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NEW YORK (AP) — to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-victor-martinez-jersey , powering the Texas Rangers past New York 12-7 on Friday night.Eight days after Boston’s Steve Pearce connected three times off the Yankees, Guzman duplicated the feat in ending New York’s four-game winning streak.Guzman grounded out his first time up, then hit solo home runs in three straight at-bats. The 23-year-old first baseman batted again in the eighth with a chance to tie the big league record for homers in a game — no rookie has ever hit four — but struck out swinging against Chad Green.Guzman’s two homers off Masahiro Tanaka (9-3) and one off A.J. Cole made him the first Texas player to hit three home runs in a game since Adrian Beltre in 2012.Overall, Guzman has 12 home runs this season, six against the Yankees.Beltre also joined in the fun with his seventh homer of the season, tying recent Hall of Fame inductee Chipper Jones for the 33rd spot on baseball’s career list with 469.Mike Minor (9-6) won his third straight start.Guzman pulled homers to right field in the fourth and the sixth that made it 6-1 and chased Tanaka. Guzman went the opposite way for a drive in the seventh off Cole.Austin Romine and Brett Gardner homered for the Yankees.RED SOX 19, ORIOLES 12BALTIMORE (AP) — Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi each hit three-run homers, Brock Holt connected in a six-run sixth inning and Boston overpowered the Baltimore.After hitting for the cycle one night earlier, Mookie Betts went 3 for 4 with two walks and three RBIs. The 19 runs were the most for Boston since a 22-run outburst against Seattle in August 2015.The Red Sox have won 11 of 13 to open a nine-game lead over the second-place Yankees in the AL East.Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi gave up eight runs, four earned, and 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings.Orioles reliever Miguel Castro (2-7) walked three of the five batters he faced.After the Orioles closed to 11-10 in the bottom half, Benintendi homered in the seventh. Drew Pomeranz (2-5) got the win in his first relief appearance since 2016.Chris Davis, Tim Beckham and Mark Trumbo homered for the Orioles.PADRES 2, PHILLIES 0SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jacob Nix pitched six strong innings in his major league debut and San Diego blanked Philadelphia.Nix (1-0) got off to a rocky start. He stranded three runners after a pair of singles and a walk in the first, and two more runners in the second.Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco both singled to lead off the ninth for the Phillies. Kirby Yates held on for his fourth save of the season after replacing former Padres closer Brad Hand.Zach Eflin (8-4) struck out eight in six innings.ANGELS 4, ATHLETICS 3ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Kole Calhoun and Justin Upton hit two-run homers Nick Castellanos Jersey , Albert Pujols reached another milestone and Los Angeles rallied past Oakland.With a single in the sixth inning, Pujols recorded his 1,000th career hit with the Angels. He became just the ninth player all-time with at least 1,000 hits in each league after getting 2,073 with St. Louis.Matt Chapman and Khris Davis homered in the first inning for the A’s.Jim Johnson (4-2) retired the only batter he faced. The Angels used three more pitchers in the ninth, with Blake Parker getting the final out for his 11th save.Upton hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth off Lou Trivino (8-2).GIANTS 13, PIRATES 10SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey got four hits, Andrew McCutchen homered against his former team and San Francisco defeated Pittsburgh.The Giants had lost three in a row and the Pirates had won three straight.All four of Posey’s hits came in the first four innings as the Giants built a 10-2 lead.Francisco Cervelli drove in five runs with three hits, including a grand slam, for the Pirates.Derek Holland (6-Cool gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings. Clay Holmes (1-2) was tagged for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in his third career start.CUBS 3, NATIONALS 2CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward broke up a no-hitter with a tying two-run single in the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh and Chicago beat Washington.In the first meeting between the teams since Chicago beat Washington in the NL Division Series, the Cubs won even though they didn’t get a hit against Nationals starter Jeremy Hellickson.Rizzo walked three times. Manager Joe Maddon got ejected, but the Cubs pulled out the victory.Hellickson was sailing along, retiring 17 in a row after issuing a leadoff walk to Rizzo in the first. But things took a wild turn with two out in the sixth.He walked Rizzo on 13 pitches and both Javier Baez and Ben Zobrist on four to load the bases. Heyward took two balls from Sammy Solis (1-2) before lining the tying single past second baseman Daniel Murphy.Chicago took a 3-2 lead in the seventh after Maddon got tossed for arguing an interference call against Willson Contreras on the bases.Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs and eight hits in six innings for Chicago. Steve Cishek (3-1) struck out the final two batters in the seventh. Carl Edwards Jr. got three outs in the eighth after former Washington pitcher Brandon Kintzler walked the first two batters.Pedro Strop worked the ninth for his ninth save in 12 chances.RAYS 7, BLUE JAYS 0TORONTO (AP) — Blake Snell pitched five perfect innings and then was pulled, Michael Perez hit his first career home run and Tampa Bay beat Toronto.Making his second start since spending time on the disabled list because of shoulder fatigue http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-james-mccann-jersey , Snell (13-5) threw 47 pitches. The All-Star lefty struck out six.Reliever Jake Faria came on to begin the sixth and gave up an infield single to leadoff batter Luke Maile. Two outs later, Randal Grichuk hit a single to left but was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into a double. Faria allowed one walk and three singles in three innings. Jamie Schultz pitched a hitless ninth for the Rays.Perez, playing in his 10th big league game, hit a two-run homer in the third inning and Ji-Man Choi added a solo drive in the sixth. Both came off Marco Estrada (5-9).MARINERS 5, ASTROS 2HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double in a three-run eighth inning to lift Seattle past Houston.Mitch Haniger doubled with one out in the eighth, and Denard Span singled to chase starter Gerrit Cole (10-5). Ryan Pressly took over and his first pitch plunked Jean Segura on the top of his left hand. Cruz then smashed a ball off the wall in left-center to score Haniger and Span and make it 4-2. The Mariners tacked on a run when Segura scored on Kyle Seager’s groundout.Seattle starter Mike Leake allowed eight hits and two runs in six innings. Adam Warren (1-1) allowed one hit in a scoreless seventh for the win and Edwin Diaz struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 44th save. Gerrit Cole (10-5) was the loser.REDS 3, DIAMONDBACKS 0CINCINNATI (AP) — Anthony DeSclafani struck out a season-high nine to outduel Clay Buchholz and scored one of Cincinnati’s two runs on Billy Hamilton’s suicide-squeeze bunt to help the Reds beat Arizona.DeSclafani (6-3) allowed three hits and no walks while pitching into the eighth inning of his second straight shutdown outing. He limited Washington to one run on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts in seven innings of a 7-1 victory last Saturday.DeSclafani also singled in the seventh and scored from first base on Buchholz’s throwing error on Hamilton’s bunt up the first base line, which drove in Tucker Barnhart.Raisel Iglesias struck out A.J. Pollock in the ninth for his 22nd save.Buchholz (5-2) saw his personal winning streak snapped at five.ROCKIES 5, DODGERS 4DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon hit a two-run homer in the seventh after replacing injured slugger Nolan Arenado, and Colorado’s beleaguered bullpen kept Los Angeles in check.McMahon entered the game in the fifth when Arenado was taken out with soreness in his right shoulder. McMahon lined a fastball from reliever Zac Rosscup (0-1) to straightaway center.The bullpen finished things off a day after giving up five homers and seven runs. The relievers went a combined 3 1/3 scoreless innings after starter Jon Gray left, with Jake McGee (2-4) picking up the win and Adam Ottavino closing out the ninth instead of a struggling Wade Davis. It was Ottavino’s fifth save.DJ LeMahieu had a two-run homer in the first to help the Rockies snap a six-game skid against the Dodgers at Coors Field. It was his first homer since June 28.CARDINALS 7, ROYALS 0KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered for the sixth time in seven games, Austin Gomber pitched five scoreless innings and St. Louis beat Kansas City.Carpenter tops the National League with 32 home runs, a .600 slugging percentage and 65 extra-base hits. Carpenter sent a fastball from Burch Smith (1-4) into the right-field fountains for a two-out , two-run drive. He extended his career high for homers as the Cardinals scored five times in the second.Paul DeJong led off the second inning with his 11th home run. Bader and Jose Martinez, who had three hits Shane Greene Jersey , contributed RBI singles to set up Carpenter.Harrison Bader homered in the sixth and Martinez had an RBI double in the seventh.Gomber (2-0) allowed four hits, walked one, hit a batter and struck out three in his third major league start. Daniel Poncedeleon allowed two hits over three innings to notch his first big league save.METS 6, MARLINS 2MIAMI (AP) — Zack Wheeler won his fifth straight start, pitching seven solid innings and New York sent Miami to its ninth loss in 10 games.Wheeler (7-6) allowed four hits and two runs. He struck out eight and walked one. Wheeler’s scoreless-inning streak ended at 23 when he gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Rojas with two outs in the seventh, making it 4-2.Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in two runs, Kevin Plawecki knocked in two and Austin Jackson had three hits for the Mets. They have won three of four.Jose Urena (3-12) was the loser.TIGERS 5, TWINS 3DETROIT (AP) — Niko Goodrum and Jose Iglesias homered and Detroit beat Minnesota to snap a six-game losing streak.Jordan Zimmermann (5-4) gave up two unearned runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out one batter and didn’t issue a walk. Shane Greene allowed an RBI double to Ehire Adrianza with two out in the ninth before retiring Joe Mauer for his 24th save.Ervin Santana (0-1) took the loss in his fourth start of the season.WHITE SOX 1, INDIANS 0CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Palka led off the ninth inning with a home run, Carlos Rodon matched a career high by throwing eight innings of scoreless four-hit ball and Chicago beat Cleveland.Palka launched a 1-2 pitch from Neil Ramirez (0-2) six rows up into the left