Highlights of Sunday's MLB games
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[August 29, 2016]
Aug 29 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights of Monday's Major League Baseball games:
Blue Jays 9, Twins 6
Josh Donaldson hit three home runs and Troy Tulowitzki added another
one as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Minnesota Twins 9-6 on
Sunday afternoon to complete a sweep of the three-game series.
Donaldson's second homer of the game was a two-run shot that put
Toronto into a 6-5 lead during the four-run seventh. His home run in
the eighth gave him the first three-homer game of his career.
It was the 10th loss in a row for the Twins, while the Blue Jays
remain at the top of the American League East.
Toronto reliever Scott Feldman pitched two-thirds of an inning to
pick up the win and Twins reliever Pat Light allowed three hits and
three runs over 1 1/3 innings to take the loss.
Padres 3, Marlins 1
Luis Perdomo induced six double-play balls and Luis Sardinas had the
go-ahead RBI double as San Diego defeated Miami at Marlins Park.
The six double plays are a Marlins record. It is also a record for
the Padres in a nine-inning game. It was the first complete game in
the career of Perdomo, who threw 99 pitches.
Perdomo, a 23-year-old rookie who had never pitched above Class A
before this season, has the best ground-ball rate (59 percent) of
any NL pitcher with at least 100 innings this year.
Orioles 5, Yankees 0
Kevin Gausman pitched seven effective innings for his first road win
in over two years and Mark Trumbo became the first player in the
majors to reach 40 home runs as Baltimore salvaged a frustrating
weekend with a victory over New York.
Steve Pearce drove in Baltimore's first three runs with a solo home
run off CC Sabathia and a two-run single off Adam Warren. Trumbo
added some insurance with a 427-foot drive off Ben Heller into the
visiting bullpen beyond the left-center field wall.
Those hits were more than enough for Gausman, who won his third
straight start and turned in his second straight scoreless outing.
Angels 5, Tigers 0
Jefry Marte tormented his old teammates with a two-run home run plus
a sacrifice fly while Tyler Skaggs and three relievers combined on a
four-hit shutout to help Los Angeles knock off Detroit for the
second game in a row.
Marte came up after Andrelton Simmons singled to open the fifth
inning and hit a 1-2 fastball that was right down the middle for his
10th home run of the season. It broke a scoreless tie and was
Marte's second home run and third hit in four at-bats against Anibal
Sanchez. Marte hit his sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 4-0.
Phillies 5, Mets 1
A.J. Ellis' first hit as a member of Philadelphia, a two-run double
in the seventh inning, snapped a tie and jump-started a four-run
outburst in a win over New York at Citi Field.
The Phillies salvaged the finale of the three-game series. The Mets
had their three-game winning streak snapped as they lost for just
the second time in the last eight games.
Right-hander David Hernandez earned the win with a scoreless sixth
in relief of Vince Velasquez, who allowed one run on five hits and
one walk while striking out seven over five innings.
Rockies 5, Nationals 3
Nolan Arenado was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Chad Bettis allowed
just two runs in seven innings as Colorado posted a series victory
with a win over host Washington.
Bettis leads the team in wins after he struck out six with one walk
while throwing 106 pitches.
The Rockies are 4-2 this year against the Nationals. Washington is
8-9 in the midst of a string of 20 games in 20 days and has lost six
of its last eight.
White Sox 4, Mariners 1
Melky Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and an RBI, and
Chicago pulled away for a win over Seattle.
Justin Morneau finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. The
White Sox won three of four games in the series and concluded a
nine-game homestand with a 6-3 record.
Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a solo home run to power the
Mariners. Kyle Seager finished 3-for-4 with a triple as Seattle lost
for the sixth time in its past eight games.
Pirates 3, Brewers 1
John Jaso, Gregory Polonco and Starling Marte all hit solo home runs
while Ivan Nova struck out four over six innings as Pittsburgh
finished off their first-ever four-game sweep of Milwaukee at Miller
Nova stayed undefeated since joining the Pirates, holding the
Brewers to just a run -- a solo homer by Jonathan Villar in the
third - on two hits without a walk. In five starts for Pittsburgh,
Nova is 4-0 with a 2.47 ERA. He needed just 75 pitches to get
through his six innings of work but left the game because of
discomfort in his left hamstring.
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Athletics 7, Cardinals 4
Andrew Triggs recorded his first major league win, tossing six
innings as Oakland knocked off St. Louis at Busch Stadium.
Triggs allowed three runs on four hits, walked none and fanned a
career-high eight. Three relievers took care of the last nine outs,
with Ryan Madson pitching the ninth to notch his 27th save in 33
Jaime Garcia was tagged with the loss after going seven innings,
yielding five runs and seven hits. Garcia walked one and struck out
Rays 10, Astros 4
Chris Archer produced another quality start at Minute Maid Park and
Tampa Bay averted a series sweep with a late power surge over
Archer scuffled through the fourth inning but was otherwise
outstanding, limiting the Astros to three runs on four hits and two
walks with 10 strikeouts. He reached 200 strikeouts on the season to
close the sixth inning for his second consecutive 200-strikeout
The Rays built a four-run lead against right-hander Doug Fister
before exploding for five runs in the eighth. Matt Duffy socked a
two-run home run, his fifth on the season, and Corey Dickerson hit
his 18th home run five batters later.
Rangers 2, Indians 1
Derek Holland allowed one run in six innings and won for the first
time since June 5 as Texas edged Cleveland.
Holland, making his second start since missing two months because of
shoulder inflammation, didn't walk a batter and struck out five on
Elvis Andrus drew a one-out walk in the third, stole second and
scored on a two-out single to right by Ian Desmond. The Rangers made
it 2-0 in the fifth after Adrian Beltre opened the inning with a
walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. Jonathan Lucroy's single
to center brought Beltre home.
Dodgers 1, Cubs 0
Adrian Gonzalez hit a fielder's choice that brought home Andrew
Toles with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to
give Los Angeles a win over Chicago at Dodger Stadium.
Right-hander Joe Blanton received the victory in relief. In his lone
inning of work, Blanton conceded just one hit in facing four
Closer Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with one
strikeout for this 39th save, ensuring that the Dodgers would remain
two games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants in the
National League West.
Giants 13, Braves 4
Joe Panik highlighted an 18-hit attack with two home runs, leading
San Francisco to a shellacking of Atlanta.
Madison Bumgarner benefited from the Giants' highest scoring game in
more than two months, helping San Francisco post just its second
series win since the All-Star break.
The win also allowed the Giants to take the season series from the
Braves after the clubs split the first six games.
Diamondbacks 11, Reds 2
Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and
right-hander Archie Bradley won his first home start in almost three
months in Arizona's victory over Cincinnati.
Chris Owings, Michael Bourn and A.J. Pollock had three hits apiece
as Arizona tied a season-high with 18 hits. Bourn scored three times
and Pollock had two stolen bases.
The Diamondbacks won four of seven games on the homestand, their
first winning homestand this year not counting an abbreviated
three-game sweep of the Mets earlier this month.
Royals 10, Red Sox 4
Surging Kansas City exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning and
blew past Boston for a win in the rubber game of a three-game
The win, the 13th in the past 15 games and 17th in the 21 for the
defending World Series champions, moved the Royals within two games
of an American League wild-card spot.
Raul Mondesi ripped a three-run triple and Eric Hosmer collected a
two-run single as seven consecutive Kansas City batters reached base
in the sixth. Salvador Perez hit his third homer in two games, his
20th of the season, in the second inning, and Kendrys Morales had
three hits for the Royals. (Editing by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru)
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