Santana powers Indians past Red Sox 14-9
BOSTON (AP) — Carlos Santana homered and hit Cleveland's first triple of the season, Greg Allen added a pair of three-baggers and the Indians pounded out a season-high 18 hits in a 14-9 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.
Santana, who finished a single shy of the cycle, was 3 for 4 with five RBIs as Cleveland matched its season best for runs.
The Indians, shut out over the first seven innings Tuesday night before rallying with seven runs over the last two for a 7-5 win, scored at least once in each of the first seven innings Wednesday.
Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Andrew Benintendi and Xander Bogaerts homered for Boston. The Red Sox scored three in the eighth, two on Bogaerts' 10th home run of the season, to pull to 14-9 and loaded the bases with one out in the ninth before the Indians called on Brad Hand to close it out for his 15th save.
Shane Bieber (4-2) got the win despite allowing six runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out six.
Ryan Weber (1-1) took the loss.
Joc Pederson and Max Muncy opened the bottom of the ninth with consecutive homers off Díaz (1-3), who was pitching for the fourth time in five days. Justin Turner doubled and scored on Bellinger's double.
With the bases loaded and still nobody out, Alex Verdugo's sacrifice fly easily scored Bellinger with the winning run.
Pete Alonso hit a pair of two-run homers to back starter Noah Syndergaard, and the Mets built an 8-3 lead in the seventh following back-to-back homers by Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith. But they squandered an excellent chance to add more, and New York's shaky bullpen gave up six runs while managing only seven outs the rest of the way.
With 19 homers, Alonso matched the major league rookie mark for most before June 1 set by Mark McGwire in 1987.
The hot-hitting Harper drove a two-run homer in the third and followed an inning later with a two-run hustle double. He had three hits when he left the game with the Phillies ahead by 10 runs.
Aaron Nola (6-0) struck out eight over seven innings. Scott Kingery and Maikel Franco hit back-to-back homers in the fifth, and Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run shot two batters later to blow the game open.
Matt Weiters homered for St. Louis. Genesis Cabrera took the loss, working 3 2/3 innings, allowing five hits, five runs (three earned) and two walks while striking out five.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gold Glove first baseman Matt Olson made a rare throwing error in the 11th inning to allow the go-ahead run to score and Los Angeles beat Oakland and sent the Athletics to their second straight loss after a 10-game winning streak.
Mike Trout was rested a day after fouling a ball off the top of his right foot.
Noé Ramírez (2-0) retired six batters to win. César Puello had three hits, including his first career home run, and drove in four runs.
Puello was hit by a pitch from Lou Trivino (2-1) leading off the 11th and moved to second on a wild pitch. After Brian Goodwin walked, Luis Rengifo attempted to sacrifice both runners over. Olson attempted to field the bunt barehanded and bobbled the ball briefly before his throw to first sailed wide and into foul territory near the Angels bullpen.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Josh Bell tied Pittsburgh's record with his 12th homer in May, and the Pirates stopped Derek Dietrich's home run spree in beating Cincinnati for a split of the teams' four-game series.
Bell's three-run homer tied Jason Bay's mark from May 2006. His 23rd extra-base hit in May left him one shy of Paul Waner's club record for any month. He had three hits, raising his average to .345 with 18 homers overall.
Left-hander Steven Brault (2-1) fanned Dietrich twice during his latest shutdown performance against the Reds. Brault is 4-0 career against Cincinnati with a 1.03 ERA and a scoreless streak of 19 2/3 innings. Brault allowed three singles and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings of his third start.
NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit jolted rookie Chris Paddack with instant home runs, James Paxton pitched four hitless innings in his return from the injured list and New York beat San Diego.
San Diego didn't get a hit until the sixth when Wil Myers' blooper bounced out of LeMahieu's glove as he drifted out from second base.
Paddack (4-3) was pulled after five innings trailing 4-0.
Jonathan Holder (4-2) worked two innings and earned the win as the Yankees used five pitchers to complete the four-hitter.
