Hamels Leads Cubs to Win at Colorado
– Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven scoreless innings, singled twice and drove in two runs to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 10-1 in a testy game. Rockies All-Star third-baseman Nolan Arenado left in the fifth inning with a left forearm contusion after Hamels hit him with a pitch in the third, and three more batters – including Hamels – were hit by pitches later in the game. Javier Báez and Kyle Schwarber homered for Chicago, which snapped a five-game road losing streak.
Brewers Power Past Astros in Extra Innings
– Mike Moustakas smacked a two-run homer while the Brewers scored three times in the 14th inning to beat the Astros, 6-3. Jesus Aguilar added a pinch-hit RBI single as Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games despite striking out a season-high 24 times. Ryan Braun, Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames also went deep for the Brewers, who kept their half-game lead over the Cubs in the NL Central.
Marlins Rookie Shut Down Cardinals
– Jordan Yamamoto pitched seven innings to win his major league debut as the Marlins blasted the Cardinals, 9-0 to end a six-game losing streak. The rookie also earned an RBI with a squeeze bunt and limited St. Louis to three hits while throwing 95 pitches. Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam in the second inning and was a double shy of the cycle.
Twins Fall to M’s
– The Mariners squandered a 6-4 lead in the ninth before scoring three times on three Minnesota errors to earn a 9-6 win against the Twins. Daniel Vogelbach homered and drove in four runs, while Shed Long collected three RBIs. Byron Buxton hit a tying two-run shot off Anthony Bass with no outs in the ninth.