MLB roundup: Yankees win despite being no-hit through 10
MLB roundup: Saturday
Giancarlo Stanton hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the 12th inning and Kyle Higashioka hit a game-winning RBI double in the 13th as the host New York Yankees beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday after being held without a hit into the 11th.
Stanton homered off Andrew Chafin after the Brewers went up 3-1 on an RBI double by Joey Wiemer and a sacrifice fly by Andruw Monasterio. Higashioka won it when he doubled against Hoby Milner (2-1), with the ball sailing over left fielder Tyrone Taylor's head.
Oswaldo Cabrera ended the Brewers' no-hit bid with a game-tying double with one out in the 11th off Joel Payamps.
Corbin Burnes, Devin Williams and Abner Uribe combined for 10 hitless innings, and Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead in the 11th on Taylor's RBI single. Burnes struck out seven and walked two in eight innings, throwing 70 of his 109 pitches for strikes before Williams came on in relief.
Braves 5, Pirates 2
Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson each drove in a pair of runs during a four-run burst in the seventh-inning, leading Atlanta past visiting Pittsburgh and becoming the first team to clinch a playoff spot.
The victory, along with Philadelphia's loss to Miami, reduced the Braves' magic number to clinch the NL East for the sixth straight season to six games.
Olson finished with three RBIs to raise his majors-leading total to 121. Rookie Allan Winans worked 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on six hits and struck out eight. Brad Hand (4-1) got the final two outs of the seventh and stranded a runner at third. Raisel Iglesias worked around a single to complete a scoreless ninth and earn his 29th save.
Marlins 5, Phillies 4
Bryan De La Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning to cap Miami's rally past host Philadelphia in the rubber game of a three-game series.
Phillies starter Ranger Suarez took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Miami battled back to win for the eighth time in its last 10 games. David Robertson (6-6) pitched a scoreless seventh inning for the win, and Tanner Scott recorded the final five outs for his seventh save.
Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber homered for Philadelphia (78-64), which stranded six runners in the final three innings. Miami tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh inning before moving ahead in the eighth on De La Cruz's one-out, two-run homer off Seranthony Dominguez (4-4).
Rays 6, Mariners 3
Josh Lowe collected three hits, including two doubles, and Harold Ramirez delivered a two-run double to help propel Tampa Bay past Seattle in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Rays took three of four in the series and strengthened their positioning for the top American League wild-card spot. Tampa Bay is 8 1/2 games in front of the Mariners, who hold the third spot.
Rays starter Zach Eflin (14-8) threw five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts. The right-hander improved to 11-4 in home games this season. Pete Fairbanks struck out the side in the ninth for his 22nd save.
Dodgers 7, Nationals 3
Miguel Rojas produced four hits and James Outman homered as Los Angeles took the rubber match of a three-game series with host Washington.
Austin Barnes, Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman all notched two hits apiece for Los Angeles, while Freeman and Max Muncy both scored two runs. The Dodgers completed a 3-3 road trip that began in Miami.
The Nationals concluded a nine-game homestand by going 2-7. Rookie Jacob Young and Ildemaro Vargas both had two hits for Washington, which totaled nine — all singles.
Reds 7, Cardinals 1
Hunter Greene returned from the COVID-19 list and teamed with three relievers on a one-hitter as Cincinnati rolled past visiting St. Louis.
Greene (4-6) allowed the one run and one hit in six innings as the Reds snapped a three-game losing streak. He struck out nine and walked four. Joey Votto returned from the 10-day injured list to hit a homer and drive in two runs for the Reds. T.J. Friedl produced a solo homer, a triple and two runs for Cincinnati, and Jonathan India and Will Benson also hit homers.
Miles Mikolas (7-11) allowed five runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings for the Cardinals.
Rangers 9, Athletics 4
Marcus Semien had two home runs among his four hits to help Texas to a win against Oakland in the rubber game of their three-game series in Arlington, Texas.
Corey Seager blasted his 30th homer of the season and Nathaniel Lowe and Robbie Grossman each drove in two runs for Texas, which moved within a half-game of the Seattle Mariners for the final AL wild-card spot. Andrew Heaney (10-6) provided 3 2/3 shutout innings of relief for Texas.
A's starter Luis Medina (3-9) allowed five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Tyler Soderstrom homered and Jordan Diaz and Seth Brown each had two hits and an RBI for the A's, who had won five of eight.
Mets 2, Twins 0
DJ Stewart had a late two-run double and five New York pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Mets overcame 14 strikeouts by Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez to beat the Twins in Minneapolis.
