Phillies erase 5-run deficit, beat D-backs 6-5 in 10 innings to avoid series sweep
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trea Turner tied the game with a two-run homer in the ninth inning and Alec Bohm hit the winning single in the 10th to rally the Philadelphia Phillies from five runs down in a 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Turner delivered his first highlight-reel hit for the Phillies when he connected to left field off reliever Jose Ruiz (1-1) with two outs, tying the game at 5.
Bryson Stott hit a two-out single to center off Ruiz in the ninth that set the stage for Turner to deliver on his biggest blast for his new team.
Ruiz stayed in the game for the 10th and walked two to load the bases with the automatic runner. Bohm lofted one to right that landed on the warning track and scored Dalton Guthrie, helping the Phillies avoid a three-game sweep.
Craig Kimbrel (3-1) worked the 10th for the win.
Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer and Emmanuel Rivera drove in three runs for the Diamondbacks.
BREWERS 4, ASTROS 0
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adrian Houser allowed two hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings and Milwaukee homered three times in its win over Houston.
Willy Adames hit a two-run blast in the first inning to put the Brewers ahead for good. Owen Miller and Brian Anderson added solo shots in the seventh.
The Astros mustered four hits, two off their season low and went scoreless in the last two games of the series.
Houser struck out three and walked one in his fourth appearance of the season, which followed six shutout innings in a 1-0 loss at Tampa Bay.
The Brewers got all the offense they would need in the first inning against Astros starter Brandon Bielak (1-2). After Christian Yelich led off with a double to left, Willy Adames delivered a 429-foot blast over the center-field wall.
TWINS 7, GIANTS 1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Edouard Julien returned to the leadoff spot and hit a home run, drove in two runs and scored twice as Minnesota snapped a three-game skid with a win over San Francisco.
Joe Ryan (7-1) gave up six hits, struck out four and allowed a run in five innings. Four relievers finished up in a game in which San Francisco left 15 runners on base and went 2 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
Julien went 1 for 3 as a slew of injuries forced manager Rocco Baldelli to juggle his lineup more than normal.
Three of the Twins’ seven runs came off Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani (3-4) in five innings were unearned. The 33-year-old right-hander was the victim of three errors and hit a batter who came around to score.
RANGERS 3, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Martín Pérez pitched seven strong innings, Marcus Semien hit the 16th leadoff homer of his career and Texas held off Pittsburgh to win for the fifth time in six games and move 13 games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2016 season.
Pérez (6-1) allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts to win his fifth straight decision. The 32-year-old left-hander inducing 12 groundball outs, including a pair of inning-ending double plays. Will Smith earned his ninth save.
Semien hit the second pitch of the game from Johan Oviedo (3-4) for his eighth home run of the season. Josh Jung and Nathaniel Lowe had two hits each for Texas.
Rodolfo Castro and Jason Delay had two of Pittsburgh’s eight hits.
WHITE SOX 6, GUARDIANS 0
CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Kopech struck out nine and allowed two hits over seven dominant innings, Romy González had a two-run double and Chicago dealt Cleveland its sixth shutout loss.
Kopech (3-4) did not allow a baserunner until Josh Naylor singled leading off the fifth. The right-hander walked one and extended his shutout streak to 15 innings in his last two outings. Reynaldo López and Jimmy Lambert wrapped up the combined four-hitter.
Andrés Giménez had the Guardians' other hit off Kopech.
González’s drive into the right-field corner highlighted a five-run fourth against Guardians starter Cal Quantrill (2-3). Jake Burger and Seby Zavala added sacrifice flies in the inning.
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