MLB round-up: Giants slide off Padres to take care of NL West lead

09/22/2021 08:36:13 GMT + 00: 00 – LaMonte Wade Jr. threw a tiebreak single into left midfield in the ninth inning on Tuesday evening and gave the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres.

The win kept the Giants one game ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.

Tyler Rogers defended the narrow lead in the ninth round, bringing Manny Machado, who had previously homered twice, on board to a double game that ended the game with two on board. It was Rogers’ 13th parade.

Tommy La Stella opened the game with a home run for the Giants, and Wade, Brandon Belt, Buster Posey and Evan Longoria each had two hits. San Diego’s Tommy Pham hit his 15th homer and Fernando Tatis Jr. had two hits and an RBI.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 4 (10 innings)

Albert Pujols had a pinch hit RBI single in the 10th inning, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver.

Trea Turner and Gavin Lux each had two hits for the Dodgers, who won three in a row and nine out of ten. Kenley Jansen (3-4) hit a goalless inning and Alex Vesia took the final for the first save of his career.

CJ Cron had three hits and two RBIs for the Rockies.

Braves 6, Diamondbacks 1

Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies hit two runs and Jorge Soler added a solo blast to run Atlanta over Arizona into Phoenix.

Freddie Freeman had two hits and scored twice for the Braves, who have won three contests in a row. Travis d’Arnaud and Dansby Swanson also had two hits for Atlanta, which maintained their three-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East.

Ketel Marte, Josh VanMeter and Ildemaro Vargas each had two goals for the Diamondbacks, who have lost for the seventh time in their last eight games and have the worst record in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles.

Seafarers 5, Athletics 2

Marco Gonzales won his eighth straight decision when Seattle beat hosts Oakland to level with the ones for second place in the AL West.

JP Crawford homered with an out in the ninth for the Mariners, who won the series’ first two games by four. Seattle and Oakland are three games back in the running for the AL’s second and final wildcard playoff spot.

Gonzales (9-5) went six innings, allowing two runs on four hits, with runs coming via solo homers from Matt Olson and Starling Marte. Right-handed Drew Steckenrider threw ninth place for his tenth save of the season.

Twins 9, cubs 5

Josh Donaldson, Max Kepler, and Nick Gordon each had three hits and two RBIs to encourage a visit to Minnesota across from Chicago.

Minnesota grabbed a two-game skid after a 16-hit attack and a sharp bullpen. Six pitchers combined on six innings of two-run relief. Mitch Garver also had three hits and Byron Buxton added two.

Chicago ended with 11 hits, including two each from Rafael Ortega, Ian Happ and Willson Contreras. Rookie Frank Schwindel doubled down to expand his season’s best hitting streak to 10 games.

Cardinals 2, Brewers 1

Tommy Edman rode in one run and scored another when the visit to St. Louis ousted Milwaukee for 10th straight win.

Cardinals starter Jake Woodford (3-3) hid the Brewers for five innings while allowing only two hits. He hit five and one for the Cardinals, who have their longest winning streak since 2001.

The Brewers have lost five of their last seven games, but they still lead second place in St. Louis with 9 1/2 games in NL Central.

Phillies 3, Orioles 2 (10 innings)

JT Realmuto hit a walk-off two-run triple with two outs in the lower part of the 10th inning to get hosts Philadelphia past Baltimore.

Realmuto, Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and Freddy Galvis each had two hits for the Phillies, who at a crucial point avoided a three-game losing streak.

Austin Hays hit an RBI double with an out in the 10th inning to temporarily give the Orioles a 2-1 lead. Cedric Mullins and Pat Valaika each added two hits for the Orioles.

Red Sox 6, Mets 3

Xander Bogaerts cracked a green start with two runs as part of a four-night RBI night in order to lift Boston above the visit to New York in the start of a series with two games.

09/21/2021; San Diego, California, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder LaMonte Wade (31) hits an RBI single against the San Diego Padres in the ninth inning at Petco Park. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

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Enrique Hernandez was also homered when the Red Sox ran their winning streak to six. Boston held their own as the top AL wildcard ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays (1.5 games back) and the New York Yankees (two games).

