AL East leaders Red Sox beat shorthanded Yankees 4-0

NEW YORK (AP) – Eduardo Rodriguez knocked out the shorthanded Yankees in the sixth inning, Christian Arroyo and JD Martinez hit a home run and the Boston Red Sox beat rivals 4-0 on Friday night with the missing New York slugger Aaron Judge and five others due to a coronavirus outbreak.

A day after the opening of the series was postponed for testing and contact tracing, judge, third baseman Gio Urshela and wide receiver Kyle Higashioka were added to the COVID-19 injured list. They joined Yankees pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta, who also tested positive over the past week.

New York was also without first baseman Luke Voit, who was entered on the injured list on Friday with a bone contusion to his left knee.

Rodriguez (7-5) allowed two hits in 5 2/3 innings, retiring 10 in a row over a stretch and finishing with eight strikeouts. Hirokazu Sawamura got the final in the sixth and Tanner Houck pitched the final three innings, closing the Boston three hitters for his first big league save.

Arroyo hit a two-run drive in a three-run second inning against starter Jordan Montgomery (3-5). He also scored a brace against Domingo Germán in the seventh.

Martinez connected against Justin Wilson in the eighth, fielding his 19th of the season in the right seats of the field for a solo shot that made it 4-0.

The AL East leaders Red Sox improved to 7-0 in the season’s 19-game streak and beat New York for the eighth consecutive time, their best run in the rivalry since winning eight games. consecutive 2008-09.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Jake Cronenworth struck for his first career cycle, Wil Myers had a grand slam and two-point shot and San Diego beat Washington to set a franchise record for points.

The Padres had 22 hits against seven pitchers. San Diego has scored in every inning except the seventh, as the Nationals have allowed the most runs since the franchise moved to Washington in 2005.

Cronenworth had a two-run double in the second, a RBI triple in the third, a solo homerun in the fifth and an infield single against the quarterback in the sixth. Jurickson Profar replaced him at second goal in the bottom of the seventh.

Tommy Pham had four hits, including a homerun, and scored five runs, and Jorge Mateo had a homerun.

Padres starter Chris Paddack (5-6) allowed four runs in five innings.

Juan Soto had four hits, including two homers, and Gerardo Parra had a three-run homerun for Washington, which has lost five straight games and 10 of 12. Erick Fedde (4-7) allowed six runs in 1 1/3 of a sleeve.


DENVER (AP) – Julio Urías became the first winner in 12 games in majors, Will Smith led by four points and Los Angeles beat Colorado compromised by coronavirus.

The Rockies were without manager Bud Black and five other team members due to health and safety protocols and contact tracing.

In addition to Black, first baseman Ron Gideon and four Rockies players were unavailable Friday. Right-hander Antonio Senzatela was due to start but was added to the COVID-19 injured list, along with fellow pitchers Yency Almonte and Jhoulys Chacín, and outfielder Yonathan Daza. Bench coach Mike Redmond served as interim manager.

Mookie Betts had three hits and scored twice, and all-star Chris Taylor hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers. Every starter in the lineup has had at least one hit and has scored.

Chi Chi Gonzalez (3-6) was due to start on Saturday night, but was told on Thursday that he would be moved until Friday. The Dodgers scored five runs against him in the first inning, three on Taylor’s 11th Homer of the season and two more in the fourth.

CJ Cron hit a grand slam for Colorado in the third inning, but Urías (12-3) didn’t allow another run in 5 2/3 innings.


PHOENIX (AP) – Kyle Hendricks edged Madison Bumgarner in six effective innings for his 10th straight win and Chicago beat Arizona.

Hendricks (12-4) allowed one run on six hits and struck out four to tie the Dodgers’ Julio Urias for the major league lead in wins. He is the first Cubs pitcher to have made at least 12 consecutive unbeaten starts since Jon Lester in 2016.

Pinch hitter Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer, All-Star Kris Bryant had one solo shot and Patrick Wisdom added another for Chicago.

Bumgarner fell to 4-6.


BUFFALO, NY (AP) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continued his all-star game with two home runs to help Toronto beat Texas.

Stars Teoscar Hernández and Marcus Semien scored for Toronto with Randal Grichuk, and Robbie Ray (8-4) failed to score Texas in 6 2/3 innings.

Guerrero, named All-Star MVP on Tuesday night, joined Texas starter Jordan Lyles (5-6) in the first inning to make it 1-0 and added a three-point explosion in the sixth against Dennis Santana, his 30th. of the season.

This led to chants of “MVP! MVP! ”To the crowd of 10,100 as the Blue Jays opened their final streak of games at their temporary home in Buffalo. They received approval from the Canadian government to return to Toronto for the homestand starting July 30 on Friday. .


CHICAGO (AP) – Lance McCullers Jr. pitched seven sparkling innings and Houston defeated Chicago in the first game of the weekend series between the leaders of the AL Division.

