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MLB roundup: Reds ruin Max Scherzer's return to Mets

MLB roundup: Reds ruin Max Scherzer's return to Mets

Mike Moustakas hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the host Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 1-0 on Tuesday.

The Reds earned their second walk-off win in the last three days by surviving a dominating performance from Max Scherzer in his return from an oblique injury and put together a rally against Seth Lugo (1-2).

Scherzer allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 11 batters in six overpowering innings in his first start since getting injured May 18 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Tommy Pham opened the ninth with a double, Tyler Naquin was intentionally walked and Donovan Solano drew a walk to load the bases. The Mets pulled their infield and outfield in, and the Reds won it when Moustakas hit a 2-1 pitch to center field. Brandon Nimmo made a running catch, but Pham easily scored.

Dodgers 5, Rockies 2

Max Muncy and Mookie Betts hit home runs while Ryan Pepiot went five strong innings in his fourth career start as Los Angeles beat visiting Colorado.

Justin Turner and Trayce Thompson added RBI singles as the Dodgers improved to 5-1 on a season-high 11-game homestand. Los Angeles earned its third consecutive victory against Colorado over the past week, following a four-game losing streak against the Rockies.

Kris Bryant hit his first home run of the season for the Rockies, and Ryan McMahon had three hits. Colorado has dropped the first two games of a three-game series after winning the past two three-game series.

Diamondbacks 6, Giants 2

Josh Rojas sparked a five-run, eighth-inning uprising and Daulton Varsho capped it with a three-run homer as Arizona rallied past slumping San Francisco in Phoenix.

Buddy Kennedy hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly for the Diamondbacks before Varsho clubbed a 408-foot blast to right-center off Camilo Doval.

Joc Pederson and Austin Wynns drove in runs for the Giants, who have lost a season-worst six straight games and 12 of their past 15.

Rays 8, Red Sox 4

Yandy Diaz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Kevin Kiermaier had four RBIs to lead visiting Tampa Bay over Boston.

Kiermaier's bases-clearing double off Boston starter Nick Pivetta started the scoring in the first inning. The Rays later broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run sixth and added one in the seventh to win for the third time in five games.

Isaac Paredes and Rene Pinto both had two hits, while Wander Franco scored three runs and stole a base.

Phillies 11, Nationals 0

Kyle Schwarber hit two solo home runs, J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in three runs and host Philadelphia crushed Washington.

Alec Bohm added two hits and three RBIs, while Nick Castellanos added two hits and two RBIs. Darick Hall also contributed three hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who have won four of their last five.

Phillies starter Cristopher Sanchez (1-1) tossed five scoreless innings and gave up two hits. He struck out two and walked two. Washington starter Paolo Espino (0-2) lasted only 3 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and four runs to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

Mariners 6, Padres 2

The bottom two hitters in the lineup drove in four runs and Logan Gilbert became the third major league pitcher to win 10 games this season as visiting Seattle defeated San Diego to complete a two-game sweep.

Dylan Moore and Sam Haggerty, the eighth and ninth hitters in the Mariners' batting order, each drove in two runs. Gilbert held the Padres to two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings.

After the Padres tied the game with an unearned run against Gilbert in the bottom of the third, Seattle scored three in top of the fourth to break the game open. The Padres missed an opportunity in the second inning when singles by Luke Voit, Eric Hosmer and Nomar Mazara loaded the bases with no one out. But Austin Nola grounded into a forceout at home and Gilbert retired the next two hitters on fly balls.

Marlins 2, Angels 1

Sandy Alcantara pitched eight shutout innings, scattering just two hits and striking out 10, as host Miami edged Los Angeles.

Alcantara (9-3) made his 10th quality start in his last 11 outings. Tanner Scott allowed a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Ward, but he stranded runners on first and second for his 10th save.

Garrett Cooper and Bryan De La Cruz hit solo home runs off Noah Syndergaard (5-7) as the Marlins extended their winning streak to six games. Syndergaard surrendered two runs and fanned eight in five innings.

Tigers 11, Guardians 4

Victor Reyes had three hits and drove in three runs, Riley Greene supplied two doubles and three RBIs and host Detroit thumped Cleveland.

Miguel Cabrera contributed three hits while scoring twice and knocking in a run as the Tigers won their third straight. Eric Haase hit a two-run homer and scored twice.

Tigers starter Drew Hutchison (1-4) notched his first win since last September, allowing two runs (one earned) and five hits in five innings. Guardians starter Cal Quantrill (4-5) gave up six runs, three earned, and eight hits in four innings.

Twins 8, White Sox 2

Alex Kirilloff homered twice among his three hits and Max Kepler, Jose Miranda and Jorge Polanco also hit home runs to boost visiting Minnesota past Chicago.

The Twins improved to 5-0 against the White Sox this season and will seek a three-game series sweep on Wednesday afternoon. Minnesota's Josh Winder (4-2), starting after Chris Archer was scratched due to left hip tightness and went on the injured list, gave up two runs in five innings.

Reese McGuire had three hits for the White Sox. Michael Kopech (2-6) yielded six runs on eight hits, including four homers, in 4 2/3 innings.

