MLB round-up: Mitch Haniger retains Mariners’ playoff hopes alive

2021-10-03 09:04:53 GMT + 00: 00 – Mitch Haniger had four hits, including a home run, and five RBIs, as the Seattle Mariners raised their hopes in the postseason with a 6-4 win over the guest in Angels kept Los Angeles alive on Saturday night.

The Mariners (90-71), who have won 11 of their last 13 games, are level with Toronto, one game behind the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox for the two wildcard playoff spots in the American League.

Seattle will need a win and a loss for the Yankees or the Red Sox on Sunday to force a playoff for the last wildcard spot.

Jose Rojas and Jared Walsh homered for the Angels (76-85), who have lost 11 of their last 15 games.

The Angels overcame a 3-1 deficit on Walsh’s triple homer in the eighth inning.

Blue jay 10, Orioles 1

Toronto scored five home runs to set a club record for the season and Alek Manoah allowed one hit in seven innings in defeating the visit to Baltimore.

George Springer scored a home run with three runs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Danny Jansen added two runs, and Teoscar Hernandez and Bo Bichette scored for the Blue Jays (90-71).

Springer was 4 for 5 with three RBIs as the Blue Jays kept their chances of an American wildcard place alive with one game remaining in the regular season. The Blue Jays’ 258 homers surpassed the previous club mark of 257 set in 2010.

Dodgers 8, Brewers 3

Julio Urias took his 20th win and Los Angeles pushed the National League West race to the last day of the regular season with a win over the guest in Milwaukee.

Justin Turner and AJ Pollock each hit home runs, making their career highs. The win put the Dodgers one game behind the San Francisco Giants to win their ninth straight league title. Urias (20-3) gave up a run-on-one hit over 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts to become the first 20-game National League winner since teammate Max Scherzer at the Washington Nationals in 2016.

Brewer’s right-hander Corbin Burnes (11-5) went just two innings in his final tune-up start before the playoffs and gave Turner a triple home run in the first inning. Burnes got out with an NL-leading 2.43 ERA.

Marlins 3, Phillies 1

Jazz Chisholm hit a triple homer and Jesus Luzardo hit a career high of 11 hits when hosts Miami beat Philadelphia, while Chisholm seeks to become only the fifth Marlins player to ever record a 20-20 season. He has 23 steals and 18 homers.

Luzardo (6-9) allowed only six hits, no walks and one run in 5 1/3 innings. Phillies star and National League MVP candidate Bryce Harper went 1v4 with a single and three strikeouts. Two of these strikeouts came against Luzardo.

Miami has only won two of their last 11 games, but the Marlins are 41-39 at home this season. With a win on Sunday, the Marlins would take fourth place and avoid last place in the NL East. The Phillies (82-79) have lost five of their last six games. You are out of the playoff competition but you won a winning season on Friday.

Red Sox 5, Nationals 3

Enrique Hernandez hit a two-run homer to crown a ninth inning four-run, and the visit to Boston drew the American League’s first wild card with a win over Washington.

Boston is level with the New York Yankees, who have lost to the Tampa Bay Rays for the second year in a row. The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, staying one game behind Boston and now New York.

JD Martinez drew a walk against Tanner Rainey (1-3), who ran ninth, and Jose Iglesias Pinch Run. Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe struck, but Christian Vazquez tripled Juan Soto’s head on the right, giving Iglesias the go-ahead. Travis Shaw isolated Vazquez and Mason Thompson met Hernandez, who came on the left center to 5-1.

Ranger 7, Indians 2

Jonah Heim hit a triple homer in the lower part of the fourth inning to lift hosts Texas to a win over Cleveland.

Texas could end another losing season – the Rangers’ fifth consecutive Sub-500 campaign – but could end things on a happy note by winning the final streak of the year on Sunday.

With the defeat, the Indians secured their first losing season since 2012.

Sunday’s season finale against the Rangers will be Cleveland’s final game known as the Indians. The team will be known as Guardians starting next season.

Pirate 8, Red 6

Wilmer Difo, Cole Tucker and Michael Chavis each drove two races for Pittsburgh in a wild win over Cincinnati.

Bryan Reynolds had four hits, including an RBI triple, and Oneil Cruz added an RBI single for the Pirates, who were 5-0 behind. Pittsburgh starter Max Kranick gave up four runs, three earned and five hits in four innings. Nick Mears (1-0) took the last sixth for his first career win. Chris Stratton picked up his eighth parade.

