AJ Pollock drove in eight runs and Matt Beaty missed seven as the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a four-game sweep against hosts Milwaukee Brewers and scored in consecutive innings Grand Slams en route to a 16-4 win on Sunday afternoon.
Pollock scored a double and two home runs, including a slam in the first inning with five runs, and Beaty, who ended with four hits, scored his slam in a second inning with four runs. Chris Taylor had three hits and scored five runs.
Dodger’s left-hander Julio Urias (4-0) hit 10 and didn’t go over seven innings. He allowed one run – a solo homer from Brewers catcher Jacob Nottingham – and four hits. Nottingham added a two-run shot from Mike Kickham in the eighth inning.
Milwaukee’s Major League debut Alec Bettinger was rocked for 11 runs with 11 hits and two walks in four innings. Reliever Jordan Zimmermann gave up five runs with five hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings.
Mets 8, Phillies 7
Kevin Pillar had three hits, including a solo home run to win New York against hosts Philadelphia, who believed they ended the game by the end of ninth place.
Pete Alonso doubled up and ran three runs as the Mets scored six goals in run eight to claim the comeback win. Jeff McNeil added four hits and Michael Conforto had three hits. Jacob Barnes (1-0) won with relief and Jeurys Familia saved for the first time after defeating Bryce Harper to end the game.
Didi Gregorius scored a triple home run and Andrew McCutchen added a solo shot for the Phillies. Rhys Hoskins had two hits and two RBIs and appeared to end the game 8 against a homer from three runs ahead of Edwin Diaz in the ninth, but a review decided it was a double from the top of the wall. Brandon Kintzler (1-1) took the loss.
Nationals 3, Marlins 1
Max Scherzer threw a full game, allowed a run with five hits, and hit nine to lead hosts Washington over Miami.
Ryan Zimmerman provided the Nationals with everything they needed with a triple home run in the third inning ahead of Marlin’s rookie Trevor Rogers.
The Nationals won their fourth straight win, sweeping the Marlins, who finished a 10-game road trip with a 3-7 record.
Rangers 5, Red Sox 3
Host Texas fought for a win over Boston with a slow offensive start that gave way to several big hits against the Red Sox bullpen.
It’s been a frustrating afternoon for the Red Sox after such a promising start that they wasted a fine pitching display from starter Garrett Richards. In the undecision, Richards hit seven, allowed four hits, and only one deserved run in five innings.
Josh Sborz took the win for Texas in an inning of relief work, hitting two and giving up no runs to improve his record to 3-1. Adam Ottavino took the loss, the reliever having a rocky eighth inning giving up two well-deserved runs and walking two. His record is now 2-2.
Giants 7, Padres 1
Mike Tauchman hit a home run and drove in four runs. Kevin Gausman only allowed Fernando Tatis Jr. a solo home run when San Francisco beat hosts San Diego to stay in first place in the National League West.
The Padres had beaten the Giants in the first two games of the three-game series. Gausman (2-0) allowed a run with six hits and a walk with six spikes. The right-hander also had one hit and hit twice.
Tatis’ eighth Homer gave the Padres a 1-0 lead in the first. San Diego starter Joe Musgrove (2-3) allowed six runs (five earned) with just four hits and two walks with six spikes in five innings to make up for the loss.
Yankees 2, Tigers 0
Corey Kluber scored 10 hits and allowed only two hits in eight innings. With that, hosts New York led Detroit after three fights.
Kluber (2-2) celebrated his 100th career win by handcuffing the Tigers with a mixture of changes and curveballs. He allowed two singles and a stroll in a 103-pitch masterpiece. Aroldis Chapman faned two in a perfect ninth for his sixth save on as many occasions.
The Yankees scored a hit on Kyle Higashioka’s double and Brett Gardner’s sacrificial fly in the second inning. The defeat went to Detroit’s right-hander Jose Urena (1-4). He allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Athletics 7, Orioles 5
Ramon Laureano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and hosts Oakland defeated Baltimore to save the three-game series final.
Mark Canha prevailed against reliever Travis Lakins (1-2) with two outs, and Laureano put a 1-0 pitch in the right center for his fifth homer of the season.
