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Jun 25, 2024 2:32 am

MLB roundup: Phillies post triple play in rout of Tigers

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The Phillies pulled off the first triple play in the majors this season, Bryce Harper drove in five runs and Philadelphia cruised past the host Detroit Tigers, 8-1, on Monday night.

The third-inning triple play was also the first by the Phillies since 2017 and the first 1-3-5 triple play in the majors since 1929.

Harper extended his hitting streak to nine games and his extra-base hitting streak to five games. He had a three-run homer and two doubles on Monday. Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm supplied four hits, including a homer and a double, and drove in three runs.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola (9-3), who started the triple play, gave up one run and six hits in seven innings. With runners on the corners, Matt Vierling hit a soft, broken-bat liner that Nola caught. Carson Kelly was doubled off first as Zach McKinstry inexplicably kept running toward home. A throw to third easily completed the triple play.

Detroit starter Casey Mize (1-6) allowed four runs (three earned) and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings while recording 10 strikeouts and no walks. McKinstry hit a two-out double and scored on a single by Kelly in the fifth.

Guardians 3, Orioles 2

Jose Ramirez hit a go-ahead home run to lead off the sixth inning and Cleveland held on to defeat host Baltimore in the opener of a three-game series.

Guardians starter Tanner Bibee (6-2) worked six innings, giving up two runs (one earned) and five hits. He walked one and struck out seven. Ramirez went 2-for-4 and had an RBI single in the first inning before his 20th homer of the season.

Orioles starter Cade Povich (0-2) was charged with three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He issued one walk and fanned five. Heston Kjerstad, playing in his first game in the majors in more than a month, had two of Baltimore’s five hits.

Rays 4, Mariners 3

Yandy Diaz’s two-run single capped a three-run eighth inning as Tampa Bay rallied for a win over Seattle to open a three-game series in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Pete Fairbanks fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 12th save, after Phil Maton (1-2) tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Diaz went 2-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. Richie Palacios and Siri had two-hit nights as the Rays won for the fifth time in six games. Tampa Bay starting pitcher Taj Bradley fired 5 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits while striking out eight and walking four.

Seattle’s Cal Raleigh slugged his 13th home run and Mitch Garver hit his ninth, but the Mariners fell to 2-5 on their nine-game road trip. Seattle starting pitcher Bryan Woo tossed three-plus innings before leaving with an apparent right leg injury. The right-hander allowed one run on five hits while fanning three with no walks.

Giants 5, Cubs 4

Wilmer Flores drew a walk-off walk from Drew Smyly to cap a three-run rally in the ninth inning as San Francisco overtook visiting Chicago on a night devoted to the late Willie Mays.

All of San Francisco’s players wore No. 24 in honor of Mays, the Hall of Famer who died last week. Matt Chapman and Nick Ahmed homered for the Giants, but they nonetheless trailed 4-2 entering the last of the ninth. A bloop double by Chapman and bunt single by Thairo Estrada set the stage for the uprising, which included sacrifice flies by Michael Conforto and Austin Slater, the latter drawing the Giants even at 4-4 with two outs. Spencer Howard (1-1), who pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings in relief, was credited with the win.

Smyly (2-4) took the loss. Cubs starter Justin Steele, who was winless in 10 starts this season, limited the Giants to just four hits, other than the solo home runs by Chapman, his ninth, and Ahmed, his first, in his 7 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out a season-high nine.

Padres 7, Nationals 6 (10 innings)

Jurickson Profar ripped a two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, capping a four-run rally that lifted San Diego over visiting Washington.

Earlier in the inning, Jackson Merrill lined a two-run single to center off Hunter Harvey (2-3) to bring San Diego within a run. Washington took a 6-3 lead in the top of the 10th via Keibert Ruiz’s two-out double that scored Jesse Winker, and Nick Senzel’s two-run homer.

