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Mariners fall to Padres, Blue Jays now prime of wild-card race

SEATTLE (AP) — Yu Darvish restricted Seattle to 2 hits over eight innings, Wil Myers supplied the first offensive spotlight with an RBI double and San Diego beat the Mariners 2-0.

San Diego stayed two video games forward of Milwaukee within the chase for the ultimate wild-card spot within the NL, whereas Seattle dropped right into a tie with Tampa Bay a half-game behind Toronto within the AL race for the highest spot.

Darvish (14-7) wanted simply 94 pitches to get by way of the eight innings. He struck out seven and the one batters to succeed in base got here on Eugenio Suárez’s single within the first inning and Ty France’s base hit main off the seventh.

Josh Hader — who entered with a 13.50 ERA in 11 appearances since being traded to San Diego — gave up a two-out single to Julio Rodríguez within the ninth, however struck out Ty France after a 10-pitch at-bat for his third save with the Padres. Logan Gilbert (12-6) was the loser.



TORONTO (AP) — Pinch-hitter Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a seventh-inning double, George Springer added a two-run homer and Toronto beat Tampa Bay for a doubleheader cut up between AL wild-card contenders.

Toronto (80-62) remained a half-game forward of the Rays (79-62). Anthony Bass (4-3) bought one out for the win. Colin Poche (4-2) was the loser.

Within the opener, Tampa Bay’s Jeffrey Springs (8-4) pitched six shutout innings to win for the fifth time in six choices, Randy Arozarena drove in two runs and Díaz had three hits and scored twice. Julian Merryweather (0-3) was the loser.


BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Choose hit his main league-leading 56th and 57th residence runs, Gleyber Torres had a go-ahead three-run double within the tenth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Boston Pink Sox 7-6 on Tuesday evening.

Choose, enjoying in New York’s 142nd sport, is 4 from tying the American League residence run file Roger Maris set with the Yankees in 1961.

After going homerless in 5 video games, Choose had a pair of of tying solo homers, off Nick Pivetta within the sixth and Garrett Whitlock within the eighth.

Choose has tenth multi-homer video games this season, one shy of the AL file Hank Greenberg set in 1938, and 26 in his profession. Choose’s three hits raised his common to .310, and he leads the foremost leagues in residence runs and with 123 RBIs.

New York, which got here from behind 3 times, reopened a six-game AL East lead, its largest since Sept. 1.

Torres broke a 4-4 tie within the tenth in opposition to Jeurys Familia (2-3). Clay Holmes (6-3) was the winner.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Mountcastle hit a tying homer and Baltimore beat Washington.

The Orioles moved inside 5 video games of Tampa Bay for the ultimate wild-card spot. The Nationals have misplaced 4 in a row to fall a season-high 44 video games beneath .500 at a majors-worst 49-93.

Mountcastle led off the fifth along with his twenty second homer, a shot to right-center off former Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey (1-1) to tie it at 3. Gunnar Henderson then doubled, went to 3rd on Ramón Urías’ single and scored on Austin Hays’ bloop double.

Baltimore’s Dean Kremer (7-5) allowed three runs in five-plus innings. Félix Bautista labored round a leadoff stroll within the ninth for his thirteenth save in 14 makes an attempt.


PHOENIX (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven dominant innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers received the NL West for the ninth time in 10 seasons, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 Tuesday evening.

Freddie Freeman, Max Muncy and Joey Gallo homered because the Dodgers boosted the most effective file within the majors to 98-43. They lead second-place San Diego by a whopping 20 1/2 video games.

Supervisor Dave Roberts’ staff could have loads of time to get set for its tenth straight yr within the postseason. The Dodgers’ first playoff sport is sort of a month away, on Oct. 11.

The one season the Dodgers didn’t clinch the division of their latest run was final yr — they received 106 occasions however nonetheless completed one sport behind San Francisco. Los Angeles then beat the Giants within the NL Division Sequence earlier than falling to eventual champion Atlanta within the NLCS.

A crowd of 21,143, largely clad in Dodger blue, watched the clincher. It’s the Dodgers’ twentieth NL West crown for the reason that majors cut up into divisions in 1969.

Kershaw (8-3) was sharp all through, permitting simply two singles and one stroll whereas placing out 5. He threw simply 82 pitches, 55 for strikes. He lowered his season ERA to 2.44. Caleb Ferguson and Craig Kimbrel completed the mixed three-hit shutout.

Merrill Kelly (12-6) lasted 5 innings, dropping for the primary time in 14 begins.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota rookie Joe Ryan and reliever Jovani Moran mixed to pitch no-hit ball till Bobby Witt Jr. doubled with one out within the ninth inning in opposition to Kansas Metropolis.

Ryan was pulled after seven innings and 106 pitches, 4 shy of his massive league excessive. There has by no means been a no-hitter at Goal Discipline, and the group of 19,005 booed when Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli despatched Moran to the mound to start out the eighth.

Moran labored an ideal eighth. He struck out Drew Waters to start the ninth earlier than strolling pinch-hitter Hunter Dozier and MJ Melendez. The Royals hadn’t come near successful till Witt lined a 1-2 fastball for a clear drive to deep left for an RBI double, setting off extra boos from the followers.

Carlos Correa, Jose Miranda and Gio Urshela hit residence runs because the Twins snapped a three-game skid. Ryan (11-8) struck out 9, walked two and set down his final 12 batters. He has by no means gone previous seven innings in his profession and had misplaced three of his earlier 4 choices.

