Around the Horn
Sunday’s other MLB games
Yankees 3, Angels 1
Masahiro Tanaka pitched six sharp innings and struck out Japanese countryman Shohei Ohtani twice as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels. Brett Gardner had three hits for New York, which won five of six against the Angels this season. Although Ohtani was pushed back from Sunday’s scheduled start due to what the Angels called “workload management,” Tanaka (6-2) held up his end up of the highly anticipated pitchers’ duel that never materialized. Tanaka struck out eight and allowed just Andrelton Simmons’ sixth-inning home run in his longest outing in nearly a month.
Mariners 3, Twins 1
Ryon Healy doubled home two runs in the eighth inning and Alex Colome earned a save in his first outing for the Mariners, who swept the three-game series and have won eight of their last nine. Mike Leake (5-3) allowed one run in eight innings for the win. He outpitched Jose Berrios (5-5), who gave up two runs in 71/3 innings. Colome pitched a perfect inning for his 12th save of the season. He arrived in Seattle on Saturday night, a day after the Mariners got him and outfielder Denard Span in a trade with Tampa Bay. Colome will pitch the eighth inning most of the time for Seattle, but closer Edwin Diaz had the day off after working in four of the previous five games.
Royals 5, Rangers 3
Jason Hammel struck out 10, Drew Butera and Salvador Perez homered, and Kansas City held on for the win. Hammel (2-5) pitched 51/3 shutout innings. He gave up four hits, including three doubles, and two walks.
Rays 8, Orioles 3
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Relievers Vidal Nuno and Austin Pruitt combined to throw 82/3 scoreless innings, leading Tampa Bay to the win. Nuno (1-0) and Pruitt followed Sergio Romo, who was charged with three runs in one-third of an inning as the Rays went with an unconventional pitching lineup for the third consecutive day. Pruitt entered in the fourth and limited Baltimore to three hits over 52/3 innings to get his first save. Brad Miller had three RBIs for Tampa Bay, and Carlos Gomez homered in the seventh.
Tigers 3, White Sox 2
Blaine Hardy pitched seven strong innings to help Detroit get the win. Hardy allowed one run and three hits, struck out six and walked one in his third start of the season. The 31-year-old left-hander is helping out in the rotation while Jordan Zimmermann is out with a shoulder issue. Joe Jimenez struck out the side on 12 pitches in the eighth, and Shane Greene allowed Jose Rondon’s homer in the ninth before finishing for his 13th save. The last-place White Sox lost for the third time in four games. James Shields (1-5) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings.
Nationals 5, Marlins 2
Bryce Harper hit his NL-leading 16th homer, and Washington completed a three-game sweep by beating Miami for the 11th time in a row. The Nationals matched the longest winning streak in franchise history against one team. It’s the Marlins’ longest losing streak against an opponent since 1999. Anthony Rendon hit his fifth home run for the Nationals, who lead the league in homers. Stephen Strasburg (6-4) pitched five shutout innings and contributed his first RBI of the season, but departed after throwing 103 pitches. Brandon Kintzler pitched around a single in the ninth for his second save.
Brewers 8, Mets 7
Domingo Santana’s two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh inning for surging Milwaukee. Jesus Aguilar added a three-run homer and four RBIs for the NL Central leaders. The Brewers won their fifth straight series by taking three of four games from the struggling Mets. Boone Logan (1-0) got the win despite giving up Asdrubal Cabrera’s solo homer in the seventh.
Dodgers 6, Padres 1
Rookie Walker Buehler tied a career high with eight strikeouts, Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger homered, and the Dodgers earned their eighth victory in 10 games. Buehler (3-1) allowed one run in seven innings. Muncy hit a towering two-run homer in the eighth off Tyler Webb, and Bellinger tacked on a two-run drive with two out. San Diego right-hander Adam Cimber (2-2) allowed two runs and five hits in two innings. The Padres went exclusively with their bullpen in the series finale.
Rockies 8, Reds 2
Carlos Gonzalez had a season-high four hits for Colorado, including a third-deck homer off Matt Harvey. It was Gonzalez’s first four-hit game since Sept. 12, 2016, at Arizona. David Dahl, Nolan Arenado and Ian Desmond also homered for the Rockies, who earned their second home series win of the season. German Marquez (4-5) pitched seven innings of one-run ball in his second straight victory.
Braves 7, Red Sox 1
Prized rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. took a high-flying tumble while beating out an infield hit, exiting Atlanta’s win with knee and lower back pain. Acuna waved his arms “safe” as he crossed first base before his left foot gave out in the seventh inning, and he went sprawling. He walked off the field slowly, passing on a wheel chair that was rolled out for him.
Blue Jays 5, Phillies 3
Devon Travis and Dwight Smith Jr. each hit a two-run double for Toronto, and J.A. Happ pitched neatly into the seventh inning. Curtis Granderson added a solo homer to help the Blue Jays take two of three in the interleague series.
Athletics 2, Diamondbacks 1
Matt Chapman hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Zack Greinke with two out in the sixth inning, lifting the Athletics to the win.