MLB: Red Sox convene to kick Cardinals 5-4

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts lined a two-run double off a left-field wall with dual outs in a ninth inning, capping a three-run convene that carried a Boston Red Sox over a St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 on Wednesday.


Xander Bogaerts strike a solo homer for a AL East-leading Red Sox, who won for a 12th time in 14 games and confirmed their 4 1/2-game lead over a second-place New York Yankees.

Kolten Wong had 3 hits, including an RBI singular in St. Louis’ four-run second inning. It was usually a third detriment in 11 games for a Cardinals, who were swept in a two-game series, their initial revisit to Fenway Park given losing a 2013 World Series.

Trevor Rosenthal gave adult Bogaerts’ homer into a Green Monster seats in a ninth. Zach Duke (0-1) struck out a kick and walked one before John Brebbia gave adult Betts’ hit.

Craig Kimbrel (5-0) pitched one hitless inning for a win.

MARLINS 8, GIANTS 1

MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton’s homer strain ended, though he got dual hits and helped Miami kick San Francisco.

Stanton had homered in a team-record 6 uninterrupted games and leads a majors with 44. The vital joining record for a longest home run strain is 8 games.

Matt Cain (3-10) fell to 0-9 in his past 13 starts.

Jose Urena (11-5) singular a Giants to an unmerited run in 5 innings.

RANGERS 12, TIGERS 6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Elvis Andrus had a go-ahead home run among his 4 RBIs, Cole Hamels won again notwithstanding a unsure tour and Texas swept a three-game array from Detroit.

Ian Kinsler led off a diversion with a homer for Detroit, afterwards after holding his position during second bottom in a bottom of a initial perceived an on-field handshake from a longtime referee who he pronounced should get another job.

A day after Kinsler’s oppressive and extended critique of Angel Hernandez, a referee was operative second bottom for a array finale. Kinsler was ejected from a opener Monday when doubt balls and strikes during a core of an at-bat while Hernandez worked behind a plate, and a second baseman lashed out a following day.

Joey Gallo homered for a third true diversion and AL-high 10th time in 14 games this month. He has 35 homers this year. Adrian Beltre and Nomar Mazara also homered for Texas.

Hamels (8-1) gave adult 4 runs and 8 hits with a season-high 5 walks in 6 innings. Chad Bell (0-1) took a loss.

CUBS 7, REDS 6

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo strike a grand impact in a initial inning and Javier Baez scored on a furious representation in a ninth as Chicago kick Cincinnati.

Baez non-stop a bottom of a ninth with a double off Wandy Peralta (3-3) and pinch-hitter Jon Jay walked. Then, Ben Zobrist changed a runners with a groundout.

Reliever Blake Wood came in and struck out Albert Almora Jr. With dual outs and Kris Bryant batting, Wood threw a violation representation that got divided from catcher Tucker Barnhart for a diversion winner.

Cincinnati’s Joey Votto had his strain of reaching bottom during slightest twice in a diversion come to an end. Votto did strech once though he fell one diversion bashful of restraining Ted Williams’ record of 21 true games.

Wade Davis (3-1) pitched a ideal ninth.

ANGELS 3, NATIONALS 2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun homered, Ricky Nolasco bounced behind from a hilly initial inning before exiting with an damage and Los Angeles separate a two-game array with NL East-leading Washington.

The Angels won for a seventh time in 8 games.

Tanner Roark (9-8) authorised 4 hits in 7 innings for Washington, though was finished in by a dual home runs.

Nolasco (6-12) threw 31 of his 112 pitches in a initial inning, though he transient difficulty in a third and fourth to concede usually dual runs while distinguished out five.

YANKEES 5, METS 3

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge launched a huge homer, Didi Gregorius snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double and a New York Yankees kick a Mets for their third true feat in a Subway Series.

Judge enjoyed his initial diversion during Citi Field, attack a solo expostulate into a frequency reached third rug in left. Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes never even budged as Judge’s AL-leading 37th home run, projected during 457 feet, soared approach over his head.

The rookie slugger also struck out in a ninth inning to extend a indeterminate streak: Judge has fanned in 33 uninterrupted games, 3 bashful of a record for a position actor set by Adam Dunn from 2011-2012.

Rene Rivera homered for a Mets, who will try to forestall a four-game brush by a Yankees in a array culmination Thursday night.

Tommy Kahnle (2-3) late both batters he faced. David Robertson struck out dual in a hitless ninth for his 14th save, and initial given rejoining a Yankees. Paul Sewald (0-5) took a loss.

BREWERS 7, PIRATES 6

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Manny Pina strike a two-run homer in a eighth inning to lift Milwaukee over Pittsburgh.

