Eduardo Escobar went 4-for-5 with a homerun and five RBIs and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed host the San Diego Padres 10-1 on Saturday night to end the longest losing streak on 24-game major league history route.
Christian Walker also hit a homer, and right-hander Merrill Kelly (4-7) shut out the Padres on five hits in six innings. Walker, Josh Reddick, Josh Rojas, David Peralta and Pavin Smith all had two hits as Arizona racked up 16 overall while winning for just the second time in their last 22 total games.
The Diamondbacks also ended San Diego’s eight-game winning streak. Tommy Pham’s single RBI in the ninth kept the Padres from being shut out.
San Diego’s Jake Cronenworth saw his four-game homerun streak come to an end.
Dodgers 3, Cubs 2
Cody Bellinger hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to lift Los Angeles over Chicago, tearing a 3-1 field over the fence in the middle with two strikeouts in the ninth against Cubs reliever Keegan Thompson (3-2) to give the Dodgers their second straight victory in the four-game series.
Dodgers starter Julio Urias retired a career-high 12 batting in 5-1 / 3 innings. The southpaw allowed two runs, five hits and a walk, but for the third straight outing, he couldn’t secure his 10th win of the season.
Joe Kelly, Garrett Cleavinger, Phil Bickford and David Price (3-0) shut out the Cubs in the 3 2/3 finals. Cubs right-hander Alec Mills allowed two runs and eight hits in four innings, striking out two on strikes and two on walks.
Giants 6, Athletics 5 (10 innings)
Curt Casali put a happy ending to his nightmarish game when he passed Steven Duggar from opening goal with a strikeout in the last of the 10th inning, closing a two-run rally that pushed host San Francisco past Oakland.
Down 5-4 after a sacrifice from Matt Chapman early in the inning, the Giants tied on a Duggar RBI single against track reliever Burch Smith (1-1) who scored Brandon Crawford with a strikeout.
Casali, who had struck out in each of his previous four home plate appearances, then scored a brace in the left corner of the pitch. Closest to San Francisco, Jake McGee (3-2) was credited with the win despite allowing a run without hitting early in the inning. The Giants (50-26) are the first majors team to reach 50 wins.
Red Sox 4, Yankees 2
Nathan Eovaldi had an eighth inning shutout and pitched 7 2/3 one-run innings against his former team as host Boston beat New York to go 5-0 this season against rivals after a sweep of three games on the road. the Yankees on June 4-6 and win 5-3 in the series opener on Friday.
Eovaldi (8-4) allowed seven hits and no goals while striking out six batters. Enrique Hernandez, Bobby Dalbec, Hunter Renfroe and Xander Bogaerts each raced for the Red Sox.
DJ LeMahieu finished 4-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBIs for New York. Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery (3-2) allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and five strikeouts in six innings. New York has lost three of its last five games.
Marlins 3, Nationals 2
Rookie Zach Thompson struck out 11 hitters – Miami’s most pitchers since 2019 – in defeating visiting Washington.
Nationals lead hitter Kyle Schwarber, perhaps the majors’ hottest hitter entering the game, went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and his six-game hitting streak was called off. Schwarber has 22 home runs this season, including 13 in his last 15 games and nine in his last seven.
Instead of Schwarber, the star of that game was Miami’s Jon Berti, who went 2 on 3 with the home run and a brace. Thompson (2-2), who was on his fourth career start, lasted six innings, allowing four hits, two walks and two runs for his first quality start.
Tigers 3, Astros 1 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Zack Short hit his first career home run, Casey Mize (5-4) pitched six solid innings and host Detroit ended Houston’s 11-game winning streak on Saturday in the double-headed opener. day-evening.
Houston’s winning streak was a little short of the franchise record, which he has set three times.
Short was called up from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day to serve as the 27th man on the roster for the double header. In addition to his fifth inning homerun, the 26-year-old shortstop netted a brace.
Astros 3, Tigers 2 (Game 2, 7 innings)
Yordan Alvarez and Carlos Correa hit back-to-back homers in a three-run sixth, and Houston caught host Detroit in the nightcap of a day-night double header.
For Alvarez, it was his 13th home run of the season as Correa now has 15 long balls. Jose Altuve reached base twice and scored a run for Houston. Lance McCullers Jr. (5-1) allowed two runs on five hits and struck out seven strikes in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Pressly struck the batting side in the seventh for his 12th save.
Jonathan Schoop and Omar Mazara each had two hits for the Tigers.
Put 4, Phillies 3
Michael Conforto hit the winning sacrifice fly as New York made another late inning comeback to get to Philadelphia a day after the Mets forced extra innings in the seventh inning of every game with a double header , and they’ve now won two of the first three games of the four-game series.
