Holliday, Yankees Edge A’s
(New York, NY) — Matt Holliday ruined Jharel Cotton’s no-hitter with a go-ahead two-run homer as the Yankees edged the A’s, 3-2, in New York. C.C. Sabathia won his third straight start with six-and-a-third innings of two-run ball. Starlin Castro plated a run on a sac-fly as the Yankees tied up the three-game series. The rubber match is Sunday. Cotton, who was called up from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, allowed two hits, three walks and three runs to take the loss for Oakland, but carried a no-no into the sixth. Ryon Healy had an RBI-double and Josh Phegley homered in defeat.
Blue Jays Bounce Rangers
(Toronto, Ontario) — Jose Bautista’s three-run homer was the difference as the Blue Jays bounced the Rangers, 3-1, in Toronto. Marco Estrada struck out eight over six innings of one-run ball to earn the win. Bautista’s fifth inning homer was his ninth on the season. Roberto Osuna made the save for the Jays, who are on a five-game win streak. Shin-Soo Choo belted a lead-off homer in the first for Texas. Yu Darvish was charged with the loss, his third.
Angels Rip Marlins
(Miami, FL) — J.C. Ramirez tossed seven innings of one-run ball as the Angels ripped the Marlins, 5-2, in Miami. The one run was unearned as Ramirez notched his fifth victory. Mike Trout homered for the Halos and Andrelton Simmons drove in a pair of runs. The Angels ended a three-game slide. Vance Worley allowed two hits and two runs over five innings to take the loss for the Marlins. Marcell Ozuna plated both of Miami’s runs in defeat. The Fish have alternated wins and losses for the past seven games.
Royals Hold Off Indians
(Cleveland, OH) — Alcides Escobar nailed the go-ahead two-run double as part of a three-run sixth inning as the Royals held off the Indians, 5-2, in Cleveland. Alex Gordon tied the game with an RBI-single in the sixth before Escobar put the Royals up for good. Mike Moustakas padded the lead with a ninth inning homer. Jason Vargas earned the win and Kelvin Herrera got the save. Kansas City won without manager Ned Yost and first baseman Eric Hosmer, who were ejected in the top of the first inning for arguing Hosmer’s check swing. Danny Salazar was charged with the loss for Cleveland, falling to 3-and-5. Francisco Lindor homered in defeat. The Indians need a win Sunday to prevent the sweep at home.
Twins Top Rays
(Minneapolis, MN) — Brian Dozier drilled the go-ahead homer in the eighth inning as the Twins topped the Rays, 5-3, in Minneapolis. Eddie Rosario also went deep for the Twins, and Byron Buxotn padded the lead with an RBI-single in the eighth. Adalberto Mejia tossed five frames of two-run ball, with Taylor Rogers getting the relief win. Brandon Kintzler notched his 13th save. Danny Farquhar was charged with the loss for Tampa. Derek Norris plated two runs and Colby Rasmus went deep as the Rays had their three-game win streak snapped.
Tigers, White Sox Split Doubleheader
(Chicago, IL) — The Tigers and the White Sox split a doubleheader in Chicago on Saturday. Tyler Danish and four relievers combined on a four-hit shutout in a 3-0 White Sox win to start the day. Leury Garcia tripled in a run for the South Siders. In the nightcap, Buck Farmer struck out 11 over six-and-a-third innings as Detroit earned a 4-3 victory. Victor Martinez and John Hicks homered for the Tigers. Chicago leads the four-game series, 2-1, with the finale set for Sunday.
Phillies Walk Off Versus Reds
(Philadelphia, PA) — Tommy Joseph drilled the walk-off single as the Phillies slipped past the Reds, 4-3, in Philadelphia. Joseph also belted a solo home run in the fourth inning. Michael Saunders and Cesar Hernandez also provided solo shots for the Phils. Hector Neris earned the relief win as the Philly bullpen extended their scoreless streak to 19-and-two-thirds innings. Michael Lorenzen allowed the losing run to take his first loss for Cincinnati. Zack Cozart finished 4-for-4 with a two-run homer.
