Yankees outslug Red Sox 17-13 in MLB's 1st game in Europe
LONDON (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the third inning, Aaron Judge went deep to cap a six-run fourth and the New York Yankees outslugged the Boston Red Sox 17-13 on Saturday night in the first Major League Baseball game played in Europe.
Each team scored six runs in a first inning that stretched nearly an hour.
Aaron Hicks hit the first European homer, DJ LeMahieu had four hits and five RBIs as New York opened a 17-6 lead and Luke Voit had four hits, including three doubles, before leaving with an injury in the fifth inning.
Gray (9-5) allowed three runs, two earned, and struck out eight over 6 2/3 innings. He outdueled Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw (7-2), who gave up five runs, four earned, struck out seven and didn't walk a batter.
Scuffling closer Wade Davis got three outs for his 12th save in 14 chances.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Markakis and Austin Riley hit consecutive solo homers to give Atlanta the lead in the eighth inning, and the Braves spoiled the New York's celebration of the 1969 World Series champion Mets.
Braves closer Luke Jackson stranded runners at second and third in the ninth for his 13th save, handing New York its seventh straight loss.
Ronald Acuña Jr. and Dansby Swanson each had three hits for NL East-leading Atlanta.
Struggling reliever Seth Lugo (3-2) worked 1 2/3 innings and allowed four hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts.
Anthony Santander hit the 100th home run, and 45th by an Oriole, to land on Eutaw Street since the stadium opened on April 6, 1992.
Chance Sisco also homered for Baltimore, which has outscored Cleveland 26-0 over the first two games. The Orioles will go for their first three-game sweep of the season Sunday.
Cashner (8-3) was scratched moments before the first pitch as thunderstorms passed through the area. When the start of the game was announced for 5:10 p.m. -- an hour and six minutes delay -- Cashner was renamed the starter. He finished with six strikeouts and one walk.
The Orioles earned back-to-back shutouts for the first time since June 28, 2015, also against Cleveland in a doubleheader.
Trey Mancini had three hits and drove in three runs for the Orioles. Núñez tied a career-high with four RBIs.
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Toronto gave right-hander Daniel Hudson (5-2) his third save opportunity of the season.
Marcus Stroman exited in the fifth with a cramp in his non-pitching shoulder. He allowed three runs and four hits in four-plus innings.
Scott Barlow (2-3) took the loss.
Shane Greene worked the ninth and earned his 22nd save in 23 chances. The Tigers won for just the third time in 24 games at Comerica Park.
Tanner Rainey (1-3) took the loss after facing three batters in the seventh. He walked two and allowed a single.
Victor Alcantara (3-1) earned the win.
McKay (1-0) didn't allow a baserunner until Danny Santana flared an opposite-field single to right with one out in the sixth. The lefty allowed one hit, a walk and struck out three in six innings. Three relievers completed a five-hitter.
Adrian Sampson (6-5) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings and took the loss.
McKay is scheduled to pitch again Friday night against the AL East-leading New York Yankees, who have a seven-game lead over the Rays.
The benches and bullpens cleared after Pedro Strop hit Yasiel Puig in the thigh with a pitch in the eighth. Puig slammed his batting helmet to the ground and walked toward Strop while yelling and gesturing, but players intervened. Puig had taunted Cubs baserunner Albert Almora Jr. from right field during the series opener.
Quintana (5-7) allowed six singles in six innings.
Jason Heyward connected for a solo shot off Luis Castillo (7-3), who allowed three hits and three walks in seven innings.
The Marlins fell behind 6-1 before starting their comeback when Walker snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a two-run homer in the sixth inning. He contributed an RBI single in Miami's six-run seventh, and JT Riddle delivered a tiebreaking two-run double off Adam Morgan (2-3).
Cruz hit a pair of two-run homers, connecting against Ivan Nova (3-7) in the first and launching a 469-foot shot off Jose Ruiz in the ninth. That gave him three multihomer games this season and 30 in his career. He also doubled and singled.
Pineda (5-4) gave up one run and four hits in his first win since May 21. He had eight strikeouts and walked one.
Jorge Polanco singled twice and scored three runs.
Woodruff (10-2), the NL leader in wins and strikeouts, allowed one earned run and six hits with six strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
Jordan Lyles (5-4) threw two wild pitches, hit a batter, gave up a home run and allowed three earned runs in six innings in his first start since being placed on the 10-day injured list with hamstring tightness.
Josh Hader picked up his 20th save.
HOUSTON (AP) — Yuli Gurriel doubled in the 10th inning for his second straight last at-bat game winner, lifting Houston over Seattle.
Michael Brantley singled to start Houston's 10th, ending a streak of nine hitless innings over eight appearances for Seattle closer Roenis Elias (2-1). Gurriel then hit a ball just out of reach of diving center fielder Mallex Smith to score Brantley.
Justin Verlander struck out five, walked a season-high four, gave up five hits and tied a season high with four runs in five innings. Collin McHugh struck out the side in the eighth and Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth. Chris Devenski (2-0) allowed one hit in a scoreless 10th.
Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi allowed six hits and five runs — three earned — in five innings.
Marcus Semien and Josh Phegley drove in runs for the A's, who have won four of five and 12 of 17 overall to push past the Angels in the middle of the AL West pack. Oakland has won 16 of its last 21 road games, as well.
Mike Trout went 1 for 3 with a walk and a ninth-inning single, and Shohei Ohtani went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts as Los Angeles was shut out for the first time since April 16, failing to get any runners to third base.
Tyler Skaggs (7-7) gave up just two runs, but couldn't get through five innings for the Angels.
San Diego rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. also homered and finished a triple shy of the cycle. The Padres have 16 homers during their four-game winning streak. The Cardinals lost their fifth straight and were held to five hits by Paddack and two relievers.
Machado and Reyes homered on consecutive pitches from rookie Dakota Hudson (6-4) in a seven-run second, when only one of the runs was earned due to the right-hander's throwing error.
Paddack (5-4) threw six brilliant innings to win for the first time in five starts dating to May 20. He allowed a leadoff home run to rookie Tommy Edman on his fourth pitch, but then allowed only a single the rest of the way. He struck out eight and walked one.
Greinke (9-3) struck out six and didn't walk a batter. He allowed only one runner past first base and got the Giants to hit into a pair of double plays while extending his scoreless streak on the road to 22 1/3 innings. He gave up five hits.
Stephen Vogt hit a three-run homer off Arizona closer Greg Holland in the ninth. Holland, the third reliever used by manager Torey Lovullo in the inning, retired the next three batters for his 12th save.