Fra­zier’s 3-run homer gives Yan­kees win over Brew­ers

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Clint Fra­zier hit a three-run homer off Corey Knebel with one out in the ninth, lift­ing the New York Yan­kees over the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers 5-3 on Satur­day. Fra­zier turned on a 10 pitch from Knebel (0-2) for his sec­ond ca­reer homer and first game-end­ing shot. He threw his hel­met as he ap­proached his team­mates at home plate, un­veil­ing his mop of red hair, which was then doused in yel­low Ga­torade. Fra­zier had three hits and a ca­reer-high four RBIs in his sixth game. Dellin Be­tances struck out two in a per­fect eighth for New York, and Aroldis Chap­man (2-0) struck out the side in the ninth. Mil­wau­kee left-han­der Brent Suter al­lowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 in­nings. The NL Cen­tral-lead­ing Brew­ers had won five in a row.


Justin Bour hit his 20th home run, Mar­cell Ozuna drove in two runs and the Miami Mar­lins held on to beat the San Fran­cisco Gi­ants. Christian Yelich and J.T. Real­muto added two hits apiece and All-Star Gian­carlo Stan­ton dou­bled and scored while help­ing Chris O’Grady to a victory in his ma­jor league de­but for the Mar­lins. San Fran­cisco scored a run in the ninth off closer A.J. Ramos and had run­ners at the cor­ners with two outs be­fore Hunter Pence struck out look­ing to end the game. Three months after be­ing re­leased out­right by the Los An­ge­les An­gels’ Dou­ble-A team be­fore sign­ing a mi­nor league con­tract with Miami in May, O’Grady (1-0) al­lowed three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 in­nings with four strike­outs and two walks. Jeff Sa­mardz­ija (4-10) al­lowed four runs in seven in­nings.


All-Star rookie Cody Bellinger drew a bases- loaded walk to force in the win­ning run in the 10th in­ning and the NL West-lead­ing Dodgers ral­lied to beat Kansas City for their fifth straight victory. The Dodgers (60-29) reached the 60-win mark be­fore the All-Star break for the first time since 1974. They are just the third team in fran­chise his­tory to do so since 1933, join­ing the 1973 and ‘74 squads that had 63 wins each. Roy­als re­liever Scott Alexan­der (13) loaded the bases on con­sec­u­tive walks to Chase Ut­ley, Corey Sea­ger and Justin Turner lead­ing off the in­ning. He was re­placed by Kelvin Her­rera. With the in­field drawn in, fans chanted “Cody! Cody!” as Bellinger worked a full count be­fore walk­ing to force in Ut­ley. Joc Ped­er­son hit a two-run homer in the sec­ond for the Dodgers, who blew a 3-0 lead be­fore ty­ing the game 4-all on Bellinger’s 25th homer in the eighth. Ross Stripling (1-3) got the win with one strike­out on 14 pitches in the 10th. Sal­vador Perez hit a go-ahead homer in the top of the eighth off Pe­dro Baez, giv­ing Kansas City a 4-3 lead.


Alex Cobb pitched two-hit ball into the eighth in­ning and the Rays beat the Red Sox with some help from a re­play re­ver­sal. Cobb (7-6) re­tired 11 straight over one stretch. Alex Colome got the fi­nal four outs for his 24th save, fin­ish­ing Tampa Bay’s three-hit­ter. The Red Sox put run­ners on sec­ond and third with one out in the ninth. Han­ley Ramirez then struck out swing­ing. After rookie An­drew Ben­in­tendi was walked in­ten­tion­ally, Chris Young popped out to end the game. Bos­ton’s Rick Por­cello (4-11) al­lowed six hits, struck out seven and walked none in his first com­plete game of the sea­son. Je­sus Su­cre drove in the game’s only run with a sac­ri­fice fly in the sec­ond. The in­ning was kept alive by a re­play re­ver­sal of a dou­ble-play call.


