MLB roundup: Mitch Haniger retains Mariners’ playoff hopes alive


2021-10-03 09:04:53 GMT+00:00 – Mitch Haniger had 4 hits, together with a house run, and 5 RBIs because the Seattle Mariners stored their postseason hopes alive with a 6-4 victory towards the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night time.

The Mariners (90-71), who’ve gained 11 of their previous 13 video games, are tied with Toronto, one recreation behind the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox for the American League’s two wild-card playoff berths.

Seattle will want a victory Sunday and a loss by both the Yankees or Red Sox to drive a playoff for the ultimate wild-card spot.

Jose Rojas and Jared Walsh homered for the Angels (76-85), who’ve misplaced 11 of their previous 15 video games.

The Angels overcame a 3-1 deficit on Walsh’s three-run homer within the eighth inning.

Blue Jays 10, Orioles 1

Toronto belted 5 dwelling runs to set a membership report for the season and Alek Manoah allowed one hit in seven innings in a victory over visiting Baltimore.

George Springer hit a three-run dwelling run, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Danny Jansen added two-run blasts, and Teoscar Hernandez and Bo Bichette hit solo photographs for the Blue Jays (90-71).

Springer was 4-for-5 with three RBIs because the Blue Jays stored their possibilities for an American wild-card spot alive with one recreation left within the common season. The Blue Jays’ 258 homers surpassed the earlier membership mark of 257, which was set in 2010.

Dodgers 8, Brewers 3

Julio Urias picked up his twentieth win and Los Angeles pushed the National League West race to the ultimate day of the common season with a victory over visiting Milwaukee.

Justin Turner and AJ Pollock every slugged dwelling runs, matching their profession highs. The victory moved the Dodgers one recreation behind the San Francisco Giants of their bid to win a ninth consecutive division title. Urias (20-3) gave up one run on one hit over 6 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts to turn into the National League’s first 20-game winner since teammate Max Scherzer with the Washington Nationals in 2016.

Brewers right-hander Corbin Burnes (11-5) went simply two innings in his remaining tune-up begin earlier than the playoffs, giving up a three-run dwelling run to Turner within the first inning. Burnes exited with an NL-leading 2.43 ERA.

Marlins 3, Phillies 1

Jazz Chisholm slugged a three-run homer and Jesus Luzardo struck out a career-high 11 batters as host Miami defeated Philadelphia as Chisholm is attempting to turn into simply the fifth Marlins participant ever to report a 20-20 season. He has 23 steals and 18 homers.

Luzardo (6-9) allowed simply six hits, no walks and one run in 5 1/3 innings. Phillies star and National League MVP candidate Bryce Harper went 1-for-4 with a single and three strikeouts. Two of these strikeouts got here towards Luzardo.

Miami has gained simply two of its previous 11 video games, however the Marlins are 41-39 at dwelling this season. With a win on Sunday, the Marlins would clinch fourth place and keep away from final place within the NL East. The Phillies (82-79) have misplaced 5 of their previous six video games. They are out of playoff competition, however they clinched a profitable season on Friday.

Red Sox 5, Nationals 3

Enrique Hernandez hit a two-run homer to cap a four-run ninth inning and visiting Boston moved right into a tie for the primary American League wild card with a win over Washington.

Boston is tied with the New York Yankees, who misplaced for the second straight day to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday to stay one recreation behind Boston and now New York.

J.D. Martinez drew a stroll towards Tanner Rainey (1-3) main off the ninth and Jose Iglesias pinch ran. Alex Verdugo and Hunter Renfroe struck out, however Christian Vazquez tripled over the top of Juan Soto in proper, scoring Iglesias with the go-ahead run. Travis Shaw singled dwelling Vazquez and Mason Thompson got here on to face Hernandez, who homered to left middle to make it 5-1.

Rangers 7, Indians 2

Jonah Heim hit a three-run homer within the backside of the fourth inning to raise host Texas to a win over Cleveland.

Texas could also be ending one other shedding season — the Rangers’ fifth consecutive sub-.500 marketing campaign — however may finish issues on a excessive word by taking the ultimate collection of the yr Sunday.

The Indians secured their first shedding season since 2012 with the loss.

Sunday’s season-finale towards the Rangers can be Cleveland’s remaining recreation often known as the Indians. The staff can be often known as the Guardians starting subsequent season.

Pirates 8, Reds 6

Wilmer Difo, Cole Tucker and Michael Chavis every drove in two runs for Pittsburgh in a wild win over visiting Cincinnati.

Bryan Reynolds had 4 hits, together with an RBI triple, and Oneil Cruz added an RBI single for the Pirates, who trailed 5-0. Pittsburgh starter Max Kranick gave up 4 runs, three earned, and 5 hits in 4 innings. Nick Mears (1-0) acquired the final out within the sixth for his first profession win. Chris Stratton picked up his eighth save.

