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Betts hits slam, Red Sox top Blue Jays 6-4 for 10th straight


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13 Jul 2018, 09:03 IST

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BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts fouled off seven pitches prior to hitting a grand slam that helped the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Thursday evening, extending their profitable streak to 10 video games.

Boston has the longest present profitable streak within the large leagues and hasn’t misplaced since getting routed 11-1 at Yankee Stadium on July 1. At 66-29, the Red Sox are 37 video games over .500 for the 1st time since 1949.

David Price (10-6) struck out 8 over 6 2/Three innings, and Craig Kimbrel earned his 29th save.

All-Star lefty J.A. Happ (10-6) began sturdy for Toronto, putting out six and maintaining Boston to 2 hits prior to operating into hassle and a few misfortune within the fourth.

YANKEES 7, INDIANS Four

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Hicks drove house Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double within the 8th inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending New York to a win over the Indians.

Hicks drove a Three-2 pitch from Kluber (12-Five) to deep middle box, and Gregorius scored simply when the ball one-hopped the wall.

Brett Gardner homered two times and Gregorius additionally attached for the Yankees, taking part in at Progressive Field for the 1st time since remaining October, after they overcame a 2-Zero deficit and received the AL Division Series.

New York relievers Adam Warren, David Robertson (6-Three), Dellin Betances and All-Star nearer Aroldis Chapman blended for 4 hitless innings. Chapman were given 3 outs for his 25th save — in his first look since Saturday on account of a sore left knee.

ATHLETICS 6, ASTROS Four

HOUSTON (AP) — Mark Canha hit a two-run unmarried in a three-run 8th inning as surging Oakland defeated Houston.

Nick Martini had 3 hits and two RBIs for the Athletics, who progressed to 19-Five of their remaining 24 video games. They took 3 of 4 from the AL West-leading Astros.

Yusmeiro Petit (Three-2) allowed one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings, and Lou Trivino labored the 9th for his fourth save.

Tony Kemp hit a two-run homer for Houston, and Alex Bregman additionally drove in two runs. Chris Devenski (2-2) were given the loss.

ROCKIES Five, DIAMONDBACKS 1

DENVER (AP) — Gerardo Parra and Raimel Tapia had pinch-hit RBI singles in Colorado’s three-run 6th inning.

Trevor Story homered for the Rockies, and Kyle Freeland pitched six-hit ball into the 6th inning. Scott Oberg (Three-Zero) were given two outs for the win.

Colorado used to be coming off a 19-2 victory Wednesday evening, however it trailed 1-Zero prior to its rally within the 6th.

Arizona left-hander Robbie Ray (Three-2) hit Carlos Gonzalez and walked Chris Iannetta with one out prior to he used to be changed by way of Silvino Bracho, who used to be known as up prior to the sport. Parra then hit a tying unmarried to appropriate, and Tapia adopted with some other unmarried off Andrew Chafin.

NATIONALS Five, METS Four

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer made a last pitch to begin the All-Star Game on his personal mound, Anthony Rendon hit two homers and Bryce Harper additionally attached, main Washington over New York.

Washington received for simply the 6th time in 17 video games and nudged again over .500 at 47-46.

Scherzer (12-Five) did not dominate over his seven innings, however controlled to tie Philadelphia’s Aaron Nola for the NL lead in wins. He struck out 5, boosting his league-leading general to 182. Ryan Madson closed for his fourth save.

Rendon hit a two-run homer off Steven Matz (Four-7) within the first and added a solo force within the 3rd. His fourth profession multihomer efficiency gave him six homers in 13 video games.

PIRATES 6, BREWERS Three

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon had a career-high 10 strikeouts, Jordy Mercer tied his profession best possible with 4 RBIs and Pittsburgh defeated Milwaukee.

Taillon (6-7) surrendered one run on 4 hits with two walks. The right-hander struck out the facet two times, as soon as within the 3rd inning and once more within the 5th.

The Pirates have received 4 in their previous 5 video games to drag to 10 half video games again of the first-place Brewers, who’ve misplaced 4 of six, within the NL Central. Felipe Vazquez earned his 21st save by way of getting the general two outs.

Wade Miley (1-1) gave up two runs on 4 hits in 5 innings with 5 strikeouts and 5 walks for Milwaukee.

PHILLIES Five, ORIOLES Four

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jorge Alfaro homered and drove in 3 runs, Nick Pivetta took a baseball (generic term) into the 7th inning and Philadelphia beat Baltimore.

Making essentially the most of a one-day keep in Baltimore, the Phillies were given 12 hits off Kevin Gausman (Four-7) whilst construction a Five-Zero lead towards the group with the worst file within the majors. Alfaro, the No. nine hitter, singled and scored within the 3rd inning to assist Philadelphia transfer a half-game forward of second-place Atlanta within the NL East.

Pivetta (6-7) had a no-hitter thru 4 innings and completed with seven strikeouts. The righty gave up 3 runs and 5 hits prior to being pulled with two outs within the 7th.

Seranthony Rodriguez labored the 9th for his 9th save.

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