MLB roundup: Yanks, Red Sox declare AL wild-card berths with dramatic wins

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2021-10-04 05:10:05 GMT+00:00 – Aaron Judge singled with one out within the ninth inning to drive within the profitable run, and the New York Yankees clinched a playoff spot with a dramatic 1-0 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.

The Yankees will face the Boston Red Sox on the highway at Fenway Park Tuesday in a one-game wild-card matchup after Boston’s 7-5 comeback victory towards the Washington Nationals. Boston will host after profitable the regular-season collection with the Yankees, 10-9.

Rougned Odor opened the ninth by flaring a single off Josh Fleming (10-8) into heart area. Pinch runner Tyler Wade tagged up on a warning monitor flyball by Gleyber Torres. Wade was held up at third when Anthony Rizzo lined a single into proper area previous shifting second baseman Brandon Lowe and Fleming was changed by Andrew Kittredge.

Judge gained it when he lined a single that was deflected by Kittredge to Lowe. Lowe made a diving cease and Wade beat the throw residence with a headfirst slide.

Red Sox 7, Nationals 5

Rafael Devers’ second homer of the sport, a two-run shot within the ninth inning, lifted visiting Boston to a win over Washington and the highest wild-card playoff spot within the American League.

The Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit to complete the collection sweep. Kyle Schwarber reached on an error to open the ninth for the Red Sox on Sunday. Xander Bogaerts struck out, however Devers related with a 2-1 pitch from Kyle Finnegan (5-9) for his thirty eighth residence run of the season, a shot to heart.

Ryan Zimmerman, who hasn’t stated if he’ll return subsequent season, was 0-for-3 with an RBI stroll for Washington earlier than being eliminated to an ovation within the eighth inning, and catcher Alex Avila had a two-run double in his ultimate main league recreation.

Braves 5, Mets 0

Atlanta’s Jorge Soler led off the underside of the primary inning with a house run and 6 pitchers mixed to restrict visiting New York to 3 hits within the win to conclude the common season.

Soler lined the second pitch from New York starter Noah Syndergaard into the left area stands for his twenty seventh homer. It was his 14th since becoming a member of the Braves, his fourth in 11 video games because the leadoff hitter and his second to begin a recreation.

Reliever Spencer Strider (1-0), a hard-throwing rookie who made his main league debut on Friday, acquired the win. The NL East-winning Braves will open the Division Series at Milwaukee on Friday. The loss went to Noah Syndergaard (0-1), who pitched an inning in his second begin since elbow surgical procedure. He allowed two runs on three hits.

Astros 7, Athletics 6

Yuli Gurriel delivered a walk-off single within the ninth inning and Houston claimed a victory within the rubber match of its three-game collection with visiting Oakland.

Kyle Tucker smacked a two-run, go-ahead homer with two outs within the sixth inning that gave the Astros a 4-3 lead. Tucker knocked his thirtieth residence run off Athletics left-hander Cole Irvin and joined Alvarez (33) and Jose Altuve (31) with 30 homers for the Astros this season. Gurriel completed the season batting .319 to assert the American League batting crown.

Oakland’s Seth Brown keyed a three-run rally within the ninth when he drilled his second residence run of the sport and twentieth of the season off Astros right-hander Zack Greinke, making his first reduction look since Aug. 20, 2007.

Giants 11, Padres 4

San Francisco placed on a efficiency value celebrating, using the arm and bat of right-hander Logan Webb to a shellacking of visiting San Diego to wrap up the National League West crown.

With a franchise-record and major-league-leading 107 wins, the Giants earned the home-field benefit by way of the NL playoffs, which for them will start at residence on Friday in Game 1 of the NL Division Series towards the winner of Wednesday’s NL wild-card recreation between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Webb (11-3) ran his unbeaten streak to twenty straight begins, limiting the Padres to 4 runs and 6 hits in seven-plus innings. He struck out eight and didn’t challenge a stroll. At the plate, he knocked out his first profession residence run and hit a one-out single in a two-run third inning that opened the scoring.

Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 (7 innings)

Matt Duffy drove in two runs as visiting Chicago edged St. Louis in seven innings in a rain-shortened recreation.

Frank Schwindel went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Cubs, who closed their season by profitable 4 of their final 5 video games. Cubs beginning pitcher Alec Mills allowed two runs on 4 hits and two walks in 4 innings.

The Cardinals misplaced three of their final 5 video games after clinching a National League wild-card playoff berth with their 17-game profitable streak. Cardinals beginning pitcher Jake Woodford (3-4) allowed three runs on six hits in 5 innings.

Blue Jays 12, Orioles 4

George Springer hit a grand slam and a solo residence run and Toronto accomplished a three-game sweep of visiting Baltimore however fell one recreation shy in its American League wild-card pursuit.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a two-run residence run for the Blue Jays, giving him 48 for the season. It offers him essentially the most residence runs for a participant 22 or youthful, surpassing the 47 by Eddie Mathews of the Milwaukee Braves in 1953. Guerrero additionally tied for the American League lead in residence runs with Kansas City’s Salvador Perez, and it was his twelfth of the season towards Baltimore.

Marcus Semien added his forty fifth homer of the season for Toronto, which was eradicated when the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees every gained their video games to assert the AL wild-card spots.

