Orioles beat Phillies 6-2 behind Santander's four RBIs

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander homered twice and drove in four runs, and Grayson Rodriguez worked seven solid innings to lift the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Rodriguez (8-2) allowed two runs for the Orioles, who rebounded after an 11-inning loss to Philadelphia in the series opener. Baltimore led 3-2 before Santander hit a two-run shot in the eighth. Gunnar Henderson added an RBI single later that inning.

Santander’s solo homer came in the fourth, and he put the Orioles up 3-2 with a sixth-inning sacrifice fly.

Edmundo Sosa hit a solo home run for the Phillies, who scored in each of the first two innings. Taijuan Walker (3-2) yielded three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Alec Bohm, who doubled home two runs in the 11th the previous night, opened the scoring by slicing an RBI double to the gap in right-center field. Sosa’s homer made it 2-0.

Adley Rutschman hit a sacrifice fly in the third for the Orioles, and Santander’s 16th homer of the season tied it at 2.


CHICAGO (AP) — Shota Imanaga pitched seven effective innings and Ian Happ hit a three-run homer, helping Chicago hold off St. Louis.

Imanaga allowed one run and four hits in his second straight win. The Japanese left-hander struck out six and walked none while improving to 3-0 with a 1.31 ERA in his first seven starts at Wrigley Field.

Chicago had lost three of four and 15 of 21. It was the team’s first win in four games against rival St. Louis this season.

The Cardinals threatened in the seventh, putting runners on first and second with one out. But Imanaga (7-1) retired Dylan Carlson on a flyball and struck out Brendan Donovan, preserving a 2-1 lead.

Imanaga emphatically pumped his left arm after Donovan swung and missed an 84.1 mph sweeper for strike three on the eighth pitch of the at-bat. The rookie finished with a career-high 103 pitches, 69 for strikes.


TORONTO (AP) — Six pitchers combined on an eight-hitter, George Springer scored twice and drove in a run, and Toronto beat Cleveland.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa had two hits and rookie Addison Barger had his first big league RBI for the Blue Jays, who are 26-3 when scoring five runs or more.

Opener Trevor Richards allowed one hit over 2 1/3 innings, throwing 31 pitches. Tim Mayza and Zach Pop got one out each, and Bowden Francis (3-2) gave up four hits — all singles — over four innings. Génesis Cabrera worked the eighth and Nate Pearson finished Toronto’s fifth shutout.

Carlos Carrasco (2-6) lost his fourth straight decision, allowing five runs and six hits in five innings. AL Central-leading Cleveland (44-24) had won four of its previous five games.

Springer, Barger and Spencer Horwitz had RBI singles in a three-run second, Kiner-Falefa singled home Springer in the fourth and Daulton Varsho’ hit a run-scoring, double-play grounder in the fifth.


WASHINGTON (AP) — DJ Herz struck out 13 and allowed one hit over six innings for his first major league victory, combining on a four-hitter that led Washington over Miami.

Joey Meneses and Lane Thomas homered for Washington, which has won seven of eight overall and improved to 6-0 against Miami this year.

Herz (1-1), a 23-year-old left-hander who made his major league debut June 4, walked none. He struck out eight of his first 10 batters and his total was the the second-highest by a rookie for the Nationals since the team moved to Washington for 2005, trailing only Stephen Strasburg’s 14 in his debut on June 8, 2010.

Herz did not make it out of the fifth inning in his first two starts. He lowered his ERA from 6.48 to 3.77.

Miami lost its fourth straight game and dropped to 2-10 in June. The Marlins are an NL-worst 23-47 and are 24 games under .500 for the first time this season. They are 3-22 when facing left-handed starters.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Joey Ortiz hit a three-run homer, Bryse Wilson gave up three hits in 5 1/3 innings and Milwaukee beat Cincinnati.

The Reds, who had won nine of 11 games, dropped to 34-36 and missed a chance to climb back to .500 for the first time since since they were 16-16 on May 3.

Jared Koenig opened for Milwaukee and pitched to three batters before Wilson (4-3) took the mound with a runner at first. Wilson walked two and struck out six. The Brewers’ defense helped out with two double plays.

Bryan Hudson retired the side in order in the seventh and eighth. Trevor Megill ran into trouble in the ninth, but recovered for his 12th save in 13 chances.

