2021-08-23 05:47:21 GMT + 00: 00 – Miguel Cabrera made his 500th career home run and the visiting Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 in 11 innings on Sunday afternoon .
Detroit had two RBI doubles from Daz Cameron and Willi Castro in the 11th against Kirby Snead (0-1) to win the rubber match of a three-game series.
Joe Jimenez hit two at the end of the 11th inning to score his first save.
The Tigers, who tied the game in the ninth game due to a mistake, took a 3-2 lead in the tenth game with a victim flight by Jonathan Schoop against Brad Hand. Gregory Soto (6-3) then allowed Alejandro Kirk’s prey flies to level the game on the 10th, but he was working out of a base-loaded jam.
Toronto’s left-hander Steven Matz allowed one run and five hits in six innings.
Brewers 7, Nationals 3
Kolten Wong homered, tripled, and raced in three runs when hosts Milwaukee beat Washington in a three-game series rubber match.
Lorenzo Cain added a double home run for the Brewers, who have won 10 of their last 13 games. Former Nationals pitcher Hunter Strickland (2-1) knocked out two batters in two-thirds of an inning for the win. Josh Hader retired Juan Soto with two runners in the ninth inning for his 26th save.
Lane Thomas had three of Washington’s nine hits. The losing pitcher, 31-year-old rookie Sean Nolin (0-2), gave up three runs with six hits over four innings. He went three and struck five.
Phillies 7, Padres 4
Rhys Hoskins homered twice on his return from the injured list and Kyle Gibson hit his season high by pitching eight innings when Philadelphia beat hosts San Diego.
Odubel Herrera went 4 for 5 with a double, home run and three RBIs and JT Realmuto also went low as the Phillies won two out of three games in the weekend series. Gibson (9-5), acquired from Texas at close of trading, has won for the first time in its last three starts.
San Diego pinch-hitter Austin Nola double with three runs and two outs in the ninth inning, but the Padres suffered their ninth loss in their last 11 games, leaving one game behind Cincinnati in the hunt for the second and final wild of the National League back card playoff berth.
Mets 7, Dodgers 2
JD Davis hit a home run and drove in four runs, while Marcus Stroman pitched six solid innings when New York avoided a season sweep by hosts Los Angeles.
Javier Baez had two doubles and scored two runs on his return from the injured list when the Mets won for the second time in their last 10 games in a row, all played against the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, teams with the two best records in baseball. New York will conclude the 13-game stretch with three games against the Giants this week.
Cody Bellinger had a two-run single for the Dodgers, whose winning streak ended in nine games. David Price (4-2) gave up three runs with three hits over four innings when Los Angeles lost for the second time in their last 15 games.
Giants 2, Athletics 1
Donovan Solano’s first pinch-hit home run of his career, a shot from two runs in the eighth inning, rallied San Francisco behind hosts Oakland for a win of the season in the Bay Area rivalry.
AJ Puk (0-1) relieved Oakland’s Frankie Montas 1-0 and withdrew the first two thugs he faced in game eight before scoring Austin Slater and setting the stage for Solano’s sixth homer of the season.
After the pinch-hit homer from LaMonte Wade Jr. on Saturday, the Giants are the first team in MLB history to hit green pinch-hit homers in the eighth inning or later in back-to-back games. Dominic Leone (3-2), who took on seventh for Logan Webb, took the win and Jake McGee made his 28th save.
Indians 3, angels 0
Cleveland grabbed an early lead and Cal Quantrill put up seven goalless innings when Cleveland defeated Los Angeles in the Little League Classic at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
Cleveland, the home team, has swept the three-game, two-city series from the Angels. The Indians went 5-1 against Los Angeles this season. The Indians scored in the first inning against Los Angeles starter Jose Suarez after a double homer to the left of Amed Rosario and scored Myles Straw, who took the lead with a double to the wall in the middle. Rosario finished the day 3-on-4.
Suarez (5-7) gave up three runs with six hits and two walks with four strikeouts over four innings. Shohei Ohtani reached the base three times on a single and two hikes.
