MLB Roundup: Lively fights for Phils, Morales makes baseball fly and a Twin City walk-off

Brian Dozier scores the winning run after Max Kepler (not pictured) is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during the ninth inning at Target Field. The Twins won 5-4. (Photo: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK METS (58-75) 2
CINCINNATI REDS (57-77) 7
CINCINNATI, OH– Scooter Gennett drove in three runs on two hits, including a two-run home run, as the Reds handed the Mets their sixth loss in the last 10 games. Robert Stephenson threw six innings for the Reds, allowing two runs on five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts.

CHICAGO WHITE SOX (52-80) 4
MINNESOTA TWINS (70-63) 5
MINNEAPOLIS, MN– Max Kepler collected two RBI, including being hit by a pitch to allow the walk-off run to score and help the Twins maintain their lead for the second AL wild card spot.

TEXAS RANGERS (66-67) 1
HOUSTON ASTROS (80-53) 5
ST. PETERSBURG, FL– Derek Fisher knocked in two runs with a pinch-hit single to cap a three-run eighth inning for the Astros. Chris Devenski pitched two-and-one-third scoreless innings in relief for the Astros, walking one and striking out one to earn the win. Nick Martinez gave up two runs on five hits, fanning six in five innings for the Rangers.

LOS ANGELES DODGERS (91-41) 1
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (76-58) 8
PHOENIX, AZ– Chris Iannetta, Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollack each brought home two runs for the Diamondbacks, who have won seven straight games. Zack Greinke last six innings for the Diamondbacks, letting up one run on four hits and two walks, striking out six.

BOSTON RED SOX (76-58) 2
NEW YORK YANKEES (71-62) 6
NEW YORK, NY– Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird combined for five RBI and four hits to help the Yankees to a one-game lead for the first AL wild card spot. C.C. Sabathia pitched six innings for the Yankees, giving up one run, four hits and five walks while punching out six.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS (62-72) 11
BALTIMORE ORIOLES (68-66) 8
BALTIMORE, MD– Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 with seven RBI and four runs scored, hitting three home runs as the Blue Jays knocked the Orioles back to 2.5 games back of an AL wild card berth. Adam Jones and Chris Davis both had two RBI for the Orioles.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (50-83) 3
MIAMI MARLINS (66-67) 2
MIAMI, FL– Ben Lively pulled double duty for the Philles, driving in two runs and allowing two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts over six innings to put the Marlins six games back of an NL wild card spot.

ATLANTA BRAVES (59-73) 2
CHICAGO CUBS (73-60) 6
CHICAGO, IL– Kris Bryant contributed a two-run home run for the Cubs, who have won seven of their last 10 games. Kyle Hendricks tossed six-and-two-thirds innings for the Cubs, surrendering two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks with five strikeouts.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS (81-52) 3
MILWAUKEE BREWERS (70-64) 6
MILWAUKEE, WI– Jonathan Villar knocked in two runs on three hits for the Brewers, who now sit 2.5 games away from an NL wild card spot. Zach Davies held the Nationals to two runs on six hits and two walks, striking out four in seven innings.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (67-66) 5
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (53-83) 2
SAN FRANCISCO, CA– Tommy Pham added two RBI on three hits for the Cardinals, handing the Giants a seventh loss in the last 10 games. Michael Wacha allowed one run on four hits and two walks with two strikeouts in six innings for the Cardinals. Matt Cain gave up two runs, seven hits and struck out two in five innings for the Giants.

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