Austin Romine hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning
to make a winner of Michael Pineda, and the New York
Yankees' bullpen did just fine Monday night without star
closer Aroldis Chapman in a 2-1 victory over the Houston
New York traded Chapman to the Chicago Cubs, All-Star
relievers Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller closed out
Houston to help the fourth-place Yankees (51-48) move three
games above .500 for the first time this season.
struck out the side in the eighth before Miller, back in the
ninth-inning role following Chapman's departure, earned his
eighth save. The left-hander got Carlos Gomez to ground into
a game-ending double play with two on.
(5-9) pitched seven strong innings to beat Yankees nemesis
Dallas Keuchel (6-10), last year's AL Cy Young Award winner.
Springer hit a leadoff homer and Luis Valbuena had three
hits for Houston, which had won four straight. Top prospect
Alex Bregman went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in his major
Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre hit his second home run of the
game with two outs in the ninth inning, a two-run shot that
rallied Texas past Oakland for its third straight win.
finished with four hits, had two singles in his first three
at-bats before hitting a solo homer in the seventh. His
game-winning drive came on the first pitch from Ryan Madson
(3-4), who had his sixth blown save in 27 opportunities.
Texas had trailed since Danny Valencia hit a two-run homer
for Oakland in the first. All 13 runs in the game were
scored with two outs.
also had the first of three RBI doubles in a three-run third
that gave the A's a 5-1 lead.
hit his 19th homer for the Rangers in the first. Nomar
Mazara singled with one out in the ninth.
Diekman (2-1) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
4, PADRES 2
(AP) — Aaron Sanchez pitched seven shutout innings to win
his 10th consecutive decision, Kevin Pillar had three hits
and Toronto beat San Diego.
(11-1) became the first Blue Jays pitcher to win 10 straight
since Roy Halladay won 15 decisions in a row in 2003.
Halladay and Roger Clemens (1998) hold the club record.
their first appearance in Toronto, the Padres were held
scoreless until Alex Dickerson hit a two-run homer off Bo
Schultz in the ninth. Dickerson's drive into the fifth deck
extended San Diego's team-record streak of games with at
least one home run to 23. The 2006 Atlanta Braves were the
last National League team to homer in 23 straight games.
Osuna replaced Schultz and got two outs for his 21st save.
not lost since April 22 against Oakland, a span of 16
(5-5) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings.
(AP) — Martin Maldonado hit a three-run homer and
Milwaukee went deep four times, spoiling the major league
debut of Arizona pitching prospect Braden Shipley.
Gennett, Jonathan Villar and pinch-hitter Andy Wilkins also
connected for the Brewers. Chase Anderson (5-10) went five
innings to beat his former team for his first win since June
(0-1) was selected 15th overall by the Diamondbacks in the
2013 amateur draft. He doubled and scored in the third but
was chased by Maldonado's homer in the sixth.
5, CUBS 4
(AP) — Tyler Saladino hit a game-ending RBI single to put
a damper on the Cubs' trade for Aroldis Chapman.
sparked the winning rally with a leadoff single against Mike
Montgomery (3-5), who was acquired in a deal with Seattle
last week. Shuck advanced on Dioner Navarro's sacrifice and
Saladino followed with a bouncer into center field.
Jennings (4-2) got two outs for the win. The White Sox also
got two victories in their last at-bat on Sunday against
trailed 4-2 before Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo each hit
an RBI single in the ninth. They had runners on first and
second with two out when Jennings struck out Jason Heyward
to escape the threat.
(AP) — Adam Jones scored the winning run in the 10th
inning on a low throw to the plate by pitcher Jordan Lyles,
and Baltimore won its fifth straight.
reached on a one-out single off the third-base bag and took
third on a single by Jonathan Schoop. Manny Machado followed
with a comebacker to Lyles, who fumbled the ball before
throwing home. Catcher Nick Hundley caught the ball near the
ground and lost the handle while attempting to tag the
was charged with an error on the play.
(1-0) worked the 10th for the win.
RED SOX 2
— Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning,
Justin Verlander pitched six solid innings and Detroit
spoiled Drew Pomeranz's second start with Boston.
(10-6) allowed one run and five hits and struck out five to
pick up the victory. Detroit pulled within 5 1/2 games of
idle AL Central-leading Cleveland.
Rodriguez earned his 28th save.
(8-8), recently acquired from the San Diego Padres, gave up
four hits and struck out seven in six innings. Both of the
runs he allowed came via Iglesias' homer.
FRANCISCO (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers to
help Anthony DeSclafani remain unbeaten, and Cincinnati beat
It was the
third multihomer game this season for the Cincinnati slugger
and 20th of his career.
(6-0) pitched in and out of trouble and gave up two home
runs but continued his strong run since missing the first
two months of the season with a strained left oblique.
(5-9) allowed six runs over five-plus innings.
— Jeremy Hellickson dominated Miami for a second straight
start, throwing six innings of one-hit ball.
Joseph hit a two-out RBI double in the top of the eighth to
break a scoreless tie, and David Hernandez (2-3) pitched an
inning in relief to earn the victory in a combined
has been the subject of trade rumors, some connecting him to
outfielder Ichiro Suzuki grounded out in his only at-bat —
a pinch-hit appearance in the eighth — to remain at 2,996
Rodney (1-3) allowed Joseph's double to left-center field.
CITY, Mo. (AP) — Albert Pujols drove in four runs and
Hector Santiago won his fifth consecutive start for Los
leads the majors with 26 RBIs in July, including 16 in his
past eight games.
(9-4) is 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA in July. He held the Royals to
two runs on five hits with four walks and five strikeouts.
(6-9) is 0-3 in five starts since a victory June 26.