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MLB roundup: Reds ruin Max Scherzer's return to Mets

Field Level Media
06 Jul 2022, 16:40 GMT+10

Mike Moustakas hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the host Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 1-0 on Tuesday.

The Reds earned their second walk-off win in the last three days by surviving a dominating performance from Max Scherzer in his return froman oblique injury and put together a rally against Seth Lugo (1-2).

Scherzer allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 11 batters in six overpowering innings in his first start since getting injured May 18 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tommy Pham opened the ninth with a double, Tyler Naquin was intentionally walked and Donovan Solano drew a walk to load the bases. The Mets pulled their infield and outfield in, and the Reds won it when Moustakas hit a 2-1 pitch to center field. Brandon Nimmo made a running catch, but Pham easily scored.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 2

Max Muncy and Mookie Betts hit home runs while Ryan Pepiot went five strong innings in his fourth career start as Los Angeles beat visiting Colorado.

Justin Turner and Trayce Thompson added RBI singles as the Dodgers improved to 5-1 on a season-high 11-game homestand. Los Angeles earned its third consecutive victory against Colorado over the past week, following a four-game losing streak against the Rockies.

Kris Bryant hit his first home run of the season for the Rockies, and Ryan McMahon had three hits. Colorado has dropped the first two games of a three-game series after winning the past two three-game series.

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 2

Josh Rojas sparked a five-run, eighth-inning uprising and Daulton Varsho capped it with a three-run homer as Arizona rallied past slumping San Francisco in Phoenix.

Buddy Kennedy hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly for the Diamondbacks before Varsho clubbed a 408-foot blast to right-center off Camilo Doval.

Joc Pederson and Austin Wynns drove in runs for the Giants, who have lost a season-worst six straight games and 12 of their past 15.

Rays 8, Red Sox 4

Yandy Diaz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Kevin Kiermaier had four RBIs to lead visiting Tampa Bay over Boston.

Kiermaier's bases-clearing double off Boston starter Nick Pivetta started the scoring in the first inning. The Rays later broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run sixth and added one in the seventh to win for the third time in five games.

Isaac Paredes and Rene Pinto both had two hits, while Wander Franco scored three runs and stole a base.

Phillies 11, Nationals 0

Kyle Schwarber hit two solo home runs, J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in three runs and host Philadelphia crushed Washington.

Alec Bohm added two hits and three RBIs, while Nick Castellanos added two hits and two RBIs. Darick Hall also contributed three hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who have won four of their last five.

Phillies starter Cristopher Sanchez (1-1) tossed five scoreless innings and gave up two hits. He struck out two and walked two. Washington starter Paolo Espino (0-2) lasted only 3 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and four runs to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

Mariners 6, Padres 2

The bottom two hitters in the lineup drove in four runs and Logan Gilbert became the third major league pitcher to win 10 games this season as visiting Seattle defeated San Diego to complete a two-game sweep.

Dylan Moore and Sam Haggerty, the eighth and ninth hitters in the Mariners' batting order, each drove in two runs. Gilbert held the Padres to two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.

After the Padres tied the game with an unearned run against Gilbert in the bottom of the third, Seattle scored three in top of the fourth to break the game open. The Padres missed an opportunity in the second inning when singles by Luke Voit, Eric Hosmer and Nomar Mazara loaded the bases with no one out. But Austin Nola grounded into a forceout at home and Gilbert retired the next two hitters on fly balls.

Marlins 2, Angels 1

Sandy Alcantara pitched eight shutout innings, scattering just two hits and striking out 10, as host Miami edged Los Angeles.

Alcantara (9-3) made his 10th quality start in his last 11 outings. Tanner Scott allowed a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Ward, but he stranded runners on first and second for his 10th save.

Garrett Cooper and Bryan De La Cruz hit solo home runs off Noah Syndergaard (5-7) as the Marlins extended their winning streak to six games. Syndergaard surrendered two runs and fanned eight in five innings.

Tigers 11, Guardians 4

Victor Reyes had three hits and drove in three runs, Riley Greene supplied two doubles and three RBIs and host Detroit thumped Cleveland.

Miguel Cabrera contributed three hits while scoring twice and knocking in a run as the Tigers won their third straight. Eric Haase hit a two-run homer and scored twice.

