Padres edge Rockies in another slugfest at Coors Field
DENVER (AP) — The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday.
It was just another wacky day at Coors Field, especially in this split series where the Rockies outscored the Padres 48-44 while the teams combined for 131 hits. Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon became the first player since at least 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series, according to STATS. Adding to the zaniness: the finale was delayed once to clean up a big puddle in foul territory despite sunny skies, and again later because of weather.
Trailing 13-10 in the ninth, Wil Myers had an RBI single and Greg Garcia promptly tied it with a two-out, two-run triple off closer Wade Davis (1-2). The Rockies brought in starter Jon Gray, who intentionally walked two batters to face Strahm. Gray fell behind 3-1 before throwing a strike. Taking all the way, Strahm watched a fastball narrowly miss for ball four.
Maldonado had several names scribbled on the tie, along with “Happy Father’s Day.” Pittsburgh Pirates backstop Elias Diaz wore the same tie in a game against Atlanta, which appeared to be provided by equipment manufacturer All-Star.
Jorge López (1-6) pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief for the win.
Martín Pérez (7-3) surrendered five runs — four earned — in 6 2/3 innings for Minnesota.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning off Steve Cishek (1-4), Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the final out and Los Angeles rallied to beat Chicago.
Cody Bellinger hit his 23rd homer in front of his parents on Father’s Day.
Kenley Jansen earned his 21st save the hard way. He gave up a leadoff single to Albert Almora Jr. and walked Jason Heyward to put the tying and go-ahead runs on base. Pinch-hitter Kyle Schwarber grounded out, moving Almora to third and Heyward to second. Pinch-hitter Victor Caratini bounced a short grounder to the right side, and Jansen fielded and fired home to get Almora at the plate for the second out.
With Heyward at third, Javier Bàez flied out to center and Verdugo made a running catch to preserve the win, diving onto his stomach shortly after the ball fell into his glove.
Ross Stripling (3-2) got the victory with one inning of relief.
After winning the first two games of the series in blowout fashion, the Red Sox used some late heroics to complete the sweep and extend their winning streak to five.
Bauer (5-6) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked none. This was his 224th start since being drafted out of UCLA, including 166 in the majors.
Rookie Oscar Mercado drove in four runs and Jason Kipnis homered and drove in three. The Indians are 18-7 against Detroit since the beginning of last season and outscored them 25-6 in this set at Comerica Park.
Spencer Turnbull (3-6) allowed a season-high six earned runs.
Mike Trout hit a two-run homer off Diego Castillo in the ninth to make it a one-run game. After Shohei Ohtani singled and went to second on Albert Pujols‘ grounder, Castillo completed his seventh save by striking Kole Calhoun.
The Cardinals won despite getting outhit 10-3. They took three of four in the series, and DeJong homered in each victory.
DeJong is 30 for 83 (.361) with nine homers and 10 doubles against the Mets overall. He connected off Chris Flexen (0-3) for a solo drive.
Paul Goldschmidt hit a prodigious home run off the facade of the second deck and scored twice for St. Louis.
The Braves, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on Saturday night, won two of three in the series. Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2½ games in the NL East.
Mike Foltynewicz (2-5) walked five batters but allowed only four hits with six strikeouts.
Vince Velasquez (2-4) lasted 2 1/3 innings in his first start since May 6.
Sanchez (3-6) pitched six innings, allowing two runs and six hits while striking out three.
Archie Bradley (2-4) took the loss.
Christian Yelich had two doubles, extending his season-high hitting streak to 13 games. The reigning NL MVP is batting .472 (25 for 53) with five homers over that stretch.
Thames’ homer, his 10th of the season, off Giants starter Jeff Samardzija (3-6) in the fifth gave the Brewers a 4-2 lead.
Ariel Jurado (4-3), who won each of his previous three starts, lasted three batters into the fourth inning.
YANKEES 10, WHITE SOX 3
Gardner and Romine, the backup catcher behind Gary Sánchez, each drove in two runs with singles in New York’s five-run third.
Paxton (4-3) allowed eight hits and allowed two runs for his first win since April 26.
Chicago’s Odrisamer Despaigne (0-2) allowed seven runs.
PIRATES 5, MARLINS 4
The Pirates rallied from a 4-2 deficit on Corey Dickerson’s pinch-hit RBI double off Miami starter Sandy Alcantara in the sixth and took the lead in the seventh against reliever Nick Anderson (2-3) on Melky Cabrera’s game-tying triple and Bell’s double that scored Cabrera.
Richard Rodríguez (1-3) pitched a scoreless sixth and Austin Dean closed the game for this 16th save.
Thornton (2-5) scattered six singles, struck out seven and walked three in 6 2/3 innings.
Brad Peacock (6-4) went five innings and allowed four runs for the second straight start.
Mike Leake (6-6) matched his season high with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Roenis Elías pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
Lou Trivino (2-5) took the loss.
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