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Rockies snap 12-game losing streak to Dodgers with 13-9 win
Baltimore Orioles

Rockies snap 12-game losing streak to Dodgers with 13-9 win

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 11:37 p.m. ET

DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Pat Valaika and David Dahl homered in an eight-run fifth inning, Nolan Arenado had four hits including a home run and the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 13-9 on Friday night, snapping a 12-game losing streak to the Dodgers.

The Rockies withstood a three-run homer by Max Muncy and a two-run drive by Alex Verdugo to record their first win over the Dodgers since Sept. 8. The skid was the second-longest losing streak to one team in Rockies history, eclipsed only by a run of 16 consecutive losses to the Atlanta Braves from 1993-94.

Colorado had to weather another harrowing finish against the Dodgers.

Scott Oberg finished up by pitching a scoreless ninth.


Antonio Senzatela (7-5) went five innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. He walked five and struck out two.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-2) went four innings and allowed a season-high seven runs on nine hits. He struck out four and walked one.


BALTIMIRE (AP) — The Orioles took the luster off Mike Clevinger's return from the injured list, scoring seven early runs off the right-hander.

Chance Sisco homered and had a career-high five RBIs for the Orioles, who built an 8-0 lead in the second inning and cruised to only their second win in 15 games.

Baltimore starter John Means (7-4) allowed one hit and one walk with five strikeouts in five innings.

After notching a total of 25 wins over the past two seasons, Clevinger (1-2) was making his fourth start of the season following two separate stints on the injured list with back and ankle problems.

Sisco, who was robbed of a second homer by center fielder Oscar Mercado in the fourth, rebounded to hit a two-run double during a four-run eighth that capped the Orioles' most lopsided victory since May 13, 2018, against Tampa Bay.


NEW YORK (AP) —Rookie Mike Soroka outpitched Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom, and Atlanta got a two-run homer from fellow youngster Austin Riley in a win over New York.

Rookie slugger Pete Alonso hit his 28th home run for the Mets, who lost their sixth straight and fell a season-worst nine games under .500 at 37-46.

The 21-year-old Soroka (9-1) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings to win his ninth decision in a row after dropping his season debut. He struck out four, walked none.

DeGrom (4-7) gave up three runs and six hits over six innings.


MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson drove in three runs with a double and his 11th homer, and Miami snapped Philadelphia's four-game winning streak.

Last-place Miami beat Philadelphia for the fourth time in a row, including a three-game sweep last weekend.

Elieser Hernandez (1-2) allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings to earn his first win in 10 career starts. Four relievers combined to complete the four-hitter.

Vince Velasquez (2-5) hit his first career homer for Philadelphia but allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Miami's Garrett Cooper had three hits, including two RBI singles, and hiked his average to .323. JT Riddle added his sixth homer.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Lance Lynn struck out 10 over eight innings of three-hit ball, and Texas beat Tampa Bay for its season-best sixth-consecutive win.

Lynn (10-4) allowed just one runner to reach third base. The right-hander held Tampa Bay without a hit from two outs in the second until Willy Adames opened the eighth with a double.

Jose Leclerc completed a three-hitter for the Rangers, who moved into a tie for the first AL wild card with the Rays at 46-36.

Texas took a 3-0 lead in the second on an RBI double by Rougned Odor and Ronald Guzman's two-run double off Yonny Chirinos (7-4), who gave up four runs, five hits and four walks in six innings.


TORONTO (AP) — Eric Sogard hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered twice for his second straight multi-homer game and Toronto snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Kansas City.

Randal Grichuk added a two-run homer for Toronto, which won its second straight at home following a seven-game losing streak.

Gurriel Jr. hit a two-run homer off Danny Duffy in the sixth and added a solo shot off Wily Peralta in the eighth, the fourth multi-homer game of his career. Gurriel Jr. also homered twice in Wednesday's loss at Yankee Stadium. He's the fourth player in Blue Jays' history with consecutive multi-homer games.

Right-hander Daniel Hudson (4-2) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.

Duffy allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He's winless in seven starts since beating the Los Angeles Angels on May 19.

The Royals have lost five of seven.


DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez beat his former team for his third win in four starts, Juan Soto hit his 14th home run of the season and Washington beat Detroit.

Sanchez (4-6) allowed six hits and struck out eight in six innings. Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth and recorded his first save of the season.

Daniel Norris (2-7) was removed the game after five innings with a cut on his pitching thumb.

Nick Castellanos accounted for Detroit's run in the bottom of the fifth with his eighth homer of the season.

