Cardinals sweep Yankees to win 7th straight

st. LOUIS (AP) — Both Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong homers and he scores four runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Yankees 12-9 on Sunday, completing his three-game sweep. .

St. Louis had a season-high seven-game winning streak at the Slugfest, which lasted 4 hours and 25 minutes. This is his longest nine-inning game in the majors this season.

DJ LeMahieu hit a home run and Aaron Judge had four RBIs to give the AL-leading Yankees their fifth straight loss. It’s the worst skid since the seven-game slide last September.

St. Louis (60-48) surpassed .500 in a season-high 12 games, recording the Yankees’ first regular season series sweep. The rising Cardinals are two games behind his No. 2 Milwaukee in the NL Central.

St. Louis became the first team to dominate the Yankees in at least three straight games this year. Atlanta and the New York Mets are the only clubs in the majors to avoid that fate so far.

Frankie Montas struggled in his Yankees debut. New York manager Aaron Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake were ejected.

St. Louis has gone 6-0 in a homestand sweep over six games since September 2013.

Chris Stratton (6-4) won in relief and Ryan Helsley made his 11th save. Albert Abreu (2-1) lost.

Mets 5, Brave 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom stole 12 and had six perfect games in his second start of the season to pitch for his 12th win in 14 games as New York beat Atlanta.

Pete Alonso scored two runs and the No. 1 Mets tied the franchise record with 19 strikeouts. This includes his 3rd straight win with Edwin Diaz recording his 26th save. They took his 4 of 5 from Atlanta in his NL East showdown, extending the division lead to his 6.5 games against the defending World Series champion.

Pitching at home for the first time in 13 months, the dominant deGrom (1-0) retired No. 9 hitter Ehire Adrianza with two outs in the sixth after retiring the first 17 batters (12 of whom struck out). I hit it with four balls.

Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer in the 76th inning on the final pitch from deGrom to make it 5-2. The two-time Cy Young Award winner returned to Washington Tuesday after a string of injuries for his first major league appearance since July 7, 2021.

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DeGrom made his 200th major league start and the most strikeouts by a Mets pitcher this season.

New York scored four in the third against rookie Spencer Strider (6-4) in a two-run doubles by Alonso and Mark Caña.

Blue Jays 3, Twins 2, 10 innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cavan Biggio hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and Whit Merrifield scored on a comeback call to give Toronto a four-game series split over Minnesota.

Merrifield was initially called at the plate trying to score a go-ahead run, but the call was canceled after Twins catcher Gary Sanchez was deemed to have interfered with Merrifield. Replay officials ruled that Sanchez did not leave a clear lane at the plate for Merrifield, whose right foot collided with Sanchez’s left as he slid home. An out would have ended the inning.

After blowing a save chance in the ninth, Jordan Romano (4-3) closed out the Twins with a 1-2-3 inning in the 10th.

Caleb Thielbar (2-1) gave up on Biggio’s sack fly.

Phillies 13, Nationals 1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia wrapped up Washington’s four-game sweep as Darrick Hall hit two homers and Nick Maiton and Rhys Hoskins each hit two-run shots.

Aaron Nola (8-8) allowed one run in six innings, becoming the Phillies’ first time over .500 in 12 games since August 2018.

Hall hit two solo homers against starter Corey Abbott (0-1). In his four games for the Phillies, he hit 14 home runs, the most series in franchise history. Hoskins went deep in all four of his games.

Rays 7, Tigers 0

DETROIT (AP) — Yu Chang and Yandy Diaz pulled the bases-loaded walks in the ninth inning for seven runs to put Tampa Bay ahead in Detroit.

The game was scoreless, with Isaac Parade hitting a one-out single off Tigers closer Gregory Soto (2-6) and a two-out double by Francisco Mejia to move to third. Soto crammed Joseciri into bases and made a mistake on his 3-2 pitch for Chan. Soto also walked Diaz to make him 2-0.

Jason Foley replaced Soto and allowed a two-run single to Brandon Lowe, a two-run double by Landia Rozarena and an RBI single by Roman Quinn.

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According to STATS, the Rays became the first team since 1900 to break a scoreless tie with seven or more runs after the ninth inning, all with two outs.

Colin Poche (4-1) won.

