2021-07-26 06:44:25 GMT + 00: 00 – Alex Verdugo resolved a no-hit bid from Domingo German in the eighth inning and opened the door to five runs when the Boston Red Sox took on the visiting New York overtook Yankees for a 5-4 win in the final of a four-game series on Sunday afternoon.
German threw seven no-hit innings with 10 strikeouts before handing in a lead-off double to Verdugo. Hunter Renfroe and Kike Hernandez each had an RBI double in the inning, and Christian Vazquez and Kevin Plawecki each drove one run before Xander Bogaerts hit a sacrificial fly to top the rally with five runs.
Jonathan Loaisiga (7-4) allowed four of Boston’s five runs, while he saw no out in the eighth. German only allowed one run on a hit with a walk in over seven innings.
Brandon Workman (1-2) won the win after allowing a run to two hits in eighth, while Matt Barnes a goalless ninth for 21st. Boston improved to 10-3 against New York that season after scoring three had won out of four in the series.
Orioles 5, Nationals 4
Ryan McKenna slipped safely home on a Ramon Urias outfield player’s choice grounder to top a ninth inning with two runs, and Baltimore rallied past Washington to complete a three-game sweep.
The Orioles achieved their decisive two runs with just one hit in the ninth, with the binding RBI on a bases-loaded sacrificial fly from Pat Valaika and the grounder from Urias scoring the winner.
Ryan Zimmerman drove for Washington in all four runs (including a three-run home run), which finished a six-game stretch with a 2-4 mark against the last-placed Marlins and Orioles.
Phillies 2, Braves 1
Aaron Nola threw 8 2/3 dominant innings, Jean Segura and Ronald Torreyes homered, and hosts Philadelphia defeated Atlanta to split the four-game series.
Nola (7-6) allowed four hits, hit nine and didn’t leave. He threw 116 pitches, 78 for punches. Nola had allowed 15 earned runs in his three previous appearances. Ranger Suarez recorded the finals for his fourth parade.
Austin Riley homered and doubled twice for the Braves, who managed just four hits.
White Sox 3, Brewer 1
Lance Lynn threw six strong innings and helped his own cause with two RBIs when a visit to Chicago saved the final of a three-game series against Milwaukee.
Lynn (10-3) allowed a run with six hits and threw 98 throws. The major league ERA leader hit six without walks to help Chicago hit a three-game losing streak. Michael Kopech threw a goalless inning before Liam Hendriks recorded the last six outs for his 24th save.
Lynn defeated Brewers ace Brandon Woodruff (7-5), who gave up three runs over seven frames with five hits. He went two and struck nine.
Cardinals 10, Red 6
Harrison Bader stayed red hot with a triple homer and three hits to pull his visit to St. Louis past Cincinnati.
Fellow outfielder Ryan Carlson and Tyler O’Neill added long home runs, and Nolan Arenado also played for the Cardinals, who ended a six-game losing streak to the Reds and showed signs of life after their manager Mike Shildt was thrown out in the third inning.
Sonny Gray (2-6) suffered his worst outing in a Reds uniform, allowing three homers and eight hits over just 3 1/3 innings and was marked for eight deserved runs, including six in the fourth inning. The Reds finished a disappointing homestand after the All-Star hiatus with a 3-6 mark.
Royals 6, Tiger 1
Rookie Daniel Lynch threw eight scoreless innings for his first major league win and Jorge Soler homered twice when Kansas City completed a three-game sweep for a fifth straight win while visiting Detroit.
Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and went back to back with Soler during an initial four-run for the Royals. The 24-year-old Lynch (1-2) meanwhile allowed five hits, while he canceled four without a step at his fourth career start.
Jonathan Schoop extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a ninth inning double and scored on Eric Haase’s single for the Tigers, who have lost seven straight street competitions.
Indians 3, rays 2
Hosts Cleveland scored two goals in the eighth inning to beat Tampa Bay, breaking a streak of 11 consecutive head-to-head losses from the 2019 season.
Cesar Hernandez was 2-1 behind, leading through the infield with a singles, then moved up to second when Amed Rosario was hit in the hand. Cleveland scored with a single from Harold Ramirez, and Bobby Bradley gave the Indians their first and last tour of the day with a sacrificial flight to the center.
The Rays, who won the first three games of this four-game set, saw their five-game winning streak come to an end.
