MLB Roundup: Astros Silences Bats and Dodgers Followers

8/4/2021 09:20:52 GMT + 00: 00 – With fans in Los Angeles expressing their venom, the Houston Astros were able to shut out the noise, as did the Dodgers in a 3-0 win on Tuesday behind pitching by Lance McCullers Jr.

Yordan Alvarez hit a double home run and Michael Brantley had an RBI as the Astros improved to 2-1 against the Dodgers that season. McCullers (9-2) threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits with three walks and nine strikeouts.

Dodgers starter Walker Buehler (11-2) lacked efficiency, but gave up only one run with five hits over six innings with three walks and five strikeouts.

It was the first time the Astros had played in front of fans at Dodger Stadium since their cheating scandal was uncovered in 2017, and 52,682 showed up. The Astros defeated the Dodgers in seven games of the 2017 World Series.

Padres 8, athletics 1

Tommy Pham led the game with a homerun and Austin Nola reached a career high with four goals when San Diego opened a two-game interleague series in Oakland on a winning note.

Pham, Manny Machado and Trent Grishman each contributed two hits to a 14-hit attack by the Padres, who beat the A’s for the second time in three encounters this season. Padre’s left-hander Blake Snell (5-4) worked five effective innings and allowed only one run. He gave up six hits and three walks while cutting six.

Phams Homer, his 12th of the season, came at the end of a nine-field opening duel with Oakland starter Sean Manaea (8-7). Manaea scored five runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. He turned out four and went no dough.

Diamondbacks 3, Giants 1

Madison Bumgarner hit seven strong innings to beat his former San Francisco teammates for the first time when Arizona won in Phoenix.

Bumgarner (6-6) gave up a run, six hits and a walk and knocked out four when he faced the Giants for the second time since leaving as a free agent after the 2019 season. Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a two-run double during a third three-run inning for Arizona, who beat the Giants for the second time in 12 games that season. Nick Ahmed and Christian Walker each had two hits for the Diamondbacks stopping a three-game skid.

Curt Casali homered and Wilmer Flores and Donovan Solano each had two hits for San Francisco, bringing a three-game winning streak to a standstill.

Pirate 8, Brewer 5 (10 innings)

Gregory Polanco secured the starting shot in the 10th inning and Bryan Reynolds drove two more as Pittsburgh got past hosts Milwaukee.

Milwaukee wasted a dominant pitching performance from Adrian Houser, who went without hits after 6 1/3 innings despite walking five. Willy Adames had three hits, including a homer and a double, and Avisail Garcia also had three hits and drove in three runs for Milwaukee.

Blaine Hardy (0-1), who last appeared in the majors with Detroit in 2019 and was called up by Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, finished 10th and took the defeat. David Bednar (3-1) threw two goalless innings for victory.

Twins 7, Red 5

Jorge Polanco hit a triple homer in the top of the ninth to visit Minnesota via Cincinnati.

Mitch Garver also had a triple home run and two hits, and Luis Arraez added two hits for Minnesota, which won only the fifth time in its last 17 street games.

Jonathan India homered, doubles and runs in two runs, and Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart homered for Cincinnati. Jesse Winker added two hits and an RBI for the Reds.

Marlins 5, Mets 4

Nick Neidert took his first big league win when hosts Miami beat New York first in a National League East game.

Neidert (1-1), who played his 11th game in the Major League, allowed three runs, three hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings. Bryan De La Cruz, acquired just before last week’s trading deadline, went 3-on-4 with two RBIs, and Alex Jackson and Isan Diaz were both homered.

The Mets have lost three games in a row and also lost manager Luis Rojas in that game when he was thrown out before the seventh inning.

Navigator 4, rays 2

Rookies Abraham Toro and Jarred Kelenic went deep and all-star Yusei Kikuchi overcame to allow a homer on his first pitch of the game when Seattle defeated Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Mariners improved to 6-0 that season against the AL East-leading Rays. Kikuchi (7-6) gave up two runs – one well deserved – on six hits, with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings. The only deserved run the left-hander allowed came on Randy Arozarena’s lead-off homer.

Right-handed Diego Castillo, acquired in a deal with the Rays last week, worked ninth place to score his first save with the Mariners and his 15th of the season. The loss of pitcher Luis Patino (2-3) allowed for three runs with five hits in five innings, with two walks and three strikeouts.

Yankees 13, Orioles 1

Luis Gil put up six scoreless innings on his Major League debut, while Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in four runs as hosts New York crushed Baltimore.

