MLB round-up: Brewers down Pirates for ninth straight win

7/2/2021 9:01:32 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Jace Peterson scored an RBI triple on Thursday, scoring twice to help the Milwaukee Brewers win their ninth straight game, 7-2 against hosts Pittsburgh Pirates .

Tyrone Taylor added a two-pass single, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Omar Narvaez each met an RBI double, and Keston Hiura had an RBI single for The Brewers.

Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes (4-4) played 7 1/3 innings, giving up one run and four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

Ben Gamel homered and Jacob Stallings scored an RBI double for the Pirates, who have lost four in a row. Wil Crowe (1-5) set up 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

Red Sox 15, Royals 1

Rafael Devers and Danny Santana combined for 10 RBIs, starter Nathan Eovaldi tossed seven scoreless innings and hosts Boston ended a four-game sweep from Kansas City for a seventh straight win.

Devers and Santana each went 3 for 5, hit a three-run home run, and hit a season high of five runs. JD Martinez and Enrique Hernandez both had solo shots, and Michael Chavis and Marwin Gonzalez each added an RBI as the Red Sox set a season high for runs with their 17-hit attack.

Jarrod Dyson had the only RBI for Kansas City to suffer their ninth straight defeat and lose for the 21st time in 25 games.

Reds 5, Padres 4

Kyle Farmer buckled up a game-defining solo homer in the ninth inning, and rookie Tyler Stephenson later encountered a walk-off single in the inning when Cincinnati slammed the visit to San Diego.

Alejo Lopez went 4 for 5 and scored twice for Cincinnati, saving the final of a three-game series and only giving San Diego a second loss in 11 games.

Tommy Pham drove in two runs and Manny Machado scored three times for the Padres, who had won the last 88 games, as they entered the ninth inning in the lead, including a 42-0 mark this season.

Braves 4, Mets 3

Austin Riley hit a two-run homer and Freddie Freeman, who got his first four trips on the record, ran a walk-off infield single on the winning run when Atlanta won in New York.

Mets left fielder Dominic Smith had the first two-home game of his career, including one that tied the score at 3, to lead the ninth inning against Atlanta closer to Will Smith.

Mets starter Jacob DeGrom gave up five hits and three in the first two innings but did not allow another hit in his seven innings stint. He withdrew the last 18 players he faced, including a stretch of eight in a row via strikeout.

Rangers 8, athletics 3

Dane Dunning got the ball rolling with a combined five-hitter and Joey Gallo continued his power-hitting heist with his seventh home run in the last five games when the Texas visit hit Oakland.

Nate Lowe hit two homers and John Hicks recently celebrated a promotion with a home run in his third big league at-bat of the season.

Gallo was the first major leaguer that season in five consecutive competitions, and he was the first Ranger to do so since Mike Napoli in 2012.

Rockies 5, Cardinals 2

Elias Diaz hit a homer with two outs and three runs in the lower round of 16 when Colorado beat St. Louis in Denver.

July 1, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates Relief pitcher Richard Rodriguez (48) poses against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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Diaz finished with three hits, and Brendan Rodgers also went well below his two hits for the Rockies, who have won four in a row. Daniel Bard (4-4) threw a goalless tip of ninth for the win.

Paul Goldschmidt homered and had two hits, and Tyler O’Neill and Paul DeJong each had two hits for St. Louis.

White socks 8, twins 5

Zack Collins took two RBIs 2-for-3 and kicked off the home run to lead hosts Chicago to a win over Minnesota and complete a three-game series sweep.

Collins was one of five White Sox batteries that ended with two hits. The others were Jose Abreu, Brian Goodwin, Andrew Vaughn, and Yoan Moncada. Goodwin met a solo homer.

Rookie Michael Kopech (3-0) put on a goalless sixth inning and took the victory with relief. Jorge Alcala (1-3) was the loser after allowing two runs in the sixth.

Mariners 7, blue jay 2

Shed Long Jr. scored a two-run home run, Jake Fraley added a solo shot, and Seattle beat hosts Toronto in Buffalo.

Yusei Kikuchi (6-3) allowed one run and five hits while hitting six in seven innings as the Mariners won the three-game streak 2-1 and finished their road trip 4-2.

Marcus Semien had three hits – including a solo homer and a double – for the Blue Jays, who dropped to 4-3 after seven games of a 10-game homestand.

Dodgers 6, Nationals 2 (5 innings)

Max Muncy’s Grand Slam marked a five-time fifth inning, and the Los Angeles visit extended his winning streak to six games with a rain-shortened triumph over Washington.

AJ Pollock hit a game-defining homer to lead fifth, and Muncy eventually broke the game up with his fourth homer in five games. Los Angeles used four pitchers in a bullpen game, with Tony Gonsolin (1-0) allowing a three innings run of relief to take the win.

Patrick Corbin (5-7) allowed both homers and five earned runs with eight hits over 4 2/3 innings for Washington, who had won four straight and 14 of the previous 17 games.

Astros 7, Indians 2

Jose Altuve smashed his second Grand Slam of the season to promote Houston over Cleveland.

Michael Brantley started a solo homer among his three hits against his former team and Yordan Alvarez also went deep to help the Astros snatch a skid they lost four games.

The offense proved more than enough for Framber Valdez (5-1), who worked about five walks to allow for two runs with four hits while hitting six in seven innings.

Diamondbacks 5, Giants 3

Josh Reddick gave a two-pass go-ahead homer and Pavin Smith added a solo shot to help Arizona beat San Francisco on Phoenix. Reddick had three of his team’s seven goals when the Diamondbacks won for the eighth time in their last 55 games.

Merrill Kelly (5-7) threw seven innings of three-run ball. The right-handed finished his team’s four-game skid and is the only Arizona pitcher to win the club’s last 27 games.

Wilmer Flores hit a double homer and Mike Yastrzemski hit a solo shot for the Giants, who suffered their fourth consecutive worst defeat of the season.

–Field-level media

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