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Mariners fall to Padres, Blue Jays now prime of wild-card race


SEATTLE (AP) — Yu Darvish restricted Seattle to 2 hits over eight innings, Wil Myers offered the first offensive spotlight with an RBI double and San Diego beat the Mariners 2-0.

San Diego stayed two video games forward of Milwaukee within the chase for the ultimate wild-card spot within the NL, whereas Seattle dropped right into a tie with Tampa Bay a half-game behind Toronto within the AL race for the highest spot.

Darvish (14-7) wanted simply 94 pitches to get via the eight innings. He struck out seven and the one batters to achieve base got here on Eugenio Suárez’s single within the first inning and Ty France’s base hit main off the seventh.

Josh Hader — who entered with a 13.50 ERA in 11 appearances since being traded to San Diego — gave up a two-out single to Julio Rodríguez within the ninth, however struck out Ty France after a 10-pitch at-bat for his third save with the Padres. Logan Gilbert (12-6) was the loser.



TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double, George Springer added a two-run homer and Toronto beat Tampa Bay for a doubleheader break up between AL wild-card contenders.

Toronto (80-62) remained a half-game forward of the Rays (79-62). Anthony Bass (4-3) received one out for the win. Colin Poche (4-2) was the loser.

Within the opener, Tampa Bay’s Jeffrey Springs (8-4) pitched six shutout innings to win for the fifth time in six selections, Randy Arozarena drove in two runs and Díaz had three hits and scored twice. Julian Merryweather (0-3) was the loser.


BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Decide hit his main league-leading 56th and 57th dwelling runs, Gleyber Torres had a go-ahead three-run double within the tenth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Boston Crimson Sox 7-6 on Tuesday night time.

Decide, taking part in in New York’s 142nd recreation, is 4 from tying the American League dwelling run report Roger Maris set with the Yankees in 1961.

After going homerless in 5 video games, Decide had a pair of of tying solo homers, off Nick Pivetta within the sixth and Garrett Whitlock within the eighth.

Decide has tenth multi-homer video games this season, one shy of the AL report Hank Greenberg set in 1938, and 26 in his profession. Decide’s three hits raised his common to .310, and he leads the main leagues in dwelling runs and with 123 RBIs.

New York, which got here from behind thrice, reopened a six-game AL East lead, its largest since Sept. 1.

Torres broke a 4-4 tie within the tenth towards Jeurys Familia (2-3). Clay Holmes (6-3) was the winner.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Mountcastle hit a tying homer and Baltimore beat Washington.

The Orioles moved inside 5 video games of Tampa Bay for the ultimate wild-card spot. The Nationals have misplaced 4 in a row to fall a season-high 44 video games below .500 at a majors-worst 49-93.

Mountcastle led off the fifth together with his twenty second homer, a shot to right-center off former Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey (1-1) to tie it at 3. Gunnar Henderson then doubled, went to 3rd on Ramón Urías’ single and scored on Austin Hays’ bloop double.

Baltimore’s Dean Kremer (7-5) allowed three runs in five-plus innings. Félix Bautista labored round a leadoff stroll within the ninth for his thirteenth save in 14 makes an attempt.


PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven dominant innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers received the NL West for the ninth time in 10 seasons, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 Tuesday night time.

Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy and Joey Gallo homered because the Dodgers boosted the very best report within the majors to 98-43. They lead second-place San Diego by a whopping 20 1/2 video games.

Supervisor Dave Roberts’ staff could have loads of time to get set for its tenth straight 12 months within the postseason. The Dodgers’ first playoff recreation is sort of a month away, on Oct. 11.

The one season the Dodgers didn’t clinch the division of their latest run was final 12 months — they received 106 occasions however nonetheless completed one recreation behind San Francisco. Los Angeles then beat the Giants within the NL Division Sequence earlier than falling to eventual champion Atlanta within the NLCS.

A crowd of 21,143, principally clad in Dodger blue, watched the clincher. It’s the Dodgers’ twentieth NL West crown for the reason that majors break up into divisions in 1969.

Kershaw (8-3) was sharp all through, permitting simply two singles and one stroll whereas hanging out 5. He threw simply 82 pitches, 55 for strikes. He lowered his season ERA to 2.44. Caleb Ferguson and Craig Kimbrel completed the mixed three-hit shutout.

Merrill Kelly (12-6) lasted 5 innings, shedding for the primary time in 14 begins.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota rookie Joe Ryan and reliever Jovani Moran mixed to pitch no-hit ball till Bobby Witt Jr. doubled with one out within the ninth inning towards Kansas Metropolis.

Ryan was pulled after seven innings and 106 pitches, 4 shy of his large league excessive. There has by no means been a no-hitter at Goal Area, and the group of 19,005 booed when Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli despatched Moran to the mound to start out the eighth.

Moran labored an ideal eighth. He struck out Drew Waters to start the ninth earlier than strolling pinch-hitter Hunter Dozier and MJ Melendez. The Royals hadn’t come near a success till Witt lined a 1-2 fastball for a clear drive to deep left for an RBI double, setting off extra boos from the followers.

Carlos Correa, Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela hit dwelling runs because the Twins snapped a three-game skid. Ryan (11-8) struck out 9, walked two and set down his final 12 batters. He has by no means gone previous seven innings in his profession and had misplaced three of his earlier 4 selections.

Kris Bubic (2-12) was the loser.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles star Mike Trout’s dwelling run streak ended at seven video games, one shy of the main league report, and AL Central-leading Cleveland beat the Angels.

