Jacob deGrom tossed six goalless one-hit innings, delivered a two-run single and earned the win, but left with a tendonitis of the right flexor on Friday night when the hosts New York Mets beat the San Diego Padres 3-2.
But deGrom (6-2) was on only 80 pitches when he went into the tunnel after consulting Mets trainers when the team hit the bottom of sixth place. Miguel Castro relieved him to start seventh place.
deGrom pulled the first 13 batter back to 57 pitches before Wil Myers isolated through the cleared second base area. Former Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell hit the zeros from deGrom to fifth as Kevin Pillar and Billy McKinney doubled up on back-to-back fields to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.
Snell (2-3) then went to Jose Peraza and resisted before deGrom laced a two-pass field opposite. The run scoring hit gave deGrom more RBIs (five) than earned runs were allowed (four). Edwin Diaz allowed Machado in the ninth two-out singles before parrying the four-out shot, his eleventh of the season.
Giants 1, Nationals 0
Anthony DeSclafani threw his second shutout of the season and a visit to San Francisco defeated Washington in the beginning of a series of four games when Nationals starter Max Scherzer left early due to an injury.
Buster Posey homered for the Giants, who won nine out of 12. DeSclafani (6-2) allowed two hits and one walk while hitting eight with 103 pitches. He threw a three-hitter against the Colorado Rockies on April 26th. It was his third full game of his career.
Scherzer left an injury in the first inning after throwing just 12 throws. In the final season of a seven-year contract, Scherzer appeared to crouch briefly and flinch after pitching to Brandon Belt. After manager Dave Martinez and the Nationals coach got to the hill, the right-handed player threw a warm-up spot before leaving the game.
Boys 8, cardinals 5
Joc Pederson drove three runs to bring the Chicago rally back from 5-1 deficit to defeat St. Louis, hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to reduce the Cardinals’ lead, and scored through in the seventh two runs one double Give the boys the lead forever.
Cubs starter Kohl Stewart allowed five runs in six hits and two walks in four-plus innings. Reliever Tommy Nance (1-0) took the win while Craig Kimbrel celebrated his 16th save. The Cubs have won four of their last five while the Cardinals have lost seven of their last eight.
Cardinals, starting pitcher Johan Oviedo, allowed four runs on five hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings. Reliever Genesis Cabrera (1-2) took the loss.
Red Sox 6, blue jay 5
Alex Verdugo scored a walk-off single high from the Green Monster in left field with no outs in the ninth inning as Boston rallied behind Toronto.
Enrique Hernandez reached and moved into second place to open the inning due to a throwing error by Blue Jay’s shortstop Bo Bichette. Verdugo then hit a 1-2 pitch ahead of Toronto replacement Rafael Dolis (1-2) to bring in pinch runner Danny Santana and give Boston its second walk-off win of the season.
Bobby Dalbec and Christian Arroyo both hit solo homers for the Red Sox, who overcame four runs behind and won for the seventh time in nine games. Toronto’s slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made his 19th major league home run and was the first in the majors to hit 50 RBIs that season.
Indians 7, seafarers 0
Right-hander Aaron Civale allowed an eight scoreless innings hit and hit a career high of eleven to become the first nine American League game winners when hosts Cleveland knocked out Seattle.
Bobby Bradley homered for the Indians and drove in three runs in the start of a three-game series. Amed Rosario had four hits and scored twice, and Jose Ramirez hit base five times with three hits and two walks. He drove in one run and also scored twice.
Civale (9-2) allowed two basers in the first inning but withdrew the last 22 batter he was facing. Seattle’s right-hander Justin Dunn (1-3), who was activated from the 10-day injury list earlier in the day after suffering a sore right shoulder, allowed runs in each of his three innings as the Indians made an early 5-0 -Guide built.
White Sox 5, Tigers 4 (10 innings)
Yoan Moncada hit a sacrificial flight in the top of the 10th and visited Chicago and held out against Detroit when Adam Engel homered for the White Sox and Danny Mendick delivered two hits, got one run and hit another.
Chicago starter Lucas Giolito gave up two runs on five hits and hit nine in six innings. Liam Hendricks (3-1) took the win despite giving up his third save of the season by giving up two runs in the ninth run.
Mendick started the 10th at second base. After Jose Cisnero (0-4) Tim Anderson left, Mendick advanced to third place with a long flyout. Mendick then scored on Moncada’s prey fly. Daz Cameron hit his first career homer, a game-defining two-run blast in the ninth, for Detroit. Isaac Paredes and Nomar Mazara beat solo homers.
Astros 6, Gemini 4
Martin Maldonado tore a tiebreak double in the ninth inning and Jose Altuve homered for the third straight game to help Houston beat Minnesota at Minneapolis.
