Torres homers in 4th straight game, Yankees win; Brewers edge Mets
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres became the youngest American League player to homer in four straight games, Aaron Judge threw out a pair of runners from right field and the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Friday night.
Shohei Ohtani, the two-way Japanese rookie sensation, came up with the potential tying run on base and two outs in the eighth. New York brought in closer Aroldis Chapman to face Ohtani with Justin Upton at first. Chapman threw a wild pitch that advanced the runner, Ohtani sent a 100 mph pitch just foul of the left-field pole, then grounded out on a 101 mph offering.
Torres drove in New York’s first run with an infield hit in the second. He broke a 1-all tie in the seventh against Jim Johnson (2-2) with a drive over the right-field scoreboard, his ninth homer since coming up to the Yankees on April 22 and his fifth in four games. At 21 years, 163 days, he became the fourth-youngest player to homer in four straight games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Only Miguel Cabrera (20 years, 362 days) in 2004, Andrew Jones (21-139) in 1998 and Albert Pujols (21-147) in 2001 were younger. All of them were in the National League.
BREWERS 4, METS 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A.J. Ramos walked consecutive batters to force in the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning, handing Milwaukee the victory over New York.
Ramos relieved Jerry Blevins with runners at first and third, walked Hernan Perez on four pitches then skipped his 3-1 pitch to Travis Shaw to end it.
The Mets tied it at 3 in the ninth by getting to the Brewers’ normally lights-out bullpen. Corey Knebel allowed two walks with two outs before giving up Jose Bautista’s tying single.
ORIOLES 2, RAYS 0
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Hess pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, helping Baltimore overcome a strong effort from Tampa Bay’s bullpen.
ASTROS 11, INDIANS 2
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jose Altuve tied it in the eighth inning with a two-run double off Andrew Miller and then scored the go-ahead run on Marwin Gonzalez’s squeeze bunt, and Houston scored 11 times in the final two innings to rout Cleveland.
BLUE JAYS 6, PHILS 5
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Justin Smoak homered, Sam Gaviglio struck out six over six innings and Ryan Tepera escaped a ninth-inning jam for his first save to lead Toronto past Philadelphia.
PIRATES 8, CARDS 1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove came off the disabled list to win his Pittsburgh debut with seven scoreless innings, and had his first career hit and scored the winning run against St. Louis.
CUBS 6, GIANTS 2
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks limited San Francisco to one run and two hits over seven innings, and Ben Zobrist lined a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh for Chicago.
ROCKIES 5, REDS 4
DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning, Jon Gray settled down after a shaky start and Colorado beat Cincinnati to open a long homestand.
RANGERS 8, ROYALS 4
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ronald Guzman homered in his fourth straight start and drove in three runs, leading Texas past Kansas City.
NATS 9, MARLINS 5
MIAMI (AP) — Max Scherzer was twice unable to hold a two-run lead and won anyway when Washington’s bullpen locked down Miami.
WHITE SOX 5, TIGERS 4
DETROIT (AP) — Jeimer Candelario had a go-ahead RBI bloop single during a three-run eighth inning and Detroit rallied past Chicago.
Candelario was reinstated from the disabled list before the game.
He dropped in what initially looked like a routine popup over first baseman Jose Abreu’s back shoulder, allowing Nicholas Castellanos to score from third and giving the Tigers their first lead of the night.
Reliever Buck Farmer (1-3) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and got the win. Shane Greene retired the side in the ninth for his 12th save. Former Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon (2-3) took the loss.