Wilmer Flores hit three on his return from the injured list, while Donovan Solano and Evan Longoria hit home runs as the San Francisco Giants beat hosts Los Angeles Dodgers 11-6 on Saturday.
The Giants had 16 hits in their highest-scoring game at Dodger Stadium since they scored 19 on September 14, 2013. The win was also her ninth on the road in her last 10 tries.
Giant right-handed Logan Webb (4-3) also returned from the IL, giving up two runs (one deserved) with just one hit over five innings after recovering from a strain on his right shoulder.
Max Muncy and Albert Pujols hit home runs for the Dodgers. Muncy’s Homer was his fourth in five games against San Francisco, while Pujols scored his second with his new club.
Angel 4, athletics 0
Alex Cobb threw seven scoreless innings and visited Los Angeles when he was eliminated by Oakland for the first time that season.
Cobb (3-2) allowed three hits, hit eight and went two in his longest outing of the season. Cobb lowered his ERA to 1.60 in five career starts over 33 2/3 innings in Oakland.
Shohei Ohtani had two hits and drove in two runs, and Anthony Rendon had two hits and an RBI for the Angels, taking advantage of a miss on a Bunt squeeze to score four inexperienced runs in the fifth inning.
Pirates 7, Rockies 0 (Game 1)
Bryan Reynolds hit a homer in two runs when Pittsburgh beat Colorado in the first game of a double header.
Michael Perez added an RBI single, and Gregory Polanco was 2 to 3 with an RBI, a triple and a run scored for the Pirates, who drove a second three-run inning to end a streak of six losses .
Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker (4-4), who lost two starts in a row, threw six innings and gave up no runs and four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Pirates 4, Rockies 0 (Game 2)
Adam Frazier and Ka’ai Tom hooked up, and Will Craig added an RBI single to help Pittsburgh visit Colorado and sweep the double header.
Pittsburgh starter Mitch Keller (3-6), who brought in a three-game personal streak of bad luck, threw five goalless innings with two hits, two walks and six strokes. It was his first time facing the Rocky Mountains. First up against his former team, pirate helper Sam Howard threw a goalless sixth place, and David Bednar gave up a few walks in seventh but kept the cordon.
It was the Rockies’ fifth straight defeat that left them 3:22 on the road. Colorado was suspended in 10 of 25 away games.
Rays 5, Phillies 3
Austin Meadows homered, singled and drove in three runs to lift hosts Tampa Bay past Philadelphia.
The Rays have won 14 of their last 15 games.
Ray’s starter Ryan Yarbrough held 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and three hits while hitting eight and walking two.
Twins 6, Royals 5
JA Happ took the win and Batters five through nine went 6-16 along with five runs scored and three RBIs as hosts Minnesota beat Kansas City.
Happ (3-2) allowed two runs with three hits in five innings. Ervin Santana (0-1) from the Royals took the defeat as an “opener”. He gave up three runs in more than three innings.
The twins scored a historic run ahead of Santana in the first inning. Josh Donaldson put a one-off single in the middle, followed by a similar hit from Alex Kirilloff. Nelson Cruz followed right with a rule double and Donaldson trotted home with the 2 millionth run in MLB history.
Cubs 10, Reds 2
Joc Pederson hit a two-run single in a sixth inning with four runs when Chicago broke into a tie and defeated Cincinnati for the sixth straight.
Zach Davies gave the Cubs another solid outing, throwing more than five innings, allowing a run with two hits, and hitting three.
The Cubs lost another key player when David Bote injured his left shoulder and slipped to second in fourth. Manager David Ross said after the game that Bote had a severed shoulder and would require a long stint on the injured list.
Brewers 4, Nationals 1 (Game 1)
Avisail Garcia came home and drove three runs to help Milwaukee beat Washington in the first game of a double header.
Garcia secured a two-run homer in the first inning for the Brewers, who have won five of their last seven.
Freddy Peralta (5-1) recorded his first full career game and allowed a run with four hits and seven spikes. Washington lost for the third time in its last four games.
Brewers 6, Nationals (Game 2)
Luis Urias, Kolten Wong and Lorenzo Cain had three hits apiece as Milwaukee made a double-header sweep from hosts Washington.
Brent Suter (5-3) took the win with a goalless inning of relief for Milwaukee, who scored a 4-1 win in their first game. Urias and Wong each drove in two races for Milwaukee, which has won its sixth time in its last eight games.
Ryan Zimmerman delivered a pair of doubles and Jon Lester allowed a five-hit run over four innings for the Nationals, who lost four out of five. Washington’s third pitcher, Daniel Hudson (3-1), suffered the loss. He allowed three runs with one hit and two walks in 1 1/3 innings.
White Sox 7, Orioles 4 (Game 1)
Jake Lamb and Yoan Moncada took two home runs each and Chicago prevailed against Baltimore in the first double header game.