Anderson, Brewers Thump D’backs
(Milwaukee, WI) — Chase Anderson took a no-hitter into the eighth inning as the Brewers thumped the Diamondbacks, 6-1, in Milwaukee. Anderson struck out 11 and tossed seven frames of one-hit, shutout ball to pick up the win. Jett Bandy nailed a bases-clearing double for the Crew and Jesus Aguilar went deep. Milwaukee ended a five-game slide. Nick Ahmed’s eight-inning leadoff single broke up the no-no. Zack Greinke gave up five runs to take the loss. Paul Goldschmidt prevented the shutout with a ninth inning RBI-single.
Red Sox Blank Mariners
(Boston, MA) — Brian Johnson tossed a complete game shutout to lead the Red Sox past the Mariners, 6-0, in Boston. Johnson struck out eight and gave up five hits on the way to his second victory. Xander Bogaerts, Andrew Benintendi, and Sandy Leon notched RBI singles in a three-run first inning for the Sox. Jackie Bradley Junior homered in the sixth to blow it open as Boston won its sixth-straight. Seattle was held scoreless for the second consecutive game. Rob Whalen surrendered five runs in five-and-a-third to take the loss.
Pirates Best Mets In 10 Innings
(Pittsburgh, PA) — John Jaso’s walk-off single with two-out in the 10th scored David Freese as the Pirates beat the Mets 5-4 in Pittsburgh. Jaso’s pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth tied it. Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled, and drove in three Pittsburgh runs. Tony Watson picked up the victory in relief. Travis d’Arnaud, Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda homered for the Mets. Tyler Pill, the sixth of seven Mets pitchers used, took the loss in his big league debut.
Dodgers Blank Cubs
(Los Angeles, CA) — Brandon McCarthy and Ross Stripling combined for a three-hitter as the Dodgers shutout the Cubs, 5-0, in Los Angeles. McCarthy tossed six innings of two-hit ball to get the win, Stripling surrendered one hit on his way to a three inning save. Chase Utley notched three RBI and Chris Taylor homered in the winning effort. The Dodgers have won three-straight. Chicago was held scoreless for the second consecutive day. John Lackey save up five-runs in five frames to take the loss.
Astros, Keuchel Topple Orioles
(Houston, TX) — Dallas Keuchel allowed one-run over six innings as the Astros beat the Orioles 5-2 in Houston. Keuchel struck out eight in his first start since coming off the disabled list. He is 8-and-0, leading the majors in wins. George Springer hit a two-run homer, while Jose Altuve contributed three hits, two of them doubles. Baltimore starter Wade Miley took the loss, permitting four runs in five innings of work. Adam Jones has a sore ankle and hip and did not play as the Orioles lost their sixth straight.
Cardinals Blank Rockies
(Denver, CO) — Adam Wainwright spearheaded a four-hit shutout as the Cardinals topped the Rockies, 3-0, in Denver. Wainwright surrendered just three hits and a walk over seven innings of work to pick up the win. Seung-Hwan Oh worked around a hit in the ninth to notch his 11th save. Tommy Pham homered as the Cards’ won for just the third time in the last 10 games. Ian Desmond recorded two of Colorado’s four hits. Kyle Freeland was tagged with the loss as the Rockies record fell to 32-and-19.
Giants Hold Off Braves
(San Francisco, CA) — The Giants jumped out to a five-run lead after four and held on to top the Braves, 6-3, in San Francisco. Nick Hundley keyed the Giants offense with three-hits, including a homer and three RBI. Brandon Belt also went deep in the winning effort. Ty Blach tossed seven-and-two-thirds innings of two run ball to pick up the win and snap San Fran’s four-game slide. Atlanta scored three times over the final two frames to make things interesting. Mike Foltynewicz surrendered five runs in four innings to take the loss.