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Acuna hits another leadoff homer, Braves beat Marlins 10-6

Acuna hits another leadoff homer, Braves beat Marlins 10-6

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. turned the youngest participant in main league historical past to homer in 5 straight video games, hitting a leadoff shot on the primary pitch and later including a three-run drive to assist the surging Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 on Tuesday night time.

The 20-year-old Acuna homered on Miami’s first pitch for the second straight night time and have become the primary participant to hit a leadoff homer in three consecutive video games since Baltimore’s Brady Anderson went deep in 4 straight in 1996. On Monday, he turned the fourth participant in main league historical past to hit leadoff homers in each video games of a doubleheader.

Acuna related within the first off Trevor Richards and homered to right-center, his 19th of the yr, off Adam Conley (Three-Three) to provide the Braves a 10-6 lead within the seventh.

Freddie Freeman hit his 20th homer to tie it within the sixth, and Dansby Swanson had a tiebreaking RBI single within the seventh because the NL East-leading Braves gained for the 13th time in 17 video games.

Acuna, who has homered in seven of his final eight video games, and Charlie Culberson homered on Richards’ first two pitches. Jesse Biddle (Four-1) gained in aid.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jed Lowrie hit his 100th profession homer lengthy after his line drive knocked Mariners ace James Paxton out of the sport, and the Oakland Athletics moved inside one recreation of the slumping Houston Astros for the AL West lead.

Felix Hernandez (Eight-11) changed Paxton within the first aid look of his profession after 398 begins. The previous Cy Younger Award winner, who has struggled all yr and was demoted to the bullpen final week, allowed two runs in 5 2/Three innings.

Paxton suffered a bruise on his left forearm after Lowrie’s line drive popped him within the first inning, and X-rays taken later have been damaging.

Mike Fiers (Eight-6) gave up two runs on six hits in his second begin since being acquired in a commerce from Detroit. Oakland gained its fourth straight and improved to 17-6 because the All-Star break.

Robinson Cano returned to Seattle’s lineup after serving an 80-game suspension for utilizing a diuretic that may masks performance-enhancing medicine. The eight-time All-Star batted second and performed first base, going 1 for Four.

4 Oakland relievers mixed to pitch three scoreless innings. Blake Treinen labored the ninth for his 32nd save in 36 alternatives.


DETROIT (AP) — Ryan LaMarre hit his first main league residence run, a drive that bounced off the highest of the bullpen shelter in left area and into the arms of his uncle, as Chicago beat Detroit.

LaMarre was born 10 miles north of Comerica Park and performed school baseball at Michigan.

Chicago gained for the second time in eight video games, enhancing to 2-9 towards Detroit this season.

Lucas Giolito (Eight-9) allowed three runs in six innings. Xavier Cedeno obtained his first save since Aug. 11, 2015.

Blaine Hardy (Four-5) gave up 4 runs in 4 innings.


HOUSTON (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story every went deep, German Marquez pitched properly in a matchup with Justin Verlander, and Colorado beat slumping Houston.

The Astros have matched a season excessive with 5 straight losses and prolonged their house skid to 9 video games.

Colorado trailed 1-Zero and Verlander (11-Eight) had retired 13 of 14 when DJ LeMahieu singled with two outs within the sixth inning. Arenado then hit a 96-mph fastball into the third row in proper subject for his 30th homer.

Marquez (10-9) allowed simply three hits and a run whereas fanning seven in seven innings.

Verlander was denied his 200th win once more as he dropped his second straight regardless of putting out 11 in six innings, permitting six hits and two runs.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — John Gant homered for his first main league hit and pitched one-run ball into the sixth inning, serving to St. Louis to its season-high seventh consecutive victory.

Kolten Wong had three hits and three RBIs as St. Louis (65-55) pulled inside 4 video games of the NL Central-leading Cubs and moved inside one recreation of the Phillies for the second NL wild card. The Cardinals additionally improved to 18-9 since Mike Shildt turned interim supervisor on July 13, probably the most wins for a supervisor by means of his first 27 video games in franchise historical past.

The Nationals (60-60) have dropped six of eight to fall eight video games behind Atlanta within the NL East.

Gant (5-Four) permitted 4 hits in 5 1/Three innings. He was Zero for 30 for his profession when he drove a 1-1 pitch from Gio Gonzalez (7-9) over the wall in left within the second.

Jordan Hicks obtained three outs for his fourth save in eight possibilities.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking solo homer, Rick Porcello threw seven spectacular innings and the main league-leading Pink Sox gained once more.

Sandy Leon additionally went deep for Boston, which improved to 86-35. The Purple Sox elevated their complete to 168 homers, matching their quantity from final yr once they hit an AL-low 168.

