BELLINGER HITS FOR CYCLE, HELPING WOOD, DODGERS BEAT MARLINS
MIAMI» 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 Marlins 7-1 on Saturday night 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.
Wood (11-0) struck out 10 in six scoreless innings, allowed only four baserunners and lowered his ERA to 1.56 in 16 games this year.
An angry Yasiel Puig took several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch from Miami’s Jose Urena in the first inning. Puig hit two home runs in Los Angeles’ win Friday, including a go-ahead three-run homer in the ninth inning.
Hector Sanchez hit a two-run homer with one out in the ninth inning and the
Padres beat San Francisco 5-3 to spoil the return of Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. … 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
Diamondbacks 8-5. … 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 6M innings and lead the Cubs to a 10-3 win. … Anthony Rendon hit his second career grand slam and added a two-run homer, and the Nationals overcame Scooter Gennett’s four-rbi night to hold on for a 10-7 victory over the Reds .… Travis Shaw hit his 20th home run of the season leading off the bottom of the eighth inning and the Brewers edged the
Phillies 3-2. … Lance Lynn worked 6L innings and added a rare run-scoring double at the plate as the Cardinals cooled off the Pirates 4-0. … Didi Gregorius lined a go-ahead single in the 16th inning and the Yankees outlasted the
Red Sox 4-1 in the longest game between the bitter rivals at Fenway Park since 1966. … Brian Dozier homered and Eddie Rosario’s two-run double in the sixth inning lifted the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Astros. … Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager homered, and the sloppy Mariners beat the White Sox 4-3 for their third straight victory. … Shin-soo Choo flared a lazy flyball down the left-field line with one out in the ninth inning, driving in the only run off Danny Duffy and giving the Rangers a 1-0 victory over the Royals. … Michael Fulmer pitched eight strong innings and J.D. Martinez drove in five runs as the Tigers posted an 11-1 victory over the Blue Jays. Nicholas Castellanos, Miguel Cabrera and Martinez homered for the Tigers.
Giants place Cueto on DL. The Giants made room on their 25-man roster for ace Madison Bumgarner by placing Johnny Cueto on the 10-day disabled list because of blisters on the tips of his right thumb, forefinger and middle finger. … Nationals right-hander Joe Ross will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.