Braves split doubleheader with Nationals
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, punctuating his 246th career victory with a nifty snag as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night.
The 45-year-old Colon, from the Dominican Republic, made his sixth start since earning his 245th win on June 30 that matched the mark held by Dennis Martinez from Nicaragua.
Colon (6-10) gave up four runs in seven innings. The portly and popular right-hander struck out one and walked none.
Trout missed his sixth consecutive game with a sore right wrist, but his teammates maintained a celebratory mood at the Big A with 13 hits in their second straight win over the Tigers.
Ohtani’s 411-foot homer was his third in August, and he added a single for his third multihit performance in five games. Andrew Heaney (7-7) lasted five innings for the win.
Taillon (9-8) allowed 10 hits in his second complete game of the season. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out three and walked one, helping Pittsburgh stop a three-game slide.
Starling Marte hit a solo drive in the first and Jordy Mercer connected for a three-run shot against Bettis (5-2) with two out in the fourth. Josh Harrison capped Pittsburgh’s five-run fifth with a two-run homer off Jake McGee.
Bettis allowed nine runs and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in his first start after missing five weeks with a blister on his right middle finger.
BRAVES 3, NATIONALS 1, GAME 2
Kolby Allard (1-1) got the loss in relief of Max Fried, who was struck in the lower back by a line drive in the second inning and removed with a left groin strain. Allard allowed four runs in two innings.
Andujar also led off the seventh with his 15th homer. Sonny Gray (9-8) pitched three scoreless innings to get the win in his first appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation.
MIAMI (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit his 30th homer for St. Louis, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning.
Carpenter connected for the fourth time in five games and increased his career high for home runs. He also extended his streak of reaching base safely to 26 games, the longest active string in the majors.
Lindor homered in the eighth but struck out looking on a 2-2 pitch as Rodney recorded his 325th career save — moving him into 17th place on the career list.
Twins left-hander Adalberto Mejia (2-0) pitched five innings of one-hit ball before departing due to a strained left wrist.
The start of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 10 minutes.
Pivetta (7-9) scattered five hits, struck out six and walked one to get his first win in four starts.
The Phillies, who blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth inning and lost 3-2 in 14 in a 4-hour, 38-minute game on Monday, led 5-0 after a four-run eighth.
Zack Greinke (12-7) allowed only Williams’ solo homer on three hits in seven innings but lost his second straight.
Pat Neshek pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.
Hill (5-4) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings. He is 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA in eight road starts.
Kenley Jansen closed it out with a pair of strikeouts in a perfect ninth for his 32nd save.
Montgomery (4-4) picked up his first win since June 29. He is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals.
The Royals have lost six straight and are 14-43 since May 30.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manuel Margot homered, tripled, singled and drove in five runs, powering San Diego to the victory.
All-Star Josh Hader (4-1) was charged with the loss after allowing two runs in 1 1/3 innings.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tyler White hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, helping Houston put together another late rally.
This time, the AL West leaders again trailed 1-0 when Gonzalez doubled and White hit a high, arching shot to left field off Ray Black (1-1).
The Astros have won six of seven and the Giants have lost four of five.
Adames’ fifth home run of the season came off Miguel Castro (2-6).
Sergio Romo (2-2) got the win after retiring two batters in the ninth, helping Tampa Bay break a three-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cincinnati’s Sal Romano got the win in his New York homecoming, pitching into the seventh inning in a game delayed by rain for 1 hour, 40 minutes in the first.
Romano (7-9) was born in Syosset on nearby Long Island and grew up in Southington, Connecticut. He allowed a run in six-plus innings, helping the Reds stop a three-game skid.
Phillip Ervin hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati and finished with three RBIs.
- AL West
- Atlanta Braves
- Baltimore Orioles
- Bartolo Colón
- Boston Red Sox
- Chicago Cubs
- Houston Astros
- Los Angeles Angels
- New York Yankees
- NL East
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Texas Rangers
- Washington Nationals