MLB Roundup: A’s rally in 12th place to take out Crimson Sox

7/4/2021 8:57:58 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Tony Kemp made a walk-off victim fly when hosts Oakland Athletics made up a two-run deficit in the 12th inning to win the Boston Red Sox Streak secured in eight games with a 7-6 win on Saturday night.

Seth Brown (3-for-5) ousted Red Sox reliever Matt Andriese (2-3) for his third RBI of the night with no outs at Home 12 to make it 6-5. Jed Lowrie doubled up to plate the tieing run before Sean Murphy of Kemp’s fly-out scored into the center from third position.

Marwin Gonzalez scored an RBI green single in 12th place and Kike Hernandez added an RBI single to take Boston 6-4 ahead. Oakland Reliever JP Wendelken (1-0) earned the win despite giving up two runs with three hits in the inning.

Athletics starter Cole Irvin lasted seven innings, allowing four runs – two earned ones – on five hits, with two walks and five strikeouts. Frank Schwindel and Elvis Andrus each had an RBI for Oakland, who avenged a 3-2 defeat against Boston in 10 innings in the series opener on Friday.

Rockies 3, Cardinals 2

Trevor Story homered and single, Ryan McMahon had two hits and Colorado beat visiting St. Louis in Denver when Jhoulys Chacin (2-1) pitched a goalless inning and Daniel Bard got the last three outs for his 12th save.

Tommy Edman had two doubles and Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina had RBI singles for St. Louis. The Cardinals’ third baseman, Nolan Arenado, received another warm welcome from the fans when he hit the record in the first inning.

The Rockies interrupted the goalless game from the St. Louis Bullpen in the seventh inning. Raimel Tapia got a one-out single, Garrett Hampson left, and Yonathan Daza got a fielder election. Story hit the first litter he saw from Genesis Cabrera (1-3) in the places on the left to make it 3-0. It was his 10th of the season.

Giants 6, Diamondbacks 5

Austin Slater’s double home run to center field in the top of the eighth inning made the difference in San Francisco’s win over Arizona in Phoenix.

Slater’s first extra base hit since May 30 came from Diamondbacks reliever Ryan Buchter (0-2) and traveled 463 feet. Brandon Crawford and Donovan Solano each went 3 for 4 for the Giants.

Dominic Leone (2-0) took the win with relief. He hit one inning and hit two in the seventh. Jake McGee made his 16th save by pulling the team back with a strikeout in the ninth.

Rangers 7, Seafarers 3

John Hicks homered his former team twice when Texas beat hosts Seattle, shooting a 13-game losing streak at T-Mobile Park.

Eli White also played for the Rangers, who have won a total of six of their last eight games. Jordan Lyles (4-5) from Texas defeated the Mariners for the second time in seven career decisions.

Kyle Seager played for the Mariners, who have only lost for the fifth time in their last 18 games. Left-handed Marco Gonzales (1-5) continued to fight after being out for five weeks due to left forearm strain.

Dodgers 5, Nationals 3

Will Smith kicked off and the Los Angeles bullpen tossed five goalless innings to outlast both Washington and the elements in a road win.

The win gave Los Angeles its third streak of eight games of the season and came after a 1-hour, 44-minute rain delay in the fifth inning. The Dodgers haven’t lost since four Chicago Cubs pitchers threw a no-hitter together on June 24th.

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw went four innings before the rain hit. Brusdar Graterol (1-0) scored a goalless fifth inning to claim victory in his second outing since returning from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Wander Suero (0-2) suffered the defeat after giving up the Dodgers’ starting shot in the sixth run.

Angel 4, Orioles 1

Familiar face Alex Cobb, who the Orioles traded for the Angels in February, returned to beat his old team, throwing 7 2/3 innings in a 4-1 win.

Cobb (6-3) knocked out six thugs, went one, and scored a 4.60 ERA in victory. Jared Walsh’s two hits helped him, Phil Gosselin two RBIs and Raisel Iglesias, who deserved the Save.

Cobb went 7-22 for the last three seasons in Baltimore, but prior to that he had double-digit wins in four of the previous five seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Phillies 4, Padres 2

Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins each had a homer and two RBIs, and starting pitcher Zach Eflin held San Diego for two runs over six innings as the Phillies defeated the visiting Padres after two rain delays.

Eflin gave up three hits and two walks over six innings. The Padres had just four basers in the last eight innings after Manny Machado quickly put the Padres 2-0 up after an infield single from Fernando Tatis Jr. on his 13th home run of the season with two outs in the first. Two of these four baserunners were eliminated by double-play grounders.

