Cubs stun Diamondbacks 7-6 with consecutive homers in 9th
David Bote hit a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-runDavid Bote hit a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and the Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday.
© Rick Scuteri Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Matt Andriese (35) and catcher Alex Avila celebrate after the Diamondbacks deefeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 during a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
PHOENIX (AP)-- Patrick Corbin struck out nine in a combined four-hitter, David Peralta had four hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 on Wednesday.
Corbin (10-4) had the Phillies guessing most of the game, allowing four hits in 7 1/3 innings while reaching a career-high 183 strikeouts this season. The left-hander did not give up a home run for the ninth straight start, the longest stretch by a Diamondbacks pitcher since Brandon Webb in 2003.
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Cabrera has registered a .277/.329/.488 slash line, hit 18 home runs and tallied 58 RBIs so far in 2018. Cabrera, a two-time All-Star, signed with the Mets in December 2015. He has hit .270 over his 12-year MLB career.Kilomé is the Phillies' 10th best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The 6-foot-6 right hander has tallied a 4-6 record with a 4.24 ERA in 2018 with Philadelphia’s Double-A affiliate in Reading, Penn.
Peralta hit a two-run triple off Vince Velasquez (8-9) in the third inning, sending the Phillies right-hander to his first loss since June 25 against the New York Yankees.
Peralta had his fourth four-hit game of the home stand and tied the franchise record with 10 hits in the three-game series against the Phillies. He is 18 for 31 since taking two days off with shoulder tightness last week.
BOX SCORE: DIAMONDBACKS 6, PHILLIES 0
Eduardo Escobar had three RBIs for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks.
Velasquez allowed two or fewer runs in his six starts heading into Wednesday's game, with a 0.95 ERA in four July starts. The right-hander allowed two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings to beat the Miami Marlins in his previous start.
The Diamondbacks eclipsed the two-run barrier against Velasquez in the third inning, going up 3-0 on Peralta's two-run triple and Escobar's sacrifice fly.
Gabe Kapler: Losing 13-inning game was ‘punch in the face’
Losing a game in extra innings is never easy, but Monday’s loss for the Philadelphia Phillies was particularly tough. Aaron Nola pitched beautifully for Philly in a 2-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 13 innings. He allowed just one run and four hits over eight innings but left with a no-decision, similar to David Price. The Red Sox won the game in the 13th on a Blake Swihart RBI ground-rule double.
Arizona added a run in the fourth inning on Jon Jay's double play. Velasquez did not come out for the fifth after allowing four runs and six hits.
Pinch hitter Roman Quinn hit a one-out double off Corbin in the sixth inning, the only Phillies player to reach second base against the Arizona left-hander.
Diamondbacks: RF Steven Souza Jr. was sore after a crash into the wall Tuesday night and did not play. He is expected back Friday in Cincinnati.
Diamondbacks RHP Clay Buchholz is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in five starts heading into Friday's game at Cincinnati. Phillies RHP Zach Eflin will make his 2018 debut when he faces the San Diego Padres on Friday.
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From the middle
Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run off the White Sox's Tyler Danish during the 10th inning on Aug. 7 in Chicago. Yankees won 4-3.
Mitch Moreland of the Red Sox hits a three-run home run in the 10th inning against the Blue Jays on Aug. 7 in Toronto, Canada. Red Sox won 10-7.
Welcome to the hut!
The Cardinals' Paul DeJong, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a two-home run during the seventh inning against the Marlins on Aug. 7 in Miami. The Cardinals defeated the Marlins 3-2.
The Braves' Nick Markakis slides into home during the ninth inning on Aug. 7 in Washington. The Braves won 3-1.
The Cubs' Javier Baez gestures after scoring on a David Bote single during the fifth inning against the Royals on Aug. 7 in Kansas City, Mo. The Cubs won 5-0.
Manny Machado of the Dodgers is unable to make a play to first base in the fourth inning against the Athletics on Aug. 7 in Oakland, California. Dodgers won 4-2.
Away it goes
Starlin Castro of the Marlins hits a home run against the Cardinals, on Aug. 6 in Miami, Flo. The Marlins won 2-1.
Indians decimate Twins
Edwin Encarnacion of the Indians celebrates with Erik Gonzalez (9) after hitting a three-run home run off Matt Belisle of the Twins, on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, OH. The Indians defeated the Twins 10-0.
On the mound again
Roberto Osuna of the Astros pitches against the Giants, on Aug. 6 in San Francisco, Calif. The Astros won 3-1.
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Saved by a second
The Cubs' Ben Zobrist reaches third before the tag from Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier, on a triple, on Aug. 6 in Kansas City, Mo. The Cubs won 3-1.
Back to winning
The Yankees' Gleyber Torres (center), is greeted by teammates after hitting a home run against the White Sox, on Aug. 6 in Chicago, IL. The Yankees won 7-0.
Nationals catcher Matt Wieters in the dugout after a solo home run against the Reds, on Aug. 5 in Washington, D.C. The Nationals defeated the Reds 2-1.
Dodgers second base Brian Dozier hits a double during the game against the Astros, on Aug. 5 in Los Angeles, CA. The Dodgers won 3-2.
