MLB roundup: Indians, Rockies both score 19 runs

7/12/2018 9:13:24 AM EST

Jose Ramirez slammed two home runs and drove in five runs as the Cleveland Indians took out their frustrations on the visiting Reds, crushing Cincinnati 19-4 on Wednesday night to end a four-game losing streak.

Jason Kipnis and Francisco Lindor also homered as the Indians, who had 19 hits and went 11-for-18 with runners in scoring position, avoided getting swept by the Reds.

Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco (10-5) gave up just one run on five hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out seven. Adam Plutko pitched the final four innings for his first career save, allowing three runs.

The Indians scored two runs in the first, nine in the third and six more in the fourth for a 17-0 lead. Everyone in Cleveland's starting lineup had at least one hit and one run after four innings.

Rockies 19, Diamondbacks 2

Carlos Gonzalez had two homers and drove in six runs, pitcher German Marquez also hit one of Colorado's five home runs, and the Rockies routed Arizona in Denver.

Ian Desmond and Charlie Blackmon also homered as the Rockies pounded Arizona's pitching staff, beginning with starter Shelby Miller (0-4), who left after the first inning due to right elbow tightness.

Arizona cycled through five pitchers in the first four innings. Diamondbacks second baseman Daniel Descalso wound up pitching 2 2/3 innings of three-run ball, and catcher Alex Avila followed with two scoreless innings.

Red Sox 4, Rangers 2

Chris Sale struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, J.D. Martinez hit a two-run double in a three-run fifth inning, and host Boston beat Texas to cap a three-game sweep.

Sale (10-4) allowed six hits and walked one while recording 11 or more strikeouts for the fifth consecutive start. Xander Bogaerts added an RBI triple in the fifth for the Red Sox, who won their ninth straight game to match their longest winning streak of the season.

Nomar Mazara and Robinson Chirinos each had an RBI for the Rangers, who have lost eight of their past 10.

Mets 3, Phillies 0 (10 innings)

Brandon Nimmo's three-run, two-out, pinch-hit home run in the 10th inning lifted New York past visiting Philadelphia for a split of the four-game series.

Nimmo's walk-off shot off Phillies reliever Mark Leiter Jr. (0-1) punctuated a rally that began with two outs. Amed Rosario doubled and Jose Reyes walked on a 3-2 count to bring Nimmo to the plate. Nimmo jumped on the first pitch in the at-bat from Leiter, ripping it over the right-center fence.

The Mets snapped a two-game losing streak and won for just the second time in their past six games.

Giants 5, Cubs 4 (13 innings)

Buster Posey's two-out, two-strike single in the 13th inning drove in Brandon Belt with the game-winning run as San Francisco recorded its second walk-off win over visiting Chicago in three days.

Neither team had scored since the seventh inning before Belt drew a two-out walk in the 13th from right-hander James Norwood (0-1), who was making his major league debut. Andrew McCutchen singled Belt to second, and Posey followed with his game-winner off the fence in right field.

Dereck Rodriguez (4-1) pitched three hitless innings for the win.

Yankees 9, Orioles 0

Greg Bird hit a grand slam, driving in four runs for the second consecutive night, and New York won at Baltimore to gain a split of a four-game series.

New York starter Sonny Gray (6-7) threw six shutout innings, allowed only three hits and snapped a personal three-game losing streak. Gray also struck out eight and walked just one.

Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-5 with two RBIs for the Yankees.

Rays 4, Tigers 2

C.J. Cron hit a go-ahead, three-run homer, Kevin Kiermaier also homered as the Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep of Detroit in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Cron and Kiermaier had three hits apiece. Ryan Yarbrough (8-4) tossed three innings of scoreless relief and struck out four while collecting the victory. Sergio Romo pitched the ninth and notched his 11th save.

James McCann hit his sixth homer, a two-run-shot, for the Tigers. Jordan Zimmermann (4-1) gave up four runs on 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out five.