Michael Brantley did a homerun and Myles Straw scored three points to help the Astros climb to a league-best 43-22 record against teams 0.500 or better including a 5 -0 against the White Sox. Yuli Gurriel added three hits and two RBIs.

McCullers (7-2) allowed hits on each of his first two shots: a starting triple for Tim Anderson who extended his hitting streak to 13 games, and an RBI brace for Yoán Moncada. But that was it for Chicago against the right-hander, who struck out 10 strikes and two goals on holds.

Dylan Cease (7-5) suffered the loss.


PITTSBURGH (AP) – After their first All-Star appearances, Bryan Reynolds hit a homerun and Adam Frazier hit a two-run single to lead Pittsburgh to New York.

Mets star Francisco Lindor’s shortstop started in the fifth inning with pain in his right side – moments before a scrambling game between the teams on the field.

The Reynolds homeroom came in the seventh inning and pushed the lead to 4-1. It was his 17th of the season, setting a career high.

In the bottom half of the fifth, the benches cleared after Mets starter Marcus Stroman (6-8) jumped high in the air as John Nogowski lined up on first base to end the inning. Nogowski started yelling and pointing at Stroman, who walked over to him and barked back. No punches were thrown during a large field scrum, and there were no ejects

Chad Kuhl (3-5) took the win despite walking five walks in five innings. Richard Rodriguez threw a ninth scoreless goal for his 13th save in 15 occasions.

Wilmer Difo also scored for Pittsburgh.



PHILADELPHIA (AP) РJes̼s Aguilar had a home run and scored four runs, Starling Marte went deep with three runs batted in and Miami beat Philadelphia to split a doubles program.

Jordan Holloway (2-2), recalled from the Jacksonville Triple-A on Friday as the 27th man, didn’t allow a hit in five innings of relief after Ross Detwiler opened with a scoreless first. Holloway stayed six and walked two. Richard Bleier completed both hitters with a scoreless seventh. Zach Eflin (4-7) was the loser.

In Game 1, Travis Jankowski produced four runs and Matt Moore struck out nine while throwing in the fifth inning to lead the Phillies. Archie Bradley (4-1) threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Ranger Suarez pulled the side out in the seventh for his third save. Sandy Alcantara (5-9) suffered the defeat.


CINCINNATI (AP) – Willy Adames scored four points in Milwaukee’s victory over Cincinnati.

Adames had a two-run shot in the fifth inning, then doubled two more runs in a five-run eighth. After losing three straight games to the Reds in Milwaukee before the all-star break, the Brewers won the first of a three-game series in Cincinnati and narrowed their NL Central lead to five games.

Luis Urías and Avisaíl García scored for Milwaukee. Aristides Aquini connected for Cincinnati.

Reliever Brent Suter (9-4) allowed an unearned run in the fifth. Amir Garrett (0-3) was the loser.


ATLANTA (AP) – Austin Meadows hit a 10th inning single to score Brett Phillips for second in Tampa Bay’s win over Atlanta.

With Phillips opening the 10th on second, right-hander Jesse Chavez (0-2) walked Brandon Lowe before recording two strikeouts. Chavez then gave up Meadows’ simple green light to right field,

Ji-Man Choi scored for Tampa Bay.

Freddie Freeman had four hits, including a two-run homer in the fifth for Atlanta. Austin Riley and Dansby Swanson scored for Atlanta.

Matt Wisler (1-1) was the winner and Pete Fairbanks pitched the 10th for his fourth save.


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Mike Yastrzemski hit two homers, Logan Webb pitched four solid innings as a starter, and San Francisco beat St. Louis.

Webb was a last-minute starter for the Giants after Kevin Gausman was placed on the family medical emergency list. Gausman, an All Star for the first time this season, left with his wife to Louisiana after being hospitalized with pregnancy complications.

Webb, who was struck out of his departure the day before at Triple-A Sacramento, only allowed a single RBI bloop by Tommy Edman in the fourth.

Jay Jackson (1-0) won the decision with 1 1/3 scoreless relief in his debut with the Giants. San Francisco have won their 19th road game in their last 26 chances.

LaMonte Wade Jr. ‘ hit a three-run home run for the Giants,

Adam Wainwright (7-6) was the loser. Paul Goldschmidt of St. Louis extended his batting streak to 11 games with a first homer in the seventh.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Nicky Lopez led in four points to lead Kansas City past Baltimore.

Lopez cleared the goals in the second inning with a two-run single and again in the seventh with a two-run double.

Whit Merrifield went 4 for 5 with three RBIs, including a single scoring in the seventh inning. Kansas City finished with 15 hits.

Josh Staumont (1-2) took the relief victory. Keegan Akin (0-5) took the defeat,

Pedro Severino scored for the Orioles.

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