Eugenio Suarez and Nick Castellanos homered, Tyler Stephenson added an RBI double and Max Schrock registered an RBI single for the Reds.

White Sox 5, Tigers 4

Yoan Moncada drove in three runs, together with a go-ahead two-run homer within the eighth, and host Chicago stretched its profitable streak to 6 video games with a victory over Detroit.

Moncada additionally had two doubles and scored twice. Gavin Sheets scored one run and drove in one other, whereas Tim Anderson had two hits and an RBI as Chicago rallied from a 4-0 deficit. Aaron Bummer (5-5) pitched an inning of scoreless aid to get the win, whereas Liam Hendriks collected his thirty eighth save.

Detroit starter Matt Manning pitched 5 scoreless, permitting two hits and placing out seven.

Astros 10, Athletics 4

Yordan Alvarez slugged his club-leading thirty third dwelling run but it surely was a two-run triple by Michael Brantley that helped Houston safe a win over visiting Oakland.

The Astros clinched home-field benefit for his or her American League Division Series matchup with the Chicago White Sox with the victory. Game 1 is scheduled for Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Brantley lined his third triple of the season to the right-center discipline hole within the backside of the sixth inning, driving dwelling Jake Meyers and Jose Altuve and increasing the Houston result in 8-3. The Astros maintained a tenuous grasp on their three-run benefit over the 2 earlier innings earlier than Brantley supplied added cushion together with his hit off Oakland right-hander James Kaprielian.

Rays 12, Yankees 2

Brandon Lowe hit three-run homers in consecutive at-bats and added a solo shot within the seventh inning as Tampa Bay cruised to a rout of host New York.

New York has a magic variety of one to clinch a playoff berth. The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners each gained their respective video games later Saturday, stopping the Yankees from clinching a minimum of the second wild-card spot within the American League.

By shedding to Tampa Bay for the seventh time in 9 dwelling video games this yr, the Yankees have been unable to clinch the primary wild card. Lowe ensured the Yankees wouldn’t have any readability on their playoff standing by hitting his thirty seventh, thirty eighth and thirty ninth homers of the season.

Padres 3, Giants 2 (10 innings)

San Diego stalled San Francisco’s division-clinching celebration, utilizing a go-ahead double by Jake Cronenworth with two outs within the tenth inning for a victory.

The loss left the Giants nonetheless needing both yet one more win to assert their first National League West crown since 2012. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night time.

Cronenworth’s hit got here after Kervin Castro (1-1) had struck out Fernando Tatis Jr. with one out and a runner at third within the tenth. But Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler then elected to have Castro stroll Manny Machado, who had two earlier RBIs, in favor of bringing in left-hander Jarlin Garcia to face Cronenworth, whose grounder down the right-field line foiled the technique.

Twins 4, Royals 0

Griffin Jax had the primary scoreless outing of his profession as visiting Minnesota defeated Kansas City.

Jake Cave, Miguel Sano and Luis Arraez every collected two hits for the Twins. Arraez had two RBIs.

Jax (4-5), who got here into the sport with a 6.78 ERA, shut down the Royals’ bats in his 5 innings. He allowed only one hit and walked two, placing out three. It was simply the very best outing of his profession in his 18th look and 14th begin.

Cubs 6, Cardinals 5

Ian Happ hit a two-run homer within the ninth inning to rally visiting Chicago previous St. Louis.

Trayce Thompson went 3-for-4 with a grand slam for the Cubs, who gained for the third time of their final 4 video games. Harrison Bader hit a homer and scored twice for the Cardinals, who misplaced for simply the second time of their final 21 video games.

Cubs beginning pitcher Adrian Sampson allowed one run on three hits in 4 innings. He struck out seven batters and walked two. Jason Adam (1-0) earned the victory in aid and Rowan Wick earned his fifth save.

Braves 6, Mets 5

Outfielder Joc Pederson and catcher William Contreras hit dwelling runs and Atlanta held on for a win over visiting New York.

Pederson hit his 18th homer and Contreras added his eighth dwelling run, giving the Braves 238 for the season. Atlanta has homered in 125 video games this season.

The Braves and Mets play the season finale on Saturday. The groups have cut up 18 video games and the Mets want a win to turn into the one staff within the N.L. East to win a season collection towards the Braves.

Diamondbacks 11, Rockies 2

Zac Gallen tossed six sturdy innings and hit a two-run double throughout a six-run first inning as Arizona routed visiting Colorado.

Carson Kelly went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Christian Walker had three doubles and drove in a run for the D-backs, who snapped a five-game shedding streak and tied a franchise report with eight doubles.

With one recreation remaining, the D-backs (51-110) want a victory on Sunday to keep away from tying the worst report in franchise historical past. They have been 51-111 in 2004.

-Field Level Media

Oct 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes (39) throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 2, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jhonathan Diaz (74) throws a pitch against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 2, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder AJ Pollock (11) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles Dodgers first base coach Clayton McCullough (86) claps as Pollock approaches first base. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports