MLB roundup: Brewers end Cards’ 17 winning streak
2021-09-30 07:30:58 GMT + 00: 00 – Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer as the visiting Milwaukee Brewers ended the St. Louis Cardinals’ 17-game winning streak with a 4-0 win on Wednesday.
Adrian Houser (10-6) and relievers Brent Suter, Brad Boxberger and Aaron Ashby combined three hits for the Brewers, who have won four of their last five games.
Houser worked the first five innings and Ashby closed the last two as the Brewers recorded their 19th shutout of the season, the best of the majors.
Miles Mikolas (2-3) allowed three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for the Cardinals. He took out seven and walked one.
Rays 7, Astros 0
Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi scored as Drew Rasmussen allowed a five-innings scoreless hit as Tampa Bay won home ground advantage throughout the American League playoffs by knocking out host Houston .
The Rays set a franchise record in a single season with their 98th victory while handing the Astros their fifth loss in six games. Houston would have clinched AL West with a win. Rasmussen (4-1) struck out two strikes and did not allow a walk.
Lowe went deep to cap a three-point rally against Luis Garcia (11-8) in the second inning as the Rays took advantage of a two-out error from Houston center fielder Jose Siri. Choi, mired in a 1-for-24 fall, landed another three-point shot in the fifth.
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 5
Bo Bichette started the eighth inning with his second home run of the game, breaking the tie and leading host Toronto past New York, ending a seven-game winning streak for the Yankees.
The teams split the first two games of a crucial three-game series in the AL race. New York holds a one-game lead over Boston for the AL’s first wild card, Seattle one-half behind the Red Sox and Toronto one game behind the Red Sox.
Toronto’s Marcus Semien set a major league record for second baseman when he landed his 44th homer of the season, a two-run explosion in the first inning.
Red Sox 6, Orioles 0
JD Martinez pitched a solo homerun and produced three runs, Nathan Eovaldi pitched six scoreless innings with seven strikeouts and Boston beat host Baltimore.
Martinez finished 3-for-4, adding a two-point brace. Eovaldi (11-9) allowed just four hits and allowed one walk as the Red Sox ended their four-game losing streak.
Zac Lowther (1-3) allowed two runs, one earned, on eight hits in five innings for the Orioles.
Sailors 4, Athletics 2
Ty France’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning broke the tie as host Seattle knocked Oakland out of the playoffs and maintained his own place in the AL wildcard pursuit.
Jarred Kelenic netted a two-point brace and Abraham Toro added a solo homerun for the Mariners. They won for the 10th time in 11 games.
Despite home runs from Tony Kemp and Seth Brown, the As suffered their 12th straight loss to Seattle and their third straight loss overall.
Giants 1, Diamondbacks 0
Alex Wood combined with three relievers on a four-hit shutout and San Francisco used a small ball to produce the lone run in a win over Arizona.
The Giants improved to 50 of 0.500 games and maintained their two-game lead over the second-ranked Dodgers in the Western National League. Wood limited the Diamondbacks to three hits in six innings without hitting a walk. He took out six.
The only run scored in the seventh inning when the Giants got a single, stolen base and a bunt to set up Kris Bryant’s sacrifice fly.
Dodgers 11, Padres 9
Corey Seager hit the last of four homeruns in the eighth inning as Los Angeles pulled off an unlikely rally for a win over visiting San Diego to keep their National League West title hopes falter.
AJ Pollock hit two homers, including an eighth, while Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger also went far in the fateful five-run inning. The Dodgers trailed 9-5 after 6 1/2 innings.
David Price (5-2) took the win with a scoreless eighth inning, and Kenley Jansen recorded his 37th save by striking the team at bat in the ninth.
Braves 7, Phillies 2
Max Fried pitched seven solid innings and Austin Riley scored three runs to help Atlanta win over Philadelphia, putting the Braves on the brink of a fourth straight National League Eastern title.
