MLB roundup: Indians allow 7 runs in 9th and lose to Cincinnati
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joey Votto hit a go-ahead three-run double during a seven-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians bullpen wasted a gem from Trevor Bauer in a 7-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Indians closer Cody Allen (2-4) allowed six runs after getting two outs in the ninth, the last three charged on Votto’s sharp hit to right off Dan Otero. Adam Duvall also doubled in two in the ninth, while Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez each hit an RBI single. Cincinnati had seven straight batters reach with two outs, and the inning didn’t end until Scooter Gennett ran into the third out at third base on Suarez’s single.
Cleveland’s bullpen entered Tuesday with a 5.13 ERA, better only than the Rockies (5.28) and Royals (5.35).
Bauer was brilliant, striking out 12 over eight scoreless innings in his first appearance since being named to the All-Star team for the first time. The right-hander allowed three singles, walked one and didn’t allow a hit until Jesse Winker hit a one-out single in the fifth.
Brewers 8, Marlins 4
MIAMI (AP) — Christian Yelich had three hits and four RBIs, Travis Shaw homered and Milwaukee beat Miami.
Shaw and Tyler Saladino had two RBIs each, and Milwaukee won for the seventh time in nine games. Jhoulys Chacin (8-3) allowed four runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.
Corbin Burnes pitched two perfect innings in his major league debut for the save. Miami’s Pablo Lopez (1-1) pitched six innings and allowed five runs.
Two-run singles by Yelich and Saladino helped Milwaukee lead 5-3 after two innings. Chacin and Lopez both settled in after that, and Chacin handed off a 5-4 lead to Dan Jennings and the bullpen. Jennings finished up the sixth, Jeremy Jeffress pitched the seventh and Burnes cleaned up after that.
Orioles 6, Yankees 5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado hit two home runs, Jonathan Schoop singled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, and Baltimore rallied past New York.
Greg Bird homered and drove in four runs for the Yankees, who own an inexplicable 4-5 record against the last-place Orioles.
Machado brought the Orioles back from deficits of 3-2 and 5-3 before Schoop won it in the ninth against Dellin Betances (1-3).
Red Sox 8, Rangers 4
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi bolstered his All-Star credentials with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in his final game before fan votes are tallied, and Boston beat Texas to extend its winning streak to eight games.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a pair of RBI doubles and Xander Bogaerts hit a two-run triple as Boston scored five runs in the third and won for the 15th time in 18 games.
Matt Barnes (3-2) got the win with one inning of relief, striking out the side in the seventh after the Rangers had pulled within 6-4 with two runs in the sixth. He was the fourth of five relievers the Red Sox rode to another victory and improve on the best record in the majors.
Blue Jays 6, Braves 2
ATLANTA (AP) — Russell Martin’s sharp single in Toronto’s five-run eighth drove in the go-ahead run, Marcus Stroman allowed pitched seven strong innings, and Toronto beat Atlanta to knock the Braves out of first place.
The Braves, who have lost six of their last seven, fell to second in the NL East after beginning the day tied with Philadelphia for the lead.