Red Sox’s Sale gets win, ejec­tion

Houston Chronicle - - BASEBALL -

BAL­TI­MORE — Chris Sale took a two-hit­ter into the sev­enth in­ning be­fore be­ing ejected, and the Bos­ton Red Sox com­pleted a three-game sweep of the Bal­ti­more Ori­oles with a 5-1 vic­tory on Wed­nes­day.

After is­su­ing two walks to open the sev­enth in a 5-0 game, Sale (6-4) was lifted by man­ager Alex Cora. As he was mak­ing his way to the dugout, the left­hander yelled at home plate um­pire Brian Knight and was promptly ejected.

It was the sec­ond ca­reer ejec­tion for Sale, the other com­ing in April 2015 when he was with the White Sox.

Sale struck out nine, al­lowed one run and gave up two hits in end­ing a run of three straight los­ing starts.

NA­TION­ALS 5, YAN­KEES 4: Teenage rookie Juan Soto home­red twice and drove in four runs for Wash­ing­ton, be­com­ing the youngest player in 29 years to go deep in a reg­u­lar-sea­son game at Yan­kee Sta­dium.

MARINERS 8, AN­GELS 6: Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bot­tom of the ninth in­ning to give host Seat­tle a series sweep over Los An­ge­les.

WHITE SOX 3, IN­DI­ANS 2: Dy­lan Covey car­ried a shutout into the eighth in­ning, help­ing Chicago beat Trevor Bauer and vis­it­ing Cleve­land.

BRAVES 2, METS 0: Mike Soroka did not al­low a hit un­til the sev­enth, Fred­die Free­man home­red and drove in both runs, and host At­lanta beat New York.

ROCK­IES 7, PHILLIES 2: Ian Des­mond hit a two-run homer in a five-run fourth, and Colorado beat Philadel­phia to end a five-game los­ing streak.

BREW­ERS 1, CUBS 0: Lorenzo Cain home­red, and Jhoulys Chacin led a six-hit­ter to give Mil­wau­kee its sec­ond straight shutout of vis­it­ing Chicago.

TIGERS 5, TWINS 2: Vic­tor Reyes’s RBI sin­gle keyed a four-run eighth in­ning, and Detroit ral­lied to beat vis­it­ing Min­nesota.

MAR­LINS 5, GIANTS 4: Brian An­der­son hit a gameend­ing sac­ri­fice fly in the ninth in­ning to lift Mi­ami over vis­it­ing San Fran­cisco.

PI­RATES 5, DIAMONDBACKS 4: Jordy Mercer home­red and had three RBIs, and Pitts­burgh avoided a sweep with a win at Ari­zona.

RAYS 1, BLUE JAYS 0: Matt Duffy’s RBI sin­gle with two outs in the bot­tom of the ninth drove in the game’s only run in Tampa Bay’s win over vis­it­ing Toronto.

PADRES 4, CAR­DI­NALS: Eric Lauer car­ried a shutout into the sixth in­ning, Manuel Mar­got had three hits, and vis­it­ing San Diego won its fifth straight series.

REDS 7, ROY­ALS 0: Tyler Mahle al­lowed three hits through the sev­enth, Adam Du­vall hit a ninth-in­ning grand slam, and Cincin­nati wal­loped host Kansas City.

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