Max Schrock goes 5 for 5 with homer, Reds beat Mets 7-1 – The San Diego Union-Tribune


Rookie Max Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving All-Star Joey Votto a break, leading fellow newcomer Vladimir Gutierrez and the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-1 victory over the New York Mets 7-1 Sunday.

Making his first major league start at first base, the 26-year-old Schrock — who’s also made a relief pitching appearance this year — scored three runs and drove in two.

Votto got a rest from manager David Bell a day after his seven-game home run streak came to an end.

Gutierrez (6-3) allowed three hits in seven innings. His only blemish was a sixth-inning home run to Jeff McNeil.

In his second game with his new team, Javier Baez went hitless in four at-bats for the NL East-leading Mets. Marcus Stroman (7-10) was the loser.


MIAMI (AP) — Anthony Rizzo continued his remarkable debut with the Yankees with another key hit and New York completed a three-game sweep of Miami.

The partisan New York crowd in Miami finally got to cheer when the Yankees had an eighth-inning rally highlighted by RBI singles from Rizzo and Aaron Judge.

Rizzo, who went to high school in the Miami area, singled home Brett Gardner for the tying run in his third game with the Yankees. The first baseman was acquired in a trade from the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline and hit a homer in each of his first two games with New York before Sunday’s clutch at-bat.

Joely Rodriguez (2-3) got the win in relief, and Aroldis Chapman retired the side in the ninth for his 22nd save. Anthony Bass (1-6) took the loss.


CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin homered with one out in the ninth inning to lift Chicago past Cleveland.

Goodwin hit a 3-1 pitch from Nick Wittgren (2-4) over the wall in right.

Liam Hendriks (5-2) allowed just one hit in the ninth to complete a scoreless six-inning stint by the Chicago bullpen. Chicago won two of three in the series to extend its AL Central lead to nine games.

Myles Straw homered for the Indians.


ATLANTA (AP) — Willy Adames hit an early homer off Charlie Morton, Brett Anderson pitched 5 2/3 strong innings and Milwaukee beat Atlanta.

The NL Central-leading Brewers moved 20 games over .500 for the second time this season. They improved to 34-19 away from Milwaukee and have won 13 of 17 road series this season.

Anderson improved to 4-5. Josh Hader, in his first save opportunity since July 8, retired the side in order in the ninth to earn his 22nd save in 23 chances. Morton dropped to 10-4.


TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos pitched six shutout innings in his Toronto debut and the Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep in their first series north of the border since 2019, beating Kansas City.

Marcus Semien and Santiago Espinal homered to back Toronto’s big-name newcomer. Acquired from Minnesota at the trade deadline Friday for two minor leaguers, Berríos (8-5) allowed five hits.

Trevor Richards retired all four batters he faced and Tim Mayza got the last five outs as Toronto won for the fifth time in six games.

The Blue Jays returned to Canada on Friday after having played the entire 2020 season and the first half of 2021 in both Buffalo and Dunedin, Florida, because of border restrictions.

Brad Keller (7-10) was the loser.


DETROIT (AP) — Eric Haase hit a two-run double in a three-run first inning and Detroit beat Baltimore.

Detroit earned a split of the four-game series, improving to 30-24 at home this season. The Tigers tied a major league record with 59 home losses in 2019, baseball’s most recent full season.

Erasmo Ramirez (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings to pick up his first major league win since Sept. 3, 2018, when he beat the Orioles as a member of the Seattle Mariners.

Spenser Watkins (2-2) was the loser.


PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning in his Philadelphia debut and got plenty of support to help the Phillies rout Pittsburgh.

J.T. Realmuto had five of the Phillies’ 20 hits, with two doubles and four RBIs. Bryce Harper hit three of Philadelphia’s nine doubles and Jean Segura doubled twice and drove in three runs.

The Phillies got Gibson (7-3) and pitcher Ian Kennedy from Texas in a deadline deal Friday for rookie right-hander Spencer Howard and two other pitching prospects.

Mitch Keller (3-8) was the loser. Michael Perez homered for the Pirates.


ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw seven effective innings and rookie Edmundo Sosa homered to help St. Louis beat Minnesota,

Wainwright (9-6) allowed three runs and six hits in an 85-pitch stint. He struck out five and walked one. Alex Reyes picked up his 25th save in 26 opportunities with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Jorge Polanco homered for the Twins. Michael Pineda (4-6) took the loss.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Yadiel Hernandez’s solo shot in the ninth inning — his second homer of the day — gave Washington the victory over Chicago.

Hernandez had a four-hit day to help the Nationals overcome three home runs by Rafael Ortega. Chicago following trade deadline selloffs that scattered many of the players who helped both teams win the World Series recently.

Ortega tied a franchise record for homers in a game, leading off with a shot to right-center and adding two-run blasts in the sixth and eighth. He was the first Cub with a three-homer game since Kris Bryant on May 17, 2019, also against the Nationals.

Kyle Finnegan (4-2) pitched a scoreless ninth for Washington. Manuel Rodríguez (0-1) was the loser.


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jonah Heim hit his second walk-off homer in two games right after a tying, two-run shot from Andy Ibánez in the ninth inning, and Texas rallied again to beat Seattle.

Heim and Ibánez connected against reliever Erik Swanson (0-1), who hadn’t allowed a run since now-former Texas slugger Joey Gallo went deep against him in the same ballpark May 8.

Dennis Santana (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth for Texas.