Yankees rally for 7-6 win over Athletics
HOUSTON (AP) Charlie Morton struck out a career-high 14 in seven innings and Evan Gattis, Brian McCann and Carlos Correa homered, leading the Houston Astros to a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
Morton (5-0) yielded four hits and a run while lowering his ERA to 2.03. He also extended his career-long winning streak to eight games dating to last season.
McCann made it 2-1 Astros with a solo drive in the fourth. Gattis added another solo shot in the fifth, and Correa’s two-run homer extended Houston’s lead to 5-1 in the eighth.
Texas starter Doug Fister (1-4) allowed four hits and three runs in 6 1/3 innings for his fourth straight loss.
NEW YORK (AP) – Left fielder Brett Gardner threw out Matt Olson at the plate with the help of a replay reversal, and the Yankees beat the Athletics on Neil Walker’s run-scoring single in the 11th inning.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman walked three straight batters around a wild pitch starting the ninth. After visits to the mound by both pitching coach Larry Rothschild and a trainer to check on a cracked fingernail, Chapman struck out Mark Canha, and pinch-hitter Jonathan Lucroy followed with a fly ball to left.
Gardner’s one-hop throw to the plate was slightly to the first-base side, and Gary Sanchez had to try for a sweep tag at the sliding Olson. Plate umpire James Hoye made an emphatic safe call, but the Yankees asked for a video review and replays appeared to show Sanchez’s mitt just glancing Olson’s jersey.
Chris Hatcher (3-1) got the loss.
Arizona dropped its season-high fourth consecutive game. The Diamondbacks also lost a series for the first time after opening with 10 wins and two ties.
Troy Scribner (0-1) walked six in 3 2/3 innings for Arizona.
Bautista, who joined the Braves on May 4, made his first error when he bobbled Brian Anderson’s two-out grounder to third in the fifth. One run scored on the play, and Derek Dietrich followed with a three-run double to put Miami ahead 5-4.
All four runs in the inning were unearned, but Bautista tied the game leading off the next inning with the 332nd homer of his career.
Contreras finished with three hits as the Cubs won their fifth in a row.
TORONTO (AP) – Boston left-hander David Price pitched 5 1/3 innings to win his first start since being diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Price (3-4) skipped Wednesday’s start against the Yankees after experiencing numbness during a bullpen session last Sunday. Making his first start in nine days, he permitted two runs and five hits in his first victory since April 17.
Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 11th save in 13 chances.
CLEVELAND (AP) – Francisco Lindor homered twice and doubled twice to power Cleveland to the victory.
Lindor also scored four times. His third career four-hit game extended the All-Star shortstop’s hitting streak to 13 games.
Cleveland’s Michael Brantley had three hits, drove in two runs and broke a 2-all tie with an RBI double in the sixth.
Freeland (3-4) gave up four hits, struck out six and walked four in 6 1/3 innings.
Story put together his first multihomer game of the season, hitting both off Brent Suter (2-3), who pitched a day ahead of his scheduled start after Chase Anderson was scratched because of a stomach illness.
RAYS 10, ORIOLES 3, GAME 2
Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to serve as the 26th man in the single-admission doubleheader, Hess (1-0) gave up three runs and six hits. Mychal Givens worked 1 2/3 innings for his first career save.
In the second game, the Rays scored a run in each of the first four innings against Cobb (0-5) and led 4-1 in the sixth when a thunderstorm stopped play for 1 hour, 19 minutes.
MARINERS 9, TIGERS 5, GAME 2
Detroit won the opener 4-3, thanks in part to a terrific catch by center fielder JaCoby Jones in the ninth inning. The nightcap didn’t go nearly as well for the Tigers. Nicholas Castellanos left in the second inning because of an injured finger on his left hand, and manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the fifth.
Matthew Boyd (2-3) allowed three runs and three hits in six-plus innings for the Tigers in the opener. Detroit broke a 1-all tie in the sixth against Seattle starter Marco Gonzales (3-3). With two out and nobody on, Jones hit a hard grounder that bounced off the left leg of third baseman Kyle Seager and into foul territory for a double. Grayson Greiner followed with a single to right, and Jones scored on a very close play at the plate.
In the second game, Healy’s two-run homer off Michael Fulmer (1-3) put Seattle up 3-2 in the fourth, and Cano made it 6-2 in the fifth with his fourth home run of the season.
Felix Hernandez (5-3) got the win but labored through five innings, allowing five runs and eight hits.
Hosmer, San Diego’s $144 million man, drove the first pitch from Mike Mayers down the right field line and after a few strides, tossed his batting helmet aside in celebration.
John Brebbia (1-0) had thrown two perfect innings for the Cardinals before walking A.J. Ellis to open the 13th. Ellis was replaced by pinch-runner Jordan Lyles, a starting pitcher, who advanced to second on a passed ball. Travis Jankowski walked and the Cardinals brought on Mayers to face Hosmer.
Adam Cimber (2-1) pitched a perfect 13th for the win.
REDS 5, DODGERS 3
Schebler’s homer to left field off Dodgers reliever J.T. Chargois (1-2) in the Reds’ four-run sixth was his fourth of the season and first since April 28. Venditte, who pitched both lefty and righty against the Reds, allowed a hit and struck out one while getting four outs in his first big league game since 2016, when he was with Seattle.
Cody Bellinger homered for the Dodgers, his first since May 1.
TWINS 5, ANGELS 3, 12 INNINGS
After Jefry Marte grounded out to Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) with the bases loaded to end the 11th, Rosario came all the way around on Garver’s grounder down the third-base line to put the Twins back in front. Rosario had singled on a groundball past Noe Ramirez (1-2). Garver then scored from second on Gregorio Petit’s single to center.
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