Pirates 2, Nationals 0

Starling Marte hit a two-out, two-run home run in the third inning to lift Pittsburgh to a win over visiting Washington.

Trevor Williams (7-7) and four relievers combined on the five-hit shutout. Williams threw five innings of four-hit ball for Pittsburgh, which has won three of four following a five-game losing streak.

Washington has lost three of four to fall back to .500.

Braves 9, Blue Jays 5

Ozzie Albies homered from both sides of the plate, lifting host Atlanta to a win over Toronto.

Albies is the first Brave to hit homers from each side during the same game since Nick Swisher in August 2015. Atlanta Hall of Famer Chipper Jones did it six times in the regular season and once in the postseason.

The Braves scored six times in the second inning to pull away. Mike Foltynewicz (7-5) got the win despite giving up five runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Marlins 5, Brewers 4 (12 innings)

Starlin Castro's one-out single in the 12th inning gave Miami a win over visiting Milwaukee.

Castro hit the first pitch he saw from reliever Jorge Lopez (0-1), and his single to left scored Garrett Cooper from second for Miami's sixth walk-off win of the year. The Marlins took two of three in the series against the Brewers, who still have the best record in the National League.

Milwaukee's Jesus Aguilar, who won the National League fan vote and was named an All-Star during the game, went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. His two-run double in the eighth tied the score 4-4.

A's 8, Astros 3

Chad Pinder crushed a three-run home run, and Khris Davis produced a pair of extra-base hits as Oakland slugged its way to a win at Houston.

By taking two of the first three in a four-game series that ends Thursday, the Athletics extended their streak of unbeaten series to eight. It's their longest such streak since a run of nine unbeaten series from May 17-June 13, 2013.

A's starter Chris Bassitt (2-3) worked five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk.

White Sox 4, Cardinals 0

Tim Anderson had a double and two RBIs, and Carlos Rodon pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings as Chicago broke a six-game losing streak with a victory over visiting St. Louis.

Yolmer Sanchez and Omar Narvaez had two hits apiece for the White Sox, who had tied their worst 91-game start in franchise history before winning the second contest of the two-game interleague series. Rodon (2-3) gave up three hits and two walks while striking out seven.

The Cardinals, who managed just four hits, went 5-4 on their road trip that ended Wednesday.

Mariners 3, Angels 0

Marco Gonzales gave up just two hits through seven scoreless innings, leading Seattle to a win over Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif.

Gonzales (10-5) struck out four and did not walk a batter. Alex Colome and Edwin Diaz (major-league-best 36th save) pitched hitless ball in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to complete the shutout.

The Mariners got a third-inning solo homer from David Freitas -- his first career major league long ball -- and a two-run single from Nelson Cruz in the fourth.

Dodgers 4, Padres 2

Kenta Maeda allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings, and Los Angeles scored three times in the third inning to win at San Diego.

Maeda (6-5) gave up four hits and one walk while striking out nine. He and four relievers held the Padres to five hits. Kenley Jansen pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his 25th save.

Matt Kemp, Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger had two hits apiece for the Dodgers.

Twins 8, Royals 5

Brian Dozier went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, and Logan Morrison also homered to lead Minnesota to a victory over Kansas City in Minneapolis.

Bobby Wilson had three hits and two RBIs, and Joe Mauer also had three hits for Minnesota, which won for the sixth time in seven games. Lance Lynn (7-7) allowed five hits and four runs, three of them earned, in five-plus innings for the win.

Mike Moustakas had three hits, including a pair of homers, and scored three runs, and Salvador Perez also homered and had two hits for the Royals, who lost for the 11th time in 12 games.