Braves 7, Cardinals 1

Austin Riley and William Contreras each hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Atlanta rolled to a win over visiting St. Louis.

The power surge was part of a five-run uprising -- the second straight game the Braves have produced a five-run inning. The Braves have won six of their last eight games and two straight over St. Louis to open the four-game series.

Riley, who was 3-for-4, hit his 21st homer, third-most in the National League, and Contreras hit his 10th homer, his first since June 12.

Pirates 5, Yankees 2

Jack Suwinski and Daniel Vogelbach homered to help Pittsburgh quell visiting New York.

Ben Gamel added an RBI double for the Pirates, who have won four of six. Pittsburgh starter Jose Quintana (2-4) went five innings, allowing one run and six hits, with seven strikeouts and no walks. David Bednar pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Aaron Judge and Matt Carpenter each hit an RBI single for the Yankees. New York starter Jameson Taillon (9-2), facing his original team for the first time, pitched 5 1/3 innings. He gave up five runs and six hits, with five strikeouts and no walks. Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was a late lineup scratch because of lower back stiffness.

Orioles 10, Rangers 9 (10 innings)

Cedric Mullins' two-out double in the 10th inning lifted Baltimore past visiting Texas.

Texas overcame deficits of 4-0, 7-4 and 8-7. The Rangers loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Joey Krehbiel (4-3) but could not bring home a run.

It was the second day in a row in which the Orioles topped Texas in 10 innings. Texas reliever Joe Barlow has now blown a save in the ninth inning in back-to-back games.

Cubs 8, Brewers 3

Seiya Suzuki homered for the second straight game since coming off the injured list as visiting Chicago claimed a victory over Milwaukee.

Suzuki also had an RBI single as part of a four-run sixth. Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks came out after three innings with right shoulder soreness. Hendricks allowed two runs on two hits with two walks in a 69-pitch outing. Matt Swarmer (2-3) got the win with two scoreless innings in relief.

Rowdy Tellez staked the Brewers to a 2-0 lead in the first with his 17th homer after Christian Yelich had walked. Each of Tellez's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases, tying the franchise mark set by Ryan Thompson in 2002.

Astros 9, Royals 7

Jeremy Pena and Alex Bregman homered in the fifth inning and Aledmys Diaz and Yordan Alvarez added insurance blasts as Houston beat visiting Kansas City to notch an eighth consecutive victory.

Astros right-hander Luis Garcia (7-5) earned the win despite five runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, with one walk and seven strikeouts. Rafael Montero pulled off his sixth save in the ninth with one hit, one run and two strikeouts.

Homers from MJ Melendez and Bobby Witt Jr. in the second and third innings gave Kansas City a 4-2 lead, but the Astros pulled ahead in a two-homer fifth. Zack Greinke (2-5) gave up 10 hits, six runs, two walks and two strikeouts over five innings.

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 3

Stephen Piscotty homered, right-hander Adrian Martinez won his home debut and Oakland made it two straight over visiting Toronto.

Toronto's Matt Chapman's 3-for-4 night included his 12th home run of the season and a pair of singles. The Blue Jays out-hit the A's 10-4, but eight walks, five from losing pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (3-5), allowed Oakland to take the lead.

Martinez (2-1) completed five innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone. The rookie had begun his career with a pair of road starts, beating the Detroit Tigers in May before losing to the Seattle Mariners in June.

Max Muncy, Mookie Betts homer as Dodgers down Rockies

Max Muncy, Mookie Betts homer as Dodgers down Rockies

Max Muncy and Mookie Betts hit home runs while Ryan Pepiot went five strong innings in his fourth career start as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 5-2 victory Tuesday over the visiting Colorado Rockies.

Justin Turner and Trayce Thompson added RBI singles as the Dodgers improved to 5-1 on a season-high, 11-game homestand. Los Angeles earned its third consecutive victory against Colorado over the past week following a four-game losing streak against the Rockies.

Kris Bryant hit his first home run of the season for the Rockies, and Ryan McMahon had three hits. Colorado has dropped the first two games of a three-game series after winning their past two three-game series.

For the second consecutive game, the Rockies took the early lead on the Dodgers. Jose Iglesias ripped an RBI double off Pepiot in the second inning.

The Dodgers took over in the bottom of the second inning, getting a two-run home run from Muncy on the first pitch he saw from Rockies starter German Marquez. It was Muncy's eighth of the season.

The Dodgers made it 3-1 in the third on Betts' home run to left field, his 18th and first since returning from the injured list Sunday after recovering from a cracked rib. After Muncy hit a first-pitch leadoff double in the fourth inning, Turner followed with his RBI single for a 4-1 Los Angeles lead.

The Rockies pulled with 4-2 when Bryant went deep to center field off Dodgers right-hander Phil Bickford in the sixth. The home run came in Bryant's 24th game with Colorado after the left fielder signed a seven-year, $182 million contract in the offseason.

Thompson added an RBI single in the eighth.

Pepiot (1-0), who was recalled to the Dodgers' roster earlier Tuesday, gave up one run over a career-high five innings. He allowed four hits and one walk while striking out a career-best six to earn his first major league victory. Brusdar Graterol pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save.

