Surging Cardinals down Dodgers for fourth straight collection win

Oscar Mercado and Paul DeJong mixed to drive in 9 runs because the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers 10-5 on Sunday afternoon.

Mercado, batting ninth within the order, went 3-for-5 and tied his single-game profession excessive with 5 RBIs. DeJong hit an RBI single and a three-run homer. The Cardinals received their fourth straight collection. After beginning the season 10-24, they’ve gone 11-3.

Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty allowed three runs on 4 hits and 4 walks with 5 strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings. Drew VerHagen (3-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless reduction innings to earn the win.

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw (6-4) struggled by means of his shortest outing of 2023. He allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with six strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

Yankees 4, Reds 1

Harrison Bader belted a two-run homer and Luis Severino pitched successfully into the fifth inning in his season debut, lifting New York previous host Cincinnati.

The Yankees received for the 14th time in 19 video games since falling to 15-15 on Could 1. They accomplished a 6-1 street journey whereas getting their second collection sweep this season.

Severino returned after lacking over two months with a strained proper lat, the identical harm he sustained July 13 at residence in opposition to Cincinnati that price him two months. The proper-hander allowed one run on 4 hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out 5 and walked one in a 75-pitch displaying whereas averaging 96.7 mph on his 44 four-seam fastballs.

Mets 5, Guardians 4 (Recreation 1)

New York mounted one other late-inning comeback as Starling Marte hit a two-run, eighth-inning homer to raise the host crew to an exhilarating win over Cleveland within the first recreation of a doubleheader.

The Mets, who squandered a 3-0 lead within the high of the eighth, have received 4 straight, together with three of their final at-bat. Max Scherzer scattered three hits and a stroll over six scoreless innings. He struck out 5.

The Guardians have misplaced 4 of 5. Jose Ramirez delivered a go-ahead, two-run blast within the high of the eighth for Cleveland’s short-lived lead.

Brewers 6, Rays 4

Milwaukee relied on the lengthy ball to get again on the profitable observe as Willy Adames, Rowdy Tellez and William Contreras every belted residence runs to energy a win over Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Contreras’ two-run homer in a three-run fifth inning put the Brewers on high to remain. Freddy Peralta (5-3) gave the Brewers six high quality innings, permitting a three-run homer amongst 5 hits and strolling three with 4 strikeouts. Devin Williams collected his seventh save, working 1 1/3 innings.

The Brewers salvaged the collection finale after dropping the primary two video games within the collection. Josh Lowe had three hits, together with his eleventh homer, and drove in all 4 Tampa Bay runs. The Rays suffered a uncommon residence loss (21-4), and are 5-7 since a blistering 29-7 begin.

Twins 4, Angels 2

Mickey Moniak’s two-run double within the seventh inning snapped a 1-1 tie and propelled Los Angeles to a victory over Minnesota in Anaheim, Calif.

Moniak’s clutch hit off Twins reliever Jorge Lopez gave the Angels a 3-1 lead earlier than Alex Kirilloff’s solo homer within the eighth lower the Angels’ edge to 3-2. However Los Angeles acquired an insurance coverage run within the backside of the inning on Matt Thaiss’ two-out RBI double.

Shohei Ohtani began for the Angels and gave up one run on two hits and three walks in six innings, placing out 9. He went 1-for-3 with a stroll on the plate. Willi Castro had three hits for the Twins.

Phillies 2, Cubs 1

Bryson Stott broke a scoreless tie along with his pinch-hit, two-run homer within the seventh inning, and Philadelphia acquired a stable outing from starter Taijuan Walker on quick relaxation to beat visiting Chicago within the decisive three-game collection finale.

Philadelphia managed simply 4 hits by means of six innings in opposition to Chicago starter Justin Steele however broke by means of with the left-hander out of the sport. Stott delivered in opposition to Cubs reliever Adbert Alzolay (1-3) to increase his hitting streak to eight video games along with his fourth homer. Philadelphia’s Matt Strahm (4-3) whiffed two in reduction to earn the win.

The two-0 cushion proved sufficient to ship the Phillies to a second straight win after dropping 5 straight. Walker delivered a robust bounce-back effort on three days’ relaxation, tossing 5 1/3 shutout innings. Christopher Morel hit his fourth homer in 4 video games — and eighth in 11 this season — with two outs within the ninth for Chicago, which ended a 2-7 journey.

Nationals 6, Tigers 4

Riley Adams belted a solo homer to focus on his four-hit efficiency, lifting Washington to victory over visiting Detroit.

Adams additionally had two doubles and a single for the Nationals, who took two of three from the Tigers. Ildemaro Vargas additionally homered and Jeimer Candelario had 4 singles for Washington. Starter Josiah Grey (4-5) navigated 5 innings, permitting one run on three hits and overcoming six walks to select up the win.

Nick Maton had a homer and a single and Matt Vierling additionally had two hits for the Tigers. Detroit starter Joey Wentz (1-4) confronted 16 batters earlier than being pulled within the third inning after permitting six runs on 10 hits in two-plus frames.

Astros 2, Athletics 0

Framber Valdez rebounded from his worst begin of the season in stellar trend as Houston accomplished a three-game sweep of visiting Oakland.

Valdez (4-4) allowed 4 hits and didn’t subject a stroll whereas twirling his fifth profession full recreation and second shutout. He struck out seven on the heels of permitting 4 runs over 4 innings in opposition to the Chicago Cubs final week, his shortest outing and one which snapped his string of seven consecutive high quality begins.

The Astros swept their six-game homestand and prolonged their profitable streak to seven video games. Oakland has dropped 12 of 14 video games. Athletics right-hander James Kaprielian (0-4), recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, allowed one run on three hits and 4 walks whereas recording 5 strikeouts.

Diamondbacks 8, Pirates 3

Corbin Carroll homered and Christian Walker drove in three runs to assist visiting Arizona down Pittsburgh to take two of three within the weekend collection.

Pavin Smith and Ketel Marte every added an RBI single for the Diamondbacks, who’ve received seven of 9. Arizona starter Merrill Kelly (5-3) allowed three runs (two earned) and three hits in 5 innings, with two walks and 4 strikeouts.

Tucupita Marcano hit a two-run double for the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Roansy Contreras gave up three runs and three hits in 5 innings, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Braves 3, Mariners 2

Rookie Jared Shuster, ranked as Atlanta’s No. 1 pitching prospect, earned his first main league victory because the Braves beat visiting Seattle within the rubber recreation of their three-game collection.

Shuster (1-2), swiftly moved into the rotation when the Braves misplaced top-line starters Max Fried and Kyle Wright to extended accidents, produced the most effective begin of his younger profession. In his fourth look, the left-hander went six innings and allowed one run on one hit, one stroll and a career-high seven strikeouts.

Mariners starter George Kirby (5-3) pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits, one stroll and 6 strikeouts.

Orioles 8, Blue Jays 3 (11 innings)

Cedric Mullins capped his five-hit efficiency with a two-run double in a five-run eleventh inning, lifting Baltimore over host Toronto.

Every crew scored as soon as within the tenth inning earlier than Baltimore erupted within the eleventh.

The Blue Jays’ Yimi Garcia (1-2) allowed Adam Frazier’s one-out single that moved computerized runner Ryan McKenna to 3rd earlier than Austin Hays hit an RBI single. Gunnar Henderson singled to load the bases and pinch hitter Terrin Vavra hit a two-run single earlier than Mullins added a two-run double.

White Sox 5, Royals 2

Romy Gonzalez hit a two-run triple amongst his three hits and Lance Lynn pitched six robust innings to raise host Chicago over Kansas Metropolis.

The White Sox secured their first collection sweep of the season to shut a nine-game homestand with a 6-3 report.

Michael Massey reached Lynn for a two-run residence run within the second inning, however the Royals could not rating after that en path to their seventh loss in 9 video games. Lynn scattered two runs and 4 hits in six innings with two walks and 6 strikeouts for his third win in 4 Could begins.

Rangers 13, Rockies 3

Corey Seager and Josh Jung each went deep in a five-run second inning, Andrew Heaney threw six innings of one-run ball and host Texas routed Colorado to finish a three-game sweep.

The Rangers outscored the Rockies 31-10 over the collection. Texas has received 11 of its final 15 video games and is 12 video games over .500 for the primary time because the finish of the 2016 season.

Colorado’s street woes continued because it dropped to 9-16 away from residence.

Giants 7, Marlins 5

Patrick Bailey belted his first big-league residence run, J.D. Davis added a two-run shot and San Francisco completed off a collection win over visiting Miami.

Casey Schmitt capped a memorable first full homestand with two hits and an RBI for the Giants, who went 5-1 in opposition to the Phillies and Marlins. Davis, who scored twice, collected two hits for the Giants, as did Schmitt and Mitch Haniger. San Francisco’s bullpen threw 4 2/3 innings of reduction, permitting only one unearned run.

Jorge Soler went 4-for-5 with three RBIs for the Marlins. His third hit was a single scoring Xavier Edwards to attract Miami even at 4-4 within the fifth. Davis’ homer got here off Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo (3-3), who was charged with six runs on six hits in five-plus innings. He walked one and struck out eight.

Padres 7, Purple Sox 0

Michael Wacha fired six shutout innings in opposition to his former crew and Rougned Odor (4 RBIs) and Matt Carpenter (three) mixed to drive in each run as San Diego defeated visiting Boston to salvage a win within the finale of a three-game collection.

Wacha prolonged his scoreless innings streak to fifteen because the win snapped a four-game dropping streak for the Padres, who received for less than the third time in 14 video games.

Wacha, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in his earlier begin, held Boston to 5 hits and a stroll with 4 strikeouts to enhance to 5-1. Wacha has allowed just one run over his final 25 innings and is 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA in Could. He pitched for the Purple Sox in 2022.

–Area Stage Media