Around the Horn Wednesday’s MLB games
Reds 4, Indians 3
Billy Hamilton scored from first base on Zack Cozart’s two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning against closer Cody Allen to lift Cincinnati. The speedy Hamilton reached after narrowly beating out an apparent game-ending double play — he was ruled safe after a replay review, putting runners at first and third for Cozart. With Hamilton running, Cozart hit a sinking liner to left. Michael Brantley couldn’t make a diving catch and the ball rolled a few feet away. Pinch-runner Arismendy Alcantara scored to tie it and Hamilton also raced home.Allen (0-2) blew his first save since Aug. 17. He had recorded 22 consecutive saves.Michael Lorenzen (3-0) pitched the eighth, and Raisel Iglesias retired Brantley with two on in the ninth for his eighth save.The game was delayed by rain in the top of the sixth inning for 2 hours, 1 minute.
Twins 4, Orioles 3
Jose Berrios took a two-hitter into the seventh inning, Kennys Vargas drove in two runs and Minnesota completed its first three-game sweep in Baltimore since 1996.
Rays 5, Angels 2
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Steven Souza Jr. homered twice to rally Tampa Bay. Colby Rasmus also went deep for the Rays and Erasmo Ramirez pitched six strong innings in his third start of the season. Albert Pujols hit his 597th career home run,.
Red Sox 9, Rangers 4
Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston’s seven-run seventh inning. Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball’s modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season.
Yankees 3, Royals 0
Helped by a great first-inning catch that forced center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury from the game with a concussion and sprained neck, Luis Severino won for the first time in a month. Didi Gregorius homered against Jason Hammel (1-6) leading off the third inning, Gregorius’ seventh hit in a span of 12 at-bats. His fastball reaching 99 mph, Severino (3-2) allowed four hits over eight innings, struck out seven, walked one and threw a career-high 114 pitches.
Blue Jays 8, Brewers 4
Ryan Goins hit his first career grand slam, one of four homers for Toronto. Kevin Pillar, Devon Travis and Jose Bautista hit solo shots for the Blue Jays, who have homered in four straight games.
Pirates 12, Braves 5
Gift Ngoepe doubled to drive in Andrew McCutchen for the go-ahead run before Pittsburgh Pirates hit three straight homers during a seven-run 10th inning.Jose Osuna hit a bases-loaded, two-run single off Jose Ramirez in the ninth to tie it at 5. After Ngoepe’s double, the Pirates put the game away with Josh Harrison’s two-run single, followed by homers from David Freese, Osuna and Jordy Mercer — all off Josh Collmenter (0-2). .
Rockies 7, Phillies 2
Tyler Chatwood allowed just one hit in seven scoreless innings while Carlos Gonzalez homered for Colorado. .
Padres 6, Mets 5
Hunter Renfroe snapped an eighth-inning tie with a titanic home run.
Nationals 5, Mariners 1
Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer for his eighth of the season while Tanner Roark allowed a run over seven innings.
Diamondbacks 8, White Sox 6
Jake Lamb homered off a left-hander for only the second time this season, five Diamondbacks drove in at least one run and Arizona completed a three-game sweep of Chicago.