MLB roundup: Jays outscore A’s to win 11-10
2021-09-04 07:32:40 GMT + 00: 00 – Marcus Semien hit a three-run homer late in the ninth inning to give the Toronto Blue Jays a victory from behind, 11-10 over the visitors of Oakland A Friday.
Mark Canha hit a two-run homerun with two strikeouts early in the ninth against Jordan Romano (7-1) to take a 10-8 lead. The Blue Jays scored six points in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game.
At the end of the ninth, Sergio Romo (1-1) allowed Breyvic Valera’s single and George Springer’s double to open the round before Semien hit his 34th home run of the season.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s third career grand slam – all to come this year – capped the Toronto Round 8 rally.
Giants 3, Dodgers 2 (11 innings)
Second baseman Trea Turner’s wandering throw saw Brandon Belt scoring the winning run with two strikeouts in the 11th inning as San Francisco opened their showdown streak with a visit to Los Angeles with a win on foot.
The Giants regained a one-game lead over the Dodgers at the top of the National League West, with two more heads-up remaining this weekend.
Jarlin Garcia (6-3), the Giants’ sixth pitcher, was credited with the win after scoring a scoreless top in the 11th. The winning uprising came after the 1-0 down Dodgers forced extra innings thanks to a single RBI two-out from Chris Taylor in the ninth.
Mariners 6, Diamondbacks 5 (10 innings)
Jarred Kelenic hit a two-run homer and kicked off early in the 10th inning as Seattle beat Arizona at Phoenix.
Mitch Haniger also hit a two-run home run for the Mariners, won their third straight game and remained four games in the race for the second and final American League wild card spot. The Mariners have improved to 13-5 in extra innings this season.
The Diamondbacks, who have the worst record in the National League, fell for the sixth time in seven games despite two hits and two RBIs from Nick Ahmed.
Royals 7, White Sox 2
Michael A. Taylor and Andrew Benintendi each scored three hits as host Kansas City beat Chicago in a game that started more than two hours behind due to a rainstorm.
Taylor scored three points as the Royals ended a four-game losing streak. After the delay in the rain, the Royals scored as many runs in the first five innings on Friday (seven) as they did in the Cleveland Indians’ previous three-game sweep.
White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a third inning single. Chicago’s Dallas Keuchel (8-8) allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits over three innings.
Angels 3, Rangers 2
Shohei Ohtani allowed just a two-run homerun while throwing a career-high 117 shots in seven innings, and Los Angeles edged Texas in Anaheim, Calif.
Nick Solak had three hits for the Rangers, who have lost their last three road games. Martin finished with two hits.
Astros 6, Padres 3
Kyle Tucker hit a deciding two-run homer in the eighth inning to help Houston secure a victory over host San Diego in Game 1 of a three-game series.
Carlos Correa contributed to a three-point explosion for Houston, which increased his lead in the American Western League to 5 1/2 games over second-place Oakland Athletics.
Padres right-hander Jake Arrieta (hamstring) was activated from the pre-game injured list and allowed three runs and three hits in five innings in his second start since joining San Diego. The setback was the 15th in the last 20 games for the Padres, who trailed the Cincinnati Reds by half a game for second place in the National League wild card.
Yankees 4, Orioles 3 (11 innings)
Giancarlo Stanton hit a late-game single to open the 11th inning and New York survived his visit to Baltimore.
DJ LeMahieu hit a single equalizer in the 10th but was stuck in the third when Dillon Tate called out Aaron Judge. The Yankees finally won it when Stanton hit a 2-1 lead down the middle to score Judge in second place.
Stanton scored earlier, while the Orioles got homers from Trey Mancini and Jorge Mateo.
Cardinals 15, Brewers 4
In their 300th start to their career together, Adam Wainwright allowed a earned run and wide receiver Yadier Molina netted a grand slam as his visit to St. Louis beat Milwaukee.
