07/21/2021 at 8:01 AM CEST
Ranger Ian Happ hit a two-run RBI double and scored the Chicago Cubs 7-6 win over St. Louis Cardinals. In the part of the ninth inning, Happ doubled through right field and drove in two touchdowns, including the one that sealed the Cubs’ victory.
On the mound the victory was scored by relief Dillon Maples (1-0) in one episode. For the Cardinals the defeated was the relief Alex Reyes (5-4) in a third of inning.
Altuve hits two home runs in the Astros win
Venezuelan second baseman José Altuve hit a couple of home runs, his compatriot starter Luis García worked six solid innings and The Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 9-3. Altuve (22) traveled to the bat box with explosive batons and took it upon himself to bring power to the field of play, hitting Cleveland with two home runs. The Venezuelan began the punishment against the Indians in the first inning by bouncing the ball off the field against pitches from starter Triston McKenzie. Altuve hit from four corners between left and center field, with a hit that sent the ball flying 398 feet. In the third inning he got the ball out of the field again, again against McKenzie, with no running backs in circulation. Altuve’s second punch traveled 357 feet over the left-field fence.
On the mound, Garcia (7-5) scored the victory in six-round work by allowing three hits and removing eight by way of strikeout. Garcia threw 79 pitches, of which 58 traveled to the strike zone, and dropped his ERA at 2.86 after facing 21 enemy hitters.
The Indians lost to starter Triston McKenzie (1-4) in five innings.
Freeman and Toussaint combine in Braves’ triumph
First baseman Freddie Freeman kicked the ball off the field and starter Touki Toussaint pitched 6 2/3 innings for the Atlanta Braves, who beat the San Diego Padres 2-1. Freeman (22) threw the ball into the fairway in the sixth inning, with no runners ahead.
On the mound Toussaint (1-0) the triumph in work of six and two thirds innings was credited. For the Padres, the loss was carried by starter Yu Darvish (7-4) in 5 2/3 innings.
Sánchez and Florial hit the Phillies with home runs
Dominican catcher Gary Sánchez and Haitian ranger Estevan Florial each hit home runs for the New York Yankees, who defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 in interleague series match. Sánchez (17) bounced the ball from the field in the sixth inning, with no runners ahead, against starter Aaron Nola, with no outs in the inning. While Florial (1) also sent the ball to the other side of the fence in the eighth inning on the pitches of the Dominican closer Enyel de Los Santos.
The victory was scored by the Mexican relay Luis Cessa (3-1) in work of one and a third innings. For the Phillies, the defeat was carried by Nola (6-6) in five and a third innings.
Olson hits home run again for Athletics
First baseman Matt Olson homered for the second straight game Tuesday, starter James Kaprielian pitched six scoreless innings and The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-0. With their victory, the Athletics swept the two-game series. Olson hit a full return in the fourth inning, with no runners leading.
On the mound, Kaprielian (5-3) had five hits and two walks, striking out seven. The right-handed rookie lowered his ERA to 2.65. For the Angels, the defeat was carried by Venezuelan starter José Suárez (4-3) in 5 2/3 innings.
Soler and O’Hearn punish the Brewers
Cuban ranger Jorge Soler and pinch hitter Ryan O’Hearn each hit home runs for the Kansas City Royals, who defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2. Soler (8) bounced the ball from the field in the fourth inning, with no runners ahead against pitches from starter Brett Anderson, with two outs in the episode. O’Hearn (7) also hit from four corners in the seventh with a runner on base.
The victory was credited to starter Mike Minor (7-8) in six innings. For the Brewers the defeat was carried by the relief Hunter Strickland (0-1) in one and two thirds.
Josh Bell hits 100 home runs in duel with Marlins
Pinch-hitter Josh Bell hit his 100th career home run Tuesday and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 6-3. For the Nationals it is their third straight win and Miami lost its fourth straight time. Bell got the ball out of the field in the eighth inning, with no runners ahead.
On the mound the victory went to relief Kyle Finnegan (4-2) in one inning. The Marlins lost to relief Richard Bleier (2-1) in two-thirds of the inning.
Mejía and Arozarena hit home runs against the Oriols
Dominican catcher Francisco Mejía and Cuban ranger Randy Arozarena each hit home runs for the Tampa Bay Rays, who defeated the Baltimore Oriols 9-3. Mejía (4) bounced the ball from the field in the fourth inning, leading a runner ahead, against starter John Means’ streamer. While Arozarena (11) got the ball out of the field in the third inning, with no runners on the trails as he also found Means pitches.
The victory was credited to starter Shane McClanahan (4-3) in five full innings. The Oriols lost to Means (4-3) in a five-inning job.
Stephenson hits a sacrifice and seals the victory of the Reds
Pinch-hitter Tyler Stephenson hit a sacrifice that turned into a double play, but allowed second baseman Jonathan India to reach the ringtone and seal the Cincinnati Reds win 4-3 over New York Mets. First baseman Joey Votto (12), Dominican ranger Aristides Aquino (6) and India (8) each hit home runs for the Reds. Aquino (6) dribbled the ball from the field in the third inning, with no teammates ahead against pitches from relief relay Stephen Nogosek, with two outs in the episode.
The victory was won by starter Wade Miley (8-4) in 6 1/3 innings. For the Mets the defeat was carried by Nogosek (0-1) in three innings.
Grossman, Haase hit home runs in Tigers win
Starter Robbie Grossman and catcher Eric Haase each hit home runs and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-1 win over Texas Rangers. The Rangers have lost seven straight games and have been outscored 3-43 in five games since the All-Star break.
On the mound the victory went to starter Tarik Skubal (6-8) in six innings. For the Rangers the loss went to starter Dane Dunning (3-7) in 4 2/3 innings.
Moore excels in Mariners win
Second baseman Dylan Moore hit a home run that was worth two touchdowns and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-4. Moore (9) sent the ball to the fairway in the sixth inning leading a runner ahead.
On the mound the victory was credited to the starter Marco Gonzales (2-5) in a five-round effort. For the Rockies, the defeat was carried by Venezuelan starter Germán Márquez (8-7) in six full episodes.