2021-09-13 06:02:55 GMT + 00: 00 – Max Scherzer admitted an eight innings hit to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon. Sweep game.
Scherzer put a perfect game into the eighth inning before Eric Hosmer pulled a double with an out just outside the reach of right fielder Mookie Betts. It was the only baserunner Scherzer allowed.
Scherzer (14-4) also hit nine to become the 19th MLB pitcher to hit 3,000 career strikeouts. He beat the team to nine pitches in the second inning and was the only pitchers, alongside Chris Sale and Sandy Koufax, to have at least three flawless innings in their MLB career.
Betts, Corey Seager and Justin Turner homered for the Dodgers (91-53) who remain 2 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead.
Blake Snell started for San Diego (74-68), but hobbled off the field after his 11th throw.
Blue jay 22, Orioles 7
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had a grand slam and a two-run homer, Teoscar Hernandez also scored a grand slam and defeated Baltimore in Toronto.
Gurriel, who became the first Blue Jay to score four Grand Slams in one season, had the top seven RBIs of his career. Hernandez, who was hit by pitches twice, achieved his career best with five RBIs. Danny Jansen added four RBIs by going 4-for-6.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored his 44th home run of the season to take the Major League lead with Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani. Jake Lamb (# 7) had a solo shot for the Blue Jays (80-63), who won three out of four of the Orioles and recorded 14 wins in their last 16 games.
White Sox 2, Red Sox 1
Leury Garcia scored a walk-off solo home run with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Chicago above the Boston visit in a rubber match of a three-game series.
Garcia’s fifth homer of the season against Red Sox reliever Garrett Whitlock (8-4) came after Eloy hit Jimenez and Yasmani Grandal in a row to open up ninth home place.
Chicago have won two of their last three games after losing four of the previous six. The White Sox advanced 12 games ahead of Cleveland at the top of the American League Central, while Boston and Toronto fell behind for the best wildcard spot in the AL.
Diamondbacks 5, Seafarers 4
Tyler Gilbert allowed only two hits in 5 1/3 innings, both solo homers, when Arizona beat hosts Seattle in an interleague game.
Ketel Marte homered for the Diamondbacks, which for the first time since April 26-27. Won August games in a row and her first run since her visit to Philadelphia in a three-game set on May 17-19. August won.
Mitch Haniger, Dylan Moore and Jarred Kelenic stood up for the Mariners, who lost three games back in the hunt for the American League’s second and final wildcard playoff spot.
Rockies 5, Phillies 4
Garrett Hampson has homered twice, single, and raced all five Colorado runs to lift the visiting Rockies past Philadelphia.
Brendan Rodgers added three hits and Elias Diaz had two hits and scored two runs for the Rockies, which won three out of four in the series.
Bryce Harper homered and JT Realmuto contributed three hits and an RBI for the Phillies. Starter Aaron Nola gave up five hits and three runs with 10 strikeouts and no walks in 5 1/3 innings. Nola surpassed 200 strikeouts for the season during the outing.
Nationals 6, Pirates 2
Lane Thomas hit a three-run shot, one of three Washington home runs when the visiting Nationals led Pittsburgh to avoid a series sweep.
Pittsburgh, the only team in the Major Leagues that hasn’t beaten an opponent this season, have stood on the threshold 13 times.
Alex Avila and Luis Garcia also homered, and Yadiel Hernandez added an RBI single for the Nationals, who had a three-game losing streak.
Brewer 11, Indian 1
Kolten Wong and Avisail Garcia have each homered twice, and Eric Lauer picked up a no-hitter in the sixth inning when the Milwaukee guest expanded his winning streak to five games by knocking out Cleveland.
Manny Pina also homered for the Brewers, who scored seven runs in the first three innings and set a franchise record of 34 games over .500.
Cleveland, which became the first team to go without a hit three times in a season on Saturday, failed to record a hit on Sunday until Ryan Lavarnway scored a single goal in the sixth.
