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MLB roundup: Jorge Soler’s walk-off HR pushes Marlins past Nats
Marlins 5, Nationals 4
Jorge Soler hit a two-out, two-strike walk-off home run in the ninth inning as the Miami Marlins rallied to defeat the visiting Washington Nationals 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Trailing 4-2 with two outs and none on in the ninth, Garrett Cooper doubled and scored on Luis Arraez’s single. On a 3-2 pitch, Soler belted a 99-mph fastball from reliever Hunter Harvey (2-1). The exit velocity was 111 mph, and the ball traveled 405 feet to left as the Marlins improved to 13-1 this year in one-run games.
Arraez, Bryan De La Cruz, and Jean Segura each had two hits for the Marlins. The Nationals got a solo homer from Lane Thomas and a 3-for-3 performance by Jeimer Candelario.
Washington’s Josiah Gray threw 104 pitches in seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) and striking out five. Miami’s Jesus Luzardo, who threw 93 pitches in six innings, allowed one run and struck out seven. Reliever Andrew Nardi (3-1) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief.
Athletics 9, Diamondbacks 8 (12 innings)
Esteury Ruiz’s line drive short-hopped off the glove of Arizona shortstop Nick Ahmed for a walk-off single in the 12th inning, allowing host Oakland to snatch an interleague win.
The A’s were still in the contest in large part due to a game-tying grand slam from Ryan Noda five innings earlier. Oakland’s sixth pitcher, Austin Pruitt (1-1), worked three hitless, scoreless innings to earn the win.
Seeking a fifth straight win, the Diamondbacks used a four-run fifth and two-run seventh to take an 8-4 lead. Diamondbacks starter Tommy Henry left with a 6-4 lead after pitching 4 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out four.
Rays 8, Mets 5
Isaac Paredes hit two homers as visiting Tampa Bay spoiled Justin Verlander’s home debut for New York.
Paredes tied his career high with five RBIs as the Rays improved to 4-4 on a season-high, 10-game road trip. Yonny Chirinos (2-1) allowed three runs on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Verlander (1-2) gave up six runs on eight hits over five innings. Brett Baty and Pete Alonso homered for the Mets, who fell to 5-11 this month.
Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3
Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and visiting New York defeated Toronto.
Judge has three home runs to help the Yankees take the first two games of the four-game series. New York’s Isiah Kiner-Falefa added a solo home run. Yankees right-hander Domingo German pitched three perfect innings with two strikeouts before being ejected by plate umpire James Hoye after an inspection for illegal substances.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a solo shot for Toronto. Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman allowed three runs (two earned), five hits, and two walks while striking out 10 in seven innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. left the game in the ninth inning with right knee discomfort.
Orioles 7, Angels 3
Ryan Mountcastle came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a two-run homer and Dean Kremer pitched 5 2/3 strong innings to lead Baltimore past visiting Los Angeles.
Mountcastle, who also doubled, pinch-hit for designated hitter Ryan O’Hearn after the latter hit a solo homer in his only at-bat of the game in the second inning. Kremer (5-1) allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks before turning it over to the bullpen, which allowed just two hits over the final 3 1/3 innings.
Los Angeles’ Chase Silseth (0-1) — a reliever making his first start of the season — allowed four runs on six hits with five strikeouts and a walk in 3 1/3 innings. The Angels lost for the fifth time in their past seven games.
Tigers 4, Pirates 0
Michael Lorenzen pitched six strong innings, and host Detroit defeated slumping Pittsburgh.
Lorenzen (2-2) struck out a season-high seven batters while allowing five hits and two walks. Riley Greene had three hits and scored a run, while Spencer Torkelson supplied two doubles, a run, and an RBI for Detroit.
Pirates starter Luis Ortiz (0-2) allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits in three-plus innings. He also walked four batters and threw a wild pitch. Pittsburgh has lost 12 of its last 14 games while scoring just 22 runs during that stretch.
Red Sox 9, Mariners 4
Justin Turner, Triston Casas, and Jarren Duran all homered as Boston earned a win over visiting Seattle.
Turner and Duran each had two hits and two RBIs as part of an 11-hit attack for Boston, which ended a four-game skid. Leadoff hitter Alex Verdugo and Masataka Yoshida also logged two hits apiece. Verdugo scored three runs, and Yoshida drove in three with the help of a double and a triple. Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (3-3) allowed four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Teoscar Hernandez and Taylor Trammell each drove in two runs for the Mariners. Seattle starter Luis Castillo (2-2) allowed a season-high seven runs (five earned) on six hits over five innings.