Keon Broxton homered twice and Neil Walker and Travis Shaw also went low as a Brewers finished a brush of a two-game array with their fourth true win after an extended descent slump.

Pina’s shot came off reliever Juan Nicasio (1-5). Anthony Swarzak (1-0) got a win and Corey Knebel warranted his 24th save in 29 chances.

BLUE JAYS 3, RAYS 2

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Stroman pitched 6 1/3 innings, Steve Pearce homered and scored twice and Toronto kick Tampa Bay.

Stroman (11-6) authorised dual runs and 6 hits to kick a Rays for a initial time in 5 career meetings during Rogers Centre. The right-hander entered 0-3 with a 6.38 ERA in 4 home starts opposite a AL East rivals.

Roberto Osuna pitched around a leadoff singular in a ninth for his 31st save in 38 chances.

Jake Faria (5-4) mislaid his third true start, permitting 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings.

ASTROS 9, DIAMONDBACKS 5

HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Reddick strike a two-run homer in a four-run eighth inning as Houston degraded Arizona.

Paul Goldschmidt strike a two-run homer and J.D. Martinez followed with a home run as a Diamondbacks pulled within 5-4 in a eighth.

Morton (10-5) gave adult one run and 3 hits in 6 1/3 innings, distinguished out nine.

Taijuan Walker (6-7) authorised 5 runs — 3 warranted — on 9 hits in 5 innings.

MARINERS 7, ORIOLES 6

SEATTLE (AP) — Recently acquired Yonder Alonso strike his initial homer for Seattle and gathering in 3 runs, and Marc Rzepczynski struck out Chris Davis with a bases installed to finish a win over Baltimore.

Alonso, acquired in a trade with Oakland on Aug. 6, strike a two-run homer in a fourth inning, his 23rd of a season. He combined an RBI singular during a three-run fifth and also singled in a seventh.

Leonys Martin non-stop a sixth with his third home run to put Seattle adult 7-4.

Tony Zych (6-3) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Ubaldo Jimenez (5-8) authorised 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings.

ROYALS 7, ATHLETICS 6

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Alex Gordon strike a go-ahead singular in a ninth inning and Kansas City surfaced Oakland.

Alcides Escobar doubled to start a ninth opposite Blake Treinen (1-1), relating his deteriorate high with 3 hits. Then Gordon delivered his second run-scoring singular of a array finale.

Oakland’s Matt Chapman strike a restraining two-run homer in a eighth opposite Brandon Maurer (1-1), who wound adult a winner.

Kelvin Herrera finished for his 26th save in 29 chances after permitting Ryon Healy’s two-out infield single.

PADRES 3, PHILLIES 0

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Clayton Richard pitched a three-hitter for his initial shutout given 2012 and Wil Myers stole 3 bases in an inning as San Diego finished a three-game brush of Philadelphia.

Richard (6-12) struck out 6 and walked one and finished his four-game losing streak.

Nick Pivetta (4-8) struck out 9 of a initial 10 batters, and fanned a career-high 11 in five-plus innings.

Myers, who has scuffled given a All-Star break, reached bottom 4 times. He became a initial actor given a Marlins’ Dee Gordon in 2011 to appropriate second, third and home in an inning and a initial ever Padre to do so.

Myers’ final appropriate came when he scored on a behind finish a double take after Austin Hedges pennyless from initial base. As Hedges was held in a rundown, Myers headed for a image and usually got his palm in before Cameron Rupp’s tag.

ROCKIES 17, BRAVES 2

DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story had dual homers and a career-high 6 RBIs, Jon Gray pitched 6 clever innings and Colorado routed Atlanta.

Mark Reynolds also homered and gathering in 4 runs, and DJ LeMahieu had a double and RBI singular in his fifth four-hit diversion of a deteriorate for a Rockies.

Gerardo Parra combined 3 hits and 4 RBIs for Colorado.

Gray (5-2) authorised dual runs and 5 hits. Mike Foltynewicz (10-8) went 3 1/3 innings and authorised 8 hits and career-high 9 runs.

DODGERS 5, WHITE SOX 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig’s two-run double in a bottom of a ninth inning carried a Dodgers over a White Sox for their second quip win in as many games.

Puig sent a 3-2 representation from Jake Petricka (1-1) into core field, scoring Logan Forsythe and Austin Barnes.

The feat salvaged a much-anticipated home entrance of Yu Darvish, who didn’t figure in a preference while pitching on his 31st birthday.

Chicago’s Leury Garcia, Nicky Deltmonico and Jose Abreu homered off Darvish, who gave adult 3 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings.

Ross Stripling (2-4) got a feat with one inning of relief.

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