MLB Roundup: Fernando Tatis Jr. homers twice in return for Padres

8/16/2021 07:39:43 GMT + 00: 00 – Fernando Tatis Jr. delivered four hits, including a pair of solo home runs, on his return from a 13-game abstinence due to a left shoulder injury and led the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2 on Sunday afternoon in Phoenix.

Tatis doubled up, chatted, drove four runs and scored three while playing on the correct field. Tatis played shortstop in 223 of his previous 226 MLB starts and was the designated hitter in the other three.

Jake Cronenworth started a double homer and Eric Hosmer contributed two hits for the Padres who avoided getting swept up in the four-game series.

Padres starter Craig Stammen threw two shutout innings before Reiss Knehr (1-0), Pierce Johnson, Tim Hill, Daniel Hudson, Emilio Pagan and Austin Adams combined to take Arizona on two runs and six hits in the final seven innings restrict.

Arizona right-hander Zac Gallen (1-7) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck five and left three.

Rangers 7, athletics 4

Rookie DJ Peters hit two double run homers to help Texas take down two out of three from Oakland in Arlington, Texas.

Peters doubled his career home run total by going deep for the Rangers during the first and fifth innings in that set’s rubber game. The victorious pitcher Kolby Allard (3-10) allowed three runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings to book his first win since June 12th.

Matt Chapman homered for one of his three hits and Mark Canha also left the court for the A’s, who entered the streak with a seven-game winning streak. Five of the seven runs Oakland’s Sean Manaea (8-8) scored in his five innings came on three homers.

Angel 3, Astros 1

Reid Detmers put up six strong innings in his third Major League start, Phil Gosselin doubled and homered, and Los Angeles beat Houston in Anaheim, California.

Detmers (1-2) gave up a run with three hits and two walks while hitting six for his first major league win of his career. Gosselin doubled and scored in the sixth inning to give the Angels a 2-1 lead, then homered in the eighth inning to give the Angels and Raisel Iglesias (26th Save) an insurance run.

Meanwhile, Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. (9-4) gave up two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. He went one and struck eight. Michael Brantley had two hits, including a solo homer, for Houston.

Reds 7, Phillies 4

Jonathan India broke a 0-10 slump with an opening home run when the Cincinnati guest beat Philadelphia in the series’ rubber game.

India ended the day with three goals for the shorthanded Reds, who took two out of three games in the weekend series to win their first series in Philadelphia since 2017.

Rookie Tyler Stephenson homed for the third game in a row while Shogo Akiyama replaced an outcast Nick Castellanos and helped the Phillies lead to their fourth loss in six games with a double-run double.

Brewer 2, Pirate 1

Christian Yelich doubled twice and drove in the race on Sunday when the Milwaukee visit passed Pittsburgh.

Willy Adames was 1 for 3 with a walk, scoring both runs for the Brewers who scored their runs in the first and third innings and held the win. You won six out of seven.

Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer, who has just been reinstated on the COVID-19 injured list, pitched four innings. He gave up one run and three hits, with no walks and six strikeouts.

Yankees 5, White Sox 3

Nestor Cortes Jr. handicapped hosts Chicago over six strong innings, and Rougned Odor and Luke Voit hit two runs each for New York.

Cortes (1-1) allowed a run with seven hits against a hard-hitting Chicago squad who came into play with 14 runs in the first two games of the series. He went one and sniffed seven when New York won the series’ rubber game.

Andrew Vaughn hit a solo homer for Chicago, which dropped its second straight streak. White Sox right-handed Lucas Giolito (9-9) failed in his attempt to claim double-digit wins for the third time in his career. He gave up three runs (two deserved) with six hits in four innings. He went three and struck eight.

Giants 5, Rockies 2

LaMonte Wade Jr. threw the potential tie in the seventh inning and left-handed Alex Wood extended his personal winning streak to five games as San Francisco celebrated a streak win over the visit to Colorado.

Tommy La Stella drove singles, doubles and two runs for the Giants, who took three out of four from the Rockies and won their last eight games for the seventh time. Wood (10-3), who has not lost since June 1, extended his unbeaten streak to 12 starts.

Rockies starter Jon Gray (7-9) zeroed four innings with Wood before the Giants finally took the lead with a fifth in three runs.

