MLB roundup: Dodgers, Teoscar Hernandez top Yankees again

Sun Jun 9 1:50am ET
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Teoscar Hernandez hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the eighth inning, as the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled away for an 11-3 victory over the host New York Yankees on Saturday night.

Hernandez hit his fifth career grand slam when he connected off Tommy Kahnle to give the Dodgers an 8-2 lead. It was Hernandez's second multi-homer game of the season and 18th of his career. He also had an RBI groundout in the sixth and tied a career high with six RBIs.

Enrique Hernandez broke a 2-2 tie with a homer in the fifth inning off New York starter Nestor Cortes (3-5) as Los Angeles won for the eighth time in 11 games.

Aaron Judge hit a pair of solo homers, upping his major league-leading total to 23, but the Yankees lost their first series loss since dropping three of four at Baltimore bridging April and May. The Yankees were without Juan Soto for the second straight game as the slugger is day-to-day with left forearm inflammation.

Phillies 7, Mets 2

Whit Merrifield headlined a six-run fourth inning with a three-run homer and Philadelphia beat New York in the opener of a two-game set in London.

Bryce Harper also went deep in the fourth for Philadelphia, finishing the game 3-for-4 with a single and a double as Philadelphia won for the seventh time in its past eight games. The outburst in the fourth provided more than enough run support for Phillies starter Ranger Suarez (10-1), whose 10 wins lead the majors. Suarez yielded two runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out six.

Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, Starling Marte and Jose Iglesias had two hits apiece for the Mets, who saw a three-game winning streak come to an end.

Brewers 5, Tigers 4

Jackson Chourio drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a sixth-inning double and Milwaukee held off host Detroit.

Christian Yelich had two hits and drove in two runs, while Brice Turang reached base three times and scored twice. Jared Koenig (6-1) tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to gain the victory. Trevor Megill collected his ninth save. Brewers starter Freddy Peralta lasted only 3 1/3 innings, his shortest start of the season. Peralta issued five walks while giving up four runs (three earned).

Detroit starter Casey Mize (1-4) was charged with five runs (three earned) in 5 1/3 innings. Riley Greene scored two runs and Carson Kelly had two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Detroit second baseman Colt Keith left the game in the third inning due to left knee discomfort. He crashed into right fielder Akil Baddoo on a William Contreras fly ball.

Nationals 7, Braves 3

Nick Senzel had three hits including a two-run home run and Washington beat visiting Atlanta.

Eddie Rosario had two hits and drove in three runs and Lane Thomas had two hits and scored twice as Washington won its second straight. Senzel drove in three runs, walked and scored twice. Nationals starter MacKenzie Gore (5-5) was charged with two runs on six hits in five-plus innings. He struck out seven and walked one.

Sean Murphy homered and Marcell Ozuna and Matt Olson had two hits each for Atlanta, which has lost three of four. Atlanta starter Charlie Morton (3-3) allowed five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over five innings.

Guardians 8, Marlins 0

Steven Kwan smacked a two-run homer and Jose Ramirez hit a solo shot as Cleveland rolled to an easy victory over host Miami.

Kwan reached base four times on two hits and two walks while scoring twice for the Guardians. Ben Lively (6-2) tossed five innings of three-hit ball for Cleveland. He struck out one and walked none while winning his fifth consecutive start.

Vidal Brujan doubled and walked for the Marlins, who had just four hits while losing for the fifth time in the past six games.

Padres 13, Diamondbacks 1

Jake Cronenworth drove in four runs and Ha-Seong Kim hit a three-run homer as San Diego pummeled visiting Arizona.

David Peralta went 3-for-3 and reached base five times for the Padres, while Fernando Tatis Jr. doubled to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, tying his career high. San Diego starter Matt Waldron (4-5) lasted six innings, giving up one run on three.

Arizona starter Ryne Nelson (3-5) allowed six hits and six runs (five earned) in 3 1/3 innings.

Pirates 4, Twins 0

Rowdy Tellez broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer and singled in two runs as host Pittsburgh shut out Minnesota for the second straight game, winning in the middle game of a three-game interleague series.

Six Pirates pitchers combined on the six-hit shutout, including Justin Bruihl, Hunter Stratton (2-1), Colin Holderman and David Bednar.

