MLB roundup Rockies Claims first NL West: Pinch hitter Noel Cuevas delivered a two-run single in the eighth inning Monday afternoon, allowing the Colorado Rockies to survive a late rally by the San Francisco Giants and record a 9-8 victory in Denver.
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The Giants had scored three times in the top of the eighth inning to take an 8-7 lead in a game they had once trailed 7-2.
The Rockies moved into first place in the National League West when the Los Angeles Dodgers lost Monday night. Colorado is a half-game up on Los Angeles and 1 1/2 games in front of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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With his team down by one, Ian Desmond led off the Colorado eighth with a single off the fourth Giants pitcher, left-hander Tony Watson (4-6). One out later, Chris Iannetta’s pinch-hit double sent Desmond to third. Both runners raced home when Cuevas singled to center field.
Mets 4, Dodgers 2
Brandon Nimmo delivered a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the ninth inning to give New York a victory at Los Angeles.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom gave up one run on just two hits over six innings with a walk and six strikeouts. He even drove in a run in his second consecutive game with an RBI single in the fifth.
The outing gave deGrom sole possession of a pair of Mets records. He has now allowed three earned runs or fewer in 25 consecutive starts, breaking a tie with Dwight Gooden. He also delivered his 20th consecutive quality start, breaking a tie with Tom Seaver.
Padres 6, Diamondbacks 2
Rookie Franmil Reyes had his first career two-homer game and drove in four runs, and San Diego extended Arizona’s losing streak to four games with a victory in Phoenix.
Reyes hit a three-run homer in the second inning and a bases-empty shot in the fourth, his 14th and 15th homers of the season, to extend his hitting streak to nine games and lift the Padres to their fifth victory in seven games.
Paul Goldschmidt and Steven Souza had RBIs for the Diamondbacks, who lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Brewers 4, Cubs 3
Christian Yelich beat out a potential inning-ending, double-play grounder to give Milwaukee a walk-off victory over visiting Chicago.
Erik Kratz walked to open the ninth off Steve Cishek (4-3) before being replaced by pinch runner Keon Broxton. Orlando Arcia was hit by a pitch, and both runners advanced on a passed ball before Curtis Granderson struck out against a five-man infield. Lorenzo Cain was then hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant backhanded Yelich’s grounder and stepped on third for the second out of the inning, but Yelich easily beat the throw to first to give the Brewers their fifth victory in six games.
Red Sox 8, Braves 2
Ian Kinsler hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and finished with three RBIs as Boston won at Atlanta.
Kinsler was 2-for-5 with a walk and a run. His single against Atlanta reliever Jesse Biddle produced two unearned runs. The hit came after a rare throwing error by Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman allowed the bases to be loaded.
Brandon Workman (3-0) earned the victory by getting the final two outs of the fifth inning. He was the first of seven pitchers used by the Red Sox bullpen. Craig Kimbrel pitched around a walk to throw a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation.
Astros 4, Twins 1
Dallas Keuchel worked six strong innings, Alex Bregman homered for a third consecutive game, and Houston claimed the opener of a three-game series with visiting Minnesota.
Keuchel (11-10) allowed just one run, which was unearned, on five hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Brad Peacock entered with two on and two outs in the ninth inning, and he immediately allowed a single to Logan Forsythe that loaded the bases. Peacock then struck out Jorge Polanco for his third save.
Nationals 4, Cardinals 3 (10 innings)
Bryce Harper tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth and added a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th as Washington topped visiting St. Louis.
Harper’s two-run homer off Bud Norris sent the game into extra innings. Then, in the 10th, Mark Reynolds led off with a double against Chasen Shreve (3-3), and pinch runner Michael Taylor moved to third when Adam Eaton reached on a bunt single. One out later, Harper drove in Taylor with a sacrifice fly to left.
Greg Holland (2-2) earned the victory with two innings of shutout relief.
A’s 6, Yankees 3
Matt Chapman hit a tiebreaking twofold in the second inning, and host Oakland made strides in the American League trump card race with a triumph over New York.
Chapman gave the An’s a 4-3 lead with a twofold to the hole in right-focus field off CC Sabathia (7-6), and the hit helped Oakland move inside 3 1/2 recreations of the Yankees for home-field advantage in one month from now’s trump card diversion.
