Cubs stun Diamondbacks 7-6 with consecutive homers in 9th
CHICAGO (AP) — David Bote hit a tying, two-run homer off Brad Boxberger with one out in the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo followed two pitches later with a winning home run and the Chicago Cubs overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday.
Bote was called up when Kris Bryant was put on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left shoulder.
Eddie Butler (1-1) retired Jon Jay on a flyout that stranded two runners in the ninth. Boxberger (1-4) was the loser.
Nick Ahmed hit his first career grand slam in the fifth as Arizona built a 6-1 lead.
YANKEES 7, ROYALS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was hit on his right wrist by a pitch and forced to leave early, overshadowing New York’s romp past Kansas City.
The All-Star slugger sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball and is expected to miss three weeks.
Normally an All-Star outfielder, Judge was the designated hitter. He winced when he was stung by a fastball from Jakob Junis (5-11) in the first inning, got an infield hit the next time up and then was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth.
On a busy day for the Yankees, Sonny Gray (8-7) pitched five shutout innings to win three straight starts for the first time since last July. He exited soon after getting nicked in the pitching hand by a hard grounder.
Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer for New York, which began the day 5½ games behind AL East-leading Boston. Center fielder Aaron Hicks threw out Alex Gordon at the plate to end the game as Gordon tried to score from second on a single.
BREWERS 7, GIANTS 5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All-Star reliever Josh Hader retired four batters to earn a win while making his first appearance on the road since the lefty’s years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game, helping lead the Brewers past the Giants.
Booed as he ran in from the bullpen to pitch with two outs in the sixth, Hader (3-0) immediately got Brandon Crawford to ground out.
Travis Shaw hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Pinch-hitter Ryan Braun contributed a key RBI single as Milwaukee rallied in the eighth.
Mark Melancon (0-1) took the loss.
DODGERS 8, BRAVES 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Manny Machado hit his first home run for Los Angeles, Rich Hill pitched seven dominant innings and the Dodgers routed Atlanta.
Machado, acquired last week from Baltimore to add even more punch to a team that leads the National League in homers, went deep in his seventh game with the Dodgers. He lined a fastball into the left-field seats leading off the sixth against Anibal Sanchez, Machado’s 25th homer of the season overall.
Hill (4-4) limited the Braves to three hits and a walk while striking out seven, and he even picked up his first RBI of the season .
While Sanchez (5-3) turned in another solid outing for the Braves, defensive blunders and a lack of offense ruined his night.
TWINS 2, RED SOX 1
BOSTON (AP) — Mitch Garver hit a tiebreaking RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning, and Minnesota held on to beat Boston.
Kyle Gibson (5-7) held Boston to four hits and one run in eight innings. Fernando Rodney surrendered a single and back-to-back walks to load the bases in the ninth, but he struck out Jackie Bradley Jr. to complete the five-hitter and earn his 22nd save in 27 opportunities.
The Twins have won four straight. Boston has lost three of five. Its lead in the AL East fell to 4½ games over the New York Yankees, who beat Kansas City on Thursday.
Boston’s Heath Hembree and Matt Barnes (3-3) combined to give up four hits and both of Minnesota’s runs after Hembree relieved starter Brian Johnson in the sixth.
METS 12, PIRATES 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera went 3 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs to break out of an extended slump, and New York pounded sloppy Pittsburgh for its first three-game winning streak since mid-June.
Cabrera entered hitting just .184 (7 for 38) in his prior 12 games. He doubled home Devin Mesoraco in the second against Nick Kingham (5-5) and hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fourth.
Wilmer Flores also hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs as the struggling Mets posted their highest run total since scoring a dozen times against Colorado on June 18.
Steven Matz (5-8) settled down after giving up two-run homers to David Freese and Josh Harrison in the early innings. Matz tied a career-high with nine strikeouts, walked two and retired his final 10 batters to win for just the third time in his last 11 starts.
NATIONALS 10, MARLINS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Trea Turner homered and hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the seventh inning that led Washington over Miami.
Juan Soto also homered and Matt Wieters added a two-run double for the Nationals, who trailed 3-0 before rallying. Washington had nine extra-base hits in the opener of a four-game series.
Tommy Milone made his season debut for the Nationals, allowing three runs and eight hits in five innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Justin Miller (6-1) followed with a perfect sixth.
ANGELS 12, WHITE SOX 8
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francisco Arcia became the first Los Angeles Angels player with four RBIs in his major league debut, hitting a three-run homer and an RBI single. Ian Kinsler and Kole Calhoun also homered for the Angels.
Daniel Palka and Jose Abreu each hit two home runs for the White Sox, and Avisail Garcia and Nicky Delmonico also went deep.
Nick Tropeano (4-5) allowed five runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. Dylan Covey (4-6) gave up six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.
ATHLETICS 7, RANGERS 6
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trevor Cahill ended a nine-start winless streak, Bartolo Colon failed for his fourth consecutive outing to become the winningest major league pitcher born in Latin America and Oakland beat Texas to complete a four-game sweep.
Matt Chapman homered, tripled twice and scored three runs for the A’s, who have swept three four-game series on the road for the first time since 1928. Oakland has won six straight games, matching its season high, is 27-7 since June 16 and trails Seattle by one game for the AL’s second wild card.
Cahill (2-2) allowed five runs, seven hits, three walks and a hit batter in five innings. He had been 0-2 since beating the Chicago White Sox on April 17 and twice went on the disabled list.
Colon (5-9) allowed six runs and nine hits in seven innings, throwing a season-high 106 pitches. He has 245 wins, tied with Dennis Martinez.
PHILLIES 9, REDS 4
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rhys Hoskins, Maikel Franco and Nick Williams each hit two of Philadelphia’s record-tying seven home runs, and the Phillies overpowered Cincinnati in the opener of a four-game series.
Carlos Santana added a two-run homer as the NL East leaders tied the franchise record for home runs in a game, set on Sept. 8, 1998, against the Mets.
Left-hander Ranger Suarez (1-0) won his major league debut, allowing six hits and four runs with one walk and three strikeouts in five innings. Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart each reached him for two-run homers.
Franco’s first homer, off reliever Michael Lorenzen (1-1), snapped a 4-4 tie in the fifth.