Braves racked up 6 HRs in 21-3 games against the Mets

Allan Winans threw seven shutout innings Saturday afternoon for the visiting Atlanta Braves, who hit six home runs and clinched a 21-3 win over the New York Mets in the first game of a day/night doubleheader.

Major league homer leader Matt Olson hit two homers for the Braves, while Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer and finished with six RBIs. Nicky Lopez hit Atlanta’s last home run and had five RBIs.

Winans (1-0), starting for the second time in his career, allowed four goals, went two and knocked out nine. Two Braves substitutes — including Lopez, a midfielder — finished the six-hitter for the Braves.

Daniel Vogelbach hit a triple home run for the Mets in the eighth inning. Vogelbach, Jeff McNeil and Omar Narvaez each had two hits. Mets starter Denyi Reyes (0-2) gave up five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Braves 6, Mets 0 (Game 2)

Kevin Pillar’s fifth-inning RBI single held the scoreless tie in his stint against Atlanta, who beat New York and completed a double-header sweep.

Marcell Ozuna had two hits, including a two-run double during a three-run eighth inning. Ozzie Albies added a two-run shot an inning later. The Mets reached just three runners to second base against Braves starter Spencer Strider (13-4), who allowed three hits in seven innings while catching four walks and six strikeouts.

Jose Quintana (0-4) suffered the loss after conceding a four-hit run in six innings. Brandon Nimmo had two hits for the Mets.

Marlins 3, Yankees 1

Sandy Alcantara batted a season-best 10 batters to cap his third full game of 2023 by beating hosts Miami over New York.

Alcantara (5-10) allowed a run in five to secure his twelfth full career game. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner knocked out the side in the eighth inning and fanned out another hitter in the ninth inning. Luis Arraez hit a two-run home run in the first inning, making it Miami’s third win in their last four games.

New Yorker Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit an RBI single in the seventh inning. Gleyber Torres hit a single in the ninth inning, extending his hitting streak to 11 games for the Yankees, who have lost four of their last six games.

Orioles 1, Mariners 0 (10 innings)

Ryan Mountcastle kicked things off in the 10th inning as Baltimore ended an eight-game winning streak for host Seattle.

Cedric Mullins started 10th at second base as an automatic runner and stole third place from Mariners relief Andres Munoz (2-5). With an out, Mountcastle scored a single in the middle. Orioles closer Felix Bautista (7-2) pitched two innings and knocked out four, including the team in the tenth.

On the night Felix Hernandez was inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, right-hander George Kirby threw nine innings without a score and conceded just three hits. He missed a batter and knocked out seven. Orioles left-hander Cole Irvin, who started for the first time since July 7 when Baltimore switched to a six-man rotation, handicapped Seattle for five innings. He gave up two hits, walked one and knocked out six.

Cardinals 5, Royals 4

Tommy Edman hit two home runs in support of Steven Matz’s six strong innings as St. Louis defeated host Kansas City.

The Cardinals went 2-0 up in the second inning after Edman hit a home run with two outs and two runs to left center. His tenth home run, a solo shot in the eighth inning, topped St. Louis’ score. Matz (4-7) allowed two runs with four hits and five strikeouts.

Cole Ragans (3-4) suffered his first defeat in the Royals shirt. In five innings he gave up four runs with seven hits and four walks. He dropped five.

Diamondbacks 3, Padres 0

Zac Gallen had six scoreless innings and Christian Walker hit his 24th home run of the season and helped Arizona to a nine-game losing streak with a shutout win over San Diego in Phoenix.

Arizona won for the first time since July 31, thanks largely to Gallen (12-5), who scattered just four hits, made one walk and scored eight. Paul Sewald, who was recently acquired by the Seattle Mariners before the August 1 trade deadline, allowed Juan Soto a leadoff single in the ninth round before hitting three straight outs to earn his first save with the Diamondbacks.

Padres left-hander Rich Hill (7-12) gave up three runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. He is now 1-9 with a 6.27 ERA in 14 career starts against Arizona.

Rangers 9, Giants 3

Ezequiel Duran had a sacrifice flight and a runs-scoring single as part of a three-hit night when he scored the second consecutive hit on manager Bruce Bochy’s homecoming against a former team in Texas with a win over San Francisco.

Mitch Garver had three runs with three hits and Corey Seager contributed two hits, three runs and two RBIs for the Rangers, who won for the tenth time in their last 11 games.

