MLB round-up: Phillies overtake Mets, take NL East lead

08/07/2021 10:07:44 GMT + 00: 00 – Bryce Harper homered and drove in two runs, while Didi Gregorius homered and tripled when the hosts, the Philadelphia Phillies, beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Friday and settled on the first place moved into the National League East.

The red-hot Phillies won their sixth in a row and have won five games with the Mets in the past seven days.

Phillies starter Kyle Gibson (8-3) threw six solid innings, giving up four hits and one run with four walks and three strikeouts.

Mets starter Marcus Stroman (7-11) gave up two runs with five hits in five innings. Jonathan Villar played for New York, which lost for the fifth time in their last six games.

Angel 4, Dodgers 3 (10 innings)

Jose Iglesias scored a home run and added a green RBI double in the 10th inning as the Los Angeles Angels claimed a win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jack Mayfield homered and contributed an RBI Bloops single in the 10th for the Angels, who won their fourth game in a row and improved to 3-1 against the Dodgers that season.

Angel’s rookie Austin Warren (1-0) put up 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to take his first career win. Raisel Iglesias scored his 24th save on 29 occasions.

Yankees 3, Mariners 2 (11 innings)

Brett Gardner scored a walk-off single with two outs in the 11th inning when hosts New York rallied late to beat Seattle.

Albert Abreu (1-0), New York’s ninth pitcher, threw in a goalless 11th place to take the win. The Yankees were behind twice, finishing the game in eighth on Aaron Judges sacrificial flies and in tenth on Giancarlo Stanton’s single.

Keynan Middleton (0-2) hit 11th place for the Mariners and took the loss. Abraham Toro and JP Crawford competed in individual runs for Seattle.

White Sox 8, Cubs 6 (10 innings)

Brian Goodwin hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning after the Chicago Cubs tied the game in eighth on Andrew Romine’s three-run blast, and the visiting Chicago White Sox won a series opener by three To play.

Goodwin’s homer from rookie Manuel Rodriguez (0-2) was scored by Jose Abreu, who started the inning at second base as an automatic runner. The White Sox added two more runs in the inning on RBI singles from Gavin Sheets and Tim Anderson.

The Cubs got a two-time homer from Frank Schwindel at the end of 10th place, but it wasn’t enough.

Brewers 2, Giants 1 (10 innings)

Rowdy Tellez delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give hosts Milwaukee a win over San Francisco at the start of a three-game series between the division leaders.

Giants left-hander Jarlin Garcia (3-3) came in 10th, Avisail Garcia started on second base. Tellez took and hemmed a 1-2 pitch in the opposite direction to the left to score Avisail Garcia. Brent Suter (11-5) won.

Avisail Garcia homered in the second inning and Brandon Belt went deep for the Giants in the sixth inning.

Athletics 4, Rangers 1 (11 innings)

Starling Marte produced Oakland’s second straight walk-off win and bombed a homer run with three runs in the 11th inning to defeat the Texas visit.

Marte, who had two of Oakland’s four hits, followed a Mark Canha hit-by-pitch with his shot into left field and also scored automatic runner Tony Kemp from second base. It came against the lost pitcher Jimmy Herget (0-1).

A’s relievers Andrew Chafin and Yusmeiro Petit (8-1) both pulled Rangers 1-2-3 back in extra innings to prevent the automatic runners from scoring.

Twins 5, Astros 4 (11 innings)

Josh Donaldson delivered an RBI single in the 11th inning and visited Minnesota, rallying three runs behind to defeat Houston.

Mitch Garver stood up for the Twins, who have won for the third time in their last four games. Rookie Bailey Ober worked five innings and the Astros baserunner in all five. However, Ober managed to strand the runners in first, third, fourth and fifth place without a decision.

The Astros received home runs from Taylor Jones and Chas McCormick, as well as exceptional support from Ryne Stanek, Kendall Graveman and Ryan Pressly, who together made for three hitless innings and five strikeouts. Still, Houston lost for the fifth time in six games.

Diamondbacks 8, Padres 5

Arizona saw hosts San Diego lead five runs before charging back with eight unanswered runs in a range of 10 hitters to win only 14th time on the road this season.

