MLB Roundup: Twins beat Red Sox for fourth-straight win

Luis Arraez and Nick Gordon each had multi-hit games, but it was Gio Urshela's bases-clearing double in the bottom of the fifth inning that turned out to be the difference maker as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-2.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gio Urshela's three-run double in the fifth inning pushed Minnesota ahead and four relievers made the lead for the Twins' fourth straight win.

Urshela punched a 3-2 pitch from John Schreiber into the right-field corner, scoring all three runners who had walked. AL batting leader Luis Arraez had two hits for Minnesota and scored on the double.

Caleb Thielbar (3-2) earned the win in relief of starter Dylan Bundy. Thielbar pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings after Bundy had allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings. Thielbar, Jhoan Duran, Griffin Jax and Jorge Lopez combined to allow just one baserunner in the final 4 1/3 innings. Lopez finished for his 23rd save, fourth with Minnesota.

The Twins pulled within 1 1/2 games of idle Cleveland in the AL Central.

Brayan Bello (0-4) surrendered three runs in four-plus innings. His day was done after walking Arraez and Correa to start the fifth. The Red Sox lost for the sixth time in eight games. They started the day seven games back of the final wild-card spot in the AL.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 50th home run of the season but Shohei Ohtani also went deep during their MVP showdown, and Los Angeles held off slumping New York.

Ohtani broke a 2-all tie in the fifth inning with his 29th homer, a two-run drive to right-center. Judge connected in the eighth for a 434-foot shot off reliever Ryan Tepera that made it 4-3.

New York, which leads the AL East by seven games over Tampa Bay, has lost three in a row — all on the road. The Angels, who have struggled mightily most of the season, have won four straight.

Frankie Montas (4-11), obtained in a trade with Oakland at the beginning of the month, allowed three home runs — to Ohtani, Luis Rengifo and Mike Ford. He gave up four earned runs and eight hits in six innings.

Anthony Rizzo also connected for New York.


MIAMI (AP) — Freddie Freeman drove in the go-ahead run with a grounder in the top of the 10th inning, Chris Martin escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom half and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Monday night.

Trea Turner had his 1,000th career hit with an infield single against reliever Huascar Brazoban (0-1) to begin the Dodgers 10th, advancing automatic runner Cody Bellinger to third. Freeman hit a grounder to first baseman Charles Leblanc, who got a forceout at second as Bellinger scored. Freeman had two earlier hits and leads the majors with 163.

Jon Berti walked to lead off the bottom half against reliever Craig Kimbrel (4-5) and Brian Anderson reached on a fielder's choice, advancing automatic runner Joey Wendle to third. Kimbrel then walked JJ Bleday to load the bases. Martin relieved Kimbrel and struck out Garrett Cooper and retired Jacob Stallings on a popout to first for his first save.

The score had been tied since the fifth, when Lewin Diaz hit an RBI single for Miami to make it 2-2.

Joey Wendle hit a leadoff double in the Miami first and later scored on Anderson's groundout to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers jumped ahead in the third after Will Smith hit a two-run shot over the center field for his 19th home run of the season.


TORONTO (AP) — Danny Jansen hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and singled home the winning run in the 11th as Toronto overcame a four-run deficit to beat Chicago.

Jansen connected off Erich Uelmen for his 11th homer, then won it with a base hit to left field against Mark Leiter Jr. (2-6) that scored Matt Chapman from second base and ended Toronto's three-game skid.

Toronto tied it 4-all in the eighth when Cavan Biggio hit a two-out double off Manuel Rodriguez and scored on Chapman's single.

The Cubs put runners at second and third with two outs in the top of the 11th but Yimi Garcia (3-4) struck out P.J. Higgins.

George Springer went 0 for 5 for Toronto, ending his 12-game hitting streak.


CINCINNATI (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols tagged his major league record 450th different pitcher for a home run, connecting off Cincinnati left-hander Ross Detwiler.

Pujols hit his 694th home run overall. He had been tied with Barry Bonds for most pitchers as longball victims at 449. Bonds leads the all-time home run list with 762, followed by Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).

Pujols' homer in the third inning gave the NL Central-leading Cardinals an 8-0 lead. Tyler O'Neill hit two home runs on a rainy night as the Cardinals moved a season-high 21 games over .500. He has homered in three of his last four games.

Chris Stratton (7-4) walked two and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings to get the win.

Chase Anderson (0-1) lasted 1 1/3 innings in his first major league appearance since Aug. 4, 2021. He gave up four hits and five runs with a walk and two strikeouts.


PHOENIX (AP) — Corbin Carroll hit a go-ahead, two-run double in his big league debut and Arizona climbed out of an early seven-run hole.

The Diamondbacks trailed 7-0 early in the game but rallied for six runs in the fourth and six more in the fifth for a 12-7 lead.

Carroll had the hit that pushed the D-backs ahead, breaking a 7-all tie in the fifth with a line drive into left-center that brought home Christian Walker and Emmanuel Rivera. Carson Kelly added two hits and four RBIs. Stone Garrett had a solo homer.

Arizona has won four straight. Philadelphia has dropped two in a row.

Phillies starter Ranger Suárez gave up no hits through three innings but couldn’t get out of the fourth. He gave up six runs, but just two earned, over 3 2/3 innings. The bullpen couldn’t stop the damage. Cristopher Sanchez (2-2) took the loss, giving up five earned runs while getting only two outs.

Luis Frias (1-0) got the win after 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Garrett Mitchell hit a tying home run in the eighth inning and Keston Hiura connected for a game-ending shot in the ninth as Milwaukee rallied past Pittsburgh.

Hiura launched a two-run homer off reliever Wil Crowe (5-8) that bounced off the top of the left-field wall. Mitchell, starting his second game in the majors after being called up from Triple-A Nashville late last week, belted his first career homer, a two-run drive off Crowe with two outs in the eighth.

Devin Williams (6-3) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win. The Brewers, sitting just outside the NL wild-card picture, won their third straight and remained six games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL Central.

Milwaukee snapped a five-game losing streak to the Pirates, who are last in the division at 48-80. Pittsburgh lost for 14th time in 17 games.

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