Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games
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[August 09, 2017]
Aug 8 (The Sports Xchange) -
Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Tuesday:
Diamondbacks 6, Dodgers 3
Jake Lamb had two homers and five RBIs, and his go-ahead grand slam
in the seventh inning lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-3
victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on Tuesday.
Lamb, batting .143 in 91 at-bats against lefties this season, pulled
a breaking ball off the right field foul pole against Tony Watson
(5-4) for a 6-3 lead. Chris Iannetta had two hits and a homer for
Arizona, which moved one-half game ahead of the Colorado Rockies to
lead the NL wild-card race.
Red Sox 2, Rays 0
Chris Sale struck out 13 batters in eight innings to lead Boston to
its seventh straight victory.
Sale (14-4) gave up two hits and one walk on 112 pitches (80
strikes). His 229 strikeouts are the best in the major leagues.
Craig Kimbrel struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth
inning for his 28th save.
Indians 4, Rockies 1
Yan Gomes' three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth
inning capped a four-run rally and lifted Cleveland over Colorado.
The winning pitcher was Corey Kluber, who threw his second
consecutive three-hit complete game. He retired 26 of the last 27
batters he faced. Kluber (10-3) struck out 11 and did not walk a
batter. He struck out the side in order in the ninth inning.
Mariners 7, Athletics 6 (10 innings)
Leonys Martin launched a tiebreaking home run with two outs in the
top of the 10th inning in Seattle's victory over Oakland.
Martin connected off reliever Josh Smith (2-1) into the right field
seats for his second home run of the season, capping a huge comeback
win for the Mariners, who trailed 5-1 after three innings. Seattle
moved into a three-way tie for the second wild-card spot in the
American League with Kansas City and Tampa Bay.
Marlins 7, Nationals 3
Giancarlo Stanton broke a tie with a three-run homer in the fifth,
and Vance Worley allowed one run in six innings as Miami beat
Derek Dietrich was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs for the
Marlins. Worley (2-2), former property of the Nationals, scattered
six hits for his second win in six days against Washington. He
struck out two and walked three.
Blue Jays 4, Yankees 2
Josh Donaldson hit a pair of two-run homers, and J.A. Happ pitched
into the sixth inning for his second straight victory as Toronto
defeated New York.
Happ (5-8) allowed one run, four hits and four walks while striking
out five in 5 2/3 innings. Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth to
earn his 29th save of the season.
Giants 6, Cubs 3
Buster Posey supplied early offense with a three-run homer in the
first inning as San Francisco beat Chicago.
Ty Blach (8-7) allowed two runs while scattering seven hits and
striking out three. He went at least seven innings for the fifth
straight game and also supplied an RBI single.
Mets 5, Rangers 4
Rookie Chris Flexen earned his first major league win and collected
his first career hit when New York belted three home runs to snap a
four-game losing streak.
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Flexen (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits and
three walks while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings. He also
laced a double to left field in the fifth.
Angels 3, Orioles 2
Parker Bridwell allowed one run in seven innings against his former
team, and Andrelton Simmons and C.J. Cron had two hits apiece as Los
Angeles snapped a three-game slide.
Bridwell (6-1) allowed six hits and didn't walk a
batter while striking out four. It was the rookie's seventh quality
effort in 10 starts in 2017. The Angels are 10-1 in the 11 games he
has pitched this season.
Twins 11, Brewers 4
Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario each hit two home runs, and Brian
Dozier belted a go-ahead grand slam in the fourth inning as
Minnesota routed Milwaukee.
Dozier also drove in a run later in the game to cap his season-high
five-RBI game. Twins starter Adalberto Mejia exited in the fourth
inning after experiencing left lateral upper arm pain.
White Sox 8, Astros 5
Kevan Smith doubled, homered and drove in four runs, and Chicago
held off Houston.
Avisail Garcia, Jose Abreu and Tim Anderson added two hits apiece as
the White Sox snapped a six-game losing streak. Derek Holland (6-11)
earned his first victory since June 13, allowing three runs and a
season-high seven walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Cardinals 10, Royals 3
Yadier Molina and Jedd Gyorko each homered and drove in three runs
as St. Louis routed Kansas City.
Molina went deep leading off the fourth and contributed a two-run
single in a six-run fifth. Gyorko capped the big inning with a
three-run shot. Randal Grichuk also homered for the Cardinals, who
have scored 34 runs in their past three games.
Phillies 5, Braves 2
Zach Eflin pitched seven strong innings, and Philadelphia continued
its dominance over Atlanta.
Eflin (1-3), recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make his first
big-league start since May 28, allowed two runs and seven hits. He
also went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Phillies improved to 10-2
against the Braves this season.
Pirates 6, Tigers 3
Chad Kuhl faltered after a strong start but pitched -- and hit --
well enough to win his second consecutive decision as Pittsburgh
Kuhl (5-7), held the Tigers scoreless on two hits through the first
five innings before Detroit scored three runs in the sixth. Kuhl,
who came up to the Pirates in 2016, drove in the first runs of his
major league career with a two-run single.
Padres 7, Reds 3
Austin Hedges and Yangervis Solarte homered, and Luis Perdomo
allowed two runs in six-plus innings as San Diego beat Cincinnati.
Jose Pirela went 4-for-4 with two doubles, helping the Padres
improve to 4-1 this season against Cincinnati. Pirela is 6-for-8 in
the series with two doubles, two homers, and three RBIs.
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