Sale solid in debut before Red Sox blow lead, lose to Rays
Chris Sale labored 5 scoreless innings in his season debut, however the Boston bullpen couldn’t maintain a two-run lead in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday evening.
Sale, out all season with a fracture in his proper rib cage, allowed three hits with one stroll and struck out 5. The lefty reached 97 mph on his fastball throughout a 78-pitch, 53-strike outing.
Corey Kluber (5-5) allowed two runs and 4 hits in six innings to beat the Crimson Sox in consecutive begins.
The Rays went up 3-2 within the sixth when pinch-hitter Francisco Mejía had an RBI single off Matt Strahm (3-3). Two extra runs scored when the Crimson Sox made two errors on the identical play.
Brooks Raley labored the ninth for his fifth save in six possibilities.
ORIOLES 4, CUBS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Ramón Urías hit a two-run homer and made a giant defensive play, and Baltimore beat Chicago for its ninth straight win.
Jorge Mateo additionally homered as Baltimore (44-44) reached .500 for the primary time this season. It’s the longest win streak for the Orioles for the reason that franchise gained 13 straight in September 1999.
Baltimore right-hander Jordan Lyles (6-7) pitched seven innings of two-run ball in his second straight win. Jorge López, the Orioles’ lone All-Star choice, labored the ninth for his seventeenth save in 21 possibilities.
All-Star Ian Happ homered for Chicago, which dropped its fifth in a row. Adrian Sampson (0-1) allowed three runs and 6 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
BRAVES 4, METS 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Olson hit a go-ahead, two-run homer within the sixth inning, Adam Duvall went deep for 2 runs within the seventh and Atlanta trimmed New York’s NL East result in 1 1/2 video games.
The Braves dropped the sequence opener to the Mets however haven’t misplaced consecutive video games since June 17-18. They’re 30-9 since June 1, finest within the main leagues over that span.
Atlanta had one hit in opposition to Mets starter David Peterson (5-2) earlier than Olson crushed a slider 426 toes to heart area, his 14th homer of the season.
Tyler Matzek (1-2) confronted the minimal in 1 1/3 innings. A.J. Minter earned his fourth save with an ideal ninth.
REDS 4, YANKEES 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan India drove in two runs with a go-ahead, bases-loaded single with two outs within the ninth inning, and Cincinnati rallied previous New York.
The Yankees had been 49-0 when main after eight innings and the Reds had been 0-48 when trailing after eight earlier than New York nearer Clay Holmes (4-1) entered with a 3-0 lead however didn’t retire any of the 5 hitters he confronted. The Yankees have misplaced three straight for the second time this yr.
Reiver Sanmartin (2-4) pitched a scoreless eighth. Alexis Diaz struck out Aaron Decide and bought a double play from Gleyber Torres to complete his third profession save.
Earlier than pulling off their fifth straight win, the Reds did little in opposition to Gerrit Cole, who allowed 4 hits and struck out 11 in seven innings.
ASTROS 6, ANGELS 5
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Tucker delivered a tiebreaking RBI double within the ninth inning, and Houston blew a four-run lead earlier than rallying for a victory over spiraling Los Angeles.
José Altuve led off the ninth with a stroll from Angels nearer Raisel Iglesias (2-6), who had his second straight calamitous outing. Aledmys Díaz singled earlier than a double to proper by Tucker, a first-time All-Star choice final week.
Díaz hit an early two-run homer and Alex Bregman and Altuve had RBI singles earlier than the Astros wasted a robust six-inning begin by Luis Garcia with a mistake-filled seventh. The AL West leaders have nonetheless gained 4 of 5 and 21 of 27 to maneuver a season-high 28 video games above .500 at 57-29.
Hector Neris (2-3) pitched the eighth, and Ryan Pressly picked up his nineteenth save.
CARDINALS 7, DODGERS 6
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols and rookie Nolan Gorman homered as St. Louis ended Los Angeles’ seven-game successful streak.
Andrew Knizner drove in three runs on three singles as St. Louis gained its third straight.
Trea Turner had a two-run homer and single, and scored three runs for the Dodgers. Freddie Freeman added a solo homer, two singles and an RBI double.
Juan Oviedo (2-1) labored 1 1/3 innings in aid. Giovanny Gallegos gave up a leadoff homer to Freeman, however held on within the ninth inning for his tenth save.
Mitch White (1-2) allowed six runs on 10 hits in 5 innings.
