Brewers Top Cubs In Series Opener At Wrigley
(Chicago, IL) — Domingo Santana singled in two runs in the sixth inning after a nearly two-hour rain delay as the Brewers beat the Cubs 6-3 in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Jett Bandy had a two-run single in the first for Milwaukee, which has won 10 of its last 12 games to lead the NL Central at 25-and-18. Jon Jay had an RBI double and Willson Contreras singled in two runs for Chicago, which had its winning streak stopped at three.
Phillies Snap Skid, Topple Pirates
(Pittsburgh, PA) — Jeremy Hellickson allowed one earned run and two hits over six innings before leaving with an injury as the Phillies beat the Pirates, 7-2, in Pittsburgh. Hellickson left with tightness in his back following his RBI-double in the seventh inning. Cameron Rupp hit a three-run homer in the ninth. Philly snapped a four-game slide. Trevor Williams gave up three runs on four hits in five and two-thirds innings to take the loss. Josh Bell had two of the three Pittsburgh hits and drove in a run with a double.
Rangers Win 10th Straight, Beat Tigers
(Detroit, MI) — Joey Gallo and Mike Napoli homered to lead the Rangers past the Tigers, 5-3, in Detroit. Nick Martinez earned his first victory of the season, yielding one unearned run on four hits over five innings. Matt Bush worked around two hits, a walk and an Elvis Andrus error in the ninth to pick up his fifth save. Texas has won 10-straight. Daniel Norris surrendered five runs on seven hits, including two homers, to absorb the loss. The Tigers dropped to 20-20.
Mets Blank Angels
(New York, NY) — Jacob deGrom and three-relievers combined for a six-hitter as the Mets shutout the Angels, 3-0, at Citi Field. deGrom gave up four hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts to notch the win. Addison Reed pitched a flawless ninth to pick up the save. Michael Conforto keyed the offense with a home run and two runs scored as New York snapped a seven-game slide. The Halos had the bases loaded with no outs in the seventh but couldn’t push a run across. Ricky Nolasco gave up one earned over six innings to take the loss.
Rays Down Yankees
(St. Petersburg, FL) — Evan Longoria nailed the go-ahead single in the eighth inning as the Rays downed the Yankees, 5-4, at Tropicana Field. Rickie Weeks Junior highlighted a three-run seventh with a two-run double. Erasmo Ramirez tossed five-and-a-third innings of two-run ball, and Danny Farquhar earned the relief win. Tampa has won three straight games. Tyler Clippard took the loss for New York, falling to 0-and-2. Matt Holliday had a two-run homer in defeat.
Braves Rally Late, Top Nationals
(Cumberland, GA) — The Braves rallied for three-runs in the eighth inning and held on to top the Nationals, 7-4, at Sun Trust Park. Nick Markakis’ RBI single in the eighth put Atlanta on top before Kurt Suzuki padded the lead with two-run bomb. Suzuki tied the game with an RBI double in the fifth. Matt Kemp and Dansby Swanson also went deep in the winning effort. Enny Romero surrendered three-runs in an inning of relief to take the loss for Washington. Daniel Murphy homered for the Nats’ as they lost their third-straight.
Giants Rally Late, Top Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) — Eduardo Nunez scored two with a double in the ninth inning to lift the Giants past the Cardinals, 6-5, in St. Louis. Denard Span added two RBI in the winning effort. Matt Moore tossed six innings of two-run ball with Bryan Morris picking up the win in relief. Mark Melancon notched the save as San Francisco won for the seventh time in nine games. Dexter Fowler hit a three-run homer for the Cardinals in defeat. Seung-Hwan Oh gave up two-runs to blow the save and take the loss. The Cards’ have dropped three-straight.
Twins Rally Past Royals
(Minneapolis, MN) — Jorge Polanco plated the winning run on a sac-fly as the Twins earned a 4-3 walk-off win over the Royals in Minneapolis. Kennys Vargas tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth. Robbie Grossman added a solo shot. Brandon Kintzler earned the win with an inning of relief. Jorge Bonifacio clubbed a two-run homer for the Royals. Kelvin Herrera blew the save and Al Albuquerque was charged with the loss.
