Baltimore, Maryland On Friday night, Baltimore outhit the Boston Red Sox 15-10 thanks in part to Anthony Santander, who hit one of the team’s five home runs and added four RBI.
The Orioles, who had combined to score three runs in their previous two games, both losses, also received hits from Jorge Mateo, Adley Rutschman, Ryan Mountcastle, and Ramón Uras.
This time, the Orioles took a 10-9 lead after the Red Sox put up five runs in their half of the fifth inning. The Orioles then added three more runs in the second, three more in the third, four in the fourth, and five in the fifth. The clubs combined for 37 hits, with the Red Sox outhitting the Orioles 19-18. Baltimore’s 15 runs were a season high.
However, all but one of Baltimore’s home runs came with at least one player on base, while none of Boston’s hits were outside the park. In the second inning against Kutter Crawford (3-5), Mateo gave the Orioles a boost with a two-out, three-run homer to left that made it 3-2.
Baltimore closed the gap on Tampa Bay for the final AL wild card slot to to 1 1/2 games.
With one run allowed in one inning, Nick Vespi (5-0), the third of the Orioles’ six pitchers, earned the victory.
Blue Jays 0; Yankees 4 New York (AP) — Toronto defeated the AL East-leading New York squad for the current time thanks to Kevin Gausman’s seven solid innings.
The Yankees fell for the 14th time in 18 games as they were limited to only four hits and failed to advance a runner past second base. In the previous six games and the previous 13 games, they had been blanked three times each.
The Blue Jays have closed the gap to the Yankees to eight games, their closest to first place since June 13.
Gausman (9-9) had seven strikeouts while giving up four hits and one walk.
After an RBI groundout from Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Alejandro Kirk singled to start the fourth inning against Jameson Taillon (11-4). Teoscar Hernandez then hit a deep home run to the left-center field.
ASTROS 2, BRAVES 6
(AP) ATLANTA — Kyle Wright tied for the NL lead with his 15th victory, Austin Riley hit a three-run home run off Lance McCullers Jr., and Atlanta defeated Houston in their first meeting since the World Series.
The defending champion Braves are 51-20 since June 1 and have won 10 of their last 11.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Houston left fielder Yordan Alvarez left the game with two outs. He complained of feeling sick, so a hospital was called to assess him.
Wright (15-5) pitched six innings, giving up two runs, six hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts.
In five innings, McCullers (1-1) gave up three runs and seven hits.
TIGERS 0, ANGELS 1
DOWNTOWN (AP) — On Jared Walsh’s two-run home run in the second inning, Los Angeles defeated Detroit thanks to Patrick Sandoval’s four-hitter and his first career shutout.
The Angels snapped a three-game losing streak thanks to Sandoval’s (4-8) 97 pitches, nine strikeouts, zero walks, and the inability of a runner to advance past first base.
The Tigers lost their 10th game in a row as Matt Manning (0-1) suffered a tough-luck defeat after pitching seven innings and giving up three hits and a walk.
After missing 28 games due to rib cage irritation, Mike Trout made his way back into the Angels’ lineup. He singled and went 1-for-4.
PHILLIES 2, METS 7,
THE AP: Philadelphia Starling Marte stole home, Pete Alonso hit his 30th home run and reached 100 RBIs, and New York defeated Philadelphia.
This season, the NL East-leading Mets have outperformed the Phillies 12-4.
In six innings, Chris Bassitt (11-7) tossed 104 pitches, allowing two runs on seven hits.
In five innings, Aaron Nola (8-10) gave up five runs on eight hits.
8 CUBS, 7 BREWERS
CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom and rookie Christopher Morel both hit a two-run home run as Chicago defeated Milwaukee for its fourth straight victory.
For the Brewers, home runs were hit by Rowdy Tellez, Hunter Renfroe, and Andrew McCutchen.
Brandon Hughes threw a perfect ninth for his second save, and reliever Michael Rucker (2-1) worked a scoreless inning to get the victory.
Aaron Ashby was relieved by Hoby Milner (3-2), who gave up Morel’s 12th home run and was charged with the defeat.
10 INNINGS: ROYALS 3, RAYS 2, and
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Michael Massey’s sacrifice fly broke Kansas City’s four-game losing streak in the 10th inning.
Catcher Salvador Perez assisted relief pitcher Scott Barlow (5-4) in winning the game by throwing out Tampa Bay’s Roman Quinn on an attempted third-base steal in the tenth inning. With a diving catch of Francisco Mejia’s sinking liner in left field, MJ Melendez put an end to the contest.
For the Rays, who have won five of seven and are in contention for an AL wild card, Jalen Beeks (2-3) took the loss.
WHITE SOX 2, GUARDIANS 5
(AP) CLEVELAND — Cleveland defeated Chicago with a comeback in the seventh inning thanks to four runs from Triston McKenzie and a career-high 14 strikeouts.
McKenzie (9-9) left with his team losing 2-1 after having retired eight of the final 10 batters he faced and walking zero.
With two outs in the seventh inning and facing Reynaldo Lopez (5-3), rookie Steven Kwan tripled into the right-field corner to drive home Luke Maile, who had doubled. Cleveland took the lead after Amed Rosario’s single.
In the ninth, Emmanuel Clase made his 28th save out of 30 opportunities.
2 TWINS, 1 RANGERS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dylan Bundy needed just one out for Minnesota to defeat Texas after Luis Arraez and Jose Miranda hit consecutive home runs in the first inning.
In 5 1/3 innings, Bundy (7-5) gave up a run on two hits. With its fourth straight victory, Minnesota stayed up with Cleveland, which has a one-game advantage over the Twins in the AL Central.
Jorge López completed his third save with the Twins and 22nd career despite walking two batters.
In six innings, Martn Pérez (9-4) gave up two runs on five hits and three walks.
REDS 4, PIRATES 5,
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – In the ninth inning, Michael Chavis singled with the bases loaded to end Pittsburgh’s rally and defeat Cincinnati.
Against Joel Kuhnel, Kevin Newman hit an RBI double with one out to level the score in the ninth (2-2). Ross Detwiler was facing Chavis, who lined his single to short left.
For the Pirates, who have won back-to-back games after a six-game losing streak, Wil Crowe (5-7) recorded the final four outs.
GIANTS 4, ROCKIES 7
COLORADO (AP) — In addition to José Urea’s strong pitching, rookie Elehuris Montero hit two home runs and contributed five RBIs as Colorado ended a five-game losing streak.
Colorado also had a home run, which resulted in San Francisco suffering its third straight defeat.
Urea (2-4) pitched for 6 2/3 innings while giving up three hits.
In 4 2/3 innings, Alex Wood (8-10) gave up seven hits and seven runs.
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