2021-07-25 07:20:07 GMT + 00: 00 – Patrick Sandoval hit 8 1/3 innings without a hit and Shohei Ohtani had two doubles and scored a run to take the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 win lead the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
Sandoval, who entered the competition with a 3-13 career mark, kept the Twins off balance with one move, while registering 13 strikeouts with a career high. Brent Rooker set a first pitch slider down the right field line to break the no-hitter in ninth position and later came in to score when Josh Donaldson double-lined reliever Raisel Iglesias leaving.
Iglesias beat Miguel Sano on his 21st save. Sandoval (3-4) allowed Donaldson only one hit and one walk in the second inning over 8 2/3 innings. He also hit two thugs.
Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 3
Daulton Varsho continued his attack on his father’s former team with a tie-break singles when the Arizona guest scored three times in the seventh inning to beat Chicago.
The game was delayed by 99 minutes in the middle of the ninth inning due to lightning and heavy rain. Anthony Rizzo scored the last run of the Cubs on a wild place after the restart.
Varsho, the son of ex-Cubs outfielder Gary Varsho, played at Wrigley Field for the second day in a row, running with a long ball for three consecutive games. Diamondback’s right-hander Merrill Kelly (7-7) drove his unbeaten string to seven starts with six effective innings, which allowed Arizona to continue to draw in the series with three games after suffering an 8-3 loss 24 hours earlier.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 3
Gleyber Torres scored a two-outs tied RBI single to top off an eighth inning with four runs and help attend the New York rally behind rival Boston.
Torres’ bloop single to right field against Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino (2-3) scored Rougned Odor from second base for the starting shot. Odor hit a double-run double in the previous at-bat to tie the game at 3.
Brett Gardner went 2 for 4 and opened the Yankees’ scoring in eighth with a two-out RBI single against Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi, who allowed two runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings against his former team .
Seafarers 5, Athletics 4
Mitch Haniger homered twice, doubled, and drove in three runs when Seattle beat visiting Oakland.
With the score of 4 all, Haniger was on the plate with the loaded bases and two outs at the end of the ninth inning when A’s right-hander Lou Trivino (3-4) threw a wild pitch to let Jarred Kelenic come home with the winning run .
Right-hander Kendall Graveman (3-0) won the top of the ninth. Six Mariners combined for 6 1/3 innings of one-hit relief, giving up just one run after rookie Logan Gilbert left early with an increasing pitch count.
Braves 15, Phillies 3
Abraham Almonte homered, single twice and drove in three runs to lift Atlanta past hosts Philadelphia.
Joc Pederson added four hits including a triple home run and four RBIs. Freddie Freeman made a double homer, Ozzie Albies hit a triple shot and Austin Riley had a double homer while the Braves scored 17 hits.
Andrew McCutchen had three hits for the Phillies. Vince Velasquez fought his way through 2 1/3 innings, allowing five hits and six runs. Velasquez (3-5) hit three and walked two.
Pirates 10, Giants 2
Gregory Polanco and Kevin Newman were both running three runs as Pittsburgh mixed up San Francisco ace Kevin Gausman.
Newman collected four hits, while Ben Gamel contributed a double and two singles for the Pirates. Pittsburgh produced a season-best attack with 16 hits while also taking a second straight win to open the streak with three games.
Gausman (9-4), who started the day with the NL’s best ERA, gave up six runs with eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. He went four and hit two.
Orioles 5, Nationals 3
Matt Harvey tossed six shutout innings for the second straight year and Baltimore held on to beat the visit to Washington.
Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle played for Baltimore, which applies to the series sweep on Sunday. Harvey (5-10), who emerged from the All-Star Break 3-10 with a 7.77 ERA, allowed one hit to win his second straight start and lowered his ERA to 6.65. He knocked out four pieces of batter without taking a step.
Juan Soto scored his 17th homer of the season for Washington. Max Scherzer, Washington’s scheduled starter, was scratched Saturday afternoon due to discomfort in his right triceps. Jon Lester (3-5) allowed three runs with three hits over five-plus innings.
Rays 8, Indians 2
Austin Meadows buckled up two homers with two passes, and Ji-Man Choi also went deep to highlight his second four-hit performance of the season when he celebrated a win over Cleveland on his visit to Tampa Bay.