Marquez (4-7) gave up four runs on six hits over six innings with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Athletics edge Blue Jays behind Adrian Martinez

Athletics edge Blue Jays behind Adrian Martinez

Stephen Piscotty homered, right-hander Adrian Martinez won his home debut and the Oakland Athletics made it two straight over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.

Matt Chapman thrilled his old fans with three hits, including a home run, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Blue Jays from losing their fifth straight.

Clinching a home-series victory for the first time since taking three of four from the Baltimore Orioles in April, the A's never trailed, scoring twice in the first and third before Piscotty's solo homer in the fifth.

Oakland took advantage of two game-opening walks by Blue Jays starter Yusei Kikuchi (3-5) to grab its 2-0 lead in the first. Christian Bethancourt singled in the first run, after which a double play grounder off the bat of Sean Murphy plated the second.

Chapman's homer, his 12th of the season, got Toronto even in the top of the second. It also scored Cavan Biggio, who had singled.

But the A's seized the lead for good with their two-run third, with Kikuchi's wildness again playing a big role. He hit Ramon Laureano and Bethancourt consecutively to set the stage for a Murphy sacrifice fly and, three batters later, a Chad Pinder bases-loaded walk off reliever Trent Thornton.

Kikuchi was charged with four runs in his 2 1/3 innings despite allowing just two hits. He hurt himself with five walks and the two hit batsmen. He did not record a strikeout.

Teoscar Hernandez smacked his ninth homer of the season, a solo shot, to get Toronto within 4-3 in the fourth, but that was the last of the Blue Jays' scoring.

Martinez (2-1) completed five innings, allowing three runs and eight hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone.

The rookie had begun his career with a pair of road starts, beating the Detroit Tigers in May before losing to the Seattle Mariners in June.

Piscotty's homer, his second of the season, completed the game's scoring in the fifth.

Athletics relievers A.J. Puk, Domingo Acevedo, Zach Jackson and Lou Trivino secured the win for Martinez, each throwing a scoreless inning.

Laureano and Nick Allen each scored twice for the A's.

Chapman's 3-for-3 night included a pair of singles for the Blue Jays, who outhit the A's 10-4. Hernandez and Tapia each finished with two hits.

D-backs rally late, hand Giants sixth straight loss

D-backs rally late, hand Giants sixth straight loss

Josh Rojas sparked a five-run, eighth-inning uprising and Daulton Varsho capped it with a three-run homer as the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 6-2 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night in Phoenix.

Buddy Kennedy hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly for the Diamondbacks before Varsho clubbed a 408-foot blast to right-center off Camilo Doval.

Joc Pederson and Austin Wynns drove in runs for the Giants, who have lost a season-worst six straight games and 12 of their past 15.

Arizona trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the eighth when the left-handed-hitting Rojas, who was pinch-hitting, stunningly dropped down a two-strike bunt single toward third base off Dominic Leone (3-1).

One out later, Rojas moved to third on a single to right-center by Cooper Hummel and then scored when Leone threw a wild pitch.

Ketel Marte and Christian Walker walked to load the bases. Doval replaced Leone and gave up Kennedy's sacrifice fly prior to serving up Varsho's 12th blast of the season.

Mark Melancon struck out two in a perfect ninth in a non-save situation as Arizona defeated the Giants for the second straight day.

Geraldo Perdomo and Varsho had two hits apiece for Arizona, which will seek a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

Wynns drove in a run on an overturned call in the seventh inning to give the Giants a 2-1 lead.

San Francisco's Yermin Mercedes was on second base with two outs when Wynns hit a short fly ball down the left field line off Arizona's Caleb Smith (1-1). Hummel made a sliding attempt near the line, and the ball hit off his left abdomen and was ruled foul by the umpiring crew.

The Giants challenged the call and it was overturned and ruled fair. Wynns was awarded a single and Mercedes jogged home from second with a run that was charged to Noe Ramirez.

Austin Slater had two of San Francisco's six hits.

Giants starter Alex Wood allowed one run and four hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked none.

Tyler Gilbert was recalled from the minors to start for the Diamondbacks, and he gave up one run and four hits over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one.

San Francisco opened the fourth inning with consecutive singles by Slater, Wilmer Flores and Darin Ruf. One out later, Pederson hit a sacrifice fly to score Slater.

Arizona knotted the score in the fifth as Carson Kelly hit a ground-rule double to right with one out and scored from third on Perdomo's two-out single to right.

Seiya Suzuki homers again as Cubs clobber Brewers

Seiya Suzuki homers again as Cubs clobber Brewers

Seiya Suzuki homered for the second straight game since coming off the injured list as the visiting Chicago Cubs claimed an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.

Suzuki, who had an inside-the-park homer Monday after he had missed almost five weeks, hit a two-run homer in the fifth Tuesday to put the Cubs up 4-2. He also had an RBI single in a four-run sixth.

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks came out after three innings with right shoulder soreness. Hendricks allowed two runs on two hits with two walks in a 69-pitch outing. Matt Swarmer (2-3) got the win with two scoreless innings in relief.

