roundup: D-backs top Phils in record 13-homer game
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[June 11, 2019]
The Diamondbacks hit a
franchise-record eight home runs, and they combined with the
Phillies for a major-league-record 13 homers as Arizona won 13-8 at
Philadelphia on Monday.
Arizona's Eduardo Escobar hit two home runs and finished with four
hits and five RBIs. Ildemaro Vargas also hit two home runs while
Jarrod Dyson, Ketel Marte, David Peralta and Alex Avila each homered
for the Diamondbacks.
Marte had three hits and two runs as the Diamondbacks won their
fifth in a row. The Diamondbacks' previous season high for home runs
in a game was five.
The Phillies added five home runs -- two by Scott Kingery and one
apiece for Jean Segura, Rhys Hoskins and Jay Bruce. Kingery also had
a triple in his 3-for-5 game for the Phillies, who dropped their
second in a row.
Rockies 6, Cubs 5
Charlie Blackmon homered and had three hits, Nolan Arenado and Ian
Desmond also hit home runs, and Colorado beat Chicago in Denver.
Ryan McMahon had a tiebreaking single in the eighth to lift the
Rockies. Scott Oberg (4-0) pitched an inning of relief, and Wade
Davis got the final three outs for his eighth save.
David Bote, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber all hit third-inning
homers for the Cubs.
Angels 5, Dodgers 3
Wilfredo Tovar's fielder's choice plated the tiebreaking run, and
Mike Trout smacked a two-run homer as the Los Angeles Angels rallied
to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to begin the Freeway Series at
The Angels pushed across two runs in the bottom of the eighth
without benefit of a hit as they won for just the third time in the
past eight games.
Ty Buttrey (4-2) worked the eighth, and Hansel Robles worked out of
a ninth-inning jam for his eighth save. Chris Taylor delivered a
two-run double for the Dodgers, who fell for only the fourth time in
the last 17 games.
Braves 13, Pirates 7
Host Atlanta hit a season-high five home runs, including two by
Ozzie Albies and a grand slam by Ronald Acuna Jr., and the Braves
rolled over Pittsburgh.
Acuna delivered his 15th homer to highlight a five-run outburst in
the second inning that erased a 1-0 deficit and put the Braves ahead
to stay. Albies added a solo homer in the third and another in the
seventh, his eighth and ninth. Freddie Freeman hit his 18th homer in
the fourth, a two-run shot.
Atlanta third baseman Josh Donaldson and Pittsburgh starter Joe
Musgrove and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected in the first inning.
Donaldson was grazed by a fastball and exchanged words with
Musgrove. Donaldson shoved catcher Elias Diaz, who was trying to
shield his pitcher, and players from both teams rushed onto the
Rays 6, Athletics 2
Aided by three home runs, Charlie Morton extended his unbeaten
streak to 21 games with seven shutout innings as Tampa Bay won the
opener of a three-game series with Oakland in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Brandon Lowe, Kevin Kiermaier and Ji-Man Choi hit two-run homers,
helping the Rays prevail in their first meeting of the season with
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Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) celebrates his home
run with center fielder Jarrod Dyson (1) during the fourth inning
against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory
Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Morton (8-0) struggled early but retired the last 14 batters he
faced before turning a 4-0 lead over to the Tampa Bay bullpen. The
veteran, whose unbeaten streak began last August against Oakland,
allowed just two hits and two walks in his seven innings. He struck
Rangers 4, Red Sox 3 (11 innings)
Elvis Andrus hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning as Texas
rallied past host Boston to begin a four-game series.
Andrus' game-winner drove in Danny Santana, who began the frame with
his fourth hit of the game, a double. Jesse Chavez (2-1) escaped a
bases-loaded jam with two outs in the 10th to get the win for Texas,
and Chris Martin pitched a perfect bottom of the 11th for his second
Ryan Brasier (2-3) took the loss for Red Sox, who tied the game in
the bottom of the ninth after blowing the lead in the top of the
Cardinals 4, Marlins 1
Marcell Ozuna scored two runs in his return to his former home
stadium, and Michael Wacha pitched six scoreless innings as St.
Louis won at Miami.
Ozuna went 2-for-3 with a double, a single and a walk as the
Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak despite getting just
four hits. Ozuna is 5-for-7 in his past two games and is hitting
.462 in seven career games against the Marlins.
Wacha (4-2) improved his career record against Miami to 3-0. He
allowed five hits -- all singles -- and two walks, striking out four
in his first win since May 9. He had been relegated to the bullpen
after losing his second straight start on May 22.
Nationals 12, White Sox 1
Trea Turner doubled, tripled and homered, and Anibal Sanchez pitched
six strong innings to boost Washington past host Chicago.
Kurt Suzuki smacked a ninth-inning grand slam as part of a six-run
rally that punctuated the Washington rout. Suzuki knocked in five
runs, Adam Eaton had three hits, and Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick and
Victor Robles added two hits apiece.
Washington's 16-hit attack proved to be plenty of support for
Sanchez (2-6), who limited Chicago to one run on four hits and one
walk with one strikeout.
The opener of the annual Subway Series between the New York Yankees
and New York Mets at Yankee Stadium was postponed due to heavy rain.
The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader
--Field Level Media
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