2021-06-29 06:21:40 GMT + 00: 00 – Kyle Schwarber continued his power boost by winning two of Washington’s five home runs as the Nationals claimed an 8-4 win over the visiting New York Mets on Monday night .
Sizzling Schwarber has hit eleven homers in his last nine games and 24 this season, including seven in his last three games against the Mets. The only other player since 1901 to score eleven home runs in nine games was Frank Howard of the 1968 Washington Senators.
Trea Turner and Gerardo Parra hit solo strikes and Ryan Zimmerman opened a 5-4 game with a three-run blast in the eighth for the Nationals, who have won 12 of the last 15.
Four Mets players – Jeff McNeil, Dominic Smith, Pete Alonso and Robert Guillorme – each had two hits, while Alonso and Billy McKinney hit consecutive home runs in the eighth inning. New York lost for the ninth time in their last 14 games.
Dodgers 3, Giants 2
Mookie Betts and Max Muncy hit Los Angeles home runs as the first two batters of the game, and the host’s Dodgers held on for a win over San Francisco.
Will Smith added a home run for Los Angeles while Trevor Bauer (8-5) gave up two runs with eight hits over six innings with one walk and eight strikeouts. The Dodgers extended their winning streak to four games.
LaMonte Wade Jr. and Brandon Crawford scored homers for the Giants, and Wilmer Flores hit four when San Francisco lost for the first time since a Dodgers sweep from May 21-23 in a row. The Giants went 0-for-13 with runners in the points position.
Angel 5, Yankees 3
Shohei Ohtani homered two thugs and a visit to Los Angeles hit the burglary New York. Ohtani made his first strike in the Bronx a formidable one, sending a full-count curveball from Michael King (0-4) 416 feet into the right midfield for a 1-0 lead.
It was Ohtani’s 26th homer that gave the two-way star a share of the lead in the Major League with drummer Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays. It was also his 11th homer that month, two just short of the team record set by Tim Salmon for June (1996) and Albert Pujols (2015).
Angel’s right-hander Dylan Bundy allowed two runs with four hits in 1 2/3 innings before leaving the game due to heat exhaustion from pitching in the 91 degree heat. Bundy was replaced by Jose Suarez (3-1), who allowed a run on two hits in 5 1/3 innings. Steve Cishek managed a goalless eighth place and Raisel Iglesias whistled in ninth place for his 14th save.
Brewer 14, young 4
Jackie Bradley Jr. gave a double green in a 10-run eight-inning breakout as hosts Milwaukee overtook Chicago to claim their sixth straight win.
Avisail Garcia, Willy Adames and Keston Hiura homered for the Brewers, who improved to 7-3 against Chicago that season and beat the Cubs 15-5. Devin Williams (5-1) earned the win, working around a hit and two walks to take a goalless eighth place.
The Cubs have four straight and lost 10 out of 14. Ian Happ drilled two batter into the game a two-run home run, but Chicago failed to hold the lead. Reliever Ryan Tepera (0-2) absorbed the loss after allowing four runs with two hits in two-thirds of an inning.
Orioles 9, Astros 7
Austin Hays hit a double home run in the ninth inning of Baltimore and Ryan Mountcastle continued his hot month won by the Orioles in Houston.
Baltimore improved to 2:22 in the last 24 street games and to 2-11 at Minute Maid Park since the start of the 2016 season. The Astros have lost three of their last four after a winning streak of 11 games.
Finishing 2-for-3 with two walks and three RBIs, Mountcastle leads the American League rookies with 32 hits, nine homers and 24 RBIs in June. Paul Fry (3-3) won the win despite allowing three runs in 1 1/3 innings. Adam Plutko recorded the last two outs for his first save of the season.
Reds 12, Phillies 4
Nick Castellanos continued his MVP caliber through the first half of 2021 with a Grand Slam and a career high of seven RBIs when hosts Cincinnati rallied late to beat Philadelphia.
It was the sixth career slam for the red-hot Castellanos, who have 50 RBIs and lead the National League with an average of 0.347. He went 3 for 5 in the makeup game for a rain on June 2nd.
Castellanos’ slam – his 15th homer of the season – came with two failures in the seventh inning against Phillies Relief player Neftali Feliz (0-1) and knocked out a 4-2 deficit. Heath Hembree (2-3) took a goalless seventh place to relieve starter Wade Miley.
Red Sox 6, Royals 5
Hunter Renfroe scored two home runs, including a solo start shot in the sixth inning, and had three RBIs that helped hosts Boston beat Kansas City.
It was the 13th career multi-homer game in Renfroe’s career. Enrique Hernandez and Bobby Dalbec each started solo homers for Boston, which has won four in a row and five of the last seven games.
Carlos Santana hit a triple homer and both Michael A. Taylor and Whit Merrifield added solo hits for Kansas City, which has lost six straight. Royals third baseman Emmanuel Rivera went 2-4 on his Major League debut.
Indians 13, tigers 5
Jose Ramirez homered and drove in five runs, Eli Morgan garnered his first career win and hosts Cleveland hit 19 hits to overwhelm Detroit.
Ramirez had three hits and scored twice. Austin Hedges homered and drove in three runs, and Cesar Hernandez and Harold Ramirez delivered three hits, two runs and an RBI each.
Morgan (1-2) lasted five innings, allowing four runs on six hits in the three-game series opener. Miguel Cabrera, Jake Rogers and Robbie Grossman homered for the Tigers. Matt Manning (1-2) retired nine runs with nine hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 1
Dylan Carlson, Yadier Molina, and Paul DeJong each ran two races when St. Louis beat Visiting Arizona. Molina struck in his runs with his 395th career double, putting him past Jason Kendall to fifth on the all-time list for primary catchers.
The Cardinals won only the eighth time in 27 games, while the Diamondbacks lost for the 22nd time in 24 games.
Giovanny Gallegos (5: 1) fought for the victory with a goalless inning. Alex Young (2-6) took the loss with relief and gave up six runs in three innings.
Rockies 2, Pirates 0
Elias Diaz homered and Yonathan Daza had an RBI triple among his two hits when Colorado beat Pittsburgh in Denver.
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland (1-2) recorded his first win of the season despite leaving the game with a left leg injury sustained while running the bases in the fifth inning. Freeland scattered three hits, striking seven over five goalless innings.
Jacob Stallings and Kevin Newman each had two hits for the Pirates. Pittsburgh had won three of the first four competitions on its current road trip with seven games. First baseman Colin Moran was hit in the left wrist by a pitch in the top of the first. He went to warm up at the end of the inning but got out of the game.
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