Harper Gives Nats Walk-Off Win Over Reds
(Washington, DC) — Bryce Harper singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Nationals outlasted the Reds 6-5 in D.C. Brian Goodwin went homered twice and Anthony Rendon and Daniel Murphy also reached the seats for Washington, which overcame a 4-0 first-inning deficit. Matt Albers got the win, while Raisel Iglesias took the loss. Scooter Gannett homered and Devin Mesoraco drove in two for Cincinnati, which has lost 12 of its last 13 games.
Marlins Blank Cubs Behind Urena
(Miami, FL) — Jose Urena and three relievers combined on a six-hit shutout as the Marlins blanked the Cubs 2-0 in Miami. Urena tossed six innings of five-hit ball to pick up his sixth win. AJ Ramos finished it off for his 11th save. Giancarlo Stanton homered and Christian Yelich added a sac-fly for Miami. John Lackey surrendered just one earned run over six innings to take the tough-luck loss. The Cubs dropped to 15-and-20 away from Wrigley Field.
Braves Hold Off Brewers
(Cumberland, GA) — Dansby Swanson dove to catch a sinking liner at short to end the game with the tying run on second as the Braves held on to beat the Brewers 5-4 at SunTrust Park. Brandon Phillips homered and Tyler Flowers had two hits and two RBI for Atlanta, which has won six-of-seven. Mike Foltynewicz evened his record at 5-and-5. Jimmy Nelson took the loss. Keon Broxton homered and Orlando Arcia drove in two for Milwaukee.
Pirates Rally, Clip Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) — John Jaso hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning to help lead the Pirates past the Cardinals 4-3 in St. Louis. David Freese tied the game against his former team with an RBI single in the eighth. Josh Bell also went deep for Pittsburgh in the winning effort. Felipe Rivero tossed an inning and two thirds of scoreless relief to pick up the victory. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright gave up two runs over seven innings but did not factor in the decision. Seung-Hwan Oh was tagged with the blown save and the loss.
Phillies Storm Past Diamondbacks
(Phoenix, AZ) — Mark Leiter Junior tossed six innings of scoreless ball in his first big league start to help lead the Phillies past the Diamondbacks 6-1 in Phoenix. Leiter allowed just three-hits and one walk as he picked his first career victory. Tommy Joseph hit a two-run homer in a four-run ninth as the Phils’ pulled away. Maikel Franco also went deep in the winning effort. Daniel Descalso’s RBI triple in the eighth pulled the D’backs within one. Patrick Corbin fell to 6-and-7 as Arizona lost for just the second time in 11 games.
Dodgers Cruise Past Rockies
(Los Angeles, CA) — Alex Wood and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the Dodgers rolled past the Rockies 6-1 in Los Angeles. Wood struck out seven over six frames of one-run ball to improve his mark to 8-and-0. Yasiel Puig homered and Cody Bellinger drove in two as L.A. won its eighth-straight. The Dodgers now lead the N.L. West by two-and-a-half games. Tom Murphy doubled home the lone Colorado run. Kyle Freeland surrendered five-runs over six innings to take the Rockies third-straight loss.
Mets Belittle Giants With 20-Hit Attack
(San Francisco, CA) — The Mets scored six times in the second inning to pull away en route to an 11-4 win over the Giants at AT&T Park. Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI for New York, which banged out 20 hits to snap a four-game skid. Lucas Duda also went 3-for-5 with a home run and Seth Lugo earned his second win. Ty Blach allowed 11 hits and seven runs in three frames to take the loss. Gorkys Hernandez had two RBI in defeat.
Yankees Top Rangers In 10 Innings
(Bronx, NY) — Ronald Torreyes singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Yankees topped the Rangers 2-1 in the Bronx. After eight scoreless innings, the Rangers took the lead in the top of the ninth on a passed ball only to see Brett Gardner homer in the bottom half for New York to set up extra innings. Chasen Shreve got credit for the win, while Matt Bush took the loss. Starter Masahiro Tanaka struck out nine over eight innings of three-hit ball for the Yankees. Rangers starter Yu [[ Yoo ]] Darvish fanned 10 while surrendering just two hits in seven frames.
Rays Batter Orioles
(St. Petersburg, FL) — The Rays jumped out to a seven-run lead after three and never looked back as they crushed the Orioles, 15-5, at Tropicana Field. Evan Longoria had three RBI through the first two innings and finished with four on the night. Shane Peterson also drove in four runs. Peterson, Derek Norris, and Logan Morrison each went deep in the win, Tampa’s third-straight. O’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez surrendered nine runs in two-and-a-third to take the loss. Baltimore has dropped four-of-five.
Twins Keep Tribe Quiet
(Cleveland, OH) — Adalberto Mejia and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Twins shut out the Indians 5-0 at Progressive Field. Mejia allowed just two hits over five innings for his second win. Jorge Polanco hit a two-run homer and Brian Dozier went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Minnesota, which moved within a game-and-a-half of the Tribe for first place in the AL Central. Trevor Bauer [[ BOW-er ]] gave up all five runs in six-and-two-thirds frames to fall to 6-and-6.
Red Sox Retire “Papi’s” Number, Hammer Halos
(Boston, MA) — The Red Sox retired the number-34 of former slugger David Ortiz, then went out and beat the Angels 9-4 at Fenway Park. Sandy Leon went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, and Hanley Ramirez also went deep for Boston. Rick Porcello struck out eight over six and third innings of four-run ball for his fourth win. Alex Meyer gave up five runs in less than four frames to take the loss. Kole Calhoun had two hits and an RBI in defeat.
A’s Blank White Sox Behind Cotton
(Chicago, IL) — Jharel Cotton and combined with four relievers on a seven-hitter as the Athletics shut out the White Sox 3-0 in Chicago. Cotton allowed just three hits and a walk over five-plus frames for his fifth win. Santiago Casilla gave up two hits in the ninth, but held on for his 12th save. Khris Davis hit a two-run homer and Matt Joyce a solo shot as Oakland ended a four-game skid. Mike Pelfrey fell to 3-and-6 with the loss. Chicago has lost four of its last five.
Mariners Crush Astros
(Seattle, WA) — Danny Valencia keyed the offense with four hits, two RBI and two runs scored as the Mariners cruised past the Astros 13-3 in Seattle. Mike Zunino, Kyle Seager, and Ben Gamel each went deep for the M’s. Felix Hernandez picked up the win in his return to the mound, with Yovani Gallardo tossing two-and-two-thirds shutout innings for the save. Seattle has won six straight. Joe Musgrove was battered to the tune of 12 hits and nine runs in less than four innings to take the loss. Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman homered for Houston.
Padres Blank Slumping Tigers 1-0
(San Diego, CA) — Austin Hedges doubled home the game’s only run in the second inning as the Padres trimmed the Tigers 1-0 at Petco Park. Luis Perdomo combined with three relievers on a three-hitter as San Diego won its second straight. Brandon Maurer notched his 14th save. Michael Fulmer struck out eight over seven innings of two-hit, one-run ball, but fell to 6-and-6 with the tough-luck loss. Detroit has dropped seven straight games.