09/08/2021 06:59:46 GMT + 00: 00 – Marcus Semien continued his home run binge with a solo shot, Alejandro Kirk homered twice and the Toronto Blue Jays guests extended their winning streak to six games with a 5th on Tuesday – 1 win over the New York Yankees, who lost ace Gerrit Cole to a hamstring injury.
The Blue Jays won for the ninth time in 10 games. Semien scored in fifth place after Cole went in fourth with a left hamstring tightness. It was Semien’s 38th Homer and sixth in as many games that month.
Toronto’s Steven Matz (11-7) allowed a run with seven hits in six innings to set a career high for wins.
Cole (14-7) gave up three runs (two earned) and five hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Rays 12, Red Sox 7
Nelson Cruz and Mike Zunino each homered twice and had four RBIs to lead the Tampa Bay visit to a loss to Boston.
Jordan Luplow added a three-run blast late and matched Zunino with three goals as the first-placed Rays won for the fourth time in five games. Cruz, who went 4 for 5, made 30 homers for the seventh time in his last eight seasons and became the oldest player to hit the milestone.
Bobby Dalbec homered twice from the bench for the Red Sox, who have lost three in a row. Boston has allowed at least 11 runs in each defeat.
Brewers 10, Phillies 0
Kolten Wong doubled, scored and drove in two runs to give hosts Milwaukee their first win of the season in six attempts against Philadelphia.
Avisail Garcia snapped a two run home run, Eduardo Escobar added a double and three RBIs, and Christian Yelich had three hits and two RBIs for the Brewers. Milwaukee’s Eric Lauer (5-5) threw seven shutout innings and gave up four hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
One night after scoring 12 runs, the Phillies only had five hits. Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola (7-8) lasted five innings, allowing six hits and three runs.
Braves 8, Nationals 5
Ozzie Albies homered for the fourth game in a row and drove in four runs to lift Atlanta over Washington.
Albies was 2 for 3 with one walk and two runs. His two-time homer in the seventh inning, his 27th, broke a 5-5 tie.
Braves starter Max Fried threw six innings of a one-run ball. Luke Jackson (2-2) threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings for victory, and Will Smith wound up the ninth for his 31st save.
Dodgers 7, Cardinals 2
Justin Turner hit two homers and drove in three runs as Los Angeles won for the sixth time in their last eight games, knocking out hosts St. Louis.
Will Smith went 4-for-4 with a homer and two runs for the Dodgers, and former Cardinals star Albert Pujols started at first base and scored a solo home run in the first inning. Alex Vesia (3-1), the third of nine pitchers in a bullpen game in Los Angeles, won the win after hitting the only blow he faced.
Nolan Arenado drove in both runs for the staggering Cardinals, who lost their fourth game in a row. St. Louis starting pitcher JA Happ (8-8) allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings.
Giants 12, Rockies 3
Steven Duggar had two triples, a double and three runs, Mike Yastrzemski homered among his two hits, and San Francisco beat Colorado in Denver.
Brandon Crawford had three hits and Tommy La Stella and Brandon Belt two each for the Giants, who stayed one game ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers in NL West.
Logan Webb (9-3) of San Francisco allowed three runs on nine hits and dropped six in seven innings. He availed himself with an RBI double.
Mets 9, Marlins 4
Pete Alonso hit his 100th career homer and added another long ball when the New York Mets beat hosts Miami.
Alonso played in his 347th game. Only Ryan Howard (325 games) reached 100 homers faster than Alonso, who also finished 1st in Miami on April 1, 2019. Alonso, who has 32 homers this year, ended the night 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Carlos Carrasco (1-2) took his first win as a member of the Mets, allowing four runs but only one in five innings. He gave up seven hits and one walk while hitting four. Miami Campbell (1-3) suffered a heavy loss, allowing two undeserved runs in 2 1/3 innings.
Astros 5, Mariners 4 (10 innings)
Carlos Correa delivered a walk-off double that opened the 10th inning as Houston won a victory over the Seattle visit.
