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Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe drove in the one run with a late homer to guide the Rays — the main league’s solely unbeaten membership — to their tenth consecutive win, beating the Boston Purple Sox 1-0 on Monday evening in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Within the eighth inning, Lowe, who went 1-for-3 with a stroll, stroked a one-out, 96-mph middle-in fastball from Chris Martin (0-1) to right-center discipline for the game-winning shot. Lowe’s heroics got here on the tenth pitch of the at-bat.
Considered one of 5 pitchers who mixed on the three-hit shutout, reliever Josh Fleming crafted 4 shutout innings, hanging out 5 and yielding one hit after getting into within the third. Colin Poche (1-0), the Rays’ fourth pitcher, obtained the win with a scoreless eighth, which was Boston’s solely inning placing runners in scoring place. Nearer Pete Fairbanks pitched an ideal ninth for his first save as Rays pitching recorded its third consecutive shutout.
Boston starter Nick Pivetta spun 5 scoreless innings earlier than turning the duties over to the bullpen. After outscoring the opposition 75-18 by means of the primary 9 victories, Tampa Bay’s high-powered offense mustered simply three hits and two walks in opposition to the right-hander.
Rangers 11, Royals 2
Adolis Garcia hit a grand slam in a seven-run sixth inning, Andrew Heaney broke a strikeout report set by Nolan Ryan and Texas rolled to a victory over Kansas Metropolis in Arlington, Texas.
The Rangers fell behind 1-0 early as Royals leadoff man Bobby Witt Jr. scored on an error within the first inning. After that, although, the evening belonged to the Rangers. Heaney (1-1) settled in, hanging out the ultimate two batters of the primary inning, which began a stretch of 9 straight strikeouts to set a membership report and tie an American League mark. Heaney completed with 10 complete strikeouts on the evening.
Heaney broke Ryan’s franchise single-game report when he fanned Vinnie Pasquantino for his eighth straight strikeout. Ryan whiffed seven in a row in 1991 in opposition to the then-California Angels. Texas prolonged its result in 4-1 within the fourth on a solo homer by catcher Jonah Heim. The Rangers then broke it open within the sixth, highlighted by Garcia’s grand slam off Royals reliever Jose Cuas.
Braves 5, Reds 4 (10 innings)
Sean Murphy had three hits, together with a two-run homer within the tenth inning, to assist Atlanta beat visiting Cincinnati and finish a three-game shedding streak.
The Reds erased a two-run deficit within the ninth inning and Jonathan India drove in a run within the high of the tenth to provide Cincinnati a 4-3 lead. Murphy then hit the primary pitch he noticed from Derek Regulation (0-2) for a two-run homer, his first with the Braves. Murphy additionally had two doubles and drove in three runs.
Braves starter Bryce Elder put collectively his second straight scoreless begin, permitting six hits with seven strikeouts and one stroll in 6 1/3 innings, earlier than A.J. Minter blew the save. Reds starter Graham Ashcraft allowed two runs on six hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Cubs 3, Mariners 2 (10 innings)
Nico Hoerner’s third single of the evening got here in walk-off vogue within the tenth inning, and Chicago overcame blowing a late result in beat visiting Seattle.
Down 2-1 with one out within the ninth, Seattle’s Jarred Kelenic — who got here on as a pinch hitter within the seventh inning — despatched a drive over the best discipline wall in opposition to Chicago reliever Michael Fulmer to tie the sport. The Mariners failed to attain with the bases loaded in opposition to the Cubs’ Keegan Thompson (1-0) within the tenth.
Within the Chicago half of the tenth, computerized runner Nick Madrigal stole third base and Hoerner drove a pitch from Matt Brash (0-1) into proper discipline for his first profession walk-off. Eric Hosmer added two hits with an RBI and Cody Bellinger had a run-scoring double for the Cubs.
White Sox 4, Twins 3
Hanser Alberto hit a three-run homer and Chicago overcame three errors and two unearned runs to edge Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run, and Andrew Vaughn additionally doubled for Chicago. White Sox starter Dylan Stop (2-0) allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits over 5 innings to choose up the win. He walked two and struck out six.
