MLB roundup: Giants take savage 11-innings win over Braves

2021-09-18 07:55:12 GMT + 00: 00 – Kevin Gausman, who hit because San Francisco had no players left on the bench, lifted a sacrificial volley in the 11th inning on Friday night while the Giants outlasted the Atlanta Braves 6-5.

The division chiefs clash saw both teams hit home runs that extended the game into the ninth. Travis d’Arnaud threw a three-point shot early in the inning to give Atlanta a 5-4 lead, and batter Donovan Solano hit a solo shot with two outs and two catches to tie the game.

The Giants ended a two-game losing streak and extended their lead over the second-second Los Angeles Dodgers to two games in the Western National League.

The Braves suffered a third straight loss and lost a game with their advantage in the NL East. They lead the Philadelphia Phillies by just two games.

Spokes 7, Tigers 4 (10 innings)

Brett Phillips notched a three-run homerun in the bottom of the 10th and Tampa Bay recovered from a three-run deficit in the ninth to claim the victory over Detroit in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Phillips’ home run came after Bryan Garcia (2-2) stepped on lead hitter Taylor Walls. Andrew Kittredge (9-3) held the Tigers scoreless early in the inning and clinched the win.

Yandy Diaz of Tampa Bay had a two-run single with a hit in the ninth. Miguel Cabrera had two hits for the Tigers.

Cardinals 8, Padres 2

Dylan Carlson hit two home runs, a solo left side shot and a right hand batting grand slam, and produced five runs to propel host St. Louis past San Diego for his sixth straight victory.

Tyler O’Neill added a two-run homerun for the Cardinals, who advanced a game and a half over the Padres in the race for the second National League wild card slot. The Reds won too, so Cincinnati is one game away from St. Louis. San Diego has lost six of its last eight games.

Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas (1-2) shut out the Padres with three hits in 5 2/3 innings. Padres starter Vince Velasquez (3-7) allowed four runs on four hits in four innings.

Phillies 4, Mets 3

Zack Wheeler won his fourth straight start as Philadelphia edged out host New York.

Didi Gregorius’ double RBI in the eighth inning made the difference for the Phillies, who claimed their third straight victory.

Wheeler (14-9) allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out six strikes in five innings – the first time he has lasted less than six innings since July 7.

Twins 7, Blue Jays 3

Jorge Polanco hit a two-run homer, Josh Donaldson, Miguel Sano and Brent Rooker added solo shots and visiting Minnesota beat Toronto.

Rooker also got an RBI brace for the Twins in the teams’ first meeting this season. Twins right-hander Michael Pineda (7-8) allowed three runs (one earned), three hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. landed his 46th homerun of the season for the Blue Jays, who are half a game away from the Yankees for second place in the American League wild card. Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu (13-9) allowed five runs, five hits and one walk in over two innings.

Reds 3, Dodgers 1

Kyle Farmer delivered twice in key situations and Luis Castillo threw 6 1/3 shutouts as Cincinnati beat visiting Los Angeles.

Farmer doubled twice, including a two-run double bagging in the sixth that provided valuable insurance for the Reds, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since August 26-27. Castillo (8-15) struck out 10 on 111 shots, a season high.

The Dodgers saw their six-game winning streak interrupted. Walker Buehler (14-4) played six innings, allowing three runs and six hits while striking out five on two walks.

Yankees 8, Indians 0

Joey Gallo has scored twice, Corey Kluber pitched six scoreless innings on his best start since being off the injured list and host New York has passed Cleveland.

The Yankees won for the fourth time in five games. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton added solo homers while Brett Gardner hit a three-run homer for New York.

Gallo finished with three hits while his teammates Judge and Gio Urshela each have two. The Indians had only four hits, all in singles.

Red Sox 7, Orioles 1

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Sep 17, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, United States; Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brett Phillips (35) strikes the game by winning the 3-point home run in the tenth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Hunter Renfroe opened the competition with a three-game brace in the sixth inning as the Red Sox won their third straight game.

Austin Hays pulled off a solo shot for the Orioles, who sealed their third 100-game losing streak in the past four years.

