MLB roundup: White Sox hit four straight HRs, beat Cards

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Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu and Eloy Jimenez linked on four consecutive home runs in the 5th inning to connect a major league record, and Dallas Keuchel pitched 5 2/3 strong innings to lift the host Chicago White Sox to a 7-2 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

Aug 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) hits a home run versus the St. Louis Cardinals during the 5th inning at Surefire Rate Field. Necessary Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Restricted to two hits in 4 innings against St. Louis starter Dakota Hudson– consisting of a Jimenez RBI single in the very first– the White Sox erupted for six runs versus novice reducer Roel Ramirez.

Moncada began the long-ball barrage with two on and two out, snapping an 0-for-14 skid with a blast against Ramirez (0-1), who is the very first pitcher to give up 4 consecutive homers in his major league launching. It was the 2nd time in club history that Chicago struck back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs. The White Sox likewise accomplished the accomplishment on Aug. 14, 2008.

Keuchel improved to 3-2 and made his first triumph since July 31, giving up 2 runs and 4 hits with two walks and one strikeout in 5 2/3 innings.

Diamondbacks 5, Padres 4

Eduardo Escobar’s three-run crowning achievement with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th inning rallied Arizona past San Diego in Phoenix.

Escobar, who had actually struck simply one crowning achievement and was batting.167 entering into Sunday, connected off Emilio Pagan (0-1) with Arizona trailing 4-2. Taylor Clarke (1-0) got the win in relief, and Archie Bradley worked the ninth inning for his sixth save.

The Diamondbacks won their 4th straight game and 10 th successive house video game over the Padres. San Diego has lost 5 in a row. Kole Calhoun likewise homered for Arizona, and Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer shot for the Padres.

Braves 4, Marlins 0

Nick Markakis drove in 3 runs to lead Atlanta’s triumph over host Miami, offering the visitors the series win 2-1.

Atlanta scored all 4 runs against Miami’s bullpen. Offensively, the Marlins managed simply one walk and 2 hits– both songs– and were locked out for the very first time this season. The Marlins– after a 7-1 start– have lost five of their past 7 video games.

On Sunday, the Braves used 5 pitchers. Beginner Robbie Erlin tossed four scoreless innings, striking out five, strolling none and permitting just one hit. The Braves likewise got scoreless relief pitching from Darren O’Day (2-0), A.J. Minter, Shane Greene and Tyler Matzek.

Phillies 6, Mets 2

J.T. Realmuto had three hits, novice Alec Bohm included 2 hits and an RBI, and host Philadelphia finished a three-game sweep over New York.

Andrew McCutchen smacked a two-run homer– his very first of the season– and Bryce Harper and Scott Kingery contributed two hits each for the Phillies, who swept the Mets for the first time given that 2015.

Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (3-0) tossed seven strong innings and gave up six hits and 2 runs in his first getaway versus his former team. He set out 4 and walked one. Luis Guillorme drove in two runs while Robinson Cano and J.D. Davis had 2 hits apiece for the Mets. Mets starter Rick Porcello (1-3) lasted 6 innings and permitted 10 hits and 4 runs while striking out six and walking none.

Athletics 15, Giants 3

Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in five runs as Oakland mauled host San Francisco to complete a three-game sweep of its Bay Area rival.

Chad Pinder and Marcus Semien signed up with Piscotty in homering during a nine-run fifth-inning uprising. Matt Olson went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and Pinder went 3-for-4 despite not beginning as the Sports racked up 17 strikes.

The win is the 4th in a row for Oakland, which owns a major league-best 16 -6 record. The Giants have actually dropped four directly to fall to 8-15 The easy way of success on Sunday differed from the Sports’ efforts in the first two games of the series. Oakland scored 5 runs in the ninth to connect the contest on Friday en route to an 8-7, 10- inning victory, and tallied four times in the ninth on Saturday to publish a 7-6 win.

Rays 3, Blue Jays 2 (conclusion of Saturday’s suspended video game)

Brandon Lowe hit a leadoff crowning achievement in the ninth inning and visiting Tampa Bay defeated Toronto Blue in the completion of a suspended video game in Buffalo, N.Y.

Austin Meadows likewise hit a solo crowning achievement for the Rays, who dropped the opener of the three-game series on Friday and have actually won 7 of their past eight games. Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette, who singled in the 3rd inning Saturday to extend his hit streak to nine games, did not return Sunday since of an aching right knee and was used the 10- day injured list.

Lowe’s seventh homer of the season came against Jordan Romano (1-1). Previous Blue Jay Aaron Loup (2-0) pitched two-thirds of an inning to pick up the win. Nick Anderson pitched a best ninth to make his third save of the season.

Rays 7, Jays 5 (8 innings)

Willy Adames hit a tiebreaking two-run crowning achievement in the 8th inning as Tampa Bay defeated Toronto in the rubber match of a three-game series in Buffalo, N.Y.

Yoshi Tsutsugo included a three-run homer and a double for the Rays, who tied the game at 5 in the top of the seventh. Austin Meadows singled and scored when ideal fielder Teoscar Hernandez made an error fielding a two-out single by Yandy Diaz.

The game was scheduled for 7 innings as it followed the Rays’ 3-2 triumph in a nine-inning video game that was carried over to Sunday after being suspended because of rain on Saturday. Aaron Loup (3-0) pitched the bottom of the seventh to get his 2nd win of the day. Aaron Slegers pitched an ideal eighth for his first save this season.