With one out in the fifth, Nico Hoerner reached on a two-base throwing error by shortstop Willy Adames. Ian Happ followed with an RBI double that bounced off third baseman Luis Urias. Suzuki then lined the first pitch down the left-field line for his sixth homer.

Chicago broke it open in the sixth. Yan Gomes and Nelson Velazquez opened with consecutive singles. Rafael Ortega's one-out triple into the right-field corner made it 6-2, chasing starter Jason Alexander.

Happ drew a two-out walk, then stole second, with Ortega scoring from third ahead of the throw back home. Suzuki's RBI single to left made it 8-2.

Swarmer walked the first three batters to open the sixth, but Rowan Wick came on and got a lineout and inning-ending double play.

Milwaukee scored a run in the ninth on Victor Caratini's RBI single.

Alexander (2-1) allowed seven runs, six earned, on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings as his ERA jumped from 3.82 to 4.75.

Rowdy Tellez staked the Brewers to a 2-0 lead in the first with his 17th homer after Christian Yelich had walked. Each of Tellez's last 10 hits have gone for extra bases, tying the franchise mark set by Ryan Thompson in 2002.

The Cubs got a run back in the fourth on Velazquez's RBI groundout with the bases loaded.

Astros outslug Royals for eighth consecutive win

Astros outslug Royals for eighth consecutive win

Jeremy Pena and Alex Bregman homered in the fifth inning and Aledmys Diaz and Yordan Alvarez added insurance blasts as the Houston Astros slugged their way to their eighth consecutive victory, a 9-7 triumph over the visiting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

The Astros have won 13 of 15 and continue to thrive in myriad ways. After their pitching carried the load for most of this stretch of success, the offense has kicked into high gear on the current eight-game homestand, in which Houston is off to a 6-0 start.

The Royals lost for the third time in four games.

With Houston leading 6-5 in the seventh inning, Diaz followed a 13-pitch walk by Yuli Gurriel with a first-pitch home run to left field.

The Royals mounted a threat in the top of the eighth off Astros reliever Bryan Abreu, scoring on a bases-loaded walk from Michael A. Taylor. Alvarez cut the rally short when he caught Nicky Lopez's fly ball to left and threw out Hunter Dozier at the plate for an inning-ending double play.

Alvarez then clubbed his 25th home run in the bottom of the frame for a 9-6 lead.

Houston erased two early two-run deficits by pummeling Royals right-hander Zack Greinke (2-5), who spent the previous two-plus seasons with the Astros after arriving at the 2019 trade deadline. Greinke allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out two.

Bregman, who went 3-for-3 against Greinke, doubled leading off the second and scored on a Gurriel groundout as part of a two-run frame that pulled the Astros even. Two innings later, Gurriel singled and scored on a Jake Meyers single that sliced the Astros' deficit to 4-3.

When Pena drilled the first pitch of the fifth inning over the wall in center for his 12th home run, the Astros knotted the game at 4-4. Alvarez singled, and Bregman followed with his 10th home run, a two-run shot to left for a 6-4 lead.

Astros right-hander Luis Garcia (7-5) surrendered a home run to MJ Melendez, his third in two games and ninth of the year, leading off the second plus a two-run shot to Bobby Witt Jr., his 12th, with one out in the third inning.

Garcia recovered and retired 11 of the ensuring 12 batters before departing after 6 1/3 innings. He allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.

Houston's Rafael Montero allowed a run in the ninth on a Whit Merrifield triple and an Andrew Benintendi groundout, but he recovered to post his sixth save.

Alex Kirilloff homers lead Twins to win over White Sox

Alex Kirilloff homers lead Twins to win over White Sox

Alex Kirilloff homered twice among his three hits and Max Kepler, Jose Miranda and Jorge Polanco also hit home runs to boost the visiting Minnesota Twins to an 8-2 victory against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Minnesota improved to 5-0 against Chicago this season and will seek a series sweep on Wednesday afternoon.

Twins spot starter Josh Winder benefited from the barrage, as he slid into the rotation for Chris Archer, who was scratched with left hip tightness and placed on the injured list before the game. Winder (4-2) spaced two runs and seven hits in five innings with two walks and three strikeouts.

Yoan Moncada's RBI double in the fourth inning and a run-scoring fielder's choice from Tim Anderson in the fifth were the lone blemishes against Winder.

White Sox starter Michael Kopech struggled mightily against Minnesota, a club he had held in check in his career entering Tuesday, pitching to a 0.75 ERA over six games, including two starts. The right-hander allowed four of the Twins' five home runs.

Kopech walked the bases loaded in the first inning but escaped damage, then scattered a hit in a scoreless second. The Twins started their long-ball barrage in the third, as Kepler connected on a first-pitch solo shot with two outs.

Miranda hit a two-run blast in the fourth before the Twins chased Kopech from the game an inning later. Polanco hit a two-run shot on the first pitch with one out in the fifth and Kirilloff followed with a solo shot one batter later.

All told, Kopech allowed six runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings with four walks and five strikeouts.

After yielding zero home runs in his first eight starts of the season, Kopech has surrendered nine homers over his past seven starts.

Reese McGuire had three hits for the White Sox, while Luis Robert and Josh Harrison added two apiece. Jose Abreu singled in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

Kepler had two hits for the Twins.

