MLB round-up: Ian Anderson drives Braves in loss to Giants

2021-08-30 05:11:29 GMT + 00: 00 – Ian Anderson returned from the injured list to throw 5 2/3 innings as the Atlanta Braves to a 9-0 win over the San on Sunday Francisco Giants drove in a first place fight that afternoon.

Anderson (6: 5) had not played since the All-Star break and was missing 39 games due to a shoulder infection. When he started his career against the Giants, he only allowed four hits and two walks. The Atlanta Bullpen only allowed one hit the rest of the way to secure the team’s 15th shutout of the season.

The Atlanta offensive led Anderson to an early 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. Jorge Soler struck a long solo shot into the second deck in left field for his 20th homer and seventh since joining the Braves. Austin Riley followed with a two-run shot for his 28th homer of the season and 14th since the All-Star Game.

Those runs came against San Francisco starter Anthony DeSclafani (11-6), who made his first start in eight games with a right ankle infection. The Braves have won 11 of their last 14 games while San Francisco ended up with nine straight wins.

Athletics 3, Yankees 1

Tony Kemp hemmed a two outs and two run home run to break an eighth inning tie when Oakland saved a split in his streak when he visited New York with a second straight win.

Each team had conceded an undeserved run before Mark Canha hit a double over the head of left field player Joey Gallo with two outs in the eighth. Kemp, who went in as a pinch hitter one inning earlier, then hit the next Chad Green (7-6) offer over the fence in right field for his fifth homer of the season.

The win was attributed to Deolis Guerra (2-1), who ended up scoreless in eighth place. Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery went 1-0 down after six innings after allowing six hits. He crossed out three without allowing a step.

Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 4

Freddy Galvis drove three runs to help Philadelphia beat Arizona in the finals of their four-game series.

Jean Segura added two hits and scored two runs, and Bryce Harper and Rafael Marchan each contributed two hits for the Phillies, who won the last three games in the series.

Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (6-4) allowed one run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings to score his first win as a starter since his Major League debut on July 26, 2018. Nick Ahmed had two hits and three RBIs and Jake McCarthy garnered his first two major league hits for the Diamondbacks.

Pirates 4, Cardinals 3

Yoshi Tsutsugo hit a triple homer with an out in the ninth inning on Sunday, giving Pittsburgh a dramatic win over the visit to St. Louis.

Pittsburgh were 3-1 against Cardinals, closer Alex Reyes (5-7), Bryan Reynolds left, Colin Moran struck and Jacob Stallings left before Tsutsugo fired his fifth homer, a massive shot to the right, to win. The win gave the Pirates a split in the series with four games.

Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer and doubled up and scored, and Tyler O’Neill had an RBI triple for the Cardinals.

Rays 12, Orioles 8

Tampa Bay swept its streak with hosts Baltimore, winning the seventh game in a row, the Rays’ second-longest winning streak of the season.

The Rays, which won 11 in a row from May 13 to 24, were tackled offensively by Joey Wendle, who scored two home runs with six RBIs – including a Grand Slam in the seventh.

Baltimore, who have now lost 22 of their last 24 games, lost 18 of 19 against the Rays this season. The Rays are 29-11 since the All-Star hiatus.

Mets 9, Nationals 4

Javier Baez scored a long two-run start in the fourth inning, and a close friend Francisco Lindor hit two-run in the eighth inning when New York experienced a rare offensive eruption in a win over the Washington visit.

Jonathan Villar contributed three hits, including a two-run homer in the sixth as the Mets won only a fourth time in 16 games and had the most runs since a 15-11 win at Cincinnati on July 19.

Josh Bell recorded his sixth career multi-homer game, hitting a two-run homer against New York’s Tylor Megill (2-3) in the fourth and a solo shot in the eighth. Juan Soto also joined for a solo homer – and those homers represented all three of the Nationals’ hits.

Marlins 2, Red 1

Jesus Luzardo allowed only one hit in six scoreless innings and rookie Jesus Sanchez homered in the first inning for the second straight game, leading hosts Miami over Cincinnati.

For the Reds it was the second loss in a row. Cincinnati took just two hits from three Marlins pitchers, including a double from the game’s first batsman, Jonathan India.

