AROUND THE HORN | Friday’s other MLB games
Blue Jays 8, Orioles 7 10 innings
Aledmys Diaz singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays recovered after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth to beat the Baltimore Orioles. Diaz had four hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice as the Blue Jays improved to 7-1 against Baltimore. Russell Martin hit a two-out single off left-hander Paul Fry (0-1) in the 10th and advanced to second when Randal Gruck walked. Diaz followed with a grounder that ticked off the glove of third baseman Renato Nunez and eluded shortstop Tim Beckham, allowing Martin to score. John Axford (3-1) pitched one inning for the win.
Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
David Price took a shutout into the seventh inning, and the Boston Red Sox kept right on rolling in their first game after the All-Star break, beating the Detroit Tigers. The Red Sox (69-30) have won 13 of their last 14, and on this night, one run in the first inning was enough for the team with baseball’s best record. Price (11-6) allowed four hits in 61/3 innings, walking one and striking out five.
Royals 6, Twins 5
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Lucas Duda homered and drove in three runs, Danny Duffy earned his first home win in 11 months and the Kansas City Royals held on for a victory over the Minnesota Twins. Duda’s two-out single in the first inning scored Whit Merrifield and Jorge Bonifacio. It landed just fair down the left-field line and barely out of the reach of third baseman Eduardo Escobar. The Twins used a radical shift in Duda’s next two at-bats, moving Escobar into left as a fourth outfielder. Duda beat it both times. He singled to center to lead off the fourth and scored on Hunter Dozier’s double. He led off the sixth with his eighth homer down the right-field line off Kyle Gibson (4-7).
Cardinals 18, Cubs 5
Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings, tying the major league record for extra-base hits in a game, and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Chicago Cubs. Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field. He led off the game with a home run and was pulled after adding a three-run drive in the sixth.
Braves 8, Nationals 5
Stephen Strasburg was batted around by the Atlanta Braves, then engaged in a heated spat with Nationals ace Max Scherzer in the dugout during Washington’s loss. The dispute occurred after Strasburg (6-7) gave up six runs and eight hits in 42/3 innings. Ronald Acuna Jr. homered, doubled and singled, scored three runs and stole two bases for Atlanta. Charlie Culberson, who replaced Albies, also homered.
Phillies 11, Padres 5
Carlos Santana homered and drove in four, Cesar Hernandez had a two-run double and the Philadelphia Phillies overcame a four-run first-inning deficit to beat the San Diego Padres. Odubel Herrera added two RBIs for the surprising Phillies, who remained a half-game ahead of Atlanta for first in the NL East with their 13th win in 19 games. Austin Davis (1-0) got his first major league win with 12/3 scoreless innings in relief of Jake Arrieta.
Dodgers 6, Brewers 4
Manny Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding Milwaukee Brewers. NL West-leading Los Angeles was held in check by Wade Miley before going ahead to stay in the seventh. Moments after Yasmani Grandal was cut down at the plate on a nice pickup by catcher Manny Pina, Taylor singled in Chase Utley to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Machado’s second hit then set up Max Muncy’s run-scoring double off Taylor Williams (0-3).
Marlins 6, Rays 5
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Derek Dietrich homered twice, including a three-run shot in the seventh inning that broke a tie, to lead Dan Straily and the Miami Marlins over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mallex Smith’s bases-loaded triple helped the Rays score four runs in the ninth before Adam Conley struck out Daniel Robertson to end it with two runners on. Conley, the fourth Marlins reliever, earned his first career save.
Mets 7, Yankees 5
Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees. Robert Gsellman pitched two innings for his fifth save.