Indians stun Rangers in huge comeback
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 27, 2017 01:39 PM
Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez watches the ball after hitting a one-run double off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Preston Claiborne in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Cleveland. Carlos Santana scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
The Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor, Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana each had three RBIs to help the Cleveland Indians rally from 9-2 down in the fourth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 15-9 in Major League Baseball on Monday night, after Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the game due to illness.
The Indians came back to avoid their first four-game losing streak since 2015.
Francona was examined by a team doctor. The Indians did not say whether he went to hospital, and had no update on his status for Tuesday's game.
The Indians scored a run in the fourth, four in the fifth, took the lead with five in the sixth and added three in the seventh.
Bryan Shaw (2-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Tanner Scheppers (0-1) allowed all three batters he faced to reach the base.
CUBS 5, NATIONALS 4
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wade Davis struck out big league batting leader Ryan Zimmerman with runners on second and third to blunt Washington's ninth-inning rally as Chicago held on for a win.
In danger of being shut out for the first time this season, the NL East-leading Nationals scored four times in the ninth. Their comeback began against Hector Rondon and continued when Davis became the Cubs' eighth pitcher of the game.
With Washington down 5-3, Bryce Harper's single loaded the bases with two outs. Davis threw a wild pitch that scored a run before striking out a swinging Zimmerman, who's hitting .344. The final pitch bounced, and catcher Willson Contreras zipped a low throw to first baseman Anthony Rizzo to close out the victory.
Contreras hit a leadoff home run in his first career game-opening at-bat and Eddie Butler (4-2) worked five scoreless innings to keep the Cubs ahead.
Gio Gonzalez (7-2) allowed a run and two hits, striking out eight over six innings.
RED SOX 4, TWINS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale pitched 6 1/3 overpowering innings with nine strikeouts and Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the third straight game as Boston beat Minnesota in a matchup of two of the AL's top teams.
Dustin Pedroia had two hits and drove in a run and Moreland added a sacrifice for Boston, which kept pace with the New York Yankees atop the East.
Coming off a three-game sweep in Cleveland that had jumped them over the Indians into first in the Central, the Twins' offense was stymied by Sale and three relievers.
Sale (10-3) gave up one run and four hits, increasing his major-league strikeout total to 155. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 21st save.
Jose Berrios (7-2) allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. Chris Gimenez had a solo homer for Minnesota.
YANKEES 6, WHITE SOX 5
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Montgomery matched his season high with seven solid innings and closer Aroldis Chapman shut down a ninth-inning rally just in time, lifting New York over Chicago.
New York led 6-1 entering the ninth, but Yankees reliever Chasen Shreve gave up a three-run homer to Tim Anderson and Chapman allowed an RBI double to Jose Abreu. Chapman retired Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier to finish his eighth save and first since returning from the disabled list a week ago.
Recently recalled outfielder Tyler Austin lined a solo homer and had a sacrifice fly for New York, which won for the third time in 13 games to keep pace with Boston atop the AL East.
Frazier hit a solo homer for the only run off Montgomery (6-4).
New York took advantage of three Chicago errors to score four unearned runs off starter David Holmberg (1-2).
DIAMONDBACKS 6, PHILLIES 1
PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched five effective innings after a shaky start and Daniel Descalso had three RBIs as Arizona rolled over Philadelphia.
The Diamondbacks were sluggish Sunday against the Phillies, scratching out a 2-1 victory in 11 innings. They took advantage of a rough outing by Nick Pivetta (1-4) in the series finale, racking up six runs in less than three innings against the rookie right-hander.
Chris Herrmann led off the first inning with a homer and Greinke (9-4) allowed a run and three hits with five strikeouts.
CARDINALS 8, REDS 2
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs, leading St. Louis over Cincinnati.
Michael Wacha (4-3), who began the day with an 8.17 ERA over his last seven starts, limited the Reds to one run on five hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Brandon Finnegan (1-1) was activated off the disabled list after missing more than two months because of a shoulder problem. The lefty exited in the fourth with a strained left triceps.