Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs, struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings and walked the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night in Anaheim, California.
Ohtani finished 3-for-3 with a walk in four plate appearances. He took the shutout in the seventh inning before exiting with a broken nail. Ohtani (7-3) wound up with one run scored on four hits and two walks.
Although he was out of the game as a pitcher, Ohtani remained the designated hitter and socked his second homer in the bottom of the seventh, giving him a major league-leading 28 long balls.
The White Sox got a run in the ninth and Carlos Estevez loaded the bases with no outs before striking out Seby Zavala and hitting Elvis Andrus into a double play to get his 20th save. Eloy Jimenez had three hits for Chicago. Michael Kopech (3-7) allowed two runs and struck out seven over four innings.
Rangers 8, Tigers 3
Ezequiel Duran and Adolis Garcia hit home runs in a five-run eighth inning as Texas mounted a late comeback against Detroit in Arlington, Texas.
With the game tied 3–3 in the eighth, the Rangers took the lead on Duran’s solo home run off Brendan White (1–2). Corey Seager hit an RBI double soon after, which was followed by Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single. Garcia capped the frame with a two-run blast into straight center.
Spencer Torkelson hit a solo homer for Detroit in the top of the eighth to tie the game at 3–3.
Cardinals 4, Astros 2
Paul DeJong hit a solo homer and a sacrifice fly when St. Louis traveled to Houston.
Nolan Arenado went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run and an RBI for the Cardinals, who won for the sixth time in eight games. Jordan Montgomery (5-7) allowed two runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings, one earned.
Framber Valdez (7-6) allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings for the Astros, who lost for the eighth time in 11 games.
Dodgers 5, Rockies 0
Clayton Kershaw threw six innings of one-hit ball, JD Martinez hit two home runs, and Los Angeles beat Colorado in Denver to earn its fifth win in six games.
Kershaw (10-4) took the lead in the sixth inning, giving up the fifth inning to Elias Diaz, who grounded into a double play. Kershaw retired the first two batters of the sixth before Brenton Doyle singled for Colorado’s first hit.
Martinez’s second homer was his 300th career homer. Rockies starter Connor Siebold (1-4) allowed four runs on five hits in five innings. Colorado loaded the bases in the ninth before Evan Phillips flew out to Diaz to end the game.
Nationals 7, Mariners 4 (11 innings)
Len Thomas’s two-out, two-run double down the right field line in the top of the 11th inning broke a tie and helped Washington win in Seattle.
Jordan Weems (1-0) pitched the final two innings for his first major league win. Weems exited a bases-loaded jam in the 10th with no outs. Lost to Seattle’s Trevor Gott (0-3).
Kibert Ruiz’s solo homer off Paul Seewald also tied the Nationals 4–4 in the eighth. Teoscar Hernandez scored for the Mariners, who lost for the third time in their last four games. Washington earned its third win in four games.
brave 6, twins 2
On the night that fans were given fake gold chains numbering No. 13 in his honor, Ronald Acuna Jr. hit two of Atlanta’s five home runs as the Braves beat Minnesota to extend their winning streak to four games.
Acuña, Austin Riley, Sean Murphy and Michael Harris II have all worked hard for Atlanta, which has won 12 of its last 13 games. The Braves increased their major-league-leading homer total to 146. Atlanta has hit 54 homers in June, just a little short of the single-month franchise record of 56 set in June 2019.
The Twins scored in the first inning when Carlos Correa scored on shortstop Orlando Arcia’s fielding error, one of four errors committed by the Braves.
Giants 3, Blue Jays 0
Tyro Estrada hit a two-run double, Alex Wood pitched five effective relief innings over the weekend, and San Francisco extended its winning streak to 10 with a win over Toronto.
Patrick Bailey hit the go-ahead double in the fifth inning for the Giants, who won for the 13th time in 15 games. Toronto starter Kevin Gausman (7-4), a former Giant, took the loss after allowing one run, three hits and one walk in six innings. He scored 12 runs.
Veteran right-hander Ryan Walker served as the opener and pitched scoreless innings. He was replaced by left-hander Wood (3-2), who allowed five hits and struck out seven.
Pirates 9, Padres 4
Strong performances from Carlos Santana, Jack Suwinski and Nick Gonzalez helped Pittsburgh beat San Diego for its second win in the last two weeks.
