Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games
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[May 03, 2017]
May 2 (The Sports Xchange)
Yankees 11, Blue Jays 5
Aaron Judge hit two more home runs and the New York Yankees slugged
five in an 11-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Judge capitalized on a 23 mph wind blowing out to right field with a
two-run homer off Mat Latos (0-1) with nobody out in the second. He
added a long three-run homer into the left field seats with nobody
out in the seventh off Jason Grilli.
Judge finished with four RBIs and recorded his second career
multi-home run game. The right fielder has hit five of his 12 home
runs and recorded 10 RBIs in his last five games.
Brett Gardner also homered twice for the Yankees, who won for the
15th time in 20 games. It marked the first time the Yankees had two
players hit two home runs in a game at home since Robinson Cano and
Curtis Granderson on Oct. 3, 2012.
Red Sox 5, Orioles 2
Chris Sale, given offensive support for the first time by his new
team, threw eight strong innings and Hanley Ramirez hit two long
solo homers to power Boston.
Sale, who had received four runs of support in his first five starts
with the Red Sox, allowed three hits and two runs while striking out
11 -- his fifth straight double-figure strikeout game. Sale (2-2)
walked two. His ERA rose from 1.19 to 1.38.
Sale also extended the Manny Machado drama by throwing behind him in
the first inning. That brought a warning to both benches -- and the
end to anything else Tuesday. Machado later homered off Sale.
Astros 8, Rangers 7
Marwin Gonzalez cranked his first career grand slam with two outs in
the eighth inning, lifting Houston to a comeback victory.
Gonzalez lofted a 2-1 fastball from Texas right-hander Keone Kela
(0-1) just inside the right field foul pole for his second home run
of the night and seventh this season. Gonzalez also bashed a leadoff
homer off Rangers spot starter Alex Claudio in the sixth and
finished 2-for-3 with a career-high five RBIs.
Jose Altuve belted a two-run homer off Claudio in the fourth inning
to kick-start the comeback as the Astros rallied from five runs
down. Houston recorded its 12th come-from-behind win of the season.
Angels 6, Mariners 4 (11 innings)
Albert Pujols doubled home Mike Trout with the go-ahead run in the
11th inning and set up the insurance score by stealing third to
propel Los Angeles to victory.
Trout drew his third walk of the game with one out off James Pazos
(0-1), who entered to start the 11th. Pujols then sliced a 3-2 pitch
the opposite way that got past the diving attempt of right fielder
Ben Gamel, allowing Trout to score from first.
Deolis Guerra (2-1) pitched the final two innings for the victory,
the Angels' seventh in the past eight games. Seattle's Robinson Cano
singled home the tying run with two outs in the ninth off Los
Angeles closer Bud Norris.
Dodgers 13, Giants 5
Franklin Gutierrez homered in his first at-bat off the disabled
list, and Yasiel Puig drove in four runs to lead Los Angeles.
Rookie Cody Bellinger had three RBIs for the Dodgers, who defeated
San Francisco for the 11th time in the past 15 meetings at home.
Puig went 3-for-5, while Gutierrez was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Justin
Turner also drove in two runs.
Los Angeles' Alex Wood (2-0) gave up five runs (four earned) on
seven hits with eight strikeouts and a walk in five innings. Giants
starter Matt Moore (1-4) served up nine runs on six hits with five
walks and three strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
Cubs 8, Phillies 3
Kyle Schwarber clubbed a three-run homer while Kris Bryant and
Javier Baez each added solo shots as Chicago defeated Philadelphia.
Baez also tripled and had a career-high four hits as the Cubs
snapped a two-game losing streak. Schwarber went 1-for-5 with his
first home run since April 18 while Bryant was 2-for-4 with his
fifth homer and first triple.
Chicago's Jon Lester (1-1) worked five innings for his first win
after four no-decisions and a loss while improving to 7-0 all-time
against the Phillies. Philadelphia's Jeremy Hellickson (4-1) pitched
a season-low four innings.
Tigers 5, Indians 2
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer in his return from the disabled
list and Detroit won its third straight game.
Cabrera, who hit his sixth career homer off Cleveland ace Corey
Kluber, missed the previous nine games with a right groin strain. He
was removed prior to the eighth inning after going 1-for-4.
Kluber (3-2) lasted three innings, surrendering five runs on seven
hits before leaving with lower back discomfort. The Tigers' Justin
Verlander (2-2) tossed seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits
while walking four and striking out five.
