Ozuna homers in eighth inning, Braves rally to beat Padres


ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna homered and Austin Riley hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run rally in the eighth inning at atlanta braves‘ 6-5 victory over San Diego Padres on Saturday.

The Braves tagged reliever Steven Wilson (3-1) on Ozzie Albies’ RBI single, Ozuna’s two-run homer and Riley’s go-ahead hit.

The game seemed to turn in San Diego’s favor in the top of the eighth when first baseman Matt Olson misplayed Trent Grisham’s ground ball on a two-base error with one out. Grisham advanced on a wild pitch by Will Smith and scored on Jorge Alfaro’s single to tie it at 2.

After Jake Cronenworth doubled, Jurickson Profar was walked to set the stage for Braves closer Kenley Jansen (2-0) to face Manny Machado with the bases loaded. Machado grounded out to Riley at third base, but his throw to second sailed into shallow center field on a two-run error. San Diego added another run to make it 5-2 thanks to Eric Hosmer’s RBI.

The Braves, defending World Series champions, have won four of six to improve to 16-18.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Teoscar Hernandez and Danny Jansen homered in the eighth inning as Toronto beat Tampa Bay to end a five-game losing streak.

Hernandez, who missed three weeks with a sore left oblique, hit his second home run of the season. Jansen was activated Saturday after being sidelined for more than a month with a left oblique strain. He hit his third home run in just his ninth at-bat this year.

Both homers came from Ryan Thompson (1-2), who also gave up singles to Santiago Espinal and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. in the four-run deciding inning. Tim Mayza (2-0) got the win in relief after striking out two of his three batters in the seventh.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. singled in the first inning off Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.

Yandy Diaz led off the Rays’ first with an opposite-field home run.


CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Robert singled off Aroldis Chapman to drive in the winning run in the ninth inning, and Chicago ended New York’s winning streak at five.

The Yankees, with the best record in the majors, had managed a total of 25 runs in the first two games of the series. They rallied for the tying run in the ninth inning, but a baserunning error cost them a chance to score more.

With one out in the Chicago ninth, Tim Anderson singled and Yoan Moncada walked off Chapman (0-1). Robert followed up with his big forehand shot, sparking a lively celebration on the pitch. Moncada homered and Dallas Keuchel pitched five shutout innings for the White Sox, who have won eight of 11.

Liam Hendriks (1-2) was the loser. New York had won 19 of 22.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — JD Martinez extended his on-base streak to 31 games with a first-inning home run, Rich Hill, 42, pitched into the seventh inning on his return from the COVID-19 list and Boston beat to Texas for their first series win in a month.

Rafael Devers also homered for Boston, which set a season record for runs and won the first two in the three-game weekend series. Kike Hernandez drove in three runs, hitting a sacrifice fly in the second inning, a fielder’s pick groundout in the fourth and a double in the fifth.

The Red Sox (13-20) had only won one of their first 10 series, winning two of three at Detroit on April 11-13 during the first week of the season. They had gone 0-6-2 in their series since then.

Hill (1-1) threw 64 of his 94 pitches for strikes in his first start since May 5. The left-hander struck out four without walking and allowed three runs on seven hits.

Glenn Otto (1-1) took the loss.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Thompson pitched a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Daniel Vogelbach homered to lead Pittsburgh past Cincinnati.

Brandon Drury broke the no-hitter bid by hitting a clean single to right field with two out.

That was the only hit allowed by Thompson (2-3) in six innings. He walked three and struck out three while throwing 76 pitches and combined with Wil Crowe, Chris Stratton and David Bednar on a four-hit pitch that ended the Reds’ three-game winning streak.

Bednar retired the last four batters for his sixth save in as many chances.

Vogelbach’s 433-foot leadoff home run to center field in the fourth made it 3-0. It was Vogelbach’s team-leading sixth home run and the only extra-base hit of the game.

