Duvall's homer in 9th inning lifts Braves past Marlins 2-1
MIAMI (AP) — Adam Duvall hit a tiebreaking home run off the foul pole with one out in the ninth inning, and the Atlanta Braves broke a four-game losing streak by beating the first-place Miami Marlins 2-1 Saturday.
Atlanta’s Max Fried pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings and was in line for his fourth victory until Monte Harrison hit his first major league homer leading off the eighth against Will Smith for a 1-all tie.
The Braves regained the lead when Duvall lunged at an outside pitch from Brandon Kintzler (1-1) and pulled it down the left field line.
Marcell Ozuna produced the game’s first run when he led off the seventh with his fifth homer off Daniel Castano, making only his second major league start.
Fried allowed four hits, struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 1.24, but he remained winless in five career starts against Miami.
Smith (1-0) worked the eighth. Mark Melancon pitched around a two-out single in the ninth for his fourth save to complete a six-hitter.
INDIANS 3, TIGERS 1
DETROIT (AP) — Shane Bieber struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings, and Cleveland beat Detroit for the 19th straight time.
Cleveland’s winning streak against one opponent is the longest since the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 23 times in a row in 1969.
Bieber (4-0) allowed three hits and a walk and lowered his ERA to 1.30 in five starts this season. Bieber fanned the side in the third and fourth and added two more in the fifth.
Nick Wittgren pitched a perfect eighth. JaCoby Jones made it 3-1 with a pinch-hit double in the ninth before Brad Hand finished for his fifth save.
Spencer Turnbull (2-1) gave up three runs on six hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.
DODGERS 6, ANGELS 5, 10 inn.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Taylor scored on Max Muncy’s sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Angels for their season-high fourth consecutive victory.
Mookie Betts hit a tying homer in the seventh and drove in three runs for the NL West-leading Dodgers, who also got three RBIs from Muncy while improving to 9-2 on the road this season.
Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs for the Angels, who have lost three straight and six of eight after dropping the first two in the Freeway Series.
The Dodgers went ahead in the 10th without a hit. Taylor started on second, stole third and scored easily on Muncy’s fly to right off Keynan Middleton (0-1), who retired all three of his batters.
Jake McGee (2-0) got five outs, and Kenley Jansen pitched the 10th for his sixth save.
ASTROS 2, MARINERS 1
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Cristian Javier allowed one hit over six shutout innings, Yuli Gurriel homered and Houston edged Seattle for its third straight win.
Javier (2-1) struck out five and walked three. He retired 10 of the first 12 batters before Kyle Seager walked and a single by Austin Nola accounted for the Mariners’ only hit off the rookie in the fifth.
Gurriel extended Houston’s lead to 2-0 in the fourth with a solo home run. Jose Altuve gave the Astros a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI groundout, scoring Yordan Alvarez.
Evan White cut Houston’s lead to 2-1 with a solo home run in the eighth. Nick Margevicius (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in six innings.
Ryan Pressly pitched the ninth for his second save of the season.
ORIOLES 7, NATIONALS 3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore struck early against lefty Patrick Corbin and got a home run from Rio Ruiz in a victory over Washington.
Light-hitting Andrew Velazquez had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run for the Orioles, who have won seven of eight — a streak that includes four victories against Washington.
Corbin (2-1) was roughed up by the Orioles, who built a 4-0 lead in the second inning and held on. He allowed five runs and eight hits with just two strikeouts in five innings.
Juan Soto and Trea Turner homered for the Nationals, who closed to 5-3 in the sixth but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Asher Wojciechowski (1-2) allowed three runs in five-plus innings and Cole Sulser got four outs for his fifth save.
ATHLETICS 7, GIANTS 6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mark Canha hit a go-ahead, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and Oakland rallied late for the second straight game, slugging past San Francisco.
Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer and Matt Olson also connected for the A’s, who won for the 12th time in 14 games.
Darin Ruf put San Francisco ahead 6-3 with a three-run shot in the seventh before the bullpen squandered it again.
Trevor Gott (1-1) surrendered Sean Murphy’s leadoff homer in the ninth that started the latest A’s rally and a one-out double to Tony Kemp before walking Matt Olson, bringing up Canha.
T.J. McFarland (2-0) recorded the final out of the eighth for the victory before Liam Hendriks closed it out for the second straight game and his seventh save.