Pete Alonso made his 34th homer of the season for the Mets, who lost for the sixth time in their last seven games.

Yankees 7, Rangers 1

Luis Severino put up two goalless innings in his first appearance in nearly two years after thugs Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo and Aaron Judge homered when New York beat Visiting Texas.

Severino received a loud ovation from the crowd as he entered the game as the Yankees held a 7-1 lead in the eighth inning. It was his first appearance since the 2019 American League Championship Series, having missed last season and recovering from Tommy John’s surgery for most of that season.

Anthony Rizzo contributed an RBI single when the Yankees beat Texas for the fifth time in six encounters this season.

Blue jay 4, rays 2

Rookie Alek Manoah overcame a fit of ferocity and Bo Bichette’s sacrificial fly struck the game winner as Toronto clinched a key win over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Manoah (7-2) fired six innings and scored five hits and two runs by running his head-to-head mark against the AL East leaders to 3-1 with a 1.46 ERA. He fanned out seven but issued six career-high walks – Toronto Pitching awarded eleven free passes – and hit a punch.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2 for 4 with two runs and homered for the second game in a row when the Blue Jays moved to 16-4 in September.

Astros 10, angel 5

Houston took home runs from Kyle Tucker, Aledmys Diaz, Jose Altuve and Martin Maldonado in defeating Los Angeles in Anaheim, California.

The Astros increased their lead in the American League West to eight games over Oakland and Seattle.

The Astros had 10 hits, including two each from Altuve, Yuli Gurriel and Diaz. The Angels got home runs from Shohei Ohtani, Jack Mayfield and Phil Gosselin. Ohtani socked his 45th long ball of the season, bringing on Mike Trout for the second highest total in the club’s history. Troy Glaus holds the club record at 47 in 2000.

Indians 4, Royals 1

Yu Chang hit a three-way triple and Cal Quantrill threw 6 2/3 solid innings to catapult hosts Cleveland over Kansas City.

Ernie Clement buckled up a solo homer to help Indians recover from a double header against the Royals on Monday. Cleveland had previously won eleven straight games against Kansas City.

Hunter Dozier has done for the Royals Homes for the second time in as many days. Whit Merrifield had two singles and Nicky Lopez added a double to extend his best base career to 31 games.

Tiger 5, White Sox 3

Victor Reyes had four hits and drove in two runs to lift hosts Detroit over Chicago.

Luis Robert had two hits and two RBIs for the White Sox whose magic number to win the AL Central stayed at two.

Daz Cameron had three hits and two goals and Akil Baddoo drove in two runs for the Tigers. Winning pitcher Bryan Garcia (3-2) threw 1 1/3 innings of goalless relief and Michael Fulmer got the last four outs for his 11th save of the season.

Pirate 6, Red 2

Ke’Bryan Hayes hit three hits and Michael Perez made a 0v19 slump with two hits to help Pittsburgh win their first game in Cincinnati in 14 attempts.

The pirates’ catcher, Perez, had been hit in 19 at-bats and 2-for-53 when he came at-bat in his sixth inning before an infield single triggered his night. Ben Gamel homered and Mitch Keller (5-11) took his first win since August 20th in St. Louis.

It was a bad time for the Reds to end their 13-game home winning streak against the Pirates. The Reds fell back to four games behind St. Louis, which Milwaukee defeated to take second wildcard place in the National League.

Nationals 7, Marlins 1

Josh Rogers allowed only one run in a career-high 7 2/3 innings, which led Washington to a win over hosts Miami.

Rogers (2-0) scored five hits and two walks while hitting four to give the Nationals their second win in six games. Keibert Ruiz went 2 for 5 with an RBI. He has five RBIs in the first two games of this series of three competitions.

The Marlins were led by catcher Nick Fortes, who hit his second homer in his fourth game in the Major League. Miami, which had walk-off wins in each of their previous two games, are just two games ahead of the Nationals in the battle for NL East basement.

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