MLB Roundup: Rays Escape 6-Run Gap, Stun Pink Sox in 10th

9/7/2021 7:47:22 AM GMT + 00: 00 – Nelson Cruz’s tiebreaker in the 10th inning helped Tampa Bay overcome a six-run deficit on Monday, sending the guest rays to the Boston Red Sox 11-10 in a wild game over Labor Day matinee.

Cruz crowned a three-way RBI day by placing a single up to the right of Garrett Whitlock (7-3) to hit Randy Arozarena, and pinch hitter Brandon Lowe dragged a single to give Cruz the crucial markings.

Collin McHugh (6-1) came out of trouble in the ninth and got pinch hitter Kevin Plawecki to land on full bases for the final after taking a run in the bottom tenth.

Ray’s rookie Wander Franco scored his first four-hit game of his career – 4v6 with three runs – while Cruz and Yandy Diaz each produced three of the guests’ 19 hits. Franco’s triple in the first inning extended his streak on the base to 36 games, joining him to Mickey Mantle (1951-52) for the second-longest in Major League history by a player under the age of 21.

Blue Jays 8, Yankees 0

Marcus Semien homed twice, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 40th homer and Toronto won in New York.

The Blue Jays won their fifth and eighth in nine games in a row thanks to the performance indicator. Guerrero Jr. extended his hitting streak to a career high of 14 games with his 40th homer, and he finished 3-for-5.

Hyun Jin Ryu (13-8) fired six shutout innings for the win. He gave up three hits and no walks while hitting six.

Dodgers 5, Cardinals 1

Max Scherzer knocked out 13 thugs and missed a deserved run in eight innings when the Los Angeles visit closed St. Louis.

Chris Taylor hit a two-time homer for the Dodgers, who won a fifth time in seven games to stay in the National League West within a San Francisco Giants game.

Scherzer (13-4) dominated his hometown Cardinals and limited it to six hits, no walks and one undeserved run. He ran his season strikeout total to 210 and became the eighth pitcher in Major League history to post nine seasons with over 200 strikeouts.

Giants 10, Rockies 5

Thairo Estrada scored two homers among his three hits, tripled Darin’s reputation and homered, and San Francisco beat Colorado in Denver.

Buster Posey also went deep, adding a double, Mauricio Dubon had three hits, and Steven Duggar had two hits for San Francisco.

Giants starter Kevin Gausman (13-5) allowed three runs and five hits to hit nine in seven innings. He also had an RBI single and scored a run.

Nationals 4, Mets 3

Carter Kieboom crowned a two-run rally with a walk-off single at the end of the ninth inning when hosts Washington stunned New York in the finals of a five-game series.

The loss was costly to the Mets, who lagged four games behind the idle National League East-leading Atlanta Braves.

Mets seamstress Edwin Diaz (5: 5) tried his 29th save with a 3-2 lead and occupied a foulout by Juan Soto with walks on Alcides Escobar and Josh Bell to open the ninth. Pinch hitter Andrew Stevenson linked the game with a single to right field, scoring Escobar and sending Bell to third place, from where he jogged home to the middle on Kieboom’s game winner.

Twins 5, Indians 2

Jorge Polanco homered and doubled three times and Byron Buxton also went deep into Minnesota during his win over Cleveland.

It was the second four-hit game this season for Polanco, who set a club record with four extra base hits in one game. Buxton and Luis Arraez each scored two goals for Minnesota, who have won two in a row after losing four games.

Franmil Reyes has scored a double homer for Cleveland, who lost three of four at home and dropped to 5-8 this season against Minnesota.

Astros 11, Mariners 2

Jake Meyers hit a three-run home run to ignite a breakout, the second six-run inning when Houston rolled to a win over visiting Seattle.

Meyers (2-for-5, four RBIs) was one of five Astros to record multi-hit games. Houston ended the Mariners’ winning streak with five games and expanded its lead in the American League West to 5 1/2 games.

Lance McCullers Jr. (11-4) took advantage of the onslaught and limited Seattle to two runs on four hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over six innings

Ranger 4, angel 0

AJ Alexy allowed a hit in six shutout innings to lead Texas over Los Angeles in Anaheim, California as the teams split their four-game streak.

Alexy (2-0) ran his shutout streak to 11 innings to begin his major league career. The right-handed is the first rookie to ever line up at least five shutout innings and to allow one hit or less in each of his first two major league starts. He struck seven, including all three batter in the sixth inning, and retired the last 13 he faced.

Angels starter Jaime Barria (2-3) got off to a rocky start, but also retired and was eliminated 14 in a row during a stretch. He gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings, skipped three, and didn’t go batter.

Royals 3, Orioles 2

Salvador Perez’s bloop single resulted in a double rally in the eighth inning as the Kansas City visit defeated Baltimore. Perez had made eight home runs in his last 11 games, but his game-tying hit barely reached 100 feet.

Whit Merrifield led with a double from the right field wall. Moving up to third after a victim by Nicky Lopez, he spawned Perez, whose bloop hit went just past the infield that was retracted.

Perez then met Andrew Benintendi’s two-man single for the go-ahead. Benintendi also stole a home run from Anthony Santander in the lower round of 16.

Pirate 6, Tiger 3

Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits, including a go-ahead single with two runs in the seventh inning, when Pittsburgh halted a six-game losing streak with a win over visiting Detroit.

Kevin Newman added a 2-run homer and Yoshi Tsutsugo added a 2-run single for The Pirates.

Pittsburgh starter Bryse Wilson gave up three runs and six hits in six innings, with two walks and four strikeouts.

Phillies 12, Brewer 0

Jean Segura scored his first grand slam of his career in an eighth inning with seven runs and Brad Miller homered twice when visiting Philadelphia to open a three-game series in Milwaukee with one win.

Bryce Harper, Freddy Galvis and Andrew McCutchen also played for the Phillies, who have won eight of their last ten games.

Harper set the tone in the first inning with a two-run shot against Brandon Woodruff (9-8) and helped the Phillies to their fifth straight win over Milwaukee this season.

Boy 4, red 3

Frank Schwindel had two hits, including an RBI green single in the eighth inning, and Ian Happ scored a triple home run as hosts Chicago led Cincinnati to expand their winning streak to seven games.

One day after starting the Grand Slam in the seventh inning for an 11: 8 win against Pittsburgh, dizziness again caused late offensive heroics and landed a base goal on the right against Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen.

Dizziness beats .441 with 14 RBIs during an eight-game hit streak.

–Field-level media

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