Back with a bang
The Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi gets doused after hitting the game-winning RBI single against the Yankees on Aug. 5 in Boston. The Red Sox won 5-4 in the 10th inning despite lagging 1-4 until top of 9th.
Rhys Hoskins waited for Phillies' West Coast trip to propose on the beach
Hunter Renfroe of the Padres hits a two run homer against the Cubs, on Aug. 5 in Chicago, IL. The Padres defeated the Cubs 10-6.
Bud Norris of the Cardinals celebrates after winning against the Pirates, on Aug. 5 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The Cardinals won 2-1.
Escaping done right
The Indians' Brandon Guyer slides safely into home plate as the Angels' Jose Briceno, cannot make the tag, on Aug. 5 in Cleveland. The Indians won 4-3.
Evan's key homer
Evan Longoria (10) of the Giants, celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off of Archie Bradley of the Diamondbacks, on Aug. 5 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Giants won 3-2.
Swing and hit
Mitch Moreland of the Red Sox hits a two run home run during the first inning against the Yankees on Aug 4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won 4-1.
The Reds' Mason Williams slides past the tag attempt of Nationals shortstop Wilmer Difo for a double during the fourth inning on Aug. 4 in Washington. The Nationals won 6-2.
Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed in the first inning against the Giants on Aug. 4 in Phoenix. Diamondbacks won 9-3.
Taste of success
Astros Yuli Gurriel pours candy near the mouth of Jake Marisnick, who had hit a two-run home run against the Dodgers during the ninth inning on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. Astros won 14-0,
19th homer for Jose Abreu
Jose Abreu of the White Sox hits a homer in the fourth inning against the Rays on Aug. 4 in St Petersburg, Florida. White Sox won 2-1.
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Chills down the spine
Red Sox starting pitcher, Rick Porcello, is doused after he pitched a one-hitter against the Yankees, on Aug. 3 in Boston. The Red Sox won 4-1.
Ohtani smashes HR
Shohei Ohtani of the Angels hits a two run home run off Mike Clevinger of the Indians (not pictured), on Aug. 3 in Cleveland, OH. The Angels won 7-4.
Pedro saves Cubs
Pedro Strop of the Cubs reacts after getting the final out against the Padres, on Aug. 3 in Chicago, IL. The Cubs won 5-4.
The Diamondbacks', David Peralta, points to the crowd as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Giants, on Aug. 3 in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks won 6-3.
Pirates catcher, Francisco Cervelli, top, tags out the Cardinals', Tyler O'Neill, on Aug. 3 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 7-6.
George Springer of the Astros hits a two RBI double against the Dodgers, on Aug. 3 in Los Angeles. The Astros won 2-1.
The Dodgers' Cody Bellinger watches his grand slam off the Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, foreground, on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 21-5.
Jackie Bradley Jr., left, of the Red Sox dives into home plate as he avoids the tag of Austin Romine of the Yankees in a rundown on Aug. 2 in Boston. The Red Sox 15-7.
Jeff Mathis of the Diamondbacks breaks his bat against the Giants on Aug. 2 in Phoenix. The Giants won 8-1.
The Nationals' Bryce Harper scores as the Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart waits for the throw on a sacrifice fly by Matt Wieters on Aug. 2 in Washington. The Nationals won 10-4.
The Cardinals' Jose Martinez celebrates after hitting a walk-off single to defeat the Rockies on Aug. 2 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 3-2.
Cubs' only solace
The Cubs' Willson Contreras, right, scores around the tag of the Padres catcher Austin Hedges on Aug. 2 in Chicago. The Padres won 6-1.
Jurickson Profar celebrates with Rougned Odor of the Rangers after hitting a three-run home run against the Orioles on Aug. 2 in Arlington. The Rangers won 17-8.
Steve Pearce of the Red Sox reacts with Andrew Benintendi after hitting a go-ahead three-run home run against the Yankees on Aug. 2 in Boston. The Red Sox 15-7.
Winning in style
The Phillies' Maikel Franco throws his bat and runs the bases after hitting a walk-off three-run home run against the Marlins on Aug. 2 in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 5-2.
The Angels' Andrelton Simmons makes a diving stop on a ground ball by the Rays' Daniel Robertson and is able to force Matt Duffy on Aug. 2 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays' won 4-2.
Dodging safely to home
The Dodgers' Chris Taylor, left, scores under the tag of the Brewers catcher Manny Pina on sacrifice bunt on Aug. 1 in Los Angeles. The Dodgers won 6-4.
Manager Aaron Boone of the Yankees pulls starting pitcher Sonny Gray, right, from the game as Austin Romine stands by against the Orioles on Aug. 1 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Orioles won 7-5.
In full throttle
The Cubs' Cole Hamels delivers against the Pirates on Aug. 1 in Pittsburgh. The Cubs won 9-2.
All bases covered
The Nationals' Juan Soto, left, is safe at second base on a fielder's choice as the Mets' Amed Rosario leaves the bag to catch on Aug. 1 in Washington. The Nationals won 5-3.
Just in time
The Cardinals' Daniel Poncedeleon, left, is out at first as the Rockies' Ian Desmond handles the throw on Aug. 1 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 6-3.