ATHLETICS 14, RANGERS 7, 12 INNINGS
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Chad Pinder hit a grand slam throughout an eight-run twelfth inning and Oakland beat Texas.
Corey Seager homered for a career-high fifth straight recreation to get the Rangers inside 4-3 within the ninth, and Kole Calhoun tied it with a single a number of batters later.
Pinder was Texas’ computerized runner to open the twelfth and scored on Vimael Machin’s sacrifice fly off Dennis Santana (3-4). Three extra runs scored earlier than Pinder got here to bat with the bases loaded, and he hit the primary pitch from Kolby Allard into the left-field seats to make it 14-6.
Kirby Snead (1-0) struck out two and stranded two after coming into with one out within the eleventh.
GIANTS 13, DIAMONDBACKS 0
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thairo Estrada hit two homers, Logan Webb struck out eight in six scoreless innings and San Francisco routed Arizona.
Joey Bart and Yermín Mercedes additionally linked off Dallas Keuchel (2-7).
Webb (8-4) pitched round site visitors in practically each inning and had two walks in beating Arizona for the third time in 4 begins. Webb allowed 5 hits and ended his evening on a comebacker by Carson Kelly to finish the sixth with two on.
BLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 3
TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos matched his profession excessive by placing out 13 over six innings, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had 4 hits and Toronto snapped a four-game dropping streak.
Berríos (7-4) allowed three runs and 6 hits, bettering to 5-0 in eight house begins. Jordan Romano completed for his nineteenth save in 22 possibilities.
Gurriel singled within the second, doubled and scored within the third, doubled house the go-ahead run within the sixth and singled within the eighth.
Jeurys Familia (1-1) allowed one run and 4 hits in 1 1/3 innings as Philadelphia misplaced its third straight.
TIGERS 7, ROYALS 5
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera drove within the tying and go-ahead runs, matching Ted Williams for 14th place on the profession RBI checklist, and Detroit rallied previous Kansas Metropolis to snap a four-game skid.
Cabrera’s sacrifice fly within the fifth inning made it 3-3, and he had an RBI grounder for the Tigers’ first run in a four-run seventh. He equaled Williams with 1,838 RBIs.
The Royals dedicated three errors within the seventh behind Jose Cuas (2-1), who allowed 4 runs, solely one in every of them earned. Kansas Metropolis had 4 errors general — two by shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. — as its three-game successful streak ended.
Beau Brieske (3-6) pitched six innings, permitting three runs on 5 hits and placing out 4. Gregory Soto labored the ninth for his 18th save.
BREWERS 6, TWINS 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen and Willy Adames every hit a two-run homer, and Milwaukee outlasted three rain delays to beat Minnesota.
Jandel Gustave (2-0) labored a hitless fifth. Devin Williams pitched an ideal eighth inning to arrange Josh Hader for his twenty seventh save in an ideal ninth.
Jorge Polanco homered and Nick Gordon and Byron Buxton drove in runs for the Twins. Josh Winder (4-3) gave up 5 runs and 4 hits in 5 innings.
ROCKIES 5, PADRES 3
DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon hit a tiebreaking three-run homer, Austin Gomber pitched six sturdy innings and Colorado beat San Diego.
Gomber (5-7) permitted one run and 6 hits. Daniel Bard pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his nineteenth save in 21 possibilities.
Mike Clevinger (2-2) gave up Blackmon’s house run on his fourth pitch of the sixth inning. He allowed 4 of the 5 batters he confronted within the inning to succeed in earlier than being pulled.
GUARDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 1, GAME 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched a three-hitter for his first full recreation this yr and José Ramírez and Amed Rosario drove in two runs apiece, sending Cleveland previous Chicago in a doubleheader opener.
Bieber (4-5) struck out seven and walked none. He had been 0-2 in six begins since successful at Baltimore on June 3, the longest winless streak of his large league profession.
Rosario had a pair of RBI doubles off Davis Martin (1-3), driving in Austin Hedges within the third and Myles Straw within the fifth.
WHITE SOX 7, GUARDIANS 0, GAME 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Dylan Stop struck out 9 in 5 2/3 innings, and Chicago cut up a doubleheader with Cleveland.
José Abreu, Luis Robert and Josh Harrison homered for Chicago, which had dropped 4 of six.
Stop (8-4) allowed 5 hits and walked three. The proper-hander has not allowed multiple earned run in 9 consecutive begins, posting a 0.53 ERA over his final 51 innings.