OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Julio Rodriguez doubled and scored earlier than leaving with decrease again tightness, and the Seattle Mariners averted a three-game sweep with a 9-5 win over the Oakland A’s on Thursday.
Rodriguez slowly walked off the sphere with a coach within the backside half of the primary inning. He not too long ago missed three video games in Anaheim with a decrease again situation.
“Regarding,” Mariners supervisor Scott Servais stated. “It’s the identical space within the low again. He’ll get work up tomorrow after we get to Kansas Metropolis, get an MRI and footage of that.”
Jarred Kelenic homered and doubled for Seattle in his first sport since being referred to as up from Triple-A Tacoma. Adam Frazier had three RBIs, and Matthew Boyd (2-0) pitched two innings for the win.
Seattle entered the day with a four-game lead over Baltimore for the third and closing AL wild card.
Stephen Vogt tripled in three runs for Oakland. Vogt additionally introduced he’ll retire on the finish of the season, ending a 10-year main league profession.
Kirby Snead (1-1) was charged with the loss.
ORIOLES 2, ASTROS 0
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Bradish got here inside one out of his first profession shutout, outpitching Justin Verlander in a stellar efficiency and main Baltimore to the victory.
Bradish (4-7) struck out 10 and walked none. He departed after Jeremy Pena’s two-out single within the ninth, and Felix Bautista struck out Aledmys Diaz for his fifteenth save.
Trey Mancini went 0 for 3 in his first sport again at Camden Yards because the Orioles traded him to Houston on Aug. 1, and the Astros failed of their first try at incomes their a hundredth victory this season.
The Orioles remained 4 video games behind Seattle within the race for a postseason spot, however they have been set to realize floor on the loser of the Tampa Bay-Toronto sport.
Verlander (17-4) allowed two runs and 6 hits over six innings in his second sport again from a calf damage.
The Toronto Blue Jays lead the wild card race, one sport in entrance of the Tampa Bay Rays, 1.5 forward of Seattle and 5.5 forward of the Orioles.
The highest three make the playoffs.
YANKEES 5, RED SOX 4 (10 INNINGS)
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Choose fell a couple of ft in need of a record-tying 61st homer, hitting a 404-foot drive caught in entrance of the middle subject wall within the ninth inning, and New York beat Boston on Josh Donaldson’s Tenth-inning single to clinch their sixth straight playoff berth.
Choose had walked 3 times and struck out as soon as earlier than he got here to the plate with the rating tied 4-all within the ninth. The gang of 43,123 was on its ft for each pitch, and Choose drove a 2-2 fastball from Matt Barnes simply to the precise of straightaway heart.
The ball left the bat at 113 mph, and followers waited in anticipation as Choose jogged towards first base. However they groaned in unison as Kike Hernandez made the catch a step in entrance of the fence, not removed from the 408-foot signal.
Choose additionally threw out a runner at second base to assist maintain off Boston within the ninth, exhibiting off his defensive prowess. Tommy Pham hit a one-hopper off the right-field wall in opposition to Clay Holmes (7-4). Choose performed the carom and from the warning observe threw a strike to shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa for the tag. It was Choose’s sixth help of the season.
Then within the Tenth, with pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez at second as the automated runner, Kaleb Ort (0-2) deliberately walked Gleyber Torres earlier than Donaldson grounded a single simply previous diving shortstop Xander Bogaerts and into left subject.
RAYS 10, BLUE JAYS 5
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wander Franco had three RBIs and Jonathan Aranda homered, powering Tampa Bay to the win within the opener of an enormous four-game collection between playoff contenders.
Randy Arozarena had three hits and drove in two runs for the Rays, who have been coming off a three-game collection through which they have been swept by Houston and scored simply twice. Ryan Yarbrough (3-8) bought the win.
Tampa Bay (83-67) pulled inside one sport of Toronto (84-66) for the highest spot within the AL wild-card standings. Seattle (82-67) is in third, 4 video games forward of Baltimore.
Whit Merrifield homered twice for Toronto, and Teoscar Hernandez additionally went deep. Jose Berrios (11-6) was tagged for six runs and 7 hits in two innings.
PHILLIES 1, BRAVES 0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ranger Suarez pitched six glowing innings, and the Phillies continued their push towards the membership’s first playoff berth in a decade.
Matt Vierling knocked in the one run within the sport with a second-inning sacrifice fly.
Suarez allowed 5 hits, struck out 4 and walked two. Zach Eflin bought 5 outs earlier than Jose Alvarado completed the six-hitter for his second save.
Philadelphia (82-67) moved inside a half-game of San Diego for the Nationwide League’s second wild-card spot and remained 2 1/2 video games forward of Milwaukee for the ultimate playoff berth.
The Braves (93-57) fell 1 1/2 video games behind the idle New York Mets for the NL East lead.
Atlanta performed with out outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., who was scratched due to again tightness.
Braves starter Max Fried (13-7) struck out eight in 5 innings.
GUARDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched two-run ball into the eighth inning, and the Guardians beat the White Sox for a three-game collection sweep.
Cleveland opened a seven-game lead over Chicago within the AL Central with its fifteenth win in 18 video games. The Guardians (83-67) are going for the franchise’s first division title since 2018.
Bieber (12-8) earned his fourth straight win. The 2020 AL Cy Younger Award winner allowed seven hits, struck out 5 and walked none in 7 2/3 innings.
Emmanuel Clase dealt with the ninth for his AL-best thirty seventh save in 41 probabilities.