Minnesota lost its fifth straight and saw its scoreless streak reach 22 innings. Twins starter Simeon Woods Richardson allowed one run on six hits while throwing 97 pitches over a career-high 6 1/3 innings.

Giants 3, Rangers 1

Heliot Ramos homered and doubled and drove in three runs to lead San Francisco to its third straight victory over Texas in Arlington, Texas.

Austin Slater scored two runs and Matt Chapman singled in four at-bats to extend his on-base streak to 25 games for San Francisco. Erik Miller (1-2), one of five Giants pitchers, picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief while Camilo Doval pitched around a walk and an infield single in the ninth to earn his 11th save.

Andrew Heaney (2-7) suffered the loss, allowing three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Blue Jays 7, Athletics 0

Kevin Gausman pitched the first nine-inning complete game of his career and Toronto rebounded from a walk-off loss the night before to thump host Oakland.

Gausman (5-4), who pitched the 2020 and 2021 seasons across the San Francisco Bay for the Giants, enjoyed a homecoming of sorts with the fifth win in his past six decisions. He allowed just five hits and one walk, striking out a season-high-tying 10.

Making just his second major league start of the season, A's starter Luis Medina (0-1) was charged with six runs on five hits and five walks over 4 2/3 innings.

White Sox 6, Red Sox 1

Gavin Sheets belted a grand slam among his three hits, Paul DeJong homered and four pitchers delivered 4 2/3 innings of three-hit relief to lift host Chicago past Boston.

After stopping a franchise-worst 14-game losing streak Friday night, the White Sox used a five-run fifth Saturday en route to winning consecutive games for the first time since May 14-15.

Chicago collected six of its 10 hits against Boston starter Brayan Bello (6-3) in the fifth. Sheets punctuated the rally with his first career grand slam one batter after Andrew Vaughn tied the game at 1 with an RBI infield single.

Reds 4, Cubs 3

TJ Friedl belted a tiebreaking two-run homer and drove in three runs while Andrew Abbott allowed just one run over five innings to lead Cincinnati past visiting Chicago for its seventh straight win.

Jeimer Candelario connected for a solo homer for the Reds. It is Candelario's ninth long ball of the season and his third in six games.

Dansby Swanson and David Bote each had three hits for the Cubs, who stranded four runners over the final two innings and lost for the 12th time in 16 games.

Orioles 5, Rays 0

Starter Kyle Bradish delivered a sterling outing and teammates Ryan O'Hearn and Gunnar Henderson homered as Baltimore beat Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Bradish allowed just one hit while striking out nine without a walk in six innings for the Orioles.

Rays starter Taj Bradley (1-4) worked five innings, giving up just one run on three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

Rockies 6, Cardinals 5

Ezequiel Tovar went 4-for-4 with two homers and four RBIs to power visiting Colorado past St. Louis.

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored for the Rockies, who have won two of the first three games in the four-game series. Colorado starting pitcher Ryan Feltner held the Cardinals to two hits in 5 1/3 innings but was victimized for four unearned runs.

Instead, Reliever Victor Vodnik (1-0) earned the victory after pitching 1 2/3 innings and Tyler Kinley earned his fourth save. Matt Carpenter hit a home run and scored twice for the Cardinals, who have lost six of their last nine games.

Royals 8, Mariners 4

Adam Frazier went 2-for-2 with a double and home run against his former team as Kansas City defeated visiting Seattle.

Vinnie Pasquantino and Kyle Isbel added two-run doubles for the Royals, who have won the first two games of the series after rallying from an eight-run deficit for a 10-9 decision Friday night. Royals starter Alec Marsh (5-3) earned the victory despite allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out eight.

J.P. Crawford and Mitch Garver homered for the Mariners. Seattle's Luis Castillo (5-7) gave up five runs on six hits in five innings, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Astros 6, Angels 1

Yordan Alvarez homered and doubled to lead Houston to an easy victory over Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif. Alvarez finished with three hits for Houston, which won for the fourth time in its past five games.

The Astros got another strong start on the mound, this time from Hunter Brown, one night after Framber Valdez logged a complete game. Brown (2-5) went six scoreless innings, scattering just two hits and four walks while striking out seven.

Angels starter Tyler Anderson (5-6) gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings. He walked one and struck out three.

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