Jean Segura opened the game with a home run and added a two-run single during an eight-run eighth inning, leading the Philadelphia Phillies in an 11-2 blowout win over the host Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
Segura (3-for-5) paced a 13-hit attack as the Phillies bounced back from an 11-5 loss in Friday’s series opener. Alec Bohm hit a two-run homer, and Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins also finished with two RBIs.
Xander Bogaerts homered for the Red Sox, who have dropped three of four. Boston was held to four hits.
Philadelphia entered the eighth 3-2 before sending 13 men to the plate in the inning to blow the game open. Hoskins and Harper each hit two-run doubles to highlight the outburst. Red Sox reliever Josh Taylor was tagged for four runs in the frame to end his streak of 26 consecutive scoreless appearances.
Rays 5, Blue Jays 2
Brandon Lowe knocked a pair of home runs to lead host Tampa Bay to a win over Toronto.
Lowe notched his first with a solo blast in the first inning to give Tampa Bay an early 1-0 lead. Then, with the Rays tied 2-2 in the third and Kevin Kiermaier on base, Lowe got his second of the day.
Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (6-3) went five innings, giving up two runs off five hits with four strikeouts. Tampa Bay has won six consecutive games and goes for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon. Marcus Semien hit his 22nd home run of the season for Toronto.
Twins 9, Tigers 4
Jorge Polanco hit a three-run, go-ahead home run and Alex Kirilloff also homered as Minnesota rallied from a 4-0 sixth-inning deficit to defeat Detroit in Minneapolis.
Luis Arraez went 3-for-5 with a two-run single and Nelson Cruz went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored for Minnesota, which won for the 12th time in the last 15 meetings with the Tigers.
Zack Short went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs and Niko Goodrum also homered for Detroit.
Pirates 6, Mets 2 (Game 1)
Tyler Anderson did it all for visiting Pittsburgh, tossing five solid innings and hitting the go-ahead homer in the Pirates’ win over New York in the opener of a doubleheader.
The Pirates won for the fourth time in six games after dropping six in a row, while the Mets, playing their major league-leading 10th doubleheader, lost for only the third time in their past eight games.
Anderson is the first pitcher to hit the homer that gave his team the lead for good since the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard homered for the only run in the Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on May 2, 2019.
Giants 10, Nationals 4
Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani coasted through six shutout innings after San Francisco put together big innings in the first and third en route to a victory over visiting Washington.
Thairo Estrada went 4-for-5 with three RBIs while All-Star Brandon Crawford collected a single, a double and his 18th home run for the Giants, who won their third straight.
DeSclafani (10-3) recorded a career-best 10th win by limiting the Nationals to three singles and a walk in his six innings. He struck out six. Alcides Escobar launched a two-run triple among two hits for Washington.
White Sox 8, Orioles 3
Brian Goodwin homered and drove in three runs while Leury Garcia knocked in two more as visiting Chicago defeated Baltimore.
Goodwin went 4-for-5 with those three RBIs and two runs scored. He’s also driven in five runs in the first two games of this series. Garcia went 2-for-5 with his two RBIs.
Starter Lucas Giolito (7-6) went 5 1/3 innings and struck out nine. He gave up two runs on six hits and kept the Baltimore offense quiet. Domingo Leyba had two hits and two RBIs for Baltimore.
A’s 8, Rangers 4
Jed Lowrie hit one of Oakland’s four homers and delivered a tie-breaking single during a four-run 11th inning as the Athletics outlasted Texas in Arlington, Texas.
Lowrie, who also doubled, broke a 4-4 tie with his run-scoring hit to right field in the 11th. After Matt Olson scored on a wild pitch by Spencer Patton (0-1), Lowrie came home on Stephen Piscotty’s two-run homer that helped the A’s even this final three-game set before the All-Star break.
Sean Murphy and Seth Brown (2-for-3) clubbed back-to-back solo homers in the second for Oakland, which took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the eighth.
Braves 5, Marlins 4
Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs, leading Atlanta to a win over Miami that was marred by an injury to Ronald Acuna Jr.
Acuna, Atlanta’s All-Star right fielder, was carted off the field in the fifth inning after he suffered an injury to his right knee. The severity of the injury was not immediately announced. Acuna was hurt while chasing after what became Jazz Chisholm’s inside-the-park homer.
Freeman, who went 2-for-4, has two homers in two games in this series and 35 for his career against the Marlins. Three Miami players — Jazz Chisholm Jr., Garrett Cooper and Adam Duvall — had two hits each.
–Field Level Media