MLB recap: Jays straps Eight HRs in record-breaking Pink Sox loss

06/13/2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Houston Astros designate hitter Michael Brantley (23) hits a double in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Teoscar Hernandez hit two of the Blue Jays’ eight home runs and had a career high of six RBIs, Robbie Ray hit 10 over six innings with three runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday afternoon.

Hernandez had a pair of three-run shots, Bo Bichette (4-for-5) fired a three-run bomb and scored five runs, Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run shot, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr his majors leading 21 Homer. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Marcus Semien and Cavan Biggio each added solo shots in Toronto’s 20-hit attack.

The Blue Jays set a franchise record with consecutive five-homer games, according to Sportsnet. Ray (4-2), who gave up four hits and walked three, has scored a total of 23 strikeouts over 12 1/3 innings in his last two starts.

The eight Boston-approved homers were the most in Fenway Park’s 109-year history, according to NESN. Ryan Weber, who pitched 5 2/3 innings to relieve Martin Perez (4-4), coughed 11 earned runs to set a club record for a reliever, per NBC Sports Boston. Xander Bogaerts and Bobby Dalbec hit solo homers for the Red Sox.

Cubs 2, cardinals 0

Zach Davies threw 6 2/3 goalless innings as hosts Chicago won their fifth game in a row, defeating St. Louis to complete a three-game sweep and tie for the National League Central lead.

Davies (4-3) kept the Cardinals on two hits and two walks while hitting six. Craig Kimbrel struck three by one to close the ninth to earn his 18th save. The staggering Cardinals lost for the 11th time in 13 games.

Carlos Martinez (3-7) suffered the loss of bad luck after allowing only two undeserved runs with four hits and one walk in seven innings. He deleted six. The Cubs scored their two runs in the third inning, the first with an inning extension error from Cardinal shortstop Paul DeJong and the second with a single from Anthony Rizzo.

Phillies 7, Yankees 0

Aaron Nola tossed 7 2/3 goalless innings and Jean Segura had three hits and two RBIs on Sunday as hosts Philadelphia beat New York to complete a two-game sweep of their streak.

JT Realmuto and Andrew McCutchen each had two hits and two RBIs for the Phillies, who won their fourth game in a row. Odubel Herrera also had a couple of hits for the Phillies. Nola (5-4) allowed three hits, hit nine, and went one while throwing 103 pitches, 75 for punches.

The Yankees only managed four goals when they lost their third game in a row. Yankees starter Domingo German (4-4) lasted only 4 1/3 innings and allowed 10 hits and seven runs with two strikeouts and one walk.

Astros 14, Gemini 3

Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with three doubles and four RBIs when Houston scored a 20-goal goal of the season in staggering Minnesota in the rubber game of his three-game series in Minneapolis.

Kyle Tucker, Yordan Alvarez and Chas McCormick each arrived for the Astros, who also hit seven doubles. Framber Valdez (3-0) took the win and allowed two runs (one deserved) on five hits and three walks over seven innings. He deleted two.

Michael Pineda (3-4) left after four innings with tight right forearm. He gave up three runs on six hits before the Astros broke out on three Minnesota relievers. Nelson Cruz and Ryan Jeffers played for Minnesota.

Nationals 5, Giants 0

Kyle Schwarber scored two home runs and Joe Ross put in eight shutout innings for the first time in his career to take hosts Washington past San Francisco.

Schwarber went 2 for 4 with four RBIs, and his early offensive breakout helped Washington split up the four-game streak that started an 11-game homestand. With the defeat, the Giants finished 3: 3 during their six-game road trip.

Ross (3-6) hit a season high of nine strikeouts on 108 fields as the eight-inning stint hit his career high and marked his longest outing since May 23, 2017. Ross gave up five hits, including three doubles, but not a batter going.

Angel 10, diamond back 3

Jared Walsh homered and drove in three runs and Los Angeles completed a three-game sweep of Arizona in Phoenix to win the sixth straight game and climb over .500 for the first time since May 1.

Patrick Sandoval made his 20th start in the Major League and celebrated his first win in that role. Sandoval (1-2) went six innings, allowed two runs and four hits, hit four and went two. Max Stassi homed for the fourth time in his last eight games, and Justin Upton had three hits and scored two runs.

Diamondbacks starter Jon Duplantier (0-3) went 1 1/3 innings and allowed six runs and six hits without strikeouts or walks. Arizona has lost 10 in a row and 24 out of 26.

Reds 6, Rockies 2

Eugenio Suarez blasted a tie homer with two runs, while rookie Tony Santillan and five Relievers put together 12 runners as hosts Cincinnati beat Colorado to complete a three-game sweep.

