Chicago Cubs 13 – Cincinnati Reds 9
Highlights: Joe Maddon had left-handed Anthony Rizzo play third base in the ninth inning, filling in while Kris Bryant went for precautionary X-rays on his hand, as Chicago finished off a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Bryant’s hand was fine, X-rays were negative, and he might miss a day. Chicago loaded the bases in the seventh with two outs. Javier Baez fell behind 0-2 against left-hander Wandy Peralta (3-4), worked the count full, fouled off a pitch and then singled to right for a pair of runs that tied it 6-6, his bat shattering on impact. Ben Zobrist pinch-hit and doubled for Chicago’s first lead. Chicago sent nine batters to the plate for five more runs in the eighth against Blake Wood, with Zobrist driving in another run. The nine-run surge in the last three innings preserved John Lackey‘s streak of no losses since the All-Star break. He gave up six runs in five innings, including the first of Eugenio Suarez‘s two homers and Scooter Gennett‘s solo shot. The right-hander is 5-0 in his last seven starts.
Chicago White Sox 1 – Minnesota Twins 4
Highlights: Kyle Gibson escaped early trouble for his best start of the season, Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-1. Gibson (7-10) struck out a season-high eight over seven innings, allowing one run. Polanco led off the fourth inning with his sixth homer of the season after going deep in both ends of a doubleheader Monday. Kennys Vargas and Eddie Rosario added home runs against rookie Lucas Giolito (0-1) in his White Sox debut. Giolito, who came to Chicago from the Washington Nationals in an offseason trade for Adam Eaton, allowed six hits and four runs, striking out four. Trevor Hildenberger retired all three batters in the eighth and Matt Belisle closed his fourth save.
- Miami Marlins 12 – Philadelphia Phillies 8 (Game 1 of DH)
- Oakland Athletics 6 – Baltimore Orioles 4
- Los Angeles Dodgers 8 – Pittsburgh Pirates 5
- Toronto Blue Jays 5 – Tampa Bay Rays 6
- Chicago Cubs 13 – Cincinnati Reds 9 (See Chicago Sports News)
- Arizona Diamondbacks 7 – New York Mets 4
- Boston Red Sox 9 – Cleveland Indians 1
- New York Yankees 13 – Detroit Tigers 4
- Seattle Mariners 0 – Atlanta Braves 4
- Miami Marlins 7 – Philadelphia Phillies 4 (Game 2 of DH)
- Washington Nationals 4 – Houston Astros 3
- Minnesota Twins 4 – Chicago White Sox 1 (See Chicago Sports News)
- San Diego Padres 12 – St. Louis Cardinals 4
- Colorado Rockies 2 – Kansas City Royals 3
- Texas Rangers 1 – Los Angeles Angels 10
- Milwaukee Brewers 4 – San Francisco Giants 3
Dodgers Send Wood, Bellinger to 10-Day DL – The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger and starting pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday and recalled pitchers Brock Stewart and Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Bellinger, who is one home run shy of Mike Piazza’s franchise rookie record of 35, suffered a mild right ankle sprain while playing right field Saturday against the Detroit Tigers. Wood, who is 14-1 with a 2.41 ERA, is out with inflammation in the sternoclavicular joint in front of his left shoulder.
Chicago White Sox 7 – Minnesota Twins 6 Game 1 of DH
Highlights: Yolmer Sanchez homered and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu hit his 25th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader. Carlos Rodon (2-4) pitched effectively into seventh inning for the fifth straight outing to earn his first win since July 3. The left-hander allowed two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings while striking out nine. Rodon threw 115 pitches. Going forward, the 24-year-old is expected to be an important part of the rotation for a rebuilding Chicago team. Jorge Polanco hit a three-run homer for the Twins off Derek Holland to cut it to 7-6 in the eighth. Holland, who has struggled in 24 starts this season, was charged with three runs in one-third of an inning during his second relief appearance. Juan Minaya worked a perfect ninth for his third save.
