MLB Roundup: Albert Pujols jumps to No. 2 all-time in total bases

Albert Pujols went 4-on-4 and hit two long home runs, and Paul DeJong hit a grand slam to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 16-7 win over host Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night in Phoenix.

Pujols also moved up to second place in the all-time total bases list with 6,143. He passed Cardinals legend Stan Musial (6,134) and is now only behind Hank Aaron (6,856).

Lars Nootbaar reached base five times with three hits and two walks and drove in three runs with a two-run triple and an RBI single as the Cardinals won their sixth straight game and the 17th of their last 21 Arizona errors.

Carson Kelly drove in three runs and Jake McCarthy scored for the Diamondbacks. Arizona starter Madison Bumgarner (6-13) gave up five runs and seven hits over 5 1/3 innings while falling to 0-4 in his last five starts. He hit three and walked two.

Padres 2, Nationals 1

Josh Bell and Juan Soto scored against their former team to give San Diego a win over the Washington visit.

Soto’s solo shot, which set the end of the seventh inning, broke a 1-1 tie. Bell hit his homer with two outs in the fifth inning. The Padres dropped the first two games of the series.

Lane Thomas hit his 12th homer of the season in the second inning to explain Washington’s lone run.

Mets 8, Phillies 2 (Game 1)

Jeff McNeil had three hits and two RBIs, Michael Perez produced a two-run clutch and New York defeated hosts Philadelphia in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.

Brandon Nimmo contributed two doubles and an RBI, Starling Marte also had three hits and an RBI, and Francisco Lindor hit an RBI triple for the Mets, who improved to 13-4 against the Phillies that season.

Nick Castellanos had two goals for the struggling Phillies, who went 1-5 with runners in goal position and lost three straight games.

Phillies 4, Mets 1 (Game 2)

Alec Bohm hit a double and drove in two runs to pull hosts Philadelphia past New York in the second game of a day-night doubleheader.

Rhys Hoskins had two hits and an RBI, JT Realmuto contributed an RBI single, and Jean Segura and Kyle Schwarber each had two hits for the Phillies, who were on a three-game losing streak. The Phillies had lost the first two games of this crucial four-game series.

The Mets managed just three hits but had first- and second-place runners in the ninth with two outs. Brett Baty landed to end the game. Mets starter David Peterson (6-3) lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits and three runs, along with six strikeouts and two walks.

Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2

Alejandro Kirk beat Gerrit Cole with a two-run double to highlight a four-run fifth inning as the Toronto visit beat New York.

The Blue Jays won their fourth straight win and moved away from the first-ranked Yankees in the American League East in seven games. It’s the closest they’ve been to first place since they were also seven on June 8th. New York is 3-14 and 12-25 in their last 17 games since going by a 15 1/2 game lead on July 8.

Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a go-ahead two run double after Santiago Espinal’s double gave Toronto its first hit against Cole (9-6). Cole dropped four five-hit runs in six innings in six starts to 0-4 since the All-Star break. Adam Cimber (9-4) was awarded the win after hitting two batters in one inning, and Yimi Garcia worked on the ninth to secure his first save.

Cubs 6, Brewers 5 (11 innings)

Nick Madrigal delivered a two-time, game-changing RBI single in the ninth game against Devin Williams, and Willson Contreras came through with his own tie in the eleventh as Chicago won its fifth straight win, beating the Milwaukee guest.

After Milwaukee took the lead with the pick of a run-scoring fielder at the top of 11th, Chicago’s Patrick Wisdom equalized with a double at the bottom of the frame. Then, with two outs and a man in third, Contreras lined a single to the right — Peter Strzelecki (1-1) — for the Cubs, who have won 11-of-15 overall and four straight wins against the Brewers.

Milwaukee went 4-3 in the 10th after Mike Brosseau’s RBI single, but the Cubs equalized when Ian Happ scored from the third goal after left fielder Christian Yelich dropped the ball while catching it on the transferred to the bottom of the frame. Milwaukee is struggling for its fifth straight National League appearance after the season and has lost 12 of its last 18.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 3

Michael Wacha threw 5 2/3 shutout innings to help the Boston visit win against Baltimore.

Wacha (8-1) gave up four hits, hit four and walked one in the second game of the three-game streak. Christian Arroyo had three hits for the third time in the last four games and Enrique Hernandez drilled a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who avoided a three-game losing streak.

Baltimore starter Kyle Bradish (1-5) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. The rookie right-hander hit six with no walks. Ramon Urias, Adleyrutschman and Jorge Mateo each had two goals for the Orioles.

White Sox 2, Guardian 0

Johnny Cueto threw 8 2/3 innings scoreless and Jose Abreu broke an RBI double in the sixth to put the Chicago visit past Cleveland.

Cueto (6-5) allowed five hits and knocked out two racquets before ending one just short of his second performance in a full game of the season and the 19th of his career. He improved to 5-1 on aggregate in his last 10 games after Liam Hendriks beat Oscar Gonzalez to secure his 28th save of the season.

