MLB recap: Blue Jays empty Rangers twice in DH sweep

07/18/2021; Buffalo, New York, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (13) hits a Grand Slam home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Sahlen Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

2021-07-19 05:21:13 GMT + 00: 00 – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored his second grand slam of his career to lead a four-homer barrage and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a double-header shutout sweep of visiting Texas Rangers with a 10-0 win Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, NY

Randal Grichuk added a two-run home run and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and George Springer each had solo shots for the Blue Jays, who swept the three-game series.

The Blue Jays won the first game of the double headers 5-0 and won the season series between the teams 4-2.

Toronto’s left-hander Steven Matz (8-4) allowed three hits and no walks while hitting two in five innings. Texas right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (2-9) allowed 10 runs, eight hits (four home runs) and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.

Blue Jays 5, Rangers 0 (Game 1)

Danny Jansen hit a solo home run, left-handed Hyun Jin Ryu hit seven strong innings, and Toronto beat Texas in the first game of a double headed in Buffalo.

Ryu (9-5) allowed three hits and one walk while hitting four while pitching the entire game.

Texas left-hander Koby Allard (2-7) allowed five runs, seven hits and one walk in 5 1/3 innings. He deleted one.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 1

Jameson Taillon effectively struck in the sixth inning, Gleyber Torres homered for the second straight game and hosts New York beat Boston.

The Yankees beat Boston for the second year in a row after losing their first seven games that season. Taillon (5-4) allowed four hits in 5 1/3 innings and won his fourth straight decision. Taillon hit three and went two, throwing 56 of his 91 pitches for strikes.

Hunter Renfroe hit an RBI single in eighth game for the Red Sox, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.

Phillies 4, Marlins 2 (game stopped)

JT Realmuto hit a double homer in the 10th inning to bring Philadelphia to a win in a game that was suspended due to rain on Saturday night.

Jose Alvarado (6-0) pulled the Marlins back to resume the game in the top of the 10th. With Travis Jankowski on third base and one out, Realmuto hit his ninth homer of the season on the right field ahead of Yimi Garcia (3-7).

Philadelphia had a chance to win the game 2-0 in the ninth game on Saturday night before Miami’s Jesus Aguilar pulled a 390-foot homer to the left to level the score. Ranger Suarez allowed the homer. For the Phillies, it was the 23rd blown parade of the season – two behind the franchise record.

Rockies 6, Dodgers 5 (10)

Charlie Blackmon scored a two-out solo home run in the lower part of the 10th inning as part of a two-hit day, a two-RBI day and Colorado beat Los Angeles in Denver.

The Dodgers had taken a 5-4 lead in the top half of 10th place, but the Rockies tied for it when Trevor Story hit a sacrificial fly that knocked Garrett Hampson down third, setting up Blackmon’s exploits.

Colorado starting pitcher Jon Gray allowed two runs on six hits and struck seven in seven innings. Mychal Givens (3-2) won the victory.

Phillies 7, Marlins 4

Philadelphia scored two goals in the sixth inning of Sunday’s regular game, beating Miami to give them three wins in the four-game series.

With a score of 4 in the sixth round, Philadelphia scored two runs against Miami Relief player Anthony Bender (1-1).

With runners in the corners and no outs, Jean Segura broke the deadlock with a sacrificial fly in the middle. Andrew McCutchen’s grounder for Miguel Rojas’ shortstop was shaky, allowing Brad Miller to score a goal and give the Phillies a double lead.

Padres 10, Nationals 4 (game stopped)

Tommy Pham hit the base five times and Fernando Tatis Jr. had four hits while visiting San Diego and completing a 10-4 win over Washington in a game that disrupted Saturday night after 5 1/2 innings due to a shootout outside Nationals Park has been.

Pham was 3 for 3 with two walks, an RBI and two runs. Tatis was 4 for 5 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Manny Machado had three hits, including a double, with two RBIs. Jake Cronenworth and Ha-Seong Kim added two hits and two RBIs each, while Webster Rivas also had two hits.

Nationals 8, Padres 7

Alcides Escobar drove Tres Barrera home with a one-out single to center Padres closer to Mark Melancon with an out in ninth place to give Washington a win over San Diego.

The Padres tied 7-7 in the top of the ninth. Victor Caratini drew a unique walk. Pinch runner Jorge Mateo stole second and third, scoring at Trent Grisham’s two-out singles against Nationals nearer Brad Hand.

The Padres then put the bases on a pair of walks before Hand defeating Manny Machado, who hit a two-run go-ahead homer an inning earlier from Daniel Hudson.

Mets 7, pirates 6

Michael Conforto’s double home run in the ninth inning gave the guest a comeback win in New York as he couldn’t be swept by Pittsburgh.

After the Pirates scored six in a wild first goal, he was 6-5 behind and scored in a lead-off single against Richard Rodriguez (4-2). Conforto followed to center on his fourth homer to make 7-6.

Travis Blankenhorn added a triple homer and Smith added an RBI single for the Mets.

