MLB Roundup: Diamondbacks win after 13 straight backs

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ five-time rally in the sixth inning highlighted the end of their 13-game loss with a 9-2 win on Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals in Phoenix.

Arizona’s losing streak was one game behind the franchise record in 2004 and was the longest in the major leagues since the Minnesota Twins lost 13 straight games in 2016, Louis’ mistake.

Matt Peacock, who was scratched from his last scheduled start Thursday after falling ill (unrelated to COVID), pitched six innings for the win. Peacock (2-1) scattered six hits and two runs while hitting six without walks.

St. Louis, which won three of the four games in the series, took a 2-0 lead against Peacock after scoring a run in the first inning of Dylan Carlson’s homerun and another in the second inning with an RBI double from Andrew Knizner .

Giants 5, Dodgers 4

Kevin Gausman went six shutout innings to continue his dominant round of pitching, and San Francisco held onto a win over hosts Los Angeles to win their third straight game against their rival in National League West.

Mauricio Dubon and Austin Slater scored for the Giants against left-hander Clayton Kershaw. Max Muncy and Albert Pujols hit home runs for the Dodgers, who were kept goalless in seven innings. Kershaw (7-4) gave up five well-deserved runs to reach a season high.

Gausman (6-0) gave up just two hits with seven strikeouts before sustaining a left leg injury while pitching a slow scooter from the Dodgers’ Matt Beaty to end the sixth inning. The right-handed man did not return to the seventh after 72 litters and was diagnosed with a tightness in his left hip.

Rockies 4, Pirates 3

Matt Adams’ go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning helped the Colorado visit scoop a five-game skid with a win over Pittsburgh.

After a 3-2 in the ninth inning, Ryan McMahon from Colorado went with an out against Richard Rodriguez (3-1) and scored the tieing run on Charlie Blackmon’s double from the wall in the right center. Adams’ single for the center brought Blackmon home.

Adam Frazier doubled up and raced for the Pirates in two runs and Ka’ai Tom added an RBI single. Pittsburgh lost seven out of nine.

Rays 6, Phillies 2

Mike Zunino homered, doubled up, and drove in two runs to bring hosts Tampa Bay past Philadelphia to claim his 15th win in their last 16 games in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Brett Phillips added a home run and single for the Rays on his 27th birthday. Austin Meadows also had a double and three walks.

Jean Segura, Brad Miller and Andrew Knapp each had two hits for the underpayers Phillies, who are left without the injured starters Bryce Harper and Didi Gregorius.

Red 5, young 1

Cincinnati faced former Cy Young Award winner Jake Arrieta for the second time this season when it snapped hosts Chicago’s winning streak in six games.

Cincinnati avoided a three-game sweep and came to Arrieta for three runs in the first inning. Reds starter Tyler Mahle (4-2) stunned the Cubs over five innings, allowed a hit and walk, and hit eight.

Arrieta (5-5) went 3 2/3 innings and gave up five runs (two earned ones) out of six hits and four walks. He deleted three.

Brewers 3, Nationals 0

Avisail Garcia and Omar Narvaez each had homered and Brandon Woodruff threw seven dominant innings as the Milwaukee visit completed a three-game sweep from Washington.

Garcia gave the Brewers the run support they needed for Woodruff (4-2) with his two-out, two-run homer ahead of Max Scherzer (4-4) in the first inning. Both pitchers struck out 10.

Woodruff allowed two hits with two walks while hitting a season high of 106 pitches. Josh Hader worked his way around a leadoff single in the ninth round to get his 12th save on so many occasions.

Blue Jays 4, Indians 1 (Game 1, 7 Innings)

Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez hit solo home runs and defeated Cleveland in a double-headed seven-inning opener on a visit to Toronto.

Marcus Semien had three hits, including two doubles, and a walk for the Blue Jays, who won the series’ first two games with three games. Ross Stripling (1-3) allowed a run, two hits, and a walk while striking three in five innings.

Josh Naylor was 3 for 3 with a home run for Cleveland. Aaron Civale (7-2) allowed four runs, 10 hits and one walk with a strikeout in more than six innings.

