Gerrit Cole scored the eleventh goal in seven dominating innings, while Aaron Hicks and Rougned Odor hit the homers in the fifth inning ahead of Shane Bieber and led the visiting New York Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Cole (3-1) allowed a three-hit run to post his third double-digit strikeout game that season and 41st regular season game with at least 10 strikeouts. The performance gave Cole 50 strikeouts in his first five games to break the team record of 46 set by Bob Turley in 1955 and achieved by Masahiro Tanaka in 2014.
After allowing Eddie Rosario an RBI single, Cole ended his outing by pulling back the last eleven hits to get an impressive 111-pitch performance as the Yankees won their third straight game of the season.
Bieber (2-2) lost hard and allowed two runs with four hits in seven innings. He hit nine and gave up three walks when his streak of double-digit strike games ended at six. Bieber ended the night with 57 spikes on his first five starts, the second highest ever behind Nolan Ryan, who scored a total of 59 hits on his first five starts in 1978.
Athletics 7, Orioles 2
Jed Lowrie hit a homer with three runs and the Oakland visit extended his winning streak to 13 games with a win over Baltimore.
The A’s lost their first six games, but only one since then. This is Oakland’s longest streak of victories in 20 consecutive races in 2002. Mark Canha and Matt Olson both ran two races. Canha scored three runs while Elvis Andrus contributed two.
Baltimore starter Wade LeBlanc (0-1) gave up four runs and six hits in just 1 2/3 innings as Oakland never followed. Chris Bassitt (2-2) took the win for Oakland, went six innings and allowed two runs with eight hits while scoring eight hits.
Astros 16, angel 2
Michael Brantley roped three doubles to score four goals, Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman hit home runs, and Kent Emanuel stood out on his Major League debut when hosts Houston rolled over Los Angeles.
The Astros won the four-game series with their third straight win, their first straight win after four straight defeats. Houston jumped on Angel’s right-hander Griffin Canning (1-2) in the first inning and didn’t give in to the bullpen.
Astros starter Jake Odorizzi only threw five pitches and only picked one up before leaving with the proper forearm lift. Emanuel allowed Albert Pujols in the second inning and Shohei Ohtani in the third the home races. He allowed two runs with five hits with five strokes in 8 2/3 innings.
Mariners 8, Red Sox 2
Kyle Seager racked up three hits and three RBIs and Chris Flexen threw seven career-high innings to help Seattle beat hosts Boston.
Sam Haggerty faced the Mariners in the eighth inning, who improved to 7-3 on the road.
Flexen (2-1) allowed a run with four hits and beat seven batters at career height.
Nationals 7, Mets 1
Joe Ross threw six sharp innings of a one-run ball as the Washington visit scored a goal in each of the first five innings, defeating New York.
Ross (2-1) stopped the Mets for five hits, hit four and gave a step in an efficient 91-pitch show. Each starter reached the base at least once in a day. Washington didn’t produce an additional base hit.
Marcus Stroman (3-1) allowed five runs (four of which were earned) with eight hits in four innings and saw his ERA rise from 0.89 to 2.22. The right-hander also saw a personal six-game winning streak halted and suffered his first loss since September 7, 2019 to Philadelphia.
Royals 2, Tiger 1
Brady Singer threw seven strong innings to overtake Matthew Boyd and visited Kansas City to defeat Detroit.
Singer (1-2) allowed a run with three hits and reached his career high with eight strokes. Singer didn’t hit the floor in his 93-pitch gem as the Royals captured the second competition in a four-game series.
Scott Barlow was eliminated in the eighth inning and Josh Staumont scored his first save after beating two batters in the ninth.
Pirates 6, twins 2
Trevor Cahill allowed a two-hit run over six innings and Michael Perez and Kevin Newman each met when Pittsburgh drove past Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Perez, who came into the game 0-15 on the street, went 3-3 with a walk and three RBIs. It was the third three-hit game of his career.
Cahill (1-2) entered the competition with an ERA of 9.69 and had allowed seven runs in two of his three previous starts. Michael Pineda (1-1) suffered the loss after allowing five runs (four of which were earned) with six hits and a walk in 4 1/3 innings while scoring five hits.
Cardinals 2, red 0
John Gant threw six goalless innings when St. Louis defeated Cincinnati when the Cardinals scored the only run they would need in the first inning.
Tommy Edman and Dylan Carlson performed with singles. After Paul Goldschmidt was promoted to a forceout, Nolan Arenado put an RBI single into the right field to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.
Gant (1-2) knocked out five batters and allowed only three hits and two walks as the Cardinals gave the Reds their sixth straight defeat. The Reds, who started pitcher Wade Miley (2-2), showed a good defeat and allowed the two runs with five hits and two runs in six innings.
Brewer 4, boy 3
Manny Pina scored a tight, split home run, and Milwaukee beat hosts Chicago.
After watching the game from the dugout for more than two hours, Pina stepped on the plate in the seventh inning to deliver the blast that was his second of the season. Milwaukee took their fourth win in their last five games, leveling the series against Chicago with one win apiece.
Nico Hoerner had a double with two runs for the Cubs and Jason Heyward hit a solo home run. Chicago’s four-game winning streak came to an end.
Rays 5, Blue Jays 3
Though Tampa Bay fell behind early, it rallied to a hard-fought win over Toronto and ended the three-game streak with rival AL East.
Ryan Thompson (2-1) took the win for the Rays, hitting two and giving up two hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Reliever Jordan Romano (1-1) had to accept the defeat for the Blue Jays after he had only taken one out in the eighth inning and given up two runs (one of them deserved).
White Sox 2, Rangers 1
Luis Robert met Nick Madrigal’s walk-off double with two outs in ninth from second base, and Chicago beat Texas.
Texas even finished ninth with Willie Calhoun’s one-time homer on the right, ahead of White Sox seamstress Liam Hendriks (1-0), who won despite his second save.
Chicago-based Dallas Keuchel dumped seven hits over six goalless innings for the White Sox, who have won five of their last six games.
Phillies 7, Rockies 5
Rhys Hoskins hit two home runs, Nick Maton hit two and Philadelphia beat Colorado in Denver when Aaron Nola (2-1) pitched seven innings, allowed four runs with six hits, and scored four hits to claim his second straight win.
Hector Neris got the last three outs for his third save. Ryan McMahon arrived and CJ Cron had two hits for Colorado, whose winning streak was halted in three games.
The Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela hadn’t made a decision after allowing four runs with five hits in five innings, but Reliever Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) proved ineffective in opening the sixth. a three hour explosion to the right in the center.
Dodgers 5, Padres 4
Corey Seager delivered a single with two starts in a sixth inning with three runs and Los Angeles took three games to win a highly dramatic season series with San Diego.
AJ Pollock and Sheldon Neuse each had two single-run hits for the Dodgers, while Kenley Jansen posted a four-out save when the Dodgers won after losing four of their previous five.
Fernando Tatis Jr. of the Padres scored two home runs for the second day in a row, making it only the second guest player to complete multiple home runs in consecutive games at Dodger Stadium with Barry Bonds in 2002.
Marlins 5, Giants 2
Jesus Aguilar buckled up a groundbreaking two-run homer in a ninth inning with four runs and enabled Miami to survive hosts San Francisco in a game that showed brilliant performances by starting pitchers Pablo Lopez and Kevin Gausman.
Aguilars Homer, his second of the season, came two batters after the Giants’ Gausman was lifted from a 1-1 game after limiting the Marlins to two hits in eight innings.
Reliever Gregory Santos (0-1) went full points with Magneuris Sierra to open ninth place before Aguilar hit second place, who saw him lead 3-1 in left midfield.
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