10/02/2021 09:37:56 GMT + 00: 00 – Luis Quijada came in relieved with runners on the corners and no outs in the seventh inning, beating the next three hitters when the Los Angeles Angels damaged the Mariners’ playoff hopes with a 2-1 win on Friday.
Brandon Marsh scored a two-run double in the third inning when the Angels won for the fourth time in their last 14 games.
The Mariners, who won four in a row and 10 out of 11, left Boston one game behind in the race for second AL wildcard spot. Seattle is connected to Toronto. The Mariners’ run came to Jarred Kelenic’s RBI double in the second inning.
Angel’s left-hander Jose Suarez (8-8) only allowed one run with three hits over five innings. He went two and hit five. Closer to Raisel Iglesias allowed Kyle Seager a leadoff double in the ninth, but got a tapper back to the mound, an infield fly, and a flyout to the right to get out of the inning and earn his 34th save.
Dodgers 8, Brewers 6
Trea Turner had a grand slam among his two home runs, Matt Beaty gave the green light, and Los Angeles stayed alive to claim at least one tie for the National League West title by seeking a win over visiting Milwaukee .
Despite the win, the Dodgers still suffered defeat when veteran left-hander Clayton Kershaw left the game in the second inning with a discomfort in his left forearm. The Dodgers, who have already qualified at least as a wildcard team for the postseason, are two games behind San Francisco in the division with two games to play. The Giants’ magic number is one that denies the Dodgers the ninth consecutive NL West title.
Christian Yelich and Eduardo Escobar each had two hits and two runs for the Brewers, who are in the playoffs as NL Central Champion but have lost three out of four. After kicking the Dodgers with a 1.89 ERA career, Milwaukee left-hander Eric Lauer gave up five runs on six hits over five innings. He went two and hit three.
Giants 3, Padres 0
Anthony DeSclafani combined with four relievers in a nine-goal shutout as hosts San Francisco won their seventh straight win and at least one draw for the National League West title by beating San Diego.
DeSclafani (13: 7) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and managed five innings, so four hits and no walks were possible. He deleted three. Jose Alvarez, Dominic Leone, Tyler Rogers and Doval (third save) ended four innings of goalless relief.
In it, Ruf hit his 16th homer of the season and the Padres got two hits each from Fernando Tatis Jr., Trent Grisham and Wil Myers. San Diego lost its seventh consecutive place and 12th place in its last 13th place.
Red Sox 4, Nationals 2
Hunter Renfroe scored a goalless tie with a triple homer in the sixth inning and a visit to Boston earned a much-needed win over Washington.
Bobby Dalbec followed Renfroe’s explosion with a solo home run when Boston won a second time in seven games. The Red Sox advanced one game ahead of the Seattle Mariners in the race for second wildcard place for the AL. The Toronto Blue Jays are also a game back. The Red Sox also moved to the New York Yankees within one game for the first wild card.
Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez (12-8) went over five scoreless innings, allowing five hits. He struck six and left three. Josh Rogers (2-2) gave up four runs in seven goals for Washington, who have lost six of their last seven games. Alcides Escobar and Jordy Mercer had solo homers for the Nationals.
Rays 4, Yankees 3
Rookie Wander Franco scored a two-run single in the ninth inning and Kevin Kiermaier a tiebreaker single in the second when the Tampa Bay visit saw a win over New York that failed to earn a place in the postseason.
The Yankees entered the game with a magic number of two, securing their fifth straight post-season spot, but their loss and Boston’s win over Washington still left that number at two.
Kiermaier’s hit gave the Rays a win from their first 100-win season in team history. Nelson Cruz homered three rackets for the 449th of his career and linked the racket to Hall of Famers Vladimir Guerrero Sr. and Jeff Bagwell for 40th on the all-time list.
Blue jay 6, Orioles 4
Danny Jansen hit a two-run home run and had three RBIs, left-handed Steven Matz crashed into the eighth inning and Toronto held on to beat visiting Baltimore.
Corey Dickerson added a solo home run and Cavan Biggio had three hits and an RBI for the Blue Jays in the opener of a three-game series. Pat Valaika hit a two-run home run and Kelvin Gutierrez hit a solo shot for the Orioles. Austin Hays added two hits and threw out a home runner for Baltimore.
The Blue Jays stayed one game behind Boston for second wildcard place in the AL, but won against Seattle, which tied with Boston, until they lost later on Friday.
Rockies 9, Diamondbacks 7
Dom Nunez hit a tied homer in the ninth inning, and Trevor Story delivered the tiebreak single later in the inning as Colorado bounced back from a seven-run deficit to claim a win over Arizona in Phoenix.
