MLB roundup: Phillies’ Zack Wheeler throws 2-hit shutout


Zack Wheeler had a two-hit shutout against his former team as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-0 on Sunday, completing a series sweep.

August 8, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch during the ninth inning of his two-hit shutout against the New York Mets at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Wheeler (10-6) continued to make a strong case for the National League’s Cy Young award. He walked one and struck out 11, his sixth time this season with at least 10 strikeouts. He now leads the majors with 181 strikeouts.

Jean Segura, JT Realmuto and Bryce Harper each scored for the fiery Phillies, who have won eight best of the season in a row. This is their longest winning streak since 2011, also the last year the team made the playoffs.

The shocked Mets were swept away by the Phillies, a streak after losing three of four to the Miami Marlins. The Phillies have won seven league games against the Mets in the past eight days. Mets starter Taijuan Walker (7-7) allowed four hits and three runs in six innings, while Brandon Nimmo had both Mets hits.

Mariners 2, Yankees 0

Kyle Seager netted a decisive brace with no outs in the eighth inning and Seattle ended a 10-game road trip with a win over New York.

The Mariners were 4-6 on the trip that featured six losses by two points or less, including the first three games of that four-game series.

The Yankees saw a five-game winning streak interrupted after placing first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the COVID-19 roster before the game. New York has also lost for the third time in its last 13 games since July 25 in Boston.

Giants 5, Brewers 4

Brandon Belt hit a two-run home run and Tommy La Stella came off the bench to score the home game winner as San Francisco rallied for a win over host Milwaukee.

San Francisco, which leads the National League West and has the best record in baseball at 71-41, has come from behind to win each of the final two games of the series against Milwaukee, which leads NL Central.

Darin Ruf hit his 13th, a solo homerun in the first inning, for the Giants, who lead the majors with 169 homers. San Francisco has eight players with 10 or more home runs, the most of any team in the majors.

Athletics 6, Rangers 3

Starling Marte has continued his remarkable hitting since joining Oakland with four more hits and Seth Brown hit a homerun as the second-place American League West team completed a three-game sweep in Texas.

Right-hander James Kaprielian (6-4) came off the injured list to combine with four relievers on a hit, helping the As to end a 4-1 home stint. Marte’s 4-5 success in the series final has earned him five multiple outings in the nine games since being acquired from the Miami Marlins for Jesus Luzardo.

The Rangers reduced Oakland’s advantage when Isiah Kiner-Falefa trebled and scored in the sixth, then scored in the eighth. The solo shooting was his seventh of the season.

White Sox 9, Cubs 3

Eloy Jimenez hit two of his team’s four homers while also recording five RBIs as the visiting White Sox outscored the Cubs to complete a three-game sweep.

Dylan Cease struck out 10 strikes in five solid innings to claim the win. Jimenez and Cease, both acquired by the White Sox in a trade with the Crosstown Cubs in July 2017, shone against their former organization to take the White Sox to their fifth victory in seven games.

The Cubs have lost four in a row and 10 of 12.

Rays 9, Orioles 6

Brett Phillips hit a decisive grand slam early in the eighth to trigger a six-run inning that gave Tampa Bay a victory over Baltimore.

It was Phillips’ second homer of the day as the Rays swept the weekend series and are now 11-1 against the Orioles this year. Tampa Bay has won four consecutive wins in total.

Baltimore has lost five straight games and allowed nine or more points in each – giving up 54 points in the process. Cedric Mullins joined the club 20-20 – 20 homers and 21 interceptions – and extended his hitting streak to 16 in a row. The center fielder is the seventh Oriole to accomplish the feat. Anthony Santander also added a home run.

Braves 5, Nationals 4

Ozzie Albies and Adam Duvall hit two runs and two home runs to lead Atlanta to victory over Washington in the rubber game of their three-game series.

Braves left-hander Max Fried (9-7) allowed one run and seven hits in six innings. He took out five and walked one. Chris Martin gave up a point in the ninth before winning his first stoppage of the season.

