roundup: Astros' streak halted at 10
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[April 18, 2019]
Matt Chapman broke a
sixth-inning tie with a home run Wednesday night, helping the host
Oakland Athletics snap the Houston Astros' 10-game winning streak
with a 2-1 victory.
Frankie Montas (3-1) gave up one run and three hits in 6 1/3
innings, and the Oakland bullpen got the final eight outs as the A's
beat the Astros for the first time in five tries this season to
split the two-game series.
Wade Miley (1-2), who took a 5-1 career record against the A's to
the mound, was the hard-luck loser, allowing two runs on just four
hits in six innings.
Indians 1, Mariners 0
Carlos Carrasco pitched seven scoreless innings as Cleveland
completed a three-game sweep of host Seattle. Jake Bauers hit a solo
homer to account for the game's lone run.
Carrasco (2-2), who allowed six runs in two of his first three
starts of the season and entered the game with a 12.60 ERA, showed
the form that helped him win 35 games over the past two seasons with
Carrasco allowed only three hits, walked two and struck out 12.
Dodgers 3, Reds 2
A.J. Pollock interrupted a pitchers' duel with a three-run home run,
and Los Angeles finished off a three-game series sweep with a
victory over visiting Cincinnati.
With Reds starter Sonny Gray locked in a scoreless showdown with
Dodgers starter Walker Buehler, Pollock came through in the sixth
inning as Los Angeles tied the major league record for consecutive
games with a home run at home.
The Dodgers have hit at least one home run in 32 consecutive games
going back to last season, matching the mark set by the Colorado
Rockies in 1999.
Phillies 3, Mets 2
Jake Arrieta pitched eight-plus solid innings, Scott Kingery and
Cesar Hernandez each homered, and host Philadelphia defeated New
J.T. Realmuto had two hits for the Phillies, who played without
shortstop Jean Segura due to a strained left hamstring.
Arrieta (3-1) allowed six hits and two runs and induced the Mets
into 12 ground-ball outs. He walked two and struck out three. Hector
Neris earned the shaky save despite allowing an RBI single and
hitting Wilson Ramos. Neris struck out Keon Broxton swinging on a
3-2 count with the bases loaded in the ninth.
Cardinals 6, Brewers 3
Paul DeJong matched his career high with four hits, and visiting St.
Louis avoided a three-game sweep with a win against Milwaukee.
Michael Wacha (1-0) improved to 6-0 in his career against the
Brewers, allowing two runs and five hits in six innings, striking
out seven and walking one.
Marcell Ozuna hit his fifth home run in the past four games. Matt
Carpenter also homered, while Kolten Wong had three hits and Matt
Wieters had two hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals.
Diamondbacks 3, Braves 2 (10 innings)
Adam Jones walked with the bases loaded and Arizona exploited the
struggling Atlanta bullpen for the second straight night. The
winning rally came against Jesse Biddle (0-1), whose throwing error
allowed Tim Locastro to reach second base with one out. Biddle
walked Jarrod Dyson, coaxed Eduardo Escobar into a lineout and then
walked David Peralta.
Greg Holland pitched a scoreless 10th inning, striking out two, to
earn his fourth save and extend his scoreless streak to 11 innings.
Archie Bradley (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings and earned the
Brewers starter Corbin Burnes (0-2) had allowed three home runs in
each of his first three starts this season and gave up two more
before leaving after 3 1/3 innings. He yielded five runs on nine
hits and two walks while striking out three.
Yankees 5, Red Sox 3
Brett Gardner hit a grand slam off Ryan Brasier with one out in the
seventh inning, and New York rallied past Boston to complete a
two-game sweep at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees loaded the bases on two walks and a single by Clint
Frazier against Brandon Workman (0-1).
It was Gardner's 100th career homer and fourth career grand slam. It
was his first grand slam since June 30, 2017, in Houston off James
Cubs 6, Marlins 0
Cole Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings to lead Chicago to a
shutout win at Miami.
