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Baseball roundup: Kiermaier drives in five for Rays

  • Seattle Mariners' Daniel Vogelbach celebrates his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Emilio Pagan during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Seattle Mariners' Mallex Smith watches his two-run triple off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Emilio Pagan during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Willy Adames, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning run on a wild pitch by Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Matt Magill during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

  • Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito, right, celebrates the White Sox 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins with catcher James McCann after a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Minneapolis. Giolito pitched a complete three-hit shutout game. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

  • Minnesota Twins' Jonathan Schoop slides safely into second base on a double off Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito in the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Minneapolis. The White Sox won 4-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

  • Chicago White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito applauds the final out after pitching a complete three-hit shutout game against the Minnesota Twins in a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Minneapolis. The White Sox won 4-0. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

  • Cincinnati Reds shortstop Jose Iglesias, center, celebrates with relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias, right, after closing the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

  • San Diego Padres' Francisco Mejia hits a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Lucas Sims in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)



The Associated Press
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Kevin Kiermaier drove in four runs, including a solo homer during a two-run ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Seattle Mariners 7-6 on Wednesday.

Kiermaier tied it at 6-6 on a leadoff homer against Matt Magill (3-1). The Rays then loaded the bases on Willy Adames’ single, a double by Mike Brosseau and an intentional walk to pinch-hitter Ji-Man Choi with no outs before Magill’s wild pitch with Tommy Pham batting allowed Adames to score the winning run.

Daniel Vogelbach had a solo homer and Mallex Smith added a two-run triple off Emilio Pagan (3-2) as the Mariners went up 6-5 in the top of the ninth.

Tim Lopes had two RBIs for the Mariners, who head home after a 6-3 road trip.

White Sox 4, Twins 0

MINNEAPOLIS — Lucas Giolito pitched a three-hit shutout of the second-highest scoring team in the major leagues, racking up 12 strikeouts as the White Sox took the series from the first-place Twins.

Giolito (14-6) allowed only runner past first base, a double by Jonathan Schoop in the eighth. The 25-year-old fanned Jake Cave to finish that inning and reach double-digit strikeouts for the third straight time, the first White Sox starter to do so since Chris Sale did so in eight consecutive turns in 2015.

Reds 4, Padres 2

CINCINNATI — Luis Castillo shook off his worst career start to pitch six solid innings and José Iglesias hit a solo home run to pace the Reds.

Castillo (12-5), who allowed nine hits and eight runs on Friday against St. Louis, bounced back to limit San Diego to five hits and one run with four strikeouts.

Rockies 7, Diamondbacks 2

PHOENIX — Tim Melville pitched seven innings of two-hit ball in his first major league appearance in almost two years, and the Colorado Rockies cruised to a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Melville is a 29-year-old right-hander with just six previous big-league appearances who started this season in independent ball.