MURPHY’S SINGLE LIFTS NATS PAST BRAVES IN 10
Daniel Murphy’s one-out RBI single in the 10th inning capped the Washington Nationals’ 5-4 comeback victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday.
Adrian Sanchez led off the 10th against Ian Krol (1-2) with his first major-league hit and two batters later moved to third on Ryan Zimmerman’s single. Murphy then lofted an opposite-field single over left fielder Matt Kemp’s head to win it for Washington.
Matt Albers (5-1) induced Kemp’s double play grounder to end the 10th to help the Nationals escape a two-on jam.
Kris Bryant hit two homers and drove in four runs, Anthony Rizzo went deep and the Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1. Rizzo chased Trevor Williams with a two-run drive in the fourth that made it 3-0. Bryant hit a solo shot against Jhan Marinez in the sixth that cleared the leftfield bleachers and added a two-run drive in the eighth off Antonio Bastardo. … Austin Hedges hit a pair of solo homers and had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the ninth, Jose Pirela also went deep and the Padres beat the Phillies 4-3. … Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Hanley Ramirez all homered, Drew Pomeranz won his third consecutive start, and the Red Sox beat the Rays 8-3. Pedroia hit a two-run shot during a four-run third, and Bradley Jr. had a fourth-inning solo drive off Jake Odorizzi (5-4) as Boston took a 5-0 lead. Ramirez scored his 1,000th run on his ninth-inning solo homer. … Carlos Carrasco handled Detroit’s lineup for the second time in a week — striking out a season-high 11 and pulling off a rare ninepitch, three-strikeout inning — and Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer, leading the Indians to an 11-2 win over the Tigers. Carrasco (10-3) allowed two runs in seven innings to win his fifth straight decision. He limited the Tigers to one run in seven innings on July 1. The righthander also recorded an “immaculate inning” by striking out the side in the fifth on nine pitches. Carrasco is just the second pitcher in Cleveland history to do it, joining Justin Masterson (2014). … George Springer homered twice and tied a career high with five RBIs as Houston rocked Aaron Sanchez in his return from the disabled list, propelling the Astros to a 12-2 win over the Blue Jays. Springer hit his 26th and 27th homers of the season, including a two-run shot off Sanchez (0-2) in the second inning. … Cole Hamels threw 7M shutout innings and Adrian Beltre’s three-run homer highlighted a five-run second inning as the Rangers blanked the Angels 10-0. … Kennys Vargas had three hits, including a big two-run double in the fifth inning, hours after being recalled from the minors to help lead the Twins to a 9-6 win over the Orioles. Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) pitched 2L innings of scoreless relief for his first major-league win as the Twins rallied from a 6-0 hole to send Baltimore to its fifth straight defeat. … Jose Reyes and Jay Bruce hit solo home runs to help Jacob deGrom win his fifth straight decision, and the Mets beat the Cardinals 6-5. Bruce’s homer in the fifth gave broke a 4-all tie. … Jesus Aguliar broke a 4-4 tie with a grand slam in the seventh inning off Tyler Clippard and the Brewers beat the Yankees 9-4. It was Aguliar’s second homer of the game and he tied a Brewers record with seven RBIs. Aaron Judge hit his 30th home run of the season, breaking Joe DiMaggio’s record for most by a Yankees rookie. Judge’s blast increased the Yankees’ lead to 4-2 in the fifth.