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MLB roundup: Braves defeat Mets, transfer into NL East lead – Reuters


October 2 – Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley and Matt Olson produced a second straight huge night time Saturday, combining for seven hits and all 4 RBIs because the host Atlanta Braves took over first place within the Nationwide League East by beating the New York Mets 4-2.

The Braves have received the primary two video games of the three-game sequence to maneuver previous the Mets atop the NL East. Atlanta, which has gone 76-32 since June 1 to make up a ten 1/2-game deficit, has spent simply two days with sole possession of the division lead — 166 fewer days than New York has spent alone in first place.

The 2 wins by the Braves have tied the season sequence at 9-9. Whomever wins Sunday’s finale may have the tiebreaker ought to the groups end with the identical file.

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Swanson, Riley and Olson, all of whom hit solo homers within the Braves’ 5-2 win on Friday night time, are batting a mixed .478 (11-for-23) with 5 homers and 7 RBIs within the sequence.

Yankees 8, Orioles 0

Nestor Cortes matched a profession excessive with 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 dominating innings and New York cruised to a victory over visiting Baltimore.

Aaron Choose, in quest of his 62nd house run to interrupt Roger Maris’ American League file, went 0-for-2 and reached base twice. Giancarlo Stanton and Kyle Higashioka hit house runs for New York whereas Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres drove in two runs apiece.

Baltimore’s Austin Voth allowed seven hits and 4 runs in 5 innings. Baltimore misplaced for the sixth time in eight video games.

Nationals 13, Phillies 4 (Sport 1)

Luis Garcia hit a house run and drove in a career-high 5 runs, Joey Meneses hit a house run and had 4 RBIs and Washington earned a victory over visiting Philadelphia within the first sport of a doubleheader.

Anibal Sanchez (4-6) allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with six strikeouts and three walks in 5 innings for the Nationals, who defeated the Phillies for the primary time up to now 10 conferences.

The Phillies’ loss, which was their sixth of their previous seven video games, stored their magic quantity to clinch their first postseason berth since 2011 at 5. Washington received for simply the fourth time in its previous 12 video games.

Phillies 8, Nationals 2 (Sport 2)

Matt Vierling drove in three runs with a homer and a triple, and Philadelphia responded to an earlier loss with a vengeance in a romp over host Washington to separate their doubleheader.

Kyle Schwarber belted the second pitch of the primary and fourth innings for house runs for Philadelphia. The Phillies jumped on the Nationals for all eight of their runs within the first 4 innings, together with a five-run third that opened a 7-0 lead. Philadelphia pulled away within the third behind a two-run homer by Alec Bohm, a solo shot by Brandon Marsh, a two-run blast by Vierling.

The Phillies took a shutout into the ninth earlier than Luis Garcia doubled house Josh Palacios, who had singled to open the inning. Garcia finally got here round to attain on an RBI infield out by Ildemaro Vargas. Washington starter Tommy Romero (1-1) was pulled after 3 2/3 innings, charged with all eight runs (six earned) on eight hits.

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 4

Sergio Alcantara drove in a career-high 4 runs with a pair of doubles as Arizona stopped San Francisco’s five-game profitable streak.

Arizona rookie starter Drey Jameson threw six innings and allowed six hits and two runs to stay unbeaten on the season. Alcantara, who led the offensive assault, additionally set a profession excessive with two doubles.

San Francisco acquired a house run from J.D. Davis within the sixth inning. Jakob Junis, charged with 4 runs and eight hits, took the loss.

Cubs 2, Reds 1

Seiya Suzuki snapped a tie within the seventh inning with a solo house run and host Chicago received its sixth straight sport by defeating Cincinnati.

Nelson Velazquez had an RBI triple and Adbert Alzolay had 4 strikeouts throughout three good innings of aid for Chicago, which received for the tenth time in its final 11 video games. Wade Miley (2-2), making his first look since Sept. 24 when he tweaked his left indirect in a begin, picked up the win with two hitless innings of aid.

Kyle Farmer went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Spencer Steer doubled and scored a run for Cincinnati, which misplaced its fifth straight sport and for the eighth time within the final 9 contests.

Mariners 5, Athletics 1

Luis Castillo pitched six robust innings and Sam Haggerty drove in three runs as Seattle defeated visiting Oakland, simply hours after clinching its first postseason berth since 2001.

After permitting a first-inning run, Castillo (8-6), who misplaced to the A’s twice since being acquired from Cincinnati on the commerce deadline, retired the ultimate 16 batters he confronted. The best-hander allowed one run on two hits.

Oakland’s Tony Kemp lined the sport’s first pitch into middle discipline for a single. Sean Murphy drew a stroll, and, with two outs, Jordan Diaz hit a run-scoring single to left for the Athletics’ solely run. Haggerty broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run single within the first inning and added a sacrifice fly within the eighth.

Blue Jays 10, Crimson Sox 0

Proper-hander Ross Stripling pitched six shutout innings, Danny Jansen had 5 RBIs and Toronto defeated visiting Boston.

Jansen had a single, a double, a solo house run and a sacrifice fly for the Blue Jays, who’ve received the primary two video games of a three-game sequence, outscoring Boston 19-0.

Teoscar Hernandez added 4 hits, together with a homer and two doubles and two RBIs, to steer a 21-hit barrage. Proper-hander Brayan Bello (2-8) allowed 4 runs, 10 hits and two walks with 4 strikeouts in 4 innings for Boston.

Royals 7, Guardians 1

Kris Bubic went 5 dominant innings, Drew Waters and Salvador Perez every homered and visiting Kansas Metropolis evened its weekend sequence with rival Cleveland.

