MLB roundup: Pirates win Jacob Stallings grand slam


2021-07-18 07:41:49 GMT + 00: 00 – Jacob Stallings’ two-strike Grand Slam late in the ninth inning on Saturday gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 9-7 victory over the New York Mets in visit .

As the Mets led 7-5, reliever Edwin Diaz (3-4) hit Ke’Bryan Hayes and put Bryan Reynolds on the back. Following Ben Gamel’s strikeout, John Nogowski’s single charged up the goals. Gregory Polanco struck out, but Stallings hit his eighth home run of the season, a left field shot, to end it.

Wilmer Difo also hit a home run and Nogowski scored a brace for the Pirates, who came back from a six-point deficit.

Pittsburgh starter Wil Crowe pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and six hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

JD Davis scored twice, Travis Blankenhorn added an RBI double and Jeff McNeil an RBI single for the Mets. New York starter Tylor Megill pitched six scoreless innings, allowing six hits, no walks and two strikeouts.

Braves 9, Rays 0

Max Fried was stellar on both the mound and the plate, and newcomer Joc Pederson scored on his first start as Atlanta took the win over Tampa Bay.

Fried (7-5) shone in seven white innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out seven strikes.

He also went 3 for 3, including a two-run brace in Atlanta’s six-point fourth inning that gave the Braves mid-game control of their three-game streak with the Rays. The teams will play the rubber match on Sunday.

White Sox 10, Astros 1

Jake Burger hit his first career home run and four teammates also went far as host Chicago outscored Houston.

Zack Collins, Tim Anderson, Gavin Sheets and Jose Abreu also scored for the White Sox, who beat the Astros for the first time in six games this season. White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (8-6) allowed one run on three hits to go the distance.

Abraham Toro scored for Houston’s only run. Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve had the Astros’ other hits. Astros right-hander Jake Odorizzi (3-5) allowed four runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Yankees 3, Red Sox 1 (6 innings)

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 batters as host New York beat Boston in a rain-cut game after six innings.

Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres hit back-to-back homers against Hirokazu Sawamura (4-1) as the Yankees beat the Red Sox for the first time in eight games this season.

A week after striking out 12 sticks in a full game victory in Houston, Cole (10-4) allowed one run and five hits. He walked two in a 96-length outing as the rain intensified throughout the game.

Cardinals 3, Giants 1

Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning as host St. Louis ended San Francisco’s five-game winning streak.

Goldschmidt’s home run opened a close game as the Cardinals entered the sixth with a 1-0 lead. The Cardinals opened the scoring when Tyler O’Neill opened the second with a home run to the right.

Kwang Hyun Kim (5-5) played six solid innings for the Cardinals, allowing just three hits with one strikeout. Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani (10-4) was put out in the seventh for a hit after playing six innings, allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts.

Angels 9, Navigators 4

David Fletcher extended his hitting streak to 26 games with three doubles and five RBIs, and Alex Cobb pitched 6 quality 2/3 innings as Los Angeles defeated Seattle in Anaheim, Calif.

Taylor Ward added a single, a double and a homerun, and Jack Mayfield also scored a homerun as Los Angeles tied the three-game series with one win apiece. Mitch Haniger hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for the Mariners.

Cobb (7-3) allowed one run on five hits. The right-hander walked four goals and six strikeouts. Fletcher doubled on the first pitch of the night from Seattle southpaw Yusei Kikuchi (6-5), then came back again in the second inning with two outs and the bases loaded and doubled again, clearing the bases.

Tigers 1, Twins 0 (Game 1)

Robbie Grossman landed a solo homerun to open the first inning, sending host Detroit to a victory over Minnesota in Game 1 of a doubles program.

Jul 17, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, United States; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Max Fried (54) throws against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

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Grossman, who hit the switch, struck with his right hand and landed a home run into the reliever box in left center field. It was Grossman’s 13th home run of the season and his first at home since June 10.

That would be all the support needed for four Detroit pitchers, who limited Minnesota to just two hits in seven innings.

Tigers 5, Twins 4 (match 2, 8 rounds)

Miguel Cabrera hit the singles winner with two strikeouts late in the eighth inning to give Detroit a victory over Minnesota in Game 2 of a doubles program.

Minnesota took a 4-3 lead early in the eighth when Gordon scored on a wild pitch from Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez (3-1) with two outs and runners in the second and third.

The Tigers had a shot at winning the game in the seventh with a runner in the second and an out, but a strikeout from Zack Short and a right-field roster from Hill ended the threat and forced more innings.

Dodgers 9, Rockies 2

Max Muncy scored twice, scored five and finished with four hits, Mookie Betts and AJ Pollock also went deep and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver.

Betts also managed three doubles before leaving the game in the seventh inning with a sore right hip, according to the team. Pollock had two hits and scored two runs for the Dodgers. Walker Buehler (10-1) struck out eight strikes in seven innings for Los Angeles, who have won eight in a row against Colorado.

Ryan McMahon doubled up and produced a run for the Rockies, who had no base runner after the third inning.

Orioles 8, Royals 4

Ramon Urias was one of four Orioles with two hits, including an RBI single in a five-point third, as Baltimore beat host Kansas City midway through a three-game streak. Urias also drove in two heats.

Paul Fry (3-3) threw 1 1/3 relief for the victory. Four Orioles pitchers combined for 4 1/3 innings and allowed no runs on just two hits and one walk.

Royals starter Brady Singer (3-7) suffered the loss, allowing a career-high seven earned runs. He allowed eight hits and one walk over two innings and struck one out.

Bears 4, Diamondbacks 2

Willson Contreras hit a decisive two-run homerun with two strikeouts in the ninth inning and visiting Chicago passed Arizona.

Contreras had three hits as the Cubs rallied in four shots against Joakim Soria (1-4). The Contreras Home gave Chicago their fourth victory in six games after an 11-game losing streak. It was the first time the Cubs had won back-to-back games since June 22-24.

Nick Ahmed and Josh Rojas scored the points for Arizona, who fell to 20-2 taking the lead in the ninth.

Brewers 7, Reds 4 (11 innings)

Christian Yelich doubled the kickoff in the 11th inning and Willy Adames went 3 for 6 as Milwaukee beat host Cincinnati.

Jandel Gustave (1-0) pitched the final two innings to register his first victory for the Brewers, who improved their lead to six games over Cincinnati, second in the Central National League. With Nick Castellanos unavailable due to pain in his right wrist and a late injury to newly activated Michael Lorenzen, the Reds were forced to use pitcher Wade Miley as a hitter with bases loaded. Miley failed to end the match.

Sean Doolittle (3-1) recorded just one out in the 11th and was blamed for the loss.

Indians 3, Athletics 2

Right-hander Cal Quantrill celebrated a homecoming with five solid innings and Franmil Reyes slammed his 15th homer of the season, taking the tour from Cleveland to a victory over Oakland.

Less than 24 hours after watching a late lead turn into a starting loss, Indians reliever James Karinchak worked in and out of a ninth inning jam to protect a narrow lead en route to Cleveland’s fourth win in its last five games sandwiching the All – Pause star.

Right-hander Frankie Montas (8-8) limited Cleveland to two runs on six hits in six innings, but suffered loss. He walked one and pulled out seven.

–Field level media

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