Blue Jays dominate as Rays, Mariners, Orioles all lose

st. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays ace Shane McClanahan was pulled out with a neck strain in the fifth inning in his 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday.

McClanahan (12-6) made his second start after returning from the 15-day injured list with a left shoulder injury. 5 runs for the second time this season.

Jeremy Peña hit a three-run homer and Jose Altuve scored three runs, giving the Astros their ninth win in 10 games.

Houston starter Cristian Javier (10-9) allowed one hit and struck out six in five innings for a four-game streak.

Ryan Pressly got the final two outs on his 29th save in 33 attempts.

The Rays trailed the Toronto Blue Jays by two games in the race for the top wild card spot in the American League.

Tigers 3, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wentz shutout in the sixth and homers from Akil Badoo and Kelly Carpenter lifted Detroit past a declining Baltimore team.

Wentz (2-2) allowed two hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings. It was the third time in five big league starts that the rookies held the opposition scoreless.

Rookie standout Gunnar Henderson hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning in Baltimore’s first run of the series.

Austin Boss (5-3) allowed 2 runs and 6 hits in 5 innings, and the Orioles lost 4 of 5.

Yankee 9, Pirates 8

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit 60 homers and Giancarlo Stanton hit the game-ending grand slam minutes later to complete New York’s incredible 5-run, 9-inning rally to beat Pittsburgh.

The judges came close to one of Roger Maris’ American League records, turning on a sinker from right-hander Will Crow (5-10) and driving it 430 feet (430 feet) into the bleachers in left field, making New York an 8-1. Pulled in within 5.

Judges matched Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs for the Yankees in 1927, a major league record that lasted 37 years.

Stanton fell into a 9-72 slump and pulled a slam away from Crowe to beat Aroldis Chapman (3-3) and throw in a raucous celebration at Yankee Stadium.

Harrison Bader had two go-ahead singles and scored three runs in his debut for the Yankees.

Blue Jays 18, Phillies 11

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Toronto stormed Philadelphia with 21 hits as Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer in the first and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit three in the ninth.

The Blue Jays have 5 of 7 wins and hold onto the top spot in the AL wild card. The Phillies are on a five-game losing streak.

Kyle Schwarber hit an NL-best 40 home run of the season for the Phillies in the eighth inning, going 14–10 with three run shots. JT Realmuto hit his 20th home run and he went 5-for-5 for the Phillies and scored 2 runs in 2 runs.

Toronto had 10 extra base hits and scored in all but four innings. Zach Popp (3-0) helped the Blue Jays escape his fifth inning with his 7-5 lead.

Kyle Gibson (10-7) had 7 runs and 12 hits in 5 innings.

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Athletics 4, Mariners 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luis Castillo was cornered in the fifth inning as the Seattle Mariners lost by just one hit to Oakland.

Carlos Santana’s two infield hits were all the Mariners were able to come up to at bat against JP Sears (6-2) and four relief pitchers. Seattle finished half a game behind Tampa Bay for the third and final AL wildcard spot.

The Mariners have the magic number 11 to reach the playoffs for the first time since their 116-win season in 2001. August 19-21.

Castillo (7-6) is 3-2 in nine starts since being acquired from Cincinnati at the trade deadline. He equaled his shortest outing of the season in 4 his 2/3 innings.

Domingo Acevedo finished with his third save.

Braves 3, Nationals 2

ATLANTA (AP) — Travis Durneau hit a two-run homer in the fourth to break the scoreless tie, Dansby Swanson went deep in the eighth, Atlanta beat Washington, and Milwaukee not long after the New York Mets.

The Braves are on a 10-game winning streak at home and are outscoring their opponents 47-15 this stretch.

After Matt Olson singled with no outs in the fourth inning, Darneau hit his 18th homer and hit a 422-foot shot off Erasmo Ramirez (4-2) to make it 2-0.

Charlie Morton (8-6) allowed one run, three hits, three walks and nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.

Kenley Jansen faced seven batters in the ninth inning and allowed one run before securing his NL-leading 36th save with 43 chances.

Mets 7, Brewers 5

Milwaukee (AP) _ Francisco Lindor hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh inning as New York recovered from a four-point deficit to beat Milwaukee.

Pete Alonso hit a 3-run homer for the second time in as many nights as the Mets held on to a one-game lead in the NL East against Atlanta, hitting the Brewers’ wild card hopes . The Mets won with just four hits.

Milwaukee’s loss clinched a playoff spot for Atlanta.

Lindor’s grand slam from Taylor Rodgers (4-8) traveled an estimated 413 feet.

Joely Rodriguez (2-4) took the win with a one-inning shutout relief. Edwin Diaz recorded his 4 outs on his 31st save.

Willie Adams had two RBIs and two doubles for the Brewers in a 4-5 victory.

Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 5, Game 1 1; Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 2, Game 2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dray Jameson pitched a strong six innings in the second big league game, and Ketel Marte hit a homer in the second game as Arizona split the doubleheader as they defeated Los Angeles, 5-2. rice field.

The Dodgers won the season opener 6–5 as rookie Miguel Vargas drove a go-ahead run on a five-run, eight-minute infield hit.

Jameson (2-0) and the Diamondbacks stopped the Dodgers’ five-game winning streak. After going scoreless in seven innings in his major league debut last week against San Diego, the 25-year-old right-hander extended his career-first scoreless streak to his 12th inning, eventually leading to Max Muncy’s 2019 win streak. Giving up his two runs on the 21st home run.

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Jameson allowed 7 hits for 2 runs, 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.