Matt Olson had a homer, doubles and singles for Oakland. Yusmeiro Petit (4-0) threw the eighth inning and Lou Trivino the ninth for the fifth time. Trey Mancini drove in three races and Austin Hays faced the Orioles, who had won three times in a row.
Indians 5, White Sox 0
Cesar Hernandez and Jose Ramirez faced a combined four-hit shutout from starter Zach Plesac and three reliefs when a visit to Cleveland earned a win over Chicago.
The Indians took two out of three in the series and won for the fifth time in seven games. Amed Rosario led Cleveland’s nine-hit attack by going 3v4 with an RBI, while Eddie Rosario, Hernandez and Ramirez scored two hits apiece.
The White Sox were hidden from Cleveland for the second time this season. None of Chicago’s hits went for additional bases. Andrew Vaughn was singing twice.
Blue Jays 7, Braves 2
Marcus Semien had a home run, a doubles and four RBIs when Toronto made a three-game sweep of Atlanta.
Semien scored a double with two runs in the third and a homer with two runs in the eighth. Toronto has won three straight and five straight wins for the first time this season.
Austin Riley went 4-4 to expand his streak to seven games for the Braves, who have lost four times in a row.
Cardinals 3, pirates 0
Harrison Bader hit a homer with three runs and Carlos Martinez threw eight scoreless innings when a visit to St. Louis prevented Pittsburgh from completing a three-game series sweep.
Martinez (2-4) gave up five hits and two walks on his longest outing of the year and scored three hits. Alex Reyes threw a perfect ninth place for the seventh time.
It was the third series of the Cardinals.
Reds 13, Cubs 12 (10 innings)
Nick Castellanos hit two of the game’s ten home runs, delivering an RBI walk-through single in the 10th inning for his fifth goal of the day when Cincinnati overtook Chicago on Sunday.
According to ESPN, most of the combined home races in a 2021 game were before eight on Sunday. However, it was the liner of Castellanos, a former Cubs player, ahead of Chicago’s Craig Kimbrel (0-1) who broke the 12:12 tie and made the difference in a 30-hit, 15-pitch game.
Eugenio Suarez (three hits, three RBIs), Mike Moustakas and Tucker Barnhart also faced the Reds, who had a late lead of four runs but took their fourth win in six after seven games.
Rays 5, Astros 4
Prize hitter Manuel Margot kicked off in the seventh inning when Tampa Bay avoided a sweep with a win over Houston.
Tied 4 to former Rays reliever Ryne Stanek, Margot battled for Brandon Lowe and put a one-off 2-0 fastball past a drawn infield to score Austin Meadows for the first Tampa Bay lead.
Jeffrey Springs, the Rays’ fourth pitcher, scored a goalless inning, 2-0, and Diego Castillo hit two in the ninth for the ninth time.
Twins 13, Royals 4
Mitch Garver’s three-time homer completed a third inning in seven runs, and Minnesota beat Kansas City.
The twins were supported by a wild bad luck, a batsman, two royals mistakes and another miscarriage, which was counted as a hit in the decisive inning.
Garver was one of five multi-hit fighters for the Twins, who had 14 that day and took two out of three games to win their first home series of the season.
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 4
Pavin Smith scored, Daulton Varsho and David Peralta each had two hits, and Arizona used a four-run rally at the end of eighth place to beat Colorado in Phoenix.
Stephen Vogt had a triple start in eighth and starter Merrill Kelly allowed two runs with seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for Arizona.
Josh VanMeter met Colorado’s Daniel Bard (1-2) with an eighth game tie. Peralta prevailed in a tie and Vogt tripled to run in both runners and put Arizona 6-4 in the lead. Josh Rojas and Varsho followed suit with back-to-back doubles to make it a four-run game and chase down Bard.
Mariners 2, Angels 0
Jupiter Sheffield allowed two hits over six goalless innings as Seattle beat Visiting Los Angeles.
Right-hander Rafael Montero took ninth place 1-2 for the fourth time this season when the Mariners played two of three games in the series.
The only hits Sheffield allowed (2-2) were a leadoff single for Justin Upton in the second inning and a one-off single from Jared Walsh in the sixth.
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