MLB Roundup: Diamondbacks and Yankees make history, Angels outlast A’s and Pirates take down Cubs

Billy Hamilton (6) celebrates with Scooter Gennett (4) Tucker Barnhart (16) and Joey Votto (19) after hitting a walk-off solo home run against the Milwaukee Brewers. (Photo: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports)

MILWAUKEE BREWERS (72-66) 4
CINCINNATI REDS (59-79) 5
CINCINNATI, OH– Billy Hamilton delivered a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Reds, preventing the Brewers from moving into an NL wild card spot. Homer Bailey threw six innings for the Reds, allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts. Orlando Arcia hit a three-run home run for the Brewers.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS (68-68) 7
DETROIT TIGERS (58-79) 6
DETROIT, MI– Eric Hosmer drove in three runs on two hits, including a two-run home run, for the Royals, handing the Tigers a fifth straight loss. Jake Junis gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out three in five innings for the Royals. Nic Castellanos plated four runs for the Tigers, hitting a three-run home run during their bottom of the ninth comeback attempt.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (52-85) 7
NEW YORK METS (59-78) 11
QUEENS, NY– Jose Reyes, Asdrubel Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo and Gavin Cecchini each knocked in two runs for the Mets, giving the Phillies an MLB-high 48 road losses. Hyun-Soo Kim had two RBI on two hits for the Phillies.

CLEVELAND INDIANS (81-56) 5
CHICAGO WHITE SOX (54-82) 3
CHICAGO, IL– Trevor Bauer fanned nine over six-and-one-third innings, letting up two runs on three hits and one walk as the Indians set an MLB season-high with their 12th straight win. Rymer Liriano led the White Sox with three RBI and two hits.

NEW YORK YANKEES (74-63) 7
BALTIMORE ORIOLES (70-68) 4
BALTIMORE, MD– Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored to put the Yankees up 4.5 games on the Orioles in the AL wild card race. Didi Gregorius also became the first Yankees shortstop in franchise history tp have back-to-back 20+ home run seasons. Chad Green tossed two-and-one-thirds scoreless, hitless innings in relief for the Yankees, striking out four. Chris Davis smacked a two-run home run for the Orioles.

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (54-86) 3
COLORADO ROCKIES (73-64) 4
DENVER, CO– Carlos Gonzalez drew a walk-off walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, helping them maintain their lead for the second NL wild card spot. Joe Panik added three hits and two RBI for the Giants.

CHICAGO CUBS (75-62) 0
PITTSBURGH PIRATES (66-72) 12
PITTSBURGH, PA– Max Moroff and Josh Bell both went 3-for-5 with four RBI in the Pirates’ third straight win. Chad Kuhl threw seven scoreless innings for the Pirates, allowing four hits and two walks with eight strikeouts.

LOS ANGELES ANGELS (71-67) 11
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (58-79) 9     in 11
OAKLAND, CA– Luis Valbuena and Martin Maldanado combined for six RBI on three hits for the Angels as the A’s have now lost seven straight games. Khris Davis and Matt Olson had three RBI each for the A’s.70-67)

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (70-67) 2
SAN DIEGO PADRES (62-76) 0
SAN DIEGO, CA– Yadier Molina drove in both of the Cardinals runs as they have won six of their last 10 games. Carlos Martinez hurled a complete game shutout for the Cardinals, striking out 10 while giving up three hits and three walks.

HOUSTON ASTROS (84-53) 6
SEATTLE MARINERS (69-69) 2
SEATTLE, WA– Alex Bregman and Josh Reddick brought home two runs each in the Astros’ fifth straight win. Dallas Keuchel lasted seven-and-two-thirds innings for the Astros, giving up two runs, seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Kyle Seager plated both of the Mariners’ runs. Erasmo Ramirez gave up two runs on four hits and two walks, fanning five for the Mariners.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (64-74) 10
BOSTON RED SOX (77-61) 4
BOSTON, MA– Kendrys Morales topped the Blue Jays with four RBI, helping them hand the Red Sox their 26th loss at home, good for the least home losses in the American League. J.A. Happ allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits and three walks, punching out three in five-and-two-thirds innings. Eduardo Nunez knocked in three runs for the Red Sox.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (83-54) 7
MIAMI MARLINS (67-70) 2
MIAMI, FL– Daniel Murphy and Anthony Rendon combined to provide seven RBI and six hits for the Nationals, keeping the Marlins six games back of an NL wild card berth. A.J. Cole let up two runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks while striking out five in five-and-two-thirds innings for the Nationals.

MINNESOTA TWINS (71-66) 4
TAMPA BAY RAYS (69-70) 11
ST. PETERSBURG, FL– Evan Longoria contributed three RBI on a pair of hits for the Rays, who now sit three games out of an AL wild card spot. Alex Cobb punched out seven over five-and-two-thirds innings, surrendering one run on three hits and two walks for the Rays. Brian Dozier cracked a two-run home run for the Twins.

TEXAS RANGERS (69-68) 8
ATLANTA BRAVES (60-76) 2
CUMBERLAND, GA– Rougned Odor had two hits and three RBI in three at bats to help the Rangers move to two games back of a playoff spot in the AL wild card. Andrew Cashner made it six innings for the Rangers, surrendering two runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Matt Adams hit a two-run home run for the Braves.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (80-58) 13
LOS ANGELES DODGERS (92-45) 0
LOS ANGELES, CA– J.D. Martinez smashed four home runs for six RBI in the Diamondbacks 11th straight win, becoming the first Diamondback to hit four home runs in one game and making this season the second-ever to include two four-home run games (other is 2002). Scooter Gennett of the Reds hit four in a game on June 6 against the Cardinals. Robbie Ray set down 14 Dodgers by strikeout, giving up three hits in seven-and-two-thirds innings.

The Diamondbacks also became the first team in MLB history to have a perfect game, 20+ strikeouts in a complete game and a four home run game as a franchise.

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