Khris Davis and Jed Lowrie hit RBI singles for the A’s, while Mark Canha hit a performance homer. Oakland’s different runs scored on a tossing mistake by Yankees youngster third baseman Miguel Andujar and a bases-stacked stroll to Matt Olson.
Royals 5, Indians 1
Jakob Junis pitched seven scoreless innings, and Ryan O’Hearn hit two grand slams, driving Kansas City to a win at Cleveland.
The last-put Royals have won six amusements in succession and eight of nine. The primary spot Indians have lost three straight.
Every one of the five Royals runs were scored on homers, including shots by Jorge Bonifacio and Hunter Dozier. Junis (8-12) permitted two hits — the two singles — and no strolls while striking out six.
Marlins 3, Phillies 1
Jose Urena pitched seven in number innings, and Rafael Ortega had two RBIs as Miami vanquished visiting Philadelphia.
The Phillies lost their third back to back amusement. Miami won for simply the second time in its previous seven diversions.
Urena (5-12) permitted only four hits, no strolls and one run while striking out seven. Drew Steckenrider pitched the ninth inning for his third spare.
Sailors 2, Orioles 1
Erasmo Ramirez pitched 5 1/3 in number innings as Seattle vanquished visiting Baltimore.
Ramirez (2-3) permitted one keep running on two hits and no strolls with five strikeouts. Zach Duke, Nick Vincent, Alex Colome and Edwin Diaz consolidated for 3 2/3 scoreless innings, permitting only one hit while striking out seven. Diaz fanned the side in the ninth for his significant alliance driving 52nd spare of the season.
Ryan Healy hit a RBI single for Seattle in the fourth inning, and Cameron Maybin tripled and scored on a Dee Gordon fielder’s choice in the fifth. The Orioles oversaw just three hits, one of them Jonathan Villar’s fourth-inning homer.
Holy messengers 3, Rangers 1
Matt Shoemaker tossed five shutout innings in his first begin since March, and newbie Taylor Ward broke a scoreless tie with a two-run grand slam in the seventh inning, driving Los Angeles to a triumph at Arlington, Texas.
Shoemaker came back to the Angels in the wake of burning through five months on the crippled rundown following nerve medical procedure on his correct lower arm. He surrendered hits to two of the initial three players he confronted yet not any more finished his 62-pitch rebound. He strolled one and struck out three.
Taylor Cole, Jose Alvarez, Justin Anderson, Ty Buttrey and Blake Parker consolidated to constrain the Rangers to one keep running over the last four innings.
White Sox 4, Tigers 2
Matt Davidson hit a diversion winning, two-run homer to top a three-run, ninth-inning rally and give have Chicago a prevail upon Detroit.
Davidson tore the main pitch he saw from Tigers closer Shane Greene (2-6) over the left field divider.
Daniel Palka begun the base of the ninth with an inverse field take off Greene to tie the score. Welington Castillo took after with a solitary before Davidson’s long ball.
Privateers 5, Reds 1
Adam Frazier had four hits and three RBIs, including a performance grand slam, Gregory Polanco propelled a two-run homer, and Trevor Williams pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings as host Pittsburgh vanquished Cincinnati.
With the Pirates nursing a 1-0 lead, Polanco hit his 23rd homer of the season in the 6th, after a leadoff single by Frazier.
Frazier penetrated a Matt Harvey changeup into the seats in right field in the principal inning. It was Frazier’s eighth grand slam of the season, and his fifth since Aug. 5. In the seventh, Frazier penetrated a two-run single against reliever Sal Romano.
Beams 7, Blue Jays 1
Kevin Kiermaier and Joey Wendle each had three hits, and Ji-Man Choi homered to enable Tampa To narrows win at Toronto.
Yonny Chirinos (3-5) permitted one keep running on four hits and three strolls in seven alleviation innings to acquire the win. He struck out five. Kiermaier tripled, multiplied and singled and had one RBI.
Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman (4-9) permitted four runs and six hits in 1 2/3 innings in his first begin since Aug. 17. He had been on the incapacitated rundown because of a rankle on his correct center finger.