Tiger 8, rays 7 (11)
Jeimer Candelario hit two home runs and hit in three runs while Robbie Grossman drew a walk towards the end of the game with bases loaded as hosts Detroit lapped Tampa Bay in 11 innings.
Candelario’s second homer, a shot from two runs, erased Tampa’s 7-5 lead in the 10th inning.
Miguel Cabrera had a two-run single for Detroit while Kyle Funkhouser (7-3) took the win with a goalless relief inning.
Astros 3, angel 1
Lance McCullers Jr. worked six strong innings while Kyle Tucker scored his 25th home run when Houston won his three-game series rubber match with a visit to Los Angeles.
McCullers (12-4) only fixed the Angels twice but routinely worked his way out of trouble. He allowed a run with three hits and two walks while recording seven strikeouts.
After the game tied at 1, Tucker spun a fastball from Angels reliever Jose Quijada (0-1) on the fifth field and drove the field 406 yards into right midfield to meet Yuli Gurriel and lift Houston to 3. 1 line.
Braves 5, Marlins 3
Freddie Freeman celebrated his 32nd birthday with his 30th home run to help Atlanta beat Miami at home.
Marlin’s reliever Antony Bass handed Homers over to Freeman and Ozzie Albies in the seventh inning.
Freeman has scored at least 30 home runs in each of the last two full seasons, 13 during last year’s 60-game schedule.
Royals 5, twins 3
Kyle Isbel kicked off with a two-out single in the eighth inning and Kansas City defeated Minnesota in their rubber game of their three-game series in Minneapolis.
Adalberto Mondesi homered and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored twice for Kansas City. Jake Brentz (4-2) took the win with a scoreless inning of relief while Scott Barlow made his 12th save.
Byron Buxton went 2 for 3 with one double and two runs and Brent Rooker had a double with two runs for Minnesota.
Cardinals 2, red 0
Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer with five pitchers combined for a shutout in the first inning when St. Louis defeated Cincinnati.
The Cardinals won two out of three games over the weekend, giving the Reds their sixth straight defeat.
Cardinal’s starting pitcher JA Happ and four Relievers only allowed five goals for the Reds, who lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.
Giants 6, young animals 5
Kris Bryant and Austin Slater each had two hits and ran a run for San Francisco, which completed a three-game sweep over Chicago and won its seventh game in a row. In it Ruf added two hits for the Giants.
Giants right-hander Logan Webb (10-3) took the win after giving up five runs (four earned) on six hits before being drawn in the seventh inning. He went two and hit five.
Giants reliever Jake McGee survived a traffic jam in the ninth inning and took his 31st save.
Ranger 4, athletics 3
Isiah Kiner-Falefa highlighted a third three-run inning with a two-run singles, and three pitchers combined Oakland for five when the team caught last in the American League West in Texas surprised the playoffs set for day two were hopeful in a row.
Leody Taveras contributed an RBI triple and helped Rangers win the series 2-1, their third win in the series that comes with a split in the last four. Texas held fourth place on Sunday after taking a 4-0 lead.
Yan Gomes and Matt Olson played for Oakland, who fell three games behind the pace in AL’s wildcard pursuit.
Mets 7, Yankees 6
Francisco Lindor hit a career high with three homers on Sunday night, including the tied solo shoot in the eighth inning when hosts New York Mets beat the New York Yankees in a wild, tense Subway series final.
Lindor’s third homer came an inning after the benches were empty when he and Giancarlo Stanton exchanged words as Stanton rounded the bases after his game-tying two-run homer.
Seth Lugo (4-2) took the win with a perfect eighth place and Edwin Diaz allowed two baserunners in ninth place but got Stanton to hit an end-of-game pop-up against Lindor to finish his 29th. Season nine-inning Subway Series game at four hours and six minutes – eight minutes longer than Saturday’s game.
The Mets (72-72) advanced to the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds in the race for the National League’s second wildcard within three games, while the Yankees (79-64) one game behind the Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox fell behind the AL wildcard race.
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