2021-09-18 07:55:12 GMT + 00: 00 – Kevin Gausman, who pinched a pinch punch after running out of players in San Francisco, picked up Friday night in the 11th Giants outlasted visiting Atlanta Braves 6-5 .
The matchup of the division leaders meant that both teams reached game-extending home runs in the ninth game. Travis d’Arnaud fired a three-run shot into the top of the inning to put Atlanta 5-4 ahead, and pinch hitter Donovan Solano smacked a solo shot with two outs and two strikes to tie the game .
The Giants have lost two games and extended their lead over the runner-up Los Angeles Dodgers to two games in the National League West.
The Braves suffered a third straight defeat and lost one game from their advantage in the NL East. They lead the Philadelphia Phillies with just two games.
Rays 7, Tiger 4 (10 innings)
Brett Phillips shot a three-run homer in the bottom 10th and Tampa Bay bounced back from three runs behind in the ninth to claim victory over Detroit in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Phillips’ homer came after Bryan Garcia (2-2) went leadoff batter Taylor Walls. Andrew Kittredge (9-3) kept the Tigers goalless in the top of the inning and took the win.
Tampa Bay’s Yandy Diaz had a two-round single with a pinch hit in the ninth round. Miguel Cabrera had two goals for the Tigers.
Cardinals 8, Padres 2
Hit two homers, a solo shot from the left and a Grand Slam punch with his right hand, Dylan Carlson drove five runs to push hosts St. Louis past San Diego for a sixth straight win.
Tyler O’Neill added a double homer for the Cardinals, who preferred 1 1/2 games to the Padres in the race for the National League’s second wildcard slot. The Reds also won, leaving Cincinnati one game behind St. Louis. San Diego has lost six of its last eight games.
Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas (1-2) hid the Padres on three hits with 5 2/3 innings. Padres starter Vince Velasquez (3-7) allowed four runs with four hits in four innings.
Phillies 4, Mets 3
Zack Wheeler won his fourth straight start when Philadelphia beat hosts New York.
Didi Gregorius’ RBI double doubles in the eighth inning turned out to be the difference for the Phillies as they clinched their third straight win.
Wheeler (14-9) allowed a four-hit run and one walk while striking six over five innings – the first time since July 7 that he had made less than six innings.
Twins 7, blue jays 3
Jorge Polanco scored a double home run, Josh Donaldson, Miguel Sano and Brent Rooker added solo shots and the Minnesota visit defeated Toronto.
Rooker also had an RBI double for the Twins when the teams first met this season. Twins right-handed Michael Pineda (7-8) allowed three runs (one earned), three hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored his 46th home run of the season for the Blue Jays, half a game behind the Yankees for second wildcard spot in the American League. Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu (13-9) allowed five runs, five hits and one walk in two-plus innings.
Reds 3, Dodgers 1
Kyle Farmer delivered twice in key situations and Luis Castillo threw 6 1/3 shutout innings when Cincinnati beat the Los Angeles visit.
Farmer doubled up twice, including a two-time two-digger in the sixth, which provided the Reds with valuable security, the first time since the 26th Castillo (8-15) struck 10 across a season high of 111 fields.
The Dodgers had broken off their six-game winning streak. Walker Buehler (14-4) went six innings, gave up three runs and six hits while hitting five against two walks.
Yankees 8, Indians 0
Joey Gallo homered twice, Corey Kluber put up six scoreless innings in his best start since leaving the injury list and hosts New York rolled past Cleveland.
The Yankees won for the fourth time in five games. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton added solo homers, while Brett Gardner hit a 3-run homer for New York.
Gallo finished with three hits while teammates Judge and Gio Urshela had two each. The Indians only managed four hits, all singles.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 1
Bobby Dalbec supported an efficient Chris Sale on his return from COVID-19, and Boston visited Baltimore.
Hunter Renfroe blew the competition with a three-game double in the sixth inning when the Red Sox won their third straight win.
Austin Hays hit a solo shot for the Orioles, who sealed their third season with 100 losses in the past four years.