The Braves increased their lead in the division to 4 1/2 games over second-placed Philadelphia. Atlanta’s magic number to win the division is one. The Braves will look to complete their first three-game home sweep of the season on Thursday.
Fried (14-7) allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and no walks with six strikeouts. His scoreless innings streak ended at 17, but the Braves are 10-1 in their last 11 starts.
Royals 10, Indians 5
Salvador Perez tied a club record with his 48th homerun of the season as host Kansas City beat Cleveland.
It was also the 200th home run of Perez’s career. He’s leading the majors in home runs and also in RBIs, having led in three runs to bring his total to 121. But Perez hasn’t been around for a long time. The Royals broadcast team tweeted midway through the second inning that Perez was “helped out of the dugout during the commercial break to the tunnel. He’s injured and out of play.”
However, Perez came in at the bottom of the inning and struck out. He was replaced in the third by Cam Gallagher. It was later announced that Perez came out with a sprained right ankle.
Rockies 10, Nationals 5
Trevor Story went 4-4 in his last home game in Denver, Ryan McMahon scored and CJ Cron, Raimel Tapia and Dom Nunez each had two hits as Colorado beat Washington. Lane Thomas and Josh Bell had two hits each for the Nationals.
Story will be a free agent after the season with hopes he signs with another team. When the Rockies entered the field in the first inning, Story trotted to the shortstop alone and received a standing ovation before the rest of the team ran out.
Washington led 5-4 in the third after a two-hour delay in the rain, but single baseman Sam Hilliard scored two and gave Colorado a 6-5 lead they never gave up.
White Sox 6, Reds 1
Gavin Sheets went 2-3 with a homerun and three RBIs, Tim Anderson added a solo homerun and host Chicago passed Cincinnati.
Leury Garcia also led a race for Chicago, which won its fourth straight game. White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon (13-5) allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out four, and he finished the regular season with a 2.37 ERA.
Delino DeShields got an RBI brace for Cincinnati, which has lost back-to-back games. Reds right-hander Sonny Gray (7-9) allowed five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Angels 7, Rangers 2
Juan Lagares had two hits and two RBIs to help Los Angeles win over Texas in Arlington, TX.
Jack Mayfield also produced two runs and Taylor Ward and Shohei Ohtani each had two hits and scored a run for Los Angeles. Angels starter Janson Junk allowed two runs and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings, striking out five goes without a walk.
Texas starter Taylor Hearn (6-6) allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He fanned two and walked one. Andy Ibanez and Jose Trevino each had two hits and a run for the Rangers.
Marlins 3, Mets 2
Miguel Rojas scored a two-run hit in the eighth inning as his visit to Miami ended a seven-game losing streak with a win over New York.
The Marlins were held to a hit in the first seven innings before a rally against New York starter Taijuan Walker and Seth Lugo (4-3).
Miami’s return marred a great performance for Walker, who ended his first season with the Mets losing his last eight decisions. Walker allowed two runs on two hits in a season-high 7-1 / 3 innings.
Cubs 3, Pirates 2
Willson Contreras had three RBIs, including a two-run double in the seventh inning, as his visit to Chicago ended a seven-game losing streak with a victory over Pittsburgh.
Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks allowed two runs and five hits over five innings, with one walk and five strikeouts. Adam Morgan (2-1) threw a scoreless sixth and two more relievers closed the gap with Codi Heuer, who worked the ninth for his second save.
Bryan Reynolds scored a triple RBI for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Roansy Contreras, 21, who was making his major league debut after being called up earlier today, pitched three scoreless innings. He allowed three hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Twins 5, Tigers 2
Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homerun and Michael Pineda won his fifth straight start as Minnesota beat Detroit at Minneapolis for their sixth victory in eight games.
Luis Arraez and Josh Donaldson each had two hits and a run for Minnesota. Pineda (9-8), who was making his last start for the Twins before perhaps becoming a free agent, allowed one run on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Harold Castro went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Robbie Grossman also had two hits for the Tigers, who lost their fourth straight game.
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