MLB Roundup: Yan Gomes leads the Nationals’ 17-run blast

Yan Gomes had a career height of five and Max Scherzer threw five innings when the Washington Nationals destroyed the Arizona Diamondbacks 17-2 in Phoenix on Friday.

Gomes went 5v6 and finished an off-cycle home run. He added four runs and two RBIs while leading Washington’s 22-hit attack. Trea Turner, Kyler Schwarber, and Andrew Stevenson all met for the Nationals.

Scherzer (3-2) allowed two hits and a step while he scored seven hits. Arizona’s Riley Smith (1-3) gave up eight runs with eight hits and two walks in three innings.

The Diamondbacks lost their third game in a row, standing between 3 and 10 in May after playing between 14 and 12 in April. Washington has won twice in a row after losing four in a row.

Yankees 5, Orioles 4

Gio Urshela scored a nine-pitch hit in the seventh inning by hitting a homer in the seventh inning when New York hosts beat Baltimore.

After soiling four consecutive fields from Travis Lakins Sr. (1-4), Urshela lifted a 2-2 cutter directly over the fence in the right midfield. It was Urshela’s fifth homer of the season and the second homer of his career as a pinch hitter.

Aaron Judge faced the Yankees, aged 15 to 6 as of April 22, in back-to-back bats, playing without Gleyber Torres (COVID-19), Giancarlo Stanton (left quad) and Aaron Hicks (left wrist). Corey Kluber (3-2) allowed four runs with seven hits in six innings to win his third straight decision.

Rays 3, Mets 2

Brett Phillips prevailed against a single in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay rallied to end New York’s seven-game winning streak with a win in St. Petersburg, Florida.

In the ninth round, the prize hitter Brandon Lowe drew a one-off run against Miguel Castro (0: 1) and moved up to third place with a single from Willy Adames. After Mike Zunino left, Aaron Loup knocked out prize hitter Joey Wendle. However, Phillips stroked a breaking pitch to the right at the first offer for the game-winning RBI.

Zunino boomed his team-strong eighth homer, Manuel Margot went 2-4 with an RBI double and Pete Fairbanks (1-0) threw a goalless ninth. Ray starter Tyler Glasnow fanned out 10 and allowed two runs in eight innings.

Cubs 4, Tigers 2

Kris Bryant busted his 10th homer of the season, Jake Arrieta threw six strong innings and visited Chicago to beat Detroit.

Bryant scored two runs and Anthony Rizzo delivered an RBI double when the Cubs suffered a streak of three losses. Joc Pederson added three goals at the start of a three-game series. Pederson was the only player on both teams to score more than one goal.

Arrieta (4-3) only knocked out one stroke but limited the Tigers to two runs – two consecutive solo home runs by Jake Rogers and Robbie Grossman – with four hits. Arrieta was supported by three double games.

Red Sox 4, Angel 3

Bobby Dalbec secured a two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead hosts Boston to victory over Los Angeles.

Dalbec, who finished ninth in the order, beat Angels Watson’s Tony Watson (1-1) and turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead. Hunter Renfroe also hit a homer with two runs, joining Christian Vazquez with two hits apiece for the Red Sox.

The Angels lost for the third year in a row, falling 1-3 in six games on a road trip. Los Angeles’s Shohei Ohtani started his 11th homer of the season to win Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez for the American League lead.

Astros 10, Rangers 4

Kyle Tucker, Myles Straw, and Martin Maldonado were producing multi-hit and multi-RBI attempts from the bottom third of the lineup when Houston rolled past a visit to Texas.

Tucker, Straw and Maldonado went a combined 6v10 with four runs, seven RBIs, and two walks. All three played important roles as the Astros grouped their runs in the second, third and fifth innings and Maldonado hit his second homer, a two-run shot, in the fifth.

Rangers left-hander Wes Benjamin (0-2), who was recalled by Triple-A Round Rock for his second career start, only lasted 1 2/3 innings. He gave up three runs with three hits and three walks with two spikes.

Pirates 3, Giants 2 (11 innings)

Gregory Polanco’s base-laden sacrificial fly in the 11th inning earned Pittsburgh a win over a visit to San Francisco to halt a two-game loss.

With the 2-1 win for the Giants, Michael Perez started 11th for Pittsburgh in second place. Adam Frazier, who was 4 on 5, drove Perez home with a three off the wall right in front of Caleb Baragar (2-1) to tie him home. Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig were purposely run to load the bases and Polanco flew in the middle to take Frazier home.

Brandon Crawford’s eighth homer broke up a goalless game and gave the Giants a 1-0 lead. The Pirates tied it in ninth place on Reynolds’ RBI single. Austin Slater’s RBI single at the top of 11th place ahead of Luis Oviedo (1-1) gave San Francisco a 2-1 lead.