Brooks Raley (1-2) picked up the win after striking out two in the eighth inning for New York. Adam Ottavino allowed a leadoff double to Carlos Correa and a one-out walk but closed out the ninth for his ninth save. The Mets got a strong start from Tylor Megill, who allowed just two singles and four walks over five innings while striking out two.
Willi Castro had a triple and a single, and Edouard Julien walked three times for Minnesota.
Tigers 3, White Sox 2
Sawyer Gipson-Long pitched five-plus innings and won his major league debut, Spencer Torkelson had a two-run double and host Detroit edged Chicago.
Gipson-Long, a rookie right-hander acquired from Minnesota last season, gave up two runs and four hits while striking out five. A quartet of relievers went an inning apiece. Alex Lange recorded his 23rd save with a spotless ninth that included two strikeouts. Torkelson had two hits and also scored a run. Andre Lipcius added two hits and an RBI.
White Sox starter Jesse Scholtens (1-8) gave up all three runs and eight hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out four. Luis Robert Jr. and Eloy Jimenez drove in one run apiece for Chicago.
Red Sox 7, Orioles 3
Triston Casas hit a three-run home run to help Boston avoid a three-game sweep by visiting Baltimore.
Baltimore, which entered riding a seven-game winning streak, saw its lead over second-place Tampa Bay shrink three in the American League East. Brayan Bello (12-8) pitched five innings to earn the win. He allowed three runs on seven hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Baltimore starter Grayson Rodriguez (5-4) was pulled with one out in the fifth and took the loss. He gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits, struck out six and walked two.
Blue Jays 5, Royals 2
Kevin Kiermaier hit a tiebreaking a solo home run in the seventh inning and Toronto completed a sweep of visiting Kansas City. Royals left-hander Cole Ragans had his scoreless streak end at 26 innings.
The Blue Jays swept the three-game series from the Royals (44-100) and finished 10-5 in a stretch of games against teams with losing records. Toronto right-hander Jose Berrios (10-10) allowed two runs, five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings.
Ragans gave up two runs when he threw three consecutive wild pitches in the sixth. In 5 2/3 innings, he allowed just one hit but walked a season-high six. He struck out six.
Astros 12, Padres 2
Kyle Tucker recorded a pair of RBI triples in a breakout eight-run sixth inning as Houston claimed the rubber match of a three-game interleague series with visiting San Diego.
The Padres sliced a four-run deficit to 4-1 in the top of the sixth via a Matt Carpenter home run off Astros rookie right-hander J.P. France (11-5), but Houston quickly squashed any threat of a comeback, doing so with an unrelenting assault on Padres reliever Tim Hill.
Six consecutive Astros reached against Hill in the sixth before he departed with the bases loaded having failed to record an out.
Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 2
Christopher Morel, Cody Bellinger and Dansby Swanson each hit solo home runs in the third inning and Chicago beat visiting Arizona to avoid a four-game sweep.
Kyle Hendricks (6-7) allowed seven hits but only two runs in 5 2/3 innings for the Cubs, who own a two-game lead over the Diamondbacks for the second wild-card spot in the National League.
Picked up on waivers by Arizona this week, Seby Zavala went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Tommy Pham also had two hits as the Diamondbacks stranded eight runners to see a four-game winning streak end.
Angels 2, Guardians 1
Los Angeles managed just three hits but left-hander Kenny Rosenberg got his first major league victory as the Angels beat the visiting Cleveland in Anaheim, Calif.
The Guardians are now 7 1/2 games behind the division-leading Minnesota Twins, who lost 2-0 to the New York Mets, in the American League Central with just 18 games to play.
Rosenberg (1-1), making just his third major league start, tossed five innings of one-run ball, giving up six hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Tanner Bibee (10-4) took a hard-luck loss, allowing just two hits and two runs in seven innings with eight strikeouts and no walks, retiring the last 14 Angels he faced. But a pair of third-inning balks that led to a run proved to be decisive.
Giants 6, Rockies 3
Thairo Estrada, Mitch Haniger and Joc Pederson hit home runs, Keaton Winn recorded his first big-league win and San Francisco finished off a much-needed sweep of visiting Colorado.
Recording their seventh and eighth multiple-run innings of the three-game series, the Giants moved within 1 1/2 games of the final National League wild-card spot.
A two-run triple by Hunter Goodman and a sacrifice fly by Sean Bouchard gave the Rockies a 3-0 lead in the second inning before Winn (1-2) and three relievers combined for seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball the rest of the way. After scoring two runs in the second, the Giants scored three in third off Rockies starter Peter Lambert (3-7) thanks to a pair of homers.
—Field Level Media