Font, Rays Shut Down Yankees
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer Font worked into the sixth inning to get his first major league win, Willy Adames homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday.
Font (1-3) allowed three hits, one walk and struck out four over 5 2/3 innings. Four relievers completed a four-hitter.
Adames had an RBI single during a two-run second and added a solo homer in the seventh off Sonny Gray (5-5).
The Rays have won the first two of a three-game series against the Yankees, who have the best record in the majors.
REDS 11, CUBS 2
CINCINNATI — Anthony DeSclafani hit the first grand slam by a Cincinnati pitcher in 59 years, helping the last-place Reds beat the Chicago Cubs for their sixth consecutive victory.
It was Cincinnati’s third slam in five days and major league-leading seventh of the season, two short of the record set in 2002. The last Reds pitcher to hit a grand slam was Bob Purkey against the Cubs on Aug. 1, 1959. DeSclafani (3-1) also pitched a season-high 6 1/3 innings and allowed three hits, struck out three and walked four.
RANGERS 9, TWINS 6
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Beltre and Robinson Chirinos homered to help Yovani Gallardo win for the first time since last July as the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins.
Delino DeShields had two hits and drove in two runs for the Rangers, who have won a season-high seven in a row.
Eddie Rosario homered and drove in four runs, while Logan Morrison also homered and Mitch Garver had three hits for the Twins, who have lost three straight.
ORIOLES 7, BRAVES 5
ATLANTA — Mark Trumbo hit a first-inning grand slam, Chris Davis doubled in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Braves.
Dylan Bundy (6-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings while improving to 3-0 in June. One day after allowing four runs and recording only one out,
CARDINALS 3, BREWERS 2
MILWAUKEE — Yadier Molina homered twice to back a strong start by Miles Mikolas and lift the St. Louis Cardinals to a victory.
Molina’s two-run homer in the sixth inning off reliever Jeremy Jeffress gave St. Louis the lead and the Cardinals held on behind the pitching of Mikolas and four relievers. Marcell Ozuna led off the sixth with a line-drive single to center and scored on Molina’s shot to right-center, a ball that bounced off the top of the wall and into the St. Louis bullpen.
INDIANS 4, TIGERS 1
CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer struck out 11 over 6 1/3 innings to beat Detroit for the fourth time this season, leading the Indians past the Tigers for their sixth straight win overall.
Bauer (7-5) allowed a run in the second inning on a wild pitch and was pulled after Dixon Machado’s one-out single in the seventh. He’s 4-0 with a 1.23 ERA in four starts against the Tigers.
ATHLETICS 7, WHITE SOX 6
CHICAGO — Pinch-hitter Nick Martini drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with his first major league hit and the Oakland Athletics came back from an early five-run deficit to edge the White Sox.
Martini, recalled from Triple-A before the game, lined a full-count single off Juan Minaya (0-2) with two outs to center to score Stephen Piscotty from second. Piscotty reached on a double when right fielder Avisail Garcia lost his routine fly in the sun.
MARLINS 6, ROCKIES 2
DENVER — J.T. Realmuto hit his second career grand slam during a five-run seventh and the Miami Marlins beat Colorado to stop a three-game skid and end the Rockies’ winning streak at four.
Derek Dietrich also homered, and Trevor Richards (2-4) gave up one run and three hits in six innings, striking out eight. Richards also singled for his first hit in the majors.
Rockies starter Tyler Anderson (4-3) was sharp before allowing three consecutive hits to open the seventh, including an RBI single from pinch-hitter Justin Bour that chased the lefty and put the Marlins ahead 2-1.
DIAMONDBACKS 7, PIRATES 2
PITTSBURGH — Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings, staying in through two rain delays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pirates for their third consecutive win.
Paul Goldschmidt homered for NL West-leading Arizona, and David Peralta drove in two runs. Goldschmidt also walked twice and scored three times. Greinke (7-5) allowed two hits, struck out seven and walked none.
PHILLIES 5, NATIONALS 3
WASHINGTON — Maikel Franco went 4 for 4, Carlos Santana homered and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Nationals.
With the Phillies leading 3-2 in the eighth, Santana sent a drive into the Philadelphia bullpen in left-center field off Kelvin Herrera for his 13th homer of the season and second in two games. Franco later added an RBI single for the Phillies, who have won five of six.
GIANTS 5, PADRES 3
SAN FRANCISCO — Slumping Brandon Crawford doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs, leading the Giants over the San Diego Padres.
Brandon Belt singled twice and Gorkys Hernandez added an RBI double as the Giants won their fifth in seven games.
DODGERS 8, METS 3
NEW YORK — Clayton Kershaw and Jacob deGrom stumbled in an unexpected ace showdown, Matt Kemp hit a pinch grand slam and the Dodgers beat the slumping Mets.
The Dodgers have won 11 straight against the Mets dating to May 2016, matching their best run in the rivalry. Los Angeles beat New York 11 straight times across 1963 and ’64.
MARINERS 7, RED SOX 2
BOSTON — Mike Leake pitched eight shutout innings, Mitch Haniger drove in three runs and the Mariners snapped a season-high five-game losing streak.