--Field Level Media

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:02:07 EST TyLoo secure DreamHack Stockholm spot
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:28:42 EST Leaders prevail to close out CWL Pro League Stage 2 Week 7
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:53:32 EST Heroic, Fragsters open DreamHack 2-0
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:05:26 EST ESL to host first CS:GO Major of 2019 at IEM Katowice
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:38:05 EST Gladiators win OWL quarterfinal opener without 'Fissure'
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 23:39:35 EST Excelsior's 'JJoNak' named OWL MVP

NBA Stories

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:35:22 EST NBA approves Leonard-for-DeRozan deal pending physicals
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:28:20 EST Pelicans sign former Xavier G Bluiett to 2-way contract
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:44:30 EST NBA transactions: Veteran Lopez officially signs with Bucks
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:53:03 EST Report: Curry to also skip Team USA minicamp
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:10:10 EST Lakers' Ball (knee surgery) expected ready for training camp
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 20:14:06 EST NBA notebook: Warriors, Kerr reach extension
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:15:33 EST Lakers G Hart named summer league MVP
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:01:11 EST Warriors officially sign Kerr to extension
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:29:13 EST Report: F Bjelica won't sign with 76ers, will return to Europe
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:31:42 EST Report: Kings trade Temple to Grizzlies for McLemore, Davis
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:32 EST Report: Leonard considering participating at USA camp
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:32:47 EST Report: 76ers try, fail to recruit Rockets GM Morey
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:16:22 EST Lakers coach Walton on LeBron: 'He's about the team'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:40:46 EST NBA notebook: Nuggets welcome Thomas to 'explosive core'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:45:11 EST Knicks waive F Williams
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:28:24 EST Reports: Spurs add F Cunningham
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:14:27 EST Nuggets officially sign Isaiah Thomas
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:43:01 EST Celtics guarantee F Ojeleye's contract, waive Allen
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:37:00 EST Hall of Famer Robertson auctioning off championship ring, other memorabilia
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 19:54:37 EST NBA notebook: Parker joins hometown Bulls, with Bucks' help

NHL Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 23:16:24 EST Flames sign G Gillies to 2-year deal
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:59:22 EST NHL notebook: Vesey gets 2-year deal from Rangers
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:39:35 EST Isles, Pulock reach 2-year deal
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:18:49 EST Rangers, Vesey agree to 2-year deal
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:56:37 EST Devils sign C Coleman, RW Noesen to avoid arbitration
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:35:45 EST Penguins re-sign 3 players to two-way contracts
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:23:09 EST NHL notebook: Ducks give Henrique 5-year extension
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:27:42 EST Flames sign Lindholm to 6-year deal
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:46:14 EST Ducks sign C Henrique to 5-year, $29.1M deal
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:17:33 EST Predators re-sign Saros, Hartman
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:45:16 EST Leafs sign Sandin to three-year entry level deal
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:11:12 EST Panarin set to meet with Blue Jackets' GM
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:41:32 EST Canadiens, Danault agree to three-year deal
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:23:59 EST Former Flyers, Senators G Emery dies in swimming accident at 35
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 13:01:07 EST Blue Jackets sign Bjorkstrand to three-year deal
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:47:44 EST Stars re-sign C Shore for two years, $4.6 million
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:24:44 EST Golden Knights keeping Fleury with $21M extension
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 12:36:08 EST Reports: Blackhawks eye Pacioretty, Skinner in trade talks
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:34:37 EST NHL notebook: Jets G Hellebuyck signs six-year deal
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:06:13 EST Penguins sign D Oleksiak for three years, $6.4M