Bubic (3-13) loved certainly one of his higher begins of a troublesome 2022 marketing campaign, tossing 5 frames of shutout ball whereas hanging out a season-high eight in opposition to only one stroll.

Oscar Gonzalez scored the lone Guardians run after doubling within the sixth and coming house on Owen Miller’s double. Gonzalez has hits in 16 of his final 19 contests.

Tigers 3, Twins 2

Eric Haase hit a solo homer and host Detroit took benefit of two errors to defeat Minnesota.

Javier Baez scored a run and knocked in one other for the Tigers, who’ve received seven of their final eight video games. Haase had three of Detroit’s six hits.

Mark Contreras hit a solo homer for the Twins. Ronny Henriquez (0-1) gave up an unearned run in three innings of aid however was charged with the loss.

Marlins 4, Brewers 3

Bryan De La Cruz singled in two runs within the ninth inning to provide visiting Miami a comeback victory over Milwaukee, delivering a critical blow to the Brewers’ wild-card possibilities.

Milwaukee dropped a sport behind Philadelphia for the third Nationwide League wild card. The Phillies break up a doubleheader at Washington on Saturday, profitable the nightcap 8-2 after dropping the opener 13-4. Nevertheless, Philadelphia additionally holds the tiebreaker with Milwaukee, so the Brewers have to complete forward of the Phillies.

The Brewers’ Devin Williams (6-4) got here in to begin the ninth and walked Jon Berti, who took second along with his NL-leading thirty ninth stolen base. Brian Anderson walked with one out and each superior on a wild pitch. De La Cruz then battled again from an 0-2 rely and lined a 3-2 pitch to left.

Cardinals 13, Brewers 3

Corey Dickerson hit a grand slam as St. Louis rolled over visiting Pittsburgh.

Albert Pujols, Alec Burleson and Dylan Carlson drove in two runs every for the Cardinals, who received for the third time of their final 4 video games. Pirates beginning pitcher Luis Ortiz (0-2) retired simply two batters and allowed six runs on three hits and three walks.

The Cardinals jumped on Ortiz to take a 6-0 first-inning lead. Brendan Donovan hit a leadoff double, Lars Nootbaar and Paul Goldschmidt drew walks and Pujols began the scoring with a one-out, two-run single. After Burleson walked, Dickerson launched his grand slam. The Pirates lower the result in 6-2 within the second inning. Miguel Andujar hit a leadoff single, Diego Castillo laced a one-out double and Jason Delay hit a two-out, two-run single.

Astros 2, Rays 1

Cristian Javier prolonged his scoreless streak to 25 1/3 consecutive innings as Houston evened its three-game sequence with visiting Tampa Bay with a win.

Javier (11-9) produced his fourth consecutive scoreless begin, limiting the Rays to a pair of singles and two walks whereas recording seven strikeouts over six innings. Javier threw 95 pitches, 62 for strikes, and induced 13 swings and misses — 10 amongst 58 four-seam fastballs.

Javier confronted the minimal by means of three innings and didn’t enable successful till Rays left fielder David Peralta opened the fourth inning with a single. Javier did subject a one-out stroll to Randy Arozarena within the first, however Astros catcher Martin Maldonado erased Arozarena as he tried to steal second base to conclude that body.

Angels 3, Rangers 2

Livan Soto drove within the tying run with a double and scored the profitable run with an acrobatic slide, lifting Los Angeles to a victory over Texas in Anaheim, Calif.

The Angels trailed 2-1 when David Fletcher led off the underside of the seventh with a single and went to second when Kurt Suzuki was hit by a pitch. Soto, who went 3-for-3 within the sport, adopted with a drive to the right-center discipline hole off Rangers reliever Jonathan Hernandez (2-3), scoring Fletcher simply.

Angels starter Jose Suarez (8-8) flirted with a no-hitter. In actual fact, he was good by means of six innings, retiring all 18 batters confronted. However Marcus Semien led off the seventh inning by hitting Suarez’s first pitch into left discipline for a single. One out later, Nathaniel Lowe hit a 2-0 slider over the fence in proper discipline for a two-run homer and a 2-1 Texas benefit.

Dodgers 6, Rockies 4

Cody Bellinger had three hits and two RBIs to assist the Los Angeles Dodgers rally previous visiting Colorado within the second sport of their six-game sequence.

Trea Turner had two hits and scored two runs and Joey Gallo contributed two late-inning RBIs for the Nationwide League West champion Dodgers, who scored three runs within the seventh and two within the eighth to tug out their fourth straight win. Dodgers starter Michael Grove allowed 4 runs and 6 hits in 5 innings.

Rockies starter Kyle Freeland allowed one run and 7 hits in 5 2/3 innings. Randal Grichuk and Ryan McMahon homered, and Yonathan Daza and Brendan Rodgers had two hits every for the Rockies, who’ve misplaced seven in a row and 11 of 12.

Padres 5, White Sox 2

Jake Cronenworth hit a tiebreaking two-run homer within the sixth as San Diego decreased its magic quantity to at least one within the Nationwide League wild-card race with a win over visiting Chicago.

Juan Soto and Manny Machado additionally homered for the Padres, who can clinch their first, full-season playoff berth since 2006 on Sunday.

The Padres are actually two video games forward of Philadelphia (which break up a doubleheader) within the race for the second NL wild-card berth with 4 video games to play and three forward of the Milwaukee Brewers, who misplaced to Miami.

–Subject Stage Media

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