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Braves power past Phillies 8-5 behind bats of Riley, d’Arnaud


ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley hit a pair of monstrous home runs and pinch hitter Travis d’Arnaud hit a game-breaking two-run single in the eighth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to an 8-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.

D’Arnaud, sent for collapsing Michael Harris II with the bases loaded, lined up a single with an out to left field by Gregory Soto (1-4). Matt Olson added a sacrificial fly.

In the first meeting between the NL East rivals since the Phillies’ upset victory in the 2022 Divisional Round, both teams showed plenty of power to open a four-game series.

Bryce Harper hit a massive home run for the Phillies, and Alec Bohm connected on a two-run shot. Marcell Ozuna went deep for the Braves, who became the first team in nearly four years to hit three homers against Aaron Nola. Nola went six innings, allowing five earned runs to tie his season high.

Nick Anderson (2-0) took the win with a perfect eighth, and Raisel Iglesias made his fourth save in five chances.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a three-run homer off Hunter Harvey with two outs in the ninth inning, giving San Diego the win over Washington, stopping a five-game losing streak in the streak.

Washington trailed 5-1 before a five-run seventh. Jake Cronenworth and Juan Soto chose the ninth. Harvey (2-2) knocked out Xander Bogaerts and Matt Carpenter, and Odor homered, lining the ball up just inside the right-field foul post.

Odor also had a two-run double and had five RBIs, one shy of his career high. He homered in consecutive games and had 10 hits in his last 12 games as he replaced the injured Manny Machado.

Drew Carlton (1-0) pitched an eighth 1-2-3 for his first decision in three major league seasons with Detroit and San Diego. Josh Hader struck out two goals on a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 15 chances.


NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso threw his 19th major league homer and Carlos Carrasco earned his first victory this season as New York routed Chicago to avoid a three-game sweep.

Brett Baty hit in New York’s first two innings and the Mets hit 15 hits on a cold night at Wrigley Field to ruin Kyle Hendricks’ season debut for the Cubs upon his return from a serious injury to the shoulder.

Dansby Swanson had a first-round success against Carrasco (1-2), who threw 6 2/3 effective innings in his fifth start this year and second since missing about a month with an elbow injury. He allowed five hits and struck out four with two walks in his longest outing of the season.

Back from a capsular tear in the right shoulder, Hendricks (0-1) made his first tenure since June 5. He allowed five runs – three earned – and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two.


CINCINNATI (AP) — Nolan Gorman scored a decisive double in the eighth inning and scored on wild pitch, helping St. Louis to its 13th win in 18 games.

Miles Mikolas (3-1) won his third straight decision, allowing five hits in seven scoreless innings, his season high. He struck out five and walked none.

Giovany Gallegos gave up a two-out RBI single to Stuart Fairchild in the ninth before pulling out Luke Maile for his fifth save in six chances.

Reliever Lucas Sims (1-1) was defeated by the Reds, who lost seven of 10.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Zach Eflin became the third winner in seven major league games, and Tampa Bay beat struggling Alek Manoah and Toronto to take three of four from the Blue Jays.

Eflin (7-1) allowed one run and six hits in seven innings as the major league-leading Rays (37-15) stole seven bases for the second time this season and improved to 24- 5 at home. He joined teammate Shane McClanahan (8-0) and Minnesota’s Joe Ryan (7-1) as the major league’s winningest pitchers.

Colin Poche got his first save this season when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. found himself in a late-game forced out.

Manoah (1-5), a winner of 16 games last year, extended his winless streak to nine starts after allowing five runs, three hits and five walks in three innings with six strikeouts.


NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Gibson allowed two hits in seven scoreless innings and Baltimore beat New York to win two of three games in the series.

Anthony Santander had three hits, including an RBI single in the fifth against Clarke Schmidt (2-5). Austin Hays hit a two-run double in the eighth against Clay Holmes, a drive off the top of the right field wall.

Gibson (6-3) was 1-6 with a 6.75 ERA in 10 games against the Yankees. He allowed a first pitch single to Gleyber Torres at the top of the first and a single to Willie Calhoun at the top of the seventh. Gibson worked about four walks and struck out three, getting 13 outs on ground balls.

Mike Baumann struck out two batters in a perfect eighth before Aaron Judge led the ninth with Yennier Cano’s first walk in 21 games this season. Calhoun had a two-out double and Cano retired Anthony Volpe on a flyout for his fourth of four saves, completing a three-hitter.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Michael Conforto went 4-for-4 with a homer, and six San Francisco pitchers combined on a four-hitter against Milwaukee.

In a designed bullpen game, Scott Alexander, Taylor Rogers, Jakob Junis (3-2), Sean Manaea, Tyler Rogers and John Brebbia teamed up to strike out 13 and walk two.

Conforto has reached each of his five plate appearances with three singles, a solo home run and a walk. LaMonte Wade Jr. went 3 of 5 with an RBI and Casey Schmitt was 2 of 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

The Giants’ triumph spoiled the comeback of Brewers starter Julio Teheran (0-1), who allowed just one run in five innings in his first major league appearance since April 2021, with the Tigers of Detroit. The 32-year-old right-hander struck out five and allowed four hits and one walk.


DENVER (AP) — Ezequiel Tovar singled through a five-man infield in a ninth-inning storm, lifting Colorado past Miami after the Rockies blew a four-run lead early in the game. sleeve.

Colorado took a 6-2 lead with four runs in the eighth, but Jorge Soler and pinch hitter Garrett Cooper hit two-run homers on curveballs from Pierce Johnson in the ninth.

Huascar Brazobán (0-1) walked Kris Bryant and Elias Díaz on four pitches apiece starting the bottom half, retired Randal Grichuk on a flyout and after edging Ryan McMahon 0-2, threw four straight pitches that charged the goals. Amidst a downpour with thunder and lightning, the Marlins moved right fielder Garrett Hampson to the infield and Tovar hit a helicopter in front plunging third baseman Jean Segura into left field.

Brent Suter (3-0) secured the final for the Rockies, who have won three of four in the series. Díaz had the second straight game for Colorado.

Rockies rookie center fielder Brenton Doyle went on a cart in the ninth after being injured jumping in an attempt to deny Soler a home run.


DETROIT (AP) — Alex Faedo struck out a career-high 10 batters over six innings and Detroit beat Chicago.

Faedo (1-2) has 22 strikeouts and one walk in four starts this season. The 27-year-old right-hander allowed two runs on three hits against the White Sox.

Lucas Giolito (3-4) tied a career high with seven walks and was scored for four runs in 3 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits, including a home run to Akil Baddoo, and struck out four. He was also called for two pitch-clock violations.

Gavin Sheets opened the fifth with a home run for Chicago.



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