White Sox Top Mariners
(Seattle, WA) — Melky Cabrera doubled in the winning run in the 10th inning as the White Sox topped the Mariners, 2-1, in Seattle. Jose Quintana tossed eight innings of one-run, one-hit ball to lead the South Siders. David Robertson threw two perfect innings of relief for the win. Jose Abreu had a solo shot as Chicago ended a four-game slide. Ariel Miranda hurled seven innings of one-run ball with nine strikeouts in a no-decision. Danny Valencia notched the only Seattle hit and scored on a sacrifice fly in the second. Tony Zych took the loss in relief.
A’s Nip Red Sox
(Oakland, CA) — Mark Canha drilled the walk-off homer in the 10th inning as the A’s nipped the Red Sox, 3-2, in Oakland. Canha also had an RBI-triple in the fifth inning for the Athletics. Khris Davis drilled a run-scoring double, and Ryan Dull earned the relief win. Kendall Graveman tossed six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision as Oakland took a 2-0 series lead. Chris Sale struck out 10 over seven innings of two-run ball for Boston. Heath Hembree took the loss. Mitch Moreland homered for the second straight day.
Dodgers Cruise Past Marlins
(Los Angeles, CA) — Alex Wood tossed seven-and-a-third innings of scoreless ball to help the Dodgers cruise past the Marlins, 7-2, in Los Angeles. Wood improved to 5-and-0 while improving his National League best ERA to 1.88. Chris Taylor, Brett Eibner, and Cody Bellinger went deep in the winning effort. The Dodgers have won three-straight. Justin Nicolino surrendered five-runs in four innings to take the loss for Miami. Justin Bour homered to breakup the shutout in the ninth. The Marlins have lost five-in-a-row and 10-of-11 overall.
Rockies Knock Off Reds
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Rockies reeled off eight runs in the sixth inning as they knocked off the Reds, 12-6, in Cincinnati. Alexi Amarista had a three-run homer and an RBI-single in the inning. Nolan Arenado also went deep in the sixth while D.J. LeMahieu had a two-run double. Mark Reynolds plated three runs for Colorado. Tyler Anderson tossed six innings of two-run ball for the win. Lisalverto Bonilla allowed eight hits and six runs to take the loss for the Reds. Eugenio Suarez and Jose Peraza homered in defeat.
Diamondbacks Blitz Padres
(San Diego, CA) — The Diamondbacks blitzed the Padres with eight first-inning runs as they cruised to a 10-1 win in San Diego. Jake Lamb plated four runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer. Bradnon Drury added a two-run dinger. Lamb and David Peralta each had a solo shot in the sixth. Taijuan Walker earned the win with six shutout innings. Jered Weaver didn’t make it out of the first for San Diego, allowing five hits and seven runs while recording just two outs. Ryan Schimpf prevented the shutout with a one-run single in the ninth.
Indians Slam Three Homers, Top Indians
(Houston, TX) — Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer, while Lonnie Chisenhall and Jason Kipnis added solo shots as the Indians overpowered the Astros 5-3 in Houston. Trevor Bauer pitched into the sixth and struck out nine to earn his fourth victory. Cody Allen worked a spotless ninth for his 11th save. Josh Reddick and Carlos Correa homered for Houston. The Astros had their four-game win streak snapped.
Cavaliers Crush Celtics
(Boston, MA) — The Cavaliers showed no mercy to the Celtics in a 130-86 blowout win in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals from Boston. Cleveland set an NBA postseason record with a 41-point halftime lead. LeBron James finished with 30 points, and Kyrie Irving had 23. Kevin Love added 21 points and 12 boards for the Cavs, who have not trailed yet this series. Rookie Jaylen Brown led Boston with 19 points off the bench. Isaiah Thomas didn’t return after halftime with a hip strain. Game Three is in Cleveland on Sunday.
Penguins Survive Senators, Tie Series
(Ottawa, Ontario) — The Penguins almost blew a three-goal lead but survived to knock off the Senators, 3-2, in Ottawa. Sidney Crosby notched a goal and assist for Pittsburgh. Brian Dumoulin and Olli Maatta also tallied in the win. Matt Murray finished with 24 saves as the Pens tied the Eastern Conference finals at two wins each. Game Five is Sunday in Pittsburgh. Clarke MacArthur and Tom Pyatt scored for Ottawa. Craig Anderson finished with 32 saves.