Baseball Capsules – The News Tribune

Scott Feldman held Chicago Cubs’ depleted lineup to two singles over seven innings Friday night, and Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 victory.

The Reds won for only the sixth time in their last 29 games against the NL Central rival.

Feldman (7-5) didn’t allow a hit until Ian Happ singled with two outs in the sixth. Addison Russell singled in the seventh. Feldman walked two, struck out seven and threw 108 pitches.

Michael Lorenzen and Wandy Peralta each pitched an inning, completing a combined three-hitter.

Duvall connected for his third homer in four games off left-hander Mike Montgomery (1-5) in the fourth inning. The Reds also scored on Jose Peraza’s squeeze bunt for a single in the sixth, and again on catcher Victor Caratini’s throwing error in the eighth.

The defending World Series champions were missing third baseman Kris Bryant for the second straight game, sidelined by a sprained right ankle. Jayson Heyward and Ben Zobrist remain on the disabled list.


NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out 12 in seven dominant innings to win his fourth consecutive start, leading New York past Philadelphia.

Curtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud each had an RBI single for the Mets, who have won six of seven since getting swept in four games at Dodger Stadium. They returned from a 5-5 trip and managed just enough offense against the worst team in the majors to earn their third consecutive victory.

DeGrom (8-3) has permitted only three earned runs over 32 innings for a 0.84 ERA in his last four outings. He held the Phillies hitless until Granderson lost a routine fly in the darkening sky at dusk, giving catcher Andrew Knapp his first career triple with two outs in the fifth.

Jerry Blevins and Paul Sewald combined on a scoreless eighth, and Addison Reed got three quick outs for his 13th save. Philadelphia rookie Ben Lively (1-3) was the loser.


BALTIMORE (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarria hit a tying single in the ninth inning and Steven Souza followed with a three-run homer in the 10th to carry Tampa Bay past Baltimore.

Hechavarria went 4 for 4 and Wilson Ramos hit his first homer with the Rays. They had nobody on with two outs in the ninth before rallying from a 3-2 deficit against closer Brad Brach.

After issuing a two-out walk to pinch-hitter Shane Peterson, Brach committed a balk and threw a wild pitch Hechavarria singled to left. It was the fourth blown save for Brach, who’s filling in for the injured Zach Britton.

In the 10th, Darren O’Day (1-2) issued two walks, the second one intentionally, before Souza homered.

Jumbo Diaz (1-3) worked the ninth and Alex Colome gave up a homer to Mark Trumbo in the 10th but got three outs for his 21st save.

Baltimore’s Joey Rickard hit an RBI double in the third inning and made it 2-all with a solo shot in the sixth.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Vargas picked up his American League-leading 12th victory, and Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer to help Kansas City beat Minnesota.

Vargas (12-3) tied Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers for the major league lead in wins and lowered his ERA to 2.22, which tops the American League. He allowed two hits and one run over seven innings.

Ervin Santana (10-5) took the loss, yielding seven runs, five earned, and eight hits.

It was the second time since 1990 that two pitchers with at least 10 wins and an ERA of less than 3.00 matched up. The previous was June 16, 2002, with Boston’s Derek Lowe (10 wins, 1.89 ERA) and Atlanta’s Tom Glavine (11 wins, 1.53 ERA) squared off in an interleague game.

Santana’s throwing error in the fourth opened the floodgates for a five-run inning. After Jorge Bonifacio opened the inning with a single, Lorenzo Cain hit a sharp grounder to Santana for a probable double play. Santana’s throw sailed wide right of second baseman Brian Dozier and into center field.


HOUSTON (AP) — Brett Gardner tied a career high with six RBIs and his seventh-inning grand slam helped New York cruise past Houston.

The Yankees started off slow, and trailed by two entering the sixth inning, after arriving at their hotel in Houston about 6 a.m. following an almost three-hour rain delay before the start of their game at the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

They finally broke through in that inning, hitting five singles and sending 10 batters to the plate to take a 6-3 lead. Gardner, who finished a triple shy of the cycle, drove in the go-ahead run in that inning and connected off James Hoyt an inning later on his two-out, two-strike shot to make it 10-3.

Michael Pineda (8-4) yielded seven hits and three runs — two earned — in six innings for his first win since June 8. Bryan Mitchell allowed two hits and one run in three innings for his first save.

Michael Feliz (4-2) allowed four hits and three runs in a third of an inning for the loss.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hunter Pence drove in four runs and San Francisco pounced on Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole for seven runs then added six more against the bullpen.

Leadoff man Denard Span went 4 for 5 with a home run and scored four times, Joe Panik went 3 for 5 with a run and an RBI, and Pence was 3 for 4.

Trailing by a run entering the fourth, the Giants rattled off five straight hits in the inning to score three runs, then added five more on four hits in the sixth. Buster Posey and Brandon Belt each had two-run doubles. Belt added a solo homer in the eighth and finished with four RBIs.

Johny Cueto (6-7) was the winner. Cole (6-7) had seven strikeouts but gave up 10 hits.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and Yadier Molina drove in four runs to help St. Louis beat Washington.

The Cardinals have won five of their past six, while the Nationals have dropped four of six.

Leake (6-6) got his first win since he last went eight innings in a victory over Los Angeles on May 24. He pitched eight innings, giving up one run on five hits, striking out four and walking three.

Tanner Roark (6-6) took the loss, lasting just three innings. He gave up four hits and walked a season-high five, the final two of which resulted in the Cardinals’ first two runs.

Molina extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a two-run single in the third and added another two-run hit as the Cardinals scored five times in the fourth off reliever Jacob Turner.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stephen Vogt, claimed off waivers this week from Oakland, hit two home runs and Milwaukee held off Miami,

The game was delayed in the fourth inning after a baseball apparently thrown from the stands struck first-base umpire Joe West in the back of the head. The 64-year-old West remained in the game. He worked his 5,000th career regular-season game last week, and has spent a record 40 seasons in the majors.

Vogt hit a solo home run in the fifth off Miami starter Edinson Volquez and a two-run shot in the seventh off reliever David Phelps (2-4). Carlos Torres (4-4) got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Corey Knebel earned his 13th save in 16 chances.


TORONTO (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a tiebreaking single in the 11th inning and Boston beat Toronto.

Hanley Ramirez doubled off Aaron Loup (2-2) to begin the 11th and moved to third on Jackie Bradley Jr.’s single. One out later, Bogaerts singled through the drawn-in infield.

Deven Marrero had two hits and three RBIs for the AL East-leading Red Sox.

Bogaerts was held out of the starting lineup for the first time since April 21. He came on as a defensive replacement in the 10th.

Blaine Boyer (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings and Craig Kimbrel finished for his 23rd save.

Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run, his 22nd, and Troy Tulowitzki added a solo blast for the Blue Jays. The have lost six of eight.


CHICAGO (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit a two-run double against closer Matt Bush to cap a three-run ninth inning and lift Chicago past Texas.

Todd Frazier hit two homers. Jose Abreu finally connected at home after setting a club record by hitting his first 13 on the road, and Chicago rallied for its fourth win in 12 games.

Bush (2-4) came in with a 7-5 lead to start the ninth. Singles by Adam Engel and Willy Garcia put runners on first and second with one out before Alen Hanson drove an RBI single to center. Cabrera followed with a two-run double down the right-field line, with Hanson diving headfirst across the plate with the winning run.

Anthony Swarzak (4-2) pitched an inning for victory


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