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Baseball roundup: Padres outslug Colorado

  • San Diego Padres' Greg Garcia follows the flight of his triple to drive in two runs off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Wade Davis in the ninth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., left, celebrates with second baseman Greg Garcia after the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Denver. The Padres won 14-13. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)


The Associated Press
Sunday, June 16, 2019

DENVER — The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado, 14-13, on Sunday.

It was just another wacky day at Coors Field, especially in this split series where the Rockies outscored the Padres, 48-44, while the teams combined for 131 hits. Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon became the first player since at least 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series, according to Stats LLC. Adding to the zaniness: The finale was delayed once to clean up a big puddle in foul territory despite sunny skies, and again later because of weather.

Trailing 13-10 in the ninth, Wil Myers had an RBI single and Greg Garcia promptly tied it with a two-out, two-run triple off closer Wade Davis (1-2). The Rockies brought in starter Jon Gray, who intentionally walked two batters to face Strahm. Gray fell behind 3-1 before throwing a strike. Taking all the way, Strahm watched a fastball narrowly miss for ball four.

Gerardo Reyes (3-0) earned the win by striking out three in the eighth. Kirby Yates threw a perfect ninth for his 24th save.

Royals 8, Twins 6

MINNEAPOLIS — Martín Maldonado celebrated Father’s Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over Minnesota.

Maldonado had several names scribbled on the tie, along with “Happy Father’s Day.” Pittsburgh Pirates backstop Elias Diaz wore the same tie in a game against Atlanta, which appeared to be provided by equipment manufacturer All-Star.

Indians 8, Tigers 0

DETROIT — Trevor Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as Cleveland beat Detroit.

Bauer (5-6) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked none. This was his 224th start since being drafted out of UCLA, including 166 in the majors.

Rays 6, Angels 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Yandy Diaz hit an RBI single during Tampa Bay’s two-run eighth inning, and the Rays held off Los Angeles’ late rally to beat the Angels.

Mike Trout hit a two-run homer off Diego Castillo in the ninth to make it a one-run game. After Shohei Ohtani singled and went to second on Albert Pujols’ grounder, Castillo completed his seventh save by striking Kole Calhoun.

Cardinals 4, Mets 3

NEW YORK — Paul DeJong tagged the Mets again, hitting a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning that sent the Cardinals over New York.

The Cardinals won despite getting outhit, 10-3. They took three of four in the series, and DeJong homered in each victory.

Braves 15, Phillies 1

ATLANTA — Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight game, Mike Foltynewicz allowed only one run in six innings and Atlanta blasted Philadelphia.

Nationals 15, Diamondbacks 5

WASHINGTON — Matt Adams homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, Anibal Sanchez got his 100th career victory, and Washington beat Arizona.

Brewers 5, Giants 3

SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Thames and Jesús Aguilar homered to help Milwaukee avoid a sweep with a victory over San Francisco.

Reds 11, Rangers 3

CINCINNATI — Jesse Winker homered and set career highs with four hits and five RBIs, Yasiel Puig added a two-run shot, and Cincinnati beat Texas to avoid a three-game sweep.

Yankees 10, White Sox 3

CHICAGO — James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past Chicago.

Pirates 5, Marlins 4

MIAMI — Josh Bell’s go-ahead double in the seventh helped lead Pittsburgh over Miami.

Blue Jays 12, Astros 0

HOUSTON — Trent Thornton shut down his former team into the seventh inning, Teoscar Hernández hit two of Toronto’s five home runs and the Blue Jays hammered Houston.

Mariners 6, Athletics 3

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kyle Seager hit a two-run double soon after right fielder Mark Canha appeared to lose a flyball in the sun, and Seattle rallied in the eighth inning to beat Oakland.

Mallex Smith homered for the second time in three games for the last-place Mariners, a day after they traded AL home run leader Edwin Encarnación to the New York Yankees.

Mike Leake (6-6) matched his season high with seven strikeouts in seven innings. Roenis Elías pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

Lou Trivino (2-5) took the loss.

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