Alvarez hits tying 3-run HR in 9th, Alonso has winning 3-run HR in 10th as Mets beat Rays 8-7
NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Álvarez hit a tying three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning and Pete Alonso hit a game-ending three-run shot in the 10th, giving the New York Mets an improbable 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.
New York trailed 2-0 before Mark Vientos, a rookie brought up from the minors for his season debut, tied the score with a two-run homer in the seventh off side-armer Ryan Thompson.
Brandon Lowe put the Rays back ahead with a two-run homer off Adam Ottavino in a three-run eighth that built a 5-2 lead.
Álvarez homered on a sweeper from Jason Adam, a 426-foot shot off the facing of the left-field second deck, to send the game into extra innings. The Rays opened a 7-5 lead when pinch-hitter Harold Ramirez and Josh Lowe had run-scoring singles in the 10th against David Robertson (1-0).
Jeff McNeil singled off Pete Fairbanks (0-1) leading off the bottom half, and Alonso pulled a fastball into the left-field second deck for his 15th home run of the season, sending the Mets running onto the field following their first walk-off win this season.
DODGERS 7, TWINS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Outman hit a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Byron Buxton and Joey Gallo homered for the Twins, who dropped two of the three in a matchup of division leaders. Gallo left the game with two outs in the ninth after taking a foul ball off his leg.
The Dodgers trailed 3-2 in the seventh before scoring five runs all with two outs. Will Smith tied it after Emilio Pagan walked Miguel Vargas with the bases loaded and Outman put them on top when he drove a first-pitch fastball over the wall in center. It was the rookie outfielder’s ninth home run of the season and second career grand slam.
José De León (0-1) took the loss after he allowed two-out base hits to Smith and Max Muncy in the seventh.
Brusdar Graterol (2-1) got the win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in what was largely a bullpen game for the Dodgers.
Mookie Betts had two hits including his first triple of the season.
ROYALS 4, PADRES 3
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vinnie Pasquantino hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Yu Darvish to lead Kansas City.
Pasquantino’s homer to right field, his eighth, and Maikel Garcia’s RBI double gave the Royals a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning.
Darvish (2-3) allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Many in the crowd of 32,416 booed the Padres after Scott Barlow retired the side in the ninth for his sixth save. San Diego’s star-studded lineup went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 overall as the Padres lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
The Padres, closer to last in the NL West than they are first, were without slugger Manny Machado for a second straight day after he was hit by a pitch on the left hand in Monday night’s 4-0 win.
Jake Cronenworth homered in the fifth for the Padres.
Josh Taylor (1-1) got two outs for the win.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, ATHLETICS 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. led off the ninth with a double and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Jose Herrera, and Arizona got its fifth win in six games.
Christian Walker and Corbin Carroll homered as the Diamondbacks took two of three from Oakland in the series despite the bullpen giving up another late lead.
Gurriel led off the ninth with a double off Shintaro Fujinami (1-5) for his seventh straight game with an extra-base hit. Two walks loaded the bases before Herrera’s drive to right off Adrian Martinez allowed Gurriel to score easily. Ketel Marte added an RBI single.
Jose Ruiz (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win. Miguel Castro pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.
The A’s have lost all eight home series this season.
ORIOLES 3, ANGELS 1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Bradish pitched impressively into the seventh inning and Austin Hays homered to lift Baltimore.
Mike Trout went deep for the Angels, but they fell back to .500 with their eighth loss in 11 games.
Bradish (2-1) allowed a run and four hits in 6 2/3 innings against the team that drafted him. He struck out five without a walk. Danny Coulombe, Yennier Cano and Félix Bautista got the final seven outs, with Bautista working the ninth for his 11th save in 14 chances.
Griffin Canning (2-2) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings.
MARLINS 4, NATIONALS 3
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Soler hit a go-ahead home run for the second straight game, and Miami held off Washington.
With the Marlins trailing 2-1, Luis Arraez led off the fourth with a single before Soler sent MacKenzie Gore’s first pitch to left-center for his 11th home run of the season. That came a day after Soler drove a 3-2 pitch over the wall in left-center for a 5-4 win in the series opener for his first career walk-off shot.
Bryan De La Cruz gave Miami a two-run cushion in the sixth with an RBI double against Gore (3-3). De La Cruz stretched his hitting streak to a career-high 11 games.
Washington pulled within 4-3 in the seventh on Alex Call's run-scoring grounder.
Miami starter Edward Cabrera (3-3) gave up five hits, struck out six and walked none in five innings. Dylan Floro pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save of the season.
BRAVES 6, RANGERS 5
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Orlando Arcia hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning and NL East-leading Atlanta avoided consecutive series losses for the first time this season.
Ronald Acuña Jr. homered in his fourth consecutive game for the Braves, and Eddie Rosario had a two-run shot in the second that ended Texas starter Nathan Eovaldi’s scoreless streak at 29 2/3 innings.
Adolis García went deep twice for AL West leader Texas, those solo shots extending his MLB-best RBI total to 46.
The Braves won two of three in Texas after getting swept in three games at Toronto last weekend.
Atlanta tied the game at 5 in the eighth when Ozzie Albies had an RBI single and Austin Riley drove him home with a double that chased reliever Josh Sborz. Arcia’s fourth homer of the season came off Brock Burke (2-2).
Nick Anderson (2-0), the fourth Braves pitcher, worked a scoreless eighth before Raisel Iglesias worked a perfect ninth for his second save.
