MLB roundup: Rockies blow lead but win on pinch-hit homer
DENVER ó Pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta, a former North Carolina standout, hit a two-run homer off David Weathers in the 11th inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 7-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.Iannetta sent a 3-2 fastball into the Rockies’ bullpen for his first career game-ending drive.
The crowd of 39,087 let loose a loud cheer when the Braves’ 5-4 loss to the Marlins was announced on the scoreboard in the middle of the sixth.
And there was a collective groan when Jason Kendall hit a three-run homer off closer Huston Street with one out in the ninth to tie it at 5-all.
Phillies 7, Astros 4
PHILADELPHIA ó Pedro Feliz hit a grand slam and the Phillies reduced their magic number for winning the division to one after Atlanta lost.
Reds 7, Cardinals 2
CINCINNATI ó Jay Bruce homered twice and had five RBIs.
Homer Bailey (7-5) is 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA in his last eight starts.
Nationals 4, Mets 3
WASHINGTON ó Pinch-runner Justin Maxwell scored the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning thanks to two wild throws.
With the score tied, Mike Morse walked with one out against Nick Green (1-4) and Maxwell ran for him. Cristian Guzman grounded to short, but former Nationals infielder Anderson Hernandez’s throw to second was off target, allowing Guzman to reach.
Ian Desmond, who had earlier hit a two-run homer, grounded to short. Hernandez threw to second baseman Luis Castillo to force Guzman, but Castillo’s relay to first landed in Washington’s dugout and Maxwell scored.
Padres 3, Dodgers 1
SAN DIEGO ó Tony Gwynn Jr. homered and Kevin Kouzmanoff singled in the go-ahead run as the Padres kept the Dodgers from clinching the NL West title.Cubs 6, Pirates 0
CHICAGO ó Ryan Dempster pitched a five-hitter for his third career shutout and his first since July 3, 2001, against the Montreal Expos when he was with the Marlins.
Blue Jays 8, Red Sox 7
BOSTON ó Adam Lind hit three of Toronto’s six homers to spoil Boston’s hopes of clinching a playoff bid.
Rays 3, Orioles 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó Wade Davis allowed one run over seven innings, Carl Crawford stole his career-high 60th base and Tampa handed Baltimore its 12th straight loss.
The Orioles’ slide is the longest in the majors this season. Tampa Bay (Sept. 3-13) and Cleveland (Sept. 13-24) both had 11-game skids.
Yankees 4, Royals 3
NEW YORK ó A.J. Burnett pitched well in a tuneup and the Yankees rallied for two runs in the ninth to get their seventh straight victory.
Little-used Juan Miranda got the game-winning hit off ex-Yankee Kyle Farnsworth (1-5), an infield single that caromed off the reliever’s leg and into foul territory.