Tanaka pitches Yankees past Angels 3-1
Brett Gardner had three hits for New York, which won five of six against the Angels this season.
Although Ohtani was pushed back from Sunday’s scheduled start due to what the Angels called ”workload management,” Tanaka (6-2) held up his end up of the highly anticipated pitchers’ duel that never materialized. Tanaka struck out eight and allowed just Andrelton Simmons‘ sixth-inning home run in his longest outing in nearly a month.
Pitching on his 30th birthday, Angels right-hander Garrett Richards (4-4) allowed three runs over 2 1/3 innings and matched a season high with five walks.
Aroldis Chapman walked Ohtani to begin the ninth, but struck out a pair to earn his 10th save in 11 chances.
Acuna waved his arms ”safe” as he crossed first base before his left foot gave out in the seventh inning, and he went sprawling. He walked off the field slowly, passing on a wheel chair that was rolled out for him.
Mike Foltynewicz (4-3) took a no-hit bid into the sixth and went seven innings. Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homer off Red Sox ace Chris Sale (5-2), salvaging the finale of a three-game interleague series.
Peacock (1-2) got the loss on the only pitch he threw.
Altuve had four hits and drove in two runs. The reigning AL MVP had a streak of 10 consecutive hits, breaking his own club record, before he lined out to center in the ninth.
Anthony Rendon hit his fifth home run for the Nationals, who lead the league in homers.
Stephen Strasburg (6-4) pitched five shutout innings and contributed his first RBI of the season, but departed after throwing 103 pitches. Brandon Kintzler pitched around a single in the ninth for his second save.
SEATTLE (AP) – Ryon Healy doubled home two runs in the eighth inning and Alex Colome earned a save in his first outing for the Mariners, who swept the three-game series and have won eight of their last nine.
Colome pitched a perfect inning for his 12th save of the season. He arrived in Seattle on Saturday night, a day after the Mariners got him and outfielder Denard Span in a trade with Tampa Bay. Colome will pitch the eighth inning most of the time for Seattle, but closer Edwin Diaz had the day off after working in four of the previous five games.
The Cardinals won for just the fourth time in 19 games when trailing after seven innings by pouncing on Pittsburgh’s bullpen. St. Louis loaded the bases off Michael Feliz (0-2) and the Pirates brought in Vazquez with one out in the eighth. Bader fought off a 99 mph fastball from Vazquez and dumped it into shallow right field to tie the game.
Vazquez walked Yairo Munoz on four pitches to hand St. Louis the lead and the Cardinals added another on a fielder’s choice RBI by Carson Kelly. Vazquez has blown three straight save opportunities for the Pirates, who have dropped seven of nine.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Domingo Santana’s two-run double highlighted a four-run seventh inning for surging Milwaukee.
The Brewers teed off on three relievers in the decisive seventh. Jerry Blevins (1-1) got the loss.
Buehler (3-1) allowed one run in seven innings. Muncy hit a towering two-run homer in the eighth off Tyler Webb, and Bellinger tacked on a two-run drive with two out.
Happ (7-3) allowed three runs – two earned – and six hits, striking out eight in 6 2/3 innings against his former team.
Pruitt entered in the fourth and limited Baltimore to three hits over 5 2/3 innings to get his first save.
Baltimore’s Kevin Gausman (3-4) was tagged for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings.
The A’s went ahead to stay by taking advantage of some control problems for Greinke (3-4) after he struck out the first two batters in the sixth. Matt Olson and Chad Pinder walked before Chapman sent a sharp liner into left field.
Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his 12th save.
Hammel (2-5) pitched 5 1/3 shutout innings. He gave up four hits, including three doubles, and two walks.
Perez and Butera each homered off Cole Hamels (3-5), who allowed five runs in 6 1/3 innings with a season-low two strikeouts. Hamels didn’t give up more than two earned runs in any of his five previous starts.
Kelvin Herrera pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 11th save.
It was Gonzalez’s first four-hit game since Sept. 12, 2016, at Arizona.
David Dahl, Nolan Arenado and Ian Desmond also homered for the Rockies, who earned their second home series win of the season. German Marquez (4-5) pitched seven innings of one-run ball in his second straight victory.
Harvey (1-3) gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings in his first loss with Cincinnati.
DETROIT (AP) – Blaine Hardy pitched seven strong innings to help Detroit get the win.
Hardy allowed one run and three hits, struck out six and walked one in his third start of the season. The 31-year-old left-hander is helping out in the rotation while Jordan Zimmermann is out with a shoulder issue.
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