Raimel Tapia had a career-best six RBIs, including four at a grand slam in the park, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 28-5 on Friday night.
The 28 runs scored and 29 goals were both Toronto club records. The 28 runs allowed were the most ever allowed by the Red Sox.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. added six hits to set a club record for a game and had five RBIs. Danny Jansen added two home runs and a career-high six RBIs. Matt Chapman and Teoscar Hernandez had solo recordings for Toronto.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run homer, Christian Vazquez had two solo shots, and Rob Refsnyder had a solo blaster for Boston.
Astros 5, Mariners 2
Jose Altuve, Yordan Alvarez and Martin Maldonado hit solo home runs and Jose Urquidy hit six quality innings as Houston ended host Seattle’s 14-game winning streak in front of a sold-out crowd.
Mariners All-Star Julio Rodriguez, the rookie who became a sensation when he reached the final of the Home Run Derby earlier in the week, suffered a late-onset scratch that left his wrist painful.
Ty France scored a home game for Seattle that narrowly failed to break the franchise’s record for most consecutive wins set in 2001. Urquidy (9-4), a right-hander who lost his three previous starts against Seattle this season, allowed a run-on-four. Hector Neris worked the ninth for his first save of the season.
Yankees 7, Orioles 6
Aaron Judge strapped on two homers and gave him a best-in-the-majors 36 this season to help New York beat host Baltimore.
Judge started his second three-run homer in as many days in the third inning and smashed a solo shot in the fifth. Joey Gallo added a solo homer as the Yankees beat Baltimore for the 10th time in 14 games. Lucas Luetge (3-3) clinched the win after allowing a hit over 2 1/3 innings scoreless to the relief of starter Jameson Taillon.
Anthony Santander launched a three-run homer in front of Aroldis Chapman in the seventh inning, but Clay Holmes made the last five outs — three by strikeout — and secured his 17th save of the season. Yankees reserve man Michael King left the team in the eighth inning with an arm injury.
Boys 15, Phillies 2
Nelson Velazquez hit two home runs and drove in five runs, Willson Contreras hit a solo home run and a double, and Chicago defeated hosts Philadelphia.
Seiya Suzuki added four hits, including a two-run homer. Ian Happ contributed four hits and two RBIs, Nico Hoerner added a two-run double, and Christopher Morel had three hits and one RBI for the Cubs. Starter Justin Steele threw five solid innings and gave up four hits and one run. Steele (4-6) walked four and batted two.
Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run for the Phillies, who lost their three-game winning streak. The Phillies swept a three-game series down the road against the Miami Marlins ahead of the All-Star break.
Padres 4, Mets 1
Yu Darvish scored a shutout in the seventh inning while putting up seven outstanding innings and defeating Max Scherzer as he opened the second half with a win over New York while visiting San Diego.
Darvish (9-4) improved to 5-0 in eight career starts against the Mets and won his third straight start against the NL East league leaders. Darvish allowed Starling Marte two of his four hits and knocked out nine, footed one and threw 99 pitches.
Scherzer (6-2) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings. He hit eight and walked one in his fourth start since returning from an oblique injury on July 5.
Rays 7, Royals 3
Yandy Diaz’s three-heat double helped starter Drew Rasmussen win for the first time in nearly two months as Tampa Bay defeated host Kansas City.
Diaz went 1-to-3 with a fourth inning double that opened a 2-1 game. He also ran twice. Rasmussen (6-3) fought his way through five innings but gave up just one run. Francisco Mejia was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs for the Rays.
Royals All-Star Andrew Benintendi had two hits and two RBIs, and Nick Pratto doubled twice. Brad Keller (5-10) struggled with command issues throughout – plus nosebleeds – before walking after four innings. He gave up four hits, missed five, hit a batter and uncorked two wild pitches.
Brewers 6, Rockies 5 (13 innings)
Luis Urias delivered a walk-off single at the end of the 13th inning to give Milwaukee a win over visiting Colorado in the opener of their four-game streak.
With pinch runner Jonathan Davis on board second to open the 13th, Jake Bird (1-2) led Kolten Wong on foot on purpose. Urias then fought back from a 0-2 count to put the game winner in flat right center and hit Davis. Brent Suter (2-3) pitched the last two scoreless innings to win.
Colorado went 5-3 in the top half of the 10th on an RBI single from Charlie Blackmon and a sacrifice fly from Brendan Rodgers.
