Oakland, Calif. ( Associated Press) — Justin Verlander took a no-hitter in the seventh inning, Yordan Alvarez cleared the bases with a double double in the ninth, and the Houston Astros completed one as they beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Wednesday. Three-game sweep.
Elvis Andrus broke Verlander’s no-hit bid in the seventh inning with an RBI double, which tied the game at 1. Christian Bethancourt followed up with a two-run homer, his first campaign since 2016 to give Oakland a 3–1 lead.
Houston responded with four runs off Danny Jimenez (2-3) in the ninth, keyed in by Alvarez’s three-run double. Aldemis Diaz and Alex Bregman also scored for the Astros, who won their fourth consecutive win.
Verlander finished with six strikeouts in seven innings, making three earned runs on two hits without a decision. Reliever Brian Abreu (3-0) played the eighth innings without a score. Ryan Pressley closes for his 10th save.
Pirates 8, Dodgers 4
LOS ANGELES ( Associated Press) — Brian Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, Rodolfo Castro scored four runs in three innings, and Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles to complete its first sweep in nearly 22 years.
The NL West-leading Dodgers were swept away for the first time this season.
The fearsome Pirates converted four double plays and improved to 11-13 on the road with their first sweep of the Dodgers since August 7-9, 2015. They had not won a series at Dodger Stadium since September 4–6, 2000. ,
Chase de Jong (4-9) took the win, giving one hit in 1 1/3 innings. He hit one and left one.
In the fifth, two out shots from Reynolds off Mitch White (1-1) gave the Pirates a 3-1 lead. He took an early lead for the third straight game on Josh VanMeter’s RBI single in the first.
Mets 5, National 0
NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – Tomas Niedo went 4 for 4 with three RBIs down the batting order, and Carlos Carrasco finished a perfect homestand with three relievers on New York’s second straight shutout.
Francisco Lindor extended his RBI streak to 10 games, matching Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, the second longest in franchise history. New York went 6–0 against NL East rivals Philadelphia and Washington for their first undefeated homestand of six or more games since a 10–0 run in April 2015.
National left-hander Evan Lee (0–1) lasted 3 2/3 innings in his big league debut after being called up from Double-A Harrisburg. He gave away two runs and four hits.
Carrasco (6-1) added a career-high five walks and pulled out of trouble all afternoon against the last-placed Nationals. He needed 95 pitches to reach in five innings, but eight runners were trapped.
Phillies 6, Giants 5
PHILADELPHIA ( Associated Press) — Kyle Schwarber and Nick Matton helped Philadelphia snap a five-game losing streak with a win over San Francisco.
Phillies star Bryce Harper was a late scratch from the lineup due to pain in his right forearm, and second baseman Gene Segura was ruled out for three months with a fractured right index finger.
Matton, as Segura’s replacement at second base, also had an RBI bunt single as Philadelphia avoided a three-game sweep and won just the fifth time in 17 games, while the cooling calls for manager Joe Girardi’s job – at least. for now.
Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola (3-4) was hovering until he conceded five runs in the sixth inning. The Phillies picked him up at the bottom of the frame against reliever Jerlin Garcia (1-2).
Cardinals 5, Padres 2
scheduled tribe. LOUIS ( Associated Press) — Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer and went for three, Dakota Hudson bowled seven strong innings and St. Louis beat San Diego to complete a three-game sweep.
Nick Wittgren earned his first save by exiting the game last when he retired a pinch-hitter Robinson canoe with a base load on the fly ball. The Cardinals have won five out of six games. The Padres have lost four out of five.
Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 23 games and safely reached a career-best 37th game. Hudson (4-2) conceded a run in the first innings but was dismissed by the Padres in the next six innings. He allowed one run on four hits with a walk and three strikes.
U Darvish (4-3) played 7 2/3 innings conceding five runs and seven hits.
Blue Jays 7, White Sox 3
TORONTO ( Associated Press) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run homer, Danny Jensen blasted three runs, and Toronto won its seventh straight, its longest streak since an eight-game run last September.
Santiago Espinal added a single shot as the Blue Jays won for the 11th time in 14 games. Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu left after four innings due to a tightness in his forearm. Ryu missed 24 games in April and May due to pain in his forearm.
Ross Stripling (1-1) replaced Ryu and played 2 2/3 without a score. David Phelps played 1 1/3 innings and Yimi Garcia finished.
Michael Kopech (1-2) scored four runs, scored four runs and bowled 85 pitches, 46 strikes. His era increased from 1.29 to 2.20.
Rays 4, Rangers 3, 11 Innings
ARLINGTON, Texas ( Associated Press) – Ji-Man Choi hit an RBI double in the 11th inning to give Tampa Bay a win over Texas.
9 batsman Vidal Bruijn hits a sacrificial fly in Tampa Bay 10. His single in the second ended a streak of retiring 30-ray batsmen in a row since the second innings of a 3-0 loss on Tuesday night.
Rangers were also found on an RBI single by Adolis Garcia in the bottom of the 10th, but then skidded off base when rookie Zach Rex flew to the left. Rangers left 14 runners at base.
John Gray dismissed season-high 12 batsmen in seven innings and held out a 2-1 lead for Texas. Denis Santana (2-2) played the last two innings.
