MLB roundup: Will Smith’s home circuit crowns Dodgers rally
2021-07-21 07:58:03 GMT + 00: 00 – Pinch hitter Will Smith hit a three-run homer to take the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Francisco Giants in visit Tuesday.
Tyler Rogers (1-1) was called in to close the ninth, but he walked the first two hitters, Chris Taylor and Matt Beaty, on nine pitches before giving up a massive home run to Smith.
Taylor scored twice and doubled for Los Angeles. The Dodgers played without right fielder Mookie Betts (hip pointer), and they lost third baseman Justin Turner (knee contusion) and second baseman Max Muncy (shoulder contusion) during the game after being touched by throws.
Alex Dickerson, LaMonte Wade Jr., Thairo Estrada and Mike Yastrzemski scored for the Giants, who led 6-1 in the fifth inning.
Diamondbacks 11, Pirates 6
Josh Reddick delivered a decisive two-run single in an eight-run seventh inning to help Arizona secure a comeback victory over Pittsburgh in Phoenix.
Josh VanMeter had three RBIs in the seventh inning, with a two-run triple and double, as the Diamondbacks sent 13 batters to the plate. VanMeter, who didn’t start, went 3-for-3 to help Arizona win a third straight game for the first time since April 25-27.
Gregory Polanco and John Nogowski each hit two-run homers for the Pirates, who lost their third straight game.
Cubs 7, Cardinals 6
Ian Happ’s two-run double capped a six-run ninth inning as Chicago gave closest Alex Reyes his first career save in a win over host St. Louis.
Chicago trailed 6-1 before charging goals against Luis Garcia in the ninth. Reyes (5-4) replaced Garcia and quickly walked in a run before removing Willson Contreras on strikes. Anthony Rizzo then walked for another point, and Javier Baez followed with a two-run single to reduce the deficit to 6-5. Happ’s two-point double to right field completed the comeback.
Nolan Arenado, Tommy Edman and pinch hitter Jose Rondon each scored for St. Louis.
Marines 6, Rockies 4
Dylan Moore scored a homerun and Ty France and Cal Raleigh each had two runs as Seattle beat host Colorado.
Marco Gonzales pitched five two-run innings to claim his first victory since April 15. Kendall Graveman had a scoreless ninth inning to recover his ninth save.
Connor Joe hit his first career home run and finished with two hits and CJ Cron also went deep for the Rockies. Garrett Hampson, Elias Diaz and Charlie Blackmon had two hits each for Colorado.
White Sox 9, twins 5
Jose Abreu scored four runs, including three on a home run that followed Billy Hamilton’s RBI single in the eighth inning, and Yoan Moncada also scored to lift host Chicago against Minnesota.
The five-point explosion in the eighth propelled the White Sox to their fourth victory in five games. With a 4-1 lead after four innings, Chicago entered the bottom of the eighth 5-4 behind after Minnesota’s Jorge Polanco hit a two-run early in the inning.
Max Kepler and Josh Donaldson also scored for the Twins and finished with two hits apiece. Abreu and Moncada had three hits each.
Astros 9, Indians 3
Jose Altuve has scored twice and host Houston played a fifth six-point inning in his sixth straight win over Cleveland without a loss this season.
Kyle Tucker also scored for Houston, and Michael Brantley had three hits and produced two runs. Yuli Gurriel also had three of Houston’s 14 hits. Astros rookie right-hander Luis Garcia (7-5) pitched six white innings, allowing just three singles and striking out eight.
Cesar Hernandez produced two runs for the Indians, who have lost 14 of their last 20 games. Indians rookie right-hander Triston McKenzie (1-4) allowed five runs on eight hits and one walk in four innings. He has three strikes and is winless in his last seven starts.
Braves 2, Padres 1
Atlanta’s Touki Toussaint looked sharp on his first start of the season, pitting the Braves against his visit to San Diego.
Toussaint (1-0), effectively using his curved ball and low speed throws, pitched 6 2/3 innings – his career best. He allowed one run on three hits and two walks and recorded five strikeouts. Toussaint had been on the injured list since March 22 with a strain on his right shoulder.
San Diego starter Yu Darvish (7-4), making his first start since July 8 with back pain, pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed two runs on four hits, two goals on balls and three strikeouts. Darvish fell to 0-4 in his career against Atlanta.
