Frazier, Yankees Stun Brewers
(Bronx, NY) — Rookie Clint Frazier drilled the walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Yankees stunned the Brewers, 5-3, in New York. Frazier also added an RBI-triple in the seventh as the Yankees ended a three-game skid. Luis Severino gave up a three-run homer in the first for New York, but settled down to strike out 10 over seven innings. Aroldis Chapman came away with the win. Domingo Santana launched the early three-run shot for the Brewers before their bats went cold. Reliever Corey Knebel blew the save and took the loss. The rubber match is Sunday.
Orioles Top Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — Wade Miley put together a solid start as the Orioles topped the Twins, 5-1, at Target Field. Miley gave up one run over five-and-two-thirds innings for his fourth win. Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer for Baltimore, and Mark Trumbo added a solo shot. The O’s ended a five-game slide. They’ll try to tie the four-game set in Sunday’s finale. Adalberto Mejia allowed five hits and four runs over six-and-two-thirds to take the loss for Minnesota. Miguel Sano homered to provide the offense. The Twins are 45-and-42 overall, but just 20-and-27 at home.
Braves Destroy Nationals
(Washington, DC) — Julio Teheran tossed a gem and drove in three runs as the Braves destroyed the Nationals, 13-0, in Washington, D.C. Teheran struck out five over seven shutout innings for the win and plated three on a pair of singles. Matt Adams launched a three-run homer and Nick Markakis added a solo shot for Atlanta. The Braves improved to 42-and-44. Stephen Strasburg lasted just three innings, falling to 9-and-3 for the Nationals. Washington managed just four hits and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. The Braves lead the four-game set, two-games-to-one, with the finale set for Sunday.
Padres Edge Phillies
(Philadelphia, PA) — Austin Hedges singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Padres edged the Phillies, 2-1, in Philadelphia. Carlos Asuaje tied the game with an RBI-triple in the seventh before Hedges brought him home for the winning run. Jhoulys Chacin tossed six-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to secure the win for San Diego. Brandon Maurer notched his 19th save as the Padres moved one win away from the sweep. Aaron Nola struck out nine over eight innings of two-run ball in the tough luck loss for Philadelphia. Miakel Franco homered in defeat. The Phils have lost five games in a row.
Cardinals Knock Off Mets
(St. Louis, MO) — Paul DeJong keyed the offense with four hits including a homer and two RBI as the Cardinals knocked off the Mets 4-1 in St. Louis. Adam Wainwright tossed six-and-two-thirds frames of one-run ball to pick up his 10th win. Seung-Hwan Oh worked around a pair of hits in the ninth to notch the save. Yadier Molina added an RBI double in the winning effort. Zack Wheeler surrendered two-runs over six innings to take the loss for New York. Jay Bruce homered to prevent the shutout. The Mets have dropped four-of-five.
Rays Blank Red Sox
(St. Petersburg, FL) — Alex Cobb and Alex Colome combined on a three-hitter to lead the Rays past the Red Sox 1-0 at Tropicana Field. Cobb gave up two hits over seven-and-two-thirds to pick up the win before Colome recorded the final-four outs to notch the save. Jesus Sucre drove in the game’s lone run with a second inning sac-fly. Tampa Bay is 46-and-43. Rick Porcello tossed eight frames of one-run ball to take the bad-luck loss. Boston has dropped three-of-four.
Blue Jays Drill Astros
(Toronto, Ontario) — A pair of big home runs and a gem by Marcus Stroman lifted the Blue Jays past the Astros, 7-2, in Toronto. Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki each drilled three-run dingers for the Blue Jays. Marcus Stroman struck out six over seven innings of one-run ball to improve to 9-and-5. Toronto has won four of its past five games. Marwin Gonzalez homered for Houston in defeat. Mike Fiers was charged with the loss, his fourth. The Astros have the best road record in the majors at 32-and-11.
Indians Blank Tigers
(Cleveland, OH) — Mike Clevinger and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Indians topped the Tigers, 4-0, in Cleveland. Clevinger allowed three hits over six scoreless innings for his fifth win. The Tribe pulled away with a three-run eighth inning, highlighted by a Bradley Zimmer RBI-triple. Cleveland has won three straight games and needs another to sweep the Tigers. Justin Verlander allowed a run over six-and-two-thirds to take the loss for Detroit. J.D. Martinez had the only extra base hit for the Tigers, who have lost five-of-seven.
