MLB Roundup: A’s Halt Yankees’ 13-game profitable streak

08/22/2021; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas (47) delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at the RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

2021-08-29 06:21:47 GMT + 00: 00 – Frankie Montas pitched seven shutout innings for the second time in a row on Saturday afternoon, helping hosts Oakland Athletics end their defeat with a 3-2 win over New York Yankees who saw their 13-game winning streak come to an end.

Matt Chapman homered, Tony Kemp had two hits, including an RBI single, and a third Oakland run that was scored on a bar as the A put down a six-game losing streak the length of what they kicked off of the season.

Aaron Judge had a double, a singles and a ninth inning home run for the Yankees, whose 13-game winning streak was the fourth-longest in franchise history. The club record of 1947 from 1947 was missed by six wins.

All three A runs came from Yankees starter Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-2), who pulled the first two Oakland batter back in the second inning of a goalless game before getting into trouble.

Red Sox 5, Indians 3 (10 innings)

JD Martinez had three hits and busted a triple homer in the 10th inning when the Boston visit earned a win over Cleveland.

Kyle Schwarber went 3 for 5 with a solo home run for Boston, which rallied to a 4-3 win at the series opener on Friday and has won its last three games and five of the last six. Garrett Whitlock (6-2) put up a scoreless ninth inning for Boston to take the win.

Indian starter Cal Quantrill allowed two runs (one earned) with six hits over seven innings. He went two and hit six.

Royals 4, Mariners 2

Salvador Perez was the fourth game in a row when Kansas City beat hosts Seattle.

Perez scored Grand Slams in each of the series’ first two games, and although Saturday’s fifth inning was just a shot out of two runs, it sent the Royals on their way to their third straight win over the Mariners. Whit Merrifield led the game with his 10th homer of the season for the Royals.

Kansas City left-hander Daniel Lynch, who had stood 3-0 in his previous four starts, struck well but suffered a high pitch count and failed to qualify for the win. Lynch threw 104 pitches in his 4 2/3 innings and was charged with a run on seven hits.

Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 0

Odubel Herrera homered, doubled and scored two runs, Jean Segura homered by singing twice and scoring twice, and hosts Philadelphia dominated Arizona.

Didi Gregorius added three doubles and two RBIs for the Phillies, who won their second straight, advancing a game over .500. Phillies starter Kyle Gibson (10-5) threw six scoreless innings and allowed three hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

The Diamondbacks, who managed just four hits, lost their second straight win to the Phillies after winning the first four head-to-head meetings of the season. The starter Humberto Mejia from Arizona scattered eight hits and four runs over six innings. Mejia (0-1) deleted three and went one.

Marlins 6, Red 1

Sandy Alcantara scored 12 career-high punches while rookie Jesus Sanchez hit a triple homer as Miami scored a win over visiting Cincinnati.

Alcantara (8-12) allowed a run on six hits with a walk over seven innings. He hit 11 strokes in his previous game, including against the Reds. Sanchez’s fifth home run of the season was a 443-foot blast, while Jorge Alfaro went 2-on-4 with three RBIs as Miami scored 12 hits.

Cincinnati’s Tyler Naquin had an RBI double to expand his hitting streak to 17 games, the longest active hit streak in the major leagues. Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez (9-5) took the loss while allowing five runs with seven hits over three innings.

Pups 7, White Sox 0

Rafael Ortega scored a Grand Slam, Patrick Wisdom scored two home runs for the second day in a row and the Cubs beat hosts White Sox.

Robinson Chirinos also drove a run for the Cubs who were able to offset the Crosstown series with one win apiece before heading into Sunday’s rubber match. The Cubs defeated the White Sox for the first time in five tries this season.

Jose Abreu went 1 for 3 with a double, marking the only extra base hit for the White Sox.

Giants 5, Braves 0

Right-handed Logan Webb threw seven scoreless innings and helped himself on the plate and in the field to lead San Francisco’s visit to a win over Atlanta.

Webb (8-3) allowed five hits, one walk, and hit six to win his seventh straight decision over 13 starts. It was his fourth goalless start this season of at least six innings. In his last 13 appearances, the right-handed player has an ERA of 1.47 and the team is 12-1.

The losing pitcher was Huascar Ynoa (4-4), who pitched six innings and allowed two runs on three hits, three walks and three strikeouts.

