Mets’ Wheeler shows power with arm and bat
Zack Wheeler hit his first major-league home run and struck out 11 in seven sharp innings as the New York Mets handed the Philadelphia Phillies their fifth loss in six games, 9-0 on Tuesday night.
The only spirit the Phillies showed came with two outs in the ninth, when two fastballs by Mets reliever Jacob Rhame sailed over Rhys Hoskins’ head. The benches started to clear after the first time, and Hoskins angrily slung his bat after the next one, which was ball four.
Wheeler also doubled and drove in three runs, and Todd Frazier hit a grand slam that made it 8-0 in the fifth.
Wheeler (2-2) put on a power display with his bat and arm, becoming the majors’ first 100-100 player this season – he hit and pitched a ball at least 100 mph, according to Statcast. And he did it in his 100th start.
Red Sox: SP Nathan Eovaldi had surgery to remove a loose body in his right elbow and is expected to miss six weeks. Eovaldi, 29, had a similar procedure last year with Tampa Bay and missed two months.
Rays: SP Blake Snell (fractured toe) is scheduled to be activated from the 10-day IL on Wednesday and start against Kansas City.
Tigers 7, Red Sox 4: Josh Harrison hit a go-ahead double in the eighth for a 7-4 win in the first game, then Spencer Turnbull pitched five shutout innings for his first MLB win as Detroit completed its first doubleheader sweep at Fenway Park since 1965 with a 4-2 victory.
Marlins 3, Indians 1: Pablo Lopez allowed just two hits in his longest start this season and Jorge Alfaro homered on reliever Neil Ramirez’s first pitch, moments after Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco (bruised left knee) left with another injury.
Rays 5, Royals 2: Jalen Beeks took over from opener Ryne Stanek in the second and struck out seven in 42⁄ shutout innings, and Tampa Bay handed Kansas City its fifth straight loss. Orioles 9, White Sox 1: Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer, and Baltimore overpowered Chicago to end a fourgame skid. Diamondbacks 2, Pirates 1: Jarrod Dyson dived around catcher Francisco Cervelli and was credited with the winning run after a replay review in the Giants 7, Blue Jays 6: Pablo Sandoval went 3-for-4 and homered for the first time this year, one of a season-high four home runs for San Francisco.
Reds 7, Braves 6: Yasiel Puig hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and Cincinnati wasted an early lead before rallying. Cardinals 4, Brewers 3: Paul DeJong hit a tiebreaking, leadoff homer in the eighth inning, and Yadier Molina had three hits and two RBIs for St. Louis.
Cubs 7, Dodgers 2: Jose Quintana pitched seven crisp innings in his third straight win, and Chicago used a fast start to beat Los Angeles.
Astros 10, Twins 4: Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer, and Alex Bregman added three RBIs as Houston snapped a threegame skid.