Gunnar Henderson homered twice, collected four hits in his first four at-bats and went 4-7 as the visiting Baltimore Orioles dropped a 14-1 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night to snap a four-game winning streak. series.
Henderson opened the game with a homer against Luis Severino (1-4), in the second and third of the Orioles’ seven-run game, before adding his second homer during Baltimore’s five-run fourth.
Ryan O’Hearn drove in four runs and had three RBIs in the third inning on a pair of hits. Baltimore’s Kyle Bradish (5-4) gave up three hits in six innings. Bradish got the big boost after going the Orioles’ offense for the sixth time without a hit on Saturday in Baltimore’s 1-0 loss to Minnesota.
Severino rocked him for seven runs and 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings, tying a career high. He has allowed 16 runs and 19 hits over 6 2/3 innings in his last two outings. The Yankees finished the game with Isiah Kiner-Falefa on the mound for the fourth time this season.
Mets 9, Diamondbacks 0
Francisco Lindor had his first career five-hit game and Carlos Carrasco pitched eight perfect innings to help New York beat Arizona and complete a three-game sweep of Phoenix.
Lindor scored, had two triples and scored three times to lead a 17-hit offense as New York won its fifth straight game. Pete Alonso and Francisco Alvarez left for New York in three races. Carrasco (3-3) allowed three hits and one walk. He struck out four and left after 96 at bats.
Diamondbacks All-Star outfielder Corbin Carroll left in the seventh inning with a right shoulder injury. This is the second time in a week that Carroll has injured his shoulder. He is expected to have an MRI on Friday. Arizona has lost four straight and eight of its last 12 games.
Dodgers 5, Pirates 2
Freddie Freeman and Max Muncy had home runs, Julio Urias went six strong innings, and host Los Angeles turned around Pittsburgh.
Urias (6-5) gave up two runs on three hits, one walk and eight strikeouts as he looked more like his former self while making his second start since returning from a seven-week layoff with a hamstring injury.
Rookie Nick Gonzales hit a two-run double for the Pirates, who lost for the fifth time in six games after hitting a four-game winning streak. The Dodgers won three games in the four-game series to take the season series 4-3 despite dropping a three-game set at Pittsburgh in April.
Blue Jays 6, White Sox 2 (Game 1, 11 innings)
Back-to-back RBI singles by George Springer, Bo Bichette, Daulton Varsho and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the 11th inning turned things around as visiting Toronto topped Chicago in the opener of a doubleheader.
Toronto collected six straight singles overall and only three left the field. Cavan Biggio ended the streak with a two-run double. The Blue Jays had just one hit through the first 10 innings.
Oscar Colas and Andrew Vaughn started the Chicago contest in the 11th with a double and a single against Thomas Hatch. Yimi Garcia got the final two outs to earn the save in a game in which the only run came in the bottom of the inning.
Blue Jays 5, White Sox 4 (Game 2)
Bo Bichette had four hits, Whit Merrifield hit two solo home runs and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in two runs as visiting Toronto completed a doubleheader sweep.
Toronto beat Chicago 16-9. Matt Chapman, Danny Jansen, Cavan Biggio and Guerrero each had two hits as the Blue Jays went 6-0 against the White Sox this season.
Andrew Benintendi and Seby Zavala each had two hits for Chicago, which has lost five of six to fall to a season-low 15 games below .500.
Guardians 6, Royals 1
Andres Gimenez, Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor had individual home runs to help Cleveland beat visiting Kansas City in the opener of the four-game series.
Cleveland starter Tanner Bibee allowed one run and four hits in five innings. He struck out four and walked four. Eli Morgan (4-1), Enyel De Los Santos, Trevor Stephan and Nick Sandlin each pitched a scoreless inning for the Guardians, who have won four of six to stay within 1 1/2 games of the first-place Minnesota Twins. AL Central.
Royals starter Jordan Lyles was looking to win back-to-back starts after losing his first 11 decisions of the season, but left the game tied 1-1 after five innings. He gave up six hits, struck out five and walked none. Drew Waters had two hits for Kansas City, which has lost four straight.
Cardinals 3, Marlins 0
Jack Flaherty pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and Nolan Arenado hit a home run to lead St. Louis to a win in Miami.
