Baseball roundup: Boone rants, Yankees rally

  • New York Yankees' manager Aaron Boone yells at home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays' Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees' Aaron Boone, right, gets in the face of home plate umpire Brennan Miller during the second inning of game one of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in New York. Boone had already been ejected when he expressed his displeasure with the umpire's calls. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryne Stanek watches a solo home run by New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks during the sixth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • New York Yankees' starting pitcher Domingo German winds up during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)x

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz, left, and New York Yankees' catcher Gary Sanchez watch Diaz's home run during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows runs on his solo home run during the first inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the New York Yankees, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

  • Teammates congratulate New York Yankees' third baseman Gio Urshela in the dugout after he hit a game-tying, two-run home run during the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader, Thursday, July 18, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Associated Press
Published: 7/18/2019 9:58:14 PM
Modified: 7/18/2019 9:58:03 PM

NEW YORK — Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant, and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday.

After Domingo Germán gave up solo homers to his first two batters, Gio Urshela hit a tying home run in the second off Yonny Chirinos, and Gary Sánchez smashed a go-ahead single off the glove of third baseman Yandy Díaz during a three-run fifth. Díaz had helped the Yankees come alive when he dropped Didi Gregorius’ leadoff popup in the second for a two-base error.

Boone fumed after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning. Miller, umpiring behind the plate for the fifth time in the major leagues, had punched out Aaron Judge in the first. Gardner batted in the second after Urshela’s tying, two-run homer and struck out on a 1-2 pitch.

Gardner returned to the dugout, slammed his bat into the bat rack nine times, then eight times into the dugout roof. Microphones caught Boone yelling that the pitch was outside to Miller, a Triple-A International League crew chief who made his big league debut April 20 as a call-up umpire.

Boone was tossed for the third time this season and the seventh time in two years as a big league manager.

Royals 6, White Sox 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cheslor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler homered in a five-run third inning and Kansas City stayed hot, completing a four-game sweep of Chicago.

Ian Kennedy gave up a run in the ninth, but struck out A.J. Reed looking with the tying run on second base to clinch the win and earn his 16th save in 19 opportunities.

Marlins 4, Padres 3

MIAMI — Brian Anderson doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning, and Miami earned its first walk-off victory of the year by beating San Diego.

The score was 3-all when Garrett Cooper singled in the ninth against Trey Wingenter (1-3). Pinch runner Yadiel Rivera stole second and scored without a play on Anderson’s hit into the left field corner.

Phillies 7, Dodgers 6

PHILADELPHIA — Bryce Harper tied the game in his Phillie Phanatic headband with an RBI single and Rhys Hoskins ripped a two-RBI single in the seventh inning to rally Philadelphia over Los Angeles.

All eyes have been on Harper this season since he signed a $330 million, 13-year free-agent contract before the season. Harper ingratiated himself with his new team on opening day when he wore Phanatic cleats . He took Phanatic fashion to the next level when he wrapped himself with a headband that comically sported the mascot’s oversized eyes on top of the slugger’s own. Phillies fans went wild in the seventh when Harper’s helmet flew off on a headfirst slide into second on the tying hit, the furry Phanatic mascot taking top billing under the cap.

Hoskins delivered in the next at-bat when he ripped one to right off Joe Kelly to cap a four-run seventh for the Phillies and a 7-5 lead.

Phillies closer Hector Neris, pitching while appealing a three-game suspension, gave up a solo homer to Alex Verdugo in the ninth to make it 7-6. But he got the final out for his 18th save.

Ranger Suarez (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief to help the Phillies split the four-game series with the Dodgers. Dylan Floro (4-3) took the loss in relief.

Enrique Hernandez homered twice and Matt Beaty also went deep to stake the Dodgers to a lead again on the strength of the long ball. The Dodgers hit a whopping 15 homers in the series.

The Dodgers also continued their recent slate of lengthy games. They played for 5 hours, 40 minutes Sunday night in a 12-inning victory over Boston and beat the Phillies 7-2 after a lengthy rain delay pushed the end of Wednesday night’s game close to 2 a.m. Thursday. Rain arrived again in the early innings of this one but there was no delay, just a game that dragged to the 3:27 mark.

Beaty and Hernandez hit back-to-back homers off Phillies ace Aaron Nola in the second inning for a 2-1 lead and Hernandez connected off Nola again in the fourth on a two-run shot that gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead.

A bit of baseball’s past intertwined with the sport’s future in Philadelphia. The Phillie Phanatic dressed as Prince and rocked out on guitar to “Let’s Go Crazy” on a 1980s throwback day. But this was the first live-streaming game on YouTube, and 98,208 fans watched the first pitch for free on the video-sharing website. The site said 197,098 people were “watching now” when Jean Segura pulled the Phillies to 5-4 with an RBI single in the seventh, and the total remained steady at 200,000-plus fans until the final out.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Closer Kenley Jansen was available after taking a grounder off his foot in the ninth inning Tuesday. ... LHP Rich Hill played catch for the first time since he left his June 19 start with strained left flexor tendon.

YOU AGAIN

Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda, who pitched two scoreless innings Wednesday night before the rain delay, will start Tuesday against the Angels. He could pitch in relief on Friday or Saturday against the Marlins.

HOT HERNANDEZ

Hernandez had his first career four-hit game.

YOUTUBE SENSATIONS

The MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube package includes free live broadcasts of 13 games during the second half of the regular season.

COMINGS AND GOINGS

Phillies: LHP Austin Davis and RHP Edgar Garcia were optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. RHP Fernando Salas had his contract selected from Lehigh Valley and LHP Cole Irvin was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: The Dodgers send LHP Hyun-Ji Ryu (10-2, 1.78 ERA) to the mound Friday when they open a three-game series against Miami.

Phillies: The Phillies start RHP Jake Arrieta (8-7, 4.54 ERA) when they open a three-game series in Pittsburgh.

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