Highlights of Monday's MLB games
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[August 22, 2017]
(The Sports Xchange)
Dodgers 6, Pirates 5
Yasiel Puig homered leading off the 12th inning, leading the Los
Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on
The Dodgers erased a 3-0 Pirates lead with five runs in the seventh
inning, four on Curtis Granderson's grand slam off Gerrit Cole.
Indians 5, Red Sox 4
A throwing error by first baseman Brock Holt in the bottom of the
ninth inning allowed the winning run to score as Cleveland beat
Brandon Guyer led off the ninth with a double to left field off
Brandon Workman (0-1). Roberto Perez laid down an attempted
sacrifice bunt that rolled halfway to the mound.
Diamondbacks 3, Mets 2 (10 innings)
A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th inning as
Arizona beat New York.
The Diamondbacks snapped a three-game losing streak to move within a
half-game of the idle Colorado Rockies for the first wild-card spot
in the National League. The Mets lost for the seventh time in eight
Orioles 7, Athletics 3
Adam Jones homered twice as part of a four-hit night, and Jonathan
Schoop and Welington Castillo also went deep as Baltimore defeated
Jones tied a career high with the four hits, going 4-for-4. He hit a
solo shot in the second inning to give Baltimore a 2-1 lead. His
second homer came right after Schoop's three-run shot in the fifth
White Sox 7, Twins 6 (Game 1)
Yolmer Sanchez and Jose Abreu homered, and Carlos Rodon struck out
nine in 6 1/3 innings as Chicago beat Minnesota in the first game of
Sanchez, who drove in four runs, gave the White Sox a 5-1 lead in
the fourth inning with a three-run homer. After Abreu homered to
lead off the fifth inning, Sanchez's sacrifice fly later in the
inning extended Chicago's lead to 7-1.
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Twins 10, White Sox 2 (Game 2)
Dillon Gee allowed two hits in six innings, and Jorge Polanco, Brian
Dozier, Byron Buxton and Jason Castro homered as Minnesota picked up
a doubleheader split against Chicago.
In his first start since being acquired from the Texas Rangers
earlier this season, Gee threw four perfect innings before allowing
a solo home run and a sixth-inning double. Gee (1-0) got more than
enough offensive support, including the four homers.
Mariners 6, Braves 5
Yonder Alonso had three hits and three RBIs in support of
left-hander Andrew Albers, who worked five effective innings in
Seattle's win over Atlanta.
Alonso was 3-for-5 with two doubles, extending his hitting streak to
eight games. Two of his hits came with two outs, and the veteran is
6-for-14 on the first four games of the Mariners' road trip.
Giants 2, Brewers 0
Chris Stratton combined with three relievers on a four-hitter,
delivering San Francisco a victory over Milwaukee.
Brandon Crawford's RBI double highlighted a two-run fourth inning
off Brewers starter Zach Davies, which was enough to hand the
right-hander his first road loss of the season.
Rangers 5, Angels 3
Adrian Beltre homered and drove in four runs to lead Texas to a win
over Los Angeles.
The win moved the Rangers within two games of the Minnesota Twins
for the second American League wild card.
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