Yankees edge Rangers after thrilling Darvish-Tanaka duel
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 24, 2017 03:12 PM
New York Yankees' Brett Gardner follows through on a solo home run that tied the score against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 2-1 in 10 innings. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Torreyes hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 10th inning after midnight, lifting the New York Yankees over the Texas Rangers 2-1 in Major League baseball on a rainy Friday night for just their second win in 10 games.
Brett Gardner lined a tying home run with one out in the New York ninth off closer Matt Bush. After Chasen Shreve (2-1) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 10th, Torreyes kept the Yankees atop the AL East.
Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka kept it scoreless into the late innings in the first major league meeting between the Japanese pitching stars.
Gary Sanchez, whose passed ball gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the ninth, singled with one out in the 10th off Bush (2-3). A single by Didi Gregorius put runners at the corners and after Chris Carter struck out, Torreyes lined a single to center field.
MARLINS 2, CUBS 0
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit his 19th home run and Jose Urena scattered five hits over six innings as Miami topped defending champion Chicago.
Christian Yelich added a sacrifice fly for the Marlins, who won for the second time this week with no more than three hits. Stanton had two hits and Dee Gordon the other for Miami, which got only two hits in a 2-1 win over Washington on Wednesday.
Urena (6-2) won his fifth straight decision. A.J. Ramos pitched the ninth for his 11th save in 12 chances.
Javier Baez and Ian Happ each had two hits for the Cubs. John Lackey (5-8) gave up just three hits and two runs — one earned — in six innings, yet still fell to 1-5 in his last seven starts.
RED SOX 9, ANGELS 4
BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon hit two-run homers and the Red Sox won on the night they retired David Ortiz's number.
It was the 250th career home run for Ramirez, a good friend of Ortiz who was also born in the Dominican Republic. Leon finished with three hits and four RBIs.
The homers helped provide a nice cushion for Rick Porcello (4-9), who gave up four runs and struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings to earn the victory. It was the 13th straight start Porcello has gone at least six innings.
Alex Meyer (3-4) allowed five runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Los Angeles scored three runs in the seventh, but cooled off after Porcello exited.
RAYS 15, ORIOLES 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — Evan Longoria and Shane Peterson drove in four runs apiece to back the pitching of Chris Archer and lead surging Tampa Bay past Baltimore.
Peterson and Derek Norris hit two-run homers off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3) as Orioles pitchers allowed at least five runs for the 20th consecutive game, tying a major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies.
Longoria had a two-run single during Tampa Bay's four-run first inning, and Peterson and Norris both went deep in the third to chase Jimenez, who yielded nine runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings.
Logan Morrison also had a big night for the Rays, hitting his 22nd homer and finishing with three RBIs.
Archer (6-4) wasn't especially sharp. But the right-hander didn't have to be, with the Rays posting a season-high for runs.
PADRES 1, TIGERS 0
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luis Perdomo pitched two-hit ball over six innings and Austin Hedges had an RBI double as San Diego handed Detroit its seventh straight loss.
Perdomo (2-4) outworked Detroit's Michael Fulmer and did not allow a hit until the fifth. Perdomo struck out six and walked five in his first scoreless outing of the season.
Hedges doubled to the right-center gap in the second to drive home Cory Spangenberg, who reached base three times against Fulmer (6-6). It was Hedges' first at-bat since a collision at home plate with the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo that sidelined the catcher for two games.
Brad Hand pitched a scoreless eighth and Brandon Maurer retired the side in the ninth for his 14th save.
TWINS 5, INDIANS 0
CLEVELAND (AP) — Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading Minnesota in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central.
Mejia (2-3) held Cleveland to two hits in five innings, but had to work around five walks and two errors. The left-hander got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and fourth and stranded nine Indians runners on base.
Cleveland was coming off a 7-1 road trip, including a four-game sweep at Target Field last weekend that gave the Indians first place in the division. The Twins are now 1 1/2 back.
Tyler Duffey, Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger combined to pitch the final four innings.
Jorge Polanco's two-run homer highlighted Minnesota's four-run second off Trevor Bauer (6-6) and gave the Twins only their third win in 11 games against the Indians this season. Brian Dozier was 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
NATIONALS 6, REDS 5, 10 INNINGS
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper singled in the winning run in the 10th inning, Brian Goodwin homered twice and Washington got a solid performance from its bullpen.
Anthony Rendon and Daniel Murphy also homered for the Nationals, who trailed 5-2 in the sixth before coming back to deal the Reds their 12th loss in 13 games.
Trea Turner singled off Raisel Iglesias (2-2) with one out in the 10th and took third on a single by Goodwin before Harper hit a liner that struck the right-field wall on one bounce.
Matt Albers (3-1) pitched the 10th to cap an impressive night for the Nationals' bullpen, a maligned group that blanked the Reds on one hit over the final five innings.
ATHLETICS 3, WHITE SOX 0
CHICAGO (AP) — Khris Davis and Matt Joyce homered and Jharel Cotton pitched three-hit ball into the sixth inning before leaving with a blister on his right thumb as Oakland beat Chicago.
Davis hit a two-run homer in the first. Joyce connected leading off the fifth against Mike Pelfrey (3-6) and the Athletics picked up the win coming off four-game sweep by Houston.
Cotton (5-7) and four relievers combined on Oakland's second shutout of the season.
Cotton gave up a leadoff single to Kevan Smith and left after he came up shaking his hand following the first pitch to Adam Engel.
