Cards’ Wainwright wins 5th straight, beats Mets
NEW YORK — Adam Wainwright won his fifth straight start in a rare matchup of 40-year-old pitchers, and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked the New York Mets 7-0 on Monday night.
Paul Goldschmidt homered and had two RBIs for the surging Cardinals.
The 40-year-old Wainwright, a thorn in the Mets’ side since he saved Game 7 of the 2006 NL Championship Series by striking out Carlos Beltran with the bases loaded, allowed four hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out four as he outdueled 41-year-old New York starter Rich Hill.
Wainwright had just one 1-2-3 inning but worked out of trouble by stranding seven runners, including the bases loaded in the first. New York left runners in scoring position in the fifth and sixth.
Wainwright is 9-2 with a 2.02 ERA in his last 12 starts, a span in which he’s gone at least six innings every time.
Dylan Carlson laced an RBI double in the second
and Goldschmidt delivered
a run-scoring single in the third before homering leading off the fifth.
BLUE JAYS 8, RAYS 1: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major league-leading 45th home run, Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings, and Toronto beat visiting Tampa Bay.
Teoscar Hernández had his first career five-hit game and Bo Bichette added a solo home run, his 24th, as the surging Blue Jays improved to 12-1 in September.
Facing left-hander Adam Conley in the sixth, Guerrero
lined a 3-1 pitch down the left-field line, breaking a tie with Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani for most home runs in the big leagues.
MARLINS 3, NATIONALS 0:
Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over eight sparkling innings and Miami blanked Washington in the nation’s capital.
With two outs in the seventh, Josh Bell lined a single off the base of the right-field fence to end Alcantara’s nohit bid. The right-hander then retired the next four batters, leaving with seven strikeouts and no walks after throwing 96 pitches.
Jesus Sanchez had a first-inning RBI single and Alex Jackson doubled home two runs in the ninth. Dylan Floro worked a one-hit ninth for his 11th save.
Alcantara was perfect through five innings but Keibert Ruiz reached on second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s error to open the sixth. YANKEES 6, TWINS 5: Aaron Judge hit a tying three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning to complete a 5-run rally, and Gary Sánchez singled in the 10th to drive in Gleyber Torres, lifting New York to a home victory over Minnesota in a makeup game.
Judge, back in the lineup a day after leaving in the third inning against the New York Mets because of dizziness, sent a cutter to the opposite field in right for his 33rd homer. It was his 12th tying or go-ahead homer in the eighth or later since the start of 2017.
The Yankees won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak. New York had lost six straight home games for the first time in a decade.