24-year-old lefty who began the game with a 3-13 career record, struck out a career-high 13. There have already been seven no-hitters in the majors this season. The big league record of eight was set in 1884, the first year overhand pitching was permitted. The Twins hadn’t come close to a hit until Rooker, who fanned his first three times up, flared an opposite-field fly that fell just inside the line in right.

— Houston Astros (@ astros ) August 7, 2019. Luckily Greinke was supported by a relentless Astros offense that scored runs in every inning except the first and eighth. There were four Astros homers, one a two run shot by Yordan Alvarez, his 14th, in the second inning, and a solo shot by Yuli Gurriel in the fourth inning. The Astros had 13 hits , and every Astro had at least one except catcher Robinson Chirinos. Michael Brantley had his 44th multi- hit game of the season, and added two RBI. George Springer, Alex Bregman, Carlos Correa and of course, Yuli Gurriel, all had two hit games as well.

Greinke pitched three- hit ball over six innings, Taylor Clarke got a save and a hit after being called up from the minors, and the Arizona Diamondbacks knocked out three home runs in a 6 -0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Clarke became the first pitcher with a save and a hit in his major league debut (Bloomberg) -- Paul Pelosi’s multi-million-dollar win on Alphabet Inc. stock in the week before a U.S. House committee publicly considered legislation affecting technology giants has drawn renewed attention to a decade-old law governing lawmakers’ trades that some outside experts say should be

“This was like a homer-dome today,” Baker said. “That ball was flying. Barry Bonds would have hit 85 home runs in these conditions. We didn’t miss many. They didn’t miss any.”

Greinke gave up eight hits and six runs -– four earned -– in four innings. His career high for homers allowed is five.

“Three of them might have been home runs still in any situation,” Greinke said. “They weren’t cheap.”

Crawford’s two-out RBI single off Cristian Javier drove in Ruf, who reached on a two-out single off Blake Taylor (2-3).

Jay Jackson (2-0) retired three batters to win. Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.

Díaz hit a two-run homer in the third and a solo shot in the fifth, both off Giants starter Alex Wood.

The Astros made it 6-all on Martín Maldonado’s homer in the top of the sixth.


Díaz wasn’t the only one celebrating a birthday. Giants manager Gabe Kapler turned 46 and was given a cake in the shape of a steak during a postgame party in the clubhouse. “It had candles and it had a big tomahawk ribeye shape with a little pat of butter on it and then a potato, which was total out of place because these guys know I won't eat that,” Kapler said.

Toro HR hours after trading sides, but Astros beat Mariners

  Toro HR hours after trading sides, but Astros beat Mariners SEATTLE (AP) — Abraham Toro homered for Seattle against the team that traded him across the diamond during batting practice, but the Houston Astros held off a ninth-inning rally to beat the Mariners 8-6 on Tuesday night. The playoff-contending Mariners made two trades during the day. They sent relievers Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero to AL West-leading Houston for Toro and reliever Joe Smith, and later got starter Tyler Anderson from Pittsburgh for two minor leaguers. Toro was taking his pregame swings for Houston when he learned about the deal. The infielder walked to the other dugout, put on his new uniform and went back to the batting cage.

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Greinke allowed four hits and walked none. “That's what aces do,” Astros manager Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during the first inning of a Astros : RHP Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 13.50 ERA) closes out the Seattle series after he gave up five runs over 3


Newly acquired Kris Bryant was not with the Giants. He was flying from Chicago to San Francisco and expected to arrive Saturday night. Kapler expects the four-time All-Star to be in the lineup Sunday.


On a day when both teams had troubles on defense, Crawford continued his stellar fielding. The three-time Gold Glove shortstop ranged far to his left to get to Chas McCormick’s grounder in the fourth, did a full spin then made a strong throw to first for the out.


The Astros added RHP Phil Maton to the active roster. Acquired in a trade with Cleveland, he pitched a scoreless inning and struck out three.

Houston called up OF Jake Meyers from Triple-A Sugar Land and optioned RHP Bryan Abreu to the taxi squad and RHP Brandon Bielak to Sugar Land. RHP Nivaldo Rodríguez was designated for assignment.

The Giants added LHP Tony Watson and optioned LHP Sammy Long to Triple-A Sacramento.


Astros: 3B Alex Bregman (left quad strain) continues to make progress in his rehab and Baker is cautiously optimistic. “I told him whatever time period that he has for himself, to add a couple days to make sure that (he’s) ready timing-wise to hit in the middle of the order hopefully again,” Baker said. “He’s always going to say he’s ready but I want him really ready.”

Giants: Flores left the game with lower back tightness. … C Buster Posey rested.


Giants RHP Logan Webb (4-3, 3.36 ERA) has no-decisions in each of his previous four starts, although he hasn’t lost since May 5. Astros RHP Luis García (7-5, 3.19) is coming off one of his worst outings this season when he had nine strikeouts but allowed six runs (five earned) in 4 2/3 innings against Seattle.


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Bassitt blanks Indians, Moreland 2 HRs in 17-0 A's romp .
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mitch Moreland homered twice, Chris Bassitt posted his AL-leading 12th win and the Oakland Athletics routed the Cleveland Indians 17-0 on Thursday for their seventh straight victory. By the end, the only drama involved Matt Chapman, who walked in his first five plate appearances for Oakland. With a chance to tie the major league record for walks in a game, he struck out swinging in the ninth. Matt Canha and Starling Marte each drove in three runs and Chapman scored three times as the Athletics moved a season-high 18 games over .500. Bassitt (12-3) allowed three hits in six innings, striking out six and walking two.

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