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Friday, July 1, 2022

Yankees blank Toronto 4-0, extend winning streak to 9 games

TORONTO ( Associated Press) – Jameson Talone and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Aaron Hicks lined up a three-run double as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Saturday to seal their winning streak. increased to nine.

Talon (8–1) allowed four hits and scored eight runs in 5 2/3 innings to win his eighth straight decision.

Michael King worked in two innings and Clay Holmes got the last four outs. The Yankees scored their 11th shutout of the season and improved to a major league-best 49–16.

Alek Manoh (8-2) lost for the first time in 16 career starts at home. He allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and hit five.

The Yankees had an 11-game winning streak from April 22 to May 3. The run ended in a three-game series finale in Toronto with a loss to left-hander UC Kikuchi. Kikuchi for the Blue Jays starting on Sunday.

Mets 3, Marlins 2

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Taijuan Walker retired 18 in a row and entered the seventh inning as Francisco Lindor made home for the second straight game and New York beat Miami.

The Mets have won three straight and won five of six, earning their NL-best 44th win and improving over .500 in a season-high 21 games.

Walker (5-2) bowled a single and scored nine runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Lindor was in attendance for the second straight game with his mother and several other family members. With one out in the third, Lindor scored a Starling Marte by driving a 2–2 fastball from Braxton Garrett (1–2) into the left-centre field wall and giving the Mets a 3–0 advantage. Lindor pointed to his family as he passed home plate, pumping his fist several times.

Edwin Diaz made his 14th defense on 17 occasions.

Phillies 2, Nationals 1, 10 innings

WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) — Pinch-hitter Rhys Hoskins took the home forward in the 10th inning as Philadelphia beat Washington for their 15th win in 17 games.

The Phillies have a season-high five games of over .500 and 14-2 since the sacking of former manager Joe Girardi on June 3.

The last-placed Nationals were defeated on the day they retired at No. 11 to organizational veteran Ryan Zimmerman.

In Washington ninth, pinch-hitter Len Thomas scored a two-out single off Brad Hand (2-1), scoring Juan Soto with a tying run.

Hoskins hit Reed Garrett (0-1) in the middle and automatic runner Matt Weirling scored from second. Philadelphia loaded the bases without an outside, but did not score again.

Seranthani Dominguez recorded his first save of the year, finishing 10th without a score.

Yairo Munoz took the Phillies’ seventh place from Erasmo Ramirez.

Cubs 6, Brave 3

CHICAGO ( Associated Press) — Wilson Contreras stole three hits and a base in his first game against younger brother William, helping Chicago overtake Atlanta.

Chicago won a day after ending their 10-game losing streak and stopping the Braves’ 14-game winning string.

The Contreras brothers started with Catcher, the first time they shared a territory.

Justin Steele (2-5) scored his first win since his season debut against Milwaukee on April 9. He conceded two runs and five hits in five innings. Rafael Ortega Homerade and Alfonso Rivas and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits for the Cubs.

Kyle Wright (7-4) conceded five runs in six innings and a career-high 11 hits. Adam Duvall, Ronald Acuna Jr and Michael Harris II had a pair of hits for the Braves.

Angels 4, Mariners 2, 10th inning, 1st game

SEATTLE ( Associated Press) – Mike Trout hit a two-run homer at the top of the 10th inning as Los Angeles beat Seattle in the opening game of a doubleheader.

Trout hit his 50th career homer against Seattle and 31st at T-Mobile Park on a 1–1 pitch with Diego Castillo (3–1). Trout was dismissed three times earlier in the game, but hit his 19th long ball of the season after retiring 13 straight Angels batsmen from Seattle’s bullpen.

Raicel Iglesias (2-4) played a perfect ninth inning for the Angels and Jose Quijada made a 10th inning for the save.

Dylan Moore had a homer in third and Julio Rodriguez added an RBI single in seventh for Seattle.

