Red Sox edge struggling Orioles 2-0 in 12 innings


By The Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. each delivered a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, and the Boston Red Sox limited the Baltimore Orioles to five hits in a 2-0 victory Monday night. A pitching duel between Dylan Bundy and Steven Wright was ultimately decided long after both starters departed. Xander Bogaerts led off the 12th with a single against Mychal Givens (0-3), and the Red Sox went on to load the bases before Holt broke the scoreless deadlock with a fly to center. Bradley followed with a fly ball to score Rafael Devers, who had doubled.

Heath Hembree (3-1) struck out the side in the 11th and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 21st save. It was the fifth straight loss for the Orioles, who have been shut out seven times this season.

SEATTLE (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered twice and surprising Seattle overcame Mike Trout’s two home runs in a win over Los Angeles. Ryon Healy hit a two-run shot for the Mariners, who chased Andrew Heaney (3-5) early and won for the ninth time in 11 games. Seattle sits atop the AL West by a half-game over the World Series champion Houston Astros.
Trout tied Boston slugger J.D. Martinez for the major league lead with 21 homers. Albert Pujols also went deep for the Angels. Mariners starter Wade LeBlanc (2-0) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings. He loaded the bases in the fifth but struck out Justin Upton to escape unscathed. Cruz drove in three runs and Edwin Diaz pitched a clean ninth for his major league-best 24th save in 27 chances.


CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 while pitching two-hit ball over seven innings as Cleveland blanked Chicago. Michael Brantley hit his 11th homer, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the AL Central leaders took advantage of another wild outing by Lucas Giolito (4-7) to win for the fifth time in six games. The Indians improved to 4-0 against the White Sox.
Carrasco (8-4) gave up singles to Kevan Smith and Charlie Tilson in the second before striking out Adam Engel to end the threat. Three relievers completed the two-hitter.
Giolito (4-7) threw more balls (47) than strikes (46) in giving up four runs and four hits in five-plus innings.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jake Bauers hit his first career home run to put Tampa Bay ahead in the fourth inning. Bauers’ two-run homer off Sam Gaviglia after Matt Duffy’s single erased a 4-3 Toronto lead. Tampa Bay tacked on three runs in the seventh with the help of a bases-loaded throwing error by reliever John Axford. Left-hander Ryan Yarbrough, who leads the major leagues with 44 relief innings, started and pitched six innings for the Rays. Yarbrough (5-2) gave up four runs on seven hits while striking out three in his first start since May 14. The Rays, who won for only the second time in 11 games. Gaviglia (2-2) gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings. Teoscar Hernandez hit his 11th homer for the Blue Jays, who had won four straight.

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