06/15 20:13 CDT Sale strikes out 10, leading Red Sox past Orioles 7-2
Sale strikes out 10, leading Red Sox past Orioles 7-2
By The Associated Press
BALTIMORE (AP) --- Chris Sale struck out 10 over six sharp innings, J.D.
Martinez homered in a third straight game and the surging Boston Red Sox beat
the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 on Saturday.
Sale (3-7) gave up two runs, six hits and a walk. Both runs came in the sixth,
after the left-hander extended his streak of innings without allowing an earned
run to 22.
Sale ended his outing by blowing a third strike past Keon Broxton with runners
on the corners and Boston nursing a 3-2 lead.
Martinez hit his 16th home run, the fourth in three games, to provide the Red
Sox with a two-run cushion in the seventh.
The defending World Series champions (38-34) have won four straight and can
move five games over .500 for the first time by completing a three-game sweep
Baltimore got an RBI double from Renato Nez and sacrifice fly from Jonathan
Villar. The Orioles have gone winless in 15 straight series (0-14-1) since
taking two of three from the White Sox on April 22-24.
ANGELS 5, RAYS 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) --- Charlie Morton lost for the first time in 22
starts and Los Angeles hit three homers in a win over Tampa Bay.
Morton (8-1) struck out nine in six innings, giving up four runs on five hits
in his first loss since Aug. 11.
David Fletcher, Justin Bour and Kevan Smith homered for the Angels, who won for
the fourth time in five games.
Hansel Robles picked up his 10th save in 12 opportunities.
Yandy Diaz hit a three-run homer, his 11th, for the Rays.
Jose Suarez (2-1) gave up three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings.
ASTROS 7, BLUE JAYS 2
HOUSTON (AP) --- Yordan Alvarez homered and Jack Mayfield hit three doubles as
Houston's rookies led the way in a win over Toronto.
Alvarez became the fourth player in major league history to hit four home runs
in his first five games. He sent a solo drive into the upper deck in right
field and finished with three hits.
Josh Reddick also homered for the AL West-leading Astros.
Framber Valdez (3-2), another rookie, struck out eight in six innings, allowing
two runs and four hits.
Clayton Richard (0-3) yielded five runs and seven hits in five innings.
GIANTS 8, BREWERS 7
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --- Catcher Steven Vogt hit two triples and left fielder
Mike Yastrzemski made a nifty catch for the final out to help San Francisco
The Giants rallied from a 5-1 deficit for their fourth straight win.
Christian Yelich hit his major league-leading 26th homer for the Brewers, who
have lost three of four. Yelich extended his hitting streak to 12 games and
Manny Pia also homered for the Brewers.
Giants reliever Trevor Gott (3-0) pitched an inning and got the win. Will Smith
picked up his 18th save in 18 tries. Starter Madison Bumgarner gave up three
earned in six innings.
Vogt became the first Giants catcher to triple twice in a game since Steve
Nicosia did it in July 18, 1984. Vogt hadn't hit a triple since May 4, 2017.
DIAMONDBACKS 10, NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON (AP) --- Ketel Marte hit two of Arizona's four solo homers off
Stephen Strasburg in a victory over Washington.
Strasburg (7-4) allowed four homers in a game for the second time in his
career, the first since August 8, 2014, at Atlanta. Strasburg gave up a
season-high nine hits and tied a season-high by allowing six earned runs.
Adam Jones and Christian Walker also homered off Strasburg. Kevin Cron hit a
The Nationals scored all their runs un the bottom half of the first. Trea
Turner scored on Adam Eaton's sacrifice fly before Juan Soto and Matt Adams hit
Yoshihisa Hirano (3-3) allowed two hits while striking out two in 1 2/3 innings.
INDIANS 4, TIGERS 2
DETROIT (AP) --- Shane Bieber pitched impressively into the eighth inning, and
Leonys Martin stole home to lift Cleveland past Detroit.
Bieber (6-2) allowed four hits and struck out 12 in 7 2/3 innings. Detroit
managed only one baserunner through the first six innings before scoring twice
in the seventh.
Martin provided the highlight of the game in the eighth, taking off from third
while reliever Victor Alcantara was preparing to make a pitch. Alcantara
stepped off and threw to the plate, and although the ball arrived at the same
time as Martin, the Cleveland runner's hand knocked the ball away as he reached
Brad Hand earned his 20th save in 20 chances.
Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the sixth.
The first three Cleveland runs came in the fifth off reliever Nick Ramirez
MARLINS 4, PIRATES 3
MIAMI (AP) --- Pablo Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs
tas Miami edged Pittsburgh.
Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez each had three hits for the Marlins while
Starlin Castro knocked in the go-ahead run in the fifth.
The Pirates have lost eight of nine.
Lopez (5-5) gave up seven hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Sergio Romo earned his 12th save in 13 opportunities.
Pirates' 24-year old right-hander Dario Agrazal, a native of Panama, made his
debut. He pitched four innings and allowed six hits and three runs, two earned,
while striking out three.
Geoff Hartlieb (0-1) took the loss.
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