Porcello (15-5) gave up one run and two hits, hanging out 10. Craig Kimbrel labored the ninth for his 36th save.

Rhys Hoskins homered, however the Phillies wasted a strong outing from Nick Pivetta. He allowed one run and three hits in six innings.

Holt hit the primary pitch he noticed from Tommy Hunter (Three-2) within the eighth off the video display on the dealing with of the second deck in proper area.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit his 36th residence run and Cleveland ace Corey Kluber prolonged his dominance over Cincinnati.

The Indians have gained the primary two video games of the collection by a mixed 18-Four regardless of a tough week with outfielder Leonys Martin hospitalized with a critical bacterial an infection and right-hander Trevor Bauer on the DL with a fractured proper leg.

Kluber (15-6) allowed one run and 5 hits and struck out seven in seven innings. In his previous 4 begins towards the Reds, he’s Four-Zero with a 1.80 ERA.

Sal Romano (7-10) left after permitting six runs and 7 hits in 1 2/Three innings, the shortest begin of his profession.


CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Braun hit two of Milwaukee’s 4 homers, Jhoulys Chacin struck out 10 in seven innings and the Brewers minimize into the Cubs NL Central lead.

Lorenzo Cain homered on Jose Quintana’s second pitch. Braun hit a two-run drive within the first and third. Erik Kratz added a solo homer within the sixth and an RBI double within the eighth.

Chacin (12-Four) allowed three hits and walked two. The Brewers pulled inside two video games of the Cubs after dropping eight of 11 towards them.

Quintana (10-9) acquired tagged for 5 runs and 6 hits in 5 innings after dominating the Brewers over seven earlier begins.


NEW YORK (AP) — J.A. Happ allowed one tender single in seven shutout innings to win his third consecutive begin since being traded from Toronto to the New York Yankees.

Happ (13-6) struck out 4 and walked 4, throwing 71 of 106 pitches for strikes. The one Tampa Bay hit he permitted was a flyball by C.J. Cron that fell in entrance of left fielder Brett Gardner within the fourth.

Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman accomplished a crisp three-hitter that took simply 2 hours, 32 minutes. Shaking off some current struggles, Chapman labored a one-hit ninth for his 31st save in 33 possibilities.

Hunter Wooden (Zero-1) acquired the loss.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his 27th homer to place Arizona forward to remain, and All-Star lefty Patrick Corbin labored seven innings for his 10th victory.

Corbin (10-Four) struck out seven with no stroll whereas permitting three runs and throwing 66 of 96 pitches for strikes. He has made 10 consecutive begins with out permitting a homer, the longest span for the Diamondbacks in 15 years and matching Boston’s Chris Sale for the longest lively streak within the majors.

Goldschmidt went deep to left within the first with a solo shot off Yovani Gallardo (7-2). Arizona led Four-Zero within the fourth after Daniel Descalso had an RBI double and scored on a wild pitch. Descalso earlier had an RBI groundout.

Brad Boxberger labored the ninth for his 27th save in 32 possibilities.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco acquired two hits, scored twice and drove in two runs and Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer, main Minnesota over Pittsburgh.

Jake Odorizzi (5-7) gained for the primary time in six begins, putting out 9 in 5 2/Three innings. Trevor Hildenberger, the Twins’ fourth reliever, pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save because the commerce of nearer Fernando Rodney.

Jameson Taillon (9-9) completed six innings and allowed three earned runs, the 14th straight time he’s taken the mound and surrendered not more than that.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kevin Pillar hit a two-run homer with two outs within the eighth inning to raise Toronto over Kansas.

Blaine Boyer (2-1) retired his first two batters earlier than strolling Aledmys Diaz and backing Pillar into an Zero-2 rely. Pillar hit the subsequent pitch over the wall down the left area line.

Ken Giles labored an ideal ninth for his 14th save and second with the Blue Jays since being acquired from Houston on July 30.

Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back doubles within the seventh off Jake Petricka (2-1) to offer the Royals a short-lived 5-Four lead.


BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Tim Beckham every homered to again a robust efficiency by starter Andrew Cashner, and Baltimore snapped a five-game skid.

Baltimore gained each video games towards the Mets at Citi Area on June 5-6 and may full the season sweep Wednesday.

Cashner (Four-10) retired 10 consecutive batters earlier than Jeff McNeil singled on a floor ball that caromed off first base within the fourth inning. Cashner allowed two runs and 5 hits with three strikeouts and three walks over seven innings.

Davis broke a 2-2 tie with a towering shot within the seventh off Bobby Wahl (Zero-1). Renato Nunez added an RBI single later that inning off Paul Sewald.

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