Liam Hendriks, Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle each worked a scoreless inning before Santiago Casilla ran into trouble in the ninth. He allowed singles to Melky Cabrera and Jose Abreu before getting out of the jam, picking up his 12th save.
BRAVES 5, BREWERS 4
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Foltynewicz won his fourth straight decision at home, shortstop Dansby Swanson made a pair of outstanding defensive plays in the ninth inning and Atlanta won for the sixth time in seven games.
Foltynewicz (5-5) gave up one run, four hits and three walks in five innings with nine strikeouts, improving to 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his last five starts at SunTrust Park.
Brandon Phillips homered and drove in two runs, and Arodys Vizcaino earned his first save since last June 26.
Eric Thames doubled leading off the ninth, and Domingo Santana hit a two-hopper to the second-base side of Swanson, who spun and threw out Thames at third. Travis Shaw flied out to the left-field warning track as Santana advanced, and Manny Pina lined out to Swanson, who made a diving backhand catch in the shortstop hole, for the final out.
PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as Pittsburgh snapped a seven-game skid in Busch Stadium.
Jaso, who entered as part of a double switch in the eighth inning, drove a 3-2 pitch from Seung Hwan Oh (1-4) over the wall in right-center to break a 3-3 tie in the ninth.
Jameson Taillon threw 104 pitches in six innings, both highs since coming back from testicular cancer surgery on June 12. Only one of the four hits the Pirates righty allowed left the infield.
Felipe Rivero (3-1) pitched the Pirates out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth. Rivero worked around a ninth inning walk to secure the win.
ROYALS 5, BLUE JAYS 4
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Whit Merrifield hit a two-run, two-out double that capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning as Kansas City reached .500 for the first time since April.
With their 10th win in 12 games, the Royals improved to 36-36. They were 6-6 before play on April 20, then went on a nine-game losing streak that night and dropped as low as 10-20, seven games out of first place. They trail AL Central-leading Cleveland by three games.
Toronto took a 2-1 lead into the ninth and extended it when Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak hit RBI singles off Joakim Soria (4-2).
Salvador Perez doubled with one out in the bottom half against Ryan Tepera, took third on a wild pitch, and Brandon Moss walked with two outs.
Alcides Escobar greeted Aaron Loup (2-1) with an RBI single, and Alex Gordon hit a run-scoring single on the first pitch from Jason Grilli. Ahead 3-1 in the count, Merrifield doubled on a hop to the left-field wall, and Gordon scored easily from first, crossing the plate with a headfirst slide.
PHILLIES 6, DIAMONDBACKS 1
PHOENIX (AP) — Mark Leiter Jr. held the Arizona Diamondbacks to three hits over six scoreless innings, and Maikel Franco and Tommy Joseph both homered to lead Philadelphia.
Leiter (1-0) struck out five with a walk for his first major league win in his first major league start after 12 relief appearances. He bested Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin (6-7), who held the Phillies to a run and eight hits for 6 2/3 innings.
Philadelphia won its second straight after five straight losses, three from being swept in a series with Arizona at home last week.
The Diamondbacks had scored 26 runs in their previous two games, both wins, and had won nine of their previous 10 games before Friday. They didn't score until Daniel Descalso's one-out triple drove in Rey Fuentes from first base in the eighth inning.
MARINERS 13, ASTROS 3
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched six solid innings in his first start in nearly two months and was backed by home runs from Mike Zunino, Ben Gamel and Kyle Seager as Seattle beat Houston.
A day after climbing over .500 for the first time this season, the Mariners continued their June surge with their sixth straight win thanks to an offense that knocked out Houston starter Joe Musgrove (4-7) early. Jarrod Dyson's RBI double in the second got Seattle started, but it was a six-run third inning that blew the game open.
Danny Valencia's two-run single dribbled past the diving attempt of Alex Bregman and two batters later Zunino hit a three-run shot for his 10th home run of the season.
Hernandez (3-2), pitching for the first time since April 25, gave up a pair of solo home runs to Bregman and Jose Altuve, but walked just one batter and pitched out of the one major jam he faced.
METS 11, GIANTS 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes had three hits including a two-run homer and Lucas Duda had three hits including a solo blast to help the Mets snap a four-game losing streak.
Along with Cespedes and Duda, Asdrubal Cabrera, Wilmer Flores and Michael Conforto all had three hits for New York, which had lost seven of eight.
The Giants have lost 10 of their last 11 games, 12 of their last 14 and 19 of their last 24.
After being held to five runs over their last three games, the Mets broke out their hitting slump, combining for 20 hits. All but one Mets starter (Jose Reyes) had at least one hit and all but two (Reyes and Cabrera) drove in at least one run.
Seth Lugo (2-1) won for the third time in his last four starts. He gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings and was 1 for 2 with one RBI.
Ty Blach (4-5) gave up seven runs in three innings.
DODGERS 6, ROCKIES 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig homered and left-hander Alex Wood kept his record perfect as the streaking Dodgers defeated the NL West rival Rockies for their eighth consecutive victory.
The Dodgers have won 14 of their last 15 games and have scored at least six runs in seven consecutive games.
Wood (8-0) allowed one run in six innings. He gave up only three hits and walked two, retiring his last 10 batters.
The Dodgers have homered in 15 consecutive games, tied for fourth-longest streak in club history. The last time they managed it was in 1977. Their record is 24 consecutive games with a home run.
Rookie left-hander Kyle Freeman (8-4) allowed five runs and a career-high 10 hits and three walks in six innings.