National starter Patrick Corbin (6-11) got off to a good start, but was unable to win the final in the third and sixth innings before giving up the long ball. Ryan Zimmerman had three hits and two RBIs for the Nationals.

Blue Jays 9, Red Sox 8

George Springer hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and Toronto came back to defeat Boston to win the four-game series 3-1.

Springer’s 14th homer of the season came against Matt Barnes (6-4) with two strikeouts, helping the Blue Jays end a 9-2 home game.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had his 35th homerun of the season, a two-run practice in fifth, for Toronto.

Reds 3, Pirates 2

Tyler Mahle struck out 10 batters and walked none in seven solid innings as Cincinnati completed a visiting four-game streak in Pittsburgh.

Jesse Winker and Nick Castellanos doubled up to clinch fourth place in three points, as the Reds won their fifth in a row and 12th in 16 games, breaking a record 10 out of 0.500 games of the season at 61-51 .

Ke’Bryan Hayes homed and had two hits for the Pirates, who have lost five straight games, 15 of 20 overall and nine of their 10 meetings with the Reds this season.

Indians 7, Tigers 5

Bradley Zimmer hit a two-run homerun in the seventh inning and Cleveland beat Detroit in the rubber game of the three-game series.

Cleveland, who were leading 5-2 at one point, took the lead when Myles Straw scored a single with a seventh putout ahead of Zimmer, who capped the comeback with a 413-foot shot against Erasmo Ramirez (1-1 ).

Owen Miller did a solo homerun and scored two runs for the Indians, who beat the Tigers 11-5. Jeimer Candelario doubled by one point and reached base three times for the Tigers, who have lost 10 of their first 16 games to Cleveland this season.

Twins 7, Astros 5

Jorge Polanco hit two home runs and Minnesota claimed their first road series victory over Houston in seven years.

The Twins ended their nine-game road trip by winning three of four against the Astros, who lost six of eight.

Minnesota improved to 5-10-5 in the road playoffs, won the seasonal series against the Astros 4-3, and won their first series at Minute Maid Park since August 11-13, 2014.

Royals 6, Cardinals 5

Nicky Lopez hit the single winner in the ninth inning to lift Kansas City’s visit to St. Louis.

Lopez led Jarrod Dyson shortly after a 2 hour and 10 minute rain delay interrupted the ninth.

Hunter Dozier went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs for the Royals, who avoided a three-game sweep and ended their nine-game trip with a 3-6 record.

Rockies 13, Marlins 8

CJ Cron hit a grand slam and three-run homer for a career-high seven RBIs, Connor Joe also scored twice and Colorado beat Miami in Denver.

Sam Hilliard scored from his two hits, Dom Nunez also went deep and Trevor Story had two hits for Colorado.

Cron has hit three Grand Slams this year, the most in a season by a Rockies player.

Dodgers 8, Angels 2

Albert Pujols hit a two-run homerun against his former team and Walker Buehler pitched six effective innings as the Dodgers took the home victory over the Angels.

Cody Bellinger hit a home run for the Dodgers and AJ Pollock had three hits with two runs batted in a day after his 14 straight hitting streak and 23-game base streak ending in a streak. hits.

In his second career outing, Angels left-hander Reid Detmers (0-2) allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings with two walks and five strikeouts.

Padres 2, Diamondbacks 0

Blake Snell struck out 13 Diamondbacks and allowed just two hits in seven clean innings and Jake Cronenworth scored both runs with a single and a homer as San Diego scored a victory over his visit to Arizona in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Snell dominated the Diamondbacks in a pitching duel with Madison Bumgarner.

Snell (6-4) tied his career high with 13 strikeouts and teamed up with Saturday starter Yu Darvish to establish a little Padres history. Darvish had 12 strikeouts in seven innings on Saturday – marking the first time in Padres history that two individual pitchers have had 12 or more strikeouts in back-to-back games.

–Field level media


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