Marlins 5, Phillies 4

Rookie Nick Fortes gave Miami the lead with a two-run homer within the fourth inning en path to a season-ending victory over visiting Philadelphia.

Philadelphia completed second within the NL East, and Miami was fourth place. Reliever Hector Neris (4-7) took the loss, permitting two runs in 1 2/3 innings. Zach Thompson (3-7) earned the win with one scoreless inning in reduction.

Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and Freddy Galvis added a solo shot for Philadelphia.

Reds 6, Pirates 3

Joey Votto hit a three-run homer and Aristides Aquino additionally homered and drove in two runs as Cincinnati defeated host Pittsburgh.

Nick Castellanos added an RBI double for the Reds. He completed with 100 RBIs for the season, and Votto ended with 99. Cincinnati’s Reiver Sanmartin (2-0) — in his second main league begin, each in lower than every week and each towards Pittsburgh — pitched six innings. He allowed one run and 7 hits, with six strikeouts and one stroll.

Oneil Cruz homered for the Pirates, who gained the primary two video games of the collection and completed as the one staff within the majors and not using a sweep of an opponent. Cody Ponce (0-6), the second Pittsburgh pitcher, acquired rocked for 4 runs and 6 hits in 1 1/3 innings.

Indians 6, Rangers 0

Aaron Civale tossed six sturdy innings and Yu Chang hit a two-run homer as visiting Cleveland gained its ultimate recreation because the Indians.

Bradley Zimmer had two hits and an RBI for the Indians, who’ve passed by that nickname since 1915 however will probably be often called the Guardians beginning in 2022.

Civale (12-5) yielded simply three singles, walked one and struck out 4 to assist Cleveland end its first dropping season since 2012 by taking two of three at Texas.

Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 4

Josh VanMeter hit a walk-off residence run and Arizona got here again to beat visiting Colorado within the rubber match of a three-game, season-ending collection in Phoenix.

VanMeter hit a two-out blast to proper area off Carlos Estevez (3-5) as Arizona averted matching the worst report in franchise historical past.

J.B. Wendelken (4-3) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the D-backs, who rallied from an early four-run deficit to complete at 52-110. The 2004 staff went 51-111.

Tigers 5, White Sox 2

Daz Cameron hit a go-ahead, solo residence run within the ninth inning, and Willi Castro had three hits as visiting Detroit topped American League Central champion Chicago within the groups’ regular-season finale.

Cameron related towards White Sox reliever Reynaldo Lopez (4-4) to open the ninth earlier than Dustin Garneau and Akil Baddoo drove residence insurance coverage runs with a double and sacrifice fly, respectively.

Michael Fulmer pitched round successful in a driving rain within the ninth for his 14th save. Joe Jimenez (6-1) was the winner, placing out two and strolling one in a scoreless eighth.

Twins 7, Royals 3

Jorge Polanco hit a three-run residence run to focus on a five-run first inning and Minnesota went on to defeat host Kansas City.

It was the thirty third residence run of the season for Polanco, extending his membership single-season report for a switch-hitter. Byron Buxton additionally homered and doubled and Luis Arraez went 3-for-4 with two runs for Minnesota, which completed in final place within the AL Central, one recreation behind fourth-place Kansas City.

Nick Vincent (1-0) picked up the win with two hitless innings of reduction, whereas Jorge Alcala earned his first main league save. Carlos Santana went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Michael A. Taylor added two hits and an RBI for Kansas City. Jackson Kowar (0-6) took the loss, permitting 5 runs on 5 hits over 4 innings whereas placing out six.

Dodgers 10, Brewers 3

Trea Turner hit a grand slam and host Los Angeles completed the common season with a victory over Milwaukee.

The Dodgers, nevertheless, have been unable to run down the San Francisco Giants for the National League West title.

The Dodgers (106-56), who tied the franchise report for victories in a season, gained their final seven video games and their final 15 at residence, however fell one recreation brief of their quest for a ninth consecutive division title. Los Angeles will play host to the St. Louis Cardinals within the NL wild-card recreation on Wednesday.

L.A. additionally misplaced first baseman Max Muncy to a left elbow damage within the third inning. Muncy collided close to the bag at first with the Brewers’ Jace Peterson whereas reaching to catch a throw. Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts instructed reporters it is “very unlikely” Muncy will play on Wednesday.

Angels 7, Mariners 3

Shohei Ohtani led off the sport with a house run and Jared Walsh added a two-run shot as Los Angeles defeated host Seattle, thwarting the Mariners’ bid for his or her first postseason look since 2001.

The Mariners had an opportunity to drive their method right into a playoff for the American League’s second and ultimate wild-card berth however wanted to beat the Angels and have both Boston or the New York Yankees lose. None of these occurred.

After the Red Sox’s victory in Washington was accomplished, clinching the Mariners’ destiny, Seattle supervisor Scott Servais pulled veteran third baseman Kyle Seager off the sector with one out within the ninth inning to a standing ovation from the sellout crowd. Despite 35 homers and 101 RBIs this season, the Mariners aren’t anticipated to select up the choice on Seager’s contract.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA;  New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) waves to the crowd after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 3, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 3, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA;  The New York Yankees mob right fielder Aaron Judge (99) after his game winning RBI single to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 and clinch a wildcard playoff spot at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports