Bryce Harper drives in 100th run, Phillies beat Reds 6-2
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bryce Harper drove in his 100th run with a single, J.T. Realmuto had a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly, and the Philadelphia Phillies won their third in a row Tuesday night, 6-2 over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Phillies began the day 2½ games behind the Cubs for the final NL wild card.
Harper’s fifth-inning single made him the first Phillie since Ryan Howard in 2011 to have 30 homers and 100 RBIs in the same season. Harper hit his 30th homer in the series opener, a 7-1 Phillies win on Monday. The last Phillies outfielder to have 30 homers and 100 RBIs in a season was Pat Burrell in 2005.
Harper’s single also gave him an 11-game hitting streak.
The fading Reds have lost nine of their last 13.
Paxton (12-6) pitched quickly and began with 4 2/3 hitless innings. He gave up one hit and walked one.
Edinson Volquez (0-1) opened the game for Texas and allowed two runs on one hit.
Foltynewicz (5-5) allowed a baserunner in each of his innings, but none in scoring position. He walked three and struck out two.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco received a standing ovation in his first appearance at Progressive Field since being diagnosed with leukemia, but gave up home runs to James McCann and Eloy Jiménez in the eighth inning that lifted Chicago over Cleveland.
Carrasco entered the game with a 5-2 lead, but gave up a three-run homer to McCann, which was followed by Jiménez’s second homer of the game.
Carrasco (4-7) entered the game after Roberto Pérez’s three-homer in the seventh gave Cleveland a 5-2 lead.
Evan Marshall (4-2) got the win despite allowing Pérez’s home run. Alex Colomé earned his 26th save.
Francisco Lindor also homered for Cleveland.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Miguel Rojas hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth and Garrett Cooper connected in the 10th as Miami rallied past Pittsburgh, ending their franchise-record 15-game road losing streak.
Cooper’s home run, a 444-foot shot to left-center, came with one out off Parker Markel (0-1).
Jose Urena pitched a perfect 10th for his first save of the season and second of his career. He was Miami’s opening day starter this year.
Greinke (4-1) stumbled for the first time in six starts since being traded from Arizona on July 31st. He allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings. He came in 4-0 in his five previous starts.
Jordan Lyles (10-8) made his first career start against the club that made him the 38th pick of the 2008 major league draft. The right-hander allowed two runs on six hits and struck out two over 6 1/3 innings for his fifth win in seven starts since being acquired on July 29th from Pittsburgh for right-hander Cody Ponce.
Josh Hader handled the ninth for his 28th save in 34 chances.
Alex Bregman hit his 33rd homer, a solo shot off Lyles in the sixth, extending his single-season career-best for home runs.
Flaherty (9-7) carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and dominated with eight strikeouts and a walk.
Mike Yastrzemski had San Francisco’s only two hits.
St. Louis only had five hits, including one by Paul DeJong that looked like a trick pool shot. DeJong hit a ball that rolled about 10 feet foul of the first base line before spinning all the way back into fair territory roughly 3/4 of the way to the bag. DeJong raced to first to load the bases with two outs in the first.
San Francisco right-hander Dereck Rodriguez pitched out of the inning.
St. Louis has won 20 of its last 25 games. San Francisco has lost seven of its last eight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kurt Suzuki capped the largest ninth-inning comeback in Nationals history with a game-ending, three-run homer, helping Washington score seven runs in its final at-bat to beat New York.
New York led 10-4 after scoring five runs in the top of the ninth. Wilson Ramos extended his hitting streak to 26 games and Pete Alonso crushed his 44th homer to put the Mets in position for a win over the current leaders in the NL wild-card hunt.
Sewald allowed four hits to his five batters, including Trea Turner’s RBI double and Anthony Rendon’s RBI single. Avilan allowed a single to load the bases, and then Díaz (1-7) relieved and allowed a two-run double to pinch-hitter Ryan Zimmerman followed by Suzuki’s blast.
Javy Guerra (3-1) retired the only batter he faced to end the Mets’ ninth.
RAYS 2, ORIOLES 0, 2ND GAME
The Rays, who began the day with a slight lead atop the AL wild-card race, had their five-game winning streak stopped with a loss in the opener.
Diego Castillo (3-8), the third pitcher in a bullpen day, allowed one hit over two scoreless innings.
Travis d’Arnaud’s 16th home run accounted for the two runs off Blach.
BOSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz and Miguel Sanó connected in the fifth inning to pad Minnesota’s record home run total in a victory over Boston.
Six Twins pitchers combined on a six-hitter, with only four hits allowed before Benintendi’s two-out homer in the eighth off Taylor Rogers.
Lewis Thorpe (2-1) got the win despite allowing three runs and two hits in 3 1/3 innings. Rogers returned for the ninth and got his 23rd save.
Rick Porcello (12-11) struggled from the start.
Jon Lester (12-9) escaped three bases-loaded jams while working six innings in his second straight win, helping Chicago stay three games back of NL Central-leading St. Louis.
Daniel Vogelbach’s pinch-hit RBI single in the eighth accounted for Seattle’s only run in its fourth loss in five games.
Félix Hernández (1-5) lasted just three innings in his third start since coming off the injured list after being sidelined for more than three months with right shoulder stiffness.
O’Hearn sent the first pitch he saw from Zac Reininger (0-1) in the ninth inning over the fence in right field after a seesaw final three innings.
Tigers‘ starter Daniel Norris grooved Soler a 2-2 fastball in the third inning and the Royals‘ slugger didn’t miss. The three-run shot broke a tie with Mike Moustakas, who set the previous record with 38 home runs in 2017. The home run also gave Soler 100 RBIs on the season, becoming the first Royal to cross the century mark since Eric Hosmer in 2016.
Ian Kennedy (2-2) blew his fourth save of the season, but got the win.
Arizona is five games over .500 (72-67) for the first time since being 25-20 on May 17. The club is 3 1/2 games behind the Cubs for the second NL wild card.
Kelley (10-13) is the fifth Diamondbacks rookie to win 10 games. He struck out nine and walked two.
Bradley struck out Nick Martini to wrap his 11th save.
Wil Myers drove in San Diego’s run.
The Rockies lost their eighth in a row overall, tying a season-long skid, and dropped their 12th in 13 games.
The Dodgers slugged seven homers — one off their season high — in beating the Rockies 16-9 Monday. They tacked on three more in the middle game of the series to give them 248 this season.
Caleb Ferguson (1-1) got the victory with two strikeouts in one inning of relief.
Bryan Shaw (2-2) took the loss.
Closer Kenley Jansen survived another shaky ninth to earn his 28th save.
Albert Pujols hit his 654th career home run leading off the fourth, moving the 39-year-old slugger within six of Hall of Famer Willie Mays (660) for fifth on the all-time list.
Khris Davis had two RBIs, one on a groundout and a sacrifice fly in the sixth for an insurance run.