Rockies Hold Off Mets
(New York, NY) — The Rockies built up a six-run lead and held on to edge the Mets 8-7 at Citi Field. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each had two hits, an RBI, and two runs scored for Colorado. Blackmon and Tony Wolters homered as the Rockies won their third-straight. German Marquez tossed six frames of two-run ball for the win and Wade Davis locked down the save. Zach Wheeler surrendered eight runs over six innings to take the loss for the Mets, who scored five runs over the final two innings to make things interesting. Asdrubal Cabrera finished a double-short of a cycle in defeat. New York is on a four-game slide.
Yankees Fight Off Indians
(New York, NY) — Miguel Andujar singled in the walk-off run in the ninth inning as Yankees held off the Indians 7-6 in the Bronx. C.C. Sabathia fired six shutout innings, but reliever Chasen Shreve gave up four runs without recording an out in the seventh. Aroldis Chapman gave up the tying run in the top of the ninth on a wild pitch, but came away with the win. Gleyber Torres, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez all homered for New York, which has won 13 of its past 14 games. Bradley Zimmer and Jose Ramirez homered in the eighth for Cleveland to move the score from five-nothing to five-all. Alexi Ogando was charged with the loss as the Tribe dipped to 17-and-15.
Cardinals Outlast Cubs
(St. Louis, MO) — Miles Mikolas tossed seven shutout innings as the Cardinals outlasted the Cubs 3-2 in St. Louis. Mikolas gave up seven hits and struck out four to up his record to 7-and-0. Bud Norris gave up two runs in the ninth inning but held steady for his seventh save. Tommy Pham launched a three-run homer as the Cards improved to 18-and-12. Jose Quintana gave up five hits and three unearned runs in four innings to take the loss for the Cubs. Tommy La Stella and Ben Zobrist plated runs in the ninth to make things interesting, but the Cubs still lost their third straight game.
Red Sox Cruise Past Rangers
(Arlington, TX) — Rafael Devers powered the Red Sox offense as they cruised past the Rangers 5-1 in Arlington. Devers had a pair of solo-home-runs including the go-ahead shot in the fifth inning. J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts also went deep for Boston, which is a Major League best 23-and-9. Rick Porcello tossed six-frames of one-run ball to pick up the win and improve his mark to 5-and-0 for the Red Sox. Texas starter Bartolo Colon gave up four runs over seven innings to take the loss. Nomar Mazara homered to prevent the shutout as the Rangers fell to 13-and-21.
Royals Rally Past Tigers
(Kansas City, MO) — Jorge Soler singled home the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning as the Royals rallied past the Tigers 4-2 in Kansas City. Trailing 2-0 entering their at-bat in the eighth the Royals scratched out four-runs to take the lead. Ian Kennedy tossed six frames of scoreless ball in a no decision. Blaine Boyer came away with the win and Kelvin Herrera earned the save as the Royals won for the third time in four games. JaCoby Jones drove in both Detroit runs with a double in the top-of-the-eighth. Daniel Stumpf took the loss in relief of starter Francisco Liriano who gave up one-run over seven innings.
Reds Fold Marlins
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Reds did all of their scoring in the first inning as they folded the Marlins 4-1 in Cincinnati. Eugenio Suarez drilled a three-run homer in the first before Adam Duvall tacked on a solo shot. Sal Romano tossed five-and-a-third innings of one-run ball to earn the win for Cincy. Raisel Iglesias locked down his fourth save as the Reds ended a three-game slide. Wei-Yen Chen tossed four innings of four-run ball to take the loss for Miami. Lewis Brinson clubbed a solo homer in the fifth to prevent the shutout. The Fish now sit at 11-and-20.
Twins Tame White Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Eduardo Escobar had a big game at the plate as the Twins tamed the White Sox 6-4 in Chicago. Escobar drilled two home runs and added an RBI-double to key the Twins offense. Logan Morrison and Brian Dozier each belted home runs for Minnesota and Jose Berrios tossed six innings of four-run ball to earn the win. Carson Fulmer didn’t make it out of the fourth inning and fell to 2-and-2 for the White Sox. Leury Garcia and Jose Abreu homered in defeat as Chicago fell to 3-and-11 at home.
Pirates Hold Off Brewers
(Milwaukee, WI) — Starling Marte’s inside-the-park home run in the fifth proved to be the difference as the Pirates edged the Brewers 6-4 in Milwaukee. Corey Dickerson and David Freese also homered for Pittsburgh as it snapped a four-game slide. Nick Kingham pitched into the sixth to earn the win and Felipe Vazquez secured the five-out save. The Pirates improved to 18-and-15. Junior Guerra surrendered five runs in five innings to take the loss for the Brewers. Manny Pina and Domingo Santana homered in defeat as Milwaukee fell to 19-and-14.
Nationals Cruise Past Phillies
(Washington, D.C.) — Bryce Harper homered twice as the Nationals topped the Phillies 7-3 in D.C. Harper hit a lead-off home run in the bottom-of-the-first and added a two-run bomb in the second as Washington opened a 7-0 lead. Matt Adams also went deep for the Nats, who have won six-straight. Gio Gonzalez tossed five frames of scoreless ball to earn the win. Nick Pivetta was clobbered for six runs in less than two innings of work to take the loss for Philly. Carlos Santana and Maikel Franco went deep in defeat. The Phillies have dropped five-of-six to fall to 17-and-14 overall.