Julio Te­heran pitched seven strong in­nings and drove in a ca­reer-high three runs, lead­ing At­lanta to the easy victory. Nick Markakis and Johnan Ca­margo each had three hits for the Braves, who had dropped three of four. Te­heran (7-6) gave up four hits while walk­ing two and strik­ing out five to im­prove to 6-0 in nine road starts this sea­son. He sin­gled twice against Stephen Stras­burg to im­prove to 4 for 7 in his ca­reer against him. Stras­burg (9-3) was hit on his hip by a line drive from Markakis in the third and left after the in­ning. He gave up seven hits and six runs - three earned - in his short­est out­ing of sea­son.


Josh Don­ald­son and Troy Tu­low­itzki home­red, help­ing the Blue Jays to the win. Don­ald­son hit a three-run shot in the fifth in­ning for his first homer since June 11 at Seat­tle and No. 150 for his ca­reer. Tu­low­itzki con­nected for the sec­ond straight game as Toronto bounced back from Fri­day night’s 12-2 loss. Mar­cus Stro­man (9-5) pitched seven ef­fec­tive in­nings as the Blue Jays beat the Astros for the 10th time in their last 13 meet­ings. The right-han­der, who was re­moved from his pre­vi­ous start be­cause of a blis­ter on his pitch­ing hand, al­lowed one run and six hits. Mar­win Gon­za­lez home­red in the ninth for Hous­ton, which hit into four dou­ble plays over the first five in­nings. Mike Fiers (5-4) yielded three runs and five hits in six in­nings.


Car­di­nals rookie Paul DeJong home­red as part of a four-hit game, and Adam Wain­wright won his third con­sec­u­tive start. Wain­wright (10-5) struck out seven in 6 2/3 in­nings. He al­lowed one run and five hits. Se­ung Hwan Oh pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances. Jay Bruce hit his 23rd homer for New York, and T.J. Rivera had three hits. Zack Wheeler (3-6) pitched six in­nings of two-run ball in his sec­ond start since re­turn­ing from the dis­abled list after be­ing side­lined by bi­ceps ten­dini­tis.


Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo home­red, Wade Mi­ley pro­duced his best start in more than five weeks and Bal­ti­more stopped a five-game los­ing streak. Manny Machado added an RBI dou­ble to help the Ori­oles beat the Twins for the first time in six meet­ings this sea­son. This was just their third win in 11 games. After Mi­ley (4-7) al­lowed Miguel Sano’s 21st home run, the most by a Twins player be­fore the break since Justin Morneau with 21 in 2009, Schoop trumped his Amer­i­can League All-Star team­mate with a tow­er­ing two-run shot in the fourth in­ning off Adal­berto Me­jia (4-4). The ball reached the third deck above left field, es­ti­mated by Ma­jor League Base­ball’s Stat­cast sys­tem at 462 feet. Mi­ley was charged with eight hits in 5 2/3 in­nings.


Austin Hedges drove in the win­ning run for San Diego for the sec­ond straight game, and Jhoulys Chacin pitched 6 1/3 strong in­nings. Car­los Asuaje added an RBI triple for the Padres, who have won five of six. Maikel Franco home­red and Tommy Joseph had two hits for Philadel­phia, which has lost five straight and seven of nine. Chacin (8-7) al­lowed one run and three hits. Bran­don Mau­rer pitched a score­less ninth for his 19th save. Aaron Nola (6-6) tied ca­reer highs by go­ing eight in­nings and strik­ing out nine, but he was the hard-luck loser. Nola gave up four hits and walked two.


Gre­gory Polanco hit a two-run homer in the sixth in­ning and Ivan Nova pitched three-hit ball into the sev­enth, lead­ing the Pittsburgh Pi­rates past the Chicago Cubs. Josh Bell had three hits and two runs scored, while Fran­cisco Cervelli and Jordy Mercer each drove in a run for the Pi­rates. Ian Happ and Kyle Sch­war­ber had back-to-back home runs for Chicago, which has not won con­sec­u­tive games since a three-game streak June 18-20. Nova (9-6) struck out six and walked one in 6 2/3 in­nings. Be­sides the homers, the only other hit he al­lowed was a sec­ond-in­ning sin­gle to Sch­war­ber. Felipe Rivero, who reached 102 on the radar gun, got the fi­nal four outs for his sixth save. Cubs starter Jake Ar­ri­eta (8-7) al­lowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in 5 2/3 in­nings.


