8/18/2021 6:35:44 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Jake Lamb and Jose Abreu hit three home runs and Reynaldo Lopez hit five shutout innings when hosts Chicago White Sox beat Oakland Athletics 9-0 on Tuesday night.
Relievers Ryan Burr and Mike Wright Jr. combined a shutout with four hits with Lopez (2-0) and gave Oakland their third loss in a row.
The A’s suffered a shock when all-star right-handed Chris Bassitt was carted off the field in the second inning after Chicago’s Brian Goodwin hit a liner that hit Bassitt sharply in the head.
The A’s later tweeted that Bassitt was “aware and aware” and was being rushed to a Chicago hospital for treatment. After the game, manager Bob Melvin told the media, “We don’t think the eye is a problem at this point. It felt like it was underneath. It has a couple of cuts and a couple of stitches. It’s in a scan and we’ll know about possible fractures tomorrow or tonight. “
Bassitt (12-4) was charged with three runs and three hits in one plus inning while hitting a punch.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 3 (Game 1)
Luke Voit hit a green single with an out in the fifth inning, Jonathan Loaisiga escaped a base-filled jam in the seventh, and New York held out against Boston in the opener of a day-night double-headed.
The Yankees loaded the bases in round five when Garrett Whitlock (4-2) and Josh Taylor teamed up for three straight one-out walks. Voit slammed the first pitch he saw into the short midfield. Second baseman Enrique Hernandez tried to catch a run over his shoulder but the ball fell a few feet over him and midfielder Hunter Renfroe failed to make the game.
After Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge hit the clutch at Voits, pinch hitter Giancarlo Stanton hemmed an RBI single to score Joey Gallo.
Yankees 2, Red Sox 0 (Game 2)
Luis Gil hit 4 2/3 effective innings and Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton homered when New York completed a double-header sweep on a visit to Boston.
The Yankees won their fifth straight win and prevailed for the 17th time in 22 games. They ended the night with Boston for second place in the American League East and in a threesome for the two AL wildcard places with Boston and the Oakland Athletics.
Gil allowed three hits, survived four walks, and beat four in a 71-pitch outing. Gil has thrown 15 2/3 scoreless innings – the longest scoreless run of any Yankee to start a career, breaking the Joba Chamberlain mark (15 1/3 innings over 12 relief appearances) in 2007.
Rockies 7, Padres 3
CJ Cron homered and had two hits, German Marquez had two hits and crashed heavily in the seventh inning, and hosts Colorado beat San Diego.
Charlie Blackmon also homered, while Brendan Rodgers and Elias Diaz each added two hits for Colorado.
Jake Cronenworth had two hits, including a home run in the park, and Fernando Tatis Jr. and Tommy Pham went deep for the Padres who lost six of their last seven.
Giants 3, Mets 2
Tommy La Stella and Evan Longoria homered to support right-handed Logan Webb’s strong pitching as San Francisco took second place in New York.
Webb (7-3) was drawn after giving up just two runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings. It was his eleventh start in a row that he allowed two or fewer runs. He went one and struck eight.
Pete Alonso hit a double homer for the Mets, who lost their fifth straight to fall below .500 in 59-60 and 4 1/2 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East.
Dodgers 4, pirates 3
Matt Beaty scored a double run in the fifth inning with two runs and four Los Angeles Relievers combined to abandon a run over the final 4 1/3 innings in a win over visiting Pittsburgh.
AJ Pollock had a two-run single for the Dodgers, who won for the ninth time in their last 10 games despite two throwing errors by Gavin Lux on his first career appearance at third base.
Wil Crowe gave up two runs with five hits over four innings for the Pirates, who lost for the 14th time in their last 16 games. Pittsburgh also lost their 15th straight game to the Dodgers.
Nationals 12, Blue Jays 6
Rookie Riley Adams had three hits, including a home run, against his former team and Washington ended a seven-game loss by beating his visit to Toronto.
Adams, won by Washington on July 29 for closer Brad Hand, added a double with two-run and a singles for his first three-hit game of his career. Yadiel Hernandez had a homer and a two-run single for the Nationals.
Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. each had two hits for the Blue Jays, who lost four out of five. Toronto’s Teoscar Hernandez continued his hot run with a single and a two-run homer, his fourth homer in six games.
Young 2, Red 1
Ian Happ homered and Kyle Hendricks tossed three hits over six innings to help Chicago visit end their season 12-game wedding by defeating Cincinnati.
Codi Heuer kept the Reds goalless for the last two innings to secure his second career and first this season.
The Cubs took their first lead since Saturday in Miami when Frank Schwindel doubled Rafael Ortega against the Reds’ rookie starter Vladimir Gutierrez with an out in the third semi-detached house.
