WEDNESDAY’S OTHER MLB GAMES
Red Sox 7, Tigers 1
Andrew Benintendi and Christian Vazquez each hit a solo homer and had an RBI double to back a strong start by Eduardo Rodriguez, carrying Boston to a win over Detroit. Xander Bogaerts added a two-run double during a four-run third inning for the Red Sox. Rodriguez (7-1) gave up one run on five hits in 52/3 innings with five strikeouts and one walk. Blaine Hardy (2-1), who allowed five runs on eight hits in six innings. Benintendi homered in the fifth and Vazquez hit his in the seventh.
Rangers 8, Athletics 2
Bartolo Colon worked five innings for his 243rd career victory, matching Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal for the most by a player born in the Dominican Republic when Texas beat Oakland. The 45-year-old Colon (3-3) allowed two runs with one strikeout and two walks. Jurickson Profar homered twice with a career-high five RBIs, while Joey Gallo and Ronald Guzman also went deep for the Rangers.
Yankees 3, Blue Jays 0, 13 innings
Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer to snap a scoreless tie in the 13th inning, Giancarlo Stanton went deep moments later and New York beat Toronto for a two-game sweep. Yankees starter Sonny Gray allowed two hits in eight innings. David Robertson (4-2) worked one inning for the win and Aroldis Chapman finished for his 15th save. Blue Jays right-hander Sam Gaviglio gave up three hits in a career-best seven innings.
Astros 7, Mariners 5
Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer early and Yuli Gurriel added a two-RBI single in a four-run seventh inning that lifted Houston to a win over Seattle. Tony Kemp, who finished with three hits, got things going in the seventh with a single off Juan Nicasio (1-3) before a double by George Springer. Nelson Cruz, Denard Span and Kyle Seager all homered for the Mariners. Hector Rondon earned his first save. Houston starter Lance McCullers allowed seven hits and four runs — three earned — in six-plus innings.
White Sox 5, Twins 2
Tim Anderson had two hits and drove in two runs and Hector Santiago earned the victory against his former team.
Rockies 6, Reds 3
Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer, and Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters each drove in a pair of runs as the bottom of Colorado’s batting order powered the Rockies to a victory over Cincinnati. Jon Gray (6-6) went five innings and showed signs of emerging from his recent struggles. He gave up three runs and seven hits. Cincinnati’s Scooter Gennett drove in a pair of runs with a double and a sacrifice fly. Wolters doubled home a run with two outs in the second inning against Sal Romano (3-7). Parra singled home a run in the fourth, and Desmond followed with his 11th homer for a 4-2 lead.
Giants 5, Diamondbacks 4, 10 innings
Pinch-hitter Alen Hanson had a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with two outs in the ninth inning, Brandon Crawford singled home Andrew McCutchen in the 10th and San Francisco beat Arizona for their sixth win in seven games. Paul Goldschmidt had four hits, including three doubles, and two RBIs.
Padres 3, Braves 1
Matt Strahm and four other San Diego relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Padres beat Atlanta to take two of three from the Braves. Strahm went 21/3 innings, allowing one run and two hits while striking out two and walking one. He gave up Freddie Freeman’s home run with two outs in the first, his 11th. Rookie lefty Jose Castillo (1-0) allowed one hit and struck out two in 12/3 innings. Closer Brad Hand pitched 11/3 innings for his 18th save.
Cubs 7, Phillies 5
Jason Heyward hit a game-ending grand slam off Adam Morgan with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for Chicago.Heyward’s drive sent the Cubs to their eighth win in 10 games, and it came after Philadelphia’s Dylan Cozens hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer against Brandon Morrow in the top half.
Nationals 11, Rays 2
Anthony Rendon had four hits and drove in three runs, Tanner Roark pitched six innings and Washington routed Tampa Bay. Michael A. Taylor had three hits and three RBIs, while Trea Turner and Juan Soto had two hits each for Washington. Roark (3-6, 3.56 ERA) allowed two runs on six hits. C.J. Cron hit his 13th homer for the Rays.
Orioles 1, Mets 0
Manny Machado had a sacrifice fly, Dylan Bundy was stellar over seven scoreless innings and major league-worst Baltimore beat New York to sweep a two-game interleague series. Bundy (4-7) held the Mets to three hits while striking out five and walking three. Brad Brach picked up his 10th save of the season. Mets starter Zach Wheeler allowed three hits and had five strikeouts with a walk in seven innings.