Lodolo cruises through 7 innings for 5th straight win, Reds' 2-1 win over Pirates

Tue, Jun 18, 2024
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Lodolo cruises through 7 innings for 5th straight win, Reds' 2-1 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nick Lodolo allowed one run in seven innings to win a fifth straight start, Santiago Espinal hit a two-run homer and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Lodolo (8-2) struck out eight without issuing a walk and gave up four hits. The left-hander has been tagged for seven runs in 30 1/3 innings in five starts since May 27.

Espinal put the Reds ahead in the fifth inning, driving a fastball from Bailey Falter just over a leaping Bryan Reynolds at the wall and 376 feet into the left field bleachers.

Alexis Diaz struck out one in a perfect ninth inning for his 16th save.

Falter (3-5) surrendered two runs on seven hits, going seven innings with three strikeouts and two walks.


MIAMI (AP) - Vidal Brujan hit a winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning and Miami beat St. Louis to snap a six-game skid.

Nick Gordon reached on a one-out infield single against Chris Roycroft (1-1) that advanced automatic runner Jesus Sanchez to third. Tim Anderson followed with an RBI infield single, tying it at 8-all. Otto Lopez's groundout advanced Gordon and Anderson before Brujan soft liner to center field gave Miami its sixth walk-off win of the season.

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Dylan Carlson's sacrifice fly against reliever Calvin Faucher (2-1) in the top of the 10th put St. Louis ahead.

Sanchez homered, doubled and singled, while Christian Bethancourt also went deep for the Marlins.

Paul Goldschmidt, Brendan Donovan and Alec Burleson homered for the Cardinals.


WASHINGTON (AP) - Ketel Marte homered, Slade Cecconi pitched six sharp innings and Arizona defeated Washington in the opener of a three-game series.

Corbin Carroll reached base four times and scored twice for Arizona, which has won six of eight to improve to 36-37. The defending NL champion Diamondbacks have not been this close to .500 since they were 12-13 on April 23.

CJ Abrams extended his hitting streak to 11 games for Washington, which was limited to four hits and

had its three-game winning streak snapped.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Nick Castellanos hit a bloop ground-rule double down the right field line to cap four consecutive ninth-inning hits and Philadelphia rallied from a two-run deficit for a win over San Diego.

Kyle Schwarber hit an eighth inning solo home run for the Phillies, who can finish off a season series sweep over San Diego on Wednesday. The Padres have now lost five in a row.

Jeff Hoffman (3-0) got the win while the Padres' Robert Suarez (4-1) blew his first save in 19 opportunities this season.


ATLANTA (AP) - Braves rookie Spencer Schwellenbach had his best start and Ozzie Albies delivered a key hit for the second straight game as Atlanta downed Detroit.

Schwellenbach (1-2) had his best outing since being called up on May 29, allowing just one run and three hits over six innings. He struck out seven, walked two and hit two batters with pitches in his fourth career start.

Atlanta closer Raisel Iglesias earned his 18th save in 20 chances after scoreless setup innings by Pierce Johnson and Joe Jimenez.

Albies, who hit a tiebreaking homer Monday, was 1 for 4 with an RBI triple and a run scored as the Braves won for the fifth time in six games. Marcell Ozuna also went 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Riley Greene scored and Gio Urshela had an RBI single for the Tigers, who have lost nine of 12.


CLEVELAND (AP) - J.P. Crawford hit a two-run homer, Luke Raley and Dylan Moore added solo shots and Seattle stayed baseball's hottest team with a win over AL Central-leading Cleveland.

With their fourth straight win and eighth in nine games, the Mariners improved to an MLB-best 17-5 since May 26.

Crawford homered in the third inning off Triston McKenzie (3-4) and added an RBI double in the fourth.

Raley, who grew up in nearby Medina, Ohio, connected in the fifth to put the Mariners ahead 6-1. The homer came only minutes after Raley made a diving catch on the track down the left-field line. He was ejected after striking out in the ninth.

Bryce Miller (6-5) held the Guardians to three runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings. It was the second straight solid outing for the right-hander, who pitched seven scoreless innings last week in a no-decision against the White Sox.

Cleveland's Steven Kwan reached base for the 23rd straight game and extended his hitting streak to 12 in a row with a single in the eighth.


NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge was hit on the left hand by a pitch in the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Baltimore in a series opener between the American League's winningest teams.

Judge appeared to be struck on his pinkie by a 94.1 mph fastball from Albert Suarez (3-1) in the third inning. The slugger initially remained in the game but was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fourth. The Yankees said he was going to a hospital for scans.

Nestor Cortes (4-5) pitched six scoreless innings and Anthony Volpe, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and DJ LeMahieu drove in runs for the Yankees (51-24), who have the best record in the major leagues but are just 10-10 against AL East rivals. The second-place Orioles (47-25) won three of four at home against New York from April 29 to May 2 and are 17-7 against their division.


TORONTO (AP) - Ceddanne Rafaela had three hits, including a tiebreaking single in the eighth-inning, and Boston beat Toronto to earn a third straight series win.

Tyler O'Neill homered and scored twice and Rafael Devers had two hits as the Red Sox won for the seventh time in nine games.

Boston arrived in Toronto after taking two of three from Philadelphia and the New York Yankees, both division leaders.

Red Sox right-hander Zack Kelly (1-1) got four outs for the win as Boston improved to 35-8 when scoring four runs or more.

Rafaela singled in the fifth inning, doubled in the seventh, then drove in pinch-runner David Hamilton with a single off Blue Jays right-hander Chad Green in Boston's two-run eighth inning

Toronto's Brendon Little (0-1) took the loss, allowing the two runs in the eighth.


CHICAGO (AP) - Jonathan Cannon pitched seven-hit ball into the ninth inning in his first major league win, helping the Chicago White Sox beat Houston.

Cannon, a third-round pick in the 2022 amateur draft, struck out four and walked one. He threw 106 pitches, 70 for strikes, in his fifth career start and sixth appearance overall.

Cannon received a warm ovation when he departed after Jon Singleton and Mauricio Dubon singled with two outs in the ninth. John Brebbia then retired Victor Caratini on a grounder to first for his second save of the season.

Cannon (1-1) made his debut in April, but was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte after allowing 11 runs in 13 2/3 innings over three starts. He has permitted one run and 14 hits in 18 2/3 innings since he was recalled by the lowly White Sox on June 7.

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