Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games
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[August 12, 2017]
Aug 12 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's Major League
Yankees 5, Red Sox 4
Todd Frazier hit a tie-breaking single with nobody out in the bottom
of the eighth inning as the New York Yankees pulled off a stunning
comeback to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4, ending their long-time
rival's season-high eight-game winning streak.
Blanked for seven innings, the Yankees came alive against Addison
Reed (0-1) in the eighth. After Brett Gardner was hit on the foot,
Aaron Hicks lifted a full count slider into the right-field seats
near the foul pole to make it a one-run game.
The Yankees had runners at first and second after Gary Sanchez
singled and Aaron Judge walked. Reed was replaced by Joe Kelly, who
gave up a bloop single to Didi Gregorius to tie the game at 3-3.
Four pitches later, Frazier blooped Kelly's 100 mph fastball in
front of left fielder Andrew Beintendi as Judge scored. The Yankees
loaded the bases and added insurance when Ronald Torreyes lifted a
Cardinals 8, Braves 5
The streaking St Louis Cardinals raced to a 6-1 third-inning lead
and held off Atlanta for an 8-5 decision at Busch Stadium.
Upping their record to 60-56 with a seventh straight win, the
Cardinals got two doubles and three RBIs from Paul DeJong, plus two
hits and two RBIs from Randal Grichuk.
Their only hit after Tommy Pham's two-out double in the third was a
big one -- DeJong's two-out, two-run double down the right field
line in the eighth.
Mets 7, Phillies 6
Amed Rosario's solo homer in the ninth inning gave New York a win
over Philadelphia. His first major league homer capped a three-hit
night for Rosario, who scored three times.
Yoenis Cespedes knocked in four runs and hit a three-run homer in
the win, the Mets' second in as many nights over the Phillies.
Twins 9, Tigers 4
Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each hit home runs that drove in a
total of five runs and powered Minnesota to a victory over Detroit
that was its sixth win in a row.
Ryan Pressly (2-2) picked up the win after starter Kyle Gibson was
unable to get the final out of the fifth inning. He retired all four
batters he faced.
Indians 5, Rays 0
Carlos Carrasco had a no-hitter through 6 2/3 innings to help
Cleveland earn a shutout win against Tampa Bay.
Carrasco (11-5) gave up two hits in eight innings and struck out 10
on 106 pitches (73 strikes). Cleveland (61-52) scored five runs in
the fifth inning.
Marlins 6, Rockies 3
Giancarlo Stanton belted his major-league-leading 40th home run and
Derek Dietrich hit a tie-breaking single as Miami rallied to defeat
Stanton, who hit a solo shot in the sixth, is two homers shy of Gary
Sheffield's franchise record of 42, set in 1996.
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Pirates 4, Blue Jays 2
Jameson Taillon pitched into the seventh inning and Pittsburgh
scored four unearned runs in the third inning of a victory over
Taillon (7-5) allowed six hits, one walk and two runs while striking
out seven in six-plus innings for his first win since July 20, a
span of three winless outings.
White Sox 6, Royals 3
A speedy and timely offensive attack and a dazzling team debut from
right-hander Reynaldo Lopez boosted Chicago to a victory against
White Sox center fielder Adam Engel broke a tie with an RBI triple
in the seventh inning and scored with a headfirst slide on Yolmer
Sanchez's sacrifice bunt one batter later.
Tim Anderson added a two-run home run later in the inning to provide
the final margin for the White Sox, who won their fourth straight
Rangers 6, Astros 4
Texas rode a strong start from Cole Hamels and held off Houston late
as the Astros lost their fourth consecutive game.
After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago, the Astros are in the
midst of their longest losing streak of the season.
Reds 11, Brewers 10
Zack Cozart and Tucker Barnhart hit solo home runs and Cincinnati
pounded out 15 hits but still had to hold off a late rally in a
victory over Milwaukee.
Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson (9-6) absorbed most of the damage,
allowing 10 runs -- nine earned -- on 11 hits and three walks while
striking out four over 3 2/3 innings.
Angels 6, Mariners 5
Mike Trout scored the go-ahead run on an error in the top of the
ninth inning as Los Angeles rallied from a four-run deficit to
The Angels won their fourth game in a row and are one-half game out
of the American League's second and final wild-card berth.
Padres 4, Dodgers 3
Manuel Margot continued to show he is a keeper for San Diego with
his second multi-home run game of the season.
The rookie center fielder hit two homers as the Padres showed some
resiliency in a win over Los Angeles, which has the best record in
Athletics 5, Orioles 4
Matt Olson hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with two
doubles, leading Oakland to a victory against Baltimore.
The A's trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the eighth, but scored
two times to take a winning lead.
Cubs 8, Diamondbacks 3
Kyle Schwarber homered in his first game in Chase Field since being
badly injured there last season, Alex Avila followed him with
another homer and Kris Bryant reached base five straight times to
lead Chicago past Arizona.
With the Cubs up 3-2 in the sixth, Schwarber hit a deep drive to
center field -- not that far from where his 2016 regular season
ended with two torn knee ligaments -- for his 19th homer.
Giants v Nationals (postponed)
The opener of a three-game series between last-place San Francisco
and first-place Washington was rained out, meaning the start of the
series is pushed back to Saturday.
Friday's game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on
Sunday. (Editing by John O'Brien)
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