Around the Horn | Thursday’s MLB games
Twins 2, White Sox 1 13 innings
Max Kepler drew a two-out walk with the bases loaded in the 13th inning and Minnesota outlasted Chicago. The Twins pushed across the go-ahead run after Logan Morrison doubled off left fielder Charlie Tilson’s glove with two outs. Hector Santiago (2-3), the sixth White Sox reliever, intentionally walked Ehire Adrianza before walking Jake Cave and Kepler.
Athletics 4, Tigers 2
Jed Lowrie had two more hits, Sean Manaea pitched six strong innings and Oakland beat Detroit to sweep a four-game series. Lowrie went 9 for 17 (.529) with two homers and three doubles in the set, driving in at least one run in all four games. Manaea (8-6) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk. Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his 20th save. Michael Fulmer (3-7) gave up four runs and nine hits.
Mariners 4, Orioles 2 10 innings
Nelson Cruz homered and drove in three runs, and Seattle utilized two errors in the 10th inning to beat the Orioles and complete its first four-game sweep at Baltimore in franchise history. After missing two straight games with lower back pain, Cruz celebrated his return with his 21st homer, a two-run shot in the fourth inning.
Red Sox 4, Angels 2
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer and Rafael Devers had a solo shot as Boston beat Los Angeles, completing a season sweep of the Angels for the first time since they joined the American League as an expansion club in 1961.
Astros 1, Rays 0
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Lance McCullers pitched seven strong innings, Jake Marisnick homered and Houston beat Tampa Bay to tie a franchise record with an 11th straight road win.
Cubs 11, Dodgers 5
Anthony Rizzo’s three-run double and Addison Russell’s two-run homer highlighted a seven-run seventh inning as Chicago broke loose after Clayton Kershaw exited, beating Los Angeles. Russell drove in four runs. The Cubs jumped on reliever Walker Buehler (4-2). Albert Almora Jr. homered and Russell’s sacrifice fly tied it at 3 in the sixth. Jason Heyward’s pinch-hit RBI double gave the Cubs the lead for good, 4-3. Steve Cishek (2-0) got the win with 12/3 innings of relief. Muncy hit a solo homer in the third and Justin Turner added a two-run shot in the ninth. Kershaw allowed four hits, struck out six and didn’t walk anyone. Cubs starter Jose Quintana gave up three runs and seven hits in 51/3 innings. The left-hander struck out four and walked three.
Diamondbacks 4, Marlins 0
Zack Greinke pitched seven innings and was an offensive dynamo, too, helping Arizona beat Miami. Greinke singled twice, drove in a run, stole a base and scored. As for pitching, Greinke (8-5) allowed seven hits — all singles — but walked none. Three relievers completed a 10-hitter for Arizona’s fourth shutout of the season. Paul Goldschmidt continued his recent tear with three hits, and Nick Ahmed added two hits. Each scored and drove in a run. Rockies 9, Giants 8
DJ LeMahieu hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and set a career best with five RBIs, rallying Colorado past San Francisco. Nolan Arenado hit his 19th home run. Trevor Story added three hits for Colorado. Brandon Belt hit a two-run homer, Joe Panik had two hits and two RBIs for San Francisco.
Brewers 6, Reds 4
Eric Thames hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and Milwaukee slowed Cincinnati’s best surge of the season. The game included a benches-clearing incident in the third inning as Cincinnati’s Joey Votto exchanged words with Brewers catcher Erik Kratz.
Phillies 4, Nationals 3
Aaron Nola pitched into the eighth inning to win his 10th game of the season, Rhys Hoskins homered again and Philadelphia started a pivotal division series by beating Washington. Hoskins hit a two-run shot in the seventh inning for his 13th home run of the year and a 4-1 lead that propelled the Phillies within two games of idle Atlanta for first place the NL East. The Phillies took two of three last weekend in Washington, and both teams entered this four-game set within striking distance of the Braves.