AROUND THE HORN | Wednesday’s other MLB games
Pirates 6, White Sox 5
Colin Moran hit a two-run homer that capped a four-run rally against Nate Jones in the ninth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over Chicago. Chicago took a 5-2 lead into the ninth behind Reynaldo Lopez, who allowed two runs and three hits in a career-high 71/3 innings. Starling Marte and Josh Bell singled on consecutive pitches off Jones, Corey Dickerson grounded out and Elias Diaz cut the lead to one with a two-run double. Richard Rodriguez (1-1) won despite allowing consecutive doubles to Jose Rondon and Welington Castillo in the eighth. Felipe Vazquez earned his seventh save. Jordy Mercer and Gregory Polanco hit solo home runs for the Pirates.
Angels 8, Rockies 0
Rene Rivera homered with a sore right hand, Jaime Barria threw efficiently into the sixth and the Los Angeles Angels beat Colorado to end the Rockies’ six-game winning streak. Barria (3-1) allowed five hits and struck out seven over 51/3 innings. Zack Cozart and Justin Upton both homered in the third. Tyler Anderson (2-1) struggled over five innings and allowed four runs.
Braves 5, Rays 2
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Nick Markakis hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves set a franchise record for consecutive shutout innings on the road in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Wilson Ramos’ two-run single with two outs in the eighth. Julio Teheran (3-1) struck out seven in six shutout innings. Arodys Vizcaino earned his sixth save. Ryan Yarbrough (2-2) gave up five runs and six hits while striking out seven in five innings for the Rays.
Yankees 9, Red Sox 6
Brett Gardner capped a slump-busting performance with a go-ahead, two-run triple off Craig Kimbrel in the eighth inning, Aaron Judge followed with a homer and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox for their 17th victory in 18 games. Kimbrel (1-2) entered with two on and one out to face Gardner in the eighth. Gardner drilled a full-count pitch into left-center field.
Rangers 5, Tigers 4, 10 innings
Nomar Mazara led off the 10th inning with his second homer of the game, giving the Texas Rangers a victory over Detroit. Mazara pulled a 1-0 pitch into the right field seats off Warwick Saupold (1-1). Rangers closer Keone Kela (3-2) struck out three in two innings. Adrian Beltre had an RBI single and a sacrifice fly for Texas. Pete Kozma homered while Mikie Mahtook had a triple and a sacrifice fly for the Tigers.
Orioles 5, Royals 3
Mark Trumbo delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the eighth inning, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals to end a seven-game losing streak. Jonathan Schoop had two hits and scored twice for the Orioles. Lucas Duda homered and drove in three runs for the Royals. Richard Bleier (3-0) worked two innings and Brad Brach got three outs for his fourth save. Royals’ rookie Eric Skoglund allowed three runs and five hits over 61/3 innings.
Astros 4, Athletics 1
Gerrit Cole struck out nine to raise his major league-leading total to 86, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics to complete a three-game sweep. Max Stassi and Derek Fisher hit consecutive home runs with two outs in the seventh off Daniel Mengden (2-4) for a 2-1 lead. Cole (4-1) allowed one run, four hits and three walks in six innings. Ken Giles earned his fifth save. Mengden gave up two runs and six hits in 62/3 innings. Jed Lowrie had an RBI double for the Astros.
Blue Jays 5, Mariners 2
Yangervis Solarte hit a game-tying double in the eighth inning and Justin Smoak followed with a go-ahead double as the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners. Kevin Pillar hit an RBI single to left, but was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double. Erik Goeddel gave up an RBI single to Luke Maile. Teoscar Hernandez homered and had three hits for the Blue Jays. Ryan Tepera (3-1) pitched one inning for the win and Tyler Clippard pitched around a leadoff single in the ninth to earn his first save.
Reds 2, Mets 1, 10 innings
The New York Mets wasted a first-inning rally by batting out of turn, and Adam Duvall led off the 10th inning with a homer that sent the Cincinnati Reds to a victory. Duvall connected for his first career game-ending homer, a drive off A.J. Ramos (1-2). Raisel Iglesias (1-0) retired six straight batters. The Mets got a run in the third when Brandon Nimmo tripled off Sal Romano and scored on Cabrera’s groundout.
Cubs 13, Marlins 4
Kris Bryant hit his 100th career homer, Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell connected in an eight-run third inning, and the Chicago Cubs pounded the Miami Marlins. Rizzo also had a pair of doubles and finished with five RBIs. Jose Quintana (4-2) allowed one run and five hits in six innings. Wei-Yin Chen (1-2) allowed nine runs and seven hits over three innings. Miguel Rojas hit a two-run homer for Miami in the seventh, and Bryan Holaday added solo drive.
Phillies 11, Giants 3
Carlos Santana had three hits and five RBIs, Nick Pivetta struck out seven in five scoreless innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants. Pivetta (2-2) scattered four hits and didn’t walk anyone. Giants starter Chris Stratton (3-3) gave up five runs and five hits in 42/3 innings.