Reyes Moronta threw in the ninth on his first save. Arizona only won his second game in the last 22 games at Dodger Stadium.

In the first game, Los Angeles took its MLB-leading 44th comeback victory. The Dodgers bounced back from his 5-1 deficit by batting in his eighth inning for a five-game winning streak.

Ryan Pepiot (3-0) won. Chris Martin pitched in the ninth inning and got his second save.

Christian Walker hit his 35th home run, and Dalton Basho also connected for Arizona. Kevin Ginkel (1-1) lost.

Red Sox 5, Reds 3

Cincinnati (AP) — Rafael Devers hit two runs as Boston beat Cincinnati with solo homers by JD Martinez and Rob Levsnyder.

Red Sox rookie Brayan Bello (2-6) ended his winning streak of 44 and 1/3 innings without allowing a home run after TJ Friedl hit a solo shot in the third inning. Bello allowed 8 hits and no runs in 5 innings.

Reds rookie lefty Nick Lodoro (4-7) walked three and had three hitters in five innings, giving the Reds a season-record 99 hitters, surpassing the Chicago Cubs’ total of 98 last year. .

Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. John Shriver came in and allowed a sacrifice fly, but his eighth save earned him the final out.

2 Cubs, 1 Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — David Bothe hit a tying homer in the seventh and added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to push Chicago into Miami.

Esteban Quiros had the first two hits of his major league career, and PJ Higgins also had two hits for the Cubs and a three-game skid.

Chicago had the bases loaded without a hit in the eighth inning against reliever Stephen Okart (5-3). Bothe then hit a go-ahead flyball.

Adbert Alzolay (1-1) pitched two innings in complete relief. Brandon Hughes recorded his sixth save on Garrett Cooper’s leadoff double, closing out his scoreless ninth.

Giants 6, Rockies 3

DENVER (AP) — San Francisco beat Colorado as Austin Slater doubled and David Biller hit a homer.

Giants left-hander Carlos Rodon was originally scheduled to start Tuesday, but was pushed back to Friday in Arizona after developing a blister in his pitching hand.

Tyler Rodgers (3-4) pitched two innings to win, and Yarlyn Garcia made the first save to reach the final.

CJ Kron hit at home, 2, and 3 for the Rockies, setting a career-high with 101 RBIs.

Colorado starter Kyle Freeland (9-10) was solid through five innings before running into trouble in the sixth.

Royals 5, Twins 4

Kansas City, Missouri (AP) — Kansas City halted Minnesota’s decline as MJ Melendez hit a two-run homer and Salvador Perez hit a two-out double in the seventh.

Dylan Coleman (5-2) pitched a scoreless seventh for the Royals. Scott Barlow hit Mark Contreras to strand the runners in the 8th innings of 2nd and 3rd, cleaned up the confusion of Jose Cuas, and handled the 9th inning with his 22nd save.

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The Royals trailed 3–0 in the second, took the lead in the fifth, and were tied 4–1 in the seventh when Melendez doubled Twins reliever Michael Fulmer (5–6). Bobby Witt Jr. followed with a double, moved to third when Melendez tried to score, and was thrown out by Twins left fielder Jake Cave on a bang-bang play at the plate.

However, Perez succeeded on the next pitch, dropping a go-ahead double to the right field line.

Minnesota started their eight-game trip with five losses in six games and are well behind in the wild card race.

Padres 5, Cardinals 0

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kim Hae-sun hits a home run and Mike Clevinger puts in a strong performance in San Diego, holding off Albert Pujols and NL Central-leading St. Louis to win his first full-season record since 2010 .

The Padres went 82-66 with a 1 and 1/2 game lead over Philadelphia for the second wild card spot in the NL.

Pujols hit 698 career home runs. He walked and picked off Clevinger, grounded at shortstop against Nick Martinez, and picked off Luis Garcia with two outs in the ninth inning.

Kim took a 3-0 lead over Adam Wainwright (11-10) in the fourth and his tenth.

Clevinger (6-7) held the Cardinals to three hits in 5 2/3 innings with three strikeouts and two walks.

Angels 5, Rangers 2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Taylor Ward hit a tying double in the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ three-run run, ending with a triple for Texas.

Ward doubled into the left corner to score Shohei Ohtani at first base off Dennis Santana (3-8). Mike Ford and Joe Adele added John King’s RBI single.

With the bases loaded and none loaded, Max Stassi hit a sharp grounder to third base. Josh Jung fielded the ball and stepped on the base before launching a triple play around the corner.

Patrick Sandoval (6-9) won 3 in a row with 2 runs in 5 innings.

Guardians 10, White Sox 7, 11 innings

CHICAGO (AP) — Myles Straw hit a tying, two-run double in the 11th inning of Cleveland’s five-run run that brought the Guardians closer to an American League Central title.

The Guardians won their 12th out of 16 overtime games this season, extending their lead over the White Sox to five with 14 games remaining. Cleveland improved to 10–7 against Chicago, winning the season series and tiebreaker if the team finished the season in first place.

Straw had the winning hit off Jake Deekmann (5-4) and Stephen Kwan scored the straw with four RBI singles. Kwan scored on Jose Ramirez’s sacrifice fly, and a throwing error by Chicago catcher Sevy Zavala allowed Ahmed Rosario to score on an insurance run.

Emmanuel Claes (3-4) allowed a tying single to José Abreu in the 10th inning and allowed the fourth save in 40 chances to clinch the win. Brian Shaw survived AJ Pollock’s 2-run homer (100 career hits) in the bottom of the 11th inning.

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