BARRETO BLASTS FIRST WALK-OFF HOME RUN AS A’s WIN VS. WHITE SOX
OAKLAND, CALIF.» Franklin Barreto provided fireworks in the ninth inning with his first-career walk-off home run, Yonder Alonso went deep twice and the Athletics snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by beating the White Sox 7-6 on Tuesday.
The White Sox rallied in the ninth when Melky Cabrera’s two-out single scored a sliding Tim Anderson from second base to make it 6-6.
With one out in the bottom half, Barreto hit a towering flyball off Tommy Kahnle (0-3) that just cleared the wall in left field.
Daniel Murphy drove in five runs on four hits, Bryce Harper had three hits and two RBIs and the Nationals routed the Mets 11-4. … CC Sabathia was chased during a four-run third inning in his return from the disabled list, with Kendrys Morales hitting a two-run single that helped the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 4-1. Aaron Judge dented a metal casement above a door behind the left-center field wall with his major league-leading 28th home run. … Victor Martinez homered, Michael Fulmer pitched eight innings and the Tigers snapped San Francisco’s sixgame win streak with a 5-3 victory over the Giants. … Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh to snap his three-game winless streak, Byron Buxton hit his fifth homer and the Twins held off the Angels
5-4. … Christian Yelich hit a three-run homer, Jose Urena tossed five solid innings and the Marlins beat the Cardinals 5-2. … Tim Beckham homered, and the Rays won their reunion with former manager Joe Maddon, beating the Cubs 6-5. … Jameson Taillon struck out a career-best nine in five innings, Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of solo homers and the Pirates beat the Phillies 3-0. … Eric Thames hit a pair of home runs and Jimmy Nelson pitched seven strong innings to lead the Brewers to a 6-2 win over the Orioles. … Whit Merrifield hit the first pitch of the game from Felix Hernandez for his seventh home run, Mike Moustakas added his 24th homer of the season, and the Royals beat the Mariners 7-3. … Cory Spangenberg drove in the only run with a groundout as the Padres edged the Indians 1-0 despite a record-setting outing by all-star Corey Kluber (7-3). The Indians right-hander allowed one run and struck out 10 in eight innings — setting a franchise mark with five consecutive double-digit strikeout games. … Jose Altuve homered and drove in four runs, Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and the Astros pounded the Braves 16-4. … Andrew Benintendi went 5-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs, while David Price delivered six shutout innings as the
Red Sox beat the Rangers 11-4. FOOTNOTES Francona undergoes further testing. Indians manager Terry Francona didn’t manage in Tuesday’s game against the Padres because he was undergoing further tests at Cleveland Clinic. Francona, 58, left a game last week after he started to feel light-headed and his heart rate increased, the same symptoms he experienced earlier in the season. Indians president Chris Antonetti said Francona didn’t experience the symptoms again, and that Tuesday’s tests were being done to determine what is causing the issue. … Yankees first baseman Chris Carter was designated for assignment for the second time in two weeks.