Brewers 8, Cubs 5

Kolten Wong had a two-run, tiebreaker single in a four-run eighth inning as Milwaukee rallied for a victory over Chicago.

Lorenzo Cain hit a single equalizer earlier in the inning as the Brewers defeated the Cubs for the 10th consecutive time. Luis Urias scored three runs for Milwaukee and Wong had three of the club’s nine hits.

Aaron Ashby (3-0) struck out five hits and allowed three hits in three scoreless relief innings for the win. Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 32nd save on 33 occasions. Frank Schwindel scored for the Cubs, who have lost three straight games and six of their last seven.

Athletics 5, Angels 4

Oakland made up for an early deficit and beat Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif., The winning point scoring on a passed ball.

Angels wide receiver Kurt Suzuki, who played for the A’s from 2007 to 2011 and parts of 2012 and 2013, scored in the game but he also committed two passes in the sixth inning, including one that allowed Mark Canha to score from the third.

Oakland is 2 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card. A starter Cole Irvin (10-13) took the win after pitching six innings. He allowed four points, but only one was earned.

Rockies 9, Nationals 8

Elias Diaz homed in a two-run ninth inning and visiting Colorado overtook Washington for their fourth straight victory.

Diaz led the ninth against Kyle Finnegan (5-8) and lined up a home run on the left. Sam Hilliard chose and Finnegan walked Raimel Tapia. Garrett Hampson fought off the runners and Brendan Rodgers completed a single to the left, scoring Hilliard with the go-ahead.

Rodgers and Hilliard also scored for the Rockies, who recovered from a 6-2 deficit early on. Lane Thomas had a three-run homerun and Keibert Ruiz had three hits for Washington.

Astros 4, Diamondbacks 3 (10 rounds)

Chas McCormick had an RBI when he was hit with a pitch in the 10th inning, and Houston rallied for an unorthodox victory over his visit to Arizona.

After Arizona advanced on a David Peralta RBI single in the top of the 10th, Houston responded with a single bloop from Jake Meyers that tied the score. Later, with the bases loaded, Arizona reliever Tyler Clippard (1-1) tackled McCormick in the first hitting the ball for Houston since August 8, 1998.

Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner scored a clean goal in the sixth inning, allowing Jose Altuve a two-run homer. It was the only hit given by Bumgarner in seven innings. Kole Calhoun, fresh off the 10-day injured list, hit his fourth home run for Arizona.

Mariners 6, Royals 2

Jarred Kelenic hit a pair of two-run homers as Seattle beat host Kansas City in the opener of a three-game series.

Chris Flexen (12-6) worked 5 2/3 strong innings for the Mariners. He allowed one run on six hits, with two walks and three strikeouts.

The Mariners spoiled Royals pitcher Jon Heasley’s major league debut (0-1). The 24-year-old right-hander allowed four runs, all on Kelenic homers, on six hits in four innings. Hunter Dozier added a homerun for Kansas City.

White Sox 8, Rangers 0

Luis Robert went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs, Dylan Cease struck out 10 batters in five scoreless innings and Chicago beat host Texas in Arlington, TX.

Jose Abreu added a brace and two RBIs for Chicago, which ended a two-game slippage. Romy Gonzalez, Eloy Jimenez and Cesar Hernandez also performed one run each. Cease (12-7) knocked the Rangers off balance for most of the night, scattering four hits and two walks.

Leody Taveras went 2 for 5 and slipped a base for Texas, who lost three in a row and four of five. The Rangers did not register an extra-base hitting.

Pirates 2, Marlins 1

Cole Tucker gave the go-ahead for sacrifice in the sixth, leading former Miami host Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh closest Chris Stratton gave Bryan De La Cruz a starting triple in the ninth, but escaped the jam to win his sixth stoppage of the year. The last-place Pirates are one victory away from their fourth straight series, and they have won seven of their last 10 games.

Pittsburgh starter Wil Crowe (4-7) earned his first victory since July 30, allowing three hits, one walk and one run in five innings. Elieser Hernandez (1-2) suffered the loss, allowing four hits, a career-high five walks and two runs (none earned).

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