Gonzalez collected two of the five goals for the Guardians, who have lost just the fourth time in their last 14 games. Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (8-7) saw his four-start winning streak falter despite allowing just two five-hit runs in 6 1/3 innings. He walked three and hit four.

Rangers 4, Twins 3 (10 innings)

Corey Seager and Mark Mathias had RBI singles in the 10th inning to lead the Texas visit to a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Nathaniel Lowe had four hits, his 37th multi-hit game of the season, Seager had two hits and also had a run, and Adolis Garcia extended his hitting streak to 17 games with an RBI double for Texas down to just 8- 25 improved one-run games this season. Jonathan Hernandez (1-0) got the win.

American League batting leader Luis Arraez had an RBI single, and Jose Miranda had a game-defining RBI base hit in game eight for Minnesota, who was on a four-game winning streak.

Tiger 4, Angel 3

Victor Reyes’ single kicked off heat five, Tyler Alexander ended a personal four-game losing streak and host Detroit won Los Angeles.

Jonathan Schoop, Willi Castro and Jeimer Candelario drove in the other heats for Detroit, which had lost 10 of their previous 12 games.

Alexander (3-7) gave up three carries and seven hits in six innings. Alex Lange, Joe Jimenez and Gregory Soto each followed with an inning of scoreless relief as Soto recorded his 23rd save.

Rays 5, Royals 2

Drew Rasmussen opened with 5 1/3 hitless innings in his second consecutive masterful start and led the Rays to a victory over visiting Kansas City in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rasmussen (8-4) had two runs with two hits in 5 2/3 innings. He fanned out eight in one step.

Yandy Diaz was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Isaac Paredes and Harold Ramirez had two hits each. Yu Chang had two RBIs.

Red 10, Pirates 1

Jake Fraley’s mammoth two-barrel homer capped a four-barrel fourth inning for the visiting Cincinnati, which defeated Pittsburgh.

Every starter had at least one hit for the Reds, who won for the third time in 11 games to move ahead of the Pirates to fourth in the National League Central. Justin Dunn (1-1), who won the majors for the first time since April 15, 2021, combined a foursome with four relievers.

Rodolfo Castro scored fourth place for the Pirates, who broke their two-game winning streak and have lost 11 of 15. Pittsburgh starter Tyler Beede (1-3) gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits and a walk to strike two over four innings.

Braves 5, Astros 4 (11 innings)

Atlanta twice rallied in extra innings as Travis d’Arnaud’s spot-on tie singles topped an 11th-place finish in two heats and gave him a walk-off victory over the Houston visit.

Matt Olson, down 4-3 at the end of the 11th, delivered a run-scoring double against the shift to level the game. d’Arnaud came off the bench to drive a singles win over Ryne Stanek (1-1) to give the Braves their 11th win in 12 games.

Jake Meyers and Yuli Gurriel delivered RBI hits on Dylan Lee in the 10th to put Houston 3-1 ahead. But the Braves scored own runs-scoring hits from Michael Harris II and ex-Astro Robbie Grossman against Hector Neris for a 3-3 contest.

Athletics 4, Mariners 3 (10 innings)

Automatic runner Tony Kemp sped home from third base on Sheldon Neuse’s chopper to the mound with no outs in the 10th inning, giving Oakland a walk-off win over the Seattle visit.

After Dany Jimenez (3-4) kept the Mariners scoreless at the top of 10th, Seattle decided to lead Seth Brown on purpose to put the runners in first and second with no outs at the end of the inning.

Sean Murphy then pulled an unintentional free pass from Diego Castillo (7-2) and charged the bases. Neuse hit a one-hopper to the right of the mound that hung in the air long enough to force the pitcher to bounce the ball in his rush to play to the plate. Neuse was credited with an RBI, giving the A’s only their third walk-off win of the season.

Rockies 4, Giants 3 (10 innings)

Brendan Rodgers had four hits, including a walk-off single in the 10th inning, and Colorado batted on a visit to San Francisco.

Ryan McMahon had three hits and Lucas Gilbreath (2-0) pitched an inning of relief for the Rockies. Colorado won it when Rodgers put up a single to center Camilo Doval (4-6) to drive home Wynton Bernard, who started the inning at second base.

Brandon Crawford hit a homer on his two hits and Joey Bart also went deep for the Giants, who have lost four straight games. Giants starter Alex Cobb allowed three runs of 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings but was saved with a ninth-inning rally.

Dodger’s 7, Marlin’s 0

Will Smith and Justin Turner hit three home runs, and Dustin May gave up just one hit on his return to the rotation as Los Angeles picked up a win over the Miami visit.

Barring a slight hiccup in the opening inning, May (1-0) looked dominant once again after not serving for the past 15 months following Tommy John’s surgery. He struck out nine in his five innings of work on 71 pitches and had just two walks in the first inning.

Marlins starter Bryan Hoeing was rattled for seven runs with eight hits over three innings in his major league debut. Hoeing (0-1) was added to the squad as a back-up starter on Saturday after scheduled starter Braxton Garrett went on the injured list with an oblique strain.

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