Joc Pederson capped a three-homer, eight-RBI night with a game-tying single in the ninth inning, and Brandon Crawford followed with the winning hit to lift the host San Francisco Giants to a 13-12 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday. The Giants, who snapped a five-game losing streak, led 8-2 entering the seventh inning […]
MLB roundup: Joc Pederson (3 HRs, 8 RBIs) leads Giants past Mets
Joc Pederson capped a three-homer, eight-RBI night with a game-tying single in the ninth inning, and Brandon Crawford followed with the winning hit to lift the host San Francisco Giants to a 13-12 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
The Giants, who snapped a five-game losing streak, led 8-2 entering the seventh inning but fell behind 11-8 when the Mets scored seven runs in the top of the eighth. Francisco Lindor’s three-run triple capped New York’s big frame.
Pederson, the first Giants player to hit three homers in a game since Alex Dickerson on Sept. 1, 2020, hit two-run shots in the third and fifth innings. Darin Ruf had an RBI groundout in the first, and San Francisco’s Tommy La Stella hit a three-run homer in the fourth.
Lindor drove in six runs, and Starling Marte and Jeff McNeil each had three hits for the Mets.
Athletics 7, Mariners 5
Jed Lowrie and Elvis Andrus hit home runs as Oakland snapped a 13-game losing streak against Seattle.
Tony Kemp led the A’s with three hits and three runs. Lowrie drove in three runs, and Andrus scored twice.
Ty France drove in three runs and Julio Rodriguez homered for the second consecutive night for the Mariners, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Kyle Lewis, the 2020 American League Rookie of the Year, tallied two hits in his season debut.
Diamondbacks 8, Royals 6
Jordan Luplow’s pinch-hit, three-run home run and Pavin Smith’s two-run blast highlighted a five-run sixth inning as Arizona rallied to beat Kansas City in Phoenix.
Daulton Varsho led off the game with a homer and David Peralta also hit a solo homer for the Diamondbacks, who have won five of six. Mark Melancon earned his 10th save.
MJ Melendez hit a two-run homer and Dairon Blanco drove in two runs for the Royals, who have lost six straight games.
Braves 6, Phillies 5
William Contreras singled home the winning run as Atlanta scored twice in the ninth inning for a frenetic walk-off victory against visiting Philadelphia.
The Phillies had taken the lead in the top of the ninth on Bryce Harper’s 438-foot, two-run homer off Atlanta closer Kenley Jansen. It was Harper’s 10th homer of the season and 38th of his career against the Braves — his highest total against any opponent. Harper finished 3-for-5 with four RBIs.
In the bottom of the ninth, Atlanta’s Dansby Swanson led off with a double and went to third on a wild pitch. Swanson scored when Ronald Acuna Jr.’s sacrifice fly was misplayed into a two-base error by center fielder Roman Quinn. Acuna scored on Contreras’ liner to center.
Red Sox 16, White Sox 3
Enrique Hernandez homered on the first pitch of the game and Trevor Story, Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez also went deep as visiting Boston routed Chicago for its season-high sixth straight victory.
The Red Sox out-hit the White Sox 19-6 while achieving season highs for runs and hits by the fifth inning. J.D. Martinez led the way with four hits while Vazquez had three hits and four RBIs and Story had two hits and four RBIs.
Nick Pivetta (3-4) allowed three runs in six innings for the win. Dylan Cease (4-2) was pounded for seven runs in three innings.
Yankees 7, Orioles 6 (11 innings)
Jose Trevino drove in the winning run with an 11th-inning single, lifting New York over visiting Baltimore.
Trevino went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs, Gleyber Torres homered twice and Anthony Rizzo also went deep for the Yankees, who ended a season-high, three-game losing streak. Jordan Montgomery threw six-plus innings, allowing two runs and four hits.
Baltimore’s Rougned Odor drove in four runs, including three on a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning. Austin Hays also homered, and starter Bruce Zimmermann allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Dodgers 9, Nationals 4
Mookie Betts hit two home runs and Walker Buehler tossed six strong innings to power Los Angeles to a victory at Washington.
Buehler (6-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits to go along with three strikeouts and two walks. Trea Turner and Chris Taylor added two-run homers for the Dodgers.
