9/30/2021 7:30:58 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Daniel Vogelbach scored a two-run homer as the Milwaukee Brewers ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ 17-game winning streak with a 4-0 win on Wednesday.
Adrian Houser (10-6) and relievers Brent Suter, Brad Boxberger and Aaron Ashby combined a threesome for the Brewers, who have won four of their last five games.
Houser worked the first five innings and Ashby finished the last two when the Brewers recorded their best 19th shutout of the season.
Miles Mikolas (2-3) allowed three runs with seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Cardinals. He struck seven and went one.
Rays 7, Astros 0
Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi homered while Drew Rasmussen allowed a goal over five scoreless innings as Tampa Bay secured home advantage throughout the American League postseason by knocking out hosts Houston.
The Rays set a single-season franchise record with their 98th win, while they earned the Astros their fifth loss in six games. Houston would have won the AL West with a win. Rasmussen (4: 1) crossed out two and did not spend a step.
Lowe went deep to crown a three-run rally against Luis Garcia (11-8) in the second inning when the Rays took advantage of a two-out error by Houston midfielder Jose Siri. Choi, sunk in a 1v24 break-in, tore off another shot from three runs in the fifth.
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 5
Bo Bichette led the eighth inning with his second home run of the game, snapping a tie and leading hosts Toronto past New York, ending the Yankees’ winning streak with seven games.
The teams have split the first two games of a crucial series with three games in the AL wildcard race. New York is one game ahead of Boston for the first AL wildcard, with Seattle half a game behind the Red Sox and Toronto one game behind the Red Sox.
Toronto’s Marcus Semien set a major league record for the second baseman when he turned 44.
Red Sox 6, Orioles 0
JD Martinez started a solo home run and drove in three runs, Nathan Eovaldi threw six goalless innings with seven strikeouts and Boston beat hosts Baltimore.
Martinez finished 3-for-4 and added a double with two runs. Eovaldi (11-9) only allowed four hits and spent a walk when the Red Sox broke their four-game losing streak.
Zac Lowther (1-3) allowed two runs, one deserved, with eight hits in five innings for the Orioles.
Mariners 4, athletics 2
Ty Frances sacrificial fly broke a tie in the seventh inning when hosts Seattle eliminated Oakland from the postseason bout and claimed their own place in the AL wildcard pursuit.
Jarred Kelenic hit a double with two runs and Abraham Toro added a solo homer for the Mariners. They won for the 10th time in 11 games.
Despite home runs by Tony Kemp and Seth Brown, the A’s have taken their 12th straight head-to-head loss to Seattle and their third straight loss.
Giants 1, Diamondbacks 0
Alex Wood combined with three relievers in a four-hit shutout and San Francisco used a small ball to score the only run in a win over the guest in Arizona.
The Giants improved to 50 games over .500 and retained their two-game lead over the runner-up Dodgers in the National League West. Wood limited the Diamondbacks to three hits in six innings without issuing a walk. He deleted six.
The lone run scored in the seventh inning when the Giants got a single, a stolen base, and a bunt to set up Kris Bryant’s sacrificial fly.
Dodgers 11, Padres 9
Corey Seager made the last of four home runs in the eighth inning as Los Angeles put up an unlikely rally for a win over the San Diego visit to keep hopes for the National League West title alive.
AJ Pollock scored two home runs, including one in the eighth, while Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger also went deep into the fateful five-run inning. The Dodgers were back 9-5 after 6 1/2 innings.
David Price (5-2) took the win with a goalless eighth inning and Kenley Jansen made his 37th save by hitting the team in the ninth inning.
Braves 7, Phillies 2
Max Fried opened seven strong innings and Austin Riley drove three runs to help Atlanta win over visiting Philadelphia, which put the Braves on the verge of a fourth straight National League East title.
The Braves expanded their lead in the division to 4 1/2 games ahead of runner-up Philadelphia. Atlanta’s magic number to win the division is one. The Braves will attempt to complete their first home game series sweep of the season with three games on Thursday.
