MLB roundup: Brewers' Brandon Woodruff fires first shutout

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Sep 11, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) gets dunked with Gatorade following the game against the Miami Marlins at American Family Field.
Sep 11, 2023; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff (53) gets dunked with Gatorade following the game against the Miami Marlins at American Family Field.
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Brandon Woodruff tossed a six-hit shutout and Willy Adames drove in four runs as the Milwaukee Brewers pounded out a 12-0 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Woodruff (5-1), struck out seven and walked one for his first career shutout. His only other complete game was a seven-inning, 4-2 loss against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020.


Adames' bases-loaded triple triggered a five-run sixth that put Milwaukee in front 11-0. Adames also doubled twice to pace the Brewers' 17-hit attack.

Jon Berti and Garrett Hampson singled for the Marlins in the ninth, but Woodruff got Jesus Sanchez on a game-ending popout in foul territory. Miami's Jesus Luzardo (9-9) was tagged for six runs on 10 hits in five innings.


Braves 10, Phillies 8 (Game 1, 10 innings)

Kevin Pillar and Orlando Arcia each drove in a run in the 10th inning to help visiting Atlanta outlast Philadelphia to begin a day-night doubleheader.

Pillar delivered a pinch-hit single to score pinch runner Forrest Wall, then scored when Arcia doubled to left against Jose Alvarado (0-2). Kirby Yates pitched a scoreless 10th to earn his fourth save.

The Phillies dramatically tied the game with two outs in the ninth. Trea Turner reached on an infield single and Bryce Harper followed with a homer off Atlanta closer Raisel Iglesias (4-4), who blew his third save but wound up with the win.


Phillies 7, Braves 5 (Game 2)

Edmundo Sosa doubled, singled and drove in two runs, Brandon Marsh hit a solo home run and Philadelphia earned a doubleheader split with Atlanta.


Phillies starter Michael Lorenzen (9-9) gave up five hits and four runs in five-plus innings. Braves starter Kyle Wright (0-2) lasted only three-plus innings and allowed six hits and six runs.

Atlanta's Matt Olson homered twice, becoming the first player in the majors to reach 50 home runs this year, and knocked in four runs. He is one shy of tying Andruw Jones' single-season franchise home run record set in 2005.


Diamondbacks 4, Mets 3

Ketel Marte delivered the tiebreaking RBI double in the ninth inning as Arizona extended its lead in the race for the third and final National League wild-card spot by edging host New York.


With their fifth win in six games, the Diamondbacks moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Miami Marlins.

Pinch hitter Alek Thomas singled with one out in the ninth against Drew Smith (4-6) and Marte then doubled him home on an opposite-field blooper that Jeff McNeil mishandled. Kevin Ginkel (9-0) struck out two in a perfect eighth, and Paul Sewald earned his 33rd save.


Nationals 6, Pirates 2

CJ Abrams homered twice and Dominic Smith also went deep to lead visiting Washington to a win over Pittsburgh in the opener of a four-game series.


Joey Meneses added an RBI single for the Nationals, who came into the game in a 3-10 funk. Washington starter Patrick Corbin (10-13) allowed two runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings.

Ji Hwan Bae hit an RBI double and Bryan Reynolds had an RBI single for the Pirates, who have lost three of their last four games. Pittsburgh starter Andre Jackson (1-3) gave up four runs and four hits in four innings.


Orioles 11, Cardinals 5

Cedric Mullins hit a grand slam, Gunnar Henderson added a solo shot and Baltimore rallied for a win against visiting St. Louis.


The Orioles trailed 5-3 against Dakota Hudson (6-2) entering the bottom of the fifth, which Adley Rutschman and Henderson opened with singles. With one out, Ryan O'Hearn doubled, scoring Rutschman, and Ryan Mountcastle walked to load the bases.

Andre Pallante replaced Hudson, and Mullins sent a 1-2 slider to center for his third career grand slam, giving the Orioles an 8-5 lead. Willson Contreras had three hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinals.


Cubs 5, Rockies 4

Yan Gomes had three hits, including a two-run single in the ninth inning, as Chicago rallied to beat Colorado in Denver.


Christopher Morel homered, Dansby Swanson had two hits and reliever Drew Smyly (11-9) got the win. Michael Fulmer came off the injured list and got the last two outs to earn his second save.

Tyler Kinley (0-2) gave up Gomes' game-winning to take the loss and spoil Jordan Wicks' start (one run allowed on three hits over six innings).


Rangers 10, Blue Jays 4

Jonah Heim had five RBIs with a grand slam and a double and visiting Texas defeated Toronto.


Evan Carter had a solo home run and threw out a runner at home for the Rangers in the opener of a four-game series. Texas right-hander Dane Dunning (10-6) allowed three runs and six hits in six-plus innings.

Cavan Biggio hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays. Toronto right-hander Chris Bassitt (14-8) allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.


Athletics 4, Astros 0

Brent Rooker, Shea Langeliers and Ryan Noda homered and Ken Waldichuk delivered an exceptional relief performance as Oakland silenced host Houston.


Waldichuk (3-7) twirled six no-hit innings as the bulk reliever who piggybacked rookie Mason Miller. Oakland closer Trevor May surrendered consecutive singles to Jose Altuve and Jeremy Pena to open the ninth but preserved the shutout, the fifth of the season for the A's.

Astros left-hander Framber Valdez (11-10) allowed three runs on four hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts in seven innings, marking his third double-digit strikeout effort this season.


Rays 7, Twins 4

Yandy Diaz collected four hits, including a home run, and Taylor Walls added a three-run shot to help power Tampa Bay to a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.


Josh Lowe chipped in with three hits and an RBI as the Rays took the series opener against the Twins in a battle of teams in playoff pursuit. Backed by early run support, Rays starter Tyler Glasnow (9-5) gave up four runs on six hits in six innings.

Max Kepler and Royce Lewis homered for the Twins. Tampa Bay ran up the pitch count on Twins right-hander Sonny Gray (7-7), who gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits in four innings. He threw 89 pitches.


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