WTA Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:40:23 EST WTA roundup: Sevastova avoids Bucharest disaster, others not so fortunate
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 20:22:44 EST WTA roundup: Rus starts Bucharest Open with another win
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:13:27 EST Kerber holds off Williams for first Wimbledon crown
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:54:52 EST Serena, Kerber set for Wimbledon final rematch
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:44:35 EST Serena rallies past Giorgi, advances to Wimbledon semis
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:44:02 EST Final top-10 seed Pliskova ousted at Wimbledon; Serena cruises
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 12:45:45 EST Top-seeded Halep stunned at Wimbledon
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:45:24 EST Serena reaches second week, but Venus falls at Wimbledon
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 17:24:21 EST Muguruza stunned at Wimbledon; Halep, Kerber advance
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:48:18 EST Makarova stuns second-seeded Wozniacki at Wimbledon
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:01:23 EST Sasnovich upsets two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:36:11 EST Serena wins in straight sets in Wimbledon opener
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:29:10 EST Serena wins, Stephens and Svitolina upset in first round at Wimbledon
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 10:28:52 EST Wozniacki survives challenge from Sabalenka for Eastbourne title
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:25:59 EST Wozniacki rallies to reach Eastbourne final
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 11:58:53 EST Wimbledon draw shapes up nicely for Serena Williams
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:20:46 EST Kerber outlasts Kasatkina in 3-set thriller at Eastbourne
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:46:17 EST WTA roundup: Wozniacki advances, but red-hot Kvitova withdraws at Eastbourne
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:09:12 EST Serena awarded No. 25 seed at Wimbledon
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 15:00:08 EST Kerber sails past Cibulkova at Eastbourne

LPGA Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:23:37 EST Inbee Park stuns with withdrawal from UL International Crown
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:51:52 EST Suwannapura tops Lincicome in playoff to win Marathon Classic
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 18:09:24 EST Henderson leads by a stroke after Round 3 of Marathon Classic
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:36:18 EST Henderson, Hedwall share 36-hole lead at Marathon Classic
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 21:00:14 EST Suwannapura takes 1-shot lead in Marathon Classic
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 22:09:18 EST Kim breaks LPGA scoring record at Thornberry
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 21:46:07 EST Kim ties 54-hole record, leads by 8 at Thornberry
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 21:33:49 EST Sei Young Kim seizes four-stroke lead at Thornberry
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 20:37:10 EST Defending champ Kirk fires 62 for early Thornberry lead
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:44:20 EST Korea, U.S. top UL International Crown field
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 19:00:50 EST Park outlasts Ryu, Hataoka in playoff to win Women's PGA
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 19:46:51 EST Ryu three shots clear in Women's PGA
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:10:44 EST Ryu, Henderson join Park atop PGA Championship leaderboard
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:10:52 EST Park claims first-round lead at Women's PGA Championship
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:13:58 EST Japanese teenager Hataoka rolls in Arkansas for first win
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:42:45 EST Lee, Hataoka share second-round lead at Arkansas
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:52:14 EST Winless Lopez on top in Arkansas
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 18:19:37 EST Ryu prevails at Meijer LPGA Classic for sixth career win
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:11:23 EST Pace, Nordqvist grab share of lead at Meijer LPGA Classic
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:24:26 EST Ryu seizes control of lead at Meijer LPGA Classic

WNCAAB Stories

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:42:54 EST Former Tennessee great Charles-Furlow dead at 49
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 23:51:39 EST South Carolina's Wilson earns Wooden Award
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:50:53 EST UConn's Stevens skipping final season, entering WNBA draft
Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:15:27 EST Easter stunner: Irish win title on last-second 3-pointer
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:07:32 EST South Carolina's Wilson wins Naismith player of year
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 00:26:56 EST Ogunbowale's shot lifts Notre Dame over UConn in OT thriller
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:46:41 EST Mississippi State outlasts Louisville in OT to advance to national championship
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:16:06 EST Notre Dame downs Oregon to charge into Final Four
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 23:01:32 EST UConn routs defending champion South Carolina to reach Final Four
Sun, 25 Mar 2018 21:57:47 EST McCowan, Mississippi State outmuscle UCLA to reach Final Four
Sun, 25 Mar 2018 22:04:33 EST Durr scores 18 as Louisville romps into Final Four
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:46:48 EST Oregon cruises past Central Michigan to advance to Elite Eight
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 21:11:38 EST Notre Dame edges Texas A&M to make Elite Eight
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:52:26 EST Collier paces top-seeded UConn in win over Duke
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 20:57:12 EST No. 2 seed South Carolina pulls away late to top Buffalo
Sat, 24 Mar 2018 00:34:21 EST NCAA women's roundup: Oregon State stuns Baylor
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:54:01 EST Louisville overpowers Stanford in regional semis
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:40:30 EST UCLA edges Texas to reach Elite Eight
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:42:57 EST Oregon State ends Baylor's 30-game winning streak in Sweet 16 upset
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:19:07 EST Mississippi State cruises past NC State to advance to Elite Eight