Brewers 3, Cardinals 2
Visiting Milwaukee lost starting pitcher Wade Miley in the second inning but nonetheless defeated St. Louis behind home runs by Joey Wiemer and Brian Anderson.
Miley exited the game with two outs in the second inning with what the team called a lat strain. He allowed one run on one hit — Nolan Arenado’s home run leading off the second. Relievers Elvis Peguero and Hoby Milner followed Miley, and each pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Joel Payamps (2-0) blanked the Cardinals for 1 2/3 innings; then Peter Strzelecki got four outs.
Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (2-6) allowed three runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Brendan Donovan had an RBI single for St. Louis.
Rangers 7, Braves 4
Dane Dunning turned in another terrific start in place of the injured Jacob deGrom, Adolis Garcia ripped a two-run homer, and Texas held on to beat Atlanta in Arlington, Texas.
Dunning (4-0), who moved into the Rangers’ rotation after deGrom landed on the injured list in late April, allowed one run on six hits while hitting one batter and striking out four over six innings. Over his three starts in place of deGrom, Dunning has given up three runs in 17 innings.
Braves starter Jared Shuster (0-2), who opened the season in the Braves’ rotation before being sent to Triple-A, gave up three runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts over a career-high five innings. Texas catcher Jonah Heim extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
White Sox 8, Guardians 3
Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger homered in a six-run fifth inning that helped Chicago earn a win against visiting Cleveland in the opener of their three-game series.
Yasmani Grandal had three hits, and Yoan Moncada, Andrew Benintendi, Andrew Vaughn, Hanser Alberto, and Burger each had two for the White Sox, who had lost four of five. White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn (2-5) allowed three runs (one earned) and seven hits in seven-plus innings.
Guardians starter Shane Bieber (3-2) was tagged for six runs (five earned) and a career-high 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings. Will Brennan had two hits, Steven Kwan had two RBIs, and Myles Straw scored two runs for Cleveland.
Reds 3, Rockies 1
Nick Senzel belted a go-ahead, two-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning to fuel Cincinnati to a win over Colorado in Denver.
Matt McLain added an RBI single in the eighth inning, and Jake Fraley had two hits for the Reds, who snapped a two-game skid and evened the three-game series at one win apiece. The late offense made a winner out of Derek Law (3-4), who struck out one batter and allowed one hit in one-third of an inning of relief.
Ezequiel Tovar belted a solo homer in the sixth inning for the Rockies, who mustered just four hits en route to losing for just the fifth time in their last 15 games. Peter Lambert (0-1) gave up Senzel’s home run and took the loss after surrendering two runs on two hits in two innings.
Royals 5, Padres 4
Salvador Perez capped a five-run second inning with a two-run double, and visiting Kansas City held on to defeat San Diego to even the interleague series at a win apiece.
San Diego’s bullpen held the Royals scoreless over the final seven innings while the Padres drew close with two runs in the fifth and two in the sixth. The win halted a four-game losing streak for the Royals. Right-hander Brady Singer (3-4) gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in six innings to earn the win for the Royals.
Padres starter Seth Lugo gave up five runs on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in just two innings to take the loss and fall to 3-3.
Giants 4, Phillies 3
Michael Conforto had three hits and an RBI and LaMonte Wade Jr. added two hits and an RBI to lift host San Francisco past Philadelphia.
Blake Sabol contributed two hits, while Joey Bart hit an RBI double, and Thairo Estrada chipped in with an RBI single for the Giants. San Francisco starter Alex Cobb lasted only 3 1/3 innings and allowed five hits and two runs with a season-high five walks and three strikeouts. Taylor Rogers (1-2) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler (3-3) gave up nine hits and four runs in six innings. J.T. Realmuto had two hits and two stolen bases but struck out to end the game. Kody Clemens added two hits for the Phillies, who have dropped three in a row.
Twins 5, Dodgers 1
Kyle Farmer homered and drove in three runs, Bailey Ober went six solid innings, and visiting Minnesota ended Los Angeles’ six-game winning streak.
Ober (3-0) gave up one run on six hits over six innings on a career-high 102 pitches as the Twins won for the fifth time in seven games.
Taking the mound three days after the death of his mother, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (6-3) gave up two runs on seven hits over a season-low four innings.
–Field Level Media contributed to this story