Twins 9, Athletics 1
Miguel Sano continued his hot streak at the plate while Ervin
Santana pitched another gem as Minnesota defeated Oakland.
Sano's two-run homer was one of six home runs hit by the Twins.
Brian Dozier hit a pair while Jason Castro, Byron Buxton and Joe
Mauer also cleared the fences.
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Santana (5-0) lowered his ERA to 0.66 after allowing
three hits and striking out seven in six scoreless innings. Sano has
homered in three straight games and is 12-for-20 with four home runs
and 13 RBIs during a five-game hitting streak.
Braves 9, Mets 7
Atlanta got the best of Matt Harvey for the second time in less than
a week, again scoring six runs against the New York right-hander en
route to victory
Ender Inciarte had three hits and drove in three
runs, and Freddie Freeman belted his 10th homer of the season in the
first inning. Jay Bruce made it close as he blasted a grand slam --
his second homer of the game -- with two outs in the ninth.
Braves starter R.A. Dickey gave up a two-run homer to Bruce and a
bases-empty blast to Asdrubal Cabrera on fastballs, but that was the
only damage as the knuckleballer improved to 4-0 against the team he
won a NL Cy Young Award with in 2012.
Diamondbacks 6, Nationals 3
Chris Herrmann went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and Arizona hit
three long balls to defeat Washington.
Herrmann entered the game batting .167 after going 3-for-16 on a
recent homestand. He hit his second homer of the season in a
three-run fourth inning that included a solo shot from Jake Lamb.
Chris Owings added an insurance run in the seventh with an RBI
single to make it 5-3. Diamondbacks reserve Jeremy Hazelbaker hit
his first homer in the ninth for a 6-3 cushion.
White Sox 6, Royals 0
Jose Quintana threw eight strong innings and Yolmer Sanchez had
three hits and drove in a run as Chicago beat Kansas City.
Quintana (2-4) gave up four singles and threw 102 pitches, 65 for
strikes, before being replaced by Anthony Swarzak. He walked two and
struck out seven.
Kansas City's Danny Duffy (2-2) did not make it out of the sixth
inning. He was roughed up for six runs on 10 hits and two walks. The
White Sox have beaten Duffy in back-to-back starts. It was the 10th
defeat in the last 11 games for the Royals.
Cardinals 2, Brewers 1
Carlos Martinez bounced back from a series of poor starts, allowing
one unearned run on four hits over 7 1/3 innings while leading St.
Louis to victory.
The win was the first of the season for Martinez (1-3), coming in
his sixth start and after he had allowed 15 earned runs in 21 1/3
innings in his previous four starts for a 6.33 ERA. Kolten Wong had
two hits and an RBI for the Cardinals.
Wily Peralta (4-2) lost his ninth consecutive decision against St.
Louis in his last 11 starts. He has not defeated the Cardinals since
Aug. 1, 2014. He gave up two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Rays 3, Marlins 1
Logan Morrison homered against his former team, Alex Cobb pitched
six scoreless innings and Tampa Bay defeated Miami.
Marlins starter Edinson Volquez (0-4), who left the game after 4 1/3
innings due to a blister on his right thumb, became the first
pitcher in the modern era to post at least nine strikeouts and eight
walks in less than five innings.
Cobb (2-2) was much more efficient, allowing four hits and two
walks, striking out two. The Rays drew at least one walk in each of
the first eight innings. Tampa Bay's Brad Miller, who is hitting
.217, drew four.
Pirates 12, Reds 3
Josh Harrison hit a three-run homer and Tyler Glasnow pitched six
innings to earn his first career victory while adding a two-run
single to lift Pittsburgh.
Harrison continued to haunt his hometown team with his third home
run in two games. Alen Hanson went 2-for-3 with a triple and two
runs for the Pirates, who have won four of six.
Glasnow (1-1) reached base three times with a single and two walks.
Wade LeBlanc earned his first save of the season and third of his
career, allowing one hit and striking out four over three scoreless
Padres 6, Rockies 2
Trevor Cahill surrendered an unearned run over six innings and was
supported by back-to-back home runs from Yangervis Solarte and Ryan
Schimpf as San Diego defeated Colorado.
Cahill (2-2) won his second straight decision at Petco Park,
allowing three hits. He struck out six with no walks.
Tyler Chatwood (2-4) was breezing through the Padres during the
game's first half, then unraveled his third time through their
order. San Diego broke through with a five-run sixth inning when
they chased Chatwood.
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