Matt Carpenter hit a game-ending, bases-loaded single in the 10th inning to send the host St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.
Carpenter sent a fly ball the opposite way to a largely vacant left field, as the Cubs had loaded four defenders on the right side of the infield. The hit off Steve Cishek scored Kolten Wong, who had doubled into the right field corner with one out, and secured the Cardinals’ first walk-off victory of the season.
Chicago relievers Kyle Ryan, Brad Brach and Brandon Kintzler collaborated on three innings of perfect, three-strikeout relief before St. Louis’ 10th-inning rally against Mike Montgomery (1-1), Dillon Maples and Cishek.
Jordan Hicks (2-2) was the winner, pitching hitless ball in the ninth and 10th with two walks and two strikeouts.
Yankees 4, Red Sox 1
Aaron Hicks hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the third inning, and New York beat visiting Boston.
The Yankees improved to 3-0 against the Red Sox this year and continued to roll. New York beat Chris Sale (1-7) for the second time this year and won for the 14th time in 17 games overall.
DJ LeMahieu hit a game-tying double in the third inning, then belted his sixth homer in the fifth to make it 4-1. Rafael Devers homered in the second inning for the Red Sox, who dropped their third straight.
Reds 9, Nationals 3
Curt Casali homered among his three hits and drove in four runs for the third time in his career as host Cincinnati posted a victory over Washington.
Joey Votto collected three singles for his fifth straight multi-hit performance, and Jose Iglesias scored three times for the Reds, who have plated 66 runs in their past nine games (5-4).
Juan Soto belted a solo homer and a double to extend his career-high hitting streak to 14 games for the Nationals, who fell for just the second time in eight contests. The loss was Washington’s first in Cincinnati since June 4, 2016.
White Sox 6, Indians 1
Charlie Tilson ripped a go-ahead, two-run double in the third inning, and Chicago pulled away for a win over visiting Cleveland.
Jose Abreu and Yolmer Sanchez also drove in one run apiece for the White Sox, who increased their season-high winning streak to five games. Dylan Covey (1-4) allowed one run on eight hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out five while earning his first victory since Aug. 31, 2018.
Francisco Lindor hit a solo shot to lead off the game for the Indians’ lone run. Cleveland has dropped two in a row, five of seven and nine of 12.
Pirates 9, Brewers 4
Kevin Newman and Colin Moran each drove in two runs as Pittsburgh used a small-ball game to beat visiting Milwaukee.
Pittsburgh, which had lost eight of its previous 11 games, including the series opener Thursday, had 13 hits — all singles. Chris Archer (2-5) pitched seven innings, allowing four runs — all on homers — and five hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks.
The Pirates rode a six-run third inning to the win. Jesus Aguilar and Keston Hiura homered for Milwaukee.
Orioles 9, Giants 6
Dwight Smith Jr. hit a grand slam, Trey Mancini added a two-run shot, and Baltimore defeated visiting San Francisco.
Renato Nunez added a solo homer for the Orioles. Andrew Cashner (6-2) survived a five-run first inning and gave up six runs on eight hits in five innings. Three Orioles relievers strung together four innings of one-hit relief, with Richard Bleier picking up his second save.
Former Orioles farmhand Mike Yastrzemski hit his first major league homer and tripled for the Giants.
Twins 5, Rays 3
Eddie Rosario hit a two-run, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning to break a tie and give Minnesota a victory over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Polanco scored three runs and had two doubles and a RBI, and Willians Astudillo had two RBI singles for Minnesota, which improved to 15-3 following a loss.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a two-run homer and Austin Meadows stole home for Tampa Bay, which had a season-best six-game winning streak snapped.
Tigers 8, Braves 2
Leadoff hitter Niko Goodrum had five hits, including two solo homers, and Detroit overpowered host Atlanta to win its third straight.
Goodrum’s first career five-hit night included four runs and three RBIs. Nicholas Castellanos and Grayson Greiner also homered for the Tigers while Brandon Dixon added two hits and an RBI. Detroit had lost 12 of 13 prior to the winning streak.
