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Bote hits another winning HR, Cubs beat Reds 3-2 in 10th

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61   //    25 Aug 2018, 12:07 IST
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CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie David Bote struck again, connecting in the 10th inning for another game-ending home run that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday for their third straight victory.

Bote got behind 0-2 before driving Raisel Iglesias' next pitch deep to left field with one out. The infielder hit a bottom-of-the-ninth, two-out grand slam that beat Washington 4-3 on Aug. 12.

Iglesias (2-2) had made seven straight scoreless appearances. Jesse Chavez (4-2), the sixth Cubs reliever, pitched a scoreless inning.

Daniel Murphy hit his first homer since being traded Tuesday from Washington to the NL Central-leading Cubs. Alec Mills pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in his first major league start.

Cincinnati wasted a terrific start by Matt Harvey in its fourth loss in five games. Harvey struck out six in 5 1/3 innings after reportedly being claimed off waivers by Milwaukee. He stayed with the Reds when they couldn't work out a deal.

BREWERS 7, PIRATES 6, 15 innings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Orlando Arcia's RBI single with two outs in the 15th inning lifted Milwaukee past Pittsburgh.

Arcia was mobbed on the field by his teammates after he put an end to the 5-hour, 36-minute contest.

Erik Kratz tied the game with a two-run single off Clay Holmes (1-3) after the Pirates had taken a 6-4 lead in the top of the 15th.

In the Brewers' half of the inning, Jesus Aguilar drew a one-out walk and moved to second on a wild pitch. After Hernan Perez walked, Ryan Braun struck out. Pitcher Jordan Lyles drew a walk to load the bases, bringing Kratz to the plate.

Lyles (3-4), the ninth Milwaukee pitcher, got the win.

Francisco Cervelli's bloop single with two outs drove in the go-ahead run in the top of 15th. A second run scored after Brewers second baseman Jonathan Schoop booted the ball as Cervelli's hit fell softly into short right field.

RANGERS 7, GIANTS 6, 10 innings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning, Robinson Chirinos drew a bases-loaded walk in the 10th and Texas rallied from six runs down.

The Rangers trailed 6-4 and were down to their last strike when Shin-Soo Choo reached on second baseman Joe Panik's fielding error. Odor homered off closer Will Smith in the next at-bat, sending a shot over the right field wall and into McCovey Cove.

Texas scored the go-ahead run off former Rangers reliever Sam Dyson (3-3). Chirinos drew a four-pitch walk that scored Jurickson Profar, who started the rally with a one-out single.

Former Giants reliever Corey Gearrin (1-0) pitched two innings of scoreless relief.

RAYS 10, RED SOX 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Jalen Beeks beat his former team for the second time in six days as Tampa Bay topped Boston for its sixth straight win.

Beeks (3-1) was the minor league pitcher of the year for the Red Sox last season, and was traded to the Rays for Nathan Eovaldi on July 25. Beeks gave up three runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings against the club with the best record in the majors.

Willy Adames homered and Michael Perez drove in four runs. The Rays had six consecutive singles in the third against Hector Velazquez (7-2).

MARLINS 1, BRAVES 0

MIAMI (AP) — Dan Straily combined with three relievers on a three-hitter and Miami snapped a seven-game losing streak against NL East-leading Atlanta.

Straily (5-6) allowed three hits in six innings. Dayron Guerrero and Drew Steckenrider worked the seventh and eighth, and Adam Conley pitched a perfect ninth for his first save in his second opportunity.

Mike Foltynewicz (10-8) retired the first 11 Marlins hitters until Brian Anderson's double to left-center in the fourth. Derek Dietrich followed with an RBI single.

ROYALS 5, INDIANS 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ryan O'Hearn and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back home runs leading off the ninth inning against Cleveland closer Cody Allen to lift Kansas City.

After a broken water pipe near the outfield fountains led to a half-hour delay in the fourth, the Royals and Indians put on a splashy finish.

Cleveland's Yonder Alonso hit his second homer of the game in the eighth, a two-run shot for a 4-3 lead. Alonso also had a solo shot in the fourth, moments before the right field warning track flooded.

O'Hearn and Dozier then rescued Kansas City from a sixth straight loss with their homers off Allen (4-5).

Allen has blown four saves this season and let his ERA rise to 4.50. Wily Peralta (1-0) got the victory for Kansas City, which had just been swept over four games by Tampa Bay.

YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 5, 10 INNINGS

BALTIMORE (AP) — Luke Voit connected in the 10th inning for his second home run of the game, and Zach Britton marked his return to Camden Yards by working the bottom half to preserve the New York Yankees' victory over Baltimore.

The Yankees made up two-run deficits in the fourth and eighth innings before Neil Walker homered off rookie Cody Carroll (0-2) in the 10th to give New York its first lead. Voit, acquired from St. Louis on July 28, added a two-run shot, capping his first career multihomer game.

Britton was traded by rebuilding Orioles on July 24. Working as the closer for the injured Aroldis Chapman, the left-hander gave up a home run to longtime teammate Chris Davis before securing his first save with New York.

Chad Green (7-2) pitched the ninth to help New York win for the 12th time in 17 games.

ATHLETICS 7, TWINS 1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer, Sean Manaea pitched efficiently into the sixth inning and Oakland beat Minnesota.