August 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Houston Astros Relief Pitcher Ryne Stanek (45) and catcher Martin Maldonado (15) celebrate their 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Stanton hit an RBI single in a five-run third and then a three-run homer in fourth for a 9-0 lead, which was sufficient for Gil (1-0), that of Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes was called. Barre after Gerrit Cole tested positive for COVID-19. Gil hit six and went one. The Yankees announced after the game that Gil would be sent back to Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.

In his third career start, losing pitcher Alexander Wells (1-2) was charged with six runs and allowed seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. Ryan Mountcastle drove a double for the Orioles.

Blue jays 7, Indians 2

Teoscar Hernandez won 3-3 with a double homer and three RBIs, and Hyun Jin Ryu scored the top eight thugs of the season when Toronto beat Visiting Cleveland.

George Springer had a solo home run, a sacrificial flight, and a doubles to help the Blue Jays break the series’ first two games into four. Ryu (11-5) allowed two runs, seven hits and no walks in seven innings.

Cleveland’s Zach Plesac (6-4) gave up six runs and 10 hits in five innings.

Phillies 5, Nationals 4

Zack Wheeler got into the eighth inning and hit four homers in a win over Washington while visiting Philadelphia.

Jean Segura, JT Realmuto, Ronald Torreyes and Bryce Harper homered for the Phillies, who have won three in a row.

Wheeler (9-6) gave up four runs on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings. He went one and beat five, improving to 1-3 in five starts against the Nationals that season and 7-14 Lifetime against Washington.

Tiger 4, Red Sox 2

Miguel Cabrera scored his 498th career home run, Robbie Grossman hit two hits and drove in one run, and hosts Detroit gave Boston their fifth straight loss.

Tiger’s starting pitcher Wily Peralta gave up two runs, one well-deserved, with six hits in 4 2/3 innings. Kyle Funkhouser (5-1) fanned out the only stroke he faced and he was credited with the win. Gregory Soto hit the ninth inning for his 12th save.

Red Sox starter Garrett Richards (6-7) allowed three runs on five hits in more than four innings. Hunter Renfroe hit his 17th homer of the season and JD Martinez added two hits and an RBI.

Braves 6, Cardinals 1

Max Fried threw six shutout innings when the Atlanta visit defeated St. Louis with three games at the start of their streak.

Jorge Soler hit a homer with two runs and Freddie Freeman went with a solo homer 3 for 4 and two runs scored the Braves, who moved for the New York Mets first place in the National League East in 2 1/2 games.

Fried (8-7) hit seven strokes and allowed only four hits, while beating the Cardinals for the second time that year. He’s kept her on run on six hits in 13 innings in those two starts.

White Sox 7, Royals 1

Tim Anderson homered between his three hits and three RBIs, Andrew Vaughn hit a solo shot and Dylan Cease delivered six shutout innings to lift hosts Chicago over Kansas City.

Relievers Michael Kopech, Garrett Crochet and Ryan Tepera combined a three-hitter with Cease. Hunter Dozier’s triple in seventh was the Royals’ only extra base hit. Dozier later scored a batter on Ryan O’Hearn’s prey fly.

Chicago profited when the Royals Auxiliary Corps struggled with command in the next half-inning. After Kyle Zimmer ran the loaded bases, Seby Zavala coaxed Richard Lovelady out for a walk to force a run. Anderson followed with an RBI single before Jose Abreu hit a two-run single to underscore a four-run rally.

Angel 11, Rangers 3

Jo Adell had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut to help Los Angeles beat Texas in the second game of their four-game series in Arlington, Texas.

Adell, the tenth pick in the 2017 MLB draft, was recalled by Triple-A Salt Lake and started in the right field. It doubled twice, isolated, and left.

Phil Gosselin also had three hits and drove in three runs, Jack Mayfield hit a two-run homer, and David Fletcher and Shohei Ohtani each added two hits for the Angels.

Rockies 13, boys 6

Elias Diaz scored a Grand Slam and Sam Hilliard also drove in four runs when Colorado beat a club in Denver from Colorado.

Diaz scored three hits and scored three times; CJ Cron had three hits and three RBIs; Hilliard had two hits, including a home run; and Trevor Story hit two doubles and scored twice for Colorado. Ian Happ homered and scored three times for the Cubs.

Rockies starter Kyle Freeland (2-6) was hit in the fifth inning by a line drive in the left foot. The left-hander finished the inning but went into sixth place after warming up. He allowed two runs on four hits and turned down five. Cubs starter Zach Davies (6-8) gave up seven runs in six hits and two walks in four innings.

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