Turner, Hernandez lead Dodgers to victory over Arizona
Los Angeles Dodgers' Logan Forsythe (11) celebrates with Justin Turner (10) and Corey Seager, right, after all three scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks on a double by Enrique Hernandez during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug 10, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
PHOENIX, Arizona (AP) — National League batting average leader Justin Turner and Kike Hernandez drove in a combined five runs, helping Yu Darvish pick up his second win in as many starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.
The Dodgers, with two wins in the three-game series with Arizona, have won or tied 18 straight series, not having lost one since June 5-7 against Washington. They have won 15 of their last 17 games.
The Diamondbacks have lost four of five.
The Dodgers staked Darvish to a three-run lead before he even took the mound. Two singles and a two-out walk to Logan Forsythe brought up Hernandez, who with two strikes pulled a bases-clearing double into the left-field corner.
Darvish got out of the first two innings with six three-ball counts, and Arizona rallied as his pitch count climbed.
RAYS 4, INDIANS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Corey Dickerson's three-run homer in the eighth inning carried the Tampa Bay over Cleveland.
Dickerson's two-out blast off Nick Goody (1-2), his 22nd, came after Adeiny Hechavarria singled and Jesus Sucre was hit by a pitch.
Tommy Hunter (2-2) worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Blake Snell to get the win. Alex Colome pitched the ninth for his 34th save in 39 opportunities.
Francisco Lindor opened the game with a double and scored on Jose Ramirez's single. It was the only run for the AL Central-leading Indians off Snell, who gave up four hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings.
Snell (0-6, 4.69 ERA) made his 15th start, the most of any winless pitcher in the majors this season.
Logan Morrison drove in Tampa Bay's first run with a single in the fifth.
BLUE JAYS 4, YANKEES 0
TORONTO (AP) — Marco Estrada and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, Jose Bautista hit a solo home run and Toronto beat New York.
Estrada (5-7) pitched seven innings to win for the first time in 13 starts. The right-hander came in 0-5 with a 7.39 ERA since beating Texas on May 27.
Ryan Tepera worked the eighth and Roberto Osuna finished.
Bautista hit a two-out drive off Chasen Shreve in the seventh. It was his 36th career homer against New York, breaking a tie with Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria for the most by an active player.
Making his second start for the Yankees, Sonny Gray (6-7) allowed three runs, two of them earned, in six innings. He walked four and struck out six. Acquired from Oakland at the trade deadline, Gray lost at Cleveland in his Yankees debut.
NATIONALS 3, MARLINS 2
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Goodwin had two hits, including a home run leading off the eighth inning, and Washington rallied past Miami.
Goodwin broke a 2-2 tie when he connected on a 1-0 fastball from Junichi Tazawa (1-2) for his 13th homer of the season and second RBI of the night.
Ryan Madson (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Sean Doolittle worked around a one-out double by Miguel Rojas in the ninth for his seventh save since coming to Washington.
Andrew Stevenson made a diving catch along the left field foul line with a runner on third to save a hit for the game's final out.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his major league-leading 39th home run of the season for the Marlins.
METS 10, PHILLIES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jacob deGrom pitched brilliantly until leaving in the seventh inning due to a contusion on his right triceps after being hit on a line drive by Nick Williams, and New York homered four times in a rout of Philadelphia.
DeGrom (13-5) gave up four hits in 6 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. He improved to 9-2 with a 1.82 ERA in his last 11 starts while upping his career mark against Philadelphia to 6-0 with a 2.10 ERA in 10 starts.
The 29-year-old right-hander initially smiled when manager Terry Collins came out to check on his star pitcher after Williams' hard shot drilled deGrom on the back of his right arm just above the elbow. But deGrom never threw a warmup pitch nor appeared to protest Collins' decision to take him out. The Mets got good news when X-rays were negative.
Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer off Vince Velasquez (2-7) and finished a triple shy of the cycle. Neil Walker had four hits with a homer and Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson also went deep as the Mets continued their power surge at Citizens Bank Park, where they have launched 51 long balls in their last 23 games.
PIRATES 7, TIGERS 5
DETROIT (AP) — Rookie Josh Bell hit his 20th home run and drove in three runs, leading Pittsburgh past Detroit.
Gerrit Cole (10-8) allowed six hits and three earned runs in eight innings, his longest outing of the season. He improved to 3-1 since the All-Star break and is 6-3 in his last 10 starts. Felipe Rivero closed for his 11th save. Drew VerHagen (0-2) took the loss.