Dodgers 9, Marlins 6

Max Muncy scored a triple home run in a second inning with eight runs, and resurgent Los Angeles ended up winning over a visit to Miami.

Clayton Kershaw (6-3) added an RBI single in the second round but had a mixed night on the hill, allowing five runs over six innings while hitting a season high of 11. The Dodgers won their third straight game after a 2-8-street trip that has capped a run of 15 losses in 20 competitions.

Adam Duvall scored a triple home run for the Marlins, but Sandy Alcantara (1-3) had the worst run of his career with eight runs. The right-handed only went 1 1/3 innings, the shortest start in his five major league seasons.

Padres 5, Cardinals 4

Manny Machado drove in two runs with two hits and hosts San Diego used 12 walks and three hits to beat St. Louis.

Four of the padres batters who were out for walks came over to score. San Diego put in two runs in the third and one in the seventh run without scoring, and the Padres took at least one step on the plate in each of their eight half innings. They only got four hits.

Joe Musgrove (3-4) threw five innings of a one-run ball for victory. Mark Melancon took his top 13th place despite giving Nolan Arenado a solo homer with two outs in ninth place.

Braves 6, Brewers 3

Marcell Ozuna and Ozzie Albies hit consecutive homers, and Drew Smyly threw six strong innings to get Atlanta past hosts Milwaukee.

Ozuna hit his sixth homer, a 439-foot bomb, and Albies followed with his sixth home run in the fifth inning-off reliever Eric Lauer. Smyly (2-2) gave up a run with four hits, one step and four spikes.

Milwaukee starter Adrian Houser (3-4) only held three innings, his shortest stint of the season. He allowed two runs with two hits, five walks and three spikes. Luis Urias and Manny Pina hit solo home runs for the Brewers.

Phillies 5, Blue Jays 1

Rhys Hoskins scored a three-brace in the seventh inning and when visiting Philadelphia he defeated Toronto in Dunedin, Florida.

The Phillies only had two hits in their seventh run. Alec Bohm added an RBI double and the Blue Jays aides left four. Bryce Harper reached the Philadelphia base five times with three walks, one single and one double. Hoskins had three hits.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s ninth homer of the season was responsible for Toronto’s run.

Mariners 7, Indians 3

Jarred Kelenic scored his first Major League goal, doubling twice and running in three runs when Seattle beat Cleveland.

Kyle Seager and Mitch Haniger also went deep towards Seattle, where they did a five-game skid.

Josh Naylor hit a two-run homer in ninth for the Indians who had finished a four-game winning streak. Cleveland had won nine of their last 10 games.

Athletics 6, Twins 1

Sean Murphy and Stephen Piscotty hit two homers and Ramon Laureano and Mark Canha added solo shots as Oakland drove to a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Frankie Montas (5-2) won his third start in a row, allowing a run with four hits over six innings. He went one and hit four. Matt Chapman reached the base three times with one and two walks and also scored a run.

Josh Donaldson faced Minnesota, who lost their fifth game in a row and fell for the eighth time in their last nine games. Matt Shoemaker (2-4) gave up five runs with five hits, including three home runs.

Royals 6, White Sox 2 (Game 1)

Michael A. Taylor and Salvador Perez each hit a home run when a visit to Kansas City ushered in an eleven-game loss with a seven-innings win over Chicago.

Brad Keller (3-4) allowed two runs with five hits with seven strikeouts in five innings for the Royals. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (2-4) suffered the loss after allowing five runs with five hits in six innings.

Both teams lost a key player in the second inning when Hunter Dozier collided with reigning American League Most Valuable player Jose Abreu while running out of a pop fly. After both players stayed on the ground for a few minutes, Abreu hobbled off the field. Abreu’s injuries included a bruise on his face and an injured knee, and Dozier was later added to the seven-day concussion list.

White Sox 3, Royals 1 (Game 2)

Andrew Vaughn’s homer in two runs in the second inning provided all the runs Chicago needed to share a double header to beat Kansas City.

Codi Heuer (3-1) took the win with an inning of goalless relief. Liam Hendriks scored his eighth save in 10 chances.

Jakob Junis (1-3) gave up three runs (two earned) with four hits in 1 1/3 innings. He knocked you out and didn’t take a punch. All four White Sox hits against him went for additional bases.

Rockies 9, Reds 6

Wade Miley was beaten on his first start after throwing a no-hitter, and Colorado beat Cincinnati in Denver.

Miley, who closed the Cleveland Indians on May 7, ended his shortest outing of the season on Friday, three innings plus. He gave up 11 hits and eight runs, went three, and hit five. Jonathan India homered and doubled up, Eugenio Suarez also went deep for the Reds.

Colorado’s Garrett Hampson had three hits, including a home run, and Charlie Blackmon and Yonathan Daza added three hits each. Trevor Story and Josh Fuentes had two hits each. The Rockies starter German Marquez (2-4) threw more than six innings and scored four runs with eight hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

– Field level media

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