MLB recap: Max Scherzer shines on Dodgers debut

2021-08-05 07:01:48 GMT + 00: 00 – Max Scherzer scored 10 over seven innings in his Dodgers debut and Mookie Betts scored two home runs to turn Los Angeles into a 7-5 win over the guest Houston Astros on Wednesday.

Scherzer (9-4), who was taken over by the Washington Nationals at close of trading on Friday, gave up two runs on five hits with one walk in his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season.

Will Smith and AJ Pollock also hit home runs when the Dodgers shared a short two-game streak with the Astros. The teams split the season streak 2-2 in a 2017 World Series rematch that Houston won.

Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker homered for the Astros. Houston starter Jake Odorizzi (4-6) was marked for seven runs (six earned) on six hits and four home runs over three innings.

Red 6, twins 5

Joey Votto had a two-run double to highlight a third four-run inning, and Luis Castillo allowed a six-inning run to win his third straight start since Cincinnati had a break in streak with a visit to Minnesota earned two games.

Tyler Stephenson homered and had two hits and Jonathan India went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for the Reds, who have won for the sixth time in their last eight games.

Castillo (6-10), who started the season with a 1-8 record, allowed six hits and one walk while beating seven.

Rays 4, seafarers 3

Mike Zunino was playing against his former team when Tampa Bay defeated Seattle in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Randy Arozarena added a two-run triple to American League East-leading Rays, avoiding not only a sweep of the three-game series but also the seven-game season against Seattle.

Josh Fleming (9-5) took the win, went over five innings and allowed two runs on five hits. Fleming didn’t go a punch and hit six.

Brewer 4, Pirate 2

Rowdy Tellez tore a triple, pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning to rally Milwaukee over Pittsburgh.

After the Brewers fell 2-1 in the seventh game, Luis Urias pulled a two-out walk in front of Kyle Keller (0-1) and Manny Pina followed with an infield single from the glove of third base player Rodolfo Castro. Left-handed Chasen Shreve was substituted on and Tellez sent a 2-2 pitch 423 feet over the center-right wall for his ninth home run.

Tellez, acquired in a deal with Toronto in early July, has five homers and 16 RBIs in 21 games with Milwaukee.

Athletics 5, Padres 4 (10 innings)

Matt Olson’s double off the right field wall made for the tie and win runs as Oakland rallied for a walk-off win over the visit to San Diego.

The Padres used a Matt Chapman bobble at the shortstop to move up 4: 3 at the top of 10th place. However, the A wasted no time hitting San Diego’s fifth pitcher, Tim Hill (5-6), in the lower part of the inning.

Starling Marte relegated hereditary runner Mark Canha in third place left-handed to third place, before Olson and his game winner almost missed a home run on the next offer. The two-run insurrection was Oakland’s second in as many innings after the team bottomed out 3-1 in ninth.

Royals 9, White Sox 1

Edward Olivares, Salvador Perez, Michael A. Taylor and Ryan O’Hearn all played at the helm of Chicago during a visit to Kansas City to go down a four-game losing streak.

Carlos Hernandez (3-1) handcuffed the White Sox for the second time in six days, scoring one run and two hits in five innings. He went two and hit six. It was a continuation of a July 29 home start in which he dealt four hits, one walk and four strikeouts in six shutout innings.

Olivares and Taylor scored solo in the second and fourth innings, respectively, while Perez delivered a two-run blast in the third. O’Hearn contributed a double shot in the seventh shot.

Red Sox 4, Tiger 1

Enrique Hernandez hit a two-pass homer and Boston pitcher hit 18 Detroit batter when the Red Sox had a five-game losing streak away.

JD Martinez and Jarren Duran hit solo home runs for Boston. Eduardo Rodriguez (8-6) hit 10 in five innings while allowing only two hits and leaving four. Matt Barnes finished ninth for his 24th save and was one of four Red Sox relievers to record two strikeouts.

Tiger’s starter Casey Mize (6-6) allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings.

