MLB roundup: Cards lose no-hit bid
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[August 20, 2019]
Dakota Hudson held the visiting
Milwaukee Brewers hitless for 6 2/3 innings Monday night, propelling
the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory.
Hudson (12-6) exited with a no-hitter intact with two outs in the
seventh inning after walking Eric Thames with his 111th pitch.
Yasmani Grandal ended the combined no-hitter one inning later with a
two-out double off reliever Giovanny Gallegos.
Cardinals reliever Andrew Miller got the last out in the eighth
inning with the bases loaded, then closed out the game in the ninth
to earn his fifth save. Hudson had seven strikeouts but allowed four
The division-leading Cardinals won for the eighth time in 10 games.
The Brewers have lost five of their past seven games. Kolten Wong
(groundout) and Dexter Fowler (single) drove in runs for St. Louis
in the fifth inning, and Paul DeJong added a solo homer in the
Nationals 13, Pirates 0
Trea Turner hit a three-run homer, Matt Adams and Asdrubal Cabrera
each hit two-run dingers, and Adam Eaton hit a solo shot as
Washington cruised to victory at Pittsburgh.
Washington racked up 11 runs in the first four innings after hitting
eight homers Sunday in a 16-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The
Nationals have won seven of their past eight games and have scored
62 runs in their past five games.
Nationals starter Joe Ross pitched 3 1/3 scoreless, three-hit
innings before he left after getting hit in the right leg by a Josh
Bell comebacker. Javy Guerra (2-1) took over and was perfect for 3
Rangers 8, Angels 7 (11 innings)
Isiah Kiner-Falefa's infield single scored the winning run in the
11th inning for Texas, which climbed from an early hole to beat Los
Angeles in Arlington, Texas.
Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with two walks for the Rangers. Willie
Calhoun and Delino DeShields had two hits each, and Scott Heineman
added the first two RBIs of his career.
Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer for the Angels, who left the
bases loaded in the eighth and ninth innings and had the bases
loaded before lining into a double play to end the 10th. Los Angeles
didn't score after the second inning.
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 3
Carson Kelly hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning, and Ketel
Marte had a two-run shot as Arizona beat Colorado in Phoenix.
Arizona added two more runs after Kelly's homer when David Peralta
greeted reliever Jake McGee with a two-run triple into the right
field corner. All three eighth-inning runs were charged to reliever
Wade Davis (1-6).
Kelly's blast came after the Rockies tied the game at 2 in the top
of the inning when Tony Wolters singled to drive in his second run
of the game. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon hit a solo homer in the
ninth off Archie Bradley, who earned his fifth save. Yoan Lopez
(2-5) got the final two outs of the eighth.
Royals 5, Orioles 4
Nicky Lopez and Nick Dini homered on back-to-back pitches starting
the seventh inning, helping Kansas City win at Baltimore. The Royals
ended a two-game losing streak while the Orioles dropped their
eighth consecutive game.
Kansas City scored three in the sixth and was up 3-2 when Lopez
homered on the first pitch of that seventh inning off Gabriel Ynoa.
Dini followed with his solo shot on the next pitch. Dini's first
major league home run and gave the Royals a three-run lead.
Kansas City starter Jorge Lopez (2-7) gave up one run on two hits in
five innings. Ian Kennedy pitched the ninth for his 22nd save
despite allowing a home run to Rio Ruiz.
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Cardinals starting pitcher Dakota Hudson (43) pitches against the
Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium.
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White Sox 6, Twins 4
Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer, and Yolmer Sanchez drove in a run
with a suicide squeeze to lead Chicago to a victory over Minnesota
Ryan Goins went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs for Chicago, which
snapped a seven-game losing streak at Target Field. Jorge Polanco
homered and drove in two runs for Minnesota, which had its four-game
winning streak snapped.
Chicago's Ivan Nova (9-9) overcame a rocky start to improve to 5-0
in his past six starts, allowing two runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3
innings. Alex Colome, despite giving up three hits and a run in the
ninth, picked up his 24th save.
Astros 5, Tigers 4
Yuli Gurriel had a two-run double as part of a four-run first
inning, and Houston then used some gritty bullpen work to fend off
Gurriel drove home Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez with his double
to straightaway center field and later scored on a fielding error by
Tigers left fielder Brandon Dixon to cap the Astros' early four-run
Houston extended its lead to 5-2 before holding tight down the
stretch, with relievers Hector Rondon, Will Harris and Roberto Osuna
(28th save) putting together the final 10 outs. Ronny Rodriguez and
Travis Demeritte homered for the Tigers.
Padres 3, Reds 2
Francisco Mejia hit a go-ahead home run in the fourth inning, and
Kirby Yates worked out of a ninth-inning jam as San Diego won at
Josh VanMeter had an RBI single off Yates in the ninth to make it
3-2, but the closer induced a fielder's choice to retire the
potential tying run in a rundown between third and home for the
second out. After plunking Jose Iglesias to load the bases, Yates
fanned Eugenio Suarez for his 36th save and third in three days.
Greg Garcia was 2-for-4 with two runs, and Manny Machado had an RBI
single for the Padres, who have won four of their past five games.
Mariners 9, Rays 3
Tom Murphy hit two home runs and drove in four runs as Seattle
defeated Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla. Austin Nola also homered
for the Mariners, who improved to 5-2 on their nine-game trip.
Tommy Pham and Austin Meadows went deep for the Rays, who had a
two-game winning streak snapped. The Rays' lead over the idle
Oakland A's for the American League's second and final wild card was
trimmed to one game.
Mariners starter Marco Gonzales (13-10) pitched five innings,
allowing three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out five.
--Field Level Media
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