SATURDAY’S OTHER MLB GAMES
Athletics 5, Blue Jays 4
Chad Pinder hit his first career grand slam and the Oakland Athletics overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Gio Urshela hit a two-run homer, Yangervis Solarte hit an RBI double and Kevin Pillar added a sacrifice fly. Emilio Pagan (1-0) worked two innings for the win. Blake Treinen earned his 10th save. Sam Gaviglio pitched 51/3 shutout innings, giving up six hits and a walk in for Toronto.
Red Sox 6, Orioles 3
Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi hit consecutive home runs in the fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles. Benintendi added a two-run single and Rafael Devers a solo homer for the Red Sox. Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer for Baltimore. Rick Porcello (6-1) gave up three runs in six innings. Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 13th save. Dylan Bundy (2-6) allowed four runs in six innings.
Yankees 8, Royals 3
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Gary Sanchez hit two of the Yankees’ five home runs, Gleyber Torres had a three-run shot and New York rebounded from a series-opening loss to pound the Kansas City Royals. Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton also homered for the Yankees, while Luis Severino (7-1) scattered three runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings. Danny Duffy (1-6) allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings.
White Sox 5, Rangers 3
Jose Abreu homered and had three hits, Lucas Giolito tossed six effective innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers. Abreu went 3 for 3 with a walk and two RBIs. Daniel Palka added a two-run triple for Chicago. Jurickson Profar had a double and two RBIs for Texas. Giolito (3-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits in six innings.
Reds 5, Cubs 4, 11 innings Cubs 10, Reds 0
Ian Happ hit his second home run of the doubleheader, Jason Heyward tied his career high with four RBIs and Jose Quintana allowed one hit in seven shutdown innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds for a split. In the first game, Billy Hamilton drew a bases-loaded walk from Justin Wilson with no outs in the 11th inning and the Reds outlasted the Cubs. Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run double and Heyward had a three-run triple in Game 2.
Phillies 7, Cardinals 6
Odubel Herrera homered and Jorge Alfaro drove in the go-ahead run to propel the Philadelphia Phillies to a win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Alfaro knocked a single up the middle to drive in Scott Kingery in the eighth. Greg Holland (0-2) surrendered two runs while getting just two outs. Tommy Hunter (1-0) allowed an RBI double to Matt Carpenter in the seventh inning.
Dodgers 4, Nationals 1, 1st game
Ross Stripling struck out a career-high nine in six innings, Max Muncy drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Stripling (1-1) allowed one run on four hits, walking none. Tanner Roark (2-4) allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings. Kenley Jansen earned his seventh save. Game 2 late and didn’t make the roundup.
Braves 8, Marlins 1
Sean Newcomb pitched six strong innings to win his fourth straight start, Johan Camargo and Ozzie Albies each drove in two runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins. Ender Inciarte went 3 for 4 and Freddie Freeman added a two-run homer. Newcomb (5-1) allowed four hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Jose Urena (0-7) gave up five hits and four runs in six innings.
Giants 9, Rockies 4
Brandon Crawford got three more hits and drove in four runs as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies to end a three-game skid. Crawford had a two-run double in the third and homered in the sixth. Andrew McCutchen doubled twice, singled and added two RBIs. Chris Stratton (5-3) went five innings, allowing four runs and eight hits. Jon Gray (4-6) allowed five runs on nine hits in 32/3 innings.
Mets 5, Diamondbacks 4
Devin Mesoraco hit a tying, two-run homer in the eighth inning, Wilmer Flores hit a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. John Ryan Murphy hit a two-run homer with three RBIs. Brandon Nimmo led off the ninth with a double off the right-field wall on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Chafin (0-1). Jeurys Familia (2-1) retired three straight.
Brewers 5, Twins 4
Christian Yelich broke a tie with a solo home run in the top of the eighth, Milwaukee’s bullpen pitched five scoreless innings, and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins. Rookie Jake Cave hit a two-run homer for the Twins, but the Brewers battled back with two runs in the fifth inning and Yelich’s go-ahead home run off Addison Reed (0-3). Brewers closer Josh Hader (2-0) struck out six in 21/3 innings.