Ohtani, Rendon rally Angels past Nationals in 9th
ANAHEIM » Shohei Ohtani hit a tying double in the ninth inning, Anthony Rendon followed with a gameending single against his former team and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 on Sunday.
The Angels trailed 4-2 going into the ninth. Luis Rengifo drew a one-out walk and advanced to third on Taylor Ward’s hit. Mike Trout struck out, but Ohtani lined a two-run double off Tanner Rainey (0-1). The reigning AL MVP had been 1 for 11 during the series.
Rendon then lined a single to center field and Ohtani slid to avoid Victor Robles’ throw home.
Jack Mayfield also drove in two runs for the Angels. Jaime Barria (1-0) got the win.
YANKEES 2, RANGERS 1, 1ST GAME; RANGERS 4, YANKEES 2, 2ND GAME » Brad Miller snapped Michael King’s impressive scoreless streak with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the seventh inning that lifted Texas over New York to salvage a doubleheader split.
The Yankees took the opener 2-1 on Gleyber Torres’ game-ending homer leading off the ninth. New York had three hits in the nightcap after getting just five in the early game.
King (2-1) had pitched 14 1/3 consecutive innings without allowing a run before Miller smacked a fastball out to center field for a two-run lead. The righthander hadn’t given up a run since an RBI double by Toronto’s George Springer on April 11.
The rare ineffective outing raised King’s ERA from 0.51 to 1.42.
Eli White also homered as the Rangers won for the fifth time in six games.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer in the nightcap. New York lost for only the second time in 14 games.
PHILLIES 3, METS 2, 1ST GAME; METS 6, PHILLIES 1, 2ND GAME » Pete Alonso homered twice, had three hits and drove in five runs to lead New York over Philadelphia in the second game for a doubleheader split.
Chris Bassitt (4-2) allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings to help the NL East leaders take two of three in a rain-shortened series. Jean Segura homered for the Phillies.
In the opener, Bryce Harper homered again off Max Scherzer and Philadelphia became the first team to beat the new Mets ace, snapping a four-game skid.
Alonso socked a two-run homer off Cristopher Sánchez (0-1) in the first inning of the nightcap and a threerun drive against Nick Nelson in the fifth.
ASTROS 5, TIGERS 0 » Aledmys Díaz hit a grand slam and Jake Odorizzi combined with two relievers on a one-hitter as Houston finished a four-game sweep of Detroit for its seventh straight win.
Díaz’s second home run of the season came in the third inning off reliever Drew Hutchison (0-3). Alex Bregman later added a solo homer off Joe Jimenez.
The Astros completed a 7-0 homestand against Seattle and Detroit.
WHITE SOX 3, RED SOX 2 » Dallas Keuchel halted his three-start losing streak with six solid innings, José Abreu hit a two-run double and Chicago topped Boston for its season-high sixth straight victory.
Leury García added an RBI single for the White Sox (14-13), who moved over .500 for the first time since April 20 and completed a 5-0 road trip, including three wins at Fenway Park. GUARDIANS 4, BLUE JAYS 3 » Franmil Reyes lumbered home on Óscar Mercado’s tiebreaking, two-out single in the eighth inning to lift Cleveland over Toronto.
The Blue Jays took a 3-2 lead into the eighth, but Owen Miller’s one-out homer off Tim Mayza tied it.
MARINERS 2, RAYS 1, 10 INNINGS »
Abraham Toro hit a tying homer in the ninth inning, Ty France singled home the winning run in the 10th and Seattle edged Tampa Bay to snap a sixgame losing streak.
Manuel Margot hit his third home run of the series for the Rays, who had won six straight overall and eight in a row on the road.
PADRES 3, MARLINS 2 » Pinch-hitter Jorge Alfaro connected for a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning against his former team to lift San Diego over Miami.
Alfaro went deep to center field on the first pitch he saw from Cole Sulser (0-1), sending Petco Park into a frenzy and earning him a curtain call. He was purchased from the Marlins for cash in December.
ROYALS 6, ORIOLES 4, 1ST GAME; ORIOLES 4, ROYALS 2, 2ND GAME » Bruce Zimmermann threw six effective innings and Baltimore beat Kansas City to earn a doubleheader split.
The Royals won the opener 6-4 when Michael A. Taylor hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth after a pair of two-out errors by the Orioles.
BRAVES 9, BREWERS 2 » Adam Duvall and William Contreras homered to help Charlie Morton win for the first time in five starts as Atlanta cranked up its bats against Milwaukee.
Matt Olson hit a tworun double during a fourrun second inning. Duvall homered in the third off starter Aaron Ashby (03), and Contreras added a three-run drive in the fifth off Jandel Gustave.
REDS 7, PIRATES 3 » Colin Moran hit a grand slam and a two-run homer against his former team, powering Cincinnati past Pittsburgh.
Tyler Mahle pitched five solid innings and the Reds rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the sixth. Cincinnati took two of three against the Pirates to win a series for the first time this season, improving the majors’ worst record to 5-23.
DODGERS 7, CUBS 1 » Walker Buehler pitched seven sparkling innings in his 100th career start, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the sliding Chicago Cubs for their sixth consecutive victory.
Buehler (4-1), a two-time All-Star who made his big league debut in 2017, improved to 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA over his last three outings. The right-hander allowed one run and four hits, struck out six and walked two.