MLB roundup: Dodgers storm back, stun Pirates

Apr 25, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Chris Taylor (3) circles the bases on a there run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

MLB roundup: Dodgers storm back, stun Pirates

Dodgers 8, Pirates 7

Chris Taylor’s three-run homer in the eighth capped a five-run comeback as Los Angeles ended host Pittsburgh’s winning streak at seven.

Michael Vargas added a two-run double and Michael Busch had a hit and RBI in his major league debut for the Dodgers, who have won three straight. Los Angeles starter Noah Syndergaard allowed seven runs and nine hits in four innings. Yency Almonte (2-0) pitched a scoreless seventh, and Shelby Miller pitched the ninth for his first career save.

Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer, Ke’Bryan Hayes a two-run double, and Carlos Santana and Austin Hedges an RBI single apiece for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Johan Oviedo gave up five runs (four earned) and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Colin Holderman (0-1) gave up Taylor’s three-run shot in the eighth.

Red Sox 8, Orioles 6

Jarren Duran hit a grand slam, Corey Kluber pitched six solid innings, and Boston held on to defeat Baltimore, ending the hosts’ seven-game winning streak.

Duran added a double and a single to go with his first career grand slam and first homer of the season. Kluber (1-4), who came in with an 8.50 ERA, allowed one run on five hits. He struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Orioles starter Kyle Bradish (1-1) lasted just 2 1/3 innings. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and four walks. Cedric Mullins hit his second career grand slam, and Jorge Mateo and Gunnar Henderson also homered for Baltimore.

Blue Jays 7, White Sox 0

Danny Jansen hit two home runs and had four RBIs, right-hander Jose Berrios pitched seven shutout innings, and Toronto defeated visiting Chicago.

Berrios (2-3) allowed four hits and one walk while striking out nine and Kevin Kiermaier added a two-run triple to help the Blue Jays win their third game in a row.

The White Sox, who are completing a six-game trip with the series, have lost six games in a row. Right-hander Mike Clevinger (2-2) allowed six runs, seven hits, and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings.

Rockies 5, Guardians 1

Charlie Blackmon homered on the second pitch of the game and Ryan Feltner did not allow an earned run across six strong innings as visiting Colorado beat Cleveland.

Blackmon added an RBI double and rookie Brenton Doyle had three hits and two stolen bases for Colorado, which has outscored the Guardians 11-1 in the first two games of the series. Feltner (2-2) allowed one unearned run on five hits with no walks and six strikeouts. The right-hander has not allowed an earned run over his last two starts covering 11 2/3 innings.

Cleveland pushed a run across in the bottom of the sixth to snap a 14-inning scoreless streak. Steven Kwan hit a leadoff single, stole second base, and moved to third on a throwing error before scoring on Amed Rosario’s sacrifice fly. Guardians starter Peyton Battenfield (0-2) gave up four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. He walked four with four strikeouts.

Reds 7, Rangers 6

Jake Fraley and Jonathan India each drove in two runs during a six-run eighth inning to help host Cincinnati rally to beat Texas for the second straight day.

The late uprising made a winner out of Reiver Sanmartin (1-0), who threw one perfect inning of relief. Alexis Diaz struck out two batters while retiring the side in the ninth inning for his third save of the season.

Texas built a six-run lead before Nick Senzel put Cincinnati on the scoreboard with an RBI single in the seventh inning. Henry Ramos and Senzel moved the Reds within 6-3 in the eighth inning with RBI singles off Cole Ragans before Fraley greeted Ian Kennedy (0-1) with a two-run double and India followed with a two-run single to put Cincinnati on top.

Mariners 5, Phillies 3

Teoscar Hernandez homered and drove in two runs to lift Seattle past host Philadelphia.

Jarred Kelenic added a home run, double, and single, and J.P. Crawford had an RBI infield single for the Mariners. Starter Marco Gonzales (2-0) tossed five innings and allowed four hits and one run with two strikeouts and one walk. Paul Sewald earned his seventh save.

Edmundo Sosa hit a solo home run for the Phillies, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Phillies starter Bailey Falter (0-4) gave up six hits and four runs (three earned) with seven strikeouts and no walks in six innings.

Nationals 5, Mets 0

Josiah Gray tossed six scoreless innings and received some offensive support for the first time this year as visiting Washington beat New York in the opener of a three-game series.

Keibert Ruiz homered in the second inning for the Nationals, who scored a total of one run in Gray’s first four starts. Gray (1-4) allowed four hits and one walk while striking out a season-high nine.

Ruiz’s homer and Joey Meneses’ RBI single in the third against Jose Butto (0-1) provided an early cushion for Gray. Butto, making his second start of the season and the third of his career, gave up two runs on four hits and six walks while striking out one over 4 2/3 innings. Five players had a hit apiece for the Mets, who were shut out for the fourth time this season.

