AROUND THE HORN Wednesday’s other MLB games
Rays 6, Royals 3
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Brandon Lowe and Mallex Smith drove in two runs each, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Rays opener Ryne Stanek pitched two hitless innings before Chrinos (2-5) took over. Chirinos gave up three runs on four hits while striking out four in five innings. Sergio Romo earned his 18th save in 25 opportunities. Junis (6-12) allowed four runs on nine hits in 52/3 innings, striking out five.
White Sox 7, Twins 3
Adam Engel broke a tie with a two-run homer in a five-run fifth, Carlos Rodon continued his torrid stretch with six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins. Nicky Delmonico and Tim Anderson also homered off Twins starter Kyle Gibson (7-10). The right-hander gave up seven runs (four earned) on seven hits and four walks in 42/3 innings. Rodon (5-3) allowed three hits and three walks.
Blue Jays 6, Orioles 0
Kendrys Morales homered for the fourth consecutive game, Thomas Pannone and two relievers combined on a two-hitter and the Blue Jays beat Baltimore. Devon Travis had a three-run shot in the eighth as the Blue Jays blew open the game with a five-run outburst against Miguel Castro. Pannone (1-0) pitched six no-hit innings before Baltimore’s Trey Mancini reached on a ground-ball single to begin the seventh.
Astros 10, Mariners 7
Martin Maldonado and Tyler White each homered and had three hits, helping the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners. Maldonado had three RBIs and White had two. Charlie Morton (13-3) got the win despite allowing six runs before leaving the game with no one out in the sixth. Roberto Osuna pitched the ninth to earn his 10th save and first as an Astro. Marco Gonzales (12-9) allowed eight runs and 11 hits before leaving with no one out in the fourth.
Rangers 4, Athletics 2
Mike Minor pitched six scoreless innings of one-hit ball to win his fourth straight, Joey Gallo hit his 33rd home run and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics. Adrian Beltre had a pair of RBI singles. Stephen Piscotty had an RBI double for Oakland. Minor (10-6) was crisp while striking out four and walking one. Jose Leclerc earned his sixth save in 10 opportunities. Edwin Jackson allowed four runs in 41/3 innings.
Brewers 4, Reds 0
Rookie Freddy Peralta tossed seven scoreless innings and drove in a run with his first career hit to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Cincinnati Reds. Christian Yelich homered and finished a triple shy of the cycle. Peralta (6-4) allowed three singles, striking out seven and walking two. Robert Stephenson (0-2) allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings, walking three.
Mets 5, Giants 3
Todd Frazier homered and hit an RBI double, Noah Syndergaard pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants. Dominic Smith and Jose Bautista also went deep for New York. Syndergaard (9-3) allowed two runs and five hits while walking one and striking out six. Paul Sewald got two outs for his first major league save.
Nationals 8, Phillies 7
Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Washington Nationals to a win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Maikel Franco, Justin Bour and Cesar Hernandez homered for the Phillies. Stephen Strasburg allowed five runs and seven hits over four innings for Washington. Philadelphia starter Zach Elfin allowed five runs and 10 hits in 31/3 innings.
Cubs 8, Tigers 2
Jon Lester pitched into the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs homered three times in a victory over the Detroit Tigers. David Bote ended that streak with a two-run homer in the fifth, and Lester (14-5) allowed a run and seven hits in 52/3 innings. Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo hit consecutive homers in the ninth for Chicago. Francisco Liriano (3-9) allowed four runs and seven hits in 51/3 innings.
Marlins 9, Yankees 3
Yankees starter Lance Lynn gave up five runs in the sixth inning and New York lost to the Miami Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 3 with an RBI and finished 3 for 9 in the series. Lynn (8-9) had a 2-0 lead in the sixth, but Miguel Rojas’ three-run homer put the Marlins ahead. Miami’s Trevor Richards allowed two runs in 51/3 innings and struck out nine. Jarlin Garcia (2-2) retired both batters he faced.