MLB MLB roundup: Red Sox rally in 10th to defeat Yanks

Alex Verdugo drove in a run to forge a tie in the eighth inning and ripped a two-run single in the 10th to rally the host Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Staked to a 5-3 lead, Wandy Peralta (2-2) allowed a single by former Yankees farmhand Rob Refsnyder to put runners on the corners. Jeter Downs recorded his first career hit with an RBI single to halve the deficit, and Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson bobbled a grounder that spoiled a chance at a game-ending double play.

Verdugo made the Yankees pay with a hard-hit liner to right field, allowing Refsnyder and Downs to score to end Boston’s four-game skid.

White Sox 8, Tigers 0

Johnny Cueto allowed five hits over a season-high eight innings and Gavin Sheets clubbed a first-inning, three-run homer as Chicago cooled off visiting Detroit.

Cueto (3-4) continued his strong 2022, lowering his ERA to 2.91 while completing at least six innings for the ninth time in 11 starts. The 36-year-old right-hander cruised Saturday, yielding just one extra-base hit without a walk and striking out five on 101 pitches to help the White Sox end Detroit’s season-high six-game winning streak.

Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson also had two hits apiece, while combining for three RBIs, as the White Sox won for just the second time in six games.

Phillies 1, Cardinals 0

Kyle Gibson, Jose Alvarado and Corey Knebel combined on a two-hitter as visiting Philadelphia defeated St. Louis for its second straight shutout.

Alex Bohm decided the game with his ninth-inning sacrifice fly off Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos (2-3). After hitting two solo homers Friday night in the Phillies’ 2-0 win, Bohm has driven in the only three runs in the first two games of this four-game set.

The Phillies won their third in a row and fifth in their past six games, including four shutout wins in a six-game span for the first time since August 1969. Adding to Sunday’s 4-0 blanking, they have held the Cardinals scoreless for 27 straight innings — the first time the Phillies’ staff has done so against St. Louis since a 36-inning streak in 1944.

Athletics 3, Astros 2

Oakland scored three consecutive runs in the fourth inning without hitting the ball more than 20 feet and rookie Zach Logue combined with five relievers on a five-hitter as the Athletics stunned first-place Houston.

Having already been beaten four straight times at home by the Astros this season, the A’s trailed 2-0 when Sean Murphy led off the fourth with a single. One out later, Elvis Andrus drew a walk from Houston starter Framber Valdez (8-4) and Stephen Piscotty followed with a single to load the bases.

Seth Brown then topped one 20 feet down the third-base line, prompting Astros catcher Martin Maldonado to leave the plate to retrieve it. But instead of going for a forceout at any other base, Maldonado chose to attempt to tag Murphy, whose nifty slide eluded the out and produced Oakland’s first run. Within the next three pitches, a passed ball by Maldonado allowed Andrus to score the tying run and a wild pitch by Valdez sent Piscotty scampering home with what turned out to be the game-winner.

Orioles 1, Angels 0

Dean Kremer threw five shutout innings and Baltimore continued its best stretch in five years by defeating visiting Los Angeles for its seventh straight victory.

Kremer (3-1) allowed two hits, walked three and struck out seven in a sterling bounce-back performance. Anthony Santander’s RBI single in the fourth inning provided the sole run.

Los Angeles had at least one base runner in every inning except for the eighth. In the ninth, Michael Stefanic was hit by a pitch with one out and pinch runner Andrew Velazquez stole second before the game ended on Kurt Suzuki’s lineout to left field.

Braves 4, Nationals 3

Austin Riley belted a two-run homer and Kyle Wright pitched seven-plus innings for his 10th victory as host Atlanta beat Washington.

Wright (10-4) allowed three runs on eight hits and departed after walking Juan Soto to begin the eighth. A.J. Minter induced a Josh Bell groundout with two runners on in the ninth for his third save. Washington starter Patrick Corbin (4-11) allowed a leadoff single to Ronald Acuna Jr. in the bottom half of the first before Riley’s two-out homer to left field.

Corbin yielded four runs on eight hits over six frames. He walked two and struck out four while throwing 102 pitches. Soto and Yadiel Hernandez homered for the Nationals, who have lost nine of their last 10 games.

Giants 3, Padres 1

Wilmer Flores hit a two-run homer off reliever Luis Garcia with one out in the eighth inning to give San Francisco a win over San Diego.

Starting pitchers Carlos Rodon of the Giants and Yu Darvish of the Padres had brilliantly battled to a 1-1 draw through seven innings.