Pirates Nip Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Gregory Polanco’s two-run homer in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as the Pirates nipped the Cubs, 4-2, at Wrigley Field. Jordy Mercer padded Pittsburgh’s lead with an RBI-double to close out a three-run sixth inning. Ivan Nova pitched into the seventh inning and secured his ninth win. The rubber match is Sunday. Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber nailed a pair of solo shots for the Cubs. Jake Arrieta took the loss, falling to 8-and-7. Sunday’s game is the last for both teams before the All-Star break.
Dodgers Walk Over Royals
(Los Angeles, CA) — Cody Bellinger had a walk-off walk in the 10th inning to lift the Dodgers past the Royals 5-4 in Los Angeles. Bellinger also tied the game in the eighth with a home run and Joe Pederson also went deep in the second. Ross Stripling picked up the win in relief. The Dodgers are 25-and-4 in their past 29 games. Salvador Perez homered in the eighth to give Kansas City a short-lived 4-3 lead. Scott Alexander took the loss. The Royals will look to avoid the sweep in Sunday’s finale.
Rangers Blast Angels
(Arlington, TX) — Adrian Beltre and Drew Robinson hit two-run homers to power the Rangers past the Angels 5-2 in Arlington. Tyson Ross tossed five-and-two-thirds frames of one-run, four-hit ball to pick up the win. Nomar Mazara added an RBI double as Texas won its three straight. The Rangers are 43-and-44. Jesse Chavez surrendered three runs over five innings to take his fourth-straight loss. Andrelton Simmons had three of the seven LA hits, while Yunel Escobar homered in defeat. The Angels have dropped five of six.
White Sox Edge Rockies
(Denver, CO) — Tim Anderson hit a solo-homer in the top of the ninth to lift the White Sox past the Rockies 5-4 in Denver. Yolmer Sanchez added a two-run triple to open the scoring in the first followed by a Kevan Smith single to open a three-run lead. Chicago starter Jose Quintana added an RBI sac-fly with Tommy Kahnle [[ CAIN-lee ]] picking up the win in relief. The Sox snapped a three-game slide. Nolan Arenado went deep for Colorado in defeat. Greg Holland was tagged with the loss. Colorado has dropped five-of-eight.
Marlins Hold Off Giants
(San Francisco, CA) — Chris O’Grady won his major league debut as the Marlins nipped the Giants 5-4 in San Francisco. O’Grady allowed three runs on five hits in five-and-a-third in the victory. Justin Bour hit his 20th home run for the Fish. AJ Ramos worked through some trouble in the ninth to notch his 16th save as the Marlins picked up their fourth win in five games. Jeff Samardzija [[ suh-MAR-jah ]] yielded four runs over seven frames to take the loss. Brandon Crawford drove in two San Francisco runs. The Giants have dropped three-straight.
Athletics Clip Mariners
(Seattle, WA) — Ryon Healy doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning as the Athletics edged the Mariners 4-2 in Seattle. Marcus Semien [[ SIH-mee-ehn ]] and Yonder Alonso added solo-shots in the winning effort. Chris Smith started and tossed six frames of three-run ball with Sean Doolittle earning the victory in relief. The A’s have won four-of-five. Mariners’ reliever Edwin Diaz surrendered the go-ahead run and was tagged with the loss. Jarrod Dyson homered for the M’s as they lost for the fifth time in six games.
Reds Clobber Diamondbacks
(Phoenix, AZ) — Luis Castillo struck out eight over six-and-two-thirds innings of shutout ball to help the Reds blank the Diamondbacks 7-0 in Phoenix. Castillo allowed just three hits on the way to his first big league victory. Joey Votto keyed the offense with a home run and three RBI. Scooter Gennett and Tucker Barnhart also went deep in the winning effort. Taijuan Walker surrendered five runs over five innings of work to take the loss for the D’Backs. Arizona has dropped four-of-five.