Sam Hilliard hit a triple homer and Brendan Rodgers had three hits for the Rockies. Rookie pitcher Humberto Castellanos hit a triple homer for his first major league blast for the Diamondbacks, who lost their fifth game in a row. Arizona is one setback behind its franchise record for losses (111 in 2004).
Christian Walker added a double homer and Ketel Marte hit a solo shot for the Diamondbacks.
Mets 4, Braves 3
Brandon Nimmo hit two solo home runs and starter Tylor Megill worked five goalless innings to help New York beat hosts Atlanta, who rested several regulars after winning the NL East the day before.
Nimmos Homers gave him eight that year, speeding up the team’s 11-hit attack. Pete Alonso had three of these hits. Megill’s only hit was a single from Ozzie Albies with an out in the fourth. Edwin Diaz, the Mets’ fifth pitcher, worked a goalless ninth place and earned his 32nd save.
Atlanta starter Huascar Ynoa (4-6) threw five innings and allowed three runs with six hits, two walks and six strikeouts. The Braves scored a run in sixth from Jeurys Familia when Albies doubled up in Ehire Adrianza. Eddie Rosario and Adrianza hit solo homers for the Braves.
Phillies 5, Marlins 0
Bryce Harper went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and Ranger Suarez (8-5), who became the starter, hit a career high of nine strokes when Philadelphia knocked out hosts Miami.
Harper, a National League MVP candidate with 41 doubles, 35 homers, and 84 RBIs, rolled his left ankle after smashing his double in the third inning but stayed in the game and homer in the fifth inning. The Phillies had a four-game losing streak and a successful season.
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara (9-15) walked five innings, allowing five hits, one walk and four runs while cutting six. The 15 losses are one of the worst careers for Alcantara, who ended the year with 205 2/3 innings pitching and 201 strikeouts.
Cardinals 4, young 3
Paul Goldschmidt delivered the game-winning goal in the lower round of 16 when St. Louis came out on top when visiting Chicago.
Tyler O’Neill produced two homers, one double and three runs for the Cardinals, who have won their 19th time in 20 games. Cardinals, starting pitcher Dakota Hudson, threw five shutout innings while allowing only three hits and one walk and cutting four.
Trayce Thompson hit a triple homer for the Cubs, who lost for the eighth time in their last 10 games.
A’s 8, Astros 6
Matt Olson and Chad Pinder homered and Sean Manaea hit 5 2/3 effective innings as Oakland’s visit outlasted Houston.
Manaea (11-10) allowed two runs with seven hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Lou Trivino threw 1 1/2 goalless innings for his 22nd save.
Jason Castro hit a triple homer for the Astros, whose line-up went without five regulars one night after winning the AL West for the fourth time in five seasons.
Pirate 9, Red 2
Cole Tucker’s first grand slam of his career came during an eighth inning of eight when hosts Pittsburgh presented Cincinnati with their third straight defeat.
Tucker also tripled, scoring one goal and making two stellar defensive games. Pittsburgh starter Wil Crowe allowed a hit in six shutout innings. He struck nine, walked two, and retracted the last twelve strokes he faced. Chris Stratton (7-1) gave up a run in eighth place for the Pirates.
Jose Barrero had an RBI triple and Max Schrock an RBI single for the Reds. Starter Luis Castillo gave up one run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings, with three walks and five strikeouts. Amir Garrett (0-4) allowed two runs in a third of an inning for the Reds.
Indians 9, Ranger 6
Jose Ramirez drove three runs to lead Cleveland to victory in Arlington, Texas. Ramirez had a two-run single to crown the Indians’ third four-run inning before adding an RBI single as part of a fourth five-run.
Austin Hedges and Bobby Bradley each drove a solo homer and Harold Ramirez drove two races for Cleveland. Rookie Eli Morgan (5-7) threw 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs, but won.
Jose Trevino started a double homer and Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Nathaniel Lowe (three hits) also went deep for the Rangers.
Royals 11, twins 6
Hunter Dozier had three hits, including a home run, when Kansas City was visiting Minnesota.
Every Royals player in the starting XI has had a goal, with the exception of major league home run leader Salvador Perez. Whit Merrifield led the team with three hits. Kansas City starter Jon Heasley (1-1) celebrated his first Major League victory in his third game. He allowed four runs with six hits in 5 1/3 innings, with three of the runs ending up in the sixth.
The Twins, the two-time reigning champions of the American League Central, were guaranteed a last place with the defeat. John Gant (5-11) allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings for the Twins. He went two and hit three.
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