Sean Rodriguez of the Pirates had a run-scoring single in the second to make it 2-2. Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the eighth for his fourth of the season.
A run-scoring double by Victor Martinez and an RBI groundout by James McCann produced two runs in the ninth for Detroit.
REDS 10, PADRES 3
CINCINNATI (AP) — Scooter Gennett hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, ending left-hander Brad Hand's long scoreless streak and rallying Cincinnati over San Diego.
San Diego took a 3-2 lead into the seventh, leaving Dinelson Lamet in line for a fourth straight victory. The Padres' best reliever of late let it get away.
The Reds loaded the bases against Kirby Yates (2-3) and Hand, who had a streak of 24 scoreless innings. Gennett's third career grand slam made it 6-3, the first runs allowed by Hand since June 10.
Eugenio Suarez homered two pitches later. Zack Cozart and Joey Votto added homers in the eighth, with Votto's solo shot extending his hitting streak to a season-high 15 games.
Drew Storen (3-2) escaped a two-on threat in the seventh.
WHITE SOX 3, ASTROS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Yoan Moncada tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning and then drove home the winning run in the 11th to lift Chicago past Houston, as the American League's worst team swept a three-game series from its best.
Leury Garcia led off the 11th by hitting a single past a diving second baseman Jose Altuve, and then advanced to second after right fielder Josh Reddick bobbled the ball. Then, on the second pitch from reliever Francis Martes, Moncada knocked a single past a diving Altuve again for the game-winner.
Earlier, Moncada, the top White Sox top prospect, connected against Astros closer Ken Giles for his second career home run. It was the third blown save of the season for Giles, who has converted 22.
Martes (4-2) struck out all three batters he faced in the 10th inning, but allowed the pair of hits in the 11th.
David Holmberg (2-3) got the last out of the 11th to earn the win. Carlos Rodon threw his third straight quality start without earning a win.
CARDINALS 8, ROYALS 6
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead St. Louis over Kansas City.
The Cardinals tied a season high with their sixth straight win and climbed within one game of the first-place Chicago Cubs in the NL Central.
Kansas City has lost four in a row and six of seven.
Fowler broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning with his 15th homer of the season. He ripped the first pitch from Neftali Feliz 404 feet for his third career slam.
Tyler Lyons (1-0) picked up the win in relief of Lance Lynn, who gave up two earned runs in six innings.
Mike Minor (5-4) took the loss.
TWINS 7, BREWERS 2
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton and Joe Mauer each had three singles and Minnesota beat Milwaukee for the fourth consecutive game.
The Twins, who have won five straight and are 7-3 in August, had 12 hits — 11 singles and a double — to sweep a home-and-home, four-game set with Milwaukee. The Brewers are 7-17 since July 16 and fell into third place in the NL Central with the loss.
Rookie Alan Busenitz (1-0) pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief for his first major league win.
Milwaukee starter Zach Davies (13-6) allowed seven runs, six earned, a career-high 11 hits and two walks while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander struggled after allowing just three earned runs and 19 hits over 28 2/3 innings his past four starts.
Mauer came into the game in a 1-for-20 slump. He went 3 for 5 with singles in the third, fourth and sixth innings.
ANGELS 6, MARINERS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Trout looped a three-run double just inside the left-field line with two outs in the ninth inning, and Los Angeles cooled off Seattle.
Trout's bases-clearing hit off Seattle closer Edwin Diaz (2-5) came after the Mariners staged a three-run rally of their own in the eighth inning to tie the game at 3-all. Diaz had major control problems in the ninth, walking three batters, including Cameron Maybin on a 3-2 pitch to bring Trout to the plate. The reigning MVP pulled a 1-1 breaking ball and just kept it fair.
The surging Mariners were coming off a 6-3 road trip to move into the second wild-card spot in the American League. Along with the ninth-inning problems, the Mariners saw ace James Paxton leave in the seventh inning with a strained left pectoral muscle.
ORIOLES 7, ATHLETICS 2
OAKLAND, California (AP) — Trey Mancini had three hits, including two home runs, Wade Miley pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Baltimore slugged four home runs in a victory over Oakland.
Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo each added solo blasts.
The Orioles have won four of their last six games and nine of their last 13.
Miley (6-9) struck out seven, walked three and allowed one unearned run.
A's starter Chris Smith (0-2) went six innings, giving up five runs on seven hits including all four home runs.