Mike Moustakas' sacrifice fly lifts Reds over Mets

Mike Moustakas' sacrifice fly lifts Reds over Mets

Mike Moustakas hit a game-ending sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the host Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 1-0 Tuesday night.

The Reds earned their second walk-off win in the last three days by surviving a dominating performance from Max Scherzer in his return from an oblique injury and put together a rally against Seth Lugo (1-2).

Tommy Pham opened the ninth with a double that sliced down the right field line and just beyond Starling Marte's reach. After Tyler Naquin was intentionally walked, Donavan Solano drew a walk to load the bases.

The Mets pulled their infield and outfield in, and the Reds won it when Moustakas hit a 2-1 pitch to center field. Brandon Nimmo made a running catch, but Pham easily scored.

Scherzer allowed two hits and struck out a season-high 11 batters in six overpowering innings in his first start since getting injured May 18 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Hunter Strickland (2-2) pitched a perfect ninth to set things up for Moustakas.

Scherzer notched his third double-digit strikeout game of the season and 107th of his career.

Scherzer struck out the side in the fifth and then ended his ninth start as a Met by fanning Pham on a 95 mph fastball on his 79th pitch.

Cincinnati rookie Nick Lodolo also returned from the injured list and allowed three hits in 4 2/3 innings after being out since April 24 with a back injury. He tied a season-high with eight strikeouts and worked around three walks.

Lodolo stranded two runners in both the second and fourth inning.

The left-hander was lifted when Marte drew a two-out walk in the fifth. Joel Kuhnel took over and retired Francisco Lindor to end the inning. Ross Detweiler provided one inning of scoreless relief before Jeff Hoffman went 1 1/3 innings.

Five-run first inning boosts Braves to win over Cardinals

Five-run first inning boosts Braves to win over Cardinals

Austin Riley and William Contreras each hit a two-run homer in the first inning and the Atlanta Braves rolled to a 7-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

The power surge was part of a five-run uprising -- the second straight game the Braves have produced a five-run inning. The Braves have won six of their last eight games and two straight over St. Louis to open the four-game series.

Riley, who was 3-for-4, hit his 21st homer, third-most in the National League, and Contreras hit his 10th homer, his first since June 12.

The offense benefited Ian Anderson (7-5), who ended a two-game losing streak. Anderson pitched five innings and allowed one run on eight hits, one walk and three strikeouts. Anderson was struggling in his final inning, but retired Dylan Carlson on a grounder to first base to end a bases-loaded threat.

The bullpen finished the game, getting two scoreless innings from Collin McHugh, one inning from Tyler Matzek and one inning from Jackson Stephens.

St. Louis starter Andre Pallante (2-4) pitched only 3 2/3 innings and allowed season-highs in runs (seven) and hits (10), with five strikeouts in his first career appearance against the Braves.

The Cardinals bullpen shut down the Braves the rest of the way. Packy Naughton (2 1/3 innings), Junior Fernandez (one inning) and Zack Thompson (one inning) finished the game.

The Cardinals scored a run off of Anderson with a two-out rally in the first. St. Louis had three straight singles, with Nolan Gorman driving in Paul Goldschmidt.

The Braves answered with five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Ronald Acuna Jr. singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored on Matt Olson's single. Riley followed with an opposite field two-run home run to right. Marcell Ozuna doubled and scored when Contreras launched a two-out homer.

Atlanta scored two more times in the fourth inning. Olson doubled home Michael Harris II, who legged out an infield hit and stole second and third base. Olson scored on a double by Riley.

Victor Reyes, Riley Greene lead Tigers to rout of Guardians

Victor Reyes, Riley Greene lead Tigers to rout of Guardians

Victor Reyes had three hits and drove in three runs, Riley Greene supplied two doubles and three RBIs and the host Detroit Tigers thumped the Cleveland Guardians 11-4 on Tuesday.

Miguel Cabrera contributed three hits while scoring twice and knocking in a run as the Tigers won their third straight. Eric Haase hit a two-run homer and scored twice.

Tigers starter Drew Hutchison (1-4) notched his first win since last September, allowing two runs (one earned) and five hits in five innings. He struck out two without walking a batter.

Guardians starter Cal Quantrill (4-5) gave up six runs, three earned, and eight hits in four innings. He walked two and fanned four. Cleveland's Owen Miller had a pair of RBI singles.

The Guardians scored an unearned run in the first inning. Amed Rosario reached on an error by shortstop Harold Castro and moved to third on Jose Ramirez's bloop double. Rosario scored on Franmil Reyes' sacrifice fly.

Detroit took a 4-1 lead in the second with the aid of an error. Jonathan Schoop was hit by a pitch with one out, and second baseman Andres Gimenez fumbled Jeimer Candelario's grounder. Spencer Torkelson walked to load the bases before Reyes slapped a two-run single to left. Torkelson was thrown out at third on the play. Reyes scored on Greene's double to right.

After Robbie Grossman walked, Cabrera lined a single to knock in Greene.

Cleveland cut the Tigers' lead to 4-2 in the fourth. Reyes hit a one-out double and scored on Miller's two-out single.

