MLB recap: Astros extends profitable streak to ninth

2021-06-23 07:20:06 GMT + 00: 00 – Myles Straw homerte and drove in two runs, while starter Zack Greinke threw 7 1/3 innings when the Houston Astros their winning streak with a 3. -1 win over the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday extended to nine games.

Houston has now won 13 of its last 15. That defeat gave Baltimore a four-game losing streak.

Greinke (8-2) confused the Orioles offensive. He allowed a run on five strokes, knocked out four, and walked one, maintaining control until he walked on the eighth.

Ryan Pressly finished it in ninth and scored his eleventh save that season.

Baltimore starter Jorge Lopez (2-9) threw 6 1/3 innings in his longest start this season. He allowed two runs on five hits and also dropped six on two walks.

Mariners 2, Rockies 1

Shed Long Jr. scored a solo tiebreaker home run in the eighth inning and Seattle beat visiting Colorado.

It was the second game in a row that Long won the game. He hit a grand slam in the 10th inning on Sunday to give Seattle a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rockies finished seventh on a two-out solo homer run by CJ Cron, his 10th homer of the season.

Padres 3, Dodgers 2

Jake Cronenworth and Ha-Seong Kim prevailed against Clayton Kershaw, and hosts San Diego held on to defeat Los Angeles.

It was the sixth win in a row for the Padres, who are 6-3 against the defending champions of the National League West this season. Padres starter Blake Snell (3-3), who entered the game with a 5.72 ERA, knocked the Dodgers out for five innings to deserve the win. He allowed four hits and three steps while hitting five.

Kershaw gave up three runs on four hits and two walks over six innings.

Giants 5, Angels 0

Anthony DeSclafani tossed seven scoreless innings and received plenty of offensive support as he led San Francisco over Los Angeles.

The Giants had 12 hits, including home runs by Wilmer Flores and Mauricio Dubon. Brandon Crawford went 3 for 3 with a walk.

DeSclafani (8-2) only allowed three hits and two walks as he hit nine on his way to his fourth straight start. He has only allowed four runs (three earned) in 27 innings during these outings, good for a 1.00 ERA.

Red Sox 9, Rays 5 (11 innings)

Rafael Devers scored a tie double-run double in the 11th inning when the Boston visit spoiled Tampa Bay top prospect Wander Franco’s major league debut in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Ranked # 1 in baseball by, Franco hit a triple homer for his first hit and finished 2 for 4 for the Rays, who have lost seven straight.

Hunter Renfroe hit a double homer and an RBI single, Devers finished with three RBIs and JD Martinez added two RBIs for Boston, which has won five out of seven.

Athletics 13, Rangers 6

Matt Chapman homered and drove in three runs as Oakland jumped to a large lead before clinching a win over hosts Texas at Arlington.

Ramon Laureano also went deeply below his three hits, and former rangers Elvis Andrus and Mark Canha had two singles as part of their three-hit appearances. Oakland provided insurance when Sean Murphy’s two-run double highlighted a ninth four-run inning.

Eli White hit a two-out homer in the seventh inning, and Joey Gallo went deep to lead the eighth inning and trim Oakland’s lead to 9-6. Texas couldn’t get any closer, however, and suffered their 20th loss in their last 24 games.

Tiger 8, Cardinals 2

Jonathan Schoop crowned Detroit’s six-time breakout in the fourth inning with a triple homer and the host Tigers defeated St. Louis.

Schoops Homer was his 14th this season and ninth this month. Jake Rogers had two extra base hits and three runs and Akil Baddoo contributed two hits and scored twice.

Detroit starter Tarik Skubal gave up two runs with four hits in 4 2/3 innings. St. Louis starter Johan Oviedo (0-3) gave up six runs, two earned, with six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Paul DeJong hit base three times and scored one run, while Lars Nootbaar made one run on his Major League debut.

Blue Jays 2, Marlins 1

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored a green double in the top of the ninth inning, leading Toronto ahead of hosts Miami.

06/22/2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Mariners leftfielder Shed Long Jr. (4) hits a solo home run from Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Tyler Kinley (40) during the eighth innings of a game at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports

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Miami’s Sandy Alcantara hit seven in eight innings, allowing for five hits, a walk and a run. He threw 55 of his 86 pitches for strikes as he ran at least eight innings for the fourth time in his last six starts. He has an excellent 1.80 ERA in his last seven starts, although his record is only 3-3 during that time span.