Twins 5, rays 4

Jorge Polanco drove Max Kepler in with a sacrificial fly in the lower third to give Minnesota victory over the visit to Tampa Bay.

08/15/2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; San Diego Padres right fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. scores on a wild pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

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Josh Donaldson had two hits and three RBIs for the Twins, while Kepler went 2 for 3 with two walks and three runs and Polanco went three times and scored twice. Alex Colome (3-4) took the win with a goalless inning of relief.

Mike Zunino homered for the Rays in his fourth straight game, while Wander Franco homered and doubled up when Tampa Bay finished their nine-game road trip with a 6-3 record.

Braves 6, Nationals 5

Freddie Freeman and Austin Riley started the fifth inning with back-to-back home runs, visiting Atlanta for a win over flinging Washington.

The Braves extended their winning streak to a season high of seven games and won for the 10th time in a total of 12 games.

Dansby Swanson hit a homer with two runs and also scored on a wild pitch that proved to be a winning run after Washington nearly erased a 6-3 lead.

Cardinals 7, Royals 2

Nolan Arenado scored a double home run and an RBI single when he defeated Kansas City and ended a 6-0 road trip on his visit to St. Louis.

Arenado hit three homers and drove nine runs during the three-game weekend sweep. Cardinals starting pitcher JA Happ (7-6) threw 5 2/3 goalless innings while allowing five hits and two walks. The Cardinals have won a total of eight of their last nine games.

Salvador Perez scored his 30th homer of the season for the Royals, who lost for the 11th time in 15 games. Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic (3-6) only retired four thugs. He allowed seven runs on nine hits, one walk and one hit batter.

Red Sox 6, Orioles 2

JD Martinez got off to a good start on three runs in the first inning, and the Boston Red Sox pulled past Baltimore to complete a three-game sweep.

Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez (9-6) hit six, allowing three hits with three walks over six innings against his former organization. Enrique Hernandez, Hunter Renfroe and Xander Bogaerts each drove in one run for the Red Sox, who beat the Orioles with 30: 5 in the weekend set.

Boston have won four of their last five games after losing ten of their last twelve games.

Blue jay 8, Mariners 3

Teoscar Hernandez continued his hot streak with three hits, including a double and a home run, and left-hander Steven Matz missed a deserved five-inning run when Toronto beat hosts Seattle.

Randal Grichuk, Corey Dickerson and Marcus Semien also played for Toronto, which shot a three-game slip. Kyle Seager went deep for Seattle, whose winning streak was halted by four games.

Matz (10-7) only allowed three hits, went three and hit four. The Mariners’ starter, rookie right-hander Logan Gilbert (5-4), allowed five runs with eight hits in four innings. He didn’t go dough and beat three.

Indian 11, tiger 0

Triston McKenzie came within four outs of a perfect game and visited Cleveland defeating Detroit.

Harold Castro’s line-drive single in a 2-1 offer ended McKenzie’s bids for history. Castro was the only baserunner against McKenzie (2-5) to be removed after the inning. He finished 11 strikeouts on a career high.

The Indians scored all of their runs in the second and third innings. Jose Ramirez drove in three runs, including a two-run homer, and Amed Rosario hit a three-way triple.

Marlins 4, cubs 1

Jazz Chisholm and Jesus Aguilar each hit a homerun, leading hosts Miami to a win over slumped Chicago, which lost their 11th game in a row.

The Cubs, who share the longest active losing streak in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles, were led by Frank Schwindel, who homerte in the sixth inning.

Miami won its fourth game in a row, a season high.

Dodgers 14, Mets 4

Max Scherzer threw six grainy innings of the two-run ball, Max Muncy homered twice and Los Angeles hit five homers to beat burglar hosts New York, who pitched two position players.

Scherzer (10-4) allowed four hits, hit seven and went two for his 185th career win. Muncy hit two homers with two runs in the second and sixth runs when the Dodgers defeated the Mets for the 13th time in their last 14 trips to New York. Justin Turner, Will Smith and Matt Beaty also played for Los Angeles.

Michael Conforto had two hits and an RBI, and JD Davis also ran a run for the Mets. Carlos Carrasco (0-1) was rocked for six runs and six hits in two innings.

–Field-level media

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