TWINS 4, ROYALS 1, Game 1
ROYALS 4, TWINS 2, Game 2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a three-run homer, to back Danny Duffy’s strong start as Kansas City took the second game of a doubleheader and earned a split with Minnesota.
Duffy (1-2) allowed two runs — one earned — on two hits in five innings. He struck out eight for Kansas City, which has won six of its past eight games, including a home sweep of Minnesota last week. Trevor Rosenthal issued a leadoff walk in the seventh but struck out the next three batters for his fifth save.
Nelson Cruz homered in both games of the doubleheader and now has 407 career home runs, tying Duke Snider for 56th on the all-time list. Cruz had a pair of hits in the first game.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, PADRES 6
PHOENIX (AP) — Speedy Padres pinch runner Jorge Mateo was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first base on a single to end the game and Arizona held off San Diego.
The Padres nearly completed a late rally after trailing 7-1. San Diego scored twice in the eighth, then scored three times in the ninth.
The D-backs won their third straight and for the seventh time in 10 games. Arizona got 14 hits, including three singles by both David Peralta and Kelly.
Nick Ahmed hit a bases-loaded, two-run double to spark a four-run sixth. Stefan Crichton (1-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Arizona closer Archie Bradley got his fifth save but gave up three earned runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-out, solo homer in the first for San Diego. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the eighth .
Pierce Johnson (1-1) took the loss, giving up four runs in relief while getting just one out.
RANGERS 6, ROCKIES 4
DENVER (AP) — Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning for his first win with Texas and newly signed Derek Dietrich hit a two-out, three-run home run in the eighth as the Rangers won their fouth straight.
Shinn-Soo Choo had three hits and two RBIs and Jose Trevino also had three hits for the Rangers, who ensured their third straight series win.
Trevor Story had three hits and Tony Wolters had a two-run double for the Rockies, who have lost five of six since an 11-3 start. Charlie Blackmon broke out of an 0-11 run at the plate with an eighth inning triple, leaving his batting average at .438.
Gibson (1-2), went 6 1/3 innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked one in his first career appearance against the Rockies. Rafael Montero worked the ninth for his fifth save.
BREWERS 6, CUBS 5, 10 inn.
CHICAGO (AP) — Avisail Garcia doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and Milwaukee handed Chicago its first two-game losing streak this season.
Garcia doubled to deep right off Jeremy Jeffress (1-1) to score automatic runner Christian Yelich from second base to start the 10th. Luis Urías reached on an infield single for an additional run.
Alex Claudio retired three straight batters in the Cubs 10th for his first save. Ian Happ drove in a run with a groundout.
David Phelps (2-1) threw a scoreless inning for the victory.
Anthony Rizzo homered and had three hits and Happ added two doubles for Chicago. Steven Souza Jr. hit his first homer since Sept. 30, 2018.
CARDINALS 5, WHITE SOX 1, Game 1
CARDINALS 6, WHITE SOX 3, Game 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered, and St. Louis completed a doubleheader sweep in St. Louis' long-awaited return from a coronavirus outbreak.
Playing for the first time since July 29, St. Louis used solid performances by Dexter Fowler and Adam Wainwright to post a victory in Game 1. Then it battered Chicago’s bullpen in the second seven-inning game.
The reigning NL Central champions improved to 4-3 with the sweep. Every other team in the majors had played at least 13 games coming into the day.
Trailing 3-1 heading into the fifth, the Cardinals went ahead to stay with a four-run rally. Goldschmidt hit an RBI single off Evan Marshall (0-1) before O’Neill belted a tiebreaking drive to left for his third homer.
Génesis Cabrera (1-0) pitched an inning for the win, and and Andrew Miller got three outs for his first save of the season.
Eloy Jiménez and Luis Robert homered for Chicago in the second game, but the White Sox had just six hits on the day. Lucas Giolito (1-2) allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits in five innings in the opener.
PHILLIES 6, METS 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rhys Hoskins hit a three-RBI double, Jean Segura hit a solo homer and Aaron Nola tossed seven scoreless innings to lead Philadelphia past New York for the second straight game.
Hoskins broke the game open in the fifth with a shot to right-center off Steven Matz (0-4) that cleared the bases and gave the Phillies a 5-0 lead.
Nola (2-1) tossed three-hit ball and struck out eight over his seven innings.
Dominic Smith broke up the shutout with a two-run homer in the ninth, his fourth straight game with a homer.
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