Alex Bregman scored a double game-defining home run in the bottom third to save the Astros. Houston’s Jose Altuve hit his first homer since July 30, and Bregman and Michael Brantley each contributed three hits.
Kyle Seager homered for the Mariners and JP Crawford hit a double with two runs.
Red 4, young 3
Jonathan India and Nick Castellanos met for the home runs in the first inning and Wade Miley hit eight of seven strong innings to increase the visit from Cincinnati to Chicago.
The Reds grabbed the Cubs’ best winning streak in seven games behind an early thrust and late flurry. Mike Moustakas and Kyle Farmer contributed consecutive RBI singles with two outs in the eighth inning to provide valuable insurance.
Miley (12-5) sprinkled a run and five hits without going a batter. Chicago’s Rafael Ortega and Ian Happ scored solo home runs in the eighth inning against Michael Lorenzen.
Pirate 3, Tiger 2
Ben Game’s third hit of the game was a green single in the sixth inning when Pittsburgh was visiting Detroit.
Colin Moran had a sacrificial flight in the first inning for the Pirates, who won the first two games of the series with three games after a losing streak of six games. Pittsburgh improved to 4-1 against Detroit that season.
Pirates starter Dillon Peters, currently off the injured list and making his fourth start in a trade since joining the Pirates, pitched four innings. He gave up two runs and three hits.
Gemini 3, Indian 0
John Gant recorded his first win in nearly 3 1/2 months after throwing five strong innings in taking Minnesota over Cleveland.
The Twins’ Brent rooker led the seventh inning, with Andrelton Simmons and Luis Arraez each running in one run. Simmons and Miguel Sano each had two of the seven hits for the Twins, who have won three in a row and nine of 14 contests against the Indians this season.
Cleveland’s Aaron Civale (10-3) allowed a run on three hits and hit six in 4 2/3 innings after being activated from the 60-day injury list prior to the game. He made his first start in the majors since his right middle finger sprain on June 21.
White Sox 6, A 3
Cesar Hernandez and Brian Goodwin scored two hits and a visit to Chicago brought Oakland for the fourth year in a row.
Promoted from Triple-A Charlotte on Monday, rookie Jimmy Lambert (1-1) gave up a five innings run for his first career win. He helped the White Sox expand their lead over the runner-up Cleveland Indians in the American League Central to 11 games.
Yoan Moncada and Luis Garcia each had two hits for Chicago and Liam Hendriks threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 33rd save.
Angel 4, Padres 0
Jo Adell ended a no-hit offer from Blake Snell with a two-time single in the seventh inning, and Los Angeles then ended a shutout from hosts San Diego.
Snell brought a perfect game into the seventh inning before spending two walks. After both runners stepped up on stolen bases, Adell lined up a two-out, two-strike pitch that was just out of reach of diving shortstop Jake Cronenworth, ending the no-hitter and breaking the goalless tie.
Snell (7-6) left after allowing two runs and one hit in seven innings, struck 11 and walked two. Angels left-hander Packy Naughton threw five shutout innings in his second start in the Major League. Jimmy Herget (2-1), Steve Cishek and Raisel Iglesias finished the race.
Oriole 7, Royals 3
Austin Hays extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a double homer when hosts Baltimore beat Kansas City for their third win in four games.
Cedric Mullins and DJ Stewart have also stood up for the Orioles. Mike Baumann, recalled earlier in the day by Triple-A Norfolk, allowed only one undeserved run in 3 2/3 innings of relief to win on his Major League debut.
Carlos Santana homered for the Royals, who won three out of four. Nicky Lopez and Edward Olivares from Kansas City each had two hits. Jackson Kowar (0-3) allowed six runs in six innings for the Royals. He deleted seven.
Rangers 3, Diamondbacks 1
Spencer Howard and Jordan Lyles combined only three hits, and Jason Martin hit a single with two runs when Texas defeated Arizona in Phoenix.
Lyles (8-11) allowed a seven innings run to relieve starter Howard, who threw two perfect innings on his return from the COVID-19 injury list. The Rangers have won three in a row and six of their last nine games.
Arizona starter Zac Gallen (2-9) allowed three runs with six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He canceled eight without walks.
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