Tigers starter Drew Hutchison (1-4) notched his first win since last September, allowing two runs (one earned) and five hits in five innings. Guardians starter Cal Quantrill (4-5) gave up six runs, three earned, and eight hits in four innings.

Twins 8, White Sox 2

Alex Kirilloff homered twice among his three hits and Max Kepler, Jose Miranda and Jorge Polanco also hit home runs to boost visiting Minnesota past Chicago.

The Twins improved to 5-0 against the White Sox this season and will seek a three-game series sweep on Wednesday afternoon. Minnesota's Josh Winder (4-2), starting after Chris Archer was scratched due to left hip tightness and went on the injured list, gave up two runs in five innings.

Reese McGuire had three hits for the White Sox. Michael Kopech (2-6) yielded six runs on eight hits, including four homers, in 4 2/3 innings.

Braves 7, Cardinals 1

Austin Riley and William Contreras each hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Atlanta rolled to a win over visiting St. Louis.

The power surge was part of a five-run uprising -- the second straight game the Braves have produced a five-run inning. The Braves have won six of their last eight games and two straight over St. Louis to open the four-game series.

Riley, who was 3-for-4, hit his 21st homer, third-most in the National League, and Contreras hit his 10th homer, his first since June 12.

Pirates 5, Yankees 2

Jack Suwinski and Daniel Vogelbach homered to help Pittsburgh quell visiting New York.

Ben Gamel added an RBI double for the Pirates, who have won four of six. Pittsburgh starter Jose Quintana (2-4) went five innings, allowing one run and six hits, with seven strikeouts and no walks. David Bednar pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Aaron Judge and Matt Carpenter each hit an RBI single for the Yankees. New York starter Jameson Taillon (9-2), facing his original team for the first time, pitched 5 1/3 innings. He gave up five runs and six hits, with five strikeouts and no walks. Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was a late lineup scratch because of lower back stiffness.

Orioles 10, Rangers 9 (10 innings)

Cedric Mullins' two-out double in the 10th inning lifted Baltimore past visiting Texas.

Texas overcame deficits of 4-0, 7-4 and 8-7. The Rangers loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Joey Krehbiel (4-3) but could not bring home a run.

It was the second day in a row in which the Orioles topped Texas in 10 innings. Texas reliever Joe Barlow has now blown a save in the ninth inning in back-to-back games.

Cubs 8, Brewers 3

Seiya Suzuki homered for the second straight game since coming off the injured list as visiting Chicago claimed a victory over Milwaukee.

Suzuki also had an RBI single as part of a four-run sixth. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks came out after three innings with right shoulder soreness. Hendricks allowed two runs on two hits with two walks in a 69-pitch outing. Matt Swarmer (2-3) got the win with two scoreless innings in relief.

Rowdy Tellez staked the Brewers to a 2-0 lead in the first with his 17th homer after Christian Yelich had walked. Each of Tellez's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases, tying the franchise mark set by Ryan Thompson in 2002.

Astros 9, Royals 7

Jeremy Pena and Alex Bregman homered in the fifth inning and Aledmys Diaz and Yordan Alvarez added insurance blasts as Houston beat visiting Kansas City to notch an eighth consecutive victory.

Astros right-hander Luis Garcia (7-5) earned the win despite five runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts. Rafael Montero pulled off his sixth save in the ninth with one hit, one run and two strikeouts.

Homers from MJ Melendez and Bobby Witt Jr. in the second and third innings gave Kansas City a 4-2 lead, but the Astros pulled ahead in a two-homer fifth. Zack Greinke (2-5) gave up 10 hits, six runs, two walks and two strikeouts over five innings.

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 3

Stephen Piscotty homered, right-hander Adrian Martinez won his home debut and Oakland made it two straight over visiting Toronto.

Toronto's Matt Chapman's 3-for-4 night included his 12th home run of the season and a pair of singles. The Blue Jays out-hit the A's 10-4, but eight walks, five from losing pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (3-5), allowed Oakland to take the lead.

Martinez (2-1) completed five innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone. The rookie had begun his career with a pair of road starts, beating the Detroit Tigers in May before losing to the Seattle Mariners in June.

--Field Level Media

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