August 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels shortstop Jose Iglesias (4) hits an RBI double against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the tenth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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The Diamondbacks scored two runs in the third and six in an eight-hit quarter. Reliever Matt Peacock (5-6) delivered a go-ahead single with two runs in the fourth round and kept the Padres goalless with three hits with four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings.

Trent Grisham homered and drove in two runs while Jake Cronenworth also had two RBIs for the Padres.

Red 10, pirates 0

Mike Moustakas doubled three times on his return from a right heel injury, while Tucker Barnhart started a long home run of seven runs in a first inning when Cincinnati took another win over visiting Pittsburgh.

Wade Miley (9-4) won his fifth straight decision, limiting the Pirates to six hits over seven shutout innings, where he dropped five and walked two.

The Reds have taken 10 home wins in a row against the Pirates.

Blue jay 12, Red Sox 4

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. scored a two-run home run in a ninth fifth inning and Toronto beat visiting Boston.

Teoscar Hernandez and George Springer, who both had two runs in fifth doubles, each finished three RBIs for the Blue Jays. Toronto has won seven of the first eight games of an 11-game homestand.

Blue Jay’s right-hander Alek Manoah (4-1) allowed two runs, four hits and three walks in five innings. He deleted four.

Braves 8, Nationals 4

Adam Duvall and Freddie Freeman rode together in five runs and set fire to Atlanta over a visit to Washington. The Braves extended their winning streak to four games.

Duvall, which was acquired by Miami at close of trading, went 2 to 3 with a double, a walk and three RBIs. Freeman was 3-for-4 with one walk, two runs, and two RBIs. Austin Riley went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and extended his winning streak of reaching the base to the top 19 games of his career.

Washington starter Erick Fedde (4-8) also worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and one walk. The Nationals lost their fifth game in a row.

Rays 10, Orioles 6

Nelson Cruz’s three-run homer leveled play in the sixth inning, and his two-run double kicked off an eighth five-run run as Tampa Bay rallied past Baltimore.

Manuel Margot added three hits and an RBI as six Rays-hitters had two or more hits, which helped Tampa Bay come back from a 5-2 deficit. Drew Rasmussen (1-1) hit 2 1/3 innings for the win, allowing a run on five hits.

Pedro Severino had three hits and a solo home run, and Austin Hays also played for the Orioles, who have lost three in a row. Cedric Mullins extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

Indians 6, tigers 1

Cal Quantrill posted a career high of 10 strikeouts in seven goalless innings and Myles Straw had a pair of RBI singles to send hosts Cleveland past Detroit.

Cleveland’s No. 9 batter, Ernie Clement, joined Straw with three hits, and Bobby Bradley tore a double with two runs before exiting with a left knee injury. Amed Rosario also drove in two runs when the Indians broke out for 15 hits to improve to 9-5 against the Tigers this season.

Quantrill (3-2) allowed four hits – all singles – in seven innings to improve to 3-0 in his last six outings. Detroit rookie Matt Manning (2-5) scored six runs with 10 hits in four innings.

Cardinals 4, Royals 2

Tyler O’Neill went 4 for 4 with a homer and two runs when St. Louis beat Visiting Kansas City.

Paul Goldschmidt added a homer and two RBIs for the Cardinals, who were recovering from a three-game streak against the Atlanta Braves.

Adam Wainwright (10-6) kept the Royals on seven hits in seven innings on two runs. He hit six and went two in his 12th start of seven or more innings that season.

Rockies 14, Marlins 2

CJ Cron hit two homers, ran four runs and scored four times, Charlie Blackmon, Elias Diaz and Ryan McMahon also went deep, and Colorado blew Miami out in Denver.

Sam Hilliard had three hits for the Rockies. Colorado starter German Marquez (10-8) did not allow a hit until Bryan De La Cruz doubled with an out in fifth. Marquez pitched six shutout innings, resigned two hits and a walk while hitting seven.

Marlin’s starter Sandy Alcantara (6-10) allowed 10 runs on 10 hits, including three home runs, in 3 2/3 innings. Miguel Rojas homered for Miami.

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