Braves 3, Orioles 1
In Baltimore, Jorge Soler started a three-run burst on his 18th homer and catapulted his visit to Atlanta to a ninth straight win.
The win ended a 9-0 road trip for Atlanta that swept Washington, Miami and Baltimore in three straight sets. The Braves have won 16 of their last 18 games.
The defeat extended Baltimore’s losing streak to 18 straight, the longest in the American League this season and the second longest in the club’s history. The Orioles lost 21 in a row at the start of the 1988 season.
Rays 9, White Sox 0
Tampa Bay rookie Wander Franco doubled up twice, scored three runs and extended his major league top streak to 24 games as the Rays Chicago led to a streak win in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Franco went 2-for-5 and had an RBI, and Austin Meadows (3-for-4, doubles) drove in three runs for the Rays, who finish the season 3-3 against Chicago.
Catcher Francisco Mejia (2-for-4) continued his standout hits with loaded bases by hitting a double-three-run in the sixth inning to give the home side a 6-0 lead.
Reds 3, Marlins 1
Tyler Naquin homered twice and Vladimir Gutierrez threw seven strong innings when Cincinnati completed a four-game sweep against the visit to Miami. Gutierrez (9: 4) allowed a run with three hits and hit eight.
Mike Moustakas scored in the fifth inning for Sandy Alcantara (7-12) to start. It was his fifth homer of the season and the first since returning from the 60-day injury list.
Naquin, who has 18 homer in season, stood a chance of first place when Jonathan India was given a scheduled day off. He took advantage of his second two-homer performance of the season, with both coming from Cincinnati as lead-off hitters.
Mariners 6, Astros 3
Kyle Seager hit a triple home run in the top of 11th
Seager strapped a 446-foot shot into the seats behind the home bullpen in the right midfield of Astros rescuer Ryne Stanek (1-3) to provide the Mariners with the insurance they need. His 29th home run followed an RBI single from Ty France, which gave the Mariners the first 3-2 lead.
Paul Sewald (8-3) made it possible for Seattle to survive the 10th by knocking the side out after the Astros loaded the bases with no outs. He stranded pinch runner Lance McCullers Jr., who represented the winning run, at third base with strikeouts from Carlos Correa, Jason Castro and Yuli Gurriel.
Royals 9, boys 1
Andrew Benintendi went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, Hunter Dozier went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and Kansas City finished a three-game sweep against hosts Chicago.
Carlos Santana (3-for-5, RBI) and Whit Merrifield (2-for-4, RBI) also shone for the Royals, who finished with 16 hits to five for the Cubs. The Royals have won six of the last seven games. Right-hander Carlos Hernandez (4-1) gave up a run with four hits in seven innings. He went three and fanned eight.
Cubs right-handed Alec Mills (5-6) lost his second start in a row. He gave up seven runs (six earned) on eleven hits in more than four innings. He didn’t go and hit five. The Cubs set a franchise record with their 13th consecutive home loss.
Cardinals 3, pirates 0
Adam Wainwright dominated Pittsburgh again as the 39-year-old right-handed continued his renaissance by allowing only two hits in eight goalless innings when St. Louis was not swept away by the crowd in the final of a three-game series.
Wainwright (12-7) didn’t go and hit nine while going at least eight scoreless innings for the fourth time in the Major League, cutting his ERA to 3.10. He has not finished an entire season with an ERA below 3.00 since 2014.
Pirates starter Steven Brault (0-2) allowed a run on five hits and two walks while striking one over four innings.
Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 4
Daulton Varsho homered, tripled and doubled, Christian Walker also went deep and Arizona finished Colorado’s nine games at home for a total of five games.
David Peralta had two hits and Taylor Widener (2-1) allowed a run on one and went five to win for the first time since April 4.
Ryan McMahon had two hits for the Rockies. Starter Jon Gray (7-10) gave up five runs on six hits and dropped eight in 5 1/3 innings. He went three.
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