Santana’s drive gives Mariners 4-3 win over slumping Yankees
SEATTLE (AP) — Carlos Santana snapped an 0-for-17 slump with a go-ahead two-run homer during Seattle’s three-run seventh inning, and the Mariners rallied to beat the slumping New York Yankees 4-3 on Wednesday.
Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 45th homer of the season for the Yankees, who have lost eight of 10.
Thanks to two tense, one-run victories, Seattle took two of three from New York for the second straight week to win the season series 4-2.
Kyle Higashioka hit a go-ahead, two-run homer on the 115th and final pitch from Seattle starter Robbie Ray in the seventh to snap a 19-inning scoreless streak for the Yankees, and Judge’s longball against Penn Murfee (3-0) made it 3-1 later in the frame.
Murfee then retired D.J. LeMahieu and Anthony Rizzo, Diego Castillo pitched a perfect eighth, and Paul Sewald worked the ninth for his 15th save.
Albert Abreu (2-2) left a changeup in the middle of the plate and Santana drove it out to score Mitch Haniger.
BREWERS 4, RAYS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and made a key defensive play in the 10th, setting up Willy Adames’ game-ending RBI single that gave Milwaukee the win over Tampa Bay.
Adames had struck out in his previous three at-bats before he came up in the 10th following an intentional walk to Christian Yelich. His grounder off Ryan Thompson (3-3) got past diving shortstop Taylor Walls and scored automatic runner Tyrone Taylor from second base.
In the top of the 10th, first baseman Tellez fielded Walls’ grounder and threw to third to cut down automatic runner Francisco Mejía. Catcher Victor Caratini then threw out Walls trying to steal second.
Devin Williams (3-2) ended the inning by striking out Jose Siri.
Tellez, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, led off the ninth with his 23rd homer, a drive to center off Colin Poche that made it 3-3.
DODGERS 8, TWINS 5
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Taylor hit the go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, Joey Gallo added a three-run shot in the seventh and Los Angeles won its 10th straight.
Max Muncy also went deep for the Dodgers, who have the majors’ best record at 77-33 and are 16 games in front of second-place San Diego in the NL West.
Jorge Polanco and Gary Sánchez homered for Minnesota, which fell out of the AL Central lead after its loss and Cleveland’s win at Detroit.
Taylor gave the Dodgers a 5-4 advantage with his first home run since June 3, a solo shot to left field off reliever Michael Fulmer (4-5). Gallo came on as a pinch hitter and provided some breathing room with a three-run drive to left-center.
David Price (1-0), the third of six Dodgers pitchers, got the win.
METS 10, REDS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor scored three runs, tying a franchise record by crossing the plate in 13 consecutive games, and New York breezed past Cincinnati for its sixth straight win.
Lindor finished 2-for-3 with a walk and a two-run single in the second inning that increased his RBI total to 82, matching Jose Reyes in 2006 for the most by a Mets shortstop.
His run-scoring streak is the longest in the majors this season and matched David Wright (July 13-29, 2008) for the longest in Mets history.
Taijuan Walker (10-3) pitched six solid innings. Trade-deadline addition Daniel Vogelbach drove in three runs.
T.J. Zeuch (0-1) lost his Reds debut, allowing six runs in four innings.
PADRES 13, GIANTS 7
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brandon Drury hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the sixth and Austin Nola’s two-run homer capped a seven-run rally — all with two outs — that carried San Diego past San Francisco.
The Padres fell behind 4-0, surged ahead 6-4 after Manny Machado’s two-run double ignited a six-run rally in the third and then fell behind 7-6 in the sixth. But the Padres came through with another big rally in the bottom of the sixth.
Drury lined a 1-2 pitch from Yunior Marte (0-1) into the seats in left field with two outs to make it 9-7.
Robert Suarez (3-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief.
ANGELS 5, ATHLETICS 4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Magneuris Sierra hit an RBI single in the 10th inning, then doubled home the go-ahead run in the 12th that lifted Los Angeles to a three-game sweep of Oakland.
Jaime Barría (2-2) limited the A’s to an unearned run in three innings of relief to pick up his first win since May 8.
The teams traded runs in the 10th inning, with Sierra and Ramón Laureano producing RBI singles. Austin Pruitt (0-1) gave up Sierra’s deciding double.
The Angels took a 3-0 lead in the sixth on a three-run homer by Luis Rengifo, his seventh of the year.
PHILLIES 4, MARLINS 3
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto hit an RBI single that capped a three-run rally in the eighth inning off NL ERA leader Sandy Alcantara, and Philadelphia got its seventh straight win.
Kyle Schwarber had three hits and drove in two runs as the Phillies won for the 12th time in 13 games. They are 41-19 since June 1, vaulting them into second place in the wild-card race.
JJ Bleday singled, doubled, tripled and drove in a run for Miami, which has lost nine of 11.
Alcantara (10-5), a leading candidate for the NL Cy Young Award, began the day with a 1.88 ERA. He had allowed only two hits and held a 3-1 lead before the Phillies tagged him for six hits in the eighth.
Andrew Bellatti (3-3) got the victory despite giving up a run in the eighth. Seranthony Dominguez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two, for his eighth save.
GUARDIANS 3, TIGERS 2
DETROIT (AP) — Steven Kwan hit a leadoff triple and scored to Cleveland get off to a solid start and beat Detroit.
A few hours before the first pitch, the Tigers fired general manager Al Avila to end his seven-year tenure without a postseason appearance.