The Tigers increased their advantage to 6-2 in the bottom of the inning. Cabrera reached on a two-out single and scored on Haase's seventh homer, which cleared the right field wall.

Detroit made it 8-2 against reliever Nick Sandlin in the fifth. Candelario reached on a one-out single and Reyes kept the inning alive with a two-out infield single before Greene's double off the left-center-field wall, which brought in both runners.

Candelario's bases-loaded walk, Torkelson's RBI grounder and Reyes' run-scoring single in the sixth upped Detroit's advantage to 11-2.

The American League Central rivals wrap up the four-game series on Wednesday afternoon, with Detroit looking for a sweep.

Kevin Kiermaier's four RBI leads Rays to win over Red Sox

Kevin Kiermaier's four RBI leads Rays to win over Red Sox

Yandy Diaz went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Kevin Kiermaier had four RBI to lead the visiting Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-4 Tuesday win over the Boston Red Sox.

Kiermaier's bases-clearing double off Boston starter Nick Pivetta started the scoring in the first inning. The Rays later broke a 3-3 tie with a four-run sixth and added one in the seventh to win for the third time in five games.

Isaac Paredes and Rene Pinto both had two hits, while Wander Franco scored three runs and stole a base.

Jeffrey Springs struck out five with five hits and three runs over four innings while winning pitcher Ryan Thompson (2-2) worked around two hits for a scoreless fifth.

Boston brought the tying run to the plate by loading the bases in the ninth, but a pop out to Wander Franco ended the game.

After missing Monday's game with a thigh laceration, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three for the Red Sox, who had won back-to-back games. Trevor Story also left the yard, J.D. Martinez went 3-for-5 and scored a run, and Jarren Duran added two hits.

In the loss, Pivetta (8-6) allowed a season-high seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings.

Tampa Bay loaded the bases on two hits -- including a Diaz leadoff double -- and a walk before Pivetta recorded an out. Kiermaier made it 3-0 on one swing of the bat, clubbing a one-out double off the Green Monster.

A line-drive double play helped the Boston righty escape the inning without further damage, but the Rays logged three hits in the first inning after being shut out with two-hits on Monday.

In the bottom of the first, Bogaerts cut into Boston's deficit with his first homer since June 3, a two-out, two-run shot to center.

Boston evened the score on Story's second-inning solo homer over the Monster in left-center. It was his second in as many games.

The visitors moved back ahead in the sixth, initially taking the lead on a fielder's choice by Kiermaier, who later scored on a Taylor Walls sacrifice fly. Pinto's check-swing infield single and Diaz's line base hit to left with two outs also plated runs.

In the seventh, Tampa Bay added to its lead with a Paredes single. The home team got a run back as Duran doubled and scored on a Bogaerts sac fly.

Pirates hand Yankees second loss in a row

Pirates hand Yankees second loss in a row

Jack Suwinski and Daniel Vogelbach homered Tuesday to help the Pittsburgh Pirates quell the visiting New York Yankees 5-2.

Ben Gamel added an RBI double for the Pirates, who have won four of six.

Pittsburgh starter Jose Quintana (2-4) went five innings, allowing one run and six hits, with seven strikeouts and no walks.

David Bednar pitched the ninth for his 13th save.

Aaron Judge and Matt Carpenter each hit an RBI single for the Yankees, who have lost two straight.

New York starter Jameson Taillon (9-2), facing his original team for the first time, pitched 5 1/3 innings. He gave up five runs and six hits, with five strikeouts and no walks.

Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was a late lineup scratch because of lower back stiffness.

In the second inning, Vogelbach led off for Pittsburgh with his 11th homer, a shot to right field.

The Pirates pushed it to 4-0 in the fourth. Bryan Reynolds doubled to right ahead of Suwinski's 14th home run. An out later, Yoshi Tsutsugo, just back from the injured list because of a lumbar muscle strain, singled to center. He was erased on Oneil Cruz's forceout, but Gamel doubled to right-center to drive in Cruz.

It was Gamel's first game back off the IL because of a left hamstring strain.

The Yankees got on the scoreboard in the fifth. Isiah Kiner-Falefa doubled to left with one out, went to third on DJ LeMahieu's groundout and scored on Judge's base hit to left to make it 4-1.

That ended a 15-inning scoring drought for New York.

In the sixth, Suwinski singled to right and went to third on Vogelbach's groundout. That chased Taillon for Lucas Luetge. Tsutsugo singled to left, with Suwinski going to third. Cruz's sacrifice fly to left drove in Suwinski to give the Pirates a 5-1 lead.

The Yankees inched closer in the eighth. Gleyber Torres walked, went to second on Duane Underwood Jr.'s wild pitch, advanced to third on Giancarlo Stanton's groundout and, after Josh Donaldson popped out, scored on Carpenter's single to right to make it 5-2.

Phillies offense clicks in rout of Nationals

Phillies offense clicks in rout of Nationals

Kyle Schwarber hit two solo home runs, J.T. Realmuto homered and drove in three runs and the host Philadelphia Phillies crushed the Washington Nationals 11-0 on Tuesday.

