Astros full dead sweep behind another two hours by Alvarez

HOUSTON – Jordan Alvarez shook twice from Carlos Carrasco as the Houston Astros jumped on him early and maintained their 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Wednesday.

Alvarez hit two season-highs, three Carrasco players allowed before leaving the bowler with a tight lower back in the third inning with the Astros 5-1. Alvarez, who also hosted Tuesday night, now has 21 this season. The 24-year-old Alvarez outshines all players with a 1,064 OPS and has scored nine players in his last 20 matches.

Alex Bregman added Homer’s two-stroke for the Astros, who won the third in a row.

Houston’s Luis Garcia (5-5) hit six and three by five in five overtime runs to take the win. Ryan Pressley provided the ninth goal without goals for his fourteenth stop.

Carrasco (8-3) resulted in four hits and five games in 2 1/3 innings before he got hit. The National League leaders Mets have fallen eight times in a row in Houston.

Yankee 5, Rise 4

Street. PETERSBURG, FL – Aaron Judge hit his 26th and 27th home runs and Jose Trevino fired a two-round shot that put New York ahead in the eighth inning and the Yankees beat Tampa Bay.

Judge’s 22nd career multiplayer game helped come back from a 4-1 delay after Isaac Paredes scored his fourth home run in two games for the Rays.

Clark Schmidt (4-2) won, while Clay Holmes scored the ninth goal without goals in his twelfth block in 13 attempts.

The win was the 18th in 21 games for the Yankees, who maintained their lead in 12 games in the Middle East.

Ralph Garza Jr. (0-2) capped Tampa Bay’s eighth loss in 11 games. The Rays dropped two of three to rival Yankees and lost a fourth straight series for the first time since August 2017.

Rangers 4, Phillies 2

ARLINGTON, Texas – Brad Miller had a two-round single against his former team and the Texans beat Philadelphia for the ninth straight time to give Zach Wheeler his first loss in two months.

Kole Calhoun also led two rounds with the Rangers, with his winning streak against the Phillies going back to the opening day of the 2014 season.

John Gray (3-3) made consecutive starts for the first time this season. The right hand hit six and walked one while allowing two runs and four hits on 5 2/3 innings. Joe Barlow, the third exempted from Texas, worked the ninth time to save his thirteenth.

Wheeler lost (6-4) for the first time in his last 10 starts, since losing his first three games of the season. He hit eight, but walked three and waived four runs (two got) seven hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Kyle Schwarber extended his career best streak on the base to 26 matches with the Phillies with Schwarz’s Homer. Philadelphia lost three consecutive games after winning 14 of their 16 games for interim manager Rob Thompson.

Braves 4, Giants 3

ATLANTA – Adam Duvall’s single-score capped the Atlanta three-run Rally in the ninth as the Braves beat San Francisco.

Tyler Rogers led Duvall’s solo at William Contreras from second base as the Giants missed another strong start for Carlos Rodon, who only allowed three hits and one in seven rounds.

Jake McGee (1-2) blew a 3-1 lead, built on the Homers by Mike Jastrzemsky and Darren Rove, by allowing three runs into the ninth inning. McGee was brought in to close out the lead because Camilo Duvall made back-to-back games. Dansby Swanson drove ninth with McGee’s Homer to cut off San Francisco’s lead by one round. Marcel Ozuna followed him one field to the right and moved up to second on Matt Olson’s flyball into the deep center field.

Contreras added one room to the left to drive in Ozuna for a 3-3 tie. Right hand Tyler Rogers hit Orlando Archia while Contreras stole second base. The robbery proved crucial when Duvall followed it up with a single at the end of the match.

Tommy La Stella led the singles scoring from AJ Minter (3-1) in the ninth inning at Rove to add to the Giants’ lead.

Blue Jays 9, White Sox 5

CHICAGO – Bo Pechet scored a Grand Slam and Alejandro Kirk made his second in a row, ahead of Ross Streibling and Toronto ahead of injury-ridden Chicago.

Petchett’s second career slam culminated in the fourth of five rounds as the Blue Jays avoided a three-game winning streak.

Kirk hit the RBI song in the first and Homer in the third. He beats the All-Star fan vote for the AL catchers and leads all major league eligible players in batting averages (.307) and OPS (.857). Kirk hit 0.364 (8 for 22) with four home runs and eight RBIs in five games against the White Sox this season.

Stripling (4-2) gave up one in six. He cleared five strokes and didn’t let the runner finish second until Josh Harrison scored a first on Lewis Robert’s song in sixth.