All six Cubs runs scored on two-out, opposite-field hits as Chicago
completed a three-game sweep. Daniel Descalso went 2-for-3 with
three RBIs, and Javier Baez went 2-for-4 and homered for the second
Hamels (3-0) allowed just three hits -- all singles -- and no walks,
striking out eight and lowering his ERA to 2.77. He got 11
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Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) rounds the bases on a solo
home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning at
Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Nationals 9, Giants 6
Juan Soto and Howie Kendrick hit homers in the first inning, and
Matt Adams and Kurt Suzuki went deep in the seventh as Washington
held on to beat visiting San Francisco.
Adams hit a three-run homer off Travis Bergen to give his team a 7-2
lead in the seventh. Two batters later, Suzuki went deep with a
The Giants erupted for four runs in the ninth as Gerardo Parra and
Steven Duggar hit two-run homers to make it 9-6 off reliever Austen
Williams with no outs. That brought on Kyle Barraclough, who retired
the only batter he faced before closer Sean Doolittle got the final
two outs after allowing a double to Buster Posey and a walk to
Pirates 3, Tigers 2 (10 innings)
Colin Moran knocked in the go-ahead run in the 10th, and Pittsburgh
edged host Detroit for the second consecutive night.
Josh Bell was the only other Pirate to record an RBI. Nick Burdi
(2-1) pitched an inning of scoreless relief to notch the victory.
Felipe Vazquez got the last three outs to pick up his fifth save.
Pirates starter Trevor Williams allowed two runs on six hits and a
walk while striking out five in six innings. Detroit's Spencer
Turnbull only gave up an unearned run in six innings while limiting
Pittsburgh to two hits and two walks. He fanned five. Ronny
Rodriguez and John Hicks drove in the runs for the Tigers, who have
dropped five straight.
Rays 8, Orioles 1
Brandon Lowe, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz each homered as Tampa Bay
defeated visiting Baltimore.
The Rays have taken the first two games of this series and have
belted four homers so far. Lowe's homer was the big one in this
contest, a three-run shot off Baltimore starter David Hess, and it
gave the Rays a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
Five Tampa Bay players finished with at least two hits as the Rays
banged out 13 overall, nine for extra bases.
Rangers 5, Angels 4
Shin-Soo Choo had two hits, including a two-run triple in the
decisive fifth inning to lead Texas past visiting Los Angeles. Choo,
who raised his batting average to .345, was instrumental in Texas
sweeping the three-game series.
Rangers starter Lance Lynn (2-1) worked out of trouble early and
minimized damage before exiting with two outs in the sixth inning.
Lynn allowed just two runs on seven hits and three walks. He struck
Rangers closer Jose Leclerc notched his fifth save, although he made
it adventurous. Entering with a 5-3 lead, he loaded the bases with
no outs on a David Fletcher double, a walk to Kole Calhoun and a
Mike Trout hit-by-pitch. Leclerc dodged disaster, allowing only a
fielder's choice RBI to Andrelton Simmons between striking out
Justin Bour looking and Brian Goodwin swinging.
Royals 4, White Sox 3 (10 innings)
Hunter Dozier homered to lead off the 10th inning, and visiting
Kansas City posted a victory over Chicago in a game that featured a
After his RBI single in the seventh gave Kansas City a 3-2 lead,
Dozier launched a 2-0 inside fastball from Nate Jones (0-1) over the
wall in left field for his fifth homer of the season.
Chicago's Tim Anderson punctuated his two-run homer off Kansas City
starter Brad Keller in the fourth inning by emphatically tossing his
bat. Keller drilled Anderson in the backside on the first pitch to
lead off the sixth inning, resulting in both benches and bullpens
rushing the field. Keller, Anderson, White Sox manager Rick Renteria
and Royals bench coach Dale Sveum were ejected
Twins 4, Blue Jays 1
Nelson Cruz went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs, and Jake Odorizzi
allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings as Minnesota beat Toronto in
Odorizzi (1-2) allowed six hits and one walk while striking out six.
Blake Parker retired all three batters he faced in the ninth,
including two by strikeouts, to pick up his fourth save.
Jorge Polanco went 2-for-3 with a walk and scored two runs, raising
his average to .429, and Marwin Gonzalez also went 2-for-3 with a
walk and an RBI for the Twins. Freddy Galvis went 2-for-4 with a run
--Field Level Media
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