The Nationals have won four straight and at 41-40 moved above .500 for the first time since they were 9-8 on April 18.

The Tigers have lost eight in a row.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Cole Hamels left after only one inning because of discomfort in his side and Cincinnati snapped a four-game skid by beating Chicago.

The Cubs already were missing Kyle Hendricks, sidelined by a sore pitching shoulder. Hamels (6-3) exited after throwing 22 pitches and giving up a walk, two hits and a run in the first inning.

Sonny Gray (4-5) pitched shutout ball into the seventh before giving up Jason Heyward's two-run homer . Michael Lorenzen pitched out of the two-on threat in the eighth and got the last five outs for his fifth save in six chances.

Joey Votto had a season-high four singles and drove in a run. His third single off Mike Montgomery gave him 1,800 career hits. Phillip Ervin added a homer and a double.


CHICAGO (AP) — Ross Detwiler earned his first win in nearly three years and Chicago snapped a seven-game losing streak against Minnesota.

James McCann and Eloy Jiménez each hit two-run homers, and Jon Jay and José Abreu added RBI singles as the White Sox won their second straight.

Miguel Sanó hit a pair of two-run shots for his fifth career multihomer game.

Alex Colomé got the final three outs for his 17th save.

Detwiler (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in a start after the injury-depleted White Sox purchased the 33-year-old's contract from Triple-A Charlotte. His previous big league win was on Sept. 18, 2016, with Oakland.

Minnesota's José Berríos (8-4) allowed six runs (three earned) and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kevin Newman homered and extended his hitting streak to 18 games, and Pittsburgh rallied with two late runs to beat Milwaukee.

The Pirates tied it in the eighth when Bryan Reynolds led off with a walk off reliever Junior Guerra and later scored on a fielder's choice. In the ninth, Elias Diaz drew a one-out walk off Jeremy Jeffress (1-2) and moved to third on Jose Osuna's single. Diaz scored when the Brewers failed to turn a double play on a comebacker to Jeffress.

Pittsburgh closer Felipe Vázquez (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings to get the win.

Chris Archer's wild pitch allowed Yasmani Grandal to score from third with the game's first run. Eric Thames doubled to drive in another to account for Milwaukee's scoring, in the first inning.


HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel hit a game-ending home run in the 10th inning and Houston beat Seattle.

Gurriel hit a 2-2 pitch from Matt Festa (0-2) off the facade in left field for his eighth homer.

Houston's Josh Reddick hit a solo home run to right in the eighth inning to tie it at 1. That snapped a streak of 17 scoreless innings for the Astros.

Austin Nola put the Mariners ahead 1-0 in the third with his first career home run.

Will Harris (2-1) pitched around a single in the tenth for the win.

After Matt Carasiti pitched a scoreless first, Tommy Milone threw five scoreless innings, scattering three hits.

Houston starter Wade Miley yielded one run and three hits in six innings.


SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. and Eric Hosmer hit consecutive homers in the sixth off Michael Wacha and San Diego beat St. Louis for its third straight win.

Tatis' opposite-field shot tied the game at 1. Hosmer followed four pitches later with his 13th.

Wacha (5-4) had thrown five innings of three-hit ball before Tatis and Hosmer connected. He had also driven in the game's only run up to that point on an infield single in the fourth.

Hosmer drove in another run on a groundout in the eighth.

Rookie Cal Quantrill (2-2) pitched two innings for the win. Kirby Yates came on for a four-out save, his 27th in 28 chances.

Yadier Molina had three hits for St. Louis, which lost its fourth straight.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Buster Posey had a pair of RBI hits and Alex Dickerson homered and drove in two runs to lead San Francisco past Arizona.

Posey hit an RBI double in the third inning against Merrill Kelly (7-8) and a run-scoring single in the fifth. Posey also singled in the seventh for his first three-hit game of the season.

Dickerson had opened the scoring when he hit a drive over the right-field wall and added an RBI single in the seventh.

Shaun Anderson (3-2) allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings to get the win.

Jake Lamb, Nick Ahmed and Jarrod Dyson hit RBI singles for the Diamondbacks.

Kelly allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson hit two home runs, Mike Fiers remained unbeaten in his last 10 starts and Oakland defeated Los Angeles.

It is Olson's first multihomer game this season and the fifth of his career. He had Oakland's first hit with a two-run shot to right-center in the first inning off Noe Ramirez (3-1) and added a three-run blast to right in the third. His five RBIs tied a career high.

Olson also had three hits for the Athletics, who have won eight of 11.

Fiers (8-3) allowed a run and six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Shohei Ohtani had three hits for the Angels, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.


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