Dodgers 5, Braves 4
LOS ANGELES — Logan Forsythe hit a bases-loaded, walk-off single
in the 10th inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-4 win over
the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.
Despite the win, the Dodgers got some bad news, as ace Clayton
Kershaw left the game after two innings with right lower back
tightness. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw would go on
the 10-day disabled list.
Austin Barnes and Cody Bellinger homered for the Dodgers, but
Kenley Jansen blew a save by giving up a three-run homer to Matt
Adams that tied the game at 4 in the ninth inning. Jansen was
perfect in his first 24 save opportunities but couldn’t get the
four-out save on Sunday.
Dodgers open a three game homestand against Minnesota starting tonight
Cubs 5, Cardinals 3
CHICAGO — Willson Contreras snapped a tie with a two-run home run
in the sixth inning, leading Chicago to a victory over St. Louis
and a tie for first place in the National League Central.
The Cubs caught Milwaukee in the division with their eighth victory
in nine games. Chicago has made up a 5 1/2-game deficit on the
Brewers since the All-Star break. The Cardinals absorbed their
fourth loss in five games.
Cubs starter Jose Quintana, 2-0 since coming from the Chicago White
Sox on July 13 and 6-8 overall, worked six innings for the victory.
He allowed three runs on five hits, walked two and struck out seven.
Nationals 6, Diamondbacks 2
PHOENIX — Brian Goodwin homered to start a four-run first inning,
and Washington overcame the early departure of star right-hander
Stephen Strasburg to beat Arizona.
Wilmer Difo, Washington’s No. 2 batter, also homered, and the
National League East-leading Nationals coaxed seven innings out of
five relievers in their often unreliable bullpen to win for the
second time in the three-game series and the eighth time in 10
The anticipated pitching duel between All-Star pitchers Strasburg
and Robbie Ray never developed as Washington roughed up the
left-handed Ray for five runs in the first three innings, and
Strasburg was pulled after two innings for precautionary reasons
due to forearm soreness.
Orioles 9, Astros 7
BALTIMORE — Zach Britton set the American League record with his
55th consecutive save, Adam Jones tied a career high with four
hits, and Baltimore avoided its first home sweep by Houston.
Houston lost for just the second time in the past 14 games against
Britton picked up his first save since April 14 and sixth of the
season, breaking Tom Gordon’s AL mark for consecutive saves.
Indians 8, Blue Jays 1
CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber struck out 14 in 7 2/3 innings, and
Michael Brantley had two hits, including a home run, and three
RBIs, as Cleveland completed a three-game sweep of Toronto.
Kluber posted season highs for strikeouts and pitches (120) while
dominating the Blue Jays’ lineup. Kluber struck out every Toronto
hitter at least once. After the first inning, 14 of the 20 outs
that Kluber recorded were strikeouts.
Francisco Lindor had three hits for Cleveland, and Brandon Guyer
hit a three-run double.
Phillies 6, Brewers 3
PHILADELPHIA — Jerad Eickhoff collected two hits, pitched six
solid innings and was helped by a homer from rookie outfielder Nick
Williams as Philadelphia beat reeling Milwaukee.
Williams opened the scoring in the fourth inning after Eickhoff and
Brewers starter Junior Guerra were dominant early. After walking
Maikel Franco, Guerra left a 1-0 fastball up in the zone that
Williams hit the other way to left for his fourth homer in his 19th
game in the big leagues.
The Brewers have lost seven of their past eight games.
Athletics 3, Mets 2
NEW YORK — Matt Chapman atoned for a baserunning blunder by
hitting the tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning for
Chapman had two hits, including a leadoff double with the Athletics
nursing a 2-1 lead in the fifth. He then advanced to third on a
wild pitch by Mets right-hander Rafael Montero but was picked off
two pitches later by catcher Rene Rivera, a mistake that was
magnified when Jaycob Brugman followed with a single.
However, Chapman redeemed himself in his next at-bat when he
crushed a 2-0 pitch by Montero deep into the left field seats.
Rangers 6, Rays 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For the third day in a row, Texas rallied
to erase a two-run deficit and stunTampa Bay.
The Rays led 5-3 in the eighth inning, but the Rangers got a
two-run home run from Rougned Odor — his second of the game — to
tie it, then a solo home run from Carlos Gomez off reliever Brad
Boxberger put them ahead.
The Rays entered the series with a 42-4 record when leading after
seven innings, but went 0-2 in those situations against Texas,
losing another lead in the sixth inning Saturday.
Reds 6, Marlins 3
CINCINNATI — Scooter Gennett, Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart
homered and rookie Sal Romano allowed one run over six innings,
lifting Cincinnati over Miami.
Romano, making his fourth career start, walked one and had a
career-high seven strikeouts.
A.J. Ellis homered and doubled for Miami, which failed to complete
its first sweep of the Reds in Cincinnati since 2003.
Royals 5, White Sox 4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brandon Moss hit a walk-off RBI double in the
ninth as Kansas City edged Chicago.
Moss’ double off Tyler Clippard scored Lorenzo Cain, who was
running for Mike Moustakas, who led off the inning with a single.
Kelvin Herrera pitched a spotless ninth to pick up the victory.
Yankees 6, Mariners 4
SEATTLE — Didi Gregorius hit two home runs, and New York’s bullpen
was dominant as New York defeated Seattle.
The Yankees won three of the four games in the series to move into
sole possession of the American League’s top wild-card spot. Chad
Green (1-0), Dellin Betances and David Robertson combined for 4 1/3
innings of perfect relief before turning it over to closer Aroldis
Chapman, who yielded two hits but no runs.
Ben Gamel and Guillermo Heredia drove in two runs apiece for
Padres 5, Giants 2
SAN FRANCISCO — Wil Myers homered for the third consecutive day,
and Dinelson Lamet (4-4) pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball,
propelling San Diego past San Francisco.
Hector Sanchez had two hits, including a run-scoring double, to
help the Padres win their fourth consecutive series against the
Giants by taking three of four.
Eduardo Nunez had three hits for the Giants. San Francisco starter
Ty Blach (6-6) allowed five runs in seven innings.
Tigers 9, Twins 6
MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Iglesias had three hits, including a
tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning, as Detroit pulled
away late against Minnesota.
Matthew Boyd pitched into the seventh inning to win his second
straight start since being recalled from Triple-A. Detroit gained
the series win with its 15th victory at Target Field in its past 17
Ian Kinsler, James McCann and Alex Presley each had three hits for
Rockies 13, Pirates 3
DENVER — Colorado belted five home runs, including three in one
inning, to overwhelm Pittsburgh in the rubber game of their series.
The victory completed a 5-1 homestand for the Rockies, who have won
six of their past seven games.
Mark Reynolds hit two homers, and Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story
and Pat Valaika each added a home run for the Rockies, who took an
early 4-0 lead with a four-run third and blew the game open with a
Angels 3, Red Sox 2
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Parker Bridwell pitched a career-high seven
innings, allowing five hits and two runs as Los Angeles won the
series against Boston.
Bridwell made just his seventh start, and the Angels are 6-1 in
those seven games. He is 4-1 with a 3.09 ERA, has five quality
starts and has allowed three runs or fewer six times.
The Angels hit three homers against Boston’s Rick Porcello — all
leadoff shots, by Andrelton Simmons (11th) in the fourth, Mike
Trout (19th) in the sixth and Luis Valbuena (ninth) in the seventh.