Rays 4, Orioles 3

Randy Arozarena hit a double homer in the eighth inning to fuel the Tampa Bay visit to a comeback win over Baltimore.

Joey Wendle had an RBI double and Yandy Diaz had two hits for the Rays, who have won six in a row and 11 in a row against the Orioles this season. Tampa Bay has won 17 of 18 games with Baltimore, who will enter the season finale on Sunday.

Jorge Mateo had an RBI single and joined Pedro Severino with two hits for the Orioles, who lost the first two competitions of the series with three games and 21 of their last 23 games in total.

Blue Jays 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings)

Corey Dickerson’s single kicked off, and the Toronto visit resulted in Detroit in additional innings.

Dickerson had three hits and Alejandro Kirk did a solo homer. Bo Bichette contributed two hits and an RBI. Jordan Romano (6-1) hung up the last two innings to take the win.

Jeimer Candelario and Eric Haase competed in the Detroit Runs. Tigers starter Jose Urena, activated by the 10-day injury list this weekend, put on three goalless innings while allowing three hits. Kyle Funkhouser (6-2) accepted the defeat.

Cardinals 13, pirates 0

Edmundo Sosa tripled twice for five RBIs and veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright threw seven three-hit innings as the visit from St. Louis hit Pittsburgh.

Dylan Carlson homered, Paul Goldschmidt had two hits and three RBIs and Tommy Edman added two RBIs for the Cardinals who won two straights.

Wainwright (13-7) was perfect through four innings. He went one and turned out five. He also hit an RBI single. He is allowed 4-0 with only one run in 30 innings this season against the Pirates.

Astros 5, Rangers 2

Framber Valdez threw seven solid innings while Yordan Alvarez and Carlos Correa were both homered as the Houston visit extended his winning streak with a win over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

Valdez (9-4) allowed two runs with three hits, one walk and seven strikeouts. Martin Maldonado had two RBIs. Alvarez, Kyle Tucker and Jake Meyers each recorded two hits for AL West-leading Houston, who won for the seventh time in nine games.

Rookie Adolis Garcia hit his 28th homer for one of his two hits. Kolby Allard (3-11) allowed all five runs and eight hits over six innings as Texas lost their fourth straight and 18th in a total of 23 games. The Rangers have also lost five in a row at home.

Twins 6, Brewers 4

Miguel Sano had two hits, scored two runs, and rode in a pair to help Minnesota win over the visit to Milwaukee.

Jorge Polanco also had two hits and two runs scored and Josh Donaldson went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run for Minnesota, who improved to 4-1 this season against the leading Brewers of the National League Central Division.

Caleb Thielbar (6-0) took the win with two goalless innings of one-hit relief while Alex Colome celebrated his ninth save.

Mets 5, Nationals 3

Pinch hitter Michael Conforto hit the green light in the seventh inning with a start in three runs, and New York claimed a home loss of seven games with a win over Washington.

Conforto gave the Mets a 5-3 lead as he fought for emergency helper Trevor May and lifted a 94-mile sinker from Mason Thompson over the left midfield fence.

It was Conforto’s first career pinch hit homer that gave New York a win the night it was the number of Jerry Koosman, the number 2 starter behind Hall of Famer Tom Seaver on the 1969 World Series winning team, retired.

Angel 10, Padres 2

Jared Walsh drove three runs on three hits on Saturday night when hosts Los Angeles saved a split of their interleague streak from two games against San Diego.

Brandon Marsh continued his hot hit with another three-hit game for the Angels, who fell on a three-game losing streak.

Manny Machado had a singles and a doubles for the Padres, who failed to prevail in the National League wildcard race against the Cincinnati Reds. San Diego remained two games behind, losing their ninth game in 11 games.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 2

Will Smith hit a green two-run single in the eighth inning, and Los Angeles pushed past Colorado.

Chris Taylor hit a home run, Trea Turner hit three hits and six Dodgers pitchers combined to give up just three hits, while Los Angeles improved to 11-4 against their division rivals. The Dodgers also improved to 17-3 overall since August 7th.

Though starter Jon Gray was injured in the third inning, three Rockies pitchers held the Los Angeles offensive back until right-handed Daniel Bard stepped in in the eighth inning.

–Field-level media


Date: 08/29/2021 02:06 AM

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