Highlights of Monday's MLB games
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[April 18, 2017]
April 17 (The Sports Xchange)
Yankees 7, White Sox 4
Jordan Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning, and Matt
Holliday and Aaron Judge hit long home runs as the New York Yankees
ran their winning streak to eight games with a 7-4 victory over
Chicago White Sox on Monday night.
Montgomery (1-0) allowed a three-run home run to Yolmer Sanchez in
the seventh among seven hits in six-plus innings. The left-hander
threw 88 pitches and helped the Yankees win eight straight for the
first time since June 8-18, 2012.
Holliday hit a 459-foot home run in a five-run third off Derek
Holland (1-2), and Judge knocked the left-hander out with a 385-foot
home run in the fifth. The Yankees (9-4) have their best 13-game
start since 2010, and they improved to 7-0 at home for the first
time since 1998.
Red Sox 4, Rays 3
Steven Wright threw six innings of three-run ball, and Boston scored
three runs in the second to beat Tampa Bay. Wright (1-1) allowed
just one earned run, nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
Andrew Benintendi was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and both Hanley Ramirez
and Mookie Betts drove in runs for the Red Sox. Craig Kimbrel got
his sixth save, running his streak to 25 consecutive save chances
Steven Souza Jr. (2-for-4) drove in two runs and Brad Miller
(1-for-4) added an RBI for the Rays, who have lost seven of their
past eight against Boston and six of their past seven games overall.
Cardinal 2, Pirates 1
Lance Lynn outdueled Ivan Nova, and Kolten Wong hit his first homer
of the season to help St. Louis end its three-game losing streak.
The Pirates lost for the first time in four games.
Lynn (1-1) gave up just three hits, struck out five, walked one and
hit two batters over seven innings.
Trevor Rosenthal worked a perfect eighth inning before Seung Hwan Oh
pitched the ninth, earning the Cardinals' first save of the season
despite allowing an RBI single by pinch hitter Gregory Polanco that
pulled the Pirates within 2-1.
Braves 5, Padres 4
Dansby Swanson looped a bases-loaded, two-out single to left in the
ninth inning to drive in the winning run for Atlanta, which swept
the four-game series and has won five straight overall. Swanson
delivered the game-winning hit against reliever Brandon Maurer.
The Padres grabbed a 4-3 lead in the eighth inning when Austin
Hedges hit a two-run opposite-field homer, his second, to right
against reliever Arodys Vizcaino.
But Atlanta evened the score at 4-4 in the bottom half of the eighth
on Freddie Freeman's solo homer off reliever Ryan Buchter. It was
Freeman's second homer of the game and fifth of the season.
Astros 3, Angels 0
Houston extended its winning streak to five games with the help of
Alex Bregman, who was filling in at shortstop for Carlos Correa and
finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Charlie Morton (1-1) recorded his first victory with the Astros.
Jose Altuve added a sacrifice fly in the third inning and an RBI
double in the eighth.
The Angels dropped their sixth consecutive game and second in
succession via shutout. They wasted a strong start from right-hander
Jesse Chavez (1-2), who allowed two runs, seven hits and two walks
with five strikeouts in seven innings.
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Indians 3, Twins 1
Michael Brantley hit a solo home run and drove in two runs in
support of Cleveland starter Danny Salazar, who gave up seven hits
and walked two batters in his six innings, but only allowed one run.
Jose Ramirez added two hits for Cleveland, and
Francisco Lindor ran his current hitting streak to 11 games.
Cody Allen gave up two hits in the ninth and walked Miguel Sano to
load the bases, but he got Joe Mauer to fly out to record his third
save in as many chances.
Kyle Gibson (0-2) pitched 5 1/3 innings for
Minnesota, giving up three runs on eight hits.
Brewers 6, Cubs 3
Milwaukee homered for the ninth consecutive game, as three Brewers
went deep in the victory at frigid Wrigley Field.
The loss was the fourth straight for Chicago (6-7), while the
Brewers won their second straight and sixth in seven games.
Behind blasts from Ryan Braun (who went 3-for-4), Jett Bandy and
Eric Thames, the Brewers increased their total to 25 home runs in 14
games and pulled ahead of the New York Mets into the National League
lead in the category. Thames leads the National League with seven
Cubs starter John Lackey (1-2) gave up all three homers.
Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2
Jake Lamb hit the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning to lead the
Lamb's homer off reliever Chris Hatcher was his team-leading third
home run this season. David Peralta, who went 4-for-5, drove in two
runs for the Diamondbacks as they split the four-game series with
the Dodgers. A.J. Pollock, who also was 4-for-5, had the other RBI.
Enrique Hernandez homered and Logan Forsythe had an RBI for the
Rangers 7, Athletics 0
A.J. Griffin (2-0) pitched six shutout innings, allowing just one
hit and striking out eight, against his former team to help Texas
end a three-game losing streak.
Carlos Gomez went 2-for-4 with a double, drove in two runs and
scored three times for the Rangers. Nomar Mazara went 2-for-4 with a
double, three RBIs and a run. Mike Napoli had a two-run double.
\Right-hander Jharel Cotton (1-2) allowed five runs on five hits over
5 1/3 innings for the A's, who lost their fourth straight game.
Mariners 6, Marlins 1
Ariel Miranda threw seven shutout innings, and Robinson Cano and
Nelson Cruz hit first-inning homers as Seattle earned its fourth
victory in a row after a 2-8 start to the season.
Miranda tossed 97 pitches, striking out five while walking none and
allowing just four hits. It tied Miranda's longest start as a
Mariner. Mariners starters have gone at least seven innings and
allowed one run or fewer in three of their past four games.
Christian Yelich's solo homer in the ninth inning accounted for the
lone Marlins' run.
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