Yankees 6, Phillies 4
Brett Gardner hit a home run with two strikeouts in the fifth inning and New York hit four home runs in a win over Philadelphia.
Aroldis Chapman converted his first stop since June 20. He made three and recorded his 17th save on 21 occasions. Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton and rookie Estevan Florial also connected as the Yankees won their third straight game and won for the eighth time in 11 games.
Rhys Hoskins hit a homerun and Ronald Torreyes scored a brace for the Phillies, who have lost only the fifth time in their last 15 games. Jean Segura added an RBI single in Zack Britton’s eighth.
Tigers 4, Rangers 1
Robbie Grossman and Eric Haase hit solo homers, Tarik Skubal pitched six tight innings and host Detroit extended their winning streak to five games by beating collapsing Texas.
Skubal allowed a run on four hits, without a walk, while registering four strikeouts. Skubal (6-8) has won five of his last six decisions, dating back to May 30. Harold Castro had two hits, one run and one RBI, while Jonathan Schoop added two hits and one RBI.
The Rangers lost their seventh in a row despite a first goal in four games, on Andy Ibanez’s brace. Rangers starter Dane Dunning (3-7) was charged with three runs on four hits in 4 2/3 innings.
Nationals 6, Marlins 3
Trea Turner kicked off in a three-point sixth inning, and Washington rallied to beat Miami for a third straight victory.
After Miami scored three times in the top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead, the Nationals equalized when pinch hitter Yadiel Hernandez’s single bloop on the left field line scored Tres Barrera, who had passed Richard Bleier. (2-1). After Alcides Escobar was hit with a pitch, Turner scored to bring Hernandez home, and Juan Soto added another RBI single to make it 5-3.
Washington pinch forward Josh Bell scored the 100th homeroom of his career (his 14th of the year). Adam Duvall hit a three-run homerun for Miami, which lost its fourth straight game.
Royals 5, Brewers 2
Ryan O’Hearn hit a two-run homerun in the seventh inning to propel Kansas City against host Milwaukee.
Michael A. Taylor hit a single in the infield to open the seventh when his slow roll to the third base line remained tight. Taylor advanced on a Groundout. O’Hearn then led a 2-1 shot from reliever Hunter Strickland (0-1) to 431 feet down center for his seventh home run, giving the Royals a 4-2 lead.
Jorge Soler hit a solo homerun for the Royals, and Taylor extended the lead to 5-2 with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Manny Pina produced both runs for the Brewers with a single in the second.
Reds 4, Mets 3
Joey Votto and Aristides Aquino scored on back-to-back throws in the third inning and Wade Miley picked up a tired pitching staff as host Cincinnati broke a four-game skid by beating New York.
Miley (8-4) dispersed seven hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while allowing two runs – one earned – and tying a season-high with eight strikeouts. Amir Garrett struck out two at bat in the ninth and got his seventh save. Scorching rookie Jonathan India logged in for a solo homerun and scored twice.
Pete Alonso hit his 19th homer in the first inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Stephen Nogosek (0-1) gave home runs after being called up when starter Robert Stock was injured and only played one set.
At 6, Angels 0
Matt Olson produced two runs with a home run and a single, and right-hander James Kaprielian continued his impressive season with six white innings, sending Oakland to a victory over visiting Los Angeles.
The A swept the two-game series. Ramon Laureano joined Olson with two hits, while Mark Canha, Tony Kemp and Olson each scored two runs for the As, who completed a second-half homestand with a 3-2 record. Oakland has won for the ninth time in 12 games with the Angels this season.
Serving as designated hitter, Shohei Ohtani once walked and struck out three strikes, once with a runner in scoring position, for the Angels, who lost their third straight game.
Rays 9, Orioles 3
Francisco Mejia scored, trebled and recorded five RBIs, a career-high, as Tampa Bay overcame four-season-high errors to beat the Baltimore in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Randy Arozarena scored for one of his two hits and Shane McClanahan (4-3) struck out seven on strikes while allowing one run and four hits in five innings to help the Rays even in this streak of three. matches.
Anthony Santander had two doubles and an RBI for the Orioles. Baltimore ace John Means (4-3) returned from a shoulder injury to make his first start since June 5. He allowed five runs and seven hits, without a walk and two strikeouts, in five innings.
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