field seats for his 18th homer. The shot ended Chicago’s three-game losing streak.Jace Fry (1-2), the White Sox’s third reliever, got the last two outs for his first major league victory. Rodon and Cleveland rookie Shane Bieber tossed crisp scoreless ball deep into the game. Each was relieved after 106 pitches.BRAVES 10, BREWERS 1ATLANTA (AP) — Kevin Gausman pitched eight strong innings to win his SunTrust Park debut, and Ender Inciarte drove in four runs in Atlanta;s victory over Milwaukee.Gausman (6-9), making his first home appearance since getting acquired in a trade with Baltimore, allowed six hits and no walks, striking out eight and throwing 71 of 94 pitches for strikes.Nick Markakis added three RBIs and Johan Camargo had two Sparky Anderson Jersey , helping the Braves win for the ninth time in 12 games. Freddy Peralta (5-3) was the loser. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics broke out a little bit of everything Friday night to snap their two-game skid: efficient starting pitching, sharp singles, sacrifice flies and even their first bunt-single of the year.And oh yes, home runs.Sean Manaea (12-9) stifled Minnesota’s batters into the sixth inning, and Matt Chapman broke things open with a three-run homer and the A’s beat the Twins 7-1 on Friday night to maintain their hold on the AL’s final wild-card spot.Stephen Piscotty and Ramon Laureano added a ninth-inning shot each as the A’s did just enough against Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (5-Cool before pouncing on the bullpen.“We’ve been playing so well and all of a sudden we have two losses in a row, which we haven’t had in a while now,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “So now it’s time to respond and they did.”After giving up some early runs in their last two losses, the A’s got back to the winning formula that helped them ramp up their pursuit of Houston in the AL West.Manaea recovered nicely from a rough outing against Houston last weekend. He yielded an unearned run, five hits and a walk with one strikeout. He threw 50 of his 67 pitches for strikes before manager Melvin pulled him for Lou Trivino after Eddie Rosario’s leadoff single in the sixth.“We have a full ‘pen today, and based on the last couple of starts I didn’t want to get him into a jam where he had a chance to take a loss,” Melvin said.Up to that point, Odorizzi had pitched well himself, also allowing only one earned run off five hits and one walk. But Oliver Drake relieved Odorizzi in the eighth and found himself in trouble quickly, allowing a single and a walk before Chapman’s 18th homer, a shot to right that made it 5-1.“Good teams can beat you in many different ways, whether it’s bunting to beat the shift, or it’s home runs or flare singles into right center http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authentic-jack-morris-jersey , whatever,” said Jonathan Lucroy, whose RBI single in the fifth made it 2-1. “You’ve got to have a lot of weapons. You can just be one-sided with homers. We’ve got to beat you a lot of different ways.”Eddie Rosario scored Minnesota’s lone run in the fourth on Miguel Sano’s sac-fly to center.THAT’S A FIRSTJed Lowrie’s bunt single in the first inning against the shift extended his hitting streak to four games.“I thought they’d mistaken me for Joey Gallo,” Lowrie quipped of the Texas Rangers infielder. “I’ve never had four outfielders before. But I like hits.”ODORIZZI’S STREAKOdorizzi pitched seven innings for the first time this season after opening the year with 26 consecutive starts without an out in the seventh — the longest such streak in major league history. The Twins right-hander allowed one earned run, five hits and a walk.“I wouldn’t say it’s a breakthrough,” Odorizzi said. “It’s nice to get the results when you feel like you’re feeling good and throwing the ball well.”His lone fifth-inning walk proved costly when Odorizzi’s bad throw to second off a grounder allowed Lowrie to reach third and later score on Matt Olson’s sacrifice fly.MAUER’S MILESTONEThe crowd gave Joe Mauer a standing ovation after he singled off Manaea in the fifth for his 2,086th career hit, moving him past Rod Carew for second-most hits in club history behind Kirby Puckett’s 2,304.“It was pretty special to see the guys at the top step, and the fans on their feet. That really means a lot,” Mauer said.Manaea ended the two-on, two-out threat by inducing Logan Forsythe into a pop-fly to center.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: Placed C Bobby Wilson on the 10-day DL with a sprained right ankle he injured Thursday night. The Twins called up Willians Astudillo from Triple-A Rochester. … Manager Paul Molitor said there’s enough lack of extension in RHP Ervin Santana’s injured finger to shut down all throwing activities.PLAYERS WEEKENDThe teams rolled out their players’ weekend jerseys, complete with nicknames across their shoulders. Among the highlights:“Manaelator” (Manaea)“Jedi” (Lowrie, although his nickname was officially listed “Capt. Barrel”)“Sauce” (Marcus Semien)“Logie Bear” (Logan Forsythe)“Garv Sauce” (Mitch Garver)And reserved hometown favorite Mauer? “Mauer”UP NEXT:Athletics: RHP Mike Fiers (9-6) takes the mound for his fourth start since joining the A’s from Detroit on Aug. 6. He’s 2-0 with a 1.47 ERA in three starts with Oakland.Twins: Rookie RHP Stephen Gonsalves (0-1) makes his second career start. The touted prospect allowed four runs, six hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 1 1/3 innings Monday against the Chicago White Sox.
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