Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Aroldis Chapman, and the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 7-5 to avoid a three-game sweep on Thursday night in Minneapolis.
Minnesota recorded his third goodbye victory of the season in a rally with Chapman (4-1). Chapman made a second save with 14 chances and threw only 9 pitches, allowing 4 runs.
New York led 5-3, Jorge Polanco of Minnesota started nine innings in a single, and Josh Donaldson continued his home run to tie the game. After the pinch hitter Willians Astudillo hit a single, Cruz finished the opening fastball with a 457-foot extra-base hit on a center-field fence.
Cruz finished in four RBIs and Hansel Robles (2-2) won with a perfect inning. Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela became the homes of the Yankees.
White Sox 5, Blue Jays 2
Yasmani Grandal and Adam Engel were home, Dallas Keuchel hit the best eight batters of the season, and Chicago defeated their visit to Toronto.
Keuchel (5-1) gave up two runs with six hits and two walks with six innings. José Abreu added two doubles and two RBIs to the White Sox, who finished the home stand with a 5-2 record. Closer Liam Hendriks threw a scoreless nine to win his 16th save, leading the American League.
Marcus Semien and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had one RBI to lead the Blue Jays, who suffered their fourth defeat in the last six games.
Marlins 11, Rocky 4
Adam Duvall, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Starling Marte returned home with two innings of six runs, leading host Miami in Colorado.
The Rocky Mountains are now 5 to 24 away from home and are the worst road record in the majors. The good news for Colorado was the revival of the two All-Star shortstop Trevor Story. He went for a walk and a run one-on-three. He has been out since May 27 due to an elbow injury.
Rookie Trevor Rogers (7-3) threw seven innings to win his first win since May 19. He gave up the walk with 4 hits, 2 runs and 8 strikeouts.
Red Sox 12, Astros 8
Errors, infield fly rule calls, and bases loaded hits on the pitch keyed Boston’s five runs and six innings, avoiding a three-game sweep with an unconventional victory over a visit to Houston.
Christian Arroyo returned home and scored four RBIs. Christian Vazquez ran three runs with three hits by the Red Sox, who defeated the Astros for the second time in seven tries. The explosive attack led Darwinzon Hernandez (1-2) to the winner, allowing one hit and one run in one inning.
Kyle Tucker belted a three-run double, and Yuli Gurriel and Jordan Alvarez each had two RBIs for the Astros.
Dodgers 6, Pirates 3 (8 innings)
Mookie Betts returned home and made a sharp defense spray to help him visit Los Angeles, winning a short rain victory after completing three sweeps.
Zach McKinstry and Justin Turner each had a Dodgers lance score single in a game called at the top eight times after a 75-minute delay.
Los Angeles starter Julio Urías (9-2) threw 6 innings, scoring 3 runs, 6 hits, no walks and 5 strikeouts. He also hit a two-run single.
Brewers 7, Reds 2
Jace Peterson released a two-run single for Go Ahead and drove for three runs, while Daniel Vogelbach visited Milwaukee to defeat Cincinnati and return home for the second straight day.
Brent Suter, a 7-3 from Cincinnati, gave two innings of relief and won his second win of the season against his home team. Brad Boxberger, Hoby Milner and Trevor Richards conclude the Milwaukee match. Milwaukee returned to victory the day after five consecutive victories.
The victory was the 14th in 18 Milwaukee games and helped the Brewers connect the idle Chicago Cubs over the NL Central.
Tigers 8, Mariners 3
Jonathan Scoop, Jake Rogers and Robbie Grossman welcomed host Detroit home with a Seattle victory.
Grossman drove in three runs and Rogers scored two RBIs and two RBIs. The Scoop scored three hits as the Tigers won two in the three-game series. Willi Castro added runs and RBIs.
Tigers starter Tyler Alexander abandoned one run with three hits in the 22/3 innings. Joe Jimenez (1-0) won by throwing seven unscored times.
Phillies 4, Braves 3 (10 innings)
Host Philadelphia defeated Atlanta, and Jean Segura hit the single left fielder in the bottom of the 10th inning with a two-run walk-off.
Segura finished with 3 hits and 3 RBIs. Odubel Herrera added a pair of doubles while winning the Phillies victory run, which won the walk-off home run in a series of games.
Zack Wheeler threw eight shutout innings and gave up four hits. All singles, hit 12 and didn’t walk anything. Jose Alvardo (5-0) won despite allowing two unwinned runs at the top of the 10th.
Royals 6, 1 of A
Mike Minor lost five games in a row when he visited Kansas City, limiting Oakland to one run in seven innings.
Kelvin Gutierrez drew 1-1 with a two RBI single in a 3-run 7 of the Royals. Kansas City has added insurance for the sixth time with two run shots by Andrew Benintendi’s Solohomer and Jorge Soler.
Minor (5-3) hit Jed Lowrie with a home run for the fourth time, but did not give up on other home runs. He allowed three hits and one walk while hitting eight. Frankie Montas (6-6), the starter of A, scored 3 runs (2 goals) in 6 1/3 innings.
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