Eugenio Suarez and Nick Castellanos homered, Tyler Stephenson added an RBI double and Max Schrock registered an RBI single for the Reds.

White socks 5, tiger 4

October 2, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jhonathan Diaz (74) throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners in the second inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Yoan Moncada drove three runs, including a go-ahead homer with two runs in eighth, and hosts Chicago extended their winning streak to six games with a win over Detroit.

Moncada also had two doubles and scored twice. Gavin Sheets scored one run and drove in another while Tim Anderson had two hits and an RBI as Chicago bounced back from a 4-0 deficit. Aaron Bummer (5-5) threw a goalless inning to victory, while Liam Hendriks celebrated his 38th save.

Detroit starter Matt Manning hit five goalless, allowed two hits, and hit seven.

Astros 10, athletics 4

Yordan Alvarez lost his 33rd home run lead, but it was a Michael Brantley triple with two runs that gave Houston a win over Oakland.

With the win, the Astros secured home advantage for their American League Division Series matchup against the Chicago White Sox. Game 1 is scheduled for Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Brantley hanged his third triple of the season to right midfield in the lower part of the sixth inning, driving Jake Meyers and Jose Altuve home and extending the Houston lead to 8-3. The Astros still kept their three-run advantage over the previous two innings under control before Brantley provided extra cushion with his strike at Oakland right-handed James Kaprielian.

Rays 12, Yankees 2

Brandon Lowe hit three run homers in consecutive at-bats and added a solo shot in the seventh inning when Tampa Bay drove to a loss to hosts New York.

New York has a magic number of one to get a playoff spot. The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners both won their respective games later Saturday, preventing the Yankees from taking at least second place with wild cards in the American League.

Losing Tampa Bay for the seventh time in nine home games this year, the Yankees were unable to get their first wild card. Lowe made sure the Yankees had no clarity about their playoff status by hitting his 37th, 38th and 39th homers of the season.

Padres 3, Giants 2 (10 innings)

San Diego stopped San Francisco’s division clinch celebration and took advantage of a green double from Jake Cronenworth with two outs in the 10th inning for a win.

Due to the defeat, the Giants needed another win to take their first National League West title since 2012. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.

Cronenworth’s goal came after Kervin Castro (1-1) defeated Fernando Tatis Jr. with an out and a runner in 10th place. But Giants manager Gabe Kapler then decided to let Castro Manny Machado, who had two previous RBIs, go to take left-handed Jarlin Garcia against Cronenworth, whose grounder on the right field line thwarted the strategy.

Twins 4, Royals 0

Griffin Jax had the first goalless game of his career when he defeated Kansas City in Minnesota.

Jake Cave, Miguel Sano and Luis Arraez each collected two hits for the Twins. Arraez had two RBIs.

Jax (4-5), who came into the game with a 6.78 ERA, closed the Royals’ bats in his five innings. He only allowed one hit, walked two, and hit three. In its 18th appearance and 14th start, it was by far the best appearance of his career.

Cubs 6, cardinals 5

Ian Happ hit a two-time homer in the ninth inning to visit Chicago past St. Louis.

Trayce Thompson left a 3-for-4 grand slam for the Cubs, who have won for a third time in their last four games. Harrison Bader hit a homer and scored twice for the Cardinals, who lost only a second time in their last 21 games.

Cubs starting pitcher Adrian Sampson allowed a run on three hits in four innings. He hit seven strokes and walked two. Jason Adam (1-0) secured victory in relief and Rowan Wick secured his fifth save.

Braves 6, Mets 5

Outfielder Joc Pederson and catcher William Contreras hit home runs and Atlanta won against the visit to New York.

Pederson scored his 18th homer and Contreras added his eighth homer, earning the Braves 238 for the season. Atlanta has played 125 games this season.

The Braves and Mets play the season finale on Saturday. The teams have split 18 games and the Mets need a win to be the only team in NL East to win a season series against the Braves.

Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 2

Zac Gallen threw six strong innings and scored a double run during an opening six-run inning when Arizona put his visit to Colorado on the run.

Carson Kelly went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Christian Walker had three doubles and one run for the D-Backs, who took a bad streak of five games and set a franchise record with eight doubles.

With one game left, the D-Backs (51-110) need a win on Sunday to avoid the worst record in franchise history. They were 51-111 in 2004.

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