MLB roundup: Dodgers’ 4-homer inning sinks Rangers


Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, Teoscar Hernandez and Jason Heyward homered in a seven-run sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to a 15-2 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Will Smith added a three-run home run, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double and James Paxton (6-1) gave up one run over six innings as the Dodgers improved to 9-4 following a season-worst, five-game losing streak late last month.

Ezequiel Duran hit a home run as the Rangers lost for the fifth time in seven games. Texas starter Dane Dunning (4-5) gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings, while Grant Anderson yielded all seven runs in the sixth inning while recording two outs.

The last time the Dodgers hit four home runs in an inning was on September 29, 2021.

Rays 5, Cubs 2

Brandon Lowe crushed a walk-off, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay rallied and broke a four-game losing streak with a win over Chicago in St. Petersburg, Fla.

With the Rays down 2-1 and Cubs closer Hector Neris (6-1) on the mound, Jose Caballero slashed a one-out single to knock in Richie Palacios, who led off the ninth with a double. On a 3-2 splitter from Neris, Lowe rocked his third homer for his fourth career walk-off hit and Rays’ fifth this season.

Chris Devenski (2-1) tossed a perfect ninth for Tampa Bay.

Padres 4, A’s 3

Kyle Higashioka led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run as San Diego edged visiting Oakland.

Higashioka jumped on a hanging changeup from Scott Alexander (0-1) and lined it into the left field corner. Robert Suarez (3-0) retired all four batters he faced to pick up the win.

Tyler Soderstrom cracked a two-run homer off Enyel De Los Santos in the eighth inning, drawing the A’s even at 3-3.

Yankees 10, Royals 1

Aaron Judge, back from his first day off of the season, homered and knocked in three runs as New York demolished host Kansas City.

After singling in a run in the first inning, Judge hit a two-run, 436-foot blast to center, his 25th, for a 9-0 Yankees lead in the seventh. He is hitting .401 with 21 homers and 49 RBIs over his past 41 games.

New York starter Marcus Stroman (6-2) threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits. Royals starter Brady Singer (4-3) was tagged for seven runs, six earned, on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Orioles 4, Braves 0

Jorge Mateo smacked a three-run home run in his first action in nine days and five pitchers combined on a five-hitter as Baltimore returned from an eight-game road trip to defeat Atlanta.

Albert Suarez (3-0) worked 5 1/3 shutout innings to help the Orioles earn fifth consecutive victory and their 15th win in their past 19 outings.

Atlanta starter Max Fried (6-3) lasted five-plus innings, and he was charged with four runs on six hits. His personal three-game winning streak ended.

Diamondbacks 9, Angels 4

Randal Grichuk and Corbin Carroll each fell one component short of the cycle as two of four Diamondbacks to record three hits during Arizona’s victory over Los Angeles in Phoenix.

Grichuk finished a single shy and Carroll was missing the homer while Gabriel Moreno and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. joined them as part of the three-hit brigade. Grichuk, Gurriel and Moreno drove in two runs apiece as the Diamondbacks racked up 15 hits while winning for the seventh time in 10 games.

Taylor Ward homered, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Angels, who have dropped three of four games.

Phillies 4, Red Sox 1

Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, including his 17th career multi-homer game out of the leadoff spot, as visiting Philadelphia beat Boston.

Schwarber, who returned to Boston for the first time since his departure after the 2021 season, ripped leadoff blasts in the first and fifth innings. Bryson Stott went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Zack Wheeler (8-3) allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings.

David Hamilton went 2-for-4 for Boston. Kutter Crawford (2-6) struck out eight and surrendered four runs, two earned, over six innings.

Blue Jays 3, Brewers 0

George Springer, Spencer Horwitz and Danny Jansen had RBIs, Yusei Kikuchi pitched five scoreless innings and visiting Toronto defeated Milwaukee.

Kikuchi (4-5) allowed three hits and four walks while striking out five. Yimi Garcia pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings, recording three strikeouts to earn his fifth save of the season.