Pirates 8, Orioles 1

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pittsburgh stretched Baltimore’s fifth straight win as Bryce Wilson pitched effectively in the sixth inning and Key Bryan Hayes hit a home run.

The Pirates also ended a nine-game skid at Camden Yards and improved to 2-11 at the ballpark. Wilson (2-6) allowed 1 run and his 4 hits over his 5th inning, and Pittsburgh started the game in the 7th inning after a replay his review changed the call at the plate.

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde was ejected after that review.

Baltimore starter Spencer Watkins (4-2) allowed four straight singles in the fifth inning after retiring the first 13 batters.

Marlins 3, Cubs 0

CHICAGO (AP) — Jesús Luzaldo allowed one hit in seven innings for his first win since April, Jacob Sterlings and Peyton Burdick hit back-to-back home runs, and Miami prevented a three-game sweep.

Yann Gomez singled with two outs in the top of the fifth for Luzard (3-4). The ninth leadoff single with Tanner Scott was Chicago’s only other hit. Scott then got a groundout and two strikeouts on his 15th save.

Stallings hit a two-run shot off Adrian Sampson (0-3) before Burdick led to his first major league home run. He got his first career hit on Saturday.

Luzaldo stole six in Miami’s second win in nine games. Chicago snapped a five-game home winning streak.

Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 4

PHOENIX (AP) — Dorton Vasho jogged home on a go-ahead run on Bourke, Christian Walker hit a two-run homer, and Arizona rallied to beat Colorado.

The Diamondbacks tied 4–2 in the sixth inning, but Emmanuel Rivera (who was added in his contract with Kansas City at the trade deadline) hit a solo shot to cut the deficit to one. It was his seventh home run of the year and his first with his new team.

Arizona loaded the bases in the eighth off Rocky Mountain reliever Alex Colomé (2-6). Balcho was able to trot home for his go-ahead run before Sergio Alcantara pushed his lead to 6-4 with a sacrifice fly to the left.

Chris Devenski (2-0) won in relief in 1 and 2/3 innings. Mark Melanson handled the ninth with 15 saves in 18 chances.

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Mariners 6, Angels 3

SEATTLE (AP) — Jesse Winker hit a grand slam, Marco Gonzalez struck out seven, the Mariners defeated the Angels, and Shohei Ohtani received a trainer’s visit.

Winker’s slam—second for Seattle this season and third in Winker’s career—allowed Seattle to win 5-1 and allow the Mariners to stay in third place in the AL Wild Card race. Eugenio Suarez had two hits and one RBI.

Two-way sensation Ohtani was hit by a trainer before his second at-bat after colliding with Gonzalez near the on-deck circle, but stayed in the game.

Gonzalez (7-11) had two straight losses, giving up one walk and eight hits.

Andrés Munoz, Penn Murphy and Paul Sewald kept three scoreless innings to give Seattle an AL-best 22-9 record in its last 31 games. Sevart earned his 14th save in 17 attempts.

Los Angeles starter Tucker Davidson (1-3) lost in his Angels debut.

Reds 4, Brewers 2, 10 innings

Milwaukee (AP) — Cincinnati defeated Milwaukee as Donovan Solano hit a sacrifice fly off Devin Williams (2-2) in the 10th inning.

Solano also doubled his RBI in the 8th inning as the Reds won their 8th in 10 games.

Willie Adams and Keston Hiura became the home of the Brewers. In the 9th inning, Hiura’s solo shot equalized the score.

Third baseman Mike Brussaux made a mistake in the 10th inning and a go-ahead run allowed the Reds to score.

Hiura, who hit a home run in his first start Saturday night since returning from Triple-A Nashville, led the ninth inning (3-3) with his 10th home run of the season off Hunter Strickland.

Ross Detweiler posted a perfect 10th in his second career save.

Royals 13, Red Sox 5

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) — Royals rookie MJ Melendez hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and had a career-high six RBIs to help Kansas City beat Boston.

The 7-8-9 batters of Michael Massey, Nate Eaton, and Kyle Isbell provided most of the production, going 6-for-9 with nine runs scored and five RBI for the Royals.

Brad Keller (6-12) pitched six innings, allowing one run and four hits.

Kutter Crawford (3-4) gave up 5 earned runs in 5 innings.

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