Mike Clevinger held Detroit to three hits in six in­nings and out­pitched Justin Ver­lan­der, All-Star Michael Brant­ley broke a score­less tie with an RBI dou­ble, and the Cleve­land In­di­ans de­feated the Tigers. Clevinger (5-3) al­lowed only one run­ner to reach sec­ond base and won his third straight de­ci­sion. Ver­lan­der (5-6) gave up one run in 6 2/3 in­nings and lost to Cleve­land for the sec­ond time this week. The right-han­der struck out six after the In­di­ans snapped his streak of 331 con­sec­u­tive games with at least one strike­out last Sun­day.


Adrian Bel­tre and Drew Robin­son hit tworun homers and the Texas Rangers beat the Los An­ge­les An­gels. It was the Rangers’ fifth straight game with mul­ti­ple homers as they moved within a game of .500. The An­gels dropped to three games be­low .500 for the first time since May 13. Bel­tre home­red against An­gels starter Jesse Chavez in the third in­ning to give Texas a 3-1 lead. It was his 452nd ca­reer home run, mov­ing him into a tie with Carl Yas­trzem­ski for 38th all-time. Tyson Ross (2-1) lim­ited Los An­ge­les to four hits and one run in 5 2/3 in­nings. Chavez (5-10) al­lowed seven hits and three runs in five in­nings. He struck out six and walked two.


Tim An­der­son home­red off Colorado closer Greg Hol­land lead­ing off the ninth in­ning, lift­ing the Chicago White Sox past the Rock­ies. An­der­son, who also hit a home run in Fri­day night’s loss to Colorado, drove a 1-2 pitch from Hol­land (1-1) into the stand of ev­er­greens beyond the cen­ter-field wall. The win snapped a three-game los­ing streak by the White Sox and de­nied the Rock­ies’ bid for suc­ces­sive wins for the first time in three weeks. David Robert­son pitched a per­fect ninth for his 13th save, strik­ing out the last two bat­ters, in­clud­ing Char­lie Blackmon on a dis­puted called third strike. Blackmon heat­edly ar­gued the call with plate um­pire Sam Hol­brook, claim­ing it was low, and threw his hel­met and bat to the ground after get­ting tossed. Man­ager Bud Black also was ejected for ar­gu­ing the call with Hol­brook. Trail­ing 4-3 in the eighth, Colorado evened the score when Mark Reynolds hit a lead­off triple off re­liever Tommy Kahnle (1-3) and scored on Ger­ardo Parra’s sac­ri­fice fly.


Joey Votto, Scooter Gen­nett and Tucker Barn­hart home­red, help­ing rookie Luis Castillo to his first ma­jor league win in the Cincin­nati Reds’ victory over the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs. Castillo (1-1) al­lowed three hits over 6 2-3 in­nings, strik­ing out eight with a walk. It was his long­est out­ing of the sea­son. The Di­a­mond­backs man­aged only the three hits and lost their fourth game in the past five. The Reds took con­trol quickly, their first three bat­ters of the game against Di­a­mond­backs starter Tai­juan Walker (6-4) com­ing around to score. Billy Hamil­ton started the game with a walk, stole sec­ond base and scored on Zack Cozart’s triple. Votto’s Na­tional League-lead­ing 26th home run of the year gave the Reds a 3-0 lead with an out yet to be recorded.


Ryon Healy bounced a ground-rule RBI dou­ble to right-cen­ter with two outs in the ninth in­ning to give the Oak­land Athletics a victory over the Seat­tle Mariners. Ra­jai Davis opened the ninth with a slow-rolling in­field sin­gle to third off Ed­win Diaz (2-4), who re­lieved to open the in­ning. Davis stole sec­ond as Matt Joyce struck out. Yon­der Alonso was walked in­ten­tion­ally with two outs and Healy then ripped an 0-2 pitch into the gap. Sean Doolit­tle (1-0) pitched the eighth for the victory. San­ti­ago Casilla fin­ished for his 15th save, de­spite al­low­ing a two-out dou­ble. Alonso and Mar­cus Semien had solo homers for the Athletics off rookie An­drew Moore, who al­lowed three runs in six in­nings in his third start.

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