Gurriel hits grand slam as Astros beat Marlins 7-2

ABS-CBN Sports on May 16, 2017 01:22 PM
Gurriel hits grand slam as Astros beat Marlins 7-2
Houston Astros starting pitcher Joe Musgrove (59) messes up the hair of Yuli Gurriel (10) after Gurriel hit a grand slam during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Miami. Gurriel drove in Evan Gattis, Carlos Correa, and Josh Reddick. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

The Associated Press

 

MIAMI (AP) — Short on sleep, the Houston Astros finally stirred in the sixth inning Monday night when Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam to help beat the Miami Marlins 7-2.

The Astros arrived at their hotel at 5 a.m. after a doubleheader in New York against the Yankees and were listless and hitless against Dan Straily until the fifth inning.

Josh Reddick doubled in the sixth off Junichi Tazawa (1-1) and after a walk and a hit batter loaded the bases, Gurriel connected with two outs for a 4-1 lead.

It was the Astros' second grand slam in two games. Alex Bregman hit one in Sunday night's win at Yankee Stadium.

Jose Altuve homered in the ninth and drove in three runs.

INDIANS 8, RAYS 7

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians starter Carlos Carrasco left early with an injury but five relievers kept the lead and helped Cleveland hold off Tampa Bay.

Carrasco was pulled because of tightness in his left pectoral muscle after giving up an RBI single to Brad Miller. The right-hander allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings and left with Cleveland ahead 7-4.

Boone Logan (1-0) retired both batters he faced. Andrew Miller permitted his first run of the season in the eighth and Cody Allen gave up a solo homer to Peter Bourjos in the ninth before earning his 10th save.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit a three-run homer in the first when Cleveland scored five times off Chris Archer (3-2). Francisco Lindor added a solo shot in the eighth.

BRAVES 10, BLUE JAYS 6

TORONTO (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit his 13th homer and Nick Markakis had three RBIs as Atlanta snapped Toronto's five-game winning streak.

Matt Kemp had four hits and scored three times for the Braves, who have won three of four.

Freeman matched Washington's Ryan Zimmerman and Milwaukee's Eric Thames atop the National League home run leaderboard with a three-run shot off Leonel Campos in a four-run sixth.

Freeman has connected against all 10 teams Atlanta has faced this season.

Bartolo Colon (2-4) allowed three runs, two earned, in five innings to win for the first time since April 16.

Blue Jays right-hander Mike Bolsinger (0-2) gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings. Toronto pitchers set a franchise record by hitting five batters.

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