Logan Webb threw the first complete-game shutout of his career, JD Davis provided all the needed run support with a fourth-inning home run, and the San Francisco Giants beat the visiting Colorado Rockies 1-0 in the final game Sunday afternoon. . All-Star Break.
After going winless in his previous two starts, Webb (8–7) pitched a stellar first-half shutout, limiting the Rockies to two doubles and five singles. He could not walk a single batsman and scored 10 runs.
It was not only Webb’s first shutout in five major league seasons, but also his first complete game. His last season-long outing was 7 2/3 innings, and he pitched shutout ball only once this year – in a 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins in May, when he went 0-0. .
Rockies starter Kyle Freeland (4-10) matched Webb pitch-for-pitch before Davis drilled his first pitch of the fourth inning over the center-field fence for his 11th home run of the season. It was the Giants’ only extra-base hit of the game.
Padres 6, Mets 2
Manny Machado drove in five runs on home runs off Max Scherzer and Joe Musgrove and pitched six scoreless innings with three double plays as San Diego defeated visiting New York in the rubber match of the three-game series.
Machado hit a three-run homer in the first and a two-run homer in the fifth, giving him five career homers against Scherzer. Musgrove (8-2) allowed only three hits without issuing a walk and struck out seven on the way to his seventh consecutive win. He also dismissed four batsmen.
Scherzer (8-3) has given up 18 homers this season, including five in his last two starts and 11 in his last seven starts. He has given up homers in seven consecutive games. Machado’s five homers are the most homers ever by Scherzer.
Cubs 7, Yankees 4
Pinch hitter Yann Gomes hit a two-run single in the seventh inning after a fielding error by second baseman Gleyber Torres, and Seiya Suzuki picked off the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, allowing Chicago to overtake New York.
Mike Touchman led off the eighth with a single off Ron Marinaccio (4-4) before Nico Horner and Ian Happ walked. Suzuki, who scored on Chicago’s only hit in the fifth off Domingo German, then hit a fly ball off Clay Holmes and Tauchman scored when right fielder Giancarlo Stanton’s throw was off target.
Rookie Anthony Volpe hit a two-run homer and then Kyle Higashioka hit a solo shot to give the Yankees a 4–1 lead in the sixth.
Blue Jays 4, Tigers 3 (10 innings)
Danny Jensen hit a game-tying two-run home run in the ninth, Nathan Luks doubled the go-ahead run in the 10th to give Detroit the lead over visiting Toronto.
Matt Chapman reached base three times and scored two runs for Toronto, which was held to no hits by Detroit on Saturday. Jensen’s homer came off Alex Lang, ending the Tigers’ combined no-hitter. Yimi Garcia (3-3) pitched an inning of scoreless relief for the win. Jordan Romano struck out all three batters he faced for his 26th save.
Riley Green had two hits, including a solo homer, and Miguel Cabrera added an RBI single for Detroit. Tigers starter Tariq Skubel, making his second appearance this season, pitched four scoreless innings with two hits and five strikeouts.
Red Sox 4, Athletics 3
Masataka Yoshida went 2-for-4 with a home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Boston rallied to visit Oakland.
After losing the first two games of the series, Oakland scored first and held a 3–1 lead through six innings. Brent Rucker went 3-for-3 with a solo homer.
Boston tied the game in the sixth inning on Adam Duvall’s solo homer and Christian Arroyo’s RBI double, before Yoshida’s solo shot into the Green Monster seats two innings later snapped their winning streak entering the All-Star break. Extended to five games.
Rays 10, Braves 4
Tampa Bay broke its longest losing streak of the season with a win over Atlanta in the St. Louis Rams. Petersburg, Florida
Isaac Paredes and Yandy Diaz each connected on a home run, and Zack Eflin (10-4) gave up two runs in five innings with five strikeouts. Diaz had three hits and four RBI.
With the win, the Rays snapped their seven-game losing streak, while saving the series finale in a matchup of MLB’s top two teams based on records.
Orioles 15, Twins 2
Anthony Santander hit two of Baltimore’s season-high six home runs and Kyle Gibson picked up his ninth win of the season as the visitors cruised to a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Edley Ratshman, Aaron Hicks, Austin Hays and Ramon Urias also scored for Baltimore, which is on a five-game winning streak. Gibson (9-6) allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings. He drew one walk and tied his career high with 11 strikeouts.