Gleyber Torres of the Yankees hits a three-run home run against the Orioles on Aug. 1 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Orioles won 7-5.
The Indians Rajai Davis, right, slides ahead of the play by the Twins catcher Mitch Garver to steal home on Aug. 1 in Minneapolis. The Indians won 2-0.
Aledmys Diaz of the Blue Jays leaps and watches the ball go over his head for a base hit off the bat of Mark Canha of the Athletics on Aug. 1 in Oakland, California. The Athletics won 8-3.
The worst-ever defeat
The scoreboard reads, 25-4, after the Mets lost to the Nationals on July 31 in Washington, DC.
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Maikel Franco of the Phillies evades the tag at home plate by Blake Swihart, right, of the Red Sox to score on July 31 in Boston. The Phillies won 3-1.
Travis Jankowski of the Padres climbs the wall as he tries to make the catch on a home run hit by Andrew McCutchen of the Giants on July 31 in San Diego. The Giants won 3-2.
The Pirates' Francisco Cervelli watches his two-run home run off the Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester on July 31 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 5-4.
Three in one
The Yankees' Miguel Andujar hits a three-run home run against the Orioles on July 31 in Bronx, New York. The Yankees won 6-3.
Brian Anderson of the Marlins collides with Ozzie Albies of the Braves as he slides into second base with an RBI-double on July 31 in Atlanta. The Braves won 11-6.
Out of reach
The Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna is unable to catch an RBI double by the Rockies' Trevor Story on July 31 in St. Louis. The Rockies won 6-3.
Pleading his case
Lorenzo Cain of the Brewers pleads his case after he was called out at home on a play by Austin Barnes of the Dodgers on a throw from Enrique Hernandez on July 31 in Los Angeles. The Brewers won 1-0.
Jose Ramirez, left, of the Indians slides into home scoring a run while Bobby Wilson of the Twins attempts the tag on July 31 in Minnesota. The Indians won 6-2.
Off the blocks
The Giants' Brandon Crawford drops his bat after hitting the go-ahead RBI single against the Padres on July 31 in San Diego. The Giants won 3-2.
Blake Swihart is doused in Gatorade by Mookie Betts of the Red Sox after hitting the game-winning walk-off ground-rule double against the Phillies, on July 30 in Boston, MA. The Red Sox won 2-1.
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals hits a game-tying two-run single against the Rockies, on July 30 in St. Louis, MO. The Cardinals won 5-4.
Eric Thames, is greeted by Ryan Braun of the Brewers, after hitting a three-run homer against the Dodgers, on July 30 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Brewers won 5-2.
Mitch Garver of the Twins hits a walk-off double, as home plate umpire Fieldin Culbreth and Yan Gomes of the Indians look on, on July 30 in Minneapolis, MN. The Twins defeated the Indians 5-4.
Chase d'Arnaud (2) of the Giants hits a three-run home run against the Padres, on July 30 in San Diego, Calif. The Giants won 5-3.
Indians thrash Tigers
Rajai Davis (R) of the Indians celebrates with teammates Melky Cabrera, Francisco Lindor and Brandon Guyer (top left) after an 8-1 win over the Tigers, on July 29 in Detroit, Michigan.
J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox doubles in two runs against the Twins, on July 29 in Boston, MA. The Red Sox won 3-0.
Yankees defeat Royals
Giancarlo Stanton (right) and Aaron Hicks of the Yankees celebrate after defeating the Royals, 6-3, on July 29 in New York City.
The Braves' second baseman, Ozzie Albies, bats during the game against the Dodgers, on July 29 in Atlanta, GA. The Braves won 4-1.
Evan Longoria of the Giants rounds third base to score on a two-run rbi triple from Pablo Sandoval against the Brewers, on July 29 in San Francisco, Calif. The Giants won 8-5.
Rojas leads Marlins
Miguel Rojas of the Marlins doubles for an rbi against the Nationals, on July 29 in Miami, Flo. The Marlins won 5-0.
Javier Baez of the Cubs hits a two-run double against the Cardinals, on July 29 in St. Louis, MO. The Cubs won 5-2.
J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo homer against the Twins on July 28 in Boston. The Red Sox won 10-4.
Watching it fly
Giancarlo Stanton of the Yankees hits a two-run home run against the Royals on July 28 in New York City. The Yankees won 5-4.
J.T. Realmuto of the Marlins is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a sacrifice fly against the Nationals on July 28 in Miami. The Marlins won 2-1.
Christian Yelich of the Brewers hits a two-run single against the Giants on July 28 in San Francisco. The Brewers won 7-1.
Dodgers' right fielder, Yasiel Puig hits a two-run home run against the Braves on July 28 in Atlanta. The Dodgers won 5-1.
The Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam against the Cubs on July 28 in St. Louis. The Cards won 6-2.
JaCoby Jones of the Tigers hit a two-run home run against the Indians on July 28 in Detroit. The Tigers won 2-1.
At any price
The Cardinals' Dexter Fowler, left, is tagged out at the plate by the Cubs' Victor Caratini during the fourth inning on July 27 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won 5-2.
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