Dodgers 5, Giants 1
Cody Bellinger hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning and Los Angeles picked up a win over the San Francisco visit.
Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman each had two hits as the Dodgers extended their winning streak to six games with 13 wins in their last 14 contests and 17 in their last 19. The Dodgers also improved to 4–0 at home against rival Giants that season.
Yermin Mercedes drove for the Giants in one run.
Athletics 5, Rangers 4
Ramon Laureano and Seth Brown hit home runs, left-hander Cole Irvin threw a three-hit ball for more than seven innings, and Oakland opened a three-game streak against the visiting Texas.
Vimael Machin and Stephen Vogt contributed RBI hits and AJ Puk escaped a base-laden jam in ninth place to salvage his first career and helped the A’s win a second straight game for the eighth time this season.
Marcus Semien and Nathaniel Lowe both scored twice and Leody Taveras scored twice for Rangers, who opened the second half on Thursday with an 8-0 win in Miami, 3,000 miles away.
Brave 8, Angel 1
Matt Olson and Orlando Arcia both scored against Shohei Ohtani to highlight a seven-run seventh inning and help Atlanta defeat the Los Angeles visit.
The inning started when Dansby ended Swanson Ohtani’s streak of retiring 15 straight batters with a leadoff walk. Olson followed up with his 18th homer high in the right field stands that broke the goalless tie. Arcia ended Ohtani’s night when he added a three-run shot, his fifth.
Ohtani (9-5) drove to the seventh and looked visibly stunned by Olson’s towering home run. He threw 6 1/3 innings and allowed six runs – matching his season high – with six hits, one walk and 11 strikeouts. It was his fifth straight game with more than 10 strikeouts. He had not allowed a home run since June 2nd.
Reds 9, cardinals 5
Tyler Naquin drove in four runs and Donovan Solano hit a homer and added three more RBIs to propel Cincinnati to a win over visiting St. Louis in the opener of a three-game streak.
Joey Votto and Jonathan India added solo homers for the Reds, whose victory was tempered by the loss of their starting catcher Tyler Stephenson to a broken right collarbone after just three batters in the game.
After beating the first two batters early in the game, Graham Ashcraft and the Reds were unlucky when third batter, Paul Goldschmidt, fouled a pitch from Stephenson’s right shoulder. Moments later, Goldschmidt hit a dribbler in front of the plate and Stephenson fielded the ball but fell to the turf in pain and was unable to make a throw first for the final.
Marlin 8, pirates 1
Joey Wendle hit an RBI double and an RBI single, and Avisail Garcia hit a homer to help the Miami visit embark on a four-game losing streak with a win over Pittsburgh.
Nick Fortes added three RBIs, including a two-run single, and Miguel Rojas hit an RBI double for the Marlins. Miami starter Braxton Garrett (2-3) allowed a six-inning run and allowed two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.
Jason Delay hit a homer for the Pirates, who lost five of six. Pittsburgh starter Zach Thompson (3-7) gave up seven runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings, with two walks and two strikeouts.
Guardians 8, White Sox 2
Andres Gimenez hit a two-run home run in a four-run first inning and visited Cleveland to defeat Chicago.
Steven Kwan had three hits and Josh Naylor drove in three runs as the Guardians extended their winning streak to four games. Cleveland has won seven of their ten games against Chicago this season.
Tim Anderson had two hits and a run as the White Sox were unable to continue their winning streak before the break. Chicago won five of its last six games before the All-Star Game, including two in a row against the Guardians to complete a four-game streak last week.
Diamondbacks 10, Nationals 1
Zac Gallen threw seven shutout innings and Ketel Marte and Daulton Varsho each homed to lead Arizona’s rampage against Washington in Phoenix.
Gallen (5-2) gave up just two singles and didn’t hit the Nationals for 5 2/3 innings before Cesar Hernandez defeated a comebacker who fended off Gallen’s gauntlet. Marte also tripled, had four RBIs and scored two goals. Carson Kelly and Varsho each finished with three hits.
Juan Soto had a line single leading away from seventh to extend his on-base streak to his best 27 major league games, and Hernandez also had a double he was able to close with two. Patrick Corbin (4-13) suffered his major league-leading 13th loss, allowing five runs of eight hits over five innings. He walked one and struck seven.
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