Machado homers as Orioles beat Rangers 6-5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado homered before making an early exit, Adam Jones hit a three-run double and the Baltimore Orioles rallied past the Texas Rangers 6-5 Sunday.
Machado was removed in the fifth inning by manager Buck Showalter after a 26-minute rain delay, taking the All-Star shortstop off a sloppy field. The last-place Orioles are entertaining offers for Machado, who is expected to be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
After being replaced by Jace Peterson, Machado sat in the dugout, wearing a sweatshirt and joking with his teammates.
In a matchup between two teams staggering into the All-Star break, Texas got a first-inning grand slam from rookie Ronald Guzman but quickly gave the lead away in losing for the seventh time in nine games.
Machado ignited the comeback with his 24th homer, and Jones' bases-clearing double in the third off Mike Minor (6-6) put Baltimore ahead to stay.
Tanner Scott (1-1) earned his first big league win. Zach Britton worked the ninth for his fourth save.
TIGERS 6, ASTROS 3
HOUSTON (AP) — John Hicks hit one of Detroit's four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak.
Verlander (9-5) struck out 12 in six innings in his first start against his former team. But he allowed a season-high six runs while dropping his third straight decision.
The 35-year-old Verlander earned 183 wins in 13 seasons with the Tigers. He was traded to Houston last year.
Jeimer Candelario, Niko Goodrum and Jim Adduci also homered for Detroit. Drew VerHagen (1-2) got the win.
Yuli Gurriel scored two runs and hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Astros. The defending World Series champions head into the All-Star break at 64-35.
CARDINALS 6, REDS 4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered for St. Louis, making interim manager Mike Shildt a winner in his first game.
Shildt took over for Mike Matheny, who was fired late Saturday after six-plus seasons at the helm.
John Gant (3-3) picked up the win with four hitless innings. Jordan Hicks got three outs for his second save.
Cincinnati had won four of five. It is 35-26 since beginning the season 8-27.
Reds right-hander Anthony DeSclafani (4-2) was tagged for six runs in 3 1/3 innings.
RED SOX 5, BLUE JAYS 2
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts homered in his first at-bat a day after hitting a game-ending grand slam, and the Red Sox entered the All-Star break with their best record since 1949.
Bogaerts and Brock Holt each drove in two runs for the major league-leading Red Sox (68-30), who have won 12 of their last 13 games.
Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays (43-52). Toronto has dropped seven of 10.
Brandon Workman (2-0) got the win and All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 30th save.
Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman (2-7) was charged with four runs, three earned, and five hits in five innings.
INDIANS 5, YANKEES 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Brantley homered leading off the eighth inning, and the Indians beat the Yankees for a split of their four-game series.
One of six Cleveland players who will be in Washington for Tuesday's All-Star Game, Brantley broke a 2-2 tie by belting a pitch from Chad Green (5-2) into the seats in right for his 12th homer. The Indians added two more runs in the inning on a sacrifice fly by Yan Gomes and Green's wild pitch.
Carlos Carrasco (11-5) earned his first win in relief since July 19, 2014. Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 20th save.
Neil Walker homered for the Yankees, who enter the break 29 games over .500 and have the majors' second-best record.
CUBS 7, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Cubs completed a three-game series sweep.
The Cubs jumped to a 5-0 lead after two innings against rookie left-hander Eric Lauer (5-6), who came within one out of his first complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in his previous start.
It was more than enough for Lester (12-2), who struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings. The All-Star lefty allowed three runs and six hits while improving to 10-1 in his last 12 starts.
Brandon Morrow pitched the ninth for his 22nd save, helping Chicago open a 2 1/2-game lead over slumping Milwaukee in the NL Central.
PIRATES 7, BREWERS 6, 10 INNINGS
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Bell hit a two-run double in the 10th inning, giving Pittsburgh a five-game sweep of Milwaukee and its sixth straight win overall.
With rain falling, Gregory Polanco and Colin Moran singled to put runners on the corners for Bell, who drove a pitch from Dan Jennings (3-3) into the gap in right-center. The relay throw beat Moran home but trickled through the legs of catcher Erik Kratz.
Brett Phillips drove in four runs for Milwaukee, including an RBI single in the 10th off Tanner Anderson (1-0).
The Pirates scored twice in the ninth off Milwaukee closer Corey Knebel. Pinch-hitter David Freese tied the game with an RBI triple.