Right-handed Eflin (3-6) was blamed for the win and grabbed a losing streak with five decisions. The Phillies had been 1-7 in the last eight starts from Eflin.

Astros 3, Indians 2

Carlos Correa buckled up a solo homer and drove in two runs to visit Houston past Cleveland when Abraham Toro also went well below his two hits and Jake Odorizzi (3-3) threw more than six strong innings.

Odorizzi extended his goalless innings streak to 18 2/3 before Eddie Rosario crossed the plate in fourth place, chosen by a Bradley Zimmer outfield player, to trim Houston’s lead to 3-1. Rosario and Harold Ramirez had back-to-back doubles to start the seventh inning, chasing Odorizzi, who allowed two runs (one deserved) and four hits on a season high of 91 fields.

Ryne Stanek stepped into the game and immediately hit two of the three thugs he faced to end the threat. Cristian Javier fanned out two bats in a goalless eighth inning and Ryan Pressly did the same in the ninth to secure his 14th save of the season. Rosario had two doubles and Bobby Bradley added another for the Indians who have lost a season high five in a row.

Tiger 11, White Sox 5

Eric Haase scored two home runs with three runs that led Detroit to a home win over Chicago.

Jonathan Schoop added two hits, a homer and three RBIs for Detroit.

It was only the third time the Tigers have beaten the White Sox in their last 21 encounters.

Blue jay 6, rays 3

Santiago Espinal hit a double homer and George Springer added a solo shot as Toronto beat visiting Tampa Bay in Buffalo.

Espinal’s first major league homer of his career ended a sixth inning with five runs for the Blue Jays, who won the first two games of the series with three games. Toronto’s right-hander Ross Stripling allowed a run with two hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings but ignored the decision. He deleted five.

Manuel Margot hit a solo homer for the Rays, who have lost five straight games and 10 on the road since June 15. Rays left-hander Shane McClanahan (3-3) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks, while five are canceled in 5 1/3 innings.

Mets 8, Yankees 3

Taijuan Walker took a no-hitter in the sixth inning as the visiting Mets put together two large innings to beat the Yankees in the Subway Series opener.

Dominic Smith ran three hits in three runs and Brandon Nimmo also had three hits for the Mets, who amassed 14 and had their most runs since a 14-1 win in Baltimore on June 9th.

The Yankees played their first game since admitting seven runs in the ninth inning of an 11-8 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. They lost for the sixth time in seven games.

Marlins 3, Braves 2

Right fielder Garrett Cooper drove two runs home and right-handed Sandy Alcantara threw six strong innings to help Miami beat Atlanta.

Cooper was 2 for 4, hitting his seventh homer and Alcantara (5-7) allowed an undeserved run of five hits, four walks and four strikeouts to score his second win over the Braves of the season.

Atlanta starter Kyle Muller (1-2) pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on four hits, four walks and seven strikeouts in his third start in the Major League.

Red 3, young 2

Joey Votto homered and later kicked off in the seventh inning when Cincinnati scrambled out of an early 2-0 hole to visit Chicago for their eighth straight loss.

Tyler Naquin also played for the Reds, who won their third straight win, improving to 6-4 on their 11-game home score of the season. The Reds’ suddenly hot bullpen hampered the Cubs for a second straight game and played a prominent role in Cincinnati’s third straight win.

Despite a very efficient performance by starter Adbert Alzolay (4-8), who threw only 82 pitches in seven innings, the Cubs could not break their season skid. Kris Bryant drove his 16th home run of the season for Chicago.

Brewer 11, Pirate 2

Omar Narvaez had five hits at the height of his career, Avisail Garcia drove five runs and Jace Peterson drove four more to help blow up Pittsburgh in Milwaukee for an eleventh straight win.

Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer (3-3) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run and four hits, with four walks and four strikeouts.

Ben Gamel homered and Jared Oliva hit an RBI single for the Pirates, who have lost six in a row.

Royals 6, twins 3

New home run derby signing Salvador Perez hit in an RBI double and scored a goal with a sacrificial flight while teammate Edward Olivares did his first home run of the season to speed up the Royals.

Kyle Zimmer (4-0) earned the win and entered the game as the first of five Royals reliefs. Scott Barlow earned the save. Griffin Jax, the first Air Force graduate to play in the majors, suffered the loss on his first career start.

The Royals took a streak after starting the weekend with nine games of bad luck, while the Twins suffered their fifth straight defeat.

–Field-level media

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