USA Stories

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:42:01 EST Tour de France leader Van Avermaet surprises on first Alps stage
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 12:12:05 EST Degenkolb emotional after winning brutal Tour de France Stage 9
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 11:44:09 EST Groenewegen wins 2nd straight stage, Van Avermaet retains lead
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:26:36 EST Groenewegen wins Tour de France Stage 7, Van Avermaet retains yellow jersey
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:45:59 EST Coach in Lavar Ball's JBA seen pushing, cursing at player
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:58:15 EST USOC names new CEO in wake of turbulent year
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:55:33 EST FanDuel announces sportsbook at Meadowlands
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:49:07 EST Dan Martin claims Tour de France Stage 6 win
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:11:54 EST Slovakian Sagan handles hilly finish to win Tour de France Stage 5
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 02:37:16 EST Ankle condition leaves Justify's summer plans on hold
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:31:59 EST Gaviria captures Tour de France Stage 4 in wild finish
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:48:01 EST Team BMC captures Tour de France Stage 3 time trial
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:29:00 EST Sagan wins Tour de France Stage 2 as Gaviria crashes late
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 13:35:20 EST Defending champ Froome crashes in Tour de France Stage 1
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:24:01 EST BIG3 becomes first pro league to allow CBD use
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 14:31:32 EST Mississippi State softball freshman Wilcox dies
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 13:31:35 EST World of Outlaws driver Johnson dies from crash injuries
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:16:19 EST Report: NFL invited to testify at congressional hearing on sports betting
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:10:39 EST Drag racing legend Tom 'The Mongoose' McEwen dead at 81
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:49:22 EST Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter drowns

INDY Stories

Sun, 27 May 2018 17:54:42 EST Power finally claims elusive Indy 500 victory
Sun, 27 May 2018 17:40:48 EST Patrick crashes out of final Indy 500


Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:17:56 EST Former Ohio State star DE Kudla dies at 34
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:01:15 EST Former Texas Tech, Steelers defensive liineman Rivera dies at 57
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:18:27 EST 26 QBs named to Davey O'Brien watch list
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:38:46 EST Smart: Georgia over loss to Alabama, ready to go in 2018
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:28:45 EST LSU's Orgeron: Hiring Canada as OC 'a mistake'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 18:54:51 EST Oklahoma coach Riley: Murray 'not the quarterback yet'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:01:20 EST Parents say heatstroke caused Maryland lineman's death after workout
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:12:21 EST Former Arizona State football player Franklin dies at 26
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:07:03 EST SEC media days kick off with a reminder of conference's football dominance
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:26:50 EST Report: Vols DL Thaxton arrested on domestic assault charge
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:02:04 EST Alabama's Hurts, Stanford's Love among players on Maxwell Award watch list
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:28:39 EST Ohio State's Bosa among 85 players on Bednarik Award watch list
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 14:50:27 EST Georgia lands Cal transfer, former No. 1 recruit Robertson
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:14:57 EST Louisville removing Papa John's from stadium name
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:59:06 EST Louisville evaluating naming options for Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:18:21 EST Former MSU, ASU, Lions coach Rogers dies at 83
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:34:07 EST Alabama LB Lewis tears ACL, out indefinitely
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 22:29:32 EST Sarkisian loses reported $30M lawsuit against USC
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:47:00 EST Alabama kicks LB Cowan off team for rules violation
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:12:52 EST Spartans hero Watts-Jackson leaves football to join Air Force