MLB round-up: Phillies use large inning to drive BoSox off

2021-07-11 02:27:56 GMT + 00: 00 – Jean Segura opened the game with a home run, adding a single over an eighth inning of eight runs that led the Philadelphia Phillies in an 11-2 blowout win over the host Boston Red Sox on Saturday.

Segura (3-for-5) assumed a 13-hit attack as the Phillies recovered from an 11-5 defeat in the series opener on Friday. Alec Bohm hit a double homer, and Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins also finished two RBIs.

Xander Bogaerts homered for the Red Sox, who lost three out of four. Boston was held to four hits.

Philadelphia went 3-2 in the eighth before sending 13 men onto the plate in the inning to open the game. Hoskins and Harper each hit a double with two rounds to highlight the breakout. Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor was marked for four runs in the frame to end his streak of 26 consecutive goalless appearances.

Rays 5, blue jay 2

Brandon Lowe hit two home runs to lead hosts Tampa Bay to a win over Toronto.

Lowe scored his first with a solo blast in the first inning to give Tampa Bay an early 1-0 lead. Then, with the Rays 2-2 in the third and Kevin Kiermaier on base, Lowe picked up his second of the day.

Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (6-3) went five innings and gave up two runs of five hits with four strikeouts. Tampa Bay has won six games in a row and is heading to the series sweep on Sunday afternoon. Marcus Semien drove his 22nd home run of the season for Toronto.

Twins 9, Tigers 4

Jorge Polanco scored a home run in three runs, and Alex Kirilloff also had a homered as Minnesota recovered from 4-0 deficit in the sixth inning to beat Detroit at Minneapolis.

Luis Arraez won 3-for-5 with a two-run single and Nelson Cruz scored 3-for-3 with one walk and one run for Minnesota, which has won 12 in its last 15 games with the Tigers.

Zack Short went 2 for 3 with a homerun and two RBIs and Niko Goodrum also homered for Detroit.

Pirates 6, Mets 2 (Game 1)

Tyler Anderson went out of his way to visit Pittsburgh, throw five solid innings and kick off a double-headed start in the Pirates’ win over New York.

The Pirates won for the fourth time in six games after losing six in a row, while the Mets, who played their 10th major league double-header, lost only for the third time in their last eight games.

Anderson becomes the first pitcher to meet the homer who put his team in the lead since the Mets ‘Noah Syndergaard for the only run in the Mets’ 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Aug.

Giants 10, Nationals 4

Right-handed Anthony DeSclafani went through six shutout innings after San Francisco matched the first and third large innings en route to a win over visiting Washington.

Thairo Estrada went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, while All-Star Brandon Crawford racked up a single, a double and his 18th home run for the Giants, who won their third straight win.

DeSclafani (10-3) recorded a tenth career win by limiting the Nationals to three singles and one walk in his six innings. He deleted six. Alcides Escobar started a triple for Washington with two runs under two hits.

White Sox 8, Orioles 3

Brian Goodwin homed and drove in three runs while Leury Garcia hit two more when the Chicago visit defeated Baltimore.

Goodwin went 4 for 5 with those three RBIs and two runs scored. He also competed in five races in the first two games of this series. Garcia went 2 for 5 with his two RBIs.

Starter Lucas Giolito (7-6) went 5 1/3 innings and hit nine. He gave up two runs on six hits and kept the Baltimore offensive calm. Domingo Leyba had two hits and two RBIs for Baltimore.

A’s 8, Rangers 4

Jed Lowrie hit one of Oakland’s four homers and delivered a tie-break single during an eleventh four-run inning when the Texas athletics outlasted in Arlington, Texas.

Lowrie, who also doubled, broke a 4-4 tie with his run-scoring hit on right field in 11. After Matt Olson scored on a wild pitch from Spencer Patton (0-1), Lowrie came up with Stephen Piscotty’s double Homer home, who even helped the A’s that final three-game set before the All-Star break.

Sean Murphy and Seth Brown (2-for-3) defeated Oakland’s second consecutive solo homer, who finished 8th with 3-2.

Braves 5, Marlins 4

Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs, leading Atlanta to a win over Miami based on an injury to Ronald Acuna Jr.

Acuna, Atlanta’s all-star right fielder, was carted off the field in the fifth inning after suffering a right knee injury. The severity of the injury was initially not disclosed. Acuna was injured while chasing what became Jazz Chisholms Homer in the park.

Freeman, who went 2 for 4, has two homers in two games in that series and 35 for his career against the Marlins. Three Miami players – Jazz Chisholm Jr., Garrett Cooper, and Adam Duvall – each had two hits.

–Field-level media

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