Mariners 7, angels 4

Luis Torrens and Ty France homered when Seattle won for the ninth straight win, when rookie Logan Gilbert started and beat hosts Los Angeles in Anaheim, California. Seattle won two of three games in the weekend series.

Torrens hit a solo shot with one in the top of the fourth to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead. France added a three-run shot an inning later to double the lead. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani scored his leading 34th major league home run of the season in defeat, while teammate David Fletcher went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts to end his hitting streak in 26 games.

Gilbert (4-2), who lost his first two decisions, allowed two runs with four hits in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander went two and posted a career high of nine.

Brewer 8, red 0

Corbin Burnes recovered from his All-Star Game loss by hitting 12 over a career high of 8 1/3 innings to help Milwaukee visit complete a three-game series sweep over Cincinnati.

Burnes (5-4) only allowed five hits and only managed two outs to throw his first full game of his career.

After the Reds loaded the bases with an out in ninth against Burnes, Angel Perdomo recorded the final two outs to complete the sweep. Before that month, Burnes – who threw 108 pitches – hadn’t crashed into the eighth inning.

Tiger 7, Gemini 0

Jonathan Schoop and Jeimer Candelario homered and ran three runs apiece, Wily Peralta threw seven strong innings and hosts Detroit ended a three-game weekend sweep by hiding Minnesota.

Peralta allowed four hits and walked four while recording four strikeouts. He was supported by four double games. Buck Farmer and Alex Lange pitched the final two innings to complete the shutout.

Peralta (3-1) has given up only one deserved run in his last five starts.

Rays 7, Braves 5

Yandy Diaz’s two-run homer crowned the Tampa Bay four-run rally in the seventh inning as the Rays opened the second half with a series win over Atlanta.

When the guests were 4: 3 behind, Kevin Kiermaier’s RBI doubles sent Joey Wendle home after his singles in the right corner. Kiermaier stole third place and came home with two prey flies with Austin Meadows second.

Diaz hit his fifth homer after pinch hitter Francisco Mejia’s double for the 7-4 advantage the club held behind Collin McHugh and Pete Fairbanks.

White Sox 4, Astros 0

Carlos Rodon knocked out 10 thugs and allowed only one hit in seven strong innings when Chicago withdrew from a visit to Houston.

Rodon (8-3) took his second win in a row, just one of his career highs. He didn’t spend any walks and threw 68 of 98 pitches for strikes in his first start since serving in the American League in the All-Star Game.

Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson each played for the White Sox, who won two of three games in the weekend series. Abraham Toro had a single for the Astros’ only hit since Houston was excluded for the fourth time that season.

Orioles 5, Royals 0

Matt Harvey produced his longest goalless game in nearly three years when the fighting right-handed knocked out Kansas City for six innings to lead the Baltimore visit to victory.

Ramon Urias had two hits including the single with two runs in the third that spawned the first runs of the game for the Orioles, who won the last two games of the three-game set and their first straight win since a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros 28-30 June. The Royals lost eight out of ten.

Harvey (4-10), whose 7.70 ERA entered the game, was the highest of any pitcher with at least 70 innings, allowed three hits and walked one while hitting two. It was the first time he had completed at least six scoreless innings since September 14, 2018, when he threw six scoreless frames for the Cincinnati Reds against the Chicago Cubs.

Cardinals 2, Giants 1

Paul DeJong homered, Harrison Bader delivered a late, undecided RBI single, and Wade LeBlanc delivered a five innings run as St. Louis beat Visiting San Francisco in the all-important series finale.

With a score of 1: 7 in the seventh game, Matt Carpenter dropped a double according to the basic rule into the right corner of ex-Cardinal John Brebbia. Two batteries later, Bader hit a check swing roller to first base which brought pinch runner Jose Rondon from third to give St. Louis the lead.

San Francisco only managed one Darin Reputation for Homer against five Cardinals pitchers. The Giants took a couple of walks outside St. Louis, closer to Alex Reyes, in the ninth round, but both runners stranded – leaving 10 on the base for the game.

Indians 4, athletics 2

Bradley Zimmer smashed All-Star Chris Bassitt’s first pitch of the game over the fence, Daniel Johnson broke a seventh inning tie with his first career homer, and Cleveland used a well-known script to beat hosts Oakland for a second straight.

Right-handed Zach Plesac (5-3) combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, giving the Indians a second close win in a row. Johnson and Amed Rosario each amassed two hits for the Indians who have won five of their last six.

Bassitt (10-3) was drawn after the seventh inning, with three runs for six hits. He stroked eight and didn’t spend a step. It was the Righty’s first loss since April 6th.

Diamondbacks 6, Cubs 4

Merrill Kelly hit six in eight innings and went no batter, and Eduardo Escobar scored his 21st home run of the season in Arizona winning over the visit to Chicago.

Kelly (6-7) came close to the first full game of his three-year major league career, but was relieved with no outs in the ninth inning after Kris Bryant doubled and Javier Baez brought Bryant home with a single.

Joakim Soria pulled back the first two thugs he faced before Rafael Ortega hit a double to hit Baez, reducing Arizona’s lead to 6-4.

–Field-level media

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