Wandy Peralta (2-1) got the last out of the top of the 10th to pick up the win for the Padres. Starter Matt Waldron lasted six innings, permitting five hits and two runs while walking two and striking out eight.

Cardinals 4, Braves 3

Lance Lynn allowed one run on four hits in 6 2/3 innings, his longest outing since mid-April, as St. Louis edged visiting Atlanta.

Lynn (3-3) struck out five and walked none. Ryan Helsley survived Atlanta’s ninth-inning comeback bid. He yielded two runs but still converted his 27th consecutive save, extending his team record. The Cardinals have won four straight games and nine of their past 12.

Austin Riley homered for the Braves, who took just their third loss in the past 11 games. Braves starter Spencer Schwellenbach (1-3) allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 6

Jarren Duran hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth as host Boston struck for five runs over the final two innings to defeat Toronto to open the three-game series.

The Red Sox scored four runs in the eighth, including two on a David Hamilton homer. Romy Gonzalez later hit a game-tying two-run single against reliever Zach Pop (0-2). Duran and Rafael Devers each had three hits, while Masataka Yoshida finished with two for Boston. Kenley Jansen (3-1) earned the win in relief, working a scoreless ninth.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s three-run home run highlighted a five-run seventh that gave Toronto a 6-2 lead, but the Blue Jays ultimately lost their seventh game in a row. Guerrero went 3-for-4.

Reds 11, Pirates 5

Elly De La Cruz had three hits, including a titanic two-run homer that capped a four-run, sixth-inning outburst, as Cincinnati rolled to a win over visiting Pittsburgh in the opener of a three-game series.

De La Cruz and Spencer Steer finished with three RBIs apiece for the Reds, who won for just the third time in their past nine games. Carson Spiers (1-1) earned his first big-league win after allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Oneil Cruz homered and had three RBIs for the Pirates, who have lost seven of their past 12.

Dodgers 3, White Sox 0

James Paxton and four relievers combined on a five-hit shutout as visiting Los Angeles opened a three-game series against Chicago with a victory.

Daniel Hudson (4-1) pitched a scoreless sixth inning for the win. Yohan Ramirez and Evan Phillips each followed with a scoreless inning, and Alex Vesia retired the White Sox in order in the ninth for his fourth save.

Freddie Freeman and Miguel Rojas had two hits apiece for the Dodgers, who have won six of their past eight games. Luis Robert Jr. doubled and walked twice for Chicago, which lost for the fifth time in its past six games.

Brewers 6, Rangers 3

Rhys Hoskins hit a grand slam for his first homer in three weeks, leading Milwaukee to a victory over visiting Texas in the opener of a three-game series.

Jacob Latz (2-2) took over on the mound with no outs in the sixth and walked Christian Yelich and Willy Adames to load the bases. Hoskins then sent the first pitch he saw 399 feet to left for his 11th homer of the season to put Milwaukee up 5-3.

Adolis Garcia put Texas up 3-1, opening the top of the sixth with his 14th home run. The blast came off reliever Elvis Peguero (5-2), who got the win.

Royals 4, Marlins 1

Cole Ragans allowed one run over six innings and struck out 11 to help Kansas City top visiting Miami.

Vinnie Pasquantino, Salvador Perez and Hunter Renfroe homered for the Royals, who had lost three in a row and gone 25 straight innings without a run before Pasquantino went deep to start the fourth. James McArthur pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Otto Lopez had two of the four hits for the Marlins, who had won four of their past five. Miami rookie Roddery Munoz (1-3) allowed four runs in six innings.

Angels 5, Athletics 1

Griffin Canning had his best start of the season, Taylor Ward homered and Los Angeles beat Oakland in Anaheim, Calif.

Canning (3-8) was winless in his previous six starts, with his latest victory coming on May 15 against the St. Louis Cardinals. He went a season-high seven innings on Monday, giving up one run on five hits.

Tyler Nevin had a solo shot for the A’s. Oakland

–Field Level Media

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