mlb roundup | Saturday’s other games
Tigers 3, Royals 2
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Jordan Zimmermann allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Nicholas Castellanos had three extra-base hits and the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals. Zimmermann (2-0) did not give up a hit until Duda’s two-out double in the fourth. He exited after 85 pitches, waking three and striking out five.
Rays 5, Blue Jays 3
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Denard Span drove in his team-leading 24th run to help the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays chased Aaron Sanchez (2-3) in the fourth, taking a 4-1 lead on Span’s single and a sacrifice fly by Matt Duffy. Alex Colome, the fourth Tampa Bay reliever, got five outs for his sixth save.
Twins 8, White Sox 4
Eddie Rosario homered and drove five runs, Lance Lynn earned his first AL win and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox. The Twins posted back-to-back victory from the first time since April 12. Chicago has lost six of seven. Rosario had four hits, including a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-run double in the fourth.
Brewers 5, Pirates 3
Ryan Braun hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, helping the Milwaukee Brewers top the Pittsburgh Pirates. Braun, who entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh, drove a pitch from George Kontos (2-3) to the center-field wall to score Domingo Santana and Eric Sogard. Braun got a chance to bat after Kontos walked Sogard, batting .105, on four pitches. Josh Hader (1-0) pitched the final two innings to pick up the win. He surrendered Starling Marte’s tying two-run homer in the top of the eighth, and then retired the Pirates in order in the ninth.
Cardinals 8, Cubs 6
Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning, capping the St. Louis Cardinals rally and giving them a win over the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals rallied from two runs down in the ninth inning off Chicago closer Brandon Morrow. Wong’s homer came after Paul DeJong walked and then he sent the 1-1 pitch from Luke Farrell (1-1) into the right field seats for the game winner.
Phillies 3, Nationals 1
Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Vince Velasquez pitched five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Washington’s six-game win streak with a victory over the Nationals. Velasquez (2-4) allowed one run and one hit in his first win since April 7. He also struck out four, walked four and hit a batter. Hector Neris earned his sixth save. Wilmer Difo homered for Washington. Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (2-3) tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 61/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits.
Giants 11, Braves 2
Buster Posey and Andrew McCutchen each had three of San Francisco’s 18 hits and the hot-hitting Giants rolled over Brandon McCarthy and the Atlanta Braves. Alen Hanson homered and drove in four runs, Gorkys Hernandez had four hits and Brandon Crawford had three hits and two RBIs for the Giants. San Francisco has won three straight and 10 of 13, and has scored at least nine runs in each of its three straight wins. Ty Blach (3-3) gave up only one earned run in 72/3 innings for San Francisco.
Marlins 6, Reds 0
Starlin Castro drove in three runs with a homer and a double, backing another strong performance by Caleb Smith, and the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds. Against the Reds, he gave up three hits and fanned seven in 52/3 innings, escaping threats created by a couple of Marlins errors. Three relievers completed a four-hitter. Miami’s struggling offense got the early lead with a pair of homers off rookie Tyler Mahle (2-4). Martin Prado doubled in the first and Castro followed with his 100th career homer.
Rockies 2, Mets 0
Chad Bettis pitched seven smooth innings, Nolan Arenado homered early off the big apple at Citi Field, and the Colorado Rockies shut down the slumping New York Mets. Pinch-hitter David Dahl gave the Rockies an insurance run with a two-out RBI single off Robert Gsellman in the ninth, though left fielder Yoenis Cespedes threw out a runner at the plate on the play. Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis finished a six-hitter, sealing Colorado’s fourth straight win.
Padres 7, Dodgers 4
The San Diego Padres rebounded nicely from Los Angeles’ combined no-hitter, using two-run homers by Eric Hosmer and Raffy Lopez to beat the Dodgers in the first major league series in Mexico since 1999. A day after the first no-hitter ever outside the U.S. or Canada, Travis Jankowski led off the first with a triple for San Diego’s first hit of the series. Hosmer then hit a drive over the wall in right against Kenta Maeda.