Gregorius helps Yankees pound Dodgers 10-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off Hyun-Jin Ryu and added a solo shot to help the Yankees set a club record for homers in a month, and New York routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-2 Friday night in a matchup of the two teams with the best records in baseball.
Starting on five days’ rest, James Paxton (10-6) allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings to win his fifth straight start. He struck out 11 and walked none.
Ryu (12-4) gave up seven runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings in his shortest outing since June 28.
NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Hamilton singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning for his first hit with Atlanta, and the Braves earned sixth straight win despite yet another sensational game by Jacob deGrom.
The Mets tied a major league record by striking out 26 batters — including 13 by deGrom — but had their five-game winning streak end.
At 21, Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. became the second-youngest player with a 30-homer, 30-steal season. Only Mike Trout did it faster than Acuña.
DeGrom homered and pitched seven innings of one-run ball.
Isan Díaz hit a three-run homer and John Berti also went deep for the Marlins, who pounded out 19 hits and have won six of their last seven over the Phillies.
Philadelphia led 7-0 in the third thanks in part to Scott Kingery’s three-run triple and Corey Dickerson’s two-run double. It was the first time the Phillies have blown a 7-0 lead since August 2003 at Montreal, when they led 8-0.
Martinez hit a drive to left in the first inning off rookie Chris Paddack (7-7) and again off rookie Eric Yardley with one out in the sixth, this time into the second deck in left. He has a team-high 30 homers.
The Red Sox have beaten the Padres in six of their last seven meetings and lead the overall series 13-6.
Rodriguez (15-5) allowed only five singles and was backed by four double plays, three of them in the first four innings. He struck out six and walked one.
Paddack lasted only 2 1/3 innings. He was charged with six runs and seven hits.
Narváez led off the second inning with his 18th homer and Crawford did the same leading off the fifth, belting his sixth of the year.
Seattle took the lead for good in the sixth, scoring three times with just one hit as Toronto’s bullpen struggled to throw strikes. Toronto used five relievers and issued seven walks in four innings of relief.
Toronto’s Sam Gaviglio (4-2) recorded just two outs. He walked three and was charged with three runs.
Greinke (14-4) allowed 10 hits, but just three runs — two earned — in 6 2/3 innings. The 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner came over in a July 31 deal with Arizona.
Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth for his 31st save.
Los Angeles starter José Suarez (2-5) gave up three runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Lyles (8-8) was taken out after throwing 99 pitches. He struck out five and allowed just two walks, both to Christian Walker.
Williams relieved and retired his first two batters before Walker looped a single into shallow center field.
Arizona starter Merrill Kelly (9-13) allowed six runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.
NATIONALS 9, CUBS 3
CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading Washington to the victory.
Washington had a short turnaround with an afternoon start after its 7-1 victory at Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The Nationals didn’t arrive in Chicago until early Friday morning, but their loaded lineup looked as if it got more than enough rest.
Chicago had won five in a row, but it was unable to overcome a shaky start by Jon Lester (10-9) and another rough performance at the plate.
Sánchez (8-6) allowed one earned run while improving to 8-0 in his last 16 starts.
Flaherty (8-6) allowed three hits, struck out nine and walked one. He has allowed one earned run in his past 34 innings and has won four straight decisions.
Colorado’s Peter Lambert (2-4) lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up six hits and four runs.
The All-Star closer, who had blown three consecutive saves, gave up a leadoff single to Alex Gordon in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Cheslor Cuthbert bounced into a double play, extending his hitless streak to 0 for 39, and Bubba Starling grounded out to end the game.
Lindor hit his 22nd homer, a blast to right field off Jakob Junis (8-12) to give Cleveland a 4-0 lead.
Rookie Zach Plesac (7-4) allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings.
Adam Engel added two RBIs as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games.
Cease (3-6) yielded a three-run shot to Willie Calhoun in the first, but the 23-year-old right-hander set a career high with nine strikeouts in six innings.
Texas right-hander Lance Lynn (14-9) allowed seven runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Pittsburgh won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer Raisel Iglesias (2-9).
The Pirates put together three straight singles to start the ninth, the last a flare to shallow center by Adam Frazier that scored pinch-runner Erik Gonzalez. A sacrifice bunt by Jacob Stallings moved Musgrove to third and Reyes sent a drive to the gap in left-center to give Pittsburgh its eighth straight home victory over the Reds.
Felipe Vázquez (4-1) picked up the win by pitching a scoreless top of the ninth.
Meadows hit a 2-0 pitch from Ty Blach (0-2) deep into the center-field seats to send Tampa Bay to its fourth straight win over Baltimore.
Tampa Bay has won 11 of its last 12 away games and now sits atop the AL wild-card standings. The Rays’ 42-23 road record is the best in the majors.
Richards (1-0) allowed Baltimore two hits and a walk over six shutout innings.
Rodríguez’s first career grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning off All-Star Jose Berríos. The drive helped the Tigers, with the worst record in the league, cut Minnesota’s lead to 2½ games over Cleveland.
Miguel Sanó and Jake Cave each homered twice for Minnesota.
Berríos (10-7) allowed five runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
VerHagen (4-2) got another chance in the Tigers’ beleaguered rotation and had the best outing of his career. He allowed three runs in six innings — his previous high for strikeouts was five against the White Sox on Aug. 6.
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