Joey Wendle also had four hits for the second time this season for the Rays, who have won 11 straight games against Cleveland since the 2019 season. Tampa Bay have won 13 of their last 16 games, tied with the Boston Red Sox in the American League East.
On the way to their 15th defeat in 21 games, the Indians scored just five goals. DeMarlo Hale led the team in place of Terry Francona, who returned home with a persistent cold.
Brewer 6, White Sox 1
Rowdy Tellez went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs when Milwaukee led the visit to Chicago. Kolten Wong and Tyrone Taylor also played for the Brewers who won the 4,000. Bringing victory in franchise history.
Corbin Burnes (6-4) allowed a run with four hits over six innings in the matchup between two division leaders. He stroked six with two steps.
Wong hit a lead-off homer on Carlos Rodon’s (8-4) first offer of the game, which lasted just four innings in his shortest game of the season.
Marlins 3, Padres 2
Rookie Braxton Garrett scored a career-high 10 batters in the seventh inning and Jesus Aguilar drilled a two-run, go-ahead single that took hosts Miami over San Diego.
The Padres, whose three-game winning streak was broken, got solo homers from Fernando Tatis Jr. and rookie pitcher Ryan Weathers. Tatis leads the National League with 30 homers.
Aguilar, who leads the NL with 71 RBIs, brought Miami to his third win in 10 games after the all-star break. Garrett (1-1) allowed four hits, one walk and two runs in seven innings for his second big league win.
Red 5, Cardinals 3
Jesse Winker homered and drove in four runs while Luis Castillo only allowed one undeserved run over seven innings when Cincinnati paid a visit to St. Louis.
The Reds made three mistakes but got two sensational games from midfielder Shogo Akiyama and third baseman Eugenio Suarez to score their sixth straight game against the Cardinals, their longest such streak since 2003.
Castillo (4-10) won after four consecutive non-decisions. He allowed four hits while hitting nine and running three. Heath Hembree threw ninth place for his eighth save and second in as many games.
Astros 4, Rangers 1
Framber Valdez tossed six hitless innings and Yordan Alvarez hit a home run in the seventh when hosts Houston defeated staggering Texas.
Valdez went six clubs for the second time in three starts but was effective enough to lose Texas for the eleventh straight time. Alvarez secured himself with his 18th homer, a solo shot-off relief player Josh Sborz, as the Astros improved to 8-0 at home against Texas this season.
The Rangers, unsettled by Corey Kluber of the Yankees and Joe Musgrove of the Padres earlier this season, broke the Astros’ combined no-hit bid when Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a leadoff single in flat right field of Houston replacement Ryne Stanek. dropped leads the eighth.
Royals 9, Tiger 8
Carlos Santana and Salvador Perez hit three runs to help Kansas City recover from six runs behind to beat the visit to Detroit. Nicky Lopez had three hits and scored two runs in 9th place for the Royals who have won four in a row.
Kansas City’s Tyler Zuber, Domingo Tapia, Jake Brentz (3-2) and Josh Staumont each threw relieved shutout innings. Greg Holland struggled in ninth place before Wade Davis knocked out the final with two on board for his second save.
Jeimer Candelario hit a 3-run homer and Akil Baddoo had a 2-run shot for the Tigers, who lost two after winning the first seven after the all-star break.
Blue jay 10, mets 3
Teoscar Hernandez went deep twice Saturday night to set off a five-homer barrage from Toronto that beat hosts New York in the middle game of a three-game series.
The Blue Jays have had a three-game losing streak. The Mets fell back to 4-4 in the second half. Each of the six best thugs in the order of the Blue Jays had at least two hits. The sextet combined 13 to 29.
Mets starter Taijuan Walker (7-4) allowed six runs on eight hits and two walks while hitting one over four innings. He has given up 12 runs (11 earned) in his last two starts, a span of 4 1/3 innings in which his ERA has increased from 2.50 to 3.43.
Dodgers 1, Rockies 0
Austin Barnes scored a home run in the second inning and the ailing Los Angeles Bullpen delivered 3 2/3 hitless innings in a win over visiting Colorado.
Dodger’s closer Kenley Jansen recorded the final three outs for his 22nd save after forfeiting his previous three save opportunities. That three-to-one downturn began with a lost parade on July 18 in Colorado.
Los Angeles right-hander Tony Gonsolin (2-1) approached his longest outing of the season with 5 1/3 scoreless innings when the Dodgers won after losing five of their last six games.
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