MLB roundup: Conforto, Frazier both hit HRs

The New York Mets players wait for teammate Todd Frazier to arrive at home plate after hitting a walk-off home run during the ninth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. The Mets won 4-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets stunned the Miami Marlins, 4-3, on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Kyle Barraclough entered with one out in the ninth and retired pinch-hitter Dominic Smith before Conforto lined a 1-0 changeup into the second deck in right to tie it. Frazier then hit a 1-1 pitch to left center field for his first walk-off homer since June 2015 for Cincinnati.

Barraclough (0-6) blew a save for the seventh time in 17 opportunities.

Jerry Blevins (3-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 3

BOSTON (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit his 41st home run and the Boston Red Sox moved closer to clinching the AL East title, completing a three-game sweep of Toronto with a victory.

Xander Bogaerts scored the go-ahead run on an eighth-inning error after the Blue Jays rallied in the top half with two runs to tie it 3-all.



DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered, Kyle Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh, and Colorado beat Arizona to extend its NL West lead.

David Dahl had three hits and two RBIs to help Colorado take a two-game lead over Los Angeles and a 4 1/2-game advantage over the third-place Diamondbacks. Los Angeles played Thursday night at St. Louis.

Diamondbacks right-hander Clay Buchholz was scratched from the start because of tightness in his right elbow. Matt Koch (5-5) started in his place and allowed four runs on eight hits in three innings.


NATIONALS 3 (10 inn.)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Javier Baez drove in the go ahead run with a bunt single in the 10th inning, and Chicago beat Washington in a makeup of a game postponed earlier in the week.

Kris Bryant doubled with one out in the 10th against Sean Doolittle (3-3) and moved to third on ex-National Daniel Murphy’s infield single.

Orioles 5, Athletics 3

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dylan Bundy had eight strikeouts in six solid innings, and Baltimore ended Oakland’s six-game winning streak.

Oakland activated lefty Brett Anderson from the 10-day disabled list to make his 14th start of the season.