Kris Bubic (2-12) was the loser.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Los Angeles star Mike Trout’s residence run streak ended at seven video games, one shy of the foremost league file, and AL Central-leading Cleveland beat the Angels.

Trout went 0 for 3 with three routine flyballs and a stroll. The three-time AL MVP was chasing the mark of eight straight video games with a house run, set by Pittsburgh’s Dale Lengthy in 1956 and matched by Don Mattingly of the Yankees in 1987 and Seattle’s Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993.

Oscar Gonzalez’s two-run homer within the sixth broke a 1-all tie and gave Cleveland its fifth straight win. José Ramirez began the inning with a double and Gonzalez lined an 0-2 pitch from José Suarez (6-7) off the railing atop the wall in left discipline.

Rookie Kirk McCarty (3-2) held Los Angeles to 1 hit in 3 2/3 innings for Cleveland, which has received seven of eight. Emmanuel Clase gave up a two-out single within the ninth, however struck out Matt Duffy and transformed his thirty fifth save in 38 possibilities.


NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom was outpitched by Adrian Sampson and pissed off New York mustered little on offense in opposition to Chicago.

Ian Happ homered deep into the second deck on a 99 mph heater from deGrom (5-2), and No. 9 batter David Bote added his second residence run of the season for the Cubs.

Sampson (2-5) allowed two hits and 4 walks in six shutout innings. He struck out three.

New York’s Pete Alonso launched his thirty fourth homer within the ninth in opposition to Brandon Hughes, who bought 5 outs to complete it.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three and the Milwaukee Brewers used eight pitchers to beat NL Central-leading St. Louis.

Down three starters to accidents, the taxed Brewers employees was stretched even additional when starter Matt Bush left after simply 15 pitches due to proper groin discomfort. Bush was the starter in what the membership had already designated as a bullpen sport.

Luis Perdomo (2-0) was the winner, permitting one run in three innings. Perdomo, Brad Boxberger, Hoby Milner, Justin Topa, Taylor Rogers and Brent Suter mixed to retire 20 of twenty-two batters from the third inning on.

McCutchen hit his seventeenth homer of the season, a two-run blast off Jordan Montgomery (8-4) within the fifth, to interrupt a 4-all tie.


CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a three-run homer and Miguel Cairo directed Chicago to a different victory, topping Colorado.

The White Sox improved to 10-4 since Cairo stepped in for supervisor Tony La Russa, who’s awaiting clearance to return to the dugout after coping with a coronary heart concern. The 77-year-old La Russa was on the ballpark earlier than the sport, however it was Cairo’s lineup card as soon as once more.

Michael Kopech (5-9) pitched 5 efficient innings for Chicago. José Abreu additionally went deep, and Liam Hendriks dealt with the ninth for his thirty third save.

Alan Trejo hit a two-run homer for last-place Colorado. Chad Kuhl (6-9)was the loser.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mark Mathias hit his second homer of the sport, a solo shot with one out within the ninth, and Texas overcame a five-run deficit to beat Oakland.

Mathias had three extra-base hits and drove in 4 runs. Adolis Garcia added a two-run homer and had three RBIs for Texas. Mathias hit his decisive homer to left off Joel Payamps (3-5).

Brock Burke (7-3), the final of three Texas pitchers, threw two scoreless innings.

A’s rookie Dermis Garcia had a three-run residence run within the first inning and had a run-scoring double within the fifth whereas setting a profession excessive with 4 RBIs.


DETROIT (AP) — Rookie Hunter Brown returned to his hometown to pitch six robust innings, main Houston previous Detroit.

Brown (2-0), who allowed two runs on 5 hits, was making his second profession begin in entrance of a loud group of family and friends. He grew up in suburban Detroit and attended Wayne State, a couple of mile from Comerica Park.

Yordan Alvarez homered and scored 3 times to assist the Astros enhance to 6-0 in opposition to the Tigers this season. Ryan Pressly struck out the aspect within the ninth for his twenty seventh save.

Tigers starter Drew Hutchison (2-8) was the loser.



CINCINNATI (AP) — Kevin Newman hit an RBI single within the seventh inning, 4 pitchers mixed on a one-hitter and Pittsburgh beat Cincinnati for day-night doubleheader sweep.

Bryan Reynolds homered for the second straight sport and drove in two runs as Pittsburgh hit three residence runs for the second sport in a row and received the opener.

Chase De Jong (5-2) received the second sport. Raynel Espinal (0-1) was the loser.

Within the opener Johan Oviedo (1-1) pitched hitless ball into the fifth and allowed one hit over 5 shutout innings. Luis Cessa (3-3) was the loser.


MIAMI (AP) — Nick Maton hit a go-ahead, two-run homer within the seventh inning off Sandy Alcantara, main Philadelphia previous Miami and tightening the Phillies’ grip on the second spot within the NL wild-card race.

Philadelphia received its fourth in a row. Alcantara (12-8) fell to 1-3 in six begins in opposition to the Phillies this season.

Bailey Falter (5-3) allowed one run and 4 hits in six innings, placing out 4. The Phillies then bought excellent innings from relievers José Alvarado and Seranthony Domínguez, and David Robertson adopted with an ideal ninth for his twentieth save.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kyle Wright earned his main league-leading 18th victory, Dansby Swanson homered and drove in three runs and Atlanta beat San Francisco to maneuver inside a half-game of the first-place New York Mets within the NL East.

Wright (18-5) struck out 4 whereas pitching into the sixth. The appropriate-hander received his fifth straight resolution. Swanson hit a go-ahead two-run homer within the third and added an RBI single within the ninth.

Jakob Junis (4-6) was the loser.

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