Mets’ Wheeler shows power with arm and bat

The Tribune (SLO) - - Sports -

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.

No­table

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.

High­lights

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.

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