GIANTS 7, PHILLIES 4
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thairo Estrada hit a tiebreaking RBI single as part of a three-run eighth inning and San Francisco completed a three-game sweep.
Wilmer Flores and Casey Schmitt each had two-run singles, and Blake Sabol and Brandon Crawford also drove in runs as the Giants won their sixth straight game against the Phillies.
Bryson Stott homered for Philadelphia, which lost its fourth in a row.
With the game tied at 4, J.D. Davis and Mitch Haniger began the eighth inning with pinch-hit singles. Joey Bart followed with a bunt single to load the bases. After Gregory Soto (1-3) retired LaMonte Wade Jr., Estrada looped a single to shallow center field, scoring the go-ahead run. Flores added a two-run single.
The Phillies loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, but Camilo Doval struck out Trea Turner swinging to record his third straight save in the series and his 11th in 12 chances this season.
John Brebbia (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning for the win as the San Francisco bullpen combined to allow one run in 5 2/3 innings for the second straight day.
BLUE JAYS 3, YANKEES 0, 10 INNINGS
TORONTO (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Long after Blue Jays starter Chris Bassitt and Yankees ace Gerrit Cole exited a scoreless duel, Jansen’s fourth homer of the season came on the first pitch he saw from reliever Wandy Peralta (2-1).
Whit Merrifield reached on shortstop Anthony Volpe’s error to begin the bottom of the 10th as automatic runner Cavan Biggio advanced from second to third.
New York moved left fielder Oswaldo Cabrera into the infield, and Alejandro Kirk grounded out to shortstop before Jansen followed with his game-winning drive to left.
Toronto closer Jordan Romano (3-2) tossed one inning for the win.
CARDINALS 3, BREWERS 0
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Matthew Liberatore tossed five scoreless innings in his season debut and Paul DeJong homered to lead the St. Louis to its eighth win in 10 games.
Milwaukee has dropped two of three following a three-game winning streak.
Nolan Arenado added a run-scoring hit for St. Louis, which remains in last place in the NL Central for the 22nd successive day after winning the division last season.
Liberatore (1-0), a 23-year-old left-hander, gave up three hits in a 95-pitch stint. He struck out six and left after giving up a leadoff walk to Willy Adames to start the sixth. Relievers Andre Pallante, Giovanny Gallegos and Ryan Helsley combined to nail down the seven-hit shutout. Helsley recorded the final four outs for his fifth save in eight chances.
Corbin Burnes (4-3) gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings in the loss.
ROCKIES 11, REDS 6
DENVER (AP) — Elias Díaz drove in three runs and Kris Bryant, Jurickson Profar and Brenton Doyle each had two RBIs in a two-inning, 11-run outburst for Colorado.
The Rockies sent 19 batters to the plate and recorded 10 hits while scoring five times in the fifth and six more times in the sixth. Doyle’s two-run triple put Colorado ahead to stay in its 11th win in 16 games.
Reds starter Graham Ashcraft (2-2) was charged with seven runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings.
Backup catcher Luke Maile homered and drove in two runs as the Reds built an early lead before collapsing as they finished a 2-4 trip.
Brent Suter (2-0) worked a scoreless sixth for the Rockies to pick up the win.
WHITE SOX 7, GUARDIANS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Burger and Gavin Sheets both homered for the second straight game, leading Chicago past Cleveland.
Burger added a triple and single for the White Sox, who have posted consecutive victories against the Guardians and won for the third time in four games. Andrew Vaughn also went deep for Chicago.
Mike Clevinger (3-3) tossed six-plus effective innings to beat Cleveland, his original team, for the first time. He gave up two runs and six hits with four walks and five strikeouts.
Tim Anderson, Andrew Benintendi and Yasmani Grandal each had two hits in Chicago’s 12-hit attack as the White Sox followed up on 16-hit, 8-3 win on Tuesday.
Josh Bell drove in Cleveland’s runs with a double in the first and bases-loaded walk in the seventh. Rookie Peyton Battenfield (0-5) allowed all three of Chicago’s homers in his sixth career start and seventh appearance.
PIRATES 8, TIGERS 0
DETROIT (AP) — Rich Hill gave up one hit in six innings, Austin Hedges drove in three runs and Pittsburgh rolled past Detroit.
The 43-year-old Hill (4-3), the oldest active player in the majors, allowed just Matt Vierling’s infield single and two walks while striking out seven. A trio of relievers completed the shutout as Pittsburgh won for just the third time in 15 games.
Rodolfo Castro homered and knocked in two runs, while Bryan Reynolds contributed three hits and scored two runs.
Tigers starter Eduardo Rodríguez (4-3_, who had allowed just two runs in his previous six starts, gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.
Detroit manager A.J. Hinch was ejected for the first time this season during the fourth inning. He was tossed by home plate umpire Nic Lentz for arguing balls and strikes.
RED SOX 12, MARINERS 3
BOSTON (AP) — Pablo Reyes doubled twice for a career-high four RBIs to lead Boston.
Justin Turner had a two-run homer, Rafael Devers and Kiké Hernández also each drove in two runs and right-hander Brayan Bello (3-1) won on his 24th birthday, allowing one run on three hits in five innings with five walks and seven strikeouts.
Left-hander Marco Gonzalez (3-1) took the loss, lasting just 1 2/3 innings, He gave up eight runs on eight hits and two walks.
The Red Sox took a 9-0 lead after two innings, sending eight batters to the plate in the first inning and 10 in the second.
The Associated Press