TORONTO (PA) —
Jordan Romano blocked loaded bases in the ninth inning, allowing Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s tiebreaker single to stand as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday night to end the winning streak from New York at 11.
Matt Chapman homered and Yusei Kikuchi (1-1) gave up a run on a record six innings for Toronto, which narrowly held. Kikuchi scored one and hit a season-high seven.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a one-out single against Romano in the ninth and was replaced by pinch runner Tim Locastro, who advanced to second on Josh Donaldson’s hit. Aaron Hicks hit and Joey Gallo walked to charge Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s goals, who pulled out to end it.
Romano leads the Majors with 12 saves from 13 tries. Toronto avoided being swept in the three-game series.
New York’s 11-game streak was its longest since a 13-game streak from Aug. 14-27, 2021.
Bo Bichette hit a two-out double in the third and Guerrero broke the deadlock with his single.
Cortes (1-1) allowed two runs and four hits in four innings. He walked four and took out three.
DIAMONDBACKS 8, MARLINS 7
MIAMI (AP) — Pavin Smith hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, and Arizona beat Miami after left-hander Madison Bumgarner was ejected.
Bumgarner gave up a first homer to Jon Berti in the first, then retired the next three batters. As he made his way to the dugout, the pitcher waved his arm before reaching out for a foreign substance check by first base umpire Dan Bellino.
Bumgarner said something to Bellino as the check ended, and the referee sent him off. Bumgarner then started yelling at Bellino and had to be restrained by some coaches.
Bellino told a poolside reporter that Bumgarner was ejected for directing profanity at a referee. The foreign substance screening video showed Bellino staring at Bumgarner as he repeatedly patted his hand, but Bellino said he didn’t believe that was a factor in the ejection.
Daulton Varsho also homered for the Diamondbacks, who completed a three-game series sweep. Keynan Middleton (1-1) picked up the win and Ian Kennedy got his third save.
Jesús Aguilar had three hits for Miami, which lost its fourth straight game. Anthony Bender (0-3) got the loss.
ORIOLES 9, TWINS 4
BALTIMORE (AP) — Cedric Mullins and Ramón Urías each hit a two-run homer in Baltimore’s six-run third inning for a win over Minnesota.
The Twins, who won first place, lost for only the second time in 13 games. Dylan Bundy (3-2) allowed nine runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings against his former team. Carlos Correa homered for Minnesota.
Kyle Bradish allowed four runs and six hits over four innings, but Baltimore’s bullpen was strong until the end. Cionel Pérez (1-0) played two sets to claim victory.
Trey Mancini had three infield singles for the Orioles.
BRAVE 9, METS 2
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Duvall had a two-run brace in Atlanta’s seven-run sixth inning.
Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuña Jr. added RBI singles in Atlanta’s biggest inning of the season. Travis d’Arnaud walked with the bases loaded, and Matt Olson capped off the explosion with a scoring groundout.
Atlanta’s Ian Anderson (3-1), who grew up about three hours north of Citi Field in Clifton Park, pitched 5 2/3 innings on a home run.
Luis Guillorme homered in the ninth for New York, which had won three of four.
Mets right-hander Tylor Megill (4-1) was charged with three runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings in his first start since combining with four relievers in a no-hitter Friday night against Philadelphia.
RANGERS 2, PHILLIES 1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brad Miller hit a two-run single in the 10th inning to give Texas a win over Philadelphia.
Marcus Semien doubled and had two hits for the Rangers, who won a season-high four in a row after sweeping the two-game series with the Phillies.
Nick Castellanos doubled and had three hits for Philadelphia. The Phillies have lost four of five games since a four-game winning streak.
Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler went 7 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and seven strikeouts, lowering his ERA to 4.10. Rangers’ Martin Perez went seven innings with four hits, four walks and four strikeouts. The 31-year-old southpaw’s ERA is 2.25.
Matt Bush (1-1) got the final in ninth. Joe Barlow made his third save in as many occasions.
PADRES 5, KEEPERS 4, GAME 1
CLEVELAND (AP) — San Diego’s Mike Clevinger had an impressive first start since undergoing elbow surgery in 2020, and Manny Machado hit a two-run homer in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
Machado connected in the third inning against Zach Plesac (1-3), and Austin Nola delivered an RBI double in the sixth as the Padres won for the sixth time in seven games — all on the road.
Steven Wilson (3-0) took the win despite two walks in the fifth, and Taylor Rodgers pitched the ninth for his 10th save.
It was a solid comeback for Clevinger, who had Tommy John surgery shortly after pitching in Game 1 of the NLDS two years ago. Against his former team and Plesac, one of his closest friends, the right-hander allowed three runs and four hits.
GOALKEEPERS 6, PADRES 5, GAME 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Steven Kwan’s RBI single in the 10th inning saw Cleveland part ways in the final drink of the doubleheader against San Diego.
Cleveland trailed 5-2 in the eighth inning before leveling on back-to-back RBI singles by Andrés Giménez, Austin Hedges and pincher Josh Naylor.
In the 10th, Kwan bounced a single off Dinelson Lamet (0-1) from the right side to score Owen Miller from second and give Cleveland their first win of 2022.
Nick Sandlin (2-1) took the win in Game 2, working on a goal-laden block in the 10th with a late-inning double play.
Eric Hosmer had two RBIs in Game 2 for the Padres, who went 6-2 on their road trip to Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
ASTROS 7, SAILORS 2
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander threw a five-hit pitch in the seventh inning, helping Houston close a three-game series.
Alex Bregman had three hits and three RBIs for the Astros, and Michael Brantley drove in two runs.
Verlander allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings. He’s 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA in five starts this season in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Houston star Jose Altuve fouled a fly ball in the groin area in the fourth inning. He was substituted at second base to start fifth, and the team said he left the game with right groin pain.
Eugenio Suárez hit a two-run homer for Seattle in the seventh, ending a 24 1/3 inning scoreless drought for the Mariners after being shut out in the first two games of this series. Matt Brash (1-3) suffered the loss.
CARDINALS 10, ROYALS 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw seven point innings for St. Louis, and Nolan Arenado hit a three-run shot and finished with five RBIs.
Wainwright (3-3) allowed just a one-out single to Michael Taylor in the third against the weak-hitting Royals, whose only other baserunners against the 40-year-old right-hander came on a pick pick. defender, an error and a walk.
Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run homer for St. Louis and finished with three RBIs, one of them against struggling Royals starter Kris Bubic (0-3), who struck out just one batter before being retired after 24 pitches.
The last scheduled match between the interstate rivals this year was moved from an overnight game to the afternoon due to the threat of rain, although splashes still fell on the sparse crowd at Kauffman Stadium mid- journey.
SPOKES 3, ATHLETICS 0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Manuel Margot hit a two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Rays shut out the Athletics to complete a three-game sweep.
Margot found the bases loaded and two out against Zach Jackson (0-1) and served a single from the opposite field on the right, scoring Brett Phillips and Randy Arozarena.
Domingo Acevedo balked in another run to make it 3-0.
Rays reliever JP Feyereisen (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win. Andrew Kittredge threw a perfect ninth to earn his fourth save.
Athletics finished their homestand 0-6, being outclassed 38-20.
TIGERS 3, PIRATES 2, GAME 1
DETROIT (AP) — Willi Castro and Akil Baddoo scored on third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes’ two-out error in Detroit’s fifth inning three-run, and the Tigers edged the Pirates in Game 1 of a doubleheader.
The Tigers finished with just three hits, but scored three unearned runs en route to their second win in nine games. Alex Lange (1-1) had two outs for the win and Gregory Soto worked the ninth for his fourth save.
Dillon Peters pitched 3 1/3 innings for Pittsburgh, extending his season-long scoreless streak to 16 2/3 innings. Bryse Wilson (0-1) struck out six in 3 2/3 innings, but was charged with the loss.
The Pirates lost for the sixth time in seven games.
PIRATES 7, TIGERS 2, GAME 2
DETROIT (AP) — Bryan Reynolds doubled in Pittsburgh’s two-run seventh inning to help the Pirates beat Detroit and split the doubleheader.
With the game tied at 2, Tigers reliever Drew Hutchinson (0-2) walked Ben Gemel to start the seventh and Reynolds hit a double left bloop.
Will Vest replaced Hutchinson and his wild throw gave Gemel the go-ahead. He then hit Ke’Bryan Hayes and allowed a sacrifice steal to Daniel Vogelbach.
Gemel added an RBI single in the ninth — his fifth hit of the doubleheader — and Vogelbach went 7-2 with a two-run homer.
Zach Thompson (1-3) took the win with a scoreless relief run. David Bednar pitched the final two innings for his third save.
Tigers starter Alex Faedo, making his major league debut, allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings.
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