Khris Davis hit a two-run single with two outs in the top of the ninth, as the Oakland A’s rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night in Minneapolis.
Oakland was down to its final out against Twins’ reliever Taylor Rogers (2-2) when Mark Canha was hit by a pitch. Ramon Laureano followed with a double down the left field line, with Canha stopping at third. Davis then cracked a line drive off the glove of diving first baseman Ehire Adrianza to bring home the game-winning runs.
Laureano finished a triple shy of the cycle, and Canha hit a two-run homer and scored twice for Oakland, which won for the eighth time in nine games. Robbie Grossman and Chris Herrmann each had two hits for the A’s.
Blake Treinen (3-3) picked up the win with an inning of scoreless relief, while Liam Hendriks picked up his eighth save, getting Mitch Garver to ground into a double play with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth.
White Sox 2, Rays 1 (11 innings)
Yoan Moncada scored the go-ahead run all the way from first on a single by Jose Abreu, and visiting Chicago beat Tampa Bay, sending the Rays to their fifth straight loss.
Chicago was down to its final out when James McCann homered off Emilio Pagan to tie it 1-1 in the ninth.
Moncada led off the 11th with a walk against Adam Kolarek (3-3). Chaz Roe came on to face Abreu and Moncada broke from first on a 2-1 pitch. Abreu sent a slow bouncer to right field and Moncada came all the way around to score.
Yankees 11, Rockies 5
Edwin Encarnacion’s RBI double capped a five-run second inning, as New York beat Colorado at sweltering Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees won their fifth straight, improved to 23-6 in their last 29 games and to 14-0-1 in their last 15 home series on a 94-degree day with a heat index of 108. Encarnacion had three RBIs while DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres had three hits apiece.
The Rockies lost their sixth straight and dropped to 2-13 in their last 15 games.
Red Sox 17, Orioles 6
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of three-run homers, the second coming in an eight-run fourth inning, and visiting Boston blew out Baltimore.
The 17 runs were a season high for the Red Sox, who hit five home runs overall. Bradley finished with six RBIs, while Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon also homered.
Betts went 3-for-6, including a double, and drove in three runs. The 2018 AL MVP now has a 12-game hitting streak, and also has hit 15 homers at Camden Yards in 46 games.
Blue Jays 7, Tigers 5
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a grand slam, Brandon Drury blasted a go-ahead two-run shot and visiting Toronto handed Detroit its sixth straight loss.
The game was delayed by nearly an hour in the fourth inning due to inclement weather.
Guerrero’s homer was the ninth of his impressive rookie campaign. Drury’s homer was also his ninth. Freddy Galvis had three hits and scored a run for Toronto, while Guerrero, Eric Sogard and Teoscar Hernandez contributed two hits apiece.
Cubs 6, Padres 5
Javier Baez had a three-run home run among his three hits, while Anthony Rizzo drove in two runs, as Chicago’s hot second-half start continued with a victory against visiting San Diego.
Baez’s home run in the fourth inning, his 24th of the season, allowed the Cubs to erase an early deficit on a day when starter Jose Quintana (8-7) was not at his best. The left-hander gave up five runs on eight hits over five innings with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado and Hunter Renfroe hit home runs for the Padres, who lost their third consecutive game and fell to 1-7 in the second half.
Astros 6, Rangers 1
Jose Urquidy recorded his first career victory, while Yuli Gurriel homered for the 13th time in 21 games as host Houston claimed the season series from Texas.
Urquidy (1-0), the first Mexican-born player to appear with the Astros, surrendered two hits and did not issue a walk while recording nine strikeouts over seven innings. He threw 98 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Gurriel extended his hitting streak to nine games with his 18th home run. He is batting .381 with 10 home runs and 23 RBIs this month.
Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 3
Mike Moustakas hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning as Milwaukee pulled away for a victory over Arizona in Phoenix.
The Brewers were held in check for seven innings by Arizona starter Zack Greinke, who left leading 3-2 after seven innings. Christian Yelich singled and Ryan Braun walked to begin the eighth against reliever Andrew Chafin (0-2) before Moustakas smacked an outside fastball the other way over the left field fence.
The Brewers added three runs in the ninth off Zach Godley. Yelich went 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored.
Nationals 5, Braves 3
Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in a run, and Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto each had two hits and an RBI as visiting Washington beat Atlanta, ending a 10-game winning streak by Braves pitcher Mike Soroka.
Washington closer Sean Doolittle got a five-out save, while Anibal Sanchez (6-6) picked up the win despite going just five innings. Doolittle retired Dansby Swanson, Freddie Freeman (strikeout) and Josh Donaldson in the ninth for his 21st save.
The Nationals’ starting pitchers have gone 27 games in a row without being hit with a loss. That is the longest streak since the 1917 Giants, who also went 27 games.
Mets 11, Giants 4
New York awakened from a two-night hitting slumber with four home runs, ending host San Francisco’s seven-game winning streak.
Dominic Smith, Jeff McNeil, Todd Frazier and Pete Alonso homered for the Mets, who had totaled just two runs in 26 innings in 3-2 and 1-0 losses to open the series.
Right-hander Walker Lockett (1-1), promoted from Triple-A earlier in the day, benefited from the power surge to record his first major league win.
Royals 1, Indians 0
Jakob Junis scattered two hits over six innings, and Hunter Dozier belted a solo homer as visiting Kansas City beat Cleveland.
Kansas City center fielder Billy Hamilton made a leaping catch to deny Francisco Lindor of a potential home run to lead off the sixth inning. Junis showed his appreciation by tipping his hat in the direction of Hamilton.
Cam Gallagher ripped a pair of doubles to account for two of the six hits for the Royals, who have won five of their last six games.
Pirates 5, Phillies 1
Right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched six strong innings and doubled and scored on a slide into home to help Pittsburgh even its series with visiting Philadelphia.
Musgrove (7-8) moved up a day and started in place of Trevor Williams, who was scratched because of illness. Musgrove gave up one unearned run and two hits, matched his season high with eight strikeouts, walked two and returned to the game after a half-hour rain delay during the fourth inning.
Starling Marte was 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored, Colin Moran had an RBI double, and Bryan Reynolds and Josh Bell each had an RBI single for Pittsburgh, which had been 1-6 coming out of the All-Star break.
Reds 3, Cardinals 2
Josh VanMeter hit his first major league home run to help lift Cincinnati over visiting St. Louis in the third game of the four-game series.
VanMeter, who has played sporadically since making his major league debut on May 5, broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
Eugenio Suarez had two hits and two walks for the Reds, who ended a four-game losing streak.
(Field Level Media)