GARDNER DELIVERS IN WALK-OFF FASHION FOR 2ND TIME VS. RAYS
NEW YORK» Brett Gardner hit a basesloaded single in the ninth inning to give the Yankees their sixth straight victory, 5-4 over the Rays on Saturday.
With the score 4-4, 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. Adeiny Hechavarria and Tim Beckham miscommunicated on a grounder for the second time in the series to load the bases, prompting a pitching change.
Gardner, who homered in the 11th inning to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory on Thursday, calmly stroked Dan Jennings’ 0-1 fastball up the middle for his second game-winning hit of the series.
Corey Seager had three hits, Cody Bellinger drove in two runs and the Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 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. … Cliff Pennington drove in the tiebreaking run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning as the Angels beat the Blue Jays 6-5. The Angels took the lead with a three-run ninth. … Yovani Gallardo took a shutout into the sixth inning as the Mariners beat the
Mets 3-2, ending Jacob degrom’s eightstart winning streak. Gallardo (5-7), banished to the bullpen in mid-june, allowed one run and five hits in 5M innings in his second outing since returning to the rotation. … Jose Iglesias hit two RBI doubles, Matt Boyd pitched into the seventh inning and the Tigers beat the Astros 5-3. Iglesias’ second run-scoring double tied the game 3-3 in the seventh. … Miami broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run double from Giancarlo Stanton, who was then brought home on Marcell Ozuna’s double, and the Marlins beat the Reds 7-3. … Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs, Zack Greinke pitched seven strong innings and the Diamondbacks beat the
Cardinals 7-1. Greinke (13-4) limited the Cardinals to one run and four hits to improve to 5-0 in his last six starts. … Ty Kelly singled home the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Phillies to a 4-3 comeback victory over the
Braves. … 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 Indians won their ninth straight game, beating the White Sox 5-4. Indians starter Corey Kluber struck out 12. … Adrian Beltre singled to get within one hit of 3,000 for his career in the Rangers’ 4-0 loss to the Orioles .… Jason Heyward homered in the 11th inning, and the Cubs beat the Brewers 2-1. … Manuel Margot went 2-for-4 with two runs and a RBI as the Padres beat the
Pirates FOOTNOTES D-backs’ Ray on seven-day concussion DL.
The Diamondbacks placed all-star lefty Robbie Ray on the seven-day concussion disabled list, a day after he was hit in the head by a line drive in a game against the Cardinals. Ray was in the clubhouse Saturday before Arizona played at Busch Stadium. … Clayton Kershaw played catch for the second day in a row, giving the Dodgers another positive sign that he is closer to pitching again than they originally speculated. … The Braves placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.