Rafael Devers highlighted his three-time performance with a two-half brace to ignite a five-round fourth, lifting the rising Boston Red Sox to a 7-4 win over hosts Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Boston’s Rob Refsnyder took the double in two games, Christian Arroyo had a single in two and Reese McGuire added an RBI single for the Red Sox, who scored 59 runs in their eight-game winning streak.
Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper and Trea Turner each performed a homer solo to highlight their respective two-hit performances. Alec Bohm and Edmundo Sosa each added an RBI single among their two hits for the reeling Phillies, who have lost six straight games.
Bailey Falter (0-6) pulled back the first nine players he faced before knocking down in the fourth round. He made five runs with six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Winning pitcher Corey Kluber (2-4) was allowed to make three with seven hits in five innings and Kenley Jansen made his eighth save of the season.
Diamondbacks 8, Country 7
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. won 4 to 5, including the home game’s finish in the ninth inning, as Arizona recovered from taking a four-round lead to beat Washington in Phoenix.
Pinch hitter Pavin Smith drew a full-base move from Kyle Finnegan (1-2) later in the inning to win. Christian Walker added three hits, including a single in ninth place, with him and Gurriel each scoring twice.
Miguel Castro (1-0) won after coming on to score in the final as the ninth group leader. It came after Keibert Ruiz and Lane Thomas scored in a five inning revolt to give the Nationals a 7-6 lead.
7th Marines, Astros 5
JP Crawford’s three-round double sparked a seven-round eighth as hosts Seattle rallied to beat Houston for their fifth win in their past six games.
Jose Caballero scored another brace in his ninth game for Seattle, and painkiller Tayler Saucedo (1-0) took home his first major league win. Ty France had three hits for the Mariners.
With the Astros leading 3-0, losing pitcher Rafael Montero (0-1) beat the first two players he faced in the eighth round before nine consecutive Mariners reached base. The Seattle protest spoiled the major tournament debut of the Astros right-hander JP France, who threw five innings without scoring. Jeremy Pena had three hits for the Astros.
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Nathan Eovaldi threw eight official innings to lead Texas’ Los Angeles in the second of their three-game series in Anaheim, Calif.
Eovaldi (4-2) let five hits, hit five out and walk two to extend his losing streak to 20 innings. Eovaldi started his first MLB nine innings game in a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees. Jonah Heim has two hits and three RBIs and Travis Jankowski has three hits and two RBIs for Rangers, who won five out of seven.
Brandon Drury had two hits, including a solo homer in the ninth inning for the Angels, who are on a five-game winning streak of the season. Angel starter Reid Detmers (0-3) allows three runs and seven hits in four plus innings. He hit out seven and went two.
Rockies 5, meet 2
Short-distance rookie Ezequiel Tovar went home and finished with the top three hits of his career in Colorado’s win over hosts New York.
Tovar hit singles and scored a second for the Rockies in the second inning before he hit a two-round homer in the sixth and a double in the eighth. The 21-year-old entered Saturday with four goals in his first 39 major league appearances.
Austin Gomber (3-4) won after allowing two runs with five hits and two walks while hitting three of six innings. The left-hander dropped three runs in 17 innings in his last three starts while lowering his ERA from 12.12 to 6.75.
Tiger 6, Cardinal 5 (10 innings)
Akil Baddoo hit a game-winning RBI double in the 10th inning to help Detroit overtake St.
Spencer Torkelson had two RBI singles for the Tigers, who won the fifth game in a row. Saver Jose Cisnero (2-0), the Tigers’ fifth pitcher, worked the last 1 2/3 of the innings to win.
Dylan Carlson hit a three-way homer and Nolan Arenado hit a two-way burst for the Cardinals, who lost their eighth game in a row. Adam Wainwright started his first season after a five-week absence due to a groin strain. He allowed four runs with eight hits in five innings. Saver Giovanny Gallegos (1-2) conceded a goal.
Yankees 3, Rays 2
Harrison Bader took the lead, a two-game singles run in the eighth inning as New York rallied to a rare home loss to Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.
New York’s three-round rally in the eighth round began with DJ LeMahieu’s one-game RBI double against Kevin Kelly (3-1). After Willie Calhoun showed up with two runners on the field, Bader gave the Yankees the lead with a two-legged run to the right.
Ron Marinaccio (1-1) threw 1 1/3 of the inning without scoring to win, and Ian Hamilton scored the ninth for the first save of his career.
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Kevin Pillar beat his 100th career game at home, hitting a two-shot, on target in the eighth round to lift Atlanta past Baltimore to equalize the three-game series.
Marcell Ozuna also advanced deep into Atlanta, hitting the fourth game in the 13th round. Raisel Iglesias made his debut after missing 33 games because of right shoulder pain. He worked the perfect ninth inning, beating the two, to earn the first save. Spencer Strider throws five rounds and allows two runs with four hits and 10 hits.
