Freddy Peralta and three relievers combined on a one-hitter and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers used three solo home runs to record their third straight shutout over the Cincinnati Reds, posting a 3-0 victory on Saturday night.
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Peralta (6-7) only allowed a one-out, broken-bat infield single by Jake Fraley in the fourth inning, striking out six while issuing two walks to record Milwaukee’s seventh win over Cincinnati in nine meetings this season.
For the second straight night, Elvis Peguero, Joel Payamps and Devin Williams each threw a scoreless inning to complete the shutout, with Williams converting his 22nd save in 24 chances.
Christian Yelich, William Contreras and Owen Miller had the solo shots for the Brewers.
Angels 13, Astros 12 (10 innings)
Trey Cabbage scored on a throwing error in the 10th inning to lift Los Angeles over Houston in the middle game of a three-game series in Anaheim, Calif.
With runners on first and second and Phil Maton (2-3) on the mound, Taylor Ward hit a grounder to second baseman Mauricio Dubon. Dubon flipped the ball to Grae Kessinger, whose throw to first was wide, allowing Cabbage to score. Luis Rengifo, Zach Neto, Mike Moustakas and Shohei Ohtani all homered for the Angels.
Chas McCormick had three hits and scored four runs, and Kyle Tucker and Jose Abreu each contributed three RBIs. Astros starter Framber Valdez allowed a season-high five runs and seven hits before leaving with one out in the seventh because of a left calf injury. He matched his career high with 13 strikeouts.
Phillies 6, Padres 4 (Game 1)
Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting host Philadelphia to a win over San Diego in the first game of a doubleheader.
Philadelphia starter Ranger Suarez tossed six innings and allowed three runs on six hits. Matt Strahm (6-3) earned the win in relief despite permitting one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings. Craig Kimbrel worked around two walks in a scoreless ninth to secure his 15th save in 15 chances.
Manny Machado went deep for San Diego for his 300th career homer. Ha-Seong Kim added three hits for the Padres, who saw their three-game winning streak come to a halt.
Rays 6, Royals 1 (Game 1)
Jose Siri homered twice in support of six strong innings from Tyler Glasnow as Tampa Bay beat host Kansas City in the first game of a split doubleheader.
Glasnow (3-3) surrendered one run on six hits and two walks, fanning seven over six innings to collect his first win since June 14. Francisco Mejia also went deep for the Rays.
Salvador Perez went 4-for-4 to record his 11th career four-hit game and first of the season as he broke out of a 4-for-43 slump dating back to June 24. Royals starter Alec Marsh (0-3) struck out a career-best 11 over six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk.
Nationals 7, Cardinals 5 (10 innings)
CJ Abrams scored three runs and stole two bases as visiting Washington defeated St. Louis in the resumption of a suspended game from Friday.
Joey Meneses drove in two runs for the Nationals, who won their third straight game. Washington starting pitcher Trevor Williams allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings on Friday before rain halted the game.
Brendan Donovan hit a three-run homer, and Lars Nootbaar and Willson Contreras hit solo shots for the Cardinals.
Cubs 10, Red Sox 4
Cody Bellinger’s grand slam capped a six-run third inning as host Chicago rolled to a win over Boston, evening the teams’ first series out of the All-Star break.
Bellinger went 2-for-4 and now has 12 home runs on the season. Every Chicago batter delivered at least one hit in the win.
Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (10-6) allowed just one run in his six innings en route to the win. He struck out three and limited Boston to three hits. Triston Casas hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox.
Blue Jays 5, Diamondbacks 2
Whit Merrifield hit a tiebreaking homer and fill-in starter Chris Bassitt pitched six solid innings as Toronto notched a victory over visiting Arizona.
Bo Bichette also homered for the Blue Jays, who have won seven of their last eight games. Bassitt (9-5) started for All-Star Kevin Gausman (side discomfort) and gave up two runs and seven hits while striking out five and walking none.
Geraldo Perdomo had three hits and Jake McCarthy had two hits and two RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who have lost seven of their past nine contests. Zac Gallen (11-4) labored through much of his five innings, giving up three runs, six hits and three walks while fanning five before departing after 94 pitches.
Rangers 2, Guardians 0
Andrew Heaney and a trio of relievers combined on an eight-hit shutout as Texas beat Cleveland in Arlington, Texas.
Heaney (6-6) allowed six hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. Grant Anderson and Will Smith followed before Aroldis Chapman worked around a two-out single in the ninth for his third save and first since being acquired by the Rangers on June 30.
The Guardians outhit the Rangers 8-5, but they left eight runners on base and were shut out for the ninth time this season. Cleveland starter Gavin Williams (1-2) was lifted after giving up two runs on four hits over five innings.
Orioles 6, Marlins 5
Anthony Santander gave Baltimore its first lead of the game with a one-out single in the seventh to complete a comeback from a four-run deficit as the Orioles defeated visiting Miami for their seventh straight win.
Gunnar Henderson hit a solo home run leading off the bottom of the seventh to pull the Orioles even for the first time since the beginning of the second inning. Mike Baumann (6-0) was the winning pitcher with 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief.
Luis Arraez went 4-for-5 but didn’t score a run despite reaching the four-hit mark for the sixth time this season. Five Marlins each had one RBI. Huascar Brazoban (3-2) was charged with the loss.