Jays starter Ross Stripling allowed only two hits, one walk and one run in six innings, cutting seven. Jay’s MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Young 7, Indians 1

Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Patrick Wisdom homered when Chicago drove to a win over visiting Cleveland.

Joc Pederson added a double run to the Cubs who saved a two-game split in the series. Chicago’s seven-run breakout followed a series of nine games in a row with three or fewer runs.

Cubs right-handed Kyle Hendricks (10-4) won his eighth straight start. He did not allow runs on four hits in six innings. Hendricks didn’t go and hit five. Cleveland’s Eli Morgan (0-2) gave up four runs on four hits in more than five innings. He didn’t go and beat nine.

Nationals 3, Phillies 2

Yan Gomes made two single and two runs and Juan Soto added two hits and scored twice when Washington beat hosts Philadelphia.

Nationals starter Max Scherzer (6-4) threw five solid innings and allowed two hits and one run. Scherzer, struggling with a groin injury, struck eight and left three.

Bryce Harper homered and single while Rhys Hoskins homered and double for the Phillies. Manager Joe Girardi was ejected in the fifth inning after spitting with Scherzer. Girardi asked the referees to check Scherzer for foreign objects and after nothing was found Girardi was thrown out.

Royals 6, Yankees 5

Kansas City scored four runs in the eighth inning and Greg Holland survived a jam in the ninth inning when the Royals captured a win over New York at Yankee Stadium.

By rallying against Jonathan Loaisiga (7-3), the Royals won for the second time in 34 games when they were behind after seven innings.

Kansas City’s comeback came after the Yankees took a 3-2 lead when Wade scored on a wild pitch from Jake Brentz (2-0). Kyle Zimmer allowed LeMahieu a double homer, and Scott Barlow stranded Aaron Judge in eighth place.

Pirates 6, White Sox 3

Erik Gonzalez and Bryan Reynolds were both running two races when Pittsburgh suffered their fifth straight defeat while visiting Chicago.

Adam Frazier added a solo homer and left, scoring for the Pirates, who rode a seventh inning of four runs to win a third time in four games. Pittsburgh starter Tyler Anderson started 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Yasmani Grandal scored a pinch hit triple homer for the White Sox, whose losing streak is the longest of the season. Chicago starter Lucas Giolito, who made his first start against the Pirates since he hadn’t met them on August 25, gave up two runs and four hits in six innings, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Braves 3, Mets 0

Charlie Morton pitched seven scoreless innings and earned his 100th career win when Atlanta visit blanketed New York.

The entire Atlanta offensive came from Dansby Swanson, who joined in the third inning for a triple homer from Reliever Yennsy Diaz. It was his 12th home run of the year.

Morton (7-3) only allowed one hit, a high chopper from pinch hitter Jerad Eickhoff with two outs in the fifth inning. Morton extended his goalless streak to 14 2/3 innings. He took two punches, hit two with pitches, and hit a season high of 11.

Brewers 5, Diamondbacks 0

Kolten Wong led the game with a home run and Freddy Peralta threw six strong innings when Milwaukee defeated Arizona in Phoenix.

The Diamondbacks were held by two hits and lost for the 32nd time in their last 35 games. Arizona ended its franchise record of 17 games with a 5-1 win on Monday at the start of the series.

Peralta (7-2) allowed one hit and went four, while hitting a season high of 10 strikeouts. Christian Yelich added a solo homer and Luis Urias drove in two runs for Milwaukee, which won a third time in four games.

Red 10, Twins 7

Tyler Naquin went 4 for 4, including a green home run with three runs in the top of the ninth when Cincinnati suffered a streak of five games in a wild win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Naquin drove a 2-1 fastball from Twins reliever Hansel Robles (3-4) 420 feet into the back of the bullpen in the center-left for his 12th home run of the season. Tucker Barnhart went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs and Jesse Winker added a two-run double for Cincinnati.

Ryan Jeffers, Max Kepler and Trevor Larnach homered and Nelson Cruz went 3 for 4 and was also hit by a pitch for Minnesota, which had its best winning streak of five games of the season.

–Field-level media

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