Twins starter Kenta Maeda (0-2), making his second begin after lacking your complete 2022 season following Tommy John surgical procedure, gave up 4 runs on eight hits over six innings. Trevor Larnach had an RBI single.
Guardians 3, Yankees 2
Shane Bieber allowed two runs over seven innings and Josh Naylor hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly within the seventh to elevate host Cleveland over New York.
The Guardians mustered simply 4 hits — three doubles by Mike Zunino and one single by Myles Straw — however drew 9 walks, whereas Bieber (1-0) shut down the Yankees after giving up a pair of first-inning runs.
Torres went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a stroll and a run for New York, however no different Yankee had a couple of hit. Reliever Ian Hamilton (0-1), who gave up the decisive run within the seventh, allowed a success with three strikeouts and three walks over two innings.
Orioles 5, Athletics 1
Adley Rutschman went deep for the second straight sport, and Baltimore posted 4 of its runs on homers to beat visiting Oakland.
Ryan Mountcastle drilled a two-run homer within the first inning and Austin Hays added a solo shot within the sixth. Orioles starter Kyle Gibson (3-0) gave up one run and 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings. Two of his three walks got here within the first inning, and he struck out 4.
The Athletics misplaced their fifth sport in a row, however in contrast to back-to-back 11-0 losses throughout the weekend at Tampa Bay, they have been aggressive on this one. Oakland completed with eight hits, together with two by Jace Peterson.
Astros 8, Pirates 2
Yordan Alvarez had three of Houston’s 13 hits in a win over host Pittsburgh.
Framber Valdez (1-1) had the Pirates off stability for seven innings, permitting two runs on three hits with 5 walks and 5 strikeouts, and Mauricio Dubon singled thrice, extending his hitting streak to 6 video games within the opener of a three-game collection.
Roansy Contreras (1-1) allowed seven runs, matching a profession excessive, on 9 hits with 4 walks, and the Pirates went to the bullpen after simply 3 1/3 innings. Alvarez drove in two runs to spice up his major-league-leading RBI complete to 16, plating a pair within the second inning with a single. Ji Man Choi linked for his first house run of the season for the Pirates.
Phillies 15, Marlins 3
Alec Bohm homered, singled twice and drove in six runs to elevate host Philadelphia to a powerful victory over Miami.
Bohm’s six RBIs tied his profession excessive. Brandon Marsh added a house run amongst his three hits with three RBIs. Jake Cave hit a solo homer and double whereas Nick Castellanos added three hits and three RBIs. Trea Turner had three singles and an RBI.
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara (1-1), the reigning Nationwide League Cy Younger Award winner, struggled by means of four-plus innings, as he allowed 10 hits and 9 runs to go together with 4 strikeouts and one stroll. Yuli Gurriel hit a solo house run off McKinley Moore within the seventh inning to lastly put the Marlins on the board, although they trailed 13-1. A wild pitch by Andrew Vasquez and an RBI single by Cooper closed the Marlins inside 13-3, however that was the closest they’d get.
Mets 5, Padres 0
Max Scherzer grinded by means of 5 innings and mixed with 4 relievers on a two-hitter for host New York, which beat San Diego within the opener of a three-game collection.
Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor every had two-run doubles for the Mets, who’ve received three of their final 4. The Padres had their three-game successful streak snapped.
Scherzer surrendered 25 foul balls and walked three however gave up only one hit — a clear single to Ha-Seong Kim with one out within the fifth — and struck out six. Padres starter Yu Darvish (0-1) gave up the 5 runs on six hits and one stroll whereas hanging out 5 over 6 1/3 innings.
Rockies 7, Cardinals 4
Alan Trejo had three hits, Elehuris Montero and Ezequiel Tovar every had two and Colorado beat St. Louis.
Rockies starter German Marquez (2-1) left after 5 innings with an obvious harm to his pitching arm. Paul Goldschmidt had two hits for St. Louis, which has dropped six of its final seven.
Cardinals starter Steven Matz (0-2) allowed six runs on 9 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
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