Gardner Walks Off Again As Yankees Drop Rays
(New York, NY) — For the second time in three days, Brett Gardner provided the walk-off hit as the Yankees dropped the Rays, 5-4, in the Bronx. Gardner singled home the winning run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning after belting a walk-off homer to open the series on Thursday. Gary Sanchez homered and doubled for New York, and Chase Headley added a two-run shot. Aroldis Chapman earned the win as the Yankees go for the four-game sweep on Sunday. Peter Bourjos, Lucas Duda, and Steven Souza Junior each hit solo homers for the Rays. Duda has gone deep in his first two games with Tampa. Brad Boxberger took the loss.
Dodgers Down Giants
(Los Angeles, CA) — Cody Bellinger plated both runs on a pair of singles as the Dodgers downed the Giants, 2-1, in Los Angeles. Corey Seager went 3-for-4 and scored both runs as L.A. won its seventh straight game. Rich Hill gave up two hits and one run over five-and-two-thirds innings to pick up his eighth win. Kenley Jansen picked up his 27th save for the Dodgers. Hunter Pence went deep to provide the offense for San Francisco. Ty Blach threw seven innings of two-run ball to take the loss. The Giants have lost four-of-six.
Mariners Hold Off Mets
(Seattle, WA) — Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs with a second inning single as the Mariners beat the Mets 3-2 in Seattle. Yovani Gallardo yielded one run on five hits over five-and-two-thirds innings to pick up the victory. Seattle closer Edwin Diaz notched his 19th save. Seattle’s Mitch Haniger left after being hit in the face by a Jacob deGrom fastball in the second. DeGrom suffered the loss, ending his eight-start winning streak. DeGrom struck out 10 and walked one in six innings, losing for the first time since June 6th.
Angels Rally Past Blue Jays
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Angels reeled off three runs in ninth inning to rally past the Blue Jays, 6-5, in Toronto. Ben Revere had an RBI-double and scored the winning run on a Cliff Pennington sac-fly. Andrelton Simmons nailed a two-run single. Troy Scribner earned the relief win in his Major League debut and Bud Norris secured the save. The Halos will go for the sweep Sunday. Miguel Montero gave Toronto the lead in the sixth with a two-run homer. Roberto Osuna blew his fifth save and fell to 3-and-1. The Blue Jays are in last in the AL East at 48-and-56.
Tigers Clip Astros
(Detroit, MI) — Ian Kinsler’s RBI single capped off a three-run seventh and put the Tigers up for good as they held off the Astros 5-3 in Detroit. Jose Iglesias had two RBI doubles including one to tie the game in the seventh. Victor Martinez added insurance with a run scoring single in the eigth. Matthew Boyd picked up the win and Justin Wilson notched the save as the Tigers snapped a four-game slide. Francis Martes surrendered three-runs in less than an inning of relief to take the loss for Houston. Evan Gattis homered for the Stros’ who fell to 68-and-35.
Rockies Edge Nationals
(Washington, DC) — German Marquez tossed seven strong innings as the Rockies edged the Nationals, 4-2, in D.C. Marquez struck out 10 and gave up two runs to earn the win. He’s now 9-and-4. Trevor Story belted a two-run homer for the Rox and Greg Holland earned his 32nd save. Colorado ended a three-game slide. Tanner Roark took the loss for Washington, falling to 8-and-7. Wilmer Difo prevented the shutout with a two-run single. The two squads will play a doubleheader on Sunday after Friday’s game was rained out.
Phillies Clip Braves In Extras
(Philadelphia, PA) — Ty Kelly’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 11th lifted the Phillies past the Braves 4-3 in Philadelphia. Odubel Herrera tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a solo-homer and had an RBI single in the fourth. Aaron Altherr also drove in a run as Philly won its third-straight. Hector Neris tossed two frames of scoreless relief to pick up the win. Atlanta closer Jim Johnson blew his eighth save of the season and Rex Brothers was tagged with the loss. The Braves have dropped six-of-seven.
Red Sox Clip Royals In Extras
(Boston, MA) — Eduardo Nunez drove in the game-winning run in the bottom-of-the-10th inning to lift the Red Sox past the Royals 9-8 at Fenway Park. Nunez homered twice earlier in the game and finished with three hits and three RBI. Christian Vazquez added an RBI triple and an RBI double in the winning effort. Boston improved to 57-and-48. Lorenzo Cain went deep for Kansas City which had its nine-game winning streak snapped. Whit Merrifield had four hits. Joakim Soria was charged with his seventh blown save and Mike Minor took the loss.