Megill walked Elly De La Cruz, who stole second for his 35th steal of the season, and scored on Jeimer Candelario’s double. Candelario had two of Cincinnati’s five hits.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luis Rengifo hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning, Logan O’Hoppe hit a two-run homer and Los Angeles rallied to beat San Francisco.

With two outs in the seventh, Nolan Schanuel walked, stole his first career base and advanced to third on an error by Giants catcher Curt Casali. Rengifo broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out soft single off Ryan Walker (4-3) that scored Schanuel.

Mickey Moniak extended his hitting streak to seven games with a solo homer in the second for the Angels, a day after having three hits.

Matt Moore (3-2) threw a scoreless sixth in relief to earn the win. Carlos Estévez struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 12th save.

The Angels can get their third series sweep of the season with a win Sunday. The Giants had won five of seven before dropping the first two games of the series to the Angels.


ATLANTA (AP) — Marcell Ozuna had three hits including one of four Atlanta home runs as their offensive resurgence continued in a rout of Tampa Bay.

Charlie Morton (4-3) allowed one run on three hits over six innings while striking out eight, walking two and hitting two batters. He also picked a runner off first.

Jarred Kelenic, in his first game batting leadoff for the Braves after a hamstring injury to Michael Harris II, was 3 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs, while Austin Riley hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning. Matt Olson hit his 11th home run of the season.

Ozuna’s two RBIs gave him an NL-leading 62 for the season.

Ryan Pepiot (4-4) suffered his first road loss of the season for the Rays, who have lost seven of nine. He gave up five runs on six hits, walked three and struck out four.

Ozuna’s home run came during a three-home run barrage in the fifth inning that broke open the game. With two outs and the Rays leading 1-0, Kelenic lifted one to right field that barely cleared the wall. After Ozzie Albies walked, Ozuna hit his homer 423 feet to center, and then Olson followed that with a solo shot.


NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Martinez homered twice, Jose Quintana ended a 10-start winless streak and New York beat San Diego for their eighth win in 10 games.

Martinez walked in his first two plate appearances against Adam Mazur (0-2), then homered off Jhony Brito to cap a three-run fourth and hit a solo drive in the seventh against Enyel De Los Santos.

Both homers were opposite-field drives and gave Martinez 23 multihomer games. He has 15 RBIs in his last 14 games after getting 11 in his first 29 with New York.

Brandon Nimmo hit RBI doubles in the fourth and eighth innings for the Mets, who have won four straight.

Quintana (2-5) allowed two hits in six innings, giving up rookie Jackson Merrill’s third homer in as many games. Quintana was 0-4 with a 5.86 ERA in his previous 10 starts and had not won since April 11 at Atlanta.

New York became the first team in an NL game to go scoreless through the first three innings while drawing six walks since Cincinnati against the Chicago Cubs’ Ken Holtzman on July 22, 1979.


HOUSTON (AP) — Riley Greene homered in each of the first two innings and set career highs with four hits and six RBIs as Detroit raced to a huge lead and cruised to a win over Houston.

The Tigers jumped on starter Spencer Arrighetti (3-6) for five hits and seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old got the start after Justin Verlander was scratched with neck discomfort Saturday morning.

Matt Vierling, Carson Kelly and Colt Keith each hit a solo homer to give Detroit a season-high five home runs. Wenceel Pérez added a career-best four hits with two RBIs as the Tigers piled up 19 hits — their most this season.

Detroit starter Jack Flaherty (4-3) allowed three hits and struck out six in five innings for his third straight win.

Chas McCormick homered for the first time this season on a three-run shot in the seventh for the Astros, who went 3 for 14 with runners in scoring position as they lost for the fourth time in six games.


SEATTLE (AP) — Julio Rodríguez hit a two-run homer, his second in three games, George Kirby allowed an unearned run over six innings and Seattle held off Texas.

Seattle won for the sixth time in seven games and won its ninth consecutive series at home dating to mid-April. The Mariners also increased their lead over the defending champion Rangers to 7 1/2 games in the AL West. It’s the largest division lead for Seattle at any point since June 18, 2003, when it also had a 7 1/2-game advantage.

Kirby (6-5) didn’t give up a hit until Wyatt Langford’s infield single with one out in the fourth inning. Kirby leaned heavily on a fastball at the top of the strike zone and scattered three hits over six innings. Marcus Semien had an RBI double in the fifth inning, but Kirby finished his outing by striking out the side in the sixth.