Lucas Giolito (4-4) allowed seven runs at the highest level of the season with 11 strokes in five innings. He has a 9.47 ERA in his last five starts.


SAN DIEGO — Gorrickson Provar had a four-stroke, led in two rounds and scored two goals for San Diego, who jumped Madison Baumgarner early against Arizona in a three-game sweep.

Jorge Alfaro, who had a solo in round 10 on Tuesday night giving Padres a 3-2 win, hit Homer solo in the sixth inning. Rookie Jose Azucar fell short at home in his first of three matches.

Adrien Morragon (1-0) made 1 1/3 innings to win. Nick Martinez made the final round of 3 and 2/3 on his first save.

Padres All-Star footballer Manny Machado missed his third game in a row with a left ankle sprain, but coach Bob Melvin is back after missing 11 games while on COVID protocols.

Baumgarner (3-8) earned his 2000 career strike, but lost for the fifth time in six matches. Bumgarner only lasted four rounds, giving up six runs, four earned ones, and four hits. Hit five and did not walk.

Alec Thomas and Christian Walker visited Arizona.

Doggers 8, reds 4

Cincinnati – Freddy Freeman introduced and led in two rounds and Los Angeles continued their winning streak against Cincinnati this season to six games.

Freeman, who hit a season high with five RBIs in the opening series on Tuesday, has seven RBIs in the series. He extended his hitting streak to five games with one RBI in the fifth.

Albert Almora Jr. made his fifth trip of the season with Cincinnati, who lost eight straight times over two seasons to the Dodgers at Great American Ball Park.

Dodgers left-handed Tyler Anderson, who took a hard hit in the ninth in his final start, allowed three-strokes to be gained in five strokes in five rounds. Alex Vezia (1-0) took the win.

Reds’ Portuguese player Luis Castillo allowed four wins in five and hit two hits. Ross Dettweiler (0-2) took the loss.

Red Sox 6 Tigers 2

BOSTON – Rob Rifsneider collided with a pair of Homer in the third inning, and Boston recorded its third sweep of the season, surpassing Detroit.

Garen Doran and Alex Verdugo added a double in two rounds as Boston won for the eighth time in 10 games. Michael Washa (6-1) made six runs, allowing him two runs and five by seven to help the Red Sox improve to a season high with eight games over 0.500.

Javier Páez collided with a pair of Tigers who lost nine out of 11.

Tarik Scopal (5-5) lasted 4 2/3 innings and allowed six runs, six strikes, three turns and five strikes. He has lost his last three starts.

Marlins 7, Rockies 4

Miami – Pablo Lopez allowed one unearned race in seven hard runs and Miami beat Colorado.

Garrett Cooper, Jazz Chisholm Jr. and George Soler hit home runs for Miami.

The Marlins, who played their second home game of the season with the retractable roof open at Depot Park, will attempt to sweep their three-game series on Thursday.

Lopez (5-3) gave up four hits, walked three and hit six, ending a drought he hadn’t won since May 7.

Cooper’s Homer capped a two-vehicle three-four against Chad Kuhl (4-5) and put Miami ahead 4-1. John Bertie hit the RBI triple and recorded on Chisholm’s single before Cooper connected an engine that removed the central field wall of Homer V.

Colorado narrowed the gap on Homer Elias Diaz by three runs ahead of Louis Head in ninth.

CUBS 14, pirate 5

PITTSBURGH – Ian Happe and Patrick Wisdom hit the lead early on, and Alfonso Rivas added a big win over one of their late center players when Chicago beat Pittsburgh.

A total of two rounds were made in the first two games of the series, and Chicago broke out for seven runs in the second half against Jared Eckhoff (0-1). Eckhoff made his debut in 2022 and allowed 10 runs on 10 strokes in 4 1/3 innings. He became the first Pirate player to give up 10 runs on his first outing with the team. He also gave up 10 games on his debut with the New York Mets in 2021.

Chicago player Keegan Thompson (7-2) succeeded in six innings and allowed four hits. Hitting seven and giving up one round, he’s Homer’s solo from Diego Castillo in the second. Castillo moved from second base to hill in the ninth and relinquished the slam that Rivas played.

Jordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros (44) celebrates with Jose Altuve after his home shot against the New York Mets during the third inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Cory Seeger, Ezequiel Duran, Marcus Simin, Nathaniel Lowe and Adulis Garcia of the Texas Rangers celebrate the team’s 4-2 win in baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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