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[August 19, 2017]
Aug 18 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball
games on Friday:
Dodgers 8, Tigers 5
Chris Taylor banged out four hits, drove in two runs and scored once
to lead the steamrolling Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-5 victory over
the Detroit Tigers, their fifth straight win and 20th in their last
Rich Hill (9-4) gave up six hits and three runs in his five innings,
walking three and striking out five, leaving with a 7-3 lead.
The Tigers' Victor Martinez greeted reliever Josh Fields with his
10th home run, a drive to right, making it 7-4 one batter into the
Cardinals 11, Pirates 10
Tommy Pham, Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong hit home runs as the
Cardinals built an eight-run lead and held on to beat Pittsburgh.
St. Louis won their 10th game in the past 12 to remain 1-1/2 games
behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central.
Reds 5, Braves 3
Cincinnati backed rookie Sal Romano's longest major league start
with a three-homer inning off Atlanta's R.A. Dickey on the way to a
Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker hit homers off the
42-year-old Dickey in the sixth.
The only run off Romano (3-5), who went seven innings for the first
time, came on a second-inning homer by Matt Adams. The 23-year-old
right-hander allowed five hits and two walks while striking out
Mariners 7, Rays 1
Nelson Cruz crushed his 30th home run of the season in the ninth --
at 482 feet, the longest recorded at Tropicana Field -- as the
Mariners beat the Rays.
Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez (5-4) held his former team to one
run on three hits.
Astros 3, A's 1
Dallas Keuchel worked seven shutout innings and paced the Houston
Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics.
Keuchel (11-2) recorded a season-high 16 groundball outs while
surrendering just three hits and one walk. He recorded three
strikeouts while tossing 100 pitches, 67 for strikes.
Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve slugged back-to-back home runs off
Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea (8-8) in the third inning to
provide Keuchel a bit of a cushion.
Orioles 9, Angels 7
Manny Machado hit a grand slam off Keynan Middleton with one out in
the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Baltimore Orioles a
come-from-behind 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
The Orioles (60-62) and Angels (62-60) both hit five homers in the
game, but Machado's blast in the ninth was the biggest.
Middleton (4-1) left a pitch where Machado could get it and he sent
a shot over the fence in center.
Machado also hit a solo homer and a two-run homer and finished with
Darren O'Day (2-3) picked up the victory for Baltimore.
Mike Trout and Albert Pujols each hit two-run homers for the Angels.
Indians 10, Royals 1
Jay Bruce homered twice and drove in five runs as the Cleveland
Indians battered the Kansas City Royals.
It could, however, be a costly victory for the Indians as Corey
Kluber pulled up lame while running to cover first base on Eric
Hosmer's sixth-inning infield single.
Kluber was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain.
Bruce hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning off Ian
Kennedy and a three-run blast in the seventh inning off rookie Jake
Twins 10, Diamondbacks 3
Byron Buxton hit an inside-the-park home run and was a single away
from a cycle while Miguel Sano went deep twice and the Minnesota
Twins tied a season high with six home runs in a 10-3 win over the
Sano and Eduardo Escobar each hit two-run shots in the seventh
Max Kepler and Brian Dozier added solo homers while Ervin Santana
(13-7) allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks.
He struck out six.
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Red Sox 9, Yankees 6
Mitch Moreland capped a wild seventh inning with a pinch-hit two-run
single and the Boston Red Sox pulled out a 9-6 victory over the New
Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz left the game in the fourth inning
with back spasms and the Boston bullpen imploded to the tune of two
runs allowed in the sixth and four more in the seventh.
Ronald Torreyes smacked a long two-run single and Aaron Hicks was
hit by a pitch to give the Yankees a 6-3 lead in the top of the
White Sox 4, Rangers 3
Chicago rookie Nicky Delmonico's torrid major-league start continued
as he homered twice and lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over
the Texas Rangers.
Delmonico hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning and then broke a
3-3 tie with an inside-the-park homer in the eighth.
The win ended a five-game losing streak for the White Sox and
snapped a four-game winning streak for the Rangers.
Rockies 8, Brewers 4
The Colorado Rockies pounded Milwaukee starter Matt Garza on Friday
night and beat the Brewers 8-4.
Garza gave up three homers among the nine hits he allowed and eight
runs (seven earned) in 4-1/3 innings.
Charlie Blackmon hit his sixth leadoff homer and the 28th of his
career. Gerardo Parra hit his 10th homer in the fifth, and two
batters later Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer that gave the
Rockies an 8-2 lead and finished Garza's game.
Garza (6-7) is 2-6 with a 6.90 ERA in eight starts against the
Rockies and is 0-4 with a 10.02 ERA in four starts at Coors Field.
Marlins 3, Mets 1
J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run homer in the second inning and Justin
Nicolino earned his second straight win with five solid innings as
the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets.
Marcell Ozuna lofted a sacrifice fly in the third for the Marlins.
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, whose six-game home run
streak was snapped on Wednesday, went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Stanton leads the majors with 44 homers.
Giants 10, Phillies 2
Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford provided early offense with home
runs and left-hander Matt Moore took a shutout into the eighth
inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory over the
Jarrett Parker highlighted a three-run first inning with a two-RBI
double, giving the Giants a lead they never relinquished.
Staked to a 6-0 lead by the end of the third, Moore coasted through
seven innings, allowing only one hit.
Freddy Galvis had a two-run single for the Phillies.
Nationals 7, Padres 1
Howie Kendrick homered and last-minute starter Matt Grace threw
4-1/3 scoreless innings as Washington beat San Diego.
Kendrick christened the game with his seventh homer of his season,
giving Washington a lead it never relinquished.
Grace was a late replacement for injured Matt Scherzer. The
Nationals ace was waylaid by a sore neck and was placed on the
disabled list before the game.
Cubs 7, Blue Jays 4
Jake Arrieta allowed a first-inning run and two hits and then
scattered four hits the rest of the way to lead Chicago to an
inter-league victory over Toronto.
Arrieta (13-8) worked 6-1/3 innings en route to his third straight
win and seventh consecutive quality start as the Cubs maintained
their perch atop the NL Central Division.
Toronto starter J.A. Happ (6-9) took the loss and had a three-game
winning streak snapped as the Blue Jays saw a two-game winning
streak come to an end
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