Astros 3, Mariners 2

Kyle Tucker provided his first career walk-off home run and Houston finished a three-game series sweep of going to Seattle.

Tucker lofted a 2-2 fastball from right-hander Erik Swanson (0-2) into the seats in right field– his 2nd crowning achievement of the season– and enhanced the Astros’ record against the Mariners to 24 -2 because the start of the 2019 project. Astros better Ryan Pressly (1-1) earned the win with a best ninth inning.

Mariners novice left-hander Justus Sheffield provided his greatest start of the season, restricting the Astros to two runs– one made– on six hits and one walk with four strikeouts over six innings.

Twins 4, Royals 2

Max Kepler struck a two-run homer and had 2 hits, and Randy Dobnak got his 4th win of the season as Minnesota defeated Kansas City in Minneapolis.

Luis Arraez had 2 hits, Jorge Polanco had two RBIs, and Alex Avila doubled, walked twice and scored two runs for the Twins. Kepler put Minnesota ahead 3-2 in the fifth inning with his 6th crowning achievement of the season, driving in Avila, who had actually strolled.

Dobnak (4-1), who got in the video game leading the majors with a 0.90 AGE, enabled solo crowning achievement to Hunter Dozier and Alex Gordon, the first two homers he has allowed in 10 big league starts and just the second and 3rd homers allowed 53 2/3 innings in his career. He left after 5 1/3 innings after enabling 3 hits and a walk and two runs while striking out 3.

Makers 6, Cubs 5

Orlando Arcia had 3 hits and scored 3 times, consisting of the consent run in the seventh inning, as checking out Milwaukee won its 3rd in a row at Chicago.

Arcia and Keston Hiura hit home runs, while Ryan Braun drove in the game-winning run with a single in his 2nd career game in the leadoff area. Luis Urias also had three hits and scored two runs for Milwaukee. Right-hander Eric Yardley (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning to make the triumph, while Josh Hader pitched a scoreless ninth for his 5th conserve.

Steven Souza had a two-run double, and Jason Kipnis added a two-run single for the Cubs, who had not lost consecutive games all season before this weekend. Reliever Jason Adam (0-1) took the loss, and starter Jon Lester quit five work on 9 hits over 6 innings.

Yankees 4, Red Sox 2

J.A. Happ pitched successfully into the 6th inning, Mike Ford drove in 3 runs and New York continued its dominance of visiting Boston.

In his first start because releasing 6 strolls in the very first game of a doubleheader at Philadelphia on Aug. 5, Happ (1-1) allowed one work on three hits in 5 2/3 innings, reducing his PERIOD from 10.29 to 6.39

Ford struck an RBI single in the very first inning off Chris Mazza (0-1), and after that struck a two-run homer in the 3rd to offer New York a 4-1 lead. The Yankees enhanced to 6-0 in the season series versus Boston and are on their very first nine-game winning streak in the competition given that the 1952-1953 seasons.

Indians 8, Tigers 5

Franmil Reyes belted 2 of Cleveland’s five crowning achievement in defeating host Detroit.

Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Sandy Leon likewise went deep as the Indians swept the three-game series and extended their winning streak over the Tigers to 20 video games, a streak that extends to April of2019 Oliver Perez (1-0), the Indians’ fourth pitcher, got the win.

Harold Castro went 3-for-4 with a walk to flank Miguel Cabrera’s three-RBI performance for the Tigers, who have actually lost five directly. Reliever John Schreiber (0-1) took the loss, permitting 3 runs and three hits in simply two-thirds of an inning.

Nationals 6, Orioles 5

Juan Soto scored the tiebreaking work on a throwing error in the 8th inning and Washington beat host Baltimore to close out their series.

When considering the conclusion of a game suspended last weekend, Washington split the four-game series at Camden Yards. Baltimore won both video games that were finished at Nationals Park last weekend.

The Nationals leapt ahead early Sunday, and ace Max Scherzer (2-1) shut down the Orioles most of the way– till a three-run homer from Pedro Severino in the sixth cut the deficit to 5-4. Anthony Santander struck 2 solo crowning achievement off Scherzer, including one that connected the video game in the seventh.

Rockies 10, Rangers 6

Ryan McMahon homered, Raimel Tapia had 3 hits, and Colorado beat Texas in Denver.

Matt Kemp, Trevor Story, Charlie Blackmon and Garrett Hampson had 2 hits each and Jon Gray (1-2) set out seven over 7 innings for Colorado, which ended a three-game skid. Carlos Estevez tossed one pitch in the ninth to get his very first conserve.

Joey Gallo and Rougned Smell homered and Todd Frazier had 2 doubles for the Rangers. Rangers starter Kolby Allard (0-1) took the loss. He permitted six runs on 8 hits and struck out four in 3 innings.

Dodgers 8, Angels 3

The Dodgers hit 4 crowning achievement and got a serviceable start from pitcher Dustin May as they finished a three-game sweep over the host Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Matt Beaty, Corey Seager, Max Muncy and Keibert Ruiz each homered for the Dodgers. Ruiz became the seventh Dodger to strike a home run in his very first major league plate look.

Mookie Betts had two hits as the Dodgers completed with 10 hits Sunday and 30 strikes in the three-game series. May quit 2 runs on 7 hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two, did not walk a batter and made a season-high 88 pitches. Scott Alexander (1-0) earned the win for the Dodgers in relief.

— Field Level Media

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