MLB roundup: Brewers beat Dodgers for 3rd straight game
Travis Shaw’s RBI single capped a three-run 11th inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers for a third consecutive night, 6-5 on Saturday.
After Will Smith’s two-run triple put Los Angeles up 5-3 in the 11th, the Brewers loaded the bases with nob outs in the bottom of the frame.
Kolten Wong delivered a sacrifice fly and Avisail Garcia smacked a tying single with two outs. Then Shaw, who homered earlier in the contest, lined a shot to right field off Mitch White, the Dodgers’ 10th pitcher of the night, to cap the comeback and send Milwaukee to its ninth victory in 12 games.
The Dodgers not only fell for the 10th time in 13th games, but they lost starting pitcher Dustin May to a right arm injury. May will undergo an MRI exam on his right elbow Monday in Chicago, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said postgame.
Yankees 6, Tigers 4
Jameson Taillon allowed one run in five effective innings for his first win in exactly two years, and Aaron Judge drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth inning, as host New York beat Detroit for its seventh win in 10 games.
Taillon (1-2) allowed three hits in the longest of his five outings with the Yankees and did not allow a hit until Jeimer Candelario homered with two outs in the fourth. He struck out eight and walked three in his first win since beating the Texas Rangers on May 1, 2019, for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
A little over three months later, Taillon underwent his second Tommy John surgery and then refined his mechanics during a lengthy rehab.
Blue Jays 6, Braves 5 (10 innings)
Randal Grichuk lined a two-out, walk-off single to center field in the 10th inning as Toronto edged visiting Atlanta in Dunedin, Fla.
With the bases loaded, Grichuk hammered an 0-1 slider from Nate Jones (0-2) for the game-winner for the Blue Jays, who are 6-2 in their past eight games. George Springer went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and hit his first two home runs as a Blue Jay.
Atlanta’s Cristian Pache connected for his first career home run, a grand slam. Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2-for-4 with a homer and double for the Braves, who lost their third straight.
Rangers 8, Red Sox 6
Willie Calhoun hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the sixth inning and Texas held off Boston in Arlington, Texas.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa homered and tripled among three hits as the Rangers won for just the third time in their last nine games. Calhoun also had three hits.
Hunter Renfroe hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who lost for only the second time in their last six.
Nationals 7, Marlins 2
Josh Bell drove in a season-high four runs, and Patrick Corbin earned his first win since Aug. 10, 2020, as host Washington defeated Miami.
In his past 12 starts, Corbin had gone 0-10 with two no-decisions and a 6.75 ERA. On Saturday, Corbin (1-3) allowed four hits, four walks and two runs in a season-high seven innings. He struck out four batters and lowered his ERA from 9.87 to 8.10.
Miami rookie Paul Campbell took the loss in his first career start and fifth overall appearance. Campbell (0-2) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and five runs, four earned.
Mets 5, Phillies 4
Michael Conforto’s solo home run off Hector Neris to lead off the ninth inning lifted New York past host Philadelphia.
Conforto also doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice. He has 21 homers in his career against the Phillies. Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith had two hits apiece for the Mets.
Alec Bohm homered, singled twice, scored twice and knocked in two runs for the Phillies. Nick Maton contributed two hits, including a double.
White Sox 7, Indians 3
Tim Anderson hit a grand slam, Leury Garcia had a double and three RBIs, and Chicago beat visiting Cleveland.
Lance Lynn (2-1) pitched five workmanlike innings to help the White Sox even the series at one win apiece. Lynn allowed three runs on four hits while walking two and striking out two.
Yu Chang finished 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Austin Hedges had a solo home run for Cleveland, which lost for only the second time in the past six games.
Royals 11, Twins 3
Salvador Perez became the all-time home run leader among visiting players at Target Field as Kansas City crushed Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Perez’s two-run blast in the third inning was the 18th of his career in Minnesota. He was tied with 17 home runs by a non-Twin with current teammate Santana as well as Edwin Encarnacion.
Andrew Benintendi homered twice for the Royals, and Ryan O’Hearn also went deep. Alex Kirilloff and Nelson Cruz hit late home runs for the Twins.
Orioles 8, A’s 4
A solid performance by pitcher Matt Harvey and a six-run third inning at the plate lifted Baltimore over host Oakland for its third straight win.
The Orioles have won five of their past seven in clinching the three-game series against the Athletics. Oakland has lost four of its past five.
Harvey (3-1) was dominant at times. He allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout in 5 2/3 innings.
Cubs 3, Reds 2
Nico Hoerner reached base four times and singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning as visiting Chicago evened the three-game series against Cincinnati.
Rex Brothers (1-0) struck out the side in the fifth inning and Craig Kimbrel stranded two runners in the ninth for his fifth save as Chicago won for the second time in its past eight games.
Tyler Stephenson had two hits for Cincinnati, which dropped to 3-9 over its past 12 games. The Reds had two on with no outs in the ninth before Kimbrel struck out Alex Blandino and Tyler Naquin. Nick Castellanos then grounded out to end the game.
Astros 3, Rays 1
Jose Urquidy blanked Tampa Bay over seven innings, Yuli Gurriel drove in two runs in a three-run first inning, and the Astros defeated the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
After Lance McCullers Jr. fired seven scoreless Friday night in the series opener, Urquidy (2-2) struck out five, walked one and limited the Rays to four singles. He threw 91 pitches, 68 of them for strikes.
Alex Bregman began the scoring with an RBI single and scored on Gurriel’s hit, more than enough runs for Urquidy as the Astros clinched the series win.
Cardinals 12, Pirates 5
Paul DeJong hit a three-run homer, Justin Williams a pinch-hit, two-run shot and Nolan Arenado had three RBIs for visiting St. Louis, which walloped Pittsburgh for its third straight win.
Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty (5-0) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings, with two walks and nine strikeouts.
Bryan Reynolds hit an RBI double, Colin Moran had a pair of RBI singles and Gregory Polanco an RBI base hit for Pittsburgh, which has dropped three in a row.
Padres 6, Giants 2
Manny Machado hit a three-run homer before Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani retired a hitter in the first inning as host San Diego beat San Francisco for the second straight time.
After giving up Machado’s fourth homer of the season, DeSclafani faced the minimum number of hitters through six innings. DeSclafani (2-1) took the loss despite allowing three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings. The right-hander’s ERA climbed from 1.50 to 2.00.
Blake Snell picked up the win, his first decision in six starts as a Padre. Snell worked five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
Rockies 14, Diamondbacks 6
Colorado produced a seven-run eighth inning, capped by Dom Nunez’s grand slam, as part of an awakening at the plate in a win over Arizona in Phoenix.
The Rockies, now 2-10 on the road, had scored only 26 runs through their first 11 games away from Coors Field entering play Saturday.
They produced 18 hits, including four from Raimel Tapia and three from Trevor Story, who socked a two-run homer.
Angels 10, Mariners 5
Jared Walsh hit two home runs and Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon also went deep as Los Angeles defeated host Seattle.
Mitch Haniger homered for Seattle.
Angels right-hander Griffin Canning (2-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed just three hits and an unearned run. He walked two and struck out nine, one shy of his career-high.