Braves’ surge in the eighth sub­dues Cubs

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - BASEBALL -

AT­LANTA — Ron­ald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Al­bies with the tiebreak­ing run in the eighth in­ning to send the At­lanta Braves past the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wed­nes­day night.

Carl Ed­wards Jr. (2-1) al­lowed five straight base run­ners in At­lanta’s three-run eighth, in­clud­ing a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Flow­ers, with­out get­ting an out. Justin Han­cock also forced in a run with a walk to Jo­han Ca­margo.

The Braves’ big in­ning was set up by Al­bies’ triple to the wall in cen­ter field past Al­bert Almora Jr., who robbed Flow­ers of a prob­a­ble home run ear­lier in the game.

Brew­ers 8, Di­a­mond­backs 2: Travis Shaw, Domingo San­tana, Chris­tian Yelich and Tyler Sal­adino home­red in the first four in­nings off Matt Koch, and vis­it­ing Mil­wau­kee routed Ari­zona to take two of three in the series.

Bran­don Woodruff (2-0) held the sput­ter­ing Ari­zona of­fense to one hit in five in­nings, Daniel Descalso’s two-run homer.

Shaw, who has a team-high 10 home runs, also dou­bled and scored. The Brew­ers have won three of four, outscor­ing their op­po­nents 23-9.

Red Sox 6, Ath­let­ics 4: Xan­der Bo­gaerts hit a three-run homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot and Bos­ton avoided its first series sweep this sea­son with a home vic­tory over Oak­land.

Chris Sale (4-1) gave up just two runs and two hits in five in­nings, strik­ing out nine and walk­ing four — his most base on balls since also al­low­ing four on Au­gust 31, 2016.

Rangers 5, Mariners 1: Bar­tolo Colon laughed off hav­ing a line drive hit him in the stom­ach, al­low­ing four hits in 7 2/3 shutout in­nings and giv­ing Texas a road win over Seat­tle.

On the cusp of his 45th birth­day, Colon (2-1) put to­gether his best per­for­mance this sea­son. Colon was ex­cel­lent spot­ting his fast­ball and us­ing his break­ing pitches to keep Seat­tle off bal­ance.

Blue Jays 12, Mets 1: J.A. Happ reached three times and al­lowed only two base run­ners over seven in­nings, and Toronto got its first road vic­tory against New York.

Happ (5-3) struck out 10 while pitch­ing two-hit ball. The left-han­der also sin­gled twice and walked in his first mul­ti­hit game since 2011, when he had two hits for Hous­ton at Citi Field.

Toronto was 0-12 against the Mets in New York, the long­est such skid against one team in in­ter­league his­tory, ac­cord­ing to the Elias Sports Bu­reau.

Pi­rates 3, White Sox 2: Pinch-hit­ter Josh Bell sin­gled to break a sev­enth-in­ning tie, and streak­ing Pitts­burgh beat vis­it­ing Chicago. Pitts­burgh has won seven of eight and im­proved to 10-2 in in­ter­league play this sea­son.

Phillies 4, Orioles 1: Nick Pivetta tied a ca­reer-high with 11 strike­outs, Ce­sar Her­nan­dez home­red and vis­it­ing Philadel­phia beat Bal­ti­more. Pivetta (3-2) won his sec­ond straight start, al­low­ing one run, two hits and one walk in seven in­nings.

Car­di­nals 7, Twins 5: Dex­ter Fowler reached base four times and drove in two runs in his re­turn to the lineup and St. Louis beat former starter Lance Lynn and Min­nesota in Minneapolis.

Matt Car­pen­ter had three hits af­ter be­ing de­moted to sev­enth in the bat­ting or­der, and Tommy Pham added two hits, in­clud­ing his eighth homer of the year.

In­di­ans 6, Tigers 0: Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling in­nings, and Cleve­land beat the Tigers, avoid­ing a three-game sweep in Detroit.

Bauer (3-3) re­tired his first 12 hit­ters, and Michael Brant­ley hit his sixth home run of the sea­son.

Tigers cen­ter fielder JaCoby Jones left in the third in­ning with a left hip in­jury.

Reds 6, Giants 3: Scooter Gen­nett home­red a half-in­ning af­ter the sec­ond base­man saved two runs with a div­ing catch on a dif­fi­cult popup, help­ing vis­it­ing Cincin­nati avoid a sweep by San Fran­cisco.

Adam Du­vall hit a three-run homer in the first, and Matt Har­vey went four in­nings in his sec­ond start since join­ing the Reds from the Mets.

Marlins 6, Dodgers 5: Los An­ge­les erased a four-run deficit and still lost its sixth game in a row when J.T. Real­muto’s tiebreak­ing homer in the sixth in­ning helped the Mi­ami win at home.

Mi­ami slug­ger Justin Bour hit a two-run homer, his ninth. Star­lin Castro tied a ca­reer high with four hits.

Rays 5, Roy­als 3: C.J. Cron home­red and scored three runs, and vis­it­ing Tampa Bay beat Kansas City to com­plete a three-game sweep.

Cron ex­tended his on-base streak to 22 games when he was hit by a pitch from Ja­son Ham­mel (0-5) in a three-run first that in­cluded Brad Miller’s RBI ground­out and Adeiny Hechavar­ria’s two-run sin­gle.

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