Braves 2, Marlins 0
Jorge Soler scored a green single in the eighth inning, leading Atlanta ahead of hosts Miami.
Austin Riley added a 395-foot home run on the ninth round to underpin Atlanta’s lead. It was his 26th homer of the season. The Braves, who have won five games in a row and 12 of 14, used five pitchers to nail the shutout. Will Smith made his 26th save in 30 chances.
Miami starter Sandy Alcantara (7-11) suffered a bad luck defeat. By the time he got into eighth, he had a run of 14 scoreless innings in a row divided over two games. But after Soler’s RBI single, Alcantara’s last line spanned eight innings, seven strikeouts, five hits, one walk, and one run.
Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 2
Josh VanMeter hit a tie two-run homer in the sixth inning to help Arizona score a victory over Philadelphia in Phoenix.
Josh Rojas went 3 for 4 and had a double with runs scoring for Arizona who have won four of their last five games. VanMeter was 2 for 3 and the home run was his fourth of the season.
Bryce Harper homered for the Phillies, who have lost five of their last seven games. Philadelphia fell 2 1/2 games behind the first-placed Atlanta Braves in the National League East race.
Angel 8, Tiger 2
Jo Adell grabbed a 2-2 draw with a grand slam in the ninth inning and Los Angeles beat hosts Detroit on a six-fold finish.
Adell’s first homer of the season came in with two outs after the Angels loaded the bases against Gregory Soto (4-3) on two walks studded with a single by Jose Iglesias. Kurt Suzuki went with Adell on his fourth homer of the season in a row.
Jared Walsh went four times and scored a run for the Angels, while Shohei Ohtani also took four single passes and three free passes while scoring a run. Grayson Greiner had two hits and scored twice for Detroit. Miguel Cabrera stayed at 499 career homers and went 0-for-2 with two walks.
Rays 10, Orioles 0
Mike Zunino homered for the fifth straight game and Nelson Cruz blew up two to help Tampa Bay get Baltimore their 13th straight loss, beating them in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Zunino tore off Oriole’s left-handed John Means in a fourth three-run inning, his best 26th home run.
Cruz produced five RBIs with his two blasts, and Randy Arozarena’s hitting streak moved in a 4v5 outing to nine games. The Rays are 13-1 against the Orioles this season.
Royals 3, Astros 1
Rookie Daniel Lynch threw seven strong innings when Kansas City beat the Houston guest.
The Royals, who won the first two games in the four-game series, clinched their 30th win of the season. Lynch (3-3) allowed a run with four hits and three walks, while beating five against the team with the best batting average and on-base percentage in the majors.
Framber Valdez (8-4) suffered the loss after giving up three runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts. He allowed at least one hit in each inning and worked out most of the problems.
Brewers 2, Cardinals 0
Corbin Burnes, Brad Boxberger, Devin Williams and Josh Hader combined to throw a four-hitter when the Milwaukee visit blanketed St. Louis.
Burnes (8-4) allowed only two hits and two walks in six innings. Boxberger, Williams and Hader each completed an inning, with Hader earning his 24th save.
Kolten Wong hit the base four times and drove a run home for the Brewers, who improved to 7-1 on their 10-game road trip and snapped the Cardinals’ six-game winning streak.
Seafarer 3, Ranger 1
Tyler Anderson won his first game since its takeover by Seattle before the trading deadline, and Luis Torrens won the win over Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Ty France and Mitch Haniger scored for the Mariners, who have won for the fifth time in their last six games. Andy Ibanez homered for the Rangers, who tried to win consecutive games for the first time in a series of three games from July 31 to August. 2.
Torrens’ 14th homer in the top of the ninth inning went in and out of the glove of Rangers midfielder DJ Peters. Anderson (6-8) allowed a run on three hits in six innings. Mariners starter Taylor Hearn (2-4) went five innings and gave up two runs on five hits.
Indians 3, twins 1
Daniel Johnson hit a two-run homer and Eli Morgan hit six shutout innings to claim victory when Cleveland defeated Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Johnson had two hits and Yu Chang doubled and scored a run for the Indians. Morgan (2-5), who came out of a base-loaded no-out jam in the second, let in three singles and went two while hitting eight. Emmanuel Clase hit two of the three thugs he faced during a 1-2-3 ninth place for his 17th save.
Jorge Polanco had two hits for Minnesota that broke a three-game winning streak while finishing 0-for-9 with runners in goal position. Bailey Ober (1-2) took the loss and allowed three runs – two earned ones – with five hits in six innings. He crossed out three and made no dough.
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