PITTSBURGH — Pirates reliever
Nick Burdi left in tears with a right arm injury, a chilling
low point for Pittsburgh in a 12-4 loss to the Arizona
Diamondbacks on Monday night.
Burdi, who had Tommy John
surgery in 2017, had already given up five runs in a third of
an inning when he fired a 96 mph fastball to Jarrod Dyson. The
26-year-old Burdi shrugged his right arm after releasing the
pitch then crumpled to the ground. Surrounded by teammates, a
trainer and manager Clint Hurdle, Burdi sobbed on the mound
before standing and walking off holding his arm. The team said
he was dealing with pain in his biceps and right elbow.
The scene came after the
Diamondbacks had already put the finishing touches on a
massive rally that turned a three-run deficit into their major
league leading ninth comeback win of the season.
David Peralta hit a
bases-clearing triple off Kyle Crick (0-1) in the seventh and
Christian Walker smacked a two-run homer off Burdi two batters
later. Eduardo Escobar hit his third home run of the season
and finished with three hits and three RBIs.
Arizona starter Zack Godley
only lasted four-plus innings, allowing four runs on seven
hits, with four walks and two strikeouts. Matt Andriese (3-1)
picked up the win in relief.
YANKEES 4, ANGELS 3, 14 INNINGS
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio
Urshela singled home Gleyber Torres in the 14th with his
second extra-inning RBI of the night, and New York blew a
12th-inning lead before rallying for its fourth consecutive
Torres reached base on catcher
Jonathan Lucroy's throwing error after striking out leading
off the 14th, and he advanced on a wild pitch by Luke Bard
(0-1) and stole third before he was driven home by Urshela.
The journeyman infielder produced his first multi-RBI game
since last May.
Jonathan Holder (1-0) pitched
the final two innings for the injury-plagued Yankees, who have
still won six of seven.
After Zack Cozart injured his
face diving back to second base in the 12th, the Angels were
forced to make a series of substitutions that ended with
outfielder Peter Bourjos playing second base — and playing
it well — for the first time in his pro career.
RAYS 6, ROYALS 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) —
Mike Zunino returned from the paternity list and hit his first
home run for Tampa Bay, a two-run shot that helped stop a
season-high four-game skid with a win over Kansas City.
Yandy Diaz, Brandon Lowe and
Daniel Robertson also drove in runs for the AL East leaders,
who scored three times in the seventh to come from behind
against Brad Keller (2-2). It's the ninth time this season the
Royals have lost after holding a lead in the sixth inning or
Pitching while appealing a
five-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing fracas
with the Chicago White Sox last week, Keller allowed five runs
and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Alex Gordon, Hunter Dozier and
Jorge Soler hit solo homers for the Royals, who have lost four
Wilmer Font (1-0) struck out
the only batter he faced to get the win. Emilio Pagan pitched
the ninth for his first career save.
METS 5, PHILLIES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz
atoned for a dismal start last week in Philadelphia by
pitching six fine innings, and Jeff McNeil homered as New York
dealt the Phillies their fourth loss in five games.
Slugger Bryce Harper struck out
twice and was ejected Mark Carlson four batters after being
called out on strikes.
Matz (2-1) allowed one run and
The Phillies Jake Arrieta (3-2)
got chased in the seventh.
Pete Alonso hit an RBI double
in a two-run third and was hit by a pitch with the bases
loaded in the seventh. McNeil hit a solo home run in the
Rhys Hoskins homered for the
WHITE SOX 12, ORIOLES 2
BALTIMORE (AP) — José Abreu
homered and drove in five runs, James McCann had a homer and
four RBIs and Chicago beat bumbling Baltimore.
McCann's three-run drive off
David Hess (1-4) highlighted a four-run fifth inning, and
Abreu's shot with a man on sparked a four-run seventh against
Abreu also had an RBI single in
the fifth and singled in two runs during a four-run eighth.
The rebuilding Orioles have
lost four straight, fell to 1-10 at home and drew just 8,555
— their fifth time under 10,000 at Camden Yards this season.
Catcher Jesús Sucre pitched
the ninth for Baltimore. The Orioles' runs came on an RBI
double by Trey Mancini in the fifth and solo homer by Pedro
Severino in the ninth.
CARDINALS 13, BREWERS 5
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter
Fowler had a four-hit game with his first home run this season
and four RBIs to lead St. Louis over Milwaukee.
Paul Goldschmidt hit his ninth
home run and had three hits and three RBIs for the Cardinals.
St. Louis outhit Milwaukee 18-5, set a season high for runs
and won its third straight.
Fowler had the fifth four-hit
game of his career, his first since June 9, 2013, against San
Ryan Braun, Hernán Pérez,
Yasmani Grandal and Travis Shaw homered for Milwaukee, which
has lost five of six.
Jack Flaherty (2-1) allowed
four runs and three hits — all homers — in six innings. He
struck out 10.
Adrian Houser (0-1) lost in his
season debut and first big league start, giving up five runs
and nine hits in four-plus innings.
ROCKIES 7, NATIONALS 5
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado
hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and
Colorado rallied to beat Washington.
Arenado also doubled twice and
drove in two to help the Rockies win for the seventh time in
eight games. He is the ninth Rockies player to reach 1,000
hits, getting there with a solo shot off Wander Suero (1-2) in
the seventh to make it 6-5.
Mark Reynolds and pinch-hitter
Raimel Tapia also homered for Colorado, and Trevor Story
singled twice and drove in a run to extend his hitting streak
to 11 games.
Brian Dozier had a three-run
home run for the Nationals, who could not hold two- and
Wade Davis got three outs for
his second save. Seunghwan Oh (1-0) worked a hitless seventh.
TWINS 9, ASTROS 5
HOUSTON (AP) — Jorge Polanco
had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four
runs to lead Minnesota over Houston for its fourth straight
Max Kepler and Nelson Cruz had
RBI singles around Polanco's two-run single in a four-run
sixth as the Twins built a 7-1 lead. Polanco homered in the
C.J. Cron put Minnesota ahead
with a two-run double in the first, and Jason Castro led off
the second with a home run.
Jake Odorizzi (2-2) won his
second straight, allowing two runs and eight hits in 5 2/3
Houston has lost four of five
since a 10-game winning streak. Brad Peacock (2-1) gave up
three runs and five hits in six innings.
Carlos Correa had a three-run
homer in the seventh for the Astros.
ATHLETICS 6, RANGERS 1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —
Stephen Piscotty homered and drove in three to back Chris
Bassitt's winning season debut, and Oakland ended a three-game
skid with a win over Texas.
Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus
left in the seventh inning as a precaution after being hit by
a pitch in the first and bruising his right hand.
Bassitt (1-0) struck out seven
and walked four over five innings, allowing two hits. He has
won his last three decisions dating to last season.
Fernando Rodney pitched the
ninth for his 907th career appearance, moving past Cy Young
for 24th on baseball's career list.
The Rangers couldn't capitalize
on their chances for Mike Minor (2-2), who gave up four runs
and four hits, struck out four and walked three in six