Trout went 0 for 3 with three routine flyballs and a stroll. The three-time AL MVP was chasing the mark of eight straight video games with a house run, set by Pittsburgh’s Dale Lengthy in 1956 and matched by Don Mattingly of the Yankees in 1987 and Seattle’s Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993.

Oscar Gonzalez’s two-run homer within the sixth broke a 1-all tie and gave Cleveland its fifth straight win. José Ramirez began the inning with a double and Gonzalez lined an 0-2 pitch from José Suarez (6-7) off the railing atop the wall in left subject.

Rookie Kirk McCarty (3-2) held Los Angeles to 1 hit in 3 2/3 innings for Cleveland, which has received seven of eight. Emmanuel Clase gave up a two-out single within the ninth, however struck out Matt Duffy and transformed his thirty fifth save in 38 possibilities.


NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom was outpitched by Adrian Sampson and pissed off New York mustered little on offense towards Chicago.

Ian Happ homered deep into the second deck on a 99 mph heater from deGrom (5-2), and No. 9 batter David Bote added his second dwelling run of the season for the Cubs.

Sampson (2-5) allowed two hits and 4 walks in six shutout innings. He struck out three.

New York’s Pete Alonso launched his thirty fourth homer within the ninth towards Brandon Hughes, who received 5 outs to complete it.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three and the Milwaukee Brewers used eight pitchers to beat NL Central-leading St. Louis.

Down three starters to accidents, the taxed Brewers workers was stretched even additional when starter Matt Bush left after simply 15 pitches due to proper groin discomfort. Bush was the starter in what the membership had already designated as a bullpen recreation.

Luis Perdomo (2-0) was the winner, permitting one run in three innings. Perdomo, Brad Boxberger, Hoby Milner, Justin Topa, Taylor Rogers and Brent Suter mixed to retire 20 of twenty-two batters from the third inning on.

McCutchen hit his seventeenth homer of the season, a two-run blast off Jordan Montgomery (8-4) within the fifth, to interrupt a 4-all tie.


CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a three-run homer and Miguel Cairo directed Chicago to a different victory, topping Colorado.

The White Sox improved to 10-4 since Cairo stepped in for supervisor Tony La Russa, who’s awaiting clearance to return to the dugout after coping with a coronary heart situation. The 77-year-old La Russa was on the ballpark earlier than the sport, however it was Cairo’s lineup card as soon as once more.

Michael Kopech (5-9) pitched 5 efficient innings for Chicago. José Abreu additionally went deep, and Liam Hendriks dealt with the ninth for his thirty third save.

Alan Trejo hit a two-run homer for last-place Colorado. Chad Kuhl (6-9)was the loser.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mark Mathias hit his second homer of the sport, a solo shot with one out within the ninth, and Texas overcame a five-run deficit to beat Oakland.

Mathias had three extra-base hits and drove in 4 runs. Adolis Garcia added a two-run homer and had three RBIs for Texas. Mathias hit his decisive homer to left off Joel Payamps (3-5).

Brock Burke (7-3), the final of three Texas pitchers, threw two scoreless innings.

A’s rookie Dermis Garcia had a three-run dwelling run within the first inning and had a run-scoring double within the fifth whereas setting a profession excessive with 4 RBIs.


DETROIT (AP) — Rookie Hunter Brown returned to his hometown to pitch six sturdy innings, main Houston previous Detroit.

Brown (2-0), who allowed two runs on 5 hits, was making his second profession begin in entrance of a loud group of family and friends. He grew up in suburban Detroit and attended Wayne State, a few mile from Comerica Park.

Yordan Alvarez homered and scored thrice to assist the Astros enhance to 6-0 towards the Tigers this season. Ryan Pressly struck out the facet within the ninth for his twenty seventh save.

Tigers starter Drew Hutchison (2-8) was the loser.



CINCINNATI (AP) — Kevin Newman hit an RBI single within the seventh inning, 4 pitchers mixed on a one-hitter and Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati for day-night doubleheader sweep.

Bryan Reynolds homered for the second straight recreation and drove in two runs as Pittsburgh hit three dwelling runs for the second recreation in a row and received the opener.

Chase De Jong (5-2) received the second recreation. Raynel Espinal (0-1) was the loser.

Within the opener Johan Oviedo (1-1) pitched hitless ball into the fifth and allowed one hit over 5 shutout innings. Luis Cessa (3-3) was the loser.


MIAMI (AP) — Nick Maton hit a go-ahead, two-run homer within the seventh inning off Sandy Alcantara, main Philadelphia previous Miami and tightening the Phillies’ grip on the second spot within the NL wild-card race.

Philadelphia received its fourth in a row. Alcantara (12-8) fell to 1-3 in six begins towards the Phillies this season.

Bailey Falter (5-3) allowed one run and 4 hits in six innings, hanging out 4. The Phillies then received excellent innings from relievers José Alvarado and Seranthony Domínguez, and David Robertson adopted with an ideal ninth for his twentieth save.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kyle Wright earned his main league-leading 18th victory, Dansby Swanson homered and drove in three runs and Atlanta beat San Francisco to maneuver inside a half-game of the first-place New York Mets within the NL East.

Wright (18-5) struck out 4 whereas pitching into the sixth. The correct-hander received his fifth straight choice. Swanson hit a go-ahead two-run homer within the third and added an RBI single within the ninth.

Jakob Junis (4-6) was the loser.




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