MLB roundup: Brewers power past Astros in 14th
|reuters.com 12 Jun 2019 at 23:52|
Mike Moustakas slugged the Brewers’ fourth home run of the night with one out in the 14th inning, a two-run shot that led Milwaukee to a 6-3 win over the host Houston Astros on Wednesday.
Jun 12, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas (11) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the fourteenth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Milwaukee earned a split of the two-game interleague series by overcoming a dominant effort from the Astros’ pitchers, who recorded a club-record 24 strikeouts.
The Brewers’ Christian Yelich singled to right to lead off the 14th, and Moustakas went deep off Cionel Perez (1-1) for his 21st homer to snap a 3-3 tie. Yasmani Grandal then doubled and scored on Jesus Aguilar’s single.
Before Jake Marisnick stroked a one-out single in the bottom of the 13th, the Astros went eight innings without recording a hit. Adrian Houser (2-1), the Brewers’ sixth pitcher, earned the win with two shutout innings.
Braves 8, Pirates 7 (11 innings)
Ozzie Albies drove in the winning run on an 11th-inning double, giving host Atlanta a victory over Pittsburgh.
Austin Riley, who was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, came all the way around to score from first base on Albies’ double. Michael Feliz (2-3) took the loss, giving up the one run in one-plus inning.
Jacob Webb (4-0) pitched two innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. The victory was the sixth straight for Atlanta. Pittsburgh has lost six in a row.
Mariners 9, Twins 6 (10 innings)
Daniel Vogelbach went 4-for-5 with a homer, and Seattle took advantage of three 10th-inning Minnesota errors to score three unearned runs and pull out a victory in Minneapolis.
Seattle’s Shed Long hit his first major league home run, a three-run drive to cap a five-run eighth inning. Mallex Smith had three hits, including two doubles, for the Mariners, who won for just the ninth time in their past 32 games.
Anthony Bass (1-1) picked up the win in relief despite squandering a ninth-inning lead by serving up a two-run homer by Byron Buxton. Roenis Elias notched his sixth save with a scoreless 10th inning.
Marlins 9, Cardinals 0
Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam and fell a double short of the cycle, and Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven scoreless innings to win his major league debut as host Miami defeated St. Louis.
The Marlins won the finale of a three-game series, snapping a six-game losing streak in which they totaled just 10 runs.
Cooper went 3-for-5 with four RBIs and two runs. It was the second career grand slam for Cooper, who hit one May 23 against the Detroit Tigers.
Diamondbacks 2, Phillies 0
Merrill Kelly threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to lift visiting Arizona past Philadelphia to earn the series win.
Kelly (7-6) allowed three hits and no runs, struck out five and walked none while throwing 93 pitches, 67 for strikes.
Greg Holland earned his 10th save in 11 opportunities and the 199th of his career with a scoreless ninth.
Tigers 3, Royals 2
Brandon Dixon’s eighth-inning sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run, and Detroit emerged with a victory over host Kansas City.
Jorge Soler, who drove in both of the Royals’ runs, flied out to center to end the game with the tying run on base.
Nick Ramirez (3-0) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the victory. Shane Greene handled the ninth for his 20th save in 21 chances.
Red Sox 4, Rangers 3
Mookie Betts worked a walk-off base-on-balls to carry Boston to a win over visiting Texas. Christian Vazquez opened the ninth with a ground-rule double, and Jackie Bradley Jr.’s single to shallow right moved pinch runner Marco Hernandez to third.
After a four-pitch walk to Michael Chavis, Betts coaxed a five-pitch walk off reliever Jesse Chavez (2-2), breaking the reliever’s 22 2/3-inning scoreless streak.
Andrew Benintendi finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs to help the Red Sox snap their three-game losing streak and win for just the second time in seven games on the current homestand.
Blue Jays 8, Orioles 6
Rowdy Tellez hit a grand slam during a six-run fifth inning as visiting Toronto defeated Baltimore.
Derek Law opened for the Blue Jays and threw a scoreless inning before Edwin Jackson (1-4) earned the victory with five solid innings. Jackson gave up two runs on four hits, striking out two and walking two.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits for Toronto, and four of his teammates had two hits apiece. Trey Mancini homered among his two hits for the Orioles.
Cubs 10, Rockies 1
Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez homered, Cole Hamels pitched seven shutout innings, and Chicago beat Colorado in Denver.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado left the game with a left forearm contusion after being hit by a pitch from Hamels in the third inning.
Hamels (6-2), who fanned nine, also singled twice and drove in two runs, and Carlos Gonzalez had two hits against his former team. The Cubs had lost five straight road games.
Reds 7, Indians 2
Rookie Nick Senzel and Joey Votto homered to open the game as visiting Cincinnati posted a victory over Cleveland to salvage a split of their two-game interleague series.
The back-to-back homers to start the game marked the first time Cincinnati accomplished the feat since Alex Ochoa and Barry Larkin went deep at St. Louis on June 26, 2001.
Eugenio Suarez and Curt Casali homered to lead off the sixth and seventh innings, respectively, and Jose Iglesias ripped a two-run double in the eighth for the Reds, who saw eight of their nine hits go for extra bases (four homers, four doubles).
Athletics 6, Rays 2
Ramon Laureano broke an eighth-inning tie with his first career grand slam, giving Oakland a victory over Tampa Bay in the finale of a three-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Brett Anderson pitched into the seventh inning, and three A’s relievers combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing Oakland to take two games in the series despite dropping the opener 6-2 on Monday.
Liam Hendriks (3-0), who stranded the bases loaded after Tampa Bay scored twice in the seventh, was credited with the win after recording two outs.
Giants 4, Padres 2
San Francisco took advantage of three errors to score three runs, and Kevin Pillar added a home run in a victory over visiting San Diego that completed a two-game sweep.
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Shaun Anderson (2-1) won for the second time in his past three starts, limiting the Padres to two runs and four hits in six innings.
Anderson got the better of Joey Lucchesi (5-4), who pitched well in the second San Francisco Bay Area homecoming of his career but was victimized by a shaky defense. He gave up three runs (two earned) in six innings.