Gonzales also hit an RBI triple, Santana added an RBI single, and Andrew McCutchen, Henry Davis and Rodolfo Castro added run-scoring base hits for the Pirates, who had lost 12 of their last 13 games. Pittsburgh starter Rich Hill (7-7) gave up four runs and nine hits over six innings.
San Diego starter Reece Kenhar (0-1) gave up five runs and six hits over two innings. He replaced scheduled starter Yu Darvish, who was ill. The Padres have lost eight of their last 12.
Marlins 10, Red Sox 1
Miami equaled its season high with 19 hits, and Sandy Alcantara pitched seven one-ball innings in a blowout win at Boston.
Brian De La Cruz and Jazz Chisholm Jr. combined for five hits, five RBIs and three runs in the middle of the Miami lineup. Luis Arraz went 2 for 5, raising his average to .399, and the Marlins won their third straight.
Alcantara (3-6) struck out five and allowed six hits and two walks. Red Sox starter Garrett Whitlock (4-3) allowed six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Guardians 2, Royals 1
Will Brennan had three hits, including a two-run double in the top of the ninth inning to put Cleveland ahead of Kansas City. The Royals managed only two hits.
Guardian rookie Gavin Williams threw seven shutout innings. Trevor Steffen (4-3) emerged with the win, and Emmanuel Klass pitched the ninth for his major-league-leading 24th save. Cleveland manager Terry Francona (illness) missed the game while bench coach Demarlo Hale took over.
The Royals, aided by six shutout innings from Brady Singer, scored an unearned run in the eighth but lost for the 19th time in 24 games. Scott Barlow (2-4) missed a save and took the loss.
Mets 7, Brewers 2
David Peterson pitched six scoreless innings and Brandon Nimmo hit two of New York’s four home runs in the win over visiting Milwaukee.
Francisco Lindor and Daniel Vogelbach also homered while collecting two hits each for the Mets, who went 7-16 on the month. Peterson (2-6), who had been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse before the game, gave up five hits and allowed three runs while striking out five.
Brian Anderson drove in two runs for the Brewers, who lost 3–2 on their second 10-game road trip of the season.
Phillies 5, Cubs 1
Ranger Suarez allowed one run in a season-high 7 1/3 innings as Philadelphia extended its season-high road winning streak to seven games with a win over Chicago.
Suarez (2-2) recorded his sixth consecutive quality start by giving up four hits (two each to Cody Bellinger and Nick Madrigal), while walking one, striking out eight and hitting one batter.
Brandon Marsh homered twice for the Phillies, both off of Cubs starter Jameson Taillon (2-6), who gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings with a season-high eight strikeouts.
Reds 3, Orioles 1
Matt McClain homered and doubled to tie and lead Cincinnati to a win in Baltimore.
McClain’s go-ahead solo homer came in the sixth inning. TJ Friedl also pitched for the Reds, who snapped a three-game losing streak and followed it up with a 12-game win streak. Reds starter Andrew Abbott (4-0) limited Baltimore to one run on two hits over six innings.
Orioles starter Tyler Wells (6-4) took the loss despite allowing the Reds four hits over six innings. The four Baltimore pitchers combined to strike out a total of 12 batters on the five-hitter. Orioles infielder Jordan Westberg, in his second major league game, went 2-for-3 with a walk.
Diamondbacks 8, Rays 4
Rookie Corbin Carroll hit a three-run homer and Zack Gallen recovered from a shaky second inning to give Arizona a win over Tampa Bay in Phoenix.
The Diamondbacks, who scored five runs in the first inning, also got long balls from Christian Walker, Evan Longoria and Ketel Marte. Gallen (10-2) struggled through six innings, allowing four runs (all in the second inning) on five hits.
Rays rookie Taj Bradley (5-4) had a poor performance, giving up seven runs (six earned) in four innings. Jose Siri went deep for Tampa Bay.
Athletics 2, Yankees 1
Paul Blackburn pitched an effective sixth inning for his first win of the season, and Oakland won the opening game of the three-game series over New York.
Oakland never trailed, getting the first on the board in the third inning with a Tyler Wade triple and an Asturias Ruiz RBI single against Yankees starter Johnny Brito (4–4). Seth Brown doubled the lead with a homer in the fourth.
Making his sixth start of the year, Blackburn (1-0) lost their shutout bid when Josh Donaldson led off in the fifth with his seventh homer of the year. Blackburn was charged with one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings.
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