Alec Bohm added two hits and three RBIs, while Nick Castellanos added two hits and two RBIs.

Darick Hall also contributed three hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who have won four of their last five.

Phillies starter Cristopher Sanchez (1-1) tossed five scoreless innings and gave up two hits. He struck out two and walked two.

The Nationals had just three hits in the game.

Washington starter Paolo Espino (0-2) lasted only 3 2/3 innings and allowed six hits and four runs to go along with three strikeouts and one walk.

The Phillies went ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning when Schwarber launched a leadoff solo homer to center field.

Schwarber's second homer, this time with two outs in the third, gave the Phillies a 2-0 advantage. It was the 25th homer of the season for Schwarber and his 18th career multi-home run performance.

The Phillies pounded out a total of 13 hits.

Ehire Adrianza's single in the second was the Nationals' only hit through the first four innings.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Phillies took a 3-0 lead when Realmuto lofted a deep sacrifice fly to center, scoring Castellanos. Bohm added an RBI single, and the lead was extended to 4-0.

Realmuto hit a two-run homer to right in the fifth to give Philadelphia a commanding six-run edge.

The Phillies extended their lead to 9-0 in the sixth when Castellanos blooped a two-run single to right and Hall added an RBI base hit. Bohm followed with a two-run single to cap of Philadelphia's scoring.

Washington reliever Reed Garrett was lit up for four hits and five runs in 2/3 of an inning in the sixth.

Infielder Alcides Escobar pitched a scoreless eighth for the Nationals.

Orioles win back-and-forth affair with Rangers

Orioles win back-and-forth affair with Rangers

Cedric Mullins' two-out double in the 10th inning lifted the Baltimore Orioles past the visiting Texas Rangers 10-9 on Tuesday night to overcome several blown leads.

It was the second day in a row where the Orioles topped Texas in 10 innings.

Rougned Odor's home run with two outs in the ninth evened the score after Corey Seager's two-run home run with one out in the top half of the frame gave the Rangers a 9-8 lead.

Texas reliever Joe Barlow has now blown a save in the ninth inning in back-to-back games.

Seager's third hit of the game was his 16th homer of the season. Mitch Garver and Nate Lowe also homered for the Rangers, who have lost five of their last six games.

Texas overcame deficits of 4-0, 7-4 and 8-7. The Rangers loaded the bases with one out in the 10th against Joey Krehbiel (4-3), but could not bring home a run.

Matt Moore (3-2) suffered the loss for the second game in a row.

Ryan McKenna led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a rare home run for Baltimore.

Mullins had three hits and three RBIs, while Ramon Urias drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have won three straight.

Lowe's two-out, three-run home run in the top of the eighth tied the score. It was his 12th long ball of the season.

McKenna's first homer of the season came off John King. McKenna now has just three home runs in 144 career games.

After the home run, the Orioles loaded the bases with one out but didn't score again because Anthony Santander grounded into a double play.

The Rangers crawled out of a 4-0 hole to tie the score on Garver's solo home run to lead off the seventh. Garver's second homer in as many days gave him 10 for the season.

Baltimore went back ahead in the bottom of the seventh with Santander's RBI single and Urias' two-run single, both of which came with two outs.

The Orioles received 4 1/3 innings from starting pitcher Austin Voth, who was charged with three runs on four hits.

Rangers starter Spencer Howard allowed four runs in four innings. Marcus Semien, Lowe and Garver all had two hits for Texas.

Ryan Pepiot called up, will start for Dodgers Tuesday

Ryan Pepiot called up, will start for Dodgers Tuesday

Right-handed pitcher Ryan Pepiot will start for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they host the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Mitch White was originally slated to be the starter, but the Dodgers announced Pepiot would be taking over this evening.

Pepiot has appeared in three games for Los Angeles this season, all of which were starts, and has a 3.18 ERA. He has given up four runs on six hits while walking 11 and striking out 13 across 11 1/3 innings.

The 24-year-old is 6-0 with a 1.94 ERA during his time in Triple-A this season. Pepiot was selected by the Dodgers in the third round of the 2019 amateur draft out of Butler University.

Reyes Moronta was optioned to Oklahoma City in a corresponding move. The right-hander has made 13 relief appearances for the Dodgers in 2022 and is 0-0 with a 3.68 ERA.

Moronta, 29, spent the first four seasons of his career with San Francisco, where he went 8-9 with a 2.65 ERA in 136 games.

Sandy Alcantara continues dominance in win over Angels

Sandy Alcantara continues dominance in win over Angels

Sandy Alcantara logged his 11th quality start in his last 12 outings, scattering just two hits and striking out 10 as the host Miami Marlins edged the Los Angeles Angels 2-1.

Alcantara (9-3) went eight shutout innings and was lifted after 107 pitches. He leads the major leagues with 123 1/3 innings pitched on the season.

Tanner Scott allowed a run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Taylor Ward, which scored Michael Stefanic. But Scott retired Jared Walsh on a line drive to center, stranding runners on first and second, for his 10th save.

Garrett Cooper and Bryan De La Cruz each hit solo home runs off Noah Syndergaard (5-7), and the Marlins extended their winning streak to six games.