Jose Abreu went 3-4 with a double and three RBIs for Chicago, who won their last five games for the fourth time. Tim Anderson went 1-3 with one double, one stolen base and two runs.
Freddy Galvis hit two home runs to lead the Orioles, who lost their eleventh game in a row. Maikel Franco also lost deeply.
White Sox 3, Orioles 1 (Game 2)
Jose Abreu hit a split home run, Billy Hamilton a solo shot, and Chicago beat Baltimore to win both games by a double header.
Liam Hendriks took his second save of the day and 12th of the season after scoring another goalless inning at the end of the double reckoning. The White Sox have won five of their last six games.
Stevie Wilkerson had the only RBI for the Orioles, whose miserable slump continued with their 12th consecutive defeat.
Red Sox 3, Marlins 1
Bobby Dalbec, Kevin Plawecki and Hunter Renfroe each hit runscoring singles, Nathan Eovaldi threw 5 1/3 goalless innings with seven strikeouts and hosts Boston topped Miami.
Eovaldi (6-2) only allowed four hits and went one. Renfroe (3: 4), Rafael Devers (3: 4), Dalbec (2: 4) and JD Martinez (2: 4) each had days with multiple hits, as the Red Sox for the seventh time in nine games.
Jesus Aguilar had an RBI single, while Magneuris Sierra (3-5) and Garrett Cooper (2-5) each had multiple hits for Miami. The marlins fell three in a row and four out of five.
Tiger 6, Yankees 1
Spencer Turnbull won for the third time in its last four starts as hosts Detroit rolled to victory over New York.
Turnbull (4-2) kept the Yankees on three hits to one run and hit six in 5 2/3 innings. A quartet of helpers kept New York goalless for the Tigers the rest of the way. Jonathan Schoop scored between his two goals and scored twice for Detroit. Willi Castro scored two hits, a run and an RBI, and Jeimer Candelario also scored a hit and drove a run.
Yankees starter Deivi Garcia (0-2) gave up five runs (four of which were earned) with five hits in 4 1/3 innings. Albert Abreu tossed 3 2/3 innings of relief, keeping the Tigers to one run with two hits while scoring three hits.
Padres 11, Astros 8 (12)
Wil Myers hit a triple home run against right field when San Diego came from behind and beat hosts Houston.
Myers’ fifth homer of the season faced Astro’s right-hander Ralph Garza Jr. (0-1), who made his big-league debut. Jake Cronenworth, who started the inning on second base, and Fernando Tatis Jr. scored a goal ahead of Myers. The Astros purposely picked Tatis, whose three-time homer up in ninth place linked the game 6-6 and resulted in additional innings.
Winning pitcher Austin Adams gave up an unmatched run in the 11th inning, and Miguel Diaz took his first save of the season with a perfect bottom in the 12th inning.
Mets 13, Braves 2
Taijuan Walker threw five scoreless innings on his return from the injured list, and New York drove their biggest inning of the season to their most one-sided victory when the Mets got past a visit to Atlanta.
The eleven-run win was the Mets’ most one-sided win over the Braves since a 16-5 win on May 3, 2017. A sixth inning in seven runs was fueled by several unexpected contributors, including midfielder Cameron Maybin, whose one-off infield single was his first hit in 28 Bats For New York – the longest non-hit streak to begin a term in franchise history.
The brave starter Ian Anderson (4-2) gave up four runs with seven hits and one step while hitting six over four innings.
Mariners 3, Rangers 2
JP Crawford and Mitch Haniger hit solo home runs as hosts Seattle won their third game and fifth in their last six games, beating Texas.
Crawford broke a 1-1 draw with a solo shot on right field that led to Ranger’s right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (5-1) at the end of seventh place. Foltynewicz allowed two runs with six hits in seven innings, with one walk and two strikeouts.
Left-handed Daniel Zamora (1-0), who made his Mariners debut, took the win with 1 1/3 goalless innings of relief. Right-handed Rafael Montero has worked out of a traffic jam in the ninth inning against his former team to score his seventh game this season. Mariners starter Justin Dunn, a right-hander, allowed a run with two hits in 5 2/3 innings with two walks and eight spikes.
Cardinals 7, Diamondbacks 4
Tyler O’Neill, who was struck off the injury list on Thursday, was once again the catalyst of St. Louis with his third home game in as many games in a win against struggling Arizona in Phoenix.
Arizona have lost 13 games in a row since their home game against the Washington Nationals on May 15. It’s the longest defeat for the Diamondbacks since 2004, when they set a club record with 14 straight defeats.
O’Neill, who suffered a broken finger, went 3 to 5 on Saturday with two runs and three RBIs. He also doubled twice, including one who ran two runs. Adam Wainwright (3-4) threw more than five innings for victory.
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