Gavin Sheets homered for Chicago within the eighth. Johnny Cueto (7-9) allowed 4 runs, three earned, and eight hits in six innings in his third straight loss.
CARDINALS 5, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Brendan Donovan hit a grand slam within the seventh inning to steer Albert Pujols and NL Central-leading St. Louis to a victory in opposition to San Diego, snapping a three-game shedding streak.
Pujols remained at 698 profession homers, though he did drive two balls to deep left subject, one for a single and one for an out on the warning observe. The following cease in his pursuit of the 700-homer membership is Dodger Stadium, the place the Cardinals open a three-game collection on Friday.
Manny Machado hit his thirtieth homer for the Padres, who had gained 5 in a row. Nick Martinez (4-4) bought the loss.
Donovan’s slam made a winner of Jack Flaherty (1-1), who struck out 9 in six innings. Giovanny Gallegos pitched the ninth for his 14th save.
BREWERS 5, REDS 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kolten Wong hit a career-high three homers and drove in 5 runs, main Brandon Woodruff and Milwaukee to the victory.
Wong hit a two-run drive within the second inning in opposition to Hunter Greene (4-13). He hit one other two-run shot within the sixth off Dauri Moreta and a solo drive within the eighth in opposition to Joel Kuhnel. Wong has 15 homers and 46 RBIs on the season.
The second-place Brewers (80-70) opened a four-game set in opposition to lowly Cincinnati with their second straight win.
Woodruff (12-4) struck out 11 in six innings.
Kyle Farmer hit his thirteenth homer within the sixth for Cincinnati.
ROYALS 4, TWINS 1
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jonathan Heasley pitched six innings of two-hit ball, and the Royals beat the Twins to finish a three-game collection sweep.
Edward Oliveras and Drew Waters homered for Kansas Metropolis. Salvador Perez additionally drove in a run, extending his streak to seven straight video games with an RBI.
Heasley (4-8) allowed one run, struck out three and walked two. Brad Keller bought three outs for his first profession save.
The primary residence sweep of at the least three video games by the Royals since July 2021 additionally most likely ended the fading playoff hopes of the Twins, who two weeks in the past have been within the midst of an AL Central race however misplaced eight of 9 on their street journey.
Minnesota rookie Josh Winder (4-5) allowed three runs and 6 hits in six innings.
GIANTS 3, ROCKIES 0
DENVER (AP) — Mike Yastrzemski homered and John Brebbia pitched an inning in his second begin of the collection, serving to the Giants full a four-game sweep.
Brebbia was adopted by 5 relievers within the 10-hit shutout. Jharel Cotton (3-2) pitched 2 2/3 innings for the win in his first large league look since he was claimed off waivers from Minnesota on Sunday. Camilo Doval bought three outs for his twenty fourth save.
Brebbia additionally labored a scoreless inning when he bought the beginning for Tuesday evening’s 6-3 victory. He grew to become the primary Giants pitcher to start out twice in the identical collection since Dominic Leone in opposition to San Diego final September.
San Francisco pulled off its first sweep of at the least 4 video games in opposition to the Rockies since July 15-17, 2019.
The Rockies misplaced their fifth in a row at residence and have been shut out for the twelfth time this season.
Colorado right-hander Jose Urena (3-7) was charged with two runs and 7 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
RANGERS 5, ANGELS 3
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Corey Seager hit a tiebreaking two-run homer within the eighth inning, sending Texas to the win.
Seager drove a 1-1 fastball from Jose Quijada (0-5) deep to left-center for his thirty second homer, extending his profession finest in his first season with Texas. Quijada got here in to pitch the eighth and walked leadoff hitter Marcus Semien earlier than Seager linked for his opposite-field shot.
Matt Moore (5-2) bought three outs for the win, and Jose Leclerc dealt with the ninth for his seventh save in eight alternatives.
Angels star Shohei Ohtani was held out of the beginning lineup, however he pinch-hit with one out within the ninth and doubled into the right-field nook. Luis Rengifo and Mike Trout then struck out swinging.
CUBS 3, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cubs rookie Hayden Wesneski had an immaculate inning in his second main league begin.
Wesneski (2-1) permitted two runs and 5 hits in 6 1/3 innings in his fourth look within the majors.
Wesneski had an immaculate inning within the fifth when he struck out the facet on 9 pitches. He fanned the three hitters on the backside of the order: Jack Suwinski, Zack Collins and Jason Delay.
It was the 111th immaculate inning in main league historical past and fourth in Cubs historical past. The final Cubs pitcher to perform the feat was LaTroy Hawkins in 2004.
Christopher Morel hit a two-run double in Chicago’s third straight win. Mark Leiter Jr. bought seven outs for his third save.
Final-place Pittsburgh misplaced its seventh straight sport. Kevin Newman homered, and Mitch Keller (5-12) pitched six innings of two-run ball.
DODGERS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 2
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Muncy hit a tying infield single within the ninth inning and pinch-hitter Mookie Betts singled residence the successful run, serving to Los Angeles edge Arizona for its main league-leading forty fifth comeback victory.
The Dodgers did not take the lead till Diamondbacks starter Zac Gallen left after a career-high eight innings. He struck out a career-best 13 and gave up solely two hits.
Craig Kimbrel (6-6) bought the win regardless of giving up Christian Walker’s thirty sixth homer, which gave Arizona a 2-1 lead within the ninth.
Cody Bellinger doubled main off the ninth in opposition to Reyes Moronta (1-1).
Muncy had an RBI double within the fourth.