Gold­schmidt, Greinke lead Di­a­mond­backs to win over Car­di­nals

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

ST. LOUIS — Paul Gold­schmidt home­red and drove in three runs, Zack Greinke pitched seven strong in­nings and the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs beat the St. Louis Car­di­nals on Sat­ur­day night.

Greinke (13-4) lim­ited the Car­di­nals to one run and four hits to im­prove to 5-0 in his last six starts. He struck out nine and walked one.

Gold­schmidt hit a two-run homer, his 22nd, and J.D. Martinez fol­lowed with a solo shot, his 21st, to give the Di­a­mond­backs a 3-1 lead in the fourth. It was the eighth time this sea­son Ari­zona hit back-to-back homers.

DODGERS 2, GIANTS 1 Corey Sea­ger had three hits, Cody Bellinger drove in two runs and the Los An­ge­les Dodgers beat the San Fran­cisco Giants for their sev­enth straight vic­tory. Rich Hill (8-4) pitched two-hit ball into the sixth in­ning as the ma­jor league-lead­ing Dodgers won for the 38th time in 44 games. At 73-31, they are 42 games over .500 for the first time since fin­ish­ing 102-60 in 1974.

ROCK­IES 4, NA­TION­ALS 2 Ger­man Mar­quez car­ried a per­fect game into the sixth in­ning, Trevor Story home­red and the Colorado Rock­ies beat the Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als in a matchup of play­off con­tenders. Mar­quez (9-4) set down his first 16 bat­ters be­fore al­low­ing three hits in a span of four hit­ters in the sixth in­ning. The righthander struck out a ca­reer-high 10 while al­low­ing two runs and three hits in seven in­nings.

MAR­LINS 7, REDS 3 Adam Con­ley won con­sec­u­tive starts for the first time this sea­son, Chris­tian Yelich hit a three-run homer and the Mi­ami Mar­lins beat the reel­ing Cincin­nati Reds. Dee Gor­don had three hits, Gian­carlo Stan­ton drove in two runs and Mar­cell Ozuna dou­bled twice for the Mar­lins, who have won four straight. CUBS 2, BREW­ERS 1 (11 IN­NINGS) Ja­son Hey­ward home­red in the 11th in­ning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Mil­wau­kee Brew­ers to strengthen their hold on first place in the NL Cen­tral. Kris Bryant had three hits, in­clud­ing a ty­ing RBI sin­gle in the sev­enth in­ning, as the Cubs im­proved to 12-3 since the All-Star break.

PADRES 4, PI­RATES 2 Dinel­son Lamet pitched two-hit ball into the sev­enth in­ning and fel­low rookie Manuel Mar­got home­red and scored twice, lead­ing the San Diego Padres to a vic­tory against the Pitts­burgh Pi­rates. San Diego stretched its win streak to four. Pitts­burgh lost its fourth straight and sixth in seven games over­all. AMER­I­CAN LEAGUE AN­GELS 6, BLUE JAYS 5 Cliff Pen­ning­ton drove in the tiebreak­ing run with a sac­ri­fice fly in the ninth in­ning and the Los An­ge­les An­gels beat the Toronto Blue Jays. Trail­ing 5-3 against Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna (3-1), the An­gels took the lead with a three-run ninth. Kole Cal­houn hit a one-out sin­gle, Martin Mal­don­ado was hit by a pitch, Ben Re­vere hit an RBI dou­ble, and pinch-run­ner Kaleb Cowart scored on a wild pitch, send­ing Re­vere to third. Re­vere scored the go-ahead run on Pen­ning­ton’s sac­ri­fice fly to shal­low cen­ter.

ORI­OLES 4, RANGERS 0 Adrian Bel­tre sin­gled to get within one hit of 3,000 for his ca­reer in the Texas Rangers’ loss to the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles. Bel­tre was 1 for 4, ground­ing a ball through the left side of the in­field for a hit lead­ing off the fourth. He had two chances af­ter that to be­come the 31st ma­jor lea­guer with 3,000 hits, but grounded out to short in the sixth and was re­tired on a dou­ble play in the ninth.

TIGERS 5, ASTROS 3 Jose Igle­sias hit two RBI dou­bles and Matt Boyd pitched into the sev­enth in­ning, lead­ing the Tigers to the vic­tory. Igle­sias’ sec­ond run-scor­ing dou­ble tied it at 3 in the sev­enth. Ian Kinsler then flared a sin­gle to cen­ter to give Detroit the lead.

IN­DI­ANS 5, WHITE SOX 4 Pinch-hit­ter Bran­don Guyer was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth in­ning for the go-ahead run and the Cleve­land In­di­ans won their ninth straight game, beat­ing the Chicago White Sox. In­di­ans starter Corey Klu­ber struck out 12. The AL Cen­tral lead­ers sent the White Sox to their 14th loss in 15 games.

YAN­KEES 5, RAYS 4 Brett Gard­ner hit a bases-loaded sin­gle in the ninth in­ning to give the New York Yan­kees their sixth straight vic­tory as they de­feated Tampa Bay Rays. With the game tied at 4, Chase Headley started the ninth with a lead­off walk off Brad Boxberger (2-3). Pinch-run­ner Ja­coby Ells­bury stole sec­ond and Todd Fra­zier was hit by a pitch. IN­TER­LEAGUE MARINERS 3, METS 2 Yo­vani Gal­lardo took a shutout into the sixth in­ning and the Seat­tle Mariners beat the New York Mets, end­ing Ja­cob deGrom’s eight-start win­ning streak. Gal­lardo (57), ban­ished to the bullpen in mid-June, al­lowed one run and five hits in 52/3 in­nings in his sec­ond out­ing since re­turn­ing to the ro­ta­tion.

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