Braves 7, Marlins 4

Veteran right-hander Charlie Morton struck out a season-high nine batters and Ozzie Albies hit a pair of home runs to lift Atlanta to a win over visiting Miami.

Morton (3-2) threw a season-best seven innings and gave up just one run — a home run by Jazz Chisholm Jr. — on three hits and two walks. He improved his career record against Miami to 12-5.

The Braves, who hit five home runs on Monday, launched three more on Tuesday. Albies hit his sixth and seventh, and Eddie Rosario added his third. Miami starter Bryan Hoeing (0-1) lasted only 3 2/3 innings in his season debut, giving up four runs on six hits.

Tigers 4, Brewers 3

Kerry Carpenter hit a three-run homer as visiting Detroit scored all its runs in the second inning and held on for a victory over Milwaukee.

The Tigers jumped on Eric Lauer for four runs in the decisive second. Jonathan Schoop singled with one out and Jake Rogers walked. Carpenter then sent a 1-1 pitch 390 feet to right for his fourth homer. Javier Baez then extended his hitting streak to 10 games an out later with a double. He took third on Eric Haase’s infield single and scored on Spencer Torkelson’s line-drive single to left to make it 4-0.

The Brewers got single runs in the third and fourth, then pulled within 4-3 when Rowdy Tellez opened the sixth with his eighth homer. Lauer (3-2) needed 85 pitches to make it through three innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked two. Mason Englert (1-1) got the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief, with four strikeouts.

Twins 6, Yankees 2

Byron Buxton and Trevor Larnach hit two-run home runs in the sixth inning, and Minnesota beat New York in Minneapolis.

The Twins beat the Yankees for the fourth time in six meetings this year to clinch the season series for the first time since 2001. Minnesota’s Joe Ryan (5-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits in seven innings. Ryan fanned seven, walked none, and won his eighth straight decision.

DJ LeMahieu hit an RBI single and Aaron Hicks scored on an error for the Yankees. New York starter Nestor Cortes (3-1) allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in five-plus innings. Cortes struck out six, walked one and allowed more than three runs for the first time in 17 starts.

Cubs 6, Padres 0

Yan Gomes went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBIs while Justin Steele pitched into the sixth inning to earn his fourth straight victory as Chicago beat visiting San Diego.

Gomes, who hit eight home runs in 86 games last season, clubbed his fifth of 2023 in the second inning. His shot into the left-center-field bleachers off Padres starter Blake Snell (0-4) came after Trey Mancini singled with one out. With two outs during Chicago’s four-run eighth, Gomes lined an RBI single to right field for his fifth career four-hit game.

Steele (4-0) threw scoreless ball for the second time this season while lowering his ERA to 1.19. The left-hander allowed three of San Diego’s five hits plus two walks to go along with five strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. Snell lasted five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out five, but also walked five.

Giants 5, Cardinals 4

Blake Sabol bombed a two-run, walk-off home run to straight-away center field with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night, allowing the host San Francisco to counter a late St. Louis Cardinals rally and pull off a 5-4 victory.

After Paul Goldschmidt had broken a 2-2 tie in the top of the eighth with a two-run single as part of a three-run uprising, the Giants got a break in the last of the ninth when Tommy Edman misplayed Joc Pederson’s inning-opening grounder for an error.

Mike Yastrzemski followed with an RBI double to get San Francisco within 4-3, before Cardinals closer Ryan Helsley (0-2), seeking his fourth save of the season, got Thairo Estrada to pop up and struck out Brandon Crawford.

He then got Sabol down 1-2 on the count before the rookie crushed his fourth homer to give the Giants a fourth straight win.

Angels 5, A’s 3

Griffin Canning gave up three runs in five-plus efficient innings, the Angels’ bullpen threw four scoreless innings, and Los Angeles held on for a 5-3 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday in Anaheim, Calif.

Brandon Drury was one of four Angels with two hits apiece, the key hit being a two-run triple in the first inning. After a slow start to the season, Drury is 5-for-8 with two homers and six RBIs in his last two games.

Canning (1-0), a right-hander who missed all of 2022 with a back injury, earned his first victory since June 9, 2021. It also was the first win by an Angels starting pitcher other than Shohei Ohtani since April 2, when Tyler Anderson beat the Athletics.

Royals 5, Diamondbacks 4

Brady Singer tossed six strong innings and six Kansas City batters had two hits as the Royals knocked off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Tuesday night in Phoenix.

Nicky Lopez, Michael Massey, and Edward Olivares each had two hits and one RBI for the Royals, who won for just the second time in their last 11 games. Kyle Isbel, Salvador Perez, and Bobby Witt Jr. also had two hits apiece during Kansas City’s 14-hit attack. Singer (2-2) gave up one run and five hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked none.

Scott Barlow recorded the final five outs to notch his third save of the season. He allowed a leadoff double in the ninth to Geraldo Perdomo before issuing a two-out walk to Corbin Carroll. But Barlow got Christian Walker to ground out to third to end the game.

–Field Level Media

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