AROUND THE MLB | Friday’s other games
Blue Jays 5, Orioles 1
J.A. Happ allowed two hits in seven innings to earn his 100th career victory, Russell Martin homered and drove in two runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles. Randal Grichuk and Kevin Pillar also homered.
White Sox 1, Red Sox 0
Trayce Thompson had an RBI single in the seventh inning off Chris Sale, Dylan Covey pitched six innings as part of a three-hitter and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox. Kevan Smith had two hits and scored the only run after leading off the seventh with a ground-rule double.
Mariners 4, Rays 3
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Marco Gonzales won his fourth straight start and the surging Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Raysfor their 16th win in 20 games. Gonzales (7-3) pitched into the eighth inning, leaving the game after taking a throw at first base too late to retire a sliding Mallex Smith. The left-hander gave up two runs and five hits in 71/3 innings.
Astros 7, Rangers 3
Justin Verlander struck out nine in seven innings after Shin-Soo Choo homered on the Houston ace’s first pitch of the game, and the Astros went on to beat the Texas Rangers. The hard-throwing right-hander gave up three earned runs after allowing just two in his first 402/3 innings on the road this season, but the Astros gave him a 4-1 lead in the second, capped by George Springer’s two-run double .
Angels 4, Twins 2
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run for the lead in the seventh inning and Justin Upton went deep in the eighth, powering the Los Angeles Angels past the Minnesota Twins. Blake Parker pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save in seven attempts.
Marlins 4, Padres 0
Caleb Smith pitched into the sixth inning and had an RBI single for his first career hit to help the Miami Marlins beat the San Diego Padres. Smith (5-6) gave up four hits and two walks while striking out five in 51/3 innings. Brad Ziegler pitched 12/3 innings, and Drew Steckenrider and Kyle got three outs each to finish the shutout.
Brewers 12, Phillies 4
Ryan Braun homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers busted out of an offensive funk to beat the Philadelphia Phillies and snap a three-game losing streak. Braun, who came in batting .229, hit a three-run shot off Vince Velasquez (4-7) in the first inning and a two-run blast off Mark Leiter Jr. in a six-run fourth.
Giants 9 Nationals 5
The San Francisco Giants rapped eight extra-base hits and beat Washington. Andrew McCutchen and Gorkys Hernandez homered for San Francisco. The Giants squandered most of an early 5-0 lead and led 6-5 before Pablo Sandoval, pinch-hitter Evan Longoria and Hunter Pence drove in runs in the seventh.
Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 4
Paul Goldschmidt continued his sizzling June with two long home runs and a double, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies. Jake Lamb and David Peralta also homered, and Zack Greinke (5-4) tossed 52/3 innings and had an RBI single for Arizona.
Yankees 4, Mets 1
Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Jacob deGrom on an eighth-inning changeup, and the New York Yankees beat the reeling Mets. Gardner’s home run, his fifth this season and fourth in his last 21 games, went just over the wall in right-center and followed Gleyber Torres’ second single off deGrom (4-1).