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MLB roundup: Cardinals blitz Brewers 18-1
Cardinals 18, Brewers 1
Nolan Gorman and Nolan Arenado hit three-run homers and combined for nine RBIs to power the St. Louis Cardinals past the visiting Milwaukee Brewers 18-1 on Monday.
Gorman finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs, while Arenado went 2-for-3 with four RBIs. St. Louis’ Tommy Edman had four hits and four RBIs, Lars Nootbaar also scored four times, and Paul Goldschmidt added two hits and two RBIs.
Andrew Knizner hit a grand slam off Brewers infielder Mike Brosseau in the eighth inning to cap the scoring. Jack Flaherty (3-4) fanned a season-high 10 while blanking the Brewers on three hits in seven innings as the Cardinals won for the seventh time in eight games.
Freddy Peralta (4-3) allowed six runs on six hits and five walks in 5 1/3 innings for the Brewers, whose three-game winning streak ended.
Angels 9, Orioles 5
Shohei Ohtani crushed a three-run homer, finished a double away from hitting for the cycle, and picked up the win on the mound as Los Angeles earned a victory over host Baltimore.
Ohtani went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, three runs, and a walk to offset a night in which he allowed a career-high-tying three homers over seven innings. The right-hander yielded a season-high-tying five runs on four hits. Ohtani (5-1) became the first starting pitcher to reach base five times in a game since the Yankees’ Mel Stottlemyre against the Washington Senators in September 1964.
Chad Wallach went 3-for-5 with a solo homer, and Gio Urshela went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Angels. Adam Frazier and Anthony Santander each hit a two-run homer, and Cedric Mullins added a solo shot for the Orioles.
Nationals 10, Mets 3
Joey Meneses hit three run-producing doubles and finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs in Washington’s victory against visiting New York.
Nationals starter Patrick Corbin (2-5) went six innings for the victory. He allowed two runs on eight hits. CJ Abrams homered as the Nationals managed to split the four-game series.
Mets starter David Peterson (1-6) gave up six runs on nine hits in five innings. Starling Marte, Jeff McNeil, and Eduardo Escobar had two hits apiece for the Mets, who lost for the 11th time in 16 games.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 4
Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in three runs as visiting New York held on to defeat Toronto.
Willie Calhoun added a two-run home run for the Yankees, who took the opener of a four-game series for their sixth win in eight games.
Jimmy Cordero pitched two perfect innings as the Yankees’ opener. Jhony Brito (3-3) replaced Cordero in the third and allowed four runs (two earned) and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah (1-4) allowed five runs, six hits, and a career-high seven walks in four-plus innings.
Braves 12, Rangers 0
Atlanta ripped five two-run home runs as they cruised to victory in Arlington, Texas.
Kevin Pillar and Ronald Acuna Jr. had two-run shots in the second inning, Orlando Arcia added one in the sixth, Austin Riley followed with one in the seventh, and Marcell Ozuna capped the two-run homer party with his own in the ninth.
Those long balls, coupled with a strong start by right-hander Charlie Morton, helped the Braves end a four-game losing streak and spoil Cody Bradford’s major league debut. Bradford allowed six runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts over five innings.
Mariners 10, Red Sox 1
Cal Raleigh became the first catcher to ever homer from both sides of the plate in a game at Fenway Park as Seattle cruised past Boston.
Raleigh, who went 3-for-5, hit two-run shots in the fifth and sixth innings, logging his second multi-homer game of the season. Eugenio Suarez also blasted a two-run homer as part of Seattle’s 15-hit attack.
Rafael Devers and Pablo Reyes each had two hits for Boston, which has lost four in a row. Devers had the Red Sox’s lone RBI.
Rockies 9, Reds 8
Brenton Doyle homered twice, Mike Moustakas also went deep, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 in Denver on Monday night.
Harold Castro had three hits,and Randal Grichuk had two for Colorado. Daniel Bard (1-0) pitched an inning of relief, and Pierce Johnson got the final three outs for his seventh save for the Rockies.
Spencer Steer had three hits and Jake Fraley, Jonathan India, and Henry Ramos had two hits apiece for the Reds. Ben Lively (1-1) took the loss in relief for Cincinnati.
Diamondbacks 5, Athletics 2
Geraldo Perdomo and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit two-run homers, Merrill Kelly tossed seven-plus sharp innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks did all their scoring early in a 5-2 victory over the host Oakland Athletics on Monday.
Perdomo went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs for the Diamondbacks, who won took the opener of a three-game interleague series for their fourth win in a row.Jace Peterson homered for Oakland, which dropped its third straight and fell for the eighth time in nine games.
Padres 4, Royals 0
Veteran right-hander Michael Wacha took a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Monday night as the San Diego Padres snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the visiting Kansas City Royals.
Wacha struck out a career-high 11 and faced two hitters over the minimum through seven innings before Michael Massey opened the eighth with a line-drive single to right on an 0-1 changeup.
Wacha, who signed with the Padres as a free agent this past February, retired the first 13 Royals he faced before hitting Edward Olivares with a pitch with one out in the fifth. An inning later, Wacha issued a two-out walk to Bobby Witt Jr.
Wacha departed the game immediately after Massey’s hit. Wacha improved to 4-1 by giving up one hit, one walk, and hitting one batter over seven-plus innings. He threw 103 pitches, with 70 going for strikes.
San Diego reliever Nick Martinez allowed a hit over two innings. Wacha and Martinez combined for 13 strikeouts in the two-hit shutout.
Giants 6, Phillies 3
Michael Conforto homered, singled, and drove in three runs to lift the host San Francisco Giants past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Monday.
Casey Schmitt added two hits, while Mitch Haniger and Brandon Crawford each had an RBI single for the Giants, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
The Giants had 10 hits overall.
Giants starter Alex Wood gave up four hits and two runs with four strikeouts and one walk in 4 2/3 innings.
Scott Alexander (3-0) earned the win in relief, and Camilo Doval pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save.
Dodgers 9, Twins 8 (12 Innings)
Trayce Thompson worked a bases-loaded walk in the 12th inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers recovered in the late innings following multiple blown leads to extend their winning streak to six games with a 9-8 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Monday.
Max Muncy hit two home runs, and Will Smith also went deep as the Dodgers won despite failing to hold an early four-run lead and a three-run advantage in the eighth. They also blew a one-run lead in the ninth before rallying from a one-run deficit in the 10th.
Muncy had his second three-hit game of the season and his fourth multi-homer game. Right-hander Phil Bickford (1-1) pitched the final three innings to earn the victory, giving up one unearned run on a career-high 48 pitches.
–Field Level Media