MLB Roundup: Braves use 6-Run eighth to brush playing cards

8/6/2021 9:27:55 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Austin Riley scored a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves scored six runs from the eighth inning to pass the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Thursday night collect and complete a three-game sweep.

The Braves cleared .500 for the first time this season and moved from the first-placed New York Mets to the National League East within 1 1/2 games.

Atlanta ended the season 6-1 against the Cardinals and improved to 20:11 against the National League Central.

Good starting pitcher Touki Toussaint allowed three runs, two earned, five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings. Edgar Santana (1-0), the third pitcher from Atlanta, won.

Giant 5, diamond back 4 (10)

Kris Bryant scored a run scoring double in the 10th inning when he rallied in San Francisco to beat Arizona.

The Giants were 4-0 down and went into the ninth round before Bryant doubled up and scored their first run of the game. San Francisco ended with a tie before winning 10th.

The comeback marked the first time San Francisco had won a game of four runs to the ninth inning since defeating the Atlanta Braves with 13-12 in 11 innings on April 18, 1993.

Tiger 8, Red Sox 1

Robbie Grossman’s lead-off home run set the tone and Detroit starter Tarik Skubal threw five scoreless innings to host Detroit Top Boston in a three-game series rubber match.

Victor Reyes (2-for-4) scored a total of three RBIs and Jonathan Schoop (2-for-5) drove two for Detroit, who scored 13 goals to go from a 1-4 on Wednesday after their 4-2 opening. Defeat recover victory. Skubal (7-10) hit four while allowing only five hits and one step.

Detroit has won six of their last nine games and has been 13-7 since the All-Star break.

Phillies 7, Nationals 6

Rhys Hoskins drew in the ninth inning with a double-out, two runs against Kyle Finnegan to lift Philadelphia past hosts Washington and complete a four-game sweep.

JT Realmuto hit a double with two runs and two outs in game nine to tie the game at five. Hoskins finished with three hits, while Bryce Harper homered for the Phillies. Odubel Herrera added two hits for the Phillies, who won their fifth in a row.

The Phillies are only half a game behind the New York Mets in the National League East. Phillies starter Aaron Nola fought his way through five innings when he allowed five hits and five runs. Nola struck seven and left three.

Marlins 4, Mets 2

Jorge Alfaro hit the bottom of the eighth inning with a tie-break single and led hosts Miami to a win over New York.

Mets shortstop Javier Baez, acquired by the Chicago Cubs last week, went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts and stranded eight runners.

The Mets, who have a narrow lead in the National League East, lost three out of four games in the series against the last-placed Marlins. Reliever Jeurys Familia (5-2) allowed three runs in game eight to absorb the defeat as the Mets continued a slump that left them 21-27 in their last 48 games.

Rockies 6, young 5

Trevor Story hit two home runs, Connor Joe and Sam Hilliard also went low, and Colorado beat Chicago in Denver.

The Rockies built an early lead by scoring single runs against starter Jake Arrieta in the first four innings. This included Story’s solo homer in the first inning and Joe’s third of the season, also a solo shot, in the second.

Chicago wiped that out with four runs in run five, but the Rockies came back halfway through run five. Brendan Rodgers started with a single and Story hit his second homer of the day and 15th of the season to give Colorado the final lead.

August 5, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley (27) reacts as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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Angel 5, Ranger 0

Dylan Bundy tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings in his best outing of the season, and Los Angeles defeated Texas to win the last three games of the series by four.

Bundy (2-8) gave up three hits, hit six, and went two in his second start since being demoted to the bullpen for a month. He improved his career against the Rangers with a 3.12 ERA to 6-2.

Adam Eaton hit his first homer with the Angels, David Fletcher had two hits and Jose Iglesias added two RBIs for Los Angeles.

Reds 7, pirates 4

Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez trained three runs in a second inning with six runs to strengthen Cincinnati after visiting Pittsburgh in the beginning of a series of four games.

Reds starter Sonny Gray (4-6) benefited from an early offensive climb as he pitched five innings to take the win. He gave up four runs on six hits and two walks and hit seven when the Reds moved seven games over .500 for the first time since 2014.

Pirates starter Wil Crowe (3-6) allowed seven runs – three earned ones – and eight hits over four innings.

Twins 5, Astros 3

Rookie right-handed Griffin Jax took his first career win as a starter, and Minnesota scored a second inning of four in a road win over Houston.

Jax (2-1) limited the Astros to one hit and only two baserunners through five shutout innings. Jax posted a career high of 5 1/3 innings, which allowed for a run with three hits and one walk.

Rob Refsnyder went 2 for 3 with two runs for Minnesota and Andrelton Simmons drove in two. Yordan Alvarez scored his 21st home run for Houston, a double shot in the ninth.

Yankees 5, Seafarers 3

Joey Gallo hit the green light with three runs in the seventh inning and brought New York to a win over Seattle in the opener of a series of four games at Yankee Stadium.

Two-out singles from Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton alongside Paul Sewald (6-3) enabled Gallo to deliver his biggest hit since being taken over by Texas Rangers a week ago. It was Gallo’s 26th homer of the season and brought the Yankees to their sixth win in seven games since adding him and Anthony Rizzo in two deadline trades.

Kyle Seager and rookie Jarred Kelenic homered for Seattle, which dropped to 3-4 on a 10-game road trip. Mitch Haniger also ran a sacrificial fly run for the Mariners.

Royals 3, White Sox 2

Edward Olivares homered, Emmanuel Rivera made a double with two runs, and Kansas City held onto a win over hosts Chicago.

Royals left-hander Daniel Lynch (2-3) didn’t need additional running support as he limited the White Sox to one run on four hits in more than five innings. The highly praised rookie went two and dropped seven for his third quality start in a row.

Jose Abreu homered for the White Sox and Eloy Jimenez contributed an RBI double. Chicago lost two of three games in its series to Kansas City and ended their home stand with six games with a 3-3 record.

Blue Jays 3, Indians 0

Bo Bichette hit a homer with two runs and drove in all three runs, right-hander Ross Stripling hit six strong innings and Toronto won three in a row after dropping the series opener with four games against Cleveland.

The Blue Jays are 6-1 after returning to the Rogers Center for the first time since September 29, 2019 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Stripling (5-6) held Cleveland for his second straight win with three hits and one walk. He deleted six.

–Field-level media

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