MLB Roundup: Shohei Ohtani homers twice whereas Angels crush Tigers

Shohei Ohtani hit his 20th and 21st homers of the season on Friday, the fourth multi-homer game of his career, when the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 11-3 in Anaheim, California.

Ohtani’s 400-foot shot in the fifth inning marked a five-run rally. It was pinched by Luis Rengifo’s first homer, a solo shot, and Jared Walsh’s 16th, a double punch that topped the breakout.

Walsh’s blast ended the night for Detroit starter Jose Urena, who dropped to 2-7 after being blown up for seven hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings. Urena went three and struck four.

Alex Cobb (5-2) worked 5 2/3 innings to earn the win, giving up just three hits and one undeserved run with two walks and eight strikeouts. Justin Upton and Taylor Ward each collected three hits for the Angels.

Astros 2, White Sox 1

Yordan Alvarez brought Houston to victory over the visit to Chicago with a walk-off double.

Alvarez drove Yuli Gurriel home with his first walk-off hit and drilled a 0-1 slider from White Sox left-hander Garrett Crochet (2-3) into the right corner of the field. Gurriel, who hit the middle, scored from the start.

Ryan Pressly (4-1) earned the win by beating the team in the top of ninth and continuing the pitching duel between White Sox left-handed Carlos Rodon and Astros rookie right-handed Luis Garcia.

Nationals 1, Mets 0

Yan Gomes’ RBI single in the ninth inning lifted hosts Washington over New York for their fifth straight win of the season.

Juan Soto took ninth place with an eight pitch walk against Edwin Diaz (1-2). With Soto on the court, he finished third on Ryan Zimmerman’s single. Gomes then tore a 2-2 pitch on the third baseline for his fifth career walk-off RBI.

The Mets, who were limited to two hits on Friday and haven’t scored in the last 21 innings, have lost two straight for the first time since June 3rd and 4th in San Diego. New York didn’t get a runner past first place until the seventh inning.

Giants 5, Phillies 3

LaMonte Wade Jr. tripled, doubled and ran in two runs, Brandon Belt homered and hosts San Francisco defeated Philadelphia.

Giants starter Johnny Cueto (5-3) gave up six hits and three runs in six innings with five strikeouts and no walks. San Francisco took their fifth straight win, moving 20 games over .500 for the first time since July 2016.

Andrew McCutchen homered, single and knocked in two runs and Odubel Herrera hit a home run for the Phillies as well.

Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 0

Steven Souza Jr. hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to break a goalless tie and Los Angeles held on to a win over Arizona in Phoenix, sending the Diamondbacks to their 15th straight loss.

Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer (7-5) threw seven shutout innings, allowed three hits, hit eight and walked three. Kenley Jansen threw the ninth for his 17th save when Los Angeles won for the eighth time in 10 games.

Arizona starter Caleb Smith gave up a hit over six scoreless innings, hit five, and walked four. Joe Mantiply (0-2) took the loss. Each team ended up with three hits.

Seafarers 5, rays 1

Yusei Kikuchi put up seven strong innings when hosts Seattle sent Tampa Bay to their fourth straight defeat.

Ty France had three hits, including a double, and Luis Torrens drove in two runs for the Mariners, who have won their last six games for the fifth time and hit the .500 mark. Kikuchi (4-3) allowed a run on four hits with three walks and six strikeouts.

Ray’s right-hander Michael Wacha (1-2), who was put back into rotation this week after ace Tyler Glasnow was put on the 60-day injured list this week, gave up five runs with 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings, with a walk and two strikethroughs.

Rockies 6, Brewers 5 (10 innings)

CJ Cron hit an RBI single at the end of the 10th inning and hosts Colorado beat Milwaukee in Denver for a fifth straight win.

Cron finished with two hits, Raimel Tapia had doubled and singled to expand his hitting streak to 15 games, and Brendan Rodgers and Garrett Hampson also had two hits each for the Rockies.

Luis Urias landed under his two goals and Willy Adames also had two hits for the Brewers, who lost their fifth game in a row.

Marlins 10, young 2

Adam Duvall hit his fifth grand slam of his career, adding a two-time homer that led Miami to a blowout win in Chicago.

Duvall went 3-for-4 with six RBIs, three runs and one walk. It was his ninth multi-home game in his career. Jon Berti from Miami added a three-shot shot.

