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Bogaerts’ grand slam gets Red Sox back to winning ways

Bogaerts' grand slam gets Red Sox back to winning ways

BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a game-ending grand slam with one out within the 10th inning, and J.D. Martinez hit his main league-leading 29th homer to carry the Boston Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday.

Martinez elevated his main league-leading RBI complete to 80 with a solo shot and red-hot Mookie Betts prolonged his hitting streak to 12 video games with three singles to increase his majors’ greatest common to .362 for Boston.

The AL East-leading Red Sox had their 10-game winning streak halted Friday. They haven’t misplaced two straight since June 19 and 20.

Betts reached on error towards Chris Rowley (Zero-1) when shortstop Gurriel, who moved there within the prime of the inning, had his grounder go proper by means of his legs. Brock Holt had a hit-and-run single and Martinez was deliberately walked earlier than Bogaerts hit his shot to left-center.

Craig Kimbrel (2-1) pitched a hitless 10th for the victory.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kole Calhoun homered on his first pitch from All-Star nearer Kenley Jansen (Zero-Three) within the 10th inning, lifting the Angels over the Dodgers after blowing two leads.

4 of the Angels’ 5 video games towards the Dodgers this season have been determined by one run. The Angels lead the season collection Three-2.

The Angels led Three-Zero within the second and Four-Three within the seventh earlier than the Dodgers rallied twice to tie the sport. The Dodgers put the potential tying run on within the backside of the 10th when Andrew Toles doubled to deep left. Justin Upton collided with the wall making an attempt to make the catch and the coach got here out to examine on him, though he stayed within the recreation.

Toles took third on a handed ball by however pinch-hitter Chase Utley flied out to middle and Yasmani Grandal struck out swinging towards Jose Alvarez (Four-Three) to finish the sport.


CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Bonifacio homered for the primary time since he was suspended for testing constructive for a performance-enhancing substance, and Kansas Metropolis beat Chicago for simply its second win in July.

The 25-year-old Bonifacio broke into the majors final yr, hitting 17 homers in 113 video games for Kansas Metropolis. However he missed the primary a part of this season after a constructive check for Boldenone, leading to an 80-game suspension.

Duffy (5-Eight) struck out eight whereas pitching seven innings of four-hit ball. He tossed six scoreless innings at Minnesota on Monday night time, however left with a no-decision after the Twins rallied for a Three-1 win.

The White Sox misplaced for the seventh time in 9 video games. Reynaldo Lopez (Four-7) allowed 5 runs and 9 hits in 7 2/Three innings in his first begin since his spouse, Jhilaris, gave delivery to a child woman named Zoe on Friday.


MIAMI (AP) — All-Star Aaron Nola gave up two runs within the first inning and Philadelphia by no means recovered, dropping to Miami.

The NL East-leading Phillies have scored solely 24 runs of their previous 9 video games.

Nola (12-Three) wanted 31 pitches to get by way of the primary. After he loaded the bases with none out, one run scored on a groundout, and one other got here residence on Martin Prado’s two-out single. In that one inning, Nola surrendered as many runs as he had given up in his earlier three begins mixed.

Trevor Richards (Three-5) pitched six innings and didn’t permit a run. Three relievers accomplished the eight-hitter, and Kyle Barraclough pitched round a pair of two-out singles within the ninth for his ninth save and the Marlins’ eighth shutout.


ATLANTA (AP) — Zack Greinke added one other street win to his robust first half by permitting solely 4 hits in 7 2/Three innings, extending Atlanta’s offensive stoop, and Arizona shut out the Braves.

Greinke (10-5), named to the NL All-Star group on Thursday as a alternative for Chicago’s Jon Lester, has gained 5 straight selections. The 34-year-old right-hander has been particularly robust away from residence, winning 5 straight street begins since June Eight.

Ketel Marte hit a sixth-inning homer for Arizona, who has gained the primary two video games of the three-game collection and has matched its 2017 group document of 53 wins earlier than the All-Star break. Brad Boxberger pitched round a one-out single by Nick Markakis within the ninth for his 24th save.

Sean Newcomb (Eight-5) allowed three runs on 4 hits and three walks in 5 2/Three innings. He has issued 12 walks in three begins this month.


HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out eight in 5 2/Three robust innings, and Houston hit three residence runs in a win over Detroit.

Cole (10-2) allowed one run and three hits with 4 walks after being activated from the bereavement record prior to the sport. He threw six shutout innings in his final begin Monday towards Oakland.

Josh Reddick and Evan Gattis hit back-to-back solo homers within the fifth to chase Detroit starter Michael Fulmer (Three-9). Tyler White added a two-run shot to left within the seventh.

Fulmer gave up seven runs and a season-high 10 hits in Four 2/Three innings. He misplaced his fourth straight choice and has allowed at the very least three runs in every of his final 5 outings.


NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler gained for the primary time since April 29, Michael Conforto homered and New York defeated Washington.

Wilmer Flores, Jose Reyes and Kevin Plawecki every had two hits because the light-hitting Mets scored seven runs for the primary time since June 24. New York got here into the sport final within the Nationwide League in batting common and was tied with San Diego for the third-fewest runs scored within the majors.

Wheeler (Three-6) was sensible for seven innings earlier than tiring within the eighth in his longest outing since June 19, 2014. He struck out seven and allowed only one hit by means of the primary 5 innings.

New York roughed up Austin Voth (Zero-1), who allowed all seven runs and struck out three in his main league debut.

Jeurys Familia pitched an ideal for his 17th save in 21 possibilities.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Bauers homered for the second straight recreation and drove in 4 runs, Carlos Gomez homered and had two RBIs, and Tampa Bay Ray scored 15 occasions within the ultimate three innings to rally previous Minnesota.

C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer and Jesus Sucre, who entered within the sixth for injured catcher Wilson Ramos, drove in two runs for Tampa Bay. The Rays posted season-highs in runs and hits (20) after getting into the sport 2-34 this season when trailing after six innings.

Jamie Schultz (1-Zero) walked three batters in 2 2/Three hitless innings as Tampa Bay overcame a brief begin by Chris Archer.

Zach Duke (Three-Three) gave up three runs and managed to retire simply two batters in aid of Minnesota starter Jose Berrios. Eddie Rosario had three hits and two RBIs, however the Twins fell for the second time in 9 video games on their present homestand.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back homers within the first inning, and that was sufficient to push Pittsburgh victory over the Milwaukee within the first recreation of a doubleheader.

Marte despatched an Zero-1 pitch from Chase Anderson (6-7) over the middle area wall to put the Pirates forward 1-Zero. Polanco then drove Anderson’s Three-2 providing over the wall in proper for his 15th lengthy ball.

Richard Rodriguez (2-2) acquired the win, retiring all 4 batters he confronted in aid of starter Ivan Nova.

Felipe Vazquez acquired the ultimate three outs to earn his career-best 22nd save in 26 alternatives.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco hit back-to-back house runs for the second time on the day, and Pittsburgh gained the second recreation of a doubleheader over Milwaukee.

With the Pirates main Three-Zero within the eighth, Marte hit his 13th homer over the left-field wall earlier than Polanco hit his 16th over the wall in right-center to make it 5-Zero.

Marte prolonged his hitting streak to 11 video games with a ground-rule double within the sixth.

In his second main league begin, Clay Holmes (1-1) allowed no runs on 4 hits with six strikeouts and two walks for his first win.

Brent Suter (Eight-6) went 5 innings for Milwaukee, permitting one run on two hits with three strikeouts and one stroll.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Austin Romine got here all the best way round to rating when Cleveland dedicated two errors on his routine double within the seventh inning, and New York edged the Indians.

Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer and Greg Chook added a solo shot for the Yankees, who moved 30 video games over. 500 and stored tempo with the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.

Indians All-Star Jose Ramirez belted his 29th homer, giving the third baseman as many homers as he had all final season — and tying Mickey Mantle’s document for probably the most by a switch-hitter earlier than the break.

David Robertson (7-Three) struck out three, Dellin Bentances labored the eighth and Aroldis Chapman acquired his 26th save in 27 tries.

After the Indians tied it within the sixth when Ramirez scored from second on an infield single, the Yankees took a 5-Four lead within the seventh off Mike Clevinger (7-5).


BALTIMORE (AP) — Rookie Yefry Ramirez and 4 relievers mixed on a four-hitter, Jonathan Schoop drove in a run with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly and Baltimore beat Texas in a matchup of last-place groups.

Making his fourth begin and bidding for his first main league victory, Ramirez pitched 5 innings of two-hit ball earlier than being pulled in a scoreless recreation.

Brad Brach (1-2), Donnie Hart and Mychal Givens adopted earlier than Zach Britton labored the ninth for his third save.

After languishing on the disabled record for 11 weeks, Rangers lefty Martin Perez (2-Four) allowed one run and 5 hits over seven innings in his first begin since April 29. It was the most effective of his six begins this season, however he didn’t get a win to present for it.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Peraza had a career-best 5 hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and Cincinnati waited out a pair of rain delays earlier than beating St. Louis.

Following the 2 days that totaled 2 hours, 43 minutes, Cincinnati trailed 2-Zero after 5 innings earlier than rallying for eight runs in its last 4 at-bats.

Gennett hit a 100 mph fastball off Jordan Hicks (Three-2) to proper subject for a single to drive in Billy Hamilton with the bases loaded within the seventh inning to put the Reds forward Three-2.

Austin Brice (2-2) retired each batters he confronted within the sixth after changing Kyle Crockett, who opened the inning.


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