The Phillies took the lead without benefiting from a hitting early in the ninth against Edwin Diaz (2-2), who ceded the tie-breaking volley to Nick Maton, before the Mets built their winning rally of the same way on a piecemeal basis against Hector Néris (1-5).
Pinch hitter Trevor Blankenhorn led the bottom of the ninth with a scorer Rhys Hoskins misinterpreted for an error. Billy McKinney landed a slap shot before Kevin Pillar charged up the goals with an infield single. Luis Guillorme walked 3-2 to force Blankenhorn back, and a later strike, Conforto took home the winning point.
Cardinals 3, Pirates 1
Paul DeJong and Paul Goldschmidt hit long solo runs to propel St. Louis after his visit to Pittsburgh.
The Cardinals ended their five-game losing streak while winning only the seventh time in their last 25 games. Meanwhile, the Pirates have lost their 12th road game in their last 14 downs.
Winning pitcher Adam Wainwright (6-5) allowed one run on six hits in six innings. He struck out eight batters and walked only one. Colin Moran had two hits for Pittsburgh.
Blue Jays 12, Orioles 4
Randal Grichuk hit a three-run homerun and had four RBIs, Teoscar Hernandez added a solo homerun and three RBIs and Toronto beat Baltimore’s visit to Buffalo.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added two points for the Blue Jays, who have won two of the opening three games of the four-game series. Bo Bichette had three of Toronto’s 15 hits with a brace produced.
Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (7-4) allowed four runs, seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings. Cedric Mullins and Pedro Severino each had a pair of RBIs for Baltimore.
Rays 13, Angels 3
Ji-Man Choi’s career record four hits and two RBIs helped Tampa Bay secure a 13-3 victory over host Los Angeles.
The Rays totaled 15 hits, with Manuel Margot and Mike Zunino each hitting home runs. Tampa Bay has scored 11 straight points after briefly falling behind 3-2 in the third.
Rookie Shane McClanahan (3-2) posted a career-high six innings and had a solid outing, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out seven and walking two. Anthony Rendon had two RBIs for the Angels.
Brewers 10, Rockies 4
Christian Yelich’s two-run homerun marked the six-run eighth inning that opened a draw and sent expanding Milwaukee to a fourth straight win with a win over visiting Colorado.
In a 4-4 game, Milwaukee loaded the goals with no one coming out. Omar Narvaez followed with a sacrificial go-ahead volley and Luis Urias’ two-run single in the infield made it 7-4. Yelich then belted his fifth homerun of the season on the center-right field and Willy Adames then delivered the RBI double.
Brad Boxberger (3-2) took the win with a scoreless inning of relief, allowing no hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Carlos Estevez (2-1) suffered the loss and allowed four runs on two hits and a walk, striking out just one batter in the eighth.
Reds 4, Braves 1
Jesse Winker hit a home run for the first time in nearly three weeks and Luis Castillo (3-10) pitched seven white innings as Cincinnati beat visiting Atlanta.
With the wind blowing to the left, Winker smashed a fastball from Ian Anderson 435 feet into the center-right seats for a 1-0 lead to Cincinnati in the first. It was Winker’s 18th homerun and the first since his three-homer game on June 6 in St. Louis.
Winker, who attempted a dive for a brace from Ronald Acuna Jr. in the third, left the game after five innings with a contusion to his right hip. Guillermo Heredia and William Contreras each scored two hits for the Braves.
Rangers 8, Royals 0
Kyle Gibson (6-0) pitched seven two-stroke innings and struck out 10 batters as host Texas beat Kansas City at Arlington as Joey Gallo paced the Rangers offense, ending the day 2-in-1. 3 with two home runs and five RBIs.
The Rangers secured their first series victory since sweeping Houston on May 21 and 23, and are aiming for the Royals’ sweep on Sunday.
Kansas City went with a box game with Kyle Zimmer opening and throwing 22 pitches (two walks, two strikeouts) in the first before ceding the game to Kris Bubic (2-3) for the second. Bubic hit the first batter he faced and allowed three runs while registering just two outs before being put out.
Mariners, White Sox (suspended)
Host Chicago’s game with Seattle was suspended late in the third inning and will resume play on Sunday.
Play will resume with the first batter from the bottom of the third and the score tied at 0-0. The suspended game will be a nine-set game, but Sunday’s game between Chicago and Seattle will be a seven-set game.
Jose Abreu had the only hit of the game – a second inning single – when the game entered into a rain delay. Luis Torrens and Taylor Trammell both walked for Seattle early in the third. Lance Lynn and Logan Gilbert were the starting pitchers for the game.
The game between Minnesota and visiting Cleveland has been postponed due to rain in the area.
Saturday’s competition will be held as a split-double schedule on September 14, with the first game scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET and the final drink scheduled to begin at 7:40 p.m.
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