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FRiday’s MLB GAMES


Published: Sat, August 19, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Indians 10, Royals 1

KANSAS CITY

Corey Kluber put together another Cy Young-worthy performance before leaving with a sprained right ankle Friday night, and Jay Bruce homered twice to help Cleveland rout Kansas City. Kluber (12-3) was cruising along until there was one out in the sixth inning, and Eric Hosmer sent a grounder to the right side of the infield. Kluber winced coming off the mound to cover the bag.

Mariners 7, Rays 1

ST. PETERSBURG

Nelson Cruz hit two doubles and his 30th home run Friday night and Erasmo Ramirez won his first game for Seattle since April 1, 2014, a victory over Tampa Bay. Ramirez (5-4) gave up one run and two hits in six innings in the first game of the Mariners’ 12-game trip.

Astros 3, Athletics 1

HOUSTON

Dallas Keuchel threw seven shutout innings, Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve homered and Houston beat Oakland. Keuchel (11-2) allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three in a dominant performance. Bregman and Altuve hit back-to-back home runs in the third to give Houston a 2-0 lead.

Orioles 9, Angels 7

BALTIMORE

Manny Machado capped a three-homer night with a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Baltimore rallied past Los Angeles in a game that featured 10 home runs. Machado hit his seventh career slam off Keynan Middleton (4-1), who entered with two on and one out in the ninth. Machado also hit a two-run homer in the third and a solo shot in the fifth to finish with seven RBIs.

Red Sox 9, Yankees 6

BOSTON

Pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single in Boston’s four-run seventh inning and the Red Sox rallied to beat New York. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 29th save. The Red Sox opened a 3-0 lead on homers from Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez. But Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer in the sixth, then New York scored four in the seventh to take a 6-3 lead. Boston loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh against Tommy Kahnle (2-4). Mookie Betts had a sacrifice fly and Andrew Benintendi an RBI single.

White Sox 4, Rangers 3

ARLINGTON

Nicky Delmonico lined an inside-the-park home run in the eighth inning, his second go-ahead homer of the game, and Chicago stopped a five-game losing streak with a victory over Texas. Delmonico’s fifth homer eluded a leaping Nomar Mazara, bouncing off the wall as the Texas right fielder crumpled on the warning track clutching his left knee. Second baseman Rougned Odor sprinted to retrieve the long carom, but Delmonico beat the throw with a head-first slide.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cardinals 11, Pirates 10

PITTSBURGH

Matt Carpenter homered in the second inning to send St. Louis on to victory over the Pittsburgh. With the Cardinals leading 2-1 and two outs in the second inning, Carpenter homered over the center field wall to extend the lead to 5-1. It was the second of three St. Louis home runs in the first three innings.

Reds 5, Braves 3

ATLANTA

Cincinnati hit three home runs in the sixth, including a two-run shot by Adam Duvall, Sal Romano threw seven strong innings and the Reds beat R.A. Dickey and Atlanta. Matt Adams’ homer in the second inning gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead that Dickey held until the four-run sixth. Duvall’s homer drove in Joey Votto, who hit a leadoff single, to give the Reds the lead. Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker added back-to-back homers with one out for Cincinnati’s first three-homer inning of the season.

Rockies 8, Brewers 4

DENVER

Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth leadoff home run of the season, German Marquez won for the first time in seven weeks and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-4 on Friday night. Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez also homered and each drove in two runs. Marquez (10-5) allowed four runs – including three solo shots – in 52/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one while getting his first win since July 29.

INTERLEAGUE

Cubs 7, Blue Jays 4

CHICAGO

Jake Arrieta pitched into the seventh inning and allowed a run, Javier Baez homered and drove in three runs, and Chicago beat Toronto in a rare interleague matchup. Anthony Rizzo went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, Victor Caratini went 3 for 3, and Jason Heyward and Albert Almora Jr. each had an RBI single for Chicago. Arrieta (13-8) allowed one run and six hits in 61/3 innings to win his third straight start.

Dodgers 8, Tigers 5

DETROIT

Chris Taylor had four hits including a pair of doubles, and Los Angeles welcomed Adrian Gonzalez back from the disabled list with another victory, beating Detroit. Gonzalez doubled in his first plate appearance since June 11, one of six two-base hits on the night for Los Angeles.

Twins 10, Diamondbacks 3

MINNEAPOLIS

Miguel Sano hit two of the Twins’ season high-tying six home runs, including an inside-the-park dash by Byron Buxton, and Minnesota powered past the Arizona Diamondbacks. Eduardo Escobar, Max Kepler and Brian Dozier also went deep for Minnesota. Buxton finished a single shy of the cycle. Escobar added a two-run shot two batters later for an 8-3 lead.

Associated Press


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