MLB abstract: People win the ninth purpose from Giancarlo Stanton

May 9, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker (30) scores an RBI triple in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Giancarlo Stanton prevailed 3-2 against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

The Yankees began their rally against Brad Hand (2-1) when Tyler Wade and prize hitter Aaron Judge went for walks. DJ LeMahieu knocked out a double-play grounder to put Wade in third place, and Stanton won it by scoring a left field hit between shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Starlin Castro when the infield was for Washington .

It was Stanton’s seventh retirement success and the second since joining the Yankees after the 2017 season in a deal with the Miami Marlins.

The Yankees took their second straight win in their final game, improved to 12-5 with 11 losses in 17 games since the start of the season and achieved a 7-2 homestand.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 3

Rafael Devers came home and added a two-run double, while Hunter Renfroe also went deep when a visit to Boston defeated Baltimore.

Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (5-0) gave up two runs with three hits over six innings when Boston won the first three games of the four-game series, four in a row.

Cedric Mullins hit a home run for the Orioles and Ryan Mountcastle took two runs. Baltimore starter Dean Kremer (0-3) gave up three runs with five hits in more than five innings.

Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2

Jacob deGrom was eliminated after five innings due to bottlenecks on the right, but a trio of pitchers helped hosts New York claim a win over Arizona.

The Mets have won five straight wins after beating the Diamondbacks, who were beaten by 33-12 on their 6-0 road trip.

deGrom, scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday due to a sore right bib, dropped the first 12 batters he faced in just 39 fields. The two-time National League Cy Young Award recipient worked fifth when he appeared to pull a grimace a few times while allowing a run – on a double-play grounder owned by Nick Ahmed – with a hit and three walks.

Astros 7, Blue Jays 4

Kyle Tucker met for the first time since April 24, and hosts Houston won their three-game series rubber match with Toronto.

Tucker entered the series finale with just one hit over his last 15 record appearances. He completed a leadoff walk and scored the Astro’s first run in the second inning, before adding an RBI triple in the third and a three-run homer in the fourth, which completed a four-run rally in the fourth.

The Astros took a 7-0 lead after Tucker punched a 3-0 fastball from Toronto’s left-handed Anthony Kay 388 feet into the right upper deck. Tucker finished the 2v3 race with three runs and a season high of four RBIs.

White Sox 9, Royals 3

Yermin Mercedes had a double, triple and three RBIs when Chicago defeated the Royals for a three-game sweep and their 10th straight win in Kansas City.

The Royals lost their eighth game in a row and completed a homestand with seven games without a win.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (2-3) gave up a four-hit run over five innings with two walks and two spikes to take the win. The Royals hit Giolito hard, at an exit speed of 100 mph or better from the right-hand round of 16, but only one hit in those cases.

Brewers 2, Marlins 1 (10 innings)

Tyrone Taylor hit an RBI single with two outs in the tenth inning, leading Milwaukee to a win over hosts Miami.

Josh Hader (3-0) threw a goalless ninth place and took the win. Drew Rasmussen threw a goalless 10th place to save his first career.

Marlin midfielder Lewis Brinson, who returned after two missed games with a finger injury, went 3-4 with a solo homerun. Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo homer for Milwaukee.

Pirates 6, boys 5

Wilmer Difo went 3-5 with a treble and three RBIs, and left-hander Tyler Anderson threw eight strong innings when Pittsburgh suffered a three-game loss to hosts Chicago.

The Cubs midfielder Jake Marisnick left the game two outs in the first inning after straining his right thigh while chasing a difo fly ball. The ball fell to center left for a two-run single that gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead on their way to an initial four-run run.

Anderson (3-3) had two runs with four hits in eight innings with one walk and six strikeouts. Anderson retired the last 13 batters he faced.

Angel 2, Dodger 1

Jared Walsh scored a two-run double and the Angels held on to beat the Dodgers in a rubber game of a three-game series in Anaheim, California.