Lefty Colin Poche (1–0), sixth ray pitcher, scored two runs in the 10th, before Matt Wiesler took 11th to make his first defense of three chances.
Red Sox 7, Reds 1
BOSTON ( Associated Press) – Garrett Whitlock made six strong innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. scored four as Boston beat Cincinnati.
Whitlock (2-1) allowed five hits and an unearned run before two relievers completed the seven-hitter.
Boston met Hunter Green (2–7) in the fourth inning. Green dismissed seven batsmen in the first three innings before the Red Sox broke up.
Rafael Devers opened the fourth with a double. JD Martinez and Xander Bogarts followed with singles and Alex Verdugo scored a run-scoring double. Twice later, Bradley sang house verdugo, ending Greene’s evening. He conceded four runs in 3 2/3 innings. He scored eight runs.
Guardians 4, Royals 0
CLEVELAND ( Associated Press) — Rookie left-hander Conor Pilkington scored eight runs in five innings for his first major league win as Cleveland completed a three-game sweep.
Pilkington (1-0) made a third start and sixth in his career as he worked through a base-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth. The left-hander is taking the rotation spot of injured Aaron Siwale.
Jose Ramirez had a run-scoring groundout in the fifth for his major league 52nd RBI. Amade Rosario, Andres Jimenez and Richie Palacios also scored for Cleveland.
Brad Keller (1-6) conceded four runs and six hits in six innings.
Orioles 9, Mariners 2
BALTIMORE ( Associated Press) — Ryan Mountcastle and Ramon Ureas hit two of Baltimore’s four homers with back-to-back shots in the sixth inning on a cruise past Seattle.
Rugged Odor and Trey Mancini were also linked for the Orioles, who came back after a 10–0 win on the previous night. Reliever Sionel Perez (4-0) won with a 1 1/3 scoreless innings.
Baltimore scored five in the sixth. Mountcastle and the Ureas gave the Orioles a cushion with one home run after another. Cedric Mullins hit an RBI double and Mancini connected for a two-run shot to take the lead 9-2.
Mariners’ left-hander Robbie Ray (4-6) allowed four runs and six hits and three walks in five innings with six strikeouts.
tiger 5, twin 0
DETROIT ( Associated Press) – Tariq Scoble allowed just two hits in seven innings of Detroit’s win over Minnesota.
Jonathan Shoop, who is .438 against his former team in the five-match series with home runs and six RBIs, scored Detroit’s two runs. The Tigers have won three out of four in the series that ended on Thursday, which featured back-to-back shutouts.
Scoble (4-2) scored one and scored six runs to improve his last six with a 1.22 ERA to 3–0.
Minnesota’s Bailey Ober (1-2) conceded five runs for nine hits in six innings. The Twins haven’t scored in 20 innings.
Marlins 14, Rockies 1, Game 1
Rockies 13, Marlins 12, 10 Innings, Game 2
DENVER ( Associated Press) — Brendan Rodgers scored three home runs, including a two-run walkoff drive in the 10th inning, to help Colorado top Miami in the second game of the doubleheader, leading to a split.
Rodgers, who had a one-nine-inning double in Miami’s 14-1 loss in the first game, went on to deliver hits in 19 straight games against Marlins left Trevor Rogers in second.
In the 10th, he switched left-field seats from Cole Sulsar (0–3) and gave the Rockies their first series win in eight tries.
In the first game, rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera (1–0) took a no-hitter in the sixth inning and scored nine runs to secure his first major league victory. Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a three-run shot from starter Antonio Senzatella (2-3) and the Marlins had 21 hits.
In the nightcap, Miami’s Jesus Sánchez hit his second long home run in three days, and Avicel García made a sacrifice in the 10th, but Miami finished the trip 2–6.
Daniel Byrd (3-2) of The Rockies won Game 2. Starter German Marquez conceded seven runs – six earned – and three home runs in five innings.
Brave 6, Diamond 0
PHOENIX ( Associated Press) — Austin Riley hit a three-run homer, William Contreras had three hits—including two of Atlanta’s five doubles—and Kyle Wright threw six scoreless innings for Atlanta.
Riley’s homer opened a close game for the Braves in the seventh, who saved the final game and avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Adam Duvall, Michael Harris II and Guillermo Heredia also doubled for Atlanta.
Wright (5-3) was backed by more than three runs for the first time this season, while making his seventh-quality debut with five strikes to spare, three hits and five walks.
Atlanta’s five doubles – all with exhaust velocities of at least 105 mph – came in the first four innings of Madison Bumgarner (2-4), who had won her last eight decisions against the Braves.
Cubs 4, Brewers 3, 10 Innings
CHICAGO ( Associated Press) — Rookie Christopher Morrell drives into Jason Hayward with a sacrificial fly in the 10th inning of Chicago’s win over Milwaukee.
Hayward started at second base and was driven to the groundout by Nick Madrigal. Morrell then dropped it with a fly against Hobby Milner (2-1) and was caught in the infield by his teammates after scoring the winning run.
Morrell expanded his club record by reaching base in his first 15 major league games, when he went first and scored first.
Kyle Hendrix, after missing his last two starts, played five innings, allowing three runs and six hits. Five relievers combined to put Milwaukee out of the way as Mark Leiter Jr (1-1) out of a tough spot in 10th.
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