Rodríguez hit a tying home run in the ninth inning Thursday night against the Chicago White Sox and his power has been on an uptick after a slow start. Rodríguez hit a 1-2 cutter from Texas starter Nathan Eovaldi (3-3) an estimated 412 feet for his seventh homer and a 3-0 lead in the third inning.

Dominic Canzone added a two-out RBI single later in the inning, and Cal Raleigh had an RBI single in the first inning as the Mariners knocked out the Texas starter after just three innings.


BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers hit a two-run double and Boston ended Carlos Rodón’s seven-start winning streak by beating New York.

Tyler O’Neill and rookie Jamie Westbrook had RBI doubles in a three-run first inning for the Red Sox, who rebounded from an 8-1 loss in Friday’s series opener to win before just the second sellout at Fenway Park this season.

Boston improved to 33-9 wearing their City Connect uniforms with bright yellow jerseys and powder blue lettering, including 18-5 in the past two years.

Rodón (9-3) had allowed three or fewer runs in 13 of 14 starts this season. O’Neill and Westbrook sandwiched their doubles around Connor Wong’s run-scoring’s single.

Rodón gave up five runs, seven hits and three walks over five innings in his first loss since May 2.

Juan Soto hit a solo homer and DJ LeMahieu had a two-run single for the major league-best Yankees (50-23), who had won nine of their previous 10 road games.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — MJ Melendez hit a grand slam to conclude a 12-pitch at-bat, Seth Lugo became the AL’s first 10-game winner and Kansas City defeated Los Angeles as Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s start was cut short after two innings due to triceps tightness.

Kansas City loaded the bases on three straight walks by Blake Treinen. Melendez fouled off six straight pitches with a 2-2 count, but worked the count full when Treinen threw a cutter inside.

Treinen went to the cutter again on the next pitch, but it was slightly elevated inside the strike zone as Melendez drove it over the right-field wall for his first career grand slam and a 5-2 lead. Kansas City had dropped five of six coming in.

According to Baseball Reference, it is only the second time since 1970 there has been a grand slam on a full count with at least 12 pitches in the at-bat. In 2018, Mookie Betts cleared the bases for Boston on the 13th pitch against Toronto’s J.A. Happ.

Lugo (10-2) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings. The right-hander — who also leads the AL in innings (97 1/3) and is fifth in ERA (2.40) — struck out four and walked one to join Philadelphia’s Ranger Suárez as the only pitchers in the majors with 10 wins.


DENVER (AP) — Hunter Goodman had two homers and five RBIs in his first four-hit game, Ryan McMahon doubled twice and stole home, and Colorado scored their most runs in two years in a rout of Pittsburgh.

Goodman made his second big league start at catcher and put the Rockies ahead with a 440-foot solo homer in the third inning against rookie Jared Jones (4-6). He doubled in a run in a three-run fourth, singled and scored in the sixth, hit a 429-foot, two-run homer in the seventh off Justin Bruihl and had an an RBI groundout in a six-run eighth that included Michael Toglia’s grand slam against Dennis Santana.

Colorado had six doubles, a triple and three home runs in its highest-scoring game since a 16-5 win over St. Louis on Aug. 9, 2022.

Andrew McCutchen and Nick Gonzales homered for the Pirates, who had won their previous five games at Coors Field. McCutchen joined Jeff Kent and Giancarlo Stanton as the only visiting players to homer in five straight games at the mile-high ballpark.

Pittsburgh gave up its most runs since a 16-0 loss against the New York Yankees on July 6, 2022.


PHOENIX (AP) — Chicago scored its first run after what appeared to be an intentional balk, Lenyn Sosa hit a three-run homer as they picked up a rare road win with a victory over Arizona.

Erick Fedde (5-1) was sharp, allowing two runs on eight hits in six innings with six strikeouts.

Chicago had plenty of pop a night after managing one run in the series opener, finishing with with four homers and 12 hits.

Andrew Vaughn homered and had three RBIs, Korey Lee hit a two-run shot and Paul DeJong had a solo homer in the White Sox’s seventh win in 31 road games.

The Diamondbacks gave them a boost in the third inning with what may have been an intentional balk by Thyago Vieira (0-1).

The Associated Press