MLB recap: Jake Cronenworth hits for the cycle in Padres’ 24-Eight route

2021-07-17 06:55:33 GMT + 00: 00 – Wil Myers hit two homers and drove in seven runs, and Jake Cronenworth met Friday night for the third cycle in franchise history when the San Diego Padres did that too Attending were, a franchise record 24 runs in a 24-8 round of the Washington Nationals.

Nine different padres competed in runs, six of which had at least two RBIs.

Myers’ fourth career grand slam crowned a Padres runner-up with seven runs after the result was divided 3: 3 after one inning. The Padres scored in eight of the nine innings, including six runs in the sixth and four in the eighth, and finished with 22 hits.

Cronenworth won the cycle with a single in the sixth inning. He had doubled in the second, tripled in the third and homered in the fifth. He finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs and one run scored. Tommy Pham was three times shy of hitting for the cycle. He was 4-for-6 with one walk, two RBIs, and set a franchise record with five runs.

Chris Paddack (5-6) earned the win by giving up four runs on five hits and one walk in five innings. Erick Fedde (4-7) took the loss and gave up six runs on three hits and four walks in 1 1/3 innings.

A’s 5, Indian 4

Jed Lowrie drove a two-run, walk-off home run, one of which was missed at the end of the ninth inning, and gave Oakland a dramatic win over the Cleveland visit on their return from the All-Star break.

Lowrie’s 11th homer of the season came after Cleveland’s Bradley Zimmer broke a late draw with a solo home run and three Indians reliefs for three innings of the shutout ball.

But the fourth reliever, closer to Emmanuel Clase (3-5), was out of luck and enabled a leadoff single in the ninth to later give Elvis Andrus and Lowrie a bang. The walk-off win was Oakland’s eighth win of the season. The A’s have won three times in a row.

Red Sox 4, Yankees 0

Eduardo Rodriguez allowed two hits over 5 2/3 innings and combined with two relievers on a three hitter when the Boston visit beat shorthanded New York.

The Red Sox, who finished first in the AL East, improved to 7-0 that season against the Yankees, displacing New York fourth with nine games. Rodriguez (7-5) cut eight and gave two walks. Tanner Houck pitched three scoreless innings and scored his first career save.

Christian Arroyo hit a two-run homer in Boston’s second three-run inning, and JD Martinez hit a long solo homer in the eighth inning. Losing pitcher Jordan Montgomery allowed three runs on three hits in six innings. He hit four and went two.

Blue Jay 10, Rangers 2

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had two home runs and four RBIs, starter Robbie Ray made it to the seventh inning and Toronto beat Visiting Texas.

Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer for Toronto and Marcus Semien and Randal Grichuk added solo shots for the Blue Jays. Ray (8-4) allowed no runs, four hits and two walks while dropping eight in 6 2/3 innings.

Eli White hit a two-run homer for the Rangers.

Brewer 11, red tones 6

Avisail Garcia, Willy Adames and Luis Urias helped level a three-run deficit while visiting Milwaukee and claim a win over Cincinnati.

Adames added a two-run double in an eight in five runs, ending with four RBIs for the Brewers, who advanced five games ahead of runner-up Cincinnati at NL Central.

The loss for the Reds was made worse by the early exit of their MVP candidate and NL beat leader Nick Castellanos. Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser came too far in with a fastball and punched Castellanos in the lower right forearm, near the wrist. X-rays were negative, said manager David Bell after the game.

Rays 7, Braves 6 (10)

Austin Meadows’ tiebreaking, two-out single in 10th place brought Tampa Bay to its first extra innings win in nearly two months and a win over hosts Atlanta.

Hitless in three career-at-bats against reliever Jesse Chavez (0-2), Meadows (2-for-4, three RBIs) lined a 3-1 pitch to the right to hit Brett Phillips, who made the throw for the Rays narrowly defeated. Pete Fairbanks threw a perfect 10th place for his fourth save.

The Braves all-star first baseman Freddie Freeman went 4 for 5 with two runs, two RBIs, a stolen base, and tore off his 20th homer. Austin Riley and Dansby Swanson also went in depth when Atlanta built two two-pass leads.