Six-Run Second Lifts Giants Past Braves
(Atlanta, GA) — The Giants reeled off six runs in the second inning as they topped the Braves 9-4 in Atlanta. Gregor Blanco, Brandon Belt and Alen Hanson each recorded run-scoring extra-base hits in the second to put San Francisco up for good. Brandon Crawford and Evan Longoria tacked on home runs to pad the lead. Chris Stratton earned the win with six frames of three-run ball as the Giants moved to 17-and-15. Mike Foltynewiscz gave up nine hits and six runs over five innings to take the loss for Atlanta. Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis homered in defeat. The Braves’ five-game win streak is over. Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 in his Braves’ debut.
Dodgers Throw Combined No-Hitter To Top Padres
(Monterrey, Mexico) — Walker Buehler combined to throw a no-hitter as the Dodgers topped the Padres 4-0 in Monterrey, Mexico. Beuhler worked the first six innings and picked up the win. Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia, and Adam Liberatore finished the job to close the door on the first combined no-no in franchise history. Chris Taylor, Kike Hernandez, and Alex Verdugo homered in the winning effort. L.A. has won three-straight. Joey Lucchesi surrednered three-runs over five innings to take the loss. This was the first regular-season MLB game in Mexico since 1999.
A’s Blitz Orioles
(Oakland, CA) — Khris Davis and Matt Olson left the yard in the first inning as the A’s blitzed the Orioles 6-4 in Oakland. Davis launched a three-run bomb and Matt Olson tacked on a solo shot to put the A’s up early. Daniel Mendgen fired five innings of one-run ball and Lou Trivino earned the win for Oakland, which evened its record at 16-and-16. Andrew Cashner didn’t make it out of the fifth for Baltimore, and Brad Brach was charged with the loss. Adam Jones homered as the O’s fell to 8-and-24.
Pujols Gets Three-Thousand As Angels Top Mariners
(Seattle, WA) — Albert Pujols picked up hit number three-thousand as the Angels cruised past the Mariners 5-0 in Seattle. Pujols joined the three-thousand hit club with a bloop single in the fifth inning and also had an two-RBI knock in the ninth. Shohei Ohtani also drove in a pair for the Halos who have now won four-straight. Garrett Richards pitched into the seventh to pick up the win. Mike Leake surrendered three runs over five-and-a-third to take the loss for the M’s. Seattle had just five hits as a team as they fell to 18-and-13.
Cole, Astros Blank Diamondbacks
(Phoenix, AZ) — Gerrit Cole pitched an absolute dominant game as the Astros blanked the Diamondbacks 8-0 in Phoenix. Cole struck out 16 batters in a complete-game, one-hit shutout for Houston. Cole walked one and upped his record to 3-and-1. Carlos Correa plated three on two doubles, and Yuli Gurriel drove in three as well. Jose Altuve scored three runs and added an RBI-double as the Astros snapped a three-game slide. Chris Owings tallied the only hit for Arizona, and David Peralta was the other base-runner after getting walked. Kris Medlen gave up nine hits and seven runs to take the loss for the D’backs.
Pelicans Stomp Warriors
(New Orleans, LA) — The Pelicans pulled away in the third quarter as they stomped the Warriors 119-100 in Game Three of their second-round playoff series from New Orleans. Anthony Davis piled up 33 points and 18 rebounds for the Pelicans, and Rajon Rondo finished with four points, 21 assists, and 10 rebounds. The Pelicans led by six after halftime and 15 after the third quarter. They’ll look to even the series in Game Four on Sunday in New Orleans. Klay Thompson led Golden State with 26 points and Kevin Durant poured in 22. Steph Curry shot 6-of-19 and finished with 19 points in his first start of the postseason. The Dubs shot just 29-percent from downtown.
Rockets Clobber Jazz To Take Series Lead
(Salt Lake City, UT) — James Harden had 25 points and 12 assists as the Rockets crushed the Jazz 113-92 in Game Three of their second-round series in Salt Lake City. Houston led by 17 after the first quarter and never looked back as it took a two-games-to-one advantage in the series. Eric Gordon also scored 25 and Chris Paul added 15 points for the Rockets. Clint Capela and Trevor Ariza scored 11 apiece in the winning effort. Rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell struggled on his way to 10 points in defeat for Utah. Royce O’Neale scored 17 to pace the Jazz, who will host Game Four on Sunday.
Lightning Edge Bruins In OT
(Boston, MA) — Dan Girardi scored in overtime to lift the Lightning past the Bruins 4-3 in Game Four of their second-round playoff series in Boston. Brayden Point, Nikita Kucherov, and Steven Stamkos lit the lamp in regulation for Tampa Bay. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 29 saves for the Lightning as they took a commanding 3-1 series lead. Patrice Bergeron tallied twice for Boston which is now on the brink of elimination. David Pastrnak also lit the lamp and Tukka Rask surrendered four goals on 28 shots in defeat. The Bruins will look to stay alive when Tampa hosts Game Five on Sunday.
Tuch, Golden Knights Dump Sharks, Take Series Lead
(Las Vegas, NV) — Alex Tuch scored a pair of goals as the Golden Knights dumped the Sharks 5-3 in Game Five of their second-round playoff series in Las Vegas. The Knights built a 4-0 lead in the third period before the Sharks scored three straight goals to make things interesting. Jonathan Marchessault padded the lead with 81 seconds left. Erik Haula and James Neal also lit the lamp as Vegas takes a 3-2 series lead. Logan Couture assisted on all three third period goals for San Jose. Thomas Hertl tallied his sixth goal of the postseason. The Sharks will look to even the series in Game Six on Sunday in San Jose.