The Angels. Clayton Kershaw struck out 13, his most of the season, looking dominant through eight innings and Zach McKinstry hit a grand slam in the second inning in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 7-1 win over the Cubs. from Chicago.
Cody Bellinger homered for the second straight game and drove in three runs in the Dodgers’ third straight win over Chicago after four Cubs pitchers combined for a no-hitter in Game 1 of the series Thursday.
Kershaw (9-7) lasted just one inning at Wrigley Field last month in the shortest start of his 14-season career, but the 33-year-old southpaw looked spectacular in the rematch.
He allowed four hits and struck down the Cubs’ bats with his slider, recording the most strikeouts in a regular season game since July 2017 and hitting 26 hits, the highest number of the year.
Tatis drives Padres win run over Arizona
Fernando Tatis Jr. produced the lead run with a double during a three-run rally in the seventh inning for the San Diego Padres to avoid another loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks by winning 5-4 and coming out with two. wins in three games against the team with the worst record in the majors.
Arizona beat the Padres 10-1 on Saturday to end a 24-game road losing streak. The Diamondbacks were looking to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 10-11 and their first series since the first month of the season.
But Trent Grisham hit three doubles and the Padres fired up at bat at the close to finish 9-1 a series of home games, including a four-game series sweep against Cincinnati and a three-game sweep against the defending World Series champs. Los Angeles Dodgers.
Trailing 4-2, the Padres had five hits off Matt Peacock (2-6) to open the seventh and take the lead. Pop-up Jurickson Profar and Tommy Pham led off with singles. Grisham’s third hit of the game was an RBI double, followed by Jake Cronenworth’s single that drove the tying run. Tatis followed with a double to left field to give San Diego the lead.
Athletics avoid sweep against Giants by winning 6-2
Cole Irvin struck out eight over eight innings to remain undefeated in five starts in June and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2.
Matt Chapman had two hits and two RBIs. Aramis Garcia added a pair of RBIs with two singles to help the Athletics avoid a sweep in the three-game series between Bay rivals.
Oakland went 4-6 on their road trip and lost first place in the AL West, but came one game closer to Houston with their 16th win in June.
Buster Posey and Darin Ruf each had two hits for the Giants. San Francisco entered Sunday with the best record in the majors, but lost the opportunity to go 25 games above .500 for the first time since 2012.
Irvin (6-7) allowed three hits, walked two and matched the longest start of his career. The left-hander retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced and allowed only one runner to reach second base.
Santiago expelled on doubleheader in Seattle and Chicago
Mariners reliever Hector Santiago was ejected Sunday after an umpire review as part of Major League Baseball’s new protocol on substances for handling balls, and Seattle beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 at the restart. from a game suspended on Saturday.
Both teams played two and a half innings on Saturday before the game was postponed due to rain, causing a doubleheader on Sunday. The White Sox rallied in the second game of the day, beating the Mariners 7-5 thanks to four RBIs by Zack Collins.
Santiago was intercepted by the umpires at the end of the fifth inning. His glove was confiscated and it was later announced that the pitcher was expelled from the match.
The 33-year-old southpaw became the first player to be penalized as part of this new Major League Baseball protocol. Last week, major league umpires began periodically checking pitchers for sticky substances that are used to improve ball grip, but which can also increase pitch spin and make hitting contact more difficult.