Baltimore’s Kyle Bradish dropped three runs with five hits, two walks and four strikes in five innings.
Blue Jays 8, Pirates 2
Brandon Belt and Kevin Kiermaier each drove in two runs to help Toronto win its second straight win over spinning Pittsburgh.
Alejandro Kirk added an RBI double and Daulton Varsho an RBI single for the Blue Jays, who entered the series with a five-game unbeaten streak. Toronto starter Jose Berrios (3-3) was perfect on Thursday. He gave up two runs and five hits in six thirds, with seven strikes and one walk.
Jack Suwinski goes home and Connor Joe has an RBI single for the Pirates, which have lost for the sixth time in a row.
Puppies 4, Marlins 2
Nick Madrigal took the lead, hitting singles twice in a three-round eighth round as Chicago lost its fifth game in a row ahead of a visit to Miami.
Cubs starter Drew Smyly lasted only 3 1/3 rounds while delivering two runs, three hits, three walks and hit five of 83 throws. But his three knocks down Chicago, headed by Keegan Thompson (2-2) and his three goalless innings, add up to 5 2/3 of the regular game.
Chicago won the first two games of this set after a 1-6 road trip that began with a three-game sweep in Miami. Jorge Soler hit a solo homer for one of his two shots and Bryan De La Cruz won 2 to 4 with an RBI for the Marlins, who have been 34-12 down in their last five games.
Guardian 4, Twins 3
Steven Kwan broke ties with his first home game of the season as Cleveland leveled his three-game streak with a win over visitors Minnesota.
The 5-foot-9 Kwan ripped a speed throw from Twins reliever Jorge Alcala, just recalled from Triple-A earlier in the day, 402 feet toward center right. Kwan’s solo was enough to overtake the Twins, who scored all of their home runs against Max Kepler and Carlos Correa.
Correa tied things up 3–3 early in the seventh inning, when he drove a quick ball 407 feet from Trevor Stephan into the row outside the left wall. Stephan (2-1) won lightly, while Alcala (0-1) received defeat. Emmanuel Clase scored his ninth 1-2-3 goal for his 11th Major League-leading save of the season for Cleveland.
Red 5, White Sox 3
TJ Friedl went home, tripled, and drove in four runs to lead Cincinnati to victory over Chicago.
Jonathan India has been to the facility four times with three hits and one walk and has three runs for the Reds. Bullpen missed just two shots in five goalless third innings as Cincinnati won for the second time in the last six. Derek Law (2-4) entered the fourth inning and threw an unsuccessful 2 1/3 innings to the Reds. Alexis Diaz worked ninth for his sixth save.
Hanser Alberto and Seby Zavala hit the hosts alone for Chicago, which has lost for the second time in its past six games. Mike Clevinger (2-3) missed four runs and six hits in six innings. He hit seven and went one while falling to 0-3 in his last five starts.
Giant 4, Brewer 1
Alex Cobb made a second save after three starts, Thairo Estrada and Brett Wisely scored the hosts, and San Francisco beat away the Milwaukee team.
Joey Bart also doubled the lead in running for the Giants, who won a fourth straight, including two games to start a three-game streak. Cobb, who beat the entire match twice starting against St. Louis Cardinals, this time through the first seven rounds, allowed five hits, all singles. He went two and hit out five, leaving with a 4-0 lead.
The Brewers avoided the loss by scoring in the ninth game against the Giants’ third pitcher, John Brebbia, in a pair of walkers and Owen Miller’s one-off RBI single.
Athletics 5, Royal 4
JJ Bleday scored the home goal and doubled the lead, sending Oakland past hosts Kansas City to win consecutive games for the first time this season and win the first series.
Bleday doubled the lead and scored in the second half, then made a one-touch solo in the third to give Oakland a 3-1 advantage. Team A made it 5-1 in the fourth half thanks to a Ryan Noda RBI double followed by a Brent Rooker brace. Despite walking six, Ken Waldichuk (1-2) took the win, allowing four runs with six hits and a fan six times.
The pitcher lost to Brady Singer (2-4) went through four innings, surrendering five runs with six hits and three walks. Bobby Witt Jr. and Freddy Fermin ran home for the Royal team.
Dodgers 2, Padres 1
Chris Taylor ended the goalless pitching match between Blake Snell and Dustin May with a two-half, two-round homer early in the fourth quarter to lead the Los Angeles visitors to a win over San Diego in all three games.
Taylor’s sixth hit of the season was the only one allowed by Snell in six innings. May held the Padres goalless with three hits and walked with six strikes in six innings to win and make it 4-1 for the season. No Padres finished second compared to May. Snell (1-5) conceded the defeat despite allowing one hit and three walks with six hits in six innings.
Right-hander Evan Phillips made a fourth save, beating Trent Grisham to close the game. Phillips hit three in the round while walking in front of Jake Cronenworth.