Joc Pederson hit two solo homers for the Cubs, who have lost four of their last five games. Zach Davies (4-4) took the loss and enabled a season high of eight runs in six innings. He had only made five runs in his previous five starts.

Athletics 5, Yankees 3

Tony Kemp hit a green start in three runs in the sixth inning and Oakland extended their winning streak to seven games with a win in New York.

The A’s opened a 10-game road trip by winning for the 13th time in 15 games despite losing an early 2-0 lead. James Kaprielian (4-1), New York’s first round pick of 2015, allowed three runs with three hits in 5 2/3 innings to take the win for Oakland.

Rougned Odor and DJ LeMahieu played for the Yankees, who lost for the eighth time in their last eleven home games.

Royals 5, Red Sox 3

Adalberto Mondesi homered for the second game in a row, at 464 feet the longest of his career, when hosts Kansas City defeated Boston to snatch a six-game losing streak.

Reliever Kris Bubic (2-2) won the start of a three-game series, allowing two runs in 2 2/3 innings. Greg Holland collected his fourth parade. Nick Pivetta (6-3) accepted the defeat when Boston ended its three-game winning streak. He allowed three runs with six hits in five innings with six strikeouts and three walks.

Perez also played for Kansas City, his 18th of the season and eighth in June. Rafael Devers went deep for Boston and Christian Vazquez had three hits.

Braves 9, Cardinals 1

Ozzie Albies drove in three runs to support a strong starting performance from Max Fried as Atlanta beat Visiting St. Louis.

Albies was 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and three runs to speed Atlanta’s 11-hit attack. Fried (4-4) threw seven innings, which was his season best, and allowed a run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts. It was the sixth time that he allowed only one run of eleven starts this season.

The Cardinals continued to struggle to get runs. You have merged 10 runs in the last seven games and lost the first two games in the series. St. Louis starter Carlos Martinez (3-8) He only lasted three-plus-innings and allowed eight runs on eight hits.

Padres 8, Reds 2

Wil Myers hit two solo homers and a double, and Tommy Pham opened the game with a homer when San Diego beat the guest in Cincinnati. The Padres won their second straight game to open the series after losing 13 of the previous 17 competitions.

Chris Paddack (4-5) took the win, holding the Reds with six hits and a walk in five innings on two runs, while equaling his career high with 11 strikeouts. Four relievers allowed only one walk and one hit batter for the last four innings.

Tony Santillan (0-1) lost in his second start in the Major League, giving up runs in each of the three innings he was working on.

Orioles 7, blue jay 1

Cedric Mullins crowned an eighth inning with five runs with his second home run of the evening and Baltimore snapped up an eight-game losing streak with a win over Toronto.

Mullins went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to lead the Orioles, who opened the three-game streak by giving the Blue Jays their fifth straight loss.

Baltimore’s right-hander Thomas Eshelman allowed a run on three hits over 4 2/3 innings on his season debut. Tyler Wells (2-0) earned the win by striking two over 1 1/3 innings.

Pirates 11, Indians 10

Gregory Polanco and Bryan Reynolds homered as hosts Pittsburgh built a 10-run lead and ended a 10-game losing streak at Cleveland’s expense.

Ke’Bryan Hayes added a three-run double and Jacob Stallings a two-run double for the Pirates, who were leading 11-1 after six innings. Pittsburgh starter Chad Kuhl (1-4) gave up one run and four hits in six innings with one walk and four strikeouts. Richard Rodriguez scored around two goals for his eighth save in the ninth play.

Cesar Hernandez hit a grand slam and an RBI single, and Rene Rivera contributed three hits and three RBIs for the Indians, who had won four in a row. Cleveland starter JC Mejia (1-2) gave up six runs and seven hits in over five innings.

Twins 7, Rangers 5 (10 innings)

Luis Arraez led the 10th inning with an RBI triple and later scored the winning run on a bases-laden walk that led Minnesota to a win in Arlington, Texas.

Arraez drilled a 0-2 pitch from relief Josh Sborz (3-3) from the bottom of the fence at dead center to break a 4-4 tie. Two more runs were scored on walks. Hansel Robles (3-3) took a goalless ninth place to take the win and Tyler Duffey allowed one run but recorded his second save.

Adolis Garcia hit his 17th homer and Nick Solak had two hits and one run for the Rangers, who lost for the 17th time in their last 20 games.

–Field-level media

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