Mets 5, blue jay 4
Pinch hitter Jeff McNeil’s two-run tie-break double ended a sixth inning for hosts New York, who beat Toronto in a three-game rubber game of an interleague series.
Rich Hill and Ross Stripling were embroiled in a pitching duel before both teams broke through in the sixth. 41-year-old Hill, who was overtaken by the Mets from the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, ended up allowing three runs on five hits and two walks while hitting one.
Stripling gave up a run on five hits and no walks on six strikeouts.
Seafarers 4, Athletics 3
Kyle Seager scored a two-pass single and Marco Gonzales took his second straight win when Seattle beat his visit to Oakland.
After losing the start of the series, the Mariners won three in a row – all after one run – to draw in the race for second wildcard place in the American League within 1 1/2 games of Oakland.
Gonzales (3-5), the Mariners ace who missed more than five weeks with strain on the left forearm that spring, allowed two runs with five hits in 5 2/3 innings. Matt Olson and Seth Brown hit solo home runs for the A’s.
Angel 6, Gemini 2
Max Stassi went home with a homer and a triple 3 for 4 and picked up his career high with three RBIs, and Shohei Ohtani made his 35th major league home run, leading Los Angeles to a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Jack Mayfield continued his hot punch with an RBI double as Los Angeles climbed back to the .500 mark (49-49) by winning three of the series’ four games with the twins. Jaime Barria (1-0), who gave up consecutive home runs against the first two thugs he faced, took the win.
Max Kepler went 2 for 4 with a homer and Brent Rooker also homered for Minnesota, which has fallen to 3-8 since the All-Star break. Danny Coulombe (1-1) suffered the loss.
Pups 5, Diamondbacks 1
David Bote homered in his first game in nearly two months, Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo faced back-to-back home runs in the first inning, and Trevor Williams hit 6 1/3 shutout frames to help Chicago win against Visiting Arizona respectively.
Chicago improved to 5-5 since the All-Star hiatus, a run that includes wins in four of six encounters with Arizona. The Diamondbacks were the first major league club to suffer 70 defeats this season.
Pavin Smith, who had two hits, and Bryan Holaday doubled up against Williams for Arizona’s only extra-base hits of the afternoon. Andrew Young’s RBI single with two outs in the ninth helped the Diamondbacks avoid a shutout.
Marlins 9, Padres 3
Deven Marrero, who played his second game of the season for his home team, homered, twice singly, stole a base and threw a runner on the plate to lead hosts Miami over San Diego.
Padre’s third baseman, Manny Machado, who is from Miami like Marrero, hit his 17th homer of the season.
Marlins left fielder Lewis Brinson – another Fort Lauderdale native who was born and raised – added a triple homer as last-place Miami shared the four-game series against rival playoffs San Diego.
Astros 3, Rangers 1
Abraham Toro kicked off the home run and Cristian Javier escaped a jam filled with bases when Houston completed a three-game sweep on a visit to Texas.
Eli White hit a home run, his sixth, to leave the field ahead of Astros starter Zack Greinke with an out in the top of the fifth inning.
The benefit was short-lived when Toro spun a 2-2 fastball with two outs in the lower portion of the fifth and drifted the field 380 feet to the right for a 2-1 lead. An inning later, Kyle Tucker added a two-out single, which Yordan Alvarez scored.
Dodgers 3, Rockies 2
Will Smith made the green light in the eighth inning and Chris Taylor went deep twice as Los Angeles took a win against Visiting Colorado.
Smith’s fourth homer in seven games was able to clear the Rockies right-handed Carlos Estevez (2-2) just over the wall in left midfield. It was his 14th of the season.
Phil Bickford (1-1) took the win with a scoreless eighth inning, while Joe Kelly scored his first save with a scoreless ninth inning.
Giant 6, pirate 1
LaMonte Wade Jr. took two homers and a double, Wilmer Flores triggered a sixth inning with three runs with a homer and hosts San Francisco saved one of three of the last-placed Pittsburgh Pirates.
Left-handed Alex Wood (9-3) combined with four relievers on a five-hitter to win his fourth decision in a row. Wade had 10 total bases to become the second giant with 10 or more total bases in a game this season, tantamount to Wilmer Flores, who also went down on Sunday. Thairo Estrada also homered for the Giants.
Pittsburgh’s Adam Frazier was hit on four at-bats and was removed after the top of the eighth due to reports that he was traded to the San Diego Padres. Bryan Reynolds picked up a pair for the Pirates, who won the first two series 6-4 and 10-2 games.
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