Yuli Gurriel also homered, Alex Bregman had two RBIs without a hit and Michael Brantley went 4-on-4 with an RBI as the Astros won for the ninth time in their last 12 games.
Right-hander Jose Urquidy gave up three runs – with three solo homers – and four hits over seven innings. He struck eight and one and went with the lead but ended up with no decision. Ryne Stanek (1-1) took the win despite giving up the lead in eighth place, and Ryan Pressly hit two in a perfect ninth for his tenth save.
Brewer 7, pirate 4
Christian Yelich scored a brace in a seventh inning of five runs to help Milwaukee visit Pittsburgh.
Jackie Bradley Jr. added an RBI single and a base-laden walk for the Brewers, who are 7-1 in their last eight games. Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff (5-2) gave up two runs and four hits in seven innings, and Josh Hader threw the ninth for his 15th save.
Ben Gamel, Gregory Polanco and Ke’Bryan Hayes homered for the Pirates, who have lost five in a row. Pittsburgh starter Chase De Jong pitched five innings, allowing two runs and four hits.
Rays 4, Orioles 2
Brandon Lowe hit a two-run homer and Ryan Yarbrough threw six strong innings when Tampa Bay beat Baltimore’s visit to St. Petersburg, Florida, despite going 2-11 with runners in the points position.
Yarbrough (4-3) allowed two runs, both undeserved, with three hits and no walks with six strikeouts. It was his first start since he threw his first full game of his career in a 9-2 win over the New York Yankees on June 3.
Andrew Kittredge and JP Feyereisen each put down a goalless inning with relief before Pete Fairbanks knocked out the Orioles in the ninth row for his second save.
Reds 11, Rockies 5
Five different Cincinnati Batters homered in each of the first five innings, and starter Tyler Mahle went six innings as the host’s Reds crossed road-weary Colorado.
Homers from Nick Castellanos, Scott Heineman, Joey Votto, Kyle Farmer and Tyler Stephenson from Rockies starter Kyle Freeland (0-2) marked the first time in the history of the Reds franchise that five different rackets were deep in each of the first five innings went.
Mahle (6-2) gave Raimel Tapia a leadoff single and Charlie Blackmon a two-out walk to open the game, but then pulled the next 12 thugs back and won his fourth straight start. Ryan McMahon and Brendan Rodgers homered for the Rockies.
Marlins 4, Braves 3
Sandy Alcantara put on six strong innings and Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a two-run single that took hosts Miami over Atlanta.
Alcantara (4-5) hit six, allowing five hits, two walks and two runs while winning his second straight start. Yimi Garcia, the Marlins fourth emergency helper, stranded two baserunners in a goalless ninth place and scored his eleventh save in 14 chances. Miami won for the third time in four games.
For the Braves, who lost three games in a row, Ozzie Albies went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Ronald Acuna Jr. doubled, went, and scored twice while also swiping a base. Charlie Morton (5-3) had broken off his personal winning streak of three games and lost his first game since May 7th.
Dodgers 12, Ranger 1
Max Muncy, Justin Turner and Gavin Lux scored home runs in a first inning with six runs and Los Angeles went deep five times en route to a blowout over visiting Texas.
The Rangers lost their 16th straight street game to break a franchise record set by the Washington Senators during their debut 1961 season. Texas last won on May 6th in Minnesota.
The news wasn’t all positive for the Dodgers, as Muncy walked out of the game with tightness on the right immediately after his home run. He was replaced in first base by Albert Pujols, who added a home run in the fourth inning. Los Angeles’ Cody Bellinger went off in the fifth inning due to tension in the left thigh muscles after a hit on an RBI single.
Angels 6, Diamondbacks 5 (10 innings)
Shohei Ohtani allowed two runs over five innings and doubled twice to give Los Angeles a 10-inning win over Arizona in Phoenix. Ohtani struck eight, walked two, and scored five. He also drove in one run and scored another.
Kurt Suzuki had three hits, including a home run, was hit twice by a pitch and drove in two runs for the Angels, who have won four games in a row as a season high.
Eduardo Escobar sent the game in extra innings with a two-out, two-strike homer in the ninth for the Diamondbacks, who have lost eight in a row.
Athletics 4, Royals 3
Elvis Andrus followed a one-out double from Matt Chapman and an intentional walk with a walk-off single at the end of the ninth inning, which allowed Oakland to beat the Kansas City visit despite having a late three-run Lost leadership.
Chapman had three hits and scored twice for the A’s, who have won for the seventh time in their last nine games. Andrus added two of Oakland’s eight hits. A starter Cole Irvin has been charged with only one deserved run (two in total) on six hits in more than six innings.
Salvador Perez scored two home runs for the Royals, giving him 16 for the season. Perez also single as part of a 3-for-4 night.
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