Brew Crew Tops Bucs
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lorenzo Cain and Luis Urias hit two-run doubles, Adrian Houser pitched five scoreless innings and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Wednesday night.
Cain’s hit in the fourth inning pushed the Brewers’ lead to 3-0. Urias’ double came during a three-run sixth that made it 6-0.
Pirates rookie Rodolfo Castro became the first player in major league history to have his first five hits all be home runs after hitting two more long balls on Wednesday. The switch-hitting Castro surpassed the mark set by Trevor Story in 2016 with the Colorado Rockies.
“I don’t really think it’s sustainable, but if he wants to try, he can try,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton joked. “He continues to take good, aggressive swings. It’s something we saw him do in (Double-A) Altoona this year, but it’s very impressive.”
Pirates rookie Max Kranick (1-2) was tagged for six runs and 10 hits in five-plus inning in his fourth major league start. Kranick pitched five perfect innings against St. Louis on June 27 in his debut but has since given up 13 runs in 11 innings.
Rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes had two of the Pirates’ six hits.
YANKEES 3, RAYS 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge went from being a late scratch to hitting a tiebreaking single in a two-run 10th inning to help the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight day.
New York also had a big night off the field. The Yankees reached a deal to get All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers, a person familiar with the trade told The Associated Press.
INDIANS 7, CARDINALS 2
CLEVEAND (AP) — Franmil Reyes homered twice, the first a second-inning blast that bounced out of Progressive Field and almost dinged a bicyclist pedaling on a street, and Cleveland beat St. Louis.
Reyes’ leadoff homer in the second glanced off the pedestrian bridge in left field and landed on the plaza area between the ballpark and Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The ball traveled an estimated 446 feet.
Reyes wasn’t done. He finished off Cleveland’s three-homer inning in the third with his 19th of the season, a 421-foot drive to center. Cesar Hernandez and Jose Ramirez also homered in the inning for Cleveland.
BLUE JAYS 4, RED SOX 1
RED SOX 4, BLUE JAYS 1
BOSTON (AP) — Rookie starter Tanner Houck struck out seven over four innings and Boston beat Toronto to split a doubleheader.
METS 2, BRAVES 1
NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Brandon Drury had a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and right fielder Michael Conforto threw out a runner at the plate in the ninth in New York’s victory over Atlanta.
TIGERS 17, TWINS 14
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario and Eric Haase each drove in three runs and Detroit outscored Minnesota despite giving up seven homers and not hitting any.
ORIOLES 8, MARLINS 7
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan McKenna drew a bases-loaded walk from Steven Okert to force in the winning run in the ninth inning, and Baltimore got home runs from Trey Mancini and Pedro Severino in the comeback victory over depleted Miami.
ATHLETICS 10, PADRES 4
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sean Manaea took a perfect game into the sixth inning and Matt Chapman hit a three-run homer to help Oakland beat San Diego.
ASTROS 11, MARINERS 4
SEATTLE (AP) — Yuli Gurriel singled, doubled and homered to drive in three runs in Houston’s victory over Seattle.
DIAMONDBACKS 3, RANGERS 2
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched four-hit ball over seven innings to win for the first time in 2 1/2 months and Arizona beat Texas after both teams scratched their top hitters from the starting lineups.
Arizona traded third baseman Eduardo Escobar, its only All-Star this season, to Milwaukee for two prospects.