May 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

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Indians 6, blue jays 5 (game 2, 7 innings)

Jose Ramirez scored a walk-off victim fly in a double bottom of the seventh inning and Cleveland beat visiting Toronto to score a split in a double header on Sunday.

The Indians equalized the game with four runs in the lower round of 16, but Toronto went 5: 4 ahead to a single from Marcus in the top of the seventh against Cleveland savior Emmanuel Clase (3: 2).

Blue Jay’s left-handed Steven Matz allowed four runs (two deserved) and four hits while hitting four in over five innings. Indian left-hander Sam Hentges gave up four runs, four hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings. He deleted two.

Tiger 6, Yankees 2

Tarik Skubal threw six shutout innings, Willi Castro had a three-run double, and hosts Detroit won a win to complete a three-game series sweep of New York.

Skubal (2-7) held the Yankees on three hits and walked three while he hit eight. Nomar Mazara added a double with two runs and Jonathan Schoop hit base four times with two hits and two walks while scoring one run.

Yankees starter Michael King (0-2) gave up four runs, two earned, with three hits in 2 1/3 innings. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and scored one run for the Yankees, who were limited to five runs in the series. Gary Sanchez added two hits and an RBI.

Royals 6, twins 3

Whit Merrifield had two hits, scored two goals and drove in one run when Kansas City visit defeated Minnesota in a three-game series rubber match in Minneapolis.

Royals right-handed Brad Keller (5-4) had three runs in five hits with four walks and six strikeouts to get the win. Greg Holland threw ninth place for his third parade.

Twin right-handed Matt Shoemaker (2-6) allowed five runs – including four in the fifth inning – on six hits while taking the loss.

Astros 7, Padres 4

Kyle Tucker hit his eleventh home run as team leader in a first inning of four runs in support of starter Zack Greinke and Houston took an interleague home win over San Diego.

Aledmys Diaz delivered a double with two runs to the left in the third inning as the Astros built a 7-0 lead in three innings. Padres starter Blake Snell did not return for the fourth time after allowing a season high of seven runs with five hits and three walks.

Greinke (5-2) retired the first eight thugs he faced and logged eight innings for the third time this season. He allowed six hits and one walk while scoring four strikeouts and improving to 14-3 against the Padres in his career. Webster Rivas, Wil Myers and Ha-Seong Kim stood up for the Padres.

White Sox 3, Orioles 1

Nick Madrigal had two hits, including a green triple in the seventh inning, and Lucas Giolito hit seven strong innings as hosts Chicago beat Baltimore to complete a four-game sweep.

Chicago finished their homestand with six wins in seven games and bounced back from three straight defeats to the Yankees in New York last weekend.

Meanwhile, Baltimore continues its free fall. For the first time since September 2009, the Orioles lost for the 13th time in a row.

Angel 4, athletics 2

Jared Walsh sparked a second four-run inning, combined with a home run and four relievers, to knock out Oakland for the final six innings, allowing Los Angeles to visit Los Angeles to save a split in his four-game series.

Raisel Iglesias crashed out of traffic jams in the eighth and ninth innings to save the win, ending a day when he, Jose Suarez, Steve Cishek and Mike Mayers combined allowed only two hits and a walk in six innings and a two at the same time -Run protected lead.

The A’s had only four hits in total, including doubles by Jed Lowrie, Stephen Piscotty and Chad Pinder.

Seafarer 4, Ranger 2

Yusei Kikuchi made his sixth consecutive quality start, Ty France drove in three runs and Kyle Seager homered when Seattle beat his visit to Texas for four games.

Kikuchi (3-3), a left-hander, went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, one step and five. Kikuchi brought in a no-hitter in the sixth before Willie Calhoun took the first pitch of the inning for a single in right field.

The Rangers suffered their sixth straight defeat. Texas lost 12 Straight Road Games in Minnesota through May 6th. The Rangers have also lost 12 straight at T-Mobile Park, their last win in Seattle on July 23, 2019.

–Field-level media

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