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Athletics 8, TIGERS 6: Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer in the first inning for the first of Oakland’s eight two-out runs against Matt Manning. Mark Canha followed Lowrie’s shot with another homer for 4-0 lead. It was the 14th homer of the season for both Lowrie and Canha.
Phillies 7, NATIONALS 6: Andrew McCutchen drove in four runs and Philadelphia erased a six-run deficit to earn a three-game series sweep. The Phillies overcame a disappointing start from Aaron Nola and rallied against the Nationals’ bullpen for their sixth consecutive win.
GIANTS 5, Brewers 1: Thairo Estrada hit a three-run homer during San Francisco’s four-run eighth inning, and the Giants avoided a four-game sweep. A day after falling out of first place for the first time since May 30, the Giants moved into a tie atop the NL West with the idle Los Angeles Dodgers. Austin Slater also connected.
Red Sox at RAYS, late: Jarren Duran had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth and the COVID-19 impacted Boston Red Sox stopped the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays’ nine-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night. Boston infielder Yairo Muñoz became the latest Boston player to test positive for the coronavirus.
Marlins at METS, late: Michael Conforto delivered a two-out hit that sent Javier Báez bolting home to cap a fiverun rally in the ninth inning, then homered to lift the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 3-1 Tuesday night for their second victory of the day.
Pirates at CUBS, late: Frank Schwindel hit a three-run homer and a pair of Chicago Cubs pitchers combined on a two-hitter in a 3-0 victory over the
Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Justin Steele won for the first time since joining the Cubs’ rotation on Aug. 10.
Cleveland at ROYALS, late: Austin Hedges popped an RBI single just out of reach of first baseman Carlos Santana for the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Wednesday night. Hedges’ bloop off Ervin Santana fell in shallow right field.
Braves at ROCKIES, late: Brendan Rodgers’ two-run double put Colorado ahead during a five-run ninth inning, and the Rockies rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 9-5 on Wednesday. Rodgers, who homered in the fourth inning, doubled to the gap in left-center off Joe Barlow.