Fried (14-7) allowed two runs, one earned, with four hits and no walks with six strikeouts. His streak of scoreless innings ended at 17, but the Braves are 10-1 in his last 11 starts.
Royals 10, Indians 5
Salvador Perez set a club record with his 48th home game of the season when hosts Kansas City beat Cleveland.
It was also the 200th home run of Perez’s career. He is leading the majors in home runs and RBIs as well, after completing three runs to bring his total to 121. But Perez wasn’t around for long. The Royals broadcast team tweeted midway through the second inning that Perez “was being helped out of the dugout and heading for the tunnel during the commercial break. He’s injured and out of the game.”
However, Perez hit the bottom of the inning and knocked out. He was replaced in the third by Cam Gallagher. It was later revealed that Perez passed out with a sprained right ankle.
Rockies 10, Nationals 5
Trevor Story went 4 for 4 in what may be his last home game in Denver, Ryan McMahon homered and CJ Cron, Raimel Tapia and Dom Nunez each had two hits when Colorado beat Washington. Lane Thomas and Josh Bell each had two hits for the Nationals.
Story will be a free agent after the season with the expectation that he will sign with another team. When the Rockies took the field in the first inning, Story trotted to the shortstop alone and received an ovation before the rest of the team ran out.
Washington led 5-4 in the third after a two hour rain delay, but Sam Hilliard’s base-laden single drove in two, giving Colorado a 6-5 lead that it never gave up.
White Sox 6, Reds 1
Gavin Sheets went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs, Tim Anderson added a solo homer, and hosts Chicago drove past Cincinnati.
Leury Garcia also drove a run for Chicago, which won its fourth game in a row. White Sox left-handed Carlos Rodon (13-5) gave up just one hit in five goalless innings. He went two and dropped four, and he finished the regular season with a 2.37 ERA.
Delino DeShields had an RBI double for Cincinnati, which has lost consecutive games. Red’s right-hander Sonny Gray (7-9) gave up five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Angel 7, Rangers 2
Juan Lagares had two hits and two RBIs to help Los Angeles beat Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Jack Mayfield also drove in two runs and Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani each had two hits and one run for Los Angeles. Angels starter Janson Junk allowed two runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking five without a walk.
Texas starter Taylor Hearn (6-6) gave up four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He fanned out two and left one. Andy Ibanez and Jose Trevino each had two hits and one run for the Rangers.
Marlins 3, Mets 2
Miguel Rojas got the go-ahead with two runs in the eighth inning when a visit to Miami ended a seven-game losing streak with a win over New York.
The Marlins were kept on a hit for the first seven innings before lining up a rally against New York starters Taijuan Walker and Seth Lugo (4-3).
Miami’s comeback has spoiled a great performance for Walker, who ended his first season with the Mets by losing his last eight decisions. Walker allowed two runs on two hits in a season high 7 1/3 innings.
Cubs 3, pirates 2
Willson Contreras had three RBIs, including a green double with two runs in the seventh inning, when the Chicago visit ended a seven-game bust with a win over Pittsburgh.
Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs and five hits in over five innings, with one walk and five strikeouts. Adam Morgan (2-1) took a goalless sixth place and two other relievers bridged the gap to Codi Heuer, who finished ninth on his second save.
Bryan Reynolds scored an RBI triple for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Roansy Contreras, 21, who made his Major League debut after being called up earlier in the day, put up three goalless innings. He gave up three hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Twins 5, Tiger 2
Jorge Polanco hit a triple homer and Michael Pineda won his fifth straight start when Minnesota beat Detroit in Minneapolis for a sixth win in eight games.
Luis Arraez and Josh Donaldson each had two hits and one run for Minnesota. Pineda (9-8), who made his final start for the Twins before possibly moving into the free agency, abandoned an eight-hit run over 5 2/3 innings.
Harold Castro went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Robbie Grossman also had two hits for the Tigers, who lost their fourth game in a row.
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