Stephen Piscotty and Ramon Laureano each added a ninth-inning homer as the A's snapped a two-game skid, maintaining their hold on the AL's second wild card.

Manaea (12-9) recovered nicely from a rough outing against Houston last weekend. He yielded an unearned run, five hits and a walk with one strikeout.

Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi (5-8) pitched seven innings for the first time this season after opening the year with 26 consecutive starts without an out in the seventh — the longest such streak in major league history. The Twins right-hander allowed one earned run, five hits and a walk.

CARDINALS 7, ROCKIES 5

DENVER (AP) — Miles Mikolas and Tyler O'Neill each homered to help St. Louis to an early lead that held up against Colorado.

O'Neill also had an RBI double and Kolten Wong added three hits and a sacrifice fly for the Cardinals in a game between teams in the thick of their respective division races and running 1-2 in the NL wild-card race.

The Rockies pulled within two runs with a five-run fifth that featured a two-run drive by Charlie Blackmon and a solo shot by Nolan Arenado, both off Mikolas, who helped St. Louis take a 7-0 lead by hitting a two-run homer as part of a four-run second.

Carlos Martinez (7-6) picked up the victory with 1 2/3 innings of hitless relief.

Bud Norris gave up a two-out double to Ryan McMahon and walked pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta before retiring D.J. LeMahieu on a fielder's choice for his 27th save in 31 opportunities.

Leading off the second, O'Neill drove a 1-2 offering from Antonio Senzatela (4-4) deep into the left-field bleachers for his fifth home run of the season, marking the 16th straight game in which the Cardinals homered. The streak is the longest since St. Louis connected in a club-record 25 straight games in 2016.

MARINERS 6, DIAMONDBACKS 3

PHOENIX (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit his 21st homer and had three hits, Mike Zunino added a solo shot, and Seattle beat Arizona.

Edwin Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth for his major league-leading 49th save, helping Seattle keep pace in the AL West and wild-card races. Diaz set a club record for saves in a season, passing Fernando Rodney's 48 in 2014.

Haniger, an All-Star who made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks in 2016 before being traded to Seattle, added two singles and scored twice.

Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez (1-2) turned in his longest outing of the season, allowing one earned run and six hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Ramirez dropped his ERA from 5.49 to 4.56.

Zack Godley (13-7) allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings.

DODGERS 11, PADRES 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rich Hill allowed two hits over six innings, Chris Taylor, Justin Turner and Max Muncy homered, and Los Angeles routed San Diego to snap a three-game skid.

Hill (6-4) retired his first 12 batters, seven of them on strikeouts, before Hunter Renfroe doubled leading off the fifth.

Hill added another strikeout and had one walk on 90 pitches in his first win since Aug. 7 at Oakland. The only other hit the veteran left-hander gave up was a triple to Freddy Galvis in the sixth.

The Dodgers pounded out 13 hits and scored in each of the first five innings.

Taylor homered on his first pitch from Clayton Richard (7-11) in the third. Turner added a two-run shot on Richard's first pitch to him in the fourth, extending the lead to 7-0.

ASTROS 9, ANGELS 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marwin Gonzalez hit a grand slam and Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa also homered to lead Houston past Los Angeles.

Gonzalez hit his second career slam to help keep Houston keep its slim lead in the AL West. The homer to left field off Andrew Heaney in the fifth inning gave the Astros a 5-0 lead. Altuve hit his 10th home run and Correa his 14th. Both were solo shots.

Mike Trout returned to the lineup and tripled on the first pitch in his first at-bat of his first game back following the death of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox.

Dallas Keuchel (10-10) made a quality start, allowing two runs and five hits in seven innings.

Heaney (7-8) allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings.

BLUE JAYS 4, PHILLIES 2

TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales homered for the fifth straight game, Billy McKinney hit a two-run shot and Toronto sent Philadelphia to its fifth loss in six games.

Ryan Borucki (3-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings as Toronto won its fourth straight.

Former Phillies closer Ken Giles finished for his 17th save in 17 opportunities, striking out Rhys Hoskins looking to strand runners at first and second.

Morales connected off Jake Arrieta (9-9) in the second, matching Jose Bautista (2014) for the Blue Jays' second-longest streak of games with a home run. Jose Cruz Jr. connected in a team-record six straight in 2001.

METS 3, NATIONALS 0

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in his return from a long stint on the disabled list, Jason Vargas tossed six stellar innings and the New York Mets handed Washington its second consecutive shutout.

Wilmer Flores had an early RBI single and the Mets got spotless relief work from Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman to finish the four-hitter.

Bruce was activated after missing more than two months with a sore right hip. He connected in the eighth.

Featuring a deceptive change-up, Vargas (4-8) permitted three hits and struck out a season-high eight without issuing a walk.

Gio Gonzalez (7-11) has lost nine of his last 10 decisions. The left-hander allowed only one run in seven innings but dropped to 11-2 with a 1.75 ERA at Citi Field and 15-6 against the Mets in his career.

WHITE SOX 6, TIGERS 3

DETROIT (AP) — Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson each hit a two-run double in the eighth, and the Chicago White Sox scored six runs in the inning to rally in manager Rick Renteria's return to the dugout.

Renteria had missed four games after experiencing lightheadedness Monday in Minnesota.

Thyago Vieira (1-0) got one out for his first career victory. Detroit relievers Joe Jimenez (4-3) and closer Shane Greene got tagged.

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