Giants 3, Pirates 1
Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking single that plated two runs in the eighth inning to lift visiting San Francisco to a victory over Pittsburgh.
Mike Yastrzemski hit a solo homer for the Giants, who have won four straight games. Taylor Rogers (5-3) pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the win, and Camilo Doval pitched the ninth for his major-league-leading 28th save.
Henry Davis hit a solo homer for the Pirates, who are 2-9 in their past 11 games. Pittsburgh starter Johan Oviedo allowed one hit — Yastrzemski’s homer — over seven innings. He matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. Carmen Mlodzinski (1-2) took the loss.
Phillies 9, Padres 4 (Game 2)
Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in three runs, Bryce Harper added a home run and double and host Philadelphia defeated San Diego to sweep a day-night doubleheader.
Harper’s homer was his first since May 25, and Johan Rojas added three hits and two RBIs. Phillies starter Taijuan Walker (11-3) tossed five innings and gave up four hits and two runs. It was the seventh consecutive victory for Walker.
Juan Soto had two hits and an RBI and Trent Grisham added an RBI single for the Padres. San Diego starter Ryan Weathers (1-6) allowed six hits and four runs in 4 2/3 innings.
Twins 10, Athletics 7
Kyle Farmer spoiled Freddy Tarnok’s season debut with a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and Minnesota, after blowing a 6-0 lead, held on to win against host Oakland.
Michael A. Taylor also homered for the Twins, who have earned back-to-back narrow victories over the A’s. After his teammates had scored in four consecutive innings to draw even at 7-7, Tarnok (0-1) retired the first two Twins in the seventh before Farmer launched his fifth homer of the season to left field. Tarnok was promoted from Triple-A on Friday.
Reliever Jovani Moran (2-2) was credited with the win after pitching two-thirds of an inning and Jhoan Duran worked a 1-2-3 ninth, striking out two, for his 14th save.
Rays 4, Royals 2 (Game 2)
Luke Raley’s tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning boosted Tampa Bay to a doubleheader sweep of host Kansas City.
Harold Ramirez led off the decisive eighth with a first-pitch single to left and moved up on Randy Arozarena’s deep fly to center. One batter later, Raley delivered a two-out RBI single to right against reliever Carlos Hernandez (0-5), breaking a 2-2 tie.
Colin Poche (7-2) earned the win with a hitless seventh inning and Pete Fairbanks allowed only a leadoff single in the ninth to earn his 10th save. In his Royals debut after being acquired on June 30 as part of a trade for Aroldis Chapman, Cole Ragans gave up one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
White Sox 6, Braves 5
Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs and Jake Burger hit his 20th home run as Chicago won its first-ever game in Atlanta.
The White Sox entered the game 0-7 on the road against the Braves, but scored two late runs — including Burger’s tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth — and ended their three-game losing streak. Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with two homers in the loss.
Benintendi was 3-for-5 with a double and a run. Chicago starter Lance Lynn (6-8) pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. Atlanta starter Spencer Strider (11-3) pitched six innings and gave up five runs on eight hits with 10 strikeouts.
Cardinals 9, Nationals 6
Brendan Donovan, Nolan Gorman and Nolan Arenado drove in two runs apiece as St. Louis defeated visiting Washington.
Alec Burleson went 3-for-4 with a solo homer for the Cardinals, while Dakota Hudson (1-0) threw 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the victory. Every St. Louis hitter recorded at least one hit.
Alex Call and CJ Abrams hit solo homers for the Nationals and Ildemaro Vargas hit a two-run double. Nationals starting pitcher Jake Irvin allowed four runs on six hits in three innings. Reliever Amos Willingham (0-1) took the loss.
Dodgers 5, Mets 1
David Peralta collected a tiebreaking RBI by beating out the back end of a potential inning-ending double play in the eighth, and visiting Los Angeles pulled away from skidding New York.
Peralta added an RBI single during a three-run ninth, while Mookie Betts went 4-for-4 with a third-inning homer for the Dodgers, who have won six straight.
On the decisive play, Pete Alonso threw high to shortstop Francisco Lindor, who was able to touch second but could not throw to first in time to double up Peralta. Adam Ottavino (0-4) took the loss as the Mets lost their fourth straight.
Yankees 6, Rockies 3
Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in four runs, and Clarke Schmidt tossed six-plus strong innings to lift New York to a victory over Colorado in Denver.
Gleyber Torres had an RBI single and former Rockie DJ LeMahieu recorded his second three-hit performance of the season for the Yankees. Schmidt (5-6) allowed two runs on three hits while striking out eight batters to win his third straight decision.
After the Yankees scored twice in the second to break a 1-1 tie, Stanton deposited a 1-2 fastball from Connor Seabold (1-7) over the wall in right field for his 11th homer of the season. Seabold yielded six runs on as many hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Tigers 6, Mariners 0
Michael Lorenzen pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and Kerry Carpenter hit two homers and drove in four runs as Detroit won for the second straight night in Seattle.
The showdown between All-Star pitchers, who both appeared in Tuesday’s game in Seattle, was no contest. Lorenzen (4-6) allowed two hits, walked five and struck out seven. The Mariners’ George Kirby (8-8) gave up six runs on eight hits over five innings, with one walk and four strikeouts.
Carpenter homered to left field leading off the second to open the scoring before adding a three-run shot to right center to cap a four-run fifth. The Mariners finished with just three hits.
–Field Level Media