Luis Castillo (0-1) was the loser.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dakota Hudson and four relievers combined for St. Louis’ sixth shutout of the season to finish San Francisco’s winning steak at six.

Hudson (3-2) worked about five hits and two walks in five innings. Genesis Cabrera, Andre Pallante, Ryan Helsley and Giovanny Gallegos teamed up to pitch the final four innings.

Yadier Molina led off the second with a double off the top of the right-center field wall for his 2,128th career hit, passing Mike Piazza for the sixth-most among catchers.

Tommy Edman homered as the Cardinals won for the second time in seven games. St. Louis has homered in 10 straight games.

Jakob Junis (1-1) was the loser.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernández and Maikel Franco homered as Washington ended Houston’s winning streak at 11.

Manager Dusty Baker and the Astros came within a game of matching the franchise record set in 1999 and matched in 2004 and 2018.

Houston starter Cristian Javier (2-1) was penalized for seven runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. José Siri homered, tripled and singled for Houston.

Josh Rogers (2-2) pitched one inning for the win.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Luis Barrera hit a career-high three-run homer and Oakland beat Los Angeles in the opener of a day-night doubleheader to snap a streak of seven losses at home.

The A’s trailed 3-1 with two outs in the ninth before rallying against closer Raisel Iglesias (1-1).

Ramon Laureano doubled and Christian Bethancourt walked before Barrera pitched the drive into the right-field seats in his 17th career at-bat. Barrera had made an error in left field that allowed the Angels to score their third run.

Lou Trivino (1-2) retired Mike Trout with two on and two out to close out the ninth for the win.

Trout came off the bench and was part of a two-run rally that gave the Angels a 3-1 lead in the eighth.


DETROIT (AP) — Tigers starter Michael Pineda left early after being hit in the hand by a line drive and Detroit’s bullpen did the rest, rallying with a four-hit ball to beat Baltimore.

Pineda retired all four batters he faced, but the right-hander had to go after Ramón Urías’ line drive hit him on the pitching hand in the second inning. Wily Peralta replaced him, with the game delayed to give him time to warm up. Peralta (1-0) shut down eight batters and four more relievers finished. Gregory Soto pitched the ninth for his fifth save.

Eric Haase and Willi Castro hit home runs.

Bruce Zimmermann (2-2) allowed two earned runs over six innings.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrés Giménez hit a go-ahead double in the 10th inning and scored after a bases clash in Cleveland’s win over Minnesota.

Giménez scored the automatic runner, but collided with Minnesota first baseman José Miranda as he rounded the corner toward second. He was shocked and met with an athletic trainer, but stayed in the game. The umpires awarded him second base and then he scored on a single by Myles Straw. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli argued the decision to award Giménez second base and was ejected.

Nick Sandlin (3-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for Cleveland. Emmanuel Clase allowed the autorunner to score but still earned his seventh save.

Jharel Cotton (0-1) was the loser.


MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar, Jorge Soler and Brian Anderson homered to help Miami beat Milwaukee.

Miami starter Trevor Rogers pitched 5 1/3 innings on 1-run ball. Rogers (2-4) allowed five hits, struck out eight and struck out one batter.

A day after leaving early with an upset stomach, Avisaíl García singled twice for the Marlins, who snapped a five-game home losing streak.

Eric Lauer (3-1) was the loser.


DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon, Sam Hilliard and Ryan McMahon homered, German Marquez overcame a tough inning for his first win this season and Colorado beat Kansas City to snap a five-game losing streak.

Salvador Pérez hit a two-run homer in the third, the only frame in which the Royals scored off Marquez (1-3), who went six innings and allowed three runs on three hits. He struck out six and walked one. In his previous six starts, Marquez was 0-3 with a 6.47 ERA.

Kansas City’s Bobby Witt Jr. homered for the second time this season. Royals starter Carlos Hernandez (0-3) pitched four innings and allowed a career-high nine runs on eight hits.


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