Brewer 8, young 5
Kolten Wong hemmed a one-two single during an eighth four-run inning when Milwaukee rallied for a win over visiting Chicago.
Lorenzo Cain hit a binding single earlier in the inning when the Brewers defeated the Cubs for the 10th straight. Luis Urias drove for Milwaukee in three races and Wong had three of the club’s nine hits.
Aaron Ashby (3-0) hit five and gave up three hits in three scoreless innings of relief for the win. Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 32nd parade on 33 occasions. Frank Schwindel homered for the Cubs, who have lost three games in a row and six of their last seven.
Athletics 5, Angel 4
Oakland rallied from an early deficit, beating Los Angeles in Anaheim, California with the winning run scored on a pass ball.
Angels catcher Kurt Suzuki, who played for the A’s from 2007-11 and parts of 2012 and 2013, played homered in the game, but he also played two passes in the sixth inning, including one that allowed Mark Canha to pass from third place score.
Oakland is 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the second AL wildcard. A starter Cole Irvin (10-13) won the win after throwing six innings. He allowed four runs, but only one was earned.
Rockies 9, Nationals 8
Elias Diaz homered as part of a ninth two-run inning and a visit to Colorado rallied past Washington for his fourth straight win.
Diaz led the ninth against Kyle Finnegan (5-8) and hemmed a homer to the left. Sam Hilliard single and Finnegan went to Raimel Tapia. Garrett Hampson enlivened the runners, and Brendan Rodgers turned a single to the left, scoring Hilliard with the go-ahead.
Rodgers and Hilliard also played for the Rockies, who recovered from an early 6-2 deficit. Lane Thomas had a triple homer and Keibert Ruiz had three hits for Washington.
Astros 4, Diamondbacks 3 (10 innings)
Chas McCormick earned a walk-off RBI when he was hit by a pitch in the 10th inning and Houston rallied for an unorthodox victory over visiting Arizona.
After Arizona moved up to the top of 10th place with a David Peralta RBI single, Houston responded with a Jake Meyers Bloops single that tied the game. Later, when the bases were loaded, Tyler Clippard (1-1) of Arizona beat McCormick in Bad luck’s first walk-off hit for Houston since August 8, 1998.
Diamondback’s left-hander Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter in the sixth inning and handed a two-run homer to Jose Altuve. It was the only hit Bumgarner indulged in over seven innings. Kole Calhoun, fresh off the 10-day injured list, completed his fourth home run for Arizona.
Mariners 6, Royals 2
Jarred Kelenic made two home runs with two runs when Seattle beat hosts Kansas City in the opening game of a three-game series.
Chris Flexen (12-6) worked 5 2/3 innings for the Mariners. He allowed a run on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.
The Mariners spoiled the major league debut of Royals pitcher Jon Heasley (0-1). The 24-year-old right-handed allowed four runs, all of which came on Kelenic’s home runs, with six hits in four innings. Hunter Dozier added a homer for Kansas City.
White Sox 8, Rangers 0
Luis Robert went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, Dylan Cease hit 10 strokes in five scoreless innings and Chicago crossed over hosts Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Jose Abreu added a double and two RBIs for Chicago, triggering a two-game skid. Romy Gonzalez, Eloy Jimenez and Cesar Hernandez also drove in one run. Quitting (12-7) kept the Rangers off balance all night, scattering four hits and a couple of walks.
Leody Taveras went 2 for 5 and captured a base for Texas, who lost three in a row and four out of five. The Rangers did not have an extra base hit.
Pirates 2, Marlins 1
Cole Tucker gave the starting shot in the sixth starting shot and led Pittsburgh past hosts Miami.
Pittsburgh closer Chris Stratton allowed a lead-off triple against Bryan De La Cruz in ninth place but escaped the jam to score his sixth save of the year. The bottom-ranked Pirates are just one win away from winning their fourth straight streak, and they have won seven of their last 10 games.
Pittsburgh starter Wil Crowe (4-7) took his first win since July 30, allowing three hits, a walk and a run in five innings. Elieser Hernandez (1-2) took the loss and allowed four hits, a career high, five walks and two runs (none earned).
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