Yan­kees top Red Sox 4-1 in 16th; Bos­ton plays un­der protest

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -


BOS­TON — Didi Gre­go­rius lined a go-ahead sin­gle in the 16th in­ning and the New York Yan­kees out­lasted the Bos­ton Red Sox 4-1 Satur­day in the long­est game between the bit­ter ri­vals at Fen­way Park since 1966.

Matt Hol­l­i­day hit a ty­ing home run off Bos­ton closer Craig Kim­brel in the ninth, and it took 5 hours, 50 min­utes and 512 pitches to fin­ish. That is, if it’s re­ally over — the Red Sox put the game un­der protest af­ter a bizarre play on the bases in­volv­ing Hol­l­i­day in the 11th.

Both teams burned through their bullpens, and the re­liev­ers won’t get much rest. The Yan­kees and the AL East-lead­ing Red Sox are set for a day-night dou­ble­header to­day.

Bos­ton starter Chris Sale struck out 13 in 7 2/3 score­less in­nings of three-hit ball. Yan­kees starter Luis Sev­erino al­lowed one run and four hits in seven in­nings.

Ben Heller (2-0) went two in­nings. Doug Fis­ter (0-3) gave up three runs in the 16th.

A day af­ter Yan­kees blew a ninth-in­ning lead and lost, they ral­lied. Bos­ton had been 43-0 when lead­ing af­ter eight.

RANGERS 1, ROY­ALS 0 Shin-Soo Choo flared a lazy fly ball down the left-field line with one out in the ninth in­ning, driv­ing in the only run off Danny Duffy and giv­ing the Texas Rangers a vic­tory over the Kansas City Roy­als. Duffy and Rangers coun­ter­part Cole Hamels matched each other through seven in­nings, nei­ther bend­ing be­fore Hamels fi­nally de­parted for re­liever Jose Le­clerc (2-2) with two out in the eighth. Duffy

(5-6) be­gan the ninth and gave up a weak sin­gle to Jonathan Lu­croy.

TIGERS 11, BLUE JAYS 1 Michael Ful­mer pitched eight strong in­nings and J.D. Martinez drove in five runs as the Detroit Tigers went on to a vic­tory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Ni­cholas Castel­lanos, Miguel Cabr­era and Martinez home­red for the Tigers. Ful­mer (10-6) won his fourth straight start, giv­ing up one run and two hits while walk­ing one and strik­ing out three. Kendrys Mo­rales had a clean sin­gle in the sec­ond in­ning, but the Blue Jays didn’t get an­other hit un­til Troy Tu­low­itzki’s in­field sin­gle in the eighth. Fran­cisco Liri­ano (5-5) took the loss, al­low­ing five runs, three hits and four walks in two-plus in­nings. He struck out two.

TWINS 4, ASTROS 2 Brian Dozier home­red and Ed­die Rosario’s two-run dou­ble in the sixth in­ning lifted the Min­nesota Twins to a vic­tory over the Hous­ton Astros. The game was tied en­ter­ing the sixth when a walk by Miguel Sano and con­sec­u­tive sin­gles by Max Ke­pler and Rob­bie Gross­man loaded the bases with no outs in the in­ning to chase Joe Mus­grove (4-8). He was re­placed by Tony Sipp, who was greeted with the dou­ble by Rosario that put Min­nesota up 4-2. That ball was de­flected by Sipp and rolled just out of reach of a div­ing Jose Al­tuve and into shal­low right field.

MARINERS 4, WHITE SOX 3 Nel­son Cruz and Kyle Sea­ger home­red, and the sloppy Seat­tle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox for their third straight vic­tory. Seat­tle com­mit­ted three er­rors, and Felix Her­nan­dez (5-3) plunked Jose Abreu twice and threw a wild pitch. But Cruz’s two-run shot off Anthony Swarzak (4-3) — just the sec­ond homer al­lowed by the re­liever this sea­son — made it 4-3 Mariners in the sixth, and their bullpen shut down the lowly White Sox the rest of the way. Steve Cishek, Tony Zych and Nick Vin­cent each pitched a score­less in­ning be­fore Ed­win Diaz fin­ished for his 15th save in 18 chances.


DODGERS 7, MAR­LINS 1 Cody Bellinger be­came the first Dodgers rookie to hit for the cy­cle and Alex Wood be­came the first Dodgers pitcher in more than a cen­tury to win his first 11 de­ci­sions in a sea­son, help­ing the NL West lead­ers beat the Mi­ami Mar­lins for their eighth straight vic­tory. Bellinger sin­gled in the first in­ning, hit a two-run homer in the third, added an RBI dou­ble in the fourth and hit his sec­ond ca­reer triple on the first pitch of the sev­enth. His triple off Nick Wittgren barely cleared the glove of right fielder Gian­carlo Stan­ton, who tried to mak­ing a run­ning back­handed catch.

