Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games
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[August 24, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange)
Pirates 1, Dodgers 0 (10 innings)
Josh Harrison ended Rich Hill's no-hit bid with a walk-off home run
in the 10th inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0 victory over
the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Harrison lifted a 2-1 pitch over the left-field wall. After Hill
(9-5) began with eight perfect innings, third baseman Logan Forsythe
committed an error with no outs in the ninth, allowing Jordy Mercer
Hill threw 99 pitches, 75 of them strikes.
Royals 6, Rockies 4
Eric Hosmer's three-run, walk-off homer with two outs in the ninth
inning lifted Kansas City over Colorado.
Hosmer's blast with Alex Gordon and Melky Cabrera aboard came off
former Royals closer Greg Holland (2-5). The first baseman ripped a
1-1 offering out to right for his first career walk-off home run.
Brandon Maurer (3-5) worked a scoreless ninth to pick up the
victory. Kansas City's Whit Merrifield went 4-for-5, matching his
career-high in hits. Hosmer added three hits.
Red Sox 6, Indians 1
Mitch Moreland and Eduardo Nunez homered, and four Boston pitchers
combined for a three-hitter in defeating Cleveland.
Moreland hit a solo home run off Corey Kluber in the fifth inning,
and Nunez belted a two-run shot off Bryan Shaw in Boston's four-run
ninth. The Indians' Edwin Encarnacion homered in the eighth off
reliever Addison Reed.
Drew Pomeranz (13-4) pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up two hits,
with nine strikeouts and four walks.
Astros 6, Nationals 1
Mike Fiers produced his best start in more than a month, and Jake
Marisnick, Max Stassi and Alex Bregman hit home runs as Houston
After allowing at least three runs and two homers in each of his
previous four starts, Fiers (8-8) surrendered one run, four hits and
one walk in seven innings. It marked his longest outing since he
worked seven innings in consecutive starts in mid-July.
Cubs 9, Reds 3
Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer and Tommy La Stella added a
two-run shot as Chicago won its fifth straight.
Mike Montgomery (4-6) allowed four hits in six shutout innings. The
Cubs played without third baseman Kris Bryant, who was hit on the
hand by a pitch during the ninth inning on Tuesday night.
He was replaced by La Stella, who reached base four times.
Rangers 7, Angels 5 (10 innings)
Adrian Beltre homered in his first two at-bats and contributed to a
two-run uprising in the 10th inning with a groundout as Texas
defeated Los Angeles.
Robinson Chirinos also homered and finished with three hits.
Yankees 10, Tigers 2
Gary Sanchez continued his power surge with his third homer in two
games as New York rolled past Detroit.
Sanchez hit a solo homer in the first inning and added a two-run
single in the third. He has homered in six of the past nine games,
and he has nine long balls over the past 14 contests, giving him 26
for the season.
Blue Jays 7, Rays 6
Toronto hit six home runs, five of them solo, and Kevin Pillar's
shot in the eighth inning gave Toronto the victory over Tampa Bay.
The teams combined for nine home runs, matching the most in a Rays
game. Tampa Bay came back from a 5-0 deficit to tie the game in the
seventh, only to leave the bases loaded and see the Blue Jays snap a
four-game losing streak.
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Cardinals 6, Padres 2
Luke Weaver pitched seven shutout innings, tying a career high with
10 strikeouts, as St Louis subdued San Diego.
Making only his third start of the year, Weaver (2-1) permitted
three hits and one walk, throwing 69 of his 99 pitches for strikes.
His outing allowed the Cardinals to snap a 12-game streak of
allowing opponents to score at least five runs.
Mets 4, Diamondbacks 2
Chris Flexen tossed a career-high six innings, and fellow rookies
Brandon Nimmo and Dominic Smith combined to score all four runs in
New York's victory over Arizona.
Flexen (3-2), making his sixth career start, allowed two runs, six
hits and four walks while striking out five.
Nimmo, who has played every day since Curtis Granderson was traded
Friday, reached base in all four plate appearances via three walks
and a double.
Orioles 8, Athletics 7 (12 innings)
Zach Britton's American League record streak of consecutive saves
ended at 60 but Baltimore still emerged with a victory over Oakland
on a game-winning homer by Manny Machado in the 12th inning.
The Athletics' Marcus Semien went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in the
sixth and a single in the ninth that cut the Orioles' lead to 7-6
One batter later, Matt Joyce tied the game on a sacrifice fly.
Britton had not blown a save since Sept. 20, 2015.
Mariners 9, Braves 6
Kyle Seager had three hits, including a three-run homer that
highlighted a five-run eighth-inning rally, to propel Seattle past
The Mariners entered the eighth trailing 6-5 and rallied against
Jim Johnson, who allowed each of the four batters he faced to reach
Seager then greeted rookie reliever Dan Winkler with an
opposite-field homer that bounced off the top of the wall.
White Sox 4, Twins 3
Tim Anderson lined a single to left to score Avisail Garcia with
the winning run as Chicago claimed a walk-off victory over
The White Sox shortstop sent a 1-0 pitch from Trevor Hildenberger
(2-2) with one out in the ninth inning for his first career
game-ending hit. Danny Farquhar (3-2) worked a scoreless inning for
Giants 4, Brewers 2
Jarrett Parker's check-swing, two-run double broke a seventh-inning
tie and sent San Francisco past Milwaukee.
Matt Moore pitched six strong innings before handing off the ball
to the bullpen, helping the Giants win for a second time in the
three-game series against the playoff-contending Brewers.
Phillies 8, Marlins 0
A three-run homer by rookie slugger Rhys Hoskins punctuated a
five-run third inning as Philadelphia backed a terrific outing by
Mark Leiter Jr with a well-rounded offensive performance en route to
victory over Miami.
Leiter (2-3) recorded the best of his five major league starts,
going seven innings for the first time while giving up one hit and
two walks. He struck out five.
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