Today in baseball: Maile homers twice for Jays, Rangers shut out ‘Stros
Maile’s drive off Boston’s Brian Johnson (1-2) improved the Blue Jays to 5-0 in extra innings after they overcame an impressive outing by Red Sox starter Chris Sale.
Curtis Granderson walked to begin the 12th before Maile went deep to right. Maile also hit a game-tying homer off Sale in the seventh. It was the first multihomer game of his career.
Sale matched his career high by striking out 15 over a season-high nine innings.
Sam Gaviglio (1-0), recalled from Triple-A Buffalo earlier Friday, pitched three innings for the win in his Blue Jays debut.
Phillies starter Jake Arrieta allowed five hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings, and they led 1-0 until Neris allowed a one-out single, Conforto’s third homer and a homer to Devin Mesoraco on the next pitch. It was the second blown save in six days for Neris (1-3), both costing Arrieta a victory.
Odubel Herrera extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a first-inning home run for the Phillies, who had won four straight.
Contreras capped a five-run first against Carson Fulmer (2-3) with his second career grand slam. He has three doubles, two triples and two homers in his past 10 at-bats. Kris Bryant homered for the fourth time in five games and Tyler Chatwood (3-3) improved to 3-0 in his past four starts.
With their sixth straight loss, the White Sox matched the 1948 team for the worst 35-game start in franchise history at 9-26.
Hamels (2-4) cruised through the first four innings without allowing a hit before Evan Gattis led off the fifth with a single. He entered the game having lost six of his previous seven decisions. Keone Kela earned his eighth save.
The Rangers finally got to Verlander (4-2) in the seventh. Nomar Mazara hit a leadoff double and Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo drew consecutive walks to load the bases. Chris Devenski relieved, and Jurickson Profar‘s sacrifice fly scored Mazara.
McCutchen, a five-time All-Star who played his first nine seasons in Pittsburgh before being traded to the Giants in January, received an extended ovation from the largest crowd to watch a Pirates home game this season when he came to bat in the second inning. The right fielder went 1 for 5 with a double and threw out Pittsburgh’s Colin Moran at home plate to end the sixth.
Steven Brault (3-1) picked up the win in relief after Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon left after three innings with a laceration on his right hand. San Francisco rookie Andrew Suarez (1-2) lasted just four innings.
Scherzer (7-1) retired 15 in a row after giving up a home run to David Peralta leading off the third inning. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner also hit an RBI double, and remained unbeaten since April 4.
Anthony Rendon also homered for the Nationals, who have won five of six. Sean Doolittle earned his second save in two nights and eighth of the season. Matt Koch (2-1) went eight innings and allowed three runs and seven hits.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado hit two home runs, including his eighth career grand slam, as Baltimore won its third straight. Machado ripped a two-run shot in the first inning off Jake Faria (3-2) and made it 8-1 in the seventh with a drive off Ryne Stanek. Machado has three home runs in his last two games and 12 for the season.
Carlos Gomez had two hits and two RBIs for the Tampa Bay, which has lost four straight and six of eight.
The A’s had lost three in a row before roughing up Sonny Gray (2-3), their former ace. The Yankees acquired Gray from the A’s before last year’s trade deadline for outfielder Dustin Fowler and two minor leaguers. Making his first start in the majors, Fowler singled in his second at-bat against the player he was traded for.
Ozzie Albies moved into a tie for the NL lead in homers, connecting for his 12th in the third inning for Atlanta, which had won eight straight on the road.
Dan Straily (1-0) allowed two earned runs in five innings. Four relievers completed a five-hitter. Brandon McCarthy (4-2) endured his second rocky outing in a row, allowing six runs and 11 hits in five innings.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Miller, activated from the disabled list before the game, gave up Salvador Perez‘s two-run homer in the seventh inning and Kansas City rallied from a 9-4 deficit to beat Cleveland.
Miller (1-1) entered the game in the seventh with a one-run lead, but walked Jon Jay on a 3-2 pitch. Jorge Soler and Mike Moustakas struck out before Perez hit a 1-1 pitch onto the home run porch in left field. Miller, who had pitched 10 scoreless innings before the injury, was removed following the homer.
Alcides Escobar had four RBIs for Kansas City while Lucas Duda doubled three times and drove in a run. Brad Keller (1-1) pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league win and Kelvin Herrera earned his eighth save.
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