Against Alcantara, the Angels managed singles by Luis Rengifo and Mike Trout.

The National League Pitcher of the Month in June, Alcantara now has a string of 11 straight starts of at least seven innings, the longest such streak since Rick Porcello's in 2016.

Facing a top of the order of Jonathan Villar, Trout and Shohei Ohtani, Alcantara came out throwing heat. In the first inning, the right-hander touched 100 mph four times and notched two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 inning.

Alcantara held the Angels without a baserunner for 4 2/3 innings before Rengifo's line-drive single to right.

Syndergaard entered the game having a 7-1 record with a 2.16 ERA against the Marlins. All 12 of those starts came while he was with the New York Mets.

The Angels received five innings from Syndergaard, who surrendered two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts.

All the damage done off Syndergaard came via the long ball. Cooper connected in the third inning, and De La Cruz went deep in the fifth.

Marlins right fielder Avisail Garcia was ejected by home plate umpire Lance Barrett in the fourth inning for arguing a called third strike.

Yankees scratch Anthony Rizzo (back) from lineup vs. Pirates

Yankees scratch Anthony Rizzo (back) from lineup vs. Pirates

New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday night because of back stiffness, the team announced.

With Rizzo out, the Yankees shifted DJ LeMahieu from second base to first and moved Gleyber Torres from designated hitter to second base. Matt Carpenter was then added to the lineup as the DH ahead of their game in Pittsburgh against the Pirates.

Rizzo, 32, is hitting .223 this season with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs. He has played in 77 of the Yankees' 80 games this season. Rizzo re-signed with the Yankees in March after being traded to the team from the Chicago Cubs last July.

New York owns the best record in the major leagues at 58-22.

Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh is the first of a short two-game series, and the fifth game in a 10-game road swing.

D-backs claim INF Sergio Alcantara off waivers from Padres

D-backs claim INF Sergio Alcantara off waivers from Padres

The Arizona Diamondbacks claimed infielder Sergio Alcantara off waivers from their National League West rival San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

Alcantara started the season with the Diamondbacks and was designated for assignment May 6. The Padres selected him off waivers May 9, and he played for San Diego until being DFA'd June 30.

Alcantara appeared at shortstop, third base and second base for both teams this year. He batted just .114 in 22 games for San Diego. In 23 games for Arizona at the start of the season, he managed a .189 average with one home run, one triple and seven RBIs.

The Diamondbacks also recalled left-handed pitcher Tyler Gilbert from Triple-A Reno and designated right-hander J.B. Wendelken for assignment.

Gilbert went 0-3 with a 7.88 ERA in four appearances (three starts) for Arizona earlier this year.

Logan Gilbert gets 10th win as Mariners sweep Padres

Logan Gilbert gets 10th win as Mariners sweep Padres

The bottom two hitters in Seattle's lineup drove in four runs and Logan Gilbert became the third Major League pitcher to win 10 games this season as the visiting Mariners defeated the Padres 6-2 to complete a two-game sweep in San Diego, Calif.

Dylan Moore and Sam Haggerty, respectively, the eighth and ninth hitters in the Mariners' batting order, each drove in two runs.

The Mariners are 7-1 over their last eight games and have won five straight series. The Padres are 2-8 over their last 10 games.

The Mariners took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Haggerty lined a two-out homer into the seats just inside the right field foul pole off Padres starter and loser Mike Clevinger (2-1). The homer was Haggerty's first since April 24, 2021.

After the Padres tied the game with an unearned run against Gilbert in the bottom of the third, Seattle scored three in top of the fourth -- the rally starting with two out and no one on.

Abraham Toro drew a walk from Clevinger to start the rally. Adam Frazier followed with a single to right with Toro moving to third. Dylan Moore then broke the 1-1 tie, lining a double inside the third base bag, scoring both Toro and Frazier as the ball rolled into the corner to give Seattle a 3-1 lead. Haggerty then singled home Moore.

The Mariners added two more two-out runs in the top of the ninth off San Diego closer Taylor Rogers.

Gilbert improved to 10-3 on the season by holding the Padres to two runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks with one strikeout in 5 1/3 innings. Clevinger gave up four runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings.

The Padres missed an opportunity in the second inning when singles by Luke Voit, Eric Hosmer and Nomar Mazara loaded the bases with no one out. But Austin Nola grounded into a forceout at home and Gilbert retired the next two hitters on fly balls.

Bryce Harper (thumb) vows to return this season

Bryce Harper (thumb) vows to return this season

Injured Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper on Tuesday vowed to return this season.

Harper, 29, made the comments ahead of the Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

"I don't want to put a number on it," Harper told reporters. "I will be back at some point. It's not smart of me to give you guys a timeline when I don't know when at this point."

Harper also said he had three pins inserted into his left thumb, which was fractured June 25 by a fastball from San Diego Padres pitcher Blake Snell. The pins will remain for four weeks. Harper underwent surgery last week.

Harper, a two-time National League MVP, is batting .318 with 15 home runs, 48 RBIs and 21 doubles in 64 games this season.

Overall, the six-time All-Star is a career .281 hitter with 282 homers and 800 RBIs in 1,347 games with the Nationals (2012-18) and Phillies.