Angel’s starter Jose Quintana went five to hit six over four innings, allowing for two hits and a run, while six pitchers shut down the Dodgers with four hits. Right-hander Aaron Sledgers (2-0) took the win by setting up 1 1/3 innings with goalless relief.

Dodger’s starter Trevor Bauer (3-2) threw six innings, allowed two runs and four hits, hit nine and went two. Corey Seager had three of the Dodgers’ four hits in the game.

Cardinals 2, Rockies 0

Adam Wainwright tossed 8 1/3 scoreless innings The St. Louis Cardinals wiped out visiting Colorado to complete a three-game sweep. Wainwright (2-3) limited the Rockies to three hits and three walks while improving his career record against Colorado to 11-1.

Ryan Helsley took the final two outs to record his first save of the season and the second of his career. Nolan Arenado scored a solo home run and Yadier Molina had two doubles and an RBI for the Cardinals, who won eleven games for the ninth time.

The lost pitcher German Marquez (1-4) allowed two runs (one of which was earned) with six hits and three walks (two on purpose) in six innings. The Rockies have lost 14 of 16 street games this season and 25 of their last 29 games at Busch Stadium.

Padres 11, Giants 1

Jake Cronenworth and Fernando Tatis Jr. hit two homers with two tape measures in the second inning ahead of Johnny Cueto and pitchers Chris Paddack and Ryan Weathers piggybacking for six goalless innings when San Diego defeated hosts San Francisco to save a win in their three- Games series.

Cronenworth followed up a Wil Myers single by pulling a Cueto slider for a quick 2-0 lead at McCovey Cove. Cronenworth, who kept the Giants off the board with two defensive games at the end of the first, was only the fourth father to reach McCovey Cove and the first since 2014.

Tatis then followed a double from Victor Caratini with a 454-foot blast to the center left. It was the fourth longest home run in Tatis’ career. The Padres, who had been in an offensive slump, ended the season with 16 hits and seven additional hits.

Rangers 10, Mariners 2

Adolis Garcia came home and drove five runs when Texas defeated Seattle to win two of the three-game series in Arlington, Texas. Charlie Culberson faced the Rangers as well, triggering a fifth six-run inning in which Garcia scored a three-run shot.

Rangers right-handed Dane Dunning (2-2) scored five innings for the win. He allowed two runs with six hits with three walks and a career high of 10 strikeouts. Mariners left-hander Justus Sheffield (2-3) only allowed an inexperienced run through the first four innings, but fought mightily in the fifth.

After the 2-1 deficit, Culberson hit first place in the lower part of the inning deep into the left midfield. Jose Trevino then faced a throwing error from Mariners shortstop JP Crawford, Isiah Kiner-Falefa put a single to the right, and Nick Solak double-to-left followed in two runs to break the tie. Nate Lowe landed a single to the left before Garcia scored his ninth home run of the season with a 7-2 lead.

Braves 6, Phillies 1

Huascar Ynoa threw six strong innings to win his fourth straight start, and Atlanta defeated Philadelphia.

Ynoa (4-1) allowed only one run with four hits – one of which was a home run for Andrew McCutchen on the first pitch – with one step and six strokes. After McCuthen’s fifth homer of the year, the Phillies offensive against Ynoa and three pitchers of relief went quiet, limiting them to six hits.

The Braves scored four goals in the first inning against Nola. Freddie Freeman starred in Ronald Acuna Jr., who was back on the line-up Saturday night after being hit in the hand. Ozzie Albies chased him home with a triple and hit when Dansby followed Swanson with a homer of two runs, his fourth.

Rays 4, athletics 3

Willy Adames secured a three-run homer and Mike Brosseau made a solo win in the sixth inning when a visit to Tampa Bay saved the final of his three-game series with a win over Oakland.

After losing the first two games of the series by a total of four runs, Tampa Bay bounced back from an early 3-0 deficit and won for the sixth time in the last eight games.

Jeffrey Springs (3-1) threw an inning in for relief while Andrew Kittredge recorded the final five outs for his second save.

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