Nelson Cruz finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs for the Nationals, who also got three hits from Dee Strange-Gordon. Josiah Gray (4-4) gave up seven runs in three innings.
Twins 2, Tigers 0
Sonny Gray struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings, and Minnesota held on to blank visiting Detroit in Minneapolis.
Gio Urshela and Carlos Correa notched one RBI apiece for the Twins, who won their sixth game in a row. Gray (2-1) limited the Tigers to four hits and one walk while notching double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season.
Tigers rookie Beau Brieske (0-4) remained winless to start his big-league career. He allowed two runs on six hits in four innings.
Rays 4, Marlins 0
Kevin Kiermaier hit the first pitch Tampa Bay saw for an inside-the-park home run, Shane McClanahan logged six scoreless innings and the Rays blanked Miami in St. Petersburg, Fla.
McClanahan (4-2) allowed four hits and two walks and notched nine strikeouts. Dusten Knight (two innings) and Ryan Thompson (one inning) finished the shutout. Harold Ramirez and Ji-Man Choi added home runs for the Rays.
Garrett Cooper went 2-for-4 and Jacob Stallings was 2-for-2 to account for all but one of the Marlins’ five hits. Pablo Lopez (4-2) gave up four runs but fanned eight in seven innings.
Cubs 11, Reds 4
Frank Schwindel homered twice and drove in three runs, while three of his teammates had two RBIs apiece as visiting Chicago routed Cincinnati.
Marcus Stroman (2-4) held the Reds to two runs and four hits over five innings. Stroman struck out eight and walked two for the Cubs, who won their third straight after a four-game losing streak.
Tyler Naquin homered and had three hits for the Reds, who lost for the fourth time in five games.
Rockies 2, Pirates 1 (10 inning)
Connor Joe’s RBI single in the top of the 10th inning led Colorado to a win over Pittsburgh.
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland didn’t give up a hit until the fifth inning, allowing one run and two hits. He had six strikeouts and two walks in 4 1/3 innings. Daniel Bard (2-2) got the win.
Though Pittsburgh starter Roansy Contreras threw five scoreless innings (three hits, five strikeouts, two walks), the Pirates lost for the fourth time in five games.
Angels 5, Rangers 3
Noah Syndergaard pitched eight strong innings, Jared Walsh homered and doubled, Brandon Marsh had three hits and Los Angeles beat Texas in Anaheim, Calif.
The eight innings marked the longest outing for Syndergaard (4-2) since he returned from Tommy John surgery late last season and his longest since he went eight innings on May 14, 2019. Raisel Iglesias got the last out to earn his 11th save.
Jonah Heim homered for the Rangers. Texas starter Dane Dunning (1-3) allowed five runs on 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Astros 7, Guardians 3
Framber Valdez (4-2) led Houston to a win over visiting Cleveland, allowing seven hits, three runs, striking out four and walking none over seven innings.
Kyle Tucker’s three-run home run in the fifth inning was his first on home turf, bringing his total to eight overall.
Cleveland’s Zach Plesac (1-4) had a promising start, retiring the first eight batters faced, but he was taken out after 4 2/3 innings. He yielded seven runs on nine hits and one walk with five strikeouts.
Brewers 4, Padres 1
Tyrone Taylor greeted reliever Craig Stammen with a three-run homer in the sixth inning, leading Milwaukee to a victory at San Diego.
Corbin Burnes (2-2) held the Padres to one run on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts over six innings. San Diego starter Blake Snell (0-2) was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
Mike Brosseau collected three of the Brewers’ five hits. Manny Machado and Eric Hosmer each had two hits for the Padres.
Blue Jays 8, Cardinals 1
Visiting Toronto had a dominant game, snapping St. Louis’ four-game win streak and splitting the two-game series.
Danny Jansen hit two homers and drove in four runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. also went deep for the Blue Jays. Toronto’s Kevin Guasman (4-3) pitched six scoreless innings, allowing four hits, two walks and striking out eight.
Cardinals starter Jordan Hicks (1-4) was tagged for four runs on four hits and five walks in three-plus innings. He fanned three.
–Field Level Media