Sánchez (1-6) returned to Atlanta, where he thrived in 2018, to earn his first win of the season. He was perfect through 5 1/3 innings and allowed one hit and one walk with seven strikeouts.
Kevin Gausman (2-4) gave up eight runs, matching his career high, on eight hits and two walks while recording only three outs.
HOUSTON (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched eight strong innings, Kyle Schwarber homered for the second straight game and Kris Bryant added a solo shot in his return to the lineup to help Chicago avoid a sweep with a win over Houston.
The game included a scary and jarring moment when a young fan was hit by a foul line drive off the bat of Albert Almora Jr. in the fourth inning. The Astros did not provide an immediate update on the girl's condition, though a photo taken by The Associated Press appeared to show her conscious and crying as she was quickly whisked away and nearby fans looked on.
Almora, the Cubs' center fielder, and other players from both teams were visibly shaken up by the scene.
Hendricks (5-4) allowed four hits and one run with seven strikeouts for his fourth straight win. Steve Cishek worked a perfect ninth for his fifth save.
Wade Miley (5-3) worked seven innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs with nine strikeouts.
DENVER (AP) — Jeff Hoffman pitched five solid innings and beat out a bunt single to drive in a key run as Colorado topped Arizona.
Hoffman (1-1) allowed three runs and seven hits, helping the Rockies get back to .500 at 27-27. He struck out six and walked two.
Robbie Ray (4-2) gave up five runs — four earned — in 4 2/3 innings as his four-game winning streak ended.
The Rangers capitalized on three errors and a wild pitch by relief pitchers in the sixth inning, leading to one of four lead changes. Shin-Soo Choo then hit a two-run single in the eighth to tie it at 7 in an unexpected pinch-hit appearance to set up Texas' ninth-inning rally.
Texas scored three runs in the first against Wade LeBlanc, but LeBlanc settled in and worked through the fifth inning, leaving with Seattle down 3-0.Things went very wrong when LeBlanc was replaced.
Jesse Biddle struck out the first batter he faced, but then flubbed Mazara's comebacker for one error and threw the ball away for another, allowing Mazara to reach second. Mazara got to third on a wild pitch while Biddle walked Cabrera, setting up Rougned Odor's RBI single and Ronald Guzmán's sacrifice fly for a 5-4 Rangers lead. Austin Adams relieved Biddle, threw wildly to first on a pickoff attempt but evaded further damage by striking out Jeff Mathis.
Haniger rallied the Mariners again with a sixth-inning home run to make it 7-5.
The bullpen couldn't hold that lead, either. Mazara singled to lead off the eighth and Odor walked before Choo's two-run single tied it. Mazara and Cabrera doubled off Anthony Bass (0-1) for the lead, and Shawn Kelley picked up his sixth save.
San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner (3-5) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings.
The Tigers took two of the three games and won their first road series since April 1-3 against the Yankees.
Keon Broxton got his second homer for Baltimore.
Rookie left-hander John Means allowed one run and three hits with a season-high seven strikeouts and no walks over six innings for the Orioles, who have lost 13 of 16.
Adames' hit came off Justin Shafrer (0-1), who walked two and allowed a single by Avisail Garcia. With one out and the infield jammed with fielders, Adames drove a ball to deep center field.
Tampa Bay banged out 14 hits; Garcia and Tommy Pham each had three.
The Blue Jays have lost seven of eight. Toronto had 12 hits, but went 2 for 16 with men in scoring position. Toronto had had four hits off Blake Snell's first 10 pitches of the game, including a two-run homer by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
The game drew a crowd of 6,166, 380 more than Tuesday night's crowd of 5,786, the smallest in franchise history.
José Abreu hit a three-run homer, Yoán Moncada also connected and the White Sox swept a three-game series for the first time this season.
Jorge Soler homered and drove in three runs for Kansas City.
Kelvin Herrera (2-3) got the win despite giving up two runs and Alex Colomé got the final three outs for his 11th save.
Ian Kennedy (0-2) took the loss.