CAR­DI­NALS 4, PI­RATES 0 Lance Lynn worked 6 1/3 in­nings and added a rare run-scor­ing dou­ble at the plate as the St. Louis Car­di­nals cooled off the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates. Lynn (8-6) al­lowed eight hits and struck out three with­out is­su­ing a walk to win his sec­ond straight start. Lynn hasn’t al­lowed a run in his last 13 1/3 in­nings of work. Tommy Pham had three hits and an RBI for St. Louis. Matt Car­pen­ter went 2 for 4 with an RBI as the Car­di­nals sent the Pi­rates to just their sec­ond loss in the last eight games. Jame­son Tail­lon (5-3) lost for the first time in nearly a month. The Car­di­nals pecked away at Tail­lon for four runs in five in­nings. Tail­lon struck out five but tied a sea­son high by al­low­ing eight hits. Fran­cisco Cervelli went 2 for 4 with a dou­ble for Pi­rates. Pitts­burgh left nine run­ners on base and went 1 for 10 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion.

BREW­ERS 3, PHILLIES 2 Travis Shaw hit his 20th home run of the sea­son lead­ing off the bot­tom of the eighth in­ning and the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers edged the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 on Satur­day night. Shaw hit the cen­ter-field scoreboard when he crushed a 1-1 pitch right down the mid­dle from Joaquin Benoit (1-4). The vic­tory put the Brew­ers (52-41) a sea­son-high 11 games over .500. Ja­cob Barnes (2-1) picked up the win when got out of jam in the top of the eighth thanks to a slick dou­ble play af­ter walk­ing two bat­ters. Corey Knebel pitched the ninth for his 16th save in 20 chances.

METS 9, ROCK­IES 3 Jay Bruce and pitcher Seth Lugo home­red dur­ing an early bar­rage that sent the New York Mets past Colorado for their sec­ond straight lop­sided vic­tory over the reel­ing Rock­ies out of the All-Star break. Jose Reyes also went deep and Lu­cas Duda had a two-run dou­ble as New York took full ad­van­tage of an in­jury that knocked wild Colorado starter Tyler Chat­wood from the game in the first in­ning. Lugo (4-2) worked into the sev­enth with a big lead, but Mets slug­ger Yoe­nis Ce­s­pedes left early af­ter slam­ming his right knee into the ground while try­ing to make a slid­ing catch. Chat­wood (611) got only one out and threw just five of 19 pitches for strikes while walk­ing three of the five bat­ters he faced.

NA­TION­ALS 10, REDS 7 Anthony Ren­don hit his sec­ond ca­reer grand slam and added a two-run homer, and the Washington Na­tion­als over­came Scooter Gen­nett’s four-RBI night to hold on for a vic­tory over the Cincin­nati Reds. Ryan Raburn home­red to lead off the sev­enth, spark­ing a seven-run out­burst capped by Ren­don’s grand slam for his 18th homer of the sea­son and a 10-0 lead. The Reds bounced back for two runs in the eighth in­ning and five in the ninth, three on Gen­nett’s 16th homer of the sea­son, be­fore Matt Grace logged his sec­ond save in two nights. Washington’s Max Scherzer (11-5), the Na­tional League’s strike­out leader, es­caped trou­ble in the first and third in­nings.

BRAVES 8, DI­A­MOND­BACKS 5 Lit­tle-used Lane Adams drove in three runs with a pinch-hit, bases-loaded dou­ble in the sixth, giv­ing Atlanta the lead, and the Braves beat the strug­gling Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs. Adams was hit­ting only .214 in 28 at-bats be­fore his dou­ble to the left­field wall off Ran­dall Del­gado (1-2) cleared the bases. Ari­zona led 3-2 be­fore Atlanta’s four-run in­ning. The Di­a­mond­backs have lost seven of eight and 10 of 13. Bran­don Phillips had three hits, in­clud­ing a homer. En­der In­cia­rte also had three hits. Af­ter Ari­zona scored two runs in the eighth to cut Atlanta’s lead to 7-5, Jace Peter­son hit a pinch-hit homer off Jorge De La Rosa into the top level of seats in right field in the bot­tom of the in­ning.

PADRES 5, GI­ANTS 3 Hec­tor Sanchez hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth in­ning and the San Diego Padres beat San Fran­cisco to spoil the re­turn of Gi­ants ace Madi­son Bum­gar­ner. Bum­gar­ner pitched seven in­nings in his first start since be­ing in­jured in a dirt bike ac­ci­dent three months ago. He left with the score tied at 3 af­ter al­low­ing four hits, in­clud­ing home runs by Matt Szczur and Jabari Blash, while strik­ing out five and walk­ing two. Blash started the win­ning rally when he sin­gled lead­ing off the ninth against Cory Gear­rin (3-3) and ad­vanced on Erick Ay­bar’s sac­ri­fice bunt against Steven Ok­ert.


CUBS 10, ORIOLES 3 Mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance at Cam­den Yards since he was traded by Bal­ti­more four years ago, Jake Ar­ri­eta set­tled down af­ter a wild start to hold the Orioles to four hits over 6 2/3 in­nings and lead the Chicago Cubs to a win. Ad­di­son Rus­sell home­red for the sec­ond straight game, and Al­bert Almora and Anthony Rizzo also went deep for Chicago, which hit eight homers in win­ning the first two games of the se­ries. Ar­ri­eta (9-7) walked three in the first two in­nings, then re­tired 11 of 12 bat­ters be­fore Caleb Joseph’s a solo home run in the fifth.

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