Luzardo (5-7) then dominated and continued his career with eight strikeouts while allowing only one step. Acquired by Oakland Athletics last month, Luzardo had struggled with the Marlins in his previous five starts, earning an ERA of 9.67 while allowing 12.5 hits and 6.9 walks per nine innings.

Blue jay 2, tiger 1

Kevin Smith hit his first major league home run, Jose Berrios threw seven dominant innings, and a visit to Toronto defeated Detroit.

Bo Bichette also homered for Toronto under three hits. Berrios (9-7) only allowed one undeserved run when he hit 11. Tim Mayza had the last four outs to pocket his first save of his career.

Detroit starter Matthew Boyd (3-7), who made his first start since being relegated from the 60-day injury list, gave up two runs on four hits and hit five in four innings.

Indians 7, Red Sox 5

Yu Chang kicked off with a double in the eighth inning after Austin Hedges scored a tied home run as Cleveland rallied past Boston to avoid a three-game sweep.

Hedges’ seventh homer of the season tied the game 5-5. Oscar Mercado made a single and received home plate on Chang’s double after Yairo Munoz, the Red Sox’s second baseman, disturbed him on the base path. Myles Straw pinned an RBI single to make it a two-fold game.

Jose Ramirez had a solo home run and two RBIs and Wilson Ramos knocked out a two-run single for Cleveland, which returned to .500 with his sixth win in nine games. Rafael Devers hit a pair of solo homers and Bobby Dalbec had a solo shot for Boston that ended his winning streak in three games.

White socks 13, boys 1

Luis Robert homered twice, Brian Goodwin, Eloy Jimenez and Yasmani Grandal each added a homerun, and the Chicago White Sox drove past the visiting Chicago Cubs.

Jose Abreu added a two-run double to the White Sox, who won two of three games in the series. Abreu surpassed 100 RBIs for the sixth time in eight seasons.

Frank Schwindel scored a solo home run for the Cubs, who fell 1-5 against their Crosstown rivals in 2021.

Rangers 13, Astros 2

The Adolis Garcia Grand Slam marked a fifth inning with eight runs when Texas rolled over into Arlington, Texas on a visit to Houston.

Garcia ended up with three hits and five RBIs, while DJ Peters also homered during the breakout fifth and recorded three RBIs to help the Rangers score a four-game skid. Avoiding getting swept up in this three-game set, the Rangers grabbed a five-game home slide.

Zack Greinke (11-5) was roughed up for six runs and delivered nine hits over four-plus-innings for Houston, causing his four-game winning streak to stall. Yordan Alvarez homered while Jake Meyers had an RBI for the Astros.

Brewers 6, twins 2

Rowdy Tellez smashed a triple homer when Milwaukee lost a streak of three games with a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Luis Urias also went deep and Kolten Wong had two doubles and two RBIs for Milwaukee. Christian Yelich and Jackie Bradley Jr. each added a double, scoring two hits for the Brewers, who extended their National League Central lead to 8 1/2 games against Cincinnati.

Miguel Sano homered for the fourth time in their last eight games and Josh Donaldson also had two hits for Minnesota, who won four of their six games with Milwaukee.

Rockies 5, Dodgers 0

CJ Cron stayed red hot with a home run and Antonio Senzatela put on seven shutout innings as the Colorado guest won his second road series of the season when he beat Los Angeles.

Cron’s triple home run in the first inning was his 10th in August alone, and also raised his RBI grand for the month in the Major League to 33. gave up just two hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

Despite the loss, the Dodgers are still 17-4 as of August 7, but two of those losses came to the Rockies over a three-day period. Colorado has only 17 road wins this season, together with the Arizona Diamondbacks the fewest in the National League.

Mariners 4, Royals 3

Kyle Seager scored a double home run with two outs in the seventh inning to break a tie and lead hosts Seattle to a win over Kansas City, despite another home run from the Royals’ Salvador Perez.

Jarred Kelenic also homered and left-handed Marco Gonzales (6-5) threw seven strong innings for Seattle, which saved the series final with four games.

Perez homered for a fifth game in a row, beating his previous career best in 2017. It was his 38th of the season.

–Field-level media

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