2021-07-12 09:34:36 GMT + 00: 00 – Pablo Lopez set an MLB record by beating the game’s top nine thugs and hosting the Miami Marlins to a 7-4 win over the Sunday Atlanta Braves led.
Lopez (5-5), who had no further strikeout after the third inning, lasted six innings and allowed five hits, with two walks and three runs.
The previous record of eight straight strikeouts at the start of a game was shared by German Marquez of the Colorado Rockies in 2018, Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets in 2014 and Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros in 1986.
Dansby Swanson hit two solo homers for the Braves in the loss.
Jesus Aguilar had a home run and four RBIs for Miami, ending a streak of three games. It was Aguilar’s 15th homer of the season, but only his second at home.
Astros 8, Yankees 7
Jose Altuve defeated a walk-off three-run home run and hosts Houston scored six runs in the ninth inning to complete a stunning win over New York.
Altuve drove Abraham Toro and pinch-runner Myles Straw home on his 20th home run and crowned an unexpected comeback that began against Yankee’s right-handed Domingo German and ended with right-handed Chad Green (3-5) who made the decisive bang possible.
Martin Maldonado and Kyle Tucker also played for Houston, and Gary Sanchez scored for the Yankees in three runs. Astros Ralph Garza Jr. (1-2) put up 1 2/3 hitless innings, with three walks and three strikeouts to take the win.
Reds 3, Brewer 1
Nick Castellanos scored a single with two runs and two outs in ninth ahead of Josh Hader when visiting Cincinnati, who was getting closer to first place in Milwaukee in the National League Central.
The Reds enter the All-Star hiatus four games behind Milwaukee after taking their ninth win in 11 games. They won three out of four in the series, with the final two wins being decided in the ninth or later.
Jackie Bradley Jr.’s sixth game RBI single was the Brewers’ only run as they lost for the sixth time in eight games after an eleven game winning streak that put them in first place.
Giants 3, Nationals 1
Right-hander Kevin Gausman struck like an all-star and Curt Casali made a triple home run, sending hosts San Francisco on a three-game sweep of Washington.
The National League West giants finished the first half 57:32, giving them the most wins in the majors and the highest win percentage (0.640). The 57 wins are the third highest in the history of the franchise on the All-Star hiatus, just after the 59 wins in 1993.
Gausman (9-3) grabbed a personal streak of two games, allowing a four-hit run over six innings with three walks and nine strikeouts. Nationals right-hander Erick Fedde (4-6) worked five innings, allowing eight hits and three walks. He deleted seven.
Athletics 4, Rangers 1
Matt Olson tore two solo home runs and Chris Bassitt dumped four hits over seven innings to claim his 10th straight win when Oakland overtook Texas in Arlington, Texas.
The Athletics won for the second time in a row and conquered the weekend series with their division rivals. The Athletics only managed six hits, but four of them were solo homers, with Jed Lowrie and Sean Murphy beating back to back against Rangers’ starter Kolby Allard (2-6) in the top of the second inning.
Bassitt (10-2), who is on the AL All-Star Game list, gave up one run while cutting three and walking one. He won his 10th consecutive decision over a distance of 17 starts; he has not lost since April 6th. Allard allowed all four homers and five hits in six innings.
Angel 7, Seafarer 1
David Fletcher extended his hitting streak to 24 games in style, going 4 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs when Los Angeles defeated Seattle.
Fletcher hit a solo homer with two outs in the top of the third to keep the score at 1 and extend the third-longest hitting streak in franchise history. He later brought a two-run single into right field to break a tie on the fifth and reeled a one-out single in the middle to score 4-1 on the seventh.
Left-handed Jose Suarez (4-2) and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Angels saved the final of the three-game series. Right-handed Raisel Iglesias hit 1 1/3 innings for his 19th save.
White socks 7, Orioles 5 (10)
Adam Engel scored a triple home run with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, which gave the guest in Chicago a win over Baltimore.