Rodon (8-5) pitched the third complete game of his career and retired 22 straight Padres before Luke Voit drew a four-pitch walk with two out in the ninth. Rodon then struck out Jorge Alfaro for the final out — and his 12th strikeout of the game.

Guardians 13, Royals 1

Jose Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs as visiting Cleveland collected 23 hits and hammered Kansas City.

The Guardians snapped a five-game losing streak. They had scored a total of 13 runs during the losing streak. Ramirez had driven in just one run in his previous 21 games.

Triston McKenzie (6-6) earned the win. He went six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. He walked five batters, but he avoided damage by inducing four double plays.

Reds 5, Rays 4 (10)

Nick Senzel singled to right to score Matt Reynolds with the winning run in the 10th inning to lift Cincinnati past visiting Tampa Bay.

Calvin Faucher (1-3), the eighth Tampa Bay pitcher of the game, allowed a Reynolds single to right to push free runner Kyle Farmer to third in the bottom of the tenth. Farmer scored on a wild pitch when catcher Francisco Mejia failed to block a slider.

Brandon Drury went 4-for-5 and tied the game with a two-run, two-out single in the eighth as the Reds enjoyed their fourth walk-off win in seven days after none for the first 76 games.

Mets 5, Marlins 4 (10)

Tomas Nido had the game-tying RBI double in the 10th inning and scored the winning run two pitches later for host New York, which stunned Miami.

The Mets have won six of their last nine, while the Marlins have lost three of their last four. Tanner Scott (4-3) struck out the first two batters in the 10th before Nido doubled under the glove of third baseman Brian Anderson to score automatic runner Mark Canha from second.

Brandon Nimmo followed by hitting a comebacker to Scott, who initially muffed the ball before bouncing the throw wide of first to score Nido easily, giving the Mets the dramatic win.

Pirates 4, Brewers 3

Ben Gamel blasted a two-run homer as part of a four-run seventh that propelled Pittsburgh over host Milwaukee to snap a two-game skid.

After Pittsburgh recorded just one hit through the first six innings, Yoshi Tsutsugo and Kevin Newman hit back-to-back singles to open the seventh before Oneil Cruz ripped an RBI double to left field.

The rally forced Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff out of the game. With Brad Boxberger on the mound, the Pirates pushed across one more run before Gamel’s fourth home run of the season erased a three-run deficit.

Rangers 9, Twins 7

Marcus Semien homered, tripled and drove in four runs as host Texas outslugged Minnesota in Arlington, Texas.

Semien’s run-scoring triple in the eighth inning off Jhoan Duran regained the lead for the Rangers after the Twins pulled even in the top of the inning.

Mitch Garver, formerly with the Twins, added an RBI single as the Rangers have taken the first two of the series. Matt Moore (4-2) picked up the win in relief and Duran (0-3) suffered the loss, with Brett Martin collecting his second save.

Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 2

Jordan Luplow went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs, and Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs over seven innings as host Arizona cruised to a victory over Colorado in Phoenix.

Josh Rojas had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs, Geraldo Perdomo went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs and two runs scored and Buddy Kennedy and Carson Kelly each added two hits for Arizona which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Bumgarner (5-8) didn’t walk a batter and struck out five to give him 2,014 strikeouts in his career, passing Jim “Catfish” Hunter (2,012) and Dan Haren (2,013) and moving into a tie with Orel Hershiser for 82nd place on the all-time strikeouts list.

Dodgers 4, Cubs 2

Jake Lamb hit a home run and Freddie Freeman added a two-run single as Los Angeles moved one victory away from a four-game sweep of visiting Chicago.

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (6-2), looking to make one last push for a spot on the National League All-Star team, gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits over 7 2/3 innings with no walks and 10 strikeouts. It was his second double-digit strikeout game of the season.

Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman and catcher Willson Contreras both returned from injuries. Stroman (shoulder) gave up just two hits in four scoreless innings, while Contreras (hamstring) made his first start since Monday, going 0-for-4 as the designated hitter. The Cubs dropped their third consecutive game after entering the series winners in six of their previous eight.

Mariners 2, Blue Jays 1

Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning as Seattle defeated visiting Toronto.

It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Mariners, who pulled within a game of Toronto, which has lost eight of nine, for the American League’s third and final wild-card playoff berth.

Rookie Matt Brash (2-3), recalled from Triple-A Tacoma earlier in the day, pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out two, to earn the victory. The Blue Jays loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Diego Castillo got Matt Chapman to ground out to end it for Castillo’s fifth save of the season.

–Field Level Media

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