Detroit’s Spencer Turnbull (3-4), who was activated off the bereavement list, gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits in six-plus innings. Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz (1-4) gave up five runs, including three homers, on seven hits in five innings while striking out eight.
Rockies 13, Blue Jays 6
Trevor Story hit two home runs and had a career-high seven RBIs, German Marquez pitched seven strong innings, and Colorado beat Toronto in Denver.
Story followed up Thursday’s four-hit game with three more and scored four runs. Nolan Arenado also had three hits and Raimel Tapia scored four times for Colorado, which has won six in a row. Marquez (6-2) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out seven and had two of the Rockies’ 17 hits. He now has a five-game hitting streak. He is three shy of Mike Hampton’s club record for a pitcher set in 2002.
Randal Grichuk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered for the Blue Jays, who have lost four in a row.
Rangers 6, Royals 2
Joey Gallo’s first career grand slam highlighted a six-run sixth inning and helped Texas even its four-game set against visiting Kansas City at Arlington, Texas.
Ariel Jurado (2-2) delivered a second straight strong start, giving up two runs and striking out six in six innings for the Rangers, who bounced back from a 4-2 loss to the Royals on Thursday. However, it was Gallo’s 16th homer of the season and first in seven games that was the difference.
Texas was stymied for five innings by Kansas City’s Danny Duffy (3-2) until the home side broke through in a major way while batting around in the sixth.
Mets 5, Diamondbacks 4
Pinch hitter Carlos Gomez doubled home the winning run in the eighth inning at Phoenix as New York sent Arizona to its fifth consecutive loss.
The Mets rallied with two outs in the eighth off Matt Andriese (3-4). Todd Frazier and Adeiny Hechavarria singled to put runners on first and third before J.D. Davis’ infield single drove in Frazier to tie the game at 4. Gomez doubled on a grounder just fair inside the third-base bag to score Hechavarria.
Zack Wheeler (5-3) struck out nine while throwing seven innings of four-run ball. Robert Gsellman allowed a one-out walk in the ninth but picked up his first save of the season. He closed the game instead of Edwin Diaz, who has 13 saves but gave up four runs in a loss at the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Astros 3, A’s 2
Derek Fisher bombed the first pitch of the eighth inning for a tiebreaking home run, sending Houston to a win at Oakland.
The Astros rallied for two runs in the seventh inning and one in the eighth, beating the A’s for the fifth time in six meetings this season. Fisher’s homer, his first of the year, came against Lou Trivino (2-2), who also served up Tony Kemp’s two-out, game-tying double in the seventh.
The Houston bullpen had no such hiccups. Hector Rondon (3-1) worked a scoreless seventh inning, Ryan Presley tossed a 1-2-3 eighth and closer Robert Osuna threw a perfect ninth for his 16th save.
Dodgers 6, Phillies 3
Joc Pederson and Corey Seager hit home runs during a three-run fifth inning as Los Angeles grabbed the lead and went on to defeat visiting Philadelphia.
Max Muncy and Enrique Hernandez also hit home runs while Kenta Maeda (7-2) pitched six strong innings as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in their past eight games.
Andrew McCutchen hit a home run for the Phillies, who have lost consecutive games after winning five of their previous six. Philadelphia starter Jake Arrieta (5-5) had an RBI single but tied a season high by giving up five runs over five innings.
Padres 5, Marlins 2
Franmil Reyes, Hunter Renfroe and Ian Kinsler connected for solo homers, and Joey Lucchesi held Miami to one run on two hits over 6 1/3 innings as San Diego opened a 10-game homestand with a win.
Reyes and Renfroe connected off Marlins starter Caleb Smith (3-3). Kinsler homered in the seventh off Austin Brice.
Rosell Herrera belted his second pinch-hit homer of the season for the Marlins.
Mariners 4, Angels 3
Mike Leake pitched seven strong innings as host Seattle snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory against Los Angeles. Tom Murphy and Jay Bruce hit home runs for the Mariners, who went 7-21 for the worst May record in franchise history.
Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani hit back-to-back homers in the sixth inning for the Angels, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Leake (4-6) allowed two runs on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts. The only runs against the right-hander came on the Trout and Ohtani homers.
–Field Level Media