07/11/2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Marlin starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (49) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at LoanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago put two on with two outs against Tyler Wells (2-1) in the 10th before Engel crushed his homer to the left – the team’s third homer of the day – for a 7-4 lead. Andrew Vaughn added a solo homer in the fourth and a three-run shot in the sixth.
The White Sox went 7-0 against Baltimore that season. They scored 27 runs in the series with three games that weekend.
Pirates 6, Mets 5
Wilmer Difo and John Nogowski delivered RBI singles in the ninth inning to lift a visit to Pittsburgh over New York in the final of their four-game series.
Nogowski scored the tie and Difo kicked off Edwin Diaz (3-3) after two dropped out to help the Pirates split the series.
Rodolfo Castro homered twice, Michael Perez also went deep and Difo and Adam Frazier each had three hits for the Pirates.
Blue jay 3, rays 1
Robbie Ray had a no-hitter who went into the seventh inning and ended up throwing seven shutout innings when Toronto defeated Tampa Bay.
Ray (7-4) hit 6 1/3 hitless innings and retired 17 consecutive batter to start. Overall, Ray gave up one hit, went one, and hit 11 – the second most strikeouts for Ray this season after striking 13 against the White Sox on June 8.
The Jays led in the third move 1-0 after a home run to the left of Danny Jansen. In the fourth round, Santiago Espinal (3-for-4) separated in one run and Cavan Biggio scored the 3-0 with a sacrificial fly into the center, the Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 4
Max Muncy’s last swing before going to the All-Star Game was a 3-run homer that ended in the ninth inning when hosts Los Angeles rallied to defeat Arizona.
After Albert Pujols led the ninth inning with a single and Mookie Betts deliberately ran, Muncy hit a no-doubt home run from Arizona’s JB Bukauskas (1-2) into the right stands for his third hit of the game. It was his 19th home run of the season.
Betts, who also had three hits, led the game with a home run and also had three hits when Los Angeles won its last two games before the All-Star break. Josh Rojas had a double among his three hits for the Diamondbacks. Kenley Jansen (1-2) threw a goalless top of the ninth to win.
Phillies 5, Red Sox 4
Ronald Torreyes hit a triple home run, and Philadelphia used six pitchers to score a win over hosts Boston Stick.
Torreyes’ shot gave the Phillies a 5-1 lead in the top of the fourth, and the pitching protected the lead the rest of the way. Torreyes finished three against four and scored twice.
Cristopher Sanchez (1-0) gave up a three innings run with two strikeouts to earn the win. Ranger Suarez tossed the final 2 1/3 innings, hitting four to record his second save. Four other pitchers threw at least two-thirds of an inning to contribute.
Gemini 12, Tiger 9 (10)
Jorge Polanco skipped a triple home run, one of which was dropped at the end of the 10th inning, to give Minnesota a wild win over the Detroit visit.
It was the first career walk-off homer for Polanco, finishing 3-for-6 with five RBIs. Polanco hit a 3-2 sinker from Tiger’s reliever Derek Holland (1-2) 395 feet into the left stand for his 12th homer of the season. He drove into Trevor Larnach, who started the inning as a designated runner, and Nelson Cruz, who had run on purpose.
Max Kepler went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs and Alex Kirilloff had two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota, completing a four-game series sweep of the Tigers. Josh Donaldson doubled up and scored twice, and Cruz added a single, three walks, and three runs for the Twins. Tyler Duffey (1-2) took the win.
Rockies 3, Padres 1
Chris Owings scored the first home run of his career and his first home run of the season to break a tie in the seventh inning and take Colorado’s visit past San Diego.
The victory came in 2,000. Played Bud Black as MLB manager and took the Rockies to the top for the second straight year. They won a road series for the first time this season and are now 9:34 ahead of Denver.
Owings scored 0-1 as he drove a Craig Stammen curveball into the seats in right midfield.
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