Yankees 10, Orioles 3

DJ LeMahieu drove in four runs, including a tiebreak single in the seventh, and Giancarlo Stanton later scored a double for clearing bases in the inning as New York rallied for a win over Baltimore.

The Yankees won for the seventh time in nine games and set a season best by going nine games over .500 thanks to an early gap from three runs.

Anthony Rizzo beat Matt Harvey and became the first Yankee to run a run in each of his first six games with the team. He also became the first player with an RBI in his first six games with any team since Bobby Murcer for the 1977 Chicago Cubs.

Phillies 9, Nationals 5

Rhys Hoskins hit a double homer and had an RBI double to propel Philadelphia to a 9-5 win over Washington.

Didi Gregorius added a two-run homer in the seventh inning for the Phillies, who overcame an early three-run deficit to win their fourth game in a row. Philadelphia appears to be able to keep up with a streak of victories in the season on Thursday as it battles for a four-game streak.

Former Nationals star Bryce Harper amassed three hits, two RBIs and two runs to improve to 9-for-19 with a homer, four RBIs and seven runs in his last five games.

Braves 7, Cardinals 4

Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer and Joc Pederson hit a two-run double to drive Atlanta past St. Louis.

Jorge Soler scored a home run for the second game in a row and Dansby Swanson went 4 for 4, scoring three runs for the retooled Braves who retook Duvall and added Pederson and Soler with trades in the season.

The Braves won consecutive games for the first time since their three-game winning streak July 7-10.

Blue jays 8, Indians 6

George Springer had four hits, including a solo home run and a two-run double, and Toronto held on to beat visiting Cleveland.

Corey Dickerson added a two-run double to help the Blue Jays take a 2-1 lead in the four-game series.

Owen Miller had a three-run double and Jose Ramirez and Oscar Mercado added solo homers for the Indians, who beat the Blue Jays by 15-10. Mercado had four hits.

Mets 5, Marlins 3

Javier Baez hit a tied homer in the eighth inning and led New York past hosts Miami.

Baez, who was acquired by the Chicago Cubs last week, went 2-for-5 with two runs. After his homer cleared the right field fence, Baez pointed to the Miami dugout and used a “talk too much” hand signal. It was the second night in a row that Baez had made this gesture at the Marlins.

Reliever Miguel Castro (3-3) put down a perfect inning to take the win when the Mets snapped up a three-game losing skid. Trevor May threw a 1-2-3 ninth place for his fourth save in six chances as the New York pitchers withdrew the final 11 strokes they faced.

Angel 2, Ranger 1

Jack Mayfield homered for the second straight night and Shohei Ohtani tossed six innings of a one-run ball as the visit to Los Angeles defeated Texas.

Mayfield had three hits in 9th place for the Angels, which improved to 4-25 that season when they scored two or fewer runs.

Ohtani (6: 1) allowed four hits and hit six. He didn’t go batter in the second straight outing and has only walked one walk in his last 26 innings.

Cubs 3, Rockies 2

Patrick Wisdom had three hits, Johneshwy Fargas finished with two hits, and Chicago beat Colorado in Denver.

Rookie Manuel Rodriguez threw ninth place for his first save of his career. All but one starting place player made base for Chicago, which had lost five of its previous seven games.

Brendan Rodgers had three hits and Raimel Tapia and Ryan McMahon each had two hits for the Rockies. Colorado hit 10 hits but never more than one in an inning after the first.

Giants 7, Diamondbacks 1

Alex Dickerson hit a triple homer and Donovan Solano also went low and had three RBIs as he rolled San Francisco past Arizona.

Buster Posey added a run scoring double and Tommy La Stella had two hits and two walks as the Giants maintained their 3 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers in National League West.

San Francisco’s Kevin Gausman (10-5) gave up a run and five hits over six innings to end a winless stretch with three starts. He hit eight and didn’t go when the Giants won for the seventh time in their last 10 games.

–Field-level media

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