Edward Julian homered, doubled, and scored two runs for the Twins. Minnesota starter Joe Ryan (8-6) took the loss, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings. He walked twice and scored 10 runs.
Nationals 7, Rangers 2
Joey Meneses, Stone Garrett and Dominic Smith each scored a goal, and Patrick Corbin pitched seven solid innings as Washington took a three-game series against visiting Texas.
Meneses went 1–3 with his fourth homer in the last three games, having hit two all season entering the series. Smith went 1-3 with two runs scored and Garrett hit a run out of the park in his lone at bat as a pinch hitter.
Josh Jung went 2-for-3, Adolis Garcia went 1-for-4 with two RBIs for the Rangers.
Marlins 7, Phillies 3
Brian De La Cruz went 4-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two RBIs to lead host Miami to a victory over Philadelphia.
The surprising Marlins, who finished the first half of the season in wild-card status at 53–39, also got home runs from Jesus Sanchez and rookie Dan Myers. Jesus Luzardo (8-5), leading Miami to the win, pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four hits, one walk and two runs. He struck out nine and lowered his ERA to 3.29, best among Marlins starters.
All three home runs came off Phillies starter Aaron Nola (8–6), who took the loss. Nola allowed eight hits, no walks, five runs, four earned runs over six innings as the Phillies lost a road game for just the second time in their last 15 outings.
Brewers 1, Reds 0
Wade Miley pitched six scoreless innings to give host Milwaukee the lead over Cincinnati.
The Brewers immediately got on the board with two outs in the bottom of the first on an RBI-single from Jesse Winker that scored Christian Yelich, who had scored with a double.
From there, the pitching staffs of both teams dominated. Miley (6-2) earned the win, allowing only four hits with three walks and striking out eight against his former team. Ben Lively (4-5) came off the injured list to make the start for the Reds, pitching 5 2/3 innings and allowing only one run, four hits and two walks, while striking out five.
Mariners 3, Astros 1
Logan Gilbert pitched seven strong innings, and Seattle ended the first half with a win over host Houston, taking a four-game series lead.
Gilbert (7-5) limited the Astros to one run on three hits and no walks with six strikeouts over seven innings after his first career shutout at San Francisco on Tuesday.
Seattle finished their seven-game road trip with a 5–2 record and improved to 5–2 against Houston on the season. The Astros missed a chance to close within a game of the Texas Rangers in the American League West after Texas lost to Washington early on Sunday.
Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 2
Seven Pittsburgh pitchers limited Arizona to four hits, and Ji Man Choi hit a two-run home run and a double in the win in Phoenix.
Rookie relief pitcher Carmen Mlodzinski earned her first career start. Ryan Borucki, Osvaldo Bideau, Angel Perdomo, Yerry de los Santos, Colin Holderman and David Bednar also pitched, none lasting more than 1 2/3 innings. Bido (1-1) earned the win and Bednar made his 17th save.
The Pirates avoided a three-game sweep against the Diamondbacks, who went into the All-Star break in a virtual tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League West lead.
Cardinals 4, White Sox 3 (10 innings)
Paul DeJong had two hits, including a go-ahead double in the 10th inning, and Wilson Contreras hit a two-run home run to lift the St. Louis Blues. Lewis picked up the win against host Chicago.
DeJong pitched against Keenan Middleton (2-1), allowing one run on one hit with one strikeout. Winner JoJo Romero (1-0) struck out three runs in the last two innings, allowing Tim Anderson to reach scoring position with two runners on and the game ending.
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Royals 4, Guardians 1
Ryan Yarbrough allowed only one run in six innings, helping Kansas City escape a four-game lead with a win over host Cleveland.
Yarbrough (2-4) struck out five while allowing six hits and one walk in his outing. Shane Bieber (5-6) started for Cleveland and allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. Bieber also admired the six royals.
Michael Massey led off for Kansas City at the dish, going 3-for-4 with a two-RBI triple. Kyle Isbell drove in four runs with a home run and scored twice. Andres Gimenez was the bright spot in Cleveland’s lineup, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single to drive in the Guardians’ only run.
–Field Level Media