The Marlins fell short of a four-game sweep, but Luis Arraez went 3 for 5 to raise his batting average to a career-best .388. He also has 12 three-hit games this season. Flaherty (6-5) scattered nine hits, only two for extra bases. He walked two and struck out five. In two career games with Miami, Flaherty is 2-0 with 11 strikeouts in 13 scoreless innings.
Marlins rookie Eury Perez (5-3) allowed just three hits, two walks and one run in six innings. He struck out seven and lowered his ERA to 2.36.
Phillies 3, Rays 1 (11 innings)
Kyle Schwarber and Trea Turner hit RBI singles in the 11th inning Thursday to lead Philadelphia to a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg.
Matt Strahm (5-3) pitched two scoreless innings, ending the game by grounding Wander Franco into a double play. The Phillies have won 12 straight road games, while the Rays have lost a season-worst fifth in a row.
The Phillies were able to break through in the 11th inning off Ryan Thompson (1-2), Tampa Bay’s eighth pitcher. Pinch runner Edmundo Sosa started the inning at second base and with one out, Garrett Stubbs was hit by a pitch. Schwarber singled to right and Turner hit an RBI hit.
Tigers 9, Athletics 0
Javier Baez reached base four times, scored two runs and drove in two more as four pitchers combined for a shutout as host Detroit beat Oakland.
Jake Marisnick doubled and scored for the Tigers, which saved the finale of a three-game streak. Kerry Carpenter added two hits and an RBI as every starter in the Tigers’ lineup had at least one hit. Michael Lorenzen, the team’s All-Star, pitched five innings. He gave up three hits and struck out four. Lorenzen (3-6) picked up his first win since May 16.
Oakland starter Hogan Harris (2-3) allowed seven runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out six in 4 2/3 innings.
Reds 5, Nationals 4 (10 innings)
Nick Senzel made a game-saving catch in the ninth inning and hit a two-run homer in the 10th as Cincinnati completed a four-game sweep over host Washington.
Cincinnati has won five straight and 20 of 24. Reds are 14-1 in their last 15 road games. The Reds extended their home game streak to 20 games, one short of the franchise record of 21 set in 1956.
With the score tied, Washington’s Riley Adams doubled in the ninth against Tony Santillan (1-0), but Senzel made a leaping catch at the wall on the second out before a flyout ended the inning. In the 10th, Tyler Stephenson started at second and Senzel grounded out to Hunter Harvey (3-4). Alexis Diaz survived an eventful tenth with his 25th save.
Brewers 6, Cubs 5
Victor Caratini hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to help host Milwaukee overcome a three-run lead in a win over Chicago.
After the Cubs’ Yan Gomes tied the score with a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the eighth against JC Mejia (1-0), the Brewers’ own backup catcher torched his former team by blasting a shot. right field sits Michael Fulmer (0-5). Caratini’s home run was his fifth of the season.
Joel Payamps worked around Trey Mancini’s leadoff single in the ninth inning to earn his third save for the Brewers, who avoided their third loss and split this four-game set.
Red Sox 10, Rangers 6
Boston overcame a one-run deficit six times in the seventh inning to beat visiting Texas.
Enrique Hernandez’s two-run single against Grant Anderson gave the Red Sox a 6-5 lead in the seventh and opened the floodgates. Christian Arroyo, Connor Wong, Justin Turner and Masataka Yoshida added RBI hits as the Red Sox piled up seven hits – six singles and a double – against four Texas relievers in the inning.
Wong had three of Boston’s 13 hits. Corey Seager led the way for Texas with three hits, including his 11th home run of the season in the ninth.
Mariners 5, Astros 1
George Kirby homered in the seventh inning, and Seattle had two home runs off of Eugenio Suarez and a JP Crawford single against Houston.
Kirby (8-7) was named to the American League All-Star Game Tuesday for his 14th quality start, tied with Chicago Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman for the most in the majors. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
Astros rookie right-hander Ronel Blanco (2-1) had a career-high nine strikeouts, but was destroyed by the long ball. In the second, Suárez drove in two runs, and an inning later, Crawford hit his eighth homer to extend the Mariners’ lead to 3-0. Suarez hit a 420-yard homer to center off Rafael Montero in the ninth for his 11th homer of the season and 14th career multihomer game.
— Field Level Media