Cleveland started the day tied with Minnesota for first place in the AL Central. The Guardians lead the last-place Tigers by 16 games in the division.
Aaron Civale started for Cleveland after being on the 15-day injured list with wrist inflammation and retired the first nine batters. Civale gave up two runs and three hits while striking out four over four innings. James Karinchak and five other relievers — including Bryan Shaw (5-2) — combined for five innings of scoreless relief. Emmanuel Clase gave up one hit in the ninth, earning his 26th save.
Drew Hutchison (1-6) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings for Detroit.
CUBS 4, NATIONALS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Nico Hoerner homered to ignite a four-run rally in the seventh inning that sent Chicago past Washington.
Hoerner’s seventh home run ended a shutout bid by Nationals starter Josiah Gray.
Rookie Joey Meneses homered in his third straight game for the Nationals, who have lost seven of eight.
Nick Madrigal hit a single off reliever Steve Cishek (1-3). Rafael Ortega followed with a sacrifice fly off Cishek, and Ian Happ capped the comeback with an RBI single off Carl Edwards Jr.
Michael Rucker (1-1) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn his first major league win. Rowan Wick struck out Maikel Franco with the tying run at first to end the eighth and earned his sixth save in eight opportunities.
BRAVES 8, RED SOX 4
BOSTON (AP) — Top Atlanta prospect Vaughn Grissom homered onto Lansdowne Street in his major league debut, and Marcell Ozuna hit a three-run homer to lead the Braves.
Called up earlier in the day from Double-A, the 21-year-old Grissom hit the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning over the Green Monster and the seats above it and onto the street below for his first big-league hit. Grissom also singled in the ninth, stole second and scored as Atlanta completed a two-game sweep.
The last-place Red Sox lost their fourth straight game, and their sixth of seven.
Kyle Wright (14-5) allowed one run on one hit and one walk in six innings, striking out five for the 10th win in 12 decisions.
Red Sox trade deadline pickup Tommy Pham homered for the third straight game. Nick Pivetta (8-9) pitched six innings, allowing three runs — Ozuna’s homer — and five hits with two walks while striking out five.
ROYALS 8, WHITE SOX 3
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to send Kansas City past Chicago.
Melendez and Salvador Perez both had three hits and two RBIs for the Royals. Kyle Isbel drove in two runs and scored twice.
After leading all minor leaguers with 41 home runs last year, Melendez has 14 in 81 big league games this season. The left-handed-hitting rookie sent a pitch from lefty reliever Jake Diekman (5-2) into the right-field bullpen to give Kansas City a 4-3 lead.
Isbel hit a two-run single in the eighth and scored on Melendez’s single. Perez added an RBI single to make it 8-3.
Josh Staumont (3-1) worked a perfect seventh for the win.
RANGERS 8, ASTROS 4, 10 INNINGS
HOUSTON (AP) — Leody Taveras drove in a career-high five runs, including a bases-clearing double as part of a five-run 10th inning to lead Texas.
Marcus Semien hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly off Phil Maton (0-2) to put Texas ahead 4-3 in the 10th and Corey Seager followed with an RBI single. The Rangers loaded the bases again on a single by Adolis García, and two batters later, Taveras cleared them with a drive into the right-center gap.
Taveras also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth and an RBI triple in the fourth off Justin Verlander.
Taylor Hearn (5-6) pitched a perfect ninth for the win.
Verlander yielded three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts in six innings. He leads the majors with 15 wins and a 1.85 ERA.
CARDINALS 9, ROCKIES 5
DENVER (AP) — Albert Pujols and Nolan Arenado homered and combined for seven hits, and Jose Quintana made his second strong start for St. Louis.
Pujols and Arenado had run-scoring hits in the Cardinals’ five-run first inning and connected on back-to-back homers in the sixth for an 8-2 lead. Pujols had four hits and finished a triple short of the cycle.
Quintana (4-5) gave up two runs and seven hits and struck out six in his second quality start since being obtain from Pittsburgh on Aug. 1.
Paul DeJong tied a career high with four hits and had an RBI, Lars Nootbaar had two triples and two RBIs and Yadier Molina had two hits and an RBI as St. Louis rebounded from a 16-5 loss in the first game of the series Tuesday that broke its seven-game winning streak.
Jose Iglesias had two hits and two RBIs and Brendan Rodgers had three hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who scored three in the ninth. They had won three of five.
Colorado starter Kyle Freeland (7-8) gave up 10 hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.
PIRATES 6, DIAMONDBACKS 4
PHOENIX (AP) — Rodolfo Castro had two hits to spark the offense one night after a smartphone faux pas, and Pittsburgh beat Arizona.
The sparse crowd at Chase Field didn’t give Castro too much grief for the phone gaffe, though a couple of jeers could be heard during his first at-bat. Castro didn’t seem to mind, responding with a single. He added a triple in the sixth inning and scored on Greg Allen’s double to make it 5-2.
The Pirates jumped out a 2-0 lead in the third when Ben Gamel’s double to the right-center gap brought home Jason Delay and Kevin Newman. Pittsburgh pushed its advantage to 3-0 in the fourth on a double steal as Tucupita Marcano darted home from third base while Delay was caught in a rundown between first and second.
Pirates starter Mitch Keller (4-8) gave up three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings. Eric Stout got the final out for his first career save, helping the Pirates wiggle out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth.
Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner (6-11) allowed five runs and eight hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking two.
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