Indians Take Down White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Carlos Santana scored the winning run after Brandon Guyer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded as the Indians took down the White Sox, 5-4, in Chicago. Corey Kluber struck out 12 and allowed four runs over six-and-a-third innings. Andrew Miller picked up the win and Cody Allen came away with the save. Santana drew four walks and scored twice to key Cleveland, which has won nine straight games. Reliever Aaron Bummer took the loss for the White Sox. Jose Abreu launched a three-run homer in defeat. Chicago has dropped 14 of their past 15 games.
Cubs Top Brewers In 11 Innings
(Milwaukee, WI) — Jason Heyward belted the go-ahead home run in the 11th inning as the Cubs outlasted the Brewers 2-1 in Milwaukee. Kris Bryant tied the game in the seventh with an RBI-single. Kyle Hendricks tossed five-plus innings of one-run ball, and Mike Montgomery came away with the win. Wade Davis logged his 21st save. The rubber match is Sunday. Ryan Braun doubled in Milwaukee’s lone run in the first inning. Jared Hughes was charged with the loss.
Marlins Rip Reds
(Miami, FL) — Christian Yelich’s three-run home run proved to be the difference as the Marlins ripped the Reds, 7-3, in Miami. Giancarlo Stanton added a two-run double for Miami. Adam Conley allowed five hits and two runs and pitched into the eighth inning to get the win. The Fish are a win away from the four-game sweep. Tim Adleman took the loss for Cincinnati, his ninth. Joey Votto and Adam Duvall homered in the loss. The Reds have dropped six games in a row.
Diamondbacks Best Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) — Zack Greinke gave up a run and three hits to the first three batters he faced, but nothing after that as the Diamondbacks won 7-1 in St. Louis. Greinke struck out nine in seven innings and improved to 13-and-4. Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in three DBacks runs. J. D. Martinez and Ketel Marte also homered for Arizona. Cardinals right-hander Mike Leake took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits in five innings. Paul DeJong singled home Matt Carpenter in the first for the lone St. Louis run.
Orioles Blank Rangers
(Arlington, TX) — Kevin Gausman tossed eight-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless ball to help the Orioles top the Rangers 4-0 in Arlington. Gausman struck out eight as he picked up his eighth win and Zach Britton recorded the final out to notch the save. Trey Mancini and Caleb Joseph homered in the winning effort. The O’s snapped a three-game slide. Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre recorded a fourth-inning single to move withing one hit of 3,000 for his career. Austin Bibens-Dirkx surrendered four-runs over five frames to take the loss.
Padres Double Up Pirates
(San Diego, CA) — Rookie Dinelson Lamet gave up two runs on two hits over six-plus innings as the Padres topped the Pirates 4-2 in San Diego. Lamet picked up his fifth win and Kirby Yates notched his first save. Manuel Margot homered and scored two San Diego runs. Jose Pirela had two triples and an RBI in the winning effort. Pittsburgh starter Ivan Nova surrendered four runs on eight hits over five innings to take the loss. Pittsburgh has dropped six of its last seven.
A’s Rally, Clip Twins
(Oakland, CA) — Rajai Davis hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Athletics past the Twins 5-4 in Oakland. Matt Chapman homered in the eighth inning to pull the A’s within a run before the Davis bomb snapped a five-game slide. Oakland starter Chris Smith tossed five frames of four-run ball and Daniel Coulombe notched the win in relief. The win was A’s manager Bob Melvin’s 1,000th of his career. Taylor Rogers surrendered the walk-off shot to take the loss for Minnesota. Miguel Sano homered in defeat.
Jon Jones Regains Title At UFC 214
(Anaheim, CA) — Jon “Bones” Jones is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. The embattled Jones scored a third round knockout of Daniel Cormier to regain the 205-pound title. Jones was stripped of the title in April 2015 following a felony arrest and was stripped a second time in November 2016 following a failed drug test. “Bones” holds the second-longest winning streak in UFC history at 14 fights. Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision over top-contender Demian Maia. Cris “Cyborg” Justino won the vacant women’s featherweight belt with a KO of Tonya Evinger.
Charley Hoffman Leads After Three At RBC Canadian Open
(Oakville, Ontario) — Charley Hoffman is the leader heading into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario. Hoffman fired a third-round 65 to take the advantage at 17-under heading into Sunday. Kevin Chappell is one-stroke off the lead in second-place at 16-under par for the tournament. Robert Garrigus and Gary Woodland are in a tie for third at minus-15 with six players tied for fifth at 14-under. Sunday’s final-round tees off at 7:40 a.m. Eastern.