Giants starter Alex Cobb (6-4) was burdened with all six runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked two and knocked out three.

Rays 6, Guardians 5

Randy Arozarena capped a three-run ninth inning with a walk-off RBI single to give Tampa Bay a win over Cleveland in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Josh Lowe started the ninth round with a single against closer Emmanuel Clase (1-7). Yandy Diaz, who hit three, hit a one-out RBI double, and Brandon Lowe leveled the game with a two-out infield single.

Cleveland held a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning after Kole Calhoun and Cam Gallagher each had RBI singles in the inning. Guardians starter Gavin Williams hit 10 strikeouts and allowed one run in five innings.

Astros 11, Angels 3

Kyle Tucker hit a home run on his three hits and had four runs while rookie JP France continued his streak of good starts with seven strong innings as host Houston beat Los Angeles.

France (9-3) earned their seventh consecutive win by limiting the Angels to two runs with four hits and one walk with five strikeouts. He has accumulated four top-flight starts in a row. He’s also had good starts in 10 of his last 11 starts.

Tucker hit a three-run home run in front of Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson (5-4) in the fourth inning and added an RBI single in the fifth inning. Jose Altuve had three hits and three runs and Alex Bregman added two hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Astros.

Young 5, blue jay 4

Christopher Morel scored the brace in the ninth inning and Chicago defeated hosts Toronto.

Dansby Swanson hit a triple home run for the Cubs, who won the first two games of the three-game streak.

Whit Merrifield hit a home run in two runs for the Blue Jays, who have suffered three straight losses.

Tigers 6, Red Sox 2

Kerry Carpenter hit two solo homers, helping Detroit pass hosts Boston.

Carpenter opened the scoring by hitting a solo home run on Red Sox starter Brayan Bello and leading the second inning. He followed that up with his 15th home run of the season in game eight against Kyle Barraclough. Carpenter also hit a home run on Friday night.

Eric Haase and Spencer Torkelson also hit solo home runs for the Tigers.

Brewers 3, White Sox 2

Brandon Woodruff pitched in the seventh inning and Tyrone Taylor kicked off a two-run double to put Milwaukee past hosts Chicago.

Mark Canha went and Andruw Monasterio hit a single ahead of Taylor’s game-winning two-run double in the seventh. Two batters later, Taylor got the starting shot with William Contreras’ single against reliever Bryan Shaw.

Woodruff (2-1) earned his first win since April 7 after 6 1/3 innings with two carries, four hits, a walk and five strikeouts. Yoan Moncada hit a solo home run for the White Sox.

Gemini 8, Phillies 1

Joey Gallo hit two homers, two singles and drove four runs to pull Minnesota past hosts Philadelphia.

Matt Wallner hit a home run, a single and two runs for the Twins, who were on a four-game losing streak. Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez (8-6) gave up four hits and no runs with seven strikeouts and a walk in six innings.

Trea Turner kept on fire with three goals for the Phillies, who ended their three-game winning streak. Philadelphia went 0-of-10 with runners in goal position, leaving nine on base. Taijuan Walker (13-5) suffered defeat.

National Championship 3, Athletics 2

Keibert Ruiz led by the end of ninth place with a game-winning home run as Washington defeated visiting Oakland. Lucas Erceg (2-3) hit his 14th home run of the season.

Lane Thomas leveled the game with a pinch hit and bases-loaded single before the Athletics recorded an out in the eighth inning. Still, the Nationals again failed to score in the inning. Kyle Finnegan (6-3) scored a 1-2-3 in ninth place with two strikeouts.

Brent Rooker and JJ Bleday scored for the Athletics, who lost for the eighth time in their last 11 games. Rooker’s 19th home run of the season came from Nationals starter Jake Irvin to give the Athletics a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. In 6 2/3 innings, Irvin gave up two runs on seven hits without a walk. He crossed out six.

Dodgers 4, Rockies 1

Will Smith, James Outman and Amed Rosario hit home runs, Tony Gonsolin recovered after his first pitch of the game was thrown out of the park, and Los Angeles defeated the Colorado guest.

Enrique Hernandez had two hits, three hits on base and one run as the Dodgers extended their winning streak to seven games and won 11 of their last 12.

Gonsolin (8-4) managed to give up a run on three hits, no walks and six strikeouts in six innings.

–Field level media

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