AROUND THE HORN | Monday’s other MLB games
Twins 3, Royals 1
Eduardo Escobar had three hits and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh to support Jose Berrios’ strong outing for Minnesota. Escobar plated Joe Mauer with a seventh-inning single as Minnesota took advantage of Kansas City’s struggling bullpen to win its fifth straight game. Berrios (9-7), elected to his first All-Star game a day earlier, allowed one run on six hits in seven innings. He struck out eight while throwing a season-high 111 pitches. Fernando Rodney allowed a walk and hit in the ninth but secured his 20th save.
Rays 10, Tigers 9 10 innings
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Daniel Robertson hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and Tampa Bay won for the 12th time in 13 home games. Kevin Kiermaier had a one-out triple off Blaine Hardy (3-2) in the 10th. After Matt Duffy walked, Robertson won it on his hit to center. The Tigers have lost 16 of 20.
Orioles 5, Yankees 4
Yankees 10, Orioles 2
Standing at the plate with a chance to tie the game, Brett Gardner grounded out to seal a galling defeat to the Baltimore Orioles. Given the opportunity for redemption, Gardner and the Yankees cranked up the offense to earn a doubleheader split. Gardner had four hits, homered and drove in three runs to lift New York in the second game. In the opener, Danny Valencia snapped an 0-for-25 skid with a three-run homer off CC Sabathia as Baltimore ended a six-game losing streak.
Athletics 2, Astros 0
Frankie Montas and two relievers combined for a five-hitterwhile Stephen Piscotty homered and hit an RBI single for Oakland. Houston starter Gerrit Cole struck out 11 and scattered three singles across six scoreless innings before Brad Peacock (1-4) took over for the seventh.
Red Sox 5, Rangers 0
J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 28th home run. Mookie Betts had two hits and a running catch in center field. Mitch Moreland made an over-the-shoulder grab. Even Andrew Benintendi, who is still trying to earn a spot in the All-Star Game, had a pair of hits. The Boston Red Sox have a lineup stocked with All-Stars, and they’re playing like it with seven straight wins.
Marlins 4, Brewers 3
Backup catcher Bryan Holaday hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the 10th inning for Miami. Holaday, who came into the game batting .165, was in the lineup because the Marlins placed All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto on the paternity list before the game in anticipation of the birth of his first child. Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson homered on consecutive pitches in the seventh inning for the Marlins. Castro’s homer at the end of an 11-pitch at-bat against Josh Hader made it 2-all, and Anderson put Miami ahead by hitting the first pitch off the home run sculpture in center field.
Hader had allowed only two homers previously this year.
Mets 4, Phillies 3
Phillies 3, Mets 1
Aaron Nola allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and lashed a three-run double that sent Philadelphia past New York for a split of their twinight doubleheader. One night after being named to his first All-Star team, Nola (12-2) struck out 10 and won his sixth straight decision to become the only 12-game winner in the National League. With his teammates scuffling at the plate, he took care of the offense himself by doubling his career RBI total in the fifth. In the opener, Wilmer Flores connected for a pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the 10th to give New York a 4-3 victory. The teams combined for just four hits in the nightcap, two by Flores. After Flores’ RBI double off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth, Victor Arano served up Flores’ decisive homer in the first game.