THURSDAY’S OTHER MLB GAMES
Twins 7, White Sox 2
Jose Berrios pitched his second complete game this season, and the Minnesota Twins hit three home runs off James Shields in a victory over the Chicago White Sox. Berrios (7-5) struck out 10 and walked none. Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer after a double by Eddie Rosario in the first against Shields (1-7). Ehire Adrianza hit a solo shot in the second. Rosario turned on a fastball for a three-run drive just inside the right-field foul pole. Shields gave up seven runs and eight hits in six innings, struck out six and walked two.
Tigers 7, Red Sox 2
Leonys Martin had a two-run homer to cap a five-run first inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox. Left-hander Matthew Boyd (4-4) allowed just four hits and two runs while striking out six over 61/3 innings. He gave up a solo home run to Andrew Benintendi. Boston’s left-hander Jalen Beeks (0-1) was making his major league debut. The Tigers got to the rookie early. Beeks gave up six runs on seven hits with four strikeouts in four innings.
Mariners 5, Rays 4
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Mike Leake pitched into the ninth inning, Mitch Haniger homered and drove in three, and the AL West-leading Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Leake (6-3) was lifted with a 5-1 lead after allowing his eighth hit, a leadoff double in the ninth to Wilson Ramos. Johnny Field hit a three-run double off Alex Colome in the ninth. Seattle starter Austin Pruitt (1-3) gave up five runs and seven hits in seven innings.
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 4, 10 innings
Aledmys Diaz hit a game-winning single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied from a three-run deficit in the ninth to beat the Baltimore Orioles. Teoscar Hernandez doubled off Miguel Castro (1-2) to begin the 10th. Danny Barnes (2-1) pitched one inning for the win. Baltimore catcher Austin Wynns hit his first career home run off Tyler Clippard. Danny Valencia and Mark Trumbo hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth. Orioles starter David Hess allowed one run and five hits in six-plus innings. Blue Jays left-hander Jaime Garcia allowed just one run and four hits in six innings.
Astros 5, Rangers 2
Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer and an RBI single, and Gerrit Cole allowed one run over six solid innings as the Houston Astros topped the Texas Rangers. Alex Bregman also homered for the Astros, and Jose Altuve had three singles after coming in with a big league-leading 85. Cole (7-1) gave up just three singles, had eight strikeouts and walked three. Cole Hamels (3-6) didn’t allow a hit until Bregman’s one-out double in the fourth. Hamels gave up five runs and seven hits, struck out five and walked two in 71/3 innings, his longest start of the season.
Reds 7, Rockies 5, 13 innings
Jesse Winker hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning, completing the Cincinnati Reds’ late rally to a victory that averted a sweep by the Colorado Rockies. Left-hander Chris Rusin (0-2) hit Joey Votto with a pitch to open the 13th. Winker connected on his first game-ending homer. Dylan Floro (2-1) allowed a pair of singles over three innings. Left-hander Tyler Anderson gave up a pair of runs while going seven innings for only the second time this season, leaving with a 5-2 advantage.
Cubs 4, Phillies 3
Anthony Rizzo hit a solo homer and added a second RBI with a sacrifice fly to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Philadelphia Phillies. Tommy LaStella and Kris Bryant had RBI singles in Chicago’s decisive three-run fifth inning. Scott Kingery hit a two-run double and Carlos Santana had an RBI single for the Phillies. Brian Duensing (2-0) got the win in relief. Phillies starter Nick Pivetta (4-5) allowed four runs on six hits in five innings. Brandon Morrow earned his 15th save in 16 chances.
Cardinals 4, Marlins 1
Miles Mikolas pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Miami Marlins. Mikolas (7-1) allowed an unearned run, struck out five and walked one. Bud Norris earned his 12th save in 13 chances. Trevor Richards (0-3) gave up three runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. Jose Martinez hit a two-run homer in the first. Pinch-hitter Luke Volt homered off Adam Conley in the seventh.