around the horn | Friday’s MLB games
Mariners 3, Indians 1
Ariel Miranda allowed two hits and pitched into the sixth inning, Robinson Cano and Ben Gamel homered and Seattle defeated Cleveland. Miranda (2-2) didn’t give up a hit until Jose Ramirez’s one-out homer in the fourth. The left-hander, making his first career appearance against the Indians, struck out seven in 51/3 innings Cano hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Gamel added a solo shot in the sixth, a towering drive to right. Three pitchers combined to strike out 14 against the defending AL champions. Edwin Diaz recorded the final four outs, three on strikeouts, for his fourth save. He struck out Edwin Encarnacion with a runner on to end the eighth and pitched a perfect ninth. Carlos Carrasco (2-2) gave up both home runs and struck out seven in eight innings.
Twins 6, Royals 4
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Miguel Sano and Joe Mauer hit consecutive two-run doubles in the eighth inning as Minnesota rallied. Sano also had a two-run homer in the fourth. He has eight hits in his last 11 at-bats. The Royals have dropped eight straight.
White Sox 7, Tigers 3
Geovany Soto broke open a tie game with a two-run single in the eighth inning. Anthony Swarzak (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings for the White Sox, who won their fifth straight.
Yankees 14, Orioles 11 10 innings
Matt Holliday hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees completed a stunning rally from an eight-run deficit. In a game of home run derby, Starlin Castro tied it with a two-run drive that capped a three-run burst in the ninth off Brad Brach. Then in the 10th, Holliday hit the eighth home run of the evening — five by the Yankees — with one out off Jayson Aquino (1-1).
Rays 7, Blue Jays 4
Logan Morrison hit a two-run homer, Evan Longoria and Corey Dickerson added solo shots and Tampa Bay connected three times in the eighth inning to beat struggling Toronto. Derek Norris added a solo homer in the ninth. He had two hits and two RBIs. Kevin Pillar homered and reached base five times for the Blue Jays, who lost their third straight. Toronto’s 6-17 start is the worst in franchise history.
Astros 9, Athletics 4
Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 12, George Springer singled home the tying run in his return from a leg injury that caused him to miss four games and Houston rallied past Oakland to send the Athletics to their fifth straight loss. Khris Davis hit a three-run homer in the first and a solo shot in the third, putting Oakland ahead 4-3 with his ninth home run this season.
Angels 6, Rangers 3
Albert Pujols hit a tiebreaking three-run home run in the eighth inning for the Los Angeles Angels. Mike Trout also homered for Los Angeles, which quickly led 1-0 after Yunel Escobar went deep on the first pitch of the game.
Pirates 12, Marlins 2
Francisco Cervelli drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored eight times in the second inning. Jordy Mercer homered and had two RBIs, Josh Harrison had three hits and knocked in two, and Andrew McCutchen also drove in a pair of runs for the Pirates, who snapped a six-game losing streak to the Marlins. Pittsburgh set season-highs in runs and hits by the fourth inning finishing with 18 hits and all eight starting position players recording at least one while Jose Osuna had four and Gift Ngoepe also had three. Pirates starter Jameson Taillon (2-0) allowed one run and five hits in five innings lowering his ERA to 2.08. Adam Conley (1-2) allowed nine runs in 12/3 innings for Miami, which has lost three straight.
Cardinals 7, Reds 5
Dexter Fowler and Jedd Gyorko homered and Yadier Molina short-circuited a rally with a bases-loaded pickoff to lead St. Louis. St. Louis won for the ninth time in 11 games and moved above the .500 mark for the first time since winning its season opener against the Chicago Cubs. The Reds have lost eight of nine.
Braves 10, Brewers 8
Freddie Freeman’s two-run home run snapped a tie in the ninth and Atlanta rallied from a four-run deficit in the final three innings. Freeman hit his eighth homer off Brewers closer Neftali Feliz (0-3), who was summoned to pitch the ninth in a tie game. Adonis Garcia led off the inning with a double and Freeman hit a 1-1 pitch over the wall in center field.
Mets 7, Nationals 5
Josh Edgin relieved Mets closer Jeurys Familia with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and got Bryce Harper to hit into a game-ending double play to stop New York’s six-game losing streak. New York had lost 10 of 11 and put star slugger Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list before the game with a strained hamstring. Travis d’Arnaud then homered twice and had five RBIs for the Mets, who were clinging to a two-run lead when they brought in Familia.
Red Sox 5, Cubs 4
Andrew Benintendi hit a solo homer off Jake Arrieta during a five-run first inning and Boston held on to beat the Chicago Cubs. Every Boston starter had at least one hit, and Hanley Ramirez, Mitch Moreland, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Christian Vazquez also drove in a run each. Left-hander Drew Pomeranz (2-1) got the win with six innings of two-run ball, surrendering solo homers to Kris Bryant and Albert Almora Jr. in the early innings before settling in. He allowed six hits and two walks while striking out seven. Boston has won its last nine interleague games at Fenway Park. Arrieta (3-1) logged his shortest start since Aug. 28, 2014, lasting only 41/3 innings and giving up 10 hits and three walks with five strikeouts.