SATURDAY’s OTHER MLB GAMES
Blue Jays 4, Orioles 3, 10 innings
Luke Maile drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning. Maile walked on four pitches from Baltimore’s Mychael Givens (0-2) to score Justin Smoak. Randal Grichuk hit his fifth homer of the season and Yangervis Solarte had two hits and an RBI for Toronto. John Axford (1-0) pitched two innings for the win. Grichuk broke a 2-2 tie when he homered on Kevin Gausman’s first pitch of the seventh inning. Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez allowed two runs and six hits in 61/3 innings and has yet to win consecutive starts this season. Gausman allowed three runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings.
Angels 2, Twins 1
Albert Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and tied Stan Musial for seventh on the career RBI list with 1,951. Pujols’ solo home run in the sixth proved to be the difference as Tyler Skaggs (5-4) allowed one run in seven innings and matched a season best with eight strikeouts. Ian Kinsler had a solo home run for Los Angeles, his sixth in the past 11 games. Blake Parker recorded his seventh save for Los Angeles, which has won seven of its past eight games.
Rays 7, Mariners 3
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Blake Snell overcame occasional wildness to go six effective innings, and Tampa Bay stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating Felix Hernandez and Seattle. Snell (8-3), who was born in Seattle, gave up two runs and seven hits. The left-hander walked two, recorded one strikeout, hit a batter and had two wild pitches.
Red Sox 4, White Sox 2
J.D. Martinez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer, David Price pitched six solid innings to win his fifth straight decision and Boston rebounded from a series-opening loss. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a solo shot for Boston, which avoided tying its season-high three-game losing streak. Jose Abreu had an RBI double for the White Sox, who had won five of eight.
Royals 2, Athletics 0
Danny Duffy pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, and Kansas City snapped a six-game skid. Duffy (3-6) struck out a season-high 10 and walked three. Chris Bassitt (0-1) also allowed three hits in seven innings in his first appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 6, 2016. He struck out six and walked one, allowing one run — on Paulo Orlando’s RBI single in the second inning.
Astros 4, Rangers 3
George Springer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and Houston overcame a wild start from Charlie Morton to beat Texas. Morton tied an American League record with four hit batters and had a career-high six walks as the Astros allowed 10 walks, a season high. But the Rangers tied a club record with 17 runners left on base in a nine-inning game, most in the majors without extra innings this season.
Brewers 12, Phillies 3
Ji-Man Choi hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit grand slam in the sixth inning, and Jesus Aguilar and Jonathan Villar also went deep for Milwaukee in the Brewers’ victory over Philadelphias. Aguilar also doubled and drove in three runs and Christian Yelich had three hits for the Brewers. Choi’s homer made a winner out of Brent Suter (6-4), who allowed three runs on four hits in five innings with five strikeouts and one walk. Rhys Hoskins returned from a nine-game absence because of a fractured jaw with a three-run homer for the slumping Phillies, who have lost four straight and 10 of 13. Jake Arrieta (5-4) left with the bases loaded and a 3-2 lead but was tagged for the loss after Choi’s hit, charged with five runs — four earned — on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks in 51/3 innings.
Nationals 7, Giants 5
The Washington Capitals showed off their newly won Stanley Cup as part of a pregame ceremony before the Nationals downed San Francisco. Bryce Harper has his mind on bringing another piece of hardware to Washington by the end of the year. “I think a World Series trophy would be pretty cool, too,” the Nationals outfielder said. Harper hit his National League-leading 19th homer of the season. Harper’s 437-foot blast to right-center came off reliever Ty Blach in the fourth inning. Adam Eaton scored two runs in his return from the disabled list for Washington. Eaton, activated from the 60-day disabled list Saturday after missing 52 games with a left ankle bone bruise, was hit by a pitch to lead off the first. He scored on Anthony Rendon’s one-out single. An inning later, he scored again as part of a four-run rally to make it 5-0. Justin Miller (3-0) retired all five batters he faced after replacing Gonzalez. Fellow reliever Brandon Kintzler left with a tight forearm after facing three batters in the eighth inning.
Cardinals 6, Reds 4
Yadier Molina doubled with the bases loaded, and Michael Wacha pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning, leading St. Louis to its 13th straight win over Cincinnati. Wacha (8-1) gave up Eugenio Suarez’s two-run homer in 52/3 innings for his 11th career win against the Reds, tying Jaime Garcia and Lance Lynn for most among active pitchers. The Cardinals have won his last 13 starts against Cincinnati, and Wacha is 10-0 with a 2.48 ERA during that span. “We’re playing well,” said Jordan Hicks, who pitched the ninth for his first career save in three tries. “I think the future is bright.”
Padres 5, Marlins 4
Travis Jankowski hit a go-ahead bases-loaded single in the eighth inning to lift San Diego. Jankowski hit a line drive with two outs off reliever Drew Rucinski (1-1) that scored Hunter Renfroe, who had reached on a two-out double and advanced following walks to Raffy Lopez and Matt Szczur. Craig Stammen (4-0) allowed two inherited runners to score over 1 2/3 innings. Kirby Yates got his second save with a scoreless ninth, locking down San Diego’s fifth win in six games.
Diamondbacks 12, Rockies 7
Paul Goldschmidt had his second straight two-homer game and drove in four runs, and Arizona took advantage of a double error by Brian Shaw to rally past Colorado. Shaw (2-5) entered the game to protect a 7-6 lead and allowed six runs — only one of them earned — while getting just two outs before leaving to a chorus of boos and insults from the crowd of 43,000-plus.
Yankees 4, Mets 3
Aaron Judge hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees won a game of home run derby, beating the Mets for their sixth straight victory in the Subway Series. Rookies Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar also homered at Citi Field, ensuring the Empire State Building would sparkle in Yankees team colors for 10 minutes after the win. The Yanks have won four in a row overall and nine of 10.