DODGERS 5, ANGELS 3
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal and Enrique Hernandez homered, leading the Dodgers to the split in the Freeway Series.
Each team won three games in the season series, with four decided by one run.
The Dodgers (53-43) head into the break atop the NL West by a half-game over Arizona.
The Angels continue heading in the opposite direction. They fell to 49-48 and are 14 games behind the AL West-leading Astros.
Kenta Maeda (7-5) got the win and All-Star Kenley Jansen retired the side in the ninth for his 27th save.
Jefry Marte hit a three-run homer for the Angels. Taylor Cole (0-2) took the loss.
ROCKIES 4, MARINERS 3
DENVER (AP) — All-Star Trevor Story led off the ninth inning with his 20th homer, closing out Colorado's three-game series sweep.
Story worked the count to 2-2 against Nick Vincent (3-2) before hitting a drive over the wall in left-center for a dramatic finish to a game played through steady rain.
Colorado (51-45) heads into the All-Star break on a roll, winners of five in a row and 10 of 12.
Seattle (58-39) has dropped four straight and seven of nine.
Scott Oberg (4-0) got the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.
ATHLETICS 6, GIANTS 2
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Piscotty homered for the fifth time in nine games, leading Oakland to the victory.
Sean Manaea (9-6) allowed two runs in six innings for his fourth consecutive win. All-Star second baseman Jed Lowrie walked and scored in his return to the lineup following a scary collision in right field two nights earlier.
The surging A's have won nine of 12 and are 21-6 since June 16, the best record in the majors during that stretch.
All-Star shortstop Brandon Crawford had two hits for the Giants. Andrew Suarez (3-6) surrendered four runs in five innings.
BRAVES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 1
ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings, and the Braves used a four-run third inning to get the win.
It was a needed confidence boost before the All-Star break for Atlanta, which had lost eight of 10. Teheran (7-6) allowed four hits, struck out six and walked three.
Arizona has lost 10 of 16, but it began the day leading the NL West by one-half game.
Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin (6-4) allowed four runs and six hits in six innings. He struck out three, a season low.
MARLINS 10, PHILLIES 5
MIAMI (AP) — Brian Anderson hit a three-run homer in Miami's eight-run fifth inning.
Miami totaled eight hits in the fifth against three pitchers. Cameron Maybin homered and singled in the inning, and Justin Bour had two singles, with his second hit driving in the final two runs for an 8-5 lead.
The rally lasted so long Phillies first baseman Carlos Santana headed for the dugout after the second out, apparently thinking the inning was over. Instead Miami scored four more runs.
Cesar Hernandez hit a bases-loaded triple during a five-run fourth for Philadelphia. Edubray Ramos (3-1) got the loss.
The Marlins totaled 15 hits. Elieser Hernandez (2-5) threw a scoreless fifth for the win.
NATIONALS 6, METS 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy and Trea Turner each hit a two-run single in Washington's five-run seventh inning.
Matt Adams added two hits and scored a run as Washington salvaged a split of its four-game set against New York. A preseason favorite to win the NL East and contend for a World Series championship, the disappointing Nationals hit the All-Star break with a 48-48 record, good for third in the division.
Jeremy Hellickson (4-1) pitched six crisp innings in his second straight win. The veteran right-hander allowed one run and two hits.
New York wasted a solid start by Corey Oswalt, who allowed two hits in five innings. Anthony Swarzak (0-2) got the loss.
TWINS 11, RAYS 7, 10 INNINGS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Dozier hit a grand slam for Minnesota in the 10th inning, capping a testy, back-and-forth finish that featured four lead changes from the bottom of the seventh on.
Jake Cave singled to start the 10th against Matt Andriese (2-4). He moved up on a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt. Manager Kevin Cash ordered two intentional walks to load the bases and brought left fielder Joey Wendle in for a five-man infield. Dozier squashed the strategy with his 16th homer of the season.
Alan Busenitz (3-0) got four outs for the win.
WHITE SOX 10, ROYALS 1
CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada homered, Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the White Sox won for the third time in four games.
Moncada had three hits and scored three times a day after leaving Saturday's 5-0 loss with a bruised right knee. Palka also had three hits and drove in two runs.
Adalberto Mondesi homered leading off the eighth for the last-place Royals, who are 2-11 in July. Burch Smith (0-1) allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.
Giolito (6-8) permitted just two hits in 6 1/3 scoreless innings.