Chicago White Sox 2 – Minnesota Twins 10 Game 2 of DH
Highlights: Jorge Polanco hit his second three-run homer of the day as the Twins scored six times in the second inning and routed the Chicago White Sox 10-2 to split a doubleheader Monday night. Brian Dozier added a three-run drive off Carson Fulmer during the rally, and Minnesota bounced back from a 7-6 loss in the first game. Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each added a solo shot for the Twins, who have won five of six. They are a half-game ahead of the Angels for the second AL wild card. Dillon Gee (1-0) retired the first 12 Chicago batters before rookie Nicky Delmonico homered leading off the fifth. Gee allowed only two hits and walked none through six innings while striking out four. Adam Engel hit a solo shot in the ninth off Tyler Duffey, who followed Gee with three innings to earn his first save.
- Minnesota Twins 6 – Chicago White Sox 7 (See Chicago Sports News) DH
- Oakland Athletics 3 – Baltimore Orioles 7
- Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – Pittsburgh Pirates 5
- Arizona Diamondbacks 3 – New York Mets 2
- Boston Red Sox 4 – Cleveland Indians 5
- Seattle Mariners 6 – Atlanta Braves 5
- Minnesota Twins 10 – Chicago White Sox 2 (See Chicago Sports News) DH
- Texas Rangers 5 – Los Angeles Angels 3
- Milwaukee Brewers 0 – San Francisco Giants 2
MLB Fined Kinsler $10K, Warned Umps – Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined $10,000 for his comments about umpire Angel Hernandez, sources tell ESPN. Last Tuesday, Kinsler called Hernandez a bad umpire who is “messing with baseball games, blatantly,” adding: “He needs to find another job, he really does.” On Saturday, some umpires across Major League Baseball wore white wristbands as a show of solidarity after Kinsler was not suspended. Major League Baseball notified the umpires in writing that the wristband protest would lead to fines. On Sunday, the umpires ended their protest. Commissioner Rob Manfred offered to meet with their union’s governing board.
Colon Third Active Pitcher to Beat All 30 Teams – Minnesota Twins starter Bartolo Colon became the third active MLB pitcher to beat all 30 teams with a 12-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. “It means a lot to my career,” Colon said through a translator after matching the Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer and the Cubs’ John Lackey, who accomplished the feat last season. “Now, I haven’t won in two stadiums, so that’s the next goal.”
Chicago Cubs 6 – Toronto Blue Jays 5
Highlights: Alex Avila felt for Raffy Lopez. It was quite a day for catchers. Avila capped Chicago’s three-run 10th inning with a two-run single, and the Cubs swept the Toronto Blue Jays with a wild 6-5 victory on Sunday. With two outs and the bases loaded, Avila lined a base hit into right field against Roberto Osuna (3-4). Ben Zobrist scored easily and Javier Baez slid in safely just ahead of the tag attempt by Lopez. The improbable rally also included two batters reaching on swing-and-miss strikeouts and a wild pitch that scored Kyle Schwarber, all with Lopez behind the plate. The 29-year-old backstop also got beat up by a couple other balls in the inning. Toronto grabbed the lead with two runs in the top of the inning on Kevin Pillar‘s RBI single off Koji Uehara, and Norichika Aoki‘s bases-loaded loaded walk against Justin Wilson (4-4). Osuna, however, was handed his eighth blown save of the year.
Chicago White Sox 3 – Texas Rangers 2
Highlights: Miguel Gonzalez and Juan Minaya pitched out of trouble just well enough on Sunday. Gonzalez escaped early trouble to finish six scoreless innings and Minaya recorded the final out after giving up a two-run homer, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Texas Rangers 3-2. Gonzalez (7-10) pitched out of one-out, bases-loaded jams in both the second and third innings. Gonzalez tied his season high with six strikeouts, and gave up four walks and four hits, all singles. He’s 2-0 in his last three starts, allowing two runs in 20 innings. Minaya recorded his second save, both in the last three games, despite giving up Rougned Odor‘s 27th homer with two outs in the ninth.
Highlights: Breanna Stewart had 19 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Jewell Loyd and Alysha Clark scored 17 points apiece and the Seattle Storm never trailed in a 103-66 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday night. Crystal Langhorne and Sami Whitcomb each added 10 points for Seattle (14-16). The Storm have won four in a row and are tied with Dallas for the eighth and final playoff spot, 2 1/2 games in front of the Sky. Stefanie Dolson led Chicago (11-18) with 10 points. The Sky made just 3 of 16 (18.8 percent) from 3-point range and committed 16 turnovers. Seattle hit 12 3-pointers, shot 52.6 percent from the field and had franchise-record 34 assists on 41 made field goals. Every player on the Storm roster made at least one field goal.