Dodgers beat Red Sox 11-2, snap 4-game losing streak
BOSTON (AP) — Justin Turner had three extra-base hits, two of them off Chris Sale to continue the Red Sox left-hander’s struggles at Fenway Park, and the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped a four-game losing streak with an 11-2 victory over Boston in a rematch of last year’s World Series.
Cody Bellinger moved into a tie for the major league lead with his 31st homer — one of four hit by the Dodgers, who had lost seven straight at Fenway (including Games 1 and 2 of the Series) after dropping the series opener on Friday night.
Sale (3-9) allowed five runs for the third straight outing — a career first — giving up seven hits, a walk and a hit batter to drop his record to 0-3 in 13 Fenway starts since his last win there on July 11, 2018.
Ross Stripling (4-3) allowed one run — Xander Bogaerts‘ 19th homer — on four hits, striking out seven to snap Boston’s five-game winning streak. Bellinger and A.J. Pollock hit back-to-back homers off knuckleballer Steven Wright in the seventh for the Dodgers.
Before the game, the Angels placed the ball from the final out of their combined no-hitter on Friday in Skaggs’ locker.
Angels reliever Noe Ramirez used his hat to catch Trout’s 30th home run of the season, a 409-foot shot into the bullpen. Trout broke his own team record for fewest games needed to hit 30 homers, reaching the mark in 93 games, compared to the 98 games he needed in 2015.
Matt Harvey (3-4) gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings in his first start since May 23.
Wade LeBlanc (5-3) allowed six runs on 10 hits in four innings to end a stretch of eight consecutive appearances without taking the loss.
Nola gave up five hits and one run, striking out nine in six innings in his fifth straight stellar outing. Neris blew his third save of the season to cost Nola his ninth win.
The AL East-leading Yankees, who have not been shut out in more than a year, scored with two outs in the ninth inning on Aaron Judge’s fourth hit of the game, a single off third baseman Brandon Drury’s glove.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Franklin Barreto’s three-run homer capped a seven-run first inning, and Oakland routed Chicago.
Chris Bassitt (6-4) pitched six scoreless innings and struck out six.
Dylan Covey (1-5) couldn’t overcome command issues after being activated off the injured list before the game. He allowed six runs, walked two and gave up four hits in his first start since June 5 because of shoulder inflammation.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester homered, tied a career high with three RBIs and pitched into the seventh in Chicago’s win over Pittsburgh.
Willson Contreras had a three-run homer and Lester added a two-run single in the Cubs’ seven-run first inning.
Lester (9-6) allowed three runs on eight hits, while striking out six and walking none in 6 2/3 innings.
Addison Russell drove in two runs as the Cubs won for the fourth time in five games.
Starling Marté hit a pair of solo homers, and Jung Ho Kang hit a long solo shot for Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles (5-6) was chased after two outs. He yielded seven runs on four hits and four walks.
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Brosseau hit a two-run drive in the second inning and a solo shot in the ninth. Lowe went deep with a man on in the sixth and the ninth. It was the first career multihomer game for both players.
Noah Syndergaard (7-4) won his fourth consecutive decision. He pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He struck out nine without walking a batter and retired the final 11 batters he faced.
Nick Anderson (2-4) took the loss.
Keller (5-9) allowed an RBI single to Harold Castro in the second but otherwise shut down Detroit, allowing four hits over eight innings. He struck out seven without a walk. Ian Kennedy earned his second save in as many nights.
Boyd (6-7) faced the minimum number of batters through four innings before things came undone. He wound up allowing four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out 10.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler O’Neill homered and tied a career high with four RBIs, Dakota Hudson pitched six effective innings, and St. Louis beat Arizona.
The Cardinals broke a three-game losing streak with their first win since July 5.
Eduardo Escobar hit his 19th homer for Arizona, which snapped a four-game win streak.
O’Neill’s two-run double in the first gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead. He added a homer off Merrill Kelly (7-9) in the third.
Hudson (8-4) gave up three hits and two runs in a 94-pitch stint. He struck out five and walked four. Carlos Martinez got the last four outs for his fourth save in six chances.
Kepler homered leading off the game and again in the second inning off Bauer (8-7), giving the Twins outfielder five homers in five consecutive at-bats — all in Cleveland — over two games against the right-hander. Kepler homered three times off Bauer on June 6.
Bauer shook off the early adventure and kept the Indians close, striking out 11 in six innings.
Cave homered in the second and added a two-run double in the eighth.
Jake Odorizzi (11-4) held the Indians to one run in 5 1/3 innings.
José Ramírez and rookie Bobby Bradley homered for Cleveland.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ben Gamel’s pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth drove in Ryan Braun with the winning run and Milwaukee beat San Francisco.
Braun led off the inning against Reyes Moronta (3-5) and reached on shortstop Brandon Crawford’s fielding error. After Mike Moustakas and Jesús Aguilar struck out, Keston Hiura walked. Gamel stepped in for Jeremy Jeffress (3-2) and hit a 2-2 pitched into the right-field corner. As Braun crossed the plate, the Brewers charged out of the dugout after Gamel to celebrate.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner showed no effects of taking a line drive off his pitching elbow in his previous start. He threw 103 pitches, scattered seven hits, struck out six and walked one in five innings.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — George Springer scored the go-ahead run from first base on Jose Altuve’s two-out double in the 11th inning and AL West-leading Houston beat Texas after dropping the first two games in the series.
Shin-Soo Choo marked his 37th birthday with a leadoff homer for the Rangers, but he got stranded at second base in the 10th after he drew a one-out walk and went to second on a wild pitch by Josh James (4-0).
Roberto Osuna worked the 11th for his 20th save in 23 chances.
Stitched-up Alex Bregman homered in his return to Houston’s lineup.
Donaldson, who scored three runs, started the winning rally when he drew a leadoff walk against Luis Perdomo (1-2). He advanced on Nick Markakis‘ groundout and scored when Albies singled to right. Tyler Flowers added a two-run double.
Luke Jackson struggled to get his 16th save.
Nick Senzel also had a career high four hits for the Reds. Puig finished with four hits and four RBIs.
Overshadowed by the offensive display was the return of Colorado pitcher Kyle Freeland. He went four innings and allowed five runs on nine hits in his first start since May 30.
His Cincinnati counterpart had a difficult outing, too. Tanner Roark went 4 2/3 innings and allowed seven runs on 13 hits.
Jared Hughes (3-2) picked up the win in relief.
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