Wainwright and Molina became the fourth battery in major league history to reach this milestone, joining Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan (324 games), Warren Spahn and Del Crandall (316) and Red Faber and Ray Schalk (306).
Wainwright (14-7) beat the Brewers for the 19th time while allowing four hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings.
Mets 6, Nationals 2 (10 innings)
Pete Alonso hit an RBI debut single in the 10th inning to spark a four-point explosion for his visit to New York City, which avoided a potentially ugly loss by beating Washington.
The Mets overcame a blown stoppage in the ninth inning by Edwin Diaz to win their fifth straight game and climb back to .500. The Nationals have lost six in a row and 10 of 12.
Rich Hill pitched six scoreless innings and Michael Conforto and Alonso each had hits to help the Mets carry a 2-0 lead in the ninth, but Juan Soto scored and Riley Adams went on to score a brace.
Spokes 5, Twins 3
Michael Wacha won for the first time in nearly two months as first Tampa Bay broke their two-game losing streak by beating Minnesota in St. Petersburg, Fla.
After going 0-2 with an 8.49 ERA in five starts in August, Wacha (3-4) gave up solo homers to Jorge Polanco and Ryan Jeffers, as well as a brace to Max Kepler, during of its six rounds.
The right-hander struck out seven strikeouts and won for the first time since July 7 in an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. Austin Meadows has scored two of six hits for the Rays, who are 39-14 against clubs with losing records.
Red Sox 8, Indians 5
Kyle Schwarber had a decisive two-run brace in the seventh inning and had three RBIs as Boston survived his visit to Cleveland to open a three-game series.
Schwarber (2v5) also struck solo for his 150th career home run. Hunter Renfroe added a three-run homerun in the seventh and Kevin Plawecki and Jonathan Arauz each had solo shots for Boston, who have won three in a row and eight of 12 games overall.
Austin Hedges hit a two-run homer and Jose Ramirez had a solo shot and two runs batted in for Cleveland. Indians starter Cal Quantrill (4-3) allowed five runs on seven hits – including three homers – in over six innings.
Tigers 15, Reds 5
Dustin Garneau hit two of Detroit’s five home runs, a season record, as the Tigers outscored host Cincinnati.
Garneau produced three runs. Jeimer Candelario of Detroit had a homerun, two doubles and a single while scoring four runs and leading two. Jonathan Schoop also provided four hits, including a solo homerun, while scoring three runs. Robbie Grossman added a three point blast.
Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez scored for the Reds. Cincinnati starter Vladimir Gutierrez (9-6) allowed four runs, three earned, in 3 1/3 innings.
Rockies 4, Braves 3
CJ Cron led in the decisive race to support strong pitcher Antonio Senzatela as Colorado beat Atlanta in Denver.
In the sixth, Cron lined up a left single to score Trevor Story, who started the rally with a two-man double. Senzatela (4-9) pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits, striking out three.
Huascar Ynoa (4-5) pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on five hits for the Braves, who have lost four of their last five games.
Little 6, Pirates 5
Frank Schwindel hit a home run in the sixth inning as Chicago won over visiting Pittsburgh to extend their winning streak to four games.
Michael Hermosillo also scored for the Cubs. Schwindel and Hermosillo had three hits each on the first two places of the Chicago Order and had five RBIs.
Anthony Alford hit two home runs for the Pirates, who have lost four straight games to Chicago after facing the White Sox earlier this week. Pittsburgh have lost six of their last seven games overall.
Marlins 10, Phillies 3
Miguel Rojas hit a pair of RBI singles in a tiebreaker seven-run sixth inning, leading host Miami to Philadelphia.
The Phillies saw their six-game winning streak interrupted. Philadelphia’s 11-game winning streak over division opponents also ended. It was the longest such run in the majors since 2017.
By Friday, the Phillies had scored at least seven points in seven straight games, the first time the franchise had accomplished that feat since 1933.
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