Phillies 5, Marlins 2 (Game 1)

Travis Jankowski doubled up, scored two and drove to the highest career level in four rounds when hosts Philadelphia beat Miami in the first game of a double header.

Didi Gregorius went twice and scored two runs. Rhys Hoskins also scored twice for the Phillies. Matt Moore threw 4 1/3 effective innings, scoring nine strikeouts for the first time since 2017.

Miguel Rojas led the Marlins with three hits and an RBI. Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara (5-9) fought his way through three innings, allowing four hits and five runs, although three were earned.

Marlins 7, Phillies 0 (Game 2)

Jesus Aguilar homered, scored twice and drove in four runs to bring Miami past hosts Philadelphia in the second game of a double header.

Starling Marte homerte, doubled twice, scored three runs and hit three for the Marlins. Miguel Rojas also had two hits.

Andrew McCutchen went twice for the Phillies, who managed only two hits. Phillies starter Zach Eflin only lasted 3 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and six runs, five earned. Eflin (4-7) cut five and left two.

Giants 7, Cardinals 2

Mike Yastrzemski met two homers and drove to San Francisco in four runs to visit St. Louis.

LaMonte Wade Jr. added a triple homer for the Giants, who expanded their winning streak to five games. Brandon Crawford left for San Francisco with an apparent leg injury while Logan Webb replaced starter Kevin Gausman, who was late. Webb lasted four innings, allowing a run of five hits and one walk.

Cardinal starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (7-6) worked six innings, allowing four runs on five hits. Paul Goldschmidt hit a homer for St. Louis on the offensive.

Mariners 6, angels 5

Kyle Seager and Mitch Haniger homered, Chris Flexen hit seven strong innings and Seattle held a late rally to beat hosts Los Angeles in Anaheim, California.

Flexen (9-3) won his fourth straight decision, beating the Angels for the second time in less than a week after a 2-0 win in Seattle last Saturday, in which he allowed only three hits in seven innings. This time the right-hander gave up six hits, including a home run to Max Stassi.

Angel’s left-hander Andrew Heaney (5-7) allowed four runs with six hits in four innings. He didn’t spend a step and stroked four.

Pirates 4, Mets 1

Bryan Reynolds and Wilmer Difo led Pittsburgh past a visit to New York in a game that involved a bank breaking incident.

Adam Frazier added a two-barrel single to the Pirates.

Pittsburgh starter Chad Kuhl (3-5) hung up five innings and gave up a run (not deserved) on two hits with five walks and three strikeouts. Richard Rodriguez threw ninth place for his 13th save.

Astros 7, White Sox 1

Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Lance McCullers Jr. hit 10 in seven strong innings, and Houston beat hosts Chicago.

Myles Straw added three RBIs for Houston, which improved to 5-0 over the White Sox this season. Kyle Tucker finished 3-for-5 on an RBI and Michael Brantley did a solo home run.

Yoan Moncada competed for the White Sox, who lost to the Minnesota Twins for the first time since July 5th.

Pups 5, Diamondbacks 1

Jason Heyward hit a double homer, Anthony Rizzo and Patrick Wisdom hit solo shots, and Kyle Hendricks won his 10th straight decision when Chicago defeated Arizona in Phoenix.

Hendricks (12-4) allowed one run and six hits over six innings while remaining undefeated since May 9. He knocked out four and went three and is tied for the major league lead on wins.

Josh Rojas delivered a double with a running hit for Arizona, whose worst record in the Major League fell to 26:67. The Diamondbacks have lost three games in a row. The Cubs won for the third time in five games since they had an eleven-game losing streak.

Royals 9, Orioles 2

Whit Merrifield went 4-for-4 with three RBIs when hosts Kansas City beat Baltimore in the first game of a three-game series. The Royals reached their season highlight with 15 hits.

Nicky Lopez added two hits and a career high of four RBIs. Josh Staumont (1-2) took the win as one of five one-inning reliefs for the Royals. He knocked out two pieces of batter.

Pedro Severino had a home run of three hits for the Orioles. Baltimore starter Keegan Akin (0-5) accepted the defeat.

–Field-level media

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