The win lifted the Reds for the first time since April 21 (9-8) above .500 at 32-31 and ended the first Cincinnati sweep of Colorado in nine years. It was the Reds of the Rockies’ first sweep in Cincinnati since 2006.

It was a formidable day for the much-maligned Reds bullpen, including a two innings goalless attempt by Lucas Sims to complete Cincinnati’s 10th win in 13 games.

Seafarers 6, Indians 2

Rookie right-hander Logan Gilbert hit 6 2/3 strong innings, beating Shane Bieber when Seattle beat hosts Cleveland.

Kyle Seager and Jake Fraley played for Seattle who avoided getting swept up in the three-game series. Fraley replaced injured Mitch Haniger in the first inning after Haniger sustained a bruise and fouled a ball off his left knee.

Gilbert (2-2) allowed a run on four hits, went one, and beat six in the longest outing of his major league career.

White socks 4, tiger 1

Carlos Rodon was flirting with his second no-hitter of the season and Chicago ended a three-game weekend series sweep by beating hosts Detroit.

Rodon (6-2), who threw his no-hitter against Cleveland on April 14, only allowed a goal after Eric Haase’s one-out double in the seventh game. Rodon gave Isaac Paredes in the second and Robbie Grossman in the sixth two-out walk. He hit nine and came out after seven innings.

Liam Hendriks scored the last three outs for his 17th save.

Braves 6, Marlins 4

Austin Riley homered and drove in three runs when Atlanta suffered a four-game losing streak, beating hosts Miami.

Riley went 3 for 3 with two runs, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch.

Atlanta’s win, however, was marred by a chest injury to star rightfield player Ronald Acuna Jr., who left the game in the fifth inning. The Braves said that Acuna – who came into the game in second place in the majors with 18 homers – has a chest tightening and that his removal from the game was purely precautionary.

Rays 7, Orioles 1

Randy Arozarena crashed his first grand slam of his career and hosts Tampa Bay ended a three-game sweep of Baltimore.

Josh Fleming (6-4) did not allow a goal over four scoreless innings for Tampa Bay, who have won for the sixth time in their last seven games and improved to 23-5 since May 13.

Baltimore was held to two hits and extended its losing streak with a club record to 15 games.

Padres 7, Mets 3

Fernando Tatis Jr. scored a tied Grand Slam in the seventh inning for his visit to San Diego, which was not carried away by a win over New York in the final of a three-game series.

The Padres won only the fourth time in 14 games and scored more than four runs for the second time in this period. The Mets lost for the second time in seven games. Tommy Pham and Manny Machado stood up for San Diego.

Francisco Lindor and Mason Williams each had two hits for the Mets. Jose Peraza added his fourth home run for New York.

Brewer 5, Pirate 2

Avisail Garcia’s two-time homer in the sixth inning gave Milwaukee the final lead when it beat the Pittsburgh visit to complete a three-game series sweep.

Luis Urias added an RBI triple and Daniel Vogelbach added an RBI double for the Brewers, who won nine out of 10. Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser started 5 2/3 innings and gave up two runs and seven hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Josh Hader tossed the ninth for his 17th save, including one in every game in the series.

Jacob Stallings homered for the Pirates, who have lost seven in a row. Pittsburgh starter Wil Crowe reached sixth place, allowing two runs and two hits. He had one walk and eight strikeouts with the best of his career.

Athletics 6, Royals 3

Matt Olson crowned a tough weekend with two home runs and right-hander Chris Bassitt (7-2) won his seventh straight decision as Oakland scored three straight wins against his visit to Kansas City.

Matt Chapman homered for the A’s for the second day in a row, dropping the series opener 6-1 against the Royals on Thursday before bouncing back to 4-3, 11-2 and 6-3 triumphs.

The A runs scored in four of the five innings that Kris Bubic (1-2) started, including the first on Chapman’s seventh homer of the year, the third on Olson’s 17th and the fifth on Olson’s 18. All three were solo recordings.

Dodgers 5, Rangers 3

Walker Buehler put out six goalless innings and Mookie Betts hit a home run as Los Angeles moved on to beat the visit to Texas.

Zach McKinstry went 3 for 3 and hit a two-run double in a third three-run inning for the Dodgers, who have won for the fifth time in their last six games. Bühler (6-0) gave up five hits with three walks and five strikeouts and took victory for the fifth time in his last six starts.

Rangers starter Dane Dunning (2-5) gave up four runs with seven hits over four innings. Dunning skipped a first inning run with a double from the Dodgers’ Gavin Lux and has now retired 16 of the 32 runs allowed in the opening linning this season.

–Field-level media

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