Brewers starter Carlos Rodriguez (0-1) made his major league debut and allowed two runs, seven hits and one walk in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four.

Marlins 4, Mets 2

Jesus Luzardo combined with three relievers on a four-hitter for Miami in a victory at New York.

Tim Anderson, Nick Gordon and Bryan De La Cruz drove in runs for the Marlins, who won for just the second time in eight games. Mark Vientos laced a two-run double for the Mets, who fell to 6-4 in their last 10. Luzardo (3-5) gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Starling Marte finished with two hits for the Mets. New York starter Tylor Megill (1-3) allowed three runs, two earned, over 4 2/3 innings.

Rockies 5, Twins 4

Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon each homered and Colorado held on for a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Michael Toglia also drove in a run for the Rockies, who won for only the third time in their past 11 games. Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run for Minnesota. Carlos Santana also hit a two-run homer for the Twins.

Rockies starter Cal Quantrill (6-4) pitched six scoreless innings. Tyler Kinley gave Santana’s two-run shot in the ninth just still earned his fifth save. Twins reliever Caleb Thielbar (2-2) took the loss after yielding four runs without getting an out.

Astros 3, Giants 1

Ronel Blanco teamed with three relievers on a three-hitter and Houston took advantage of a Matt Chapman error to score the decisive runs in a victory at San Francisco.

Blanco (6-2) went six innings, limiting the Giants to one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out eight. Mauricio Dubon had two hits and scored twice while Jon Singleton collected two singles for the Astros.

Patrick Bailey had a double among the three hits for the Giants, who lost for just the second time in their past six games. The lone San Francisco run came via Brett Wisely’s solo homer in the third inning. Giants starter Jordan Hicks (4-3) gave up three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Guardians 5, Reds 3

Steven Kwan doubled twice, had three hits and drove in two runs, and Tyler Freeman made consecutive leaping catches at the outfield wall to lead visiting Cleveland over Cincinnati

Josh Naylor belted a tape-measure homer in the eighth inning for insurance, helping secure a win for Triston McKenzie (3-3), who worked 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball. Emmanuel Clase earned his 20th save as the Guardians won for their third game in a row.

Reliever Nick Martinez (2-4) gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings as the Reds took their second straight loss after seven wins in a row.

Pirates 2, Cardinals 1

Jack Suwinski scored on a ninth-inning fielder’s choice and Andrew McCutchen subsequently raced home on a sacrifice fly, fueling Pittsburgh to a victory at St. Louis.

Pirates rookie Paul Skenes allowed five hits and struck out eight over 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Colin Holderman (2-0) earned the win in relief, and David Bednar posted his 14th save despite seeing Nolan Gorman belt his first pitch for a homer to lead off the ninth inning.

Ryan Helsley (2-3) yielded both Pittsburgh runs in the ninth after Miles Mikolas took a no-hitter in the seventh inning. Mikolas fired seven shutout frames, permitting just one hit and one walk while fanning six.

Mariners 4, White Sox 3

Cal Raleigh doubled home the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as Seattle rallied to beat Chicago, spoiling the major league debut of top pitching prospect Drew Thorpe.

Raleigh, who hit a walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 victory over Chicago on Monday, had two doubles and three RBIs for the Mariners, who won their third in a row. Andrew Vaughn and Paul DeJong homered for the White Sox, who have lost 28 of 33 road games this season.

Thorpe was called up after going 7-1 with a 1.35 ERA at Double-A Birmingham. He allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits over five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out four.

Nationals 5, Tigers 4 (10 innings)

Lane Thomas drove in the go-ahead run with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly and Washington extended its winning streak to four games by defeating host Detroit.

Thomas had two RBIs. Kyle Finnegan (2-3) struck out three in 1 1/3 perfect innings to pick up the win.

Riley Greene had a three-run triple for the Tigers, who fell for the fourth time in five games.

–Field Level Media

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