White Sox 7, Astros 0

HOUSTON ( Associated Press) — Johnny Couto and Reynaldo López combined for a three-hitter and Luis Roberts equaled career-high with four RBIs as Chicago leapfrogged Justin Verlander in the opening win over Houston.

Cueto (1-3) allowed two hits and scored five runs in a season-high seven innings to score his first win since July 29 with San Francisco.

Robert had a season-best tie with three hits and Jose Abreu scored two as the White Sox took a 7–0 lead after four innings to secure their fourth win in five matches.

Verlander (8-3) had a rare start. He allowed nine hits and seven runs – four earned – to break a two-game winning streak in a season-less 3 2/3 innings.

Giants 7, Pirates 5

PITTSBURGH ( Associated Press) — Brandon Crawford tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth and an RBI double in the ninth to provide some breathing room as San Francisco rallied past Pittsburgh.

Wilmer Flores and Austin Slater built home for the Giants, who have won eight of 19 and seven of 13 to go over .500 (37-27) in 10 games for the first time this season.

Alex Wood (5-5) surrendered a three-run homer to Pittsburgh’s Diego Castillo in the fourth, but hung on long enough to win. Wood conceded four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings with two walks and four strikeouts.

Camilo Doval retired the Pirates from his 11th in the ninth order and second in two days.

Jose Quintana conceded three runs in 5 1/3 innings before being picked up for Will Crowe (3-4) after hitting Gonzalez for a six. Crowe let each of his first four batsmen reach.

Rays 7, Orioles 6

BALTIMORE ( Associated Press) — Harold Ramirez hit a tiebreaking sacrificial fly in the top of the ninth inning, and Tampa Bay broke their four-game losing streak with a win over Baltimore.

Francisco Mejia had a career-high four hits for the Razz and Yandy Diaz had three.

Diaz took a one-out walk off Dylan Tait (0-3) in ninth place. G-Man Choi followed with a single and Tate hit Randy Arozerena to load the base with a two-strike pitch. Ramirez’s fly to right puts the Rays forward.

Calvin Foucher (1-1) finished a perfect eighth to secure the first win of his career. Colin Poche hit a six in the ninth to defend his fourth.

Robinson Chirinos had three hits and four RBIs for the Orioles.

Brewers 7, Reds 3

Milwaukee ( Associated Press) — Willie Adams and Hunter Renfro hit home for the second straight day, rookie Jason Alexander scored his first career win and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.

Jess Peterson scored two runs over first baseman Mike Moustakas’s head with a sixth-inning double on a helicopter, and Milwaukee won the first consecutive games this month.

Sikandar (1-0) conceded two, conceding eight hits and three runs with one walk and two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Milwaukee conceded eight hits to Graham Ashcraft (3-1) and six runs in five innings with two walks and four strikes.

Tiger 14, Rangers 7

DETROIT ( Associated Press) — Eric Haase had three hits, including one of three Detroit homers, and the Tigers broke a six-game losing streak with a win over Texas.

JV Baez and Robbie Grossman also homed and top prospect Riley Greene scored twice in his major league debut for Detroit. Ronnie Garcia (1-2) took the win for four off four hits in six innings.

Texas starter Taylor Hearn (4-5) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings. Adolis Garcia and Corey Seeger made home for the Rangers.

Royals 2, Athletics 0

Oakland, Calif. ( Associated Press) — Brad Keller allowed a hit in seven crisp innings to help Kansas City win over Oakland for a third straight.

Jose Cuas retired two batsmen and allowed one to double out in the eighth. Scott Barlow sets up the final four for his eighth save to complete the two-hitter.

The A were closed for the eighth time this season, dropped their eighth straight at home, and came in a worst-hit 22–45. Oakland has lost 15 of 17.

Keller (2-8) dominated in his first win since May 3. The 22-year-old retired from the first 18 batsmen he faced and nearly three rounds to his first road win in five starts this season.

Cole Irwin (2-4) lost.

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